Rockford Relay for Life begins Friday at 3 p.m. at NRMS

Since Rockford’s first Relay for Life in 2003, this little town’s event has become one of the most successful Relays in the nation. The American Cancer Society 24-hour fund raiser is really a year round event, with teams coming up with creative and fun ways to raise donations and awareness. This year’s Relay celebration begins […]

NRMS band rocks at state festival

North Rockford Middle School’s (NRMS) eighth-grade band took top honors at the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s state festival on April 23 at Big Rapids High School. “The kids were amazing,” said NRMS band director Cullen McCarthy. “This is the band’s fourth straight superior Division I rating at a festival. They received superior ratings […]

Education Blackboard — May 6, 2010

School Beat First impressions… with anxiety or confidence! by LISSA WEIDENFELLER, Principal North Rockford Middle School Did you know that it only takes 30 seconds to make a first impression? Once a bad first impression is formed, it takes approximately 20 additional encounters to change that opinion. With so much on the line, being anxious […]

Just call him ‘Fred’

WRITERS OF NOTE—Not in the least bit shy about networking, Mayor Rogers stands with book authors Bill Smith (left) and Larry ten Harmsel (right) along with Lena Meijer (center, where Fred said she belongs).

Meijer book-signing event an evening of fun by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Wednesday evening, Nov. 11, as Fred and Lena Meijer walked through the entrance of North Rockford Middle School, they were greeted by someone who said, “Hi, Fred. How are you?” With a big grin on his face, Fred’s quick-witted response was, “You […]

Student earns full-ride arts scholarship

‘If you really want to accomplish something, you can do it’ Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, may have a future in the world of art. The student who began her second year at North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) this week, has earned a full-ride scholarship to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and has also had her work […]