Beaver Island History Adventure

4 years ago

Beaver Island History Adventure!

History came alive on the last Friday of October for Beaver Island students. With drizzly weather reminiscent of Ireland, BICS students went on an adventure to experience the history of America’s “Emerald Isle.” Our students enthusiastically participated in an archeological dig at the Mormon Print Shop, washed windows at the Whiskey Point Lighthouse, practiced their archery skills, and played a raucous game of Mumbly Peg.  Special thanks to our community volunteers for making the history adventure possible: Patrick McGinnity, Levi Connor, Peg Wilcox, Kitty McNamara, Heidi Vigil, Dickie McEvoy, Alvin LaFreniere, Lynne Flannigan, Lori Taylor-Blitz, and Becca Foli. Thanks to Friske Orchards for donated a bushel of apples and to Maeve Green and Adam Richards for organizing everything!

Beaver Island Traditions

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Thank you Deb P BICS Secretary

Beaver Island birthday calendar made by students and sold as a fundraiser.

Here is a list of traditions Kerry Smith remembers, Island Clean-Up All school Thanksgiving Dinner Christmas Caroling Christmas Program Santa's workshop 5th/6th grade play Track & Field HIstory Adventure School Picnic Crockpot Cookoff St Patrick's Day festivities Banquet/Bash Book Fair Sports/Academic awards

Connie Boyle added to the list-- Sledding down Mt Pisgah Ice skating- in harbor, Font Lake, ice “rink” if anyone was able to make one (fire dept helped, parents etc) Snow sculptures Grandparents Luncheon put on by community and BICS. Each student brought their grandparents or a significant adult. "I often went (as someone’s “favorite teacher”) even long before I was actually old lol ." Connie Boyle