2012-11-22 / Community

News from MAS

Look for the Emerald Elementary School students and their float in the Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 23! Be a part of this holiday event!

Santa’s Secret Workshop will be held the week of Nov. 26. Shopping will be done Tuesday through Thursday.

Also coming up at Emerald: On Nov. 29 – “Water, Woods, and Wildlife” program in the gym. Kindergarten at 8:30 a.m., first grade at 9:45 a.m. and second grade at 12:30 p.m. The first CIA Fun Night will also be held on that date from 3:30 – 5 p.m. More information coming home soon.

Teens Against Tobacco Use will be sponsoring an Emerald Hat Day on Friday, Nov. 30. All funds raised will go toward purchasing books for the Emerald Library.

Mark your calendars now for the Emerald Kindergarten and First Grade Christmas Program. The event will be held in the Frederickson Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Current “After-School Club” running is Zumbatomic with Mrs. Christi Ryan. Beginning Jan. 8, a walking club “Trek Across the U.P.” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 4 p.m. Coming soon “The Skating Club.”

Mr. Gary Gustafson, Marquette Trauma Department, paid a visit to Mrs. Sherbinow’s second grade class recently to do a “Booster Seat Size-Up” along with a presentation on car safety for children. Each child was sent home with a recommendation for a booster seat according to their age and size. Children must be 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches to not be in a booster seat.

Performances for “Rehearsal For Murder” by the high school Drama Club begin on Nov. 29 and run through Dec. 1. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Final deadline notice is given for: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, which is open to all seniors, is due to Mr. Rochon on Dec. 7. Please either type or use ink when filling out this application – do not use pencil, and follow the application directions carefully!

Burger King is offering student scholarships open to all eligible high school seniors, Burger King employees, and children of Burger King employees. The application deadline runs from Nov. 15 through Jan. 10. See Mr. Rochon in the Guidance Office if you have questions. You must apply online at: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/ WhatWeDo/ ScholarsProgram.

Native American seniors are reminded of the Truman D. Pickard Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship for those pursuing a college degree in Natural Resources. This application is due on line by Jan. 18: www.itcnet.org For an informational flyer or questions, please see Mr. Rochon.

Mr. Rochon reminds parents and senior students of the Plum Creek Community Scholarship Program. Plum Creek is offering student scholarships open to all eligible high school seniors. The application period runs through Jan. 25. Applications can be picked up in the office or you can apply online at: www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/plumcreek.

Manistique High School was proud to host the two MHSAA Volleyball Quarterfinal matches on Nov. 13. MHS was chosen for two reasons: 1) Previously, we successfully hosted this event, and 2) Our geographic location was equidistant from the competing schools. Onaway defeated Crystal Falls in the first Class D match 3-0. In the second Class C match, Traverse City St. Francis defeated Calumet 3-1. Five fan busses brought about 600 people to the Bonifas Gynmasium! The atmosphere in the gym was electric, enthusiastic, and very loud, which made for a great night of volleyball! Many people stepped up to help out that night on short notice, and their efforts were greatly appreciated. Hosting MHSAA tournament events is a “win-win-win” situation for our school and community. We get to see great volleyball, MHS gets exposure as an athletic venue, and the community benefits from having hundreds of people in town for a few hours, hopefully patronizing area businesses. We look forward to being selected to host future events!

Upcoming Athletics:

Junior high boys basketball – Nov. 27 at Emerald with Escanaba (6 p.m.)

JV and varsity girls basketball – Nov. 29 with Negaunee (6 p.m.)

Junior high boys basketball – Dec. 3 at Emerald with MidPen (6 p.m.)

JV and varsity boys basketball – Dec. 4 with Iron Mountain (6 p.m.)

Wrestling – Dec. 5 with Munising, Ishpeming, Kingsford (6 p.m.) Parents’ Night

Swim – Dec. 6 with Westwood (5 p.m.)

Freshman/JV/varsity boys basketball – Dec. 7 with Norway (6 p.m.); Freshman at Emerald 5:45 p.m.

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