One of the greatest things about being a parent volunteer
at RPS 205 is seeing our community and students come
together to celebrate achievements!
RPS 205 recently held a volunteer celebration at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic
Garden. It was a very nice event which was well attended by parents, teachers,
community members, RPS 205 administrators and several groups of students!
Throughout the evening as attendees mingled, many commented on how nice it was
to have students involved in the reception! We loved seeing the students show
us their talents, skills and appreciation for the volunteers. There were smiles
The RPS 205 Mariachi band, led by West teacher George Espino, played for the
crowd. Then the band played a happy birthday song to Rockford School Board
president Ken Scrivano! Up next was the West Middle School orchestra and the
West advanced choir, led by West teacher Dylan Ladd. They sounded amazing! The
Jefferson High School Culinary students, overseen by Charles Kluzak, baked and
served us delicious desserts.
I’ve worked with some music students at previous RPS 205 Fine Arts events. It
was so nice to see familiar faces. I very much enjoy volunteering in the school
district. I am fortunate to work with a truly amazing group of educators,
parents and community members who want to make things better for our community
and our children by way of music and the arts. I couldn’t be prouder. Being
involved really means a lot to me and our family.
We know from research that students develop 21st Century Skills through the
-Presentation and performance skills
As a community member and a parent, there are lots of things we can spend our
extra time doing. Knowing that the time and effort you put in as a volunteer
can help students gain these skills, confidence, experiences and have some fun,
is a great benefit to volunteering. Seeing it in action is even better! Thank
you RPS 205 for this wonderful celebration of volunteers and students.
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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