Crestwood premieres Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash

TARGETS—Dodgeball defenders Mr. Karel, Mr. Hoogerland and Mr. Tucker gear up to compete against students.

  As a new twist to school PTA fundraisers, the students at Crestwood Elementary participated in the school’s first Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash at North Rockford Middle School on October 2. Over $14,000 was raised by the students through pledges they received and food and activity fees. “The Crestwood PTA wanted to try a different […]

School Beat — November 11, 2009

Prepare your child to deal with life by DOUG HOOGERLAND, Principal Crestwood Elementary School Imagine your mother or father calling your college professor in hopes of learning the reason you earned a B- in Intro to Psychology, or calling your boss demanding to find out why you weren’t promoted, and then calling your dentist to find […]

RCS initiates Home School Partnership program

Rockford Christian School (RCS) recently initiated a community outreach program for home-schooled children in kindergarten up to eighth grade. The Home School Partnership program provides options for families who need help with advanced subjects or those that require specialized training or materials. One Partnership student recently said, “I like the science experiments!” The program offers […]

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 […]