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Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, District II Honor Band and Choir was not able to be held. Despite this change, outstanding members for District II were still selected and given the honor of this recognition. Congratulations to all of these hardworking individuals!

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Monday: Crispy chicken wrap w/lettuce, tomato, ranch, apple, chips

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On Dec. 2, Montana FFA State Officers Gracie Tooke and Max Andres came to visit the high school FFA members. To open the workshop, students were paired into groups of two or three. They were each tasked with designing their own family crest, but they had to incorporate parts of FFA they were…

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Recently, three more second graders reached 20 AR points in Mrs. Oberlander’s class.

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The senior English class has been preparing a ten to fifteen-page paper describing different college and career opportunities.

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Mrs. Menees’ animal science class has been learning about the proper facility requirements and necessary tools and equipment to properly care for different species of animals. As a project to sum up unit materials that the class went over, each of the students chose a species and created bar…

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Mrs. Schumacher’s physics class has been continuing their studies in the field of thermal energy. As part of their lessons, they used marshmallow’s in an experiment to measure different amounts of energy. They were tasked with determining how many marshmallows it would take to turn an ice cu…

Although some of our normal holiday traditions look a little different this year, we are still trying to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Student Council, Spartanettes and BHS faculty have all taken the opportunity to do something more festive this year and are conducting Chritsmas gift swap…

Mrs. Phelps recently created a fun Christmas obstacle course for her students. She titled the obstacle course “The 12 Activities of Christmas.” The students faced twelve Christmas or winter themed challenges in order to complete the course. Participants started with the Rooftop Leap, in whic…

Mr. Mangold graciously offered to record our kindergarten through fourth grade classes singing Christmas carols for all to enjoy! The video will be available on the Facebook page as well as the Plevna School website.

Dacy Buerkle and Jenna Paul hosted a workshop dedicated to scholarships for the junior and sophomore classes. They discussed the importance of record keeping, time management and keeping track of deadlines. They also highlighted some of the local scholarships that they can apply for their se…

The High School physics class created their own Calorimeters for their unit on Thermal Energy.

Mrs. Schumacher’s sophomore biology class has been studying the four major macromolecules in all living organisms: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic Acids. After learning about the jobs of these different molecules, the students were given the opportunity to test stomach contents. …

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards $20,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated a capacity to lead and serve in their communities.

Students in Mrs. Menees’ Advanced Animal Science have been learning about the essential nutrients, and how they are incorporated into different feed rations.

Mrs. Menees and the FFA Chapter officers recently created decorations for the “Welcome to Plevna” signs outside of town. The officers made Christmas ornaments to bring some festive cheer to town. They plan to continue their decorations throughout the year with different themes.

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Baker Spartan Basketball (Tentative) 2021 Season

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On Dec. 14, District 7 held their annual BPA regional competition. These newly presented challenges included the requirement of interviewing, presenting and competing all with judges in a virtual setting. This was definitely a lot of work for the Baker chapter to arrange and for all competit…

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The 2020-21 Speech and Drama team consists of five members. Three seniors Zachery Craig, Bryce Shelhamer and Hannah Goerndt, along with two new members freshmen Chloee Thurlow and Tuf Ranum. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the season has been shortened to five regular season meets, including d…

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On Dec. 8th, President, Dacy Buerkle, called to order the fourth meeting of the Plevna FFA Chapter. Jaeda Paul read the minutes from the previous meeting, and they were approved as correct by the chapter.

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Students and faculty were encouraged to wear their most festive and ugliest sweaters on Dec. 16. This competition is put on by Student Council and all that take part and dress-up are allowed to enter for a prize. It seems that every year the sweater options get more and more creative for eve…

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Mrs. Oberlander’s second grade has kept busy working on a myriad of Christmas projects. The students began with designing and creating gifts for their parents. The students followed this project with two other projects, which incorporated reindeer. First, the students each sketched and paint…

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Mrs. Benner’s third grade class has been working on several projects to get them in the Christmas Spirit. To begin with, the students honed in on their writing skills and created shape poetry. The students were each given a basic shape and wrote a poem around the outline of the shape. Follow…

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Mrs. Downing’s first grade class has decorated their room for Christmas. The students each created their own ornaments and then hung them on the class Christmas tree. As well as ornaments on the class tree, the first graders also cut out and colored ornaments for a paper tree to hang on the …

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Mrs. Spencer’s fifth grade class recently competed in an Ugly Sweater Competition. The students each wore their own sweater to school in order to determine who had the ugliest sweater. The students also designed their own ugly sweater, and wrote an opinion essay on why their sweater was the …

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Mrs. Bidwell’s kindergarten class recently completed a Christmas writing project. Each student received a sheet and filled it out, answering questions in order to create their own pet reindeer. A few of the details that they explained were the reindeers name, age, and nose color. The kinderg…

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On Dec. 9, 2020, Maddie Mettler, a Ph.D. Chemical Engineering student with the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, virtually visited science classrooms at Baker Junior/High School to share her research. She joined science teacher Linda Rost’s 10th-12th-grade classes a…

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Students worked on their entrepreneurial skills in speech class this past week, where they were able to participate in “Shark Tank” themed presentations. If not familiar with the television series, this show on ABC allows people to present their business concepts and inventions to a group of…

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For the past couple of weeks, Baker Spartans have been gearing up for winter season events. There has been a delay for all High School sports based on MHSA guidelines until the beginning of January and so students have had to wait to start practices and competitions. Because of this, student…

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Monday: Corn dog, baked beans w/lentils, celery w/peanut butter, applesauce

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Throughout the fourth week of November, Mrs. Phelps brought a festive twist to her PE classes. The students were ecstatic to fill in their turkey hula-hoop. The objective was to run back and fourth the long way of the gym floor, each time a team member would retrieve back to their hula-hoop …

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Band members Jenna Paul - Tenor Saxophone, Dacy Buerkle - Trumpet, Chloe Tudor - Clarinet, Cheyenne Farris - Bass Clarinet, Nick Buerkle - Trombone, Izzy Cuppy - Alto Saxophone, Jaiden Dulin - Bass Clarinet, Ruilin Li - Drums, Maddi Butori - Flute, Whitney Thielen - Alto Saxophone and Sophia…

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The second grade class learned how to create a Google Slide and researched the Nez Perce and the Sioux indigenous tribes. Brynn Buerkle, Kellan Knuths and Emory Rieger researched the Nez Perce tribe. Located in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and on the western border of Montana, the Nez Perce we…

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Recently, Brynn Buerkle and Kellan Knuths reached 20 AR points in Mrs. Oberlander’s class. Brynn and Kellan each received a certificate and a sheet of stickers for their accomplishments and hard work. Good Job, Brynn and Kellan for your incredible achievement!

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This year’s fruit sales took on a very different appearance. Firstly, the chapter voted to not sell fruit seeing that it is the least profitable portion on the order form. The next change in the system came to delivery. Students were required to wear masks and gloves while unloading the truc…

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On Dec. 1, the Plevna FFA Chapter Officers met to discuss all the events that December would hold for the chapter. The group discussed all of the activities they are doing in December as well as the Christmas meeting agenda. The activities that the chapter has for this month are writing lett…

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The Scholastic Book Fair will look a little different this year, being conducted all online for students and parents to shop. The book fair starts on Dec. 1 and will end on Dec. 14. There are over 6,000 items and books to choose from and all orders will ship directly to your home. All purcha…

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Most of us are well aware of the complicated game of chess, where many skilled players can dominate their competition. However, few of us are aware that there is an ancient game called “Hnefatafl,” that actually is a precursor to the modern game of chess we know today. Students in Mrs. Miche…

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Despite High School sports’ delay this season, Middle school girls basketball has been in full swing. The middle school girls basketball teams have played three games already this season. Both the seventh and eighth grade groups have had a successful season thus far and continue to win compe…

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There was an aroma to victory wafting through the halls of Longfellow School recently … and it smelled like pizza.

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In the unpredictable world that students of Baker High School are currently living in, making the change to virtual learning can happen in a flash. Students have had to be flexible and prepared for many changes this year, but at the beginning not many were. Having a plan and preparing for th…

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Noah McLachlan - Tenor, Jaeda Paul - Alto, Tylee Rieger - Alto, and Wyatt Thielen - Bass/Baritone have all been selected as Honor Choir Participants. The nominees each received a certificate to show their accomplishment. Congratulations!