Ram footballers participate in varied 7-on-7 contests

by RANDY GREGORY High school football teams across the country place highly divergent views on the importance of seven-on-seven passing competitions and the role they play in the success of the upcoming season. Many coaches stretch the rule to the limit and take full advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. Nike, Adidas and other […]

SCHOOL BEAT

How to Help Prevent Summer Regression by KIRSTEN MYERS Executive Director of Special Services Rockford Public Schools While summer vacation is a highlight for any child and family, it is also a time when students forget a good deal of what they learned the previous school year. As a result, the first several weeks of […]

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 […]