9 days ago
Jacob Brink, a student at Bangor High School and Van Buren Technology Center, uses Networking Academy classes to help him prepare for college.
Jacob Brink loves technology. The 17-year-old high school senior takes as many tech classes as he can at Van Buren Technology Center, located in Lawrence Michigan, including several Cisco Networking Academy classes. "I love to tear things apart and put them back together," Jacob says.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is located in Northern Minnesota, it's about 3 hours north of Duluth, Minnesota.
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New High School Class - Gone Boarding!
Teacher Mark Meyers says that the students are enjoying the new Gone Boarding class. The students are engaged and having fun designing and creating their boards!
Bangor Public Schools Awarded "Technology Mobile Empowerment Award"
T-Mobile has awarded Bangor Public Schools a $124,000 grant to provide Internet access and technology to students who do not have access to either. This grant will allow the district to expand technology offerings for our students. T-Mobile has been fabulous to work with. They are very accommodating and are working with us to provide the greatest amount of internet and device access for our students.
BPS Budget Deficit Fund Balance Eliminated
Bangor Public Schools Recipient of 2017 Grant!
Bangor Schools is the recipient of a 2017 grant for $1500 in school art supplies/equipment from the Michigan Youth Arts Council. This state funded grant opportunity was provided under the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
We are grateful for the much needed support that the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs program has provided for our visual arts program in the 2016-2017 school year. The funds from the Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant went toward paints, brushes, paper supplies, and other consumables for the high school and middle school art classrooms. (Charles Umbanhowar)
MS and HS Jazz Bands had a great day!
This was a non rating festival with a clinic after the performance so how'd we do... AWESOME!
Olivia Moore Signs with KVCC
Olivia Moore signs with KVCC to play volleyball! Good luck Olivia! Go Cougars!
Bangor High School Student Takes 5th Place at BPA Competition
Van Buren Technology Center Business Professionals of America Student Organization (Press Release)
VBTC Instructor and BPA Adviser
On March 16th through the 19th, 35 students from the Commercial Art, Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology and Software Engineering programs at the Van Buren Technology Center participated in the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
BPA is a student organization with over 43,000 students in 23 states. This three day event included 65 competitive events, 12 professional development sessions, a full assembly general sessions, election of state officers, college fair, a formal dinner and dance, and various other activities. On Sunday morning at the awards ceremony at Devos Place, the following VBTC students were recognized for their accomplishments:
- Jacob Brink, Bangor High School, VBTC Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology
5th Place, Computer Network Technology
- Callum Hume, Mattawan High School, VBTC Software Engineering
Bronze - Administrative Support Concepts
Bronze - Computer Programming Concepts
- Joel Vernon, Dowagiac High School, Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology
Bronze - Financial Math & Analysis
Bronze - Information Technology Concepts
4th Place - Systems Administration Using Cisco
4th Place - Computer Security
- Aaron Nancy, Watervliet High School, VBTC Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology
2nd Place - Network Administration Using Microsoft
These students qualified for the BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida May 10th through the 14th, 2017. In addition all students earned a $3,000.00 per year scholarship to Davenport University, renewable four years with an overall value of $12,000.00.
VBTC Instructors and BPA Advisors are Steve Ambs, Carlos Esquivel, Denis Huffman, and Kimberly Wood.
Pictured from left to right are: Jacob Brink/Bangor High School, Callum Hume/Mattawan High School, Joel Vernon/Dowagiac High School, and Aaron Nancy, Watervliet High School.
High School Concert Band Earns Division I Rating!
Congratulations to the High School Concert Band for earning a Division 1 rating at MSBOA District 6 Band Festival at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center!
The judges were so impressed by how well our students represented themselves on stage and responded to directions verbally and non-verbally. Our students were given many compliments on how they represented Bangor Public Schools! Go Vikings!
7th & 8th Grade Band Earns Division II Rating
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade band. They performed at the MSBOA District Band Festival at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center.
The students played very well and earned a Division 2 rating! All of their grades were A's and B's with great comments and suggestions for improvements. The students represented Bangor very well with their good behavior. Go Vikings!
School Transparency Dashboard Survey
16 days ago
Survey for Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers
Parents and other caregivers of children from preschool through grade 12 are invited to provide feedback on Michigan’s new, online “transparency dashboard” designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies. The dashboard is currently under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). It is expected to be made available to the public by early 2018.
The new dashboard will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and viewers’ unique interests. The Michigan Department of Education will use survey feedback to help shape the current and future versions of the dashboard so that it is helpful to parents in every community.
- Click the link below (or type the survey URL into your web browser) to access the online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/MDEESSA_Dashboard2017
- Survey details:
- The survey can be completed on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
- The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
- All answers will be confidential.
- Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.
Vikings Points of Pride
3 months ago
The Bangor Public Schools offer a high quality education in grades Kindergarten through Twelve, specializing in programs for our students varying abilities and interests.
We are very proud of the additions, upgrades and improvements to our K-12 facilities. This school year our students will see a new track, team rooms, concessions and bathrooms at Viking Stadium; upgrades to our locker rooms, new doors and windows at the middle and high buildings and expanded classroom technology.
The Bangor Public Schools are excited about our many student offerings that include:
- An Award-Winning Music Program
- A K-12 Art Program
- A Broadcast News Program
- An Award-Winning Quiz Bowl Team
- A K-12 Migrant/Bilingual Program
- Summer School Offerings
- On-Line Educational Opportunities
- A high-quality 7-12 Athletic Department that boasts:
- Championship Wrestling
- Volleyball-Cross Country
- Track Teams
- Boys & Girls Soccer
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- 14 Varsity Athletic Teams
- 10 All-State Athletes in the 2012-2013 School Year