School Beat — November 5, 2009

Bus safety, determining delays, school closings by JAMIE HOSFORD Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Welcome to another school year. We look forward to many successes for you and your children throughout the 2009-2010 school year. The Rockford educational community, along with the entire Rockford community, is truly a special place to live, grow and learn. It […]

Rockford Rams Check Program a success

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union donated a check for $500 to Rockford Public Schools for their participation in the Rockford Rams Check Program. The check was presented at a recent Rockford Rotary Club meeting, following a profound speech from Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler on the desperate financial situation the Rockford school district is facing. The […]

ERMS students participate in WMU Honor Band

Seven students from East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) were selected to participate in the Western Michigan University All-Star Middle School Honor Band. The students were accompanied by Rebecca Kilgore-Longtin, ERMS band director. The event took place on October 27 at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University. The selected students spent the day […]

School Beat — October 29, 2009

Rockford Intramural program offers many opportunities by MIKE WESTGATE Assistant Principal East Rockford Middle School A comprehensive education calls for learning both in and outside the classroom. Co-curricular activities are not a diversion but rather an extension of a good educational program. Study after study shows that students who participate in these types of activities […]

6+1 Writing Fun visits Chandler Woods

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Laughter and learning fills the gym as Jim Mitchell from 6+1 Writing Fun visits Chandler Woods Charter Academy in Belmont. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade were exposed to all 6+1 writing traits with interactive examples of how the traits apply to their own compositions. 6+1 Writing Fun is an upbeat, live action language arts […]