Montabella Community Schools

Montabella Elementary School Spotlight Student of the Month

Nathan Shaw(Kindergarten), Nominated by Mrs. Reichert

Nathan Shaw, SOTM December

“Nathan does a great job of following classroom directions and also encouraging others to do as well. Nathan is trustworthy and hardworking. If anybody needs help, he is right there lending a helping hand. Keep up the great work Nathan.”

Saylor Prout (Kindergarten), nominated by Mrs. Smith

“Saylor Prout is an outstanding student in Mrs. Smith's Kindergarten class. Saylor is always happy, friendly, and a great role model for her classmates. Saylor works hard and always does her best work. She is a leader for her fellow classmates and follows the Seven Habits daily. Keep working hard Saylor."

Avery McElhaney (Kindergarten), nominated by Miss VanderMeulen

Avery McElhaney, SOTM December

“Avery McElhaney is a kind, hardworking, and responsible student. She is kind and respectful to students and adults. She is always willing to lend a helping hand in class. She shows she is responsible by completing her work and following classroom rules. Thank you Avery for being an outstanding student.”

Ian Walkington-Lyle (1st Grade), nominated by Mrs. Lovejoy

Ian Walkington-Lyle, SOTM December

“Ian is a wonderful student and friend to his classmates. He is a huge helper and a student teacher when needed. Ian does a great job being an example for the 7 Habits in the classroom, cafeteria, hallway and on the playground. Keep up the great work Ian.”

Rhesa Bauman (1st grade), nominated by Mrs. Blumer

Rhesa Bauman, SOTM December

“Rhesa is a kind student who works very hard in class. She is always willing to help others and continues to show that she is a great role model. Rhesa always puts her best effort into her work, and is a joy to have in class. Thank You Rhesa for being an outstanding student.”

Tony Race (2nd grade), nominated by Mrs. Garner

Tony Race, SOTM December

“Tony is friendly to everyone and willing to help out anyone in need. He comes to school with a smile on his face and willing to learn each day. Tony always tries his best and has a great attitude. He follows the 7 Habits and the school matrix each day and his behavior is a fantastic example for others. Keep up the good work Tony.”

Davis Peterson (2nd grade), nominated by Mrs. Garvey

Davis Peterson, SOTM December

“Davis has been working very hard on his reading skills. He raised his reading level in A-Z and gained almost 200 points in his STAR Reading. Davis is working hard on his 7 Habits skills and is always looking to help others in the classroom.”

Kody Dalrymple (3rd grade), nominated by Mrs. Arganbright

Kody Dalrymple, SOTM December

“Kody works hard to improve his academic skills. He puts first things first and completes his work in a timely manner. He is helpful to other students and with keeping the classroom clean. He can always be found as the first one ready for the hall when we line up. He is an excellent example to his peers. Keep up the good work Kody.”

Emma Bristol (3/4 Split), nominated by Miss Nozal

Emma Bristol, SOTM December

“Emma is a very kind and loving young lady. Emma enjoys working with and helping her peers. Being proactive is one of Emma's strengths. Her "I Can" attitude helps her be successful in and outside of the classroom.”

Bryson Williamson (3rd grade), nominated by Mrs. Huguelet

Bryson Williamson, SOTM December

“Bryson is a fantastic student in the classroom. He always tries his best on assignments and activities, is great at synergizing, is always willing to help another student, and listens intently. Thank you Bryson for always coming to school ready to learn and help others be successful.”

Hayden Helmer (4th grade), nominated by Ms. Hoyt

Hayden Helmer, SOTM December

“Hayden is a great role model both inside and outside the classroom to his peers and those around him. He is constantly using the 7 Habits. He puts first things first, and is always being proactive with his schoolwork. I know that I can depend on Hayden to be a teacher to his peers. Keep working hard Hayden.”

Donovan Lampo (4th grade), nominated by Ms. Schreus

Donovan Lampo, SOTM December

“Donovan is a great leader in class. He has a positive attitude to try and learn. He likes to play football and hunt. Donovan has shown great growth in Reading and Math. He is an excellent friend and helper, plus he works well with his classmates. Keep up the BRILLIANT work Donovan.”

Jadon Trost (5th grade), nominated by Mrs. Heller

Jadon Trost, SOTM December

“As a fifth grade student in Mrs. Heller's room, Jadon sets a fine example for others. She is kind, trustworthy, and puts her best quality effort into all of her writing assignments. Jadon works well with everyone in the classroom and always has such a pleasant attitude with regards to learning. I am proud of you Jadon. Thank You for showing respect towards yourself, peers and teachers.”

Jaylie Newcombe (5th grade), nominated by Mr. Simon

Jaylie Newcombe, SOTM December

“She is one of the hardest working students in her class. Jaylie is always trying her best and following school expectations. Jaylie is very friendly and is always willing to help a fellow classmate or staff member. She has a great sense of humor and almost always has a smile on her face.”

Chelsea Mason (5/6 Split), nominated by Mrs. Avink

Chelsea Mason, SOTM December

“Chelsea is a very driven and hardworking student. She always strives to do her best and is constantly challenging herself. Chelsea is also very kind and is always helping others. She is a great role model and a pleasure to have in class.”

Josselyn Porter (6th grade), nominated by Mrs. Adgate

Josselyn Porter, SOTM December

“Jossy is kind-hearted and friendly and has a great smile. She has really been working hard these last couple of weeks and is improving greatly with in the areas of answering and asking more questions in class.”

Josephine Houghton (6th grade), nominated by Mrs. Fenton

Josephine Houghton, SOTM December

“Jo is an amazing young lady. She is kind, she is mindful of the rules at all times, and she is a model to her peers for Mustang Pride behavior. Jo is also considerate of the needs of others, responible and enthusiastic about school. Congratulations Jo.”

Montabella Jr/Sr High School

1324 North County Line Rd.
Blanchard, MI 49310

MHS Office Hours


Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
during the school year

School Hours

8:05AM - 3:05PM

Daily Schedule

1st Period 8:05 - 8:57
2nd Period 9:01 - 9:53
3rd Period 9:57 - 10:49
Lunch A(Jr. High) 10:49 - 11:17
4th Period 10:53 - 11:49
Lunch B(Sr. High) 11:49 - 12:17
5th Period 12:21 - 1:13
6th Period 1:17 - 2:09
7th Period 2:13 - 3:05

Student Drop Off:

7:30 - 7:55AM

Student Pick Up:


Half Day Dismissal



Shane Riley, Principal Email Mr. Riley at 
(989)427-5175 ext. 620

Marty Weese, Dean of Students Email Mr. Weese at 
(989)427-5175 ext. 670

Cheryl Willis, Secretary Email Mrs. Willis at 
(989)427-5175 ext. 621

Melanie Allen, Attendance Secretary Email Mrs. Allen at (989)427-5175 ext. 627

Quick Links

JrSr High Student Handbook

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Online Yearbook Ordering: Jr. High Sr. High

To Report an Absence:
(989)427-5175 ext. 1