Principal's Message

  • Principal Priester  

    Principal Priester  

    Dear Rock Family,

    I am pleased to announce our 2021 - 2022 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Brown, our fifth grade STEM teacher. Mrs. Brown has been a part of the Rock Family for many years. She is amazing at her craft. She cares about our scholars and she gives her best every single day.

    Mr. Jones, Micro-Tech is our School-Related Employee of the Year! Mr. Jones always goes above and beyond for our staff and scholars. He deserves a huge round of applause for how he gave our families and school great service during the issuing of computers for our scholars

    These remarkable “Rock Star” members of our staff will represent Rock Island well at the Caliber Awards. I congratulate them both on earning the recognition of their peers and school community to receive such a great honor.


    Please support our school’s sponsor, First Baptist Ft. Lauderdale, as they collect socks for the homeless. We will collect the socks at school and donate the collection at the end of the month.


    I look forward to seeing everyone present at our next SAC meeting. You can access the 2021-2022 School Improvement Plan @

    I also want to recognize the Law Firm of Demesin & Dover. They were very instrumental in planning and sponsoring our back to school event.


    Have a wonderful October! Remember to Support Breast Cancer Awareness this month.


    Warmest regards,

    Mrs. Priester, Proud Principal

    Mrs. Priester

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