District Information

Philosophy

Three Rivers Community School District, in partnership with the community, accepts the responsibility

  • To educate all students to their highest achievement potential and personal growth, enabling all students to become literate, productive members of society.
  • To provide a safe and supportive environment.
  • To continually improve the quality of our program.

Belief Statement

We believe:

  • All people can learn and feel personal success in a variety of settings.
  • Students, staff, parents and the community must accept responsibility for education.
  • In providing educational programs that meet a wide range of student abilities and interests in our flexible and changing society.
  • All students should graduate with employability goals and become contributing members of a community.
  • It is important to respect and value all people.

Exit Learning Goals

Adult Roles for Three Rivers Graduates:

  • Effective problem solver
  • Effective communicator
  • Collaborative worker
  • Self-directing life long learner
  • Knowledgeable global thinker
  • Technologically literate performer
  • Quality producer

Accreditation

Three Rivers High School has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, for the last 100 years. Membership confirms the school has standards of quality in place and that it is engaged in continuous school improvement initiatives affecting the quality of education for Three Rivers students.


School Information

Elementary Schools

All four elementary schools were gutted and totally remodeled with an upgrade of wiring, plumbing, heating and air conditioning….all new surfaces and equipment. Our elementary students enjoy newly remodeled facilities We are excited to be giving our youngest students the kind of instructional environment every teacher and every parent wants for his children: clean, bright, and comfortable ….a safe and stimulating atmosphere combined with great teachers and materials….what more could anyone wish for our children!

Three Rivers’ four elementary schools offer parents various instructional delivery models:

  • Single-grade
  • Team-teaching
  • Self-contained and inclusionary special education

Middle School

Middle School is a child’s first taste of a “big school” outside his own neighborhood. At Three Rivers Middle School, 6th graders experience a team teaching approach wherein each student is part of a smaller group with 3-4 core teachers all year long. In addition to core classes, 6th graders get nine weeks each of exploratory classes including Gateway to Technology, Art, Computers, Novel Thoughts, Choir, Physical Education, and Healthy Lifestyles. 7th graders get to chooses nine week long exploratory classes including Computer/Careers, Art, Alternate Angles, and Heath. 8th graders get to choose 12 week long exploratory classes including Writers Edge, Gateway to to Technology, Heathy Relationships, Spanish, computer, Art and Current events. Year Band is year long elective for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. 7th and 8th grade also have the option of Choir or Science Olympiad.

The Middle School isn’t just teachers, administrators and kids. Parent involvement is critical at this age, so each student is required to take home a daily Agenda Book with assignments written down. Parents and teachers are encouraged to correspond in the Agenda Book, keeping home/school communication open and straightforward.

High value is placed on learning citizenship skills, positive self-concept, and respect for others. Kids are encouraged to participate in student council, athletics, and performance-based competitive activities like Math Meet, Quiz Bowl and Science Olympiad ….where they traditionally have done very well.

Middle School athletics include boys’ and girls’ basketball (A & B teams have separate coaches); girls’ volleyball (A & B teams); wrestling, tennis and track teams.

We live in a world of technology and the Middle School uses technology to enhance the curriculum. Internet access is available in every classroom.

High School

Three Rivers High School is fully accredited and continues to offer opportunities for students to earn college credits before graduation by taking college level courses right here. Over 70% of Three Rivers graduates have applied for post-secondary studies over the last 15 years.

Three Rivers High School’s innovative vocational and technical curriculum prepare students for careers as well as for advanced technical training in auto/diesel, agri/science, C.A.D., electrical/mechanical, engineering, computer Science, medical occupations.

Member of the Wolverine Conference, Three Rivers fields a full compliment of male and female athletic teams including 19 varsity teams, 19 Jr. varsity teams, and 6 freshmen teams. Our outstanding bands and choirs earned Division 1 Superior Ratings at both District and State.

Three Rivers schools have uses technology for all grade levels. We are dedicated to upgrading computer and communication infrastructure and providing advanced staff training in all district schools.

Three Rivers High School opened in August 1999 on a site adjacent to a tastefully remodeled Middle School, creating a beautiful campus effect with the Administration Building and District Training Facility just across the street. Community-driven design considerations at the new high school include a steeply pitched standing seam metal roof, a 970-seat performing arts center, an 18,500 sq ft main gymnasium with three full basketball courts and seating for 2400, plus an auxiliary gym for community use.

Fine Arts

In addition to our award winning band and choir programs, visual arts teachers and their students present the largest show of the year downtown at Carnegie Center for the Arts every May.