Beyond the Rock takes first and second places PSA contest

The Beyond the Rock team participated again this year in the annual Distracted Driving Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest. This contest, put on each year by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, seeks to use healthy competition to get across a powerful message. This year, students had the option to choose between two slogans around which […]

Helping our students become global citizens

Lissa Weidenfeller, NRMS Principal The world is shrinking everyday due to increases in technology and transportation and becoming worldly citizens is becoming increasingly important. Traveling with school groups is an invaluable experience and something that teaches skills and builds on classroom knowledge. Not only does student travel add another dimension to their traditional classroom experiences […]

Openings still available at Creative Technologies Academy

Creative Technologies Academy, a tuition free public school academy in Cedar Springs, still has some openings in a few classes for the 2013-2014 school year according to Dean of Students, David Oldebekking. “Space is filling fast but we still have room in our middle school, high school, and FlexTrac programs.” Creative Technologies Academy is a […]

It’s summer! Go on a picnic!

It’s summer! Go on a picnic.   By John Henry Food Service Director, Rockford Public Schools   Michigan has so many fun places to go for a family picnic. What a great way to spend time with the family. One of my favorite things to do is find a remote place on a lake or […]

Rockford fifth grader learns about the joy of giving

Grace Nichols, a 5th grader at Lakes Elementary, was thrilled to receive a thank you letter from Hopeland, a 10 year old girl living in Uganda who received the shoe box gift that Grace sent to her in 2012.  Grace packs shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys for Operation Christmas Child each year […]