Activities for the week of Feb. 22nd – Feb. 28th


Monday, February 22nd:

            9:00 – 12-00   Ski Team MHSAA State Finals at Nubs Nob

            3:00 – 5:00      JV/V Girls Basketball Practice

6:00 – 9:00      JV/V Boys Basketball at Marion (bus leaves @ 4:00)


Tuesday, February 23rd:

            3:00 – 4:00      Kindergarten Girl Scouts – Megan McCarthy, Leader in Mr. K’s room

            3:00 – 4:30      2nd Grade Girl Scouts – Nikki Torrey in Mrs. Torrey’s Room

            3:00 – 5:00      JV/V Boys Practice

6:00 – 9:00      JV/V Girls Basketball vs. Brethren home


Wednesday, February 24th:

            3:00 – 4:30      1st Grade Girl Scouts – Lynette Maxey, Leader – In Mrs. Bromley’s room

            3:00 – 5:00     JV/V Boys Basketball Practice

            5:00 – 7:00      JV/V Girls Basketball Practice  

            6:00 – 7:30      Senior Class Parent Mtg. 


Thursday, February 25th:

            3:00 – 5:00      JV/V Girls Basketball Practice

            6:00 – 9:00      JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Baldwin home


Friday, February 26th:

            12:00 – 12:30  Safety Patrol Mtg. in MC

            2:00 – 3:00      Olympic closing Ceremony gym

            3:00 – 5:00      JV/V Girls Basketball Practice

            5:00 – 7:00     JV/V Boys Basketball Practice


Saturday, February 27th:

            9:00 – 11:00    5th & 6th grade Boys Basketball Practice

            11:00 – 12:30   1st – 4th grade Basketball

            6:00 – 8:00      Open gym w/ Lucas Balmer


Sunday, February 14TH:

            10:00 – 1:00    JV/V Boys Basketball Practice

            2:00 – 5:00      5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball Practice

            5:30 – 7:00      9th Grade Girl Scouts Amy Fitch & Sally Koon – Media Center

            7:00 – 8:00      Pitching Clinic – Phil Sedelmaier



Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Week of February 22nd:


Monday, February 22nd:

            Breakfast:  Cereal, Fruit, Juice and Milk

            Lunch:  The Max Twisted Italian Cheese Stuffed Breadstick, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit and Milk


Tuesday, February 23rd:

            Breakfast:  Bagel, Fruit, Juice and Milk

            Lunch: Tyson Cheeseburger on Whole Grain Bun, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit and Milk


Wednesday, February 24th:

            Breakfast:  Egg and Cheese Muffin, Juice and Milk

            Lunch:  Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit and Milk


Thursday, February 25th:

            Breakfast:  Maple and Brown Sugar Flavored Oatmeal, Juice and Milk

            Lunch:  Mashed Potatoes W/Hamburger Gravy, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit and Milk


Friday, February 26th:

            Breakfast:  French Toast Stix, Fruit Juice & Milk

            Lunch:  E-Z Mart Pizza Tossed Salad, Fruit & Milk


 Dear Parents:


Onekama Schools has recently implemented a new software system called Alert Now.  This program will allow the school to notify all Onekama School families of school closures or delays.  Currently we are notifying parents via home phone numbers.  Next year we will expand the capabilities to notify via cell phones, work phones, texts and or e-mail. 


We will be testing this new system on Sunday, February 21st.  The school will be calling your house in the afternoon around 2:00pm.  We are doing this test to determine if our parent database is up-to-date.  If you receive the call on Sunday you do not need to do anything.  If you DO NOT receive a call on Sunday please notify the Student Services office so we can update your personal information.


Thank You,



Senior Class Parent Meeting will be held February 24rh @ 6:00 pm in the Distance Learning Room.  Bring your ideas so we can make this a memorable for our children.  If you did not volunteer to help with a committee…. We still need you to help!!


The class of 2010 is having their “Senior Banquet/Lock-in on May 2nd.  We are asking each senior’s parents to be responsible for supplying one or more gift(s) to be given away that evening.  It may be a donation from a business, a relative, or something purchased by you.  Whatever you are comfortable with.  If you are in a time crunch or just hate shopping, a cash donation is acceptable.  We’ll shop for you!! We need you support in order to make their night a huge success and truly memorable.


Below is a list of gift “ideas”, or feel free to come up with your own!


Fans, Mini-Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Clock Radio, Clock, Lamp, Dinnerware/flatware, Closet Organizer, Storage Cubes, Laundry Baskets, Laundry Hamper, Laundry Supplies, Bath Rugs/area rugs, Towels, Bath Caddy & Supplies, Book Shelves, Bedding (Twin/extra long), Bulletin Board, Tool Kit,  Gift Cards, Pillows, Extension Cord, Surge Protector, School Supplies.


Drop off your gifts (with your name clearly marked on them) at the school Student Services Office before April 1st.


Questions call:  Patty Callaway @ 889—0828 or Kim Matthews @ 889-4091.



LABEL WARS – January 11 – March 22, 2010

  • We will be starting a new contest for Box Tops which will work like penny wars.

  • Each grade will have a see-through container in the office to collect box tops in. 

  • Each Box Top for Education label (see above) will be worth 10 points

  • Students will be able to sabotage other grades by placing Campbell soup\Tyson label or Spartan UPC codes in their competitor’s containers which will count against them.  (see photos below)                

  • Campbell soup will be worth the face value

  • Spartan UPC codes will be worth 1 point each

  • Tyson labels will be worth 1 point each

  • If you find Bonus labels, they will be worth face value (Sometimes on back of register receipts or larger boxes).

  • We will count on Monday morning and let teachers know if their class has been sabotaged.  Numbers will be posted on a poster in the hallway.

  • The final week, the boxes will be emptied and no more numbers will be posted, allowing the children to sabotage blindly (based on the numbers they already have and what they can see in the containers.)





Prom Boutique

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Briny Building, Manistee

11 am – 7 pm


  • ALL Manistee County teen girls will be able to select a prom dress free of charge.  Accessories of shoes and jewelry will also be available.  Over 200 dresses have been collected.

  • We are still accepting donations of dresses/accessories….. Drop off boxes are available at ALL Manistee County High Schools.

  • Any questions, please call Adelle Falan, Manistee ISD 723-6205




Who:  Girls and Boys in grades 1-4

When:  Six Saturday, February 6 – March 12, 2010

Time:  11:00 – 12:30

Cost: FREE (Just Bring a good attitude)


Volunteer Coaches:  Mike Acton, Charity Domers, Ken Falk, Terri Ingeright, Dennis McCarthy, Jason Torrey, Heidi Wisniski


The Counselor Corner



Seniors: New January & February Scholarships.  The following scholarships are available in Mr. McKenney’s Office:


SET-SIG Leadership Scholarship

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

Kiwanis Senior Scholarship

Kiwanis Fine Arts Scholarship

Michigan Retailers Scholarship

Cherry Land Electric Coop Scholarship

Kohl’s Scholarship

Michigan State Troopers

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship

Manistee Art Institute Scholarship

Manistee County 4-H Scholarship

Rosa Parks Scholarship

Manistee County MSU Alumni Association Scholarship

The Mallison Education Scholarship

Visiting Universities & Colleges


Juniors & Seniors: The following Colleges & Universities are coming for Spring visits.  Sign up at Mr. McKenney’s Office.


Michigan Technological University               Tuesday         February 23rd  2nd Hour

Ferris State University                                Wednesday     February 24th   4th Hour

Specs Howard School of Media Arts            Wednesday     March 24th       2nd Hour


Mr. McKenney - Office Hours


Monday –Friday

2nd & 3rd Hours  and    6th & 7th Hours

8:54-10:39 a.m.  and   1:18-3:20 p.m.

Room #311

(231) 889-5521, ext 311


There will longer be a bus going to Crystal Mountain on Thursday nights for skiing.  Students will need to find their own transportation to and from Crystal for Thursday Night Skiing!


Have a great weekend!


Gina Hagen



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