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,  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!

 

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 .

 


Oct 29 - Oct 30
Oct 30 - Oct 31

 

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Annual Reports, 2013-2014:

 

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RRO

 

MAPS Strategic Plan

 

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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.

 


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.

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