Today marks the beginning of the 3rd quarter! My how time has flown! It is the beginning of spring and nice weather as well! Please watch the weather forecasts to ensure your children are prepared for what the weather may be... we all know how Minnesota weather can be, as we have gone from 60 degrees to -20 below in a matter of days. We have been experiencing some rain that turns into flurries then into frozen rain which may make it very wet and slippery.
Please take the time to check your students grades and to discuss the importance of passing all of their classes. 9th graders are now accumulating a GPA or Grade Point Average that will follow them all the way through their high school careers. Colleges look at this as part of their acceptance terms, so find out whattheir requirement is and set your goals! Now is the time to start discussions about what your child may want to do when they are older, time to start some career exploration! If they have some ideas but would like to find out more please come speak with Noelle Beck, Jenny Fraley or myself (Mrs. Vik), in the guidance office!
Powwow season is starting up, sap is running, and as soon as it is nice out the mushrooms will be starting to grow! Suckers will be running soon as well! All types of changes in nature that could potentially turn into a field trip with Anishinaabe Club! White Earth Nation and Red Lake Nation will be having their State of the Nation Speeches coming up soon. If you would like more information on this please let me know and I can get you the dates.
Not sure what the State of the Nation is? It is like the United States, State of the Nation Speeches and is an integral Social Studies/Government aspect of the Tribal Nations. They review what has been accomplished over the previous year as well as what to expect in the upcoming year.
Kindergarten Round Up will be be starting in the next couple of months so keep your eyes out for that information. If you have a child that is ready for kindergarten in the district, Thursday May 4th, 2017 from approximately 5 pm to 7 pm will be a date and time that you should save.
Also, please let me know what information that you may like to see or discussed with your students from an educational aspect and I will be happy to look for resources to assist. My contact information is on this page. Thank you!
We are working on getting more college visits planned and available to the students.
Remember to have your student watch the deadline that will be on the back page of the permission slips. I need to stick to these deadlines due to the transportation (whether it will be a bus, mini-bus, or minivan) and chaperone requirements (student to adult ratio).
Native American Guest Instructors/Athletes
May 2nd, 2017 - Elementary School Trip - White Earth Headstart Powwow - Shooting Star Casino
Bagley Elementary students k-6 are welcome to participate.
40 students max. Information should be sent out. If you are interested in your child attending please call the Elementary office or contact Mrs. Vik at 218-694-3120.
If you have questions about Indian Education, please feel free to call or e-mail at:
Carol Vik, Bagley Schools Indian Education Director
Office: 218-694-3120 ext. 2126
For more information on Minnesota Indian Education resources please follow the link below.
Tutoring and Anishinaabe Club are in place to assist with the success of your students educational opportunities here at Bagley High School. We are also wanting to implement cultural opportunities to provide your children with traditional arts/crafts/stories. If you have any ideas please let us know and I will be more than happy to research that idea to see if we can bring it to our school!
The tribes represented within our school district by state are:
Michigan - Hannahville Potowatami, Sault Ste. Marie
Minnesota - Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, White Earth
Montana - Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux
North Dakota - Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain
South Dakota - Oglala Sioux - Pine Ridge, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate