News from MAS
District congratulations received from the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service for the significant contributions made by Mr. Roger Pratt at the 2013 AP Reading. In June, 304 high school AP biology teachers joined college faculty who teach in the same discipline to score 204,315 exams in Kansas City, Mo. One of the most important aspects of the AP Program is the careful evaluation of the students’ work by Mr. Pratt. His experience, expertise, and student performance expectation is reflected in the high standards set to be an AP reader. Participation in this program is also an opportunity for the teacher to exchange ideas regarding instructional practice. Thank you, Mr. Pratt, and congratulations on your recognition by the College Board!
The ninth grade students have been working on a program called “The 15 days of MEAP Preparation”. Starting on Oct. 1, each ninth grade social studies class has started with a warm-up activity to prepare for the social studies MEAP (Wednesday, Oct. 16). These activities include: online practice, worksheets, test simulations, and discussions over “Essentials of Social Studies”, “Core Democratic Values”, and “Constitutional Principles”. Part of the preparation involved coming to Manistique High School four hours on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help get ready for the MEAP. Thirtytwo students showed up to further their understanding of social studies – trying to earn a “proficient” social studies MEAP score.
It’s not too late to sign up for an amazing spring trip to Washington, DC and New York City! Students in grades 8-12 and adults are welcome to join us on a five-night trip to the East Coast. See the monuments and museums of DC, and the sights and sounds of the “Big Apple”. Stops include: the Smithsonian Museum, Lincoln and King Memorials, the White House, and Arlington National Cemetery. In New York: Empire State Building, Chinatown, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, a Broadway Show, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, as well as the 9/11 Memorial. The price includes flight from Green Bay, all meals, all entrance fees, hotel stays with quality accommodations, night chaperones in the hotels, and an unforgettable experience. Sign up deadline is Oct. 18! Contact Shawna Anderson at the High School (341-4300 ext. 224) or by email at sanderso@manistique. k12.mi.us for more information!
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 online 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.
Colleges and universities visiting Manistique High School: NMU on Oct. 18; MI Tech on Oct. 24; and Lake Superior State University on Friday, Oct. 25.
Whether your kids are just starting kindergarten or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons for parents to volunteer at school. It is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you value education and consider school worthwhile. At Emerald Elementary, there are many opportunities for community members to volunteer. Please contact your child’s teacher regarding your availability to help out, and also look in your child’s backpack for volunteer information. Teachers are excited to have parents and community members become a part of the classroom to help with reading and math skills, assist in learning centers, and help out with class activities and field trips. Mrs. Christi Ryan would love help during art and during upcoming musicals.
Fifth grade parents: A great way to volunteer is by signing up to help with Santa’s Secret Workshop. A few hours a day is all it takes to help students select a “special” gift for someone. The money raised will help cover the cost of the yearend field trip to Mackinac Island in the spring.
Oct. 11: Senior Night at AF Hall Stadium Manistique vs. Newberry at 7 p.m.
Oct. 12: Youth Football Game at AF Hall Stadium 12 – 2 p.m.
Oct. 13: Manistique Community Chorus Concert/Auditorium 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Oct. 14: Athletic Booster Club Meeting/Community Room at 6 p.m.
Oct. 15 and 16: MEAP testing continues in the district for grades 3-8; grade 9
Oct. 21: Monthly School Board Meeting/Community Room at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 1: End of First Marking Period
Nov. 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Out Day
Nov. 15: Deer Day/No School