2012-03-08 / Community

News from MAS

The fourth and fifth grade Cooking Club is up and running! We have about a dozen or so students that are participating. The students are excited about cooking! Each week, at least one new recipe is introduced. The students work in cooperative teams to read the recipe, follow the directions, and make a final product. They are putting to use the measurement and fractions skills that they have learned in math. Once they have completed the recipe, the students get the opportunity to taste the final product! So far, they have made a chocolate chip cheese ball that is served with graham crackers or vanilla wafers, pretzel lollipops, and homemade pizza rolls. YUM!!! The students are also learning one of the most important aspects of cooking - washing the dishes and cleaning up when they are done.

The students in Kathy Dale’s fourth grade class were busy during the month of February. In reading, they were doing a unit on Snow. They were treated to a guest speaker/presenter, Mr. Doug Troyer. Mr. Troyer came into the class and gave a presentation on how he takes pictures of snowflakes. He brought in some of his equipment and pictures for the students to see. The students were all great listeners and had some good questions for Mr. Troyer.

The students in Kathy Dale’s fourth grade class also had a surprise presenter. Ryan Johnson, a former fifth grade student and Manistique Area Schools alumni, came to talk to the class about China. He came into the class with a friend of his who is a teacher in China. She is currently a graduate student at Oakland University. They came in and talked with the class about China, and taught the students how to say and write different words in Chinese. The students were very attentive and interested! They truly enjoyed this experience. This was a great opportunity for them to be exposed to another language and culture. Ryan left last week to spend a year living in China were he is going to be tutoring Chinese students in the English language. We are going to try and stay in touch with him through e-mail to see how he is enjoying his stay.

On Tuesday, March 27 from 5-7 p.m., Emerald Elementary will be hosting a Family Engineering Night. With assistance from the Northwoods Math and Science Center, elementary students in grades K-5 and their parents can participate in fun, hands-on activities to learn about engineering.

Parent-Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled from 2-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. Students at Emerald Elementary will dismiss at 1:20 p.m. and the Middle/High School will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Kindergarten Round-Up will also be held at Emerald Elementary during the conference hours.

Approximately 20 of our local scholarships are available for you to review. Please review the booklet of local scholarships you received in the mail, and place a mark by the scholarship(s) for which your child qualifies. Seniors can then come to the High School Office to pick up only the local scholarship(s) for which they qualify. With the exception of the Prine Scholarship and the Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship, all other completed applications should be turned in to Mr. before Thursday, March 29. The Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship must be mailed to the address listed on the application by April 15. Please see Mr. Rochon if you have any questions.

Looking Ahead:

March 9: Youth Basketball at Emerald Gym (3:30-5 p.m); Hat Day – Put a Cap on Bullying at MS/HS; Middle School Swim Club (3:45-5 p.m.).

March 10: CBC Elementary Basketball Tournament (8 a.m.-9 p.m.) at Both Gyms.

March 12th: Track & Field Practice begins (3:30-5:30 p.m.); High School Softball in Community Room (3:30-5 p.m.); Green Fire Booster Meeting in the MS/HS Cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m.

March 13th: Grad Party Meeting in Community Room starting at 5:30 p.m. Youth Basketball at Emerald (3:30-5 p.m.).

March 15th: Suicide/Bullying Assembly (1-2:30 p.m.) High School only.

March 16th: Middle School Dance (6-8:30 p.m.) sponsored by Physics Club.

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