Michigan City High School

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Michigan City High School
Michigan City High School logo.png
8466 W Pahs Road
Michigan City, Indiana, LaPorte, 46360
United States
School type Public High School
Established 1972
School district Michigan City Area Schools
Principal Wendel McCollum
Staff 110
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1898
Athletics conference Duneland Athletic Conference
Mascot Wolves (Wolfie)
Newspaper Cityzen
Yearbook Alpha
Graduates 338 (2013-14)

Michigan City High School is located in Michigan City, Indiana.


Michigan City High School was formed by the merger of Rogers High School and Elston High School in 1995. Michigan City High School is located on the former campus of Rogers High School.


Michigan City High School is a member of the Duneland Athletic Conference. MCHS is a class 5A school for boys football and a class 4A school for all other sports, and is a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Students participate in Men and Women's Soccer, Men and Women's Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Diving, Basketball, Track, Field, and Cross Country; as well as Softball, Baseball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Football, Gymnastics, and Volleyball.

The Wolves' Den[edit]

Michigan City High School houses Indiana's eighth largest public high school gymnasium, "The Wolves Den." The Wolves Den is also the tenth largest high school gymnasium in the United States, with a seating capacity of 7100.[1]

Ames Field[edit]

The original Ames Field was home to the Michigan City White Caps from 1956-1959. The original multipurpose sports facility was demolished in 1995 to make room for expanded stadium. Ames Field is named after Mr. George Ames, an early businessman and mayor of Michigan City in the late 1800s. In the spring of 2009, the stadium's playing surface was replaced with artificial field turf at the price $718,396 in lieu of resodding the heavily damaged turf.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Available at Michigan City High School are: National Honor Society, Student Council, Morning Broadcasting, Tech Club, Show Choir, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Drama Society, Japanese Club, French Club, Spanish Club, German Club, Wolvettes Dancing, Peer Tutoring, Ping Pong Club, Wednesdays with Yarn, Science Olympiad, Quiz Bowl, Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) TEAMS, and Art Club.

Notable Accomplishments/News[edit]

In 1995, the MCHS Volleyball team won the Indiana state championship.

In 2010, the MCHS bowling team won the Indiana state championship.

In March 2010, the MCHS Japanese department's Level 3 and 4 teams, won two state titles from the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana (JOI). This event, which tests students' knowledge of Japanese culture, history and society, was held at Valparaiso High School, attracted some 200 students from 15 high schools.[2]


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