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Author will appear at next Glen Oaks guest speaker

Glen Oaks Community College has announced its next guest as part of the school’s 2017-18 Viking Speaker Series. Inge Auerbacher, author of the book, “I Am A Star – Child of the Holocaust,” will speak at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center. Auerbacher and her parents were one of the few families who …

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Record number of tips on school threats received in Michigan

Attorney General Bill Schuette says tips about safety threats in Michigan schools set a record in February with 670 reports. Schuette says there were 119 tips about planned school attacks last month, compared to 146 in all of 2017. Suicide threats were the most-reported tip at 127. It’s the first update on OK2SAY since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on …

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Lockdown at Constantine schools

Constantine schools were under a lockdown for about three hours Monday in response to a student’s threat to discharge weapons at the high school. Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett said the department received notice about the potential incident at 11:20 a.m. The threat was made via the social media app Snapchat The school was placed in immediate lockdown and officers …

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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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