School Beat – August 6, 2009

Audio, visual enhancements to be installed by PETER YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Students learn better when teachers support a variety of learning styles. To provide that opportunity for teachers, multi-media projectors and sound amplification systems will be installed this summer in classrooms to enhance the visual and audio learning experience. These classroom […]

Calvin College announces graduates

Approximately 930 students participated in Calvin College’s 2009 spring commencement ceremony, which was held for the first time in the new Van Noord Arena, Grand Rapids, at the end of May. Among the graduates was Sadie Szuminski, daughter of Thomas and Patti Szuminski of Belmont, and graduate of Rockford High School (RHS). Szuminski majored in […]

Go green!

by BOB SIEGEL Principal, Valley View Elementary Being a Michigan State University (MSU) alumni and HUGE fan of the Spartans, when I first heard the phrase, “GO GREEN!” I instinctively shouted out loud, “GO WHITE!” (Green and White are MSU’s school colors—in case you missed the NCAA basketball tournament.) This past fall, Valley View Elementary […]

Rockford students awarded GVSU scholarships

Mackenzie Osbeck

Jason Baniukaitis and Mackenzie Osbeck, both of Rockford, have each been named recipients of a Faculty Scholarship to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Baniukaitis is the son of Mary and Ed Baniukaitis. Osbeck is the son of Tim and Jill Osbeck.   To be considered for a Faculty Scholarship, the recipient must have a 3.6 […]

Find quality time in the summer

by SHARON WELLS Principal, Parkside Elementary School  My college roommates live in several different states and we try our best to see each other at least once a year. As we cram our time together into a short weekend in a central location, we all rush to share the latest events of our lives, from […]