School

Wed
10
Sep

New band rules coming soon

There will soon be new rules regarding band and marching band at Maple Lake High School. On Tuesday, Band Director Nathan Mitchell met with other representatives from the school district and band boosters to discuss the marching rule, which has required students to march in the summer to qualify for band in the fall. A full story regarding the result of that meeting will appear in the Sept. 17 issue of the Messenger.

Wed
03
Sep

Baumann receives white coat

 

In an emotional event, Travis Baumann, of Maple Lake, received his white coat,  marking his entrance into the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth.  
In total, 60 first year medical students, in a rite of passage for students entering medical school, received their white coats on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth campus. 
The ceremony signified the responsibilities and obligations of the physicians who wear the white coat and the importance of embracing compassion and character along with knowledge of science and medicine.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
03
Sep
Wed
27
Aug

Camp Courage receives $24,000


True Friends CEO Ed Stracke accepts a grant from Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.

 

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) recently presented True Friends – Camp Courage, a WH commercial member, with a $24,110 grant to help with the installation of energy-efficiency equipment at its facility near Maple Lake, Minn.  
Energy grants are awarded to businesses that install energy-efficient equipment, reducing electricity consumption. As a non-profit organization, True Friends – Camp Courage qualified for these funds to assist with conservation.  They used the funds to help cover the costs of ground source heat pumps that will be used in two cabins. The new ground source heat pumps are estimated to reduce electric use by more than 44,800 kilowatt hours annually.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
27
Aug

Preschool Storytime finishes season


These children enjoyed the final Preschool Storytime: Elijah Dorse, Larson and Isabelle Melgaard, Ryder Dettwiler, Cooper West, Colton Klatt, Colten and Peytyn Draeger, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Livvy and George Sylvester, Sophia Norberg, Elena Castro, Aubrey Jude, Rylie Barker, Abby Forsman, Ellie and Ben Ogram, Rachel and Howard Rasset.

 

The last Maple Lake Library preschool storytime of the summer celebrated everyone’s birthday. 
A total of 21 children and 12 adults listened to Marie Mavencamp read Eric Carle’s books “The Secret Birthday Message,” and “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” 
The children had fun figuring out the clues in the story to help the little boy find his birthday present. They then had to help him get back home.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Literacy Camp celebrates 10 years

 

True Friends-Camp Courage is hosting Literacy Camp, a multi-purpose camp serving both campers and educators, for the 10th year. Twenty trained educators attend camp to assess and provide appropriate literacy intervention to students with developmental disabilities.
According to Barb Wollak, who has been leading Literacy Camp for the past 10 years, campers receive a positive literacy experience and go home with an informal assessment and recommendations of where to begin their school programs in the fall.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Preschool Storytime gets a little fishy


These children attended Preschool Storytime Thursday: Larson and Isabelle Melgaard, Sophia Norberg, Brooklyn Fobbe, Allie and Carter Ertel, Elena Castro, Ryder Dettwiler, Colton Klatt, Ajay Hickman, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Ellie Ogram, Aylan, Kalli, and Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Kallan Maresh, George Sylvester, Eljah Dorse, Abby and Isabelle Forsman and Rylie Barker.

 

The Preschool  Storytime children were a “little fishy” on Thursday, Aug. 14. Twenty-three children and nine adults enjoyed the story “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. They learned a fun finger play and some silly fish songs with lots of hand motions.  
Some children shared pictures they brought of fish they had caught or have in their home, or brought in toy fish to share. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Visiting Boone at his farm

 

Hans Peterson feeds Lisa Perovich’s horse, Chicago,  during the final Books with Boone at his home, Four Sticks Farm. The event included a treasure hunt. The children went into the woods, read clues related to a story and worked to find a treasure box filled with miniature Boones. Children also groomed Chicago and had a snack. Nine children attended the event. 

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