Schools

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Community Schools Facilities Director Brian Leonard (left) and TRCS Transportation Director Kenni Jean Schrader (right) show off a national award the school district won for its electric school buses at Monday’s TRCS Board of Education meeting. The award was given to them in July by School Transportation News in association with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools’ transportation department was nationally recognized recently for its adoption of electric school buses in their fleet. On July 17, the district was awarded the Green Bus Summit Fleet Award by School Transportation News (STN) in affiliation with the...
MENDON — A fire in a boys’ bathroom at a local high school led to an early dismissal for students Wednesday. According to Mendon Community Schools, the fire occurred at Mendon Middle/High School at 9:30 a.m. and was quickly put out by staff members before the Mendon Fire Department arrived. The...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville Junior/Senior High School Principal Aaron Hartong responds to concerns about his fulfillment of job duties brought up by one of the Centreville Board of Education members during the board’s meeting Monday.
CENTREVILLE — Members of Centreville Public Schools’ Board of Education expressed confidence in their junior/senior high school principal’s fulfillment of duties following a concern raised by one of their fellow board members at their meeting Monday. Board Trustee Pam Riley expressed her opinion...
CENTREVILLE — A new strategic plan for the next few years was approved by the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees Thursday. The plan, which runs from 2022-25 and presented by Executive Director of Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research, Dr. Tammy Russell, covers four different...
Screenshot via YouTube - Tim Gardner of Thrun Law Firm (left) discusses the current situation with the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education’s administrative guidelines for classroom displays during their meeting Tuesday.
THREE RIVERS — As the process of creating administrative guidelines or a policy for classroom displays continues at Three Rivers Community Schools, a new potential policy from the district’s consultant could affect how they could implement the proposed guidelines. The TRCS Board of Education...
CENTREVILLE — Teacher shortages plaguing St. Joseph County, and the state and country as a whole, as well as its causes and possible solutions, were a major topic of discussion at Monday’s St. Joseph County ISD Board of Education meeting. Currently, a number of school districts in St. Joseph County...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville’s Board of Education will be looking into how they will proceed with potentially placing HVAC systems in their school buildings. During their meeting Monday, Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Chad Brady gave an update on putting in the HVAC systems, saying in an...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College’s Board of Trustees received an update on the college’s south side renovation during their monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11. GOCC President Dr. David Devier said the project, which he estimated back in March could be around $7 million to ultimately...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education debate the proposed guidelines for classroom displays during their meeting Monday.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools will seek more guidance on proposed guidelines for classroom displays before making a final decision. No action was taken Monday by the TRCS Board of Education on the proposed guidelines for Three Rivers Community Schools buildings, instead opting to go...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - United States Rep. Fred Upton speaks to those in attendance at Glen Oaks Community College Tuesday, celebrating a $900,000 distance learning grant the college received as an earmark in the newest federal budget. Upton helped spearhead putting the earmark in the bill, which the college looks to use to put videoconferencing equipment in classrooms to allow lessons to broadcast synchronously to students.
CENTREVILLE — A sitting United States Congressman was in Centreville Tuesday morning to mark a special occasion for Glen Oaks Community College. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton was on hand at GOCC’s Dresser Business Development Auditorium as part of a celebration of a $900,000 congressional grant the college...

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