Week of March 20
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.
February 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 December:
Mallory Jayne - A.P. Calculus
Eddie Plumley - A.P Chemistry
Caroline To - A.P. Literature
Mallory Jayne, Eddie Plumley, Caroline To
All of the Advanced Placement classes at Kingsford High School are taught by trained and certified Advanced Placement curriculum instructors on the Kingsford High School campus.
KHS Adding New AP Computer Science Principles Course.
The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network (MMSCN) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Code.org Regional Partner, and will be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Michigan. The MMSCN will provide quality professional development to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org and act as a regional hub of the global computer science education movement.
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that Mr. Nicholas Gayan, Kingsford High School Technology instructor, has been selected as part of this cohort group. Mr. Gayan will receive training this summer to teach AP Computer Science Principles at Kingsford High School for the 2017-18 school year.
US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award Of Excellence Finalist
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, a KHS senior has been named as a finalist for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award Of Excellence. This year, senior Kaitlyn Hicks has been selected as one of the twenty-five National Finalists.
Kaitlyn will be honored with a ceremony at Kingsford High School on Friday April 21 at 10:00 am CST. At this ceremony Kaitlyn will receive her Finalist Award of Excellence plaque and jacket from a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
During the ceremony Kaitlyn will be honored by members of the US Army, Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Committee and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The ceremony on April 21 is open to the public. Members of the Kingsford High School Marching Band will provide the welcome. In attendance will be the 6-12 student body, community members, students from Woodland Elementary and Kaitlyn's family.
Kaitlyn, members of her family and the twenty four other National Finalists have been invited to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Canton Ohio the first week in August. During the weekend activities the National Winner will be announced.
Last year, Benjamin Moreau was the KHS finalist from the class of 2016.
Best of luck Kaitlyn!!
2017-18 Coop Pilot Program with
Norway and North Dickinson
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that plans are being finalized for the Curriculum Co-Op pilot that will begin with the 2017-2018 school year between Kingsford High School, Norway Vulcan High School and North Dickinson County High School. Specific classes will be available to students from all three districts in each other's buildings.
Students can take advantage of the power of curriculum collaboration through local high school classes such as CAD (Engineering and Architectural Graphics), AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, Current Events, Advanced Anatomy, Art, Spanish, foods and dual enrollment in Psychology and Sociology. The schools have worked on aligning their academic schedules and transportation to accommodate students.
The Administrative teams from all three school districts are excited about the great opportunity this collaboration provides for our students. The staff worked with Rachel and technology specialists Justin Cowen and Jean Constantini on STEM project based lessons for cross curricular collaboration.
Pictured are Angel Inglese (North Dickinson), Lisa Harry (Kingsford), Joe Tinti (Norway Vulcan), Lyle Smithson (Kingsford), Lou Steigerwald (Norway Vulcan).
Staff Professional Development
Kingsford High School staff members had a professional development workshop on Wednesday, March 1 working with Breitung Township Schools STEM coordinator Rachel Baugher.
The staff worked with Rachel and technology specialists Justin Cowen and Jean Constantini on STEM project based lessons for cross curricular collaboration.
Alek Shanks Awarded MSU Starr Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Congratulations go out to senior Alek Shanks for being awarded Michigan State Universityís prestigious STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship will pay all regular costs for eight (8) semesters at Michigan State University.
Benefits include tuition, fees, books, room, board, and incidental expenses as defined by the University, beginning with the fall semester of each year. STARR scholars must demonstrate academic interest and achievement by attaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, the scholars must demonstrate distinguished personal character and leadership ability.
KHS Senior Advances In National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations go out to senior Cory Cootware for selected as a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The program is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The NMSC awards scholarships that are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCís goals of honoring the nationís scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Shown with his Certificate of Merit is (from left) Doug Roberts, Kingsford High School Assistant Principal, Rita Edberg, Kingsford High School Scholarship Coordinator, Cory Cootware, and Lyle Smithson, Kingsford High School Principal.
Hockey Conference Champions
Congratulations go out to the Kingsford Hockey team for capturing the Lake Superior Conference hockey tournament. The Flivvers beat Negaunee 10-4 on Friday, February 17 and captured the title by defeating Jeffers 5-3 on Saturday, February 18.
In Friday's contest, Daunte Fortner scored four goals and had two assists to lead the Flivver charge. In Saturday's game, senior Alek Shanks led the Flivvers with a hat trick, all in the third period.
Fortner and Shanks were also named to the LSC All-Conference Team. Congratulations guys!
Bowling Team UP Runners-up
Congratulations go out to the Kingsford High Schol students Ian Driscoll, Zach Hanson, and Noah Jacko for contributing to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Co-op bowling team's Runners-up finish at the UP Finals on Saturday, February 18.
This Flivver trio will be leading the Mountaineer Bowling team to the team regionals in Saginaw on Saturday, February 25.
Congratulations also go out to Ian Driscoll for being named to the UP Boys Bowling Dream Team. Teammate Noah Jacko also received honorable mention!
Good luck next weekend!
Wrestling Individual District Champion
Congratulations go out to sophomore Trevor Povolo for capturing the 145 lb weight class at the Division 3 District 17 tournament in Grayling on Saturday, February 11.
Congratulations also go out to sophomore August Early for placing 3rd in the 103 lb weight class.
Both of these wrestlers now advance to the Division 3 Region 9 at Charlevoix on Saturday, February 18.
145 lb Champion Trevor Povolo
103 lb 3rd Place August Early
Elks Most Valuable Student State Finalists
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that seniors Alissa Kainrath, Katherine Mentel, Kaitlyn Hicks, and Marcus Maraccini as state finalists in the Elks Most Valuable Student Competition.
Applicants are judged on scholarship and leadership. Ranging from $1000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis, in a U.S. college or university.
Kingsford High School is extremely proud of these four seniors and all of their accomplishments.
To learn more about the Elks Most Valuable Student Competition, visit www.elks.org
Klungness Scholarship Recipients
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that seniors Chloe Gabbert and Mikhal Roell have been selected to receive the James A. and Verle A. Klungness Scholarship.
Each year, Albion College selects four students from the Upper Peninsula to receive the James and Verle Klungness endowed scholarship. In response to their Albion experience, James and Verle established a scholarship fund to assist students from the U.P. in attending Albion. The scholarship covers complete academic tuition for each recipient during their four years at the college and is highly competitive, with roughly fifty students competing annually for the award.
"Kingsford High School is extremely proud of both Chloe and Mikhal for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom that have led to them receiving this prestigious Klungness Scholarship to Albion College," stated KHS principal, Lyle Smithson. "Both Chloe and Mikhal are examples of young people who are being rewarded for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to their academics. Congratulations to both of them."
Seniors Chloe Gabbert and Mikhal Roell
Viens Family Scholarship
Kingsford High School is proud to announce a new scholarship created for graduating seniors. With the "Viens Family Scholarship", Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Viens expressed a desire to develop a scholarship to recognize an outstanding senior that has been an active member and participant on the KHS Varsity Football Team. The Viensí are athletic boosters like none other. They have a passion for the athletics, academics, and facilities that encompass the Breitung Township School District and want to share that passion in recognizing an outstanding young man that has been a member of the KHS Varsity Football Team.
The Viens Family Scholarship will first be awarded to one Kingsford High School graduate in the Class of 2017.
KHS Principal Lyle Smithson, Art Viens, and Athletic Director Al Unger
Povolo Crowned UP Wrestling Champion
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate sophomore Trevor Povolo for being crowned the UP Wrestling Champion in the 145 lb weight class. Trevor defeated his Menominee High School opponent 7-2 to capture his title. This is Trevor's second UP Championship winning his first last year as a freshman in the 135 lb weight class.
Kingsford High School would also like to congratulate and recognize the following KHS wrestlers for their performances at the 2017 UP Championship Wrestling Tournament:
- Jonathan Schmutzler - 2nd place (152)
- August Early - 3rd place (103)
- Ethan Wilcox - 5th place (119)
Business Professionals of America
Kingsford High School newly formed BPA club recently competed in its first ever business competition in Escanaba on Friday, January 6. The areas of competition our students competed in were: Basic Office Systems-Procedures, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Personal Financial Management, Banking and Finance, Media Production, Desktop Publishing, Medical Office Procedures, and Intermediate/advanced Word Processing as well as Financial Math Analysis.
Students chose their own areas of interest. Students gained insight into what is involved with BPA, associated with other students from the U.P., and learned how to better prepare themselves for next yearís competition.
Many of the students placed in the top 10 for their area, while Joseph Sturm qualified to compete at the State Level on March 16-19 in the Grand Rapids Area. Good Luck to Joe and all the other members in the future!
Front Row: Joseph Sturm, Lyndsay Moore, Sydney Corsi, Sarah Harris, Nicholas McCole, Gabrielle Nordstrom, Ethan LaVarnaway Back Row: Matthew Moreau, Connor Edwards, Matthew Swanson, Kendra Nora. Not shown-Kaitlyn Hicks
Industrial Education December
Students of the Month
Congratulations go out to KHS sophomores Michael Creighton and Noah Jacko for being selected as Industrial Education Students of the Month for the month of December.
Michael was selected from Engineering and Architectural Graphics and Noah for Woods.
Both classes are taught by Mr. Mike Erkkila as part of the Kingsford High School Industrial Education program.
Michael Creighton and Noah Jacko
Student of the Week
Congratulations go out to sophomore Jonathan Schmutzler
for being named Student of the Week for the week of