The Trekker Times

January 30, 2023

Principal's Pen

Dear Bishop Baraga Trekkers,

Happy Catholic Schools Week! What a privilege to be a part of Catholic education. Thank you to all our parents who sacrifice to send their children to our school. I know I speak on behalf of all our staff when I say we are honored to work with you in the education and formation of your children. We are blessed to have a Catholic school in our community. Here we are able to teach children not only about history, science, math, and reading, but also about their purpose. Each of us is created by God and for God. God loves us and has a plan for our lives. Our true end is heaven. That goal gives our lives purpose, and it's important that our children know that! At a Catholic school we are able to speak the truth freely. What a blessing!

This will be a busy week. The schedule for Catholic Schools Week is below. Please make sure to read through the items in the Monday Mailer today and return permission slips to school as soon as possible. Make note of dress code changes this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Saturday we have an all-school potluck at Immaculate Conception Parish. The potluck will start around 5:00 p.m. Families are invited to attend the 4:00 p.m. Mass and then head over to the parish hall. Food may be dropped off at the parish hall before Mass. We would love to see all our families attend! Please join us!

Our Caught Being a Christian Award this week goes to Benjamin Simms. Ben is one of our third grade students. He practiced the virtue of orderliness by straightening all the papers in the hand-in box without being asked. Great job, Ben!

God bless,

Angela Oller

Third Grade

Below are pictures of the third graders problem solving together in math class.
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Fifth and Sixth

Fifth and sixth graders are working hard in science class with Mrs. Sage!
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Second Grade

The second graders learned about Millie Hill, Pewsubic Hill ( formerly Pewaubic Mine) and why this town is called “Iron Mountain “ with Mr. Carlson
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The kindergarten students practicing reading.
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Catholic Schools Week Events

Monday, January 30: Celebrating Your Community

Students will be praying for special intentions given to us by our community members. People are invited to email intentions to the school (

Tuesday, January 31: Celebrating Vocations

K-4 will learn about vocations in their classroom. 5-8 girls will visit the Carmelite Monastery and 5-8 boys will meet with Father Mike Chenier.

Wednesday, February 1: Celebrating Our Nation

Red, white, and blue dress down day. Classes will learn about patriotic Americans in our own community. We will have a door decorating contest and the winner will receive a dress down day.

Thursday, February 2: Celebrating our Faculty

A luncheon will be provided for our faculty sponsored by our Parent Association. Wear Trekker t-shirts and jeans for a spirit day.

Friday, February 3: Celebrating Our Students

Students will ski at Pine Mountain or go to the Braumart Theater to watch a movie. Dress down day following Mass for all students and staff.

Saturday, February 4: Celebrating Our Families

We will have a potluck at Immaculate Conception following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. Families may bring a game to share. Sign-up on SchoolSpeak to bring a dish.


Breakfast is available for students each morning at school. The cost per student is $1.50. On Mass days breakfast is served when we return to school from church. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday students should be at school early to eat breakfast so they are in class at 7:45 a.m.

The 8th graders will be visiting Kingsford High School on Thursday, February 9th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. They will be given a tour and an informational presentation. Parents are invited to attend.

The 7th and 8th grade will be attending Mass on Wednesday, February 8th, at Evergreen Assisted Living. Permission slips were sent home previously.