Students learn, help peers by volunteering their time

Students from Belmont Elementary, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Consolation schools enjoy an end-of-the-year party after participating in a Student Run Credit Union program.

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union (RCFCU) just finished their ninth year of facilitating student-run credit unions in the Rockford area schools. RCFCU would like to say thank you to all the volunteer Student Run Credit Union employees in the 2011-2012 school year. The 65 student employees helped their peers save $5,300 by processing over 700 […]

Students run to help children in Haiti

Abby Wallis Stacey Chrisman, of Rockford, with a class of first graders in Haiti.

Goal is $10,000 for kitchen, classroom A determination to help those in Haiti and the generosity of the Rockford area have students well on their way to an ultimate goal of $10,000 to go to a kitchen, classroom, books and more for students in Haiti. The most recent fundraiser is coming right up and the […]

Algoma Township drops D.A.R.E. funding

Ms. Sollner’s 5th grade class, Belmont Elementary, celebrate their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with Officer Jehnzen.

Program the last in Kent County by BETH ALTENA Rockford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Shibler and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones can’t understand the reasoning for Algoma Township’s decision to discontinue their $5,000-a-year funding of the D.A.R.E. program, and they aren’t taking it quietly. Plainfield Township is also taking a hard look at their […]