School Beat

Jacquie Fase Director of Transportation   As you begin to close out another school year, RPS transportation is already gearing up for next year. We are preparing to say good bye to the graduates of 2013 and hello to the class of 2026! Though that seems like a long way off, it will be here […]

Sticking Your Neck Out! – The Giraffe Project

  Doug Hoogerland, Principal Roguewood Elementary   I remember crying the day my grandpa died when I was about eight years old.  As the funeral was ending, the priest said these words, “Now, please join us in celebrating Harold’s life.” I knew people were coming over after the funeral, but no way did I think […]

Parents’ final grade: A+

By: Tom Hosford, Principal Crestwood Elementary   In just a few short weeks, the Rockford community will complete another wonderful and successful school year! Through hard work, sacrifice and determination, many Rockford students, staff, administrators and schools have received state or local awards and recognition. Rockford Public Schools has earned many awards over the years […]

Limiting Media to Increase Student Success

Kelly Amshey, Assistant Principal East Rockford Middle School   Adults recognize that children are growing up in an era of technology. Access to media such as television, movies, Internet, social networking, texting, and video games is greater now than ever. While these technologies provide children with distraction and entertainment, overuse can be detrimental to their […]

School Beat

Earning a college degree remains an affordable investment by Miles Postema School Board Member When I was in elementary school, I remember my mother saving silver dollars to fund my college education. I was the seventh of eight kids and the only one that went to college. My folks started saving early with the expectation […]