COMMUNICATION IS KEY … In a joint effort with the City of Bridgman, Lake Township, Bridgman Public Library and Bridgman Public Schools, we are EXCITED to release this community newsletter.
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Twenty-four DECA members attended DECA State Competition at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Six students qualified to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference and one student was an alternate. Congratulations to:
• Gracie Prewitt – Franchise Business Plan
• Haley Pope & Lindsay Warriner – Buying and Merchandising Team Event
• John Hess – Merit Gold in Recreation, Amusement & Attractions
• Karl Hanke – Merit Gold in Recreation, Amusement & Attractions
• Vincent Milano – Merit Gold in Recreation, Amusement & Attractions
• Austin Russell – Food Marketing (alternate)
If you see these students, please congratulate them on a job well done! DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Go Bees!
“Gone are the days of the guidance counselor, replaced by the needs of the 21st century student by the school counselor. Guidance is a service; school counselors offer a program. Guidance counselors were employed to assist students with vocational choices. School counselors use a tiered model to support not only career but academic and social emotional development in students. Guidance counselors schedule students. School Counselors belong to a professional organization that establishes a curriculum delivered in classrooms and governs ethical behavior and best practice. Guidance counselors were endorsed teachers. School Counselors hold Master’s level degrees and are highly qualified to teach as well as offer small group and individual interventions to help students succeed.” – – – School Counselors: Partners in Student Achievement, ASCA School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective; they are integral to the total education program, working with other staff challenging students to succeed. School counselors design, develop, implement and evaluate the comprehensive school counseling program.
The Bridgman High School Concert Choir had the opportunity to sing with the 80’s Rock band, FOREIGNER at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo. It was the performance of a lifetime for the choir students. They wore special #ChoirRocks t-shirts that were designed by choir director, Jennifer Ammerman. Students were treated like rock stars from the moment they entered the event area until the time they left. Each received an official choir backstage pass on a lanyard, as well as a seat to see the show. They sang backup on the band’s hit song, I Want to Know What Love Is, and received a standing ovation from the crowd when they were done. Israel Ashby was chosen to play the bass guitar at the end of the song. Izzy is a huge FOREIGNER fan and was having the time of her life. There were nearly 2,000 concert goers in attendance. It was an amazing night. Before the concert, the choir students sold FOREIGNER CDs to the concert goers as a way to raise funds for The GRAMMY Foundation, which in turn donates money to public school music programs to help keep music alive in our public school systems. A powerpoint presentation and video of the choir’s performance were presented at the Sing Into Spring Concert on Thursday, May 12.