Three Rivers

Rotary names Most Representative Seniors

Benjamin Morgan and Hadley Miller were named “Most Representative Seniors” during last week’s Three Rivers Rotary Honors Night. The 62nd annual program took place last Thursday in a WRCI radio broadcast from Three Rivers High School. Voted by school faculty and staff, the Most Representative Seniors best exemplify the positive traits of their graduating class. Morgan plans to attend Western …

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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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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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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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Three Rivers schools – Bond proposal approved

Voters in the Three Rivers Community Schools district OK’d a request for a zero-mill tax-rate increase bond proposal. By a margin of nearly 2-to-1, the vote allows the district to continue the millage rate it already levies, 4.9 mills for 10 years. As a result, it will provide more than $61 million to address identified and ongoing facility needs. The …

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Local schools receive robotics grants

Indiana Michigan Power has presented grants totaling nearly $40,000 to 27 teachers and schools – including 15 in Michigan – to promote education and improve student achievement. Teachers and schools receiving the grants are in the I&M service area or in communities with major I&M facilities. The “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” robotics grants are for teams …

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Three Rivers principal remains pie-eating champion

Three Rivers Middle School Principal Andy Mains retained his title as pie-eating champion, as a result of a competition Saturday at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. In addition to Three Rivers, the fifth annual county school districts pie-eating event featured representatives from Constantine, Sturgis, White Pigeon, Burr Oak, Nottawa and the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. Mains downed …

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TR school board reaches a settlement

A tumultuous situation involving the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has been resolved. Board members this week agreed to a financial settlement with Kevin Hamilton, former administrator of educational services at Three Rivers Middle School. Hamilton and two other administrators were let go following the 2014-15 academic year. They subsequently filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, …

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Three Rivers schools – New superintendent is hired

A Grand Rapids-area native currently working in Lelenau County has been selected as the new superintendent of St. Joseph County’s second-largest school district. Ron Moag was chosen Monday by Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. After four candidates were interviewed in the past month, board members narrowed the list to Moag and Jonathan Whan. Moag, who grew up in …

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Three Rivers narrows search for superintendent

The field of candidates for Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent has been narrowed to two finalists. District officials announced last week that the two candidates interviewed Thursday will return for another round of questions later in the month. They are Jonathon Whan and Ron Moag. Moag is chief financial officer and human resources officer for Suttons Bay Public Schools, while …

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