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Area school counselor traveled to White House

A Centreville High School counselor had the opportunity last week to witness what may go in the presidential annals as a historical footnote. Sarah Dickman was a party Friday to what was described as the final official event in which Michelle Obama participated as first lady. The program, which took place at the White House, was the “School Counselor of …

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Michigan limits seclusion, restraint methods in schools

Michigan public schools will be banned from physically restraining or secluding students except in emergencies under legislation signed Thursday by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The laws require the state Department of Education to develop a state policy on seclusion and restraint that is consistent with the bills. Local school boards will have to create their own corresponding policies by the …

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Calley signs bill to require CPR instruction in grades 7-12

Michigan schools will have to provide CPR instruction under legislation signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The law enacted Wednesday takes effect in the next academic year. The measure requires that schools provide instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators at least one time between grades 7 and 12. The instruction can be for hands-only CPR, a simpler type …

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Sturgis Rotary honors teaching award recipient

Eliot Gitelman has been named 2016 recipient of the John E. Oster Award, an award that recognizes teaching excellence in the Sturgis Public Schools system. He was honored Monday during a meeting of Sturgis Rotary Club at Sturges-Young Auditorium. Gitelman has taught at Sturgis Public Schools since 1990, serving as orchestra instructor. Nomination forms received from colleagues, former students and …

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Ground breaking for student housing project

Glen Oaks Community College officials this week staged a ceremonial ground breaking for a 108-bed student housing project. Wednesday’s ceremony followed a vote by the college’s board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to build the new dormitory on the school’s campus. Construction is expected begin in coming weeks, weather permitting, with …

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Glen Oaks names softball coach

Glen Oaks Community College has announced Grace Muller is taking over the softball program as head coach. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Glen Oaks is in a talented area and the school needs to capitalize on that talent. The Vikings since 2009 have totaled only 18 wins. Ivan said Muller may hold the key to turn the program around, as …

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