School Beat — October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Quality Schools, Quality Community… Together Building a Tradition of Excellence  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools  The above statement has been an important part of the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) logo for over 20 years. Not only is the declaration true, it is ongoing with no ending point—we live it every day. RPS [...]

Best in Show

October 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

BEST IN SHOW—of nearly 100 cars at the annual Harvest Fest Car Show. Jim Baker of Grand Rapids (center) is pictured with fire fighter judges. The judges in order from left to right are Chief Steve Johnson, Algoma; firefighter Rowlf Hawkins, Cannon; Harvest Fest winner Jim Baker; Chief Mike Reus, Rockford and Chief Mickey Davis, [...]

‘Ram Pride’ on display for Year of the Ram

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘The Rams are a permanent part of the community’   photo by Kate Sickrey “We are thrilled by the response from our community, this is exactly what we hoped would happen,” said Jamie Hosford, director of Human Resources at Rockford Public Schools. Hosford has spent much of his summer preparing Year of the Ram, an art event for Rockford that will leave a lasting [...]

First RPS Hall of Fame members inducted

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

It was a ceremony unlike any other for Rockford Public Schools and the impact will continue on for generations. The first inductees in the Rockford Public School Hall of Fame stand in front of the new monument which bears their names. From Friday, October 1 with a monument dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on through Sunday, October 3 with a farewell brunch, Rockford [...]
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