Rockford students earn night with movie stars

Kaleigh Blockland of Rockford is pictured with stars of the movie “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy.” Blockland, along with other Rockford students, was among essay contest finalists who earned a ticket to the movie premiere on Thursday, May 10 at Celebration North Cinemas.

A Rockford fourth-grader was among students who responded to an essay contest and were chosen as winners to attend the premiere of a Michigan movie. Kaleigh Blockland, who attends Valley View Elementary School in Mrs. Patzer’s class, was among winners who were treated to the movie “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy” and met the […]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part II

Second-grader Kyle Weston and third-grader Callen Doyle are the winners of Nooks at Valley View Elementary School for being the top two students raising money at a mini-relay event for Rockford’s Relay for Life. Kyle raised $500 and Callen raised $510 in pledges. Both students are still hoping to raise more money before this weekend’s Relay for Life event. 	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER This is a continued summary of what each school in Rockford Public Schools has come up with to contribute to the Rockford Relay for Life. Encouraging each school to organize their own fundraiser has been a goal of Relay organizers from year one. Last Friday through Saturday, May 18-19, from 3 […]

Kellermeier named to GVSU dean’s list

Megan Kellermeier

Megan Kellermeier of Rockford was named to the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. To be eligible for the dean’s list you must carry 12 credits and achieve a 3.50 grade-point average or better. Kellermeier has been accepted for the fall of 2012 to the […]

NRMS bands rated superior

On May 3, both the seventh-grade concert band and eighth-grade symphonic band from North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) traveled to Big Rapids High School to perform at the State Band Festival. Both received Superior Division I ratings from all three concert judges as well as earning a Superior Division I rating from the sight-reading judge. […]

Rockford congratulates its 2012 MSVMA All State Honors Choir members

Rockford High School honors All State Honors Choir members.

The 2012 MSVMA All State Choir list has been published and Rockford again boasted one of the largest school groups in the state when the choir met at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University May 10-12. This is one of the state’s highest honors for a chorister. Out of the thousands who […]