The following statement was released by Dr. Robin Buchler, Superintendent of Mattawan Consolidated Schools regarding an unfortunate incident that took place last night:
"Mattawan Consolidated School apologizes for any confusion leading to the perception that we, as a district, are unpatriotic. Patriotism is very important to the staff, students, and community of Mattawan Consolidated School District. The National Anthem is typically not played prior to the freshman football game. It was played prior to the September 22, 2016 Junior Varsity game. Mattawan Consolidated Schools plays the National Anthem at numerous events and will continue to do so regardless of any controversial actions taking place in our country. Moving forward, the National Anthem will be played prior to the start of all home football games and other home events where there is a sound system to properly accommodate."
New Emergency & Information Alert SystemIn our ongoing effort to keep parents and guardians informed of important school and community related information, we will be implementing SchoolMessenger as our alert system. This system will also allow us to automate our weather days, school emergencies, certain school events and attendance calls in the event of a student absence, resulting in faster notifications and resolutions.For the most part, you will not be required to do anything other than replying to an “opt-in” text message (should you wish to receive text messages) and making sure your phone numbers and email addresses are up-to-date in our student information system. For our initial setup of the system, we have used the phone number on your child’s student record as the main contact number. For text messages, we used cell phone numbers on file for the primary guardians. Email addresses also came from the primary guardians.Within the next couple days, we will be sending test calls, “opt-in” text messages, and emails. With SchoolMessenger you will need to “opt-in” to receive text messages. This insures that we do not send texts to anyone who does not wish to receive them. You can choose not to “opt-in” if that is your choice. Please keep in mind you can also opt-out of these messages at anytime by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.It is our hope that this system will provide you with immediate notification of any emergency or information about upcoming school events in a fashion that best fits your needs. This is a new system for Mattawan and there may be learning bumps along the way. Please be patient, it will be worth it in the long run. Watch for updates.SchoolMessenger is compliant with the student Privacy Pledge™, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
We were notified by Mattawan village officials they are starting a road project. The project is expected to last several weeks.
Several intersections will be closed including Main Street at Front Street as well as Front Street at Glidden Avenue. This will make access to the High School from the South a bit harried.
Detour signs will be posted on Main Street and Concord Avenue (near the BASF factory) that will route traffic to Front Street in order to enter the High School via Western Avenue. Access to the elementary buildings will be largely unaffected, though you may experience a slight detour.
As a reminder, the local speed limit for the detour is 25 MPH. Please plan accordingly, seek alternate routes and thank you in advance for your patience.
For you convenience you can find a larger version of the map on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Mattawan Consolidated School's approximately 3,800 students receive a rigorous academic experience. The four schools that comprise the school district are centrally located, providing easy access to each school and maximizing interaction among the students and staff.
A rigorous curriculum and research-based instructional strategies are the foundation for the learning environment for students at Mattawan Consolidated School District. As a Professional Learning Community, teachers, students, parents, and community members collaborate to ensure an exemplary program. Our district's core curriculum exceeds the Michigan Department of Education requirements in all courses and integrates core state and national standards within the subject content. In addition, the district offers enrichment programs to challenge high-achieving students and a comprehensive special education program in order to meet the needs of all learners.
Exemplary curriculum, strong instructional standards for teaching and learning, opportunities for involvement in extra-curricular activities and community programs, unparalleled parent support, highly-qualified professional staff and support personnel, all combine to assist each child in succeeding in reaching their full potential.
We're pleased to have this opportunity to provide you with information about our District and the activities available to our students and school community. Welcome!