Week of December 15
Mission Statement:The mission of Breitung Township Schools, in cooperation with families and our community, is to provide a quality educational experience to assist all students in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful citizens.
BTS Belief Statement
- All students can learn.
- All students have the right to a meaningful educational experience.
- Each student has dignity and worth.
- Achievement is a result of high expectations with realistic goals.
- The entire community shares the responsibility of educating its citizens.
School Improvement Goals
- All students will demonstrate improvement in Reading skills.
- All students will demonstrate improvement in Mathematics skills.
- All students will demonstrate improvement in Science skills.
- All students will demonstrate improvement in Social Studies skills.
New Scholarship Created for
Kingsford High School Students
Breitung Township Schools and Kingsford High School are pleased to announce the June D. Waisanen Memorial scholarship. This new scholarship was created by the family of June Waisanen to honor her memory and her passion and contributions to education.
Kingsford High School
Leadership Seminar Students
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate Nicole Hofer and Katherine Mentel for being nominated by their teachers to attend leadership seminars this summer. These seminars identify outstanding high school sophomores and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.
Nicole will be attending the MYLead seminar held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Katherine will be attending the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
KHS is extremely proud to recognize both Nicole and Katherine as outstanding high school sophomores.
Nicole Hofer and Katherine Mentel
KHS Juniors Take College Tour
Juniors in the Kingsford High School Class of 2016 had a special opportunity on December 1, 2, & 3 to attend a college tour of 5 colleges and universities in lower Michigan. The college tour was sponsored by the Kingsford High School Academic Booster Club. A total of 51 students and 3 chaperones attended the tour. The tour was coordinated by Michelle Menard, Vice President of the KHS Academic Booster Club.
College Application Week at KHS
During the week of November 3-7, seniors at KHS participated in Michigan’s College Application Week initiative. The goal of the week was to give every graduating senior additional opportunities to apply for admission to a college or university, if they had not already done so.
Activities were planned to encourage seniors to show their favorite college logo or mascot by wearing college apparel and participating in a face-painting college logo contest. Faculty also got involved, with the activities during the week. Prizes were awarded to faculty and students that participated in the week-long activities.
November AP Students of the Month
Congratulations go out to the following students for being recognized as AP Students of the Month for the month of November:
Charissa Kashian - A.P. Calculus
Libby Lee - A.P. Literature
David McCole - A.P. Statistics
Rebecca To - A.P. US History
Erdem Yoruk - A.P. Chemistry
Front Row: Charissa Kashian, Rebecca To Back Row: David McCole, Erdem Yoruk,Libby Lee
KHS Student Receives
DAR Good Citizen Award
We would like to congratulate senior Brett Milinski for being selected by his classmates as this year’s National Society Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizen Representative” for the Onagomingkway Chapter.
Ranked # 1 in his senior class, Brett is a member of the National Honor Society. He has participated in basketball and soccer. He was named Hometowne Lumber’s Athlete of the Month and Kingsford High School’s AP Student of the Month for AP Chemistry and AP Calculus.
October Athlete of the Month
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate senior Emily Murdock for being named the Hometown Lumber Athlete of the Month for October. Emily was instrumental in helping out the Girls Varsity Volleyball team with their successful season.
As an outside hitter, Emily helped her team win the District title by downing a very good Houghton team. The team advanced to the regional finals where they fell to eventual champion Cadillac.
Volleyball is a team sport and Emily knows that without her teammates, an award such as this would never be possible!
Way to go Emily and the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team. We are so proud of you!
2014 Sports Honors
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate those athletes who were recognized by coaches and sports writers for their contributions to their respective teams. Athletes who are recognized achieve these honors through the hard work and dedication of not only themselves but their teammates around them.
Special congratulations go out to the following athletes:
Nate Carey - UP Champion in Cross Country
Ali VanRemortel and Jaelyn Jennings - UP Champions #1 Doubles for Girls Tennis
Luke Wahoviak - GNC Defensive Player of the Year for Varsity Football
District Volleyball Champions
Congratulations go out to the varsity volleyball team for capturing the District 64 Volleyball title on Friday, November 7. The girls beat the Houghton Gremlins in four sets with scores of 25-17, 27-25, 21-25, 25-21 at home in front of a great crowd of fans. The girls move on to the Regional semi-finals in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, November 11 where they will play the Ogemaw Heights Falcons at 5:00 CST.
Good Luck Girls!
KHS Wendy’s Heisman Nominees
Congratulations go out to seniors Emily Murdock and Brett Milinski for being chosen school winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. They were both chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics, and community leadership
October AP Students of the Month
Congratulations go out to the following students for being recognized as AP Students of the Month for the month of October:
David Clawson - AP Literature and Composition
Brett Milinski - AP Chemistry
David McCole - AP US History
Brandon Pietsch - AP Calculus
Alex Blaskowski - AP Probability and Statistics
Front Row: Brett Milinski, Brandon Pietsch Back Row: David McCole, David Clawson, Alex Blaskowski
Junior College Tour Announced
Kingsford High School has announced its 3rd annual Junior College Tour which gives juniors at KHS an opportunity to attend a 3-day college visit designed to educate inform them about potential post-high school options, regardless of where their current idea of a college destination currently lies.
The three-day tour will take place December 1-3, 2014.
Juniors from the 2013 college tour visiting Central Michigan.
Class of 1964 Scholarship
A new scholarship from the Class of 1964 has been created for Kingsford High School Students. This new scholarship was created to honor the Class of 1964's passion and commitment to helping younger generations fulfill their dream of a college education.
The “KHS Class of 1964 Scholarship” seeks KHS applicants that are pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree, or are attending a technical college following their high school graduation. Applicants are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to apply.
The KHS Class of 1964 Scholarship will first be awarded to a Kingsford High School graduate in the Class of 2015. The KHS Class of 1964 alumni donated funds so that this scholarship can continue for graduates through the graduating class of 2019.
Homecoming Week King and Queens
Congratulations go out to the 2014 Homecoming king Tanner Walsh and co-queens Amber Larson and Ali VanRemortel. The Kings and Queens were crowned on Friday, October 3 at the homecoming game versus Marquette.
September AP Students of the Month
Congratulations go out to the following students for being recognized as AP Students of the Month for the month of September:
Lauren Henry - AP Literature and Composition
Jack Mitchell - AP Chemistry
Caroline To - AP US History
Brett Milinski - AP Calculus
Geno Bianco - AP Probability and Statistics
Geno Bianco, Brett Milinski, Jack Mitchell, Caroline To, Lauren Henry
Flivver Field Fence Improvement Project
The Kingsford Athletic department with the assistance of the KHS Athletic Booster Club and outside donations will be breaking ground on a fence improvement project on Flivver Field along Hamilton Avenue.
Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award Nominees
Congratulations go out to KHS students (as shown below) Abby Burgess, Ali VanRemortel, Rachel Mentel and Kirtana Choragudi for being nominated for the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award Program. The program gives schools the opportunity to recognize outstanding students whose successes as leaders, citizens, and scholars exemplify the legacy of the 40th President of the United States. The Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program and Kingsford High School are proud to recognize these four outstanding young leaders.
For more information on the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award, visit the Reagan Foundation Web site.
Dual Enrollment at KHS
Kingsford High School would like to welcome Bay College to the walls of the high school for the 2014-15 school year. Though Kingsford High School students have had the opportunity for dual enrollment for many years, this is the first year that Bay College will be sending instructors to teach on campus.
Pictured above is Bay College instructor Joanie Richtig with Kingsford High School students who are enrolled in her Rhetoric and Composition course at Kingsford High School. The Rhetoric and Composition course is one of three courses offered through Bay College on the Kingsford High School campus for high school students who are eligible for dual enrollment. The other courses offered for the first semester are Western Civilization to 1600 and Introduction to Psychology.
There will be an additional three courses offered by Bay College on the Kingsford High School campus for dual enrollment for the second semester. The second semester courses will be Introduction to Business, Research Writing, and Sociology.
Both Bay College and Kingsford High School are extremely pleased to have formed this partnership to provide college level credit to high school students during the school day on the Kingsford High School campus.
Welcome, Bay College!!
Welcome Back Staff and Faculty!!
KHS Welcomes New Teachers
Kingsford High School would like to welcome Emelie Fairchild and Mike Erkkila to the teaching staff. Emelie will be teaching Spanish at KHS for the 2014-2015 school year. Emelie and her family reside in Breitung Township. Mike will be teaching Industrial Education at both KHS and KMS for the 2014-2015 school year. Mike and his wife reside in Kingsford.
We are extremely excited to welcome both Emelie and Mike to our teaching staff for the upcoming school year.
Kingsford High School Selected for
“Best High Schools in Michigan 2014”
Kingsford High School has been honored with a recognition by U.S. News and World Report in its selection of “Best High School in Michigan 2014”. Kingsford High School has been awarded silver medal status based on their high performance on state assessments, Advanced Placement (A.P.) test scorers and student preparedness for college and post secondary careers.
Of the 588 high schools in the State of Michigan, Kingsford High School was ranked 57th putting them in the Top 10% of Michigan High Schools. Of the 18,411 high schools in the country that qualified, Kingsford High School ranked 1,951 which is an outstanding accomplishment.
Following the publication of Kingsford High School’s selection for U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School in Michigan 2014 list, the American Registry seconded the honor and added Kingsford High School to the “Registry of Business Excellence”.
Kingsford High School is extremely honored that we have been selected to be included in the U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools in Michigan 2014”. This selection is a compliment to the students and staff at Kingsford High School. We are very proud to be included in this recognition of academic success.
Shown here is KHS Principal Lyle Smithson, BTS Superintendent Craig Allen, and KHS Counselor Nancy Jayne.
Student of the Week
Congratulations go out to junior Josh Bolan
for being named Student of the Week for the week of