SCHOOL BEAT

Welcome to the 2012-13 school year! by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Dear Rockford community and RPS staff: Now that we have all survived the hottest summer in recent history, it is probably appropriate to begin thinking about the beginning of a new school year. At least we know the […]

Great Start Readiness program to be offered at Rockford

Starting in fall 2012, Rockford Public Schools will partner with Kent Intermediate School District (ISD) to provide a new option for at-risk preschool students. The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) will be housed in the Community Services Building, located at 350 N. Main Street. The program, administered and managed by the Kent ISD, provides services […]

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 […]