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Three Rivers High School

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Three Rivers High School’s outstanding academic programs, award-winning visual and performing arts programs and extracurricular and athletic opportunities are unparalleled throughout the region. TRHS offers an educational setting that will cultivate your student’s talents, develop your student’s potential and guide your student through high school. Academics are focused on success for students of all abilities, and our goal is to ensure that every student is college and career ready upon graduation.   TRHS is pleased to offer many Advanced Placement courses, a well-defined Honors curriculum, Early Middle College — a five year high school path that leads to an Associate Degree, Advanced Art and Music courses, a multitude of Michigan Virtual University online core and elective classes, and Career Technical Education programs including Automotive Technology, Computer Information Technology, Computer Aided Design, Marketing, Medical Occupations, Agri-science and Welding.

I am confident your student will enjoy his/her time at Three Rivers High School and look forward to working with you to ensure your student’s success.  I welcome the opportunity to meet you and talk about the many enriching experiences Three Rivers High School offers our students.

Carrie BalkSincerely,

Carrie A. Balk, Principal
Three Rivers High School

Recent News

2nd Semester Exam Schedule

Tuesday, 6/13

Wednesday, 6/14

Thursday, 6/15

1st Hour Exam 7:43-9:48 2nd Hour Exam 7:43-9:48 3rd Hour Exam 7:42-9:11
2nd Hour 9:53-10:21 3rd Hour 9:53-10:48 4th Hour Exam 9:16-10:43
5th Hour 10:26-10:53 Locker Cleanout 10:48-10:58  Half Day
4th Hour 10:58-12:28
4th Hour 10:58-12:28
 Half Day
6th Hour Exam 12:33-2:38 5th Hour Exam 12:33-2:38  Half Day


Celebration of the Visual Arts

Student Yellow Flower with Sun

Three Rivers Community Schools and the Carnegie Center for the invite you to a Celebration of the Visual Arts,
our annual showcase of the creative talents of pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in Three Rivers Schools.
May 2 – June 2, 2017 • Opening Reception Thursday, May 4, 6 – 8 pm • High School Awards Presentation at 7 pm

The Carnegie Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturdays, 10-2. It will be closed Saturday, May 27.

2017 [Parent/Student] Graduation Information

March 28, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Congratulations!  You will soon be celebrating your child’s commencement as a graduating member of the Class of 2017.  It has been my honor to serve as your student’s principal at Three Rivers High School.   On behalf of the entire Three Rivers High School staff, I would like to congratulate you on your student’s achievement.  

As we approach many exciting year-end events including prom, the 2017 TRHS Graduation Ceremony and the numerous senior celebratory events, it is my hope that we can work together to ensure the final months remain productive and safe for all seniors.  It is important to note that the graduation ceremony is a privilege, not a right. And, while I’m sure all of our seniors will end their high school career on a positive note, the administration does reserve the right to exclude from the ceremony students who do not complete their senior year in good standing.  This includes grades, attendance and behavior. I am confident, however, that the members of the Class of 2017 will continue to represent themselves in a positive manner and that conversations this time of year will center on celebrations of success.


April 18-26, 2017 – Senior Exit Interviews – Prior to graduation, all students will participate in an “Exit Interview.” This is a simulated job interview before a small committee of business and school representatives.  Students will need to present a resume which includes a goal statement, as well as a written letter of application.  Each interview will last no more than thirty minutes, and students will receive constructive feedback by the committee on how to improve their interviewing skills. Successful completion of Senior Exit Interview is a requirement for graduation.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – TRHS PROM  [6:30 – 11:00pm]

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Graduates —  Pick up Caps and Gowns and Graduation Tickets

June 1 and 2, 2017 – Senior Final Exams

June 2, 2017 – Last Day for Seniors

June 7, 2017 – Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (8am) – Please meet in the cafeteria at 7:45am.  

June 8, 2017  – TRHS Graduation (7pm) and Project Graduation (9pm departure)

On the other side you will find our annual “guide” to graduation with information about final exams, commencement practice, tickets for the ceremony, appropriate dress, etc.

If you have questions, please contact me at (269) 279-1120.


Carrie Balk, HS Principal



Ticket Information:


  1. Graduation tickets become available on May 25. EACH SENIOR RECEIVES 10 TICKETS. Only TRHS seniors may pick up tickets. 
  2. Everyone, including infants and children, is required to have tickets. Tickets will be collected at the door upon admittance.
  3. Each student will receive 10 white tickets. 
  4. If a grandparent or relative needs floor seating (elderly and those in wheelchairs), please call the High School Office to exchange your general seating tickets for reserved seating tickets.  You will need to provide us with the names of the individuals who need floor seating.  These individuals will receive reserved seating tickets.  There are limited seats so don’t wait too long.  Floor seating is limited to the person who actually needs the seat and then one extra for a companion.
  5. Students who owe fees and fines will be able to obtain tickets after these have been paid. (Tickets will be reserved and held for students).
  6. Students who are in jeopardy of not graduating can obtain tickets after exams and classes have been completed and passed.

Other important information:

  1. Diplomas will have the student’s legal name.
  2. Child care is not provided for the commencement program.
  3. Final Exams:  Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2.

Commencement Rehearsal – Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Commencement rehearsal [REQUIRED]

10:30 a.m. Locker clean-out/collection of textbooks

11:00 a.m. Seniors dismissed for the day

11:00 a.m. Band seniors report to class


Graduation – Thursday, June 8, 2017


6:15 p.m. Seniors report to the Cafeteria

7:00 p.m. Commencement Begins

8:30 p.m. End of Ceremony

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