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 […]

What does Energy mean to Rockford Public Schools?

Jim VanderKolk Director of Operations As the years go by it is easy to get complacent about utility savings and the efforts necessary to move forward in a direction for reduction in expenses and wasteful practices. Nine years ago we started our energy program, netting a 16% energy savings our first year. Since that time […]

Creating Confidence when Testing……a parent’s guide to help!

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School   For some students, taking a test can be exciting because they get to prove what they know, but for others it can be extremely frightening. If a student is not prepared for a test or doesn’t know how to take the test, he/she can be at […]

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 […]