Crestwood presents Van Eck as Example in Excellence

Chloe Van Eck is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

The happiness she spreads to others brightens every day Chloe Van Eck is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd and sister to Madeline, in ninth grade, and William, fourth grade. Chloe is a student that shows perseverance. School work and social situations can sometimes be tough and Chloe always takes the proper steps to make […]

Relay for Life for survivors’ birthdays

WHY WE RELAY—Maddie Tomasko, an 11-year-old Crestwood Elementary School student was diagnosed with leukemia. She is currently in inpatient chemotherapy for six months and talks to her classmates during their recess each day on Skype. She is pictured here with her “true love,” Hunter, her Britteny spaniel. See Team Maddie at this year’s Relay.

Event is this Friday and Saturday; every Relayer has a story by BETH ALTENA Impressive numbers—$2.46 million raised and last year over 400 cancer survivors honored in the survivor’s lap of Rockford Relay for Life—prove the event is incredibly successful, but misses the point of the real impact of Relay. Carol Delp-Korzeja said the event […]

Odyssey teams head to regional competition

This Odyssey of the Mind team of (front row, l–r) Jack Hannigan, Laura Pearson, Jacob Harney, Katie Wakeman; (back) Chase Lindeboom, Logan Anderson and Eric Gridley is coached by Cathy Hannigan and Jodi Harney (not pictured).

                                                                     

Crestwood Elementary raises money for animal shelter

Five fourth-grade girls (pictured l–r) Polina Best, Alissa Butts, Haley Yeager, Dia Rozzano and Allison Hersberger from Crestwood Elementary School decide to have bake sale with all donations going to the Humane Society and Kent County Animal Shelter. With over 400 cookies, the girls raised $196.91, with no cookies left over. These girls have hearts bigger than ever when it comes to animals. There was no other charity they wanted to help. This bake sale was totally initiated by the girls as no parents assisted in their planning or sale.

Crestwood Elementary’s School Ayden Kraai, an Example in Excellence

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This All-Star has entrepreneurial spirit Ayden Kraai, 10, is the son of Tim and Christine Kraai and brother to Avery, 8, and Ellyanna, 4. Crestwood teachers and staff describe Ayden as a kindhearted student who is trustworthy and puts others before himself. “At school, if a student is treated poorly, Ayden will support that student […]