The old cliché is true today: "It takes a
village to raise a child." The cliché is derived from an old African
proverb that means an entire community of people must interact with children
for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy place.
I can assure you that nothing has changed. This
is so true today! That is why it is so important for our schools to have great
relationships within our community. Community is the "village." The
"village" in our school setting includes teachers, volunteers, coaches,
neighborhoods, businesses, organizations, government, and more.
The success of every single student in our
district depends on community/village. Working at Lincoln Middle School, I have
experienced this incorporating of our village. We are very fortunate to have a great
staff looking out for our students. We have a strong working relationship with
our business community, like SwedishAmerican and the United Way of Rock River
Valley. We have had visitors who have met and spoken with students, like our police
chief, news anchors, politicians and our lieutenant governor.
I see our "village" working, and we
are seeing results in the students. I ask you to keep in mind and act on that
old cliché "It Takes a Village."
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.
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