Montabella Schools Parent Engagment
Montabella Community Schools would like to help our parents in being engaged in their students learning. We are sharing resources from the Michigan Department of Education in hopes that you will be an active participant in our buildings. Please see this MDE Website and especially look at the links in Section III - Resources for Parents.

Pay To Participate Fund
Montabella is in the process of setting up a fund to help athletes in need with Pay To Participate. This year the amount for each high school sport is $50 and for middle school it is $25, with a family cap of $200. Any amount of money will be accepted. Anyone that is interested in donating money and becoming a sponsor of an athlete please contact:
John Helinski
989-427-5175 or
Mark Higgins
Thank you for your support!

Sports Alerts
If you are interested in receiving an email regarding athletic event updates, such as cancellations/rescheduled events, please send an email message to


What's Happening Now

Montcalm Area ISD Special Education Millage

The Montcalm Area ISD will be asking the voters of the area school districts to approve a Special Education Millage on May 6, 2014. Montabella will be hosting two informational meetings in advance of the meeting:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM at Montabella Central Office
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM at Montabella Junior/Senior High

In the meantime if you would like to learn more about the millage please go to the website

If you would like an election day phone call reminder follow this link and fill out the form.

Athletics Schedule Update

Due to the weather and field conditions, the baseball and softball games vs Coleman scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed to Wednesday, April 16th.

The JV Softball games will be home at 4pm and the varsity teams will travel to Coleman for a 4pm start, bus still leaving at 2pm.

The MS track meet at home this week will now be on Wednesday, April 16 instead of Tuesday, April 15th due to a schedule conflict. Field events will still begin at 4pm. We are still in need of workers for this meet, if you can help out, please contact

The JV softball game vs Alma scheduled for Wednesday April 30th has been cancelled because Alma didn't have enough girls for a JV team. The Varsity team will still travel to Alma on this day.

The Boys Varsity Baseball team did add an invite at Tri-County on Saturday, May 3rd (if the snow is all gone by then!!!). The tournament is hosted at different sites and the finals take place at Tri-County. First game will be at 9am in Grant.

Please make all changes to schedules as needed.

Smith to Run Cross Country at University of Detroit-Mercy

BLANCHARD, Mich. -- Montabella High School senior Taylor Smith will go down as one of the best and most decorated athletes in Montabella history.

Now, she is taking her talent to another level. Smith signed a letter of intent to run cross country at University of Detroit-Mercy, becoming one of only a few MHS student-athletes to ever play college at the Division I level.

During her time at Montabella, Smith earned all-state honors all four years of high school. She finished in the Top 30 individual places at the MHSAA State Finals, including two top five finishes. She also holds the school record time of 18:54. In her senior year, she took on more of a leadership role with team and led the Lady Mustangs to an eighth-place overall team finish, the best in school history.

Montabella cross country coach Jeff Kauffman was very impressed with Taylor’s leadership this year. “Taylor was one of the most competitive runners I have ever coached. Even when she didn’t feel well, she still gave it her all. Much of this season’s success was predicated on her senior leadership and hard work put in by Taylor during the off-season. With her attitude, dedication, and accolades, Taylor has become the new Montabella model for what is a successful cross-country runner.”

Not only did Taylor experience success in cross country, she was also twice an all-state basketball player and was on a relay team that placed at the state finals in track as well. She will be running track for Montabella this spring and is looking to bring home more awards for the Mustangs.

All State Girls

Congrats to both Taylor Smith and Sarah Miller who both were named AP Honorable Mention All State for girls basketball today. This is the second time that both players have each earned this honor.

They both already have all state plaques on the All State Wall and we will add these accomplishments to it as well!

Way to go ladies!

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup is coming soon. We are looking to enroll young Mustangs for the 2014-2015 school year on April 17, 2014. Please see this flyer for more information on what you need to enroll your child.

Preschool Sign Up

If you are considering your child for preschool for the 2014-2015 school year please see this application. You will need to fill this out and return it to EightCap at the address listed on the form. Thank you.



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Become a professional school bus driver! We are currently accepting applications for our school bus driver training program. Bus driving may be the ideal career for you if you have an excellent driving record, enjoy working with kids, and are interested in part-time employment. For more information and a brief telephone interview, please contact Montabella Transportation at (989) 427-5024. EOE

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