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Miller plans classroom visits

State Rep. Aaron Miller hopes to encourage children to read as he makes several school visits to celebrate March is Reading Month. Miller, who taught school before becoming a lawmaker, will visit with classrooms at Eastside Elementary in Constantine; Andrews Elementary in Three Rivers; Centreville Elementary; Burr Oak Elementary; and Colon Elementary schools. Teachers or administrators who would like Miller …

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Sinking fund millage would benefit schools district-wide

Details related to the March 8 sinking-fund millage request being sought by the Three Rivers Board of Education were covered during a work session Monday. More than a dozen people attended the meeting, during which board vice president Susan Schmidtendorff led a PowerPoint presentation that covered the reasons for the request and potential uses of the money if the 1.95-mill …

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Three Rivers showcases band program

The Three Rivers High School band program will perform its annual pre-festival concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school’s performing arts center. The concert will feature the Three Rivers concert band and its symphony band. Each band will perform the three selections they are preparing for the MSBOA District 11 Band and Orchestra Festival. The festival will be …

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Mendon football coach retires

Mendon Community Schools is losing a coaching icon, as varsity football coach John Schwartz has announced his retirement. School board officials Monday accepted Schwartz’s letter of resignation. The Hornets won 10 state championships under Schwartz, who compiled a record of 274-48 in 27 years at the helm of Mendon football. A Colon High School graduate and Long Lake resident, Schwartz …

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Incoming Three Rivers freshman invited to meeting

Three Rivers High School will host an important meeting this week for current eighth-grade students and their parents. High school staff on Tuesday will provide information on the Michigan Merit Curriculum and 9th grade scheduling options. Principal Carrie Balk said students with last names beginning with the letters A through H will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. …

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Hoppin principal resigns

Hoppin Elementary School Principal John Klein announced Monday he is resigning immediately in order to tend to his health. District officials said Klein discussed the situation during Monday’s board of education meeting. Klein, who is in his fifth year as principal at the Three Rivers elementary school, spoke highly of its staff and the district’s administrators, and said he agonized …

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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Officials from Glen Oaks Community College said the school experienced an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing a 16.8 percent jump over the 2015 winter semester, and an actual increase over the 2015 fall semester. President David Devier said the student increase is a testament to the hard work faculty and staff have put into the college’s marketing …

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Gas smell prompts evacuation at Western Michigan dorm

Officials say the smell of natural gas on the campus of Western Michigan University prompted the evacuation of about 300 students from their dorm rooms. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports students returned to their rooms around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Stinson halls on the school’s Kalamazoo campus after being evacuated earlier in the morning as a precautionary measure. School spokeswoman Cheryl …

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TRHS Quiz Bowl Team takes 1st place

Three Rivers High School is pleased to announce that the TRHS Quiz Bowl Team and Coach Natalie Ullrey earned 1st place at today’s St. Joseph County High School Quiz Bowl meet! 2016 Quiz Bowl Team Members Sean Connelly Brianne Ritchie Daniel Shane Joe Embil Martin Arums Hunter Kimble Shelby Glessner Wesley Turner Luke Hoxie

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