News from MAS
The “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” debuts at the Frederickson Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Come and meet the Herdmans – Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys – the meanest kids in town. The Manistique High School Drama Club will hold a second performance at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7.
On Dec. 3, Schoolcraft County Prosecutor Tim Noble will be putting on two presentations (8:15 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.) in the auditorium for grades 6-8 and 9-12. Accompanying Mr. Noble will be Manistique Public Safety Officer Tim Russell. Mr. Noble will deal with current topics/questions students may have in regards to the law. He will be dealing with topics such as cyber bullying, alcohol/tobacco laws, and physical/emotional abuse among dating couples. At the end, both will answer questions submitted by students prior to the start of the presentation. The event is open to the public.
The next International Club trip has been planned for June 2015. Students, families, and community members will have the chance to go on a 10 day tour to see the highlights of England, Ireland, and Wales. Scheduled visits include Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Dublin and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Stratford and Shakespeare’s birth place, and Oxford. The tour ends in London where you will see Windsor Castle, Big Ben, and the Tower of London. There are discounts to sign up early and space is limited, so if you want more information check out the following website: http://www.eftours.com/ preview-tour.aspx?pt=1495650. Shawna Anderson will be holding two meetings in Room 224 of the Manistique Middle/High School for parents and interested community members to get answers to their questions: Dec. 5 (6 p.m.) and Dec. 10 (4 p.m.). This is a once in a lifetime trip! Don’t miss it!
Last chance to get your yearbook for $35. Every Wednesday there will be yearbooks for sale, and every other Wednesday there will be a bake sale. On Jan. 6 yearbooks will be on sale for $40. Stop in and ask about our gift certificates if you are looking for a special gift!
The National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators is offering three student scholarships (each valued at $2,500). This opportunity is open to all eligible high school seniors. Students must obtain three letters of recommendation and complete a 300-word essay outlining their leadership activities and future goals. The application deadline is Jan. 8. Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office. See Mr. Rochon if you have questions.
Scholarship Notices: Once again the Plum Creek Community Scholarship Program is offering student scholarships open to all eligible high school Seniors. The application period runs through Jan. 27. You can apply online at www.sms. scholarshipamerica.org/plumcreek or pick up an application from Mr. Rochon in the Guidance Office. Other scholarship opportunities currently available by deadline: Elks (Dec. 6); Truman D. Picard supporting Native Americans (Jan. 17); MEA (Feb. 28). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rochon (341-4307).
Let’s show our Emerald Pride and help kickoff the Girls’ Basketball season as we host the Munising Mustangs on Dec. 3 starting at 6 p.m.
On Dec. 10, TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) will hold a bake sale and Christmas Bulb Sale in the Middle/High School Cafeteria during all lunch periods (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Ongoing weekly activities at the Middle/High School: Open Swim from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Open Studio each Tuesday in the Art Room with Mrs. Mulligan from 7 to 9 p.m.
Students at Emerald Elementary have a busy December planned. Santa’s Secret Workshop will run from Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The Christmas Program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec.17. Santa visits Emerald all day on Dec. 20. The Community Service Project for December is the TV6 Canathon.
Ms. Juip has started a Writing Workshop. First grade students were excited to finish their first books, “All About Me!”
Dec. 2: Alternative Education Advisory Meeting at 3:30
Dec. 4: An Evening with Santa in the Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Dec. 11: Christmas Band Concert at 7 p.m.; Home Wrestling meet at 6 p.m.
Dec. 14: Junior High Snow Ball Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 16: Monthly School Board Meeting in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m.