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Local students respond to Oxford shootings: ‘This should not be normal’

Area students share their thoughts in the wake of the latest U.S. school shooting, this time fewer than 200 miles away...

After more than 50 years, Shibler closes door on ‘incredible career’

By far Kent County’s longest-serving superintendent, Michael Shibler retires Dec. 31 after 32 ½ years leading Rockford Public Schools...

New scholarship honors longtime superintendent

The Rockford Education Foundation has established a new scholarship for graduating high school seniors in honor of Rockford Public Schools’ longtime, retiring superintendent...

Teaching the future teachers

Kent Career Tech Center students get hands-on teaching experience as part of the new Teacher Academy program...

Marching band racks up another national parade performance

For the second time in four years, the Rockford High School marching band has learned that they’ll be performing for a national audience...

Laser tag advocate, magician, teen empathizer

Derek Dillon is the new assistant principal at the Rockford Freshman Center. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Pandemic-era teaching no longer ‘an impossible task’

Teachers from Cedar Springs and Rockford share their “Lessons of the Pandemic” experiences with School News Network...

Assistant principal grateful for ‘overwhelming’ statewide honor

North Rockford Middle School Assistant Principal Al Reickard has been named Michigan’s 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year...

District leaders: equalized state funding historic step toward equity

A $17 billion school spending plan for the first time equalizes per-pupil funding for all schools in Michigan – a prime goal of Proposal A more than 25 years ago...

A fire truck, real firefighters and a spray hose = ‘best day ever!’

For Fire Prevention Week, kindergartners at Lakes Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Lt. Matt Alles and firefighter Ed Lockhart of the nearby Cannon Township Fire Department...

Gunner, another counseling dog, joins Chillie as greeter, morale booster

The Rockford Education Foundation recently welcomed Gunner the golden retriever to the high school counseling program as a counseling dog...

Head of human resources chosen as interim superintendent

Korie Wilson-Crawford, head of human resources, will serve as interim superintendent while the school board searches for a successor to longtime Superintendent Michael Shibler, who retires Dec. 31...

‘Whatever it takes’ to support students

Tom Hosford is the new principal at Rockford High School’s 10-12 building...

And the wheels on the library go round and round

The Rockford Book Bus is a new addition to learning resources in Rockford this summer, making four stops a day in a converted school bus to bring books to children and families...

Shibler to step down as district superintendent at year’s end

Michael Shibler, Kent County’s longest-serving superintendent and an educator for more than 50 years, announced his retirement as head of Rockford Public Schools, effective Dec. 31...

Campsite classroom lets children learn in and from nature

Students at Valley View Elementary got to explore nature and reading thanks to a parent volunteer collaborating with teachers...
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