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Contracts extended for Sturgis, Three Rivers superintendents

Superintendents in St. Joseph County’s two largest school districts received good news Monday. In Three Rivers, Jean Logan’s contract was extended an additional year. As a result, her contract will expire in June 2018. Logan, 51, is in her second year as head of the 2,600-student district and is paid $120,000 a year. In addition, the Three Rivers board approved …

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Three Rivers to hold Lions football camp

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan said the district has established a partnership with the Detroit Lions for a summer football camp. Logan said the high school will host the two-day event starting June 11. The camp is for students 6 through 14 years of age. She said students from all neighboring districts are encouraged to attend the event, …

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School millage request is defeated

Officials from Three Rivers Community Schools will have plenty to discuss at their next meeting, as the district’s second failed millage request in 10 months went down Tuesday by a 3-to-2 margin. With all 24 precincts reporting, unofficial results show the 1.95-mill increase request was rejected, 2,240 to 1,501. The shortfall came despite a solid public-relations campaign to promote details …

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Middle School wins quiz bowl

Three Rivers Middle School last week won the 32nd annual St. Joseph County middle school quiz bowl. The competition took place at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. White Pigeon finished second and Sturgis placed third. Also participating at the quiz bowl were teams from Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Howardsville Christian, Mendon and Nottawa. Members of the Three Rivers team …

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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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