Week of April 21
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.
KHS Music Student to Participate
in World Music Tour
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate sophomore Charlie Luoma-Mannisto for being selected to participate in the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music 2014 tour and will be part of a group of students that represent Musical Goodwill Ambassadors.
Charlie was nominated for this opportunity based on citizenship, character and musical ability. Charlie will play the trumpet in the student band, traveling to seven different countries over a 16 day period. He will travel through England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany, performing with the band in each country that is visited. The summer tour goes from June 27th through July 12th.
The band performs for thousands of citizens during their adventure, representing the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. through the universal language of music. The trip will also offer Charlie the ability to obtain college credit.
He is thrilled to represent Kingsford High School and is a proud member of KHS marching band, pep band, jazz band and concert band. He is inspired daily by Mr. Ben Sherk and is anxiously awaiting this trip and experience of a lifetime.
Good luck Charlie!!
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate all students who were participants in the 2014 ASA Banquet held in the Kingsford Middle School gym on Monday, April 14.
Art students from many of the local schools had a chance to display their work.
March 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 March:
Rachel Gibler - AP Literature and Composition
David McCole - AP Chemistry
Logan Ryan - AP US History
Dylan Lawton - AP Calculus
Santina Bianco - AP Probability and Statistics
Front row: Santina Bianco, Rachel Gibler
Back row: Dylan Lawton, David McCole, Logan Ryan
MSU Starr Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Congratulations go out to senior Lillian Slajus for being selected as one of the recipients of the MSU Starr Charitable Foundation Scholarship.
The STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students residing in the state of Wyoming and the Upper Peninsula of the State of Michigan.
New Scholarship at KHS
Specialty Granules Inc.
Specialty Granules Inc. has created a new scholarship to recognize KHS graduates in pursuing their dreams of attending college and working toward earning a post-secondary degree.
Specialty Granules Inc. is a leading producer of semi-ceramic coated, colored mineral granules for the North American residential and commercial roofing industry, headquartered in Hagerstown, MD. They have a local manufacturing facility in Pembine, WI, of which their management has been instrumental in the development of this scholarship.
The Specialty Granules Inc. Scholarship will first be awarded to two Kingsford High School graduates in the Class of 2014. The scholarships value $500 each, and are non-renewable.
The Board of Education of Breitung Township Schools and the administration of Kingsford High School are pleased to accept the opportunity to coordinate such a worthwhile scholarship for Specialty Granules Inc. and the graduates of Kingsford High School. Individuals interested in developing a scholarship can contact Rita Edberg, Scholarship Coordinator/KHS, or Lyle Smithson, Principal, 431 Hamilton Ave. Kingsford, MI 49802 or by calling 779-2670, ext.5, for more information.
2014 National Honor Society
Junior and Senior Top 10%
Kingsford high school would like to congratulate and recognize those students who have earned the distinction of being in the top 10% of their class. These students have shown hard work and dedication to their studies.
February Artist of the Month
Congratulations to senior Casey Hoaglund for being selected as the February Artist of the Month. Casey's piece, entitled "On a Mote of Dust", was created using a graphite and charcoal medium.
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 February:
Emma Voss - AP Literature and Composition
Alex Patterson - AP Chemistry
Joe Linn - AP US History
Kathryn Lamy - AP Calculus
Dylan Lawton - AP Probability and Statistics
Front row: Emma Voss, Kathryn Lamy
Back row: Dylan Lawton, Joseph Linn, Alex Patterson
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Congratulations go out to senior Dylan Lawton for being honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service award.
National Honor Society Scholarship Nominees
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate seniors Marissa Bazan, Kathryn Lamy, and Dylan Lawton for being nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program for this school year.
January 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:
Lillian Slajus - AP Literature and Composition
Dylan Lawton - AP Chemistry
Zoe Ketola - AP US History
David McCole - AP Calculus
Sierra Fayas - AP Probability and Statistics
Front row: Lillian Slajus, Sierra Fayas
Back row: Zoe Ketola, Dylan Lawton, David McCole
2014 Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship and Principal’s Award Recipient
Congratulations go out to senior Sarah Kleikamp for being nominated as Kingsford High School’s 2014 Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship and Principal’s Award.
This award will give Sarah the opportunity to receive a $2000, $5000, $8,500, or $12,000 scholarship.
Detroit News Outstanding High School Graduate Scholarship Program Nominees
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that 11 seniors from the Class of 2014 have been nominated for the Detroit News Outstanding High School Graduate Scholarship. This program identifies, recognizes, and honors the top seniors from all of Michigan’s public and non-public high schools in eleven different categories.
Selected students will be honored as part of the 29th annual program. The top two students in each category will be featured in stories and photographs in The Detroit News this spring and will be honored at an awards dinner. Four students in each category will be selected as runners-up, and their names will be published in The News. All nominated students will receive certificates.
Seated: Danielle McConnell (Journalism), Lillian Slajus (World Studies Education), Emma Voss (Language Arts Education), Sarah Kleikamp (Health Education), Rachael Gibler (Visual Arts Education), Rachel Strasdin (Performing Arts Education).
Back Row: Jacob Allen (Athletics), Dylan Lawton (Science Education), Derrick Lessor (Vocational-Technical Education), Alexander Patterson (Mathematics Education), Russell Smart (Special Distinction: Against All Odds).
U.S. Army Reserve
National Scholar/Athlete Award
Congratulations go out to seniors Lillian Slajus and Dylan Lawton for being elected to receive the U. S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award.
Lillian and Dylan will receive an Olympic-style bronze medal. The U. S. Army Reserve believes that young people should strive to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives. The Scholar/Athlete Award Program is their way for recognizing and rewarding selected high school students who are doing just that, excelling in the classroom and on the athletic field.
KHS is very proud of Lillian and Dylan and their academic and athletic achievements.
December Athlete of the Month
Congratulations go out to junior Lacey Walsh for being selected as the Hometown Lumber Female Athlete of the Month for December.
Lacey is the season points leader for the Flivver swim team this year, including both boys and girls. She has posted 11 first place finishes to go along with three seconds and one third.
She was joined by Iron Mountain and Norway wrestling standouts Jared Gauthier and Cole Gonzalez.
Congratulations Lacy and good luck in the UP Finals.
Dr. Edberg Student-Athlete Scholarship
Kingsford High School is proud to announce a new scholarship that was created by Dr. Allison Ederg, a KHS graduate from the Class of 1998.
The “Dr. Edberg Student-Athlete Scholarship” seeks KHS applicants that are pursuing a degree in the Science or Technology field, have been a varsity athlete, and that have been involved in extra-curricular activities, as well as community service activities.
December Artist of the Month
Congratulations to senior Abby Tousignant for being selected as the December Artist of the Month. Abby's piece, entitled "The Little People", was created using paper towel rolls, brown paper bag, and ribbon.
"I cut out silhouette images from a paper bag and fit them into the paper towel rolls. There was a lot of problem solving involved, eventually I figured out the best way to make the images fit was to cut a slit into the rolls and hot glue the excess to the outside. To create depth and detail, I needed a lot patience, which thankful, I have. I imagined how the images would look in real life and used that knowledge to decide the placement of each piece."
December 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:
Eli Martonen - AP Literature and Composition
Rachel Cevigney - AP Chemistry
Abby Burgess - AP US History
Rachel Strasdin - AP Calculus
Sarah Kleikamp - AP Probability and Statistics
Front row: Abby Burgess, Sarah Kleikamp
Back row: Eli Martonen, Rachel Cevigney, Rachel Strasdin
November Athlete of the Month
Congratulations go out to Senior Lauren Smith for being selected as the Hometown Lumber Female Athlete of the Month for November.
Lauren co-captained the varsity volleyball team producing 380 kills, 72 blocks, and 43 assists while earning All-GNC First Team and was an all-region selection.
She was joined by North Dickinson football standout Matt Schultz.
Nice job Lauren!!
KHS Nominee for Detroit Athletic Club High School Athlete of the Year Award
KHS Senior Santina Bianco has been selected as Kingsford High School’s nominee for the Detroit Athletic Club High School Athlete of the Year. This annual award started in 1996 and honors both academic and athletic achievement. While in high school, Santina has lettered in three varsity sports. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is in the top 10% of her class. She is also active in the community and volunteers her time to help others.
“Kingsford High School is very proud to nominate Santina Bianco for the 2013-2014 DAC award,” noted KHS principal, Lyle Smithson. “Santina is a well-rounded student who has balanced a very challenging academic schedule with a commitment to athletic success. Through her hard work and commitment she has had success in both arenas. She is ranked in the top 10% of her class academically and was an all-conference champion in tennis and runner up in the UP finals. Santina is an example of a young lady who has achieved success in multiple arenas through hard work, time management, and commitment.”
SADD Caring House
On December 13, the KHS SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) continued a tradition of donating blankets to The Caring House. This year, in addition to blankets, SADD donated slipper socks, mini soaps and lotions, and day passes to the Northern Lights YMCA. The KHS SADD Club would like to thank the YMCA for offering the day passes for The Caring House residents.
Pictured Front Row Left to Right: Rachel Perpich, Kendalynn Sutton (advisor), Kirtana Choragudi, Ali Bubloni. Second Row: Zoe Ketola, Libby Lee, Rebecca To, Katie Oberthaler, Marinda Bottesi Third Row: Charissa Kashian, Ali VanRemortel, Megan Grider, Liisa Ackerman, Nicole Nettel, Rachel Gibler, Rachel Strasdin.
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:
Pavel Hammer - AP Literature and Composition
Kathryn Lamy - AP Chemistry
Dylan Lawton - AP US History
Alex Patterson - AP Calculus
Brandon Pietsch - AP Probability and Statistics
Front row: Pavel Hammer, Kathryn Lamy Back row: Dylan Lawton, Alex Patterson, Brandon Pietsch
November Artist of the Month
Congratulations to junior Nicole Lindgren for being selected as the November Artist of the Month. Nicole's piece, entitled "Doll", is a self-portrait that was created using graphite.
KHS Class of 2012 Graduate
Speaks at KHS
On Monday, November 25, Air Force Academy cadet Sean Ryan spoke to juniors in the Flivver Foundations classes at KHS. Sean is a 2013 graduate of Kingsford High School and began attending the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June.
He noted that it was important to speak to the classes at KHS to inform students of the great opportunities a service academy offers. He feels that it is necessary to give back to his country and that goes along with getting a good education that the Air Force Academy offers.
Sean advised students to take Kingsford High School seriously because he was very well-prepared for the academic rigors of the Air Force Academy. KHS is very proud and appreciative of a successful alumnus returning to share his thoughts with students.
Sean is the son of Dr. Terry and Elaine Ryan of Kingsford.
KHS Alumnus Earns Ph.D.
Kingsford High School would like to congratulate KHS Class of 2003 graduate Jill Recla for recently earning her Ph.D. degree from the University of Maine.
Dr. Recla, as she is now known as, completed her predoctural work in helping understand the complex genetics of chronic pain that many people deal with on a daily basis.
As well as her academic honors, Jill was also involved in athletics at KHS participating in volleyball and track.
2013 Fall Sports Honors
Kingsford High School is proud recognize those athletes who gained special honors for their performances in their respective sports for the 2013 Fall athletic season.
These student athletes were individual representatives for their respective teams and coaches with whom their individual performances depend upon. We congratulate them and their teammates on their seasons and for their proud representation of Kingsford Flivver athletics.
Girls Tennis: Santina Bianco, Jaelyn Jennings, Kate Lamy, Anna Shanks, Hannah Tresedder, Ali Vanremortel, Janay Walters
Football: Jake Allen, Jake Coughlin, Dan Fleming, Hugh Harris, Joe Hofer, Brien Johnson, Alex Patterson, Brody Sundquist, Cole Tangesdahl
Volleyball: Amber Larson, Emily Murdock, Nikki Roberge, Lillian Slajus, Lauren Smith, Maria Wiltzius, Sammie Zander
Emanuel & Betty Pancheri Memorial Scholarship
Kingsford High School is proud to announce that the children of Emanuel & Betty Pancheri have created a scholarship to honor the memory of their parents.
This new scholarship will be awarded for the first time to a KHS graduate of the Class of 2014.
Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations go out to senior Dylan Lawton for being named the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program Volunteer of the Year for Kingsford High School.
Kingsford High School has announced that senior Emma Voss has been selected by her classmates as this year's National Society Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizen Representative” for the Onagomingkway Chapter.
Wendy’s Heisman Nominees
Kingsford High School has announced that seniors Danielle McConnell and Dylan Lawton have been named school winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
"When Classrooms Come Together" Project
Students in Mrs. Sutton's 10th grade English class have partnered with a school in South Africa to help students learn of similarities and differences in one another's culture. The oportunity for these students came to them by way of former KHS graduate, Julia Fornetti, who is assistant teaching in the school they are partnering with.
Drafting Department Donation
Kingsford High School and Mr. Dan Short (Drafting teacher) would like to thank Mr. John Jamar, a former Michigan Tech engineering professor, for donating some of his personal mechanical drawing equipment to the KHS drafting department.
Dan Short with John Jamar.
2013 GNC and UP Tennis Champions
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis team for being crowned the 2013 GNC and UP Champions. The girls repeated as GNC champions on Wednesday, September 26 by outlasting second place Escanaba 47-31.
The girls then captured the Division 1 UP Title by beating out second place Negaunee 18-14. Individual champions are as follows:
|Hannah Tresseder||#1 Singles||1||2|
|Janay Walters||#2 Singles||1||1|
|Santina Bianco||#3 Singles||1||2|
|Katy Hicks||#4 SIngles||1||2|
|Anna Shanks / Kate Lamy||#1 Doubles||1||2|
|Ali VanRemortel / Jaelyn Jennings||#2 Doubles||1||1|
|Megan VanPembrook / Taylor Jacobson||#3 Doubles||2||2|
|Abby Johnson / Kelsey Bennett||#4 Doubles||1||2|
Front Row (left to right) – Janay Walters, Anna Shanks, Hannah Tresedder, Santina Bianco, Katy Hicks Back Row (left to right) - Coach Mark Shanks, Taylor Jacobson, Kate Lamy, Megan VanPembrook, Kelsey Bennett, Abby Johnson, Ali VanRemortel, Jaelyn Jennings
New Scholarship Created for Kingsford High School Students
Kingsford high school is proud to announce that KHS alumnus, Dr. Susan Raatz, has created a scholarship to honor her passion for the field of Science and her commitment to helping younger generations fulfill their dream of a college education.
Dr. Raatz is a 1970 graduate of Kingsford High School and is very proud to be an alumnus of KHS. After graduating from KHS, Dr. Raatz went on to college to continue her education, culminating in earning her PhD. She currently lives and works in North Dakota, working for the USDA/Agricultural Research Service as a Research Nutritionist.
The Dr. Susan Raatz Scholarship will first be awarded to a Kingsford High School graduate in the Class of 2014.
The Board of Education of Breitung Township Schools and the administration of Kingsford High School are pleased to accept the opportunity to coordinate such a worthwhile scholarship for Dr. Raatz and the graduates of Kingsford High School. Individuals interested in developing a scholarship can contact Rita Edberg, Scholarship Coordinator/KHS, or Lyle Smithson, Principal, 431 Hamilton Ave. Kingsford, MI 49802 or by calling 779-2670, ext.5, for more information.
2013 Homecoming King and Queen
Congratulations go out to Chelsea Hellman and Ed Sexton for being named the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. This year's king and queen were honored at halftime of the Kingsford-Rhinelander football game in which Kingsford won 49-13.
2013 Homecoming Court
Front Row (left to right) – Ben Moreau, Wyatt Gibler, Shaylee Meyer, Nicole Roberge, Nicole Hofer, Noah Voss 2nd Row – Jenna Alsteen, Janay Walters, Ali VanRemortel, Kate Lamy, Megan VanPembrook, Chelsea Hellman, Taylor Jacobson 3rd Row – Brett Milinski, Drake Griggs, Nick Glodowski, Kevin LeClaire, Lucas Jennings, Jake Allen, Ed Sexton.
Guest Speaker Visits KHS
Michelle Burnett from the Art Institute recently spoke to English 12 students about a variety of career fields in Art and Design including copy writing, advertisement, video game development, animation, CAD, and many more. Mrs. Burnett's engaging and informative presentation was given on a day when the senior students dressed as members of the rock band KISS for homecoming week as shown below.
Former Student Returns to Speak
to KHS Students
Keaton Parent, recent graduate of KHS, Class of 2013, talked to the English 11 and English 12 students in Mrs. Ann Martin’s classes on Friday, September 13.
Private Parent graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp on September 6, 2013. He spent the last three months at Boot Camp in San Diego, CA, four weeks in MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot), four weeks at Camp Pendleton, CA and another four weeks back at MCRD.
This new Marine spoke to the students about how he made the decision to follow this career path and what it takes to become a Marine. He spoke of the valuable lessons he has learned in self-reliance and discipline. Private Parent was accompanied by Staff Sergeant Lucas Winter, the local recruiter.
On Tuesday, September 17, Private Parent will return to Camp Pendleton for one month to attend the School of Infantry and then will go to Pensacola, FL for one year to attend Aviation Mechanics School.
Parent is the son of Mike and Tara Parent of Breitung Township. During high school, he was the MVP of the KHS Wrestling Team and studied welding for three years and automobile technology for one year at DIISD Technical Center. His older sister is a member of the KHS Class of 2009 and is serving in the National Guard; his brother is a freshman at KHS, and his little sister is in the fifth grade at Bishop Baraga Catholic School.
New Books for Media Center
The Kingsford High School Academic Booster Club purchased new books for the KHS Media Center. All of the books titles purchased will update material for the English Department. They are biography and research books that are ready for checkout. The Media Center appreciates the donation and thanks the ABC for their support of the reading and literature.
KHS students pictured from left: Aron Johnson, Amanda Grailer Josh Hanson, Jacob Coughlin, Sara Caron, Anna Duncan and Chelsea Rochon with some of the new titles.
2013-2014 KHS Drum Majors
Logan Galindo and Dylan Lawton received the "Teamwork" award at the Fred J. Miller Summer Band Clinic held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The clinic was attended by more than 35 schools from around the Midwest. Dylan and Logan were the only students from the U.P. Their instructor and the FJM staff were very impressed by their leadership skills and their unselfish attitude. Congratulations to Dylan and Logan!
New Faculty Members at KHS
Kingsford High School would like to welcome Ms. Jessica Bal and Mr. Brian Olson to the KHS Faculty family.
Ms. Bal will be teaching Spanish. She is a graduate of Norway high school. and received her Spanish education teaching degree from Mount Mary College. She has been teaching Spanish in the Milwaukee area for the past two years.
Mr. Olson is a former KHS Alumni (Class of '95) who will be teaching Physics, Biology, and Math. He received his bachelors degree in Biology from Concordia University and his masters in Math Education from Western Governors University. He previously taught at North Dickinson the past 6 years. He and his wife Kristi have two children.
Student of the Week
Congratulations go out to senior Dylan Lawton
for being named Student of the Week for the week of