School

Wed
25
Jan

Voices filled the auditorium at two choir concerts last week


The 7th graders of Maple Lake High School performed their Winter Choir Concert on Jan. 19 to a wonderful audience that was very appreciative for all of their hard work and beautiful voices that sang that evening. Students performed many different styles of music from folk songs to seasonal songs. They finished the evening with a foot stomping rendition of Old Joe Clark. The choir is directed by Sue Nelson and accompanied by Daniel Goelz.

The 8th graders of Maple Lake High School presented their Winter Choir Concert to a wonderful and very appreciative audience Monday, Jan. 16. They performed many different styles of music from folk songs to songs that accentuated the winter season. The choir is under the direction of Sue Nelson and accompanied by Hannah Budke.

8th graders performed Monday, 7th graders performed Thursday

Wed
18
Jan

Senior High Jazz Band performed a Monday night concert


On Monday, Jan. 9, the Maple Lake Senior High Jazz Band filled the auditorium with beautiful music under the direction of Matt Kusche.

Pictured in front, from left, are Ashley Schmitz, Mackenzie Miller and Serina Benson, with Caleb Beneke and Miles Brown in back. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
Wed
18
Jan

Science Rocks! and Science Fest! inspires 5th and 6th graders


Marcus Weimer - Helping to build a model of a gravel road on top of a "jello" surface in a civil engineering class.

For the first year, the science and nature conference for fifth and sixth graders was held on two days to accommodate over 1,000 students. On January 3, over 700 students attended Science Rocks! at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). On January 12, over 300 students Science Fest! at St. John’s University. The students come from 33 school districts in Central MN. Students had the opportunity to choose which of these fascinating topics they wanted to learn. While there is no guarantee they will get all the sessions they select, we try to accommodate at least one or two.
Each student was assigned to four 60-minute sessions throughout the day. There were 22 possible sessions to attend at each conference. These sessions were all taught by professionals in their fields such as physics, entomologist (insects), or naturalists.

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Wed
21
Dec

Inside Santa’s Secret Shop


Maple Lake Elementary opened the doors to Santa’s Secret Shop for three days earlier in December. Students got the chance to buy gifts for their family and friends. Pictured above are fifth graders Riley Jude, Dave Woodridge, Ty Rollings and Cole LaFave.

Volunteers - Back Row: Marion Peterson, Jessica Pavlenko, Josie Triplett, Jolene Moline and Stephanie Korbel. Front Row: Sara Paterson, Anita Praska and Patty Nygaard. Coordinator Sara Peterson said, “About 25 people volunteered to set up and run the event.” (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
Wed
07
Dec

All school lock-in at St. Timothy’s Parish School


Carrie Ogram led the 5-8th graders in a game around the bonfire at the St. Tim’s lock-in that happened in October. (Photos submitted by Rachel Pribyl)

Kara Benkowski, Ellie Ogram and Jacqueline Pribyl played dress-up for the photo room at the lock-in.

On October 28 students from St. Timothy's School got to enjoy a night of fun for a good cause, raising money for the school, which keeps the cost of tuition down for the students. After exceeding their amount of $17,500 in pledge money, they raised $17,621 for the event and 104 students, including 76 that spent the night, got to enjoy many exciting games and entertainment for exceeding their goal.

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Wed
30
Nov

St. Timothy’s second annual Math Night


Blake Stoeber waits for the dice to stop before making his move on the giant game board.

Martha Donnett, left, and her sister, Bridget, work together to make as many pairs of equations as they can in an allotted amount of time.

Students at St. Timothy Catholic School in Maple Lake had fun doing math, Thursday, Nov. 17, at the school's second annual Math Night event. Students had the chance to work on their estimating skills while jumping like a kangaroo, played card games and rolled giant dice, among other activities.

Wed
30
Nov

St. Tim’s added obstacle course to Marathon fundraiser


Porter Pribyl leads Father Meyer and Luke Carlson leads Principal Kincs through the jungle gym obstacle. (Photo submitted)

On October 3rd, there was an obstacle course at St. Timothy's in conjunction with the school marathon to raise money for the school. Dawn Kincs, the principal of St. Tim’s School, and Father Meyer faced off for a good cause.
Principal Kincs raised $500 less than Father Meyer, giving him a five-second head start (every $100 gave them a second head start), and the race was on. Father Meyer had a good lead throughout the event, and Principal Kincs had to play catch-up the entire way.

Wed
30
Nov

St. Timothy’s students give back to the community during Service Project Day


After an afternoon of fall clean-up, the entire St. Tim’s student body, volunteers and chaperones gathered for a group photo.

On October 14 St. Timothy's School participated in its Service Project Day, which is in conjunction with the school marathon. It is a way for St. Tim's and its students to give back to the community and the people of Maple Lake.
Between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. students between kindergarten and 8th grade helped with certain tasks ands projects around the community. Third and 4th graders cleaned up St. Charles Cemetery by raking leaves and cleaning head stones. Seventh and 8th graders delivered Meals on Wheels, served lunch at Maple Manor and at the same time told jokes, sang and supplied the residents with many homemade goodies to win during bingo. Pre-kindergarten stayed at St. Tim's and students between K, 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th grades were broken into small groups, helping out at a couple of local homes, the city park, the fire hall, the rectory, Dingmann Funeral Home, the Villas and the coffee shop. Many of the tasks involved were cleaning and raking leaves.

Wed
23
Nov

MLHS National Honor Society banquet


Maple Lake High School held the annual National Honor Society banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that recognized outstanding students. Principal David Hansen welcomed students and guests. Alexander Marquette was the student speaker and Judy Sloneker, along with Principal Hansen, presented and dispersed the awards. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. (Photo by Sandy Becker)
Wed
16
Nov

Local Patriot’s Pen winners


Six Maple Lake High School seventh graders will advance on to the district competition after winning the local Patriot’s Pen essay contest. They are, from left, Eva McClelland, Emma Jude, Olivia LaTour, Alison Zander, Alyssa Hadler and Laura Bergstrom.

Emma Jude accepts her Patriot’s Pen certificate from Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen. Pictured with her, from left, is Eva McClelland and Olivia LaTour.

Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide youth-essay writing competition that gives students in grades six through eight the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy. Annually, more than 115,000 students participate in the contest. The first-place State winner receives a $10,000 savings bond and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. The top national winners each receive a savings bond anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. This year Maple Lake had 131 students from the public and parochial schools participate.

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