Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   An important part of Rockford area history is people. Single individuals and groups have influenced our area in many ways. Most of this column will discuss a single person, Zell Gill, whose actions were a major force in the lives of others in this community. Zell passed away last week […]

RPS System Accreditation – ensuring continuous improvement

Rockford Public Schools is fully accredited by AdvancED, the State of Michigan’s adopted accreditation system. Every five years, a reaccreditation review is required and RPS is scheduled to host a team of evaluators Feb. 2-4. In short, accreditation is a quality assurance process that uses an external body to evaluate and determine if applicable standards […]

North Rockford Middle school students of the month

Chloe Dunham is a 6th grade student in our Health Quest Magnet and the daughter of Don and Shannon Dunham.  She has one sister, Lexy as well as a pet bunny and dog.  Chloe attended Roguewood Elementary and is active in cross country, basketball, lacrosse and snowboarding.  Chloe’s college of choice is Grand Valley State […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Great Blue

How cheery and uplifting a bright blue sky is for the soul in mid winter. It draws me to break trail in fresh snow. The experience is most beautiful when scattered white clouds parade in front of the sun creating an alternating blue-gray snow blanket when clouds temporary block the glistening sparkles of sunrays on […]

Setting High Expectations

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School A key to student success is the belief that all students can learn. Not only does the staff need to believe that, but the students need to believe that themselves. Regardless if a school is urban, rural, low income, middle-class, culturally diverse, research has discovered one common […]