Ram wrestler rises through adversity

Austin Scogg poses with his mother Renee after winning the 152-pound state championship in Division I.

Scogg wins state championship for his mom by JIM COOPER A state championship is never a small feat. The hard work that goes into winning a title can never be emphasized enough. Unquestionably, it’s one of the greatest accomplishments most athletes who do will ever achieve. But sometimes, it’s much more than just a state […]

Examples is a highlight of the school year’

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Examples in Excellence tenth year of students recognized Dr. Michael Shibler was the first of many speakers during the tenth annual Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference ceremony Monday, February 28 at the district administration building. Shibler called Examples a highlight of the school year. The program is a joint effort by the […]

Learn more about Rockford Spanish Immersion on January 13

Program develops cultural appreciation At Rockford Spanish Immersion, students learn the district’s core curriculum through Spanish rather than English. In other words, students are “immersed” into the language and study the same content as other students, but while doing so, naturally learn to read, write and speak in Spanish. There are three main goals of […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Kory Youn an Example in Excellence

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Natural leader has a strong moral compass Kory Young, 14, is the son of Brian and Kim Young and brother to Brianna, 11, and Christina, 9. Kory’s teachers call him responsible, trustworthy and hardworking. “Kory is so accepting of others,” staff at ERMS said of him. “He shows that it is a good thing to […]

Host family, outbound exchange students sought

Rockford Rotary is currently hosting a student from Germany, but is also looking for an outbound student. As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. In Rotary’s long-term Youth Exchange program, you’ll learn a new way of living, […]