Tickets for the Oct. 5 Sturgis High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet are now on sale at the school’s athletic office.
The program will honor inductees Chuck Darby, Patty Griffith Langanis, Erika Melchi Rozema, Marcia Dresser Inman and Teresa Wood Horn.
The event starts at 6 p.m. at Sturgis High School.
More details are available at 659-1536.
The Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education voted this week to endorse the district’s move to the Wolverine Conference.
The decision means Sturgis High School will join Three Rivers and 10 other schools in the 12-member league starting in the 2014-15 academic year.
With about 3,300 students, Sturgis Public Schools will be the largest in the all-Class-B conference.
Three Rivers High School will have a neighboring rival in its league in the 2014-15 school year, as Sturgis Public Schools is expected to join the Wolverine Conference.
An invitation requesting St. Joseph County’s largest school district to join the league was extended by conference officials late last week. Sturgis school officials have indicated they intend to accept the offer, and approval by their board of education is the final formality needed.
The addition of the Trojans would make the league an all-Class-B conference and even it out with 12 members.
Sturgis will replace Comstock, which is departing the league after the 2013-14 academic year.
The Sturgis Department of Public Safety will be looking for a new director, as Dave Northrop is stepping down next month.
The 47-year-old Northrop was named dean of students at Eastwood Elementary School. The Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education chose Northrop from a field of nine candidates for the newly created position, which replaces the job of assistant principal.
District officials said the dean of students is a 41-week paid position, resulting in a savings over an assistant principal position and its full-year salary. Previous assistant principal Larry Smoker retired in June.
Northrop joined the Sturgis department in 1988 and was named its director of public safety in 2004.
Sturgis Public Schools hired three teachers this week.
District officials during their Monday board meeting approved the employment of Darcy Ford, Megan Wait and Lauren Howell.
Ford will teach Great Start Readiness Program at Jerolene School, while Wait and Howell will be assigned separate third-grade classes at Eastwood School.
A 12-year member of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education announced her resignation last week.
LeeAnn McConnell, who did not elaborate on the reason for her resignation, was serving a term due to expire in November 2014.
The board must fill McConnell’s spot within 30 days of her date of resignation. A district resident wishing to complete McConnell’s term may submit a letter of interest through the mail or in person to the superintendent’s office. The deadline is Thursday.