MAPS Working hard as new year approaches

 

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Custodians are cleaning, teachers studying, and administrators planning as the 2014-15 school year approaches.  The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2 (1/2 day).  We're ready for a successful year of learning and growing.

 


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!

 

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 .

 


Sadness will be part of September 3

 

Superintendent John Weaver writes:

 

The tragic accident involving several of our middle and high school students will be on our minds and hearts on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3.  Our counselors, assisted by grief counselors from Muskegon Community Health, will be available to students throughout the day, including in the afternoon after school is dismissed.


We will abide by Tuesday’s class schedule as originally planned.  Students will gather in auditoriums at the beginning of the day prior to moving into their hourly schedules.  Staff in the middle and high schools will meet before school starts to discuss the referral process for students who wish counseling.

 

The MAPS school community will support and assist our students in whatever way we can while we all work though this tragic incident.

 


 

NBC Welcomes New Principal

 

jr-perreaultAfter 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.

 


 

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MHS Honors Class of '14

 

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The Class of 2014 was honored in the traditional Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 23.  Principal Kevin Kruger announced that the group had collectively earned nearly half a million dollars in prizes and scholarships for post-secondary education.  Seniors were also honored with Medallions based on Grade Point Average during high school; and with Academic Awards for GPA over 3.4 during each Trimester.  Click for highlights of other awards .   Click for Senior Awards breakfast and assembly pictures. 


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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