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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...
Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
Elementary students from Howardsville Christian School try to keep a variety of balls in play during a game as part of their homecoming pep assembly Friday, Jan. 13.  
Construction begins - Construction has begun on the Glen Oaks Community College’s new residence hall northwest of the school’s main entrance. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees Wednesday discussed hiring Capstone On-Campus Management for the college’s student housing project. GOCC and Capstone are still finalizing contract details but as it stands, the pre-residence obligation between GOCC and Capstone would...
Underclassmen  presentation - College Access Network advisor Brian McDaniel gives a presentation to Teresa Smola’s 10th grade ELA class at Three Rivers High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Commercial-News/Alek Frost
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County College Access Network (CAN) advisor Brian McDaniel prepares Three Rivers, Mendon and Colon high school students for life after graduation, by emphasizing informed decision-making and preparation. McDaniel, as well as CAN Administrator/Supervisor Tracy Harker and...
Centreville Elementary fourth-grade teacher Stacy Messner posed a question to her class before the break: “Would you be willing to give up the $5 gift exchange and use $5 toward giving to others?” Without hesitation, they said yes; they did not think of themselves first, rather others; a lesson you...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan’s email address and some of her contacts were used this week by an unauthorized outside entity to spoof her email account. According to district technology director Scott Grace, the purpose of this unauthorized use appears to...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District (ISD) Board of Education held a special meeting Friday and approved a proposal from HUMANeX Ventures of Kalamazoo to assist with the ISD’s superintendent search. The Board’s decision comes after SJCISD Superintendent Barbara Marshall...

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