Welcome To

Manistee Area
Public Schools

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.

Chips Lead!

District Announcements


Jefferson Start and End times

Jefferson Start and End timesTues- Thurs:  Supervision begins 7:35am.  1st bell-7:55 and Tardy Bell- 8:00am  (end of day 3:17pm)Monday ONLY:  Supervision begins 8:10am.  1st bell-8:30 and Tardy Bell- 8:35am (end of day...

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350 Club/Manistee Ford Test Drive Before Friday Football Game

The Manistee 350 Club is sponsoring a test drive with Manistee Ford this Friday before the varsity football game at Chippewa Field.  You can earn $20 for participating in a drive, and all proceeds from the event support Manistee High School athletics.  You can also...

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Power Outage -September 3

There is currently a power outage at Jefferson and Kennedy schools. The schools are prepared to deal with the outage and students should arrive as normal. We anticipate that power will be restored by 8:30am.

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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.

Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable

Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs

Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment

Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals

Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative

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Community Forums

Last spring Manistee Area Public Schools held community forums to gain feedback regarding three potential plans for a 20-year vision for the school district facilities. After collecting input from district and community stakeholders, MAPS is ready to reveal the MAPS 2020 Facilities Vision at two public forums scheduled for:

Thursday, September 5th at 7:00pm at the Kennedy Elementary Library
Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm at the Kennedy Elementary Library

We hope you will join us!

Facilities Survey

Please lend your voice to the MAPS 2020 Vision by participating in our survey.

  • Takes Less Than 5 Minutes
  • Facilities Future Focused
  • Invitation to share your ideas




Nutrition Services

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. 

MMHS Staff
Keri Carlson – Director
Stacy Applegarth
Linda Wandrych
Kendra Mikolajczak
Missy Thomas
Melissa Gutowski

Kennedy Staff
Carol Hansen
Julie Polcyn
Terri Morski

Jefferson Staff
Laura Olk

Delivery Driver
Ray Summers


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.


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Manistee High School Athletics proudly partners with various local and regional media outlets.  Frequently our athletic games are broadcasted on 101.5 - "name here". 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.