The Rockford School District says "Our Kids Rock" in more ways than one.
The district is launching a media campaign highlighting classroom activities and student accomplishments.
Part of it includes RPS culinary students who showed off their skills at Jefferson High School. They've been training in connection with Hoffman House Restaurant.
Their instructor says she's a firm believer in the benefits of career education.
"And the students not only learn the skills that we learn that I just described at Hoffman House, but they also learn how to handle situations on the job. They learn those soft skills, how to deal with problems, how to deal with people," says Patti Oliveria, RPS 205 culinary arts instructor.
There was also a sneak peak at the upgrades at Jefferson High School. A community tour of the high school is set for Saturday afternoon.