SCHOL BEAT

The School Year Begins by CAROL A. HILLMAN President, Board of Education Rockford Public Schools Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. On a personal note, my two daughters will be in the same building for the first time in two years and I’m hoping that makes things a little less complicated. Time will tell… My […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Bus Safety, How Closing School or Implementing a Two-Hour Delay is Determined by JAMIE HOSFORD Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Rockford Public Schools I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. I had several telephone conversations at the end of the 2011-2012 school year regarding the process followed when the district implements a […]

Students learn about capturing nature’s bounty

The Earth Keepers Magnet from East Rockford Middle School and their partners complete their service-learning project. Here they show off the completed garden.

Students in the Earth Keepers Magnet at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) spent last school year on a variety of projects to learn about responsible earth keeping. As a service-learning project, the 55 students identified the need to limit the amount of storm water runoff that was entering the nearby Bostwick Lake through ERMS parking […]

RHS September 11 Tribute

Ed-School-Beat

by DAN ZANG Principal, Rockford High School “Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness,” President George W. Bush. Very shortly we will start a new academic year at Rockford High School (RHS). It is very exciting to see not only our students come […]

Valley View presents Johnson as Example in Excellence

Mavis Johnson is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Student’s positive joy for life has great impact on classmates, teachers Mavis Johnson is the daughter of  Chuck and Sheryl Johnson and sister to Cailie, Clifton and Madelyne. Mavis is an exemplary leader who sets the bar high by her example. She continually uses the life skills of patience, respect, perseverance, flexibility, friendship and effort […]