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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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TR school board issues superintendent evaluation

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has given Superintendent Jean Logan an evaluation that equates to a rating of “minimally effective.” District officials said the evaluation was conducted Nov. 29 during a closed session involving board members and the 52-year-old Logan. The result was a score of 68 percent. Logan, who is in her fourth year as superintendent of …

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Glen Oaks – Concourse improvements

Glen Oaks Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to approve a concourse design and move forward with a USDA loan application for the improvements. Architect Andrew Lechner of Arkos Design gave a presentation on the project Thursday. He said changes will include moving the cafe, the addition of an art gallery and expanded restrooms. President David Devier told …

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Centreville Schools will seek business manager

Members of Centreville Public Schools Board of Education have voted to allow superintendent Stephanie Lemmer to post the position of a full-time business manager. The move will let Lemmer explore options for business office staffing after the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District employee who currently holds the position part-time leaves in January. Hiring decisions would come back to the board. Since …

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Area players named to All State team

A pair of Three Rivers High School football players was named honorable mention to the Associated Press All-State team. Junior quarterback Jalen Heivlin and senior lineman Tyler Moore were recognized in a vote amongst a state media panel for Division 3 and 4. Meanwhile, Mendon High School was well represented in the Division 7-8 All-State team. Senior tailback Wyatt Cool …

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Glen Oaks nursing pass rates higher than national average

Glen Oaks Community College continues to receive high marks in nursing pass rates, as graduates from both Level I and Level 2 programs pass the National Council for Licensing Exam at rates higher than the national average. Graduates from the one-year practical nursing program had a 100 percent pass rate, compared with a 92 percent Michigan pass rate and an …

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