2013-09-12 / Community

News from MAS

Welcome back to the weekly MAS news column! Students and staff are back, academics and athletics are in full swing, and seniors are counting down to their May 23, 2014, graduation day!

As many are aware, band has returned as a program to MAS. I recently accepted a $100 donation from the “Blue Jean Fridays” employees at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse. Thank you to everyone that participated. If there are any other groups wanting to donate, please feel free. The “Band Boosters” will be up and running again with input from our new band director, Mr. Connin. Also, a “thank you” to community members willing to donate gently used instruments.

YETI Key Club kicked off the 2013-2014 school year with a tailgate party at the Manistique Bandshell on Sept. 6. State Savings Bank and YETI teamed up to provide a celebration of the first home football game. In the rain-shortened party, students and fans enjoyed music, food, and fun. At the conclusion, everyone made their way to A.F. Hall Stadium to watch the Emeralds take on the Ishpeming Hematites.

YETI Key Club is a service organization that includes about 100 sixth through 12th graders at MAS. Each student volunteers a minimum of 10 hours trying to make their community a better place to live. In the 13 years of existence at Manistique, YETI has donated over $100,000 to worthy causes, and students have volunteered about 13,000 hours to the community, country, and world. YETI Key Club is still taking members for the 2013-2014 school year. If any student is interested, see Mr. Powers or Coach Lund.

Mr. Morrison’s Seventh Grade Science students recently explored conductivity of different materials.

On Sept. 20, a representative from Baker College will be here to speak to our career tech students. Also on the same date, a representative from the University of Michigan- Flint will also be on site to speak to juniors and seniors interested in hearing about their programs.

Parents: Bay College will be hosting the annual “College Night” program on Sept. 15 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This program will be held in the Heirman Center on the campus of Bay College. Over 40 representatives from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois colleges and universities, as well as representatives from the armed services will be on campus with information on education and training opportunities. A financial aid specialist will also be available. Please contact Mr. Rochon in the Guidance Office if you need more information.

“Turn the Gym Pink” is scheduled for Oct. 2 starting at 6 p.m. Come and support the JV and varsity volleyball teams for their “Dig for a Cure” match with Westwood. Please consider purchasing a neon pink “Dig for a Cure” T-shirt to support breast cancer awareness. T-shirts are available in advance for $12 from any JV/varsity volleyball player. They can also be ordered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during both high school lunches. The deadline to pre-order a T-shirt is Sept. 20. All monies will be donated to “Shirley’s Angels,” a local organization that supports women with breast cancer in our community.

Manistique High School will once again offer the ACT Test on Oct. 26. Seniors are encouraged to retake the ACT and do not need to sign up for the writing portion. The cost for the student to retake the ACT (no writing) is $36.50. The online registration deadline, without incurring a late fee, is Sept. 27.

Students can pick up an ACT online registration booklet and study guide from Mr. Rochon in the High School Guidance Office. Please note: High School Code is 232410.

Adult Education – GED – is underway in the middle/high school building through the North Menominee County Community Schools from Monday through Friday, 3:30 – 9 p.m.

Looking Ahead:

Sept. 12 – Junior high girls basketball at Emerald with Mid Pen starting at 6 p.m.

Sept. 13 – Varsity football at home with Gwinn starting at 7 p.m.

Sept. 15 – Emerald Glee Club begins meeting each Sunday from 3:30 – 6 p.m. band room

Sept. 16 – School board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Community Room

Sept. 17 – Community Chorus rehearsal each Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. band room

Sept. 18 – Cross Country at Manistique Intake Park or Environmental Lab at 4 p.m.; Cub Scout Round-up from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Community Room; Junior high girls basketball at Emerald with Superior Central starting at 6 p.m.

Sept. 19 – JV/varsity volleyball at home with Norway starting at 6 p.m.; JV football with Norway starting at 6:30 p.m.

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