Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Kisielewski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of John Kisielewski of South Monroe Street, Rockford. Kisielewski is a 2008 graduate of Rockford High School. • • •
Thursday, October 1 Super Foods Lifestyle—8 to 9:30 p.m. at International Bodyworks Fitness, 8830 Belding Rd., Rockford. In this free seminar with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, learn how to achieve amazing health benefits, 20 foods that will change your life, and how your diet is making you sick. Saturday, October 3 Rockford Fiddle Fest—“2nd Annual West Michigan Fiddle Competition,” beginning at noon, rain or shine, at Garden Club Park on the stage by the Rogue River. For more information, contest rules or registration forms, visit www.rockfordmichamber.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by Rockford Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. Flu Shots—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at D&W Fresh Market, Rockford, in the second-floor café. Cystic Fibrosis Garage Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 193 Courtland St., Rockford. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sunday, October 4 Flu Shots—noon to 3 p.m. at D&W Fresh Market, Rockford, in the second-floor café. Rockford Lions Pancake Breakfast—9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (corner of Northland Dr.), Rockford. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 5-12, and free for kids under 5. CROP Walk—2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.) at Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA, 6555 Jupiter Ave., Belmont. Donations help the food pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit, Belmont, plus national and international relief agencies. Walk 3.2 miles on the White Pine Trail. For more information or to sign up, contact Pat O’Neill at (616) 866-5131 or visit www.whitepinesumc.org. Monday, October 5 Cub Scouts Recruitment Night—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford, for boys interested in joining. Come have fun and learn more! Hosted by Pack 3228. Tuesday, October 6 Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For […]
Over 30 Rockford High School (RHS) seniors recently scored 30 or better on their ACT college entrance exams. Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test—last year, 30 students also scored 30 or higher. These students were recognized at the Sept. 28 Board of Education meeting at Rockford High School. Congratulations to all of the students for their outstanding accomplishment! For more information, please contact RHS Principal Dan Zang at (616) 863-6030.
Freshman Center now on Twitter by DOUG VANDERJAGT Principal, Rockford Freshman Center With the information age all around us, keeping our parents and other community members informed about school building news is very important. Students are actively using all the technology they can get their hands on. Texting, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, and now Twitter—people all over are keeping in contact with world around them. Finding the best method to keep staff informed can be difficult. As Rockford Public Schools adapts to the new technology, the Freshman Center introduces its Twitter page to keep parents up-to-date on the latest news and happenings at the ninth-grade campus. With the creation of FreshmanCenter on twitter.com, the administration will circulate key messages already posted on the district’s website, in e-newsletters, blogs and videos. We will now be able to communicate such things as school closings or delays and post reminders about scheduled calendar changes. As a popular free social networking and micro-blogging service, Twitter enables users to send and read each other’s updates, known as “tweets.” These tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users, known as followers, who have subscribed to them. The service is free over the Internet, and we are inviting all Rockford community members to join Twitter and add the Freshman Center as a site they would like to follow. Academic awards, technology updates to the classrooms, marking-period timelines, and other everyday building activities will be posted. The site, www.twitter.com/FreshmanCenter, is now up and running to provide you with the latest in curriculum, construction projects, and calendar information.