Safety Drills 2015-2016

Fire Drills:
9/16/2015, 8:30 a.m.
9/30/2015, 1:00 p.m.
Lock Down Drills:
11/3/2015, 9:30 a.m.
Tornado Drill:



Dear Parents,


In an effort to raise money to buy new books as well as to purchase and maintain electronic devices that we can read on at school; students will be participating in an elementary Read-A-Thon.  A Read-A-Thon encourages learners to enjoy reading and to practice reading skills. Students who wish to participate are asked to collect pledges during the week of February 13th.   Pledge sheets will be handed out to students at the Chill Out assembly.  The following week students will be reading and recording minutes.  Each student participating in the Read-A-Thon will be eligible for prize drawings.  Two grand prizes will be awarded to the readers in upper and lower elementary grades (GSRP -2nd & 3rd- 6th) who raise a minimum of $15.00 and have the most minutes read.  One additional grand prize will be awarded to the students ( 1 upper elem./ 1 lower) who raise the most money.  The class that reads the most minutes as well as the class that raises the most money will win a party.  Thank you for your support.




The Wakefield-Marenisco Teaching Staff








Kick off assembly

Set a goal and collect pledges!


Collect Pledges


Collect Pledges


Collect Pledges


Off/ Teacher Inservice

Collect Pledges

20 th

Off/Presidents Day


Gear up and read!  

Wear a hat, mittens or scarf while reading

Pledge sheets due


Wear warm winter red (PTO shirts)


Cocoa Cafe

Read in the Cafe while enjoying hot chocolate!


Cardboard sled racing

This was an optional at home project.  


2017 has come in like a lion—makes us worry a little bit about March!!  One day off for snow, one day off for cold and another day with a late start for cold, all made it hard to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break but we have managed.


Despite the snow and cold, school life marches on.  Please check out the calendar below for the wide range of activities that will help winter fly by.


Students in grades 7 – 12 will have semester exams on Wednesday, Jan. 18, Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, January 20.  Quarter 2 ends on Friday, January 20—the end of semester 1.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 on that day.  Report cards will be complete and available on Power School by January 26. 


Winter sports are in full swing so be sure to come out to support your Cardinals.  And…stay warm!


January/February Calendar of Events


Monday, Jan. 16                     JH Boys BB v. Bessemer, H                                         5:00/6:00

                                                Ski meet at Powderhorn

Tuesday, Jan. 17                     Boys BB at Dollar Bay                                                 4:45/6:20

                                                Girls BB at E-TC—Varsity only                                    6:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 20                         End of 1st semester—students dismissed at              12:00

                                                Boys BB v L’Anse, H                                                    5:00/6:30

                                                Girls BB at Lake Linden                                               4:45/6:20

Monday, Jan. 23                     Board of Education Meeting                                      5:00 p.m.

                                                Boys BB v. Baraga, H                                                   5:00/6:30

                                                JH Boys—Range Tournament at Hurley                     TBD

Tuesday, Jan. 24                     Girls BB v. L’Anse, H                                                    5:00/6:30

                                                JH Boys—Range Tournament at Hurley                     TBD

                                                Ski meet at Mount Ripley

Thursday, Jan. 26                    Girls BB at Ontonagon                                                4:45/6:20

                                                Boys BB at Three Lakes                                               5:30/7:00

Friday, Jan. 27                         ASVAB testing                                                             8:00 a.m.

                                                Frozen Chozen Elementary Tourney at Hurley

Saturday, Jan. 28                    Frozen Chozen Elementary Tourney at Hurley

Monday, Jan. 30                     Girls BB v Bessemer, H                                               5:00/6:30

                                                JH Boys—PMC Tournament at Bessemer                  TBD

Tuesday, Jan. 31                     Boys BB at Chassell                                                    4:45/6:20

                                                JH Boys—PMC Tournament at Bessemer                  TBD

Thursday, Feb. 2                     Ski meet at Norway

Friday, Feb. 3                          Boys BB at Ontonagon                                               4:45/6:20

Saturday, Feb. 4                      West Iron County Elementary Tournament

Feb. 6 – Feb. 10                      Winterfest

Monday, Feb. 6                       PTO Meeting                                                               6:00 p.m.

                                                GBB at Baraga                                                             4:45/6:20

Tuesday, Feb. 7                       Ski meet at Marquette

                                                Boys BB v Bessemer H                                                5:00/6:30

Thursday, Feb. 9                     Girls BB v. Jeffers  H                                                    5:00/6:30

                                                Ski meet at Powderhorn

Saturday, Feb. 11                    Phelps Elementary Tournament

Monday, Feb. 13                     Girls BB v Ironwood—PARENTS’ NIGHT FOR             5:00/6:30

                                                            Girls’ Basketball and Ski Team

                                                Regional Ski Meet at Nubs

Tuesday, Feb. 14                     Valentine’s Day

                                                Boys BB v. Lake Linden, H                                           5:00/6:30

Wednesday, Feb. 15               Early College informational meeting at GCC              6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16                   Girls BB at Repubic-Michigamme                              5:00/6:30

Friday, Feb. 17                        NO SCHOOL—Teacher In-Service Day

                                                Boys BB at Watersmeet                                             5:00/6:30

Saturday, Feb. 18                    Wakefield Volunteer Fire Dept. Ice Fishing

                                                Tournament                                                               12:00-4:00

Monday, Feb. 20                     NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, Feb. 21                     Ski Meet at Mount Ripley

                                                Girls BB at Watersmeet—Varsity only                       6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23                   GCC Preview/Career Day, grades 8 and 11                10:00-1:00

                                                Boys BB v Mellen  H                                                    5:00/6:30

                                                Girls BB at Ironwood                                                  5:45/7:00

Friday, Feb. 24                        Quarter 3 Midterm

                                                Boys BB v Ironwood   H                                              5:00/6:30

Saturday, Feb. 25                    Ewen-Trout Creek Elementary Tournament

Sunday, Feb. 26                      Ewen-Trout Creek Elementary Tournament

Monday, Feb. 27                     Skiing State Finals—Boyne Highlands

                                                Girls’ District Tournament at Republic-Michigamme

                                                WM Girls v Watersmeet                                             6:00 p.m.






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