Community assists Bishop Baraga in celebrating Catholic Schools week

By Victoria LaFave

For The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bishop Baraga Catholic School students enjoyed a memorable Catholic Schools Week this year with activities and special days set aside to celebrate their Catholic school.

They started the week by going sledding with their fellow Diocesan Catholic School students from Holy Spirit School in Norway. Due to the snowy and cold weather, students enjoyed a snow day on the Tuesday during Catholic Schools Week. Then, on Wednesday, students showed their creativity with ‘Crazy Hat Day.’

On Thursday, students enjoyed their annual Enrichment Day, an event in which community members come to the school and teach students about their trade and do hands-on activities with the children.

“We would like to say a big thank you to the people from our community who volunteered their time and talents, and shared their trades with our students for Enrichment Day,” said Bishop Baraga School Principal Adam Husing. Some of the area businesses that volunteered their time for Enrichment Day 2013 included:

– Champs Taxidermy owner showed the students different animal skins and how the process of taxidermy works.

-Salon 323 stylists taught the girls different hairstyles and braids.

– Bianco’s Fitness employees taught the kids a fitness program and all about good nutrition.

– Tina Pickett and Jane LeBouf taught the fun art of candy making, with the kids making chocolate suckers at the school.

– Carol Gyan taught cupcake decorating, bringing different toppings and techniques to decorate the delicious cupcakes.

-State Police Officer Geno Basanese taught Bishop Baraga School students about safety and what State Police officers do to protect the public.

-Hailey Menghini taught the girls a jazz dance class.

– Fleming Construction brought an array of different tools for the students to try out. With their new knowledge, students were able to make a small wood project.

– Home Depot donated the wood kits and hammers for the students’ wood projects.

Finally, the students went to Skate Boulevard in Iron Mountain on Friday to enjoy some skating and to wrap up Catholic Schools Week.