In giving to others, you get back

by KATY VANCUREN, Assistant Principal Rockford High School During the holiday season, I always am in the mood to give. I give to local charities, donate to my church, even answer the telemarketers’ calls and donate to an organization from time to time. But after watching the movie “The Blindside” recently, I started to wonder, […]

Young, Bowen named to Dean’s Lists

Austin Bowen

Adam Young, a 2007 Rockford High School graduate, has again made the Dean’s List at Jacksonville University (JU) for the fall 2009 semester. Additionally, he has been hired by Delta Academy as a certified flight instructor at JU. With less than a year of school, Young will graduate with a BA in aviation management. As […]

Local students named essay contest winners

Essay contest winners (l–r) Grant Goodfellow, Annah Hillary and Katie LaBarge earn first-, second- and third-place awards for Assumption School in Belmont. All three received award certificates.

  Three students from Assumption School in Belmont have been named local winners in the 41st annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students who earned the first-, second- and third-place awards for their school are Annah Hillary (first place), Grant Goodfellow (second), and Katie LaBrage (third). All three […]

Education Blackboard — February 25, 2010

SCHOOL BEAT RPS to utilize SchoolMessenger, another form of communication by DOUG  VANDERJAGT, Principal Rockford Freshman Center Starting in March, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has signed on with SchoolMessenger, a California-based company that provides notification services for emergency broadcasts, parental outreach and student attendance communications for K-12 education. The system is programmed to call the […]

School Beat — February 18, 2010

NRMS pilots Ram Buddies program by LARRY WATTERS, Assistant Principal North Rockford Middle School In the words of Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.” One of the choices we have made this year at Rockford Public Schools that […]