News from MAS
Parents – It is flu season! Nurse Johnson reports that both respiratory flu and various noroviruses have started! Remind your children to wash their hands, and keep them away from the face – especially the mouth and eyes.
This Thursday, Oct. 24, as part of the Title VII program at Emerald, a Native American presentation will be held for third and fourth grade students. Mr. Keith Knecht will be presenting a “living history”. He dresses in 1700s period native clothing and tells the students what they would be doing in the summer, fall, winter, and spring if they were living during that time period. Mr. Knecht also sets up the naasaa oogaan, a squatted tipi structure made with birch panels and cattail mats. The public is invited, and has the opportunity to attend the morning session (11 a.m.) or the afternoon session (1 p.m.).
There are several upcoming events at Emerald for families: “Table or Treat” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Great Start. On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Halloween Parade will be held in the gym beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, is Pajama Day at Emerald to benefit the Foster Grandparent Program. For $1, students will be able to wear their pajamas to school.
Fire Prevention Day will be held at Emerald on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Parents of fifth grade students are needed to assist with Santa’s Secret Workshop (Dec. 2-6). Fifth graders benefit by getting free boat tickets for their Mackinac Island field trip in May.
Last chance scholarships: Deadline Oct. 25 - Scholarship opportunities currently available: Horatio Alger Association application is completed online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. 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: MI Tech on Thursday, Oct. 24. Lake Superior State University on Friday, Oct. 25 and Bay de Noc Community College on Oct. 28,
Oct. 29 is Senior Night for the varsity girls volleyball team. Come cheer on the Lady Emeralds starting at 6 p.m. as they host the Stephenson Eagles.
Picture Retakes for the middle/ high school are scheduled for Oct. 30. You must bring your first package with you. There is no charge to have your picture retaken. Also, at 6 p.m. at Emerald’s gym will be the National Honor Society Banquet induction and recognition.
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.
The Manistique Area Board of Education was treated to a special ‘mini’ concert before the meeting Monday. Band Director, Jeremy Connin, and assembled members of the high school band played three numbers including the “School Song” and “Fight Song’ to great applause. Everyone is looking forward to hearing the Pep Band during the upcoming basketball season!