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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

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Sep

Senior High bands host concert May 5

Maple Lake High School students participating in the senior high or jazz bands will be featured in a spring concert on Thursday, May 5, starting at 8 p.m. in the high school aduditorium. 
Maple Lake High School students participating in the senior high or jazz bands will be featured in a spring concert on Thursday, May 5, starting at 8 p.m. in the high school aduditorium. 
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06
Sep

Mock Crash set for May 6 at high school

Maple Lake High School Irish Mentors are teaming up with the Maple Lake Fire Department and other area businesses to put on a mock car crash Friday, May 6, at 9 a.m. High school students will watch as their peers reenact an alcohol and texting related accident. Volunteers from the fire department, along with deputies, and medical teams, will arrive on scene to “treat” the victims, allowing students to see what happens on an accident scene. The crash will also create awareness of poor choices and their consequences when students are invited into the auditorium after the crash to watch a video of a jail booking being acted out by a classmate.
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06
Sep

Elementary Grandparent's Day is May 6

Students at Maple Lake Elementary in grades one and three will be honoring their grandparents on Friday, May 6. Grandparents of third graders are invited to the school from 8:30-9:30 a.m. First grade grandparents will be visiting the school from 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Students at Maple Lake Elementary in grades one and three will be honoring their grandparents on Friday, May 6. Grandparents of third graders are invited to the school from 8:30-9:30 a.m. First grade grandparents will be visiting the school from 1:30-2:20 p.m.
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06
Sep

Volunteer Orientation set for May 9

Volunteer orientation will be from 6 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Those interested in volunteering at Maple Lake Schools should arrive at the Elementary Media Center at 6 p.m. to view a volunteering video, fill out paperwork, and have a photo taken for a picture ID. There will be a time for new volunteers to ask any questions that they may have. By attending this orientation, people are eligible to volunteer in the school for three years. If unable to attend the spring volunteer orientation, there will be another held in fall 2011.
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06
Sep

Public invited to Festival of Nations

The public is invited to visit the Maple Lake Elementary 6th grade Festival of Nations display from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 6 in the elementary gym. The students have worked  throughout the school year researching countries around the world. They created displays in order to share their information with others at the May 6 event.

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06
Sep

PIE presents BMX show May 9

Partners In Education (PIE) is sponsoring a show for families to come and watch professional BMX riders perform tricks. The show is produced by Rise Above Entertainment, which is providing its Rise Above BMX Team for the show. It is an exciting and inexpensive way to spend half an hour. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. on May 9 in the Maple Lake High School gym. Concessions will be available. More information can be found at riseabovebmx.com.
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06
Sep

St. Tim's seeks aluminum can donations

Each year the sixth grade class at St. Timothy’s School attends an environmental camp in Northern Minnesota. To help raise funds to defray costs for the trip, the church has a fenced area for collecting aluminum cans. All funds raised each year are used for the trip. Please ask family and friends to contribute to the camp fundraiser by dropping off cans in this fenced area found by the church garage. 
Each year the sixth grade class at St. Timothy’s School attends an environmental camp in Northern Minnesota. To help raise funds to defray costs for the trip, the church has a fenced area for collecting aluminum cans. All funds raised each year are used for the trip. Please ask family and friends to contribute to the camp fundraiser by dropping off cans in this fenced area found by the church garage. 
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06
Sep

Shamrock Golden Word of the Week

Maple Lake Elementary’s “Shamrock Golden Word of the Week,” program focuses on ‘Golden Words’ or words like exquisite, generous, gloomy, etc. which boost students’ expressive vocabulary. There is one golden word of the week each week for the rest of the school year. Each classroom will be coming up with unique sentences using the golden word of the week and posting them by the pot of gold display in the school hallway. Below are the best sentences from each grade level:  
Shamrock Golden Word of the Week: Adorn 
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06
Sep

St. Tim's to host Volunteer Appreciation event

Each year, St. Timothyʼs School honors the countless number of volunteers who offer their time and talent to the school with a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, which has been set for Friday, May 13, at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers who wish to attend the continental breakfast can call the school office by Wednesday, May 10.

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06
Sep

School offers preview of class resources

The Maple Lake School District is adopting new resources for the kindergarten through fifth grade math classes. Copies of the texts can be previewed by community members during the week of June 13 through June 17, 2011. If anyone would like to come in and look at the texts, they can stop in the district office to preview them.
The Maple Lake School District is adopting new resources for the kindergarten through fifth grade math classes. Copies of the texts can be previewed by community members during the week of June 13 through June 17, 2011. If anyone would like to come in and look at the texts, they can stop in the district office to preview them.

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