The Cadillac Evening News will be running an advertisement on Saturday honoring CTC scholarship winners, students of the year, and other recognition.
Click the link below for the latest Pine River Community Letter with information on assignments, Chromebooks, summer academy and more. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sdQVwesgoIac0kGSdaaQz2hGfGaUxpJLt6jwYHVQwXw/edit?ts=5ecedcb6
The link for the YouTube live stream of graduation had to change. The new link is https://youtu.be/EM2XIJpJQyY
Please visit our Pine River K-12 Stay-At-Home Learning website using the attached address. This website houses lots of staff videos, enrichment activities, staff contact information, and links to other community resources. This site will be updated regularly so continue to check back often. https://sites.google.com/pineriver.org/pineriverareaschools/home
Pine River Area Schools has two (2) Assistant Principal openings. Full details regarding qualifications and how to apply can be found here: https://5il.co/exls
Please read this PR Community Letter with updates on our distance learning plan. https://5il.co/evrx
Please visit the like below for an FBI news article "School Closings Due to COVID-19 Present Potential for Increased Risk of Child Exploitation" https://bit.ly/2JPLd8u
An update for our Class of 2020: (This was emailed to all seniors, but in case you missed it...) Senior Communication Letter - March 31, 2020 Greetings Seniors: This an update for SENIORS only. We all understand the stress of not knowing what may happen in your remaining time here at PR. However, please note we are working diligently to get as many answers as possible. Mrs. Curtis and I are reviewing the credits for the seniors. She will be obtaining the credit audits on Friday, April 3, 2020 and reviewing them this weekend. Between myself, Mrs. Curtis, Ms. Miltgen, and Mrs. Lockhart, we will be contacting those students who need to recover credits, complete an extra class for credit, or are possibly short on credits. If you are not sure if you fall into one of the above mentioned categories, email me and Mrs. Curtis. I am working with Mr. Rigling from CTC to address the credit situation for CTC. If Mrs. Curtis or I have not contacted you by early next week, it means you are in good standing to graduate on time. It is our intent to make sure all seniors graduate and move on with life. When we get more answers and a definitive timeline, we will communicate with more detail. Scholarship applications are still being accepted. Please email Ms. Miltgen with any questions. As of now, no decision has been made about prom or graduation. When we have a plan in place, we will let you know. At this moment, please continue to check your email regularly. Please stay safe and take care of yourself. Thanks, Mr. Ruppert
Parents: please check your email for an important survey from Pine River Area Schools. Thank you!
We sure miss our students! Hope they enjoy watching this video from the PR Elementary Staff! https://youtu.be/sZtEu-JPriQ (We do not own rights to this music.)
“You’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home. One word can change your attitude.” ❤️ We sure miss “our” kids and just in case they miss us too... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SxepIYR_7Iw
A special board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 to discuss the May 5, 2020 bond proposal. Please click on this link for details. https://5il.co/dwjh
Please click on the following link for an updated press release regarding Pine River Area Schools Meal Plan. https://5il.co/dwj5
Pine River Area Schools is working to acquire information and resources in order to provide meals for students during the mandated school closure. We should have a plan to share by end of day, Tuesday, March 17. We are also working on links to community resources including Feeding America and local food pantries/meal sites. This will be included in Tuesday's update.
The May 5, 2020 Bond presentation, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, in the MS/HS Media Center has been cancelled. Announcements will be made once a reschedule date has been set. Please see the news section of our website for more details about the bond.
Reminder: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences for the K-3 and 4-7 buildings, scheduled Monday, March 16, 2020, have been cancelled. They will be rescheduled for a later date.
PINE RIVER AREA SCHOOLS -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12:57 a.m., March 13, 2020 At a press conference late last evening (March 12, 11:00 p.m. EST), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Michael Rice announced that all K-12 school buildings—public, private and boarding—are ordered to be closed from Monday, March 16 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. In compliance with this directive, Pine River Area Schools will be closed from March 16 through April 5 with school to resume on Monday, April 6.
MHSAA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS AND POSTSEASON TOURNAMENTS BREAKING: All MHSAA winter tournaments are suspended, effective immediately and indefinitely, due to concerns related to COVID-19. Updates and press release to follow.
In adhering to the guidelines set by MDHHS, the Michigan State Police and the Governor's office, the following events are canceled: Buck Pride 3on3 tournament,Date With My Dude, and 4-7 Dance Movie night. For more info and for updates, go to the PR webpage and/or app.
Due to the attendance restrictions announced earlier for Friday night's district championship game, the MHSAA has allowed us a waiver to live stream the video feed of the game. To watch the live feed, subscribe to the Pine River Live Broadcasts channel found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXuXeXo3RvNlwOvMZ7ywbgA
From our Athletic Department: The middle school wrestling tournament at Manton, scheduled for Saturday March 14, 2020, has been cancelled.
Awesome job by cast, crew, and Ms. Gardner on your performance this weekend. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next year.
Take a look at our Compliment Competition Winners from 4th grade! One student from each class was selected as the BEST in their class at giving compliments to other classmates. Kayson Stewart, Boon Wheeler, Lucy Tice were awarded with a stromboli from PIBS and powerade for lunch with Mr. Jackson!!!! Way to Be a BUCK and show your PRIDE, Middle Bucks!!💚🦌
What are you doing this weekend? Hopefully, you are coming to see our awesome choir + a few others performing in the 2020 HS Musical - The Ever After!! These students have been working hard since fall to prepare this hilarious continuation of classic fairytale stories. We will be addressing deep seeded issues, such as the feud between Cinderella and her "beauty-impaired" stepsisters and the Evil Queen's insecurity issues thanks to the Mirror Mirror on the Wall. You won't want to miss it - family friendly, lots of good music and acting! Showtimes are 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8th. Tickets are $6/adults & $3/students and can be purchased ahead of time from me or any choir member or purchased at the door. Attached are a few pictures from rehearsal last night and a list of students, so you can see a little of what we're about! Hope to see you there!
5th graders traveled to the GR Symphony on Friday where they learned about instruments, musicality and saw their art on display. A BIG thank you to our transportation, food service, 5th grade team and Ms. Tiyi and Mrs. McConnell for working together to bring this great opportunity to our students! 🦌💚
Attention parents/community members/students: With winter sports coming to an end, we have reached maximum capacity on our buses. As a result, there will be no bus passes issued until further notice. Seating on all bus routes is full. Once we come to mid-April, it is anticipated we may return to issuing bus passes Thank you for understanding.
Click here to view this week's MS Newsletter! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b4IWuSrT5dAMffJ3PzKoj85JphygoLIugi3PD-R6HEQ/edit?usp=drivesdk
Congratulations to the 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and High School Band on an excellent showing at MSBOA District One Festival. The 7th graders showed tremendous growth and confidence for their first time out. We talked about how it is not so much the number they earn, but the growth they have experienced. And boy, has this group grown! They earned a 3 overall, which included a 2 in sight reading. Very proud of your progress and looking forward to see how far you go from here. The 8th graders came back after last year's 3, focused in and came away with a division 2, including a 1 in sight reading! Your growth and improvement over the last year is a great example to the younger students- great job! The HS Band played a great program, demonstrating musicality and technicality, earning a Division 1 and the right to head to State! Well done, everyone - Eyes With Pride
Due to continued deteriorating road conditions 4/5 Movie Night & 6-8th grade Dance is cancelled. Tentative reschedule date- March 17th. Please see weekly newsletters for more information.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and High School Band on an excellent showing at MSBOA District One Festival. The 7th graders showed tremendous growth and confidence for their first time out. We talked about how it's not so much the number they earn, but the growth they've experienced. And boy, has this group grown! They earned a III overall, which included a II in sight reading. Very proud of your progress and looking forward to see how far you go from here. The 8th graders came back after last year's III, focused in and came away with a Division II, including a I in sight reading! Your growth and improvement over the last year is a great example to the younger students - great job! The HS Band played a great program, demonstrating musicality and technicality, earning a Division I and the right to head to State! Well done, everyone - EYES WITH PRIDE!! :-)
What an INCREDIBLE Night to be a BUCK! Our first annual, “Building the Buckhood,” was a success! Thanks to all of the families that came out to show support. We had over 100 elementary students attend, and our very own 3rd graders did an excellent job singing the National Anthem. A BIG thanks to Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Dennis, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Wagatha, and to the entire Varsity Boy’s Basketball Team for planning this night! PRoud!
Congratulations to the following high school students that earned honor roll for the first semester this year. We’re so proud of your hard work! * denotes All A’s 12th grade: Hunter Ashcroft* Grace Beebe* Dylan Bemis* Maverick Boerma* Rebekah Cole* Jaden Draper* Alisa Grover* Luke Halladay* Josh Hamilton* Rebecca Horan* Sophie Johnson* Leah Langworthy* Gabriel Lewis* Daria Lindquist* Tyler Lindquist* Victoria Podsaid* Brooke Prosch* Lane Ruppert* Carter Stark* Jaide Stieg* Ethan Underhill* Tyler VanDusen* Kenneth Varney* Havannah Wagner* Chelsea Wanstead* Stephanie Behl Christin Breese Maisie Curtis Kaden Darrow Brian Fauble Kristopher Green Thomas Hooker Dylan Hubbs Sasha Huffman Raven Kaleniecki Samuel Lucas Parker Moores Hailey Mys Brock Nelson Creed Watson 11th grade: Olivia Beagle* Sophia Bianchi* Brooke DePew* Katelyn Dutka* Mailee Hilkowski* Hunter Kanouse* Alicia Lindsay* Suzanne Partridge* Molly Vanderhoef* Emma Whitley* Alexia Wilkins* Lorean Yeomans* Madison Baldwin Jacob Crisp Aurora Curtis Zachary Deverman Payton Fulmerhouser Elizabeth Gingrich Taylor Helmboldt Kimberly Hill Taylor Johnson Jayce Methner Jozlyn Mohr Kendra Montague Dalten Sible Andrew Stevens Bryce Wanstead Jared Wilson 10th grade: Wing Au* Landyn Cool* Isaiah Dennis* Cameron Helmboldt* Ian Johnson* Riley Larr* Benjamin Lockhart* Abigail Peterson* Skye Prosch* Philip Rigling* Avery Sumpter* Wyatt Underhill* Lexie Villarreal* Hailey Wanstead* Dillon Blood Dierdre Dent Lukas Fisher Morgan Fulmerhouser Ericka Hill Taiju Ichizono Carlee Johnson Caleb Lewis Kaylyn Masterson Mia Meadows Zachary Pendley Aryelle Sible Garrett Sperkoski Matthew Treiber Hunter Varney Jordan Wright Cheyenne Zimmerman 9th grade: Allie Barber* Destiny Burns-Bowyer* Madison Clothier* Allen Hildabridle* Jersey Johnson* Mia Kulpa* Carter Lewis* Anna Mitchell* Kathryn Mitchell* Isabelle Nethers* Katie Partridge* Lillian Pylman* Gabriel Reid* Elizabeth Rigling* Madison Smith* Lynnesia Belvin Wyatt Dagen Austin Dean Evan Esiline Logan Finkbeiner Skyler Harris Kendell Henry Amanda Hill Samuel Kanouse Myley Lee Jordan Nelson Sara Rendel Marcus Richard Kyle Root Jacob Smith Taylor Stewart Brady Wanstead Javen Wanstead 8th grade: Mason Heilman* Nathan Marks* Scott Slocum* Serenity Aug Andrew Baldwin Miriah Davis Weston Hayes Damien Jackson Miriam Johnson Gavin Kelso Bobby Lilly Levi Lloyd-Zeeryp Emily Lockhart Tanner Prosch Madyson Read Zachary Smith
7th grade girls' basketball ended their season strong with a 49-12 win over NMC. Delanie sparks led the charge with 12 points. Isabella Nichols added 8, while Nevaeh Maynard, Mayci McQueen, Natalee Albright, and Ameriah Durst all scored 6 each. The 7th grade lady bucks were 8-4 overall and only improved each game under the direction of Coach Deanna Draper. Thank you for a great season, Middle Bucks! PRide 🦌💚
It's Festival Week! The HS Band goes to McBain on Tuesday - please note the performance time has CHANGED from 3:20 to 3:30 p.m. The 7th/8th Grade Bands head to McBain on Wednesday - performance times are 8:40 for 7th Grade and 10:30 for 8th Grade. The links below (top one is HS, bottom one is MS) have the Festival letters that went home earlier this month with all the details if you need them. Festival performances are free and open to the public - hope you will come out and support these hardworking, awesome students if you can! :-) https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2J1CdLfGOigqJRzNg0yUTSIl-woQ?e=xinuhv https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2J1CdLfGOigqJP4bmRkmP4p6YlPw?e=eV7Bv4
Congratulations to our five wrestlers that placed at regionals today. They will wrestle at the state finals at Ford Feld on March 6th and 7th. Brock Nelson- 1st Austin Wuesten- 2nd Jordan Koetje- 2nd Matt Treiber- 2nd Seth Duncan-4th Great job boys!
Click on the link to read our 2/21/20 Newsletter & updates! Have a great weekend! Go Bucks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b4IWuSrT5dAMffJ3PzKoj85JphygoLIugi3PD-R6HEQ/edit?usp=sharing
7th grade girls played tough and brought home a win against McBain tonight. The team hustled and played great defense. Delanie Sparks led the bucks with 14 points. Natalee Albright, Ameriah Durst, and Olivia Fisher added 6, while Mayci McQueen scored 5. Our 8th grade girls lost to McBain tonight. We’re looking forward to earning a WIN on Monday against NMC for our last game of the season.
The Middle School Girls Basketball games at NMC have been rescheduled for Monday 2/24/2020 with a 6:00 p.m. start time.
2/18/2020-Tonight's HOME JV/Varsity girls basketball game against NMC is still scheduled. Tip-off for the JV game is at 6:00 p.m. with the varsity game following. Pep band scheduled for tonight's game has been cancelled. Go Bucks!
2/18/2020-Tonight's middle school girls basketball game at NMC has been cancelled.
The Band and Choir Krispy Kreme orders are still being delivered today. Orders may be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please try to make it in today if you are able and if it is safe. Orders not picked up today will be available Wednesday, February 19 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thank you!
Due to inclement weather Pine River Area Schools will be closed today.
The 7th and 8th grade girl basketball teams both lost Friday night. Both teams played great against very good Evart teams. We’re looking forward to ending their season with some wins this week against NMC and McBain.
Pine River 7th grade girls basketball brought home a BIG win tonight against Roscommon, 42-8. The whole team played tough defense while Mayci McQueen and Delanie Sparks led the lady bucks with 8 points each. Ameriah Durst and Olivia Fisher both added 6, while Isabella Nichols, Natalee Albright, and Nevaeh Maynard all added 4. Great Job, Middle BUCKS and Coach Draper! 💚🦌
It was great night for PR middle school basketball... The 8th grade girls beat Roscommon 34-19 with a good team defensive game. Miriam Johnson had 9, Emily Lockhart and Dakota Hajdu had 8 each. Gabby Perrin had 7 points Kay’Lean Perrin had 2. The 7th grade team brought home a big win tonight against Roscommon, 42-8. The whole team played tough defense tonight. Mayci McQueen and Delanie Sparks led the lady bucks with 8 points. Ameriah Durst and Olivia Fisher added 6, while Isabella Nichols, Natalee Albright, and Nevaeh Maynard added 4.
REMINDER! PRAS will be having school Monday, Feb 17th for President's day. See you all there!
REMINDER: Per MHSAA regulations, tonight's district home wrestling meet has an entry fee of $6 per person. No passes or discounts allowed. Come out and support our wrestlers! First matches begin at 6:00 p.m. GO BUCKS!
Fifteen juniors and seniors spent the day at the Careers for Women Conference in Cadillac today. These young ladies got to listen to women in non-traditional fields discuss their careers and their journeys to success. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students. Thank you to the Wexford-Missaukee CTC for organizing the event for our local schools.
FAFSA informational meeting is still on for tonight starting at 4:30. Look for signs in the high school to determine location.
The middle school girls basketball game at Evart scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
Due to inclement weather Pine River Area Schools will be cancelled tomorrow.
LEGO Robotics is an afterschool club that uses LEGOs to learn the important disciplines of coding and computer programming. We use challenges in the club to learn about working under pressure, using feedback for improvements, and working collaboratively toward a common goal. This project-based learning format teaches us about character development and prepares us for our yearly meet in May. -Coach Matt Johnson
Our Middle Lady Bucks won their last home game against Lake City tonight. This was another great game, having almost all 14 girls scoring! Isabella Nichols led the team in steals. Delanie Sparks scored 12 points, Natalee Albright added 6, and Ameriah Durst added 4. Come support their next match-up in Evart against the Wildcats at 6pm, Monday, Feb 10th.
Pine River Area Schools is seeking to hire custodial substitutes. These are on-call positions with 10:00-6:30 p.m. or 2:30-11:00 p.m. shifts, Monday through Friday. No weekends required. Full details and instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://5il.co/ctms
Come join our team!! Pine River Area Schools is hiring for a K-3 Literacy & Math Instructional Paraprofessional. Full job posting and instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://5il.co/ctkv
Congratulations to Nick Addington on being the Co-op student of the month for February. Nick is enrolled in the heavy equipment program as mechanic at Michigan CAT.
Pine River Area Schools is hiring for an AM/PM Bus Driver. Please see the link for details and application instructions. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2020 or until filled. https://5il.co/cqe1
Congratulations to all HS Band Members on a great showing at MSBOA District One Solo and Ensemble yesterday. We are PRoud of all your hard work! Special shout outs to Tyler Lindquist, Bekah Cole, Katie Dutka, Luke Halladay, Christin Breese, and Grace Beebe for their First Division ratings and the opportunity to advance to State S/E in March. Well done - Eyes with PRide!
7th grade played with intensity today, bringing home a win against Manton. The lady Bucks, coached by Deanna Draper, did a great job looking up the floor and making smart passes to assist teammates in scoring. Delanie Sparks led the charge with 21 points. Nevaeh Maynard added 7, while Mayci McQueen and Isabella Nichols each scored 4. Keep up the streak, Middle Bucks! 💚🦌
Input from the public is needed to update the current Top 10 in 10 Years Strategic Plan. This is the state’s plan to drive improvement for Michigan’s children. Here is the link to a letter from the State's Superintendent including a link to the survey: https://5il.co/cow0
Parents of 7-12 grade band students, festival information went out today. Please check with your student regarding the information.
The JV/Varsity boys’ basketball game scheduled at Houghton Lake tonight is still happening. JV starts at 6:00 pm with the varsity game following.
Due to deteriorating road conditions Pine River Area Schools are closed today 1/24
Today’s competitive cheer meet at Beal City has been cancelled.
PR has our home wrestling tournament tomorrow. Marquette’s team traveled down today. They practiced with us, helped us set everything up, and then our parents treated all the wrestlers to dinner. Thank you, and good luck to everyone wrestling tomorrow. We hope to see tons of fans there to support us at the Pine River Fallen Bucks Memorial Tournament!
MS/HS Yearbooks are pre-order only this year. Please order yours now if you want one. There may only be a few to sell at the end of the year. Thanks!! https://yearbookforever.com/
The Pine River JV/Varsity Boys Basketball program is teaming up with Uplift Pine River Area Kids organization for a canned fruit drive at Thursday's home game! Uplift provides much-needed food for MANY PR kids & there is a particular need for canned fruit. Bring in a canned fruit donation & get into Thursday's home game for free. Monetary donations will also be accepted at their table in the hallway.
The jv wrestlers will not be going to Gladwin tomorrow. They have cancelled their tournament. No wrestling trips tomorrow.
Wrestling invite at Sanford meridian scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Saturday School scheduled for January 11, 2020 has been cancelled.
Tonight's home Boys JV/Varsity Basketball game against McBain is still scheduled. The JV game will start at 5:00 pm.
Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, Pine River Area Schools will be closed today, 1/10/2020
PINE RIVER AREA CREATIVITY CLUB PRACC is looking for volunteers! Our teams must each provide a volunteer to judge at regional and state competitions. This is commitment of 2 days for regionals (1 day of training and 1 competition day) and 1 day for state (if the team you're volunteering on behalf of advances to State Finals). Please let us know if you can help out! Judging a creative problem solving competition is a fun and exciting way to help out in your community! It's also a great opportunity to learn more about what our teams do. Thank You! Hillary email@example.com
The varsity wrestling team will be wrestling at Evart tomorrow (1/8/2020) with JV. This is a change from the original varsity schedule. The meet starts at 6:00 p.m. Go Bucks!
Pine River Area Schools is seeking a lunch/recess supervisor for Pine River Area Elementary. Details on how to apply can be found at www.pineriver.org: select menu, then district-job/bid postings. Application deadline is January 9, 2020, 3:30 p.m. or until filled.
Thanks to the Leadership class for organizing activity day. Also thanks to student body for giving back to others by making baskets for the residents of Samaritis and embodying the true meaning of Christmas. Finally, thanks to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team for taking the baskets to the residents and visiting with them. The residents were very happy to have the company.
MS Newsletter- last of 2019! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b4IWuSrT5dAMffJ3PzKoj85JphygoLIugi3PD-R6HEQ/edit?usp=sharing
Youth Wrestling The first practice for grades 3-5 will be held on Monday, January 6th at 6:00pm in the high school wrestling room. Wrestling practice for grades K-2 will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00pm in the wrestling room. If your child is interested, please bring them to sign up for the youth wrestling program.
Great day at the Elementary School as we had our annual Secret Santa Shop today! Over 60 middle and high school students spent the entire day helping in classrooms, creating projects, playing outside, and helping students shop. It’s truly amazing to see our older bucks interact with our young bucks! Thanks to all of the adult volunteers at the shop, thanks to PRPTG for organizing the shop, and thanks to the staff for helping to make the day flow smoothly!
MS Parents - click for newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b4IWuSrT5dAMffJ3PzKoj85JphygoLIugi3PD-R6HEQ/edit?usp=drivesdk
The flu clinic for staff and students in grades 6-12, originally scheduled for November 25, 2019 was cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
Cap & gown and graduation orders are due on or by Dec. 17. Orders were taken in school on Oct. 9. Please mail your order in or order on line at the following link, https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/school/MI/PINE%2BRIVER%2BHIGH%2BSCHOOL/21002292000/0265/home
Pine River Area Schools will be closed tomorrow, December 2nd
Pine River Area Schools will be hosting a free flu clinic through Spectrum Health for all 6-12 grade students on Monday, November 25, 2019. Permission slips are being sent home this week. They must be returned to the middle & high school offices by Friday, November 22, 2019.
Because Manton's vb team is in the regional final tomorrow, they need to change the date of our ms boys basketball game to Friday, 12/13. The game will start at 5:00. http://pineriver.org/…/11/13/ms-boys-basketball-rescheduled/