7th grade winter choir concert

Pictured above - First Row: Lucas Lapenotiere, Anthony DeMars, Connor Giebenhain, Lucy Greenhagen, Avery Triplett, Nicole Wilson Second Row: Jackson Berscheid, Eric Jude, Ben Skreen, Alyssa Bergeron, Grace Heying, Anna Zaske, Katie Goelz Third Row: Spencer Jurgens, Megan Carlson, Mikayla Koss, Lindsey Paumen, Olivia Paumen.

Members of the seventh grade girls choir perform the traditional Christmas song, “Canon Gloria.” They also performed “Aruru,” a Mexican folk carol, and “All Night, All Day,” a traditional spiritual. Pictured from top to bottom is Hailie Mickelson, Natasha Raymond, Emily Miller.

Members of the Maple Lake seventh grade boys choir smile modestly as their parents, friends and neighbors applaud their performance, Monday, Dec. 1, at the high school auditorium. Front row: Peyton Paumen, Brandon Schmitz, Jeffrey Henrikson and Ben Clapp.

Maple Lake seventh grade boys and girls choirs perform a traditional Georgia Sea Island’s song called “Yonder Come Day.” The boys and girls choirs performed three songs separately and one together at their Seventh Grade Winter Choir Concert Monday night.


National Honor Society program

Newly inducted and present members of the high school NHS pose for pictures after the program.

Madison Neu receives her certificate from Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Maple Lake High School National Honor Society program. Neu was one of 21 high school students inducted into the society at the high school auditorium.

Jackson Willard lights a candle representing service, which is one of the four pillars NHS students are called on to uphold. The others are scholarship, leadership and character.

Maxx Pribyl receives his certificate from Principal Hansen and NHS advisor Judy Sloneker. He was one of 31 junior high school students inducted into the program.

Ashley Brings lights a candle representing service during the presentation of the junior high inductees. “Service,” she said, “begins with the way we treat each other.”

The Maple Lake High School National Honor Society program held on Tuesday, November 18th, recognized outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.


MLHS band students perform songs of the season at the fall band concert

The Maple Lake Junior High Concert Band kicked off the Fall Band Concert, Thursday, Nov. 20, with a tune called “Park Street Celebration” by James Swearingen. The brass section plays loud and clear.

Band director Nathan Mitchell leads the young musicians in a rendition of “Beethoven’s Fifth Christmas” at Thursday night’s concert in the high school auditorium.

The senior high concert band performed three songs Thursday night, “In All Its Glory” by Swearingen, “In Heaven’s Air” by Samuel R. Hazo and movements from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”

Brooke Ankerfelt performs a solo on her alto sax during the jazz band performance.

Right: Cody Welch acknowledges cheering from the crowd after his solo on the bari sax.

“Patriot’s Pen” essay winners in Maple Lake

St. Timothy’s students, Bethany Schultz, Matthew Gendreau, Joseph Stokman and Samuel Riviere.

Maple Lake Elementary students, Lexi Hanson and Madeline Gindele.



Backpack Buddies is still going strong

Harlan reaches into the freezer that someone claiming to be Santa Claus gave the school for the Backpack Buddies Program, a supplemental food program that provides struggling families with just a little extra to fill their cupboards every week. The program has been going strong now for just over a year.

A pile of backpacks awaits student volunteers, Friday, Nov. 7, who will pack them with food and groceries for students who may not have enough to eat at home.

Elementary Principal Kris Harlan packs a backpack with food, nearby a cart loaded with more food waits to be put on the shelves. The cart load was collected by the school’s Rachel’s Challenge leaders during a “Scare the Hunger Food Drive” on October 31. All of it will be used for the school district’s Backpack Buddies Program.



St. Timothy’s Shopping Extravaganza

Paula Willard shows Amy, Christina and Ellie Ogram the benefits of her Tastefully Simple products.

Shoppers enjoyed browsing a number of items available at the St. Timothy’s School Shopping Extravaganza which was held on Saturday, November 8th. The event featured student-made crafts, homemade gifts and foods, a Scholastic book fair, a calendar raffle and products from the following vendors: Andrea’s Naturals, BeautiControl, Wildtree, St. Patrick’s Books & Gifts, Hannah’s Rosaries & Crafts, Thirty One Gifts, Premier Designs Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Arbonne, Norwex and Avon.


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