News from MAS
Shiver me timbers! Prepare for a mighty adventure as Emerald Elementary’s youngest Explorers hit the auditorium stage at 6:30 p.m. on tonight (Dec. 13). Kindergarten and first grade students will be donning their pirate finery to entertain family, friends, and community members. Captain Nick and his salty crew of scalawags have been diligently preparing to perform the story, The Pirates’ Night before Christmas. You will hear such songs as “Up on the Rigging,” “Deck the Ship,” and “If You’re a Pirate and You Know It.” There will even be a visit from Sir Peg. Emerald Principal, Mr. Mason, said, “Don’t miss this nontraditional, fun-filled show about Christmas on the high seas!”
Emerald Elementary students and staff will be collecting items to support the Jacobetti Veteran’s Home in Marquette, St. Vincent de Paul, Good Neighbors Services, and the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter. Items can be dropped off in the appropriate boxes at Emerald’s main entrance. Please send your gifts by Dec. 19.
Mr. Morrison’s eighth grade science students have been doing an activity on plate tectonics. The students used frosting, graham crackers, and a fruit roll-up to demonstrate the four different ways that continental and oceanic plates collide or diverge from each other. The students also were able to see the results of those various plate interactions. It sure made for a delicious treat at the end of the activity!
Academic kudos to the 2012 Manistique varsity volleyball team as they were awarded the “All-State Team Academic Award” with a team grade point average of 3.7! Our team was in the top 70 teams in all classes, and in the top 15 for Class C teams! Congratulations, ladies!
Manistique High School staff strongly encourages our junior students to take advantage of free online practice tests to prepare for the Michigan Merit Exam in March 2013. Students can go to www.actstudent.org and click on “Test Prep” at the top. Students can then click on “Practice Test Questions” on the left side of the screen. If students do not have access to a computer, they are strongly encouraged to pick up a paper copy of the ACT test prep guide from Mr. Rochon in the high school office. In addition, we will also have four Saturday sessions during the months of January and February. Students can come to the high school computer lab and take practice tests to review for the ACT. The four Saturdays are: Jan. 19 and 26; Feb. 9 and 23. All times are 9 – 11 a.m.
Mr. Rochon reminds senior students and their parents of the following scholarship deadlines coming up:
National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators – Jan. 8 (3/$2500 scholarships): 300 word essay outlining leadership activities and future goals; and, three letters of recommendation.
Burger King – deadline Jan. 10 visit www.bkmclamorefoundat ion.org/ WatWeDo/ ScholarsProgram
National Association For Legal Professionals – deadline Jan. 15: “B” average, see Mr. Rochon
T.D. Pickard Scholarship (Native Americans) – deadline Jan.18: visit www.itcnet.org
Plum Creek – deadline Jan. 25: visit www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/plumcreek or office for application. If you have questions on any of these, please contact Mr. Rochon at 906-341-4307.
Dec. 13: Swim – MAS hosts Marquette (5 p.m.) – Parents’ Night
Dec. 14: JV and varsity girls’ basketball with Iron Mountain (6 p.m.)
Dec. 18: JV and varsity boys’ basketball with Ishpeming (6 p.m.); freshman (5:45 p.m. at Emerald)
Dec. 19: Swim – MAS hosts Kingsford (5 p.m.)
Dec. 21: JV and varsity girls’ basketball with Westwood (6 p.m.)
Holiday break begins Dec. 22. School will resume on Jan. 3.
Dec. 27: Boys’ basketball at MHS gym starting at 3 p.m. with Negaunee
Dec. 28: JV and varsity girls’ basketball with Newberry (6 p.m.)