News From MAS
Parents are reminded of the early dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences this today (Thursday). Emerald Elementary dismisses at 12:50 p.m. and the middle/high school at 1 p.m. Conferences run from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the Middle School Drama Club students and their director, Mrs. Jackie Burns, for their excellent presentation of “School Daze”! To Mrs. Mulligan’s art students: You have a talent I envy! Awesome displays by very artistic students! To our musically gifted students, you were fantastic! A huge “thank you” to Mrs. Hook, Mrs. Hoedel, and the ladies in the library for hosting another wonderful reception for the Students in the Arts event.
Some exciting news from the sixth grade – Katie Troyer, who won first place in the GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Club) short story contest, has also won first place at the state level with her story “Midnight Escape”. Katie’s story will now be entered at the national level. Congratulations and good luck, Katie! The sixth graders began “All Stars” with Mary Jenerou. This is a 10- week course that will meet every Tuesday. The goal is to help guide students in making smart choices, and informed decisions as they grow up.
Monday, Feb. 24, Emerald Elementary second and third grade students will present the music program “Cats”, in the Frederickson Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Be sure you arrive early as the seats will fill fast!
There is a $1 admission charge.
Girls’ basketball districts will begin on Monday, Feb. 24, with Manistique at Harbor Springs. The winner of this game will play again at 6 p.m. against Newberry at Newberry on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Winner of this game will meet up on the home court of the winner of the St. Ignace–Indian River Inland Lakes game at 6 p.m. for the District Championship on Friday, Feb. 28.
Plan now to attend the Glee Club performances on March 15 and 16 in the auditorium.
Community members still have time to sign-up for the trip to Ireland with MAS students. The price goes up on March 1! If you are interested in this 2015 trip, contact Mrs. Anderson in Room 224 for additional information.
Also March 1: the inaugural Manistique Snow Angel Snowshoe Race at the Environmental Education Lab. This is a fundraiser for MAS Cross Country Team. Register in the high school office, or contact Mrs. Lindstrom or Coach Lund for further details, and limited edition race wear.
Starting March 17, YETI members will be selling Walk for Warmth certificates for a $1 donation during lunch. Certificates will be put on the cafeteria windows to show support. Anyone wishing to show their support can also stop in and donate.
On March 20, a representative from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay will be here to speak to juniors and seniors.
Scholarship Deadlines: MEA Scholarships for seniors – your application must be received by MEA by Friday, Feb. 28. Buick- General Motors Corporation is offering the Buick Achievers student scholarships for seniors pursuing a degree in engineering/ technology or select design and business-related programs. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. The Lions International is offering a District 10 Scholarship for senior students who have a learning and/ or physical disability, and a cumulative GPA of C (3.0) or better. Application deadline is April 15. Please see Mr. Rochon in the guidance office.
Events in March:
March 1: CBC Basketball Tourney beginning at 8 a.m. at both Emerald Elementary and MS/HS gymnasiums
Mon/Wed: Open Pool from 6 to 8 p.m.
March 4-6: Michigan Merit Exam/ACT for all juniors in the district. Be rested and on time.
Tues: Open Studio in the art room from 7 to 9 p.m.
March 6: Middle school volleyball at Emerald Gym at 5 p.m. MMS hosts Gladstone/Bark River
March 10: Athletic Booster Club meeting in the community room of the MS/HS at 6 p.m.
March 17: Board Meeting in the Community Room beginning at 6:30 p.m.
March 19: Academic Booster Banquet (by invitation) at Emerald from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
March 21-22: Senior Class Play in the HS auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.