August 25, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians –
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! The faculty and staff of Three Rivers Community Schools are anticipating an exceptional year of outstanding achievements for our students.
The Board of Education has invested significantly in our district in recent months. A K-6 reading series, a K-12 health curriculum, roof repairs, additional technology and implementation of an Early/Middle College program are just a few of the projects the Board completed or added.
Three Rivers Community Schools offers a vast array of educational opportunities for every child, and we want every child to know that his or her learning is important and that providing a safe, nurturing environment to do so is our top priority. Throughout the summer, our staff has been working on curriculum, attending professional development, and preparing for the new year. Our administration has been busy hiring highly qualified staff who share in our vision of educational excellence.
You are invited to join us for the back-to-school fair this Saturday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Three Rivers High School. In addition, the buildings will be holding their individual Open Houses the following week. We hope you can attend!
The coming year has the potential to be one of the best – we look forward to being your partner in education. Each of the buildings has been updating and providing information via email, mail, the website (www.trschools.org) and social media. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school if you have questions or Central Office at 279-1100.
Jean Logan, Superintendent
August 27, 2015
The Michigan Department of Education has been working for several years on content standards for Science and Social Studies. The department has drafted documents for parent and educator review and is asking for feedback.
Below are the links to the information related to upcoming public information sessions (dates, times, and locations for the sessions) as well as the proposed standards for each content area (science and social studies). There is also a survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QKDHHRW) to collect public comment and it would be very helpful to get feedback.
Social Studies — Michigan.gov/socialstudies
Science — Michigan.gov/science
If you have questions about the proposed standards or any other curriculum questions, please contact the Three Rivers Community Schools Curriculum Department at 279-1100.
Linked below is a summation of policy statements covering public schools in St. Joseph County, Michigan. The statements are available in English and Spanish versions.