Michener Elementary School - Adrian, MI

Michener Elementary School - Adrian, MI


I was so happy the parking lot was getting paved, but who on earth designed it this way? It seems that both "entrances" are only wide enough for one, but the slanted parking spots are going the wrong way for a typical 'enter on the right, exit on the left' scenario. Plus having the back lot closed off left nowhere to park before circling several times. Ppl were parking in the driving area blocking ppl in. Plus cars coming in and out both ways made backing out of a spot dangerous!
Where can i find a 5th grade supply list?

Michener Elementary School, part of the Adrian Public School District, offers a unique educational experience from Young 5s through 5th grade.

Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department

Some basketball drills from our varsity boys coach, Coach Kelly. Each video clip is labeled to allow parents and students to learn Maple basketball terms, buzz words, and overall Maple basketball philosophy used at the varsity level. #climbtheladder


Adrian Public Schools School Closure FAQ Survey

April 3, 2020
Dear APS Community,
We were notified this week that in-person classes will be ended for the remainder of the school year and schools will convert to distance education. Many have asked how this will work for you and your family. While the Governor’s announcement was made yesterday, clear guidance on how to implement her executive order is slowly rolling out from the Michigan Department of Education and there are a number of questions that have surfaced.
First and foremost, I want to tell our community that we have a dedicated group of teachers and administrators that have been working and planning to address this concern and we have plans already in place that we are adapting and adjusting to best align with the Governor’s Executive Order.
Next week, April 6-10, was the District’s planned Spring Break. During this time District Administration we will be working with MDE and the Lenawee Intermediate School District to finalize our plan. It is my hope that by the end of next week we would communicate our plan to students and parents.

🚨To help assist us in this process we have two surveys we would like parents to complete. 🚨
➡️Parent Online Access Survey
➡️Parent Question Survey to develop a Frequently Asked Questions Page

These are tremendous times and while teaching and learning for children is the centerpiece of our field, it is also important that families take an opportunity for selfcare. While much of the school district will be closed next week, take this opportunity to spend quality time with your family. We will communicate our learning plan at the end of next week.

Bob Behnke

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[04/03/20]   Sorry Mrs. Moser will be unable to read tonight on the Michener page. Internet is not working. Miss everybody!

🚨Mrs. Moser will be reading at 5:15!🚨

Mrs. Sanderson reading ‘April Fool! Watch Out At School!’

Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department

Dear Parents and Students,

With today's announcement from Governor Whitmer regarding the closing of schools for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year, I wanted to pass along a few updates.

1.) All students who registered and paid to participate in our Spring 2020 Gymnastics and Swimming programs, we are currently in the process of issuing full refunds.

2.) We will continue to bring you and your children instructional videos from our Varsity coaches, Physical Education teachers, as well as other community members, with ideas and ways to stay healthy, active, along with sport-specific drills to sharpen students' skills.

During this time away, I will continue to work and research ways to improve the programs and experiences our students have while participating in Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation activities. Additionally, if you have ideas or suggestions regarding future recreational activities, please do not hesitate to reach out as input from parents, students, and coaches is invaluable.

Maples, this is merely a bump in the road, and it's essential we all continue to support one another by staying active, healthy, and working towards the improvement of ourselves and the world around us. So using safe social distancing procedures, do not neglect your physical and mental health by remaining stationary. So get up, get a move on, and continue to show your Maple Pride. Go, Maples!!!

Kindest regards.

Jeremiah Davies
Director of Communications and Community Recreation
[email protected]

🚨Mrs. Sanderson will be going live tonight at 6:00pm to read to us!🚨

Ms. Overton reading ‘Froggy Bakes a Cake’.

🚨Ms. Overton will be reading to us live at 4:00 pm! 🚨

Michener staff meeting this morning. 💙

We miss our students!

Before abruptly having to leave school March 13th art classrooms were finishing up & sending their art to remember pieces in to the company. In fact the order forms were ready to ship back to our Adrian schools. Unfortunately with schools across the nation closing their doors the company decided to hold all order forms and go strictly ONLINE. This may be tough for many; but due to the unfortunate circumstances this is their best option to continue the fundraiser!!
Below is their new ART TO REMEMBER online ordering method. Simply go to your child/children’s school site. (I teach at Lincoln and Michener so there will be 2 different links) Your school’s link sends you right to the search site and allows you to type your (kid/kids) name. It will then bring you directly to your child’s art piece. Below their artwork you will see all 50 products and the pricing. You can order right from their online site. *****PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO SELECT DELIVERY TO GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME NOT THE SCHOOL*** **With the unknown of when we can get back to school they mention this being a pretty popular delivery option for many other parents/families. It isn’t ideal going online only; but hopefully we still will have a very successful fund raiser this year. I will remind everyone that all money raised from your purchase orders goes directly to the Art Program; so we can continue doing amazing things in the Art room! The kids worked with me for many weeks on these “one of a kind” very special art projects, so please go and check them out. We appreciate it 😉👍
Thanks for your understanding. I posted below the art to remember link for you.

[03/31/20]   Doesn't sound like it was a clear recording...sorry. ideas on how to fix?

Mrs. Howard our librarian will be singing "The Library Song." You can sing along...you all know the words!! This song is from Tom Chapin's album called MOONBOAT. You can look at the cute video there as well! Miss you all!

[03/30/20]   Watch Tuesday night at 6 pm. I'm going to sing "The Library Song!" Join me...you all know the words!!!!

Mrs. Mihm reading Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes.

Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department

Here are some simple and easy drills. Go, Maples!

Cathy Land is our Parent Community Coordinator. She shares her time between Michener and Prairie. She helps in planning special family nights throughout the year and she helps manage all parents and community members who volunteer at our school. Much of what Mrs. Land does is behind the scenes but it makes a big impact on our staff and students. Thank you Mrs. Land for all your hard work!

Mrs. Lacasse reading Henry’s Awful Mistake by Robert Quackenbush

🚨Mrs. Lacasse will read to us at 6:00pm tonight! Stay tuned! 🚨

[03/27/20]   🚨🍔Very IMPORTANT Update/Changes🍔🚨


March 27, 2020
Dear APS Community,
I wanted to again thank our food service, transportation, custodial, and maintenance employees for their efforts to make sure our kitchens are up and running and that food is available and delivered to our families. We have been averaging over 2,000 meals a day distributed to APS and Adrian area children making us the largest food distribution program in the city to keep our kids fed in this time of crisis. Thank you is simply not enough to say for the efforts of these employees.
The health and safety of these workers and our families at home are a major concern as we prepare for more cases in Lenawee County. As a result, we will be changing how food is distributed starting on Monday.

❗️For those that pick-up meals, on Monday, March 30 you will receive 5 days worth of food all at once for all of next week.
❗️For those of you that have deliveries, you will get two deliveries on Monday. First a daily meal, and then later in the day 4 days worth of meals will be delivered for the remainder of the week.
❗️On Friday, April 3 we will be distributing 5 days of meals all at once for pick-up and delivery. This will cover the period of Spring Break.

I anticipate we will be learning more about the future of school closings in the coming days and we will provide updates on any changes in food delivery that will take place once we know it.
In short:

Monday, March 30th

Normal Delivery in the Morning, Second Delivery immediately following

Grab and Go - five days of food at all of the same site.

Friday, April 3rd

Delivery time TBD for 5 days of meals for Spring Break

Grab and Go - five days of food at all of the same sites to cover Spring Break

Monday, April 13th - TBD

As a reminder, pickup locations are open from 10:30-12:30 and are located at Michener, Adrian High School, Lincoln, Prairie, and Drager.
Go Maples!!!
Bob Behnke

Maple Pride

AHS Graduates 🎓

Message from Superintendent Behnke related to graduation.

Many families have asked about the future of graduation ceremonies for our current senior class. While there are many uncertainties in our future as a community, I want to let our students and community know that in some way, in some form, and at some time, we will have a graduation for the class of 2020.

While there are many uncertainties out there for us to face still, we will find a way to make a graduation happen. Sorry that I can’t share anything more specific, but know it will take place once things calm down and we have better answers.

Bob Behnke

Mr. Lacasse is reading “That’s Not Fair” by Mercer Mayer

🚨Mr. Lacasse (Mrs. Lacasse’s husband) will be going live to read to us at 6:00pm. Stay tuned!🚨

Mrs. Eichorn reading ‘Sylvester and the Magic Pebble’.

🚨Mrs. Eichorn will be live to read us a story around 7:30 pm. Stay tuned!🚨

Mrs. Kopke reading ‘Bark, George’.

🚨Mrs. Kopke will be live to read a story to us at 5:00pm. Stay tuned!🚨

Mrs. Kelly reading ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.

🚨Mrs. Kelly will be going live to read us a story at 4:45 pm. Tune in!🚨

As we start a new week, please remember that lunches are being handed out at various schools in APS Monday through Friday. None of our students should go hungry! A special shout out to Mrs. Gisewite and Mrs. Fritz who are working hard to keep our Michener kids fed! We appreciate their dedication under normal circumstances and especially now with the unexpected school closure. Be sure to tell these ladies how much you appreciate them! They deserve it!

We’re joining with our other elementary buildings in Spirit Week! #MaplePride

Please post your photos! Our staff misses our Michener family! ❤️

Mrs. Pifer reading Happy Easter, Little Critter

🚨Mrs. Pifer will be going live to read us a story around 7:15pm! Tune in! 🚨

Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department

Physical activity for the day!

Another outdoor activity to keep your students active.

Mrs. Howard, librarian, reads
The Day of Ahmed's Secret

🚨Mrs. Howard will be going live with our first read aloud around 5:00pm. Stay tuned!🚨

Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department

Hello, Maples. As we continue to join together and work our way through this unprecedented time, the Adrian Public Schools Recreation Department is looking for ways to support our students and families.

We will be releasing videos centered around student health and wellness as well as ways for students and families to stay active while we continue to tackle this extended time off.


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[03/17/20]   Mrs. Yatzek’s 3rd Graders:
Please use Google Classroom to see messages and send her work!

Class code: uek2mt3


Home - Storyline Online

Michener families,
We have a daily schedule of teachers who are waiting to ‘go live’ from home to do a read aloud for our students. We are awaiting permission from publishers, to make sure we aren’t violating copyright laws. Stay tuned for an update! 📚

I’m the meantime, please read at home to your children or view this resource: https://www.storylineonline.net

storylineonline.net The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, features celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more reading children’s books to inspire a love of reading in millions of ch...

Adrian Area Little League

Adrian Area Little League plans to operate as normal at this time. Registration WILL continue through 3/22. Per a directive from Little League Headquarters in Pennsylvania, no activities can occur until April 6th. Should there be any changes, or an extension, to this policy, we will adjust at that time. There are NO plans at this time to cancel Little League!

Please share this message with other Little League parents/guardians. Also, please “like” our page for further updates!

Maple Pride

Adrian Public Schools will be providing meal service to students during the shutdown. We are implementing a “Grab and Go” system of food distribution for students that can be picked up by parents or students starting Monday, March 16th and continuing until April 3rd at this time.

We are also offering home delivery. Grab and go locations will be open from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the following sites:

Adrian High School

Meals will include a lunch item and breakfast for the following day.

For home delivery please call 517-266-4549, and leave a message with your name, phone number, address, and number of children in the household age 18 and under.

Shelley Miller

Food Service Director


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Don't Forget: Yearbooks can ONLY be ordered online until March 16th!



[03/13/20]   Kindergarten Roundup for March 31st will be postponed.
We are looking forward to meeting our incoming little ones in the near future!

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104 Dawes Ave
Adrian, MI

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Tuesday 08:35 - 15:38
Wednesday 08:35 - 15:38
Thursday 08:35 - 15:38
Friday 08:35 - 15:38
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