Testing for ninth-grade honors classes sponsored by RPS Gifted and Talented Dept.

Testing for Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Freshman Center honors courses will take place at the end of April. Honors courses are offered in English and science and are carefully designed by teachers in order to meet the needs of highly able students in these particular subjects. These honors courses coincide with the RPS curriculum standards, […]

Magic of season captured with Lakes student concert

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Lakes Elementary students, friends and family celebrated the joy of the holiday season with concerts held at the Rockford High School auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The show was directed by Lindsay Yntema and featured songs of the holidays, some audience participation and a “surprise” visit by Santa,played by Principal Blake Bowman. The first half of […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Kory Youn an Example in Excellence

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Natural leader has a strong moral compass Kory Young, 14, is the son of Brian and Kim Young and brother to Brianna, 11, and Christina, 9. Kory’s teachers call him responsible, trustworthy and hardworking. “Kory is so accepting of others,” staff at ERMS said of him. “He shows that it is a good thing to […]

Education Blackboard — November 11, 2010

Mustaches for Mitchell? by MIKE WESTGATE Assistant Principal Rockford Freshman Center Yes, Mustaches for Mitchell. This year in Rockford Public Schools (RPS), a yet-to-be-determined number of brave souls will sacrifice their faces and dignities as “growers” for Mustaches for Mitchell. Our goal is to use our “push brooms” to raise as much money as possible […]

River Valley Academy’s Jordan Lee Sherwin an Example in Excellence

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Eclectic student shows calm confidence, dedication  Jordan Sherwin has a wide range of interests and experience. He is currently working on earning a certificate in welding at Kent Community Technical Center and plans to complete the Grand Rapids Community College welding program. He can sew and enjoys working on clothing. Jordan is also interested in […]