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Adopting a new calendar for school

A decision by Constantine Public Schools to adopt a so-called balanced calendar would be made only after an exhaustive review and considerable public input. For now, Superintendent Chuck Frisbie told a crowd of about two dozen people Wednesday, the concept is still just a proposal and remains in the discussion stage. If the measure is endorsed, it would begin no …

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Seven candidates found

Seven candidates from a pool of 26 applicants to replace Roger Rathburn as superintendent of Three Rivers Community Schools have been identified. Interviews with the seven will take place over the course of three nights next week. The candidates interviewing Monday are: Tim Staffen, CTE Principal, Calhoun County ISD; John Stryker, superintendent of New Lothrop Area Public Schools; and Mike …

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Candidates trimmed to three

The list of candidates for superintendent of Colon Community Schools has been trimmed to three, following action by the district’s board of education Monday. Board president Ernie Baker said the finalists are: Victor Bungi of Gladstone, curriculum and instruction supervisor for the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District in the Upper Peninsula; Drew Bordner, Richland, director of curriculum and instruction for Gull …

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Two Lady Cats receive honors

A pair of seniors from the Three Rivers Lady Cats basketball team received special honors from the Michigan Associated Press. Teagan Reeves and Linsey Masnari were recognized, as Reeves was named to the Class B all-state basketball team, while Masnari made the honorable-mention list. Reeves, who will attend Western Michigan University in the fall and play volleyball and basketball, scored …

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Finalist for coach of the year

Mendon volleyball coach Kathy Trenary is a finalist for national coach of the year. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has named Trenary as one of eight candidates for the position. The winner will be announced during the association’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in June. Trenary said she plans to attend the four-day conference. Trenary said nominations …

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Superintendent finalists

A field of three superintendent finalists for Colon Community Schools will be identified next week. Four candidates – Victor Bungi, Mike Campbell, Robert Jansen and Drew Bordner – were interviewed Monday. The process continued Tuesday when Eric Kistler, Mike Corey and Pam Duffy were interviewed. Board of Education President Ernie Baker said the next step will be taken Monday, when …

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Howard named to all-state basketball team

Brooke Howard, a Mendon High School senior, has been named to the Associated Press Class C all-state basketball team. Mendon’s all-time leading scorer in girls’ basketball, the 5-foot-11 Howard received honorable mention as a sophomore and was a first-team all-state honoree her junior year. Howard, who was named the Sturgis Journal’s Female Prep Athlete of the Year in 2013, was …

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Special meeting for Constantine Schools

Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said a special meeting will take place Wednesday next week to discuss school safety, middle school building updates and the concept of year-round school. Frisbie said he and school board members have received input on the subject of year-round school from parents and he would like to use next week’s session to further discuss …

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Lady Hornets season ends

The Mendon lady Hornets saw their season end in the state Class C quarterfinals Tuesday night at Watervliet High School. In a rematch of a non-conference game earlier in the season, Mendon fell to Gobles, 49-40. Gobles won on its home floor last month by a 4-point margin over the Lady Hornets. The setback leaves the Lady Hornets with a …

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Nominations for award

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking nominations for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award for 2014. Current and former students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full- time faculty member at Glen Oaks Community College for the award, presented annually to an outstanding faculty member. The recipient is announced in May. Nominees should exemplify …

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