Schools

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pathfinder Education Center Principal Ben Oakley presents on the center’s annual education report during the St. Joseph County ISD Board of Education’s meeting Monday, Jan. 10.
CENTREVILLE — Pathfinder Center students’ proficiency rate on school subjects was more than double that of similar schools in both 2018-19 and the 2020-21 school years, according to a report presented to the St. Joseph County ISD Board of Education Monday, Jan. 10. In the brief Annual Education...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is one of the boxes of COVID-19 self-tests the St. Joseph County ISD received to distribute to local school districts as part of a “MI Backpack Home Tests” program from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
CENTREVILLE — In the ongoing fight to combat COVID-19, having testing kits available in schools for both students and staff have become increasingly critical as case numbers continue to rise due to the Omicron variant. The St. Joseph County ISD has been on the front lines of getting test kits to...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools’ Board of Education is planning to find an interim superintendent within the next few weeks, with a plan put in place to find a permanent one before the next school year begins. The board discussed the upcoming vacancy at the superintendent post during a...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Caleigh Barth (right), a senior at Three Rivers High School, recites her lines for an upcoming social media video that aims to curb school threats during a recording session at Morgan Olson in Sturgis Wednesday, Dec. 22.
STURGIS — Near the end of 2021, a few school districts in St. Joseph County either closed down or locked down because of threats or the possibility of threats made by students, mainly on social media. While the threats were ultimately deemed by police to not be credible, the number of threats...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of a sticker and some of the t-shirts used as prizes during a holiday trivia game played by members of the Three Rivers Middle School Pride Coalition club during their meeting Dec. 16. The student-led club, which focuses on giving LGBTQ+ students and allies a safe place to talk about their situations with other students, began in October and has over two dozen regular members.
THREE RIVERS — On what turned out to be the final after-school afternoon of the 2021 calendar year on Thursday, Dec. 16, the Three Rivers Middle School’s Pride Coalition after-school club used their one-hour meeting time to have some fun at the end of the day. The over two dozen members of the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville High School alumni Alexis Jackson (left), Caitie Carpenter (center) and Hayden Stauffer (right) speak to students at Centreville Junior/Senior High School about their post-high school experience during the school’s Alumni Day on Friday. Students heard from a variety of different alumni during the event, now in its second year, giving kids a look into what life is like post-high school through the lens of recent graduates.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Junior/Senior High School students got a special treat Friday prior to heading off for winter break: Getting to talk with alumni from Centreville graduating classes of the recent past. The talks were part of the school district’s second annual Alumni Day, where graduates...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School AdviseMI Advisor Michaela Whipple and Paws For A Cause facility dog trainee Lindstrom listen to a presentation by Three Rivers High School Principal Carrie Balk proposing a facility/therapy dog program for the school district during Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools could soon have some furry friends at district schools to help students who may need them during the school day. The TRCS Board of Education Monday unanimously approved beginning a therapy/facility dog program for the school district. The program would...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Centreville Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer discusses her resignation from the school district and her new job as superintendent of Pennfield Schools in Battle Creek during a special meeting of the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education Thursday. Lemmer, who has been with the district since 2017, was announced Monday as Pennfield’s new superintendent, and will begin on Jan. 31.
CENTREVILLE — A second community in St. Joseph County will be searching for a new school superintendent in 2022. At a special meeting of the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education Thursday, the board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer so she can become the new...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education and representatives from TowerPinkster get ready to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the school district’s new bus garage during a ceremony Monday. The 5,000-foot facility, which cost around $800,000 of bond funds, includes new high-efficiency lighting, heating, an air compressor and storage space, replacing an old blue building located on the same spot that was used for nearly 70 years.
CENTREVILLE — After decades of using an old blue building as its bus garage, Centreville Public Schools unveiled its brand-new garage at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Monday. The new 5,000 square foot facility located across from Centreville Junior/Senior High School was built as part of Phase 3 of...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College is preparing for how to comply with a potential new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard requiring COVID-19 vaccination if it goes into effect. Jamie Yesh, GOCC’s director of human resources, presented a draft policy to the Glen Oaks Board of Trustees Thursday...

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