STANDOUTS: Beaverton students participating in the Career & Technical Education program brought home some accolades from the recent CTE Achievement Awards. Among the winners were Connor Christian (Advanced Manufacturing); Ashlynn Martinson (Automotive Technology); Reese Longstreth and Cody Muma (Construction Trades); Tandyn Grafft (Criminal Justice); Emma Wilbur (Digital Media); Nolyn Bell (Health Occupations); and Nick Ficek (Welding Technology). Kudos to these standout performers and #GoBeavers.
3 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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TAKING THE LEAD: They say 90 percent of success in life is showing up. But Beaverton seniors Gabe Drudge and Eva Reader and juniors David Abreu and Jaydin Bair do quite a bit more than that. The quartet just completed the 2024 Gladwin County Youth Leadership program, in which students learn about the inner workings of their community through interacting with local leaders. Congrats to our four affirmed leaders and #GoBeavers.
4 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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WE HAVE LIFT-OFF: One long-held tradition at BES to close out the year is our sixth-grade Science classes launching rockets. Ably and safely guided by Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Fry and guest-launcher Mr. Hayes, students fired their rockets off into the beautiful morning sky and retrieved their parachuted remnants, learning some cool lessons along the way. #BeaverScience
5 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
HONORS AND AWARDS: Tuesday's BJSHS 2024 Awards Assembly left no stone unturned in recognizing this year's brightest and best with departmental and club awards. Check out the full gallery of photos at bit.ly/3wykXeT and #GoBeavers.
5 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: The Beaverton Schools Board of Education will interview four finalists for its vacant superintendent position next month. Board President Adam Zdrojewski announced on Tuesday the names of the four candidates and the dates and times for their interviews, all of which will take place in the Beaverton Jr./Sr. High School Media Center. All the details can be found at https://bit.ly/3QLwNsT.
5 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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UNBREAKABLE: Our peer-to-peer LINKS program - which matches student mentors in grades 6 through 12 with younger students who can use a little extra attention - closed out the school year today with a smile-filled field day. Eighty students enjoyed ice cream, beach balls, bubbles, hula hoops, frisbees and the crowd-pleasing parachute, among other activities. It was an excellent finale to a program whose astonishing two-year climb in participation and friendships has inspired neighboring districts to implement similar programs, and it should pay significant dividends in student growth, happiness and performance for years to come. #Proud
6 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
VOICES HEARD: It was Election Day at BJSHS, and we did it up right. After weeks of preparation, candidate speeches and campaigning, next year's 7-12 graders assembled in the media center and recorded their choices for student government. The Gladwin County Clerk's office and several township election officials were on hand with official election equipment to administer the proceedings. Students got a look at how it all works in real life, from long lines to verifying their identity to spoiled ballots to uncontested races. It was an excellent civics lesson and a great reminder of our sacred responsibility to participate in this grand experiment we call democracy.
6 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
BAND TOGETHER: Don't miss one of your final chances to see this year's musicians on full display. Join us for the Beaverton Music Department's Spring Program Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at BJSHS. There is no admission fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
6 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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HE'S ELECTRIC: Congratulations to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 692's newest recruit, senior Reese Longstreth. BJSHS hosted a signing event today for Reese, his family and his friends to celebrate his first step in this exciting career path. Great job, Reese, in representing your school and your community, and good luck. #GoBeavers #Proud
6 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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COURSE CORRECTION: Congratulations to Gary Blossey and Nicco Gonzalez, Beaverton's 2024 Turnaround Award recipients. Each year, two Beaverton seniors are selected by BJSHS staff as recipients of the Clare-Gladwin RESD Turnaround Awards. This honor is typically given to students who have overcome difficult circumstances and a challenging start to their high school careers. In making positive changes in their lives to ensure they leave high school on the best possible footing, these students deserve our respect and admiration for fighting through their obstacles and becoming solid young adults, and this year's awardees bear that out. Gary and Nicco were honored at a luncheon in Clare and received the Doug Dodge Academic Opportunity Award, a scholarship that entitles them to six credit hours of in-district tuition at Mid Michigan College. Congratulations, Nicco and Gary, and best wishes for the next step in your lives. #GoBeavers
15 days ago, Renee Inscho
G. Blossey Recipient
N. Gonzalez Recipient
KIDS IN CHARGE: What do you get when you mix zombies, surfers, Star Wars, robots, and a bunch of other stuff that is frankly indescribable? You get Monday night's BES Spring Showcase, a student-driven combo platter of music, dance and skits created and performed by students in grades three through five. We'll let the photos do the talking, but you better believe the kids had F-U-N. #GoBeavers
19 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
C’EST BON: French students presented their final unit projects at BJSHS today, and the whole school was invited to join in. The students shared their work "gallery walk style" in the media center, using French for their presentations in conjunction with pantomiming. Staff, students and friends of the program were invited to have a look. #UneVueMagnifique #GoBeavers
20 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
NEW WORLD/OLD SCHOOL: Fifth-grade social studiers have arrived at the New World in their curriculum, but on Friday, the New World came to them. While David and Karen Keeley put on a fully authentic display of military life during the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin impressionist Bob Stark ran through a set of electricity-related demonstrations. And - because one can't appreciate the full experience of living in the era without involving food - the students examined artifacts from Michigan's Indigenous Peoples and ate succotash, a Native American dish. #GoBeavers
21 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
TASSEL TURNER: Our seniors aren't the only folks with graduation on the brain these days. BJSHS Academic Counselor Misty Johnson (BHS '08) walked the stage Friday at Grand Valley State University having completed her Master's of Education in School Counseling with distinction, earning the Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award along the way. Congratulations to Misty and her family, which was on hand to celebrate. #BeavertonAlways
20 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Today's varsity baseball and softball contests against Oscoda are now scheduled for 11:00 a.m. The JV baseball team will also play at Oscoda now scheduled at 11:00 a.m.
22 days ago, Will Gaudard
BEAVERTON SCHOOLS PRESENTS...NAILED IT - The mission: Take some tools, a stack of lumber and three-and-a-half hours and build a five-foot-by-five-foot deer blind. And build it better than everybody else. Four construction students from Beaverton did exactly that. See the video here: youtu.be/62MI7hPR6vo #GoBeavers #GoBuilders
25 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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A BIT OF CULTURE: Tickets are going fast but still available for this weekend's Madrigal Dinner Theatre, brought to you by the BJSHS Drama and Music Departments. The show - "Princess Grace of Knockerdown" - will be presented Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the BAC; doors open a half-hour before the show. Tickets are available through Wednesday at $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under; they can be purchased at the BJSHS and BAC offices.
27 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
ONE LAST TIME: Our Parent Involvement series wraps up for the school year Wednesday at 5 p.m. at BES, and we'd love to see you there. Our guest will be Desirea Woodworth from the Northern Michigan Alliance for Children, and the topic is Abuse, Cyber Bullying, Online Safety and Bullying Prevention. Snacks and childcare will be provided, and one family will win tickets to a BJSHS athletic event.
28 days ago, Rusty Govitz
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THEIR ART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE: Make sure to stop by the BAC Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the annual GAAG Open Art Show. Among the exhibits will be several BJSHS students' work from the acrylic pour projects they created last month, and be warned: They're amazing. Stop by and don't forget to vote in the Viewers' Choice Awards. #PouredMyArtOut
about 1 month ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
TRACK IS BACK, JACK - Our track and field student-athletes finally cracked open the season Thursday at Metzger Field, running, jumping, throwing and vaulting against Clare and Farwell. They're back in action Saturday at Breckenridge, and their next home meet is May 1. They'd love to see you in the stands. C'mon out and shout #GoBeavers.
about 1 month ago, Rusty Govitz
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Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan
Striving to be the best school in mid-Michigan