July 21 2011

Clowning around at Townsend Park

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford High School 2011 graduates Kailey Geldhof and Katie Chapin had fun hamming it up at an open house party on June 26 at Townsend Park. They are pictured with the screens used to cover food at the party. Photo by Jeff Empie of [...]

Artist group holds annual sale

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, July 9, the Rogue River Artists Association held its annual Garden Sale & Show at the home of Shirley Dean in Rockford. The show was well attended and the weather cooperated for once for the show—no rain! Artwork from 15 of the association’s artists was on display under tents in Dean’s gardens, and included original paintings, handcrafted purses, [...]

Bringing home the bacon

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

This beautiful male bluebird is reaching deep into a glass dessert dish in order to pick-up offered wax worms/mealworms. Mr. Bluebird is capable of handling 6 at a time in order to return to a nearby nesting box where Mrs. Bluebird and 6 fledgling chicks await. If you are fortunate enough to have a nesting bluebird family on your property, you can purchase mealworms [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford student awarded GVSU scholarship  Eric Henderson of Rockford has been named a recipient of a Faculty Scholarship to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). A recent graduate of Rockford High School, Henderson is the son of Phil and Laura Henderson. To be considered for a Faculty Scholarship, the recipient must have a 3.6 high school grade-point average (GPA), a [...]

SCHOOL BEAT

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Equipping our students for the 21st Century  by PETER J. YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Rockford Public Schools (RPS) entered into a partnership with Steelcase a year ago to study the environmental impact of a traditional classroom design. The current traditional classroom design uses a hierarchal configuration of the teacher at the front of the [...]
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