2012-05-10 / Community

News From MAS


Joslyn Muth (left), Ashley McDonald (center) and Jasmine Zellar (right) display the awards they received at the JDRF/ACES Day held on May 2 at Emerald Elementary School. Muth received the Presidential Award, the highest honor, while McDonald and Zellar both received National Awards. 
Courtesy photo Joslyn Muth (left), Ashley McDonald (center) and Jasmine Zellar (right) display the awards they received at the JDRF/ACES Day held on May 2 at Emerald Elementary School. Muth received the Presidential Award, the highest honor, while McDonald and Zellar both received National Awards. Courtesy photo It was a standing ovation for the Fourth and Fifth Grade students for the fantastic performance at their spring concert! Students entertained the audience with singing, instrumental pieces from around the world, and international dance. Some of the girls wowed the crowd with their Indian scarf dance, while the boys “brought down the house” with their African tribal dance!

In final preparation for the Art and Science Fair on Monday, May 14, grades K-1 have been working on a box sculpture covered with art in the form of artist Piet Mondrain. Grades 2 - 3 have been busily creating action posed figures for their sculpture mimicking the art of Keith Haring.


Drew Baker from Bowman Gas Company talks to a group of students at the popular Careers on Wheels event held on May 4. Baker’s propane gas truck was just one of 13 vehicles that participated. 
Courtesy photo Drew Baker from Bowman Gas Company talks to a group of students at the popular Careers on Wheels event held on May 4. Baker’s propane gas truck was just one of 13 vehicles that participated. Courtesy photo On Wednesday, May 2, Emerald Elementary students held their JDRF/ACES Day. JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and ACES stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously.

Students in Grades K-2 walked in the gym; Grades 3-5 walked a loop in the hallways, and outside. At the assembly that followed, Mr. Marana presented the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards. Joslyn Muth was awarded the Presidential Award, which is the highest honor. Ashley McDonald and Jasmine Zellar both received National Awards. The school-wide class walking contest winners were also announced. The top two classes were Mrs. Richey’s First Grade and Mrs. Ryan’s Second Grade. In only three weeks, Mrs. Richey’s class logged over 150 miles with Mrs. Ryan’s class topping 180 miles. At total of $1500 was raised for JDRF!

On May 10, the Cinderella Ball will be held at Emerald Elementary. Each year, each Third Grade student reads the story of Cinderella from a different country. They share the stories then make a presentation board. A celebration is held with parents (from 5 - 7 p.m.) to view the displays, eat a pot luck dinner, and then attend the Cinderella Ball afterwards. The Third Grade students would like to announce that a “whole bunch” of chicks have arrived! Mrs. Hoholik’s classroom had 24 and Mrs. Brown’s had 19.

On Friday, May 18, the Jack Reque Alternative High School will hold its commencement program at the Hiawatha Community Center starting at 2 p.m. Thirteen students will be graduating, and everyone is invited to attend.

Congratulations to Manistique High School Freshman, Cole Gonzales, for his Special Mention in the Michigan Grappler in the 130 pound weight class. Cole was the only Upper Peninsula wrestler to be named to the Top Freshmen (Class of 2014) year-end rankings. Way to go, Cole!

Congratulations going to students from Manistique High School Health Occupations class. During a recent competition in Traverse City for the State HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), the Public Service Announcement Team (Erika LaFoille, Stephanie Halpin, Kalyssa Jenerou, Kylie Weber and Brooke Bontekoe) placed fourth in the State, and qualified to attend the June National Conference and competition in Orlando, Florida! With their ad teaching people how to properly dispose of prescription medications, these girls will be representing Michigan (and Manistique!). Watch for a number of fund raising activities to help pay for their trip including a can and bottle drive (Sunday, May 13) and a share night at Hardees (June 4). To help students fundraise, you can bring your cans/ bottles to the Health Occupations Room of the High School any day next week.

During the second and third weeks in May, approximately 65 of our high school students will be taking College Board’s Advanced Placement Exams. These students will be taking exams in the subject areas of U.S. History, Government, English Literature, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language, Art History, Chemistry, and Psychology. Four of our Advanced Placement classes are taught by teachers at Manistique High School, and the rest of the classes are taught on line. Each of these college level tests take approximately three hours to complete. Students have the opportunity to earn anywhere from four to eight college credits based on their performance on the exams. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Rochon at 341-4300.

EVENTS: May 9: Senior Honors Night in the Auditorium (7-9 p.m.); May 10: Junior High Invitational Track Meet (4:15 p.m.); May 11: Physics Trip; May 14- 16: Hunters Safety in the HS Café (5:30-8:30 p.m.); May 14: Emerald Science & Art Fair (6 p.m.), Green Fire Booster Club Meeting in the HS Café (6:30 p.m.), Girls’ Softball with Stephenson (4 & 6 p.m.); May 15: Junior High Invitational Track Meet (4:15 p.m.), M.A.Y.S. soccer registration in the Community Room (5-7 p.m.); May 16 - 18: Fifth Grade to Clear Lake Camp, Second Grade trip to Marquette Museum, Girls’ Softball with Norway (4 & 6 p.m.); May 17: Fourth Grade trip to Mackinaw City; May 19: Shirley’s Angels Volleyball Tourney MS/HS Gym (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Softball Pink Tournament (10 a.m.); May 20: Baccalaureate in the Auditorium (6 p.m.).

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