Welcome to Manistee Middle/High School!
MMHS Summer Building Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Thursday
All District buildings remain closed based upon statewide directive for school closure. Building entry remains restricted to those designated as essential workers.
Some outdoor activities, coaching, athletic practices, and aquatic center use can resume on a limited basis following strict guidelines. More information about these activities can be found on our Athletics page and the Paine Aquatic Center page of this website.
All other closure directives will be in place until the state order for school districts has been adapted.
We continue to stay informed about parameters for fall planning and will continue to update you as more details become available, please watch your email and this website for updates.
In an effort to help our student and families, we have created a resources page that will be regularly updated with information and links to assist in many ways. Click the Family 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.
IPad & Laptop Returns
All district issued iPads and laptops will need to be returned between June 8 and June 12 to Manistee Middle High School at 525 12th Street between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am & 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day that week. Please pull up outside of the east entrance to the Paine Aquatic Center and stay in your vehicle. A staff member will approach your vehicle to retrieve your device(s) and record your name.
If you are unable to drop off the device during the specified time, please call and leave a message at 231-398-3669. MAPS staff will respond and find a solution for getting the device. If we do not hear from you and the device is not returned by June 12, the student will be assessed a fee of $5/day; after three weeks, missing equipment may be referred to the police as stolen.
Summer Food Service Program
Michigan Department of Education Office of School Support Services
Manistee Area Public Schools announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below:
Manistee High School
525 Twelfth St.
Manistee, MI 49660
Breakfast & Lunch Monday-Thursday (On Thursday we will have available Breakfast & Lunch for Friday, Saturday & Sunday too!)
July 1 through Aug. 16 (11:00am-12:00pm)
Please pull through the Student Drop off area, stay in your vehicle and we will bring the number of meals needed to you! Grab & Go style!!
Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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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.
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....
EAST LANSING, Mich. – March 12 – Postseason events sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and scheduled for March 12-14 will be conducted as scheduled. However, attendance will be restricted at all events through this weekend, with updates to be...
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,...
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
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|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|
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|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|
|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.