Local student graduates from Messiah College

Rockford resident Alexandra Steed was one of 650 students to graduate from Messiah College on May 16 during the college’s 100th annual commencement. Steed graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in humanities. She was also part of the College Honors Program. Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts […]

River Valley Academy’s Nicole Golemba: an Example in Excellence

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Industrious, conscientious student applauded for intrinsic motivation Nikole Golemba is described as a role model for both academic effort and community spirit at River Valley Academy. Being reasonable, respectful and responsible are among the qualities encouraged at River Valley Academy, and Nicole is known for her strength in all three. Staff there applaud Nikole for […]

Learning through travel

by MICHAEL HIBBELN, PrincipalRoguewood Elementary School With the school year behind us, summer break serves as a time to relax and regroup for many of our families and students. With all that our Rockford community has to offer, students have many opportunities to spend their summer days close to home. Perhaps it is a canoe […]

Families invited to host exchange students

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  Local families are invited to host international exchange students coming to the area this  fall. The students are aged between 15 and 18 and will have their own spending money and health insurance. They will attend your local high school for the 2009-2010 school year.     Host families are responsible for providing meals, […]

Reach for the world, read!

by CINDY KITZROW Director of Library and Media Services Each year the Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) reading specialists and library staff have a tradition of promoting summer reading. The theme for the 2009 Summer Reading Program is “Reach the World… Read.” The primary purpose of the program is to encourage students to read throughout the […]