Excitement, laughter, cheer, hugs – all of the joyous things heard and
seen among students and staff on the first day of camp at Ellis Elementary School.
Camp No Other Person Like You! kicked off on
Wednesday, June 19. The supporting staff wore matching tie dye shirts, eager to
start day one. Students enthusiastically entered Ellis ready to learn with old
and new friends. Students received backpacks and school supplies, found their
classrooms, and attended classes ranging from math and language arts to sports,
Discovery Center, media arts and arts integration!
On day two of camp, students explored the camp’s
theme of self-growth. More specifically, week one guided students through the
Understanding Myself theme. Teachers and aides led fun activities that helped
students discover who they are and recognize self-characteristics. Students had
a blast using mirrors to show various emotions which helped them draw self-portraits.
Day three of camp consisted of students
exploring technology applications. Some students practiced interviewing each
other, learning about their self-characteristics, talents and favorite things
to do. Students used technology to complete the interviews while filming each
I am excited to learn and grow with every student
as camp continues through the next couple of weeks!
All Rockford Public Schools-sponsored activities and athletic events on Saturday, January 11, are canceled because of the anticipated severe weather.
Two high school academies in Rockford Public Schools have earned model status from the National Career Academy Coalition.
Families are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.
Rockford Public Schools will honor the work of three individuals and the family band Los Primos Cardenas as they are formally inducted into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame on March 7.
Eight of the teachers are from RPS 205!
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