Safety Drills 2017-2018

Fire Drills:
September 25, 8:30 a.m.
October 12, 12:30 p.m.

Budget & Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting

September 2017

And it has begun!  Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  All of us at Wakefield-Marenisco School hope that you and your children have a safe and successful year.


Fall sports are in full gear with Cardinal volleyball, junior high girls’ basketball, Gogebic Miners football and cross country.  Please make time to get out to support our student athletes and enjoy the games.  A full schedule of all athletic events may be found under the Athletics tab on this website.


We would like to remind everyone that, in addition to checking on grades,  you can access the school’s daily announcements as well as your child’s lunch account balance through PowerSchool.  If you have any issues logging in to the system, please contact the school office for assistance.


Another reminder:  please respect the handicap parking spaces next to the building.  These are not for picking up or dropping off students, they are reserved for those vehicles with the handicap sign.  Parents, please pick up your elementary students at the west door.  We appreciate that you recognize our teachers and students are working right up to the end of the day.  Distractions in the hallway negatively impact learning.


As you come to the school building during the school day, please buzz in.  You will be asked to identify yourself and asked the purpose of your visit.  These procedures are not intended to inconvenience those coming to the school but to maximize the safety of our students.  We appreciate your cooperation.


New legislation in Michigan requires that all persons volunteering in our school must fill out the “Volunteer Background Check Acknowledgment Form” and undergo the ICHAT background check.  This is another method of ensuring the safety of our children.  Parents and other family members who plan on volunteering in the classroom, on field trips, or any other activities that involve direct contact with students are required to fill out the form.  The forms and results of the background checks will be kept strictly confidential.  The forms can be picked up in the school business office.


Thank you for your support of our students and our school.  The WM staff work hard to make sure your child has the best education we can offer and we appreciate your participation in our programs.


Fire Drills:
September 25, 8:30 a.m.
October 12, 12:30 p.m.

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 14           Volleyball at Lake Linden           3:30 p.m.          depart:  12:15

                                        Miners XC at Hancock                3:00 p.m.          depart:  12:00

                                        JH BB at Ironwood                    5:00 p.m.          depart:  4:00

                                        Miners JV Football at WIC       6:00 p.m.     

Friday, Sept. 15               Grade Check for athletic eligibility

                                        Fall Fun Walk

                                        Miners FB v. WIC at Ironwood  6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16           VB at South Shore                     9:00 a.m.          depart:  6:00

Monday, Sept. 18             Miners XC at Calumet                3:00 p.m.          depart:  11:30

Tuesday, Sept. 19            1st Day for GSRP

                                        GCC College Day

                                        Volleyball at Ontonagon             4:45 p.m.          depart:  3:00

                                        JH BB H v. Butternut                 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21           Volleyball at Watersmeet          5:00 p.m.          depart:  3:30

                                        Miners XC at Chassell                3:00 p.m.          depart:  12:00

                                        JH BB H v E-TC                         5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners JV FB v Northland

                                            Pines at Bessemer                  6:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 22               Northland College Rep               11:00 a.m.

                                        Sports Pictures                         1:00 p.m.

                                        Miners FB at Northland Pines    7:00 p.m.     

Monday, Sept. 25             School Board Meeting                5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners JH FB v Washburn

                                             at Bessemer                         5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners XC at Hurley                  4:30 p.m.          depart:  3:15

                                        JH BB H v Bessemer                  5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26            Volleyball H v Ironwood             5:00 p.m.

                                        JH BB at Hurley                        6:00 p.m.          depart:  5:00

Thursday, Sept. 28          Volleyball H v Bessemer             5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners XC at Ishpeming            TBD                       TBD

                                        JH BB at Watersmeet               5:00             depart:  3:30

                                        Miners JV FB v L’Anse               5:00 p.m.

                                             at Ironwood

Friday, Sept. 29               Miners FB at L’Anse                   6:00 p.m.

Oct. 1 – 7                         Homecoming Week

Monday, Oct. 2                 Miners JH XC at Ontonagon      3:00 p.m.          depart:  1:00

Tuesday, Oct. 3                JH BB H Watersmeet                5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners XC at Westwood            3:00 p.m.          depart:  11:30

                                        Miners JH FB at Ironwood        5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 5              Volleyball at Chassell                 4:00 p.m.          depart:  1:15

                                        Miners XC at Houghton              3:00 p.m.          depart:  12:00

                                        JH BB H v Ironwood                  5:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6                  Midterm Quarter 1

                                        Homecoming Parade                   5:30 p.m.

                                          Coronation to follow

Saturday, Oct. 7              Miners JV FB v. Bark River-       12:00 p.m.

                                           Harris at W-M

                                        Miners FB v Bark River Harris   2:30 p.m.

                                            at W-M

Monday, Oct. 9                 Volleyball H v Hurley                  5:00 p.m.

                                        Miners XC at Iron River            3:30 p.m.          depart:  1:00

Tuesday, Oct. 10              JH BB at Butternut                   5:00 p.m.          depart:  3:30

                                        Miners JH FB v Hurley               5:00 p.m.

                                            at Ironwood

Wednesday, Oct. 11          Picture Day

                                        PSAT Grade 11

Thursday, Oct. 12            Volleyball H v Ontonagon           5:00 p.m.

                                        JH BB at Bessemer                   5:00 p.m.          depart:  4:15

                                        Miners JV FB v Calumet             5:00 p.m.

                                            at Bessemer

                                        Miners XC at L’Anse                  3:00 p.m.          depart:  12:00

Friday, Oct. 13                 Miners FB at Calumet                 6:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 16               Volleyball H v Watersmeet        5:00 p.m.

                                        JH BB Gogebic Range

                                          Tournament at Bessemer         TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 17              JH BB Gogebic Range                 TBD

Thursday, Oct. 19            Volleyball at E-TC                      5:00 p.m.          depart:  3:45

Saturday, Oct. 21             Miners XC UP Finals in               10:00 a.m.          depart:  5:00


Monday, Oct. 23               JH BB PMC Tournament             TBD

                                           at W-M

Tuesday, Oct. 24              JH BB PMC Tournament             TBD

                                        Volleyball at Ironwood               5:00 p.m.          depart:  4:00

Saturday, Oct. 28            PTO Hallowe’en Fun Frolic          4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31              Hallowe’en Parade, in gym           2:15 p.m.







Tips for Encouraging School Success

    Talk to your child’s teachers

    Read together for fun

    Set a regular study time

    Get involved in school events

    Reward effort, not just results


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