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January 2018 - Happy New Year!

Superintendent - Brad Gudme

The Memphis High School National Honor Society


Their are thirty-five members of the Memphis High School National Honor Society that support many programs throughout the school and community. Various school events, such as Walk to School Day; Pumpkin Fun Run; Band Boosters’ fundraisers; Field Day & Bike Rodeo; etc., benefit from their help throughout the year.

  • Tutoring students is a valuable contribution of our members, and if you walk by the media center, you’ll notice Amber McKnight, Caleb White, or Katie Ren helping out a junior high student with math, science, or English.
  • Red Cross Blood drives are held yearly, most recently on November 29th collecting 30 pints from MHS students, faculty, & individuals from the surrounding community.
  • This spring they’ll host the Nissan Teen Driver Safety Initiative. This event highlights valuable information on driver’s safety, Michigan rules, regulations, and penalties, all taught utilizing an award winning Interactive Awareness program from http://www.thinkfastinteractive.com/
  • Out and about in both spring and fall, you might see our honor society students cleaning a section of M-19 between Lambs and Hill Roads for the Adopt-A-Highway program. This fall, a small group also collected rubbish in the Belle River Park
  • A significant accomplishment completed by Sylvia Koveck, a 2017 graduate, are the athletic banners you now see hanging in our gym. NHS funded the project of over $1000 and with the help of senior Caleb White, athletic achievements dating back to 1956 are now honored on our gym walls.

Not only does this organization encourage service to the school and community, further education is a priority. Since 2015 a $2500 award from the Distraction Free in the “D” contest has helped 6 seniors with their college expenses, with 2 more to be awarded this May. And, for nearly 25 years an outstanding Memphis High School honor society member has been recognized and awarded the NHS Scholarship.

Students of the Month

We are Memphis!

Memphis Alumni we want to hear from you. We are working hard to continue to promote our District and share with everyone how great Memphis Community Schools are. We are building a data base of all our amazing Alumni and we need your help. Please send us your picture with name, profession, where you live, accomplishments and graduation year. We plan to share this information using social media and also by posting it throughout our halls for all of our current students to see. Please share this with all your classmates to help gather as many responses as possible. Thanks for your continued support. #memphispride

Congratulations! We Are Proud of You!

Great Job to all of our Winter athletes! The YellowJackets are working hard and it is paying off. All of our teams have earned some hard fought victories and have been involved in some very exciting contests. Make sure to come out and support our teams. Remember all Memphis students and senior citizens are free to all home contests. The updated schedule of practices and games can be found at http://memphisk12.org/athletics.html.

Upcoming Events

ASVAB testing - January 17th. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. This is a voluntary test for 11th grade students, if interested in signing up for this test please contact the Jr/Sr HS office.


High School Mid-term exams and student 1/2 days- January 24th - 26th. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:05 and Jr/Sr HS students will be dismissed at 11:15.


Varsity Wrestling Tournament - January 27th starting at 9:00 am.


Chili Cook-off - January 27th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Memphis Elementary School. Join us for dinner or bring your best chili and compete for the bragging rights. Check out this flyer for more information. https://goo.gl/snoHZ4


Elementary Dads and Donuts - January 31st, 7:00 am - 7:45 am, in the Elementary Gymnasium. The Memphis Elementary Staff invites all Elementary Dads to bring their kids to school and join them for donuts and juice.

Stay Connected

  • Visit our website www.memphisk12.org
  • Stay current with Athletics events and calendars www.memphisk12.org/athletics.html
  • Check us out on Facebook @MemphisSchools
  • Follow Us on Twitter: Brad Gudme, Superintendent, @bgudme; Matt Karaffa, Jr/Sr HS Principal, @MemJrSrHigh; Susan Hankins, Elementary Principal, @TheSusanHankins