Pine River May and June Newsletter

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PINE RIVER  MS/HS Happenings

Greetings to everyone.  As the school year ends, this time often is busy with field trips, state testing, local testing, spring athletics, local baseball leagues, school plays, graduation, and not to mention exams.  Take the time to look over the calendar and plan accordingly.  The 8th grade class had the opportunity to attend a Detroit Tigers game on April 20.  They were treated to a 3-2 walk off win and a beautiful day.  I would like to extend my gratitude to all that chaperoned, prepared lunches, and drove the bus to Detroit and back.  A special thank you to Mr. Ron Thompson who organized this trip and obtained free tickets for the students.  Below is a picture from the trip.



Tiger 8th grade trip photo

Speaking of field trips, some have been scheduled for students in grades 6-12 for the next two months.  Please look at the dates under the HS/MS EVENT heading. Please look for any information that may come home or call the middle school or high school office if you have any questions.  As the school year ends, please remind your children to keep working hard and prepare for exams.  Please check your student’s progress in power school and contact teachers if you have any questions.  If your child is one that failed a course or courses, summer school will be provided free of charge.  Information on the schedule and instructor will be coming soon and posted on our face book page and put in student’s announcements.  Students must sign-up for these courses and are expected to attend.  The courses for recovery will be held here at the high school. If you have any questions please call Mr. Phillips.


Students have also finished scheduling for classes for next year.  Please make sure your child has completed this task.  At the end of this year and into summer, the sections of classes will be set up in time for next fall.  Please respect this process as it takes time and effort.  Most schedules will not be completed until right before we start school.  The last day of school for seniors will be May 15 with commencement taking place on May 20 at 2 pm.  Please come out and celebrate this milestone.   The rest of the students will be attending school until June 12, which is a half-day.  The exam schedule will be released sometime in May but tentatively exams will start on June 8.  An awards ceremony will be scheduled sometime on June 11.  More information on this schedule will follow.


Finally, this will be the last newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year.  I am anticipating posting a newsletter sometime in late July or early August indicating any changes in the handbook, new hires, or any events scheduled before school for parents and students to attend.  One event may be a freshman orientation sometime in August to help parents and students understand the academic and behavioral expectations the administration and staff have for high school students.  Please keep checking the face book page for that information.  Have a great and safe summer.



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May 1:  M-STEP Math for grades 6 and 7


May 2:  M-STEP Math for grades 6 and 7

            LEAD Conference at Kettunen Center for High School Students


May 3:  LEAD JR. Conference at Kettunen Center for students in grades 7 and 8

            Blood Drive at Pine River High School gym sponsored by NHS


May 4:  All-Sports Day at PR featuring baseball/softball games with student dismissal from school at 11:15 am

            Time Capsule reveal for Luther Elementary students who are seniors (8:45 am – 9:45 am)

            Baker College graduation for Pine River students who attended as part of the 13th year program at

            Resurrection Life Church in Cadillac starting at 6 pm.


May 5:  High School Musical:  Annie Jr. at LeRoy Elementary (show times are 2 pm and 7 pm)


May 6:  High School Musical:  Annie Jr. at LeRoy Elementary (show times are 2 pm and 7 pm)

            Baccalaureate for the Senior Class at Pine River High School gymnasium starting at 6 pm.


May 8:  M-STEP ELA for grades 6 and 7

            OYAC Community Service at PR


May 9:  M-STEP ELA for grades 6 and 7

            Senior Decision Day at 8:30 am at the high school gymnasium

            High School Band Concert:  Pine River Gymnasium @ 7 pm


May 10:  SENIOR AWARDS:  High School gymnasium at 7 pm


May 12:  JR/SR Prom at Kettunen Center (8:30 pm – 11: 30 pm)

              After Prom at Pine River High School (12:00 – 3 pm)


May 14:  School Board Meeting at 6 pm


May 15:  Last Day for Seniors


May 16:  Bubble Soccer at PR High School gymnasium sponsored by Parent Group


May 20:  Graduation Commencement at Pine River High School starting at 2 pm


May 24 or 25:  7th grade field trip at Grand Rapids Museum


May 28:  Memorial Day:  No School for all students


May 30:  Field Trip for 6th grade students to Kettunen Center




June 4: Field trip for grades 6 and 7 at Center Lake

June 8-12:  Exam Week for students in grades 6 – 12


June 11:  High School underclassman awards sometime in the morning

                Middle School awards to be determined later

June 12:  Last day of school, half-day with dismissal at 11:15 am.


June 13:  CTC Summer Camp (8:30 – 3:30)


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