Kids invited to free Rockford water polo program

Water polo is a challenging, yet exhilarating sport that is growing in popularity throughout the country. Boys and girls in grades first through eighth are invited to come and be introduced to the sport Monday, July 25 at North Rockford Middle School pool. The free program runs from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and will be […]

Rockford Chamber Women perform at prestigious recital

The Rockford Chamber Women, made up of (l–r) Shannon Pinner, Peyton Wells, Sarah Ombry, Carly Funk, Emilee Bodien, Molly Grettenberger, Jill Nelson, Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, and Director Mandy Mikita Scott, have been selected to perform at Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

It’s the highest honor a high school vocal ensemble can receive in Michigan: to perform at Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF). And once again this year, Rockford choirs were represented at the MSVMA Solo & Ensemble Recital on May 13. The Rockford Chamber Women, directed by Mandy Mikita Scott, earned this honor by receiving top […]

Rockford choirs shine at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Scott, are (front row, l–r) Peyton Wells, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Maddie Dix; (back) Carly Funk, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Molly Grettenberger, Sarah Ombry and Mrs. Scott.

Students from Rockford High School (RHS) choirs once again made a strong showing at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 19 at Aquinas College. Every ensemble from RHS received a “I” rating, the best possible score, in both performance and sight reading. These ensembles included: Chamber Singers, Chorale and Advanced Women’s Ensemble directed […]

Reds, area high school choirs bring sounds of season to diners

The Rockford High School Chamber singers include (front row, l–r) sopranos Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Sarah Ombry, Molly Grettenberger, altos Peyton Wells, Carly Funk, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Lia Branch; (back row) basses Michael Sunday, Gabe Reitemeier, Brett Wiesenauer, Jeff Millard, Matt Vermeer, tenors Tyler Quick, Jon Newell, Matt Ciejka, Connor Jewell and Scott Nadeau.

Since opening in August 2006, Reds on the River has partnered with Rockford Public Schools on numerous occasions, including co-op work opportunities, numerous fundraisers, benefits for the Rockford Education Foundation, and the Community Unity program with the sports boosters and Youth Initiative Community Service Club. One particular favorite for both Rockford High School students and […]

This weekend the Rockfrd Area Historical Society is still offering the Make It Take It Scarecrow Event. Pictured are Brian and Amber with children Macy, 7, Andrew, 5, and Caleb, 4. They are all from Rockford.

Pictured in the photo are:  Abigail Blanchard, Anna Bos, Dylan Bronkema, Evan Bruin, Cyril Casapao, Andrew Christensen, Luke Counterman, Julie Daukss, Nicole Feinauer, Zachary Forrester, Lauren Girard, Michael Greko, Molly Grettenberger, Eric Henderson, Bethany Hicks, Bethany Joseph, Stephen Knape, Joseph Kropiewnicki, Rebecca Manshaem, Devon McAvoy, Chloe McColgan, Colin McWatters, Zackary Nelson, Timothy Newberger, Cody Normington, Caitlin Orzechowski, Jonathan Panzer, Haley Pilgrim, Shannon Pinner, Caleb Post, Alexander Quinn, Gabriel Reitemeier, Christine Scales, Alexander Stembaugh, Sarah Strozeski, Sarah Verbrugge, Peyton Wells, Jessica Winkels

 Thirty-seven seniors at Rockford High School scored 30 or better on the college entrance exam. Congratulations to all students as they now decide which college is the right fit for them! Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test – last year, over 30 students also scored 30 or higher. […]