All District buildings will be closed due to a statewide directive for school closure, beginning the end of the school day Friday, March 13 extended through the end of the 2019/20 school year.
Please understand that the closure impacts all district resources. Building entry will be strictly prohibited, which will include access to all interior and exterior athletic facilities. No activities, no coaching, no practices, no games, nor inside or outside use of facilities will be allowed at this time. This directive will be in place until the state order is lifted.
In an effort to help our student and families during this school closure, we have created a resources page that will be regularly updated with information and links to assist in many ways. Click the resource button below.
Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools (MAPS) – Home of the Manistee Chippewas. Each and every day, the students, staff and families aim to be leaders in our school and community. By making positive choices, striving toward personal goals, and supporting each other, we can all make a difference in the world around us.
As leaders, we inspire each other to dream more, learn more, and do more.
Manistee Area Public Schools, in an effort to stay informed about the current state of concern regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, is working with local, state, a federal officials. The links below provide the latest information from the State of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with preventative measures that we can all take to stay healthy.
Food Services During School Closure
Manistee Area Public Schools Food Services Director, Keri Carlson, has been working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education to arrange for a nutrition program that will be available to all students of our community ages 18 and under during the statewide school closure. Food services will begin Monday, March 16th and will continue until school is able to resume.
Any family in the Manistee community with students 18 and younger are welcome to come to the Manistee Middle High School from 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to pick up bagged breakfast and bagged lunch meals free of charge. Those interested are directed to pull through the designated pick-up/drop-off lane at the main building entrance. Food services representatives will meet vehicles curbside with bagged meals for the number of student meals needed. Friday food service will also provide meals to feed students through the weekend.
These meals will be provided following the nutritional requirements of our Summer Feeding Program and will consist of cold food items including an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk with each meal. Hot food will not be made available during this time, due to time and temperature safety requirements for foods served. Meals are able to be picked up for students that are not able to be present.
We are continually seeking ways to support our MAPS students and families and are grateful for this opportunity to serve our community by providing expanded food services. This essential nutrition program is made possible in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Education and the kindness of our dedicated food services staff that will serve our students through this unplanned school closure.
Dear MAPS employee: I am sure you have heard Governor Whitmer’s order to stay home and stay safe, Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19). We encourage you to follow the guidelines regarding the order. We are also sharing and identifying those positions that are critical...
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the CHIPPEWA 350 CLUB'S 20th Spring Dinner -- originally scheduled for April 18 -- has been POSTPONED.
The required school closure is extended and will last until midnight on Monday, April 13. If schools are able to resume, Tuesday, April 14 will be the first day back. Complete details in the Memo From the Superintendent - School Closure Update
On Friday, March 13 the Food Services Department at Manistee Area Public Schools was charged with quickly organizing a program to feed students during the unplanned shutdown. Due to their previous participation with the Summer Feeding Program, they had the tools in...
The Manistee Area Public Schools Board of Education Work/Study Session, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 7 pm in the Kennedy Elementary School (Library), has been CANCELLED.
As Manistee Chippewas, we are all leaders in our own way. Chips Lead at school, with friends, and in the community by developing healthy relationships, using responsible decision-making and respectful communication.
T | TRUSTWORTHY
Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable
R | RESPECTFUL
Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs
A | ACCEPTING
Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment
C | COOPERATIVE
Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals
K | KIND
Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative
Manistee Area Public Schools Nutrition Department consists of one Director, nine Kitchen Staff and one Nutrition Delivery Driver, with a total combined 106 years of service for the District.
MAPS Nutrition Department runs under the National School Lunch & Breakfast Program to provide our students with low-cost or free meals all school year. During the summer we participate in the Summer Feeding Program. The Summer Feeding Program allows us to offer free meals to children 18yrs. old & younger during the summer months when school is not in session. We work as a cohesive team to prepare, cook, deliver, and serve nutritious meals to MAPS students and staff. Not only do we prepare meals for MAPS, we also prepare meals for Casman Academy, Manistee FiveCap and Kaleva FiveCap. All buildings combined, we serve approximately 575 breakfasts and 950 lunches daily off from seven different menus. Our Department also assists School Organizations and Community Partners with fund raising efforts. They include the Annual NHS Apple Pie Sale, Munson Medical Center Auxiliary Craft Show concession stand, National Forest Festival Kids Day Lunch, and the Forest Festival Pancake Breakfast. Please come and have lunch at any of our buildings and see what wonderful meals we provide to our students and staff, you will not find a better lunch for $3.50.
Keri Carlson, Director
Giving our students the Chippewa Edge
Manistee Area Public Schools is a leader in regional educational and cultural opportunity, addressing its diverse community of learners by providing specialized educators, leading-edge technology, adaptive facilities, and unwavering dedication to student-centered success.
Manistee High School Athletics proudly partners with various local and regional media outlets. Frequently our athletic games are broadcasted on Eagle 101.5. For recaps of our games across all of our sports, visit: ManisteeNews.com, the area's local news source for analysis and interviews.
Manistee Chippewa 350 Club Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, enhance and expand the total interscholastic athletic programs of Manistee High & Middle Schools.
Manistee High School Athletics strictly adheres to the principals and directives of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, and is a proud league partner with the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.