News & Events
High School Mock interviews
Students in Mr. Jason Coats’ Career Connections class recently participated in mock interviews with local business people and non-profit organizations. The students prepared resumes and cover letters and interviewed with one of 24 volunteers. Students were able to choose to interview with people who work in areas of their interest. The students also participated in post-interview sessions where they were critiqued and given suggestions to improve their interviewing skills. Students dressed professionally for the occasion and felt it was a great learning experience for them.
Northwestern Spanish Classes Visit Taqueria San Francisco Restaurant
This May, 7th and 8th graders from Spanish classes at Northwestern Middle School visited Taqueria San Francisco restaurant in Battle Creek. Students enjoyed some great food and made basic orders in Spanish to test their skills. Accompanying the class was Betty Martinez and Senor Felipe from Northwestern. Adios!"
LaMora Park Triple C Trot
On May 9, LaMora Park students participated in their annual Triple C Trot for charity. The philanthropic fun run raises money for three charities, American Cancer Society, the local Humane Society and the March of Dimes. The students had a great time running their mile with their classmates and teachers!
United Way Day of Caring
Battle Creek Central High School students and 4th graders at Fremont Elementary joined forces for a United Way “Day of Caring” on April 20. Students worked very hard pulling weeds, picking up trash and beautifying the grounds at Fremont. Great job Students!
Ann J. Kellogg Celebrates “ACES” Day
With all the headlines in the news about childhood obesity these days, the students at Ann J. Kellogg Fine Arts Elementary School celebrated ACES Day on Wednesday, May 2nd with exercise and a Service Learning Project. “ACES” stands for “All Children Exercising Simultaneously” and was the brainchild of New Jersey physical education teacher, Len Saunders who began the event in 1989. Mr. Saunders wanted to get one school in every state to exercise at the same time on a specific date in May to motivate students to participate in physical fitness and emphasize the importance of physical education in school. Mr. Saunders started a massive letter writing campaign to schools across the country and the response was phenomenal. In 1989, ACES stood for “American Children Exercising Simultaneously” but the program soon spread internationally and the acronym is now “All Children Exercising Simultaneously”. This event has been called “the world’s largest exercise class.”
The students from Ann J. Kellogg have been participating in ACES Day since 2008. This year staff and students walked from Ann J. Kellogg to the Battle Creek Administration Office at Willard Library. The students presented the administration office staff with bottled water, an orange, an apple and a granola bar as a healthy morning snack. The snacks were paid for by a Service Leader Grant through the LEAGUE of Michigan. The administrative office staff was very appreciative of their morning snack delivered by the students. ACES Day is one of the many activities that Ann J. Kellogg staff and students participate in to promote healthy lifestyles.
Two Members of BCCHS Forensics Team Take 1st and 5th Place at State Finals Tournament
The Battle Creek Central High School Forensics Team competed in the State Finals tournament held last weekend at Western Michigan University. Central High School Junior, Bonnie Smith placed 1st in Story Telling with her piece “Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling. Junior, Dominique Mann placed 5th in Dramatic Interpretation with her piece, “Night Mother” by Marsha Norman.
Central’s Forensics Team qualified five students for the State Tournament this year. The team has grown each of the past four years and currently has 34 members. Other state qualifiers who competed are Ethan Fletcher, Julia Loudin and Jack Wentworth.