Student Council hosted their annual Pennies for Patients drive and with the help from students in grades 5-12 and the community, a total of $1717.26 was collected! A contest between grades 7-12 advisories and grades 5-6 homerooms was conducted and the winners of the contest were Mrs. McDonald’s class ($230.88) and Mr. Leniz’s class ($229.26). Runner’s up were Mrs. Harvey’s class ($188.85), Mr. Kotsmith’s class ($173.61), and Mrs. Ludwig’s class ($155.79). The winning classes won a pizza party hosted by Student Council. Thank you to all those who participated!! A HUGE thank you to Frandsen Bank and Trust in Braham for helping with all the counting!
BRAHAM STUDENTS will NOT be required to make up the Snow Day that was on Friday, February 21st, 2014. Teachers will make up the day as per the BEA Contract.
Due to the “Cold Weather” school closings of January 6th and 7th, there will be school for all students and staff on Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, April 22nd.
Braham Band Students participate in 46th Annual University of Minnesota-Duluth Junior High Honor Band Festival
5 Braham students took part in the 46th Annual University of Minnesota-Duluth Junior High Honor Band Festival on March 4, 2014. Connor, Lawton, Lilia, Liz, and Kate spent all day rehearsing with students from over 50 schools in the state. Students were divided into 3 bands totaling over 300 students. All three bands performed a concert in the afternoon. The White Band was directed by Ms. Laura Goucher of the Nashwauk-Keewatin school district. The Maroon Band was directed by Professor Dan Eaton of UMD. The Gold Band was directed by renowned composer Michael Sweeney and included a world premiere performance of his piece “Due North” that was commissioned especially for this honor band festival!
Emperor & Emporess of Winter – Tristan Marthaler & Jessica Borchardt
Prince & Princess of Snow – Randy Braund & Natalie Bacon
Duke & Dutchess of Frost – Quinn Richmond & Haley Peabody
Baron & Baroness of Blizzard – Brandon Brown & McKenzie Larson
Cant & Cantess of Ice – Brandon Fiedler & Saffron O’Brien
Lord & Lady of the North Wind – Mitchell Kahlow & Mariah Hill
Students in Mrs. Hanson’s 4th grade class were able to connect with a 4th grade class from Gladewater, Texas through a virtual tour. It was through a program called Whirlidurb. The students played a game working on Math Mania Fractions. They worked on equivalent fractions, fractions greater than one, and decimals to the hundredths place. It was a fun interactive way to learn about fractions. We even won!
Thank you to ECMECC for providing this opportunity.