Great start to a new year


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After a summer of hard work in preparation,  the 2014-15 school year is off to a good start.  We have some fine new teachers this year and lots of fine new students.  We have some new curriculum, a new Principal at NBC, a new parent notification system (SchoolMessenger) and some new technology on the way.  Welcome back!



Substitute Teachers Needed


Applicants need 90+ credit hours from a 4-year college and can click here to begin the simple application process.  MAPS currently pays $80 per day for substitute teachers.



Educational "Bang for the Buck"


The non-profit "Center for American Progress" recently rated schools across the USA--and MAPS was near the top.  The Center evaluated educational performance compared to dollars spent for each district and awarded MAPS a "return on investment" rating of 5 out of 6.

Muskegon Chronicle coverage


Conferences October 29-30


All MAPS schools hope for big turnouts for Parent-Teacher conferences October 29-30.  Conferences at the MAC and RRO are by appointment;  individual conference time sheets are sent home with students October 21.


Conference times are as follows:

MAC and RRO:  October 29 from 4:30 - 7:30; October 30 from 1-4 and 5-8.

NBC:   October 29 from 4:30 - 7:30; October 30 from 12-3 and 4-7.

MHS:  October 29 from 4 - 7; October 30 from 12-3 and 4-7.


School Board Candidates on November 4 Ballot


During the November 4th general election , residents of the Montague Area Public School District can vote for candidates to fill four School Board seats--2 six-year terms and 2 four-year terms.  Christina Stark, current Board President, and Scott Beishuizen are running for the six-year terms.  Cindy Francis, current Board Vice President, and Douglas Tanner are running as write-in candidates for the four-year terms. 


Information on your polling location and sample ballots can be found HERE .


Another Silver Medal for MHS!


jr-silver 100US News and World Report Magazine has just published it's 2013 assessment of all US High Schools--and awarded Montague High School another Silver Medal.  MHS is ranked #42 out of over 700 high schools in Michigan, up from #54 last year.  Click to read a summary of the US News procedure and findings  as well as a detailed look at MHS .



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MHS Honors Class of '14


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The Class of 2014 was honored in the traditional Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 23.  Principal Kevin Kruger announced that the group had collectively earned nearly half a million dollars in prizes and scholarships for post-secondary education.  Seniors were also honored with Medallions based on Grade Point Average during high school; and with Academic Awards for GPA over 3.4 during each Trimester.  Click for highlights of other awards .   Click for Senior Awards breakfast and assembly pictures. 

NBC Honors Whiz Kids


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NBC honored 180 "WHIZ KIDS" in an Auditorium ceremony May 13.  The honorees represented 51% of NBC students.  Keynote speaker Riley Hughes, MHS Class of '08 and a former WHIZ KID, spoke via Skype and described his path to becoming a professional musician.  Mr. Hughes promised students that hard work would pay off.  Click to read a list of honored students.


Perfect Field Day for the MAC


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May 23 was warm and blue for the MAC Field Day and Picnic.  Children and parents ran, jumped, ate and laughed--with help from the PE Teacher Randy Bass, many volunteers and the MAPS Food Service Department.  Click for pictures.


RRO Students Show Lego Robotics Skills


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RRO students under the direction of Kristen Day-Hinken gave a demonstration of their Lego Robotics skills at the MAPS Board meeting May 19.  The students learned their programming and engineering skills in an extra curricular class this year at RRO.