LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:  Reminder to letter writers—The Rockford Squire will run no political letters the week prior to the primary and general elections. Please submit any political letters no later than 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012. Reader supports current Cannon Township Board Dear Editor, I noticed that a group is running against the […]

Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

Maria Bomer, 11, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does Maria Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers describe her as a compassionate student with a permanent positive attitude who always tries to do her best, is honest, and […]

SCHOOL BEAT

How to Help Prevent Summer Regression by KIRSTEN MYERS Executive Director of Special Services Rockford Public Schools While summer vacation is a highlight for any child and family, it is also a time when students forget a good deal of what they learned the previous school year. As a result, the first several weeks of […]

ERMS recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Spurred by the work of the Rockford Public Schools anti-bullying committee, East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) began the 2011-12 school year seeking to become a “No Place for Hate” school. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which provides […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Shibler speaker at Golden R reunion  Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford superintendent of schools, speaks during the Golden R reunion of the class of 1962 held June 30, 2012. He spoke of the accomplishments of the school staff during a time of funding cuts. There were 46 graduates present who graduated prior to 1962, in addition to the new Golden R members of RHS graduating class 1962. At the end of the luncheon, Betty Harris Wonders played the piano while the group sang "God Bless America."

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several people have contacted me asking if I could do a column about Thor. Because many readers may not know about Thor, let’s ask the following “Nugget of Rockford History” question:  Who was Thor? Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your answer and also with your Thor […]