The 2013/14 school year has brought many exciting changes to Burt Township Schools. We have a new and able captain, Heidi Homeister, at the helm, who has set our sails to continued success. In the kitchen, Lois Kinlaw, a native-born Polar Bear, is serving up nutritious meals that keep those cubs coming back for more. Adam Bedwin, a NMU graduate, is the ship’s newest History/Econ teacher, and is pretty handy at the Tec stuff as well. We are also honored to welcome Hannah Grimm, a foreign exchange student who has braved the journey all the way from Germany to share the American Experience (and beef up our soccer team). Down stairs, in Mrs. Kristin Scaife’s class, we have enrolled two full time kindergarteners and a halftime early-five student that will soon be scampering up the mainsails. Last but never least; Mrs. Amy Ross also had the pleasure of adding a third grader to her roll call bringing our total student enrollment, k-12, up to 32 students.
While we may be small, it appears that, at least on the soccer field, we are mighty. The Bears bested Copper Country in a skirmish on the 6th of September, and then took down the Mackinac Island Lakers on the 13th and 14th, all with the home field advantage. On the 17th, the Bears engaged Munising Baptist in Munising, and again walked away the victor. While we are still untested against Beaver Island, Hannahville, and Paradise this season, we are hoping for another shot at the Northern Light’s League Championship.
We look forward to a great year, academically, socially, on the field, and on the court. We wish to thank the school board and community for it’s continued support and know that whether the waters be smooth or rough, Grand Marais will always serve as our safe harbor.