The Trekker Times

May 24, 2021

Principal's Pen

Dear Bishop Baraga Trekkers,

Only three full days are left for our graduates. They will leave the halls of Bishop Baraga on Wednesday afternoon for the last time and they will be missed by all of us! On Thursday they will have graduation practice in the morning at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church, and their graduation will be in the evening. We are so proud of our 8th grade class. Keep them in your prayers this week!

At the bottom of this newsletter is a list of upcoming events. Make sure to mark your calendars. These last two weeks of school will be very busy.

This summer the school will be sponsoring Totus Tuus for our area. This program will run from July 26th through July 31st. Please watch for more information at your parishes this summer if you are interested in having your children attend. The kindergarten through sixth grade portion runs during the day and the seventh through twelve grade portion is in the evenings.

Our Caught Being a Christian Award this week goes to Esther Erickson. Esther helped Mrs. Smith put out the recess bins without being asked. She was practicing the virtue of kindness. Great job, Esther!

Have a wonderful week and God bless,

Angela Oller

Camping Day

Camping Day in kindergarten was so much fun last week. Mrs. Flunker had tents surrounding a "fire" she had made with blocks and tissue paper. When I walked into the room one of the students came up to me to tell me not to worry because the fire was not real. :)
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Alpaca Farm

The kindergarten and pre-kindergarten had fun at the alpaca farm. They learned about alpacas and got to feed them. Afterwards they had a pizza lunch and played at Strawberry Lake in Norway. A great time was had by all!
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A Special Prayer Request

Below is a picture of my newest niece, Therese Dougoveto, who is named after St. Therese of Lisieux. She was born this weekend. She has five older brothers, and her parents are so happy to finally have a little girl - and she is definitely little. She is only four pounds and has a number of battles ahead of her, the first of which is today. She was transported to the University of Michigan on Saturday and today she will undergo surgery to fix a problem with her esophagus and stomach. Please keep her in your prayers as well as her parents, Mary Ellen and Joe Dougoveto, and the doctors and nurses who are caring for her. Thank you!!!
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2021 Spring Concert

Below is a video of our spring concert. I have the full concert first and below that are two videos of our 5th - 8th grade drum corps. I'm so proud of all our students and grateful for our fantastic music teacher, Mr. Shelton Span!

2021 Spring Concert - Full Video

Spring Concert 2021 HD HD 720p

Middle School Drum Corps

Middle School Drum Corps 1
Middle School Drum Corps 2

Charlotte's Web

Our third grade class just finished reading Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The students worked on a special culminating paper bag project. They used all four sides of a paper bag to explain different elements of the story. Inside they each had five different objects they chose to symbolize things in the story. They had fun sharing their projects with one another.

1st Grade Science Experiment

The first graders recently completed science experiments to study water tension and water density.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 27th, 10:00 a.m.

8th Grade Graduation Practice at St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish

Thursday, May 27th, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church

8th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 28th, 12:00 p.m.

2nd Grade Field Trip - Bird Observation at Moon Lake/Erickson Residence/City Park

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day, No School

Wednesday, June 2nd

Third/Fourth Grade Field Trip to Ishpeming Mining Museum

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Graduation at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church Basement

Thursday, June 3rd

5th-8th Grade Field Trip to X-Treme Air Trampoline Park in Appleton

Friday, June 4th - Closing Mass and Award Ceremony

8:00 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church