Zumba Exercise also REF fundraiser

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Second grade teacher Natalie Maj works hard to motivate the students in her Meadow Ridge Elementary School classroom. But it’s her second job that stretches the limits of her ability to motivate. Maj is a Zumba instructor, combining her ability to teach with her passion for fitness. The fast-paced, get-up-and-dance exercise program fuses Latin rhythms […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s 16-year goal accomplished

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D.

In 1993, Valley View Elementary became Rockford Public Schools’ first school to be recognized by the state of Michigan as a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School. At the time, we committed to having all of our schools go through the Blue Ribbon process and earn this recognition. Why? Because we want to be accountable to you […]

Presidential Letters Go All the Way to the White House

Zach Juliena and Kameron Ford have a few things to say to President Obama. Their letters will be published in a book and presented to the President.

Who wouldn’t like the chance to steer our highest elected official in the right direction for the United States? For two Meadow Ridge Elementary students, words to the country’s new president are to become a page in history. All three fifth-grade classes at Meadow Ridge took part in a nation-wide project by kidthing, Connecting Kids […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s John Hammer: An Example in Excellence

Student ‘a great questioner with uplifting personality’ John Hammer, age 11, is the son of Tom and Lynn Hammer and brother to three little sisters, Maggie, Natalie and Dana. At Meadow Ridge Elementary, John is recognized for being a kind, thoughtful and reliable student. He is a hardworking boy who is quick to offer assistance […]

Food Stimulus

Mrs. Barton’s fourth-grade class from Meadow Ridge Elementary took time during their Valentine’s party to decorate sugar cookies for families in need of a little “heart.” The residents of Vern Barry Place in downtown Grand Rapids enjoyed being served a spaghetti lunch followed by the beautifully decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies. In the economic times we […]