School

Wed
07
Sep

Technology takes students to new places


Maple Lake Elementary students communicate with a class in another part of the country using Skype during a Global Read Aloud. (Photos submitted)

Kindergartners learn math skills with iPad apps while brushing up on their iPad skills as well.

It’s not unusual to find a group of teenagers having a discussion about a book at Maple Lake High School.
What may qualify as unusual is when those discussions are taking place with teenagers on the other side of the world.
This is the kind of activity that happens at Maple Lake schools on a fairly regular basis thanks to technology.
“When I started, Maple Lake didn’t have a lot of tech,” technology teacher Nicole Casebolt said. “We infused a lot of technology and we were ahead of the game. Now we’re falling behind. Now teachers know how to infuse technology into the curriculum, but they don’t have access to it. It’s a balance trying to get them the tech they need to do a project.”

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Wed
07
Sep

Library’s Read & Redeem winners

The winners in the drawings for grand prizes for the Read & Redeem Summer Reading Program each received $10 in Chamber Business Bucks and 5 Muller Family Theater passes. Christina Ogram was drawn in the Grades 4-6 graduate group, George Sylvester in the Pre-School - K graduate group, and Danica Hageman in the Grades 1-3 graduate group. Read & Redeem is a free summer reading incentive program offered by the Maple Lake Library. Watch for 2017 information next spring.

Wed
31
Aug

GRIM Run


The 2016 cross country runners participated in the 5th annual GRIM (Graham+swim) RUN on Tuesday, August 23. Runners departed from the Maple Lake High School and ran to the Grahams on Donnelly Dr. They had a breakfast that consisted of donuts, fruit and juice. Special thanks to the Maple Lake Bakery for the 150 delicious donuts and the Pribyls for allowing us to run on their beautiful path. (Photo submitted by Sara Graham)
Wed
17
Aug

Lisa Perovich and Boone say their summer goodbyes to reading group


Front Row: Kalli Hennen, Ben Ogram, Boone and Ellie Ogram, Gavin LaRose, Kenlyn Marsicek and Hans Peterson. Back Row: Larson Melgaard, Dylan Hennen, Christina Ogram, Danica Hageman and Landon Marsicek. (Photo by Terry Mooney)

This week marked the end of our summer “Books with Boone” program. Attendees enjoyed sharing a final book with their favorite greyhound, and some board games with their friends to remind them to enjoy the remainder of the summer - “Don’t be Bored”!
Readers received Maple Lake Business Bucks, a book of choice, and a gold medal with Boone’s reminder to “Read to Succeed!” for participating in the summer program.

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Wed
10
Aug

Boone and friends celebrate the Summer Olympics


Pictured are Dylan Hennen, Hans Peterson, Lisa and Boone, Larson Melgaard and Kalli Hennen. (Photo by Terry Mooney)

Boone and friends celebrated the 2016 Summer Olympics this week, as “Books with Boone” readers completed a pentathlon of library events, including making a felt pennant to showcase their favorite outdoor activities.
Please join us next week for the last meeting of the summer program, when participants will have the opportunity to read one final book to Boone and play small-group games as a reminder to make the most of the remaining summer break – “Don’t be Bored”!

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Wed
10
Aug

A “beary good” Library Storytime with Marie


These children attended story time - Back Row: Gunnar Melgaard, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Elijah Dorse, Tyler Reinke and Charlie Peterson. Front Row: Lauren Peterson, Hazel Jacobson, Kate Peterson, Emily Smith, Kenna Hennen and Isabelle Melgaard. Not Pictured: Everett Smith. (Photo by Marie Mavencamp)

The McHugh building looked like a bear forest when 12 children shared their teddy bears with everyone and the eight adults in attendance. They took their bears on a bear hunt and helped them “roll out of bed”. They listened to a story about Corduroy and sang songs about bears climbing over the mountain. Each child made a bear magnet and received teddy grahams for snack. It was a "beary good day” for all.

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Wed
03
Aug

MLHS students shine in NWEA testing

When looking at test scores from the state, parents ask teachers, “What does this mean?” Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) in mathematics and reading are given to children in grades 3-8, 10 and 11. Individual student scores are compared to statewide standards, regardless of students’ starting points.

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Wed
03
Aug

Books with Boone readers tour local businesses


The Books with Boone group toured a handful of businesses including the Maple Lake Messenger. Front Row: Gavin Larose, Ben Ogram, Ellie Ogram, Kalli Hennen, Larson Melgaard and Dylan Hennen. Back Row: Kenlyn Marsicek, Landon Marsicek, Christina Ogram and Hans Peterson. (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)

Boone stayed home and stayed cool this week, as “Books with Boone” readers toured four Maple Lake businesses. The group learned about the operations of Maple Lake Floral, the Messenger, Maple Lake Lumber, and Book Break.

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Wed
03
Aug

Marie’s Storytime was vibrant with rainbows


These children enjoyed storytime, along with six adults: Kate Peterson, Hazel Jacobson, Isabelle Melgaard, Kenna Hennen, Elijan Dorse, Tyler Reinke, Clark Hawkinson, Charlie Peterson, Oliver Hawkinson, Lauren Peterson, and Gunnar Melgaard. (Photo submitted by Marie Mavencamp)

The boys and girls in Marie’s Storytime were sharing all kinds of pretty rainbows with pictures, rugs, jewelry, umbrellas, toys, and had fun finding the different rainbow colors on their clothes. Marie read some fun stories about rainbows. One book even made its own ribbon rainbow with each turn of the pages. Then the children learned some finger plays and poems about rainbows. Each child made their own paper rainbow, using a paper plate and long rainbow-colored strips of paper. They are pretty enough to hang up. After we took a picture holding the rainbows, the children received a bag of fruit snacks and were told to open them at home next to their rainbow and see if they could find and match all the colors of the rainbow with their snack. Each child also received a “magic” rainbow crayon to make their own pictures at home.

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Wed
27
Jul

Flower theme for this week’s Storytime with Marie


These children attended: Isabelle Melgaard, Hazel Jacobson, Tyler Reinke, Gunnar Melgaard, Elijah Dorse, Oliver and Clark Hawkinson, Lauren Peterson, Kenna Hennen, Kate and Charlie Peterson. (Photo submitted by Marie Mavencamp)

The McHugh building was all bright colors and very fragrant Tuesday, July 26, when each child brought in flowers of all sorts to share for our flowers theme. Eleven children told about their real flowers, artificial flowers, pictures of flowers and even flowers on their clothes. Then they pretended to be little seeds and slowly grew into big flowers with the help of pretend dirt, water and sun. Marie read stories about different kinds of flowers and how they grow.

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