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Dr. Michael Shibler Superintendent of Schools   Dear Rockford Community: In last October’s Rampage, I wrote an article called “Academics vs. Athletics,” which included specific examples demonstrating that academics (teaching and learning) is RPS’ number one priority. I received more comments from the general public regarding that article than any previous article in the past […]

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Community Support Katy VanCuren, Assistant Principal Rockford High School Community support is alive and well at Rockford. I am privileged to see it firsthand every day in my job. We have a very active parent volunteer base that continues to aid and assist at the High School level, and an enthusiastic student body involved in […]

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Doug Hoogerland, Principal Roguewood Elementary   “Hurry up!” “Let’s go!” “We’re going to be late!” Sound familiar? These are just some of the statements that can be heard in nearly any household during the morning prep for school, or at dinnertime as evening activities such as ball practice, music lessons or a church activity, raise […]

Rockford Public Schools Placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   Rockford Public Schools is one of 539 schools districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing […]

Expansion of Video Monitoring Equipment in Rockford Public Schools

By Mike Cuneo, Assistant Superintendent of Finance   As the original bond projects have reached completion, an assessment was done of the district’s ongoing needs in equipment and facilities.  Due to the economic conditions and timeliness of construction, many of the bond projects were completed under-budget and there are now bond monies available to reallocate […]