Rockford Public Schools

Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over $60,000 per year to the [...]

Let the reading adventures begin

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

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, Kenn [...]

Belmont Wins Book Battle

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 to answer [...]

Rockford AfterGrad Fundraiser a Royal Flush

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 to get this creative display away to the next location all go to Rockford’s [...]

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

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 to others, inside the classroom [...]
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