School Beat


May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Early Childhood Success by SHARON WELLS Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary School What happens when you take 185 developmental kindergarten students and all of their teachers and put them in one school for the first time? Amazing collaboration and magical results! The 2011-2012 school year was the maiden voyage for having all of our youngest learners come together at [...]

SCHOOL BEAT — May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reading is a Treat by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library and Media Services Rockford Public Schools March is designated as National Reading Month. Each year the library services staff of Rockford Public Schools offers a fantastic reading program to encourage reading with our PreK through eighth-grade students. This year, for our [...]


April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Accept and Respect Week, 2012 by KELLY AMSHEY, Assistant Principal East Rockford Middle School East Rockford Middle School held the second annual Accept and Respect Week in March. The purpose of the theme week is to encourage students and staff to come together and promote a positive environment in the building. This year’s week was planned by a committee of staff and [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]
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