Constantine

Search continues for Constantine superintendent

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education recently approved the hiring of Michigan Leadership Institute to conduct a search for a new superintendent. MLI was one of two organizations to apply for the search job. John Jarpe currently serves as interim superintendent at Constantine schools following the resignation of Steve Wilson, who was hired as superintendent at Bronson Community Schools in …

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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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In high school football. . .

The remaining two St. Joseph County high schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs went 1-and-1 over the weekend. In Division 6, Constantine fell to Hillsdale on Friday, 20-to-14. The Falcons finish the season 8-and-3 while Hillsdale maintained its perfect record. In 8-man action, Colon is one win away from playing for a state championship after it …

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New middle school principal in Constantine

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to offer a contract to Jim Wiseley as principal at the middle school. Wisley was one of two finalists interviewed at the meeting; the other was Kristina Crabill. Wiseley worked as a teacher and coach at Gobles Public Schools. He later went into administration and was hired as assistant principal and athletic …

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Constantine – No artificial turf at stadium

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education has opted not to install artificial turf at Sweetland Stadium, following discussion with residents opposed to the idea. More than 40 people attended this week’s meeting to voice objections. Several people called for the resignation of school board president John Shuler. In a recent edition of the school newspaper, Connections, Constantine Superintendent Steve Wilson …

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Lockdown at Constantine schools

Constantine schools were under a lockdown for about three hours Monday in response to a student’s threat to discharge weapons at the high school. Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett said the department received notice about the potential incident at 11:20 a.m. The threat was made via the social media app Snapchat The school was placed in immediate lockdown and officers …

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Grant allows technology purchase

Constantine Middle School Prinicpal Ray Bohm said the school recently purchased a set of Chromebooks thanks to a grant from Pioneer Giving. Bohm, who applied for the grant earlier this year, said the 18 Chromebooks will increase student achievements, provide the ability to access curriculum independently and assist students to work collaboratively with teachers on assignments and projects. School counselor Steffany …

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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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