2014-03-06 / Community

News from MAS


A group of 43 students from the Manistique Area Schools Band, Glee Club, and Drama Club took a field trip to Appleton, Wis. to see the musical, “Wicked”. 
Submitted photo A group of 43 students from the Manistique Area Schools Band, Glee Club, and Drama Club took a field trip to Appleton, Wis. to see the musical, “Wicked”. Submitted photo Congratulations to Sophia Ziemba for her winning entry for Manistique Middle School sixth grade Drug Abuse Prevention Poster Contest. Sophia and other poster winners from Emerald listed in last week’s article were recognized at an awards ceremony held at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School Auditorium on March 4.

On Feb. 26, a group of 43 students from the Manistique Area Schools Band, Glee Club, and Drama Club took a field trip to Appleton, Wis. to see the musical, “Wicked”. The trip was a reward for students’ hard work, dedication, and public service as performers in the arts. It was also a great learning experience. Students learned how a commitment to excellence can lead to an incredibly moving performance, and how their own performance can impact others. Through the story line of the performance, they also learned to reconsider how they view others, and how their treatment of someone who is different can influence that person and others’ treatment of them. Additionally, students learned that their own efforts, such as fundraising efforts that made this trip possible, can open opportunities for them to experience things that they have never experienced before. Thank you to all community members who supported the band, glee, and the drama club through donations, by attending concerts, and by participating in fundraising events! You helped to make this trip possible!

Middle school yearbooks are on sale now through March 14. The cost of this year’s book is $15. Money can be turned in to Mrs. Jackie Burns, Mr. Rob Schwartz, or Mrs. Jackie Miller.

A representative from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be at MHS to meet with juniors and seniors on March 20.

YETI Walk for Warmth begins on March 17. YETI members will be selling Walk for Warmth certificates for $1 during all lunch periods. Certificates will be placed on the cafeteria windows to show support for housing assistance.

On Feb. 28, Kathy Dale’s fourth grade, Colleen Hoholik’s third grade, and Cyndi Hoholik’s third grade took part in the Accelerated Reader Quiz taking challenge. The challenge this year was to break the record that was set the year before: 4,409,622 quizzes! Accelerated Reader’s goal this year was to Strive for Five Million! The students in our classrooms had a fantastic time reading and taking part in this challenge. We had the live count on the computer so that the students were able to see the quiz count increase. The students used the classroom computers and iPads to log in and take these tests. The students in Kathy Dale’s class took 287 tests, Colleen Hoholik’s class took 142 tests, and Cyndi Hoholik’s class took 154 tests! The official count at the end of the day was 4,987,949 quizzes taken from coast to coast. We are looking forward to participating in this challenge again next year!

Looking Ahead:

Spring Break: March 31 through April 4. Students return on Monday, April 7

Good Friday: April 18 – No school

Graduation: May 23

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