Rockford High School’s Patrick Kolehouse: an Example in Excellence

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Many talents and great heart exemplify Patrick Patrick Kolehouse, age 16, is the son of Don and Debie Kolehouse and brother to Rob, Mike and Kristin. When asked to describe Patrick, teachers at Rockford High School call him determined, helpful and showing great initiative. Patrick is motivated and willing to lend a hand, as evidenced […]

School Beat — June 25, 2009

Addressing teens’ cell phone use by DAN WARREN, Principal East Rockford Middle School We have arrived at a place in our lives where we are instantly connected to each other through technology. It only takes a few seconds for us to connect for a conversation with just about anyone in just about any place in the […]

Begin earns veterinary medicine degree

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Kirsten Begin has been awarded the doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received the degree during commencement and hooding ceremonies on campus May 8, 2009. Begin is the daughter of Neil and Lynn Begin of Belmont and a 2001 graduate of Rockford High School. At the College […]

Rockford Ace Hardware donates to school landscape project

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Valley View Elementary students wrapped up the year with a beautification project made possible by donations of supplies by Rockford Ace Hardware. According to organizer Katy Nelson, fifth-graders there worked hard putting in eight bags of cedar mulch, eight bags of peat moss, six bags of topsoil, one crab apple tree, two lilac bushes, two […]

School Beat – June 18, 2009

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Have a safe, enjoyable summer vacation! by LAURA FEATHERSTON Trustee, Board of Education I can’t even believe it. As I write this, there are only five days of school left. It is such a trite thing to say, but it seems like just last week we had our welcome back assembly for the staff, the […]