2014-02-06 / Community

News from MAS


Above, the Middle School Drama Club poses for a photo. The group plans to take the stage for their presentation of “School Daze” on Feb. 12. 
Courtesy photo Above, the Middle School Drama Club poses for a photo. The group plans to take the stage for their presentation of “School Daze” on Feb. 12. Courtesy photo It was a busy week for Manistique Band Students. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the Manistique seventh grade band played their first concert of the year along with special guests, the NMU Faculty-Student Brass Quintet! Both groups played very well, and the seventh grade band can be proud of their performance.

The newly-formed Manistique Band Boosters also organized a reception to honor the performers after their concert. If you are interested in supporting the band as part of the Band Boosters, contact Jeremy Connin at 341-430o, ext. 342. The group’s next meeting is Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Manistique High School Band Room. Everyone is welcome.

Also in band news: Five Manistique band students performed at the District Solo and Ensemble Festival in Escanaba on Saturday, Feb. 1. Two students, Coby Ryan and Chris Freeman, qualified for the State Solo and Ensemble by receiving superior ratings! The other three students, Chris Shiner, Todd Hronek, and Emily Bauman, also had fine performances and missed qualifying for the state event by only one rating! Congratulations to all for representing our school well!

Huge thank you to the Manistique Lion’s Club for their donation of tshirts for the Manistique Pep Band!

The t-shirts made their debut at a recent basketball game.

Fifth grade students took a mini field trip to the high school recently to sit in on fifth/sixth grade band class. What a great experience for all!

The Students in the Arts opening reception is set for Feb.12 from 5-7 p.m. in the Manistique School and Public Library. A two dimensional art exhibit is free and open to the public. A refreshment table and music by high students, Emily Weber, Madelyn Vannoller, and Lindsey Knuth will round out the 10-year anniversary celebration for Students in the Arts! As part of the exhibit, first year visual art student Ashley Menominee presents her “monochromatic color scheme”, and a painting by second year visual art student, Laura Zimmerman.

That same evening, Feb. 12, the Middle School Drama Club students take to the stage for their presentation of “School Daze”. There is only one performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium as part of Students in the Arts. Admission is $4.

Only two Saturday sessions left (Feb. 8 and 22) for juniors to come to the high school Computer Lab and take practice tests to review for the ACT from 9-11 a.m. Students can go online at www.actstudent.org for practice test questions, or pick up a paper copy of the ACT test prep guide from Mr. Rochon in the Guidance Office.

Cross Country Fundraiser: Register now for the first of what will be an annual Manistique Snow Angel Snowshoe Race on March 1. Come join us for snowshoeing, running or walking the beautiful Environmental Lab. All ages welcome for 5K walk and run, 2K Little Angel romp. Pick up registration forms in the high school office. Limited edition Snow Angel Race wear being offered: If you want to pre-order hooded sweatshirts or long-sleeve shirts, contact Mrs. Lindstrom or Coach Lund.

What? Kitty Cat Capers Musical Production! When? At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. Where? MHS Auditorium. Who? Second and third grade music program! Cost? $1 per person.

Family Challenge Event for Emerald Elementary for February: Participate in the “Walk for Warmth” on Feb. 22 as a family. Registration will take place from 8-9:00 a.m. at the Manistique Senior Center with a short symbolic walk to follow.

Night out at the Library is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 25 to kick off National Reading Month in March. The theme book will be “The Practically Perfect Pajamas”. Families can enjoy visiting Emerald Elementary classrooms to listen to stories about bears, and participate in small activities. Refreshments will be provided. For a $1 donation to Walk for Warmth, Emerald students may wear pajamas to school on the 25 to promote this evening event. We hope to see you there!

A Book Fair will be held at Emerald Elementary in conjunction with the kickoff from Feb. 18 – 21.

The theme is Fiesta! The Book Fair will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Parent-Teacher Conference Day (Feb. 20).

Looking Ahead

Feb. 7: Winterfest – Wall Judging; Girls & Boys Home Basketball Games and Coronation; Dance

Feb. 8: Battle of the Bands at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. HS gym (Class of 2014 event)

Feb. 10: Athletic Booster Club Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room

Feb. 13: Junior High Valentine Dance from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Emerald gym

Feb. 14 and 17: Winter Break – No school

Feb. 17: Monthly School Board Meeting in the Community Room beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Early Dismissal.

Mar. 1: CBC Basketball Tourney at HS gym and Emerald gym (all day event)

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