7th/8th Grade Dance that was planned for tonight has been CANCELED. 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball vs NMC is scheduled at 1:00 tomorrow, Sat. Feb. 9th in the 5th Street Gym.
Middle school dance is cancelled for this evening.
January 28, 2019 Dear Manton Community/Families, I wanted to take a minute to update you on the issue of snow days and the upcoming weather. Today marked the 7th day we have been out of school. The Michigan Department of Education forgives six days, but you are able to ask for three additional days. We have asked for those three extra days the last several years, and they have been granted. I will be doing so again this year, but their decision may not come until April. If the Michigan Department of Education grants those days, we will have two additional days after today. With the expected road conditions and wind chill forecasted for the rest of the week, it is possible we could use some of those days this week. Please know that the decision to close school is not one that is taken lightly. I understand the problems that snow days create for families in trying to find childcare for their children. Parents may have to take work off and lose expected wages. Above all, safety is our number one priority. Even though we may soon be out of days if the waiver is granted, we will still close school if we feel that children cannot make it safely to school. This may result in making days up at the end of the year. We feel this is a better option than putting the safety of our children at risk. As we move forward, please know that we may start using 2-3 hour delays again. We close school if the wind chill is -20 or if road conditions are bad. There may be days in which the temperature improves, or the plows can clean up the roads enough to go school. Wind chill is also difficult to determine. It may be one temperature at your house and another in town. Several different sources are used to help make the best decision. Each day is different with its own set of challenges when it comes to making this difficult decision. Athletic contest decisions are usually made by noon the day of a closing. We may play a game if weather and road conditions improve enough for students to travel safely. The conditions can improve greatly in the 12 hours between when a decision to close school is made and an athletic contest is played that evening. In closing, I hope that this day has provided you with some quality time with your family. Please stay safe and warm! Feel free to call the central office or your building office should you ever have any questions. Go Rangers! Len Morrow, Manton Consolidated Schools Superintendent
Parent/Teacher Conferences: the middle school Parent/Teacher conferences at February 14th, from 12:30-3:30 and 5:00-8:00. Seventh and Eighth Grade Parents if you do not receive a time to talk to your child's teachers and would like to talk with them, They will have drop in visits from 7:00-8:00 on February 14th. Fifth and Sixth grade parents can contact your student's teacher.
The 7th and 8th Grade Girls Game with Lake City is on at 6:00 tonight in the 5th Street Gym.
Very important notice! There will be NO ski club this Wednesday, January 9th. Please do not bring in your equipment.
Any 6th grade parents interested in volunteering in the Kitchen at Camp Rotary Jan. 21-25, please contact Mr. Kibbe.
Flu Shots for Students: Oct. 24th, by appt. only by calling 231-306-3010. This will be in the Wellness Clinic in the High School. Pick up Forms in the clinic
It is that time of year when head lice seem to showing up. We have had a case in the middle school. Please take the time to check your students weekly for lice/knits. If you see them please keep your students home and treat them and your household. If you have questions on how to do this call the Health Dept. Thank you
Fight like a Ranger: there are only a few days left to order your Fight like a Ranger gear. This is replacing the Think Pink Shirt. Proceeds will go to help Kira Stutzman who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in August. She is one of our high school Seniors. Go to http://forms.kelgraphics.com/manton_fights_back
Please join us at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair on October 16-18 during school hours and during our Parent/Teacher Conferences. Again, this year we will be set up on the stage in the 5th Street Gym. Look forward to seeing you there.
Please join us at the Enchanted Forest Book Fair, October 16-18. The Book Fair will be open both during school hours, and during Parent/Teacher Conferences on the stage in the 5th street gym. Stop by and pick out some great reads!
Middle School Parents and Students: Our school picture day with Life Touch is FRIDAY, October 5th with retakes on Tuesday, November 6th in the a.m.
Are you interested in getting some Manton Football Shirts or Sweat Shirts? Here is a link which is available through this Wednesday, Sept. 12th https://stores.inksoft.com/manton_football_fundraiser
7th and 8th Grade Volleyball pictures are Friday, September 14th at 345! You can order online with the following link or the girls will be sent home with flyers tonight! https://cl.exct.net/?qs=5a67520bf78073a2f013c75a18b558b5a3b857c07fcdb80481836eb2b0e2f4d8c6f2e8b252a9918401953e1024eed2b3fd0ef63767d2a333
The Outdoor Ed golf outing still has openings in the morning. $65 per person - 18 holes with cart and lunch provided. Call the course or get ahold of Mandy Butcher!
The new school year will be starting very soon. We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable year. Open House for 1st-12th Grade is Monday, August 20th from 6:00-7:00. First Day of school is Wednesday, August 22, this is a full day. If you are going into the 7th Grade it is very important that you contact your doctor or the Health Department and be up dated on all your immunizations. We look forward to seeing you at Open House and GO RANGERS!
Parents of Middle School Students. We are collecting Chrome Books and chargers. If your student has either of these at home of in their locker please have them turn them into their homeroom teacher. Thank you and have a great summer!
Physicals for 10 years old - 21 year old on June 14 & 15 at Manton School at the Adolescent Wellness Center. To make an appointment call 231-306-4900.A $25.00 donation is recommended.
Reminder to 8th Grade Students and Parents: If you student is NOT going on the Chicago Trip please do not send them to school. This is for Thursday and Friday, May 24th and 25th. Please enjoy your holiday weekend
Reminder to 3rd -8th Grade Boys who plan on playing in the Summer Basketball Camp. Forms and money are due Monday, May 21! Get them in Monday morning!
Notice to all Middle School Parents and Students: We are collecting all Chrome Books on May 30th. Please bring your Chrome Book and Charger to your homeroom class. Again MAY 30TH WE ARE COLLECTING CHROME BOOKS!
Free Sports Physicals: Sunday, July 15, 2018 From 10:00-5:00 at Cadillac Urgent Care ( Formerly know as Cadillac After Hours Clinic. No appointment is necessary. No money is needed. Just a donation for the food Pantry! Any questions call 231-775-8814
CTC summer camp for students entering 7th-9th grade: On June 13th the CTC is offering a one day summer camp. Transportation is provided from our school. If you are interested check it out online or call the CTC. Classes are filling up fast.
Outstanding Students in Band ! The following students were outstanding at Manistee: Rachel Kongeal - Trumpet solo, division 1, Hadley Saylor and Jenasis Southwick - flute duet, division 2 and Hadley Saylor -flute solo-division 1. Congratulations Band Students!
5th and 6th Grade Band Concert: April 26 at 7:00 in the 5th Street Gym
April 24th is our Spring Picture day in the afternoon
5th and 7th Grade Vision Testing by the Health Department - Monday, April 23rd and April 27th if needed.
Middle School Spring Pictures: Tuesday, April 24th in the PM, Life Touch will be taking our Spring Pictures. Info should be coming home soon. If you do not receive anything have your student pick it up outside of the Middle School Office.
5th and 7th Grade Parents: On Monday, April 23rd the Health Department will be in the Middle School. They will be doing vision testing on all our 5th and 7th graders.
8th Grade Parents: The final Chicago payment is due on Friday, April 13th. Students total is $190.00 and adults is $200.00.
Reading and Math Summer Program: Students in grades K-8 can stay on top of language arts and math skills over the summer with the popular "GRASP" Reading and Math Program offered by Northwest Michigan College. Download the registration flyer at nmc.edu/kids or callNMC @ 231-995-1700. Register by May 16 for early bird price.
Today in the 7th and 8th grade we had the opportunity to have Detective Piskor from the Wexford County Sheriff’s Department come in to talk about school safety. He spoke about what to do if someone hears of a threat towards the school even if they feel it is not serious. He also spoke about not making jokes about school safety in person or on social media. I would like to encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with your student about these topics and if you have any questions, please contact the office. Thank you for partnering with us in making sure Manton Consolidated Schools is a safe place to learn.
Middle School Parents: Spring Break is March 24-April 1, the Progress Reports which you will be receiving next week are not correct.
8th Grade Chicago Trip: Sorry for the confusion. The $190.00 is the total for each student and the $200.00 is the total per adult. The balance is due APRIL 13th.
8th Grade Chicago Trip: Final Payment is due APRIL 13th. Students -$190.00 and Adults - $200.00.
Mrs. Pearson's class created worked in groups to create apps. Click on the link to see Carson and Evan's sweet app for bikes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw8btoV2Xeo
Positive Choices Presentations next week for all 6th graders. Please contact the office if your child should opt out.