Superintendent Weaver Announces Retirement

 

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John Weaver, who took over as MAPS Superintendent in July 2013, will step down at the end of this school year.  The MAPS Board is beginning to explore options  for finding a new Superintendent.  This search will be an important topic at the Board January retreat.

 

Click for White Lake Beacon coverage.

 



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MAPS enthusiastically supports the county-wide Read Early. Read Often. program.  Click to learn more.

 


 

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

 


 

 

MAPS Board Seeks Input

 

In preparation for our Superintendent search,  MAPS asks that parents and community members complete a short online survey by Friday, December 19. Responses are anonymous.  Parents of students in multiple buildings should  complete surveys for each student. We value your input!

Click for the survey.

 


 

4 School Board Members Chosen in November 4 Election

 

Christina Stark, current Board President, and Scott Beishuizen won six-year terms on the MAPS Board.  Cindy Francis, current Board Vice President, and Tom Johnson ran as write-in candidates and won four-year terms. 

 


 

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.

 


 

Another Silver Medal for MHS!

 

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Click to read a summary of the US News procedure and findings  as well as a detailed look at MHS .

 


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80 Academic Awards at MHS

 

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The 20th annual MHS Academic Awards ceremony was held October 27 in the Auditorium.  80 honored students achieved a 3.4 GPA or better in each Trimester of the 2013-14 school year.  43 students received special recognition for achieving this in multiple years.  Award winners received color coded tshirts, certificates and cookies in the cafeteria.

 

Click for picture and list of the honored students.

 


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.

 


Another World Record for the Big Crunch?

 

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A loud crunching sound filled the air on October 24 as local students and staff each bit into a fresh Michigan apple at precisely 1 pm.  Crunch organizer and MAPS Food Service Director Dan Gorman says 30,008 local crunchers participated--an unofficial world record for simultaneous crunching.  The Big Crunch is designed to enhance student awareness of healthy eating and of local agriculture.

 



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.

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