News from MAS
Mrs. Sherbinow reports her second grade class was the win- ner of the door decorating contest for the second floor (grades two, three, four and five)! The contest was centered around a Hawaiian theme, as well as the concept of “Respect” (our school-wide focus for this year). The students used a book by Jan and Mike Beren- stain called, Show Some Respect. The Door Decorating contest was held in conjunction with the book fair and parent/teacher conferenc- es. Each of the students chose a “Free” book from the book fair for their prize!
Volunteer, Amy Seeley, gave out the books, and has done an excel- lent job heading up the book fair once again this year. She donates many hours. Why? As Mrs. Seeley says she just “loves to put books into kids’ hands!”
Mrs. Brown reports that the Em- erald third grade students have been really excited lately!! They have been learning all about the Iditarod, and following their mush- ers via internet. All have a musher to follow, and are so into where they are on the trail and what place they currently hold. The website is checked daily. Students can’t wait for that time to come! Third grad- ers have also been learning about idioms, and are having fun writing them. For example: “Do you have cotton in your ears?” “Do you have bear feet?” “Use your noodle.” We had great fun making up new ones that have never been heard before. The highlight of the past week was going swimming at the high school. It was nice to see the kids having so much fun in a different setting.
As Mr. Marana reports, “They re- ally had a blast!” Third, fourth, and fifth grade students took a trip to the high school pool for their gym class.
Mr. Powers reported that the CBC Basketball tournament held over the weekend was a tremendous success. In our two gymnasiums, we hosted over 250 players, 1,000 spectators, and 50 volunteers. Our students do all of the score keeping, timing, admissions, and some of the referee work. Mr. Powers said, “We have some quality students that really help out, some were here for 10 hours.” Community volun- teers also participate in this event.
Parents of eighth grade stu- dents:
On Tuesday, March 20, we are pleased to announce a special pro- gram for parents of current eighth grade students called High School Orientation. The purpose of this presentation is to explain and dis- cuss the transition from middle school to high school. Mr. Rochon, Guidance Counselor, will review high school procedures and re- quirements. He will also discuss future planning, class pre-enroll- ment, and credit recovery options. This presentation will occur in the Manistique High School Commu- nity Room on Tuesday, March 20, from 6-7p.m.
Parents and guardians of juniors: We are pleased to announce a spe- cial program for parents of juniors called Coffee with a Counselor (NMU Admissions Counselor). The NMU Assistant Director of Ad- missions, Jon Teichman, and Mike Turino will present this program. This presentation will be held in the Manistique High School Commu- nity Room on Thursday, March 22, from 6-7 p.m. The purpose of this presentation is to explain and dis- cuss the various programs (includ- ing two and four year degrees; and technical and certificate programs) available at Northern Michigan University. This program will also include tips on getting prepared for college. Please make an effort to attend this important program. We look forward to seeing you Thurs- day, March 22. Please contact Mr. Rochon if you have any questions.
Planning Ahead: March 15: High School Suicide Bullying As- sembly (1-2:30 p.m.); Open swim (6-8 p.m.).
March 16: Middle School Dance (6-8:30 p.m.) sponsored by Physics Club; Yearbook Hat Day.
March 19: Monthly School Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.) in the Community Room; Great Start Family Fun Activity at Emerald cafeteria (6-7:30 p.m.).
March 20: Rock and Roll Re- vival (7 p.m.) in the auditorium.
March 21: Academic Booster Banquet (6-9 p.m.) at Emerald El- ementary café/gym.
March 23: End of the third marking period.
April 2-10: Spring Break.
April 12, 13, 14: Senior Class Play in the auditorium.