SCHOOL BEAT

Improving Safety and Security in Our Schools by PETER YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Implementing security cameras in school systems these days is a pretty common approach to improving safety and security for both staff and students. This summer, Rockford Public Schools will be in the process of implementing new security cameras throughout […]

Reading Rocks receives national recognition at Library of Congress

Kids enjoy mascots at the Reading Rocks reading festival.

The Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival is just entering its fourth year, but this toddler has already gained many accolades for helping spread the message of how important reading is. The Rockford Rotary Club, Rockford Public Schools and the Kent District Library (KDL) have joined impressive forces to promote the joy of reading for […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT RPS offers variety of preschool, child care options by JANE DOWNS Rockford Preschool and Child Care Director Area families finding themselves in need of preschool or child care for the fall, your search is over! Our preschool and child care programs are state licensed and help prepare preschoolers for school success. Community Education, […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:  Reminder to letter writers—The Rockford Squire will run no political letters the week prior to the primary and general elections. Please submit any political letters no later than 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012. Reader supports current Cannon Township Board Dear Editor, I noticed that a group is running against the […]

Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

Maria Bomer, 11, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does Maria Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers describe her as a compassionate student with a permanent positive attitude who always tries to do her best, is honest, and […]