Ontonagon students perform Winter Concert

(Skip Schulz/For the Gazette) Ontonagon’s 4th and 5th grade students from Ms. Sundblad’s class perform at the district’s annual Winter Concert.

ONTONAGON — Parents and family members joined with their neighbors in attending last week’s Ontonagon Area Schools Winter Concert. Students in different classes performed in the Ontonagon School Gym.

One comment was spoken by many leaving the concert, “this is special and is really good to see all the people that attend this.”

Ontonagon superintendent/principal Jim Bobula was extremely pleased with the event.

“We’re proud of our students and the staff that puts this annual concert together,” said Bobula.

Bobula reported that the gym floor will be refinished this week and the natural gas burner, which will assist the school’s wood-burning system, will be installed by the end of the year. Recently, the board approved the purchase of a wood router.

The school district recently completed a “Women in Welding” program.

“The program was for freshman, sophomores, and junior gals,” said Bobula.

The second segment of drivers education was also recently completed.

After another successful craft fair that was a part of the Ontonagon Hometown Christmas, students from fourth grade to eighth grade enjoyed a craft movie night. “The Craft Movie Night for Pre-K to fifth grade was sponsored by 4H,” Bobula told the board at their December meeting.

The board also heard that the substitute support staff wage has changed due to minimum wage law.

Programs to start on Jan. 17 include mental health training for teachers and support staff, along with bus driver safety training.

Students are not in session for the holidays right now and will return on Jan. 6.