Rockford Education Association selects scholarship recipients

The future looks bright for education if the Rockford Education Association Future Teacher Scholarship recipients are any indication. Competing against several qualified candidates, four young ladies were granted scholarships at the Honors Convocation Thursday, May 23 at Rockford High School. Two of them are planning careers in special education; the other two, in secondary education. […]

Students learn and help by volunteering their time

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union just finished their 10th year of facilitating Student Run Credit Unions in the Rockford area schools. We would like to say thank you to all the 2012-2013 volunteer Student Run Credit Union employees. The 28 student employees helped their peers save over $4,250.00 by processing over 530 transactions! We would […]

REF grant helps 31 students into 2013 Guinness book

By Megan McCall Megan McCall, first grade teacher at Valley View Elementary, presents her students with a rather unique opportunity every year in the fall: detoxifying their brains. The DETOX Program is a ten-day cleanse from ALL electronics.  It means ten days of going back to the basics of learning to play board games, shuffling […]

Rockford first grader donates hair

Kate Rohrer donated 8 inches of her hair for kids with cancer on May 15th at Bangz in Rockford.  Kate is in 1st grade at Lakes Elementary and is 6 years old.  Proud parents are Conrad and Rebecca.

Rockford Rotary awards scholarship to RHS student

Seven RHS seniors participated in Rockford Rotary Club’s STRIVE program.  During their senior year they have a Rotarian mentor that connects with them weekly. “Since the program was started in September 2006, 100% of the STRIVE students that finished the mentorship program graduated. Another common result of being in the program is an increase in grade […]