Anchor Bay School District

Mission Statement

Anchor Bay Schools, in partnership with the community, will produce lifelong learners who respect diversity, adapt to change, and function as responsible citizens.

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Maconce Elementary

6300 Church Rd
Ira, MI 48023
(586) 725-0284
(586) 725-2037 Fax

Principal: Sherri Milton-Hoffman
Office Manager: Debra Kolomjec
Data Paraprofessional: Annette Jagoda

Mission Statement

Francois Maconce Elementary School, in partnership with the community, will provide a learning environment by delivering quality instruction that promotes curiosity, creativity and the desire in students to reach their full potential.

School Times

Standard Day: 8:36AM—3:32PM
Half Day: 8:36AM—12:06PM


Elementary/Middle School Summer Program
Dates: July 18, 2016— August 4, 2016
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Important Calendar Update/Change

There has been an important change to the 2015-2016 school calendar. 

The Professional Development day originally scheduled for May 19, 2016 will now be a school day for students.

Upcoming Events

May 23rd- Maconce/LHE 5th grade Band Concert
May 25th-Kindergarten Readiness Night
May 26th – Justin Mello KidPrint ID
May 27th – 3rd Grade Field Trip Greenfield Village
May 30th NO SCHOOL

April 2016 Honor Roll

Fourth Grade: Angelina Balduck, Gage Balko, Anthony Bracali, Brandon Burkhart, Valerie Cramer, Alexis Cunha, Ashlyn Cunha, Beth Einowski, Roy Hofer, AngeLina Hoffman, Gracie Jones, Olivia McKenzie, Hope Meldrum, Hannah Page, Chloe Robinson, Abigail Scratch, Rachel Strate, Alaina Taube, Carmella Townsend and LeAnh Vong.

Fifth Grade:  Alexis Alcott, Mariana Alfaro, Tristen Arnold, Gabriella Azar, Faith Basacchi, Isaac Basye, Hunter Berend, Lillian Carbon, Frank Cooley, Emily Davis, Ava Derenge, Olivia Dubrawski,  Alexandria Green, Zoe Hodgkin, Antonio Huante-Garcia, Merick Hucul, Julius Humes, Brooke Kucewski, Andrew Reshke, Alex Sanchez, Ethan Vong and Destiny Zewatski.

M-STEP Parent Report Video – NOW AVAILABLE

Last fall, the Michigan Department of Education provided schools and districts with an M-STEP Communication Toolkit in preparation for the release of state, district and building Spring 2015 results. To continue the Department’s commitment to support teachers, parents, and students throughout this transition to higher expectations for all students, a newly developed video is now available which summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report.

This high quality video could be shown at various school and district meetings and events and/or shared with parents and staff via email or placement on your website.

The video is available with or without Closed Caption. The M-STEP Parent Report Communication videos are available on the MDE M-STEP web page at:

The MDE Communications Toolkit continues to be available on the MDE Secure Site at:


A Project Lead the Way S.T.E.M. School
Maconce Elementary

Beginning in the 2015-16 school year a K-5 elementary school that will help young minds discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, and math.  This elementary program will build the connections to the Middle School South STEM program which includes electives  such as:
Design and ModelingMedical Detectives, Flight and Space, and Women in Engineering

  • Introducing PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) LAUNCH – The nation’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. In the Launch modules for kindergarten through fifth grades students learn important, future-changing lessons, learn to take risks, and employ critical thinking skills.
  • The use of iPads help students become comfortable utilizing technology to learn and discover together.
  • Students ask questions, explore ideas, and solve problems through activity, project, and problem-based learning, grounded in research-based practices.
  • Students develop an interest in STEM early and can continue on the journey in middle school STEM electives such as Medical  Detectives, Flight and Space, Design and Modeling, and Women in Engineering.
  • STEM will  engage students, build confidence, grow interest, and put them on a course for strong accomplishments in middle school, high school, and      beyond.
  • Modules for K-5 help children learn to love STEM at a younger age using curriculum aligned to the state and national standards.

Kindergarten and First Grade:  Structure and Function 
  Structure and Function:  Pushes and Pulls
Second and Third Grade:   Materials Science:  Properties of Matter 
  Materials Science:  Forms and Function
Fourth and Fifth Grade:    Energy:  Collisions
  Energy:  Conversion



Maconce was featured in "First Hand News" for a sucessful universal breakfast. To read the article click here.

Michigan Department of Education Certificate
"High Progress School"

Please click on each to read the entire letter!
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Parent and School Connections

The State of Michigan Standards Link. The link below will take you to the standards page of the Michigan Career and College Ready site. The purpose of this portal is to connect resources and tools that can assist educators and parents in helping students graduate Career- and College- Ready. Within this link, you will find all of the national Common Core Standards for ELA and Math and each Grade Level Content Standard from the State of Michigan for Science, Social Studies, Arts, Physical Education and Technology.

Maconce PTO

Maconce Recycling Center

Maconce is a Green School! We are recycling and keeping our Earth healthy. There is a Recycling Center in our school. It is located by our Library in the hallway. If you have batteries (not car batteries), old broken crayons, printer cartridges, or glue sticks and/or bottles, please bring them in and deposit them in our Recycle Center! It's Lorax Theme and promotes a Healthy Earth! We want to continue to be a Michigan Green School. If you still get a paper copy of any newsletters and you have an email address, please consider letting us email you a copy to conserve paper and ink.
Happy Recycling!