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 […]

Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day 2010

Members of Brownie Troop 3360, (l–r) Iris Sneden-Smith, Aleiyah Nelson, Kaithlyn Myckowiak and Elizabeth Kinney, show off their paper flower hair decorations they made at the Mexican booth.

Over 100 Rockford Girl Scouts, leaders and parents gathered together at Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) to celebrate the 84th Annual World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Thinking Day on Saturday, Feb. 27. This special day is celebrated around the world as Girl Scouts and Girl Guides set aside time to think […]

OLC kids collect winter gear for giving

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Kindergartners and preschoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School in Rockford learned about Christian charity this Advent season. After reading a recent article printed in the Advance newspaper stating the need for children’s coats, Mrs. Huffman and Mrs. Milan decided to take action. The children learned about giving from the heart and helping others who […]

Belmont Wins Book Battle

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Belmont students recently swept the Battle of the Books competition by winning all battles and the trophy. This competition has taken place annually since 1991. The competitors include teams of fifth-graders from each of Rockford’s elementary schools as well as Assumption of Belmont and Our Lady of Consolation. Students on each team must work together […]