Schools

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...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Current Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Chad Brady was named a finalist for the superintendent job at Centreville following interviews held during a special meeting Wednesday.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools has its two finalists for the job of superintendent, and they’re both familiar names to the area. Following candidate interviews during a special meeting Wednesday, the board selected current interim superintendent Chad Brady and Nottawa Community School...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School will have a manufacturing program available at the school in the near future. During Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, St. Joseph County Career and Technical Education Student Success Coordinator Jennifer Yesh discussed the...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College’s Nora Hagen Theater could see it’s primary use changed quite a bit once the college’s newest renovation project is complete. During a report on plans to renovate the south side of Glen Oaks’ campus during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting, GOCC...
Photos Provided - (Clockwise from top left) Centreville Public Schools Interim Superintendent Chad Brady, Nottawa Community School District Superintendent Jerome Wolff, Goshen (Ind.) Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Barry Younghans, and Plainwell High School Principal Jeremy Wright were named as candidates Wednesday for the Centreville superintendent of schools position.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools are moving forward with their superintendent search, and are now ready to interview candidates. During their meeting Monday, the CPS Board of Education selected four candidates, two of them familiar with the district, that they will interview for their...
Photo provided - The Three Rivers High School Wildcat Marching Band stands outside their staging area at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom prior to their parade through the park Wednesday, April 6. The parade was part of the TRHS band and choir’s spring break trip to Disney World, which occurred from Sunday, April 3 to Saturday, April 9, where they also experienced a professional workshop where they recorded their own versions of Disney songs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — For most high school students, going to Disney World would classify as a wonderful spring break destination. For Three Rivers High School band and choir students, going to Disney World for their spring break was something even better. Over 110 band and choir students, as well as...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School will be well-represented in an all-Michigan all-star high school band ensemble performing this Thursday in Kalamazoo. Four TRHS band students will be part of the 120-member Julie Giroux All-Star Band performing at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western...
Photo provided - Jim Berry, who has been involved with career and technical education in southwest Michigan for over 20 years, began his job as the new director of the St. Joseph County CTE program with the St. Joseph County ISD Friday, April 1.
CENTREVILLE — When someone is hired for a new job, one of the many qualities people look for is enthusiasm and passion for the type of work the job entails. Jim Berry’s passion and enthusiasm for Career and Technical education is certainly evident, and his resume and professional background can...
Photo Provided - Sturgis’ fourth grade Clue-Me-In team took first place in their category at the St. Joseph County ISD’s Clue-Me-In competition. Pictured from left to right are Emmerson Mallory, Maggie Smith, Alice Starkey, Camille Vanderlugt, coach Kimberly Trine, Lyza Ozwald, Andrew Halling, and Brendan Miller.
CENTREVILLE — Fourth through sixth graders from St. Joseph County participated in the St. Joseph County ISD’s first Clue-Me-In competition since 2019 last week. The competition, held March 23-25, quizzed teams of students on their in-depth knowledge of 10 select books for each grade, with the top...

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