Schools

School board election

Three Rivers Community Schools chose four people from a field of six candidates to its board of education. Newcomers Melissa Bliss and Ben Karle will join incumbents Julia Awe and Anne Riopel to six-year terms on the board. Meanwhile, incumbent Fred Barclay was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election to White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education. Instead, Jeff Baechler …

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MSU frats, sororities ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks

A county on Monday ordered a two-week quarantine for 23 fraternities and sororities and seven large rental houses near Michigan State University following a coronavirus outbreak that a local health official said was turning into a “crisis.” The quarantine, which is mandatory, means students or others living in the buildings cannot leave except for medical care or necessities that cannot …

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Whitmer opposes making schools offer in-person classes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was unreceptive Tuesday to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor’s comments came after several districts announced they would start the academic year solely with distance learning regardless of whether Whitmer moves the rest of Michigan into phase five …

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Glen Oaks revises nursing program

With the goal of attaining accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Glen Oaks Community College has revised its associate of applied science in nursing program to align with the requirements of Michigan Board of Nursing. Effective with the fall 2020 semester, Glen Oaks will launch new nursing program requirements to prepare students to test for the NCLEX- RN …

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Rotary names Most Representative Seniors

Benjamin Morgan and Hadley Miller were named “Most Representative Seniors” during last week’s Three Rivers Rotary Honors Night. The 62nd annual program took place last Thursday in a WRCI radio broadcast from Three Rivers High School. Voted by school faculty and staff, the Most Representative Seniors best exemplify the positive traits of their graduating class. Morgan plans to attend Western …

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New Chromebooks for White Pigeon schools

White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education last week approved a quote for 432 classroom Chromebook devices, at a cost of about $126,000. Money for the purchase will come from bond funds. Associate superintendent Carrie Erlandson said the Chromebooks will be especially useful if the district needs to continue distance learning in the fall. The district already has 150 Chromebooks …

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KVCC Announces Tuition Rates for 2020-2021 Academic Year

During its scheduled meeting Monday morning, the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Board of Trustees approved a 3.6% increase in tuition and fees (in-district residents) for the 2020-2021 academic year. “This overall package of tuition and fees provides students an affordable option when compared to other colleges and universities,”said Dr. L. Marshall Washington, college president. “In response to the increasing student demand …

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Glen Oaks continues focus on renovations

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier said it’s imperative that the school continues to focus on planned renovations to its technology lab, library and art studio. The work collectively totals about $2.1 million. During last week’s board of trustees meeting, Devier said the college will continue to work with Kalamazoo-based architect firm TowerPinkster in order to keep renovation plans …

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Gov. Whitmer: Michigan schools closed for academic year

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that students in the state will not return to K-12 school buildings the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead will learn remotely. All public and private schools are more than halfway through a four-week shutdown ordered by Whitmer to combat the outbreak. She said Thursday face-to-face instruction will …

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MSU says health care grads can help; deaths rise to 259

Hundreds of new health care graduates from Michigan State University are available to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. State officials have made a desperate plea for health professionals to treat people as the number of virus cases rises each day. MSU says the state has created a temporary license for nurses who usually first take a national exam. Doctors from …

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