Roguewood Elementary

Go Outside and PLAY

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Doug Hoogerland, Principal, Roguewood Elementary It seems that over the past few decades our legislators have become education experts who set policy based on a “more is better” philosophy when in fact they are only using a Band-Aid approach to address a deeper, systemic problem. Fact is, legislators still avoid one of the primary factors, which research has shown [...]

Rockford athlete chosen for state’s Olympic Development Team

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

James "Isaac" Nelson James “Isaac” Nelson, of Rockford, was chosen to be a member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) soccer team for the state of Michigan. ODP is the program from which our Olympic Team is chosen. They pick a team at each age group and eventually, through much development, select the national team to represent our country in the [...]

Roguewood Elementary School’s Jason Whittaker, an Example in Excellence

May 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Young man is friend to many and defender to those in need Jason Whittaker, 11, is the son of Dean and Sandi Whittaker and brother to Olivia, Claire and Elise. He is a well-liked student at Roguewood, where classmates describe him as conscientious, responsible, hardworking, organized and a young man with leadership abilities. Jason is often asked by teachers to help other [...]

Rockford Odyssey takes on the world

April 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind teams were among competitors for state titles on Saturday, April 16, and 10 of the 11 teams sent to state finals placed in sixth and above. Five teams placed third to sixth, receiving honorable mention status at state finals, and five teams will be advancing to world finals, placing first or second. This is another record set for Rockford [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

February 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Upgrade Recently I had the pleasure of an hour spent in the hope of finding my replacement when I retire from writing this column. The process involved a lot of give and take about ideas for the column and how I come up with them. Roger Allen, publisher. It’s not an easy job finding someone who can spread a little humor in the world. Checking out writers is serious [...]
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