Encouraging a Safe and Positive Learning Environment

Kelly Amshey, ERMS Assistant Principal Each day, schools around the nation buzz with the activity of children and young adults. Schools are exciting, filled with rigorous academic activities, engaging lessons, and countless social interactions.  Schools are also challenging: academically, organizationally, and socially.   In any given day, no two students have the exact same experience, but […]

DNR produces map of 2014 burned areas to give folks a hand in the hunt for morels


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced an interactive map that highlights the state’s 2014 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.   “Morel mushrooms are often found in locations where large fires occurred the previous year,” explained Paul […]

Incredible Volunteer Turnout for Spring Insect Monitoring


Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative in Michigan recently hosted a volunteer insect monitoring day in partnership with the Michigan TU Council and Cannon Township. Eighty-five volunteers, including Boy Scouts, local residents and school children, and TU members, helped sample 10 sites on the Rogue River and Bear Creek. Additional sites that were sampled […]



5/12/15 – Once again, Rockford High School’s ‘Close Up’ group traveled to Washington DC to participate in a work study program geared towards inspiring civic engagement in young people from around the country.  The group is led by Brad Keeler, a history teacher at the Rockford High School Freshman Center, and consisted of 8 students […]

It’s called Strikeout for Cancer. It’s a special name for a special tournament.

By John Raffel It’s called Strikeout for Cancer. It’s a special name for a special tournament. Game Day USA will be sponsoring a three-day tournament this Friday through Sunday, at the complex. Age divisions are 9U, 10U, 12U and 14U for softball and 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U for baseball. Mike Moyzis […]