Rockford Superintendent against implementation of all-day everyday kindergarten programs

by CINDY M. CRANMER As schools in the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) district prepare for kindergarten round-up meetings, the superintendent has continued to raise concerns about the proposal for all-day, everyday kindergarten classes as it would cost the district an additional $1.8 million. Rockford Superintendent Michael Shibler, PhD, said Rockford will continue “to work hard […]

CLASSIFIEDS—May 3, 2012

HELP WANTED Customer Service Representative (part-time)—Weingartz is looking for a part-time Customer Service Representative in our Cedar Springs location. Responsibilities include assisting customers with finding the proper parts for various outdoor power equipment, writing service orders and following up with customers. Must be very friendly, patient and have some familiarity with small engine and power […]

SCHOOL BEAT — May 3, 2012

Reading is a Treat by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library and Media Services Rockford Public Schools March is designated as National Reading Month. Each year the library services staff of Rockford Public Schools offers a fantastic reading program to encourage reading with our PreK through eighth-grade students. This year, for our 15th […]

SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT

Recent developments by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts I will take a break from the green design articles to talk about some recent developments in the renewable energy field. First, Consumers Power is offering a program that will pay you twice what you pay them for your electricity, if you install a solar electric system. […]