Education

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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In May, 10 Rockford High School teens received a special recognition for demonstrating “Rocket Pride” Each received a certificate, awards and participated in a honorary breakfast where faculty shared why the students they nominated stood out positively in the classroom. Left to right are Joseph VanBuskirk, nominated by Caroline Young in Social Studies; Emilee McMillen, [...]

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Rockford High School will proudly hold its ninety-sixth annual Commencement Ceremony to honor graduates Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center. Speakers include senior class president Karsten Poulsen, co-valedictorians Carissa Aarsvold and McCormick Deering, and teacher Caroline Young, who will be giving the faculty address. The Rockford High School Band and [...]

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Earthquakes were the topic of conversation at Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (REAMS) in May when third grade students worked with Mike Thomas, an engineer as well as a REAMS parent, to learn more about how engineers work together on projects locally and around the world to make our lives safer. Students were first introduced [...]

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A group of fifth grade students from Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (REAMS) participated in an Arbor Day celebration in Greenfield. Students were invited to each plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day and to help the growth of the Greenfield City Park. For the last two years, tree planting has occurred to establish over-story [...]

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Ten Rockford High School students received special recognition for demonstrating Rocket Pride throughout April. They were recognized with a certificate, awards and an honorary continental breakfast where the faculty shared why the student they nominated stood out positively in their classroom. RHS “Students of the Month” for April are, left to right, Samantha Trittabaugh, nominated [...]

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