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T-Mobile Empowerment Award

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. 

Herald Palladium Article: http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/a-bridge-over-the-digital-divide/article_9e927c2e-5ff4-51c4-9a57-929b74b501bb.html


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.

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Logo

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)​

Students and their art work 
Students and their art work
Students and their art work
Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant Logo
Students and their art work
Students and their art work                

MS and HS Jazz Bands had a great day!

Great job to both the HS and MS jazz band at Jazz Festival today. What a great time where we just had fun and played! Thanks to all who were there to see us perform.

This was a non rating festival with a clinic after the performance so how'd we do... AWESOME!
#BangorRising #ILoveOurVikingJazz

Middle School Jazz Band Competition

Olivia Moore Signs with KVCC

Olivia Moore signs with KVCC to play volleyball! Good luck Olivia! Go Cougars! ! !

Olivia Moore Signs with KVCC

Bangor High School Student Takes 5th Place at BPA Competition


Van Buren Technology Center Business Professionals of America Student Organization (Press Release)

March 20th, 2017, Denis Huffman,
VBTC Instructor and BPA 
Adviser

Jacob Brink Takes 5th Place at Business Professionals of America Competition

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. 

Watch the BPA Awards Session here: http://www.michiganbpa.org/live


Winners at Business Professionals of America Competition

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!

High School Concert Band

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!

7th & 8th Grade Band
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