Rockford Education Foundation calendars available now

  Do you want to know when the Rockford Harvest Festival takes place? Are you interested in the dates for conferences, school holiday vacation dates and events at your particular school? You will find the dates of conferences, exams, the high school musical, and the Farmer’s Market. You can find all of these and much […]

Zumba Exercise also REF fundraiser

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Second grade teacher Natalie Maj works hard to motivate the students in her Meadow Ridge Elementary School classroom. But it’s her second job that stretches the limits of her ability to motivate. Maj is a Zumba instructor, combining her ability to teach with her passion for fitness. The fast-paced, get-up-and-dance exercise program fuses Latin rhythms […]

What’s up with the big green footprints?

Sue Arend (R) REF Administrator and Rockford High School senior Shelby Jacobs (L) announce the “Selling of the Sod” event.  Jacobs is currently serving as a RHS Co-operative Intern with the REF under the mentorship of Arend.

Buy your own piece of Ted sod by Cliff and Nancy Hill It’s spring and miraculously the downtown sidewalks have sprouted pairs of big green footprints.  What’s up with the feet?  Turns out that the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) in a joint venture with the Rockford’s Football and Band Boosters had the feet placed on […]

Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

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The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over […]

February Phone-a-thon to Benefit Rockford Education Foundation

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The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 24, 25 and 26, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford School District to ask for donations. The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the Rockford area. “We typically give back around […]