‘Kids helping kids’ a hit at Valley View

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So many kids are willing to help others at Valley View Elementary School that there are more volunteers than those looking for a buddy. The “Ram Buddy” is a student who has filled out an application to help another student in their daily walk at school. Some responsibilities would be encouragement, saying hello, inviting and […]

Miracle on Glen Eagle Dr.

Kelly and Sarah McGee and their two sons, Luke, 9, and Evan, 7, pose for photographers after arriving home on a City of Rockford fire truck.	photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL What follows is a story we’d like to do in depth but quite simply are lacking in words (maybe a first). The prologue to this story has already been written by one far more accomplished than ourselves. We refer you to a story written by Tom Rademacher in the Nov. […]

Rockford students among Nutcracker dancers

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Have you ever wondered how a mouse can become an angel? “No problem!” says 7-year-old Hanna Prost of Rockford. Who would think that this cute little Valley View Elementary School second grader can make that transformation effortlessly in but a few minutes, from a frightening little mouse who scares the living daylights out of Clara […]

Valley View Elementary’s Sam Corey: an Example in Excellence

Sam Corey is the son of Chris and Michelle Corey and brother to Christopher and Hannah. He is described as a kind student who goes out of his way to befriend others who may not be as socially or academically gifted. He never puts himself above others and takes the time and effort to put others at ease.

Sam Corey, natural leader, stands up for what is right Sam Corey is the son of Chris and Michelle Corey and brother to Christopher and Hannah. He is described as a kind student who goes out of his way to befriend others who may not be as socially or academically gifted. He never puts himself […]

Valley View undefeated in book battle

Valley View Elementary School students celebrate their Battle of the Books victory with librarian Sue Kaylee and Principal Bob Siegel.

Valley View Elementary School recently took first place in the Rockford Public Schools Battle of the Books tournament. The students were required to read 27 books within two to three months. They first competed within in their school and the top eight students from each school were chosen for the district-wide battle. Those eight students […]