Gene Young and Hartman Consulting are facilitating the search for a new superintendent. The MAPS Board is accepting applications through March 31; and hopes to have a new superintendent in place by July 1. Click for information about the application process.
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.
MAPS enthusiastically supports the county-wide Read Early. Read Often. program. Click to learn more.
Special Board Meetings for Superintendent Search
The MAPS Board will meet on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the MHS CAT Lab to narrow the field of Superintendent candidates. The Board will conduct the first round of interviews on Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the NBC Cafeteria. Click for postings of the April 14 and April 18 meetings.
Calendar Changes for June
Thanks to eight snow days, MAPS needs to add time to the original K-12 school calendar. Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3, will now be FULL days of school. Thursday, June 4, the last day of school, will be a HALF day.
New Newsletter for MAPS!
Stacey Brown spearheaded the production of a District Newsletter that was mailed to the MAPS community in early February. The Newsletter is full of important information and MAPS points of pride. Click to read Wildcat Pride online.
MAPS Seeking Custodial Bids
Montague Area Public Schools invites proposals from qualified firms for provision of custodial services beginning July 1, 2015. Click for the bid documents.
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.
High Ratings for MAPS from Niche.com
Niche.com, a Pittsburg company providing information and reviews of educational institutions, ranks MAPS in the top 100 of Michigan's approximately 550 school districts. Click to read view the Niche report.
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.
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?
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
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.