2013-10-17 / Community

News from MAS


The Manistique High School band has resurfaced. They recently made an appearance at the homecoming football game. 
Courtesy photos The Manistique High School band has resurfaced. They recently made an appearance at the homecoming football game. Courtesy photos At the varsity football game on Oct. 11, the Manistique High School band made its return to the field after two years without band! Congratulations and thank you to the students for their hard work, and for the great performance! Mr. Connin, band director, would also like to thank the community, administration, and school board for the support needed to bring the program back!

MAS students participating in the recent Community Chorus concert on Oct. 13, were Callie Ansell, Lauren Smith, and Katie Troyer. Theme for the concert was “Homeward Bound”.

Colleges and universities visiting Manistique High School: NMU Friday, Oct. 18; Michigan Tech on Oct. 24; and Lake Superior State University on Friday, Oct. 25.

Oct. 18 deadline: 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 ona5nighttriptotheEastCoast. 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. Contact Shawna Anderson at the High School (341- 4300, ext. 224) or by email at sanderso@ manistique.k12.mi.us for more information!

Manistique Zombie Run – Come one – Come all! This is the first ever Manistique Zombie Run on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Cost is $30 to be “zombie” and $25 to be a “human”. The money gets you a free T-shirt, a whole lot of fun, and a chance to help out one of MHS’s great sports teams: cross country! Hope to see you all there! Entry forms are available in the high school office or on the school website.

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.

Emerald Elementary Family Challenges for the month of October: Read with your child 20 minutes a day at home. Practice math facts and games at: multiplication.com; and, attend the Oct. 23 Farmers’ Market from 4 – 6 p.m. at Little Bear West Arena.

Second Grade students at Emerald Elementary have been working on their “Plants” unit in Science. Recently, they completed planting their beans.

Picture retakes are scheduled for Oct. 17 at Emerald Elementary. Remember: You must return the first packet of pictures that you want replaced with the “retake.”

Oct. 25 is the Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade beginning at 6 p.m. at mBank. Oct. 31 will be the Halloween celebration at Emerald Elementary. Kickoff will be 1:15 p.m. in the gym with classroom parties to follow. Parents and community members are welcome to watch the parade! Costume guidelines: no weapons (guns, knives, swords, bow and arrows, etc.); no face paint; keep it school appropriate, safe and fun for your child.

Looking Ahead:

Oct. 21: Grad Party meeting in the MS/HS Cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Monthly School Board Meeting in the Community Room beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 26: Harvest Ball at Emerald gym from 8 p.m. to Midnight (semiformal)

Oct. 30: National Honor Society Banquet at Emerald gym (by invitation)

Nov. 1: End of First Marking Period

Nov. 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Dismissal

Nov. 15: Deer Day/No School

Nov. 27 – 29: Thanksgiving Break/No School

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