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Rockford West Warriors Alumni and Friends

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Welcome

Welcome to the online home of Rockford West High School Alumni & Friends! Please be sure to also visit the Rockford High School and Associates site Shunda and I are trying to reconnect all of our friends regardless of high school.

Please feel free to utilize this network to reconnect with friends, enjoy fun interactive social networking, share pictures, memories, upcoming events, news and more...

Before you get started please review our network rules, the "how to" section and our guidelines for group forums.

If you joined the network for the purpose of creating strife and gossip please note that we will without warning ban you, your I.P. address, your email and your content immediately if we determine with certainty that you have used individual content (i.e. comments, photos, etc.) to slander others.

An online community to connect with Rockford West High and surrounding area high school alumni.

Network Administration Team

I am thankful to have a group of people that have agreed to lend a hand in keeping our network running smoothly. Here's the team helping to manage the network activities and operations.

Henry Patterson - Administrative Oversight, Chat Moderator and Music Management

Michael Beeks - Administrative Oversight, Chat Moderator, Social Events

Shunda Milan - Administrative Oversight, and Ning Liaison

L'Tanga M. Johnson - Administrative Oversight, Technical Support

D'Andre Mathis - Administrative Oversight, Technical Support and Ning Liaison

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Low Income Housing Focus of David Simon’s New HBO Series ‘Show Me a Hero’

*After spending the last couple of months locking in a director and lead cast, HBO has officially greenlighted for production “Show Me A Hero,” a six-hour miniseries from “The Wire” co-creator David Simon, reports Deadline.com. Set in the Bronx in New York, “Show Me A Hero tells the story of Nick Wasicsko, a young mayor […]

Nzingha Stewart’s Lifetime Movie ‘With This Ring’ Casts Brooklyn Sudano

*Brooklyn Sudano has secured the lead in Lifetime’s original movie “With This Ring,” due to premiere later this year. Written and directed by Nzingha Stewart (“The Game”), the romantic comedy revolves around three single best friends, who after attending the lavish wedding of their best friend on New Year’s Eve, make the vow to be […]

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch About to be Sold

*Michael Jackson’s 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate, reports Forbes.com. According to sources familiar with the matter, billionaire Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital is preparing to put the Los Olivos, Calif. property on the market. The firm became Neverland’s managing […]

Ne-Yo Suing Former Accountant for $8 Million

*Apparently, money can’t buy a good accountant. Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Smith, has filed a lawsuit against his one-time ”manager, confidant, trusted adviser and friend” Kevin Foster in Manhattan’s Federal Court in New York City, claiming the man swindled him out of $4.5 million. In court documents obtained by the New York Daily News, the […]
 

Rockford West High School 1940 - 1989

West High School "Quick Facts":

Year opened: 1940
Year closed: 1989
Building used for now: West Middle School
School Nickname: "Warriors"
School Colors: Red & Black
School Song: "Three Cheers for Rockford High School"

Three cheers for Rockford High School
Cheer Rah Rah Rah !!
We’ve got a team boys
Cheer them Rah Rah Rah!

Faithful loyal fellows
They shall not lack
Cheer them they fight
For the red and the black
ROCKFORD WARRIORS!

Yeah Warriors!!!

Latest Activity

Jacquie aka "J Marie" replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Is AP showing her psychic abilities again? How else could she know I haven't ran in like never? LOL Speaking of athletics...Why folks from the Chi move out to the desert and think they are mountain climbers now? Didn't one of my girls go…"
2 hours ago
HORACE WINFRED HUBBARD JR replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"AP and Queen can I be the first to admit that "NO"...ky is not on my list of things to "use" alright? LOL Didn't I go fishing last night and catch some nice big cats in Wisconsin? Why did AP want me to send a pic of the fish…"
3 hours ago
Jacquie aka "J Marie" replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Can I say leave it up to familia to point out your errors and run with it? Isn't that what family does? LOL Since we're talking about you....Didn't I find it even funnier that your ? Was "Why you calling KY out of his name"…"
4 hours ago
HORACE WINFRED HUBBARD JR replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Ain't Ya'll stupid? Now Ya'll know should know a typo or mistake when you see it ok? I meant "KT" not KY ok? But I'm glad it was bought my attention that i messed up ok? man, Ya'll will run with anything won't…"
5 hours ago
Kevin Thompson replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Why am I sayin' what's up to my people? Why are yall so dang gum nasty, especially you A&P, ok? Don't I still have to play a little catch up here at the gig? Won't I holla back? "
6 hours ago
Jacquie aka "J Marie" replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Why are AP and Tbaby both being all nasty? Wasn't I thinking Catdaddy was trying to say our little militant midget went to go visit the state of KY? Isn't that my story and I'm sticking to it? ;-)"
7 hours ago
Kevin Thompson replied to Tim Moore's discussion Flick Night
"Went to the movies on Monday and saw a 2 for 1 special. The first movie I saw was Hercules.  I enjoyed this movie.  Had lots of action and a nice little twist. I'll give it 3.5314/5 stars The other movie that I saw was Lucy.  To…"
yesterday
Kevin Thompson replied to Kevin Thompson's discussion The New & Improved Questions Game
"Why am I sayin' what's up to my people? Won't I holla back later?"
yesterday

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Started by Kevin Thompson in General. Last reply by Jacquie aka "J Marie" 2 hours ago.

Flick Night 1538 Replies

Started by Tim Moore in General. Last reply by Tim Moore 15 hours ago.

The Music, The Melody 639 Replies

Started by Rashema Barringer-Mitchell in General. Last reply by Kevin Thompson on Tuesday.

Random Thoughts!! 1502 Replies

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The Choice is Yours: This or That? 1913 Replies

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WHERE WE AT?

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NFL Player’s 4-Year-Old Daughter Fights Cancer

Earlier this summer, Devon Stills, a player for the Cincinnati Bengals, decided that he was giving up his NFL career because the love of his life, his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer. Leah underwent chemotherapy, after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and lost all of her hair. Still shaved his head, Keep Reading →

A Strategy for Getting Your Man to Open Up Again; It Really Works

There he goes again. Straight Casper. You bring up an issue about your relationship that yall need to seriously discuss, and this bamma disappears emotionally…like the friendly ghost. Rolling his eyes. Sucking his teeth. And, you are yet again stymied by your husband’s consistent attempts to avoid conversations. But it didn’t use to be like this. Keep Reading →

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Psalm 30:2

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

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Iredell Co. deputies surround dump truck following chase

Iredell County authorities responded to a police chase involving a dump truck on Interstate 77 near Troutman.

Deputies have the truck surrounded after it drove off the road into a ditch.

The scene is near mile marker 39 north of Mooresville.

It appears from Chopper 9 that the driver is still in the truck.

Viewers tweeted Channel 9 saying they saw a lot of sheriff cars heading toward the scene.

Watch Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. for live updates from Chopper 9.


Stay with wsoctv.com for more on this story.

House to decide on proposed budget

State lawmakers on Thursday are just hours away from an expected vote to approve the first version of the budget this short session that's expected to go to the governor's desk.

If it's passed, no teacher will make less this year than they did last year.

But, some teachers will make much more or much less than the average 7 percent raise proposed by lawmakers.

Debbie Rubenstein has two daughters in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

"I would say I'm fanatical about this issue," Rubenstein said.

She and other CMS parents have been vocal this short session, worried what might happen if teachers don't get pay raises.

"We formed a group called Public School Friends for the sole purpose of advocating for teacher pay raises," Rubenstein said.

The budget proposal details the state's salary schedule plan, which groups and pays teachers according to years of experience.

A teacher with five years of experience will now get the same pay as a teacher with nine years.

Longevity pay, normally given each year to teachers with 10 or more years in the classroom, will be eliminated to help pay for raises for all teachers.

Teachers with extra qualifications could get more money.

Raises will range from about 2 to more than 18 percent with an average of 7 percent.

"While it's not exactly what we want, it's not exactly what we deserve. For eight years we really haven't had any movement on our salaries, so for this to happen is a big win," Cameron Campbell, who resigned yesterday as a CMS math teacher said.

He's leaving for a much higher paying private sector job.

Even if he knew the 7 percent raises would go through, he said he doesn't see a financial future in teaching, a career path he said he will miss.

"That's why I became an educator. To walk into a room and see a bunch of kids that are as excited to see me as I am to see them," Campbell said.

Parents like Rubenstein know good teachers are leaving.

"Right now we are still able to support public schools financially. I think for that to continue. People need to stay involved," Rubenstein said. 

The state will use $113 million in education lottery revenue to pay for teacher assistant positions.

That's a $60 million cut statewide but it's not yet known how that cut will affect individual districts. 

Police: Pizza delivery man shot at in north Charlotte

Police are searching for a gunman after a pizza delivery man was shot at in north Charlotte.

Employees at the Papa Johns on Statesville Road confirmed the driver was shot at off Northwood Road.

They said he is being interviewed by police.

Channel 9 reporter Trish Williford is at the scene and will have more at 5 p.m.

Stay with wsoctv.com for more on this story.

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