School Beat

Lisa M. Kreager Board Trustee   Three months ago, I applied for a vacant position as a Trustee on our School Board and was subsequently appointed. Since July, I have begun a crash course on Board Trustee responsibilities and rules of a School Board. I have been encouraged to take this opportunity to introduce myself […]

School Beat

November General Election Changes   On November 6th a new era of school elections begins with the combination of school board candidates on the general election ballot with other elected officials. House Bill 4005 became Public Act 233 of 2011 in November of 2011 changing the terms of school board trustees and establishing that all […]

“Our Goal is Your Success”

by TOM HOSFORD Principal, Crestwood Elementary Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! It has certainly been a fantastic start. It always amazes me that, with all the difficult things we read surrounding the education profession, when our students come back to school, everything seems right in the world! I look forward to working with parents […]


SCHOOL BEAT Rockford Public Schools is developing healthy kids by KIRSTEN MYERS Executive Director of Special Services As Rockford Public School employees, we are faced with transporting, feeding, and teaching students that are dealing with trauma or crisis on a daily basis. We work with students that have a mental or terminal illness, have experienced […]


New School Year—Many New Chances to Get Involved by AL REICKARD Assistant Principal North Rockford Middle School Summer is over and a new school year is starting. Rockford middle schools’ administration and staff are eager and ready to start another great and successful journey with our students. The start of a new school year marks […]