School funds must be kept separate

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   As we all know, the state of Michigan’s economy is in crisis mode. Unemployment is over 11 percent, and sales from a variety of businesses are down. Both of these factors have resulted in a serious decline in revenues used to fund the state’s public schools. […]

Superintendent Shibler shines in annual performance evaluation

The  Rockford  Board  of  Education  issued  the  following  summary  of Superintendent Dr. Shibler’s performance evaluation, held on Monday, April 13, 2009 Rockford Public Schools reached two significant milestones this year: Rockford Public Schools will graduate its 125th class and Dr. Shibler will complete his twentieth year as superintendent. Dr. Shibler  continued  his  professional  and  exemplary  leadership  of  the  district and  he  is generally considered the “dean” of superintendents in Kent County and throughout the State. […]

Carry out God’s call in your life

Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers has nominated two students from Rockford for consideration by U.S. Service Academies. The nominees will be considered for acceptance into the 2013 class of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students who desire to apply to U.S. Service […]

Valley View Elementary’s AnnMarie Aulbach: an Example in Excellence

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Gentle but confident student leads by example  AnnMarie Aulbach, age 10, is the daughter of Ron and Shawn Aulbach and sister to Brennan, Aislynn, Brysonn and Braylenn. She is known by her teachers as a person of genuine consideration and respect for others. Her gentle but confident nature allows her to lead her peers in […]

Rockford teachers employ differentiation

by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary Gifted & Talented Coordinator “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”-Henry David Thoreau By nature, every student who crosses the classroom threshold requires a distinct and diverse educational plan. While our state sets the outcomes for our […]