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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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May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 before you know it! If you are the parent of a new incoming Kindergartner there [...]

Sticking Your Neck Out! – The Giraffe Project

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

  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 we were going to “celebrate.”  I was [...]
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