Welding comes to Brandon

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the fall of 2020, Brandon High School will have two welding and machining classes open for enrollment. “We are back on track with the welding program,” said district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “We have posted our position, I’ve talked to a number of students, students are very excited. We […]

Capstone vaccination clinic at GHS

By David Fleet Editor From 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 14, Goodrich Senior Garret McGuffin along with Goodrich High School, 8029 S. Gale Road, will host a vaccination clinic. Since 2013, GHS seniors like McGuffin, are challenged by a final school project that any student enrolled in a high school English class must complete to graduate. […]

Goodrich CARES Club

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A sign that offered “Free Popsicles” recently drew a host of students at the high school cafeteria. On Nov. 6, the sweet reward drew a long line of students to play the matching game organized by the CARES Club. Goodrich CARES Club, Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy is a new LGBTQ […]

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Middle School is going down the rabbit hole. On Dec. 6-7, the middle school theatre department will present a production of Alice in Wonderland Jr., directed by Brittany Miller and Kristen Kelsey. “It had the most parts for the most kids to let the most amount of kids shine,” […]

Board OKs yearly contracts

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the regular meeting on Nov. 18, the Brandon board of education voted 6-0 to approve the yearly contracts for the Brandon Administrators Association, the Brandon Education Support Personnel Association, the Brandon Maintenance and Operations Association and a salary adjustment for Education staff and other non-union Brandon Employees. Board member […]

Superintendent evaluation OK’d

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Monday night, the school board voted 6-0 to accept the evaluation of district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw, where they rated him highly effective. Board member Sarah Allen was absent with notice. “We did our superintendent evaluation and Dr. outlaw came highly effective,” said board secretary Melissa Clark. “So we […]

BMS eighth grade goes to Washington

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Last month Brandon Middle School eighth grade students participated in the annual Washington D.C. trip. Stephen Hendershott, long time Brandon teacher organized the excursion from Oct. 16-21, which included visiting the nation’s capital, Arlington National Cemetery, where four students Kayla DePalma, Wyatt Pung, Abby McCombs and Reese Compeau were selected […]

Hundreds honor area veterans

By David Fleet Editor On Monday night, more than 700 packed the Brandon High School Performing Arts Center for patriotic concert hosted by the Ortonville VFW Post 582. The event, attended by more than 30 area veterans included music by the Harvey Swanson fourth and fifth grade choirs under the direction of Emily Ketchum, American […]

Blackhawks fall in District finals

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 8, the Brandon Blackhawks lost in the District Finals to Notre Dame Prep 54-40, in Pontiac ending the season 8-3. Blackhawk QB Micah Miller completed 25 passes on 35 attempts for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns passing along with 1 rushing. Senior Adrien Williams had 6 receptions for 146 […]

WRC, LEAD gather for veterns

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Nov. 4, Carol Powers and Dawn Bastian area residents and members of the National Women’s Relief Corp gathered with GHS Teacher Katie Benard and her Leadership Exploration And Development or LEAD class. The class takes on what it means to be a leader in the community and participates a variety […]