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Chippewa Champions Volunteer Corp

Manistee Area Public Schools has the fortune of being surrounded by a community supportive of student achievement. Our MAPS community, family and friends have skills that are much needed in supporting our students throughout their Chippewa Journey. Chippewa Champions are our team of dedicated volunteers that bring their passion, dedication, and desire for positive impact to the lives of our students through their volunteer efforts.

Won’t you join us in becoming a Chippewa Champion?



Chippewa Champions News

We are always looking for “Champs” and we welcome you to reach out to our Staff to learn more about how you can get involved in your MAPS community.  Email us to learn more about how you can get involved, and what you can expect as a volunteer.

Thank you for being a MAPS CHAMP!

Reach Out to Chips Champs

Contact: Nancy Day
Location: Central Office, 550 Maple Street, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: 231-723-3521
Fax: 231-723-1507
Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 4pm

Every Chip Needs a Champion

Chip Champs are Compassionate, Helpful, and Active Mentors who Positively impact MAPS through their Support of all students.


Current Opportunities

Under Construction!

We are working hard to establish a process to capture information about all Current Opportunities for volunteering on the MAPS campus. Please check back soon. We promise to deliver a simple solution that will allow you to learn about opportunities and sign up with a few easy steps.





Become a Chippewa Champion

Under current school legislation and adopted MAPS School Board procedures, all school volunteers (mentors, classroom helpers, chaperones, etc.) need to go through an annual background check. We will be utilizing the state “ICHAT” system. All volunteers will need to submit their full name and date of birth to the office. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions about this, please contact the office. Remember, not only is this the law, it is intended to keep our children safe.

Some of the Ways You Can Help

  • Assist in the library
  • Chaperone field trips, events, dances, etc.
  • Help students by tutoring/reviewing skills (reading, math discovery)
  • Organize a student club or group
  • Assist in the lunchroom, gym, or playground
  • Organize an intermural sport
  • Organize a weekly recess activity (kickball, soccer, basketball, other team sport)
  • Mentor a student
  • Read to students
  • Assist teachers in preparation of instructional materials
  • Teach a craft or hobby
  • Talk about your occupation
  • Assist with concessions during events
  • Share cultural and ethnic background and experiences
  • Help in the school office

MAPS Elementary ATP


Chocolate Fundraiser Update

Due to the extension of Stay Home ruling, the distribution of the Chocolate has been postponed until May 1st. While we cannot legally distribute the orders at this time, we continue to work behind the scenes with World’s Famous to ensure that all the products are in our hands and ready to deliver to students’ families the very moment the order is lifted. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of MAPS ATP.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at


Action Team for Partnership (ATP)

What is ATP?: ATP is our parent-teacher group for all of the MAPS Elementary buildings – Madison, Jefferson, and Kennedy

Parents who become involved in their child’s education can make a positive difference. Contact Julia Raddatz, or Kevin Schmutzler for more information or to join our ATP family.

What are the objectives of the ATP?

The Manistee Area Public Schools parent group Action Team for Partnership (ATP) is a group of dedicated parents that spearhead projects to benefit our students. It is similar to a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) only a little more prescriptive and based on committees, including:

  • Parenting
  • Communicating
  • Volunteering
  • Learning at Home
  • Decision Making
  • Community Collaboration
What does ATP do?

We fundraise to help support our schools and students. We pay for field trips, school supplies, recess/playground equipment, books, staff appreciation activities, and more! We also organize many family events: Fall Carnival, Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son nights, Holiday Caroling, Birthday Lunches, Book Fairs, and Santa Shop are some examples.

ATP Fundraiser

2018 Fundraiser - Wesco Popcorn Buckets! - MAPS Elementary ATP is pleased to announce that we are again selling the Wesco Popcorn Buckets this year.  We are so excited to partner with our local Wesco Stations to make this possible.

Buckets will sell for $12 each and can be refilled for FREE at all Wesco stations around the state from now until December 31, 2019!  This is a great holiday gift idea!  See the announcements section on this page for details about our 2018 fundraiser, and check back for future fundraising information.

ATP Points Tracker

Starting January 2019, ATP is starting a point tracker for volunteers!

How do I earn points?

  • Every ATP event (popcorn day, slushy day, winter carnival, etc.) every 2 hours you volunteer, you earn 1 point.
  • For showing up to our ATP meeting that’s once a month, you earn 1 point.
  • For suggesting a friend to volunteer & they show up for at least 2 hours, you earn 1 point.


All the points you earn will be entered for a drawing. At the end of the year, we will choose two winners. We hope to have a ton of volunteers!

Manistee Chippewa 350 Club Athletic Boosters

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. The method is to provide assistance to the athletic programs of MAPS, provide volunteer help for athletic events, facilities and programs and to promote attendance at and community support of athletic events. 350 Club general membership is voluntary and all members are welcome to attend meetings but are not restricted in any way to participate in club functions. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please contact any of our current board members:
Current Members
  • Mark Sandstedt – President
  • Jon Adams – Vice President
  • Stacey Polcyn – Treasurer
  • Michelle Lindeman – Secretary
  • Kathy Harrigan – Trustee
  • Jamie Tabaczka – Trustee
  • Ryan Helminiak – Trustee
  • Nick Callesen – Trustee