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All in the family: two pairs of twins go to dad’s school

For Principal Dan Zang and his four children, Rockford High School is a family affair...

A virtual world, and that includes board meetings

With permission from the governor, many area public school districts are entering new territory, hosting virtual board meetings...

School’s back! Districts begin to launch Continuity of Learning Plans

Districts statewide are rolling out individualized plans by April 28 to continue learning through the end of the school year...

STEM teachers step up to make masks, face shields using 3D printers

STEM teachers are doing their part to supply personal protective equipment to health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic...

Broadcast class video showcases teachers reading, singing, exercising

Students in Rockford High School’s award-winning Beyond the Rock class put together a snazzy video to highlight how teachers have reached out to students following the March 16 school closure...

Learning from a distance: ‘Keep them happy and keep them learning’

In this moment of social distancing, it’s an alternative way to get at the school’s aim of helping all students learn, yet in drastically different and varied circumstances...

Students reflect on benefits of yoga, family game time

Students in Shelby Denhof’s English 11A class at Rockford High recently wrote op-ed essays, as part of a unit on persuasion and argumentative writing. School News Network received a number of essays and selected two of them to publish, by Kaylie Leasher and Rachel Broekstra...

An explorer, a tropical island, a pineapple

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

A brave pig and six Siberian huskies knit together a school community in a shared reading experience

The Valley View Elementary community all read the same book aloud with their children, and topped it off with a visit from six Siberian huskies...

Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

Dance power: helping girls ’empower themselves and be themselves’

EmpowHER ½ Hour meets once a week during recess to let young girls feel their strength through the joy of dance...

To Australia with love

Area students are spearheading fundraisers to support those affected by bushfires in Australia that have been burning for months...

Band performs for fifth time at statewide music conference

The Lowell Middle School eighth grade string orchestra and the Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra also performed...

Students restore greenhouse for healthy food, tranquil space

Students from a new health and wellness class helped transform a long-neglected greenhouse into a place providing healthy food and quiet reflection...

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...

He loves welding, building new things & fixing older things

As a child he loved building things with Legos and wood, but as he got older he found working with metal to be even cooler...
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