Another Sturgis versus Three Rivers basketball matchup will take place Friday.
After the girls’ basketball teams from St. Joseph County’s largest school districts tangled last week, boys’ squads from the two schools will play for a district championship at 7 o’ clock Friday in Edwardsburg.
The matchup was set Wednesday, when Three Rivers topped Vicksburg, 61 to 49 Wednesday, and Sturgis held off Paw Paw, 41 to 39. Three Rivers will enter the game with a 6-15 record, while Sturgis sports a 13-8 season mark. We’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 6:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIradio.com.
Elsewhere, Class C action Wednesday saw White Pigeon top Constantine, 64 to 42. The Chiefs will have home court advantage in Friday’s district championship contest against Decatur at 7 p.m.
In Class D Wednesday, Colon needed double overtime to knock off Athens, 73 to 68. The 12-12 Magi will play 22-1 Climax Scotts at 7 p.m. Friday in Athens for the district title.
The Three Rivers girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday in the opening round of regional action.
Taking on a 15-6 Stevensville Lakeshore squad in the Class B contest, Three Rivers couldn’t recover from a rash of turnovers, falling by a score of 44 to 35.
The Wildcats end their season with a 22-2 record.
Boys basketball tournament action continues tonight. Class B contests involving local teams feature 5-15 Three Rivers against a 12-8 Vicksburg squad, tipping off at 6 o’clock in Edwardsburg. We’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 5:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIRadio.com.
The nightcap from Edwardsburg pits 12-8 Sturgis against 11-9 Paw Paw.
In Class C, White Pigeon High School will be the venue for a 6 p.m. game between Marcellus and Decatur, followed by White Pigeon taking on Constantine.
In Class D at Athens High School, Howardsville Christian tips off against Climax-Scotts at 6. That game precedes Colon against Athens.
Superintendents from St. Joseph County’s nine school districts are being asked to consider the validity of a countywide school millage request.
During a meeting involving school board members from across the county last week at Burr Oak High School, the question was revisited after being originally raised during a countywide meeting in October.
While the amount potentially being sought has not been discussed, the cost to stage a countywide request was the focus of last week’s meeting.
Pete Bennett, a member of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education, said the cost to stage a campaign to promote such a request in a non-election year would range from $88,000 to $176,000. That includes $30,000 to conduct a special election in a non-election year, such as 2013.
A simple survey to gauge support from the public would cost about $16,000, a cost the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District offered to cover.
Superintendents have been asked to render their opinions by the end of the month on whether to continue to pursue the matter.
A Constantine Public Schools policy committee will have an abundance of information to review next month, following a special meeting its board of education conducted Wednesday.
Staged in light of a series of policies employed following an incident last month, the district asked the public for feedback during what turned out to be an hour-long gathering.
About 50 participants gathered in groups of eight to 10 at six tables, each featuring a board of education member. Policies put in place after two 5-year-old boys demonstrated sexual conduct inside a classroom.
Ideas about the district’s policies were written on notecards and given to board members, who will turn them over to the policy committee for its review in January.
Here’s a reminder that the Constantine Board of Education will stage a special meeting today to review policies and procedures stemming from the recent investigation of sexual conduct demonstrated by a pair of 5-year-old boys.
Set for 5:30 p.m. at the high school library, the meeting will include a look at policies applied during the police investigation of the incident.
An outbreak of the flu in Constantine Public Schools has prompted Superintendent Chuck Frisbie to close the district’s schools Tuesday and Wednesday.
Frisbie said the 1,434-student district saw an absence rate of about 15 percent last week. On Monday, about 25 percent of Eastside Elementary’s population was absent, about 15 percent more than usual.
Vomiting and children showing symptoms consistent with the flu have been prevalent last week and Monday, Frisbie said. After bringing the matter to the attention of the county health department, Frisbie said he was encouraged by its staff members to keep students away from the district’s four buildings for at least 48 hours.
Janitorial staff will conduct a thorough cleaning of all surface areas, buses and anywhere germs are potentially passed.
Wednesday’s special meeting regarding an incident between two boys at Eastside Elementary will go on as planned, Frisbie said.