Rockford OM teams sweep top 10 spots at world competition

Six Rockford Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the world finals competition held at Michigan State University in East Lansing from May 26 to 29. Rockford has been involved in Odyssey of the Mind for 22 years and, for the first time, all teams competing at the world level placed in the top 10. […]

Area student receives first-year writing prize

Jillian Haverkate

Rockford graduate Jillian Haverkate, a Hope College freshman from Ada, received the Stephenson First-Year Writing Prize during the college’s annual Convocation on Thursday, April 29. The prize, awarded each semester to the author of the paper selected as the best submitted in the first-year writing course, is given to encourage young writers.

Education Blackboard — June 3, 2010

Rockford art students participate in ‘Children Make Art For Children’ by MIKE WESTGATE Assistant Principal East Rockford Middle School “Children have a very, very uninhibited point of view,” said Linda LaFontsee, who, along with the LaFontsee Galleries staff, will provide and frame all artwork for the $286 million 14-story Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital slated to […]

Rockford grad honored as Kent County High School Teacher of the Year

Kristin-Schutte

Rockford is known for having very qualified teachers. One graduate has proven that Rockford produces very qualified teachers as well. Kristin Spoelstra-Schutte, 1989 RHS graduate, has been chosen by the Kent County Education Association as Teacher of the Year. Kristin teaches at Lowell High School. She was recognized for this honor at the Kent County […]

RHS student receives scholarship to visit China

Colin McWatters (center) is the recipient of a scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer. Pictured with McWatters is Rockford High School Mandarin Chinese instructor Jeff Hayes (left) and exchange teacher Song Shuyun (right).

Rockford High School (RHS) junior Colin McWatters has been awarded a 2010-11 National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer through the U.S. Department of State (NSLI for Youth). McWatters has been studying Mandarin Chinese for three years at RHS. The NSLI-Y Summer Institute of Chinese Language and Culture aims […]