Rockford’s newest business

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

EATING PASTA AGAIN—Jeff Millard, 15, his sister Jessica, 18, and their mother, Lisa, are happy Poindexter’s opened in downtown Rockford. They are thrilled with the gluten-free products they found at the store because Jeff has Celiac disease and cannot eat food containing gluten. Other specialty items will please downtown shoppers, including old-style bologna, live [...]

School Beat – September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Three issues demand attention, time by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D.  Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools With the passing of each year, the summer months seem to fly by faster than in previous years even though each day of each year has the same number of minutes and hours! It is hard to believe that I have the privilege of beginning my 21st year as [...]

RPS launches new website, Superintendent’s Blog

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Expand use of the website for promotion and communication, including progress of May 2008 bond projects.” This is one of the Rockford Public Schools’ public relations goals outlined in RAMS VII, the district’s strategic planning tool, and district leaders believe this goal has been met with the launch of the district’s new website today. Development of the new [...]

The New Odyssey begins

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Odyssey of the Mind is getting ready for the new school year! Please consider jumping into this creative, problem-solving, confidence-building, team-player-making odyssey. If you are new to the program or just want to hear more, please plan to attend with your student one of these informational meetings. Pick the one that best suits your schedule and student’s age, [...]

Rockford Education Foundation calendars available now

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

  The Rockford Education Foundation Community Events Calendar is available at a school, business or community organization near you right now. Look for student artwork each month and a 10% off coupon for a Rockford Community Education class. Do you want to know when the Rockford Harvest Festival takes place? Are you interested in the dates for conferences, school holiday [...]
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