Rockford Public School

Host family, outbound exchange students sought

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

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, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even [...]

Rockford grad one of nation’s top Merit winners

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that Rockford High School senior Mackenzie Young has earned finalist status. In the fall of 2009, 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Young is one of 15,000 finalists and one of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners nationwide. At Rockford High School, Young [...]

Little League ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new athletic complex

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Despite skies that produced rain throughout much of the morning, a giant step toward a bright summer was taken Saturday, May 1 when Rockford Little League (RLL) began its season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS). The skies cleared in time for the ceremony, which officially opened the district’s new athletic facilities at that location. [...]

Rockford student-athlete earns full-ride scholarship

April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford junior Amber Wobma recently accepted a full-ride athletic scholarship offer from the University of Arizona. Wobma is a Level 10 gymnast, who trains 24 hours a week at Geddert’s Twistars in Lansing. She has trained at Twistars for the past eight years, and has had a very successful gymnastics career, including USAG Region 5 (Mich., Ohio, Ill., Ind., Wis.) [...]

Shibler proposes school funding fixes

February 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘It comes down to our elected officials doing their job’   SCHOOL AID SOLUTIONS—State Representative Tom Pearce speaks at a meeting held at Rockford Public Schools between our lawmakers, school staff and recently laid off employees. Possible solutions to the state crisis in school funding were discussed. Rockford’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Shibler [...]
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