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Leaders from Rockford Public Schools, Alignment Rockford, and Alignment USA will host the Alignment Institute-Midwest Region October 19 and 20, 2015 where community and school district leaders from various communities will visit Rockford to learn more about the College & Career Academies of Rockford.
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Each month we feature one of our Alignment Team members in our new series, Faces of Alignment Rockford

Charaine Boyd, MA
MIECHV Community Systems Development (CSD) Coordinator, Winnebago County Health Department  Healthy Starts A-Team 

Charaine has been involved with Alignment Rockford's Healthy Starts team since its inception. With over twenty years experience in local government and in the school system, she brings a great deal of expertise to the team in areas of engaging people (or organizations) who have an impact on systems to function optimally and more enhanced.

Click here to learn more about Charaine and her involvement with Alignment Rockford. 
One thing that I have discovered is that often times people get caught up in their own world and tend to forget that interconnectedness can enhance what they do. If one believes things are going well without outside resources and connections, then they have not fully recognized the power and richness partnerships and collaboration may bring. Systems and people work better connected as a whole; making a greater impact, rather than working separately and fragmented. -Charaine Boyd    
Less than 10 days to the 2015 Academy Expo!

2015 Academy Expo 

Questions? Contact Katy Haun at 779-774-4389 x11 or
Thank you Kennedy Middle School Math Tutors!
Thank you to all the tutors and their participating organizations for volunteering to tutor students in Math at Kennedy Middle School for Alignment Rockford's pilot math tutor program.

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Interested in becoming a tutor ? We are always accepting new tutors. Click here or email Alignment Rockford's Community Engagement Coordinator for more information. 

What is a capstone project? 
A capstone project is an opportunity for students to identify a personal academic/professional topic for which they perceive a need for continued research and development. 

What is needed from the community?
Advisors/Mentors from the community are needed to serve as experts for idea development, revision, and refinement of the selected project. Advisors/mentors may assist students via online, telephone, or in-person mentoring with one or all of the 4 components required of the Capstone project (proposal, research, evidence, presentation). Click here to read the Introductory letter from Auburn High School's Capstone teacher, Mr. John Rauh.

Volunteer one time only ...volunteer on-going for an entire semester....or anywhere in between.
To learn more about the Capstone Seminar course, or to submit a response to the invitation to participate  click here
Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
The Healthy Starts team has developed community-wide messaging for all families with students going into kindergarten.The Ready Set Kindergarten! materials are aimed to ensure parents have a common understanding of the skills children need to be successful in kindergarten.

Services Needed from the Community:
  • Place the provided brochures and posters in a waiting area or employee break room
  • Include the information in your company newsletter (digital information provided)
  • Include the provided information in your church bulletin
  • Have brochures available for interested families to pick up
  • Display the information on your digital billboard or monitor
  • Promote the information on your social media sites
  • Provide brochures to patients or clients with young children
  • Sponsor or donate printing services

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Alignment Rockford in the News: 

Be a part of the positive progress! Click the image to the right to take a brief survey to see where you would fit in Alignment Rockford teams. 

Nominate a PreK- 5th grade teacher for the Golden Apple Awards

Recognize an Outstanding Teacher in Winnebago and Boone County!

Click here to nominate a PreK-5th grade teacher for the Golden Apple Awards . The deadline to nominate is Oct. 19th.

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Alignment Rockford is a collective impact organization whose mission is to align community resources in support of public school strategies to raise student achievement, improve the health and happiness of our children, and advance the economic and social well-being of our community.