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Reading on the bus makes the journey so much better

A new program begun this semester gives Rockford students a fun and relaxing way to occupy themselves on their rides between school and home

In its first year, high school orchestra makes ‘magical’ music

Now in its first year at the high school and fourth year overall, the Rockford strings program has quickly grown bigger since it began at the middle school level. About 270 students are part of it, including nearly 40 in the high school ensemble.

‘He took the reins, and we moved forward’

Michael Shibler is in his 50th year in education, including 29 as superintendent of Rockford Public Schools. But in a profession not known for longevity, Shibler shows no signs of slowing down

Local students push for change in wake of Florida school shooting

Students at City High/Middle School are joining the ranks of a national student-led movement to make their schools safer, stepping up where adults have failed to act
Columbine mass-shooting survivor Austin Eubanks spoke at a Rockford High School forum on opioid addiction last fall

Foundation Commits $90k to Teen Mental Health

With problems of teen anxiety, depression and suicide on the rise, the Rockford Education Foundation decided it was time to step up its efforts to address the worrisome trend. The result: a $30,000 grant for each of three school years...

Marching in King’s Footsteps for Justice and Kindness

On the day that people across America honored the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students at area schools did their part to carry on his ideals. Here are just two examples of students putting his teachings to work. North...
Hunter Denman plans to attend Grand Valley State University or Michigan State University

Student’s Design Graces Cover of District RAMS Report

Senior Hunter Denman didn’t know a lot about the RAMS reports, the Rockford Action Model for Success the district produces every three years to guide its educational goals. But he knew enough to design a cover for it.

Students Get the Lowdown on High-Tech Jobs

Remington Switzer has been “messing with computers” for most of his life, loves gaming and is interested in a career in programming. But visiting a local website and apps development firm made him realize how many ways he could...

Fourth-grade Hero Saves Dad’s Life with Quick Thinking

Heroes don't have to wear capes and leap tall buildings. Sometimes they just wear shy smiles and think fast. That's what Belmont Elementary fourth-grader Lucas Walker did one recent Sunday evening, when he noticed his father, Mark, wasn't breathing right....

A Survivor’s Story: ‘I Did Not Want to Feel’

Austin Eubanks' testimony of trauma, addiction and recovery was compelling and terrifying, beginning with horrific sounds of the Columbine High School mass shooting. He played part of a 911 call made by teacher Patti Nielson from the library, where students...

Community Forum Puts Local Names to Opioid Crisis

Austin Eubanks’ trauma began the morning of April 20, 1999, when a dozen of his classmates -- including his best friend hiding under a table with him -- were shot and killed at Columbine High School. But the trauma...

Headed to High School? Let’s Get Ready

Eighth-graders Tailynn Dersh and Kathryn Gates look over their life choices on a piece of paper, bags of beans in hand. Tailynn has a hypothetical high school diploma, giving her 10 beans to work with. Kathryn, with a graduate...

What Does This Artwork Meme to You?

When assigned to create a portrait of someone she admires, Megan Lindeboom didn’t have to look far: Grand Rapids’ own Betty Ford, First Lady to President Gerald Ford. The senior was drawn to Betty Ford’s publicly sharing her bout with...

Rockford’s Roguewood Elementary says ‘bienvenido’ to School News Network

If you want to look into what is going on in schools around West Michigan, there is a tool that gives you the inside scoop. School News Network covers 20 Kent ISD public school districts and depicts what the...

New Facilities a Boon to Arts and Athletics

Eva Bultman played clarinet to the accompaniment of Beckett Vigh on piano, in the spacious new band room of Rockford High School. Outside, more than 300 marching band members rehearsed for that Friday’s football game, but in here it...

Students Protect the Rogue, Leaving a Legacy

A little less stormwater will flow into the Rogue River this summer, and hopefully less litter and pollutants too, thanks to a joint project of East Rockford Middle School sixth-graders, Trout Unlimited and the Lower Grand River Organization of...

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

Roguewood’s first annual 5K Pumpkin Run was held on Oct. 15 with around 640 participants. The Pumpkin Run helps raise money for the PTO so we can do fun events like after-school activities, Donuts with Dad, Mornings with Mom,...

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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