Immersion education: the students’ perspective

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Lissa Weidenfeller,  Principal, North Rockford Middle School Immersion education in the United States is a form of bilingual education in which native English speakers are immersed in classrooms that use another language to teach the students the district’s curriculum. The purpose of this type of education differs from traditional second language classes as [...]

RHS Marching Band heads to camp

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Freshman Center was full of activity on Sunday, July 26, as the 250 members of 2015 Rockford High School Marching Band prepared to head to their annual band camp at Andrews University in Berrien Springs.   Under the leadership of Rockford High School (RHS) band director Brian Phillips, this marks the third week of band activities for the group since school [...]

Elmhurst College Dean’ List includes local student

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

James Scales, of Rockford, is among the students named to the Elmhurst College Dean’s List for the Spring Term of the 2014-2015 academic year. The Dean’s List is compromised of students, who during the semester concerned, attained a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher (out of a possible 4.00). Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles [...]

JC athletes earn academic honors

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jackson College congratulates the many outstanding student athletes who received academic awards for the 2014-15 school year! Three Jackson College student athletes received the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence — Caterina Giuliani of Italy, volleyball; Katherine Prevost of Jackson, women’s cross country; [...]

Rockford Spanish Immersion students travel to Costa Rica

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

On June 19, 2015, 16 North Rockford Middle School sixth and seventh grade Spanish Immersion students, accompanied by parents Stacy Anderson, Jeyvon Fiveash, Jennifer Gluth, and John Hoyle, teacher Maestra Clare Adamus and principal Lissa Weidenfeller, set off for an 11 day trip to Costa Rica. This was the second trip for the middle school Spanish Immersion program and is [...]
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