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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Middle School South

48650 Sugarbush
New Baltimore, MI 48047
(586) 949-4510
(586) 949-4739 Fax

Principal: Sherry Kenward
Assistant Principal: James Swartz
Office Manager: Angela Coleman
Data Paraprofessional: Linda Petix

Mission Statement

The mission of Anchor Bay Middle School South is to meet the needs of the students in becoming productive members of society and lifelong, enthusiastic learners.

School Times

Standard Day: 7:55AM—2:52PM  Half Day: 7:55AM—11:25AM


A Project Lead the Way S.T.E.A.M. School
Middle School South
A nationally recognized program from Project Lead the Way
A middle school program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

· Introducing PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) Courses– the nation’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. The Gateway to Technology program offers students a variety of opportunities to explore and learn creative problem solving.  Students will begin with Design and Modeling, where they will apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. Additional courses to be offered are:
Medical Detectives, Flight and Space, the Science of Technology and Engineering for Girls.

  • A comprehensive mathematics program including accelerated math courses for grades 6-8 and a research-based math support class for struggling math students.
  • Updated computer labs and instructional technology, including a dozen classrooms utilizing interactive multimedia projectors.
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Band, Choir, Drama, and Art
  • Additional course offerings in Computer Education, Lego Robotics, Life Skills, and Physical Education which includes units in Archery, Golf, Table Tennis and Team Sports.
  • Offering Spanish 1 to 8th grade students for high school credit.
  • A focus on Positive Behavior with monthly emphasis on character education.
  • We offer courses to meet the needs of all students from the struggling to accelerated learner. Academic support available during the school day, and free after school homework help.
  • No fee extracurricular offerings include: football, cross country, volleyball, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, swim club, track,  softball, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Acapella Club and Forensics club.


Fall Sports Announcement Information Click Here

MS South Football will begin after the first day of school Sept. 4th after school from 3:15-4:45pm.

  • Updated Athletic Physical dated after April 15th
  • Bring Athletic clothing, spikes and gym shoes.
  • Football is NOT a cut sport

MS South Volleyball tryouts will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10th-12th from 3-4:30  

  • Updated Athletic Physical dated after April 15th
  • Bring Athletic clothing and gym shoes.
  • Volleyball will make cuts on Friday Sept. 12th
Out-of-pocket cost athletic physicals are available at the following local urgent care centers. Please call their office or visit their webpage for additional information
Henry Ford Macomb Health Center: (586 )421-3000
Concerta Urgent Care: (586) 949-6336

Teacher Websites

Click on the link to access teacher websites and class agendas :

Box Tops

At Middle School South, we collect Box Tops For Education every month to help support our Choir and Life Skills programs. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and can be found on the following products: Betty Crocker, Fiber One, Nestle, Cheerios, Chex, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Yoplait, Huggies, Scott, Cottonelle, Nature Valley, Hefty, Ziploc and many more!

Students can turn the Box Tops in to their first hour teacher and the class who collects the most each month wins a special breakfast treat!

Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a conflict resolution program in which trained student mediators help peers resolve interpersonal conflicts. Peer Mediation is voluntary, confidential and proven to be one of the most effective approaches to solving student disputes. It is monitored by a counselor or social worker. Students needing peer mediation may sign up in the counseling office.


The six grade classes are presented a program in the fall about how to recognize and handle bullying situations.

Bullying Hotline

There is a confidential phone line that is monitored in the counseling office to report incidences of student to student bullying that is happening in school. That number is (586) 648-2500 ext. 2121

Anger Management / AOP (Adolescent Outreach Program)

Each year, Macomb Family Services offers these programs in our school. These are individual or small group meetings, over six sessions for students struggling with anger or at-risk students in our school through the counseling office. These services are free of charge.

PEPP (Peer Education Prevention Program)

This is another program offered through Macomb Family Services. A prevention specialist trains approximately 10-15 students each year to join the ongoing group. These students can, if necessary, direct friends or other students to appropriate community resources for further assistance. The peer educator also provides and/or participates in activities that promote and encourage healthy choices within their schools or communities.