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New scholarship for Sturgis High School students

Officials from the Sturgis Area Community Foundation have announced establishment of a new scholarship fund to benefit Sturgis High School students, possibly as soon as this year. The Harley and Eva Pierce Memorial Scholarship was established last week in memory of longtime Sturgis residents Harley and Eva Pierce. Its purpose is to provide financial aid for college to scholar-athletes who …

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Michigan Lottery contributes $1B to school fund for first time

The Michigan Lottery has raised more than $1 billion for public schools for the first time. The lottery announced Wednesday that it contributed more than $1 billion to the school aid fund in the last fiscal year. That’s a $129 million boost over the prior year. It’s the largest one-year increase in the lottery’s 47-year history and the fifth straight …

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Glen Oaks approves millage proposal language

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees recently approved ballot language for a millage proposal it plans to put before voters March 10. The college is asking for approval of one-half a mill for a five-year period. If approved, the increase would be used for improvements related to safety and security; energy efficiency and technology infrastructure; renovation of instructional …

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Local teacher is nominated for national award

Pathfinder Education Center special education teacher Tammy Childs has been nominated for the 2019-20 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Childs was recognized as a LifeChanger in her community for supporting and advocating for her students. She works daily with students who have unique challenges, such as limited speech or mobility, serious illnesses and seizures. Her students are loved for …

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Glen Oaks – Former board members honored

Eight people will be honored today (Friday) as part of a special program organized by Glen Oaks Community College. The “Trustee Tribute,” a luncheon event this afternoon at the Centreville-area campus, will recognize a group of former board members. The recipients are: Gretchen Dresser, Jim Mosher, Barry Mumby, Dave Lovey, Taylor Snow, Richard Maurer, Pat Haas and Norm Haas. Members …

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Constantine superintendent is offered Bronson position

St. Joseph County’s second-longest-tenured superintendent has been offered the job as chief of Bronson Community Schools. Steve Wilson, superintendent the past four years at Constantine Public Schools, was offered the position following Bronson’s board of education meeting Tuesday. The Bronson post, available after Richard Hilderley left to take a position in Tecumseh, drew broad interest and resulted in interviews with …

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Constantine – Recall language is approved

The St. Joseph County Election Commission has approved the language for a recall of a Constantine Public Schools Board of Education member. A clarity/factuality hearing Monday acted on the recall, filed by now-retired district band teacher Marge Caid. Caid has alleged that Syntia Salisbury violated a school board policy related to ethics, conflict of interest and using a board position …

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Constantine superintendent is a finalist

A St. Joseph County school superintendent is a candidate for the job of chief of Bronson Public Schools. Steve Wilson, superintendent of Constantine Public Schools, is one of seven people to be interviewed for the post. One other candidate with local ties is Harmonee McCrea, who currently serves as principal at Wall School in Sturgis. First-round interviews will take place …

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High school sports honors

Three teammates from Mendon High School’s varsity volleyball team have been recognized for state accolades. The Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association earlier this week released its members of the 2019 All-State team. In Division 4, junior Anna Smith and senior Juliana Hagenbuch were each voted to the First Team, while senior Gracie Russell landed on the Second Team. In Division …

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TR schools superintendent receives evaluation

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag received an evaluation of “effective” during a special meeting last week. Moag, the district’s second-year superintendent, was graded based on an evaluation procedure established by the Michigan Association of School Boards. District officials said a tally of all categories resulted in a score of 3.4 on a four-point scale. The 86 percent rating …

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