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District offers condolences to Chapman family

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a statement regarding last week’s drowning death of one of its high school students. Logan said the passing of 16-year-old Marco Chapman is a loss not only to the school district but the community as well. She said the school district will do everything it can to support Chapman’s family, its …

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High schools hold graduation ceremonies

High school graduations in four of the county’s eight public school districts have taken place. Seniors in Burr Oak were graduated May 21, the first school to stage its commencement. Meanwhile, Centreville, White Pigeon and Constantine high schools held their ceremonies Friday last week. Colon High School’s graduation will be Friday, followed by Sturgis and Mendon high schools on Sunday. …

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Hoppin principal resigns

Three Rivers Community Schools is looking for a new principal for one of its elementary buildings. Board of education members accepted the resignation of Allison Taylor, who has served as principal at Hoppin Elementary since September. She has accepted a job with Portage Public Schools. Board members said the Hoppin position has been posted and they hope to fill the …

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TRHS receives bronze medal in high school rankings

Three Rivers High School recently received accolades from the U.S. News and World Report. The 747-student school was ranked 125th out of 245 Michigan high schools included in the survey. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school has to have been awarded a national gold, silver or bronze medal. According to its website, U.S. News ranks schools based …

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Tuesday voting results

School officials in White Pigeon and Constantine can start planning a variety of projects, as voters in the two school systems approved proposals Tuesday. Meanwhile, a sinking-fund millage request sought by Sturgis Public Schools failed Tuesday, the second defeat in less than nine months. In White Pigeon, a funding source that generates nearly $5 million over its five-year life was …

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Date change for Wildcats ADAPT event

The second annual Safe Driving Campaign: Wildcats ADAPT is being moved from Wednesday this week to next Wednesday, March 22. This is the third event in the campaign this year, which will feature a school assembly car crash and helicopter rescue demonstration. Three Rivers fire and a local helicopter rescue team will coordinate a car crash scene and helicopter landing …

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Three Rivers wins district title

The Three Rivers boy’s basketball team picked up a 67-63 victory over Paw Paw Saturday night in the district finals played at Vicksburg High School. The game was originally to be played Friday night, but a power outage on Wednesday due to high winds pushed the semifinals to Friday. Carson Charvat led the Wildcats with 19 points and 14 rebounds, Gavin Charvat …

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Three Rivers bands seeks funds for uniforms

Three Rivers High School director of bands Bryan VanToll is appealing to the public in hopes of securing enough funding to purchase new uniforms for the school’s marching band. VanToll said a new design has been considered as part of a plan to replace 12-year-old uniforms. The cost is about $45,000 for 120 uniforms. He said an increase in band …

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It’s a good move for TR taxpayers

Three Rivers Community Schools has announced the sale of its $9.6 million 2017 refunding bonds. The bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the school district’s 2007 refunding bonds and to pay the costs of issuing the bonds, according to the district’s director of business operations, Sara Hermann. This refinancing reduces the district’s payments by more than $1.2 …

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TR Schools – Pending litigation

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a media statement centering on the termination of former employee Kevin Hamilton. Logan said the district has received notice of pending litigation and it believes, as does its legal representative, that the proper processes were followed in terms of the non-renewal of Hamilton, Logan stated. Termination of employment was based upon …

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