School Beat

“The N.F.L. Comes to Rockford”

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Blake R. Bowman Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary   Most people have to wait until September for the return of the N.F.L. For a long eight months of the offseason, fans have to wait for the excitement of crisp autumn Sunday afternoons. The players don’t take those months off. They’re busy honing their skills so they can be at their best in the coming season. [...]

Posting Elementary Class Lists

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D. Freshman Center Principal Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources-elect   This year, Rockford Public Schools will be moving into a new world of communicating with elementary parents. It is our goal to allow parents to have immediate access to class placement information. In the past, parents had to drive to the buildings and find their [...]

U.S.M.C. Graduation

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   One of the many exciting things I get to do each year is to organize the high school graduation ceremony. The ceremony is the culmination of our students’ journey through their K-12 learning experience. I always enjoy the excitement just before the ceremony begins. There is so much energy in the back staging room of the Delta Plex (where [...]

School Beat July 25, 2013

July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jamie Hosford Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources   Rockford Public Schools has perhaps one of the strongest parent volunteer networks of any school district in the county. The amount of volunteering in our schools by parents, grandparents, friends, students, Board members and community members is one of the reasons why our district is so successful and has a [...]

Helping our students become global citizens

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lissa Weidenfeller, NRMS Principal The world is shrinking everyday due to increases in technology and transportation and becoming worldly citizens is becoming increasingly important. Traveling with school groups is an invaluable experience and something that teaches skills and builds on classroom knowledge. Not only does student travel add another dimension to their [...]
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