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Each year, the Junior Class of Burt Township School hosts a Spring Carnival to assist in fundraising for their upcoming senior class trip. Traditionally, each class chooses two or three fundraising activities or games to operate at the carnival. The classes purchase prizes, make signs, decorate the gymnasium, and spend the evening manning the concessions and games. As the population of the school decreases, the students sometimes wonder if the carnival will make or lose them money. While an official tally has yet to be announced, it appears that the 2012 Burt Township Spring Carnival was a complete success!
As always, the community turned out in great support of the students. The cakewalk was a big hit, and a couple of the cakes brought out the competitive spirit in the meekest of us. Of course the jail was set up in the southwest corner of the gym and many a good man spent at least a few minutes of incarceration. Neither the young nor old could resist trying their luck at the fishing booth. The sponge throw had the customers lined up for the chance to toss a wet sponge at a hapless volunteer. The sophomore class got inventive and created an activity called Feel the Force which generated a lot of interest. A face-painting booth was tucked in the northwest corner, multicolored parachutes hung from the ceiling, and streamers were taped from railing to floor throughout the room. While time has moved on for the rest of the world, for a few hours, it stood still in the Burt Township School’s gymnasium Friday, April 13, 2012.
Throughout the fall school year, students in Outdoor Woodshop began the first steps of opening the course by clearing the holes and trails of brush. The next phase will begin this spring as Woodshop class students make the signs to be used on the course. The real grit and hard work of placing baskets and posts will begin in the summer and the course will be complete and open to the public in mid August. Be sure and check our website for updates on this exciting project and bring your discs with you next time you come vistit! And again, thank you Burt Township, Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce and Sault Tribe of Chippewa for your support, this project would not be possible with out it. -Mr. Prill
On Wednesday, October 13 the Kindergarten through sixth grade went on a field trip to explore the North Country Trail in preparation for a visit from the author, Lorana Jinkerson. Ms. Jinkerson wrote a terrific informational story about the North Country trail. We had a great time hiking the trail and looking for “blue blazes!”
Mrs. Scaife & Mrs. Ross
Check out our student’s winning films they submitted to Energy Works Michigan’s “Show Green! Student Film Challenge” at the following site:
Winners included Austin Chamberlin and Dominik Kinlaw! Other students that submitted films include Lucas Hassenzahl, Kelcie Lundquist and Elizabeth Scaife. Great job, students!
Students from the Grand Marais High School journalism class have been working this week to help launch the new school website. During the third hour class, taught by Miss McCormick, students have been introduced to the behind-the-scenes working of the website. Students are working on articles, or posts, on end of the school year events for the website.
The Journalism class had spent most of the year working on the annual year book and the student newspaper, The Polar Bear Press. After a year of collecting images and stories they are wrapping up the year diving into digital media including working on videos and the wesbite.