Hello Bulldogs, March is reading month and Mesick Elementary will again be participating in the Traverse City Pit Spitters Reading Club. Students just need to read for 15 minutes a day to receive free tickets to a Pit Spitters game. All the information regarding the program, including a digital bookmark to record the 15 minutes a day reading goal, is attached in the link below. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. Now get out and read, read, read! -Mr. Charnes TC Pit Spitters Reading Club link https://5il.co/q4u6
The JR/SR High just conducted a successful lockdown drill.
Just a reminder that JR/SR High Parent / Teacher conferences are this Thursday March 4th from 5:00-8:00. Conferences will be conducted virtually again and you can schedule appointments with your student's teachers at this link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Mesick_JR_SR_High_School
📚 📕 Books For Kids 📕 📚 Elementary students were able to choose 2 books to bring home, for there very own, this week. Ask your kiddos about their book selections!
Athletics Update: Girls JV/V basketball games for tonight and Saturday have been postponed. We will be working on make up dates for both teams and will announce those as soon as possible. Also, in honor of our girls varsity volleyball season, we have teamed with Creative Embroidery out of Cadillac to provide everyone an opportunity to purchase some gear to celebrate the season. Please follow the link below to view the District/Regional/Final Four apparel that was designed by creative embroidery. All orders will be available approximately two weeks after placing the order. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Coach Duby in the Athletic Office. https://c-emb.com/Mesick-Consolidated-Schools-CONGRATS-LADY-BULLDOGS-c24551133
JR/SR High Parent / Teacher conferences are next Thursday March 4th from 5:00-8:00. Conferences will be conducted virtual again and you can schedule appointments with your student's teachers at this link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Mesick_JR_SR_High_School
Tonight's boys JV/V basketball game at Baldwin has been postponed. Make up dates will be announced as soon as possible.
Tonight's junior high girls basketball game has been cancelled. Practice will be cancelled as well. The girls will resume practice tomorrow after school at 3:15 in the elementary gymnasium. The girls have picked up a game this Saturday at 9 am in Brethren. Both the 7th and 8th grade teams will have two games that day. Go Bulldogs!
Reminder - Due to staff vaccination clinics Mesick schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021.
Class of 2021 students & parents: This is just a quick reminder to those who have not completed their students FAFSA; the Michigan deadline for state aid is March 1. Thus it is very important to get this submitted as soon as possible. Even if a student is undecided right now, it would be a good idea to complete it anyway to give them the possibility of financial aid for college if they decide to pursue it in the future. It is a free application and provides free financial aid; please take advantage of it! Please let Mr. Frieswyk know when you complete it or if you have any questions. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Starting Thursday, February 18 the Ski Club will extend our time at Caber Fae Ski Resort until 7:00 PM. We will return to the elementary school at 7:30. Ski Club will also be adding the first week of March to its schedule. Because we are at the end of the season, we will not be accepting any new members from here on out.
Winter Sports Update: Tonight is the first night of the Winter Sports season! Please remember all players and coaches are allowed four spectators per contest. If you are attending the game tonight we ask that you bring exact change. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per student. We would like to avoid the hand to hand exchange of cash this season. Also, family passes will be available for $50 and these will be good for all home games. We hope to see you tonight at 7:30 pm as our boys varsity team takes on the TC Bulldogs. Also, good luck to our JV/V girls who are traveling to MCE tonight for a 6pm start! The spectator limit at MCE is also 4 per player/coach. Go Bulldogs!
Good Morning! We are excited to say that basketball will begin this week for JH girls, JV/V girls, and JV/V boys. Please make sure to check the app or website frequently to stay up to date on this years schedule. We are also excited to announce spectators will be allowed. At the moment, we will be allowing each player/coach to have up to four spectators at each home event. For away games, please check with Coach Duby as spectator limits at each school will be different. Please remember that masks and social distancing will be required at all home/away events. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Coach Duby or any one of our coaches. Have a great day and Go Bulldogs!
Due to the inclement weather and the forecast for tomorrow, Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 5.
Hello Everyone, Due to the potential of inclement weather, this evening ski club is canceled for today (Thursday, 02/04/2021) . Students' money will be carried over to next week's ski club (Thursday, 02/11/2021).
REMINDER: Jostens will be at the Mesick JR/SR High School tomorrow; Friday, February 5th from 11-11:30 AM in the commons to deliver class rings. Remaining balance must be paid in full to pick up merchandise.
This week the Detroit Free Press All-State Football Team was announced and we would like to congratulate our very own Cole Spencer for being named Honorable Mention! This is an incredible accomplishment and we are extremely proud of the season Cole, his coaches, and his teammates had this past Fall. Not only does Cole dominate on the football field, but he also dominates in the classroom as well. Cole has a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and is the definition of a student-athlete. Congratulations Cole and Go Bulldogs!
Jostens will be at the Mesick JR/SR High School on Friday, February 5th from 11-11:30 AM in the commons to deliver class rings. Balance must be paid in full to pick up your student's merchandise.
One of Mesick’s outstanding seniors is completing work experience learning during the afternoons. For the first half of the school year, he was working at Spencer Plastics, and now he works at Caberfae, maintaining the skis, snowboards, boots, and bindings. Keep up the great work, Grayden! We are proud of you!
10 Minutes until game time! Watch the game at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/mhsaa-mi. Go Bulldogs!
Second update from Battle Creek: The girls are fed and ready to go! Being that we are the first game of the day, we will get two hours of warm up time in Kellogg Arena. For those with tickets, you can enter the arena at 11 am. We were given a tip to have everyone park at the hotel attached to the arena. The hotel is under renovation and there will be no parking fees. More pictures and updates to come!
Reporting live from Battle Creek, MI: This morning the girls are all up and doing well! Covid Rapid Testing will begin at 8:00 am sharp. The whole process usually takes about 30 minutes. Once the girls tests are cleared, they will grab breakfast from the hotel lobby and head back to their rooms. We will depart from the hotel for Kellogg Arena around 9:45 am. We will report back then with some pictures and updates! Stay tuned! Go Bulldogs!
Hello Everyone. In case you haven't heard, a new bus driver has joined the Mesick Family. Jerika Currie is a graduate of Mesick and is joining us with 12 years of experience as a bus driver in a neighboring district. She will be taking over for Ron on bus 12-5. We are excited to have her on the team!
Updates on Girls Volleyball: The girls will be leaving the high school at 3pm tomorrow for Battle Creek. With spectators for the event being limited to 50 per school, we want to make sure we send the girls off with all of the support we can. We will encourage everyone to meet in the parking lot closest to the bus garage at 2:50 to cheer them on as their bus departs for Battle Creek. The girls game will be at Noon on Friday vs Battle Creek St. Phillip. The game will be live streamed via the link below. Your subscription from last night will grant you access to Friday's game. If you have any questions, please email Coach Duby. Great job girls and Go Bulldogs! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/mhsaa-mi
The Mesick Girls Varsity Volleyball team beat Fowler tonight 3-2 to advance to the State Semifinals! The girls will play at Noon on Friday in Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena. More details to come! Great job girls!
Don't forget at 5pm today we be sending off our Girls Varsity Volleyball team as they make their way to Manton for the MHSAA State Quarterfinal vs Fowler. We will be meeting near the doors you would enter for a home volleyball match. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. If you are going to be tuning in from home this evening, please follow the link below to watch the girls live. There will be a subscription fee that will last for one month. Best of luck to our girls and Go Bulldogs! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/rambler-review/gamf6379a9647
Tonight's MHSAA Volleyball Quarterfinal game at Manton is still on! The girls will be leaving the school at 5pm and we encourage anyone who can safely travel to the school to come cheer on the girls as their bus departs for Manton. Good luck girls!
Good Morning, Due to icy road conditions Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Again, due to icy road conditions Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Just a reminder that first semester is coming to an end soon. If you would like to switch your student from virtual to in-person learning or from in-person to virtual learning for second semester, please call the elementary or high school office at (231)-885-1200 to make the arrangements. The deadline to switch is this Friday January 15th. Second Semester starts January 25th.
There have been several changes/updates with our athletic schedule this year. Here are the most recent updates: Our Varsity Volleyball Team will be competing in the MHSAA State Quarterfinals tomorrow in Manton at 6pm. Fifty tickets were made available for immediate family members of our players and coaches. For anyone looking to watch from home, please follow this link https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/rambler-review/gamf6379a9647. ( There is a subscription fee for this broadcast but it will remain active for one month and also give you access to additional games) Tomorrow's bus time is 5pm and we would like to have everyone come show their support in the high school parking lot as the girls leave for Manton! (masks and social distancing required) In regards to boys junior high basketball, the season has officially been cancelled. There will be additional opportunities for our JH Boys to play this Summer! Girls JH Basketball will begin Monday, January 18th. Information will be sent home this week regarding practices and games. Boys/Girls JV/V Basketball will begin practice this Saturday. The game schedule can be located on the Mesick App/Website. All basketball schedules/start dates are subject to change as the Governor must approve the start of Winter Sports this week. Please email Coach Duby with any questions. Have a great week and Go Bulldogs!
First semester is coming to an end soon. If you would like to switch your student from virtual to in-person learning or from in-person to virtual learning for second semester, please call the elementary or high school office at (231)-885-1200 to make the arrangements. The deadline to switch is Friday January 15th. Second Semester starts January 25th.
Hello Everyone. Ski - Club will start this Thursday, January 7, students will be picked up at the high school starting at 3:30 then the elementary. Due to safety protocols, we will be leaving Caberfae Peaks at 6:00, students will need to be picked p behind the elementary at 6:30. We hope to extend the time as emergency orders are lifted. Please remember that mask must be worn on the bus and on the slopes.
I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I am very excited about seeing everyone again this Monday, January 4! We look forward to our high school students (9th-12th) rejoining our K-8th grade students for in-person instruction on Monday, January 4, 2021. Please remember that if your student displays any symptoms or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with Covid 19 please keep them at home. We all have worked really hard to keep Mesick students learning in-person.
Below is the link to the 3rd through 5th grade Winter Musical! A shout out to Mrs. Adams for putting this together! Enjoy! Happy Holidays. https://youtu.be/VeBUX5T-w70
We would like to congratulate Varsity Volleyball Coach Stacy Quiggin on being named Coach of the Year by the Traverse City Record Eagle. Our girls varsity volleyball team went 23-2 and captured conference, district, and regional championships this past year. The season will continue when the girls take on Fowler in the MHSAA Division 4 Quarterfinals on Tuesday, January 5th at 6pm in Manton. Excellent job coach and we look forward to seeing everyone back on the floor!
With today's announcement we are excited that our girls varsity volleyball team will resume practice on Monday, December 21st and compete in the State Quarterfinals on Tuesday, January 5th. There will be an additional update from the MHSAA on Tuesday, December 22nd and we will provide more details regarding volleyball and Winter sports at that time. In the meantime, please direct any questions you may have to Coach Duby at email@example.com. Have a great weekend and Go Bulldogs!
📚 Elementary Building 📚 Students were able to choose a few books to bring home for there very own this week. Thanks to Project Christmas, donations and a reward to buy books Mr Charnes earned. Kids were so excited picking out & sharing their selections with others. Ask your child about the books they selected. Happy Reading! Enjoy 📖
This morning in Mrs. Porter’s fifth grade class students were able to play math games virtually with their classmates who are doing online learning. Students created and sent out an invite to their classmates at home and via Google Hangouts were able to interact with each other to play the game. It was so nice for all the students to be able to see and speak with one another. For our kids at home, this was about as close to being in the building as you can get. Great job Bulldogs!
High School yearbooks are $25 until December 22! Order at yearbookforever.com or contact Mrs. Elliott- ElliottA@mesick.org
K-12 Holiday Meal Sign-Up If you would like to sign your child(ren) up for a meals over the holiday break, please complete the form below. The deadline for sign-up is Friday, December 18 at 2:00. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEC0cWk6H7IpdLAdHJlqohNLfATvW45KjZ2iPxVRY20Bl_iA/viewform?usp=sf_link
It was a successful Fall for Mesick Athletics. Not only did our teams have record breaking years, but there were many individuals who were recognized for their contributions as well. The following Mesick Student-Athletes were recognized by the Cadillac News and/or the WMD League Coaches for their individual performances during the Fall 2020 Sports Season: Cross Country – Grant Fleis (HM All-State, Cadillac News Dream Team, WMD 1st Team), Caleb Linna (Cadillac News HM All-Area). Volleyball – Grace Quiggin (Cadillac News Dream Team, WMD 1st Team), Lexy Abraham (WMD 1st Team), Kaylee O’Neill (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD 2nd Team), Kelsey Quiggin (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD 2nd Team), Trinity Harris, (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD HM), Grace Hawk (WMD HM). Football – Cole Spencer (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD 1st Team Offense/Defense), Gabe Parrish (Cadillac News Dream Team, WMD 1st Team Offense, 2nd Team Defense), Mathew Fuller (Cadillac News Dream Team, WMD 1st Team Defense, 2nd Team Offense), Logan Thomas (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD 2nd Team Offense), Logan Wienclaw (Cadillac News HM All-Area, WMD 2nd Team Defense), Ben Parrish (Cadillac News HM All-Area). Congratulations to all and Go Bulldogs!
9th-12 Grade School Closure Lunch Request Form - Please click on the link to request meals for your 9th-12th grade student. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegMNXD98-eWd5t18yzXnLY_7WyuUaqNsfxHlT8Sap86raxoA/viewform?usp=sf_link
On Friday, December 11th from 8:00 to 4:00, the Wellness Center at Mesick School will be hosting a flu clinic to all staff and students of Mesick schools. Please call Andrea at (231) 306-3010 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are also welcome. There are no out-of-pocket costs for anyone! Please bring your insurance card if you have one. All individuals who receive a flu shot will be given a $5 Subway card or $6 Little Caesar’s gift card!
Parents / Guardians of 9th-12th grade students, we are looking of some feedback on how things have been going for your student since they were required to switch to remote learning in November. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a survey at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1t7FGVTI1unCM2su5DmENVlLUv33rjrmO0d_5OyhW0X4/edit Thanks!
Reminder Ski Club packets are available for pick up in the elementary and high school offices. Return the forms by December 11th to be eligible for the $1 club fee. After December 11th the club fee will be $5. Completed forms must be returned by December 16 to be eligible to attend the first ski trip scheduled for January 7, 2021
Christmas Giving Tree Program - We are trying to get Christmas gifts donated for a small number of students/families this year, although we are unable to have the traditional "Giving Tree" with requested donations on it at sporting events & concerts as we have in years past due to COVID. Displaying the Giving Tree at school events has been our primary means of publicity for gathering donations, so we are hoping for donations from staff & community volunteers who see our post on the school Facebook page & are able to help. If you are interested in purchasing a gift for a Mesick student, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 231-885-1201, ext. 3402. I will then provide you a list of some possibilities from which you can choose. Thank you! Wishing you a blessed Christmas season!
Reminder to Seniors! Get your yearbook items in by tomorrow! Email them to: ElliottA@mesick.org P.S. Yearbooks are on sale now until Winter break for just $25!
Transportation Update Cheri’s bus, 20-11. will be running about an hour late this afternoon, Monday, November 23. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Mesick High School Sophomores; Class of 2023: Final deadline to order class jewelry is Friday, December 4th! See the attached website for additional information: https://bit.ly/3pThm2B
Mesick High School Seniors; Class of 2021: Final deadline to order from Jostens is November 30th! See the attached website for more information: https://bit.ly/3lYL18r
Transportation Update Cheri’s bus, 20-11. will be running about an hour late this morning, Monday, November 23. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Hello Bulldogs! Just a reminder that the elementary will be having two “spirit” days this coming week. Monday is orange and black day and Tuesday is pajama day. No school Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. See you tomorrow!
Attention students in Ms.Esper's 4th, 5th,6th and 7th hour classes. The CPM and eBooks website are down today and not scheduled to be back online until midnight. Homework due Monday can be turned in by the end of the school day (3pm) on Tuesday without being considered late.
High School School Closure Breakfast and Lunch Request Pick up will be Monday, November 30th from 9:00am-9:30am behind the HS kitchen back door. Please sign up by Tuesday, November 24th @ 1:00pm We will not be monitoring any students names added after 1pm on the 24th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT4-jjUnPKKbprF_O9udqG-d8mYYjHk3YuQ7DHa991Am87Xg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Transportation Update: This afternoon, Friday, November 20 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about an hour to an hour and a half behind schedule. Sorry for the inconvenience, we appreciate your patience.
Transportation Update Tomorrow morning, Friday, November 20, Cheri’s bus, 2011 will be running about an hour behind schedule. Tomorrow morning, Friday, November 20, Bob’s bus, 17-2 will be running about an hour behind schedule. Thank you for tour patience and understanding.
Transportation Update: This afternoon, Thursday, November 19 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about an hour to an hour and a half behind schedule. Sorry for the inconvenience, we appreciate your patience.
The second round of Mesick Playoff Football gear has arrived and is ready to be picked up. Please schedule a pick up time with Coach Duby by emailing him at email@example.com. If you have a student at the school, please include that information in the email and it will be delivered directly to the student. Also, we will be ordering "District and Regional Champions" T-Shirts for our volleyball team! If you would like to place an order for this, please email Coach Duby. Have a great day and Go Bulldogs!
Transportation Update Tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 19 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour and 15 minutes behind schedule. Please know we do our best at estimating times. Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Transportation Update: This afternoon, Tuesday, November 17 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about an hour to an hour and a half behind schedule. Sorry for the inconvenience, we appreciate your patience.
Hello Everyone, We were informed that an individual in the Adolescent Wellness Center located in our high school tested positive for Covid-19 and was in our building last Monday and Tuesday. The health department will call the parents of the students that were seen Monday and Tuesday and inform them that their student had a very low exposure risk while in the clinic - not considered to be a close contact to a positive case, but we would request that they self-monitor for symptoms until 14 days from the date in the clinic (November 9th and 10th.) They do not need to quarantine or isolate unless they were to develop symptoms. We have no Individuals that are considered close contacts. We will continue to keep you informed if other cases impact our school.
Transportation Update Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour and 15 minutes behind schedule. Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18 = bus 17-, Bob's bus will be running about 1 hour behind schedule. Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience causes.
Transportation Update: This afternoon, Tuesday, November 17 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour behind schedule. This afternoon, Tuesday, November 17 = bus 19-10, Stephanie's bus will be running about 1 hour behind schedule. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact the school's office if you would like to arrange student pick-up 231-885-1200.
Hello, During our high school closure, high school students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch for the week. Please complete this form if you would like to request meals for your student. The deadline needs to be completed by 10:00AM, Thursday, November 19. Meals will need to be picked up on Monday, November 23 between 9:00AM-9:30AM outside of high school kitchen receiving door (North Side of High School). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLSqx6H0b1aD5BcJy40vQ0uVdtWJn3daUgDxLVxChjQbTg_w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Transportation Update Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour and 15 minutes behind schedule. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17 = bus 19-10, Stephanie's bus will be running about 1 hour and 15 minutes behind schedule.
Transportation Update This afternoon, Monday, November 16 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour behind schedule. Please contact the school's office if you would like to arrange student pick-up 231-885-1200.
With the change in state orders, in person ski club sign up has been canceled. However, you can still sign up. Ski Club packets will be available for pick up in the elementary and high school offices beginning November 16th. Forms can be turned into the offices through December 11 for the $1 club fee. After December 11 the club fee will be $5. You must have completed forms returned by December 16 to be eligible to attend the first ski trip.
Last night the MHSAA informed schools across the state that all athletic activities must be suspended immediately. What this means for Mesick is that our amazing volleyball run must be put on hold, junior high boys basketball and girls jv/v basketball must pause, and the boys jv/v basketball start date will be pushed back. As of right now, the target date for a return to athletics is December 8th. We appreciate your patience and will share information as it is made available.
Transportation Update Tomorrow, Monday, November 16 = bus 2011, Cheri's bus will be running about 1 hour and 15 minutes behind schedule.
As I am sure many of you are aware of the recently released MDHHS Order that becomes effective on Wednesday, November 18., we are receiving this information the same time you are, I appreciate your patience and understanding. P lease look for more information on how Mesick Schools will address this order by the end of the day tomorrow.
Mesick High School National Honor Society is hosting a Non-perishable food drive November 3rd through 8:30 am December 2nd. All donations will go to the Mesick Community Pantry. Elementary students can participate in a classroom competition by bringing in either a non-perishable food donation or a monetary contribution! All money will go to buy food items. The class with the most donations will win an ice cream party! Here are the results as of 11/13/2020: Parrish - 233 items Shermak - 161 items Ford - 146 items Walker - 112 items Campbell - 107 items Griffin - 103 items Bailey - 100 items Kastl - 86 items Manley - 60 items MacEachern - 28 items Redman - 25 items Porter - 15 items Cunningham - 5 items
Congratulations to Jewlia Pruden, 6th grade, for her poster being selected by the Mesick Lions Club to move onto the Governor's level of judging for the International Peace Poster Contest! Jewlia's poster will be judged along with 46 other students in the state to possibly advance to the National and International level! Way to go!
Reminder mobile dentist will be coming to Mesick Elementary on Monday, November 16th. Forms are available in the office if you would like your child to see the dentist. The mobile dentist will be following strict procedures to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Mesick HS Class of 2021 - Tomorrow is order day at Mesick JR/SR High School. The time is now to get ready for graduation! Jostens will ask for a $50 deposit or there are other ways to pay for your order. Watch the attached video for more information: https://bit.ly/3loFLux
Class of 2023- Tomorrow is order day at Mesick JR/SR High School. The time is now to get your Class Ring!! Jostens will ask for a $75 deposit or there are other ways to pay for your order. Click below: https://bit.ly/32CtGue
Tomorrow night's Regional Final game at Buckley has been cancelled. Mesick will be moving on to the Quarterfinals on Monday night at 6pm in Manton vs the winner of Onekama and Fowler. More information will be available at a later time. Please email Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Although we are not able to hold our annual Veterans' Day Assembly, Mesick Consolidated Schools would like to say "thank you" to all veterans. We truly appreciate the sacrifices that you and your families made in order to serve. It is our hopes that everyone will take time today to appreciate our veterans. Please follow the link below to the Mesick Consolidated Schools YouTube page to watch our Veterans' Day playlist featuring the Mesick High School band and our local Veterans' Slide Show. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_J1ziV9JbrXwRq1ZHbGEJTT4539G5i_k
The Mesick Volleyball Team does it again!! The girls become the first volleyball team in school history to advance to the regional final! The regional final will be Thursday in Buckley vs the winner of Leland and Hale. Information regarding tickets and the number of spectators will be released tomorrow. Congratulations girls!
Please see the link below for you the Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear Store https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/ZyuqsC4pq5 The store closes on November 19. Items should be received before Christmas.
Congratulations to Grant Fleis who placed 30th out of 246 runners today at the State Cross Country Finals! This is the second consecutive year Grant has finished in the top 30, and earned All State honors. Great job Grant!
🎉BIG SHOUT OUT 🎉to all the students who participated in our Kids Read Now summer Reading program! 1st-4th Graders CELEBRATED meeting their KRN summer reading goals with cookies & milk. 🍪🥛 Any student who met their goal by reading 8 books, received a certificate and prize.🥳 Great Job!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Way to Go!!!
Congratulations to our girls varsity volleyball team who defeated Forest Area in 3 sets to capture the District Championship! They will face Gaylord St. Mary on Tuesday at 530 pm in Buckley. Great Job Girls!
For those who missed the post earlier this week, here is the link to the football game tonight vs Gaylord St. Mary. Good luck to our volleyball and football teams tonight! https://youtu.be/b0epoUpjQJ0
Congratulations to our Mesick Girls Varsity Volleyball Team who defeated McBain NMC last night in 3 straight sets to move on to the District Championship tomorrow at 6pm in Buckley vs Forest Area! Congratulations to the girls! The numbers of spectators are limited for this event. Also, please make sure to wish the football team and Grant Fleis good luck as the football team plays tomorrow and Grant will be running on Saturday at MIS in Brooklyn, MI for the second straight year! It's a great time to be a Bulldog!
Here is the link to the varsity football playoff game at Gaylord Intermediate School vs Gaylord St Mary on Friday at 7pm. Good Luck Boys! https://gofan.co/app/events/137743
We want to wish our Girls Varsity Volleyball team (58-8) good luck in the District Semi-Final tonight vs McBain NMC. If you are interested in purchasing a Volleyball WMD Conference Championship T-Shirt, please email your sizes/quantity to Coach Duby at email@example.com. Also, we are taking orders until 3pm today for football playoff gear. That will be the last order placed for playoff gear. Have a great week and Go Bulldogs!
Jostens; Northern Michigan Grad will be meeting with Sophomores about class rings and Seniors about graduation products next week The schedule is listed below. November 9 @ 10:34-11 AM – 10th grade class meetings to hand out information; In Mr. Castillo's and Ms. Hulett's CET classes. November 9 @ 11:00 – 12th grade class meeting to hand out information; In the library during their lunch break. November 13@ Lunch – Senior Order Collection in the library November 13 @ Lunch – Sophomore Order Collection in the commons
Just some reminders and updates for this weeks athletic contests: Tomorrow's volleyball game is limited to 4 spectators per player/coach. A link to purchase tickets has been sent to the email address of our student-athletes. Buckley is kindly asking spectators not to arrive before 5 pm and to please depart following the Mesick/McBain NMC Contest. When arriving please have your tickets our and ready to show to an event worker. For Fridays Football Playoff game, tickets will be available to the public at 6pm tomorrow night. The Facebook page will update with the link to purchase tickets just like last week. If you are unable to attend the game against Gaylord St. Mary, here is the link to the live stream: https://youtu.be/b0epoUpjQJ0. If you have any questions regarding this weeks events, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was a busy weekend for Mesick Athletics. Saturday morning, Grant Fleis qualified for States in Cross Country for the second straight year. Grant set a PR with a time of 17:28 and placed 5th in the Division 4 Regional. He will be racing Saturday at 1:30 pm at MIS in Brookyln, MI. Also on Saturday, the Varsity Football team made history when they defeated Vestaburg 34-0. This was the first playoff win in school history! The boys will be playing at Gaylord Intermediate School on Friday at 7pm vs Gaylord St. Mary. Our girls volleyball team opens district play on Wednesday at 5:30 pm vs McBain NMC in Buckley. If the girls win Wednesday, they will be playing in the district championship on Friday at 6 pm. Spectators for the volleyball games will be limited to 4 spectators per player. There will be no general admission for this event unfortunately. With both football and volleyball playing Friday night, we want to make sure that we can support both teams. We will be posting a link to the live stream of the football game on Wednesday and hoping to have a live link to the volleyball games as well. Thank you too everyone supporting our student-athletes and we will keep you updated as the week progresses! Go Bulldogs!
Hello Everyone! We are getting excited for tomorrow's 3pm kickoff vs Vestaburg at the High School. Almost 300 tickets have been sold so far! That does mean however that there are still 200 tickets available for purchase. The gates will open at 1:30 pm. Please make sure to have the link to your tickets ready when you are approaching the gate. Concessions will be available, but will be limited to candy/pop/water. Also, the playoff gear will be arriving today but not until after school hours. It will be dispersed to the football players following practice. If your gear does not get sent home tonight, it will be available tomorrow at the game. Also, if you did not get a chance to order playoff gear, we will be taking orders at the game. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our Athletic Director, Kyle Duby at email@example.com. Also, our cross country team will be racing in Regionals tomorrow in Buckley at 9:15 am. Best of luck to all of our student-athletes on what looks to be an awesome Saturday for Mesick Athletics! Go Bulldogs!
We will be streaming the Football Playoff game tomorrow. The live stream will be available just before the game starts at 3:00. Here is a link to our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
Exciting news! Ski club is going to continue this year, but with some changes. Caberfae is no longer doing night skiing on Tuesdays, so we will be skiing on Thursdays. Money collection will stay the same as last year with the jr/sr high on Monday and elementary on Tuesday. Face coverings are required for lessons, lift lines and in the lodge. Ski Club sign up will be November 18, 2020 in the high school commons from 5:00-6:30pm. Sign-up fee of $1 on November 18. The fee increases to $5 after that. Caberfae will be there to measure height, shoe size and weight so you are ready to ski in January. Covid could cancel ski club at any time.
A reminder that this is a three day weekend for students! There is no school on Monday, November 2. This is a professional development day for staff. We hope you all enjoy the extra day off.
Due to the current COVID restrictions the elementary will unfortunately be canceling the Daddy Daughter dance that was scheduled for November 6th. If restrictions change this school year, we will definitely do our best to reschedule this fun event.
Elementary picture retakes are Tuesday, November 3rd. If you want your child to get retakes, please send in the original package received.
Saturday is the first time in over 20 years Mesick has hosted a home playoff game! If you would like to come watch the boys attempt to make history and capture the FIRST playoff win in school history... please follow the link below to purchase a ticket. Ticket purchases are limited to 4 tickets per transaction, but you are allowed multiple transactions. Also, tickets are $6 plus a $1.30 transaction fee PER ticket. These costs are standard this year for every playoff game across the state. If you have questions during the process, please reach out to Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see everyone at the game! Please remember masks and social distancing are required during the event. Go Bulldogs! https://gofan.co/app/events/128586
We want to congratulate more of our student-athletes! Congratulations to Grant Fleis, Frankie Simerson, Caleb Linna, Eli Brewer, and Micah Vogler of our Cross Country team for qualifying for regionals this Saturday! Grant took first at the pre-regional and will be looking to qualify for states in back to back years. Also, on Monday night our girls volleyball team improved their record as they took down the Manton Rangers in 5 sets. The girls play at Buckley tonight starting at 5:30 pm (not 6pm per original schedule) and travel to Glen Lake tomorrow night for a 5:30 pm start. Also, tonight at 6pm we will be releasing the link to buy tickets for Saturday's Varsity Football Playoff Game. Stayed tuned for those tickets and more updates on our student-athletes who are having an awesome Fall season! Go Bulldogs!
Mesick MS Students have been working on their art submissions for the Lions International Peace Poster Contest! This year's theme is "Peace through Service." Student artwork will be judged by the local Lions Club. Winning posters will be sent onward for further possible judging at the state, national and international level! Nice work student artists!
Congratulations to our Varsity Football team that not only qualified for the MHSAA Playoffs, but will also be hosting a game in the first round! The game will be Saturday at 3 pm vs Vestaburg. Tickets this year will be digital. We will provide a link to the players and coaches where they will be allowed to purchase 4 pre-sale tickets between today and Wednesday at 1 pm. At 1 pm on Wednesday, a link to purchase tickets will be made public on our Facebook page and available to anyone looking to attend. The max capacity for the event has been limited to 500 spectators between both schools. Also, playoff gear is available for order. Orders are due by 3pm tomorrow! Please pick up an order sheet at the school, and return it to the school. Players will be sent home with this order sheet today Orders will arrive on Friday. It will be a busy week with systems that are new this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Coach Duby at email@example.com. Have a great week and Go Bulldogs!!!
We will be streaming tonight's varsity football game. The live stream will be available just before the game starts at 7:00. Here is a link to our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
We will be streaming tonight's volleyball Tri Meet vs Frankfort/Bear Lake. The live stream will be available just before the meet starts at 5:30. Here is a link to our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
Congratulations to our girls varsity volleyball team! Tonight they held home court on Senior Night and defeated the Eagles of Lake Leelanau St. Mary 3 sets to 0. Not only are the girls WMD League Conference Champions, but they also hold a record of 42-2. Way to go girls!
Reminder Wednesday, October 21st is a half day for students due to parent teacher conferences. Elementary students will be dismissed at noon.
Check out tonight's Varsity Football game on the NFHS Network by following this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/suttons-bay-high-school-suttons-bay-mi. There is a charge to watch but it will give you access to the NFHS Network for an entire month. Go Bulldogs!
Today in Mrs. Manley’s third grade class students presented their animal reports they had been working on all week. Students used their Chromebook to research facts about their animal, including its appearance, diet, and habitat. After submitting their research to Mrs. Manley, students created a pamphlet type display which they presented to their class. These Bulldogs did an amazing job!
Tonight's JV Volleyball TRI Tournament will be live streamed on our school youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
REMINDER! Mesick JR/SR High will be having picture re-takes TOMORROW, Friday, October 16 in the morning. Picture re-takes are for any student that would like to exchange their current pictures and get a new one taken or student's that may not have had their picture taken on the initial picture day; including any new students. Attached are the picture fliers and there are also some hard copies available in the office.
Athletic Update: Tonight's JV Football game has been cancelled. Varsity will still play tomorrow at Suttons Bay.
Just a reminder: 6th-12th grade Parent/Teacher conferences are next Monday and Wednesday October 19th and 21st. Conferences will be virtual this year due to COVID restrictions. Please click on the link below to schedule a virtual meeting with your student's teachers. If you prefer a phone call please select that option at the bottom of the teacher schedule. https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Mesick_JR_SR_High_School
Just a reminder that the JR/SR High Pastries for Parents event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We will reschedule if/when we are able.
6th-12th grade Parent/Teacher conferences are next Monday and Wednesday October 19th and 21st. Conferences will be virtual this year due to COVID restrictions. Please click on the link below to schedule a virtual meeting with your student's teachers. If you prefer a phone call please select that option at the bottom of the teacher schedule. https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Mesick_JR_SR_High_School
October is college application month in Michigan. Many colleges waive their application fees, so it’s a great time for seniors to apply. College application workshops were held in senior English classes this week, and seniors began the financial aid application process. We are so proud of our seniors and excited to see their future plans developing!
In the education world, there are some names that draw attention nationally. Bryan Skavnak of Be the Nice Kid is one of those. If you've been in our cafeterias, you know his quotes are painted on the walls. For him to give Mesick a shout out is a pretty big deal! Thank you to Bryan, and thanks to our own Mesick Bulldogs for making us so proud! https://youtu.be/nL2apSRqrWI
Just a reminder the our homecoming game against Bear Lake will be played on Saturday at 1:00. Here is a link to our YouTube page. The live stream will be available beginning at 12:45. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
We will be streaming the Varsity Volleyball game at 6:00 tonight. We are 24-0 and will be playing for the conference championship! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR0W6SI9ImvQ-X8Pz50hOZS31e1nhF2LNM3l-DkozhScNv_FDq-Hxi-0vPM
Tomorrow night our girls varsity volleyball team will be playing Pentwater at 6pm. Our girls are currently 24-0 and tomorrows night game will decide the conference championship! Make sure to wear your black and orange and come support our girls! Capacity will be be limited to 300 spectators and students wearing black and orange will get in free. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the event and social distancing must be practiced. Also, its homecoming week so make sure to show up Saturday at 1 pm to watch our Bulldogs take on Bear Lake as they look to secure two straight seasons with an undefeated conference record. Go Bulldogs!
Good Evening Mesick Families, Tomorrow is count day, this is the day where Michigan schools receive a majority of their funding. Please make sure students are at school and in class the entire day! IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT FEELING WELL PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. THERE ARE ADDITIONAL WAYS WE CAN CAPTURE THE FUNDING. Virtual students and families please make sure that you are responding and reaching out to the teachers and staff.
Hello Bulldogs! A reminder of the elementary Homecoming spirt week dress up days for the rest of the week. Tuesday: Dress like a Teacher Day (dress like a student for staff) Wednesday: Sports/Jersey Day Thursday: Mismatch Day Friday: Orang and Black Day.
Tomorrow is the start of homecoming week and the dress up day at the JR/SR High is “colors.” 6th-8th grade chose RED. 9th grade chose BLUE. 10th grade chose GREY. 11th grade chose WHITE and 12th grade chose BLACK. Please remember that all costumes must conform to the school dress code.
The Varsity Football team is playing Brethren at home tonight. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. MHSAA requires masks to be worn at all indoor and outdoor events. Following MHSAA requirements is what is allowing our students to play sports again and I want to see you at lots of other competitions this fall and winter so please be sure to keep your mask on and practice social distancing tonight. It’s about doing what we need to do so kids can keep competing in sports. See you soon! We will also be live streaming at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ?fbclid=IwAR2vfNsQ4_JZN2018ZJF2oLK2DQk28v_CgJ_CnsbPllJHAC3kAOt90hZ138
As may have heard, there was an accident on M-115 near N. 9 Road after school today involving one of our buses. Our bus was rear-ended by another vehicle. Thankfully, no one was injured and all students were transferred to another bus and driven home. . The driver of the bus was uninjured and able to remain calm and support the students as they awaited the arrival of the other bus. Mr. Akom, Mr. Fowler and Mr. Charnes all went to the scene to assist in safely transferring the students to the other bus. Once again, we are very thankful that no one was injured and that all of our students are safe.
Hello Parents/Guardians of 6th-12th grade students. The Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center will be hosting a flu immunization clinic in October! This clinic will take place during school hours. A date will be determined when there is a better idea of how many people are getting vaccinated. Please call Andrea, the nurse at the Wellness Center, at (231) 306-3010 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your child for a flu vaccine. Parental consent must be obtained prior to your child receiving a flu vaccine. This can be completed over the phone. Please contact Andrea if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you. Andrea Feister, BSN, RN
Mesick JR/SR High will be posting the breakfast and lunch menus on our website each month. They are located by going to Explore>Documents>Mesick JR/SR High School Forms & Publications
Mesick JR/SR High will be having picture re-takes on Friday, October 16 in the morning. Picture re-takes are for any student that would like to exchange their current pictures and get a new one taken or student's that may not have had their picture taken on the initial picture day; including any new students. Attached are the picture fliers and there are also some hard copies available in the office.
We will be live streaming the Varsity Volleyball game at 5:30 and I believe we should have the sound working. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ
Great news! As you may have heard, we are able to open up spectator numbers to 250 for indoor events and 500 for outdoor events. Please remember that the MHSAA requires masks to be worn at indoor and outdoor events. Following MHSAA requirements is what is allowing our students to play sports again. We have JR High football and Varsity volleyball tonight, JV football tomorrow and I want to see you at lots of other competitions this fall and winter so please be sure to keep your mask on and practice social distancing at all events. It’s about doing what we need to do so kids can keep competing in sports. See you soon!
Tomorrow's Junior High Football game will now be played in Mesick at 6pm vs Brethren. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our Varsity Football Team on their 43-22 victory over Marion on Friday night! Also, there is an update to the attendance policy at athletic contests moving forward: Indoor events will now be capped at 250 individuals, while outdoor events will be capped at 500 individuals. This includes players, coaches, and event workers. Masks must be worn at all times. The schedule for the week is as follows Monday: JH VB Home @ 530 vs MCC. Tuesday: JH Soccer at Buckley at 4:30. Wednesday: JH Football @ Brethren at 6. Varsity Volleyball Home vs MCC at 530. Thursday: JV Football Home vs Inland Lakes. JH/Varsity Volleyball @ MCE. JH Soccer at TCBAA at 430. Friday: Varsity Football @ Inland Lakes at 7pm. Saturday: JH Volleyball Home vs Frankfort at 10 am. Make sure to follow the Mesick app for all schedules/updates. Go Bulldogs!
The Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center offers services at our JR/SR High School. You can locate the necessary forms on our website by going to Explore>Documents>Mesick JR/SR High Forms & Publications>Wellness Center. If you could please save the forms to your computer or device, complete them by using the tools feature; fill & sign, click in each field to complete, then save your completed form. You can return them electronically to the Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center via email to: email@example.com or you can complete a hard copy of the forms, which are also available at the JR/SR High office, and send them back with your student.
Congrats to the varsity football team for a great win against Marion tonight. The final score was Mesick 43 Marion 22.
Tonight is our first home varsity football game. Due to restrictions on crowd sizes, players and band members are only allowed 2 guests each. Unfortunately, this means that students and community will currently not be able to attend as spectators unless they are the guest of a player. We have set up a live stream that will be available on our YouTube channel located at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEctxCtQyvEKdXBEBQ_WfQ
Reminder elementary picture day is Monday, September 21.
Athletic Announcements: Tonight's JV/V Volleyball game will now be a Varsity only contest starting at 6pm in Mesick. We will still be enforcing the two spectators per participant rule for this contest (four spectators are allowed for athletes with four parents). Also for JV football parents, tonight's contest at Marion is also limited to two spectators (four spectators with four parents). Tickets were not disbursed yet but you are still able to attend! Just check in at the ticket gate and you will be all set! Please make sure to social distance and wear your mask at all times. This goes for all indoor/outdoor events whether we are competing home or away. Have a great day and Go Bulldogs!
Any 4th and 5th grade girls interested in playing basketball this Fall, there will be practice this Sunday morning at the Elementary Gymnasium from 10 - 11:30. There will be more information being passed out to the girls later this week! Go Bulldogs!
Good Morning Bulldogs! A reminder that we have our first PTO meeting of the year tonight at 6:00 pm. The meeting will take place under the pavilion at the elementary school. We are looking for new members to help with all the great things the PTO does for our kids and school. We hope to see you this evening.
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, tonight's Board of Education meeting will be held outside (under the pavilion at the south end of the elementary school). The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
It was a successful week for our Mesick student-athletes who were finally able to get back in to action for the first time since March 9th! On Wednesday, our JH Cross Country team competed in Cadillac. Gunner Hallett (6th grade) and Bryce Akom (8th grade) each placed in the top 10 in their division. Cody Linna (7th) was able to go the distance and bring home first place for the Bulldogs! Last night, our JV Volleyball team fell in two close sets with Brethren while the varsity swept three straight sets against the Bobcats. The sets went 25-9, 25-21, and 25-16. Great Job to all involved. Our JH Volleyball girls take the court on Monday/Wednesday next week with JV/V Volleyball playing on Thursday. JV Football will be playing Thursday at Marion while the Varsity Football team will look to defend their conference championship at home on Friday night vs Marion. Please remember, at this point we are only allowing two spectators per participant at home events. As the season progresses, we will be looking at opening up the events to more spectators if possible. But again, for now there are restrictions including social distancing and wearing a mask at all times. We should have a streaming service up and running by next week so anyone who wants to tune in, will be able to watch the contests live via YouTube. Have a great weekend and Go Bulldogs!
Just a reminder that tomorrow is picture day for 6th-12th grade. Order forms were sent home in August, or you can order online. Information for online ordering is available on Facebook and our Live Feed on the website.
Fall Sports Update: Football is back! The MHSAA has officially reintroduced Football back into the Fall 2020 schedule. There are a lot of moving parts but JH, JV, and Varsity officially begin practice today. JV/V will continue to have practice right after school while the JH will practice from 5-7 pm. JV/V football will resume games next week with their regularly scheduled opponents (this can change, please check the Mesick app frequently to stay on top of changes). We will update everyone whenever there is a change to the schedule or an update on a procedure. Junior High players who did not have a physical last year will need one before starting practice. Their first game is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 23rd. Also, please be aware that attendance for all home/away games will be limited to two guests per participant. This means each participant in Volleyball/Football/Cross Country will be given two tickets that they will then disburse to family/friends. You will need these tickets to be allowed to enter contests in Mesick or at an opponent's venue. Because of the limit on attendance, we will be live streaming all of our home contests. Please stay tuned for that link! If there comes an opportunity to add additional spectators at our home events, Mesick will do everything possible to make those accommodations. If you have questions or need clarification on a topic, please do not hesitate to email Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a lot of moving parts and we appreciate your patience as we navigate Fall Sports! Go Bulldogs!!
REMINDER: Mesick JR/SR High School picture day is Friday, September 11, 2020. Flyers have been sent home and are also attached on an earlier post. Order envelopes are to be turned in to the photographer on picture day. You can also order on line at the following links: High School (Grades 9-12) link is http://www.geskusphoto.com/?A=1947 and the Junior High (Grades 6-8) link is http://www.geskusphoto.com/?A=2495
Are you wondering what's for breakfast or lunch at Mesick JR/SR High? We're Bulldog proud to announce that our menu's are now being posted on our website; www.mesick.org Navigate to Explore>Documents>Mesick JR/SR High School Forms & Publications and they are available in PDF format.
Courtesy Driving School will be starting the school year off remotely. Their schedule is as follows: All classes held from 3:30-5:30 through Zoom (last day of classes will be held at Cadillac Evergreen Resort to take the final exam) Segment 1: September 28, 29 October 1, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 October 26, 27, 28, 29 November 2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 November 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21 Segment 2: September 30 October 5, 7 November 3, 5, 10 December 8, 10, 15 Students can contact Courtesy at (800) 256-9559 or visit our website courtesydrivingschool.com to enroll.
Hello Bulldogs, It has been a great 1st day of school! It is so nice to see all the students back in the building. A reminder to elementary parents picking up their child at the end of the day. The new pickup location is on the south west side of the building off Walter St. Parents may wait in their vehicles or on the sidewalk. Staff will be walking students by grade level to be picked up. If you have questions please contact the school. Go Bulldogs!!!
Please join me in welcoming our new AdviseMI College Adviser! We are excited to have him on board to help students with college & career planning, scholarship applications, & financial aid applications. Below is a little information he shared to introduce himself. Welcome Mr. Frieswyk! My name is Nate Frieswyk. I will be this year's college adviser at Mesick High School. I graduated from Albion College with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. My goal as a college adviser is to set every student on the best path towards fulfilling their goals for after high school. I look forward to working with every student and parent by sharing my knowledge, experiences, and training.
Mesick JR/SR High School picture day is Friday, September 11, 2020. Flyers have been sent home and are also attached. Order envelopes are to be turned in to the photographer on picture day. You can also order on line at the following links: High School (Grades 9-12) link is http://www.geskusphoto.com/?A=1947 and the Junior High (Grades 6-8) link is http://www.geskusphoto.com/?A=2495
Hello Bulldogs! 6th - 12th grade schedules were sent out last week and hopefully have shown up in your mailbox. If you have a schedule change request or questions, please email Mrs. Rasmussen. Requests will be answered in the order they are received. We have quite a few requests already and I would like to thank you in advance for your patience as we work to get through all of them. I would also like to remind you that the deadline to chose online learning options is tomorrow, August 20th. Please contact Mr. Morey for more information.
If your child is interested in Hunters Safety this year, please contact Dave Somsel @ 362-3103 for more information.
The Mesick High School Band will continue to have Band Camp as planned, August 17-August 20 - but now with a modified schedule. Band students are parents should check the Mesick Bulldog Band Facebook Page and the Remind Band Text that was sent out yesterday for specific details. The band schedule is also posted on our website: www.mesickbands.weebly.com
Today the MHSAA announced that the 2020 Fall football season will be postponed until the Spring of 2021. We have had numerous coaches and players working incredibly hard for the last two months preparing for the season. Their commitment to success, despite the obstacles they were facing, is what high school sports is all about! In regards to Junior High Football, all activities have been postponed until the Spring of 2021. Cross Country and Volleyball will continue as planned. A decision from the MHSAA on Volleyball contests will take place next week and we will communicate that information when it is received. For additional details on today's announcement, please see the link below. Our thoughts are with our players and coaches as they look to navigate this Fall without football. https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Press-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9189/MHSAA-Announces-Football-to-Move-to-Spring-Season-for-2020-21?fbclid=IwAR2P8O0np6qIEaU9MCDIPNMykXQZWQR1Xvg8hjUCl3Y9VXXxWwinnUJb3uE
Reminder the last day for Summer Meal pick up is on Friday, August 21st from 10:30-11:30 behind the elementary school.
Please read our Back to School Bus Procedures, if your child(ren) typically ride the school bus and they will not be riding this year please contact Jennifer at 231-885-1200 ext 3 or at email@example.com (If you have already enrolled in virtual, you do not need to contact us.)
There will be an orientation meeting for all incoming 6th grade students and their parents on Thursday August 20th from 6-7 pm. Please plan on wearing a mask, social distancing, and completing a health screening prior to entering the building. Please limit attendance to 6th grade students and 1-2 parents. Siblings and extended family should not attend. Teachers will be present and we will offer tours for small groups after the orientation for those who would like to stay. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to reach out to me with questions.
Hello Everyone, Mesick's Board of Education approved the Mesick's Preparedness and Response Plan to Return to School. Please click on the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ni_RHn4vhj4Kmz4bIHAx_Jqq9QU9Loro/view?usp=sharing Please see additional documentation regarding Return to School at our website - www.mesick.org Click on Explore the additional items are under the Covid 19 Information button. A lot of information will be heading your way, please take the time and read the information. We look forward to working together to make this the best experience we can! Blessed to be a Bulldog, Scott Akom
KRN Update & Changes K-3d Graders The Kids Read Now program will be extended by two weeks! Here are some specifics: -The last day for students to get books mailed will be August 25th. -The last day to report books is September 11th. -Students must report 8 books read, to be eligible for certificate & prize for reaching their summer goal. Keep reading and remember to report your books read to receive all 9 free books in the mail.
Due to Executive Order No. 2020-160 we will be changing the location of the board meeting that is scheduled for Monday, August 10 at 6:00. We will be holding the board meeting under the pavilion on the south side of the elementary school. This will allow the public to attend and allow for social distancing.
Today the grass on our outdoor athletic fields will be getting treated. We ask that everyone please stay away from the fields for the next 48 hours. Thank you and have a great day!
With the official return to Fall Sports starting Monday, August 10th, here are some reminders: Mesick Student-Athletes who have a sports physical from the 2019-2020 school year will not be required to get a new physical for this school year. Instead, a MHSAA health questionnaire will be required and is available at the MHSAA website, in the main office of the high school, or will be provided by a head coach. Any students new to Mesick Schools will need to have their previous school send over a physical form to Coach Duby firstname.lastname@example.org. JV/V Football will begin practice Monday August 10th, while JV/V Volleyball and Varsity Cross Country will begin on Wednesday, August 12th. JH Football, JH Volleyball, JH Cross Country, and the JH Co-Ed Soccer team are eligible to begin practice on Monday, August 24th. Please make sure all student-athletes report to practice with the appropriate attire, a face mask, and their own water bottle. Coaches will be conducting Covid-19 screenings prior to every practice. If you have not yet signed up for a Fall sport, it is not too late! We are still signing student-athletes up for all of the Fall sports, including our Cross Country team who is coming off of a fantastic 2019 season. Cross Country is an excellent option for those who love to run, want to stay active, or are looking for a way to get in shape for Winter and Spring sports. We offer Cross Country at the Junior High and High School levels. Please email Coach Duby at email@example.com to get signed up or with any questions you may have! Stay safe and Go Bulldogs!
Attention Mesick Class of 2021: Just a reminder - You have one week left to save six colleges to your College Board account to be on track for potentially winning the $600 prize that someone from the Mesick Class of 2021 will win. There are six steps to complete between now & the end of October. Saving six colleges is the first step in that process; it's quick & easy! The deadline is July 31. We hope you will participate. Please message your classmates, & encourage them to participate as well. Please email Mrs. Rasmussen with any questions. Six steps to $600!!!
Hello All, Mesick Consolidated Schools will be providing online learning options for families who would like to have their children stay at home this school year. We will have a couple of different options available for you. If you are interested in learning more about at-home learning options, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to you to provide more information. You may also contact the district office at 231-885-1200 press 3 or email Scott Akom at firstname.lastname@example.org https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzcwSHjVLsaILuMQA2rTejvbF8CZspSEWrhCWJ40ux957Vzg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Cash Opportunity for the Class of 2021: A letter was mailed home a few weeks ago about a new program we will be implementing for your class. Our program is called College-Bound Mesick, & it includes a few different exciting initiatives. For right now, we'd like you to focus on the first step of the first initiative - “6 Steps to $600.” We received a grant to promote the College Board’s Opportunity Scholarships & the steps included in applying for them. There are six steps in the program, including building a college list, updating your college list, applying to colleges, practicing for the SAT, improving your score from your PSAT/NMSQT that you took last fall, & completing your FAFSA. Our initiative offers you a chance to win $600 for completing these six steps. Any member of the Mesick Class of 2021 who completes these six steps will be entered into a drawing for $600; this drawing is only for Mesick students, so one of you will win! Each of these steps also enters you into the College Board’s scholarship competitions, so you have a chance at even more money. These are steps we would like all of our students to be taking, so we wanted to offer an incentive to you for completing the steps. The first step is building your college list on the College Board website, & that needs to be done by the end of July. You have two weeks left to complete this step! You can probably complete this step in a half hour or less. Please take the time to follow the instructions below. Login to your College Board account. Scroll to the bottom & click on Opportunity Scholarships. Use the search engine to find colleges that might be possibilities for you. Save at least six colleges to your college list by July 31. Email Mrs. Rasmussen with any questions. :-)
Because of the current guidelines on social distancing and gathering indoors, the July 31st prom at Greystone is cancelled. It will not be rescheduled. We were hoping for a better outcome and apologize for the inconvenience this causes. -Officers of the class of 2021
The Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center in the Mesick JR/SR High School Library will be offering sports physicals for 10-21 year old students on July 13 and July 14, 2020. Appointments and face masks are required. Please call (231) 306-4900 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, If your student had an up-to-date physical on file for last school year, it will still be good for this year. If they did not have a current physical last year, they will need to get one to participate in sports. Please Follow this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vROeiwc_192vObd6pFjaWEGiZnSXnlbKtKclWCZEXdr1P2f7CPrKr-mnz7JRpHj-uceNdTATT4I0stP/pub
Mesick JR/SR High would like to welcome all new students and re-enrolling students to come in and register for the 2020-2021 school year! If you know of someone that has moved in near you, has come back to the area or have met someone new to the area please pass this information along. Appointments are available on Wednesday, August 5 from 1 PM to 5 PM and Thursday, August 6 from 8 AM to 3 PM. Please contact Ms. Williamson at 885-1200 Extension 3400 or by email at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
K-6 Parents Pizza Hut + Reading = Free Pizza Pizza Hut is hosting a Summer Reading Program. Simple enough, for the summer BookIt program, keep track of your child’s daily reading and they can earn free pizza. Sign up information below. Sign up Here https://www.bookitprogram.com/book-it-for-parents
Reminder that because of the 4th of July Holiday the Food van will be in the parking lot next week on Tuesday June 30th and Thursday July 2nd. Starting the week of July 6th it will return to Tuesdays and Fridays. Deliveries will no longer be available.
Hello again Everyone, After communicating all morning with 9&10 weather and our sound and technical teams and gathering the best information we have available, we have determined that the forecasted weather presents too many risks to have a safe ceremony tonight. We have made the decision to postpone the graduation ceremony until this Sunday June 28th at 1:00 pm. The student walk-through of the JR/SR High will take place beginning at 11:45 until 12:30. Students should report to the staging area near the concession stand by 12:45. The decision to postpone was made with safety in mind and knowing that we have a safer and more enjoyable option for our graduates and guests on Sunday. We have waited this long to provide the best ceremony to the class of 2020. We will only need to wait 2 more days. We are sorry for any inconvenience this creates for you and your family.
Hello Everyone, As you know, graduation is scheduled for tonight at 7:00. If you have been looking at the weather, you also know that we have a risk of severe storms this evening as well. We are keeping an eye on the radar, making contact with our connection at 9&10 weather, and communicating with our sound and technical crews, and we will be making decisions accordingly. We will have a final decision about the ceremony by 1:00 at the latest. Please keep an eye on your email, Facebook, and the live feed for further updates.
On Monday, June 29th at 7:30 am, the outdoor athletic fields will be having the grass treated. We will be spraying for weeds and applying fertilizer. Because of this, the outdoor athletic complex will be closed through Tuesday. Please avoid this area beginning Monday morning at 7:30 am. Thank you for your cooperation. Go Bulldogs!
NEW DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEK - THURSDAY, JUNE 25 @ 10:00 AM The last day for deliveries will be Tuesday, June 30. Pick-up times will continue throughout the summer (depending on participation) from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesdays, and Fridays. You will receive meals for the week these days. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 25. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6HERcTeotTz-F86Ts_ysBgU7v2iVZIluOWUmCpUQNP7X-EA/viewform?usp=sf_link
NEW DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEK - THURSDAY, JUNE 25 @ 10:00 AM The last day for deliveries will be Tuesday, June 30. Pick-up times will continue throughout the summer (depending on participation) from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesdays, and Fridays. You will receive meals for the week these days. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 25. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6HERcTeotTz-F86Ts_ysBgU7v2iVZIluOWUmCpUQNP7X-EA/viewform?usp=sf_link
The commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 will be streamed live this Friday at 7:00. Here is the link to the live stream. https://bit.ly/mesickgraduation2020
If you have already completed this form for the week you do not need to complete it again. The last day for deliveries will be Tuesday, June 30. Pick-up times will continue throughout the summer (depending on participation) from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesdays, and Fridays. You will receive meals for the week these days. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 21. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2ND66zeUWyNP9LVa_rCswv1badGO5W-xmofpm_fKdo4xxw/viewform?usp=sf_link
KRN Grades K-3 It’s no secret-we think your kids are Super Readers. We would love to highlight your Super Reader on KIds Read Now Facebook page so we can show off their reading superpowers. Post a picture of your child with his favorite KRN book! Make sure you tag us and Kids Read Now @KidsReadNow, use #KRNSuperReader to be featured on the KRN Facebook page.
The last day for deliveries will be Tuesday, June 30. Pick-up times will continue throughout the summer (depending on participation) from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesdays, and Fridays. You will receive meals for the week these days. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 21. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2ND66zeUWyNP9LVa_rCswv1badGO5W-xmofpm_fKdo4xxw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Dear Parents, Mesick Consolidated Schools is gathering information to plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We are receiving updates weekly on what education will possibly look like in the fall. The State is looking at (1) Face-to-face with safety guidelines in place (2) A combination of face-to-face and online learning (3) Online learning. It is our hope that we start school on Monday, August 31 as normal as possible. For questions with OTHER as an option, you may include comments you feel important for us to consider. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAJP7v7jhhuH2R_-QfiWO6iQ_FtTGPWDFfbxA8F1NUA2fPLw/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, it is important to us. Scott Akom Superintendent
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS FORM ONCE THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 16, and Friday, June 19. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, June 9. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 14. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEsUdU3F3dXnb1n56MJDm1hHiOXjYAN5uz4nJuJmZTRTUU0A/viewform?usp=sf_link
On Monday, June 15th, under the guidance of the MHSAA and the State of Michigan, Mesick Consolidated Schools will be moving forward with the resumption of sports. We will be using a comprehensive list of requirements that will need to be followed by all coaches and student-athletes. These requirements include Covid-19 screening, temperature checks, and social distancing before/during/after the initial screening process. For the first two weeks, practice sessions will be outdoors and limited to one hour. Practices will also be limited to 9 students and 1 coach per “pod”. Please take time to read through the attached documents for a full understanding of how the process will work come Monday. For additional questions on procedures, please contact your Fall Sports Coach or Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Bulldogs!!! Return to Athletics Phase 1 - https://5il.co/h3xp Return to Athletics Checklist - https://5il.co/h3ye
Dear Parents, I hope you are already enjoying your first day of summer break with your children. It definitely was not the ending any of us were prepared for or could have imagined. I am asking for your help in providing feedback. I am including a survey regarding our recent remote learning, I would like to know what the district did well and which areas we can improve if we need to do this again. (Let’s hope not, I really missed everyone.) Please take the time to complete this survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdORO-6SOaiws0MOCJbiCOImFbKnbeewVBFkp5jO7gkEh8QhA/viewform?usp=sf_link I will also be sending a separate planning survey regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Please take the time to complete that survey as well. This is very important to us. Thank you, Scott Akom
Mesick Schools would like to recognize two retirees, Mrs. Karen Fortelka (34 years) and Mrs. Patti Williams (25 1/2 years - 34 year with subbing.) Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work. You have made a difference in countless lives. We will miss you and we wish you the very best in your next adventure.
Reminder School Lunch Request School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 16, and Friday, June 19. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, June 9. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 14. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEsUdU3F3dXnb1n56MJDm1hHiOXjYAN5uz4nJuJmZTRTUU0A/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reminder: Today, Wednesday, June 10th from 10-12 and 4-6 will be the last pick-up / drop off day for the year. Please return all Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, completed distance learning packets, etc. You can also pick up any personal items your student may have left at school. If you are unable to make these times please contact your child's school to make additional arrangements.
Preventing the Summer Slide Reading 20 minutes a day is Huge! According to research, a child who reads 20 minutes outside of school a day will learn 1,800,000 words by the end of sixth grade. WoW! A good way to accomplish this goal is to incorporate reading into your child’s daily routine. Looking for summer reading opportunities to prevent the summer slide, Look Below...
Hi Mesick families! Reflection is an important part of life and of the learning process. It allows us to learn more about ourselves and improve! A defining condition of being human is that we have to understand the meaning of our experience. —Jack Mezirow Take some time today to think of some positive memories from this year and how you have grown and changed (individually and as a family). Have a great last couple of days! -Ms. Stevens
Tomorrow is the last day (until fall) that the Yearbooks will be available. You can get yours during the high school pickup/dropoff event from 10-12 and 4-6. Yearbooks are $30 and can be paid with cash or a check to Mesick Schools. Contact Mrs. Elliott with any questions - ElliottA@mesick.org
Hi Mesick families! As the school year comes to a close, it’s hard not to think about how different things are from years past. Last day celebrations, graduation, and other summer “kick-off’s” will also look different this year. There will likely be some emotions that come up as the end of the school year sets in. Some of you might feel relief and happiness, others may feel angry and upset, worried, or a combination of many feelings. Know that whatever you’re experiencing is valid and okay! Everyone handles things differently. To help focus on some positivity amidst the challenges, I encourage you to help your children think about the friends they’ve made, the lessons they’ve learned, and how much they’ve grown this year! What were some challenges they overcame? What were some positive memories? Have a sunny Monday! -Ms. Stevens
Reminder: This Wednesday June 10th from 10-12 and 4-6 will be the last pick-up / drop off day for the year. Please return all Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, completed distance learning packets, etc. You can also pick up any personal items your student may have left at school.
Congrats to our top 3: Spencer Fam, Nicholas Salter, & MacPhersons. Thanks again everyone for participating!
This is it! Our last Quizizz! It has been so fun doing this with all of you. Good luck tonight! Game Code: 034316 https://quizizz.com/join
Hi Mesick Families! It's time for our final Bravo Bulldogs post for this school year. We are so very proud of students and families for their efforts in this challenging, unique time! Check out the next couple of posts to see some final highlights of Mesick Elementary remote learning. This is post two of two. Go Bulldogs! -Ms. Stevens
Hi Mesick Families! It's time for our final Bravo Bulldogs post for this school year. We are so very proud of students and families for their efforts in this challenging, unique time! Check out the next couple of posts to see some final highlights of Mesick Elementary remote learning. This is post one of two. Go Bulldogs! -Ms. Stevens
Tonight is our final Quizizz! It has been a blast doing this with everyone. I hope to see you all at 7:00 pm!
Hi Mesick families! Last day on family and togetherness. Remember, family time offers many benefits, including building confidence, creating a stronger emotional bond between family members, improving communication skills, better performance in school, and reduced behavioral issues. It’s also an opportunity to make great memories! Try some of the activities I’ve included here. The “m & m” activity is a great conversation booster (and it’s yummy too). “A family doesn’t have to be perfect; it just needs to be united.” -unknown Have a great day, -Ms. Stevens
Reminder School Lunch Request - Please note different deadline this week - Friday, June 5 @ 9:00AM IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, June 9. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Friday, June 5. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTwGzQzg1Nx9_jY-9pArRu3NRGSVxE9bvydqJ7Yk2FvWAAag/viewform?usp=sf_link
Congratulations to our top 3 tonight: Mason A, Lime Lorax, & Nick Salter. We'll be back on Friday with out final Quizizz for the school year!
KRN - Magic Number Reading for just 20 minutes per day can make you happier, smarter and more imaginative! 20 minutes or more seems to be the magic number for how long kids should read daily. We challenge your child to commit to reading every single day. Take the KIds Read Now pledge to read 20 minutes everyday this summer! Share pictures and videos of your child reading. Use hashtag #KRNPledge!
Tonight is our next to the last Quizziz. Hope to see you at 7:00 pm!
Grades K-3, KRN Virtual Family Reading Event If you missed the KRN Virtual Reading Event & still want to check it out, here is the link. https://www.schooltube.com/media/2020+Kids+Read+Now+Virtual+Family+Reading+Event/1_kt9ml8al
Reminder School Lunch Request - Please note different deadline this week - Friday, June 5 @ 9:00AM. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, June 9. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Friday, June 5. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTwGzQzg1Nx9_jY-9pArRu3NRGSVxE9bvydqJ7Yk2FvWAAag/viewform?usp=sf_link
Hi Mesick families! Day 2 focusing on the family. Whether you have a family game night, go to an event, or play a favorite sport together, find a fun activity your family can do together! While you’re having family fun, you’ll also help your kids behave better, cope with stress, and improve family relationships. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” -Anthony Brandt -Ms. Stevens
4-5 Grades Summer Reading Books are in! Stop by the school during pick up times and get your FREE summer books. Each student will get a summer pack with 6 books, a journal and colored pencils. Hope this finds you well & you enjoy the books. Happy Reading!
Hi Mesick families! This week’s focus is going to be on the family. Research shows that spending meaningful and fun time together as a family has a variety of benefits. Here are just a few of them. 1. Better Behavior Kids need strong, loving relationships with family members in order to develop well. Research shows that when teens spend more time with their parents, they are less likely to skip school or get in trouble with the law. Spending that quality time together as a family may be key to helping your kids stay out of trouble in the future! 2. Less Stress Feeling stressed by all your responsibilities? Take a break and have some family fun! Studies show that leisure can be an effective way to both cope with stress and protect against stress’s negative health impacts. So try making time for play time as a family to reduce stress for both you and your kids. 3. Stronger Family Bonds Time together doing something relaxing or enjoyable can help you draw closer together. Just like couples benefit from sharing fun activities, families need fun too! In fact, research supports the fact that spending leisurely time together as a family improves family bonding and satisfaction. Ready, set, play! “We may have our differences, but nothing is more important than family..” -coco (2017) -Ms. Stevens
Below is a change to meal pickup at the parking lot in the back of the Elementary School starting the week of June 15th, 2020. Tuesday Pickup Meal Time: 10:30 am – 11:30am Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Days Included: Meals for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Friday Pickup Meal Time: 10:30 am – 11:30am Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Days Included: Meals for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Deliveries will continue on Tuesdays through June 30, June 30 will be the last day for delivery. We will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. Please plan on picking up five days of meals on Thursday July 2nd. We hope to see you there!
High School yearbooks are in! Pre-orders can be picked up today during packet pick up from 4pm-6pm. If you would like to purchase one, you can also do that tonight. $30 - cash or check to Mesick Schools. Contact Mrs. Elliott (ElliottA@mesick.org) with questions.
Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no Quizziz tonight, June 1st. We will finish up our Quizziz run on Wednesday & Friday of this week.
Reminder: The last distance learning packet pick up for the school year will be Tomorrow, Monday June 1st, from 4-6 pm and Tuesday June 2nd from 10:30-11:30 am.
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 4. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday,June 2 We will be doing our deliveries with our buses, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 31. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUZgQrCZglePwTT9O5h7xURXKzG_9xrOlQoiMHNxoQNIC6mw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Congrats to our top 3 tonight: Ms. Roda, Queen of Hagerland, & Spencer Fam! Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.
Grades K-3, KRN Smartphone App Report your child’s books read this summer with a simple TAP! Download the new KRN smartphone APP! *This APP can be downloaded on any Apple or Android & you can login using your phone number. *The App will allow you to see your child’s book list, report books read easily, view discovery sheets & and check mailing address.
It’s Friday! That means Quizziz at 7:00 pm! I’ve had several requests for another Harry Potter quiz, so that’s tonight’s theme! See you at 6:45 pm for the code!
Hi Mesick families, Day 3 of gratitude! Here are a few things you can do at home to incorporate and encourage gratitude. 1. Daily gratitude reflection There are many ways to incorporate gratitude into your daily life. One great way is for everyone to share one thing they are grateful for at the dinner table each night. Everyone gets a chance to reflect upon their day, and find just one thing to be grateful for. This helps children gain a little bit of perspective, and appreciate that while every day may not be good, there is always something good in every day. 2. Help others Encourage your kids to help others in age appropriate ways. Help them to find causes they feel passionate about and are interested in, and allow them to contribute in their own unique way, using their special skills and talents. It could be donating belongings or food to the homeless, volunteering their time at a nursing home, donating their pocket money to a good cause, participating in a fun run to raise money for a particular charity. Whatever it is, giving to others in need will help your child appreciate their own life and how fortunate they are. 3. Say thank you Using manners certainly helps us to express gratitude for others, but I’m not just talking about saying thank you to your brother for passing the milk at breakfast this morning. I’m talking about thanking people for the small things they do for us that make our days brighter. Express appreciation to your neighbor for always bringing your bin in off the curb for you. Let your friend know how much you appreciate her always being there to listen when you need to talk. Thank your mum for the way she always brings you a special home made treat when she comes to visit. Thank your child’s teacher for always showing up to class with a smile, even when she’s been up late marking homework. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire Have a great day! -Ms. Stevens
Congrats to our top 3 tonight: Emerie, Maggie, & Lily P. Thanks for playing everyone, see you back here on Friday!
We’ll be back at Quizziz tonight at 7:00 pm! Game code released at 6:45 pm.
Hi Mesick families! Gratitude! What is it? Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It's about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, friends, family, even computer or phone access. It's taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens — whether it's a small thing or a big thing. We can use lots of words to describe feelings of gratitude: We might say we feel thankful, lucky, fortunate, humbled, or blessed. **the ‘Thankful Phone’ activity is hard to read. The directions say- “challenge those in your family to share a picture from their phone (that they’ve already taken) that best represents the items on the list. Explain yourself choices!” “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick -Ms. Stevens
Board of Education Election Notice The annual school election will be held on November 3, 2020. We will have three open seats for this election. There will be three 6-year board seats on the ballot. The filing deadline for candidates is July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Please contact Jen Wagatha @ 231-885-1200 ext. 3403 for more information.
Reminder School Lunch Request School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 4. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday,June 2 We will be doing our deliveries with our buses, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 31. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUZgQrCZglePwTT9O5h7xURXKzG_9xrOlQoiMHNxoQNIC6mw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Hi Mesick families! As we wrap up Memorial Day celebrations, this week’s topic of gratitude seems pretty relevant! We’ve touched on this subject before, but it’s so important, it’s worth reviewing again. Gratitude can: -improve physical health -improve sleep -improve psychological health -increase empathy -reduce aggression -enhance self-esteem -improve mental strength -increase social connection And more...! “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” -unknown Have a wonderful week, -Ms. Stevens
Senior Art Students - Pick up for your artwork will be Monday, June 1 from 4-6pm. Email me if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the class of 2020, who have earned over half a million dollars in combined scholarships ($515,046 to be exact) and still counting!! If you weren't able to watch the senior awards ceremony, it is available at https://bit.ly/mesickseniorawards
Here is the link to watch our Senior Awards live feed. See you tomorrow at 7:00! https://bit.ly/mesickseniorawards
DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY, MAY 25 ALL LUNCH ORDERS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, MAY 22 at 7:00 AM. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28. You will receive meals for the remaining days of the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 26. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on FRIDAY, MAY 22. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFVCazj-VOtYXiHBLtHo7PJqK5w7EF_cHFSba3IhbK_fnLAw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Great job tonight! Our top 3 were: Kastl Fam, Emerie, & Maggie. Just a reminder that our next quiz will be next Wednesday. Enjoy the sunshine!
It certainly feels like a summer's day out there today! Let's see how much you know about this great season! Game Code: 971919 https://quizizz.com/join
Hi Mesick families! Day 3 focusing on self-esteem. First, here is the link for the Encouragement jar activity from yesterday (it didn’t come though) https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/encouragement-jar In the attached photos, you’ll find a guide for playing “strengths bingo” as a family. Give it a try! “Quiet that voice of doubt inside you. You are good enough. You deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect. You are amazing just the way you are.” Have a great day! -Ms. Stevens
Attention Seniors who participated in our Decision Day event: To redeem your Amazon gift card please click the link below and fill out the google form with your name and Amazon account email. Gift cards will be sent in the order of response! If you have questions, please email Mr. D. Thanks! https://forms.gle/nfrAexzhrGBXR5CCA
Senor Awards will be this Friday at 7:00. Seniors and their parents will receive a meeting link in their student's school email tomorrow at 5:00 pm. Extended family, teachers, and community members, keep an eye out for a YouTube link for a live stream of the awards ceremony coming shortly.
We are extremely proud to announce that during the Fall and Winter seasons of the 2019-2020 school year, 22 Mesick Student-Athletes were recognized as Academic All-Conference in the West Michigan "D" League. It is difficult to be a student-athlete, but it is even more difficult to do it at a high level! The following Mesick Student-Athletes received this honor: Seniors - McKensey Kendall, Joseph Stewart, Tyler Ford, Elizabeth Hamilton, Tanner Ford, Colin Cook, and Tenzin McGregor. Juniors - Kaylee O'Neill, Gabe Parrish, Mitchell Rogers, Maggie Shermak, Ivy Kendziorski, Julie Musial, Trinity Harris, and Cole Spencer. Sophomores - Connor Simmer, Lexy Abraham, Clayton Stimmer, Kaylee Carson, Mattie Akom, Shannyn Spencer, and Jillian Hillier. Congratulations to all! Certificates for this achievement will be available for pick-up on June 1st which will also be the next pick up for learning packets.
Since we are approaching the official start to summer season this weekend, tonight's Quizziz will be Summer Trivia! This will be our last Quizziz for the week. WE will not have a Quizziz on Friday so that Senior Awards can be attended. Good luck everyone!
Hi Mesick families! Day 2 on self-esteem. Kids who feel good about themselves have the confidence to try new things. They are more likely to try their best. They feel proud of what they can do! Self-esteem helps kids cope with mistakes and try again if they fail at first. This can help them do better in school, at home, and with friends and family. Here is a fun video for younger kids, all about what makes them special! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrPm7BasRBo Here is an encouragement jar activity for older kids (or for the whole family). There is such amazing power in beautiful words! “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” -Coco Chanel Have a great day! -Ms. Stevens
KRN Summer Program, Grades K-3 Did you know that every Kids Read Now book includes a Discovery Sheet, on the inside of the front cover? The Discovery Sheet includes: -Specially designed questions to help your child -Unique 3 digit code for reporting -How to report the book to receive a new book Are you discussing the questions with your kiddo? These questions help your child relate the book to themselves, to other books, and to the world. Hope you all are healthy & enjoying your books in the mail!
DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY, MAY 25 ALL LUNCH ORDERS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, MAY 22 at 7:00 AM. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 26. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 7:00 AM on FRIDAY, MAY 22. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFVCazj-VOtYXiHBLtHo7PJqK5w7EF_cHFSba3IhbK_fnLAw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Hello Bulldogs, I wanted to let elementary parents know that packets and personal items that were not picked up last week will be delivered this morning with our busses during our lunch delivery. If your child is not a bus rider please contact myself to make arrangements for drop off or pick up. Thank you.
Great job Grammar gurus! Our top 3 tonight were: Maggie, Ms. Esper, & Halle & Terry. Great job to all who participated!
Hi Mesick families! This weeks topic is self-esteem. What is self esteem, and why is it important? It’s used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. It’s very important , because kids who feel good about themselves feel liked and accepted, confident, proud of what they do, and they believe in themselves. Kids with low self-esteem are critical of themselves, they focus on failures instead of successes, and lack confidence and a willingness to try new things at times. Self-esteem starts as early as babyhood and is important to grow from there! Early on, it can be showing positive attention, care, and acceptance. This week, I will share some activities to help build older student’s self-esteem. Here’s an activity that celebrates your child's traits and abilities through a self portrait activity! https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/build-confidence-with-a-self-portrait "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." -Peggy O'mara Have a great week! -Ms. Stevens
Happy Monday! Tonight's Quizziz will be focusing on grammar! See you at 6:45 pm for the game code!
The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held virtually this Friday May 22nd at 7:00 pm. We will be honoring our seniors by presenting their many awards and scholarships. Please keep an eye out for information on how to access the virtual awards ceremony on the live feed and Facebook as Friday approaches.
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 21. You will receive meals for the remaining days of the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 19. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 17. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzphozzSySla45SCe9rCio5VrapA93c7a1Q1LQGahdtApcSA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Congrats to our top 3 tonight: Maggie, Emma, & Coach D! Great job everyone, see you back on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Tonight we have a special Quizziz featuring our Mesick staff! Let’s see how well you know all of us and learn something new! See you at 6:45 pm for the code!
Hi Mesick families! Connection and kindness- here are some ways we can stay connected in a time when we often feel so disconnected. Along with online platforms like google hangouts and zoom, and talking over the phone, here are a few ideas of ways to connect and take a break from screens: 1. Get a pen pal! Write a letter, postcard, or card to someone you know to let them know you’re thinking about them. Bonus- you can practice writing and patience too! 2. RAK- Random Act of Kindness. It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines, but that doesn’t eliminate all kind acts! Here are some examples: write or draw or create something to send to a friend or an older adult who may be lonely at this time, make a positive sign to put in your yard (or a neighbors), leave a note for your mail person or another essential worker as a thank you, send a note or thank you to your teacher or school staff, or even help out a little more around the house! 3. Make a gratitude jar- try and get your whole family to participate too! Write down things you are grateful for (small and big) put them in a jar, and read them at the end of the week. 4. Every family has a different schedule, but try and find 10 minutes or more to do a non-electronic activity together. This could be a playing board game, playing cards, cooking a meal, a conversation, building something, learning something new etc. 5. Connect with nature! Get outside and explore, see, feel, listen and touch things in nature and remember that all things are connected! “Do small things with great love” -mother Teresa Have a kind weekend! -Ms. Stevens
Congratulations to our top 3 tonight: Lily, the Stankes, & LA. See you all back on Friday!
Hi Mesick families! How can you prioritize kindness today? What about in the future? Here is a really neat Sesame Street song about kindness: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=enaRNnEzwi4 Here are some wise (kind) words by “Kid President”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4 “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” -unknown Have a sunny Wednesday! -Ms. Stevens
Reminder School Lunch Request School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 21. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 19. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 17. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzphozzSySla45SCe9rCio5VrapA93c7a1Q1LQGahdtApcSA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tonight's Quizziz will be all about sports! See you at 6:45 pm for the game code.
Hi Mesick families! What does being kind mean to you? How can we celebrate kindness this week (and beyond) ? Check out this video for some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=78&v=rwelE8yyY0U&feature=emb_logo Here’s a children’s story about kindness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAo4-2UzgPo “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” -Kid president Have a great day! -Ms. Stevens
Congratulations to our top 3, the Porter Family, Griff, & Maggie! The Porter Family had a clean sweep! Thanks for playing everyone!
If you weren't able to pick up your child's learning packet tonight, we will have another pick-up tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12th from 8-11:30 am.
I hope you are ready to interpret some Figurative Language! Get your thinking caps on. Game Code: 910278 https://quizizz.com/join
Hi Mesick families! This week’s topic is kindness. What is kindness? Kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others. It’s the quality of being friendly, warm-hearted, considerate, generous, and more. Why is kindness important? Here are just a few benefits children will experience from learning values like kindness: 1. Happy children! Studies show that kindness activated the joyful area of the brain. 2. Improved health and less stress! Being kind increases happiness and decreases stress. 3. Greater sense of belonging! Even small acts of kindness create feelings of self-worth and belonging. 4. Increased feelings of gratitude! Children learn to appreciate what they have when helping others. 5. Better concentration! Kindness helps children feel good, and having a positive outlook increases attention spans and encourages more creative thinking. 6. Less bullying! Research shows that effects of bullying can be reduced significantly with kindness/related programs. Try some of these activities with your children at home! “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” -unknown Have a great week! -Ms. Stevens
Grades K-3 It’s off to the races with KRN! Kids Read Now has waved the green flag and your kids can start reporting books as soon as they have them read. You can report books anytime now, to receive more in the mail. Reporting books read is easy; call 877-563-0130, text the 3 digit code to KRN , or download the the smart phone KRN app. Happy Reading!
REMINDER: The second round of distance learning packets are ready and we will have paper/pencil packet pick up from 4-6 tonight, Monday May 11th. Digital packets will also be sent out if you chose the digital option. This set of packets consists of work fro 4th-6th hours for JR High and 5th through 7th hours and 1st hour for Senior high. Students should be working on each subject for approximately 30 minutes per day. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers directly if you have any questions. If you were unable to make it to the locker item pick-up last week, you can also come to pick those up too.
It’s Monday, that means Quizziz! Tonight’s topic is Figurative Language! See you at 6:45 pm for the game code!
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14. You will receive meals for the remaining days of the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 12. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 10. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMkb4NOxIozRJFEsQ7Hrf_WFQrRKtIT6VA4ujrEAOfdyXBLg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Great job everyone! Our top 3 were Emma, Emerie & Molly, & Ms. Esper. We'll see everyone back here on Monday!
Decision Day - Kaimen plans to study at Lake Superior State University this fall. We're proud of you, Kaimen!
It's Friday Quizziz! Tonight will feature Riddles, get your thinking caps on & I'll see you at 6:45 pm for the code!
Hi Mesick families! Last day of emotional regulation info. Here are some tips for emotional coaching (we do this every day as parents/caregivers). 1. Be aware of your child's emotions. 2. Recognize emotion as an opportunity for connection or teaching. 3. Help your child verbally label emotions. 4. Communicate empathy and understanding. 5. Set limits and problem-solve. Please also check out the other handouts I've included-I hope they're helpful! Last, but not least, look for Friday's, "Bravo Bulldogs" post tomorrow to see some Elementary highlights of remote learning. "The simple act of caring is HEROIC." -Edward Albert Enjoy the sunshine today! -Ms. Stevens
We ran in to some difficulties tonight! Sorry to those of you who logged in with the first game code. Quizziz kicked me out and I had to launch a new code. The top 3 were the Spencer Family, The Stankes, & Mrs. Abraham. Hoping to have better luck on Friday!
NEW GAME CODE!!! Sorry everyone, we have to launch under a new code for Quizziz. Please exit out and join with code 097031. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Our seniors worked hard to get to where they are, and we want to honor them for all of their accomplishments. Forest Area Credit Union and 107.9 CDY are helping us with this by playing each member of the class or 2020's name and future plans on the radio. The segments will be airing starting tomorrow, May 7th through the 21st, seven days a week, at 7:15a, 10:15a, 1:15p and 4:15p. Go Bulldogs!
Hello Bulldogs! A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday May 7th, you can pick up your child’s personal belongings from 4:00-6:00 pm. JH/HS student pickup will be at the JH/HS building, and elementary student’s pickup will be in the parking lot behind the elementary school. When pulling in, please form a line the best you can and stay in your vehicle. A staff member will get your child’s belongings for you. Thanks for your cooperation.
Hi Mesick Families, Emotional regulation, day three! To understand emotions, it helps to understand how they impact the brain! (please see accompanying photo of the brain that goes along with this explanation) Our brain is like zoo, filled with lots of different animals; each animal having a different role: -The owl sits calmly at the front, ready to solve problems and help calm the monkey down. -The monkey examines things with curiosity and decides whether a certain change of situation is good or bad for you. When he spots danger, he runs wild, scaring and agitating all the other animals, except for the owl which he simply throws out, so he can keep making a mess with no one to stop him. -The elephant has excellent memory. He sits there pretty quietly but only until he sees something that reminds him of an unpleasant experience. He then immediately alerts the monkey who runs wild all over again. -The rabbit is always on the lookout for danger; when he sees the monkey isn’t calm, he quickly runs away and hides. -The lion waits for the monkey to get started; that’s a sign for him to attack. -As for the penguin, the moment he senses that things are going bad, he freezes on the spot! Now imagine what would happen in a zoo with an over exaggerating elephant, a hyperactive monkey that’s constantly edgy, or a rabbit that runs and hides even when things are not that bad. Tough, indeed! Which animals run your brain? Why did we choose these animals? When do we respond from the penguin? When do we respond from the lion? When do we respond from the rabbit? What other animal would we add to the zoo? "Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change." -Anonymous Happy Wednesday! -Ms. Stevens
Reminder School Lunch Request School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 12. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 10. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMkb4NOxIozRJFEsQ7Hrf_WFQrRKtIT6VA4ujrEAOfdyXBLg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tonight's trivia will focus on Nursery Rhymes. Hope to see you at 7:00 pm!
Hi Mesick Families, The focus this week is emotional regulation, and learning to manage those powerful feelings we all have. Here's one technique I love! S – Stop T – Take A Breath O – Observe – your thoughts and feelings P- Pull Back – put in some perspective – what is the bigger picture? P – Practice What Works – Proceed – what is the best thing to do right now? Next time you (or a kiddo or loved one) is struggling to get emotions under control, give it a try. Here's a video that helps explain further: https://youtu.be/4x35DyHwfto Please check out the included photos to learn more about understanding thoughts and emotions. "Feel the feeling but don't become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it." -Crystal Andrus Have a great evening! -Ms. Stevens
We all remember the teacher that had a big positive impact on our lives when we were in school. I consider myself lucky to be surrounded by those types of teachers every day at work (or these days, in virtual meetings). Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to the most caring, hardest working, most fun, teachers around! Mesick Teachers truly are the best!
Great job tonight! Congrats to our top 3 Mrs. Hagerman, The Stanke's, & HalleTerry. See you all on Wednesday for another game!
Tonight's Quizziz features movie trivia. Good luck & have fun! Game Code:588456 https://quizizz.com/join
Grades K-3 BE ON THE LOOK OUT, Kids Read Now will mail your child their first book this week! Look below for the details. Ahead of their book arriving, each family will receive a copy of our Parent Guide in their mailbox to learn more about Kids Read Now and how to report their books. Since we are unable to host a family reading night, your first three books will be automatically mailed out one at a time over this month. What you need to know about reporting book codes: *Each book sent has a unique three-digit code *Parents must report the three-digit code to get their next book *Instructions on how to report the code to KRN are located in each book and the Parent Guide *Books can be reported by text, phone call, or the free KRN app Starting in June, we will send your families weekly reminders to report book codes, but they can be reported as soon as your child receives them!
Hi Mesick Families, This week were going to focus on emotional regulation! What is emotional regulation? It's about having the skills to control your behavior, emotions, and thoughts while you navigate life. We learn emotional regulation skills to help us manage the way we feel and cope with situations. To learn these skills, we first need to understand and identify feelings. The video below is for younger students to begin to understand anger and controlling it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxSKKtUdAjU This video is for older students, and is about understanding why we lose control of our emotions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc&feature=emb_rel_end Remember, THINK before you speak: "Is is True?" "Is it Helpful?" "Is it Inspiring?" "Is it Necessary?" "Is it Kind?" Have a great Monday! -Ms. Stevens
Hi Mesick families! Teachers inspire curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. They motivate, they support, they listen, and they go above and beyond for their students and families- and now they're doing it all remotely. This week is NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! It's a chance for us to thank educators for all of the incredible things that they do! Here are some ways we can thank our teachers from home: *Give your teacher a shout out here, on the school media page and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher *Write a thank-you note, poem, or song for your teacher *Draw a picture for your teacher and send via text or email *Send a video message thanking your teacher *Get creative! How has your teacher helped and inspired you? Have a great Monday! Ms. Stevens
Happy Monday everyone! Quizziz tonight at 7:00 pm! Hope to see you there!
Reminder to all 6th - 11th grade parents: Locker items will be available for pick up Thursday the 7th from 4-6 pm at the JR/SR High. Please pull into the drive closest to the football field and stop in front of the sidewalk that leads to the office. Someone will be there to ask your student’s name and we will bring their locker contents out to you. Some students took all of their belongings home when the closure first happened, so be sure to ask your student if they have items in their locker. We have not cleaned out gym lockers at this point.
The Box Tops program has changed a little bit this year. Box Tops are now all digital! You can download the Box Tops app on your phone or mobile device. Make sure and choose Mesick Consolidated Schools for your donations. You can scan physical receipts right in the app. If you are a grocery pick up shopper you get an emailed receipt from the store. Simply forward the emailed receipt to Box Tops and it is added to our school total. Receipts are only accepted up to two weeks after the transaction date, so keep that in mind. Thank you for all your donations to our school, encourage family and friends to join as well. Everything helps and we appreciate all the community support!
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7. You will receive meals for the remaining days of the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 5. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 3. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaRUN9fDBfBSDpJpbdD5nUhKZwTqY46aC4INkelqKQGfmcJw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Sorry everyone, but due to some technical difficulties we are not able to do Quizziz tonight. We should be back up and running on Monday.
Mesick Elementary - Monthly Reading Calendar This month’s calendar features include... 1) Variety of ways your child can read aloud. 2) 10 Recommended books for May 3) A May calendar that provides daily reading related activities. Reminder: Please have your child read aloud 20 min or more daily. This is a simple and great way for your child to continue growing as readers. Hope this finds you healthy and enjoying the sunny weather today.
It’s Friday, that means Quizziz tonight at 7:00 pm. Tonight’s topic is a mystery! See you at 6:45 pm for the game code!
Please take a moment to view this message to families from the staff at Mesick Consolidated Schools. https://youtu.be/Kc7vCPV90TQ
Mesick Class of 2020: To commemorate the hard work and dedication from our 2020 seniors, we would like to honor them in an event known as "Decision Day." Before graduation, Decision Day is a time for seniors to commit to their future plans, goals, and dreams. We are asking seniors to submit a photo of themselves displaying what they plan on doing after high school. Whether going to college, joining the workforce, or pursuing other goals, we want you all to be excited about your futures! Some photo suggestions include: dressing up in your prospective college gear, dressing up for the job you want, or dressing up to represent your future aspirations. We would like you to get creative and celebrate your achievements virtually! If possible, find a way to incorporate the hashtags #DecisionDay #IDecided in your picture! We will then share your decision photos on our Facebook May 8th, 2020! To sweeten the deal, we are offering each senior a $10 Amazon E-Gift card for participating in our event! (To be eligible, please have an email with an Amazon account ready.) *Please submit all photos to Mrs. Rasmussen @ email@example.com by 9AM, May 8th.* Congrats Bulldogs!
Hi Mesick families! Last coping skills post of the week here. Why do we need coping skills? Without healthy coping skills, kids are more likely to act out-sending a message that says, “I feel out of control, so I’m going to act out of control.” Kids who don’t know how to deal with their feelings are also more likely to turn to unhealthy coping strategies as they grow older. Two types of coping include problem-focused coping and emotional coping. Problem-focused coping examples are: asking for support, addressing time management, getting organized, making a total do’ list, and having healthy boundaries. Emotional coping examples are: exercising, taking a bath, doing yoga, and talking with a friend. What helps you cope? “Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity.” -Abraham Twerski Happy Thursday! -Ms. Stevens
Congrats to our top 3 Maggie, Katelynn, & Nick! See you back here on Friday!
Hi Mesick families! More mindfulness today. Remember, mindfulness is about attention, intention, and attitude. It helps lower anxiety and stress, and increase positive moods; it can help us recognize and regulate emotions, and improve our self-control. In today’s post, there are links to two sample mindfulness videos. One is a mindful owl and best suited for 3rd grade and under. https://youtu.be/0k_R7R1gIdA The other video is a two minute affirmation song for listening and breathing (I’ve told folks to breathe in as colors appear, and breathe out as they start to disappear). This one is great for all ages! https://youtu.be/0qJo87mmR9M You will also see a worksheet to help kids (and adults too!) practice identifying feelings (emotional awareness) and ways to address them. Lastly, you will see a list of 23 mindful activities to try! “That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.” -Sharon Salzburg Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Ms. Stevens
It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our West Michigan D League conference championship with our football team! Well, it's now almost May and our football coaches would like to get in touch with those wanting to play this Fall! If you or your child will be entering grades 9-12, please email Coach Otto Ream at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for JV/V football. If you or your child is entering grades 6-8, please email Coach Shutler at email@example.com to sign up for Junior High football. Have a great day and Go Bulldogs!
School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7. You will receive meals for the week these days. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, May 5. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 3. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaRUN9fDBfBSDpJpbdD5nUhKZwTqY46aC4INkelqKQGfmcJw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tonight's Quizziz will be featuring cartoon characters! Hope to see you at 7:00 pm!
Please complete this form if a student (your child, or yourself as the student) and/or parent/caregiver needs to talk to a school counselor or social worker for any reason. https://forms.gle/MVWmRQuG3kR2Qpn5A
Hi Mesick families! Today I want to talk about mindfulness, which is part of coping-our topic of the week. Mindfulness is like a little MINI VACATION for your brain. It’s a little break to give your thoughts a chance to rest, and creates space to help you figure out your emotions and feel CALM. Today and tomorrow I will post mindfulness videos and activities that y’all can do as a family! “In today’s rush, we all think too much- seek too much- want too much- and forget about the joy of just being.” -Elkhart Tolle Have a mindful Tuesday! -Ms. Stevens
Thanks for playing tonight! Our top 3 were Sage Slagar, Spencer Fam, & Emmie S.! Hope to see you all again on Wednesday!
Ready for some Random Trivia tonight? Game starts at 7:00 pm. Game Code: 664302 https://quizizz.com/join
Do your kids like to DRAW? Try "Draw with Drew & Rosie" (Link Below) On “Draw with Drew (and Rosie!),” these two avid artists tackle a new drawing subject each week. They also offer hints to help make your kids’ artwork the best it can be and your child draws along with Drew and Rosie. TIME for Kids and our Creativity Partner, Adobe, launched a new weekly creative interactive video series, Draw with Drew (and Rosie!). New episodes will be released every Thursday. Tune in to see the first episode, and to join the journey: time.com/drawwithdrew
Grades K-3 Parents & Students, Kids Read Now, Summer Reading Program is still on. Please look below for a few updates. Books will be mailed directly to your homes rather than the school for a Family Reading Event. Weekly mailings will begin at the beginning of May rather than June to make sure your child/children have books when they need them the most. A Parent Guide will also be included in the first mailing. Each student will be mailed their first four books. Please remember to report books read to KRN via text, phone call, or e-mail to receive your child's remainder of the 9 books. KRN will then begin our weekly reporting calls the first week of June. KRN will have an opportunity for virtual Family Reading Events to help inform families about the program! More information on this will follow
School breakfast and lunch will continue this week as usual, but there will be a new schedule starting Thursday, April 30th for family pick up only. Starting Thursday, April 30th we will only be at the Elem parking lot on Tuesday & Thursdays. 10:30am-11:30am. On Tuesday we will be handing out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday meals. On Thursday we will be handing out Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday meals. Next week the van will be in the parking lot Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday since this will start on Thursday, April 30th. Transport Delivery for the week with the buses and vehicles will not be affected and you will still receive your drop of food for the entire week on Tuesday's.
Monday is back and that means Quizziz at 7:00 pm! Tonight features random trivia. Hope to see you there!
Reminder School Lunch Request IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FORM THIS WEEK YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 27-May1. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday, May 1. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 21. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles. Deliver orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 26. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyx0YJ1_b87JvMGYJcFmn-wOYjN_593PYZMUUDA8ARBIbEtQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Thanks for everyone who participated tonight! Our top 3 were Nebula, Maggie, & Grey Goose. See you back here on Monday!
Are you ready for Quizziz tonight? It's Avengers: Infinity War trivia. Good luck! Game Code: 823343 https://quizizz.com/join
Hello Everyone, For those of you that signed up to check-out a Chromebook during our distance learning time, they will be available for pick-up on Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00-6:00 outside the Mesick Jr/SR High School Office, drive through style. Parents will need to pick up as they will need to sign a consent form.
How about some Friday night movie trivia? Tonight's will feature The Avengers: Infinity War. See you at 6:45 pm for the game code.
Mesick Elementary is rescheduling Kindergarten Round-up. The new dates are August 5th or August 6th from 8 am -3 pm. If you previously had an appointment scheduled, or need to schedule a new appointment, please contact Mrs. Regina Spoor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 231-885-1207 ext 3450 and leave a voicemail.
Great job tonight! We had 22 players! Our top 3 were Maggie, Esper, & Elliott. Join us for Friday night trivia. Friday's topic will be The Avengers! Hope to see you there!
Hello Bulldogs! I hope everyone is well. Here is an Earth Day lesson from Ms. Beilfuss. Enjoy! https://beilfussd.wixsite.com/msbeilfussmusic/post/music-in-nature
School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 21. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. (Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles.) Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 16. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyx0YJ1_b87JvMGYJcFmn-wOYjN_593PYZMUUDA8ARBIbEtQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tonight's Quizzes will feature Literary trivia. Brush up on your authors and characters and be back here at 7:00 pm to play!
If you were unable to pick up your student’s paper pencil distance learning packet during our first to pick up times, we have opened one additional pick up time this Thursday, April 23rd from 4 until 6 PM at both the elementary and the high school buildings.
Hello Everyone, The tech department will be preparing Chromebooks this week for check-out. We would like to know how many Chromebooks are needed/wanted during school closure. We will plan on checking out Chromebooks next week (days and times will be sent later.) Please complete the form below to request a Chromebook. You will also need to sign our Chromebook Checkout Policy. Chromebooks will need to be picked up not delivered. You must be enrolled in Mesick Schools to check out a Chromebook. Please only complete this form if you are requesting a Chromebook. You will need to complete the form for each individual child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ3qMcHFfhVINvuN5BEbEfm4epactkllyxAE4Gd_mBpvzC9g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Great job everyone! We had 21 participants tonight. Our top 3 are the Stahl Family, the Stanke's, & Noah Stahl. We'll see everyone again on Wednesday!
It's time for Monday night Quizzes! Be sure to have your volume up as this is an audio quiz! Good luck! Game Code: 032955 https://quizizz.com/join
Happy Monday everyone! That means Quizzes tonight at 7:00 pm. Tonight's game will feature the music of Disney! This is an audio quiz so make sure you have your volume turned up! Game code will be released at 6:45 pm. Hope to see you there!
REMINDER - NO NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED IT FOR THIS WEEK School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 21. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. (Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles.) Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 19. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemR16RmbznmO14c8gnBVMQdfvW4Yxl3X214Lu5W1mVXVez9g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Thanks to our 21 participants tonight! Our top 3 tonight were Ms, Roda, Maggie, & Humphreys! Great job everyone. We'll see everyone back on Monday for another round. Topic to be announced! Have a great weekend.
It's almost time for Friday night Quizzes. Tonight features Pixar Character Trivia! Game code: 013625 https://quizizz.com/join
It's Friday, that means Quizzes tonight! Tonight will feature Pixar Movie Characters. We had a great turnout Wednesday, let's make tonight even bigger! Game code released at 6:45 pm! https://quizizz.com/join
Dear Mesick Community: Even though the school year was cut short, we are so proud of our Senior Class. In order to honor the Class of 2020, we are joining the #BeTheLight movement . On Friday April 17th, the lights at Baker Field will be turned on at 8:20 (That is 20:20 military time) for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. The scoreboard will also light up to read 2020 in honor of our Mesick High School Seniors. Please do not come to the school or congregate, but please do join in from home by turning on your porch light so that we continue to follow the social distancing guidelines set forth for everyone's safety. If you do wish to drive past to look at the lights, please do not exit your vehicle.
WOW! What a great turnout we had tonight, 25 players! Our top 3 were Ms. Esper, The Stahl Family, & Queen of Hagerland. Great job everyone! We'll be back on Friday with another game!
Okay Harry Potter fans, tonight is your night! Game starts at 7:00 pm. Tonight's game code is: 641760 https://quizizz.com/join
School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 21. We will be doing our deliveries with our buses again so, please be watching for a bus. (Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles.) Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 19. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemR16RmbznmO14c8gnBVMQdfvW4Yxl3X214Lu5W1mVXVez9g/viewform?usp=sf_link
FYI! AcenTek Keeps You Connected During Shutdown As our country comes together to make decisions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, AcenTek understands that your connection to the internet is more important than ever. With the state-recommended school closings in mind, AcenTek will offer free broadband and WiFi internet access until June 1, 2020, to students and teachers who do not currently have internet service. Installation fees will also be waived for the new customers living within the service area. Students (K-12/college) and teachers facing the effects of the shutdown, will now have access to free internet to learn, work and communicate remotely. Contact our office at 888.404.4940 to sign up.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY COMPLETED THIS FORM - PLEASE DO SO! Hello, As we are creating and gathering items for our distance learning plan. We are asking that if you attend, or have a child attending Mesick Schools and requested a hard copy learning packet that you complete this survey. This will give us more narrowed information for us to continue to plan for deliveries. We will begin deliveries around 3:00 on Monday, April 20. The deliveries will be made by the school bus, please be watching for the bus and be prepared to meet them at the end of your driveway. We will set the food down and then you will be able to pick it up. Please adhere to social distancing and maintaining a minimum of 6' apart. Pick-up times will be available on Monday, April 20 from 4-6 PM in the elementary parking lot (elementary students) and the high school parking lot (jr/sr high students). Pick-up times will also be available on Tuesday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30 AM. If you are able to pick-up please do so as this will help us out greatly! YOU MAY ALSO CALL INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICES AND LEAVE A VOICEMAIL TO REQUEST IF YOU WOULD LIKE DELIVERY OR PICK UP. 231-885-2727 We are hoping that we can deliver around your normal afternoon drop off time. I ask that you complete this form separately for each individual child you have attending Mesick Schools. For example, If you have five children attending please complete it five times, once for each individual student. Virtual packets will also be ready and available on Monday, April 20. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZaJPX2u0YjOnPc621Npqx1nCYfMi7HUbdBMHR4gmtVlq3_w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Many people have asked for it and tonight is the night! Join us at 7:00 pm for HARRY POTTER Quizzes. Game code will be released at 6:45 pm. Hope to see you there! https://quizizz.com/join
Congratulations to our top 3 Michigan Trivia winners: Emerie, Mason, & AV! See you all back on Wednesday for another exciting game!
It's almost time for Monday night trivia! Hopefully you have brushed up on your Michigan facts today. Tonight's game code is: 741322 https://quizizz.com/join
Hello, as we are creating and gathering items for our distance learning, we are asking that if you attend, or have a child attending Mesick Schools and requested a hard copy learning packet that you complete this survey. This will give us more narrowed information for us to plan deliveries and pick-ups. We will begin deliveries around 3:00 on Monday, April 20. The deliveries will be made by the school bus, please be watching for the bus and prepared to meet them at the end of your driveway. We will set the food down and then you will be able to pick it up. Please adhere to social distancing and maintaining a minimum of 6' apart. Pick-up times will be available on Monday, April 20 from 4-6 PM in the elementary parking lot (elementary students) and the high school parking lot (jr/sr high students). Pick-up times will also be available on Tuesday, April 21 from 8:00-11:30 AM. If you are able to pick-up please do so as this will help us out greatly! We are hoping that we can deliver around your normal afternoon drop off time. I ask that you complete this form separately for each individual child you have attending Mesick Schools. For example, If you have five children attending please complete it five times, once for each individual student. Virtual packets will also be made available on Monday, April 20. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZaJPX2u0YjOnPc621Npqx1nCYfMi7HUbdBMHR4gmtVlq3_w/viewform?usp=sf_link
How parents can help their children enjoy, even look forward to WRITING at home. Take a look at the family-friendly strategies attached. Also, here is a writing prompt to get you started. “Would you rather spend a winter day out playing in the snow or inside playing? Explain your thinking and support your opinion with lots of reasons!
Mesick Athletic Boosters would like you to know that their Spring Spirit Wear order has arrived!! They will be behind the elementary school Wednesday, April 15 from 5:30-6:30 using a drive through style pick-up! See you then!
Clarification - deliveries are only for those that signed up for lunch delivery. We will still have pick-up from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot.
Hello All, We will be delivering the lunches tomorrow using our buses. Please be watching for our buses tomorrow between 10:30 and 11:30. (Times may be later as this is our first run.) Please plan on someone meeting the bus at the end of your drive way. We will set the food down and then you will be able to pick it up. Please adhere to social distancing and maintaining a minimum of 6' a part. (Some deliveries will still be made by vehicles)
It's Monday...that means trivia tonight at 7:00 pm. Tonight's game is Michigan Trivia! The game code will be released at 6:45 pm. Hope to see you there! https://quizizz.com/join/
If you have already complete this form once this week, you do not need to complete it again. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 14. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 12 YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCOhzXDwNdkTshTI1qT1ovegm8Zie8M341bSMli7AndKIZFg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Corrected Link - hopefully- sorry for the confusion. School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 14. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 12 YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCOhzXDwNdkTshTI1qT1ovegm8Zie8M341bSMli7AndKIZFg/viewform?usp=sf_link
School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17. You will receive meals for the weekend on Friday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 14. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 12 YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ONCE WEEKLY. https://forms.gle/JTQB7qFMoBAU...
Thanks to everyone who participated tonight! Our top 3 were Spencer Fam, Petitts, & Vranish. Great job! We will not be doing a Quizzes on Friday night in observance of Good Friday. Enjoy time with your family this Easter and I will see everyone back on Monday for a new game!
It's trivia night! See you in Quizzes at 7:00 pm for some Easter trivia! The game code will be released at 6:45 pm.
MSU Extension offers free online "Adulting 101" for 11th and 12th graders! https://www.wilx.com/content/news/MSU-Extension-offers-free-online-Adulting-101-for-11th-and-12th-graders-569397331.html
Thanks to everyone who played tonight! Congrats to our top 3, Maggie, Emma, & Mallory. Another game will post on Wednesday. Hope to see you there!
I hope everyone is ready for Monday Disney trivia! Tonight's code is 106056. Good luck to all our players! https://quizizz.com/join
Good Evening Parents, I just wanted to update you regarding school closure for the rest of the school year. We have been in discussion for a while on what we will do to provide distance learning for our students. We now have guidance and will soon be submitting a plan to our ISD for approval, Once approved we will be able to implement the plan. As you can imagine, this will take time to implement. We appreciate your patience with this implementation. We should have more information to you in the next couple of days. We are also aware that many students have items in their lockers or classrooms that they would like to gather. Please know we are working on a plan for this as well. I hope everyone stays healthy and well.
Don't forget it's trivia night! Brush up on your DIsney trivia and I will see you at 7:00 pm! Game code will be posted at 6:45 pm. Quizzes : https://quizizz.com/join
Hello Everyone, Sorry it appears the something was incorrect with the last link, this has been corrected, School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9. There will be no pick-up on Friday, April 10 as it is Good Friday. You will receive meals for the weekend on Thursday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 7. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 5. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM ONCE! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS FORM YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. https://forms.gle/WMzjaugX4JYciZPYA
Hello Everyone, School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9. There will be no pick-up on Friday, April 10 as it is Good Friday. You will receive meals for the weekend on Thursday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 7. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 5. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM ONCE! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS FORM YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE IT AGAIN. https://forms.gle/jzbkwnGavBK2...
Great job tonight! Our top 3 trivia masters were Maggie, Emerie, & the Spencer Family. Thanks to all who participated. A new Quizzes will be happening on Monday at 7:00 pm. Have a great weekend everyone!
Is everyone ready for Friday Night Fun trivia? The game will run until the last player is finished. Please only log in to play the game once. Good luck to everyone! Tonight's code is 246736.
Hello All, it has been quite some time since we have been able to update you all on the state of athletics. Below you will find the most recent press release from the MHSAA regarding the Winter sports tournament and Spring sports. It is said with a heavy heart that the Spring sports season is officially cancelled. Before reading the statement below, we would like to present you with some good news. This past basketball season six Mesick basketball players were selected to the WMD All Conference teams. 1st Team - Lexy Abraham and Lucas Hayes. 2nd Team - Jillian Hillier and Logan Wienclaw. Honorable Mention - Elizabeth Hamilton and Robert Spoor. Congratulations to all! We will be releasing some off season sports workouts soon for the kids to complete at home. Stay well and we will be in touch! EAST LANSING, Mich. – April 3 – The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter and Spring sports seasons, in compliance with the Thursday (April 2) “state of disaster” directive by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closing school buildings and moving education online for the remainder of the school year to help decrease the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This will be the first school year to not see MHSAA Finals played in multiple sports since 1942-43, when World War II led to the elimination of Finals in most sports. The MHSAA on March 12 suspended its girls and boys basketball, girls gymnastics, boys ice hockey and boys swimming & diving tournaments amid COVID-19 concerns. All activity in all sports was halted March 13. Spring sports to that point had begun practice, but not competition. The MHSAA’s Representative Council approved during its Winter Meeting on March 27 a series of concepts for completing the Winter tournaments and an abbreviated Spring season, contingent on the lifting of a statewide quarantine. The closure of school buildings into June made those possibilities void. The MHSAA’s Executive Committee, comprised of officers of the larger Council, affirmed the decision today (April 3) to cancel the remainder of this school year’s activities. “We are heartbroken to not be able to provide these opportunities for Michigan’s student-athletes, and especially seniors. We continue to hear from dozens asking us to hold out hope. But safety always must come first, and Governor Whitmer is making courageous decisions to safeguard the people of our state,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “We understand as much as anyone how much school sports mean to athletes and their communities. We had ideas and hopes for finishing Winter and Spring and helping bring some sort of normalcy after this long break. But this is the correct decision, and we will play our part in bringing schools and communities together again when the time is right.” “For now, we cannot state strongly enough that all students, staffs and others follow the guidelines established to slow the spread of this virus – we all must do our part.” Because the five Winter sports were not able to conclude with Finals, no champions will be awarded in those sports for 2019-20. However, championships won at earlier rounds of those tournaments (District or Regional) will continue to stand. The MHSAA will in coming weeks provide guidelines and other information pertinent to this unusual offseason as attention is turned to preparing for Fall 2020.
Sadly, the Class of 1970 feels it is necessary to cancel the All-School Reunion for 2020. At this time we all need to focus on staying healthy. We will miss seeing all of you and hope to see you in 2021!
Who is ready for some Friday fun trivia? I hope to see you all at 7:00 pm, the game code will be released at 6:45 pm. Quizizzes Link https://quizizz.com/join
Hello, As we continue to work on our plan for providing distance learning. We are asking that if you attend, or have a child attending Mesick Schools that you complete this internet/device survey. This will give us more narrowed information for us to continue to plan. I ask that you complete this form separately for each individual child you have attending Mesick Schools. For example, If you have five children attending please complete it five times, once for each individual student. https://forms.gle/Tu6iJ1tGVmAYcqTy6
Hello Everyone, As we continue to try to support our students and families we ask that you complete this form if a student (your child, or yourself as the student) and/or parent/caregiver needs to talk to a school counselor or social worker for any reason. Please be patient with us as we are figuring this out. https://forms.gle/7axq5ofwoxuaaWPNA
Hello Everyone, School breakfast and lunch will continue next week. Pick-up times will be from 10:30-11:30 in the elementary parking lot Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9. There will be no pick-up on Friday, April 10 as it is Good Friday. You will receive meals for the weekend on Thursday. Deliveries for the week will be on Tuesday, April 7. Delivery orders need to be submitted before 9:00 AM on Sunday, April 5. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM ONCE! https://forms.gle/jzbkwnGavBK2Zr5R9
Thanks to everyone who played tonight, we had 21 participants! Our top 3 were Emma, Noah, & Heavena! Nice job! We'll have another Quizziz on Friday at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
I hope you brushed up on your Dr. Seuss info today! The game will start at 7:00 pm and end at 7:20 pm. Good luck! Game Code: 387096
Elementary Parents - Happy April! Reading Focus for the month is Retelling a story. Attached you will find... 1) Reading Strategies you can use at home with your children. 2) Daily reading-related activities on April’s Calendar. 3) Recommended Book Picks for April. Please REMEMBER to have your child read a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Hope you’re all well, we certainly miss everyone.
Grab the family and join us for Quizzes tonight at 7:00 pm. Tonight we will be doing Dr. Suess trivia! Check back here at 6:45 pm for the game code.
Look for an Invite... MS Science is up and running with Google Classroom! -Mrs.H
The high school yearbook is finished and sent to press! Extra special thanks to Julie Musial, Jillian Hillier, and Grace Hawk for working with Mrs. Elliott the first two weeks of the closure to get it done! There are still 32 copies of the yearbook available to pre order. Get yours here: https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/yX3rG
Thanks to everyone who participated in tonight's Quizzes game. We had 17 participants! Congrats to Kylie S. our winner! I will be doing another Quizzes on Wednesday at 7:00 pm! Thanks for participating, I hope you all had fun!
Hey Bulldogs it's time for Quizzes! The game code for this evening is 926881. Looking forward to some fun!
Attention 1st grade Bulldog Parents! All 1st grade resources have been added to one space for your convince. We will review and add things as they come available. Thank you Mrs. Parcell for all your hard work! If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher on class dojo or email. https://sites.google.com/mesick.org/firstgrade/home
Hey Bulldogs! Mrs. Zemsta here! I miss seeing all of you and your art creations. I hope you are all staying safe and well. I just wanted to post one of my favorite artists quotes: "I dream of painting, then I paint my dream" Vincent Van Gogh. Don't give up on staying creative! Check google classroom for some artsy posts!
Hey Bulldogs! I decided to try something fun, anyone can join in. Tonight at 7 pm I will be launching a Quizzes Live game! You can connect at https://quizizz.com/join. This first one will be a simple trivia game. Let's see how many Bulldogs we can get to join in on the fun! I will post the game code here at 6:45 pm!
Hello Jr High kiddos, Ms. Roda here! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time. I have posted new practice activities in your Google Classroom to keep your brains working and your math skills sharp! Be on the lookout throughout the week for new activities and challenges. I also encourage you to continue using the links I shared to explore material in all of your subjects! I miss you all, and I hope you are making the most of each day!
Hello my 4th graders! I miss you all! I have posted new material in our Google Classroom with 2 new links for Math practice & Reading practice. Directions are in our Google Classroom for access.
Hello Bulldogs! Mrs.MacEachern will be doing a Facebook live read aloud every Sunday evening starting at 7pm. You can search for MacEachern’s Firsties or click on the link below. I hope you can join in, Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2574645716116917/?ref=share
School lunch requests for next weeks delivery must be completed before 9 AM on Sunday, March 29. We will only deliver lunches on Tuesday, March 31. We will deliver enough lunches for the week (7 days). Pick up will continue as is and on Friday we will provide food for Saturday and Sunday as well. A big thank you to all of you that are picking up and delivering. If you have already completed this form, please do not complete it again. You only need to complete it one time. . https://forms.gle/xGYdXPgk5oDTe7kQ7
The Scholastic website has free day-by-day resources (including activities and videos) for kindergarten through middle school. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Reading Resource - Time for Kids I wanted to share a great digital resource with you. TIME for Kids Digital Library is free for all children for the rest of the year! By clicking on link below, parents can register their child and get them access to some great informational texts. I signed up my son & daughter , it took less than a minute & we received in less than 10 minutes. Short reads with interesting facts! https://time.com/tfk-free/?fbclid=IwAR3ei-OvbTAyf-z14E_NC_TQIyBR7ejj6R2W7RRF-L_DWWuvU0zv0fa6Yzs
Lunch update, starting next week, Tuesday, March 31 will be the only day we deliver lunches. We will deliver enough lunches for the week (7 days). Pick up will continue as is and on Friday we will provide food for Saturday and Sunday as well. A big thank you to all of you that are picking up and delivering. Please complete the form below for to request a lunch for the week of March 30 - April 3. https://forms.gle/xGYdXPgk5oDTe7kQ7
http://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/at-home-lab-series?utm_campaign=MKT20385%20-%20Mar20-Flinnthome-Lab-series-email-invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Net-Results&utm_content=MKT20383%20-%20Mar20-DistanceLearning-President-Email#lab1 This is a link to a live lab especially for chemistry students but all are welcome to get the student sheet and participate. There are going to be several of these if you go to flinnsci.com under live science labs, the only drawback being they require about an hour of wifi. The website does have other activities in other science subjects than chemistry as well. Definitely something interesting to do and get extra credit too.
I sent out an email to my students and their families today. Unfortunately not everyone in our class got an email because I don’t have email addresses for everyone. If any students have new or updated emails please send me an email at email@example.com and I will get that updated. Thank you. I hope everyone is staying healthy.
Hello All, Lunch pick-up and deliveries will continue through out the stay at home order. We do ask that if you complete the form for lunches to please pick them up, we do not want food to go to waste. Lunches that will be delivered will be placed on the porch or next to the door then will knock and leave. I hope every stays safe and healthy. Let's keep working together so we can get the kids back in school!
Band Students and Parents - While school is 'paused', you can still check your Google Classrooms every few days for different activities to help keep your playing skills fresh!
If you have not already completed the form below and would like free lunches for your child(ren) please complete it. On, Monday, March 23 Chartwells will continue to provide lunch for any child through 18 years old ($3.00/adult) in the form of a drive-up process in the back parking lot of the elementary school 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday for the entire closure, including spring break. This week students will also receive a breakfast with their lunch, this will give them breakfast for the following day. Please click the link below if you would like to pick up a lunch. If you have transportation barriers we may be able to deliver a lunch to your kids. We need to know about how many sack lunches we need to prepare. Again, please click the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/AjEKUoEidD3mmxWFA
Hello Bulldogs! I hope all is well. Ms. Beilfuss has created a website with resources for parents to use at home with their students for music education. This is a great site with lots of fun activities. Great job Ms. Beilfuss! Check out the link. https://beilfussd.wixsite.com/msbeilfussmusic
I know how much our students enjoyed the recent visit we had from the John Ball Zoo and yesterday I found these really fun videos from the Cincinnati Zoo featuring a new animal every day at 3:00. Today's video is about the Lions! There are even some fun activities you can do that coordinate with the animal you see each day. Previous videos are also available and include Sloths, an Ocelot, a Porcupine and a Hippo! You can find the videos at the Cincinnati Zoo website under the Home Safari Resources page or you can also find them on YouTube. The link is below. Kind of like a field trip from the comfort of your home! http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
Biology students Another assignment I usually give at this time is to make a family tree, except instead of the usual the goal is to track characteristics, like eye color, hair color, baldness, earlobe attachment, cleft chin, ear point and so on so we can use it to show how genetics-inheritance works. You could even try to track medical conditions like high blood pressure, talk to your folks to make sure they are comfortable with it. The other thing that sometimes comes up is difficulty tracing family, so if you have trouble with that find a celebrity you want to be "part of your family" and that you can find a picture of so you can see the traits you are tracking. There are lots of examples on line if you look, be creative and have fun.
Hello my 2nd grade friends! I miss you all so much. I have posted some reading passages in our google classroom for you, but would really love to hear from you and find out what you have been up to. You should be able to use the link below to get to our Google Classroom and then log in using your school username and password. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook if you need help. Hope to hear from you soon! https://classroom.google.com/u/5/c/MzEyNzYzNjE0Njla
Attention High School Students A couple of science items(recent and upcoming) that you can investigate! (Use your smart phone to become smarter!) Biology 1. Mitosis and meiosis 2. Genetics-inheritance, diseases and disorders, family trees Chemistry 1. Naming compounds 2. Balancing equations 3. Acids and bases-naming, pH scale Physical Science 1. Light 2. Periodic table-atomic number, atomic mass-number of protons, electrons, neutrons, trends on the table
Calling all 5th graders!! You can continue to learn and earn Bulldog Bucks by logging into iReady at home. We have also posted activities for you in your Google Classrooms. Check them out! We can also use our online classroom to stay connected through conversation.
Mrs. Parcell has started a Facebook page called Storytime with Mrs. Parcell and she is planning on reading a story every Wednesday night at 7pm. Tonight’s story is “The Bully from the Black Lagoon” Please join her tonight at 7:00 PM!
Hello 4th graders! I just wanted to let you know that I have posted some fun activities for you to do in our Google Classroom! Remember that you can access your I-Ready account to practice your Math and Reading. All activities will be posted in our 4th Grade Classroom page. Please send me a message through our page and let me know how you are doing and if you need anything! Miss you all!
On, Monday, March 23 Chartwells will continue to provide lunch for any child through 18 years old ($3.00/adult) in the form of a drive-up process in the back parking lot of the elementary school 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday for the entire closure, including spring break. This week students will also receive a breakfast with their lunch, this will give them breakfast for the following day. Please click the link below if you would like to pick up a lunch. If you have transportation barriers we may be able to deliver a lunch to your kids. We need to know about how many sack lunches we need to prepare. Again, please click the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/AjEKUoEidD3mmxWFA
Attention Seniors - We will be canceling the Jostens' order pick up that was scheduled for Thursday, March 19. We will be rescheduling ASAP.
Hello Everyone, I know many of you are changing spring break plans for this year. I wanted you to be aware that at the WMISD Board Meeting last night. They voted to change next year's spring break (2020-2021) to March 29-April 2. This was in the works before this current school closure it has nothing to do with what we are currently facing.
Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I have put together a brief (4 question) survey regarding internet and device availability. I am curious as to what we would have for virtual learning. Please take the time to compete this survey. https://forms.gle/WirHgnPKRd27r2Uq6
If you have not already completed the form below and would like free lunches for your child(ren) please complete it. Beginning Monday, March 16 Chartwells will be providing lunch for any child through 18 years old ($3.00/adult) in the form of a drive-up process in the back parking lot of the elementary school 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday for the entire closure, including spring break. Please click the link below if you would like to pick up a lunch. If you have transportation barriers we may be able to deliver a lunch to your kids. We need to know about how many sack lunches we need to prepare. Again, please click the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/QteSn6YMSyAyE72NA
Beginning Monday, March 16 Chartwells will be providing lunch for any child through 18 years old ($3.00/adult) in the form of a drive-up process in the back parking lot of the elementary school 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday for the entire closure, including spring break. Please click the link below if you would like to pick up a lunch. If you have transportation barriers we may be able to deliver a lunch to your kids. We need to know about how many sack lunches we need to prepare. Again, please click the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/QteSn6YMSyAyE72NA
Good Morning Parents, I appreciate your patience today. Yes, due to the Governor's announcement last night we will be closing school, starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 through April 5, with a planned return date of Monday, April 6. I am aware that there are a lot of questions and I currently do not have answers. I will do my best to continue communicating with you, thank you for you continued support. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
Saturdays elementary boys basketball tournament for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders has been cancelled. Please see the attached press release from the MHSAA regarding current high school athletics: MHSAA Tournaments to Continue with Attendance Restrictions, Online Streaming of Finals EAST LANSING, Mich. – March 12 – Postseason events sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and scheduled for March 12-14 will be conducted as scheduled. However, attendance will be restricted at all events through this weekend, with updates to be announced Monday, March 16, for the remainder of the girls and boys basketball tournaments. The MHSAA Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals will be played March 12-14 at USA Hockey Arena, with Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals beginning Friday, March 13 and concluding March 14 at Oakland University and Holland Aquatic Center. Girls Gymnastics at Rockford High School also will be competed Friday and Saturday this weekend. Girls Basketball Regionals Finals are scheduled for tonight, March 12, across the state, as are Boys District Finals on Friday, March 13. Based on recommendations from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggesting attendance limitations, no spectators will be allowed for the three Swimming & Diving Finals, both days, or Saturday’s Girls Gymnastics Individual Finals. These events have the highest number of participants of this weekend’s events. However, for Hockey Semifinals and Finals and Gymnastics Team Finals – events with far fewer participants – a limited number of spectators will be allowed, as determined by participating schools, to include only parents, legal guardians and essential administrators. Basketball games during the next two days also will allow only limited spectators, as determined by participating schools and following these same restrictions. Each competing school will provide the entry list of parents, legal guardians and essential administrators to the host site prior to each contest. To recap, here is a breakdown of sport-by-sport attendance and broadcast stipulations. Boys Swimming & Diving Finals Rounds: Preliminaries on March 13, Finals on March 14 Attendance: No onsite spectators allowed. Broadcast: Live streaming of prelims and Finals on MHSAA.tv Girls Gymnastics Finals Rounds: Team Finals on March 13, Individual Finals on March 14 Attendance: Limited to parents, legal guardians and essential administrators on March 13. No onsite spectators allowed March 14. Broadcast: Live streaming of Team and Individual Finals on MHSAA.tv Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals Rounds: Semifinals on March 13-14, Finals on March 15 Attendance: Limited to parents, legal guardians and essential administrators. Broadcast: Live streaming of all 12 games on MHSAA.tv Audio: Live free audio at MHSAANetwork.com Girls Basketball Regional Finals Rounds: All scheduled for March 12. Attendance: Limited to parents, legal guardians and essential administrators. Broadcast: Live streaming of some games, with subscription, on MHSAA.tv Boys Basketball District Finals Rounds: All scheduled for March 13. Attendance: Limited to parents, legal guardians and essential administrators. Broadcast: Live streaming of some games, with subscription, on MHSAA.tv Bands, cheerleaders and gatherings in parking lots or elsewhere on-site will not be allowed. Restrictions on noisemakers, etc., will continue to be upheld for those fans who will attend. For those allowed to be present, there will be no attendance charged at any of these five events. Online ticket sales have been stopped, and all tickets that have been purchased are voided and will be fully refunded. Fans not allowed to attend will have the opportunity to watch coverage of all three of this weekend’s Finals live on MHSAA.tv. Complete streaming of all 12 Hockey Semifinals and Finals games is scheduled, as is streaming of both the Team and Individual Gymnastics Finals and both preliminaries and Finals for swimming & diving. MHSAA.tv also will carry a number of girls and boys basketball games this weekend as part of its usual subscription coverage by members of the School Broadcast Program. The streaming of all three divisions of the MHSAA Swimming & Diving Finals and both Team and Individual Gymnastics Finals will be provided FREE OF CHARGE. More details about access to these free feeds will be provided in the next update this afternoon. This remains a fluid situation, and another update will be released today, March 12, at 2 p.m. Updates will be posted to the MHSAA Website at https://www.mhsaa.com/coronavirus. The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract more than 1.4 million spectators each year.
Parents, Jeff’s bus, bus 9 will be running about an hour behind this morning, Wednesday, March 11. Sorry for the inconvenience but Jeff’s bus, bus 9 will be running about an hour behind this morning, Wednesday, March 11.
Come cheer the boys basketball team on tonight as they open up District play at Brethren vs Frankfort at 6pm. Tickets are $6 and will be available at the door. Go Bulldogs!
Sorry for the late notice, SEEDs after school programming will be canceled today, Thursday, March 5. Parents please contact the elementary office to change your child's after school plan.
Reminder: There is NO K-3 Reading Tutoring Thursday night due to conferences.
Our college adviser will be available from 6:15-8 tomorrow during parent teacher conferences to discuss any questions about financial aid, college applications, scholarships, & more! If you would like to arrange a specific time, please email Mr. D. at: email@example.com .
Reminder: Parent Teacher conferences are tomorrow, Thursday March 5th from 5-8 pm. Due to a basketball game conflict, JR/ SR High conferences will be held in teacher classrooms this time. No appointments are necessary for the JR/SR high, so come on in and you can meet with teachers about your student's progress. We hope to see you there!
The Mesick Elementary PTO Easter Chocolate Bunny fundraiser has begun. More information and order forms were sent with students last week. Order forms are due March 9th. Checks can be made to Mesick PTO. Funds raised by the PTO are used to sponsor dozens of events including the Daddy/Daughter Dance, Granola for Grandparents, Santa’s Shoppe, and many more. Orders will be in before Easter.
There will be a lot of entertainment at the high school today! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys will be playing at the high school this morning starting at 9 am. Also, our alumni game for both men and women will start at 5pm tonight! Cost to play will be $20. We hope to see you out supporting our basketball programs!
There will be a lot of entertainment at the high school today! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys will be playing at the high school this morning starting at 9 am. Also, our alumni game for both men and women will start at 5pm tonight! Cost to play will be $20. We hope to see you out supporting our basketball programs!
Follow the link below to make sure you grab your Spring Sports Wear before Monday! 10% of all sales are donated right back to the Mesick Athletic Boosters! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/BGkBCcVvmm
Good luck to our girls JV/V basketball teams as they travel to Pentwater for their final game of the regular season! The boys JV/V team will be in action tomorrow night at Marion. Both games start at 6pm. We hope to see you there! Go Bulldogs!
Mesick Elementary Donuts for Dads is Wednesday, March 11th from 7:30-8:00 am. RSVP's will be sent home with students this week.
Congratulations goes out to our bands at MSBOA District Festival today in McBain. The Junior High band received a 2nd division rating, representing an "excellent performance"; while the zhigh School Band received a 1st division rating, representing an "outstanding performance". Great job band students!!!
Mesick JR/SR High just completed a successful fire drill.
Just a reminder that Pastries for Parents is tomorrow, Feb 25th, from 7:25-7:55 am in the JR/SR High gym. Please join us for breakfast with your 6th-12th grade student(s). If you plan on attending please send me a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd M. Jewett Elementary is now scheduling appointments for Kindergarten Round-Up! Please contact Mrs. Regina Spoor at 231-885-1207 ext. 3450 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment on April 30 or May 1. Children entering Kindergarten in 2020-2021 school year must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020
Congratulations to our girls varsity basketball team on a huge win vs Marion on a buzzer beater last night! It was a great win during snowball week! Tonight the JV girls are back in action at 430 vs Baldwin. The JV boys will be playing Baldwin at 6pm and the Varsity boys will also square off against Baldwin at 730. All games are in the High School. Tomorrow our 3/4 graders are at the elementary school for 9 and 10 am games while the 5th grade boys play at 11 and 12. All elementary boys games will be at the elementary school this week. Also tomorrow we will be hosting the special olympics at the high school. It's a busy week for Mesick basketball and we hope to see you out showing your support! Go Bulldogs!
The spring spirit wear line is out!! Show your bulldog pride with some great new gear! Follow this link to make a purchase. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/BGkBCcVvmm NOTE: *There are some items showing without a logo, they will be printed with the logo of the grouping they are with.* Please contact Athletic Boosters officers with any questions.
Thank you all who have donated to the Art Room Pop Can Drive this year so far. We collected 1, 118 cans! This money will be spent on daily supplies used in the art room! We are still collecting pop cans through the end of the school year. Please drop them off to the Mesick JR/SR High during school hours. Receipts accepted as well. Again, thank you Mesick for supporting the arts!
Todays girls varsity basketball game has been rescheduled for tomorrow night at 6 pm vs Lake Leelanau St. Mary. We will also have the 7th grade girls in action at home vs Brethren at 5:30 while the boys JV/V are on the road at Walkerville. Good luck to our student-athletes and we hope to see you at the game!
Congratulations to Mesick Schools Bridge Magazine ranked schools based on several factors, the methodology, and data analysis, independently developed by Public Sector Consultants, a public policy research firm in Lansing, takes into account the impact of poverty by analyzing how districts across Michigan perform compared with districts of similar socioeconomic levels. The school breakdown is as follows: Elementary 315 out of 2203 Middle School - 829 out of 2203 this is based on 6th, 7th, and 8th grade High School - 163 out of 674 These scores are noteworthy, any time you are able to score in the top third of all schools in the State of Michigan. Our goal is to be #1! I know the students and staff are working very hard to accomplish this goal! We want our students to continue to learn locally and compete globally! I have included the link below to the report in case you wanted to see other area schools. https://www.mackinac.org/depts/epi/performance.aspx?count=100&report=3&CCode1=All+Counties&DSearch1=&DCode1=All+Districts&SSearch1=&SCode1=All+Schools&year=2016-2019&subject=Overall&locale=All&type=All&sort=Overall+CAP+Score#topofform
Tonight's JH, JV, and Varsity girls basketball games have been cancelled. Rescheduled contests will be announced as soon as possible.
Due to the poor road conditions, Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 18.
Next week is Snowball!! We will have dress up days for K-12 students, and activities and class wars for JR/SR high students. JV girls will play at 4:30 on Friday, JV Boys at 6:00 followed by Varsity Boys. The 9-12th grade dance will be on Saturday from 8-11 pm. Call me if you have any questions. (Stay tuned for dress up days).
The JR/SR High pastries for parents event That was scheduled for tomorrow morning has been moved to Tuesday February 25th. Have a great day!
Good Morning, tonight's Junior High Girls basketball game at Pentwater has been cancelled. Also, elementary boys basketball practice will be cancelled for tonight and resume on Thursday at 5:30. Have a great day!
Good Morning, due to poor road conditions Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, February 10.
Shopping? Help the Art Room! We are in need of: Black/Colored Sharpies, Scotch tape, Painters Tape, Markers, Acrylic paint, Cotton Balls, Q-tips, Pencils/Pens (used/new). Parents - if your child has art this semester and they bring in a donation they will receive extra credit! Thank you and GO BULLDOGS!
Athletic Announcements: The Mesick Basketball Alumni Game will be Saturday, February 29th at 5pm in the High School Gym. The women's game will start at 5pm with the men's game to follow. The cost to play will be $20 and will include a T-Shirt. Also, tomorrow night we are running a fundraiser for the Marilla Food Pantry. Anyone who brings in non-perishable food items will receive $1 off per item of their admission cost. So YES!! You can get in for free if you bring in enough items. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Also tomorrow night, the parents/families of 3rd/4th/5th grade boys who signed up for Saturday Morning Basketball will have free entry as we are having the elementary boys play at halftime of the JV/V Boys games. 3rd/4th grades are at half time of the JV game while 5th grade will be at half time of the varsity game. We hope to see everyone there!
The Mesick High School Band is proud to announce that they have been able to raise all of the necessary funding for our 2020 Florida Trip! We would like to thank everyone in our community who helped the band raise the money needed for this Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunity for our students! Thank you for your support! If you are in Florida over Spring Break, stop by and see the Mesick High School Band march in the Magic Kingdom Parade at 9:45am on Monday, March 23, 2020!
Mesick Athletics started the week of strong with big wins from the JH Girls Basketball teams on Monday. The 7th grade team won in double overtime while the 8th graders won 26-10. The Varsity Girls team also got a big win last night in Bear Lake by a score of 37-23. Tonight, the boys JV/V Varsity teams will be hosting the Buckley Bears at 6 pm! Tomorrow the JV/V Girls will travel to MCC for a 6 pm start and the JH girls play at Buckley at 4:30 pm. The week will conclude with a boys JV/V home game vs Bear Lake at 6 pm. During half time of the JV game on Friday, our elementary boys in 3rd/4th grade will be playing at half time, while the 5th grade boys will play at half time of the varsity game. We hope to see everyone out supporting our Mesick Student-Athletes this week!
Reminder- Muffins for Moms tomorrow morning. Doors open promptly at 7:30. See you then. Go Bulldogs!
Tonight's girls JV/V basketball game at Bear Lake will be played! The bus time is 4:45 and will leave from the high school. Good Luck girls!!! Also, JH girls basketball practice is cancelled for today. Tomorrow night the boys JV/V Basketball team will be home vs Buckley. We hope to see everyone at the games!
Good Morning, due to the icy road conditions on our back roads. Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. I hope everyone stays safe and warm.
Graduation shipments will be arriving soon. Senior's and parent's/guardian's of senior's mark your calendars for Thursday, March 19, 2020. Northern Michigan Grad; Josten's will be here at 2:45 PM that day to deliver graduation announcements and other senior products that were ordered this past fall.
It was a great day at Crooked Tree Arts Center annual Youth Arts Show yesterday, February 2. Mesick Jr/Sr High was given 4 awards! 1, $100 cash award to Tiffany Macy, 2 $500 scholarships to Mckensey Kendall and Kaylea Rogers and 1 honorary award to Noah Kendall from Kendall College of Art and Design! Artwork from 42 schools will be on display today through March 14. Check crookedtree.org for hours. Go Bulldogs!
Congratulations to all of our high school band students who participated in the MSBOA District 1 Solo and Ensemble festival. We had a GREAT showing again this year - with all of the events medalling! We had 8 First Division ratings (all now eligible for State's) and 1 Second Division ratings! Great Job Band!
Update - Bus #7 is running around 45 minutes to one hour behind schedule. We are experiencing mechanical issues. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Hello, Bus 14-7 is running about 20-30 minutes late.
6th and 7th grade JH Girls Basketball practice for tonight is cancelled. There will be an 8th grade game in Walkerville as planned at 530 pm! Also the boys varsity team will have a 7pm tip off at Big Rapids Crossroads. Good Luck to all of our Student-Athletes tonight!
Annual K-12 Crooked Tree Arts Center Exhibit showcasing Mesick student artwork along with 42 other schools will be open to the public February 2 - March 14 (see website for gallery hours: crookedtree.org). An opening reception for awards will be held February 2 from 1-3pm. Judges will be announcing honorable mention for Middle School and cash prizes for High School. Students work that has been accepted from Mesick has been announced to each student. Students should be informing parents. Questions? contact Katie Zemsta, Art Teacher @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!
Make sure to come out tonight and support the Junior High girls basketball teams as they host Mason County Eastern at 5:30 pm! Wednesday the Boys Varsity team will travel to Big Rapids Crossroads for 7pm start. There will be no JV Contest for this game. Also, on Wednesday there will be a JH game at Walkerville at 5:30 pm. Thursday the Girls JV/V teams will will travel to Brethren for a 6pm start and Friday night the boys will follow suit and travel to Brethren for a 6pm start. We have had a JH Girls basketball scheduling change and the girls will now travel to Marion on Saturday morning for a 9 am start. Also on Saturday the boys elementary basketball program will kick off at 9 am at the high school. Sign up/registration will be at the door and there is no cost. We hope to see everyone at the game! Have a great week!
We were just informed by Charlton Heston Academy that tonight's Girls Varsity Basketball Game will need to be cancelled. We will be working on a make up date for this contest and update everyone as soon as possible!
Tonight's Girls JV/V Basketball game at Big Rapids Crossroads will now be a VARSITY ONLY contest starting at 7:30 pm. This game will also be a fundraiser for the Susan Wheatlake Cancer Center in Reed City. There will be no cost of admission but donations will be accepted at the door. Good Luck Tonight Girls!
The boys/girls basketball teams did a great job last week winning at home! The boys defeated Walkerville on Tuesday while the Girls got a big win over Pentwater on Friday night! Tonight the girls are back in action at home vs Leland and the boys will take on Marion tomorrow night, which is also at home. Also on Wednesday night the 6/7th grade girls basketball team will travel to MCC to take on the Sabers. Thursday night the girls will travel to Crossroads and on Friday the girls are back in action at Charlton Heston Academy while the boys travel to Pentwater. Saturday morning the JH girls basketball teams will head to Suttons Bay for a four team tournament. Best of luck to our awesome Student-Athletes and we hope to see everyone at the game!
There is a 6th-8th grade dance this Friday from 4:00-5:30 in the JR/SR High commons. Tickets are $3. Dress clothes are encouraged, but not required. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Elementary Grades K-3: Reading Tutoring Tutoring begins next week. If your child was invited and you haven't returned your slip, please do so by Monday. Thank You, have a great weekend!
K-3 Grades After school, Reading Tutoring: Last week tutoring slips went home inviting students to join the after school tutoring program. If your child was invited, please return slips this week so we can save a spot for them. Thank You-Have a great day!
This weeks Athletic Schedule: Monday - JV/V Girls Basketball @ Marion at 6pm. JH Girls Basketball @ Brethren at 5:30 pm. Tuesday - Boys JV/V Basketball home vs Walkerville. Wednesday - JH GBB at Bear Lake. This game has been changed to a 4:45 start time. Bear Lake will only have one team of 6/7th graders so therefore we will only play one game that night. Thursday - JV/V Boys Basketball at Baldwin at 6pm. Friday - Girls JV/V Basketball home vs Pentwater. We hope to see you all at the game! Have a great week!
Tonight's JV Girls Basketball Game vs Baldwin has been cancelled. We are looking to reschedule this game and will try to announce a date on Monday! Also, Sunday morning basketball open gym from 10 am - 12 pm has been cancelled. Have a great weekend!
Good morning, due to poor road conditions Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Friday. January 10. Again, due to poor road conditions Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 10.
The end of first semester is next Friday January 17th. Please take a moment to check power school with your student and make sure they complete any missing work before then. High school students will have exams next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and the schedule is attached. Please encourage your students to study for exams. The JR High does not give final exams but will be working on end of semester activities and wrapping up their units of study. Please remember that Friday the 17th is a 1/2 day for all students.
Attention Mesick High School Seniors and Parents! Senior pictures, baby pictures, and quotes are due Wednesday, January 15. They will be included in the yearbook and the graduation slideshow. Please email .jpeg files and your quote to PhilllipsH20@mesick.org.
Ski Club starts tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7, 2020. JR/SR High students are required to turn their money into the office, and sign up, by 2 PM on Monday's, each week, with the following information on their envelope: Name and whatever they will need; lift ticket, rental skis, rental snow board, bus, etc.... Please try to bring the correct amount if possible.
Good Morning, Stephanie’s bus, bus #7 is having a mechanical issue. Stephanie’s bus, bus #7 will be 45 minutes to 1 hour late this morning, Friday, January 3.
Hello Mesick Families! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break! Just a reminder that we will be returning to school tomorrow, Thursday, January 2! We will have normal start and end times on Thursday and Friday! Have a great evening, I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
The Winter Sports Spirit Wear has arrived. It will be available for pickup tomorrow evening with Mrs. Akom in the high school commons from 6 - 7 pm. If you placed an order and would like your child to pick it up, please email Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will deliver it tomorrow during the day. Thank you to everyone that placed an order!