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 […]

Rockford teachers employ differentiation

by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary Gifted & Talented Coordinator “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”-Henry David Thoreau By nature, every student who crosses the classroom threshold requires a distinct and diverse educational plan. While our state sets the outcomes for our […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s 16-year goal accomplished

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D.

In 1993, Valley View Elementary became Rockford Public Schools’ first school to be recognized by the state of Michigan as a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School. At the time, we committed to having all of our schools go through the Blue Ribbon process and earn this recognition. Why? Because we want to be accountable to you […]

Our Greatest Natural Resource is Our Kids

by DAN ZANG Principal, Rockford High School “Kids these days…” This statement tends to be tossed around from time to time to describe our youth; I imagine out of frustration more times than not—perhaps a statement we run to when we don’t quite understand what our young people are thinking. I assure you, in my […]