2013-12-05 / Community

News from MAS

Little Explorers preschoolers enjoy their “harvest soup” recently. 
Submitted photo Little Explorers preschoolers enjoy their “harvest soup” recently. Submitted photo It’s Show Time! Manistique High School Drama Club presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” this Friday (Dec. 6) and Saturday (Dec. 7). Show time both nights is 7 p.m. See you there!

Please join us as your Manistique Band Christmas Concert returns on Dec. 11 in the Auditorium.

Enjoy the sounds of the season starting at 7 p.m.

Always a delight to see: The K-1 Christmas concert! Bring your family, friends, and community members to the annual Emerald Elementary Kindergarten and First Grade Christmas Musical Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Show time is 6:30 p.m. in the middle/high school auditorium. Come early as seats are sure to be filled quickly!

After a week of camp, pumpkin pie baking, and learning about the first Thanksgiving, the Little Explorers preschoolers chopped potatoes, carrots, corn, and green beans to make delicious harvest soup.

Emerald Elementary recently held a Pajama Day to support the Foster Grandparents Program. Great job Explorers! You raised $230!

The Emerald Family Challenges for the month of December: Attend the K-1 Christmas Program. Visit mobymax.com to work on your individualized math curriculum from home. Go to the Manistique School and Public Library and check out some awesome books. Test all smoke detectors in your home.

For all those who are wondering: What is Moby Max? Moby is an adaptive, individualized curriculum for Mathematics, Language, Vocabulary, and Fact Fluency. At Emerald, Moby Math is the focus. It finds and fixes missing math skills that are essential for math comprehension. All students at Emerald Elementary are registered in the MobyMax programs. Students working at least 40 hours in Moby Math show a 1.4 grade level increase on average.

Gift certificate: Looking for those last minutes gift ideas, or stocking stuffers? An MHS Yearbook would be a very special gift. Stop in and ask about a gift certificate. Prices are still $35. On Jan. 6, yearbooks will be on sale for $40. For that sports fan in your family, how about an MHS Sports pass? Family: $120; individual: $60; married couple: $85; senior citizen or student: $40. Purchases can be made Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the High School Office. Please see Mrs. Weber.

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); NAFEPA (Jan. 8); Truman D. Picard supporting Native Americans (January 17th); MEA (Feb. 28). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rochon (341-4307).

Trip to Ireland: There will be a parent meeting for all those interested in the 2015 trip to Ireland, Wales, and England on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. Both meetings will be in Room 224 of the middle/high school building. If you haven’t picked up information from Mrs. Anderson yet, please stop and see her in Room 224. It’s going to be a great adventure … don’t miss out!

There will be a TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) Bake Sale and Christmas Bulb Sale on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the MHS Cafeteria during all lunches (11 a.m. through 1 p.m.). Great chance to pick up some sweet holiday treats, and a special Christmas ornament!

Open Swim continues every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Every Tuesday, Mrs. Mulligan hosts the Open Studio in the Art Room from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Looking Ahead:

Dec. 7: Elks Hoop Shoot at High School Gym from 10 a.m. to noon

Dec. 9: Green Fire Booster Club Meeting at MS/HS Community Room beginning at 6 p.m.

Dec. 10: Academic Booster Club Meeting at High School Cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Wrestling Quad Meet with Ishpeming/Kingsford/ Munising at 6 p.m. *Parent’s Night

Dec. 14: Junior High Snow Ball Dance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the MHS Cafeteria

Dec. 20: Last day of school. Christmas Break.

Jan. 6: First day of school. All students return from Christmas Break.

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