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6 March 10, 2017 THE U.P. CATHOLIC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS www.upcatholic.org Victims Assistance Coordinators bsf bwbjmbcmf up ifmq uiptf xip ibwf cffo ibsnfe uispvhi uif ejggjdvmu boe tpnfujnft qbjogvm qspdftt pg ifbmjoh boe ipqf How to begin the process ... Dbmm pof pg uif Wjdujnt Bttjtubodf Dppsejobupst Stephen Lynott at (844) 495-4330 Diane Tryan at (844) 694-4362 or write: Victims Assistance Coordinator d p Dbuipmjd Tpdjbm Tfswjdft pg uif VQ 1100 Ludington St. Suite 401 Escanaba MI 49829 Qmfbtf nbsl uif mfuufs Qfstpobm boe Dpogjefoujbm boe joejdbuf jo zpvs mfuufs ipx zpv xjti up cf dpoubdufe cz qipof ps cz mfuufs We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities. The Diocese of Marquette reports all allegations to the appropriate civil authorities. Jg zpv lopx pg bo jodjefou pg uif tfyvbm bcvtf pg b njops cz bozpof jo Divsdi tfswjdf jodmvejoh b nfncfs pg uif dmfshz b sfmjhjpvt b mbz fnqmpzff ps wpmvouffs xf fodpvsbhf zpv up dpnf gpsxbse tp uibu xf dbo ublf bdujpo up qspufdu puifst boe ifmq uiptf xip ibwf cffo ibsnfe up gjoe ifbmjoh We are open to and respect your complaint; you are important. We want to make this process as safe as possible. e-claim Your Health! R If you are a physician, health & fitness professional or an organization that specializes in one or more of these areas... Join us! For rate information contact: Deacon Steve 1-866-452-5112 Email: upc@new.rr.com AD SPACE DEADLINE: APRIL 13TH. In our May 5th Health & Fitness Issue! Six students at Bishop Baraga Catholic School (BBCS) in Iron Mountain have been selected to serve their peers as part of a new- ly formed student council at the school. This is the first time in several years that the school has had a defined leadership group to voice student concerns and desires with the administration. First-year principal at BBCS, Kevin Weed, said he heard from several students in the fall who had good ideas about a variety of improvements for the school. However, the students didn't have a formalized process to voice them beyond stopping him to speak in the halls. It was clear to me that the kids were taking the time to think about making our school a better place, Weed said, "but I wanted to make sure the concern or idea of a single student resonated with their peers. I felt the best way to accomplish this was to re-start a student council. In order to find a good time to do so, the middle school lunch location was changed on Wednesdays by moving across the street to the Izzo-Mariucci Center at Iron Mountain High School. Each week, the middle school students have their own space to eat and talk. Twice each month, there is a formal meeting during those Wednesday lunches. We do a student congress with all the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders once each month which gives every student a chance to comment upon decisions for the students, Weed said. Then one other time each month, the small- er group of students who applied and were selected for student council meet to work for their peers. At present, the student council representa- tives are Joel Sommerfeld (6th grade), Bella Brown, John Paul Kube and Joey Wentermi- ni (7th grade), and Kolbe Raiche and Maire Weed (8th grade). The first order of business for the group is to decide upon a fundraiser to generate funds for the club, as well as to make a con- tribution from the students to the school's annual fund drive. I would like to raise money for our school," Kube said, (whether that's) helping ix the building or with what we are being taught, for instance to get new books or stuff like that. For Raiche, he sees it as an opportunity to commit to projects that will help the school. I want to serve others, and change the school for the better, he said. I like the idea of the 8th grade raising money and donating something back to the school, like a religious picture or cross as a gift to the school. Brown agreed that raising money to do things for the school was a motivator for her to apply for the position. Her classmate, Wentermini, summed up his reasoning quite simply, It sounded fun. He added that he hopes to work on creating a themed dress down day for the students each month on which students could donate $1 to dress down for a good cause. The new student council members are looking forward to representing their respec- tive classes. I get to know what other people think, and take it all into account so that we might be able to do what they are suggesting, Kube said. Bishop Baraga Catholic School begins student council COURTESY PHOTO Bishop Baraga Catholic School student council members. First row (left to right) : Bella Brown, Joey Wentermini, Maire Weed. Second row (left to right): Joel Sommerfeld, John Paul Kube, Kolbe Raiche.

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