Retired Rockford Police Officer Eric Bruno wants to show his students firsthand the skills they need to be a police officer. He teaches a course on criminal investigation, part of our Career and Technical Education at East and Jefferson high schools. Mr. Bruno recently had his students walk through a mock crime scene to show what they've learned this year.
Utilizing real-life police procedures, tactics and tools, Mr. Bruno worked with student actors and the police department to create a simulated police call where his students could practice their skills. Students modeled how to respond to a police call where they demonstrated proper interview techniques, threat assessment and crime scene analysis.
By bringing real-world, project-based learning to his students, Mr. Bruno motivates his students to strive for excellence. Teachers like Mr. Bruno – with the support of organizations like the Rockford Police Department – make RPS 205 career pathway opportunities some of the best in the nation.
The ribbon cutting is at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, followed by a community open house until 5 p.m.
Bricks from New Milford Elementary School will be available to the public starting Monday, Aug. 26.
Rockford Public Schools will receive $1.6 million more than originally estimated for the current fiscal year and school year according to new information from the state.
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.
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