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Local Leo Club chartered

The Leo Club, a high school service group hosted by the Sturgis Lions Club, was recently chartered into the national organization. The group needed at least 35 high school members in the Leo Club to be considered for the charter, said Frank Iannarelli, president of Sturgis Lions Club. That goal has been reached and there is one honorary member, Abdiel …

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TR Cares attorney issued cease-and-desist order

The attorney representing the leader of the grass-roots group TR Cares issued a cease-and-desist order to Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan. Kelly Ward – whose client, Sherrie Nowicki, sought the directive – issued the two-page notice to Logan Monday. Nowicki read the order to board members during a special meeting Tuesday morning to deal with two student-expulsion matters. …

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Sturgis High School donates food items

A food-drive challenge that returned to Sturgis High School in 2014 was back again this year. Students gathered a total of 1,180 non-perishable food items from Nov. 2 through Dec. 2. Items were donated to the local Salvation Army food pantry earlier this month. Students from Amanda Langworthy’s seminar class collected the most food items, with 274. They received a …

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Centreville High receives STEM grant

Midwest Energy Cooperative has provided Centreville High School guidance counselor Sarah Dickman a grant of $1,800. The Strengthening School Grant will be used to introduce formal Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics curriculum for the junior high students to use in their science exploratory. The curriculum is through Project Lead the Way, which is the nation’s leading STEM program in activity, …

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Dedication ceremony celebrates GOCC anniversary

Glen Oaks Community College’s 50th anniversary celebration came to a close earlier this month with a final event. Faculty and staff gathered at the site of the new flag plaza for a dedication ceremony that included placement of a 50-year anniversary time capsule in the brick plaza. The capsule contains an array of items from throughout the year, including the …

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Sturgis teacher honored

Carol Brooks has been named the 2015 recipient of the John E. Oster Award. Brooks, who was honored this week at a meeting of Sturgis Rotary Club at Sturges-Young Auditorium, has taught at Sturgis Public Schools since 1988, the past seven years as K-2 physical education teacher. The John Oster Memorial Fund was established in 1981 by JoEllen Oster, John’s …

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TRHS awarded safe driving grant

A team of Three Rivers High School students was awarded a grant allowing them to lead a campaign aimed at safe driving in winter weather. The Wildcats Weathering Winter program runs through February and feature three student-led events. The campaign kickoff will introduce the team and its goal. The phase includes driving facts mentioned during morning announcements. Next is a …

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Colon school board approves STARBASE resolution

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education hope federal officials will continue funding a science-based program that one school official said is the highlight of fifth grade for many of its students. During Monday’s monthly meeting, the board approved a resolution in support of continued funding for the hands-on program STARBASE. Its fate is in jeopardy as a …

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TRMS named grant recipient

Three Rivers Middle School has been selected as one of four partners in the Promoting Adolescent Reading Model Demonstration Project, a program offered through the Michigan Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative. Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, the grant focuses on improving reading outcomes for adolescent students, according to Three Rivers superintendent Jean Logan. The four-year project is …

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Sturgis principal recognized

Nicole Airgood, principal of Sturgis’ Eastwood Elementary School, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Practicing Principal by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association. Presented to only one recipient per year, the Outstanding Practicing Principal Award recognizes principals who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, commitment to their students and faculty, service to their communities and contributions to the profession. The …

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