Great start to a new year
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, Douglas Tanner and Tom Johnson 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!
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 .