School Beat

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT RPS offers variety of preschool, child care options by JANE DOWNS Rockford Preschool and Child Care Director Area families finding themselves in need of preschool or child care for the fall, your search is over! Our preschool and child care programs are state licensed and help prepare preschoolers for school success. Community Education, Hola Amigos, [...]

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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 [...]

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July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 next school year and revising the current school year [...]

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June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Team Claire by BOB SIEGEL Principal, Valley View Elementary School When does a school become more than a building, and transform into a loving/learning community? Pondering this is analogous to the question: When does a house become a home? This past year the students, staff and parents at Valley View Elementary School came together like I’ve never witnessed before as [...]

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May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Teen drivers by CHARLIE BROWN Director of Security Rockford Public Schools “Your son or daughter has been killed in a car accident.” These are words that will change your life forever (“The Problem”). If you want the cold hard truth, look no further. Did you know that about 3,500 teens die per year in car crashes and tons of thousands are injured? That’s the [...]
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