The Trekker Times

May 17, 2021

Principal's Pen

Dear Bishop Baraga Trekkers,

With only three weeks of school left, things are getting really busy at Bishop Baraga. The teachers are busy planning field trips and we getting ready for graduation. Our 8th grade graduation this year will be at St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish on Thursday, May 27th, at 6:30 p.m. We are so proud of our ten graduating 8th graders. They will be missed next year! Please keep them in your prayers.

Tomorrow we have our kindergarten through 8th grade spring music concert. This concert will be held outside on the playground at 2:00 p.m. Parents should plan to park on the street rather than in the parking lot. Please bring a lawn chair. We intend to record the concert for anyone who cannot attend.

Our annual golf outing is coming soon. It will be held on Friday, June 11th at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. We are in need of volunteers to help on that day. There is a sign-up on SchoolSpeak. Please check it out and sign up if you are available to help. Thank you to all those who are working so hard to make this important fundraiser a success!

Our Caught Being a Christian Award this week goes to Olivia Sage. Olivia shared her lunch with a classmate who dropped theirs. She was practicing the virtue of generosity. Great job, Olivia!

Have a wonderful week and God bless,

Angela Oller

Field Trip

Our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes took a field trip to the alpaca farm last week. After the farm they visited a playground for some fun. Funny enough, I think the highlight of the trip for many of the students was the bus ride! Most of them had never ridden a bus before. It makes me think back to the days when my own children would get a gift and enjoy playing with the box it was in more than the gift itself! I'm happy to say the children did enjoy the alpacas as well. They especially liked feeding them.
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Egg Drop

Below is a picture taken from the roof of some of the third graders along with Mrs. Freeman and Father Michael. The third and fourth grade classes are working on a fun STEM activity with Mrs. Freeman - an egg drop. They have designed different ways to package an egg so that when it is dropped off the roof the egg will not break. Both classes had one egg drop this week. Those who had a broken egg will redesign for one more drop.
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7th and 8th Grade History

The 7th and 8th grade classes completed projects on the United States Constitution and the National Anthem to gain a better understanding of our government.
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Middle School Science

If rubber ducks fell off a cargo ship traveling from Taiwan to Australia, where would the current take them? That's the question the 7th and 8th graders are considering as they study surface ocean currents in science class.
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