Education

Destination ImagiNation shows “kid power” at its best through instant and team challenges in its successful second year at Rockford Community Education. Destination ImagiNation allows small groups of students to work together to solve problems creatively, use innovative negotiation strategies and work together to create amazing structures, plays and solutions to complex puzzles. Destination ImagiNation [...]

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Congratulations go out to Rockford High School’s February Students of the Month. These 10 teens received special recognition for demonstrating Rocket Pride at RHS last month. Students received a certificate, awards and an honorary continental breakfast where the faculty shared why the students they nominated stood out positively in their classroom last month.  

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A rollicking good time was had by 170 attendees of the recent Rockford Education Foundation (ISD 883) “Roaring Twenties” fundraiser. The event featured many great silent auction baskets as well as valuable raffle items, including a TV and iPad. “Rockford Rick” Martinson was the DJ and provided music for this event. Guests arrived in twenties [...]

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On Tuesday, Feb. 5, a group of parents and students from the Rockford Area Schools traveled to the Minnesota State Capitol to meet with area legislators. Superintendent Paul Durand joined the group.  Deb Griffiths from Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) hosted the day, arming the delegation with buttons, posters and education funding details. SEE [...]

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Rockford Middle School-Center for Environmental Studies (RMS-CES) has developed multiple partnerships with environmentally based businesses and organizations to provide relevant, authentic, and engaging learning experiences for students. These partnerships have expanded over the last two years, and the middle school now partners with seven different organizations providing wonderful opportunities for middle school students to work [...]

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The Rockford Middle School – Center for Environmental Studies (RMS-CES) is seeking individuals who are interested in being a part of Rockford Area Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee. Members of this committee will examine district-wide curricula, including practices pertaining to teaching and learning, and provide feedback to Superintendent Paul Durand. Specifics are detailed in School Board [...]

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Recently, Dawn Engebretson, coach and teacher at Rockford Area Schools, was recognized for her positive impact on women and girls sporting programs and opportunities with the prestigious “Breaking Barriers Award.” The school district has seen growth in several of the female programs. Increased participation is helping to improve and strengthen the overall athletic program. Engebretson [...]

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The community is invited to celebrate the 20th Annual PIE (Parents in Education) Family Fun Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (7650 County Road 50, west entrance). Expect a variety of game booths and fun activities for all ages like minnow races and [...]

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