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RPS Looking for Feedback on Middle School Programming

10/16/2013

Rockford Public Schools is looking for feedback on its middle school programming. We are working with The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform Criteria (more about that below). We’re hoping you can help us compile this data in one of two ways: an online survey or a community forum.

Your feedback from either platform – the online survey or a community forum – is valuable and will help us report to the Rockford School Board.

Community forums: We are hosting community forums to collect input in areas like school mission, vision, safety, values, climate and culture. This will better prepare students for success in high school and align with the high school academy model. Please consider attending one of these:

5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at RESA Middle School

5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Lincoln Middle School

5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Flinn Middle School

5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at West Middle School

5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Eisenhower Middle School

Online survey:  If you’re unable to attend a forum, please complete an online self-assessment using this link by Dec. 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T9LMBPC.  Please contact your school office if you would prefer a paper copy of the survey.

This plan stems from a Rockford Board of Education goal: “In order to better align with RPS’s high school academy model, prepare student for success in ninth grade, and to better serve the needs of our young middle school population, the RPS Board of Education has identified Middle School Instructional Model Research and Planning as a priority for the 2013-2014 school year.” 

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform translates beliefs about what makes a high-performing middle-grades school into self-assessment criteria. (Learn more about the criteria at middlegradesforum.org.)​​