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 and extended through midnight on Monday, April 13. If schools are able to resume, Tuesday, April 14 will be the first day back.
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 earliest date of April 6
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.
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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.
Food Services During School Closure
Manistee Area Public Schools Food Services Director, Keri Carlson, has been working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education to arrange for a nutrition program that will be available to all students of our community ages 18 and under during the statewide school closure. Food services will begin Monday, March 16th and will continue until school is able to resume.
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.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the CHIPPEWA 350 CLUB'S 20th Spring Dinner -- originally scheduled for April 18 -- has been POSTPONED.
The required school closure is extended and will last until midnight on Monday, April 13. If schools are able to resume, Tuesday, April 14 will be the first day back. Complete details in the Memo From the Superintendent - School Closure Update
On Friday, March 13 the Food Services Department at Manistee Area Public Schools was charged with quickly organizing a program to feed students during the unplanned shutdown. Due to their previous participation with the Summer Feeding Program, they had the tools in...
MAPS Families; We are reaching out to you with the earliest information we have regarding the state directive for the required school closure. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, all buildings of the Manistee Area Public School will be closed. There will be...
Please reference this Apple website KB article for directions on how to clean your Apple product(s) while you are away from school. PDF link
As of 4pm March 13th through April 6th: all athletic practices, games, scrimmages, coach-organized events, etc. both indoor and outdoor are suspended until April 6th. No access to school facilities will be allowed during this time. This includes the pool as well....
Your MMHS Team
Principal: Andy Huber – email@example.com
Assistant Principal: Ken Kott – 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||HS/MS Assistant Principalemail@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 Secretaryemail@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|
|Matt Kieffer||Athletic Directoremail@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|
|Dan Saylor||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Polly Schlaff||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Joel Smith||Social Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hannah Starmann||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Michael Tilmann II||PE/Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sara Workman||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Krista Bennett||Math Coachfirstname.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|
|Sarah Wallett||One to One Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Williams||MS Activities Directoremail@example.com|
|MMHS School Custodial|
|Dan Lloyd||Head / Day Custodianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|James Kropacek||Evening Custodianemail@example.com|
|Mark Thrailkill||Evening Custodianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keri Carlson||Nutrition Service Directoremail@example.com|
|Stacy Applegarth||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Courtney Gibbs||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Melissa Gutowski||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kendra Mikolajczak||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Richard Koon||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Wandrych||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.