Manistee Middle + High School

Grades: 6-12 | Manistee Area Public Schools

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Welcome to Manistee Middle/High School!

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.

By making positive choices, striving toward personal goals, and supporting each other, we all make a difference in the world around us. We inspire each other to dream more, learn more and do more.

We are equipped with the knowledge and values necessary to become productive and successful citizens of our world. With respect, dedication, and integrity, we work as a community to reach our highest potential.

Chips Lead!

Welcome 6th Graders!

This year we are unable to do our traditional Move Up Day activity for the 5th graders moving up to 6th grade at Manistee Middle High School.  So we wanted to do the next best thing and take you there virtually! Our 6th grade staff welcome you to MMHS for the 2020/21 school year in the video below.

Personal Item Pick Up

We have made arrangements with each of the school buildings for the collection of personal items left behind by our students.  Janitorial and administrative staff will be collecting personal belongings from lockers and classrooms, bagging and marking those items and making them available to families during times scheduled below.  If you are unable to pick up your items during these times, please reach out to your student’s teacher so that we are able to make alternative arrangements.

Manistee Middle High School

Pull up to main entrance along drop-off drive to designated area.  Remain in your vehicle and a staff member will approach your vehicle to learn the name(s) and/or locker number(s) of your student(s).  The items will be brought to your vehicle.  If your student shared a locker you made need to sort on a table provided.

Pickup times on each of the days below are: 9:00 am until 11:00 am & 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. PLEASE do not come between 11:00 am and noon, as this is our time for community meal distribution.

June 2 – 6th/7th grades
June 3 – 8th/9th grades
June 4 & 5 – 10th/11th/12th grades

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.

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.


Based on recommendations from the Student Safety Advisor Council (SSAC), administration and you, the parents, we are making changes to the parking, student pick-up/drop-off and bus loops for the 2019/20 school year. The diagram here illustrates the creation of our new pick-up/drop-off zones, visitor parking, student/general parking and bus area. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

MMHS Announcements

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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MMHS 4th Marking Period Update

We hope this finds you safe and staying active!As of Monday, April 20, distance learning will begin at MAPS - here's how second semester grades will work.Any work towards the third marking period must be turned in to teachers by May 1;  after that the...

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Your MMHS Team

Location: 525 Twelfth Street, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: 231-723-2547
Fax: 231-398-9277
School Office Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 4pm

Administrative Team

Principal: Andy Huber –    

Assistant Principal: Ken Kott –

Secretary: Denise Slonecki –

Guidance Counselor: Paul Howes –

Guidance Secretary: Penny Kiss –

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MMHS Staff  
 Name Title / Grade / Content Area Email
 Administrative Staff 
 Andy Huber HS/MS Principal
 Kenn Kott HS/MS Assistant Principal
 Denise Slonecki Administrative Assistant
 Kasandra Johnson Administrative Assistant
 Paul Howes Guidance Counselor
 Penny Kiss Guidance Secretary
 Todd Garber Student Recovery Classroom
 Karen Sundbeck Student Recovery Classroom
 Kelsey Rhodes MCAN College Adviser / Credit Recovery Coordinator
 Matt Kieffer Athletic Director
 Beth Forbes Activities Secretary
  District Technology 
 Kenneth Blakey-Shell District Technology Director
 Gabe Delgado Elementary Device
Matt Froncek Apple Certified Technician
David Gagstetter Data & Device
  MMHS School Instructional Staff 
 Gregg BennettSocial
 Dan Burns Language Arts
 Troy Bytwork Social Science
 Amanda Clemons English
 Rachel Edmondson Language
 Cindy Erdman Special Education
 Amanda Feyen Choir
 Joe Hendges Social Science
 Marcy Huber Math
 Kristen Johnson Special Education
 Sam Joseph Language Arts
 Monte Klein Art
 Brooke Koller Special Education
 Michelle LaPrad Science
 Andrea Mack Instrumental Music
 Chelsea Matley PE/Health
 Cassie Miller PE/Health
 Troy Nezki Math
 Morgan Nowicki Language Arts
 Cheryl O'Connor Social Studies
 Ryan O'Donnell Science
 Wendy Orton Family & Consumer Science, Special Education
 Matt Phillips Science
 Kevin Postma Science
 Dan Saylor Social
 Polly Schlaff Language Arts
 Devin Schweigert
 Joel Smith Social Studies
 Kathy Smith Math
 Hannah Starmann Language Arts
 Eric Thuemmel Math
 Michael Tilmann II PE/Health
 Bridget Warnke Science
 Amy Watkins Math
 Sara Workman Special Education
 Krista Bennett Math Coach
Ingrid Bond Band
 Nina Bromley Paraprofessional
Kristen MezeskeOne to One
Cindy SheathelmOne to One
Sarah WallettOne to One
 Jennifer Williams MS Activities Director
 MMHS School Custodial
Dan Lloyd Head / Day Custodian
James Kropacek Evening Custodian
Mark Thrailkill Evening Custodian
Nutrition Service
 Keri CarlsonNutrition Service Director
Stacy ApplegarthNutrition
Courtney GibbsNutrition
Melissa GutowskiNutrition
 Kendra MikolajczakNutrition Service
 Richard KoonNutrition Service
 Linda WandrychNutrition Service
Don Olk
Jeff Bowerman
 Paine Aquatic Center 
Corey VanFleet

Your Chippewa Journey Continues at MMHS

Our goal at Manistee Middle/High School is to provide the utmost in educational opportunities for our students – utilizing both our state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding staff. Whether leading a host of challenging classes or providing support systems to meet the needs of every student, we strive to do it the Chippewa way – the right way – every day. We look forward to another great year of traditions in academic excellence and exciting activities!  Our commitment to exceeding expectations continues to make Manistee Area Public Schools the district of choice.

Chips Lead!

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 are reliable, honest, and dependable

R | RESPECTFUL — Chips are considerate of the beliefs and opinions of others

A | ACCEPTING — Chips welcome diversity without judgment

C | COOPERATIVE — Chips work together towards common goals

K | KIND — Chips are thoughtful, helpful, and appreciative

“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.

Academic Opportunities
  • One-to-One Device District
  • Designated Apple School
  • National Honor Society
  • Honors & Advanced Placement Courses
  • Tutoring
  • Community Job Shadowing & Mentorships
  • WSCC Career Training Opportunities
  • Advanced Placement Classes
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Forensics
  • Science Olympiad
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Adventure Learning – Overnight Field Trips
  • Personal Challenge Program
  • Peer Listening/Mentoring
  • Math Counts Competition
Extracurricular Activities
  • JV & Varsity Sports
  • Choir
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Gender & Sexuality Alliance
  • Theater Productions
  • Dance
  • Powerlifting
  • School Dances
  • Homecoming
  • Winter White Out
  • Youth in Government
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming Pool
  • Foreign Language Clubs & Trips
  • Social Clubs
Parent Involvement

Become a partner in your student’s education!

The first place you’ll notice our commitment to excellence is right here on our outstanding web page. Please review our MMHS Resources page for tools to support you as a partner in your student’s education. You will also want to make sure you have set up an account for PowerSchool.  This interactive tool lets you see what and how your student is doing in every single class, and is a quick and easy way to communicate with all teachers. For graduation requirements, academic information, building and athletic policies and more visit our MMHS Handbook page to review Student Handbook. Information.

For a look at our seasonal sports schedule, click on the Activities tab on the top.  Also, make sure you refer to our Announcements tab at the top of the page.

We would also like to remind both students and parents of our student email accounts.  You can expect the office and other MHS groups to increasingly send information using these accounts. Students may check their accounts utilizing the school network, clicking on the link on the MMHS Resources page.

Finally, be sure to check out one of our favorites – our Featured Alumni link located in the Alumni tab above.  Here you’ll see stories of past students who help to generate our Chippewa Pride every day. We continue to be proud of the great things our students achieve beyond MHS.  If you know of an alumni who should have his or her story told, please e-mail us at or