Education

Corina Sarsland’s seventh-grade science class recently enjoyed the results of a two-year experiment by tasting jelly made from grapes grown on the Rockford Middle School – Center for Environmental Studies campus, planted just two years ago from cuttings. Board Member Chuck Tryon has been a driving force behind planting grapes at the school. He has [...]

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Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School is taking the arts to the next level. The Arts Magnet program is integrating piano lessons into all third-grade classes during the 2013-14 school year. Students have the opportunity to learn to play the piano or enhance their current piano skills in weekly piano lab group lessons during the school [...]

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On Friday, Sept. 27, the community is invited to attend the annual Homecoming Game at Rockford Area School’s, District 883, remodeled field. The halftime show will include the newly crowned Homecoming Royalty and district mascot “Rockee.” A public fireworks display will follow the game against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and a student dance will finish up the evening. [...]

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During the school board meeting of Aug. 19, a recommendation was made to the board by District Superintendent Paul Durand, with background and specifics explained by District Business Manager Sandy Strozyk, to reduce the amount of the operating levy in its final year. In 2009, Rockford Area Schools, District 883, successfully passed a taxpayer supported [...]

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Rockford Area Schools recently announced that it has named Daniel Pratt as Activities Director, effective July 22. Pratt, who succeeds Gary Palm (who held the position on an interim basis), will be responsible for overseeing Rockford area schools’ athletics, fine arts programs, clubs and activities, which serve approximately 800 students through more than twenty programs [...]

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Rockford Area Schools, District 883, may be closed to students for the summer, but administration, staff and the Board of Education are using these months to evaluate and plan for the 2013-14 school year, and beyond. MAINTENANCE At the Rockford Area Board of Education’s July 15 meeting, Maureen Mullen, Director of Buildings and Grounds, presented [...]

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Rockford High School Principal Ryan Jensen presented, at the Rockford School Board meeting of June 17, a report outlining a plan to improve academic performance.  The plan, Rockford High School Curriculum Visioning Process, was designed by Jensen and the RHS Faculty Senate. It details measures to implement going forward to increase performance in four areas [...]

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The Rockford Community Center was the venue of Rockford High School’s 96th Commencement Ceremony. Graduates of the class of 2013 were recognized by teachers and District 883 board officials for completing this part of their of their education in a ceremony that included several highlights and showcased the musical talents of their peers. Selections were [...]

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