Local students, teachers awarded

The Kent County Education Association (KCEA) will once again be awarding student scholarships to deserving students, along with teacher and support staff awards to those exceptional individuals who make a difference in the education community. For the past 26 years, the KCEA has sponsored the “Teacher Recognition” and “Top Support Staff” Campaign in honor of […]

School funds must be kept separate

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   As we all know, the state of Michigan’s economy is in crisis mode. Unemployment is over 11 percent, and sales from a variety of businesses are down. Both of these factors have resulted in a serious decline in revenues used to fund the state’s public schools. […]

Carry out God’s call in your life

Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers has nominated two students from Rockford for consideration by U.S. Service Academies. The nominees will be considered for acceptance into the 2013 class of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students who desire to apply to U.S. Service […]

Grattan Academy hosts blood drive

Grattan Academy high school students Tyler Arnold, Kelly Woods and Barbee Ryan provide snacks during an American Red Cross blood drive hosted by the school on Wednesday, April 1. In addition to purchased snacks and drinks, the middle and high school student council members also offered donors a selection of home-baked cookies.

Beauty on display, behind the scenes

by TOM HOSFORD Assistant Principal, Rockford High School Rockford community members were treated to magical performances during the week of March 23, 2009, as Rockford High School (RHS) presented the musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This enchanted fairy tale came to life in front of five sold-out shows in the RHS Auditorium. If you […]