School Beat

Setting High Expectations

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School A key to student success is the belief that all students can learn. Not only does the staff need to believe that, but the students need to believe that themselves. Regardless if a school is urban, rural, low income, middle-class, culturally diverse, research has discovered one common theme—high expectations [...]

Social Media and Children

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Social Media and Children   Kelly Amshey, Assistant Principal, ERMS   Children and young adults today live in a different world than the one that their parents knew growing up. Technology is central to their education, access to information, and ability to communicate. One aspect of the era of technology that is critical for parents to discuss with their [...]

Schools for profit or principles

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Schools for profit or principles   Randall Sellhorn, Board of Education Treasurer   Being a school board trustee has been a concurrent career for me. By vocation I work for a national insurance company. By choice my career of significance is being an advocate for the students attending our community schools. I read a great deal about business activity around the [...]

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   The 2012-13 school year was a fantastic year for our students, staff and community. Our students excelled in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic field. Their accomplishments could not have happened without the comprehensive involvement of the RPS staff, parents and community. Thank you! 2013-14 [...]
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