11/19/14 MS/HS EBlast

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From the Principal’s Desk…
Grant Hegenauer
Principal
Byron High / Middle School
November 19, 2014
Eagle eblast
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide our parents and community with information about
programs and events at the high school and middle school. If you have any questions, please email
[email protected]
It’s hard to believe we’re entering the holiday season, and I would like to
wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all our Byron families and our great
community.
Thanksgiving is the time of year we all reflect on our many blessings. Although life is filled with many challenges, this is the time of year we are
grateful for the kind people in our lives, who love and support us so that our
students believe, achieve, and succeed. I am personally thankful for my
family, my friends, my faith, and the fine folks (staff, students, and families)
here at Byron Area Schools. This school is a blessing to all who work and attend. My wish for all during this holiday season--the best to each and every
member of our school family. Have a safe holiday, and I look forward to seeing you all after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Grant B. Hegenauer
MS/HS Principal
Byron Area Schools
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Mrs. Palazzolo's 7th grade explored different mixtures, finding solvents, solutes, and percentages.
Sunday, Nov.23 "Painting, PJs & Pancakes" - Paint the stage
@ the elementary @ 7am -? for SENIOR & JUNIOR BHS Drama
Students ONLY!
Thursday, Dec. 4 - 6:30 Set Meeting - ALL Drama Students
who wish to submit Set Design Renderings/ Drawings or have
ideas and want to be part of the set and stage construction need
to attend.
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Byron’s Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams Qualify for State Finals
The boys finished 27th and the girls finished 28th at the DIV 3 State Cross Country
meet held at MIS on Saturday, November 1st.
Leading the pack for the Eagles were Kyle Markley (18:08) and Alexis Sprague (22:37).
Both teams were honored by achieving Academic All State. The boys hold a cumulative
GPA of 3.885 and the ladies hold a cumulative GPA of 3.609.
We are all so very proud of you!
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Byron Area Schools continues to collaborate with county organizations to expand services for our students, staff, and
community! We all know healthy living increases student achievement! We are pleased to announce the opening of
our Byron Family YMCA located at Byron High School.
Grand Opening:
January 5, 2015
Equipment Includes: Treadmills, Recumbent Bikes, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday
5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Costs:
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Family Membership at $47.00/month
Student Membership at $12.00/month
~ All Memberships include access to Exercise Classes ~
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Friday, November 7, 2014
National FFA Convention
Louisville, KY
Byron FFA
members,
Rachel
Bodenmiller,
Josephine
Forbush,
Taylor
MacKenzie,
Troy Markley,
and Sierra
Richardson
attended the
National FFA
Convention in
Louisville, KY
October 28
through 31.
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The 8th grade students at Byron Middle School have been busy writing. They have competed in 2 different essay
competitions during the first 9 weeks of school. They wrote about their "Michigan" Hero for one competition sponsored by State Farm Insurance Company. The second essay competition was the VFW sponsored "Patriot's Pen" essay. This year’s prompt was "Why our veterans are important to me." The entire grade was eligible to compete. The top 10 “Michigan” Hero essays were submitted to State Farm Insurance Company. The top 20 essays
were submitted to the "Patriot's Pen" competition sponsored by our local Durand VFW. Any winners will be announced as soon as the results are forwarded to me. We have a very talented group of writers who put forth a great
deal of effort on these essays!
Good work and good luck !
Mrs. Richardson
Patriots Pen
My Michigan Hero
Front Row Left To Right: McKoy Scribner, Lilian Williams, Alivia Svoboda, Katherine Tennyson
Front Row Left To Right: Carly Schnebelt, Danielle
Wolanin, Jacob Davies, McKoy Scribner
Back Row Left To Right: Sarah Pilto, Kyle Field, Aidan
McGuire, Emma Cline, Elizabeth Brost, Alexis DeHart
Middle Row Left To Right: Lilian Keesler, Samantha
Franzmeier, Miranda Marshall, Megan Holsinger, David Kopesky, Dylan Sutter, Kyle Field, Dakota VanKuren
Back Row Left To Right: Kayla Comis, Timothy Marvin,
Brendan Trenkle, Nathan Ii, Adam Lawrence, Aidan
McGuire, Emma Cline
From Mrs. Smith—
Junior and Senior students/parents/guardians--If you would like class-specific texts and/or emails,
you can subscribe using one of the below methods.:
Class of 2015...send an email to [email protected] -OR- text @mibhs2015 to 810-5357278 -OR- go to www.remind.com/join/mibhs2015. I will not receive phone numbers, I will only see
your name which you will enter as you subscribe.
Class of 2016...simply insert 2016 wherever you see 2015 above
I am using this method as an easy way to disseminate reminders and other important information
such as scholarship deadlines or upcoming meetings. I promise not to overuse it!
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From left to right: Casey Hulbert (Historian), Jamie
Wolanin (President), Lauren Wolanin (Vice President), Jessica Marvin (Social Chair), Deborah Czerniakowski (Treasurer), Emily Lichon
(Parliamentarian), Mitchell Lawrence (Secretary)
The 2014-2015 annual Fall Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America was held at the
Lansing Center on October 13. Byron BPA officers attended to learn different leadership activities to help
the organization. The workshops focused on networking, creativity, teamwork, ethics, diversity, defining
differences, leadership in service, and enthusiasm. Officers listened to professional speakers and participated in hand-on activities as well as teamwork activities. This conference allows BPA officers and advisors to
look at promotion of business in a new perspective. Mrs. Custack, BPA Advisor, is excited about the upcoming year. “The officers were very successful with membership recruitment. This year we have a 33%
growth in membership over last year,” says Mrs. Custack. BPA members are currently preparing for their
first round of competitions to be held at Baker College of Owosso on January 9, 2015.
Yearbooks are a perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer . . . and
can be purchased for the early bird rate of $50 before Christmas. After Christmas the price goes to $60.
Senior Pictures and Baby Pictures are due by January 30, 2015
Parents of Seniors . . . Proud Parent Ads are going fast. Tell your senior
how proud you are by reserve your space online at yearbookforever.com or by contacting Mrs. Custack at [email protected]
Proud Parent Ads are due by January 30, 2015
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Recently Mr. Richardson's
Service to Learning Class
joined with the Friends of
the Shiawassee River so the
students could participate
in Macro Invertebrate identification and classification.
This was a practice run and
the class used the information gathered to become
an official reporting site for
the State of Michigan about
the health of the Shiawassee River.
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Middle School Honor Roll
1st Marking Period
6th Grade
All A’s
Jenna Belmas, Makayla Clement, Madeline Davis, Kylee Flaherty, Paige Fondren, Allison Glass, Evan Glennie,
Jay Harris, Allison Hooley, Autumn King, Regan Kopesky, Julia Lane, Sarah Marvin, Elizabeth Mason, Emma
McClorey, MaryAnn Montgomery, Cole Staton, Caitlyn Swanson, Riley Viele
Honor Roll
Carter Arndt, Katherine Aurand, Alyssa Baldwin, Kenneth Cavanaugh, Abigail Dewald, Allison Dix, Melissa Eckert, Laney Ekleberry, Jacob Field, Rachel Franks, Elijah Gatica-Gonzales, Zachary Golden, Garrett Graves, Zackariah Hall, Jordan Hatfield, Sarah Hollenbeck, Nickolas Hormann, Sadie Huggins, Mackenzie Hunter, Lauren Keesler, Mallory Lawrence, Rebecca Marvin, Jared Moe, Valentino Paris, Olivia Passig, Nathan Redford, Shelby Rippey, Amber Russell, Tyler Sage, Sarah Shafer, Misty Smith, Michael Tennyson, Bonnie Vergin, Grayson Viener,
Kassady Wiley, Kahla Wilson, Ronald Wolfe
7th Grade
All A’s
Allissa Ash, David Borso, Brandon Brozich, Kooper Ciszewski, Peter Evers, Joshua Green, Elisha Huggins, Jacob
Huhn, Elizabeth Kennedy, Olivia Krejci, Amanda Lamb, Meghan Morrow, Alexis Ragnone, Samuel Small, Quinn
Soerries
Honor Roll
Hubert Ash, Emily Aurand, Jacob Batchelder, Ashlyn Bell, Rianna Brothers, Alexander Burkhart, Brianna Chapman, Kelsey Chapman, Thad Coad, Rebekah Cornell, Alexandra Dainty, Andrew Daniels, Matthew Daniels, Donovan DeGiorgio, Raegan Forgie, Kaela Funk, Jenna Goodrich, Kaitlyn Hankins, Casey Hatfield, Braden Hoffman,
Madison Hoffman, Ryleigh Jordan, Marcus Keesler, Neil L’Esperance, Hunter Luke, Zoe McDowell, Carson McFarland, Jacob Miller, Lukas Mohr, Matthew Pellman, Celeste Preston, Jeremy Proctor, Conner Reed, Aaron Richmond, Emily Roberts, Jacelyn Royer, Jack Selon, Caitlin Sprague, Connor Stull, Aubrey Svoboda, Sydney Taylor,
Lauren Viele, Patrick Ward, Cameron Webster, Emily Williams,
Aranda Wilson, Kassandra Wolverton, James
Woodgate
8th Grade
All A’s
Jennifer Buchinger, Emma Cline, Kayla Comis, Samantha Franzmeier, Ashlyn Harris, Maylee Hatt, Kyle Hulett,
Lillian Keesler, Natalie King, Greta L’Esperance, Timothy Marvin, Aidan McGuire, Paige Muzer, Denver Orlando,
Joshua Raby, Carly Schnebelt, McKoy Scribner, Brendan Trenkle, Caleb Turpin, Dakota VanKuren, Danielle Wolanin, Emma Wykes, Cole Yerman
Honor Roll
Bailee Allmand, Dylan Baker, Kiera Biland, Rebecca Bower, Martina Bowhall, Elizabeth Brost, Codey Coil, Jacob
Daley, Kassie Davis, Alexis DeHart, Melanie Eckert, Kyle Field, Ashley Fontaine, Brian Frye, Abigail Glass, James
Goudie, Emma Goudreau, Vivian Graham, Gerald Hall, Paige Halstead, Rylie Hankins, Clayton Hatch, Megan
Holsinger, Wesley Holton, Chase Hunter, Nathan Ii, Jonathon Jamison, David Kopesky, Elizabeth Kragel, Hailey
Lane, Adam Lawrence, Jessica Lybrink, Conor Magnan, Miranda Marshall, Riggs Maynard, Alexis McDowell, Jenna Orlando, Preston Parker, Hayden Passig, Emily Patterson, Cameron Pehrson, Sarah Pilto, Cierra Rawles, Gabrielle Schmidt, Alivia Svoboda, Katherine Tennyson, Robert Tester, Mercedes Wabshall, Liam Ward, Kassidy
Warner, Stephen Wickman, Courtney Willett, David Williams, Gabrielle Wilson, Logan Zakoor
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Library hours for the public:
Mon & Wed 11-4
Tues & Thurs 2-7
For Byron High/Middle School:
Monday 8am-4pm
Tuesday 8am-7pm
Wednesday 11am-4pm
Thursday 8am-7pm
For Byron Elementary:
Wednesday 8am-11am
Friday 8am-3pm
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