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Three Rivers principal remains pie-eating champion

Three Rivers Middle School Principal Andy Mains retained his title as pie-eating champion, as a result of a competition Saturday at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. In addition to Three Rivers, the fifth annual county school districts pie-eating event featured representatives from Constantine, Sturgis, White Pigeon, Burr Oak, Nottawa and the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. Mains downed …

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TR school board reaches a settlement

A tumultuous situation involving the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has been resolved. Board members this week agreed to a financial settlement with Kevin Hamilton, former administrator of educational services at Three Rivers Middle School. Hamilton and two other administrators were let go following the 2014-15 academic year. They subsequently filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, …

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Three Rivers schools – New superintendent is hired

A Grand Rapids-area native currently working in Lelenau County has been selected as the new superintendent of St. Joseph County’s second-largest school district. Ron Moag was chosen Monday by Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. After four candidates were interviewed in the past month, board members narrowed the list to Moag and Jonathan Whan. Moag, who grew up in …

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Three Rivers narrows search for superintendent

The field of candidates for Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent has been narrowed to two finalists. District officials announced last week that the two candidates interviewed Thursday will return for another round of questions later in the month. They are Jonathon Whan and Ron Moag. Moag is chief financial officer and human resources officer for Suttons Bay Public Schools, while …

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Three Rivers interviews superintendent candidates

Three Rivers Community Schools has interviewed two of the four candidates it has chosen as its prospective superintendent. Spencer Byrd and Jeff Rehlander met Tuesday with the board of education and fielded a number of questions. Byrd is currently superintendent of Meridian School District in Southern Illinois; Rehlander is superintendent of Gobles Public Schools. The other pair of candidates will …

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Threat – School canceled at Three Rivers

Classes were canceled today at Three Rivers Community Schools following a threat. According to interim superintendent Rob Kuhlman, Three Rivers High School received three different tips via Ok2Say regarding potential threats toward the school late yesterday afternoon.  OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools. The three tips appear to be unrelated. …

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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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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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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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