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Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education looks toward selecting a new superintendent

Posted June 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“Where are we with MASB?  Do we have a meeting scheduled with them? These questions were posed by Susan Schmidtendorff, president of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education, during the board meeting Monday evening (June 17).  Her queries came in regard to board action in April to contract with MASB – the Michigan […]

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Kudos to Three Rivers bands and vocal groups for performances at Music in the Parks competition in Ohio!

Posted May 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Hats off to Three Rivers bands and vocal groups who took part at the Music in the Parks competition at Cincinnati, Ohio! Vocal Music Director Joel Moore of the Three Rivers Community Schools reported on the results of the competition in the following message: Congratulations from the River Country Journal!

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Chamber endorses operating millage proposal for Three Rivers Community Schools

Posted May 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce (TRACC) has endorsed the operating millage proposal for the Three Rivers Community Schools that will appear on the ballot in Tuesday’s (May 7) election. The proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property […]

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Father/Daughter Dance is on

Posted February 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“The dance is on.” That’s the message from the Three Rivers Community Schools regarding the Father/Daughter Dance planned for Friday evening (February 22nd). Inclement weather prompted the closing of the Three Rivers Community Schools on Friday, but the word from school officials is that the Father/Daughter Dance will continue as scheduled – from 6:30 to […]

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Annual Holiday Band Concert held at Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center

Posted December 21, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Hats off to everyone involved in the Annual Holiday Band Concert presented Thursday evening (December 20) in the Performing Arts Center at Three Rivers High School! The well-attended event featured the 7th Grade Intermediate Band, 8th Grade Middle School Band, High School Concert Band, and the High School Symphony Band.  It was also highlighted by […]

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Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education hears presentations from ‘superintendent search’ providers

Posted November 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education took another early step Monday (November 19) in the process to select Roger Rathburn’s successor as superintendent of the Three Rivers Community Schools. During the morning portion of a day-long meeting, the board heard presentations by four potential providers of ‘superintendent search’ services.  Sessions with representatives from […]

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Paraprofessionals in Three Rivers Community Schools pleased with recent purchase of iPads

Posted November 8, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The recent purchase of iPads for use by instructional and media paraprofessionals in the Three Rivers school district has drawn praise from those employees. The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education endorsed the purchase recommendation from Superintendent Roger Rathburn during the board’s September 24th meeting and positive feedback from the acquisition was noted during […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing donates $400,000 to City of Three Rivers

Posted October 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

A sunny autumn morning in Three Rivers was made even brighter Tuesday (October 9th) as American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) made a $400,000 donation to the City of Three Rivers.  Of that amount, the city will retain $300,000 while $100,000 will go to the Three Rivers Community Schools. During a gathering at AAM’s Three Rivers […]

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‘iPads and teachers’ report during TR Community Schools Board of Education meeting

Posted June 25, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Technology was in the spotlight during the ‘Reports’ portion of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting Monday evening (June 25). District Technology Director Scott Grace reported on activity related to the recent purchase of iPads for teachers, timing that made it possible to distribute the devices to teachers prior to the summer […]

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New principals selected for Norton and Park elementary schools

Posted May 23, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Two key administrative positions within the Three Rivers Community Schools have been filled. Superintendent Roger Rathburn reports that Jennifer Graber has been chosen to serve as principal at Norton Elementary School and Sheryl (Sheri) Thorbjornsen as principal at Park Elementary School. According to Rathburn, the district interviewed several candidates and members of the committee involved […]

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17th annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper set for February 2nd

Posted January 6, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Groundhog Day will have added significance in Three Rivers this year in that it’s also the day for the 17th annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper. The event will be staged in the Three Rivers High School cafeteria on Thursday, February 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. In reporting plans for the latest edition of this […]

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Three Rivers student musicians present Annual Holiday Band Concert

Posted December 22, 2011 by Bruce Snook

There was a full house Thursday evening (December 22nd) in the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center as the Three Rivers Community Schools Instrumental Music Department presented its Annual Holiday Band Concert. The program featured the 7th Grade Intermediate Band, 8th Grade Middle School Band, and the Three Rivers High School Symphony Band. Director […]

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Three Rivers Community Schools on 2-hour delay Tuesday morning

Posted September 20, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools report a 2-hour delay Tuesday morning (September 20th).  Also, the Middle School cross country meet scheduled for September 20th has been canceled. Source:  Three Rivers Community Schools website at www.trschools.org

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TR Board of Education approves ‘Community Adolescent Health Center’

Posted September 13, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Health care for middle school and high school students in the Three Rivers school district will soon get a boost through a Community Adolescent Health Center (CAHC). The CAHC is a grant-funded, school-linked health clinic slated to begin operation October 1st as a division of the PAWS (Prevention and Wellness Services) program in a collaborative […]

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Three Rivers Community Schools 2011-2012 calendar released

Posted July 10, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The sultry days of summer are upon us, but it won’t be long before thoughts turn to autumn and the start of a new school year. In regard to the latter point, the Three Rivers Community Schools calendar for 2011-2011 has been released.  It pegs August 30th and 31st as “Professional Development” days and September […]

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New principals hired for Andrews and Hoppin elementary schools

Posted June 29, 2011 by Bruce Snook

New principals have been selected by the Three Rivers Community Schools to fill vacancies created by the retirements of two veteran educators. Nichole ‘Nikki’ Nash, who has been employed as a third grade teacher at Andrews Elementary School, has been chosen to succeed Cheryl Riley who has retired after a 37-year career with the local […]

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TR Board of Education ratifies TRESPA contract

Posted June 29, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools board of Education has ratified a new, three-year contract with TRESPA, the Three Rivers Educational Support Personnel Association that represents the school districts bus drivers, custodians and secretaries. The action came on a 5-to-1 vote during a special meeting Wednesday morning (June 29th) in the office of Superintendent Roger Rathburn.  […]

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Cheryl Riley retires

Posted June 26, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Cheryl Riley has retired from the Three Rivers Community Schools after a 37-year career as an educator – 30 years as a teacher and the last seven years as principal of Andrews Elementary School.  Her last day was Thursday (June 23rd). Riley’s impending retirement was noted during the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education […]

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New teacher contract approved in Three Rivers, support personnel next

Posted June 26, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has approved a new, one-year contract with the school district’s 160 teachers, represented by the Three Rivers Education Association (TREA).  As noted briefly in an earlier River Country Journal story, the action came during the board’s regular June meeting Monday evening (June 20th). During the meeting and […]

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TRESPA contract up for ratification during special TR Board of Education meeting June 29th

Posted June 24, 2011 by Bruce Snook

A special meeting of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has been set for Wednesday, June 29th with one “Action Item” – ratification of a new contract with Three Rivers Educational Support Personnel Association (TRESPA). The meeting will be held in the Superintendent’s Office at the Central Office on Sixth Avenue, beginning at […]

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