Schools

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Doug Phillips, senior vice president of Plante Moran Cresa, presents an update on Three Rivers Community Schools’ bond project during Monday’s TRCS Board of Education meeting.
THREE RIVERS — As Three Rivers Community Schools starts to make its way toward Phase 2 of its bond project, the TRCS Board of Education got updates on the project during their meeting Monday. Plante Moran Cresa Senior Vice President Doug Phillips and Senior Consultant Chris Mankowski gave a...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College’s Board of Trustees were visited by a special guest for their meeting last week. Thursday, the board heard a presentation from Brandy Johnson, the new president of the Michigan Community Colleges Association (MCCA), who discussed a number of different...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Graduates from Glen Oaks Community College turn their tassels during the 54th annual commencement ceremony at the college Friday. Over 180 graduates were honored during the ceremony, the first one with an in-person audience since 2019.
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College’s graduation returned to a sense of normalcy Friday night. For the first time since 2019, Glen Oaks hosted in-person guests to its 54th annual commencement ceremonies, where they graduated 181 students of the Class of 2022. In 2021, Glen Oaks held a virtual...
Photo provided - Susan Louis, a nursing professor at Glen Oaks Community College, was named the recipient of the E.J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Award at the college for the 2021-22 academic year.
CENTREVILLE — Working as a professor at a community college was more happenstance and the result of a series of doors that opened for this year’s Glen Oaks E. J. Shaheen recipient, Susan Louis, professor of nursing. A Vicksburg native, and fourth-generation graduate of Vicksburg High School, Louis...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Over 70 Three Rivers High School seniors were honored at Thursday’s Rotary Honors Night event, the 64th annual event put on by the high school and the Three Rivers Rotary Club.
THREE RIVERS — For the 64th time, a number of outstanding Three Rivers High School seniors were honored for their academic, athletic, and scholarship achievements. Thursday night, Three Rivers High School’s Performing Arts Center hosted the annual Rotary Honors Night ceremony, honoring a few dozen...
CONSTANTINE — Voters in Constantine overwhelmingly defeated a second attempt at Constantine’s school bond proposal during the Tuesday, May 3 election. Voters defeated the measure with 754 “No” votes (63 percent) to just 442 “Yes” votes (37 percent). Turnout for the election was recorded at 18.02...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville Public Schools Interim Superintendent Chad Brady answers an interview question during Saturday’s special CPS Board of Education meeting for the second round of superintendent interview questions. The board selected Brady to go into contract negotiations with to become the district’s next superintendent.
CENTREVILLE — Another interim school superintendent in St. Joseph County will have the “interim” tag removed. On Saturday, the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education voted to go into contract negotiations with current interim superintendent Chad Brady to become their next superintendent,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - TRHS students Connor Jacobs (left) and Summer Morrill (right) light candles to symbolize their induction into the National Honor Society during Tuesday’s ceremony.
THREE RIVERS — For the first time in-person since 2019, Three Rivers High School inducted its next class of National Honor Society students. In a ceremony Tuesday, 33 new students were inducted into the Cecil DeLong Chapter of the National Honor Society, while 24 former inductees of NHS from during...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Andrews Elementary School Principal Ben McIntyre, pictured here in 2020, was reinstated from administrative leave by the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education on Monday, April 18, following the result of Title IX and workplace misconduct investigations that began in February.
THREE RIVERS — A suspended school principal is back on the job after two investigations in the last two months. Andrews Elementary School Principal Ben McIntyre was found to have violated “several” board policies, failed to perform “certain job duties he was expected to perform,” and violated his...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Dan Sorenson, a teacher at Eastside Elementary School in Constantine, shows off what the new addition to Eastside Elementary would look like if a bond proposal is passed during the May 3 election. The presentation was part of an open house event Monday at Eastside to have community members learn more about the district’s $38.8 million bond proposal, which will go to voters on the May 3 ballot.
CONSTANTINE — Five months after a school bond proposal failed in Constantine by 15 percentage points, school district officials will try again next week. On the Tuesday, May 3 ballot, voters in the Constantine Public Schools district will be voting on whether or not to approve a new school bond...

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