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2020 Saginaw Valley League Teacher of the Year Award

The Saginaw Valley League established this award to recognize excellence in teaching. This award is presented annually to one teacher from each of the Saginaw Valley member high schools.

A teacher may only win this award once.
Any teacher who has taught for at least five years and whose current teaching assignment is full or part-time in grades 9-12 is eligible to receive this award.

If you wish to nominate a teacher for this prestigious honor, submit a letter in support of your candidate choice or fill out one of the following forms depending on your teachers school.
H.H. Dow High School
Midland High School

Possible criteria could include:

  • Creative teaching
  • Involvement in our community
  • Participation in our school’s activities
  • Enthusiasm & dedication
  • Any other quality you consider important to good teaching

The nomination DEADLINE is FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

MPS Bond Update
Didn't receive a text alert on Monday, February 10, regarding the school closure?

After having your child's building add your mobile number to their contact information remember to Opt-in to receive text messages. To do this text Y to 68453. If your mobile number is the primary phone number on your account you still need to have the office add it again in the SMS field to be able to receive text messages.


The Board of Education of Midland Public Schools is accepting firm, sealed bids for all labor, materials, equipment and all other services to complete Asbestos Abatement at Midland High School for Midland Public Schools.

A mandatory pre-bid walk through is scheduled for February 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Midland High School, 1301 Eastlawn Drive, Midland, Michigan 48642. Meet in the Main Office. Specifications and proposal forms can be obtained at this walkthrough and may be obtained after February 19, 2020, from Nova Environmental, Inc., 5300 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 Tel. 734.930.0995. Questions can be addressed to Lisa Whitton, Nova Environmental, Inc. at 734-930-0995.


Your proposal marked “Asbestos Abatement at Midland High School” will be accepted during regular business hours at 600 E CARPENTER STREET, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN 48640, but must be HAND DELIVERED OR DELIVERED BY COURIER NO LATER THAN 2:00 PM MARCH 4, 2020. BID PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THIS TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED. IF MAILING YOUR PROPOSAL VIA THE POST OFFICE, SEND TO THE SAME ADDRESS. Oral, telephone, fax, or electronic mail bids are invalid and will not receive consideration.


All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter at the Administration Building, located at 600 E Carpenter Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640.

View full details here

Nomination Window is Now Open for the 2020 MPS Gerstacker Teacher Proficiency Awards

The Gerstacker Committee would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the basic eligibility criteria for a nominee and the selection procedures.

The basic criteria:

  • Must have a Michigan teaching certificate.
  • Must be a tenured teacher with three or more continuous years of service with MPS.
  • Must be under employment contract for the upcoming year (not retiring).

The selection committee is comprised of:

  • A Member of the Midland Public Schools Board of Education
  • President of the Midland City Education Association (MCEA)
  • Chair of the MCEA Professional Standards Committee
  • An MPS Administrator
  • Gerstacker recipient from the previous year

The committee encourages you to attend this year’s ceremony on Thursday, April 30, at 4:15 pm. at Central Auditorium. Please plan to join us for this wonderful event that celebrates Midland Public Schools’ educators! An hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the awards ceremony to honor the recipients and celebrate the educational excellence that is Midland Public Schools.

Nominations are due Friday, March 20, 2020. Please remember that a nominee can be any certified MPS staff member, which includes those working with students outside of the regular classroom.

Visit our awards page to view past recipients and the nomination form

2020-2021 Enrollment information

Kindergarten Orientation at all MPS Elementary Schools: Tuesday, February 4, at 5:45 pm. Bring enrollment forms and your questions.

MPS Kindergarten Registration now open for 2020-21 school year. Click here for Info and enrollment forms: https://www.midlandps.org/Content2/700

Enrollment is now open for two MPS 4-year-old preschool options for 2020-21 school year. Click here for info and forms: https://www.cpp.midlandps.org/12/Content2/prekregistration

MPS 4-year-old Preschool Open House at Carpenter Pre-Primary Center is on Monday, March 9 at 5:30 pm. Check out the solid educational foundation MPS has to offer for our youngest learners.

Young 5's Developmental Kindergarten application drop off night is February 6 from 4:30 to 6 at Carpenter Pre-Primary Center.

Young 5's Developmental Kindergarten Application WINDOW ENDS FEBRUARY 28.

Have questions about Kindergarten Registration, call your child's school or 923-5001.

Have questions about 4-Year-Old Preschool or Young 5's Developmental Kindergarten, call Carpenter Pre-Primary Center at 923-6411.



Midland Public Schools at a Glance

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MPS ranks in the top 5% of districts in the NATION
Best school district in the Saginaw Area(out of 21 districts)
District with the best teachers in Michigan
Best places to teach in Michigan