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Current Board Vacancy

Powell Township School Board of Education

Seeks Applicants

For Board Member

Anyone interested is applying for this position should write a letter of interest to the Board of Education.

Letters of interest are due by 3:00 pm on Monday, July 13th, 2022.

Please send letter to:


Powell Township School

PO Box 160

Big Bay, MI  49808

2022-2023 VACANCIES

Powell Township School has the following vacancies for the 2022-2023 school year:

*Bus Drivers, Part Time *Substitutes - All Positions

Apply in person, by mail or by email to Superintendent Michelle Gill at immediately,  P.O. Box 160, Big Bay, MI  49808. Positions are open until filled.

Superintendent's Corner

Dear Powell Township School Families,

Wow, I can’t believe I’m nearing the end of my first year as a superintendent and principal already.  I’ve been involved in public education for 25 years and there’s never a dull moment, which is one of the many things I enjoy about working in education.  But the number 1 thing I enjoy is the students.  They’ve grown so much this year, both physically and academically.  However, with Covid, other illnesses and life challenges, attendance has suffered this year.  This is one of the major reasons we are hoping to offer summer school this year.  Although, so far only two families have responded to the letter sent home about summer school.  Parents, please consider signing your children up for summer school a couple days per week from mid June to early August.  If we get more families to commit, I’ll move ahead with the summer school plan.  I’m also looking at a playgroup option for younger students so keep your eyes open for that too.

May has a lot in store for students at PTS.  This year the middle school students will be able to join in on the educational adventure at Bay Cliff Health Camp with students from the Marquette Schools.  Some of the other May events include watching a special educational performance by the Marquette Symphony, touring the Marquette Lighthouse, seeing their own art work on display at the DeVos Art Museum, visiting the Digital Learning Lab at NMU’s Seaborg Center, and of course the annual hike from Big Bay to Marquette for the older kids.  There is so much to learn in life and we’re doing our best to teach our students not only academically but also how to be good people.  Thank you for your continued support of Powell Township School – the best little school ever.  Happy Spring.


Michelle Gill
Superintendent / Principal


June 2, 2022

Dear Powell Township School Families,

Wow, this school year has flown by and presented us all with challenges and lots of accomplishments.  The students have grown so much this year, both physically and academically and it’s been a great thing for me to see.  With Covid and a multitude of other illnesses in the mix this year, student attendance has been much lower than normal.  Hopefully next year that can improve so students can get a solid, full year of education.

A few notes for students and parents:

·All Chromebooks must be returned to the school by the last day of school tomorrow

·Library books that are still out must be returned by the last day of school tomorrow or as soon as possible

·There is a lot of lost and found to be claimed – please check and claim

·Thanks to a generous donation of a beautiful piano at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we can donate our older piano to anyone who wants it.  FREE PIANO AVAILABLE!!!

·The library will be open when Miss Holly is here in the building so students can keep reading over the summer.  Specific hours are listed below.

Although we weren’t able to arrange for onsite summer school, two options are enclosed for those of you who would like to continue reinforcing the learning process for your children over the summer (Michigan Learning Channel and the Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program).  Information on both of these is being sent to with every student today and/or tomorrow. In addition, the library here at school will be open when Miss Holly is here from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. in June and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during July and most of August.  Please call ahead to be sure she’s here.  We strongly encourage students to continue reading and learning over the summer!

I thank you for your support of Powell Township School and wish you all a fantastic summer!


Michelle Gill Superintendent / Principal

Powell Township School Board Elections

Powell Township School Board will have the following board terms up for election

(2) Six-year terms (January 1st, 2023- December 31st, 2028)

Local School Board Canidate's who wish to seek office at the November 8th, 2022 General Election need to:

*file an Affidavit of Identity and a nominating petition by 4:00 PM on July 26th 2022

* Or a $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition)

A complete filing consists of the following:

Affidavit of Identity

School Board Petition Sheet (6-20) Signatures

File with your Local Township or City Clerk or County Clerk.

Withdrawl deadline elapses at 4:00pm on July 29, 2022

School of Choice Notice

The Powell Township School District announces the following school of choice information for the first semester of the 2022-23 school year, which begins September 6, 2022.

Powell Township School District will participate in schools of choice for grades K-8 for section 105 and 105c* for the period August 2- September 2  with a FINAL DATE FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT SEPTEMBER 2, 2022. Interested parties may contact he school office for an application. Available positions from non-resident pupils are kindergarten-8th grade.

*Public Act 297 of 2000 Amends Section 105c to permit school districts to accept schools of choice enrollment applications from students in contiguous ISDs/RESA, regardless of contiguity.

It is the policy of the District that no students shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, creed or ancestry, age, height, weight, or other protected categories.

Summer Office Hours

The Powell Township School Office will be closed on the following days:

Friday June 17th

Monday June 20th, due to a planned power outage

Friday, June 24th

Summer hours begin July 1st:

Tuesday-Thursday 8am-2pm