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Student Hours: 8:05am-2:55pm     Office Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm 
7650 County Road 50, Rockford, Minnesota 55373
763/477-5837
Student Enrollment: 663



REAMS Overview

Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School is part of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District
 
  Top Ten Reasons To Enroll In Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School  
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All Day Every Day Kindergarten for All Students Tuition Free

·  Increased learning and creative time for children
·  Stronger child-teacher bond
·  The ability to provide more individualized instruction
·  Opportunity to work with specialists in the areas of music, art, physical 
    education and media

 

 
 
 
  Piano Lessons

·   Third and fourth grade students have an opportunity to learn to play the piano or enhance their current piano skills in a weekly piano lab group lesson
·  30-minute lessons in groups of five each week
·  Individual keyboards for each student
·  Access to practice opportunities throughout the day
·  Annual class performance

 

 
 
 
 

Arts Magnet School

·   Provide students the opportunity for creative expression, critical thinking, self-confidence,
communication skills, appreciation of the arts and multi-cultural experiences for all students through the artistic disciplines (dance, drama, diversity, music, visual and media arts.)
·  Piano lessons for all third grade students
·  Fourth and Fifth grade choir opportunities
·  National Anthem Team for third, fourth and fifth grade students

·   Spotlight on the Arts-Classroom teachers and specialists collaborate to connect the academic concepts studied in the classroom, to the arts, in annual grade level performances
·   Arts and Academics Showcase
·   Artist in Residence opportunities for students at all grade levels
·   Arts related field trips
·   Partnerships with Arts agencies
·   Aviation Art Contest winners since 2005
·   Minnesota Children’s Honor Choir participants since 2000
 
 
 
 
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Hard Working, Caring Staff Collaborating with Parents

·   Active Rockford Education Foundation parent group
·   Parent Volunteer opportunities in the school and individual classrooms
·   Galaxy Kids Program, an on-site, before and after school child care program

 
 
 
 
  Image Innovative Instructional Approaches

·   Balanced Literacy approach uses effective teaching practices that help students
     become capable readers, writers, and speakers

·   Fermi Math program for highly able math students
·   Infusing Arts into core subjects
·   EXCEL program for gifted and talented learners
 
 
 
  Image Fabulous Friday Learning and Sharing Opportunities

·   Students at all grade levels share learning achievements in a respectful and
     welcoming atmosphere
·   Students and staff build community and share learning across the grade levels
     during school assemblies


 
 
 
 
   

Student Leadership Opportunities

·   Kindness Council leadership opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through four
·   Student Safety Patrol leaders for grade four

 

 

 

 


 
  Image Kindness Project

· Kindness retreats and assemblies with Youth Frontiers
· Kindness lessons with the school counselor
· Kindness Council actively leads service learning projects
· All school kindness song
 
 
 
  Image Outstanding Facilities

·   Building built in 2001  
·   Classrooms continue to be updated to be 21st century classrooms, LCD projectors document cameras, interactive whiteboards, iPads and two computer labs
  


 
 
 
 
  Image Parent Involvement Opportunities
 
·   Physical Education Family Fun Nights-Parents and children participate in family activities
·   Literacy Night-Parent informational sessions in various areas of math and balanced literacy
·   Rockford Education Foundation sponsored Family Carnival
 
 
 
 
 
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