Located within the Bay Mills Indian Community in Chippewa County, the
Ojibwe Charter School
in Brimley, Michigan, strives to make their students well-rounded members of society by coupling rigorous academic pursuits with lessons in positivity and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. The educators at the school incorporate their positivity education in their "TRIBE" system. "TRIBE" stands for Treat others kindly, Ready to learn, I need to listen, Be safe and Everyone tries their best. Each of these aspects of the system reinforces in their students to be positive forces for good in the world, use their education in their daily lives, and share it with others.
Last year there were 96 students enrolled in the K-12 charter school which incorporates the The Seven Grandfather Teachings into their daily education, teaching students important traits of a good person. The seven teachings are respect, wisdom, bravery, honesty, love, truth, and humility. Every month the school picks one of the teachings to encourage the students to emulate the teaching during their daily lives, both at school and at home. Like the TRIBE system, these teachings are not an adherence to the traditional classroom setting but, nonetheless, just as important as the students mature, develop their character and prepare to enter life out of high school. Having those seven characteristics and being able to actively use them will allow the students to go out and make a positive impact on the world around them.
Two of May's students of the month - congratulations!
uses TRIBE and the Teachings to pick one of the younger students to be the student of the month from each class. The students picked exemplify each of the TRIBE traits as well as the month's Grandfather Teachings to the highest ability amongst their peers. It is always great to have students, especially young ones, in the school who care so much for their school's environment and want to make it as positive of place as possible and decide to take the proper actions to do it.
Aside from their teachings on positivity and traits of a good person,
Ojibwe Charter School
has impressive athletic teams. The school features a girls' volleyball team, a boys' soccer team, as well both boys' and girls' basketball, cross country, and track teams as well as a robotics team.
The Objibwe Charter robotics team in action!
Recently players on both their boys' and girls' basketball teams achieved some impressive accomplishments in the 2019 Northern Lights Conference. On the girls' team, Sophomore
was named to the second all-conference team while Junior
was given an honorable mention in the conference. As for the boys' team, Senior Richard Wills was chosen to be on the second team all-conference while Freshman James Adkins was given an honorable mention.
The Ojibwe Charter Eagles on the court!
Educating, nurturing and developing young minds will produce the leaders for next generation. Keep up the great work, Ojibwe Charter!
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