Rockford Odyssey takes on the world

This East Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in Division II at state competition. Pictured are (back row) Joey Miller, James Anderson, Jaci Hagedorn and Grace Garner, (front row) Bridget Lass, Sean Lausin and Rachel Cruden.

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind teams were among competitors for state titles on Saturday, April 16, and 10 of the 11 teams sent to state finals placed in sixth and above. Five teams placed third to sixth, receiving honorable mention status at state finals, and five teams will be advancing to world finals, placing first […]

Rockford takes wins in Odyssey regionals

First place in Le Tour Guide and Ranatra Fusca award winners–Celia Harmelink, Blake McWatters, Tiff Behrendt, Isaac Younker, Carly Behrendt, Sydney Murphy and Ethan Babcock.

Rockford teams took plenty of wins in regional competition March 19 at Greenville Middle School. Rockford sent 24 competitive teams and five primary teams—grades kindergarten through second, non-competitive. Advancing to state finals on April 16 at Davenport University are the following. In Division I are the following teams that took first place: Cannonsburg Elementary School […]

Batang the orangutan reads The Rockford Squire

MONKEY BUSINESS—Andrew Peters, a seventh-grader at North Rockford Middle School, visited Washington, D.C., and Baltimore with his family. Here, Andrew is pictured with Batang, a 14-year-old Bornean orangutan, reading his hometown newspaper The Rockford Squire over his shoulder at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

The Rockford Squire presents Carrier of the Week

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Here at the Squire, we are thrilled to continue offering what is the first job of their lives for boys and girls in downtown Rockford. Every place you see a postal carrier on foot doing deliveries, the Squire delivers with a young man or woman who brings your paper to your door. It is one […]

North Stars shine brightly

North Rockford Middle School choir students (l–r) Eve Hillman, Michaela Jones, Aleigha Kely, Betsy Hoekstra and Emily Gordon will be performing at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on January 22, 2011.

Five North Rockford Middle School choir students have been selected to perform in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association’s Junior High/Middle School State Honors Choirs this coming January in Grand Rapids. The auditions were held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Mt. Pleasant High School. Aleigha Kely, Eve Hillman and Emily Gordon, all eighth-graders, were selected […]