The 7th and 8th grade classes recently learned about the beginning of the Electoral College as it was discussed at the Constitutional Convention. The students learned the importance of the electing body, why some states have more electorates than others, and even the recent controversy surrounding the Electoral College. In order to showcase all that they learned, the students participated in an online strategy game that allows the students to run for President of the United States. The students have to pick political platforms, what regions and states they will spend most of their campaign time in, what hot button issues they will tackle as a presidential hopeful, and how much money will be spent in what states. All students had to utilize the information learned about the Electoral College to succeed in their bids for the presidency. Below are some pictures illustrating the intense concentration each student had during this process! I was truly impressed with each student's dedication to the assignment.
Our first week of electives went great! The students in Photography Fun! had a blast going around town taking pictures of our beautiful community. Below are some of the interesting photos students took this past week.
This year's annual Michigan History Day theme is "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History." Read the official theme sheet from the National History Day folks to get a better understanding of this year's theme.
Happy Labor Day and welcome back to a new, exciting year at St. Francis de Sales School! I cannot wait to see all your smiling faces first thing Wednesday morning. As always, you will notice some changes around the school, but I am working harder than ever to make sure this year is your best year yet at St. Francis! See you soon! - Mr. Erickson
As a reminder, below you can find our grading scale at St. Francis de Sales.
M.S. Dean of Students
(906) 341-5512 ext. 246
Mr. Erickson is entering his ninth year as a middle school educator. He was born and raised right here in Manistique. Upon graduating from Manistique High School he moved to Owosso, MI where he completed his undergraduate degree at Baker College. Later, he earned his Master's degree in School Leadership and Technology from Michigan State University. He taught for three years in a rural South Carolina district before coming back to Manistique. In 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Erickson welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl, into their home and lives.