The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order that went into place this morning means that school will be closed for at least three more weeks starting today, March 24th. As of right now we are continuing to provide meal pick-up. Information on how you can participate in the food program can be found in our news article or on our Instagram and Facebook pages. We will continue to keep you informed on what is happening but this is uncharted territory for us all and because things are changing at such a fast pace we currently have more questions than answers. We are awaiting further guidance from the state on many things, such as online learning. For right now, teachers are sharing resources and lessons with students on various platforms of their choosing. We are working on getting a resource together that gives parents and guardians all of this information in one place. Please be on the lookout for something on our webpage. We appreciate your patience as we continue to sort through the details of this ever-changing event. Stay home, stay healthy. We are Viking Strong and will get through this together.
There is a new Google Form to fill out to receive food for the week of April 6th-April13th. Please see our news article for more information. These should be pinned to the top of both our website (under "News") and Facebook page. https://www.baragaschools.org/article/212310?org=bas https://forms.gle/ESxEHc1CYKN254WSA
In effect tonight, Govenor Whitmer has ordered all non-critical businesses to temporarily close. This order will be in place for the next three weeks and will hopefully decrease the spread of the coronavirus. Grocery stores, gas stations, and banks are among the businesses that will be staying open. Details can be found here. We will continue serving grab-and-go food unless we get different instructions from the state. Stay home. Stay healthy. https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499-522625--,00.html
Mr. Dwyer's classes should check PowerSchool for assignments.
Due the current guidelines and closures our offices will have limited office hours. Our current office hours our 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The only entrance into the building is at door 1 near the Central Office.
Our first K-12 weekly drawing challenge is a Baby Yoda challenge! If you turn it in you will receive extra credit. If you’re an elementary student you will get a Vikes ticket. Winner will receive my Baby Yoda drawing and a snack! We will all vote when we get back to school. A link to the video is below. https://youtu.be/eGfFKj2QHPk
Mr. Davidson's Classes - See Google Classroom for upcoming assignments. Check your email and your google classroom for everything you need!
Mr. Davidson's MS Coding: New Crew, make sure you start designing your game. Show your parents the game that you are making! Old Crew, I will send you a link in a day or two to start on a new idea while we are out...you always have time to improve and update the old game you did!
Mrs. L's 2nd grade class had learning packets/sets sent home today. 2nd grade families please see the class page "2nd grade fun with Mrs. L" on fb for more info. She will also be posting daily videos and read alouds there during this time off.
For Mrs. DeShambo's classes: Junior High ELA students: Your assignment for the break: 1. Read a chapter book and write a 2 page summary of the book. Be sure to include the who, what, where, when, and why! 2. Write a 5 sentence review of the book(did you like/dislike the book and why) 3. Read!
Mrs. Pizziola’s middle school social studies classes have class work and it can be found on google classroom
BAD NEWS....... The MHSAA is suspending all winter sport tournaments indefinitely. No contests until further notice. NO REGIONAL GAME......MHSAA will re-evaluate on Monday and give us direction at that time.
Info on Tonight's Regional Finals (Baraga and L'Anse are working together to do our best for our girls and our community) -----Baraga is making calls to those that can attend. If you are not on our list you can NOT get in. -----The game will be live streamed (not sure how yet...but we will let you know. -----The game WILL BE ON the Radio 105.7 WCUP -----If you would like to see the girls off - their bus leaves the school at 5:00 -----The doors will open for the game at 6:30
Due to recommendations to limit non-essential large gatherings, the PUMP UP THE GYM event hosted by the Class of 2022 for this Saturday will be postponed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding.
To purchase tickets online for print at home or mobile: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2194 Tickets for the MHSAA Regional Championship girls basketball game between L'Anse and Baraga can be pre-purchased at Michigan Tech’s SDC Ticket office for $6. You can also buy online at BuyHuskiesTickets.com. The Purple Hornets and Vikings will tip off on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Michigan Tech SDC Varsity Gym.
As an FYI, our alert system for voice calls does have a slight delay. The delay at the beginning of those recordings is a result of the system's advanced voicemail detection feature. It is awaiting a human voice or beep (from a voicemail) before playing, to ensure the everyone receives the full message. We have added an automated intro to cut down on that pause time but be aware that there still is a pause until it hears a voice. Thank you and have a great weekend.
Baraga Schools is running on a 2-hour delay schedule Friday, 3/6/2020.
Due to current weather conditions and the latest forecast projections for later today Baraga Schools will be closing at 1pm, 3/5/2020.
The fortnite duo team is at it again tonight with another match. Follow the action live at: https://twitch.tv/baraga_vikings_esports
Winter Wellness Night Fun
Baraga Area Schools will be closed Monday, February 24th to show support to our neighboring school and the entire community during this tragedy. This will allow time for anyone wishing to pay their respects to attend the services scheduled for the two L'Anse students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the community during this time of grieving.
Our fortnite duo team is competing in the Gogebic league tournament. Watch the action live at https://twitch.tv/baraga_vikings_esports
The UP Math Challenge is coming up on Saturday, April 18th at Northern Michigan University - see Mrs. Gallup for more details!
Boys home basketball games tonight in Baraga at 5:45/7:20. Come out and support our students as they take on Republic.
The students in the MS/HS wanted to start a Teacher of the Week Award to recognize the hard work their teachers do. Last week’s recipient was Mrs. Pizziola. They said Mrs. Pizziola cares about them, teaches her classes well, and helps them when they need it. She makes learning awesome! Congratulations to our first Teacher of the Week chosen by students!
The Baraga Vikings eSports team are going to be in their third match of the HSEL Winter Open. You can follow the action live on Twitch! https://twitch.tv/baraga_vikings_esports
Just a reminder the sophomore class (class of 2022) is having a parent meeting today at 2 pm in the school library
Student of the Week recipients for January 27th-31st 2020 are Ash and Courtney. Here is what teachers had to say about these Vikings: Ash comes to class each day with a desire to learn. Ash is a great class participant that thinks deeply about our discussions, has valuable input to contribute, and adds richness to these conversations. Ash has a down to earth personality that gives others something to strive for. Keep up the great work, Ash. Courtney has been a hard working student/athlete. She is always on time, asks questions and is a part of class everyday whether it is her High School classes or her college classes. Courtney is not only concerned with what her work ethic about what kind of person she is, she is also concerned about her behavior in school and understands how to communicate with teachers and students and treats them with kindness and respect in the classroom. Courtney is ready for the adult world.
Middle School Coding students ended the semester by making a game that people can play and try out. They are now live, allowing you to vote for your favorite one in the link below! The game with the most votes will receive a prize! https://forms.gle/A22Z2YzK3ogEv9gU7
Due to technical difficulties report cards may be delayed. We are trying our best to get them to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
The Baraga Vikings eSports team is currently in match number 2 of the year! Follow the action live on Twitch™ baraga_vikings_esports
The Vikings eSports Overwatch Team competed yesterday against a school from California and won! We will be playing 5 more matches in this Winter Open through the High School eSports League, with the chance to go to the playoffs and win a $500 scholarship prize!
The BHS Physics class is selling Krispy Kreme donuts to help raise money for their lab field trip to Chicago. Original glazed boxes cost $12 per dozen, and assorted boxes cost $14. Assorted boxes contain a random assortment of flavors of frosted ring donuts (ex: chocolate, maple, sprinkle, strawberry, etc.) Orders may be placed until Monday, January 27, and the donuts will be here on Sunday, February 2. See one of the following students to place your order: Natalie G, Cameron G, Ayeasha K, Felicity R, Kayla S
Students of the Week for December 2-6, 2019 are Victor and Angel. Here is what we have to say about these two spectacular students. Victor is always polite and willing to help others. He has made impressive gains in the weight room from where he had started. He always has a smile and a great sense of humor. Victor is a joy to have in the classroom. Angel goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is always prepared and ready to work. Angel is a joy to have in class. She brightens the room and always has a good, positive attitude. Angel is willing to put in extra time to get her work done. She has all the qualities of a #VikingStrong student.
The JRHBBB game tonight vs Onto is Cancelled ( We will try to reschedule) The BBB HOME game tonight is still on at this time ( but we will re-evaluate this afternoon if needed)
IMPORTANT: There will be NO GREAT EXPLORATIONS TODAY, NOVEMBER 14, due to a staff shortage. Apologies for the short notice and inconvenience. If you have any questions call or email Barb Ellenich at 906-353-6111 or email@example.com
Conferences are from 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM this Thursday, 11/7/19. K-5 conferences have been scheduled with parents/guardians already. Parents/Guardians of 6-12 students can stop by anytime within the time slots to talk with classroom teachers and staff. See you there!
The Veterans Day Program will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019. It will be starting at 10:15 AM. There will be a luncheon to follow and all veterans are encouraged to attend.
Final Elementary Basketball sign-ups for grades K-6 are tonight, Wednesday, October 30th in the lobby of the school from 5:00 to 7:00. If you have any questions you can contact Dawn Jahfetson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for photos of our local veterans! Our digital art class is putting together a slideshow for our Veterans Day assembly/program. If you have a veteran in your life please send in a photo to Mrs. Klein at email@example.com. Please include the veterans name, branch, and time/place of service.
Shanda Stevens is a Neurotherapist and Psychophysiologist who specializes in Peak Performance training, personal coaching and leadership development in addition to treating individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, autism, and other mental health related issues. She echoed Maroney's message and challenged students to make friends and to build each other up.
Retired Master Sergeant, Michael Maroney, U.S. Air Force Para-rescue Specialist, speaks to 6th-12th grade students at Baraga Schools on Tuesday. Maroney, a survivor of 350 combat mission throughout 9 military deployments, a survivor of the funerals of over 20 very close friends, and survivor of 2 super typhoons gave a message of being able to overcome life and making the most out of life to the students.
Parents and Guardians, please be advised that our daily attendance alerts will start going out soon. You will be receiving voice calls from 906-353-6661 and texts from the code 989-01 if your child is marked absent or tardy that day. If you know your child is going to be absent you can call the office and they can change that absent code for your child so that you do not receive the notification.
College Fair for all Juniors and Seniors on Wednesday, September, 18th! Bus leaves at 9:25 and returns at 11:40. Location- MTU
Reminder: Picture Day is Monday September 9th!