Each school year Jefferson High School hosts an event called Commitment to Graduate. The event is a mock graduation ceremony to build excitement among the freshman class.
This year's ceremony was on Feb. 1. All Jefferson freshmen were welcomed with a commitment banner on display that they signed in English class. The students who gathered in the auditorium heard an inspirational speech from State Representative Maurice West. For the fourth year in a row West, a fellow J-Hawk and 2003 graduate, affirmed the importance of graduation. West has also spoken at Jefferson graduation ceremonies in the past.
Jefferson class officers led the class of 2022 in a pledge to give their best effort at school. The students then crossed the stage and received a certificate that looks like a diploma.
Jefferson publication student Paulina Padron hosted a video episode of the 205 VIBE during the Commitment to Graduate ceremony. View the episode at the top of this blog post or click here.
RPS 205 phone lines will be down for routine maintenance.
A limited number of bricks are in a pile outside the construction fence at the intersection of Union and Third streets, first come, first served.
Students and staff will promote several fundraisers in the coming months to raise money for the trip.
Rockford Public Schools recently received the 2019 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association for the district's multimedia platform, the 205 VIBE.
The Rockford School Board has selected June Stanford to fill the board vacancy in Subdistrict G.
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