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Manistee Area
Public Schools

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.

Chips Lead!

Health Precautions

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.

May is Teacher Appreciation Month

Join Us in Saying Thank You!

We want to thank the MAPS teachers for their persistence and dedication in helping our students to thrive.  In the past several weeks they have risen to a challenge that could not have been anticipated.  Their commitment inspires us.  We hope you will join us in our Chips Challenge this week as we show them our appreciation.

Food Services During School Closure

Manistee Area Public Schools Food Services Team working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education will continue to provide the Grab & Go nutrition program available to all students of our community ages 18 and under through June 30th.  We are currently awaiting details regarding the Summer Feeding Program that is anticipated to follow the current nutrition program beginning in July and will provide an update once the details are finalized. 

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.

The team will be providing 4 meals on Friday, May 22nd to provide meals for Memorial Day, as they will not be serving on Monday, May 25.

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.

District Announcements


The MHSAA has a new physical form for 2020-21

The MHSAA has a new physical form and here are the details: If you have a valid physical on file for the 2019-20 school year (completed on or after April 15, 2019), that will be valid if you are able to answer “No” to each of the 14 questions on the front of the form....

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High School Yearbook Update

We're still publishing the 2019-2020 high school yearbook despite the school closure. You can still order online by clicking here. 2019-2020 high school yearbooks will be shipped directly to you at no additional cost if you order by June 5th. This has never been...

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Annual Athletic Physical – Updated Information

The link to the NEW Health Questionnaire HERE. This is the new form that students who had a valid sports physical in 2019-20 (completed on or after April 15, 2019) can complete with required signatures to meet the pre-participation health status requirement in...

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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




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
Stacey Applegarth
Courtney Gibbs
Melissa Gutowski
Kendra Mikolajczak
Linda Wandrych

Kennedy Staff
Carol Hansen
Terri Morski
Julie Polcyn

Jefferson Staff
Laura Olk

Delivery Driver
Richard Koon


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 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.