Put-in-Bay School Students Enter Competitions

Put in Bay SchoolPut in Bay School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent

February 1 marks the 100th day of school!  Our elementary teachers have fun math activities planned for this day that the students are sure to enjoy.

This winter’s weather has made it challenging for maintaining and sustaining the ice rink.  We have experienced sub-zero temperatures followed by temperatures in the 50’s.   Our kids have gotten to enjoy a few days on the rink and we would like to thank Doug Wilhelm and Chris Ladd for volunteering their time working on the ice rink.

Basketball Coach Craig Schuffenecker and the Panthers are enjoying another successful season, although a number of games had to be cancelled due to the weather.  A complete summary of the basketball season is forthcoming.  The teams finish their home season on Saturday, February 3.   Come cheer on the Panthers!

Winners from our January 23 Spelling Bee will compete at the annual Ottawa County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 6.  Good luck to those students!  Students will match their wits at the annual Science Olympiad on Friday, February 16.  This will be an all-day affair where students will test their knowledge in science related competitions and activities.  There will also be a Science Fair in the gymnasium where students will display projects that will be judged by faculty and a panel of community judges.  The public is invited to come to the school from 8:30 – 10:30 to view all the work the students have done.  For those adults who would like to be part of the competition, there will be a Pinewood Derby open to the public!  A small number of pinewood derby car kits are available for five dollars each.  Please contact science teacher Missi Kowalski by Wednesday, February 14 to enter.

School will be dismissed at noon on Friday, February 23, followed by our “Winter Break.”  School will resume on Monday, March 5.