Odyssey of the Mind teams soar at state finals

Breaking all records previously set, 14 Rockford teams competed at the state finals on Davenport University’s campus against the brightest and most creative students in Michigan. Teams traveled from all over Michigan to compete, from Suttons Bay to Brighton, and creative  teams converged to compete for the top two places that will reward them with […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT When do kids learn to think for themselves? by DOUG HOOGERLAND, Principal Roguewood Elementary School When is it really that kids learn to think? Not just the academic variety either, but to actually think for themselves? And how do we provide opportunities for our children to do just that: think for themselves? Don’t […]

Rockford takes wins in Odyssey regionals

First place in Le Tour Guide and Ranatra Fusca award winners–Celia Harmelink, Blake McWatters, Tiff Behrendt, Isaac Younker, Carly Behrendt, Sydney Murphy and Ethan Babcock.

Rockford teams took plenty of wins in regional competition March 19 at Greenville Middle School. Rockford sent 24 competitive teams and five primary teams—grades kindergarten through second, non-competitive. Advancing to state finals on April 16 at Davenport University are the following. In Division I are the following teams that took first place: Cannonsburg Elementary School […]

Winterfest celebrates Michigan’s outdoors

Evan Karel talks about his birchbark canoe and the Ojibwe language.

Public invited for a day of family fun The Izaak Walton League of America (the “Ikes”) has had another busy year with many activities at the local Dwight Lydell chapter. The nonprofit conservation club has stayed active in environmental issues at the state and local levels, following their interests in water quality, energy, fishing, hunting, […]

Students see government first hand

CityTour

V.I.P. Treatment Students from Sasha Woodard’s second-grade class at Roguewood Elementary School pose with officer Ian Graham at Rockford City Hall in the garage where police keep their vehicles. The kids were wrapping up a Thursday, May 13 tour of City Hall that included the City offices, fire department and police department. The students are […]