Food and fun fundraisers help with boy’s treatment

MAX AND MORE—Nine-year-old Max Manciu has been receiving treatment for the rare disorder he suffers from and can now walk, talk and run. Two local fundraisers will help his family continue his treatment.

Rare treatment has seen success “Max Matters!” invites the public to participate in a pair of fall fundraisers that will help a local boy with a rare disorder continue treatment that is seeing continued success. Max Manciu, now age 9, has a peroxisomal disorder that is very rare and is inherited from both parents. With […]

SCHOOL BEAT

New School Year—Many New Chances to Get Involved by AL REICKARD Assistant Principal North Rockford Middle School Summer is over and a new school year is starting. Rockford middle schools’ administration and staff are eager and ready to start another great and successful journey with our students. The start of a new school year marks […]

Local students graduate from WMU

Three Rockford students are among those who graduated from Western Michigan University in June 2012. Robin David Dine earned a bachelor of science in psychology. Rachel Bernice Siegel earned a bachelor of fine arts in dance. Mallory Ellen Stephens earned a bachelor of science degree.

Several Rockford schools recognized as Green Schools

Last April, five of Rockford’s public schools have earned a Green School Certificate in the Kent County and Kent ISD Green School Awards Program. There were 79 Green School awards given to schools within Kent ISD this year. Awards recognize the extensive environmental work of educators and students. Rockford earned this certificate for their work […]

Showers enrolls at University of Evansville

Shain Showers of Belmont has enrolled at the University of Evansville. Showers, majoring in finance, joins an entering class defined by its strong academic ability and diversity. Members of the freshman class averaged 1,176 on the SAT’s critical reading and math components. (The national average, as reported by SAT, is 1,011.) They also scored an […]