School Beat

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 [...]

It’s summer! Go on a picnic!

July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s summer! Go on a picnic.   By John Henry Food Service Director, Rockford Public Schools   Michigan has so many fun places to go for a family picnic. What a great way to spend time with the family. One of my favorite things to do is find a remote place on a lake or river where we can have summer fun fishing, swimming, water sports and of course eating! [...]

Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain   Larry Watters, Principal Parkside Elementary   “Summer Slide”, or “Brain Drain” as some call it, is the loss of learning due a decline in educational activities over the summer months. Studies over the past one hundred years show that students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than [...]

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 [...]
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