Showers enrolls at University of Evansville

Shain Showers of Belmont has enrolled at the University of Evansville. Showers, majoring in finance, joins an entering class defined by its strong academic ability and diversity. Members of the freshman class averaged 1,176 on the SAT’s critical reading and math components. (The national average, as reported by SAT, is 1,011.) They also scored an […]

Western Michigan University announces graduates

Students from Rockford are among those who earned their degrees from Western Michigan University (WMU) in the spring 2012 class. Matthew Troyanowski earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary professional education. Paul Christopher Werkema earned a bachelor of arts in history. Amy Marie Goei earned her master of arts in counseling psychology. Nick Gene […]

Schroder earns bachelor degree

Hans Schroder, a 2008 Rockford High School graduate, received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Michigan State University (MSU) in May. Schroder will continue at MSU as a graduate student in clinical psychology, a six-year program. His research focuses on how the brain responds to mistakes and the implications this has for understanding […]

Students release salmon as end to unique classroom project

Isaiah Villerius, in yellow, releases about 30 salmon smolts into the Rogue River in mid-May as part of East Rockford Middle School seventh graders’ Salmon in the Classroom project.	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) students ended a unique classroom experience with a field trip to the Rogue River and the release of about 30 Chinook salmon smolts into the river. The program, Salmon in the Classroom, was funded by the Grand River Fly Tyers and involved a partnership between the […]

Great Start Readiness program to be offered at Rockford

Starting in fall 2012, Rockford Public Schools will partner with Kent Intermediate School District (ISD) to provide a new option for at-risk preschool students. The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) will be housed in the Community Services Building, located at 350 N. Main Street. The program, administered and managed by the Kent ISD, provides services […]