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Leonidas School recognized by state

Leonidas School has been recognized by the state as a Reward School for the 2013-14 academic year. One of 347 schools in the state to earn the honor, Leonidas School received the claim as part of the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Flexibility Act. Reward School recipients are recognized by falling into one or more of the categories High Performance, …

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Parent lunch successful

About 150 adults participated in “Take Your Parent to Lunch” day at Mendon Elementary School Wednesday. The idea was proposed by Darci Kirby, food service director for the district. She said the concept was a way to recognize National Food Service Week and also a way of promoting an event that would bring parents into the school for a rare …

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Project finished

A summer-long project in the village of Centreville finished last week. Thanks to a state grant of more than $400,000 awarded last fall, the installation of sidewalks along the village’s busiest streets leading to Centreville Elementary and Centreville Jr./Sr. High schools has been completed. The $416,000 Michigan Department of Transportation grant was one of six issued to Michigan communities as …

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Burr Oak gets computers

Burr Oak Community Schools recently received 28 Dell Computers and 68 Dell monitors thanks to a donation from Glen Oaks Community College. According to Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance and administrative services, the college recently purchased 22 Apple iMac computers for use in the school’s new graphic design program which kicked off this fall. He said Glen Oaks was committed …

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Community Forum

A small group of people attended a community forum Tuesday to hear more about Centreville Public School’s upcoming millage request. Led by Superintendent Rob Kuhlman at Centreville Elementary School, the forum covered details related to the district’s Nov. 5 request for 2.95 additional mills to generate $12.8 million over a 15-year period for building and technology improvements. The third of …

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Proposal for increased millage

A potential request for a 1-mill increase is being debated by members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education. During a public forum Wednesday at Mendon High School, Superintendent Rob Kuhlman provided background on the district’s financial state and the rationale for considering a request that would generate $9.3 million over an eight-year period. If the request is authorized …

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Mendon Coach represents Michigan

Mendon High School’s John Schwartz is one of eight football coaches representing Michigan in a nationwide contest by the publication USA Today. The “Best Of” contest, which started Monday, is an online-voting event to select the best high school football coach in the country. Every state is represented by a pool of eight coaches, and the field will be narrowed …

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World Record fell short

An attempt to break the world record for the most number of strollers pushed at the same time fell short Saturday. Nonetheless, organizers behind the event at Glen Oaks Community College said the effort was still a worthwhile affair. Amy Brauer, coordinator of the St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative, said the attempt brought attention to nearly a dozen area …

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Deadline for grant proposals

Here’s a reminder from the Constantine Area Foundation: the deadline for grant proposals for the foundation’s fall 2013 grant period is Friday. Eligible recipients include 501(C)(3) organizations, public schools and governmental entities. The foundation encourages potential recipients to focus on improving working and living conditions in the village; youth and recreation opportunities; public, educational, charitable or charitable purposes; and care …

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Sturgis Hall of Fame Banquet

Tickets for the Oct. 5 Sturgis High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet are now on sale at the school’s athletic office. The program will honor inductees Chuck Darby, Patty Griffith Langanis, Erika Melchi Rozema, Marcia Dresser Inman and Teresa Wood Horn. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Sturgis High School. More details are available at 659-1536.

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