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Staff Out:


Personal: Lisa Nerpel, Caroline Azure, Betty Laducer, Carmen Redding, Becky Eman, Denise Bercier (7:30-11:30), Andrea Laverdure (11-?), Mary Lyons (1-3), Lisa St Germaine (8:30-11), Terry Allery, Alicia Berginski (7:30 -12), Sue Nelson, Kim Moors, Alison Keplin, Ryan Keplin, Gail Marcellais, Jessica McGillis, Dana Lafountain (8-10), Marilyn Laducer (7:30-?), Diane Trottier, Joe Ree.
GT Leadership
will meet Monday, November 30th & Wednesday, December 2nd from 4:05 - 5:00 pm in Mr. E Smith's room B108.

Lunch - Pizza, Salad Bar, fruit and milk.
Principal's Corner
Elder's Meditation of the Day November 25
"People and nations who understand the Natural Law are self-governing, following the principles of love and respect that insure freedom and peace."
--Traditional Circle of Elders, NAVAJO-HOPI Joint Use Area
The Natural Laws work hand-in-hand with the circle. Each part of a circle will look to the center and will see something different. For example, if you put an irregular shaped object in the center of a circle and you have people standing in a circle around the object, each one will describe it differently. Everyone in the circle will be right. Only by honoring and respecting everyone's input, can the truth about the object be revealed. We need to learn to honor differences.

My Creator, let me honor all differences
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Colten from Mom, Dad, Grant & Courtney
Happy Birthday Colten from Grandma & Grandpa Grant
Happy Birthday Colten from your HOOP
graduating class of 2017, the North Dakota University System announces the North Dakota Scholarship Program. This program recognizes outstanding North Dakota high school seniors for scholastic achievement as measured by their ACT scores. Scholars will be announced in fall 2016 and will receive a letter from the North Dakota University System designating them as North Dakota Scholars. North Dakota Scholars who enroll in a North Dakota college or university will be awarded an in-state tuition scholarship. Students who attend a private institution will be awarded an amount not to exceed the highest public school rate in the state. Not all students who place in the top ninety-fifth percentile will be awarded the North Dakota Scholars award due to limited funding.

Requirements: North Dakota residency, graduate from a North Dakota high school, attend a North Dakota college or university during 2017-18 as a full-time student and have taken the ACT before July 1, 2016

CareerSafe National Youth Safety Video Contest,
challenges students across the country to create a short two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. Videos must be postmarked by March 1, 2016. Winners will be announced June 2016 at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference!

1st Place - $2500.00 scholarship and $5000.00 cash prize for school
2nd Place - $2000.00 scholarship and 3500.00 cash prize for school
3rd Place - $1500.00 scholarship and $2000.00 cash prize for school

More information including the registration process, entry forms, and past winners can be found on our website:

For more information contact Eric Poitra or Carlyss Neufeld.
CareerSafe National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest,
is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students. Students are encouraged to write an essay describing how their OSHA 10-Hour card has made an impact in the way they recognize hazards and how it will benefit their future. CareerSafe will select up to four (4) students to be awarded $500 scholarship each quarter. Contest begins January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2015. The entry period for each quarter is as follows:

Quarter 1 - January 1 - March 31
Quarter 2 - April 1 - June 30
Quarter 3 - July 1 - September 30
Quarter 4 - October - December 31

More information including the essay requirements, eligibility and past winners can be found on our website,

For more information contact Eric Poitra or Carlyss Neufeld.
if you have not ordered your cap and gown, here is the information you need to do so as soon as possible. Again, if you do not order by January 1st the price goes up to $30.00.

National Recognition Products
Attn: Reggie Jackson
P.O. Box 10734
Fargo, ND 58106

Must include:
Full Name
$22.00 Money Order

(Candace Longie)
grades are due by 4:30 on Wednesdays. (Mr. Laducer)
WorkKeys Test
is available upon request. See Janice Dubois-Delorme or Carlyss Neufeld to schedule an appointment.
Reminder that SENDIT EMAIL will be completely gone and inaccessible after December 31st, 2015. Please make sure that you have forwarded over any important messages to your new K12 address and changed your email address in places you need to! We will not be able to do anything or retrieve old messages from that system once it is gone. If you have not logged into your K12 email by now, the librarians have a list with your new email and temporary password.
If you "DO NOT" have an emergency bucket or need it replenished, please let me know or call ext. 3221. (Marilyn Laducer)
Attendance Incentive from 10/26 to 12/4
No more than 1 full school day excused (8 periods). This cannot be 8 periods accumulated over a number of days. No more than 2 tardies and no failing grades.

Incentive will be movie day at Curt's Theatre on December 11, 2015.

(Truancy Prevention Team)
Students & Staff,

the high school library has added 25 eBooks to the library. The books cover four categories: Drugs, Hip-hop moguls, Legendary American biographies and Teen issues. These eBooks can be viewed anytime, from any place there is Internet access. Log on to The username is: tmchs. The password is: braves. If you have any trouble, contact Carmen Redding in the high school library. (Ext. 3611) (Carmen Redding)
9th grade student scholars,
those with an excellent academic record and have an interest in math and science, are eligible to study at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts in a program called (MS)2. It is rigorous program yet infused with plenty of fun-the (MS)2 program offers financially eligible African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students the opportunity to live and study at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, for five weeks for three consecutive summers. Each summer about 35 new students are selected for this highly competitive program; all (MS)2 students attend on full scholarship, which includes transportation. Further information can be found at The deadline date to apply is December 15, 2015. See your counselor for further information.

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES),
is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for promising high school seniors, current juniors– many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities, who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.

This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. In 2015, MITES served 68 students hailing from 22 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, and Malawi. Further information can be found at . If you have questions see Dr. Andrea Laverdure.

It's free!

All educational, food and boarding costs are generously covered by our funders. Students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.


Students take one calculus course, one life sciences course, one physics course, a humanities course and an elective course.

Andrea Laverdure, Ph.D, NCC, LPCC
Guidance Director


701-477-6471 x 3249
Engineering Summer Program (ESP).
This program is for students who will engage in a rigorous summer program at the U of Wisconsin-Madison. The program is for students wanting to experience what it would take to become an engineer.

Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring will help students gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications. Learn more about the Engineering Summer Program (ESP).


Camp Dates: Saturday, June 18th - Friday, July 29th 2016

The ESP Application will be opened in January 2016.

Andrea Laverdure, Ph.D, NCC, LPCC
Freshmen height and blood pressure screening will be held on Monday, November 30th, 2015 starting at 9:00 (am) until completed. (Lisa Pays)
Science Fair,
students that would like to participate in Science Fair this year, turn in ISEF Forms today and complete your research plan by December 4th, 2015. (Jason Laducer)
Wrestling Practice

No practice today & tomorrow
Friday - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 4:00 pm
Sunday - 7:00 pm
Happy Thanksgiving (Coach Dixon)
Close Up parent meeting
Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:00 pm in Mr Eric Smith's room
Weightlifting Club
Any students interested in joining, see Mr. Eric Smith for more information
Snowball Festival (formally known as Winter Formal),

will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Grand March starting at 7:00pm. Sign-up will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 during both lunch periods. $15.00 per couple, only students in grades 9th-12th that are enrolled in the TMCHS can attend. Appetizers will be served for all couples in attendance. All proceeds will help children in need for Christmas. For more information contact Leslie DeCoteau.
Card for Torrie Decoteau
There is a card in the office for Torrie Decoteau. If you would like to sign or donate see Kristy Lavallie
Wrestling Results
On Tuesday the Wrestling Braves traveled to Bismarck for a dual match with St. Mary’s. Individual results are as follows:

JV Score was Belcourt 6-St. Mary’s 10:
160 Levi LaFountain lost by pin in 4:39
170 Trenton Beston lost by major decision 12-4
220 Louis DeCoteau won by pin in :53

Varsity score was Belcourt 48- St. Marys 18:

106 Kolyn Eli won by decision 14-13
113 Peter McLeod lost by pin in 2:52
120 Tate Laducer won by pin in 2:43
126 Cody Peltier won by forfeit
132 Chance Brunelle won by forfeit
138 Dylan Demery won by forfeit
145 Dawson Zerr lost by decision 3-4
152 Nolen Demery won by forfeit
160 Eric LaFountain won by decision 10-9
170 Thayne LaRocque won be dwecision 10-3
182 Ron Wilkie won by pin in :54
195 Open
220 Steven Charbonneau lost by decision 2-4
285 Marcus Goulet won by decision 9-5

Coach Dixon