Students learn and help by volunteering their time

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union just finished their 10th year of facilitating Student Run Credit Unions in the Rockford area schools. We would like to say thank you to all the 2012-2013 volunteer Student Run Credit Union employees. The 28 student employees helped their peers save over $4,250.00 by processing over 530 transactions! We would […]

REF grant helps 31 students into 2013 Guinness book

By Megan McCall Megan McCall, first grade teacher at Valley View Elementary, presents her students with a rather unique opportunity every year in the fall: detoxifying their brains. The DETOX Program is a ten-day cleanse from ALL electronics.  It means ten days of going back to the basics of learning to play board games, shuffling […]

RHS students shine in All-State Choir

The Rockford HS Choirs and directors Mandy Mikita Scott and Katie Hillyard are proud to announce the honor of having two choir students named to the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) All State Honors Choir. Senior Katherine Tasma and Junior Spencer Kruse traveled to Western Michigan University May 9-11, 2013 to rehearse and perform […]

Rockford Rotary awards scholarship to RHS student

Seven RHS seniors participated in Rockford Rotary Club’s STRIVE program.  During their senior year they have a Rotarian mentor that connects with them weekly. “Since the program was started in September 2006, 100% of the STRIVE students that finished the mentorship program graduated. Another common result of being in the program is an increase in grade […]

Beyond the Rock students take home big checks

A new and unique opportunity recently found its way to the Beyond the Rock team this year. The Manufacturers Council Workforce Development Committee teamed up with the Kent Intermediate School District in a new video competition. Students were challenged with creating a 1-3 minute video focused on manufacturing. The goal of the videos was to […]