School

Wed
06
Sep

Local resident graduates from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Abigail Thomas, daughter of Richard and Lori Thomas, of Maple Lake, a member of the graduating class of 2017 at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at commencement ceremonies held at the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday, May 20. Dr. Thomas will be employed by completing a residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.
The University of New England is Maine's largest private university, an innovative educational community with two distinctive coastal main campuses, a vibrant new campus in Tangier, Morocco, and a robust offering of degree and certificate programs online. UNE is home to Maine's only medical and dental schools, part of a comprehensive health education mission built on a pioneering inter-professional approach that includes pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions.

Wed
06
Sep

Solar panels arrive at school


Crews began installing solar panels on top of the roof over the elementary gymnasium, Thursday, Aug. 31. The school district expects to see some initial energy savings from the panels immediately, with the full impact occurring in 12 years. (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)
Wed
06
Sep

Star Bank hosts lunch for teachers


Andy Wahlquist came with staff from the bank to help out as needed to feed all the hungry folks from the Maple Lake school system. They are from left to right, Craig Manz, Mikayla Bursch, Dale Vogl, Amelia Gapinski, Julie Hudek and Andy Wahlquist. The event included introducing new staff to the school system and a brief statement from Mark Redemske regarding this school year. (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)

Andy Wahlquist, right, and Ryan Highberg, left, watch as the final dishes are prepared and laid out for the teachers and staff.

Star Bank once again hosted a luncheon for all teachers and staff from the schools in Maple Lake to get them prepped for the new school year. Sandwiches were on the menu that included all the fixings, including fresh cooked bacon. Above left, staff and teachers dig in to food served by Ryan Highberg and the Aviand’s school crew.
Wed
30
Aug

School Extra- Read all about it August 30, 2017


Above, the New logo by high school office greets students as they arrive each day. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

I learned a lot about Irish Pride recently when I talked with school principals Dave Hanson and Andy Sawatzke. I learned a lot more when I was able to chat with three Maple Lake students I chanced upon at Irish Blessings. In our public schools Irish Pride describes a way for teachers, staff and students to think, learn and behave. "Pride - Respect - Responsibility" are the hallmarks of the program in the high school and the elementary school works to "Be Respectful -Be Safe - Be Responsible." My sources had a lot to say about attending school in Maple Lake and the Irish Pride that is part of the experience.

Wed
30
Aug

Saturday, August 26 named “4-H Day” in Minnesota


At right, Lt. Governor Tina Smith presented a proclamation at the Minnesota State Fair, declaring Saturday, August 26, to be “4-H Day” in the State of Minnesota. The Governor and Lt. Governor’s proclamation recognizes the impact of 4-H on Minnesota kids, including more than 69,000 youth last year alone. Youth in 4-H collaborate with caring adults to lead hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, citizenship, and the arts. The 4-H experience helps youth to make positive choices, communicate effectively, build connections with peers and adults, and be meaningful contributors to their local and global communities. (Photo submitted)
Wed
30
Aug

Maple Lake schools welcome new staff


Maple Lake schools will welcome seven new staff members into their ranks this year. They are, front row, from left, Tracy Spitzack who will teach elementary speech, and Megan Nagorski and Michelle Koss, both special education teachers. Back row, from left is Willie McCarty who will teach high school and junior high school social studies, Kristie Cocking who will teach fifth grade, Tracie Heidebrink a new preschool and ECFE teacher and Jessica Cribbs who will teach elementary music. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)
Wed
23
Aug

“Read & Redeem” Prizes Awarded


Reed and Avery Hackenmueller with their mother Linsey receive their “Read & Redeem” prizes from Della Ness, the coordinator of the program. (Photo submitted)

“Read & Redeem,” a summer reading incentive program offered by the Maple Lake Library for pre-readers and up, concluded this year’s session with the drawing of the Grand Prize winners. Six readers received $5 in Maple Lake Business Bucks: Avery Hackenmueller, Hazel Jacobson, Isabelle Melgaard, Lilly Meyer, Ben Ogram and Tristin Stoeber.

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Wed
09
Aug

School Extra: Read All About It

Business class pays dividends
Mary Miller and Maggie Larson credit the eighth grade business class taught by Maple Lake High School instructor Donna Wurm for some of the success of their M'n'M Market. Writing their resumes helped clarify goals. Learning about how to interact with customers is good for any business operator and money management skills are a requirement when dealing with the bottom line. I did not ask what grades they received for the class, but my bet would be they both aced the course. They will be sophomores this fall and this is their second year having a booth at the Farmers Market. They are enjoying the experience, except for those prickly cucumbers with vines that go all over. Sweet peas are easier to grow and lots easier to pick. They really appreciate all the help they get from market coordinator John Northenscold as well as the support from their parents and siblings.

Wed
09
Aug

Asthma response training coming to all high school coaches in MN

he Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training module that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student athlete has an asthma attack.
To ensure athlete safety, the high school league is requiring that all 22,000 Minnesota high school coaches who work with students in grades 10-12 complete the online module. Current coaches must complete it prior to their 2017-2018 sports season. 

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Wed
26
Jul

A travelling, we will go

A traveling, we will go…” was the theme for Storytime with Marie this week as the children reviewed all the ways they “traveled” this summer. Eleven children and six adults listened to stories that showed a variety of ways to travel and then they took turns leading the group in traveling by car, truck, train, boat, bike, plane and helicopter. Several children shared their traveling toys that they brought from home. Then everyone made a poster by drawing a road, a railroad track, a lake, a bike trail and clouds in the sky. Each child was given a baggie of traveling vehicles and had to put them on the correct trail. They are holding their finished posters in the picture. Each one is a job well done! These children enjoyed the last Storytime of the summer – back row: Avery Hackenmueller, Madeline Lang, Eve Lang, Lauren Peterson, Gunnar Melgaard. Front row: Kate Peterson, Dominic Lang, Caleb Park, Reed Hackenmueller, Tyler Reinke. Not pictured – Eli Carriveau.

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