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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Adaptive Technology Solutions (ATS) mission is to “bridge the gap between businesses and the technology they need to succeed.”

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Area school district officials are trying to come up with plans to educate students following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Thursday order to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the academic year, but requiring distance learning for Michigan’s 1.5 million-plus students.

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ALMA — Alma College recently announced its December 2019 graduates.

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Aubrey DeWitt, of Owosso, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. DeWitt was initiated at Grand Valley State University.

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ELSIE — As director of student services for Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, Macey Ehman works to ensure students are prepared for what comes next, whether that’s transitioning from middle school to high school or gearing up for college.

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DURAND — The Durand Area Schools staff gathered and donated unopened masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves to Memorial Healthcare in Owosso this week.

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OWOSSO — While all public and private schools in the state remain closed through at least April 13 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Owosso High School culinary arts instructor Hannah Poyner has found a creative way to interact with her students digitally, through a series of short c…

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Editor’s note: The Argus-Press interviewed several student of the week candidates before the state ordered classes canceled. We will be publishing those interviews and, we hope, return to our regular schedule soon.

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OWOSSO — Last week’s closure of K-12 schools in Michigan because of the coronavirus outbreak presented Spring Vale Christian School with a unique challenge in Shiawassee County, since many of its students hail from across the country and live in on-campus dormitories.

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OWOSSO — As a result of new guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health, Baker College is suspending on-campus lab courses.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Less than 24 hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the closure of all public and private schools through April 5 amid the coronavirus outbreak, Corunna Public Schools Food Service Director Erin Levi was hard at work with her staff developing a plan to provide free break…

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CORUNNA — Corunna FFA members traveled to East Lansing with 2000-plus members from across the state to participate in contests, degree ceremonies and attend the sessions March 4-6.

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OWOSSO — Shiawassee RESD Career and Technical Education Countywide Auto I program students recently were awarded with the ASE student certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for Electrical/Electronic Systems.

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FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will close all college sites to the general public from today through April 5.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the closure of all K-12 public, private and boarding schools, effective Monday, through April 5.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Government agencies and health facilities are leading Shiawassee County’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) — implementing precautionary rules and monitoring situations as the infection makes its first appearances in Michigan with expectations it will spread.

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CHESANING — A 0.75-mill sinking fund intended to maintain Chesaning Union Schools’ existing infrastructure, as well as provide additional upgrades throughout the district, was approved by district voters Tuesday, 1,485-1,131.

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OVID-ELSIE — Marauder Kids Learning Zone preschool friends were visited by Ovid mail carrier Mary Perrien recently. She stopped in to show students her mail truck, talk about sending mail and teach about her job as a carrier.

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CORUNNA — Officials at Corunna Public Schools are updating the district’s current reproductive health and wellness curriculum, proposing a transition from the current “abstinence-only” model toward an “abstinence-based” format, which would provide students with information about pregnancy pr…

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LANSING — Durand and Corunna are among Michigan school districts replacing 300 older diesel buses with models powered by clean diesel or propane engines under grants awarded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

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OWOSSO — In a surprise announcement Wednesday, the Owosso Public Schools Foundation named Karen Michalec as the district’s Teacher of the Year, and Amy Parsons as Support Staff Member of the Year.

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OWOSSO — Pathways Adult Education is offering free information on how to complete a high school diploma or GED from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 1421 on the second floor of the Curwood Building on the main campus.

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INGHAM COUNTY — An Owosso teen will be among 36 high school students competing in three rounds of poetry recitation for the chance to be named Michigan’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud Champion March 13-14 at the Lansing Crowne Plaza, 925 S Creyts Road.

CORUNNA — Corunna FFA members traveled to East Lansing with 2000-plus members from across the state to participate in contests, degree ceremonies and attend the sessions March 4-6.

OWOSSO — Shiawassee RESD Career and Technical Education Countywide Auto I program students recently were awarded with the ASE student certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for Electrical/Electronic Systems.

ALLENDALE — More than 1,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies in December at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will close all college sites to the general public from today through April 5.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the closure of all K-12 public, private and boarding schools, effective Monday, through April 5.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Government agencies and health facilities are leading Shiawassee County’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) — implementing precautionary rules and monitoring situations as the infection makes its first appearances in Michigan with expectations it will spread.

CHESANING — A 0.75-mill sinking fund intended to maintain Chesaning Union Schools’ existing infrastructure, as well as provide additional upgrades throughout the district, was approved by district voters Tuesday, 1,485-1,131.

OVID-ELSIE — Marauder Kids Learning Zone preschool friends were visited by Ovid mail carrier Mary Perrien recently. She stopped in to show students her mail truck, talk about sending mail and teach about her job as a carrier.

CORUNNA — Officials at Corunna Public Schools are updating the district’s current reproductive health and wellness curriculum, proposing a transition from the current “abstinence-only” model toward an “abstinence-based” format, which would provide students with information about pregnancy pr…

LANSING — Durand and Corunna are among Michigan school districts replacing 300 older diesel buses with models powered by clean diesel or propane engines under grants awarded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

OWOSSO — In a surprise announcement Wednesday, the Owosso Public Schools Foundation named Karen Michalec as the district’s Teacher of the Year, and Amy Parsons as Support Staff Member of the Year.

OWOSSO — Pathways Adult Education is offering free information on how to complete a high school diploma or GED from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 1421 on the second floor of the Curwood Building on the main campus.

INGHAM COUNTY — An Owosso teen will be among 36 high school students competing in three rounds of poetry recitation for the chance to be named Michigan’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud Champion March 13-14 at the Lansing Crowne Plaza, 925 S Creyts Road.

The Shiawassee Arts Center is teaming up with Wendy’s restaurant of Owosso for the 18th annual Celebration of Youth Art Month. The “Jungle at Wendy’s,” a multi-media collage project, was created by kindergarten through fourth-grade students during the children’s after school art program at t…

FLINT — Student teams from two campuses at Baker College recently earned top spots at the annual Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network competition Feb. 15 at Davenport University.

Morrice Area Schools’ first-grade class, taught by Trish Baggett, was a winner in the Red Wings For Reading program. There were 100 classrooms across the state competing and the Morrice group won tickets to a Red Wings game, a library make-over and a VIP reading experience from Justin Abdelk…

New Lothrop Area Public Schools hosted a family night this past week along with its book fair. Officials said plenty of people braved the snowy weather Feb. 27 to take part. Teacher Krista Ketterer organized the event and Lynn Bishop hosted the book fair.

LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg High School’s Red Thunder Robotics For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) competitive team recently received $5,000 from the Laingsburg Educational Advancement Foundation, and $100 as the chosen charity of Modern Woodmen of America Hometown …

OWOSSO — All students grades nine to 12 in Shiawassee County, Chesaning and Ovid-Elsie are invited to participate in the Shiawassee Arts Center’s 48th annual High School Art Scholarship Show and Competition April 27 to May 3.

CORUNNA — The decision to remove a police “presence” from Corunna Public Schools Wednesday was the result of a miscommunication between district administrators and Corunna city officials, Corunna Superintendent John Fattal said Monday.

Byron third-graders recently drew “monsters” for an art project. Byron High School intermediate art students then took those ideas and recreated them in 3D by using pottery techniques.

Ovid-Elsie Area Schools students from Leonard Elementary were recognized at the Feb. 19 school board meeting as Star students.

OWOSSO — In a unanimous decision Monday, the Owosso Public Schools Board of Education approved a $500,000 purchase agreement with Community Housing Network (CHN) for the sale of the Owosso Middle School, with a closing date no later than June 30, 2022.

NEW LOTHROP — The New Lothrop FFA Chapter conducted its greenhand and chapter degree ceremony Dec. 10, hosted by the junior and senior officer teams.

OWOSSO — When Hannah Poyner learned her sister Kirsten was applying for a teaching job at Owosso Middle School in the spring of 2014, she had no idea she’d soon be working for the district herself.

OWOSSO — Baker College of Owosso invited visitors Tuesday to view “American History through the Eyes of African-Americans” during a Black History Month Expo in the college’s student center.

OWOSSO — The Memorial Healthcare Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center is hosting a free seminar during its morning diabetes support group from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at 317 S. Elm St., Suite 202.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare and the Shiawassee Family YMCA of Owosso are hosting a free glaucoma screening event from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at the Shiawassee Family YMCA, 515 W. Main St.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — Seven area school districts are experiencing continuing declines in enrollment from the fall 2019 student count, according to preliminary numbers released this week.

BYRON — During a school day in mid-January, Ella Bohm first learned of the wildfires plaguing Australia, and for the 9-year-old Byron Elementary student, the news warranted action.

VERNON — Carlie Buehler enjoys telling stories through writing, and in a matter of weeks, the 5-year-old Nellie Reed Elementary student will be a published author.

Laingsburg High School students performed two shows at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association regional competition Feb. 8 at Woodhaven High School in Flat Rock. LHS performed “Disenchanted” as a studio production and “Yellow Boat” as a main stage production. At the awards ceremony…