All smiles

Photos by TOM SCOTT

The weather cooperated just in time for Rockford’s third annual Ice Festival. A wet and rainy week turned snowy with some sun for Saturday and Sunday’s event. Visitors had a great time.  

Rockford graduate uses language education to good use in travels to Spain

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Cadiz, Spain has been the home sweet home for Ashton Ferguson for the last three months. From October to December 2011, Ashton flew to Spain to live with a host family and teach English, at the same time being immersed in her favorite foreign country. Ashton studied Spanish four years at Rockford High School and […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT The Gift that keeps on Giving by DAVID KELLER Rockford School Board Trustee It was Winston Churchill that once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” While I didn’t realize it at the time, the act of “giving back” was instilled in […]

Chandler Woods teachers earn top 10 in national recognition

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Leading charter school operator, National Heritage Academies, recently recognized 41 of its 600 middle school teachers across the U.S. for their astounding middle school data based on their students’ results in math, reading, and language usage. Of these 41 top performing teachers, four Chandler Woods Charter Academy teachers took a top 10 spot on this […]

North Rockford Middle School Students of the Month for November 2011

Rachel Border 8th Grade

Rachel is the daughter of Glenn and Sharon Border. She has two siblings, Jenna and Cassie. School activities that Rachel is involved with include swimming, track and playing clarinet in the band. Rachel enjoys reading, writing, creating websites and playing her clarinet. Her favorite college is Ohio State. Rachel would like to one day become […]