Rockford Public Schools

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 Cannon Township Board. I looked [...]

Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does 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 Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers [...]

SCHOOL BEAT

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 each new school year is spent on assessing where [...]

ERMS recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 support to [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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 [...]
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