News from MAS
Four days of music, music, music coming from the stage of the Fredrickson Auditorium last week! Kudos to the High School Drama Club for their musical, Give My Regards to Broadway. The district continues to support music and the arts through “in kind” offering of its facilities and equipment. We look forward to more musical productions, and community supported programs.
The fourth and fifth graders are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to perform on the “big stage” at the MHS auditorium on Thursday, May 3. They will be singing, dancing, and playing instruments to music from around the world during their spring concert entitled, A World Of Music - A Celebration Of Our Universal Language. It is sure to be an entertaining and enjoyable evening for all attending!
Mrs. Richey’s First Grade class visited the Thompson Fish Hatchery on April 24. Students not only got to see fish eggs, but also got to touch them! They also saw schanuk salmon, steel head trout, and brown trout. Mrs. Richey said the students loved watching the fish jumping, trying to escape their containers; and, enjoyed looking at the big fish swimming around. Thank you, Mr. Espinoza!
It was nip and tuck throughout the elementary track meet between Gladstone, Bark River-Harris and the Emeralds, but the Emerald girls were victorious! It was the same teams and similar weather as last week. The only thing missing were a few more of our runners. The athletes that were there tried very hard, and they squeaked out a win against some much larger teams. Another week of training gave us improvements in all our events. We moved up to second place in the 800 meter relay with the team of Madison Berry, Erica LaBar, Renae Schuetter, and Jaelin Lockwood; and, a fourth place team consisting of Maddy Kraatz, Morgan Tryan, Savanna Riddlebaugh, and Kayla Muth. Joslyn Muth finished third in the 1600. Madison Berry improved her time in the 100 to 15:34 followed closely by Jaelin Lockwood. The team of Ashley McDonald, Joslyn Muth, Renae Schuetter, and Erica LaBar put in a strong effort by lapping every team, but Bark River-Harris, to finish first again in the 3200 relay. Jaelin Lockwood captured second in the 70 and Joslyn Muth, Ashley McDonald, Sydny Peterson, and Morgan Tryan finished fourth in the 1600 relay.
We had a strong showing in our field events. With Madison Berry improving her long jump distance to 11’ 6” followed by Morgan Tryan and Maddy Kraatz. Alexis Russell also improved her shot put throw with a distance of 24’ 5”, but was bested by Teiona Fuson with a throw of 26’ 11” for first place. Madison Berry retained her first place in the high jump and improved her height to 47”. The boys finished sixth and Chris Malloy finished fourth with a distance of 11’ 1” in the long jump.
The whole squad has been working hard for our last event and their efforts paid off. The Emerald athletes would like to thank Mrs. Jessica Peterson, Mrs. Terri Muth, and Ms. Kelsey Muth for all their time and effort in volunteering this season as coaches. Without them we would not have been able to run our practices and get as strong as we did.
Mrs. Fleck and her Sixth Grade students recently heard from the illustrator of a story entitled: The Other Side. Mrs. Fleck wrote to Mr. E.B Lewis to express the students’ love for his work on this story. They felt his illustrations gave a sense of calm about a subject (prejudice) that can bring anger, sadness, and hope. Mrs. Fleck ended her contact with an invitation to Mr. Lewis to visit her classroom. Mr. Lewis said he visits Michigan often, and would love to visit her classroom. He invited her to follow his schedule on his website, and if he is in the area, he will stop by. Mr. Lewis went on to say how much he appreciated the heart-felt comments. “It really does my heart good, to know that children love my work.”
Manistique High School will once again offer the ACT Test on Saturday, June 9, in the upstairs high school classrooms. Juniors are encouraged to retake the ACT and do not have to sign up for the writing portion of the ACT. The cost for the student to take the ACT (NO WRITING) is $34. The online registration deadline, without incurring a late fee, is May 4. Our High School Code is 23210.
Send your student for the time of their life! SET-SEG Educational Foundation will help with the cost. For complete details and a registration packet, contact MAS/MAHS at (517) 327-5315 or visit www.mascmahs.org/camp. Student participants may be from student council, honor society, or another leadership group or role in their school. Camp runs July 22-27. See Mr. Yurk for more details.
Please note the following field trip change: The Physics Trip will be Friday, May 11.
Early Out Days: May 23 and May 24 (Dismissal begins at 1:30 p.m.).