2014-04-24 / Community

News from MAS

Parents are reminded of the calendar change: Normal start on Wednesday, May 14, 21, and 28.

The ISD Career Tech Building Trades class recently hosted a “Meet and Greet” with a group of high school seniors from Petrides School from Staten Island, New York. The group of 26 were in Manistique working on a variety of projects for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

They were in Munising painting and cleaning a house that was donated to Habitat. The house is now almost ready for a new Habitat family. The group assembled a handicap ramp at a home in Thompson that was designed and built by the building trades classes. The students enjoyed the time together learning about each other’s school, city, and culture.

The building trades classes have begun work on a new pavilion for the Manistique Township Park. They will begin working on-site next week constructing an observation deck and picnic area. Petrides students joined some of our Emeralds to “shoot hoops” in the evening. A good time was had by all, and new friendships were formed.

In last week’s honor roll listing, ninth grader Louis Berry III was unintentionally left off. He received a 3.61 GPA.

Spring is here (hopefully), and it’s time to think Project Petunia. Once again MHS teacher, Mr. Powers, is the go-to- contact for annual flower basket sales to help fund Project Petunia.

He will pick up and deliver flowers from Plesscher Greenhouse: one 10-inch basket is only $20.99 – flowers are million dollar bells, begonia and double begonia, petunia and wave petunias.

You can contact him by email at mpowers@manistique.k12.mi.us. MAS retired teachers, Jackie Bruce and Andy Wedegartner, along with many volunteers, run the project each year to provide beautiful flower beds around town. Here is your chance to help!

It is a busy rest of the month as the high school students race toward graduation on May 23.

HOSA students head to the state conference in Traverse City this week. There will be an Anti- Drinking and Driving Assembly from 1 to 2 p.m. in the auditorium on May 2, just ahead of the prom on Saturday, May 3.

Although the prom will be located within Traders Point, the public is invited to the auditorium at 7 p.m. for the “Grand March”.

There will be a Holocaust presentation in the auditorium on May 6. Senior Honor Night will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium on May 7.

The ISD will host their Career Tech Awards Ceremony in the auditorium from 8:30 a.m. until 1o a.m. on Friday, May 9. Baccalaureate will take place on Sunday, May 18 starting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Jack Reque Alternative graduation is at 2 p.m. on May 16.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” performances are at 7 p.m. on May 9 and 10. There will bea3p.m.performanceonSunday, May 11.

All students in the Manistique Band Program will present a combined concert staring at 7 p.m. on May 20 in the auditorium.

It is just as busy at Emerald Elementary: In one giant event, Emerald will be holding Family Engineering Night, Title I/A Math and Science Night, the Art Fair, Band Exploration, and BOGO Night (buy one book, get one free) from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.

Staff will host the “Volunteer Breakfast” beginning at 8 a.m. on May 7.

The DARE graduation will take place at Emerald at 5:30 p.m. on May 14.

On the same date, Title I/A Year- End Parent Meetings will be held at 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Please plan to come out and support our students as they celebrate and showcase their talents.

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