Let the reading adventures begin

by CINDY KITZROW Director, Library and Media Services March is designated as National Reading Month. The libraries of Rockford Public Schools are pleased to announce the theme for our 11th annual read-a-thon: “Let the Reading Adventures Begin.” We will be investigating mysteries throughout the month. We are excited to have our very own Rockford author, […]

Belmont Wins Book Battle

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Belmont students recently swept the Battle of the Books competition by winning all battles and the trophy. This competition has taken place annually since 1991. The competitors include teams of fifth-graders from each of Rockford’s elementary schools as well as Assumption of Belmont and Our Lady of Consolation. Students on each team must work together […]

Rockford AfterGrad Fundraiser a Royal Flush

The first king on the throne was RPS’ own Dr. Shibler, recipient of a traveling AfterGrad fundraiser that will be seen soon on a lawn near you. The traveling toilet features instructions on what to do if it comes to you and how much to pay to send it on to the next home. Donations […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s John Hammer: An Example in Excellence

Student ‘a great questioner with uplifting personality’ John Hammer, age 11, is the son of Tom and Lynn Hammer and brother to three little sisters, Maggie, Natalie and Dana. At Meadow Ridge Elementary, John is recognized for being a kind, thoughtful and reliable student. He is a hardworking boy who is quick to offer assistance […]

A Place for Every Child – Preschool Options through Rockford Public Schools

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by LISA JACOBS, Executive Director Rockford Community Services Childhood is an amazing time in the life of a human. Everyday, learning is the primary activity. Preschool provides an excellent opportunity to enhance that learning. Through a preschool experience, children are better prepared to make the transition to the formal school setting. In a quality preschool, […]