Lady Rams tennis takes first at invitational

Showing off their medals are (front row, l–r) Alex Stembaugh, Katie Rachon, Jill Haverkate, Mackenzie Young and Michaela Young; (middle) Nicole Strobel; (back row) Lindsay Gauger, Marjeanne Bothma, Lauren Korlewitz, Meliah Mead, Jenelle Miller, Anna Sinkevics, Heather Williams and Coach Tom Huizing. 	Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD

by LIZ SINKEVICS Rockford High School’s girls varsity tennis team made it a clean sweep at an invitational hosted by the Grant High School Tigers on Saturday, April 18, by taking first place in every flight. The event also featured teams from West Catholic and Manistee high schools. The Rams also won their first three […]

Rockford water polo snatches victory on last-second score against Hudsonville

Members of the Rams water polo team cheer after winning the game against Hudsonville.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

Loses to AA Pioneer at invitational by PATRICK KEELEY The Rams water polo team met Hudsonville at home on Thursday, April 16, in their first meeting since last year in the MWPA final game for the state title, and the fans were screaming for all 24 minutes. Rockford started the scoring and led 2-0 after […]

Belmont Elementary’s Ethan Babcock: an Example in Excellence

Ethan Babcock

Hard-working student makes tasks fun for others Ethan Babcock, age 10, is the son of Dan and Kathy Babcock and brother to Trenten. Ethan is Belmont Elementary’s Example in Excellence because he is a person who always tries to do his best and throws himself whole-heartedly into all of his endeavors. Staff at Belmont say […]

Superintendent Shibler shines in annual performance evaluation

The  Rockford  Board  of  Education  issued  the  following  summary  of Superintendent Dr. Shibler’s performance evaluation, held on Monday, April 13, 2009 Rockford Public Schools reached two significant milestones this year: Rockford Public Schools will graduate its 125th class and Dr. Shibler will complete his twentieth year as superintendent. Dr. Shibler  continued  his  professional  and  exemplary  leadership  of  the  district and  he  is generally considered the “dean” of superintendents in Kent County and throughout the State. […]

Lakes Elementary’s Olivia Sobie: an Example in Excellence

olivia-sobie

Radiant smile and sparkling greeting typical of sunny student Olivia Sobie, age 11, is the daughter of Lisa Sobie. Known by her teachers for her positive attitude, her warm smile and her willingness to lend a hand or give a kind word to a peer or teacher, Olivia is recognized by Lakes Elementary as an […]