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These are a few of the reasons we are so proud of Big Bay de Noc School:

*  A totally renovated/updated facility with oversized classrooms

*  State-aligned curriculum taught in a small class setting by a highly qualified, dedicated staff

*  View grades, attendance, teacher comments & assignments online from home through PowerSchool

*  State-of-the-art computer labs and total student/computer ratio of 1 to 1.5

*  Schools-of-Choice transportation extended on US-2 east to west side Shell Station

*  After school tutoring and homework lab available 2 days per week for all students

The Big Bay de Noc School is a consolidated Class D, rural K-12 one-building school district.  Currently our student population is approximately 250 students with an average class size of 15-20 students. Our school sits along the shores of Lake Michigan on the eastern edge of Delta County in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Big Bay de Noc School operates under the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District http://www.dsisd.k12.mi.us/ located in Escanaba, Michigan.        

The Big Bay de Noc School is a central hub for the surrounding communities.  The people in these communities take great pride in their school and give meaning to the phrase a “community owned” school.   In 1997 the surrounding townships passed a 10 year Sinking Fund Millage.  The purpose of such a millage is to secure funding for building improvements without incurring long term debt and using general fund monies needed for school operation.  Since the inception of this millage, the entire school facility has received everything from small scale remodeling projects such as new lockers, tile flooring, windows, and ceiling tiles, to the large scale projects like our new state of the art science labs, a total refurbishment of the entire elementary wing and construction of a bus garage.  The recent elementary remodel included complete newly outfitted classrooms, restrooms and new desks giving us the largest elementary classrooms in the county and surrounding area.  In 2008 the community resoundingly renewed this Sinking Fund Millage for another 10 years.  The support of this community has secured the future of Big Bay de Noc School's needed improvements and maintenance to the facility into the next decade.

In 2000 we added a 5800 square foot library to our facility which was made possible by a generous local donation.  This beautiful library is one of the finest in the area and serves our Kindergarten through 12th grade students.  Available to students and guests are 14 computers with internet access, fax machine, copier, online card catalog, over 12,000 titles and 40 periodicals.

The actions of the people in our community are directly responsible for the success of our school.   Without our school there would be no community, and without our community there would be no school.  

 

 


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