Our high school student ambassadors are a small group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of the College and Career Academies of Rockford. They work on a volunteer basis to serve as the helpful, friendly faces of their high school. Student Ambassadors are chosen by their peers, faculty, staff or administration because they've shown qualities that positively represent the student body. Student ambassadors help with events such as registration, back-to-school night, graduation, Academy Expo, Cardboard Canoe Race and more. Ambassadors also provide tours for community members, prospective students and families, district administrators, and local and state dignitaries.
On Friday, Oct. 12, the College and Career Readiness department held our annual ambassador leadership day at the YMCA Camp Winnebago. The event serves as a day where ambassadors from all five high schools come together to work on developing leadership skills through the lens of our RPS 205 values: collaboration, continuous improvement, communication and character.
The first half of the day was led by young leaders at the YMCA who provided a series of outdoor team-building challenges. In the afternoon, our Academy Coaches led breakout sessions on public speaking, problem solving and communication.
Throughout the day, students were placed into groups with students from different schools. Although they weren't happy about it at first (and it was cold outside!), it was great to see them work together and have some fun at the same time. I am so proud of our team and the work they did to put together a great day for our students.
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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