School

Wed
29
Jan

Neutz wins Maple Lake Spelling Bee


Maple Lake High School eighth grader Sam Neutz won the Maple Lake Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 21, while seventh grader Andrea Peterson finished second. Neutz will represent the school at the Regional Spelling Bee at St. John’s University, while Peterson will serve as an alternate. The bee included students in fifth through eighth grade.

Maple Lake High School eighth grader Sam Neutz won the Maple Lake Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 21, while seventh grader Andrea Peterson finished second. Neutz will represent the school at the Regional Spelling Bee at St. John’s University, while Peterson will serve as an alternate. The bee included students in fifth through eighth grade. 

Wed
15
Jan

The Maple Lake High School Geography Bee was Thursday, Jan. 9. The annual event is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. All seventh and eighth graders competed in the preliminary round, and 10 made the final round. Remington Lilya took first pla


Geography Bee finalists included (front) Clara Greenhagen, Henry Stecker (second), Remington Lilya (first), Jacob Fynboh (third), Mara Hayes (back) Maxx Pribyl, Sam Neutz, Garrett Fadden, Josh Petit and Matthew Neumann.

 

The Maple Lake High School Geography Bee was Thursday, Jan. 9. The annual event is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. 
All seventh and eighth graders competed in the preliminary round, and 10 made the final round.
Remington Lilya took first place, with Henry Stecker and Jacob Fynboh in second and third. Lilya will take a  test to see if he will be in the state competition  in April. 
State winners will compete in May at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. The National Bee winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Island.
Tue
31
Dec

From ‘March of the Kangaroos’ to ‘Jingle Bells’


The fifth-grade band performed “A Mozart Melody.” Flutes were featured on “Hot Cross Buns,” clarinets were featured on “March Steps,” alto saxaphones were featured on “Lightly Row,” trumpets were featured on “Au Claire de La Lune,” trombones and French horn were featured on “Rolling Along” and percussion was featured on “Doodle All Day.” The fifth graders also performed the traditional Hanukkah song “My Dreydl” and the Christmas tune “Jingle Bells.”

Sixth graders performed “Dragon Slayer,” “March of the Kangeroos” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The fifth- and sixth-grade bands presented their winter concert under the direction of Nathan Mitchell and Elise Santa, respectively. 

Tue
31
Dec

Fourth graders graduate from DARE program


Maple Lake Elementary fourth-grade students receive certificates for graduating from the school’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty addressed the students and their parents during the graduation ceremony.

 

Wed
27
Nov
Wed
20
Nov

National Honor Society gains new members


Maple Lake Senior High National Honor Society members take the NHS pledge during a Monday evening program in the MLHS auditorium.

Maple Lake Junior High National Honor Society members take the NHS pledge.

Jay Elsenpeter laughs while lighting a candle representing one of the four pillars of the National Honor Society, following some technical difficulties.

 

Wed
20
Nov

Students from St. Tim’s, MLE win Patriot’s Pen contest


Pictured above are first-place winners Grace Heying and Thomas Jude, who will go on to district competition, along with runners-up Ellie Jude, Olivia Paumen and Megan Carlson.

Pictured at right are Bellah Scheutte and Logan Weninger, who were honorably mentioned for their essays.

Five students from Laurie Hajny’s class at St. Timothy’s School and two students from Jennifer DesMarais-Holland’s class Maple Lake Elementary placed in this year’s local Patriot’s Pen contest.

Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide youth essay contest sponsored by the VFW. It gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. More than 112,000 students participated in 2012. The top 46 national winners all received at least a $1,000 savings bond. The first-place award is currently a $10,000 savings bond plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. 

This year Maple Lake had almost 95 students enter. The local contest is sponsored by Maple Lake Senior Connections/Chair Person Ginger O’Loughlin and the Ladies Auxiliary.
 
Wed
20
Nov

Leaders in Educational Excellence


Pictured at the Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards ceremony were Maple Lake Elementary Principal Kris Harlan, LEEA winner Carol Tongen, Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen, LEEA winner Nichole Rengel, Resource Training & Solutions Executive Director Rob Cavanna, LEEA winner Annie Jost, Superintendent Mark Redemske and LEEA winner Amy Voigt.

 

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