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Wed
09
Aug

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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.

Wed
19
Jul

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Amy Sharp and staff members Marika Marklin and Sean Vercellone just before her first zip line ride. After the ride she had this to say about the experience, "Exciting and scary because it was like nothing I ever did before and never thought possible. Zip lines are not usually accessible. Mixed emotions. It was scary because I was worried something bad would happen. It's exciting, though, because it makes you feel free."

True Friends - Camp Courage is not a school but a lot of learning happens there. One of the "classrooms" is the country's, and possibly the world's, first wheelchair accessible universal ropes challenge course, which creates outdoor experiential learning opportunities for people regardless of their physical abilities or disabilities. A giant swing and a walkway two stories above the ground provide insight about decision making and testing limits that may be self-imposed. A curriculum that involves wheeling up a 100-foot long ramp to a platform 25 feet above the ground, strapping into a sky chair, staring down a 600-foot-long zip line and then flying into the distance should be worth a diploma of some kind. Extra credit for "just doing it" and bonus points for taking the plunge with friends and family nearby to cheer you on and share the experience with you.

Wed
28
Jun

Story Time is half pirate, half princess

The McHugh building was filled with a mixture of “ta da” and “arrrgh” as little princesses and pirates came to Story Time with Marie dressed up and bringing toys to share for their “Make Believe - Princess and Pirate story time!” Even Marie dressed up, but couldn’t decide which character to be so came as a “princess pirate!” Sixteen children and eight adults enjoyed a story about each character. They sang silly songs about pirates and princesses. Then they chose a paper doll to color and either a pirate hat or princess crown to decorate and wear for a group picture. The princesses that came were Rylie Barker, Avery Hackenmueller, Laikyn Ecklund, Kate Peterson, Madeleine Lang, Maggy Crowe, Eve Lang and Lauren Peterson posing with Princess Marie. The pirates were Captain Marie, Dominic Lang, Gunnar Melgaard, TJ Barker, Caleb Pack, Anthony Crowe, Reed Hackenmueller, Liam Ecklund, and Elijah Carriveau.

Wed
07
Jun

Graduation at St. Timothy’s


Above, Father John Meyer with the four graduates. They are, from left, Ingrid Petrowski, Anna Gendreau, Fr. Meyer, Gabe Warner and Josh Biessel. Below, The students received alumni shirts at the reception following graduation. They are, from left, Josh Biessel, Gabe Warner, Anna Gendreau and Ingrid Petrowski. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
Wed
31
May

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St. Timothy's School has 113 students in kindergarten to eighth grades, 26 children in preschool classes, 22 teachers and support staff AND five Grandmas. When I wanted to find out more about the school I spoke with Principal Dawn Kincs, who was very generous with her time and information. She let me know that students from across Wright County attend the school and mentioned the recently completed building addition as a big improvement. She bragged a bit about the staff and the tremendous community support for the school. And then she told me about the Grandmas.

Wed
24
May

Student apprentices learn occupational skills


Maple Lake High School seniors Harley Hubert, left, and Mykala Dockter earned apprenticeship certificates in manufacturing thank's to an apprenticeship with Cedar Lakes Engineering through the Wright Technical Center. (Photo submitted)

Wright Technical Center's Youth Apprenticeship program in Buffalo, provides employability and occupational skills defined by industries to local students during a time when there is a shortage of highly skilled employees in CTE fields locally and nationally.
This spring the following students successfully earned MN Youth Apprenticeship Certificates thanks to partnering businesses collaborating with Wright Technical Center.
At Cedar Lakes Engineering, senior Mykala Dockter completed 450+ hours to earn YA Level 1 Apprenticeship Certificate in the Manufacturing Program: Production Pathway-Welding Unit, and senior Harley Hubert, completed 900+ hours to earn YA Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate in the Manufacturing Program :
Production Pathway-Machining Unit.

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Wed
10
May

Festival takes students around the world


August Schroeder shows off a Day of the Dead mask, which is a popular holiday in Mexico. Schroeder and partner, Harley Hunter, right, researched Mexico for their Festival of Nations project last week. Hunter sports a sombrero and poncho.

Maple Lake students and the public enjoyed a free trip around the world without having to leave the school at the Maple Lake sixth graders' annual Festival of Nations, Friday, May 5. Students spent much of the school year researching their country, collecting information and props. Many of the students dressed in ethnic attire the day of the festival and some even brought ethnic foods for their guests to sample. Above, Audrey Beffel, left, and Erin Uecker "walk like an Egyptian" in front of their display about Egypt. Part of the kids' assignment was to make a statue of someone important to the country. Beffel and Uecker made Cleopatra. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
Wed
10
May

MLHS seniors named Students of Excellence


Four Maple Lake seniors were named Students of Excellence at a ceremony in St. Cloud last week. They are, from left, Alex Marquette, Ashley Schmitz, Mackenzie Miller and Ben Gindele. (Photo submitted)

Four Maple Lake students were honored Wednesday, April 26, as Students of Excellence at a program in their honor put on by Resource Training and Solutions and member school districts.
Ben Gindele, Alex Marquette, Mackenzie Miller and Ashley Schmitz were among dozens of other students from school districts across Minnesota to receive the honor at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.
Students were selected by their own school district based on grade point average, leadership skills and school or community involvement.

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