Rockford Odyssey takes on the world

This East Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in Division II at state competition. Pictured are (back row) Joey Miller, James Anderson, Jaci Hagedorn and Grace Garner, (front row) Bridget Lass, Sean Lausin and Rachel Cruden.

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind teams were among competitors for state titles on Saturday, April 16, and 10 of the 11 teams sent to state finals placed in sixth and above. Five teams placed third to sixth, receiving honorable mention status at state finals, and five teams will be advancing to world finals, placing first […]

Rockford teachers employ differentiation

by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary Gifted & Talented Coordinator “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”-Henry David Thoreau By nature, every student who crosses the classroom threshold requires a distinct and diverse educational plan. While our state sets the outcomes for our […]

Cannonsburg Elementary’s Kabe Beach: an Example in Excellence

Kabe Beach

Selfless student works hard, helps others Kabe Beach, age 10, is the son of Craig and Laura Beach and brother to Grant, Avri and Thang. At Cannonsburg Elementary, teachers and staff know Kabe for his integrity, empathy and unfailing ability to see others with an open heart. Kabe’s compassion and respect for those around him […]