The school year is a lot like a runaway locomotive—and May is the last set of tracks as the train flies down the mountain side! The month flies because it is jam-packed with activities and events. The culmination of our month will be graduation—as we bid farewell to our departing seniors and wish them well in their future endeavors. Track meets, Camp Superior, Honors assemblies and more fill the month and before we know it, it is June 3rd and we'll all be heading out for our summer fun.
W-M seniors have an even faster month of May, although for some, the time will drag by as they anxiously await becoming alumni. Baccalaureate is being sponsored by area clergy and will be held in the W-M gym on Thursday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. Graduation is Friday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. and the graduation speaker is Wakefield High School graduate, Scott Sturkol.
Kindergarten graduation is Tuesday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.—no graduation speaker, this group speaks for itself!
The 7 – 12 Honors assembly is set for Tuesday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Family and community members are invited to join us as we present a wide variety of awards and scholarships. The elementary honors assembly will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m..
The 4th Annual W-M Golf Scramble will take place on Saturday June 6at Gogebic Country Club. All proceeds go to the athletic fund. Be sure to contact Mark Lane or Brandon Makela to get your team signed up.
Thank you to all of the district voters who supported the bus bond proposal on May 5th. The proposal passed and we will be purchase our first new bus this summer. Your continued support of our school and our students is so much appreciated.
People often ask about what courses are available to our students in a small school like ours. Here is one answer—the offerings are nearly unlimited. This school year, we had 7 different students take advantage of dual enrollment, taking courses at Gogebic Community College for both high school and college credit. Those courses included Construction, Medical Terminology, Psychology and Calculus/Analytic Geometry. Additionally we had dozens of students taking online courses—some for credit recovery and some for curriculum extension with courses that included Food/Beverage Management, Planning Meetings and Special Events, Natural Resource Systems, Office Applications, US History—Vietnam Era, Fire and Emergency Services, and Engineering and Design. Congratulations to those students who successfully completed the online and dual enrollment offerings.
As this year draws to a close, I would like to thank all of the students, parents, community members, teachers, and support staff members who have made this year great. Keep an eye on the website because, as quickly as May rushes by, June, July and August go by even faster! Have a safe and happy summer!