Welcome to Madison Community Learning Center!
Madison Community Learning Center was designed to offer our community innovative learning programs to meet the educational, social, and behavior needs of our students from the moment they embark on their educational journey. Beginning with our youngest learners, we assist each student with diverse resources to guide them through an individualized MAPS PreK-12 experience.
Time to Register for Pre-School & Kindergarten!
The time has come to start planning for your Little Chips entry into Pre-School or Kindergarten! You can register to receive your information packet and a special surprise for your little one! Just follow the link below.
In an effort to keep our MAPS community informed, below we are providing notification regarding any COVID-19 concerns related to our District.
Food Service Program
With support from the United States Department of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Education, Manistee Area Public Schools is grateful to be able to extend free meals for all children 18 and younger, and students with disabilities up to 26 years of age, in our Manistee community through the summer of 2021. Once funding is no longer available, our Food Service Department will return to the National School Lunch Program parameters for public school food service.
MAPS will be serving all in-person learners free breakfast and lunch every school day at each building in the district. We will also be offering free Grab & Go meals Mondays and Thursdays at Manistee Middle High School at MMHS at 525 Twelfth Street from 9 am to 10 am. This food service program is available to all MAPS online learners in addition to any Manistee community families with children 18 & younger and students with disabilities up to 26 years of age.
Grab & Go Food Service program details:
- Grab & Go meal service will offer breakfast and lunch meals distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 10 am each week.
- Curbside pick-up will be available at the MMHS main entrance drive at the student drop off area.
- Meals provided on Monday will be breakfast & lunch for 3 days.
- Meals provided on Thursday will be breakfast & lunch for 4 days to provide meals through the weekends.
- Families of in-person learners are also able to pick up 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals for their students on Thursdays to provide food through the weekend, following the same pick up instructions above.
- If a holiday, snow day or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Monday, the meal pick up will be Tuesday.
- If a holiday or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Thursday, the meal pick up will be Wednesday. (Example Thanksgiving)
- If a snow day, or other closure, occurs on Thursday meal pick up will be Friday.
Summer School Students
We will be serving meals to all students attending summer school within the building. Only summer school students can be served indoors at this time. The district will reevaluate early July, whether we can open to the public for daily service inside.
Students attending summer school can also request meals to be taken home for the weekends. Please make your request with one of our Nutrition Services team members or send an email to email@example.com to place an order for a Thursday meal pick-up after class.
We are grateful for the ability to continue providing this important service for the children of our community through the funding support of Federal and State agencies.
MAPS Nutrition Department will be offering a 7 day pack of breakfasts & lunches for families during Spring Break. We will be distributing meals on Monday, March 29th between 9am-10am at MMHS through the student drop off area.
Linked below is your November ATP Newsletter. It's filled with a lot of details about several events taking place right now. Be sure to skim thru and mark deadlines on your calendar. ATP November 2020
Advance Notice of Pesticide Treatment for Wasps — to be on 09.24.2020 @ Madison Community Learning Center (3 Portable Buildings used by MISD Staff)
Application to occur on September 24, 2020, at the Madison Community Center around the 3 Portable Buildings used by MISD staff -- spraying for wasps. SEE ATTACHED. 2020 09.23.2020 Advance Notice Of Pesticide Treatment For Wasps On 09.24.2020 (3 Portables Used By MISD...
Your Madison Team
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Little Chips Instructional Staff - 231-398-3758
Sandy Ludwig - Pre-School Teacher & After School Program - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Hiipakka - Pre-School Teacher Assistant email@example.com
MAPS Great Start Readiness Program Staff - 231-398-3757
Amy Brown, Lead Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Struble, GSRP Teacher Assistant email@example.com
Your Chippewa Journey Begins at Madison Community Learning Center
Commitment to our MAPS family….
- Responsible citizens who are ethical, productive members of a global society; take responsibility for their own actions and physical well-being; are environmentally conscious; and contribute their time; energies, and talents for the improvement of their community and the quality of life for all.
- Effective communicators who posses skills in written, visual, and spoken skills.
- Self-confident individuals who demonstrate a positive self-image and are caring, sensitive and flexible human beings. Life long learners understand that learning is a process, not an event.
Located at Madison School, MAPS Preschool has been a vital part of Manistee Area Public Schools early learners for over 14 years. Our program has been rated a 4 Star program from the Great Start to Quality rating system.
At Madison, Chippewa families are afforded the resources necessary to determine the best starting point for their young learners. MAPS offers a variety of programs tailored to the student and family needs.
If you have any further questions please call 398-3758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPS After School Care Program
MAPS After School Care Program is available at Madison Community Learning Center for MAPS students ages 5 to 12. Transportation to Madison from other MAPS district buildings is available. Summer care is also available. For more information please contact: Sandy Ludwig – Pre-School Teacher & After School Program – email@example.com
Face-to-Face Home School
MAPS offers Home to School Classes each Wednesday. Courses are designed to encourage all area children, including MAPS students, to engage in the public school setting once a week for socialization, learning, and strong parent participation. Art, lifetime activities (gym, aerobics, swim, and introduction to Taekwondo), drama, and choir courses are offered between 9:00am and 2:15pm each Wednesday.
At Manistee Area Public Schools we want the very best for all of our students. We have developed a continuum of education from Pre-School to 12th Grade that support each student on their Chippewa Journey. Our devoted teachers, administrators and support staff take a very personal approach to educating students at every level. We encourage parents and community members to join us as we guide our students toward their peak potential.
Madison Early Childhood/Elementary: Pre-school (ages 3-5)
Jefferson Elementary: Kindergarten- 2nd grade
Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy partners with MAPS and families to awaken the joy of learning in students and help them become self-motivated learners with greater academic success and confidence. Michigan-certified teachers provide guidance and work with students in live, online classes. An engaging, highly interactive curriculum challenges students with traditional core courses, art, music, world languages, career technical education electives, and more. A dual-enrollment program allows qualified high school students to earn college credits on select courses. Manistee Area Public Schools acts as the authorizer of the MGLVA charter.
With a satellite location in the Madison Community Learning Center, Centra Wellness Network provides wellness-oriented services and support for individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, and for children with emotional disturbances. Their purpose is to help qualified individuals of all ages in their pursuit of happiness by removing any barriers towards recovery and full community inclusion in order to achieve good mental health and to fully participate in community life, utilizing all its resources in line with their individual needs, wants, and desires.
Located in Manistee County, the Manistee Intermediate School District is a regional service agency which provides instructional and administrative services to four public school districts, two public academies and two non-public schools. We serve the community by helping all learners reach their full potential.
The ISD also works in consortium with many of the local service agencies to provide valuable opportunities for the children of Manistee County.
Through Family Spirit and Gikinawaabi, our mission is to create a partnership with families that supports and educates before, during, and after pregnancy. To support the sacred role of women in the community as givers of life, and encourage the understanding and importance of family well-being and the health of mothers, fathers and children over their lifespan.
Call 231-655-9391 for more information.
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 always tell the truth
R | RESPECTFUL — Chips listen and are polite
A | ACCEPTING — Chips are friends to all
C | COOPERATIVE — Chips work as a team
K | KIND — Chips are thoughtful and caring
“TRACK” is the Manistee Area Public Schools global, district-wide, leaders platform that all educators, staff and students follow throughout their Chippewa Journey. This initiative is connected to course curriculum, extra curricular programs, disciplinary procedures, and internal culture.
MAPS Elementary ATP
Action Team for Partnership (ATP)
What is ATP?: ATP is our parent-teacher group for all of the MAPS Elementary buildings – Madison, Jefferson, and Kennedy
Parents who become involved in their child’s education can make a positive difference. Contact Julia Raddatz firstname.lastname@example.org, or Joanie Wiersma email@example.com for more information or to join our ATP family.
What are the objectives of the ATP?
The Manistee Area Public Schools parent group Action Team for Partnership (ATP) is a group of dedicated parents that spearhead projects to benefit our students. It is similar to a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) only a little more prescriptive and based on committees, including:
- Learning at Home
- Decision Making
- Community Collaboration
What does ATP do?
We fundraise to help support our schools and students. We pay for field trips, school supplies, recess/playground equipment, books, staff appreciation activities, and more! We also organize many family events: Fall Carnival, Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son nights, Holiday Caroling, Birthday Lunches, Book Fairs, and Santa Shop are some examples.
ATP Points Tracker
Starting January 2019, ATP is starting a point tracker for volunteers!
How do I earn points?
- Every ATP event (popcorn day, slushy day, winter carnival, etc.) every 2 hours you volunteer, you earn 1 point.
- For showing up to our ATP meeting that’s once a month, you earn 1 point.
- For suggesting a friend to volunteer & they show up for at least 2 hours, you earn 1 point.
All the points you earn will be entered for a drawing. At the end of the year, we will choose two winners. We hope to have a ton of volunteers!