Here are the latest school closing and delays for Tuesday, January 3, 2012:

Superior Central Schools – Closed

Manistique Head Start Classes – Cancelled

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Manistique Area Schools – 2 HR Delay

St. Francis School in Manistique – 2 HR Delay

Big Bay de Noc School – 2 HR Delay

Tahquamenon Area Schools – 2 HR Delay

 

Severe thunderstorms moving across the Upper Peninsula have resulted in several schools being closed or delayed this morning due to power outages, telephone and internet service.

According to the Upper Peninsula Power Company, over 55-thousand customers were affected by these outages overnight.  Crews are working to restore power to all of the affected areas as soon as possible.

Here is the latest list of school closings and delays:

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Ishpeming

Negaunee

NICE Community Schools

Powell Township

NorthStar Academy/Polaris Middle School – MQT

Gwinn

Munising

Munising Baptist

Republic-Michigamme

Carney-Nadeau

Rapid River

Big Bay de Noc

Superior Central

Mid Peninsula

Escanaba

Delta/Schoolcraft ISD

Crystal Falls-Forest Park

SCHOOL DELAYS

L’anse – 2hr

Baraga – 2hr

Houghton/Keweenaw County – 2hr

Arvon Township – 2hr

Severe thunderstorms moving across the Upper Peninsula have resulted in several schools being closed or delayed this morning due to power outages, telephone and internet service.

According to the Upper Peninsula Power Company, over 55-thousand customers were affected by these outages overnight.  Crews are working to restore power to all of the affected areas as soon as possible.

Here is the latest list of school closings and/or delays:

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Ishpeming

Negaunee

NICE Community Schools

Powell Township

NorthStar Academy/Polaris Middle School – MQT

Gwinn

Munising

Munising Baptist

Republic-Michigamme

Carney-Nadeau

Rapid River

Big Bay de Noc

Superior Central

Mid Peninsula

Escanaba

Gladstone

Delta/Schoolcraft ISD

Crystal Falls-Forest Park

Ontonagon

L’anse

Baraga

Houghton/Keweenaw County

Arvon Township

Bark River-Harris

GOOD THINGS ARE GOING ON OUT THERE!

Today on the big program we had a chance to hear about two positive items that were very enjoyable to discuss.  The reason being that many mornings we can get swallowed up in all of the negative items going on in the world and overlook the good things that are happening right here in our own back yard.   So, check out some of these good things that are going on here in Marquette County.  They’re pretty cool!

GOOD OLD FASHIONED LEARNING IN THE NICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

PRINCIPAL DAVID BOASE.

We had a chance to chat with David Boase, Principal at the Westwood High School, about a new agreement between the school and Finlandia University.  Currently, the district has agreements with both NMU and Bay de Noc Community College giving students a chance to earn credits in Career and Technical Education courses at Westwood High School which can apply to select degree programs.  A new agreement between the district and Finlandia University will provide Westwood students earning an ‘A’ in the school’s Algebra III/Trigonometry with 4 credits for MAT 145 College Algebra.  The agreement with Finlandia to provide college credit for a core class taught in a high school is one of the first in its kind in Michigan.  NICE officials say it is rewarding to have a college recognize the level of instruction they provide in their core classes and this is the beginning of more to come.  To listen to the interview with Principal Boase, please click “HERE“.


ISHPEMING DELIVERS THE FOOD AND MORE!

FOOD DRIVE ORGANIZER, DICK DERBY.

Dick Derby, organizer of the Project Ishpeming Food Pantry food drive joined us to update us about the project.  The effort featured the distribution of four thousand bags in the City of Ishpeming to be filled with non-perishable food items, paper products and various hygiene product.  The plan was to then place the bags on the curb on Saturday morning to be picked up by volunteers.  The effort was a smashing success with over 8-thousand pounds of food and other items collected from the community in one morning!  The items have been distributed to the Ishpeming Salvation Army and St. Vincent dePaul food pantries.  To listen to the follow-up interview with Dick, please click “HERE“.

SEE, IT’S NOT ALWAYS BAD NEWS!

Good things are going on all around us here in Marquette County!  Keep listening to Mark & Walt in the Morning to keep in touch with all of the things going on right here at home!


CHEERS!

-Walt