Between now and the end of this school year, I want to show you examples of progress in these areas. These aren't "my" accomplishments, mind you. They happen when people live the vision and values of our organization.
I am honored to share stories in text and video to celebrate those people. The first story in our series is about one approach to raising student achievement – using instructional coaches in our elementary schools. Susan Fumo, the Executive Director of School Improvement, describes the effect the coaches have already had. (This is the second year for the position.)
"We saw in the coaching cycles that focusing our flashlight on student progress to a specific learning target created productive, concentrated conversation of effective teaching strategies," Fumo said.
The approach is so promising that nine instructional coaches and two principals from RPS 205 recently presented at a statewide conference in Naperville.
Please click here to read about the instructional coaches' work, their partnership with principals and the potential for improving RPS 205 student achievement.
Cherry Valley Elementary School students and staff will dedicate their gymnasium to Leonard B. Keller, a former Cherry Valley resident who attended Cherry Valley School and Guilford High School.
All Rockford Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 23, because of the severe weather.
RPS 205 Administrators are monitoring the weather and will make a decision in the morning whether to cancel school on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
All after-school activities in Rockford Public Schools are canceled today because of anticipated severe weather and poor road conditions.
Students who live in any RPS 205 attendance zone are welcome to complete an application.
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