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 […]

School Beat – May 28, 2009

A ‘student stimulus plan’ by BLAKE R. BOWMAN Principal, Lakes Elementary School A few weeks ago, Michigan State University’s (MSU) men’s basketball team defeated Louisville to advance to the NCAA Final Four in Detroit. Recognizing that the Spartans’ magical run through the tournament was providing a lot of positive energy for an economically challenged region, […]

Students excel beyond the walls of RHS

by STEVE LEWIS Assistant Principal, Rockford High School As a community, we are aware of the accomplishments of our students in the academic arena with nearly half of our students achieving honor roll status. While many of the students excel in the classroom, they also carry their talents into the sports arena, winning many conference […]

Bus drivers adhere to rules of the road

by JACQUIE FASE Director of Transportation Rockford Public Schools Spring is in the air and new life abounds. With the warm weather comes a renewed spirit for all. Bus loads are lighter as more students become new drivers. The young drivers are hitting the roads, enjoying their new adult responsibilities, and they are excited! Although […]

Chandler Woods to compete in Science Olympiad state tournament

Chandler Woods Charter Academy is competing in the Science Olympiad state tournament for the first time. Over 500 high school and middle school/junior high teams competed at the Science Olympiad regional competitions during February and March, and 96 advanced to the 27th Michigan State Finals to be held Saturday, May 2 on the Michigan State […]