District 881 announces open houses

Parents, students and community members are invited to the Maple Lake Elementary School Irish Kickoff and Maple Lake High School Open House on Wednesday, August 31. The 2011-2012 school year will start on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Elementary students and parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the elementary school, meet teachers, locate classrooms and lockers, and see classmates from 4 to 6:30 p.m. High school staff will be available to answer questions and explain homework policies and grading procedures from 5 to 7 p.m. Any high school student accompanied by parents will receive a schedule and a locker combination. Cafeteria staff will be available to collect lunch money. Leah Wagner, the school nurse, will be on hand to collect student medications. This will be a casual evening geared toward creating excitement for the start of the new school year.