2013-10-03 / Community

News from MAS

It’s MEAP time in the district! Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-16 for grades 3-8. This assessment measures your child’s academic growth with the Michigan curriculum. To ensure your child does the best he or she can, here are three very important strategies you can do to help out at home:

1. Make sure your child is well rested. Children need at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast to fuel up with positive energy.

3. Arrive on time to school each and every day.

There will be a Title I/A beginning of the year parent meeting at Emerald Elementary starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be held in the computer lab.

A Halloween Event is being planned at Emerald Elementary for Thursday, Oct. 31. Students will kick-off Halloween with a parade through the gymnasium with parties to follow. Parents and community are welcome to watch the parade, and stay to help out with activities.

An exciting week of Homecoming activities concluded on Friday, Sept. 27, with the crowning of Queen Leah Cook and King Colby Ryan. The senior class won the Spirit Award for the week, and the juniors won the float competition. A special “thank you” goes out to the community for their support of the Powder Puff, Big and Buff Volleyball, parade and tailgate, and Friday football game!

HOSA will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, Oct. 4, during all lunch periods. Proceeds will be donated to Cayla Strasser and Alex Haggerty to assist with recent medical expenses.

Parents are reminded that picture retakes are scheduled for Oct. 8 at the middle/high school; and, Oct. 17 at Emerald Elementary. You must bring your packet in if you were not happy with the first picture.

Scholarship opportunities currently available: Horatio Alger Association application is completed online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. Deadline is Oct. 25. Upon completion, students need to inform Mr. Rochon so he can complete a certification form. Coca-Cola scholarship deadline is Oct. 31. Students apply on line at www.coca-colascholars.org. Our High School Code is 232410. The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline is Dec. 6. Application must be typed or written in ink. See Mr. Rochon if you have questions on any scholarship application.

The pool is open for lap swimming and condition training on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 5:30 p.m. This program runs through Oct. 25. Open swim is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m.

Harvest Ball tickets will be on sale the week of the ball which is on Oct. 26 from 8 p.m. until midnight at Emerald Elementary. Tickets are $15 per person. The ball is semi-formal.

Colleges and universities visiting Manistique High School: NMU on Oct. 18; MI Tech on Oct. 24.

Parents are reminded that the district has a $10 limit for past due student lunch accounts. Applications for free or reduced lunch can be obtained and completed at any point in the school year. Please contact your child’s building principal or Mrs. Winkel in the central office.

Looking Ahead

Nov. 1 – End of First Marking Period

Nov. 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 11 – Youth Football Game/ Stadium at noon

Nov. 15 – Deer Day/No School

Nov. 27-29 – Thanksgiving Break/No School

Dec. 11 – Band Concert

Dec. 17 – Emerald Elementary Christmas Program/HS Auditorium

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