Cruden, optimist, faces adversity with confidence, compassion

Rachel Cruden 10, has recently been named as one of Rockford Public Schools' "Examples in Excellence" for 2010.

Rachel Cruden, 10, is the daughter of John and Lisa Cruden and sister to Andy, 9, and Hannah, 7, and has been named as one of the “Examples in Excellence” for 2010 through Rockford Public Schools. This hardworking student is committed to accomplishing her goals and is helpful to her teachers, her classmates and at […]

Education Blackboard — March 25, 2010

School Beat Are schools political or practical? by RANDY SELLHORN, Trustee, Board of Education I have been a school board trustee for many years now. I have come to expect certain things at certain times of the year as we move through the activities of a school year. Kindergarten roundup, graduation, budget development, purchasing buses to […]

Valley View Elementary’s Sam Corey: an Example in Excellence

Sam Corey is the son of Chris and Michelle Corey and brother to Christopher and Hannah. He is described as a kind student who goes out of his way to befriend others who may not be as socially or academically gifted. He never puts himself above others and takes the time and effort to put others at ease.

Sam Corey, natural leader, stands up for what is right Sam Corey is the son of Chris and Michelle Corey and brother to Christopher and Hannah. He is described as a kind student who goes out of his way to befriend others who may not be as socially or academically gifted. He never puts himself […]

Valley View undefeated in book battle

Valley View Elementary School students celebrate their Battle of the Books victory with librarian Sue Kaylee and Principal Bob Siegel.

Valley View Elementary School recently took first place in the Rockford Public Schools Battle of the Books tournament. The students were required to read 27 books within two to three months. They first competed within in their school and the top eight students from each school were chosen for the district-wide battle. Those eight students […]

Michigan author visits Meadow Ridge Elementary

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Jeffrey Schatzer started off March is Reading Month by presenting writing strategies and samples of his books to the kids at Meadow Ridge Elementary School. The students were entertained by Schatzer on March 3, when he presented at two assemblies, one for upper elementary and one for the early elementary. Schatzer is a Michigan author […]