Today, Tuesday, June 23, from 11:00-12:30. Prairie Farms is donating Free Dairy Boxes. Everyone is welcome to come pick up a box, you do not have to have children. First come until they are gone.
Summer Meals: Meals will continue to be delivered, and pick-up will be available through the end of June. We are hoping to offer meal service for the rest of the summer. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Meal pick-up is available for any child under the age of 18 every Tuesday and Friday from 11:00-12:30 in the middle school parking loop. You do not need to register to receive these meals. If you would like to be added to the delivery schedule, please contact 231-357-2668 or register on the school website.
A big THANK YOU to all the students and parents who came and dropped off the last packets and 7th/8th students who dropped off your Chrome Books. There are several 7th/8th graders who still need to drop off your Chrome Books. We want you to know we are in the offices from 8:00-3:00 each day. So please bring in your Chrome Books, packets, Library Books, and Band Instruments. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!
Manton owned Band Instruments: If you have a band instrument that belongs to Manton Schools please bring it back either Monday, June 1 from 5:30-7:00 or Tuesday, June 2 from 11:00-12:30.
Reminder to all students: Monday, June 1 from 5:30-7:00 you can drop off your last packet, ChromeBook and charger. Also if you have any library books or teacher's books please bring them also. We are also collecting on Tuesday, June 2 from 11:00-12:30
ALL 8th Graders - soon to be 9th Graders: Mrs. Wallin needs you to fill out a form to schedule your 9th grade classes. Go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTex369YC0HeHyaQrQCP_A9HToLO2kGyImPenvwc2gyP2QPA/viewform?usp=sf_link If you have trouble with this link email Mrs. Wallin at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for 8th grade only. Please check your school email in order to schedule your classes for next year! You should have a link within an email entitled "Fill This Out ASAP" from Mrs. Thompson. If you didn't receive the email or have questions, email email@example.com.
Learning Packet Pick-up starts at 5:30 tonight until 7:00! Parents will be instructed to get out of their vehicles and pick up their student's packet and bag of belongings,if the have any, off the table. We will doing this the same way on Friday. Reminder that all 5-8 grade can be picked up outside of the new gym.
Message from Mr. Morrow: This upcoming Thursday, May 7, and Friday May 8, we will be handing out the last educational packets put together for your students. For those students who had belongings here at the school, teachers have bagged and labeled all the materials from the students' lockers and desks. Those belongings will be handed out at the same time of packet pickup. June 2 will serve as the last day to hand in these new packets and a time will be set up to collect any electronic devices. This pickup will be a little different than last time, because we have belongings to distribute. You can drop off your completed packets at this time also. Bus Delivery: If your child has breakfast and lunch delivered to your home, they will receive their packet, lunch, and belongings with that delivery on Friday, May 8. Pick-up: Pick up times will be: Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM or Friday, May 8, from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Please Note: The main entrance near central office/middle school will be blocked off to help the flow of traffic. ELEMENTARY PARENTS should enter 5th Street off from Maple Street. This is the same way morning drop offs have occurred. The elementary staff will be there to assist you. You will then continue straight to US 131 to exit. If you also have middle or high school students, you can proceedd to those two pickups by taking a right into the 5th Street gym parking lot to those areas. If you do not have an elementary student, please enter the school complex by turning off from US 131 onto 5th Street as if you were heading to the 5th Street Gym. You will then enter the parking lot by taking a left and proceeding to the middle school and high school. Please keep in mind that on Friday from 10:30 AM - 12:30PM there is lunch pickup also using these lines. If you are not picking up lunch, please try not to pick up the materials during this time, because the wait time will be longer. I know this may be a bit confusing. We will have staff to help assist in directions, and we will post a video on our Facebook pages no later than Tuesday, May 5th, that will demonstrate the different pickups. We hope you are healthy and well. It seems as though some of the stay at home restrictions are lifting soon, and we hope to return things back to as normal as possible when we are allowed. I appreciate all of the hard work the parents and staff have put in to helping the students being as successful as they can during this difficult time. I will send out more information regarding the final packet and electronic device pick up the week of May 25th. We look forward to seeing you next week! Sincerely, Leonard Morrow Manton Consolidated Schools Superimtemdent
Wexford Adolescent Wellness Center: Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to stay mentally healthy. Physical activity can help you cope with worry, sadness, and isolation. Try any of these FREE resources to help you get active. NIKE TRAINING CLUB: app has great classes for FREE! Stream pre=-recorded workouts across all categories, from strength and endurance training to yoga, or join live, 5-minute sessions to help you warm up for your workout. Available for iOS and Android. C25k: app is a FREE app for first-time runners who want to complete a 5k but don't know where to start. If you 30 minutes, 3 days a week you can be running a 5k in 8 weeks. Available from iOS and Android Lululemon is offering FREE Instagram Live sessions that feature yoga, do-anywhere workots, meditation and self-care tips. Planet Fitness: is offering FREE "Home Work-Ins" streamed live on Planet Fitness' Facebook page daily at 7 p.m. EST. For anyone who can't participate live, workouts are available to view on both the Planet Fitness Facebook page and on the Planet Fitness YouTube channel. Manton Schools Students, parents and staff, In order to comply with the Governor's order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Manton Adolescent Wellness Center is offering Tel-mental health services over the phone or through online video conderencing. Students (age 10& up) who wish to utilize tel-mental health services either through phone or video conferencing are asked to contact Susan Stendel, 231-383-6563. A signed consent form is required to receive services. If we do not have a consent on file, one can be mailed upon request. Parents if you have an older child, age 19-21, who lives in Wexford County who wants counseling, please call Amanda Riddle, LPC, at the Wexford Adolescent Center at 231-303-1788. All tel-mental health services during COVID-19 are offered at no cost to students or their parents. Insurances will be billed if you have insurance. Microfoft Teams in the HIPAA compliant platform students will be using for video conferencing. This app can be downloaded onto a smartphone, tablet or a computer. Students will need an email address (school email will not work) to use this app, it is suggested that the student create a free Gmail account. If yu have any questions, please contact Susan Stendel at 231-383-6563 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Stendel, MA, LPC, NCC Mental Health Coordinator.
Middle School Parents/Students: if you were not in school today, there are packets from the teachers. They will be in the middle school office today from 2:00-4:00 for you to pick up. If you can't pick them up we will put them in the mail to you.
The Middle School Wrestling practice for tonight, Thursday, March 12th has been cancelled. The tournament on Saturday, March 14th has also been cancelled. There is an optional practice on Friday, March 13th at 3:30 in the HS gym. Please turn in your uniform.
Reminder that Spring Break starts on Friday, March 20th @ 3:10 and School resumes on Monday, March 30th. Have a safe relaxing week! See you on March 30th!
Middle School Parents: It is not to late to order a Middle School Year Book. Here is the address for it: prepay.geskusphoto.com/?YB=4118
Reminder: Spring Break starts at the end of the day of March 20th.
Positive Choice with Mr. Gatehouse will be happening tomorrow and Thursday for 7th graders. 8th graders will have it March 4th and 5th. If you do NOT want your child participating in Positive Choices this year, please contact the middle school to have your student excused.
We were asked to announce: Missaukee Mountain is offering free skiing this Saturday, Feb. 15 for kids from 12-8. Any questions contact Missaukee Mountain Ski Resort
Reminder of Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, February 12 @ 5:00-8:00 and Thursday, February 13 @ 12:30-3:30. Half day of school for students on the 13th, No School on Friday and Monday, February 14 & 17.
Reminder: Our Christmas break will start on Friday, Dec. 20th at 12:00 noon. Students come back to school on Jan. 2, 2020, this is a full day. Have a safe Christmas!
Reminder to all Middle School Parents: Our picture retakes will be on Monday, Dec. 9th.
Picture Retakes: We are going to try again. We have scheduled retakes for next Monday, Dec. 9th.
Picture Retakes: Picture retakes will be Dec. 2 for all three buildings.
Manton Rotary is collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for Project Christmas. There are drop off boxes outside of each of the offices. They will be collecting until December 5th.
The 5th and 6th grade band concert for next Tuesday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30PM.
7th Grade Students and Parents: If your child is not updated on their immunizations please call the Wellness Clinic at the school at 231-824-6411, ext. 508 to make an appointment.
8th Grade Students and Parents: Here is the due dates for your Detroit Trip. Detroit trip is May 21, 2020. November 26th - $25.00, December 20th -$25.00, January 24th -$25.00. Febuary 21st - $ 25.00 and final payment on March 20th - $25.00. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Gooden or Mrs. Thompson.
Flu Shots for Students: The wellness Clinic are offering Flu Shots for students on Nov. 8th. Please call 231-306-3010 for an appointment.
Picking up your fund raiser? Come to the lobby of the new gym. If you have any questions call the Middle School Office @ 824-6401, ex 2
4-H Babysitting Club: Any one interested in taking the this class, it is Oct. 23-Dec. 4 in the Middle School. It starts at 3:15-4:15. Cost is $20.00 for non -members (4-H members are free) There are fliers outside the Middle School Office.
Reminder that the Fund Raiser items are in, except for the pizza items. They will be in your student's homeroom class.
Cancelled for tonight, Oct. 1: NO Pop Warner Football practice. Go home or where you would go if there is no practice. Middle School Cross Country: Tonight, Oct. 1 meet has been cancelled and is rescheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 2.
Scholastic Book Fair is coming: Please join us on October 21-24 during school hours and parent/teacher conferences for HS/Elem. It will be located in the 5th Street Gym.Come on out and buy a book!
Middle School Parents reminder: The Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Nov. 25-26. We do not have any in October.
Spirit Week of Sept. 16th Monday: Breakfast Club- (PJ Day) Tuesday: Jumanji - (Going on a safari) Wednesday: Wonder -(Out of this world =- Astronaut etc) Also, DO at least ONE act of KINDNESS! Thursday: Beauty and the Beast-(duo up with a friend/or group as a pair to complement each other) Examples. . . Salt and Pepper, Peanut butter and Jelly, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, 3 Stooges) Friday: Friday NIght Lights - (Ranger Day) Dress up in your Ranger Gear!
Free Summer Lunches: for any child 18 years and under. June 17-August 9, Monday-Friday, 11:30-12:30 in the Ranger Room Cafeteria.
Middle School Parents/Students: We have a few Year Books left in the office if you did not order one and would still like to purchase one. They are $9.00, first come.
Cost of the physical is $ 25.00. Services will not be denied if you are unable to make a donation. They can also assist you in Medicaid enrollment if desired.
2019-20 Sports Physicals: The Manton Wellness Center will be offering physicals for all 10-21 year olds. June 18 & 19. Call 231-306-4900 for an appointment
The Middle School Office has 7 pairs of prescription glasses. If your student is missing theirs please stop by and see if we have them. Thanks
Reminder to 7th grade students: The 3 camp waivers need to be signed and turned in by this Friday the 10th with the $15 attached if you intend to go to Eagle Village Retreat May 23. All students not going to camp are still expected to come to school the 23rd.
Middle School has 6 pairs of perscriptiion glasses in the office. Some have been here awhile. If your student lost a pair please come see if I have them. Thanks
Here is the link to Jess LaFreniere‘s photos of the clinic and individual pictures of the students with Matt McQuiad and Kenny Goins. The gallery will be taken down after May 31st. https://jesslafreniere.shootproof.com/gallery/MSUclinic2019/
Disability Resource Expo: For ages 14-26 @ Baker College Student Center on May 8th 2:00-6:00. If you have questions please call Jamie @ 231-876-2291 or Keri @ 231-876-2268
Reminder that Manton will not be in school this Friday, Good Friday. Enjoy your three day weekend!
Notice to 5th Grade Parents/Students: M-step testing will be taking place on the following dates: April 16, April 17 April 22, April 24 and April 30. The M-step testing will take place on the mornings of these dates. Parents, we are also asking for your assistance to ensure that the testing goes as smoothly as possible by having your child present on the mornings of these dates. We appreciate your help with this matter.
Notice to 8th Grade Parents/Students: PSAT testing will be taking place on the following dates: April 9, April 23, and April 24. The PSAT testing will take place on the mornings of these dates. Parents, we are also asking for your assistance to ensure that the testing goes as smoothly as possible by having your child present on the mornings of the testing dates. We appreciate your help with this matter.
Reminder to Sixth Grade Parents: Your student will need to have his/her immunizations up dated BEFORE they come to school in August. Thank you for taking care of this early.
Reminder that Spring Break starts at 3:10 on Friday, March 22. Report Cards will be mailed on after Spring Break.
Manton Summer Baseball/Softball registration is now open! Please visit mantonsummerrec.com to register. Registration closes March 31st.
April 25-26: Manton 5th and 7th graders will be having their vision checked by the Health Department
Summer Softball/Baseball: Registration is now OPEN! Registration is open from Feb. 22-March 31. Please visit mantonsummerrec.com to create an account (or use your last years acct) and register today!! Please contact Matt Schaub with any questions at 231-884-6058
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.