MAPS Working hard as new year approaches
Custodians are cleaning, teachers studying, and administrators planning as the 2014-15 school year approaches. New teachers will report August 21. NBC Registration is August 21 (12 - 3 and 5 - 8); and August 22 (8 - 11). MHS Registration is August 25 (juniors and seniors) and August 26 (freshmen and sophomores). The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2 (1/2 day).
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 .
Voters approve millage renewals
Two school funding proposals on the August 5 ballot were approved by voters. A renewal of the existing 18 mill non-homestead property tax passed 688-394, (This does NOT apply to primary residences--only to businesses, rental homes and second homes.)
Voters also approved a "Headlee Override," enabling MAPS to continue to collect the full 18 mill operating levy already in place.
Neither proposal will increase millage rates on primary residences.
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.