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SCHOOL BEAT

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Scouting for Opportunities: Rockford School’s Partnership with the Scouts by JIM VANDERKOLK Director of Operations Rockford Public Schools Springtime is here and the demands that come with outdoor activities bring a sense of urgency to the Rockford Public Schools’ grounds and maintenance departments. Falling behind is not an option as teams hit the fields as soon as [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Cell Phones: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly! by PRINCIPAL DAN ZANG Rockford High School Technology has afforded us the ability to do many wondrous and creative activities in education today. Our teachers and students have enhanced and enriched educational experiences to new levels. The immediacy of information and the countless ways to express and communicate are [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Be the Change by PRINCIPAL LARRY WATTERS Parkside Elementary School In the past few months as many adults were struggling with sticking to their New Year’s resolutions, a group of Rockford fourth-grade students were presented the opportunity to resolve themselves to making a difference in the world. Their task was to take two dollars and use it in some way [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT MEAP results set to be released with new cut scores by DOUG VANDERJAGT District Assessment Coordinator Rockford Freshman Center Principal Within the next few weeks, detailed MEAP results with adjusted cut scores are scheduled to be released to districts as they brace for this highly anticipated event. For years, these results would arrive over the summer, as [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT The Gift that keeps on Giving by DAVID KELLER Rockford School Board Trustee David M. Keller It was Winston Churchill that once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” While I didn’t realize it at the time, the act of “giving back” was instilled in me at a young age with the help of my parents. With eight children, [...]
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