Four Rockford students receive Michigan Retailers Association scholarships

Four students from Rockford were awarded college scholarships from the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) for the 2013-14 academic year. Chad Carlson, Jonathan Veitengruber, Allison Wilburn and Emily Wilburn were all awarded $1,000 scholarships. Carlson is a graduate of Rockford High School and will be a freshman at Hope College in Holland in the fall. He […]

Rockford students work to pay it forward

Megan Malley and Allison Lang met last spring with Ms. Bridget Cheney, principal of Congress Elementary School in Grand Rapids. The girls are part of a school sanctioned club, Rockford RH, for Rockford Honors, a group started last year when then Rockford High School senior, John Malley, Megan’s brother, envisioned donating school supplies to underprivileged […]

Summer School Age kids spend their summer fundraising

Rockford’s Summer School Age kids have been fundraising all summer (car washes, can return, penny drive, t-shirt sales = almost $1000 so far) to help a Rockford BAC Lead and parapro, Brandon Amshey, with medical expenses.  He found out last spring that he needs a heart transplant and has been unable to work since the […]

“The N.F.L. Comes to Rockford”

by Blake R. Bowman Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary   Most people have to wait until September for the return of the N.F.L. For a long eight months of the offseason, fans have to wait for the excitement of crisp autumn Sunday afternoons. The players don’t take those months off. They’re busy honing their skills so […]

Posting Elementary Class Lists

Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D. Freshman Center Principal Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources-elect   This year, Rockford Public Schools will be moving into a new world of communicating with elementary parents. It is our goal to allow parents to have immediate access to class placement information. In the past, parents had to drive to the buildings and […]