SCHOOL BEAT — February 10, 2011

Michigan schools lying? by RANDALL C. SELLHORN Trustee, Board of Education On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Grand Rapids Press front page headline which read “Michigan schools-lying to parents? Report blasts state for hiding behind standards lower than nationally accepted” was a bit of a shock to me and, I am certain, to others. Lying? The […]

SCHOOL BEAT — February 3, 2011

Information Literacy: Building the Bridge of Knowledge  by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library & Media Services  Information literacy rose to national consciousness in the U.S. with President Barack Obama. His proclamation stated, “Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate and evaluate information for […]

Local students make Michigan Tech Dean’s List

Michigan Technological University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. To be included, students must achieve grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees are Keith Driscoll, majoring in mechanical engineering, and Justin Uhall, majoring in environmental engineering, both from Rockford. Michigan Technological University (online at mtu.edu) is a leading public […]

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

Principal Blake Bowman kicks off

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 […]