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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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GOCC will request millage vote

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has voted to notify the county that it intends to go to voters with a millage request in March. The motion was made by Carol Higgins, who questioned the board whether members might seek a millage in the future. The board had agreed not to pursue a millage until after the recently …

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TR student subject to disciplinary action

Classes resumed Monday without incident for Three Rivers High School students. The high school on Friday last week was placed into what district officails called a “soft lockdown” around 10 a.m. due to a school threat. Students at the high school were released for the day at 11:30 a.m. as a precaution. Superintendent Ron Moag said the district was able …

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Glen Oaks receives Special Project Award

Glen Oaks Community College is a recent recipient of the Special Project Award for its agricultural equipment technology program. Presented by Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training, the award recognizes an outstanding educational service project that advances continuing development of the profession. Reid Leaverton, instructor for the ag equipment tech program, accepted the award Oct. 24 at the TRENDS …

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Indiana school district recovering from ransomware attack

A northern Indiana school district is working to restore its computer system after hackers crippled the network by infecting it with ransomware. The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. notified staff and students’ families Tuesday of the hackers’ attack. An email to staff said the district’s computer network was infected with ransomware that knocked out “all internal network systems” districtwide. District spokeswoman Lucha …

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Locals seniors sign letters of intent

Three area athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday and will continue their high school sports careers at the college level, including two at Division 1 universities. Kylee Nash, a Three Rivers High School senior, has committed to study and play softball for the University of Tulsa. Nash is a right-handed pitcher. Nash’s Three Rivers High School classmate, Hadley Miller, meanwhile, …

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Glen Oaks receives two awards

Glen Oaks Community College’s communications and marketing department is the recipient of two recent awards. For the second straight year, Glen Oaks received a Gold in the 34th Annual Educational Advertising Awards for the 2018 Glen Oaks holiday card titled “Winter Watercolor.” The cover of the card depicted a snowy evening scene on the main campus entrance. A national panel …

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