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!
Thurgood Marshall School students had the highest composite score of all public schools in Illinois.
The Rockford Public Schools tax rate for 2019 has dropped 47 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation (EAV).
The Guilford Viking Credit Union is open to Guilford students and Rockford Public Schools staff.
A limited number of bricks will be in a pile outside the construction fence, first come first served.
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