Tag: 205 VIBE

Winning isn’t everything

East’s boys basketball team is off to its best start in decades, but it’s some comments from referees that is most gratifying to coach Roy Sackmaster.

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Guilford freshmen win writing competition

Two aspiring writers from District 205 wowed the Rockford Public Library and Rockford University staff, winning the high school division of “It’s Alive!,” a ghost story writing contest.

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Why Guilford High School?

In the city of Rockford, your high school options are many. With the various academies, a student can choose any of the four District 205 schools and there are several private schools actively looking for more students. The Hood family breaks down why they feel Guilford is “school of choice” for their son, Tyler, in […]

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Once an E-Rab, always an E-Rab

Coaching is long and arduous work and no one gets rich doing it at the high school level. So why do it? Anthony Wilson gives a glimpse into why he spends hours with teenagers trying to get them to run just a little bit faster.

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West champions always stay involved

More than 60 years have passed since Rockford West won back-to-back state basketball titles, but members of the 1955-1956 teams continue to support District 205’s current programs. Read more from Jay Heath and Rex Parker in this 205 Vibe blog post.

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Growing up twins in Rockford Public Schools

If you’ve been watching Guilford basketball the past few years, you might have thought you were seeing double at times. Jordan and Jamil Jones reflect on their time as twins in District 205 in the latest 205 Vibe blog post.

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SSAC opens leadership doors for students

Madalyn Miller is Editor-in-Chief of the Rockford East newspaper and graphics editor of the yearbook. So Madalyn already is active and plugged in. Madalyn, though, found another outlet when she joined the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Click here to read about what she’s learned so far.

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Coaching passion key to success

Kevin Anderson is a student advocate in the families in transition department for Rockford Public Schools. He also has been involved in coaching at Auburn for several years in football and track. Click here to see why he does it?

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Past 205 stars helping future ones

Several years ago, Mat Parker, District 205¬†Director of Athletics, Activities and Program Development for Rockford Public Schools, challenged the community to get behind its athletes. Several have gone on from RPS to major stages at the college and pro levels – and they are showing how much that support meant to them by giving back […]

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