Rockford Christian Elementary School

Rockford Christian Elementary School


YOU'RE INVITED! Join us for our 1st annual Royal Lion Wrap-Up on Monday, May 9th!

The grills will be hot and ready for tailgating at 4 p.m.! Be sure to RSVP so the Booster Club has an accurate food count!

⚾️ Cheer on the varsity baseball team!
⚾️ Compete in the Crosstown Classic!
⚾️ Elementary students can test their baseball skills!
⚾️ Join us as we celebrate a time of recognition and presentation of Legacy Awards!

RSVP here:

Rockford Christian Moms, it’s your turn to STRIKE up some fun! 🎳 SPARE us any excuses and PIN this date to your calendar! Our Mother/Son Bowling Night will be held on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Cherry Bowl! Register by May 2nd!

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Join our incredible second grade team! We're looking for a second grade classroom teacher for the 2022-2023 school year!

At Rockford Christian, second graders continue to grow academically and socially, from learning more about Christ and his love for them to developing their skills in all subject areas. Become a part of what makes Rockford Christian a school that pursues Christ, community, and excellence!

For more information, reach out to [email protected], or email [email protected] to apply.

The weather is a bit gray and chilly today, but the Hemlock hallways are feeling tropical as our annual Learning Fair takes shape! 🐬🌞

Join us THIS THURSDAY, April 28th, from 5:00-7:15 p.m. as our students share all they are learning about ocean life! 🌊

Students of all ages have been keeping a close eye on the chicken eggs incubating in our STEM classroom! Each student made a prediction of which one they think will hatch first! We saved their ballots and will revisit them in about two weeks to see if anyone guessed correctly! 🥚🐣🐥🐓

Mark your calendar! You won't want to miss our 1st Annual Royal Lion Wrap-Up on May 9th! Watch the school newsletter for sign-up information! 🦁

We're looking for a kindergarten teacher to join our amazing Early Childhood team!

From the care and education our teachers and staff provide each day to the friendships that form and grow throughout the year, there are so many reasons why RCS parents love our kindergarten program! Become a part of what makes Rockford Christian a school that pursues Christ, community, and excellence!

For more information, reach out to [email protected], or email [email protected] to apply.

"She is truly one in a million. She has the biggest heart."

Congratulations to RCS 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Bartel! 👏 We are so blessed to have you as a member of our Royal Lion family!

Rockford Christian Schools Hemlock Campus PreK 3-Grade 4

Operating as usual


Calling all Rockford Christian alumni! Join us for the Homecoming game this Friday evening! Be sure to stop by the alumni tent for cider and donuts from Edwards Apple Orchard. We can't wait to gather with our Royal Lion community, past and present!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 09/28/2023

When they are this WACKY and TACKY, there is no other option than to declare the whole preschool the winners! The Spirit Trophy was awarded to all of preschool for their fun outfits yesterday!


Mrs. Jacob's Trailblazers hiked their way to the top and won the Spirit Trophy for having the best hats and socks yesterday!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 09/27/2023

Today we announced the first school spirit winner for crazy hair day on Monday. The winning class was Mrs. Heyerdahl’s 4th grade. We had so much fun seeing all the kids come to school yesterday with their crazy hair. Stay tuned to see who the winner for todays crazy hat & sock day will be.

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 09/26/2023

Mrs. Heyerdahl’s class brought the CRAY to the Z for crazy hair day! That kind of spirit made them the first class to win the Spirit trophy today!

Looking forward to announcing the class winner for hat and socks day tomorrow!


Only a few days left to turn in your READY? LET'S READ! order!


Kicking off Homecoming week with CRAZY HAIR day! The office is claiming the Spirit Trophy today but we are ready to pass it on to the class with the most SPIRIT tomorrow!
Happy Homecoming Week!


We had our first monarch butterfly emerge from it's chrysalis in Mrs. Anderson's Kindergarten class today!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 09/14/2023

🍎🍏🍎Apples were "Up on Top" during Apple Day!🍎🍏🍎

Our littlest lions enjoyed counting and sorting apples to celebrate!


Don't forget tomorrow is School Picture Day!

Students are not required to be in uniform and we are excited to see everyone's smiles!



That moment when you hear Guilford Road (A.KA. the Rockford Christian Highway) is FINALLY back open!


Some of our First Graders are ready to SWING into Labor Day Weekend!
Remember NO SCHOOL on Monday!
Enjoy the long weekend!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 08/31/2023

This morning in chapel Principal Nyberg kicked off the theme for the Lower Campus, S.T.O.R.I.E.S. Seeing The Omnipotent’s Reach In Everyday Surroundings. He talked about how Simon Peter in an every day moment, fishing, saw the power of who Jesus was and then Principal Nyberg shared a story of his own. This year we will be looking for those stories where we see God’s power on display in our own every day lives. Share your God stories with us throughout the school year.


School Picture Day is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 7th and bring your biggest smiles!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 08/29/2023

Check out what we've been up to!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 08/24/2023

Another fantastic day as we welcomed our PK/JK students to school for their first day this morning. We also had our first chapel of the year for the older kids where we sang some of our favorite worship songs and listened to a message from Principal Nyberg.

School is in full swing and it’s going to be a great year!


High temperatures are expected to continue for the next couple of days. We will be doing our best to keep all staff and kiddos cool!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 08/22/2023

Thats a wrap on the first day of the 2023–24 school year. What a great start as we welcomed our Kinder thru 4th grade students back today. The morning began with music, balloons, excitement, laughter, hugs and maybe a few tears were shed by the Mom’s as they left their kiddos behind. It’s going to be a great school year!

We can’t wait to welcome the PK & JK students and families as they come for their first day tomorrow.


NEXT WEEK! Royal Lion families, join us for Back-to-School Night on Thursday evening!

• 4:00-5:00 p.m. @ Upper School: Orientation (New Students in Grades 5-12 and Rising 5th Grade)

• 5:00-6:30 p.m. @ Lower School (PreK3-Grade 4)

• 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Upper School (Returning Students in Grades 6-12)


Reminder! This Saturday, the Rockford Christian Fine Arts Booster Club will host the annual used uniform sale in the Performing Arts Center at the Upper School campus. Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase uniforms at reduced prices!

Is your high school student still looking for service hours? Sign up for upcoming opportunities below! Snacks or lunch will be provided!

August 9 - Move the Band: #/

August 12 - Used Uniform Sale: #/


Please join us in welcoming Courtney Morgan to our Early Childhood faculty! She and her family have been part of our Royal Lion community for several years, and we are so pleased she will be joining our team of PreK3 teachers!

Courtney graduated with her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and has been a preschool teacher at St. Vincent de Paul in Chicago and in RPS. She earned her master's degree at Rockford University, as well as an additional 40 credit hours. Courtney and her husband have twin boys who attend Rockford Christian, and she has been an amazing substitute teacher in our Lower School classes. She loves spending time with her family, and this summer they have been busy with sporting events, family visiting from Texas, trips to the lake, and a trip out east. Courtney is excited for the next chapter at Rockford Christian and can't wait to get the year started!


Has your child grown this summer?? Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase uniforms at reduced prices and support the Rockford Christian Fine Arts Booster Club! Next weekend at the Upper School campus!

NOTE: We are still collecting youth sizes for elementary students! Please drop off any contributions at the Lower School office!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 07/31/2023

Two very happy Royal Lions enjoyed an afternoon with Mrs. Hartzell, as part of our Show Your Heart virtual auction in the spring! Their teacher experience included a fantastic time at Flow Air Sports and delicious slushies! Thank you to Mrs. Hartzell for giving of her time and making great memories with our students!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 07/28/2023

Yesterday, Rory put YOUR Teacher Welcome Letters in the mail!! We are so excited to start building towards our new year!! Keep a close eye on your mailbox this weekend for your letter!


Back-to-School Night will be here before you know it! Be sure to check your email for updates to school dress code, calendar, and more! We're looking forward to an amazing school year, Royal Lions!


Congratulations, Luke!!! 🎉

⭐️Our is 🌟LUKE🌟 He is a Kindergartener from Rockford Christian. Get your student featured next and we’ll award them with a 4 pack of passes for a free 30-minute laser tag session at Sector 815!


Royal Lion families, mark your calendars for Back-to-School Night on August 17th! We can't wait to kick off the 2023-2024 school year with you all!

More details, along with other important back-to-school information, can be found in the email newsletters sent out for both campuses today.


RC Head of Recruitment Mycah Smith was a guest on WIFR TV's Morning Blend today! We are so blessed to have the opportunity to share about our Royal Lion family with the Rockford community. While some grade levels are at capacity, we still have a few openings in specific grades for the 2023-2024 school year. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about RC, please call (779) 771-7934 or email [email protected]. We'd love to set up a tour for you and your family!

Check out Mycah's interview here:

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 07/19/2023

These Early Childhood students had a fantastic time with Mrs. Hogan and Mrs. Letsinger, who recently hosted their Show Your Heart auction experience! Students enjoyed an afternoon of baking cookies and cooled off outside with popsicles and pool noodle planes. Such a sweet time together! Those are some big smiles! Thank you to our Royal Lion faculty and staff for sharing their time, talents, and most of all their heart for our Rockford Christian families!


Mark your calendar! Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase uniforms at reduced prices and support the Rockford Christian Fine Arts Booster Club!


We're pleased to welcome Molly Anderson to our third grade faculty this year! Molly is a Rockford Christian alum and attended St. John’s University in New York where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology before going on to earn her master’s degree at Adler University in Chicago.

Molly has been living and teaching in Chicago for the past several years and was a substitute at our Lower School campus in various classrooms this past school year as she moved back to the Rockford area. She says, “This summer, I’ll be all over the place road-tripping, camping, spending time with my sisters, my nieces and nephew, and getting ready for a great school year in my new classroom! I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Royal Lion community again!”


We're excited to welcome Laurie Hemesath to our Royal Lion family! Laurie is joining our first grade team and has been teaching first grade for the last 11 years. She graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She then earned a Master of Teaching from Converse College.

Laurie loves spending time with her husband and their two sons, who will be attending Rockford Christian. This summer, her family has many trips planned, including a visit to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Laurie says, “I am faith driven, which is why I am looking forward to teaching with other educators who are passionate about Christ-centered education. I can’t wait to start the new school year and meet everyone!”


We hope you had a fantastic 4th of July, Royal Lions! It's hard to believe in just a few short weeks the halls of our Lower School campus will once again be filled with the footsteps and laughter of students and staff! Preparations are underway for the 2023-24 school year, and we're excited to see what God is doing at Rockford Christian!


Just a reminder...our school offices will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Have a fantastic 4th of July!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 06/29/2023

Mrs. Lentini hosted a “Let’s Make a Mess!” art party for our Show Your Heart virtual auction winners! Students had a blast creating explosive art, tie dye, and beautiful abstract canvases. They even helped create a special piece of “wearable” art for Mrs. Lentini to use next year! Amazing masterpieces, Royal Lion artists!!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 06/28/2023

Four lucky Royal Lions had a fantastic Frisbee golf outing with Mrs. Park and Mr. Hultman! Our teachers organized a fun experience for our Show Your Heart virtual auction, and the winner and a few friends enjoyed a great afternoon together! We love seeing the memories our teachers are creating with students!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 06/20/2023

Summer fun continues with another fantastic teacher experience! As part of this year's Show Your Heart virtual auction, Mrs. Davitt and Mrs. Mulder generously hosted a play date for four very excited Royal Lions. Their afternoon began with lunch at Tom & Jerry's, followed by miniature golf at Volcano Falls! A great time was had by all on this beautiful day!

Photos from Rockford Christian Elementary School's post 05/26/2023

Our students received PE and Math Olympics awards during our community chapel this week!
Twelve of our 3rd and 4th-grade students competed in ACSI Math Olympics, which provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their math skills in a competitive setting. Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and our students who placed!
Grade 3: 2nd Place Lydia
Grade 4: 4th Place Phillip
Grade 3: 1st Place Emmerson
2nd Place Nathan
Grade 4: 3rd Place Jack

Perseverance is what Mrs. Riley taught our students this year in P.E. From our 1st graders running the mile without walking to our fastest mile time of 7:09, our students persevered, and we are so proud of them!
Congratulations to our Top Athletes for the 2022-23 school year!
4th grade- Phoebe and Jaxson
3rd grade- Noah and Mila


Today students and families enjoyed our end of year community chape! It was a great morning full of awards, worship, and honoring retiring teachers!

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220 Hemlock Lane
Rockford, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm
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