It is an exciting time of year for the CAPA program, especially at West Middle School. The middle school program is without an elementary feeder program or school. The teachers and staff rely solely on yearly collaborative and innovative recruitment efforts to attract talented students. CAPA teachers believe there is talent distributed throughout the city of Rockford. Many families are unaware of this great Creative and Performing Arts program housed at West and what we can offer artistically gifted students. To spike interest for students to audition, CAPA students present and perform at elementary schools, help at themed celebrations in Rockford and paint faces at numerous events. We have visited the Midway Village Museum and the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens to meet families and put smiles on children's faces.
Since CAPA is an audition-based RPS 205 special program, prospective students must audition at Auburn High School on Sunday, Nov. 18 or Monday, Nov. 19. Visit the CAPA web page to learn more about CAPA. That page includes the link to register for the West CAPA auditions. Families are also invited to the West CAPA Open House at West Middle School, 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 15.
Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 can visit the Welcome Center, 501 7th St., to enroll.
Rockford Public Schools will honor a teacher, an artist, a musician, an actor and a high school theatre production at its third Fine Arts Hall of Fame Awards in March.
School start times and dismissal will change by 10-to-15 minutes at most schools in the 2019-20 school year.
Current fifth, sixth and seventh graders are invited to audition.
Six finalists are RPS 205 teachers.
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