Assumption welcomes new principal; construction of new science lab

Returning students, teachers and families were not only greeted with bulldozers and dump trucks at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Belmont – there was a noticeable new face among the more than forty new students, Greg Apkarian. Apkarian joins Assumption as its new principal after Mike Micele retired, ending his six-year […]

Schools for profit or principles

Schools for profit or principles   Randall Sellhorn, Board of Education Treasurer   Being a school board trustee has been a concurrent career for me. By vocation I work for a national insurance company. By choice my career of significance is being an advocate for the students attending our community schools. I read a great […]

RHS Arts Student of the Week, Lyssa Daniels

This week’s RHS Arts Student of the Week is Senior Lyssa Daniels, nominated by theater teacher Kaelynn VanBuren. In nominating Daniels, VanBuren says, “During our summer stock production of Urinetown, Lyssa really found a new level of creativity. As her teacher and director I was impressed by her growth and commitment.” An arts lover, Daniels participates […]

Supplies For Students making a difference and has its biggest event yet

Have you seen a flyer attached to your mailbox this August? It was probably the Rockford High School Supplies for Students flyer that seems to turn up around this time of year asking for donations of new or gently used school supplies and books. This year the high school club has formed a partnership with […]

Michigan Department of Education’s Scorecard Changes in Measuring Accountabilit

  As part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was created as a way to measure educational standards within public schools. In Michigan, AYP measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) for high schools. Other […]