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THREE RIVERS — The Board of Education of Three Rivers Community Schools announces the sale of its $9,630,000 2017 refunding bonds. The bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the school district’s 2007 refunding bonds and to pay the costs of issuing the bonds. This refinancing reduces...
Wednesday, Feb. 1 was Tie Dye Day at Park Elementary as they anticipate Winter Homecoming on Friday. Also this week they have had Twin Day and Jersey Day, with Crazy Hair Day and Purple and White Day yet to come. Pictured in their colorful finest are fourth-graders (from left) Tara Smith, Madison...
Members of the Three Rivers High School quiz bowl team compete during the High School Quiz Bowl at St. Joseph County ISD on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Centreville. The Quiz Bowl featured eight teams that included Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Howardsville Christian, Mendon, Sturgis and White Pigeon....
The January Celebration was “all in,” meaning both those who had met expectations and those who might otherwise be out for re-teaching expectations were all invited. Names for participation in activities were drawn from a box of slips students had received for demonstrating positive behavior. “This...
STURGIS — Jennifer Starlin, an associate from Thrun Law Firm, gave an update on transgender students to local school leaders attending the St. Joseph County School Board Association meeting at Sturgis Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 31. She told them that a case is pending in the Supreme Court (...
CENTREVILLE — The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County Tuesday approved details of a contract offered to Dr. Burnadette Roberts for the psychiatrist/medical director position at CMHSAS. CMHSAS Executive Director Elizabeth O’Dell said all contract details...
Staying strong - Keenan King, an educational leadership doctoral student at Western Michigan University, talks to Denise Cole’s Park Elementary fifth graders about overcoming obstacles and getting a college degree. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
THREE RIVERS — Would you want someone uneducated doing brain surgery on you, or handling your money? Keenan King asked fifth-graders at Park Elementary on Friday, Jan. 20. “No,” they agreed. Education and its importance, as well as overcoming obstacles to getting it such as being a man of color,...
Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
Hoppin Elementary fifth-grader Victoria Marckini takes a note from the new “Take What You Need” board in the school hallway. “Whenever I take one off it cheers me up,” she said. Principal Allison Taylor said the board is intended to make someone’s day. “It is filled with encouragement for students...
THREE RIVERS — Former Three Rivers Middle School administrator of educational services Kevin Hamilton has filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Western District Court against Three Rivers superintendent Jean Logan and the Three Rivers school district. The suit stems from the non-renewal of Hamilton’s...
Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
Representatives of three Career and Technical Education classes that meet at Glen Oaks Community College — automotive, building trades and welding — gather around a bench that was a joint effort of the three of them. Welding instructor Alyse Gordon, whose idea the project was, said she wanted to do...

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