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Parents’ final grade: A+

May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Limiting Media to Increase Student Success

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 that I would go to college. Between their [...]

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March 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Be nice… just do it!   Bob Siegel, Principal Valley View Elementary     “BE NICE.” This is such a simple statement, yet can be very challenging to “live.” Rockford has developed a “Healthy Kids Campaign” to help grow our kids into adults who can make good decisions about both their physical and mental well-being. In the process of helping our [...]

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February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Common Core State Standards   Dr. Ryan Kelley Assistant Superintendent for Instruction   Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, students across the country will notice a change in state standardized testing. Rather than each state having their own standards and tests, states will have one common core set of standards and will be participating in one common [...]
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