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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


Manistee EMS at Sands Park

At lunch recess today, Manistee EMS, including ambulance and police responded to a student in medical need on the playground.  The student is under proper medical care.  Thank you for the prompt reaction of our first...

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Ambulance Respond to MMHS Call

At 9:50 AM Manistee FD EMS and ambulance responded to a student in medical distress.  The student is now under proper medical care; thank you for the prompt reaction of our first...

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Kennedy Elementary Talent Show

We're Looking for Talent!Tryouts: 3:30-4:30 in Kennedy CafeteriaTuesday, Jan 29th for 4th & 5th Grade Tuesday, Feb. 5 for 3rd & 5th GradeDancing/singing acts need to provide lyrics of their song on tryout day.  The song, when put on a CD should only be 2...

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Vaping Awareness Event at MMHS January 14

On Monday, January 14 MHS Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Substance Education Awareness Manistee are presenting a forum on the risks of vaping.  This event is for parents, students, the general public.  Presenters include Holly Joseph from the Manistee...

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Kennedy Elem. in Secure Mode for routine MSP K-9 Search

This morning Kennedy Elementary went into a Secure Mode for a scheduled/routine search from the Michigan State Police K-9 team in conjunction with the Manistee City Police.  This was a routine sweep for the K-9 unit; Secure Mode is used to keep students away from the...

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MMHS in Secure Mode for MSP K-9 Search

Today at 9:10 AM MMHS went into a Secure Mode for a scheduled search from the Michigan State Police K-9 team in conjunction with the Manistee City Police.  This was a routine sweep for the K-9 unit; Secure Mode is used to keep students away from the dog team as they...

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MMHS Talent Show Jan. 11th @ 7:30pm

Our annual MMHS Talent Show is taking place this Friday, January 11th at 7:30 PM.  Over 20 acts will be performing by students from all grades at MMHS.  All proceeds of this year's show will be going to support Doyle Ryder Elementary School in Flint, MI by...

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Peru Trip – June 2020

We will be traveling to Peru during June of 2020. Learn more about this exciting opportunity for your student at an information session. Meeting date: Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 PM downstairs in room 122 RSVP Here: https://rsvp.eftours.com/kg9eg5y Can’t make the...

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MMHS Alum to perform in CMU’s “The Whipping Man”

Avery Keifer of Manistee plays the role of Caleb in Central Michigan University’s production of “The Whipping Man.” “The Whipping Man” tells the story of a wounded Confederate soldier who returns home to find his family gone, his home in ruins and only two of his...

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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 - "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.