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Glen Oaks takes award nominations

Current and former Glen Oaks Community College students, staff and community members are invited to submit nominations for a number of awards presented annually at the college’s May 4 graduation ceremony. They are: Distinguished Alumni Award, the Fellows Award and the E.J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to alumni who are making …

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Superintendent search process moves forward

Members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education have selected the Michigan Association of School Boards to help with conducting their search for a new superintendent. District residents are encouraged to participate in the process by attending an open forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s administrative office. The event will be led by MASB consultant Rod …

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State committee approves teacher legislation

The House Education Reform Committee this week unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s legislation to eliminate a professional teaching certification mandate, giving instructors more choice and time to work on classroom quality. Miller said new teachers need to teach, not go back into the classroom for more studying and more testing after recently finishing college to get new certifications. Currently, …

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TR Wildcats – On the radio tonight

High school basketball action featuring both Three Rivers High School varsity squads will be on the radio tonight from Three Rivers High School, where the Wildcats host the Otsego Bulldogs. The girls’ varsity squad will kick off the doubleheader with a 5:45 p.m. tip-off. The boys’ contest against the Bulldogs will follow to cap a pair of Wolverine Conference games. …

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Home-school group reports good progress

Three Rivers Community School’s recent affiliation with Three Rivers Partnership, a home-school group, is going well according to TRP director Mary Wilkinson. Three Rivers Partnership held open houses in May and August and classes began last fall. It is a collaboration between parents, students, the local school district and the community, Wilkinson said. She explained that students enroll part-time with …

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Grant allows technology purchase

Constantine Middle School Prinicpal Ray Bohm said the school recently purchased a set of Chromebooks thanks to a grant from Pioneer Giving. Bohm, who applied for the grant earlier this year, said the 18 Chromebooks will increase student achievements, provide the ability to access curriculum independently and assist students to work collaboratively with teachers on assignments and projects. School counselor Steffany …

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Three Rivers school board prepares for possible superintendent resignation

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education members are preparing for the possible resignation of superintendent Jean Logan. The board staged a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the situation and the process of finding an interim superintendent. Logan, who is in her fifth year as Three Rivers superintendent, has not indicated where she is seeking employment. Board members, however, are …

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Roger Rathburn dies in accident

Roger Rathburn, superintendent at Mendon Community Schools, died Tuesday as a result of injuries stemming from an accident at Sauganash Golf Club. Police personnel were called to the golf club about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after Rathburn was found on the ground by family members. They said it appears Rathburn was on a ladder, cutting branches from a tree more than 15 feet in the …

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John Oster award goes to Patty Davidson

Sturgis High School teacher Patty Davidson has been named the 2017 John E. Oster award winner. The honor is handed out yearly for teaching excellence at Sturgis Public Schools and is given out by the Sturgis Rotary Club. Davidson has taught at SPS since 1987 and has shown innovation and success teaching classes like Women’s Fitness and Self Defense, Life …

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Local goal exceeded – Make-A-Wish Foundation

A retired Constantine High School teacher hoping to raise about $30 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation more than exceeded her goal thanks to a current Centreville Elementary School teacher. Former English teacher Mary Grunert said she lucked out when she asked former student Lisa Dentler for help with the “Letters To Santa” project, sponsored by Macy’s. Dentler, is a sixth-grade teacher …

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