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Security a continuing focus in local schools

November 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Area schools are continuing to upgrade their security systems as national headlines call attention to mass shootings across the nation. more »»

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving special year

November 13, 2013 It has been 125 years since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided. This year is a good time to tell children the story of both festivals. For more family teaching fun see and hear grandparentsteachtoo. more »»

With a little help from their friends

November 6, 2013 ISHPEMING — Kids in second grade at Aspen Ridge School in Ishpeming Township are discovering that they read better and have more confidence in their reading when they practice with a furry friend. more »»

Upper Peninsula writers look at copper strike

November 6, 2013 HOUGHTON — Writers and educators from the region and beyond investigated the role of how writing interacts with the working class at this year’s Writing Across the Peninsula Conference. more »»

Name is much more than label

November 6, 2013 Names are everywhere. Children learn about their world by giving names to people, places and things. Here is a fun activity to help young children recognize their own and family members’ names. more »»

Good drama

October 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Often when people think about school, images of books and bubble sheet test forms come to mind. more »»

Making kids’ candy venn diagrams fun

October 30, 2013 What do young children do for weeks after Halloween? They play with their stash like King Midas with his golden treasure. more »»

Gladstone school board fills board secretary position

October 30, 2013 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area School Board filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Milligan accepted last month. The board selected Tom Harrell to fill the post at its meeting recently. more »»

35 and counting

October 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — After 35 years as a teacher, former Marquette Area Public Schools English teacher Karen Angeli has seen it all. more »»

Budget update shows problems for Escanaba schools

October 23, 2013 ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools shows several early warning indicators of fiscal stress, according to a budget update presented to the school board during its regular meeting Monday by... more »»

Stone soup is great fun for children

October 23, 2013 Have you ever heard of Stone Soup? It’s vegetable soup, a great story, and valuable lesson. Children love to cut, chop, and learn to cook soup. more »»

Learning from a master violinist

October 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — Beethoven, Chopin and Handel are moving over this week inside the Kaufman Auditorium, making way for the likes of Zepplin, Kravitz and McCartney. more »»

Fall is family pumpkin, fun time

October 16, 2013 Since family time is often short, how do we make this precious time effective, efficient, fun, and relaxing for all? Any activity like playing with pumpkins can be spiced up with a little learning. more »»

Students take safety training

October 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — Students across Marquette and Alger counties are operating a little safer in their labs and internships after receiving training recently from Parents for Student Safety Employment... more »»

New iPads likely at Apple event scheduled next week

October 16, 2013 CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products — likely updated iPads. The company announced its most recent iPads around this time last year. more »»

School safety bill needs only House approval

October 9, 2013 LANSING — A bill that would establish a 24-hour hotline for confidential reports of crimes and threats in schools won Senate approval in June, got funding approved by Gov. more »»

Fall color books can be great fun

October 9, 2013 Before all the leaves fall off the trees and are too crunchy to collect, make a nature identification book with young children. more »»

I.M. schools earn strong state grades

October 9, 2013 IRON MOUNTAIN — Both North Elementary School and Iron Mountain’s middle school were ranked in top 31 percent in the state based on test scores and other criteria from the 2012-13 school year,... more »»

Calumet teacher creates math e-book

October 2, 2013 CALUMET — The digital electronic age continues to work its way into public education, and Calumet High School recently added another feature to its classrooms in the form of an iPad algebra... more »»

Student athletes do their part for Beacon House

September 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University athletes are doing their part to give back to the community, volunteering their time every Tuesday through the rest of the academic year at the Beacon House... more »»

 
 

 

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