SCHOOL BEAT

Bus Safety, How Closing School or Implementing a Two-Hour Delay is Determined by JAMIE HOSFORD Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Rockford Public Schools I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. I had several telephone conversations at the end of the 2011-2012 school year regarding the process followed when the district implements a […]

Students learn about capturing nature’s bounty

The Earth Keepers Magnet from East Rockford Middle School and their partners complete their service-learning project. Here they show off the completed garden.

Students in the Earth Keepers Magnet at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) spent last school year on a variety of projects to learn about responsible earth keeping. As a service-learning project, the 55 students identified the need to limit the amount of storm water runoff that was entering the nearby Bostwick Lake through ERMS parking […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society A major goal of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is to preserve the history of our Rockford area and to make it available to people of all ages. One very important way of presenting our history is by collecting all kinds of material and then displaying […]

Auditions Sept. 5 for Titanic play presented by Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford

It’s been 100 years since the unsinkable HMS Titanic went down in the north Atlantic, but the lives of its passengers will be revisited in the upcoming theater production “A Ship of Dreams.” Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford is holding auditions September 5 for the two-act play that traces the lives of passengers […]

Art camp has nature theme

Rogue River Community Theatre Company held their 9th Annual Summer Arts Camp at North Rockford Middle School July 16-20. It was a huge success. This year’s theme was about ecology, animals and nature: "All Creatures Bright and Beautiful." Pictured are camp members and the instructors.