Education

Earthquakes were the topic of conversation at Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (REAMS) in May when third grade students worked with Mike Thomas, an engineer as well as a REAMS parent, to learn more about how engineers work together on projects locally and around the world to make our lives safer. Students were first introduced [...]

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A group of fifth grade students from Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (REAMS) participated in an Arbor Day celebration in Greenfield. Students were invited to each plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day and to help the growth of the Greenfield City Park. For the last two years, tree planting has occurred to establish over-story [...]

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Ten Rockford High School students received special recognition for demonstrating Rocket Pride throughout April. They were recognized with a certificate, awards and an honorary continental breakfast where the faculty shared why the student they nominated stood out positively in their classroom. RHS “Students of the Month” for April are, left to right, Samantha Trittabaugh, nominated [...]

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The Rockford Area School Board, at its April 15 meeting, covered a number of items including academic ranking at the high school, special events and accomplishments at the middle school, the introduction of piano lessons at the elementary level and consideration of an enhanced strength and conditioning program.   RHS Rockford High School Principal Ryan [...]

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Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” will play Rockford High School  auditorium on the evenings of Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3. The musical is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The cast and crew  — sixth, seventh and eighth grade students of Rockford Middle School-Center for Environmental Studies [...]

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The 41st Annual Minneapolis Athena Awards will be presented Friday, May 3, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The awards luncheon offers an opportunity to encourage and recognize the achievements of young female athletes from public and private high schools in the greater Minneapolis area. This year, Rockford High School senior Katelynn Pedersen will be among [...]

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Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium brought the ocean to the Rockford Galaxy Kids program during the March spring break with its interactive presentation that included live animals. The Minnesota Aquarium’s Mini-Assembly is one of their Sea Life Outreach programs that teach children about marine life and the adaptations that various sea creatures make to inhabit their [...]

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District residents are invited to attend the Rockford Area Schools Groundbreaking Ceremony for the multipurpose athletic field on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Rockford High School stadium. This is one of the district’s major upgrades made possible from the Nov. bond issue. With these improvements to the football and track stadium at [...]

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