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.
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.
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.
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.
FROM THE SHOW DIRECTOR & TEACHER, AMANDA FEYEN: MMHS is extremely excited to be bringing Disney's "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" to the MMHS auditorium stage next weekend! The story of "Beauty and the Beast" is a wonderful, enchanted story about love and compassion, and...
MAPS' very FIRST Robotics Team went to their very first competition this weekend, held at St.Joseph High School, St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan, from March 5-7, 2020. According to Teacher/Robotics Team Coach Troy Nezki, "the Team and their "Bot" (8342) made the...
The following is an update about cleaning at MMHS during flu season. Our current protocols for custodial crew are to:sanitize all classroom desk/table surfaces nightlysanitize all commons tables after breakfast and lunchprovide sanitizing wipes for the library,...
MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOLS' FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM of nine students is participating today and tomorrow at their first Robotics Competition at the St. Joseph High School in Benton Harbor. According to Coach Troy Nezki, "the students have been working hard...
The MHS Forensics Team of six Students is heading to its first tournament of the season, and will be competing on Saturday, March 7, at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Per Forensics Coach Breanna Miller, "we are excited for our FIRST tournament and hope...
Mark your calendars now . . . bring your whole family to see Manistee Middle/High Schools' 2020 production of the magical and enchanting musical, "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST." According to Amanda Feyen, Theatre/Drama Director, Middle/High School Choir...
Your MMHS Team
Principal: Andy Huber – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Ken Kott – email@example.com
Secretary: Denise Slonecki – firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Counselor: Paul Howes – email@example.com
Guidance Secretary: Penny Kiss – firstname.lastname@example.org
View MMHS Staff
|Name||Title / Grade / Content Area|
|Andy Huber||HS/MS Principalemail@example.com|
|Kenn Kott||HS/MS Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denise Slonecki||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com|
|Kasandra Johnson||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Howes||Guidance Counseloremail@example.com|
|Penny Kiss||Guidance Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Todd Garber||Student Recovery Classroomemail@example.com|
|Karen Sundbeck||Student Recovery Classroomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelsey Rhodes||MCAN College Adviser / Credit Recovery Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Matt Kieffer||Athletic Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beth Forbes||Activities Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Kenneth Blakey-Shell||District Technology Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gabe Delgado||Elementary Device Supportemail@example.com|
|Matt Froncek||Apple Certified Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Gagstetter||Data & Device Systemsemail@example.com|
|MMHS School Instructional Staff|
|Gregg Bennett||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dan Burns||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Troy Bytwork||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rachel Edmondson||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Cindy Erdman||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe Hendges||Social Scienceemail@example.com|
|Kristen Johnson||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sam Joseph||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Brooke Koller||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrea Mack||Instrumental Musicemail@example.com|
|Morgan Nowicki||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl O'Connor||Social Studiesemail@example.com|
|Wendy Orton||Family & Consumer Science, 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|
|Krista Bennett||Math Coachemail@example.com|
|Ingrid Bond||Band Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kristen Mezeske||One to One Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Cindy Sheathelm||One to One Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah Wallett||One to One Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Williams||MS Activities Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MMHS School Custodial|
|Dan Lloyd||Head / Day Custodianemail@example.com|
|James Kropacek||Evening Custodianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Thrailkill||Evening Custodianemail@example.com|
|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|
|Richard Koon||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Linda Wandrych||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.