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December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Community Support Katy VanCuren, Assistant Principal Rockford High School Community support is alive and well at Rockford. I am privileged to see it firsthand every day in my job. We have a very active parent volunteer base that continues to aid and assist at the High School level, and an enthusiastic student body involved in several service organizations. New clubs like [...]

School Beat

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Doug Hoogerland, Principal Roguewood Elementary   “Hurry up!” “Let’s go!” “We’re going to be late!” Sound familiar? These are just some of the statements that can be heard in nearly any household during the morning prep for school, or at dinnertime as evening activities such as ball practice, music lessons or a church activity, raise the level of [...]

Rockford Public Schools Placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll

November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 the percentage of students [...]

Expansion of Video Monitoring Equipment in Rockford Public Schools

November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 to [...]

What does Energy mean to Rockford Public Schools?

November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 we have consistently improved with an overall 25% [...]
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