2012-11-01 / Community

News from MAS


Above, students from Mrs. McCune’s third grade pose for a group photo following their recent performance for the second grade. At right, Principal Erik Mason dons a pink Mohawk wig after losing a bet with the fifth grade. Above, students from Mrs. McCune’s third grade pose for a group photo following their recent performance for the second grade. At right, Principal Erik Mason dons a pink Mohawk wig after losing a bet with the fifth grade. After losing a bet to Mrs. Morrison’s fifth grade class, Mr. Mason donned a pink Mohawk wig, gorgeous glasses and earrings on “Pink Day” at Emerald Elementary School on Oct. 25. Pink was the color of the day as students and staff prepared for the “Dig for a Cure” volleyball event held later that evening in the Bonifas Gymnasium.

This year, second grade teachers, Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Sherbinow, are using a science curriculum that involves a lot of “hands-on” experiments. During a recent lesson from a “Solutions and Mixtures” unit, all second grade students came together under the “team” direction of both teachers. The report is that students love science time, as they are constantly asking, “Is there science today?”

In Mrs. McCune’s third grade class, students recently performed a “Reader’s Theatre” Irish folktale, “The Long Leather Bag,” for students in Mrs. Sherbinow’s second grade.

The middle school dance that was postponed due to the varsity football playoffs will be held this Friday, Nov. 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $4 and is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Get your friends and come have some fun dancing!

Winter sports sign-up has begun in the high school office. Swim, cheer, and girls’ basketball start Nov. 5. Boys’ basketball and wrestling start Nov. 12 and is open to all 9-12 grade students.

Native American seniors: The Truman D. Pickard Scholarship Program is supporting Native American students pursuing a college degree in natural resources by offering the Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship. For more information on this scholarship, please visit the website at: www.itcnet.org.

See Mr. Rochon in the high school office if you have questions and/or to pick up the informational flyer. The application deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.

Parents are reminded of other scholarship deadlines that are approaching: Elks Most Valuable Scholarship is due Dec. 7. Michigan Education Association deadline is Feb. 8, 2013. If you or your senior have any questions, please contact Mr. Rochon in the high school office.

The district will hold its Fall District School Improvement Meeting in the Community Room starting at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2012. The public is invited to attend. By State mandate, districts must hold two public school improvement meetings (fall and spring).

Reminder: Manistique Area Schools has a renewal only ballot proposal this Nov. 6 election.

It is for the renewal of our 18 mills on Non-Homestead property (camps and vacant lands). A successful vote will result in no tax increase to non-homestead taxpayers. A successful vote will result in no change to homeowners. A successful vote is essential for the district to collect its full state aid.

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