Education Blackboard — December 23, 2009

Mrs. Grifhorst’s class from Crestwood Elementary School poses for a group picture on the steps of the Michigan Supreme Court building in Lansing.

Students see government at work Over 90 fourth-grade students, teachers and parents from Crestwood Elementary School were able to see our government at work first hand as they traveled to Lansing for their annual government field trip. The trip gave the students a chance to see how our three branches of government—the executive, legislative and […]

Letters to the Editor

Crestwood kids explain grant Dear Editor, We are the Turquoise Team at Crestwood Elementary School that received the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) grant for the “skylights” that was written about in the REF article in November. We were so excited to see our grant written up for all of Rockford to read about. We would […]

Brownie Troop 3551 earns badges

BADGES EARNED—Brownie Troop 3551 from Crestwood Elementary School earns “make-it, eat-it” badges at Blythefield Country Club with Chef Jeff Hiler. The girls made caramel apples and pizza. Pictured are (front, l–r) Claire Froumis, Sydney McCreery, Anna Hodsdon, Sophia Stauffer, Dana Brouse; (back) Lauren Kostus, Rachel Gamm, Sydney Reinke, Regan Dalton, Ashlee Wheaton, Baylie Jenkins, and […]

Rockford Education Foundation awards fall grants

LIGHT SURPRISE—The second-grade class at Crestwood Elementary School is happy to accept their requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The Rockford Education Foundation awarded this grant to the students at a recent surprise presentation in their classroom.

The second-graders in Mrs. Sanders’ and Mrs. Schroder’s Crestwood Elementary classes will have special light diffusers coming to their classrooms very soon. A student grant was awarded to this second-grade class by the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) last week. These students requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The students put […]

Crestwood premieres Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash

TARGETS—Dodgeball defenders Mr. Karel, Mr. Hoogerland and Mr. Tucker gear up to compete against students.

  As a new twist to school PTA fundraisers, the students at Crestwood Elementary participated in the school’s first Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash at North Rockford Middle School on October 2. Over $14,000 was raised by the students through pledges they received and food and activity fees. “The Crestwood PTA wanted to try a different […]