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Kindergarten Round Up March 9
Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School is planning to welcome the Class of 2030 to the annual Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Registration packets for the 2017-18 school year will be sent out the first week of February.  Be sure to complete the Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening that is required of all children before entrance into a public kindergarten.
If you have questions regarding Kindergarten Round Up or upcoming registration for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the District Registrar at (763) 477-9165 X4003. Or click here to download your registration packet, completed packets can be dropped off at any school office or RCC.  We are looking forward to making your child’s elementary school experience a wonderful place to explore, create, imagine and learn.

Dance Team Headed to State
The Rockford Dance Team is once again headed to State!


At the Section 3AA dance competition at Waconia High School on Saturday, February 4, the Rocket dancers secured a spot in the State dance team Jazz competition for the fourth year in a row. They will compete in the top 12 AA teams from across the state for the Class AA Jazz crown on Friday, February 17, at the Target Center, starting at 2 pm. The dance team is coached by Heather Holasek, Sapphire Spiralke, Amy Gunderson, and Sadie Skeie. Congratulations dancers!

Eleanor King
8th Grader Advances in Spelling Bee
Congratulations to eighth grader, Eleanor King, for placing second in the Regional Spelling Bee, held on Wednesday, February 8 at Resource Training & Solutions offices, Sartell. It took a total of 253 words to find the four spellers who will represent the Central MN schools at the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee. Due to the number of students participating, two identical Bees were conducted. There were 25 spellers in the morning Bee and 25 in the afternoon Bee. All four of these Regional winners will advance to the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee to be held on Tuesday, February 21 at Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls. The winner of that Bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC, May 28 – June 3, 2017.
DECA Heads to State Conference Competition
February 8, 2017 was an exciting day for our Rockford DECA students as they traveled to Sauk Rapids to compete against other DECA students in the district competition. Our DECA chapter members have been working extremely hard over the last few months for their events and they did not disappoint! Eighteen of our fantastic DECA students will go on to represent Rockford High School at the State DECA Conference in downtown Minneapolis from March 19-21. Congratulations RHS DECA members!
RHS Band Solo/Ensemble Contests
The Rockford High School Band Program had a very successful night at Section Solo/Ensemble Contests on Monday, February 13, at Howard Lake High School.  Rockford had a total of 52 students participate (most of any school) and 27 total entries (most of any school). Out of the four sites, Rockford received “Best in Site” in three sites--Clarinet Solo: Andrea Dibble, Marimba Solo: Sara Krebsbach, and Woodwind Duet: Grace Rootness and Penina Boros.

Below are the rest of the results.
Receiving “Superior” ratings (highest possible rating)
Flute Duet: Kelsey Anderson and Molly Nooyen
Woodwind Quartet: Ellie Davis, Josie MacMillan, Taylor Weeding, Maddy Feulner
Flute Solo: Miranda Spangler
Clarinet Solo: Andrea Dibble
Flute Solo: Grace Rootness
French Horn Solo: Andrea Schirado
Flute/Clarinet Duet: Grace Rootness and Penina Boros
Clarinet Quartet: Taylor Weeding, Jessie Johnson, Madeline Bremel, Theresa Grabowski
Alto Sax Solo: Lila Beck
Trumpet Solo: Thomas Hill
Clarinet Solo: Penina Boros
Marimba Solo: Sara Krebsbach
Flute Duet: Mikayla Odette and Miranda Spangler
The Rockford High School Jazz Band
The Rockford High School Percussion Ensemble 
Receiving a rating of “Excellent” (second highest rating) 
Clarinet Solo: Theresa Grabowski
Trumpet Solo: Erin Evans
Trombone Solo: Joe Dieter and Nick Grates
Saxophone Quartet: Madeline Altmann, Lindsey Schirado, Maria Schirado, Devin Muckenhirn
Trombone Solo: Joe Dieter
Bass Clarinet Solo: Armand LaPlume
French Horn Duet: McKenzie Raymond and Wendy Carlson
Flute Duet: Greta Jurmu and Mikayla Odette
Tenor Sax Solo: Charlotte Faue
Trumpet Trio: Thomas Hill, Carter DeWolfe, Caleb Duerr
Clarinet Quartet: Andrea Dibble, Erin Hopkins, Tori Nelson, Nonenee Homsombath 

Rockford Jazz Band at Jazz Festival
On Saturday, February 4, the Rockford High School Jazz Band traveled to Bemidji, MN to participate in the Bemidji State University's Jazz Festival. The festival this year included approximately 15 jazz bands from Minnesota and Canada performing throughout the day on Friday and Saturday.  Rockford performed Saturday afternoon and was critiqued by Aaron Hedenstrom, a national award winning performer and composer.  Aaron Hedenstrom was featured at the evening concert along with Corey Christiansen.  Aaron plays the saxophone and Corey plays guitar and both were featured with BSU's top jazz band.  Rockford's jazz band had the opportunity to work with Aaron Hedenstrom for an hour on stage as Rockford's Jazz Band prepares for contests on February 13 in Howard Lake.


School Bus Drivers Needed
School Day Hours for 2016-17

High School: 8 am-2:50 pm
Middle School: 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Elementary School: 8:05 am-2:55 pm
Weather/Emergency Procedures
School closings due to severe weather or other emergency reasons will be announced over KARE (11),  WCCO (4), KSTP (5) and KMSP (9). In addition, an email and/or phone announcement will be made to families using the contact information received in our student database, Infinite Campus.

Generally, school will be in session if it is felt that the buses can make their routes in relative safety. Even if school is in session, parents are asked to assess their situation and determine whether or not it is safe for their children to attend school on a particular day. If a parent determines not to send their child to school due to deteriorating weather conditions, the absence will be excused.

For more detailed information on emergency closings, click here.
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