Welcome to Manistee Middle/High School!
Please Note: The indoor walking track is closed at this time. The outdoor track may be used for recreational walking after school hours.
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.
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 end of the 2020-2021 school year in June 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.
Throughout the 2020/21 school year, 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.
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 2020 Community Forum
A MAPS 2020 Vision Community Forum was held on April 20 to provide updated information regarding our facilities plan for the future. This meeting was held virtually and the recording is shared below.
The forum focused on the scope of the proposal for MAPS facilities future and allowed for questions to be submitted and answered by a panel representing the District and project contractors.
Dear Coaches, Spring Athletes, & Families, Today, we are able to provide details regarding the latest plan for athletes (ages 13-19) participating in spring sports. Please review the following and let us know if we can answer any questions. All students involved...
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.
Our Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. Thank you for instilling a love of reading and...
After school academic support is back! Mon-Thurs from 2:25-3:25 in the library. Check out this SCHEDULE to make sure there hasn't been a cancellation.
MAPS Athletic Supporters, We are always looking for volunteers at all of our schools sporting events. Here are some opportunities; Do you like being close to the action? Then how about announcing, time keeper, or running the timing/score system for events in the gym,...
Home Event Guidelines for Winter 2021 Based on the recent notifications and fluid changes, we continue to follow the MDHHS & MHSAA guidelines. We will allow 2 guests/participant for home events. SPECTATORS: Gym, Pool, & Ice Arena: the ONLY people permitted...
Your MMHS Team
Principal: Andy Huber – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Ken Kott – email@example.com
Assistant Principal / Athletic Director: Kevin Schmutzler – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Denise Slonecki – email@example.com
Guidance Counselor: Paul Howes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Secretary: Penny Kiss – email@example.com
View MMHS Staff
|Name||Title / Grade / Content Area|
|Andy Huber||HS/MS Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenn Kott||Assistant Principalemail@example.com|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Assistant Principal / Athletic Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Kieffer||Student Supportemail@example.com|
|Denise Slonecki||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kasandra Johnson||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com|
|Paul Howes||Guidance Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Penny Kiss||Guidance Administrative Assistant / Registraremail@example.com|
|Todd Garber||Student Recovery Classroomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Sundbeck||Student Recovery Classroomemail@example.com|
|Kelsey Rhodes||MCAN College Adviser / Credit Recovery Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Athletic Director / Assistant Principalemail@example.com|
|Beth Forbes||Activities Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenneth Blakey-Shell||District Technology Directoremail@example.com|
|Gabe Delgado||Elementary Device Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Froncek||Apple Certified Technicianemail@example.com|
|David Gagstetter||Data & Device Systemsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MMHS School Instructional Staff|
|Gregg Bennett||Social Scienceemail@example.com|
|Dan Burns||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Troy Bytwork||Social Scienceemail@example.com|
|Rachel Edmondson||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cindy Erdman||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Joe Hendges||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kristen Johnson||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Sam Joseph||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brooke Koller||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Andrea Mack||Instrumental Musicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Morgan Nowicki||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Cheryl O'Connor||Social Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wendy Orton||Family & Consumer Science, Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Tobia Purple||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dan Saylor||Social Scienceemail@example.com|
|Polly Schlaff||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joel Smith||Social Studiesemail@example.com|
|Hannah Starmann||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Tilmann II||PE/Healthemail@example.com|
|Sara Workman||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ingrid Bond||Band Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Kristen Mezeske||One to One Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cindy Sheathelm||One to One Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Robert Von Herbruck||Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Williams||MS Activities Directoremail@example.com|
|MMHS School Custodial|
|Keri Carlson||Nutrition Service Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stacy Applegarth||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Courtney Gibbs||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melissa Gutowski||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Kendra Mikolajczak||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terri Morski||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Richard Koon||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tiffany Remkes||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Linda Wandrych||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paine Aquatic Center|
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.
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.
- One-to-One Device District
- Designated Apple School
- National Honor Society
- Honors & Advanced Placement Courses
- Community Job Shadowing & Mentorships
- WSCC Career Training Opportunities
- Advanced Placement Classes
- Dual Enrollment
- Science Olympiad
- Quiz Bowl
- Adventure Learning – Overnight Field Trips
- Personal Challenge Program
- Peer Listening/Mentoring
- Math Counts Competition
- JV & Varsity Sports
- Marching Band
- Jazz Band
- Gender & Sexuality Alliance
- Theater Productions
- School Dances
- Winter White Out
- Youth in Government
- Swimming Pool
- Foreign Language Clubs & Trips
- Social Clubs
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.