School Beat – June 11,2009

Going home for summer by CHARLIE BROWN Director of Security Rockford Public Schools Going home for summer may be hard to get used to for students and parents. Your parents may want you home at a certain time. Your parents may not want you to sleep until 1:00 p.m. every day, but you feel that […]

Rockford takes second in World Odyssey

TOP OF THE WORLD—The North Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took second place in their division, topped by a Singapore team by five points.

Teams have returned from their trek to Iowa May 27-30, 2009. Making the trip with the five Rockford representative teams, were 850 other teams, from the United States, and over 13 countries. Rockford placed the highest of the Michigan teams, bringing home a trophy and silver medals for their second place finish, topped by Singapore […]

Grocery gardens replanted

Cannonsburg Elementary School second-graders plant seeds in the “grocery gardens” behind Cannonsburg Grist Mill.

Don Kurylowicz, owner of the Cannonsburg Grist Mill and Honey Creek Inn, has sponsored the “grocery gardens” again for the second year, planted by Cannonsburg Elementary School’s second-graders. The grocery gardens are located behind the Grist Mill, and watched over by “Ralph,” Kurylowicz’s new moose. Kurylowicz loves to do community things, and had four garden […]

School Beat – June 4, 2009

Reflect on successful school year   by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools   I want to begin by congratulating all the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) students who earned diplomas this spring, including those from Rockford High School, River Valley Academy, and Rockford Adult Education. I wish you the very best […]

Baker College announces President’s List

Baker College of Muskegon recently announced their winter 2009 President’s List. The following full-time students earned a grade-point average of 4.0 for the winter quarter. Bradley Dubey of Rockford was included on the President’s List, as well as Sparta students Ruthanne Brinks, Philip Keller, Bethany Lovell, Larry Vawter and Arieole Wiley.