School Beat

Three times as many RHS students will earn college credit

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director Community Services   Starting in the fall of 2013, the Rockford Public Schools will partner with Ferris State University to pilot a new option for high school students to earn high school credit as well as college credit. These classes, called concurrent enrollment courses, are actual Ferris State University courses. The instructors [...]

Presentation of the Class of 2013

June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   RHS recently celebrated our 2013 commencement ceremony. The Class of 2013 is a tremendous group who now move on to spread their wings. Below you will find excerpts from this year’s graduation speech. Mrs. Hillman, board of Education President…. It is, with great honor that I present to you the Rockford High School graduating Class of [...]

Rockford High School students are M.A.D.!

June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Katy VanCuren Assistant Principal Rockford High School   Not MAD like angry, but MAD as an acronym that stands for Making A Difference. Students throughout the school have adopted the acronym to further the efforts that began in the fall of 2012. This year Rockford Public Schools hosted 6 evening presentations focused on developing healthy kids. Through educating our [...]

Message to the Class of 2013

June 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   On behalf of the Rockford Public Schools Board of Education, employees, and Rockford area community, congratulations to our graduating seniors from Rockford High School, River Valley Academy, and Adult Education. You have reached a very important milestone in your lives, and we are proud of your accomplishments. [...]

All Foods Sold in Schools – Proposed Nutrition Standards

June 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

By John Henry Food Service Director of RPS   As required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, all schools are required to meet very strict standards for school lunch. We were required to have all menus certified by the Michigan Department of Education / USDA as of October 1st 2012. The second part of that law, which will go into effect July 1st 2014, will [...]
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