Rockford Spanish Immersion

Immersion education: the students’ perspective

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Lissa Weidenfeller,  Principal, North Rockford Middle School Immersion education in the United States is a form of bilingual education in which native English speakers are immersed in classrooms that use another language to teach the students the district’s curriculum. The purpose of this type of education differs from traditional second language classes as [...]

Rockford Spanish Immersion’s Sadie Smyth an Example in Excellence

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Talented and resourceful student encourages others  Sadie Smyth, 10, is the daughter of Bill and Pam Smyth and sister to Jacob, 15, and Eli, 7. Sadie is described as enthusiastic and full of energy and life. This young lady is caring and quick to volunteer for anything. She is also known as a friendly yet respectful student. Sadie’s friends look to her as a leader and [...]

Learn more about Rockford Spanish Immersion on January 13

December 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Program develops cultural appreciation At Rockford Spanish Immersion, students learn the district’s core curriculum through Spanish rather than English. In other words, students are “immersed” into the language and study the same content as other students, but while doing so, naturally learn to read, write and speak in Spanish. There are three main goals of [...]