Education

From The Vaults: Timber!

           “Let Trees and Children Grow Together” was emblazoned on the sign in a photo attached to an article sent to me from the MTU archives.  The article recounted the dedication of the MacMillan Township School Forest that took place in the late 1930s.  The State of Michigan routinely granted local governments and school districts […]

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FTV: Mines

      A quick quiz:  How many different types of mines have there been in Upper Michigan?  This is a question I ask my sixth grade Geography – Earth Science students at the beginning of the Geology unit we cover that includes U.P.  mining history.  Everybody comes up with “copper”, and a few might remember “iron”, […]

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Be true to your school . . .

August 9, 2017 update!  The votes are in and the 1.3 mil sinking millage being sought in the August 8 election passed by a 2-1 margin!  Thank you to the citizens of Rockland, Greenland, Carp Lake and Ontonagon Townships who ALL passed the proposal.  Thank you for thinking about our students and one of your greatest […]

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FTV: Waste not, want not

  Have you had a family grill out lately?  If you did, it was probably on a gas grill or a good old fashioned charcoal grill, which is my personal favorite.  Either way, we all owe a debt of thanks to Henry Ford for kick starting this little piece of Americana tradition.  When Ford’s Kingsford, Michigan […]

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FTV: Sound Advice – Part 2

      Part one of this column began when I was ruminating about things that get passed along to graduates by various commencement speakers.  Somehow things kind of swerved into a discussion of  how bullying each other has changed since I was in junior high those many eons ago.  Being mean to each other with pencil […]

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Welcome to WOAS-FM

Scroll down beyond the posts to find the puzzle section courtesy of State Point Media! Station Contact Information: 701 Parker Ave.   Ontonagon, MI  49953 ken@oasd.k12.mi.us  Phone: 906 813 0614 Ext 113 or Ext 109 Welcome to YOUR SOUND CHOICE!  Here is our ‘it is summer and we will be on hiatius’ update: A) YES […]

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A Tribute to Mr Mittens

Every pet owner knows that their pet is the best ever – so we sadly announce the passing of our Mr Mittens aka Mittu, our wonderful Hemingway polydactyl cat.  He was a large, shy black cat with probable Maine Coon genetics (a BIG boy) who brought us much joy.  Alas, at approximate age 15 (he […]

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What could $5.28 Billion buy?

neaToday (Spring 2017 – pages 24 – 25) reports that 1% of the Federal Budget is put toward education in the United States.  Since 2001, the United States has spent a staggering $8.36 million per HOUR on war according to the National Priorities Project.  In addition to this amount, $528.5 billion tax dollars per year […]

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