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.
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 in our Manistee community through December 31, 2020, or until funding runs out. Once funding is no longer available, our Food Service Department will return to the National School Lunch Program parameters for public school food service.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8 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 begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch meals for 4 days will be served that day.
- Beginning September 14, meals can be picked up Mondays and Thursdays.
- 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' 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...
As of today the commons bathrooms will be locked during the day and opened up for lunch and after school (around 3:15). Walkers and visitors will have access to the office bathrooms and of course students have access to designated areas at all times. ...
Your MMHS Team
Principal: Andy Huber – email@example.com
Assistant Principal: Ken Kott – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal / Athletic Director: Kevin Schmutzler – 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||Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Assistant Principal / Athletic Directoremail@example.com|
|Matt Kieffer||Student Supportfirstname.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|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Athletic Director / Assistant Principalfirstname.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|
|Tobia Purple||Long Term Substitute - 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|
|Ingrid Bond||Band Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kristen Mezeske||One to One Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Cindy Sheathelm||One to One 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|
|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.