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About Rockland School
160 W. Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Mr. Jeff Knapp
Ms. Michelle Kittleson
Hours of Operation
Kg-5th Grades: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Rockland School is a true K-5 neighborhood school. Construction of the school began in 1926 and was completed with students starting in 1927. Rockland features classrooms with beautiful wooden window and door moldings and cloakrooms in the original portion of the building. The front bowed portion of the school was originally intended for use as a stage. Thus, the kindergarten classroom that is now housed in the front has small staircases leading into it on two sides. In 2018 a new addition was officially opened that included new art and music rooms, a renovation of the office, and a full sized gymnasium for all students to appreciate!
Most of our 300 students reside in homes that are within walking distance. Our grade levels vary in enrollment and have 2-3 sections while our class average is 18-23 students per classroom teacher. Our school colors are blue and white. Rocky the Raptor, our school mascot, leads our Halloween Parade and makes other appearances throughout the year. As a Character Counts school, students and teachers alike participate in what it means to "do what's right even when nobody else is watching."
Our Rockland Family Association (RFA) is very active and funds many projects and assemblies to help enhance learning for our children. Each year the RFA sends the entire school to a professional theatre production. The RFA hosts a variety of fundraising or family activities that bring our community closer together. Our business partners, Partners for Excellence in Education, provide mini-grant funds for staff members to create and implement innovative programs for our children.
Our students and staff are working with state-of-the-art technology and software. K-1 classrooms are equipped with iPads for each student while 2-5 classrooms allow each student to utilize a Chromebook; more recently the school has added a Makerspace to allow for more innovation and creativity. in addition, each classroom contains a document camera and Promethean Board (interactive whiteboard). Our teachers are creative, innovative and passionate about meeting the individual needs of each student. They engage in ongoing professional development. Many hold or are seeking a Master's degree. Rockland School is dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child. Our focus with students and staff are on the Applications of Learning (Solving Problems, Working on Teams, Communicating, Self Direction, Making Connections and Using Technology) as well as utilize varying forms of data to drive instruction for each individual student.
We are proud to educate your children and recently were awarded the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon honor for 2014. This is the 2nd time that Rockland School has attained this prestigious award. With well rounded students, staff and supportive parents, Rockland School continues to be a wonderful educational environment for all children.
District 70's Vision: To ensure that District 70 students experience learning that prepares them to live and work in the 21st Century; Rockland's Mission: We Show the Rockland Way Each Day!
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