Lakes Elementary School

Lakes Presents Olson as Example in Excellence

August 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jenna Olson, 10, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.” Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY Jenna’s eyes sparkle with fun and warmth and reveal her personality to everyone. She is self-motivated and wants her environment to be a little happier, a little nicer, a little more creative and a little [...]

Elementary students have opportunity to create works for Art Attack

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Matt Zokoe, fourth-grade teacher, led the Lakes Elementary Student Council in coordinating the first-ever Lakes Art Attack. More than one-third of the students at Lakes Elementary School participated in the first-ever art competition and creativity display at the Rockford school. Art Attack, which the students considered as their version of ArtPrize, [...]

Tale of tenacity—Eagle Scout has had long journey since Lakes Elementary

December 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Andrew Manning has completed the requirements to be an Eagle Scout. Future Eagle Scout Andrew Manning, 17, a senior at Rockford High School, thought of his former elementary school when it was time for his last Boy Scout project. The strides he’s made in his career with the organization are nothing short of amazing, as few Scouts ever make it to Eagle [...]

Rockford girl is hair hero

June 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

                    Sara Kraus, a second-grader at Lakes Elementary School in Rockford, cut off eight inches of hair, which was donated to Children with Hairloss. They will use her donated hair to make a wig for a child in need. Sara wanted to help out another child because she wanted other children to have pretty hair and [...]

Lakes Elementary School’s Alina Porter, an Example in Excellence

April 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Alina Porter, 10, is the granddaughter of Chuck and Gayle Porter and sister to Nico. Alina is described as a selfless, determined and gracious student who is wise beyond her years. She does not draw attention away from others. Even with her strong academic talents and achievements, she instead allows others to shine and is happy to celebrate their success with them. She [...]
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