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TR school board issues superintendent evaluation

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has given Superintendent Jean Logan an evaluation that equates to a rating of “minimally effective.” District officials said the evaluation was conducted Nov. 29 during a closed session involving board members and the 52-year-old Logan. The result was a score of 68 percent. Logan, who is in her fourth year as superintendent of …

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Area players named to All State team

A pair of Three Rivers High School football players was named honorable mention to the Associated Press All-State team. Junior quarterback Jalen Heivlin and senior lineman Tyler Moore were recognized in a vote amongst a state media panel for Division 3 and 4. Meanwhile, Mendon High School was well represented in the Division 7-8 All-State team. Senior tailback Wyatt Cool …

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Local schools to receive funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase of state funding in the new school budget. Miller said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase per student under the 2017-18 school-aid budget. The schools in the communities he serves will all receive the …

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Three Rivers beats Plainwell

Three Rivers’ varsity football team beat Plainwell for the first time in seven years Thursday. The Wildcats trailed early, but scored all its points in the second half as they picked up the 35-15 win. Quarterback Jalen Heivilin threw for 288 yards and two scores. He also held on for three quarterback keepers that found the end zone, as well. …

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Vacancy on Three Rivers School Board

Three Rivers Community Schools is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board of education. The seat will expire Dec. 31, 2018. Prospective applicants should submit a letter of interest and qualifications by noon Sept. 1. Potential candidates may drop off their information to the superintendent’s office at 851 Sixth Ave. The district’s board of education will conduct interviews …

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School begins in Burr Oak

The first of St. Joseph County’s nine school districts returned to school Tuesday, while four others will begin classes Monday. Burr Oak Community Schools started its academic year Tuesday to stay consistent with the calendar followed by the Branch Area Careers Center. Meanwhile, students in Colon, Constantine, Mendon and White Pigeon will head back to classrooms Monday next week. The …

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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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