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Manistee Area
Public Schools

Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools (MAPS) – Home of the Manistee Chippewas. Each and every day, the students, staff and families aim to be leaders in our school and community. By making positive choices, striving toward personal goals, and supporting each other, we can all make a difference in the world around us.

As leaders, we inspire each other to dream more, learn more, and do more.

Chips Lead!


In an effort to keep our MAPS community informed, below we are providing notification regarding any COVID-19 concerns related to our District.



School Day Start/End Times

Below are the start and end times for the in-person learning schedule for each building.  Each Friday will be early dismissal at the times indicated below. 

BuildingDrop OffStart TimeEnd TimeFriday End Time


Health Precautions

Manistee Area Public Schools, in an effort to stay informed about the current state of concern regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, is working with local, state, a federal officials.  The links below provide the latest information from the State of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with preventative measures that we can all take to stay healthy.

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 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 served Mondays and Thursdays 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.

District Announcements


UPDATE: Remote Learning Mon Nov 23rd- Weds Nov 25th

*UPDATE: Remote Learning Mon Nov 23rd- Weds Nov 25th **(K-8 plan to return to in-person Mon, Nov 30th)* Due to COVID precautions, all K-12 students will be learning from home starting Monday Nov 23, 2020. Madison's GSRP and preschool programs will be open. Each grade...

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Kennedy Virtual Learning Schedule

Greetings Kennedy families, Please note the following interactive learning times for your child. Please look for communications from teachers on the specific login information. Again, thank you for your support. Interactive Learning Time Grade Level 9:00-10:00...

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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.

Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable

Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs

Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment

Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals

Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative




Mary Whar demonstrating print making

Mary Wahr Retrospective

Today, beloved MAPS family member and talented artist Mary Wahr celebrates the opening of her retrospective exhibit at The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts.  The retrospective begins with a charcoal from high school then moves through her life of exploration.  With over 200 pieces of art on display, the show includes drawing, painting, printmaking, paper casting, scratchboards, and collage.  

The retrospective also includes a special event on November 13 with a live reading of Mary’s newly published children’s book called, Just Beachy. This event will be held in the auditorium at 1:00 pm with the book projected onto the large screen and Mary reading.  This is a great opportunity for students of Ms. Wahr to reconnect.

The opening is Friday, October 16 and will be available through November 13.  The exhibit is available for viewing on Friday only from 12pm – 3pm.  Due to COVID-19, guests will be asked to reserve a time and day online: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35295/production/1032716 .  The event is being offered at no cost.

We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy Mary’s retrospective.  We know she would love to see members of her MAPS family enjoy the exhibit.

Giving our students the Chippewa Edge

Manistee Area Public Schools is a leader in regional educational and cultural opportunity, addressing its diverse community of learners by providing specialized educators, leading-edge technology, adaptive facilities, and unwavering dedication to student-centered success.


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Manistee High School Athletics proudly partners with various local and regional media outlets.  Frequently our athletic games are broadcasted on Eagle 101.5. For recaps of our games across all of our sports, visit: ManisteeNews.com, the area's local news source for analysis and interviews.

Manistee Chippewa 350 Club Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, enhance and expand the total interscholastic athletic programs of Manistee High & Middle Schools.

Manistee High School Athletics strictly adheres to the principals and directives of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, and is a proud league partner with the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.