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State superintendent tours classrooms and new learning center

State Superintendent Michael Rice recently learned about learning Rockford style, in classrooms at Roguewood Elementary School and the Creative Teaching and Learning Center...

Runner, reader, singer and learner, all while having fun

Teya Cotter is the new principal of Roguewood Elementary School...

A creature to comfort students: ‘She brings me happiness’

At North Rockford Middle School, a trained counseling assistance dog is helping students manage their stress, focus on their work and feel better about themselves...

Not one, but two local high school bands to play Detroit Jazz Fest

The pair of West Michigan jazz bands will be two of just six high school ensembles to play at the internationally renowned four-day festival, in its 40th year...

Creative teaching and learning? We’ve got that

The $3.2 million facility, part of a successful 2014 bond request, is set up to foster student interaction, problem-solving and project-based learning. The $174 million bond approved in May includes funds for a second center in the future...

‘Ram pride: He lived it’

When Ryan Kelley retires on Dec. 31, he will do so as an educator who’s played just about every position while always keeping his eye on the ball: the success and welfare of students...

Rockford lacrosse standout begins Air Force Academy this summer

Rockford lacrosse standout Ian Rodriguez is gearing up for the Air Force Academy this summer in Colorado...

Local students take top prizes in Dyer-Ives poetry competition

Aliya Hall of Godwin Heights High School won first place for her poem 'Hawk Island Girl' while Alissa Vezikov of East Rockford Middle School won first place for her poem 'Grief'...
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A window into two graduations!

Whether you're a high school student heading off to college or career, or a preschooler taking that next step toward kindergarten, graduation is a big deal...

Students bond with seniors by writing their stories

Fifth-graders paired up with seniors to interview and write biographies of them, forming friendships and finding connections in learning about their lives...

Young actor headed to Big Apple stage

Eric Liu qualified for a national musical theater competition by being named Best Leading Actor in the state of Michigan at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at the Wharton Center in East Lansing...

Bond requests pass in Rockford, Lowell; maintenance levy fails in Sparta

Six districts passed requests, ranging from non-homestead millages to major bond proposals for new and revamped buildings...

She starts small but thinks big: ‘I want girls to change the world’

Rockford senior Jillian Snyman is passionate about her commitment to women’s rights, combating sexual abuse and violence, and electing strong Democratic leaders...

Lakes students go green: ‘It’s just the right thing to do’

Lakes Elementary was recently named an Emerald School by Michigan Green Schools, a nonprofit supporting Earth-friendly activism among state public and private schools...

Local students recognized nationally for innovative artworks

Three students from Kent ISD high schools were awarded Gold Medals for their art entries in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards...

Ballot proposal will ask for more funds at lower tax rate

School officials will separately request a $174 million bond issue and an $11 million sinking fund on the May 7 election ballot...

Motor City Nostalgia Takes ‘Best of Show’

Rockford High School senior Kelli LeSarge made her school proud – and won a $500 scholarship for herself – with her award-winning poster at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Kelli's poster of a snazzy classic convertible...

Roguewood Runners Raise Funds and Win Pumpkins

Editor’s note: A 5K “Pumpkin Run” recently was held at Rockford’s Roguewood Elementary to raise money for the parent-teacher organization. Roguewood fifth-graders Reagan Zainea, Morgan Pelak, Sophia Nelson, Corbin Herrington and Kylie Frost filed this report. Roguewood’s first annual 5K...

Student TV Broadcasters Take Top Honors in Michigan

An impressive mix of news stories, current events features and public service recently earned the Rockford High School video production program top honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The program, “Beyond the Rock,” was named the 2015 High...
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