Education

Filing by candidates for the November General Election ended Tuesday, Aug. 12. The General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. As of the Tuesday deadline time, the following candidates had [...]

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The Rockford Area School Board discussed a number of items at its July meeting, including an update of the summer construction at various area schools, the adoption of the health and safety policies for the upcoming academic year and a contract agreement with the University of St. Thomas regarding student teaching. CONSTRUCTION Construction, which has [...]

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Filing for election begins Tuesday, July 29 and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates that have filed may withdraw up until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 [...]

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The Rockford Area School Board, District 883, discussed a number of items at its June meeting, including a new board appointment, a new music instructor, construction and the teaching evaluation process. BOARD APPOINTMENT Due to a recent vacancy on the School Board in the wake of member Peter Grimm’s resignation, the board advertised for interested [...]

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Rockford High School held its 97th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 5, in the Rockford Community Center. Speakers included Senior Class President Ellen Paatela and teacher Julie Merila, who gave the faculty address. The Rockford High School Band and A Cappella Choir also gave performances. As a tradition, the Senior Choir performed its final [...]

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The Rockford High School’s music program adds two more names to its distinguished list of accomplished musicians. Juniors Emilie Villaume and Robert Bloom recently have been accepted into the prestigious All-State club. Villaume has been named to the All-State Women’s Choir after auditioning with a recording of “Lo! Here the Gentle Lark” from the opera [...]

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City of Corcoran re-evaluates costs surrounding project By Linda Herkenhoff SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   A big change of plans concerning a varsity baseball field project on Rockford Area School-owned land in the city of Corcoran was made by a unanimous decision of the Rockford School Board at its March 17 meeting. The project has not [...]

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The Rockford Area School District “Kindergarten Round-Up” is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Registration packets have been mailed to families who are already entered into the district’s student database. Enrollment for fall 2014 will be limited to a maximum of eight kindergarten sections. If you do not live within school district boundaries, registrations [...]

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