During February and March, Rockford Public Schools high school students
spent Saturdays preparing for the April 9 SAT. RPS 205 offered prep classes to students
interested in participating in content review and application as well as
enhancing test taking strategies.
Students who participated in all four Saturday
sessions received a $25 Visa gift card, sponsored by First Midwest Group. In addition to sponsoring the gift cards for
students, First Midwest Group provided incentives to faculty and staff for
recruiting students to participate. The contest details included: first place
goes to the person in each school to recruit the most students (with a minimum
of 30 students); second place goes to the person at each school who recruited the
second most students (with a minimum of 15 students); and the school to recruit
the most students overall received lunch from Famous Dave’s (congrats Guilford High School!).
Enrollment in the prep classes was free and
optional, so faculty and staff were critical in communicating the opportunity
to students. In addition to those who recruited students, we had 26 teachers
from our high schools and middle schools working on Saturdays to provide
students with SAT prep and review. Teachers focused on content areas that
aligned to the components of the test.
We couldn’t do it without you, RPS 205 teachers,
faculty and staff! Thanks for all you do to help our students prepare for the
SAT. Special thanks to Guilford High School for serving as the facility
Auburn High School officials introduced Milwaukee native Jason McClelland to several players and their families on Friday as their choice to lead the girls basketball program in the coming year.
The Chicagoland Summer Showcase, a boys basketball tournament featuring top talent across several states, brought in nearly $650,000 in economic activity to the region.
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.
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