Education Blackboard — March 11, 2010

SCHOOL BEAT In three words by BOB SIEGEL, Principal Valley View Elementary Most of the good things that happen at Valley View Elementary School are not my ideas! That may seem like a startling admission for a principal to make, but it’s humbly true. We are blessed to have many talented,  bright and creative staff […]

History comes to life at Valley View museum

Valley View’s “famous Americans” enjoyed a day of living history.

Valley View Elementary was home to approximately 100 “Famous Americans” recently as they held their very first Wax Museum. Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and even Walt Disney were in attendence. All fifth grade students were required to become their character, complete with costume, make-up, props and background as part of a school project which doubled as a fundraiser for […]

Crestwood Elementary’s Amanda Eslinger: an Example in Excellence

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Known for her sunny smile and willingness to give Amanda Eslinger, 10, is the daughter of Paul and Robin Eslinger and sister to Brianna. Amanda is known as a responsible person who sets high standards for herself. Teachers at Crestwood Elementary School say that Amanda regularly goes out of her way to make a difference in […]

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

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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 […]