Odyssey of the Mind teams soar at state finals

Breaking all records previously set, 14 Rockford teams competed at the state finals on Davenport University’s campus against the brightest and most creative students in Michigan. Teams traveled from all over Michigan to compete, from Suttons Bay to Brighton, and creative  teams converged to compete for the top two places that will reward them with […]

Local students share love of reading

A second-grade student from Mrs. Linsley’s class at Parkside Elementary School shares a book with a student from Mrs. Behrenwald’s preschool class.

To celebrate March is Reading Month, the students at Parkside Elementary School visit the preschool classes in the Community Education building. The students from Parkside share their love of reading with the young students by getting to know them, reading to them, giving them books that were written by Parkside students, and sharing a snack. […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT Be the Change by PRINCIPAL LARRY WATTERS Parkside Elementary School In the past few months as many adults were struggling with sticking to their New Year’s resolutions, a group of Rockford fourth-grade students were presented the opportunity to resolve themselves to making a difference in the world. Their task was to take two […]

Fire department douses children for fun

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                        The Rockford Fire Department helped make the last few days of the Rockford Public Schools Summer Kids Rock program full of fun as they brought two fire trucks to the Parkside Elementary School playground and sprayed water into the air for the kids […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Lessons Learned by LARRY WATTERS Principal, Parkside Elementary School There is a poem and poster entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum that I had hanging in my classroom years ago. Some of the significant instructions Fulghum had listed on the poster include: “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t […]