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From The Desk Of The superintendent...
We are approaching the final month of school for the 2022-2023 school year. That said, May tends to be a busy month for Morrice Area Schools. Below are a few important upcoming dates:
May 3- MHS Academic Honors Night, 6pm.
May 10- MAS Board of Education Meeting, 6pm.
May 16- Senior Night, 6pm.
May 18- MHS Graduation, 7pm.
May 25- Community Bond Meeting, 6pm.
May 26- Last Day of School.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th. The educational landscape has changed significantly over the past 5 years and I am grateful for the committed staff members of Morrice Area Schools. Your kids enter the building each day and are embraced by professionals that are focused on growth of the whole child. As a small token of appreciation, I encourage you to reach out and thank an educator over the course of the next two weeks.
2023-2024 Kindergarten & preschool Registration
Morrice Area Schools is still accepting kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year. Kindergarten students can get registered by completing the enrollment packet below, packets can also be picked up in the elementary office. Preschool students can get enrolled by clicking on the Shiawassee Preschool website below.
MHS Class of 2023 top ten
August 8th Bond Extension
Morrice Area Schools is continuing to plan for a 25 year, $7.0 million bond extension, to be placed on the August 8th, 2023 ballot. The Board of Education will officially call for the election at the May 10th Board of Education meeting. After the May 10th Board of Education Meeting, we will begin providing community members with more details on this bond extension.
This bond extension will be an extension of the current mills Morrice Area Schools levies. That said, this bond extension will not be an increase or additional monies paid yearly.
The focus of this bond will be to IMPROVE Safety, Instructional Environments and Infrastructure. Below is some of the work Morrice Area Schools will be able to complete at Morrice Elementary and Morrice Junior Senior High School with the passage of this bond extension:
Install Air Conditioning.
Update Security Measures. (cameras, metal detectors, update electronic key system, secure entrances, safety film near entrance doors/windows).
Update technology & classroom furniture.
Remodeling of the high school media center.
New flooring throughout both buildings.
Bathroom & locker room updates.
Parking lot updates.
Baseball, softball & outdoor basketball court updates.
This is an exciting opportunity for Morrice Area Schools...our kids deserve the best! Again, we will share more detailed information in the future.
board of education updates
In a continued effort to provide transparent communication, to the right you will find easy access to recent Board of Education agendas and minutes.
At the March and April meetings, the MAS Board of Education took action on the following items:
Approved the 2023-2024 calendar.
Approved the hiring of a social worker, bus driver, custodian and varsity volleyball coach.
Approved Chartwells, the food service provider, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Approved the district legal firm, Thrun, through December of 2023.
Approved a three year superintendents contract.
Approved submission of the Preliminary of Qualified Bonds Application for the August 8 election.
Discussed the 2023-2024 Student Handbooks.
"Telling our story"
As part of MAS Strategic Plan Goal 3, Communication, Morrice Area Schools is committed to "Telling Our Story." We feel it is important to be intentional and share the endless wonderful things that take place on a regular basis at Morrice Area Schools!
The Fine Arts Festival will be Saturday, April 29th, 10am-2pm at MHS.
Congratulations to the 2023 Prom King and Queen.
Thank you to NHS for collecting donations for the Shiawassee Animal Shelter.
The junior high staff inducted the National Junior Honor Society students.
Schedules: The schedule(s) for games/competitions can be found on the district calendar on the Morrice Area Schools website. Due to illness, injury and lack of officials, schedules may change the day of the event. To ensure proper communication, we inform the coaching staff and athletes of the cancelation. All changes are promptly updated on the website calendar. The website calendar is the best spot to find up-to-date schedule information.
Physicals: Any student wishing to participate in a sport during the 2023-2024 school year must have an updated physical on file dated April 15, 2023 or later.
Questions: All athletic related questions can be directed to Elizabeth Bontakoe at 517-625-3142
Athletic Booster Spirit Wear: Link to the right.
News From The Nurse
Medical Emergency Team
Morrice Area Schools have been working diligently to make the district a safer place for our Morrice students. With that being said we have formulated a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) of staff members to respond during any type of medical emergency on campus. We have involved staff in each area of our district to make up the teams, including early childhood, Elementary, and Jr/Sr High. This team of staff members have all been through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid training. We are working toward the goal of becoming a MI HEARTSafe School. In the upcoming months our staff and students will be practicing how to manage medical emergencies and their roles & responsibilities during those medical emergencies. All the teachers have been assigned buddy teachers and in the case of an event students will practice reporting to their assigned buddy teacher. We will be involving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) when practicing the drills, and to not be alarmed if you see EMS vehicles at either of the schools in upcoming months. For more information please visit this website, https://www.projectadam.com
For questions please contact Kylie Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your student currently has medication in the office, all medication needs to be picked up by a parent or guardian by June 2nd. Thereafter, all medication will be properly disposed of.
As you begin planning for the 2023-2024 school year, please make sure the appropriate medication forms are completed by your family doctor and returned to the office. The forms can be found below: