2012-03-22 / Community

News from MAS


The Emerald Elementary Wellness Team hosted a food sampling day as a way to introduce students to different healthy foods. Wellness team members served roasted red pepper humus with pita chips and fruit blended smoothies. This challenge was part of the schools NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Campaign, which promotes eating healthy and being active for at least 60 minutes each day. From left to right are Lauren Denney, Joslyn Muth, Abigail Burnham, Lexi Hubble, Alex Oas, Logan Savage, Zach Toennessen and Lee Lee kneeling in front. 
(Submitted photo) The Emerald Elementary Wellness Team hosted a food sampling day as a way to introduce students to different healthy foods. Wellness team members served roasted red pepper humus with pita chips and fruit blended smoothies. This challenge was part of the schools NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Campaign, which promotes eating healthy and being active for at least 60 minutes each day. From left to right are Lauren Denney, Joslyn Muth, Abigail Burnham, Lexi Hubble, Alex Oas, Logan Savage, Zach Toennessen and Lee Lee kneeling in front. (Submitted photo) Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Hoholik are proud to announce the winner of the 2012 Iditarod!!! Kayla Hoholik came in first place this year!! Well maybe not Kayla herself, but her musher, Dallas Seavey, won the real race!! The children have had so much fun following their musher and learning all about the Iditarod. We also had an exciting week here in third grade when our praying mantises hatched!! They are the tiniest little critters. The kids loved seeing this hands-on experience of the life cycle!!


Additional students participating in the food sampling day were (going clockwise) Darren McCaffrey, Kylie Johnson, Lenna Smith, Josh Norman, Megan Espinoza and Katie Troyer. Additional students participating in the food sampling day were (going clockwise) Darren McCaffrey, Kylie Johnson, Lenna Smith, Josh Norman, Megan Espinoza and Katie Troyer. Our classes were thrilled to taste the healthy snacks from Fuel Up Play 60!! This is a great program that Mr. Marana and the Health Advisory Team have put in place for our kids. After tasting the fruit smoothie, the chips and hummus, they then voted on how they liked it. Third grade loved the snack!!!

Mr. Marana reports that the food sampling was not only a success in the Third Grade, but also with grades two, four, and five! The Emerald Elementary Wellness Team served red pepper humus with pita chips and fruit blended smoothies. The smoothies won out (89 percent), followed by pita chips (75 percent) and humus (60 percent).

Mr. Randy Middledorf, a nurse at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and member of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Committee, spoke to Mrs. Nixon’s health classes recently. Students were very interested and engaged in his presentation on abuse and prevention.

Mr. Morrison was recently elected to a three year term as a director at large to the Michigan Science Teacher Association Board of Directors. The MSTA is a highly diverse group of educators interested in improving science education in the State of Michigan. The vision statement of the MSTA is as follows: MSTA is the foremost leadership and advocacy group for science education in Michigan. MSTA will have partnerships with policy makers in business, industry, government, and the education community. These collaborations will provide Michigan teachers, students, and parents with resources to promote thinking and reasoning skills in science. Together, we will enable Michigan citizens to make informed decisions in a rapidly changing scientific and technological world.

Spring Break: April 2 - 9. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Activities open to all during the Break:

Monday, April 2 – Open Gym (free) from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3 – Open Swim (free) from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4 – Movie “The Lorax” ($1) at Cinema One from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 – Open Swim (free) from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Activities are sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Manistique.

Girls’ softball at the Dome in Marquette. Start time to be announced.

Spring track practice has begun. Please watch for runners!

Events & Happenings: Penny Wars begins March 26 through March 30 for CBC.

March 26: Great Start Family Night at Emerald Elementary Cafeteria from 6-7:30 p.m.

March 27: Family Engineering Night at Emerald Elementary Gym and Cafeteria from 5-7 p.m.

April 9: Green Fire Booster Meeting in the MS/HS Cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m.

April 11: Pigs vs. Punks Basketball Game at the MS/HS Gym beginning at 7p.m.

April 12: Emerald Elementary Open House from 5-7p.m.

April 12-13-14: Senior Class Play (7p.m. each night).

April 14: Yooper Hooper begins at 7a.m.

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