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A “Huge Thank You” to Emerald Glee Club, staff and community volunteers, Mrs. Teresa Mathews, The Munising Vanguards, and Mrs. Ginger Stark for “Music, Music, Music.” What a tremendous show of talent among us. A very heartfelt and grateful special “thank you” to Mrs. Mathews for stepping forward with voluntary after school music.
Mrs. Hoholik’s and Mrs. Brown’s Third Grade classes have been learning all about chickens this week. Both classes are rearing 36 eggs. Hopefully, they will have little, cute peepers added to the classrooms on May 2! The students have been so excited, and get more excited each day as the twenty-one day incubation comes closer. The Third Graders are also reading their last novel of the year, “The BFG,” by Roald Dahl. They love the Big Friendly Giant and the “voice” he has. Next week, we are starting our honey bee unit! We are really looking forward to Mr. Ed Wright coming to our classes and telling us all about his bees!
Winners in Mrs. Sherbinow’s Second Grade class for the VFW & Auxiliary 2012 Coloring contest were: 3rd place – Jenna Lockhart, 2nd place – Jailyn Hursh, and 1st place – Olivia Kingren. All students who participated received a certificate.
The Second Grade students are participating in an ABC Countdown to summer vacation. They have 26 days of activities that correlate with the alphabet. April 19 was marked as the first day, and the letter “A” stood for Armed Forces Day. Many students came to school demonstrating their patriotism, and honored those who serve and/or have served our country. Some other fun activities coming up are “B” for Beach day (towels and books to read), “G” for Game Day, “I” for Idiom Day, “M” for Make Use Smile with a Talent Day, “S” for Summer Birthdays, and “T” for Trip to the Children’s’ Museum. The students are excited about these activities.
It was 45 degrees and a windy day, but the weather was much better than last year for the Manistique Elementary Track meet. Boys and girls from Grades four through six, and seven different schools, showed up for the event. The Emerald girls took third place this year behind Gladstone and Holy Name, and the boys took sixth.
Some of the notable results were: Madison Berry taking first in the high jump and second in the long jump with a distance of 12’2”. Alexis Russell took first in the shot put with a distance of 23’7”. Jasmine Zellar took second in the 70- and 20-meter dash. Joslyn Muth ran a great mile and finished a strong second while winning the 400.
The team of Joslyn Muth, Ashley McDonald, Erica LaBar, and Renae Schuetter won the 3200-meter relay. Logan Savage came in fourth at the 3200-meter and fifth in the 200-meter hurdles.
All the athletes seemed to enjoy the event, and were thankful for the nice weather. Saturday, May 5, is another elementary track meet at AF Hall Stadium from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Extra! Extra! The Emerald Elementary Spring Performance by the fourth and fifth grade students is Thursday, May 3, in the Middle/ High School Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Coming to Emerald on Friday, May 4: Careers on Wheels. Back by popular demand, the second display of vehicles representing careers will take place in the back parking lot at Emerald Elementary from noon to 4 p.m. There will be about 15 vehicles for teachers to tour with their students. Parents can tour with their children after school lets out at 3:20 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Join everyone at Emerald Elementary at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14, for the Science and Art Fair.
In seventh grade, Mrs. Marana reports that students finished a unit on Australia in Geography by creating travel brochures in the computer lab using Microsoft Publisher. Students enjoyed displaying information in a fun way, and the brochures turned out beautiful!
High school art students in Mrs. Mulligan’s class had a presentation on April 19, from Michelle Burnett from the Art Institute. Ms. Burnett’s presentations gave students an opportunity to learn what art school offers, and the broad career choices creative students could make. The Congressional Art Show pieces are due by April 27, but there are a few things to do before they are submitted. High school art students are encouraged to submit a work of art.
Prom will be held at on Saturday, May 5. Come out for the Grand March to see everyone dressed in their formal finest!
On Wednesday, May 9, it is Honors Night in the Middle/High School Auditorium from 7-9 p.m.
Please join us as we recognize students for their academic excellence.
Join the seniors for Baccalaureate in the auditorium at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Also, in the auditorium and Community Room starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, will be the Senior Music Recital. High school graduation - Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Early release days coming up: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.
It’s a busy schedule in sports and for field trips as the school year winds down to a close:
GREEN FIRE BOOSTER Meeting – Monday, May 14 in the MS/HS Cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m.
GOLF – Home on April 30, May 1, May 7, and May 21.
SOFTBALL – Home on April 30, May 3, May 14, May 16, (at 4 and 6 p.m.); Pink Tourney, May 19 (at 10 a.m.).
TRACK-Kiwanis Invitational on Saturday, April 28 (starting at 10:30 a.m.); May 8 (4:15 p.m.); May 15 Junior High Invitational (4:25 p.m.).
FIELD TRIPS: Clear Lake Camp for Fifth Grade – May 16-17- 18; Second Grade trip to Marquette Museum-May 16; Fourth Grade trip to Mackinaw City; Physics trip. May 21-Fifth Grade to Mackinac Island; May 22 – Third Grade to Seney