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Manistee Area
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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.

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!

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 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.

District Announcements


ATP Winter Fun Fest — A Great Day!

WHAT A GREAT FUN-FILLED FAMILY EVENT! According to Shannon Ladd, ATP, "hundreds of MAPS students and community members and their families came out Saturday to participate in the MAPS ATP Winterfest Carnival. The sound of endless giggles and laughter reverberated...

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MMHS Commons Bathroom Update

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. ...

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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




Nutrition Services

Manistee Area Public Schools Nutrition Department consists of one Director, nine Kitchen Staff and one Nutrition Delivery Driver, with a total combined 106 years of service for the District.

MAPS Nutrition Department runs under the National School Lunch & Breakfast Program to provide our students with low-cost or free meals all school year. During the summer we participate in the Summer Feeding Program. The Summer Feeding Program allows us to offer free meals to children 18yrs. old & younger during the summer months when school is not in session. We work as a cohesive team to prepare, cook, deliver, and serve nutritious meals to MAPS students and staff. Not only do we prepare meals for MAPS, we also prepare meals for Casman Academy, Manistee FiveCap and Kaleva FiveCap. All buildings combined, we serve approximately 575 breakfasts and 950 lunches daily off from seven different menus. Our Department also assists School Organizations and Community Partners with fund raising efforts. They include the Annual NHS Apple Pie Sale, Munson Medical Center Auxiliary Craft Show concession stand, National Forest Festival Kids Day Lunch, and the Forest Festival Pancake Breakfast. Please come and have lunch at any of our buildings and see what wonderful meals we provide to our students and staff, you will not find a better lunch for $3.50. 

MMHS Staff
Keri Carlson – Director
Stacy Applegarth
Linda Wandrych
Kendra Mikolajczak
Missy Thomas
Melissa Gutowski

Kennedy Staff
Carol Hansen
Julie Polcyn
Terri Morski

Jefferson Staff
Laura Olk

Delivery Driver
Ray Summers


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.