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Early Childhood Success by SHARON WELLS Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary School What happens when you take 185 developmental kindergarten students and all of their teachers and put them in one school for the first time? Amazing collaboration and magical results! The 2011-2012 school year was the maiden voyage for having all of our youngest learners […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary School’s Nate Kolenda is Example in Excellence

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‘Quiet leader’ understands importance of helping others Nate Kolenda, 11, is the son of Kevin and Stacey Kolenda and brother to Owen, 8. Nate is known as a student who always gives his personal best. He is described by his teachers at Meadow Ridge as “a quiet leader” and one who leads by example. He […]

Student art on display

Jim Bodener interviews Joshua Haskell, a third-grader from Our Lady of Consolation School.

Bishop Hills has hosted a local art show for many years in April. The winners from every elementary school in the Rockford area are on display. The residents are always impressed with the extraordinary talent of these young art students. Thursday, April 14, a reception was held. The residents, teachers, parents and friends were able […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s Jake Fath, an Example in Excellence

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Self-determined young man a quiet leader in classroom Jake Fath, 11, is the son of A.G. and Amy Fath and brother to Ryan, 3. Jake is a caring student, who is eager to help his classmates. This self-determined young man is a quiet leader in the classroom who motivates others by his example. His teachers say […]

Michigan author visits Meadow Ridge Elementary

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Jeffrey Schatzer started off March is Reading Month by presenting writing strategies and samples of his books to the kids at Meadow Ridge Elementary School. The students were entertained by Schatzer on March 3, when he presented at two assemblies, one for upper elementary and one for the early elementary. Schatzer is a Michigan author […]