PPress Apr-May-June .pdf

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway into April. Now if only the weather would match what it says on the calendar. The good news is we are in for more warmer days and less colder ones. I believe!! 

PPress Feb-Mar 2018 pdf

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Hello Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe we are past the halfway point of the school year. Our second semester is under way. The students are settling into their new classes or have a fresh start in classes that run for the year.

PPress Dec/Jan 2017-18

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and December is upon us. With all that is going on around us we continue to work at providing your student a quality education.

We just completed our annual canned food drive. Along with Navigator we were able to collect about 2400 canned goods which will benefit the senior citizens of our community. I want to express my gratitude to Mrs. Harris and our Choose to Lead class for taking on this wonderful activity.

Pathfinder Press Oct-Nov 2017 pdf format

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This is truly my favorite time of the year. I am a huge football fan (Go Pirates, Go Green, Go Lions, and ah, ok, Go Blue), but I also enjoy the cooler temperatures and the colors that the season brings. It is also the time when our classes are developing their rhythm and pace, setting the tone for the rest of the year. This is so important for our students since it establishes a consistent pattern that will set them up for success. 

Pathfinder Press Aug-Sept 2017 pdf format

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Welcome (Back) to Pathfinder!

While students and parents continue to enjoy their summer, the Pathfinder office is in full swing getting ready for the upcoming school year. It is hard to believe I am starting my fifth year as principal. Ms. Sandula is returning for her second full year as assistant principal. Final touches on the building and classrroms are being taken care of in preparation for the new school year. September 5th is the first day of school. It is a half day and students will be dismissed at 11:15. Otherwise, the full day dismissal time is still 2:45 on Monday – Thursday and 1:25 on Friday.

Here are informational flyers of some opportunities for summer camps. 

Click on the icons of the flyers to access the full size flyer.

Health Careers Camp

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MSU offers Engineering Camps                                             

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Camp Infinity is a Technology Camp for girls

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Shop Rat is an introduction to Hands on Engineering 

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Pathfinder Press Apr/May 2017 .pdf

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Dear Parents/Guardians,  

“Down the stretch they come!!” This is the famous call in a horse race when the horses and their riders come around the last corner to complete the last quarter and finish the race. Believe it or not we are in that last quarter and racing hard to the finish line.

The biggest issue we are currently dealing with is the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress or M-STEP. Eighth graders began testing on April 10th and will be finished testing on May 5th. Seventh graders will be testing from May 1st through May 26th. To be clear, students do not test everyday in all subject areas. Instead we spread out the sections of the test throughout the testing window for each grade level to minimize test fatigue. All students will be tested in the areas of Math and English (reading and writing) with most using an online format. Seventh graders will also be tested on Science topics and eighth graders will be tested on Social Studies topics, both are online as well for the vast majority.