Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

Maria Bomer, 11, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does Maria Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers describe her as a compassionate student with a permanent positive attitude who always tries to do her best, is honest, and […]

Grand Valley State University announces dean’s list

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) announces the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the winter 2012 semester. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The honor is noted on the students’ official records. GVSU is dedicated […]

Hope athletes named to 2011-12 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2011/1012 Academic Honor Roll of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) includes 199 student-athletes from Hope College. The academic awards program is administered by the faculty representatives of the MIAA member colleges. The 23rd annual Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the year. Among the Hope […]

MacGregor votes to save Michigan teacher retirement plan

Reforms will save area districts nearly $9.3 million by 2014 The Michigan House recently approved legislation to save the state’s teacher retirement system, saving almost $16 billion for Michigan taxpayers and allowing more money into the classroom to benefit students, state Rep. Peter MacGregor announced. Senate Bill 1040 reforms the Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement […]

ERMS recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Spurred by the work of the Rockford Public Schools anti-bullying committee, East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) began the 2011-12 school year seeking to become a “No Place for Hate” school. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which provides […]