Last nights Holiday Concert was a success! Our third through fifth grade students put on a great performance last night. The kids sounded wonderful! Great job Ms. Beilfuss and students! Please join us tomorrow, December 13, in the elementary school gym for our 5th and 6th grade band concert at 6:30. Our high school band will have their concert in the high school on Monday, December 17 at 7:00.
A few athletics announcements/reminders: Tonight our girls JV/V basketball team plays at Brethren at 6:00 pm. We would love to see everyone there showing their support! Also, tomorrow night's JV/V Boys basketball game scheduled at Manistee Catholic Central has been moved to January 9th. FInally, our 7th and 8th grade boys picked up an additional game tomorrow night at Cadillac. The 7th grade will start at 5:30 pm with the 8th grade to follow. The game will be at the Cadillac JH and they have requested that we please use the lakeside entrance. Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for students. Have a great week!
Ski Club will be raffling off a full season pass to Caberfae on Friday, Dec 14th during the boys varsity basketball game. Tickets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. Ski Club sign up forms will be available also.
Jeff bus # 9 is running about an hour late tonight. Dec 6th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you to everyone who helped with a very successful food drive this year. The elementary students gathered a total of 2,317 items, with Mrs. Fortelka's class winning their competition with 406 items, followed closely by Mrs. Shermak's class with 395 items.The junior/senior high students gathered a total of 3,040 items. The winning class in the junior/senior high competition was the senior class with 984 items, followed closely by 8th grade with 838 items. This year's drive set a new record with 5,357 items total.
Tonight Girls JV/V Basketball game is officially set to start at 5:30 pm tonight at Big Rapids Crossroads. Due to our current bussing situation however, the start time of the game will be delayed. The bus will leave Mesick around 4:20 tonight and should arrive to Crossroads around 5:30. Crossroads will allow an appropriate amount of time for the JV girls to warm up and the start time of the game will be closer to 6:00 pm. Please contact Coach Duby in the Athletic Department if you have any questions. Thanks and have a great day!
Due to the snow day on Monday, our Krispy Kreme fundraiser doughnut delivery date has been pushed back from this Friday the 7th to Monday the 10th. Sorry for any inconvenience.
There has been an update to the JV/Varsity boys basketball schedule for next week. The Manistee Catholic Central game scheduled for December 12th in Manistee will now be played on Wednesday, January 9th. Updated schedules will be sent home with the boys at tonight's practice.
After School at Jewett Elementary is looking for people interested in working with us after school 1 to 4 evenings per week. SEEDS needs more staff in order to continue providing this great after school enrichment program in Mesick. If you work with us, you will have the opportunity to lead or assist with enrichment lessons as well as enjoy spending time with the children at dinnertime, recess, and homework help time. Please contact email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, call 231.947.0312, or go to our website, www.ecoseeds.org to find out more!
Athletics updates for tonight: 7th grade boys basketball at Big Rapids Crossroads is still a go for those able to safely make it to the school. The bus will leave at 4pm from the High School. Boys JV/V basketball will have an optional practice from 3:00 to 5:00 tonight. Please make sure your roads are safe to drive on before making the decision to attend! Girls basketball: please stayed tuned for an update on practice tonight.
Due to the conditions of our back roads Mesick Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, December 3.
Tonight's boys JV/V basketball game at Big Rapids Crossroads will start at 6pm. It was originally scheduled for 530 PM but due to bussing issues we will be arriving closer to 530 and will need time to warm up. We hope to see everyone out supporting the boys!
Jeff’s bus, bus 9, will be running about 30-45 minutes late tomorrow morning, Friday, November 30. Sorry for any inconvenience.
JOB POSTING: Mesick Schools is currently accepting applications for a School Bus Driver. This is a union position, 4 1/4 hours per day. Please contact Mr. Bob Harris @ 231-885-1200 ext. 3406 for more information.
Several students participated in the Ferris SINE (Students in Need of Eyecare) program on November 1st. Those students that required glasses will receive them tomorrow afternoon!
Dear Parents: As you may be aware, we are currently short bus drivers. We are currently using substitute drivers to cover routes. We are very fortunate that our custodians are licensed bus drivers and they are able to substitute when needed. Please be aware that substitute bus drivers may run late as they are unfamiliar with some of the bus routes. We will do our best to keep the same subs on the same routes. This will enable more efficient routes and familiarity with our kids. If your child’s bus is running late, we will make every effort to contact you. There is a state wide shortage of bus drivers. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver or substitute bus driver, please contact Bob Harris or Scott Akom at 231-885-1200 for more information. We appreciate your understanding.
The giving tree is up! If you would like to support Mesick JR/SR High Students in need this holiday season, you can stop in the office and grab an ornament or email me. email@example.com
Make sure to come out tomorrow night and support the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they open their season at home against Leland! JV will start at 6pm. Friday night the teams travel to Big Rapids Crossroads to open up conference play with JV starting at 5:30 PM.
Elementary Christmas concerts are just around the corner! Kindergarten - 2nd Grade is Tuesday, December 4th @ 6 pm and 3rd - 5th grade is Tuesday, December 11th @ 6 pm. Please have your students report to their classroom by 5:45 pm. Hope to see you all there!
Ski Club Sign Up! Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5-6:30 pm in the Elementary Library. Please use the entrance on M115. Sign- Up fee is only $1.00 on Nov. 29th but will increase to $5.00 on/or after Nov. 30th. Caberfae will be in attendance to help with sizing of height, weight and shoe size. Students must be in 4th grade or older to ride the bus for ski club! Contact Mrs. Fortelka at firstname.lastname@example.org of you have any questions.
The Mesick Jr/Sr High Art Dept will be hosting a bake sale during parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 20th from 1:30-7:00 so please bring pocket money and a sweet tooth! The money raised will be used to buy some much needed art supplies. If you are willing to donate baked goods for the sale pleasecontact Lona Bickel before November 16th by emailing: email@example.com
Elementary students are doing an amazing job bringing in non-perishable food donations for the Mesick High School NHS Food Drive. We have through December 3rd to collect donations. I heard a rumor that the Elementary students have brought in more donations than the high school so far! Way to go! Here are the classroom totals as of today. Fortelka 183, MacEachern 180, Shermak 167, Miller 90, Porter 62, Manley 59, Strich 50, Lint 47, Ford 35, Campbell 31, Kastl 26, Arnott 23, Arbury 9, Head Start 6!
Congratulations to our Boys Junior High Basketball teams. The 7th and 8th grade teams are currently 4-0 and are looking to keep their run going this week. Tonight is a 7th grade only contest vs Manistee Catholic Central starting at 5:30 pm in Mesick. Wednesday both teams will play starting at 5:30 pm at Mason County Eastern. If you are looking for more games please to attend, please download our "Mesick Consolidated Schools" app from the app store for more schedules!
Several of our students from the elementary and junior/senior high school travelled to Ferris State University for the SINE (Students In Need of Eycare). Students wer given an eye examination and were prescribed glasses if they were needed. This was all organized but Dr. Sarah Hinkley (Mesick Alumni) and was paid through a grant and a donation from the Mesick Lions Club. It is a wonderful experience for our students.
Tomorrow night our girls varsity volleyball team will be taking on Traverse City Christian in the District Semi-Finals in Leland at 5:30 pm. Our girls finished conference play in 2nd place and we want to wish them luck tomorrow night! Make sure to get out there in your orange and black and show your support!
7th Annual Father Daughter Dance for grades K-5 is Friday, November 9 from 6-8 pm at the Elementary School. The cost is $15 per father/daughter(s). Please purchase your tickets in advance at the Elementary office. Appetizers served, pictures available and music provided by Phattrax DJs & Karaoke!
Seniors participated in the “Life Unplugged” financial simulation put on by Michigan Works. Students had unique life scenarios assigned (salary, marital status, number of children, etc) and went through a series of stations to simulate the financial choices they will be faced with after graduation. A big thanks to our volunteers!
Ramona's bus #10 is running about an hour behind this morning. Sorry for the late notice.
Mark your calendars! Ski Club sign-up will be on November 29 from 5-6:30 pm in the Elementary Library. More information to come.
Dont forget! Elementary Granola for Grandparents is tomorrow from 7:30 am to 8:00 am!
The Wellness Center located in the JR/SR will be offering flu shots on Wednesday Oct. 31st for students 6th-12th grade only. For More information or to make an appointment for your student please call 231-876-3805.
We had some major accomplishments last week in Athletics! First off... Volleyball: Girls Varsity Volleyball finished the season in 2nd place in the WMD Conference, Girls JV Volleyball finished the season undefeated in conference play, and our JH Girls took 1st play in the conference tournament this past Saturday. Coach Quiggin, Hallett, and Spoor have done a fantastic job! Please not that the parents night/senior night is this Wednesday at home vs Glen Lake at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the girls in their last home event of the season. Also last week, Varsity football won big over Bear Lake to keep our playoff hopes alive! The boys are currently 4-4 and travel to Suttons Bay this Friday night in a "Win and your in" scenario. Everyone make sure to get out to Suttons Bay Friday night to cheer them on! Another announcement: JH Basketball begins Monday October 22nd at 5:30 pm at the Elementary with Coach Hall. Everyone must have a physical handed in and practices will be every night from 5:30-7:00. Schedules can be found on the Mesick Consolidated Schools app that you can find in the playstore or itunes. Everyone have a great week!
Happy Friday Everyone! For parents attending Parents Night tonight at our Pink Out Football game, please remember to report to the field by 6:15 pm. We will begin announcing players and parents at 6:30. If you have any questions, please email Coach Duby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day and Go Bulldogs!
Attention JH Football Players and Parents: Our final game of the season next week has been moved to Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Mesick against Suttons Bay. The switch was necessary to ensure that the game took place and our boys could end their season with a full 6 game schedule.
Mobile Dentist coming to Mesick Elementary, October 29. If you would like your child to visit the dentist at school, please fill out the dental form and return to the office on or before Friday, October 12
Ferris State University’s Michigan College of Optometry and its University Eye Center are collaborating with Mesick Consolidated Schools through funding from the Frey Foundation to provide an exciting eye care program free to our students. The program is named “Students In Need of Eyecare” or SINE and will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Parents have the opportunity to refer students in 2nd-8th grade for an eye examination at the University Eye Center located in Big Rapids, Michigan. Students will be transported by school bus. If you are interested in referring your child, please return the forms to the Elementary office for grades 2-5 or the High school office for grades 6-8. SINE forms are due Friday, October 19 This program will afford your child access to a bussed field trip for a comprehensive eye exam at the University Eye Center during normal school hours! In addition, your child will be offered the opportunity to select prescription eyewear if needed, all at no cost to you.
Don’t forget: tomorrow (October 9th) is Pastries for Parents for 6-12th grade students and their parents, grandparents, step parents, foster parents, etc! It is from 7:25-7:55 in the JR/SR Gymnasium please stop in and grab some breakfast and a coffee with your student.
JR/SR High School reminder. Picture re-takes will be this Friday, October 12, 2018 from 10 AM until 1 PM in the band room. If your student needs re-take pictures or missed the original picture day this will be the day to get them done. Forms for ordering are available in the JR/SR High School office.
Here are 4 of the 5 “most laps” winners for the JR High walk-a-thon today. The 5th winner was so fast, I couldn’t even get a picture! They each went 13 laps which is 3.25 miles! The junior high students walked nearly 200 miles total! We are still accepting donations through Monday. All donations go toward enhancing the Junior High experience (field trips, student recognition, etc.).
Congratulations to our JV Football team who moved to 5-0 last night with a 31-18 win over Brethren! Gabe Parrish and Jon Teachout combined for 4 touchdowns on offense while Logan Weinclaw, Kane Nyman, and Andrew Terry combined for 33 tackles on defense. Please make sure to download our app in iTunes or the Playstore. Search Mesick Consolidated Schools and it will pop right up. All Fall athletic calendars can be found there with Winter schedules appearing on Monday. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Last night the Mesick Volleyball program hosted the Pentwater Falcons in a Junior High/JV/V showdown. The JH and JV remained undefeated in conference and both came out on top winning 2 of 3 matches. The Varsity put up a good fight but eventually fell to the 1st place Falcons. Our Varsity team is currently in 3rd place out of 10 schools in the new WMD Conference! Great job girls! Also there are a couple scheduling updates for the Volleyball program. We will now host Glen Lake on October 17th starting at 5:30 pm but will be traveling to Buckley for a Varsity only contest on 10/22 at 6:30 pm. The game in Buckley will be a pinkout game. Also good luck to our JV Football team tonight as they look to keep their undefeated record going and make it 5-0 at home tonight against Brethren. Go Bulldogs!
School pictures were sent home with students today!
Last week was a great week in Sports! Varsity and JV Volleyball moved to 6-0 in the conference and Varsity football moved to 3-3 overall. Cross Country has also shown that we have some runners who can compete for top spots in the conference! This weeks athletic events are as follows: Monday: JH Volleyball @ Marion 5:30pm. Tuesday: JV/V Volleyball @ Marion 6:00pm. Wednesday: JH Football Home vs Brethren 6:00pm. JH/JV/V Home vs Pentwater @ 4:30 in the High School. Cross Country @ MCE for WMD Championships 4:15pm. Thursday: JV Football Home vs Brethren 6:00pm. Friday: Varsity Football @ Brethren 7:00pm. Go Bulldogs!
Each month our teachers receive the Scholastic Book Club fliers to send home for students to share with their families and purchase books if they would like. Scholastic has books every month that are $1 and teachers wanted the opportunity to be able to send home one new book each month during the school year with every student. It equaled out to $9 per student for a full school year! We want to send out a huge thank you to those that sponsored a student and donated money. Our students are excited to be receiving these books!
Tonight's volleyball match will be varsity only starting at 6pm.
We want to remind everyone that we are bringing back the homecoming parade this year! The parade will start at 5:00 PM this Friday and will run down 115 through town. We hope to see everyone out and about showing their school spirit! If you have any questions, please ask!
Spirit Week Dress up days for Elementary students: Tues., 9/25 - Super hero day or crazy hair day Wed., 9/26 - Retro video games or sports day Thurs., 9/27 - Dress like a decade or hat day Fri., 9/28 - Orange and black day
It was a big win for the JH football team last night vs Brethren! It was a total team effort in the shutout as multiple guys made plays on offense and defense. Our junior high volleyball team brought home a win from Mason County Eastern last night. The girls are undefeated so far this season! The JV and Varsity volleyball team will also play at MCE tonight as they look to move improve to 4-0 in conference play. Tonight's JV football game vs Marion has been cancelled as Marion needed to combine forces to ensure they have the numbers for the varsity game. The varsity game will kick off at 7pm Friday night here in Mesick. We hope to see everyone there!
Our junior high football team makes their home debut tonight. Come out and support them! Game starts at 6:00 pm
Congratulations to our Junior High Volleyball team as they moved to 3-0 last night with a win over Manistee Catholic Central. Tonight Manistee Catholic Central's JV/V teams will also be traveling to Mesick to take on our lady bulldogs. Both the JV and Varsity Mesick teams are undefeated in conference play so make sure to come support them tonight at 6:00 pm!
Don’t forget!! Tomorrow is Elementary picture day!
Last night in Mesick was a busy one! We had JV Football and the JV/V Varsity Volleyball teams all playing in Mesick. The Mesick JV Football team moved their record to 4-0 with a 48-6 victory over Grand Traverse Academy. Offensively with great up front blocking the team rushed for 256 yards collectively and 4 touchdowns. Quarterback Gabe Parrish was efficient throwing the ball as he was 7-12 passing for 2 TD's and 1 INT. The defense was sharp as well collecting 70 total tackles, intercepting 4 passes (all four by Logan Thomas), recording a safety, recovering a fumble and a quarterback sack. The JV Volleyball team had a great team effort sweeping Bear Lake by scores of 25-9 and 25-13. The Varsity team also provided a great team effort and wrapped the game up in the 4th match in thrilling fashion 28-26. Congrats to all of our student-athletes!
Yesterday we were informed that our Varsity football game scheduled for Friday at Manistee Catholic Central was going to be moved to Saturday due to a lack of officials. This morning a crew of officials stepped forward allowing us to keep the game on Friday. It was important to both sides that we keep the game on Friday night at 7pm in Manistee. There is currently a need for officials across the state of Michigan. If you or anyone you know is interested in earning extra income as a side job, becoming an official is a fun and easy way to do so. If this sounds like it may be an option, please email Coach Duby at Dubyk@mesick.org. Have a great day!
Jostens of Northern Michigan was here, at the JR/SR High, today to meet with both sophomores and seniors. Sophomores were given information for ordering class rings and Seniors were given the information for ordering graduation products and their cap and gown. All orders, for both the sophomores and seniors, will be collected on Friday, September 14 during the High School lunch period.
Congratulations to our JV and Varsity volleyball teams as they recorded the first ever Mesick win in our new conference, the West Michigan D League last Thursday. Not only did they start the new conference off with a win, but they also recorded the first victory on our new court. Congratulations girls and keep up the great work!
Elementary picture day is September 17,2018!
I would like to remind you that the Mesick Consolidated Schools takes student safety very seriously. This summer Mesick’s Board of Education approved in hiring a school safety officer. We have hired Mr. Fowler. Mr. Fowler is a licensed police officer and is a tactical medical instructor. He will be helping our kids remain safe by training students and staff and assisting with various safety needs. Mr. Fowler will also be carrying a weapon. Mesick Schools will remain a weapons free school zone with the exception of Mr. Fowler. We will be introducing Mr. Fowler to the students so that they know he is safe and here to keep them safe. He will also be at tonight’s open house if you would like to meet him.
Mesick JR/SR High Jostens will be here on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to meet with Sophomores at 9:45 AM to hand out class ring information. They will also be meeting with seniors at 10:05 AM to hand out graduation order information; including cap and gown orders. Jostens will then return on Friday, September 14, 2018 to collect class ring and graduation orders during the high school lunch time; 11-11:32 AM.
Mesick Junior and Senior High and Elementary School Open House is on Wednesday, August 29 from 5:00-7:00. First day of school is on September 4 and is a half day for students.
Mesick JR/SR High school pictures will be taken on Friday, September 7, 2018 throughout the day. All students and staff are required to have their picture taken for ID purposes, even if they are not purchasing a picture package. Picture forms will be given out with student schedules; specific with student name and ID printed on the form. Extra forms will be available in the JR/SR High Office.
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