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In the mood for music? Student musicians present collage concert

‘Musical Moods,’ a recruiting tool for high school students, is a long-standing tradition, started 73 years ago. The performance debuts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26 in a livestream format...

New courses allow students to earn IT certifications

A new program at Wyoming High School offers the opportunity for students to earn credentials in information technology, helping pave the way toward in-demand, high-wage computer jobs...

‘These kids just really want to be singing’

Determined to bring back choir in a safe manner, this teacher made changes to her classes based on the latest scientific research and best practices by fellow teachers...

Marching on

The plan is to continue regular rehearsals and to host a number of community events, to be determined...

Virtual career exploration a hit with students

The district helped shape the online program, which is now being used to varying degrees by a handful of area schools...

Celebrating senior singers with a final concert, virtually

Over 120 choral students in grades 9-12 will join voices in a virtual choir to celebrate the graduations of about 45 senior singers, in a prerecorded concert to be posted on the Rockford Choirs YouTube channel...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

A student’s poem of hope for a tough time

Tanith Frank, an eighth grader at North Rockford Middle School, sounds notes of courage and determination in her poem about getting through this challenging time, together...

The show might go on

Months of preparation and rehearsal suddenly seem for naught as school plays and musicals are postponed...

The Best of Jazz

Trumpeter Marcus Printup brought the jazzy notes of Duke Ellington to Byron Center High School recently, where he spent a full school day with the jazz band rehearsing classics...

New academy preps students for hospitality, tourism careers

A new academy at Ottawa Hills High School aims to prepare students for good careers in hospitality and tourism...

Working from concrete to abstract in Algebra 2

Popsicle-stick Ferris wheels are just one more way to teach important mathematics concepts at Kelloggsville’s 54th Street Academy...

Looping through layers of sound with a cool new pedal

A looper pedal and related equipment for the high school orchestras were purchased through a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

A really big yellow chair gets new colors

Students in Tonya Woods’ independent study class will be decorating the 'Big Yellow Chair' for the village of Middleville throughout the month of March...

A formula for teaching algebra

Forget cramming study guide notes before a test...

An explorer, a tropical island, a pineapple

The state-wide contest is in its eighth year...
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