2013-01-24 / Community

News from MAS


Mr. Lindstrom’s fourth grade class recently completed numerous experiments with unbalanced forces, including one studying the operation of rockets. Above, Kaylee Hoholik, center, holds a rocket launcher while posing with the rest of the class. 
Courtesy photo Mr. Lindstrom’s fourth grade class recently completed numerous experiments with unbalanced forces, including one studying the operation of rockets. Above, Kaylee Hoholik, center, holds a rocket launcher while posing with the rest of the class. Courtesy photo Detective Lieutenant Tim Scholander, Commander of UPSET, will be at the Manistique Middle/High School on Jan. 31. He will be presenting to the high school students at 9:20 a.m., and the middle school students at 10:25 a.m. The public is invited to his presentation beginning at 6 p.m. that evening in the auditorium. His topic is drug awareness.

The same evening, starting at 6:45 p.m. in the community room, the Manistique Board of Education will be conducting a “Goals-setting Workshop”. The public is invited to attend.

At Emerald Elementary, it’s “Night Out At The Library” at 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24.

At Manistique Middle/High School, it’s “Winter Fest Week”, Jan. 24 through Feb. 1.

All juniors will take the Michigan Merit Exam March 5-7 in the gymnasium at Emerald Elementary. The MME is required of all juniors in the State of Michigan. The MME tests reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and employment readiness. Another important aspect of the MME is that it incorporates the national ACT test. The ACT test is required for all students who plan on entering a college or university. The State of Michigan pays for all juniors to take the ACT on March 1, a savings of $48 per student. MHS staff strongly encourages our juniors to take free, online practice test to prepare for the MME. Students can go to www.actstudent.org and click on “Test Prep”. Students then click on “Practice Test Questions”. If students do not have access to a computer, they can pick up a paper copy of the ACT test prep guide from Mr. Rochon in the guidance office.

Important: Saturday practice is still available from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 9, and Feb. 23 in the high school computer lab.

Mr. Rochon, guidance counselor, has updated the list of scholarships that are still open and looking for applicants:

-Michigan Education Association: Deadline Feb. 8. Last year, MEA awarded 36 scholarships totaling $36,000.

-Best Buy: Deadline Feb. 15. Students in grades 9-12 can apply http://pr.bby.com. Up to $1.1 million in scholarships will be awarded.

-Buick-General Motors Corporation : Deadline Feb. 28. Students must be pursuing a degree in engineering/technology or select design and business-related programs. Apply at www.buickachievers.com

-Rosa Parks Scholarship Association: Deadline March 1; $2,000 scholarship. To participate: GPA of 2.5 or higher; complete the application form, essay, and three letters of recommendation. See Mr. Rochon in the office for the application.

Athletic home events

Swim (Senior Night) – Jan. 23, 5 p.m.

Girls’ basketball – Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Wrestling, “Division Four Duals” – Jan. 26, 10 a.m.

Boys’ basketball – Jan. 29, 6 p.m.

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