SCHOOL BEAT

Why Chocolate Milk? by JOHN HENRY, Food Service Director Rockford Public Schools As the food service director for Rockford Public Schools, I listen to both students’ and parents’ nutritional questions. A lot of the questions lately have been a result of President Obama signing into law the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act this past December. Since […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

Quinn wins MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Alex Quinn, a senior at Rockford High School, has won the Michigan State University (MSU) Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition. The Alumni Distinguished Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship offered by Michigan State University. This scholarship covers the costs of tuition, room and board, and a $1,000 annual stipend, […]

Parkside Elementary School’s Madelyn McConnon, an Example in Excellence

Madelyn McConnon

Madelyn is one to step up for what is right Madelyn McConnon is daughter to Matt and Deb McConnon and sister to Austin, Dylan and Gideon. She is described by teachers and staff at her school as a selfless student who leads by serving. She consistently demonstrates respect for others, kindness, responsibility, honesty and shows a […]

Roguewood Elementary School’s Jason Whittaker, an Example in Excellence

Examples

Young man is friend to many and defender to those in need Jason Whittaker, 11, is the son of Dean and Sandi Whittaker and brother to Olivia, Claire and Elise. He is a well-liked student at Roguewood, where classmates describe him as conscientious, responsible, hardworking, organized and a young man with leadership abilities. Jason is […]

School Beat

Parents’ Final Grade: Straight A’s! by TOM HOSFORD, Assistant Principal Rockford High School In a few short weeks, the Rockford community will complete another wonderful and successful school year! Through hard work, patience and determination, many Rockford students, staff and administrators have received state or local awards and recognition. Our district has again received “straight A’s” […]