Assistant Principal's Message

  •  2018-2019 AP Message

    Rocket Families,

    I am excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year; the year we Blast off to Proficiency and Beyond and we believe Every Mission is Possible!

    This is my 3rd year serving as Rock Island’s Assistant Principal. I have been an educator for the past twelve years, and those twelve years have only intensified my love for teaching, learning, and seeing children strive for success. I am a wife, mother of an energetic 7 year old, and a proud graduate of Nova Southeastern University!

    As a mother, I am aware of the challenges that many children face in elementary school. I also understand your concerns as a parent and I am here to support and work with you in finding solutions to assist you with encouraging positive behavior, conveying high expectations, and fostering a love for learning.

    Every family is important at Rock Island and we welcome your involvement and participation in helping our students shoot for the moon! I encourage you to join our PTA, participate in school activities and special occasions as well as volunteer in your child’s classroom as your schedule allows. Together we form a strong partnership to ensure that our Remarkable Rockets receive an exceptional education.

    Though our letter grade reflects a D, we have an A+ staff, who have high expectations for your children and a desire to join in partnership with you. We have many exciting learning activities planned to inspire, challenge, support, and educate your children this school year as well as some parent opportunities to strengthen our parent-educator partnership. Contact your child’s teacher for suggestions on helping your child at home and how you can support their classroom efforts.

    The safety and security of your children are of the utmost importance. This year, we have established a single point of entry. The front gates will be closed after arrivals and prior to dismissal. Though this may be an inconvenience at first, this is one of the ways we are strengthening our practices in order to keep your children safe.
    All students must wear Identification Badges on Campus at all times. These badges are being provided by the school and should be left at school daily.
    We welcome you to call us with any questions or concerns about the safety of your children.


    I look forward to continuing to work with you this school year and many school years to come. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Here to serve,

    Mrs. Marie Rumble-Wise