With all of the really cool things happening from the classroom to after school activities, you will have countless choices to get involved with great people and do fun things. We are excited to have you as a member of our MAPS family.
You won’t want to miss out on these exciting events. Click on an event to get all of the details.
Identify your mission. Define your journey. Lead the Way!
Beginning with your first year as a Chippewa, you are given the opportunity to identify your interests and chart a Chippewa Journey that will guide you through your own MAPS experience. It’s up to you. So tell us, where will your journey take you?
- Extracurricular activities
- Specialized classes to provide support or extra challenge
- Peer mentorship
- Trades/skills development
- Arts programs
- Community involvement
- Career focused electives
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.
Day ONE Declaration
We ask that you demonstrate awareness, respect, restraint, and self-control. With every comment online or offline, these actions could be doing damage to someone’s feelings and emotional well-being. This is not acceptable. So let me be clear; Any act of bullying, harassment or humiliation against another person… student or adult – online or offline, is against our values. Any cruel words, actions or attempts to harm someone’s reputation will not be accepted.
Specifically, cruelty based on race, ethnicity, sex, body shape or size, or physical,mental or learning disability, how much money they have or don’t have, or political beliefs is taken very seriously here. There is no place for those who pick on anyone because you think they act too much like a boy or too much like a girl, or because you don’t like how they dress,or look, or their customs, their sexual orientation, or their religion or if they have no religion at all. We ask you this: think about your actions and how you want to be treated by others.
In this place we expect you to do your best to demonstrate respect, kindness and empathy to everyone. If you see someone doing harm to another person, report it or if you feel safe, try to stop it. Joining in or doing nothing is not being respectful or kind. If you feel like going the extra step, approach the person who was targeted later with a kind word or gesture. It isn’t tattling or snitching if you are helping someone. You might just be saving someone’s life. We all make mistakes, so if someone disrespects you, simply say, “That is disrespectful. Please stop.” Get help if the person doesn’t listen. And if someone tells you that something you said or did is hurtful or disrespectful,listen, make amends, and examine your actions.
And now I want to ask: does everyone understand what I have said and what we expect of you here?
We asked Chips what it means to “Be on TRACK”. This is what they shared:
Respect Staff, Property and Classmates
Treat others as you want to be treated
Be responsible, Be present, and Be considerate
Be on task and productive
Chatting with Chips
Recognize when bullying is occurring and report it.
Be inclusive and accepting of diversity rather than judge it.
Attempt to solve problems and conflict by putting yourself in another’s shoes.
Try to work things out: DO get support or help, DON’T retaliate.