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The Phillips’ – 40 years and counting

Lukas Eggenberger

May 31, 2017

Filed under Pirate Life

It was in July of 1976 when Mike and Mikie Phillips first met. More precise on a blind date in western New York. In October of 1976, he proposed to her and in August of 1977 they were married. That such a quickly set up marriage was going to last this long was not a surprise though, explained...

Mr. Branger ready for freedom of retirement

Connor Servais, Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Pirate Life

Dave Branger, a teacher of students with disabilities at Bay Port for fourteen years, has decided to retire from teaching after this school year. His calm demeanor will be missed by many staff members and hundreds of students w...

Military aspirations 2017

Trevor Mischka, Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Pirate Life, Showcase

Taylor Arbour is the first Bay Port female to be accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy, an institution with a 7.9% acceptance rate. Taylor played and started for the softball, track, volleyball, and basketball teams throughout her...

Student motivation was the goal of a dedicated teacher

Tepakung Yang, Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Community, Pirate Life

“Students need to challenge themselves in their academics because getting an “A” should not be the goal in school.” The words of Susan Erickson, teacher of English Language Learners, shows her philosophy about t...

A Bittersweet Departure for English Teacher of 25 Years

May 31, 2017

Filed under Pirate Life

Creating lessons that go beyond the confines of literature is not a struggle for ELA teacher, Janelle Bailey, of 25 years. During the course of her time, she has taught and influenced students to know they have the ability ...

Coffee and Conversations: Denise Sweet (Ep. 1)

Ta'Leah Van Sistine, Whitney Fuller, and Lea Kopke

May 3, 2017

Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Pirate Life, Showcase, Uncategorized

After listening to Denise Sweet speak to our IB English class, we were curious to learn more of her opinions, and hoped that she could answer the questions that we pondered after her presentation. Question: What about your surroundings inspires you? Answer: I find the natural world most inspiring, especially the Great Lakes like Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the largest source of fres...

Before 7am

Before 7am

December 7, 2016

Bay Port Mock Trial Team Prepares to Take on the Gavel

Tyniqua Smith

December 5, 2016

Filed under News, Pirate Life

The BayPort 2016-17 Mock Trial team has been assembled; they have a strong group of individuals who are confident in making it back to State. They received their case on Tuesday, October 4.  The team began preparing themselve...

Ambassador Club

Drew Sorensen

December 5, 2016

Filed under News, Pirate Life

Just like the diplomats who serve countries as official representatives, Bay Port now has its own student ambassadors. “I started the Student Ambassador club last year with the main goal of making the transition to Bay Port...

PROM

Haley Erieau

December 5, 2016

Filed under News, Pirate Life

As of now, juniors could be having their prom in the cafeteria if money isn’t raised for the cause. Prom advisor and Special Education teacher Kathy Krause said that at the start of this school year the junior class act...