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Rockford @ Holt

HOLT, MI (WZZM) -- A battle of Rams was also a playoff rematch Thursday, as Rockford looked to avenge a bitter defeat on the road in Holt.

Holt lead 17 -7 in the second quarter.  Connor Darby powered his way in from five yards out to cut the Holt lead to 17 - 14.

Steve Mette tied the game 17 - 17 at the half.

In the third quarter Holt's Jake Gallimore took the ball 67 yards down to the one yard line.  Holt was able to make the touchdown to make it 24 - 17.

Rockford tied it with an interception by Shane Showers.

In the end Rockford beat Holt with a late field goal to post a final score of 27 - 24.

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New student dropoff rules at North Rockford Middle School

ROCKFORD, MI (WZZM) - During the summer months the parking lot at North Rockford Middle School was reconstructed.

As a result the drop off point for students has changed.  Parents dropping off students must use the Lincoln Street entrance / exit.  The entrance on 10 Mile will ONLY be used by busses.

Your cooperation will help with the efficeint flow of traffic in the morning and afternoon hours.

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/3348612/?sub_id=245735.

Rockford Public Schools - Welcome Back!

From: Rockford Public School District News Letter

Welcome to the 2010-11 school year! As I am writing this, it’s hard to believe that the school year is fast approaching. It seems that Summer has just started. Perhaps it’s the fact that my wife and I have a Senior, another one beginning his high school career, and our youngest graduating from elementary school this year. I hope you all have had the opportunity to spend some precious time with family and friends this Summer; we look forward to many successes with you this school

Over the past few months, the district has been busy with completing its construction activities. Along with the new construction that was completed in 2009, the 2008 Bond monies have also been used to add an additional gymnasium and ball fields at East Middle, as well as make improvements to the west...

Demolition begins Wednesday at Wolverine World Wide Tannery

(Danielle Arndt, the Rockford Independent) - Prepare for heavy equipment and revving engines Wednesday at the former site of the Wolverine World Wide tannery.

Phase I of demolition will begin on the south end of the property with the old warehouse, powerhouse and office building. This phase is expected to be complete by the end of September.

The Wolverine site was declared functionally obsolete according to brownfield standards set by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE). Properties also may qualify as brownfields if they are contaminated or blighted.

Rockford City Manager Michael Young said there is no known contamination at the site.

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2010 Art in the Park

From: http://artsrockford.org/

September 11th, 9am-5pm
Garden Park, Rockford

Rockford rolls over Davison

(WZZM) - Rockford opened the 2010 season at Ted Carlson Stadium, facing the Davison Cardinals.

Rockford is one of the biggest schools in the state of Michigan, and their football talent pool is deep. The Rams have 71 players on their varsity roster, and head coach Ralph Munger says 40 will play each Friday.

It was strength in numbers for a team that's once again a favorite to win a state title.

Steven Mette opened up the scoring for the Rams in the first with a 46-yard field goal.

Still in the first Rockford's Mark La Prairie helped add to that total with a 75-yard completion to Neil Vanderlaan.

Rockford went on to top the Cardinals 27-10.

Some Rockford students will attend 'classroom of the future'

Rockford, Mich. (WZZM) - School is about to start and for some students  it means being part of a "classroom of the future."

Fourth grade teacher Tim Woznick will lead one of six classrooms within the Rockford Public School District. His classroom at Parkside Elementary is getting a high tech makeover.

"Well, this is going to be a lot more interactive with the kids," says Woznick.

The most obvious change is a smart board. The teacher can access several lessons from the touch screen board and get students involved with a writing pad. There are three viewing points within the classroom. "So, the kids, wherever they will be seated, they can see the screens and it will enhance the learning." The teacher can also take a snapshot of that day's lesson and put it online.

Rockford Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Ryan Kelley, says the classrooms of the future were funded through a bond issue that was passed a few years ago.