2013-09-26 / Community

News from MAS

Members of Mrs. LaVigne’s chemistry class prepare for an experiment recently. 
Courtesy photo Members of Mrs. LaVigne’s chemistry class prepare for an experiment recently. Courtesy photo It’s homecoming week at MHS! Due to downtown construction, the Friday (Sept. 27) parade route will begin at Manistique High School, and then pass Hoholik’s Ace Hardware and Dairy Kream. Floats will continue on M-94/East passing Bethel Baptist Church, turn right onto Cedar Street and then pass Family Dollar. Float lineup is at 4 p.m. The parade is at 4:30 p.m. with a tailgate party after in the high school parking lot. Live band, games, food, and much more! Stay for the game at 7 p.m. as the Emeralds host the Munising Mustangs.

It’s time to save on the MHS Yearbook 2014. Yearbooks will go on sale starting Sept. 25, and every other Wednesday thereafter, during High School lunches and home games throughout the season. The cost of a yearbook is $35 until Dec. 20. Beginning Jan. 2014, the price is $40. Yearbook staff will be out in the community selling local business ads throughout the fall. If they miss your business, and you would like to run an ad, please call Robin Mulligan, Yearbook Advisor, at 341-4300.

MHS Art Club and Open Studio starts Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the high school art room from 7 – 9 p.m. This is a “do-your-own-thing” opportunity for high school students and adults who wish to have a space to work, and be with other artists. The cost is $2 – a donation to the MHS Art Club. Contact Robin Mulligan for more information at 341-4300.

Harvest Ball will be held on Oct. 26 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Emerald Gym. Tickets will go on sale the week of the ball, and are $15 per person. The dance is semi-formal.

Parents and seniors – scholarship opportunities: 1) The Horatio Alger Association is once again awarding scholarships ranging from $2,500 up to $20,000. To participate in the scholarship program, students must apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships.

Students who have completed the application must let Mr. Rochon know by Oct. 25 so he can complete the certification form. 2) Coca-Cola is offering student scholarships to eligible high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application deadline runs until Oct. 31. You must apply online at https:// www.coca-colascholars.org/. Our High School Code is 232410. 3) The Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to all seniors. The application deadline is due to Mr. Rochon by Friday, Dec. 6. Please either type or use ink when filling out this application – do not use pencil, and follow the directions carefully.

ACT test – final reminder: Manistique High School will once again offer the ACT Test on Saturday, 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 take 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 from Mr. Rochon in the high school office. Please note: High School Code is 232410.

Fifth grade students from Emerald are gearing up for their annual Clear Lake Science Camp adventure. Students will be learning science concepts in the outdoors while enjoying the wonderful fall colors. Clear Lake Science Camp runs from Sept. 25 through Sept. 27.

Looking Ahead:

Oct. 2 – Turn the Gym Pink, Dig for a Cure. Volleyball at home with Westwood (6 p.m.)

Oct. 13 – Manistique Community Chorus Concert in the auditorium (3:30 – 5 p.m.)

Oct. 14 – Athletic Booster Club meeting in the Community Room (6 p.m.)

Oct. 18 – Northern Michigan University representative at MHS (juniors and seniors)

Oct. 21 – Monthly School Board meeting in the Community Room (6:30 p.m.)

Oct. 24 – Michigan Technological University representative at MHS (juniors and seniors)

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