2013-10-31 / Community

New from MAS

Above, students from Ms. Juip’s first grade class at Emerald Elementary use their “reading glasses” to inspect newly donated books from “Donor’s Choose”. 
Submitted photo Above, students from Ms. Juip’s first grade class at Emerald Elementary use their “reading glasses” to inspect newly donated books from “Donor’s Choose”. Submitted photo The High School Quiz Bowl team had their first match on Oct. 30, against Gladstone. On the TV Team this year are: Coby Ryan (Captain), PJ Birr, Shelbey Saffer, and Logan Hayward. Other team members are Callie Ansell, Stephan Demers, Tyler Kangas, Nick Lemaster, Macy McBurney, Dan Phillips, Abby Schwartz, Ashlyn Thill, and Theresa Weber. Wish them good luck, and stay tuned for the match air dates!

As the cross country season draws to a close, Coach Laurie Lindstrom reported highlights from the fourth season of Manistique varsity cross country. Though numbers were down, the boys’ team was led by two outstanding seniors: Robert Ayotte and Ryan Ramey. Robert had a personal best of 19:19, and achieved All-U.P. Honors. Ryan had his season cut short by a football injury. He was the first four year runner! The lady runners were led by sophomore Holly Blowers, and junior Olivia Holmberg. Holly won two meets setting a team record of 20:33, medaled at all appearances, and paced with Marquette’s top runners. Holly was nominated for the Dream Team, and was placed on the All-U.P. Squad by the U.P. Cross Country Coaches Association. Olivia was a first time runner, and led the team in hard work, and medaled at most of the meets. Kelsey Dehanke was the freshman standout. She improved her time by six minutes! Everyone is invited to the Zombie Run on Nov. 2 starting at 11 a.m. at Intake Park. This is the major fundraiser, and the team is gathering community support in the form of sponsors and runners. The registration and other information can be found on our school website (www.manistique.k12.mi.us) under “Athletics” (see cross country link).

Last chance scholarships: 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 Truman D. Pickard Scholarship Program supporting Native American students pursuing a college degree in Natural Resources is being offered by the Intertribal Timber Council.

For more information, visit www.itcnet.org See Mr. Rochon in the Guidance Office if you have questions and/or to pick up the informational flyer. The application deadline is Jan. 17.

High School Drama Club’s Christmas production is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7 in the MS/HS Auditorium.

ACT TEST: Manistique High School will once again offer the ACT Test on Saturday, Dec. 14. Seniors are encouraged to retake the ACT and do not need to sign up for the writing portion. The cost for the student is $36.50 (ACT no writing). The online registration booklet and study guide are available from Mr. Rochon. The High School Code is 232410.

Ms. Juip’s first grade class at Emerald is thankful for the books donated by Donor’s Choose. “We love to read” is evidenced by the students using their reading fingers and reading glasses to read their new books.

Looking Ahead:

Nov. 1 – End of the First Marking Period

Nov. 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:30-6:30 p.m.) – Early dismissal

Nov. 13 – Fall District School Improvement Meeting (6 p.m.) – Community Room

Nov. 15 – Deer Day – No School

Nov. 18 – School Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.) – Community Room

Nov. 27-29 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

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