School Beat

National School Boards Association Advocacy Institute 2015 Update By Laura Featherston, Secretary Rockford Public Schools Board of Education Last week, Carol Hillman (School Board Treasurer) and I joined nearly 800 school board and state school board association leaders in our nation’s capital to advocate for strong public schools for all students. We were in Washington, […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche

The Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC) has great diversity of habitats and a variety of trails to entice family hikers. Anticipate articles highlighting individual trails to interest family members during coming months. In the meantime explore the trails to make your own discoveries. Plant communities influence the animals that can be found along trails. Hikers […]

Forest Hills Eastern High School Chorale and Concert Band perform at the Walt Disney World Resort

Students take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program in Orlando, Fla. Members of Forest Hills Eastern High School Chorale and Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney. The group traveled over 1,200 miles from Ada, Mich. to the Walt Disney World […]

Smart Snacks in Schools

By John Henry- Food Service Director, Rockford Public Schools. This past July, school districts across the country were required to follow the “Nutritional Standards” that are required by The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law by President Obama for all foods sold during the school day, not just the School Lunch Program, […]

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 […]