Huskie News

June 2022

Farewell Mrs. Pilmore & Mrs. Giles!

It will be an adjustment next year here at BCS, as both Mrs. Giles (HS Counselor) and Mrs. Pilmore (MS/HS Principal) are retiring. Mr. Freddie Willbanks, who is currently wrapping up teaching at Alma Middle School, will be the Principal of BHS next school year.


In addition to a new principal in the middle/high school, Mrs. Gaynor McKenzie will be the new principal at the Elementary school. She has 21 years of experience already at BCS and we are very excited to have her take on a new role within our school!


We wish Mrs. Giles and Mrs. Pilmore many peaceful days in their retirement, and welcome Mr. Willbanks and the new counselor to the Pack!

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

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Elementary Updates

5th Grade Camp

5th Graders enjoyed a few days away as they took part in a beloved BES tradition - 5th Grade Camp! They tie-dyed shirts, tried their hands at archery, and enjoyed the campfire.
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“Buddies, Books and Bagels” was a Booming Success!

Friday the 13th was far from an unlucky day for our students at BES!! We started off our day with over 100 additional adults and high school students supporting our students as buddies during our “Buddies, Books and Bagels” event! A great breakfast was had by all thanks to Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Baldwin and their Wonderful Kitchen Staff!


To add to our morning, students participated in a Book Swap. Those who brought a book could leave it on the designated table and choose a new book. Many also choose to participate in the BOGO Book Fair and purchase a book(s) to leave for others on the swap table. Thank you to Mrs. Dayringer and her crew for opening up the BOGO Book Fair and allowing our families to participate. She collected over $800 in just over an hour's time!


As well, students with adults attending were given a bag full of learning activities at their specific grade level to be used at home. So many bags were desired, that additional bags had to be made up and sent home with families leaving their child’s name with our Title Staff. So great knowing students will be worked with at home!


Families were asked to complete a survey for this event and leave it with us. Of those completing the survey, 100% said they enjoyed the event and that the morning time frame worked well for their family. So thank you again families for supporting our school and your child’s literacy! We will certainly plan for a similar event next year!


A HUGE thank you to the Title Staff for all your hard work planning, creating, and working this event! Thank you to our teachers for allowing flexibility for this day with students filtering into classrooms upon completing breakfast with their special buddy. And most importantly, a HUGE thank you to our students and their families for joining us for this event and making it a GREAT SUCCESS!!


Kelli Mathers

Title One Teacher



Spring Community Service Project

Mrs. Krenz’s 4th grade class has been collecting donations for the Gratiot County Animal Shelter over the past few weeks. The students wanted to help the stray animals and purchased food, treats, and toys for the cats and dogs. They also donated cleaning supplies for the shelter to use when cleaning the areas where the animals are kept. We have learned through this project that helping out can be fun and educational. Thank you to all the families that helped out with this project. Thank you to Mr. Clark for answering our many questions about the shelter and animals!
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MS/HS Updates

2022 Prom

2022 Senior Prom took place on April 30th at Alma Elks. It was a fun night of dancing and making memories!

Kenzie's Crew Shows Up

Student council co-presidents Kya Horman and Miranda Rohde presented Kim, Kenzie, and Steve Gulick with a donation check from our Student Council hosted Auction that took place in April. In a show of support, the 6th grade class wore their Kenzie's Crew t-shirts. We are very proud of the students and our community who gave selflessly to support the Gulick family!

FFA Updates

Pre-K through 2nd grade classes were able to participate in Food for America on Tuesday, May 24th. Students got to learn about a variety of animal species, make bracelets with beads representing agriculture, and practice their ABCs with FFA members.

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Region III Officer Camp took place mid-may. Officers had fun attending workshops, going on adventures, making new friends, playing capture the flag and more! A big congratulations to MaKenna Cutting who will be the new Region III Vice President!
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Senior Prank

The class of 2022 left their mark on BHS with a going away present. The sticky notes on the doors had positive messages, thanking staff and reminding students to stay positive and keep going! They also left Mrs. Pilmore a message on her window - HAPPY RETIREMENT!
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Spanish Class Updates

Mrs. Aviña and her classes threw a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy the photos below!
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Food Services Update

Beginning in the Fall of 2022, we will be going to back to paying for lunches again. A free/reduced form will come in the mail before the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year to see if you qualify. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Collins.

Upcoming Important Dates

June 6 - MS Awards Assembly - 2:15 PM in MS Gym

June 10 - 1/2 day - Last day of school

Click here for a Calendar of Events

Stay up to date with an overview of all events happening at Breckenridge Middle/High School!

Athletics

Fall & Winter Round-up!

Spring Sports are wrapping up and we are heading into post-season playoff games! It was an exciting year for Breckenridge Athletics - here's a brief roundup of the Fall & Winter seasons for Varsity Athletics:


Varsity Football

  • Conference and District Champions
  • The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association named Luke Saunders, Jace Horman, and Cramer Laurenz to the 2021 All-Region team!
  • Congratulations to the following players for making the 2021 1st team All-Conference: Xzavior Garcia, Jake Gillis, Dillon Goward, Jace Horman, Zach Hoerner, Cramer Laurenz, Derek Mayle, Luke Saunders, Collin Sitts, and Ryan Wolfgang.


Varsity Cross Country

  • Girls - 4 individual runners represented the Girls Cross team at State Finals - Avery Westall, Megan Goward, Nataly Vine, and Tori Most.
  • Boys - Regional champions, finished in 4th place at State Finals.
  • All-State - Mason Sumner


Varsity Volleyball

  • Fell to Sacred Heart in the final round of Districts
  • Kya Horman had over 1,000 career digs.
  • Kya Horman & Kara Whiting made 1st team All-Conference, Katie Steinhaus & Morgan Westall made 2nd team All-Conference, and Miranda Rohde received an honorable mention.


Varsity Girls Golf

  • Placed first in the Ithaca JV Tournament, and had a great season improving their golf game!


Varsity Bowling

  • Girls - MSAC League Champions, advanced to State finals for the first time in school history.
  • Boys - Trapper Gillespie finished in 8th place at Regionals, earning an advancement to State Finals.


Varsity Wrestling
  • Derek Mayle was named the Division 4 State Champion in the 130 weight class!


Varsity Basketball

  • Varsity Girls finished with a record of 9-13, and the Varsity Boys finished with a record of 16-5.


Varsity Cheerleading

  • The Cheerleaders didn't advance to Regionals this year but had a great season building up the underclassmen!

BOND UPDATE

Summer is upon us and that means a summer filled with BCS Bond Work. We have some interior work taking place in both buildings. Our BES addition will be nearing completion and is scheduled to be ready for school in the fall. The hallway flooring, restrooms, and windows will receive updating in both B and C wings of the elementary building. We should also see new gutters and downspouts, and projectors/whiteboards installed by the beginning of school in the fall.


The MS/HS interior will see the remaining classrooms of the HS being updated. The second round of classrooms are completed with a final round to be completed this summer. All of the science classrooms will be updated as well as ceilings and lighting throughout the hallways. Our courtyards and the multi sports area will continue to be worked on throughout the summer. Other exterior work that will take place over the summer includes the completion of the track, fencing, and updated ticket booth at the HS. Across the rest of the district, we will also see site work on sidewalks, the ballfields including fencing and dugouts, as well as fencing around the recess areas at the elementary school.


We look forward to seeing these projects being completed and in use by our staff and students! Stay tuned to updates this summer by following our BCS app and Facebook page.


-Wade Slavik, Superintendent

Blue's News!

Box Tops for Education

Did you know it's easier than ever to help your school out using the Box Tops for Education app? CLICK HERE to go to the website, which will provide links to download the app and instructions on how to get started!

PowerSchool

Did you know that PowerSchool, our student information system, makes it easy for you to monitor your student's grades and attendance? You can also see the daily announcements so you will always know what is going on at the school. The PowerSchool app can be easily loaded onto your phone so the information will be at your fingertips. Click here for a quick video showing you how to set the app up on your phone. The school code is WMKP.

BCS App!

Did you know you can access the latest sports schedules, updates from administration, and lunch menus right from our new App?! The BCS app offers everything from documents to schedules to menus and more. Search "Breckenridge Community Schools" in your app store and download the app so you can stay in the know with all the happenings at Breckenridge Community Schools!

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Click HERE to download on Google Play.

Click HERE to download on the Apple App Store.

Keep the Huskies Healthy!

If your student stays home from school sick, or leaves school early, please keep them home until they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours.


If your student is a close contact of someone at school who has tested positive for Covid, we recommend wearing a mask for 10 days and testing on the 5th day since contact. If your student develops symptoms, your student may test, but must stay home until symptoms are gone. Rapid tests are available upon written request (E-mail or note) of the parent/guardian and will be administered by administration.

If your student is a close contact of someone at home who has tested positive for Covid, we require the student to test for 5 days after contact in order to stay in school.


If staff/students test positive, they must isolate at home for 5 days. They may return after 5 days if they are symptom free, but they must wear a mask for the next 5 days. If choosing not to wear a mask when they return after day five, they must isolate for the full 10 days.