Pictured above: Midland High School Student Council at their annual retreat at Camp Neyati.


Midland Public Schools District Vision Statement: Lead with respect, trust and courage. Ensure an equitable, collaborative and inclusive culture. Enable all to achieve success.

August 21, 2023

Volume 11 Edition 2

Click on the button below for a video message from Superintendent Miller-Nelson

The first day of the 2023-24 school year is Tuesday, August 22nd, and is a full day of instruction.

To access district calendars and calendar details, click on the button below:

Congratulations to Eric Albright on his Hall of Fame Induction!

Eric Albright, Midland High Athletic Director & Assistant Principal, was inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on June 28, 2023. Eric recently finished his 20th season as Midland High's baseball coach in addition to reaching a 500-win milestone. Congratulations, Eric! A link to the full article in the Midland Daily News can be found here.

Eric Albright at his induction to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on June 28, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Midland Daily News)

The MHS Student Council enjoyed their annual retreat August 19-20th at Camp Neyati, located in Lake, Michigan. The 39 members became part of this group through an application and election process in April 2023. The annual retreat is an opportunity for the council members to build relationships through team building and leadership activities and plan for the upcoming school year. This year they were joined by MPS Superintendent, Penny Miller-Nelson, and MHS Principal Tiela Schurman.

The mission statement of the MHS Student Council is:

We, the Student Council of Midland High School, in order to develop a more united student body, are dedicated to:
  • Advocating for and maintaining a safe and positive learning experience for all students and staff.
  • Promoting and creating school activities to enhance school pride and a tradition of excellence.
  • Contributing a voice to represent our school.
  • Remaining an approachable organization and considering input from those within Midland.
  • Commending achievements of our diverse student body.

By striving to meet these goals, we will develop a unified student body and improve Midland High School.

Annual Notices

Per statute, Midland Public Schools must notify stakeholders of applicable state and federal laws. All students and parents are expected to review and be knowledgeable of the information included herein annually. These annual notices are included in MPS student handbooks, located on each of the schools' websites. Please click on the button below for the annual notices.

To view the latest edition of Our Schools, including bus route information, click the button below.

Thank you to the 110+ MPS students who volunteered at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational STEM Center this summer!

Pictured in the photos above are some of the MPS student volunteers: Quinn VanZile, Sophia Lee, Gloria Stark, Madelyn Frisbee, Sanvi Patel, Joylin Brillhart, Emerald Reynolds, Preston Komara, Tyler Frisbee, Morgan Polansky, Brianna Humburg, Aidan Johnson; and Mrs. Christine Brillhart, JMS STEM Club Advisor. Thank you to all of our MPS volunteers for sharing your time and talents!

Notice to families, students, and staff:

MPS continues to be in communication with the City of Midland regarding ongoing road construction, specifically the construction near H. H. Dow High School. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this construction at the beginning of the school year.

As we begin the 2023-24 school year, we welcome new transportation staff as well as new bus routes. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these new routes, as it may take a week or more to complete them by the times initially planned by the transportation department.

For complete bus route information, refer to the Our Schools button above or visit this link: Our Schools August

Commencement ceremonies for Midland High School and H. H. Dow High School are planned for Friday, May 31st, 2024, at Dow Diamond as follows:

Midland High School - 4:15 pm
H. H. Dow High School - 7:15 pm

Chartwells Food Service Information

Fall Newsletter

For back to school information from our Chartwells Food Service department, click on the Chartwells Fall Newsletter button below.

Parents - for more information about the Be Smart program click on the button below.

Questions or concerns? Contact us via the MPS Connect button below.