Armed mental escapee causes district’s first Code Red lockdown

PREPARED—Belmont Elementary Principal Bill Armitage shows off the cards that are used in Code Red situations.

It is a parent’s worst nightmare. Your child is at recess at their elementary school when an armed mental patient escapes authorities within walking distance of the playground. This scenario played out at Belmont Elementary on Wednesday, March 10. For the first time in district history, a Code Red emergency procedure was called, and Rockford […]

Education Blackboard

School Beat Learning with style by BILL AMITAGE, Principal Belmont Elementary School Perhaps this has happened to you. You are sitting around the dinner table with your family. Or, if you’re like my children who are now grown and parents of children themselves, you are taking your children to an after school function. The conversation […]

Belmont Elementary’s Ethan Babcock: an Example in Excellence

Ethan Babcock

Hard-working student makes tasks fun for others Ethan Babcock, age 10, is the son of Dan and Kathy Babcock and brother to Trenten. Ethan is Belmont Elementary’s Example in Excellence because he is a person who always tries to do his best and throws himself whole-heartedly into all of his endeavors. Staff at Belmont say […]

Celebrity Red Carpet Event through Student Run Credit Unions!

This Student Run Credit Union is the “reel” deal! Red Carpet Events will be held in three Rockford area schools. Rockford Community Federal Credit Union is making savings fun in schools through a movie and celebrity themed, fully functioning “reel” Student Run Credit Union. Schools participating in programs are Belmont, Roguewood, and Our Lady of […]

Belmont Wins Book Battle

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Belmont students recently swept the Battle of the Books competition by winning all battles and the trophy. This competition has taken place annually since 1991. The competitors include teams of fifth-graders from each of Rockford’s elementary schools as well as Assumption of Belmont and Our Lady of Consolation. Students on each team must work together […]