SCHOOL BEAT

How to Help Prevent Summer Regression by KIRSTEN MYERS Executive Director of Special Services Rockford Public Schools While summer vacation is a highlight for any child and family, it is also a time when students forget a good deal of what they learned the previous school year. As a result, the first several weeks of […]

ERMS recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Spurred by the work of the Rockford Public Schools anti-bullying committee, East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) began the 2011-12 school year seeking to become a “No Place for Hate” school. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which provides […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Shibler speaker at Golden R reunion  Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford superintendent of schools, speaks during the Golden R reunion of the class of 1962 held June 30, 2012. He spoke of the accomplishments of the school staff during a time of funding cuts. There were 46 graduates present who graduated prior to 1962, in addition to the new Golden R members of RHS graduating class 1962. At the end of the luncheon, Betty Harris Wonders played the piano while the group sang "God Bless America."

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several people have contacted me asking if I could do a column about Thor. Because many readers may not know about Thor, let’s ask the following “Nugget of Rockford History” question:  Who was Thor? Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your answer and also with your Thor […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT A Foundation for Motivation by ADAM BURKHOLDER Assistant Principal Rockford High School Motivating students, increasing self-esteem, and assisting in the building of a foundation for successful individuals are endeavors, or achievements, I take pride in as a professional and as a parent. Striving to always be better, I am continuously looking for ways […]

SCHOOL BEAT

The Cost of Athletics by MIKE CUNEO Assistant Superintendent of Finance Rockford Public Schools  When we think of June, parents, students and staff are thinking about the end of the school year and making plans for a well-deserved summer break. June is, however, the time of year when we are planning the budget for the […]