Valley View fifth-graders build burgers


Students in Mrs. Icabone-Berg’s fifth-grade class at Valley View Elementary invent some crazy burgers as a response to a contest sponsored by Red Robin restaurants. Students worked as a team to design and create original burger recipes using a total of eight unique ingredients. Teamwork was not the only focus area. With the help of […]

MEAP students ‘detox’ prior to testing

Valley View Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, Megan McCall, recently developed and implemented a 10-day “detox” program for students leading up to the M.E.A.P. testing period, which took place in September. Valley View students and their families were encouraged to follow the program prior to the testing. The “detox” entailed a commitment to no audio-visual exposure, […]

School Beat — October 15, 2009

Keeping our schools safe and secure by CHARLIE BROWN Director of Security Rockford Public Schools As a result of the recent national news stories about school safety, we want to assure you that the security and well-being of our students and staff are of the most importance at Rockford Public Schools (RPS). Staff and students […]

Rockford students shine on ACT

Kathleen Bomer, Fiona Clowney, Kyle Cook, Marina Csomor, Michael Dix, Brian Ginebaugh, Jeffrey Gleghorn, Ashley Gremel, Nathaniel Harrison, Allison Huyser, Olivia Kacsits, Ashley Kasul, Megan Kelley, Sarah King, Emily Kolenda, Tatiana Martinez, Amelia Randall, Mitchell Reyers, Bennett Riddering, Ryan Romain, Lindsey Schaberg, Erika Schnelle, Ashley Scrimger, Connor Smith, Rita Snyder, Andrew Stephens, Nicole Strobel, Brian Talsma, Connor Thelen, Sarah VanderHyde, Jennifer Wallsteadt, Joshua Winkelmann, Mackenzie Young, and Kyle Brown are among the Rockford students who scored 30 or better on their recent ACT exams.

Over 30 Rockford High School (RHS) seniors recently scored 30 or better on their ACT college entrance exams. Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test—last year, 30 students also scored 30 or higher. These students were recognized at the Sept. 28 Board of Education meeting at Rockford High School. […]

School Beat – October 1, 2009

Freshman Center now on Twitter by DOUG VANDERJAGT Principal, Rockford Freshman Center With the information age all around us, keeping our parents and other community members informed about school building news is very important. Students are actively using all the technology they can get their hands on. Texting, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, and now Twitter—people all […]