Congratulations to Our Inaugural Hall of Honor Recipients
We are pleased to announce the first inaugural Hall of Honor Recipients.
Under the Performance Category:
Karie Schlukebir-Pennock, Tennis, Class of 1998
Larry Herron, Acting, Class of 1998
Alexander G. Ketzko, Football, Class of 1936
Chelsea Shephard, Vocal Music, Class of 2004
Under the MCS Service Category:
Lydia Buttolph Moyle, Teacher, Principal, Superintendent 1918-1919
John Kruzich, Athlete, Advocate for MCS, Class of 1962
Fred Bowman, Board Member, Business Manager, AD, Class of 1955
James A. Weeldreyer, Teacher, Principal, Superintendent from 1979-2006
James Cotter, Superintendent from 1935-1944
Under the Contributions to Society Category:
Chris Barbee, Award-winning Broadcaster, Class of 1984
Ralph Moyle, Owner of Royle Moyle, Inc. Class of 1950
Chris Higgins, Owner of Hort America, Class of 1992
The stories of each recipient can be viewed on the Hall of Honor
presentation wall in the high school lobby. There will be a reception for the
recipients on Saturday, November 18, 2017 beginning at 6:30 in the
Mattawan High School cafeteria.
We are proud to partner with the Van Buren County Sheriff ’s Department, the Michigan State Police, the Mattawan Village Police Department, and possibly Cass and Berrien County Police Departments as they go through a weeklong training in our old Later Elementary vacant building beginning October 23rd. This training will occur mostly inside the building, far from the two story Central Office. Any outside training will be limited to walking the perimeter to check access to the building. Other than police cars parked behind the vacant Later Elementary, the officers’ presence will not interfere with the teaching and learning process of our young students.
Superintendent Robin Buchler expressed, “It is so important to partner with those we rely on to keep us safe, trusting that they are keeping up-to-date on their training. As the superintendent of Mattawan Consolidated School, I take the safety of our students and staff seriously. It is most important that our students not only feel safe, but that they are safe the entire time they are with us on campus.”
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!