MAPS Working hard as new year approaches
Custodians are cleaning, teachers studying, and administrators planning as the 2014-15 school year approaches. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2 (1/2 day). We're ready for a successful year of learning and growing.
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
Another Silver Medal for MHS!
US 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 .
Sadness will be part of September 3
Superintendent John Weaver writes:
The tragic accident involving several of our middle and high school students will be on our minds and hearts on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3. Our counselors, assisted by grief counselors from Muskegon Community Health, will be available to students throughout the day, including in the afternoon after school is dismissed.
We will abide by Tuesday’s class schedule as originally planned. Students will gather in auditoriums at the beginning of the day prior to moving into their hourly schedules. Staff in the middle and high schools will meet before school starts to discuss the referral process for students who wish counseling.
The MAPS school community will support and assist our students in whatever way we can while we all work though this tragic incident.
NBC Welcomes New Principal
After a careful search by administration and staff, the MAPS Board of Education on June 16 approved the selection of Jim Perrault as Principal of NBC. Mr. Perreault comes to NBC after 15 years of service in the Reeths-Puffer district.
Mr. Perreault begins work July 1, but mostly "behind the scenes" until August 1. Click to read a letter from Mr. Perrault to the community.