Week of October 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.
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 Brendan McGuire
for being named Student of the Week for the week of