School Beat – August 20, 2009

What makes a good coach by TIM ERICKSON  Director of Athletics Rockford High School As I pass by the students each day, many of them greet me with, “Hey Coach!” or, “What’s up, Coach E?” Although I have not actually called the plays or paced the sidelines for several years, I still do some coaching—but now, […]

Rockford High School hosts Chinese exchange teacher

Rockford High School (RHS) students studying Chinese during the 2009-2010 school year will participate in a learning experience unlike any other students in Michigan. Song Shuyun, an exchange teacher from Mainland China, will team teach in the Chinese language program, which is in its fourth year. Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is one of only 24 […]

MCC announces spring 2009 honors lists

The Montcalm Community College spring 2009 semester honors lists include 596 students. Of these, 308 students obtained a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average (GPA), earning them a place on the President’s Honors List or the Part-time President’s Honors List, and 288 students earned a place on the Honors List or Part-time Honors List with GPAs […]

School Beat – August 13, 2009

by RYAN KELLEY, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum If you are the parent of a high school student, you are aware that the State of Michigan has increased the number of courses that are required to graduate—the new requirements are known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). Among these new requirements are four years of […]

School Beat – August 6, 2009

Audio, visual enhancements to be installed by PETER YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Students learn better when teachers support a variety of learning styles. To provide that opportunity for teachers, multi-media projectors and sound amplification systems will be installed this summer in classrooms to enhance the visual and audio learning experience. These classroom […]