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Manistee Area
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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!

Our school community was touched by the sudden loss of a student from MMHS. Our staff and students are deeply saddened, and our thoughts and sympathies are with the family.  This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions, especially for our students.

For this reason, we are providing Crisis Support made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this.  At our schools, we have counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss.  We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources as well. For assistance, please view the Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief, attached below.

Manistee Area Public Schools is committed to providing an environment for our school community to properly cope with this loss. Please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent’s offices at (231) 723-3521 with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

District Announcements


Chippewa Playoff Football

Congratulations to our varsity football season on an undefeated season - our school’s first since 1961 and our first ever 9-0 season!  We will be hosting the Clare Pioneers here at Chippewa Field this Saturday, October 26 @ 1:00 PM - all playoff tickets are $6 and...

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Book Exchange: Oct 25th

Have some books lying around that the kids haven't read in awhile?  Donate a few to the Jefferson Book Exchange on Oct 25th.  Jefferson hosts a book exchange each month, and the kids LOVE getting some new reading material to take...

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Vehicles for Sale

Manistee Area Public Schools has three used buses, a pickup and a van for sale on Public Surplus. Place bids at www.publicsurplus.com if interested. All vehicles sold "as is".

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MAPS ATP Fall Carnival – Oct 27, 12-3pm @ MMHS

Saturday, October 27th, 12-3pm: MMHS Fall Carnival! MAPS Elementary ATP presents our Fall Carnival.  All indoors! Come and have some fun, this carnival supports our ATP, which pas for field trips, playground equipment, classroom supplies, books, family activities, and...

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MMHS in Secure Mode October 16, 2018

Today at 8:30 AM the Manistee City Police directed MMHS to go into Secure Mode until further notice in response to a concern outside the building.  Secure Mode is a precautionary safety measure to reinforces that all external doors are locked and monitored while...

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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

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 - WMTE. 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.