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Tuesday voting results

School officials in White Pigeon and Constantine can start planning a variety of projects, as voters in the two school systems approved proposals Tuesday. Meanwhile, a sinking-fund millage request sought by Sturgis Public Schools failed Tuesday, the second defeat in less than nine months. In White Pigeon, a funding source that generates nearly $5 million over its five-year life was …

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Constantine changes PE requirement

Constantine Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to allow participation in four years of high school marching band or four seasons of sports to count for physical education credit. Currently, a half-credit of P.E. is required to graduate. Constantine High School Principal Travis Walker said the state has made the practice an acceptable policy that the district discussed last …

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Constantine senior named First Team All State

Constantine senior Anthony Evilsizor was rewarded for his season-long effort on the gridiron. The Falcons’ leader was named First Team All-State for Division 5- 6 by the Associated Press. Constantine finished the season in a district semifinals loss to Schoolcraft, giving the Falcons a 6-and-4 record on the season. Head coach Shawn Griffith said Evilsizor is a hard runner and …

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Former coach charged with embezzlement

A former Constantine girls’ basketball coach has been charged with embezzling more than $11,000 from a non-profit organization. Joseph Stacey was arrested Oct. 4 and arraigned. He was freed on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond. Stacey allegedly embezzled $11,060 between May 2012 and November 2015. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Stacey opened a checking account in May 2012 …

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New school board member in Constantine

Constantine Public Schools has added a new board of education member. Sam Maddox was chosen last week to complete the term of Scott Manning, who stepped down after a work-related relocation resulted in his residency outside the school district. The term expires in November.

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Constantine honored retired superintendent

Retired Constantine Public Schools superintendent Chuck Frisbie was honored Tuesday during a luncheon at the high school, the district’s last day of the academic year. Frisbie was presented with a special-commendation award from the state, signed by Rep. Aaron Miller, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, state Sen. John Proos and Gov. Rick Snyder. The 54-year-old Frisbie also received a plaque from …

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Constantine names elementary principals

Christina Bainbridge has been named principal at Eastside Elementary School in Constantine, and Darrin Vandenberg will serve as principal at Riverside Elementary School. Their appointments, which are in effect next month, were made Monday by members of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education. Bainbridge succeeds Jessica Barth, who will become the district’s athletic director at the end of the …

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Barth named athletic director in Constantine

The Constantine board of education has approved hiring Jessica Barth as the school’s new athletic director. Barth is currently the principal at Eastside Elementary School in Constantine and succeeds longtime AD Mike Messner, who is retiring at the end of the school year. The action was taken during Monday’s school board meeting.

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Constantine received grant for new band uniforms

Marge Caid, band director at Constantine High School, recently received a $2,500 grant from Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. A former band student, Sheryl Miller applied for the grant, which gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district in their community to receive funds. In 2016, Monsanto Fund grants totaling $2.3 million were …

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Wilson offered Constantine superintendent position

Constantine School’s board of education has offered the district’s superintendent post to Steve Wilson. District officials made their decision last week, as eight-year incumbent Chuck Frisbie, is retiring in June. The 40-year-old Wilson has been employed by the 1,400-student district for 10 years, and currently serves as the assistant superintendent and principal at Riverside Elementary School. The board hired Michigan …

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