Principal spends day in port-a-potty

by ANA OLVERA  A port-a-potty was stationed in front of Roguewood Elementary in Rockford on October 15. This all came about when Principal Michael Hibbeln told Roguewood Elementary students that if they met their fundraising goal he would do something wacky in return. The cause was to raise money for the school’s PTO by doing […]

Dancing Through the Decades—Rockford Homecoming memories

KING AND QUEEN­—George McConnell and Kelsey Kinstle.

Rockford’s Homecoming was Friday, October 9, 2009 at Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Pictured are the king and queen and the homecoming court.                                                               […]

Education Blackboard – September 17, 2009

Technology update for summer 2009  by PETER YOUNG Director of Operational Technology  On behalf of the technology department of Rockford Public Schools (RPS), I would like to thank the community for the support of the May 2008 bond issue and the difference this is making for students and staff in the district. Through the use […]

School Beat – September 3, 2009

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 […]

RPS to unveil artificial turf at Ted Carlson Stadium

Rockford Public Schools (RPS) will formally dedicate its new artificial turf multi-purpose field on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the football home opener against Holt. Voters approved the project as part of the district’s 2008 bond issue. After carefully studying artificial turf options, district officials contracted to install a Mondoturf Eco-fill field. This cutting-edge turf […]