Queen candidates, from left to right, are: Paige Blizil, Rayne Coughlin, Hailey Sisell, Maddie Gagnon and Kelsie Kelm.
King candidates, from left to right, are: Nic Paumen, Sullivan Graham, Jason Pomije, Evan Hertwig and Trevor Borell.
The votes are in and the Maple Lake High School Homecoming Court has been selected. Sunday will mark the beginning of Homecoming activities, with the Powder Puff game at 4 p.m. at Irish Stadium and He-Man Volleyball at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
Coronation will take place at 7 p.m. Monday and the Homecoming Parade will be Friday, Sept. 27. Volleyball and football contests against Kimball are set for Sept. 26 and 27, respectively.
More information about Homecoming appears on page 7, with more information about the Powder Puff and He-Man games on page 9.
New faces at Maple Lake Schools include (front, left to right) Sarah Barder, Elise Beckel, Tia Skay (back) Susan Bjorstrom, Andrew Boman, Nathan Mitchell, Danielle Blumhoefer and Jodi Raisanen.
Seven new faces will greet students at Maple Lake elementary and high schools, as classes begin Tuesday. They include nurse Sarah Barder, MLE band and music instructor Elise Beckel, MLHS special education instructor Susan Bjorstrom, MLE/MLHS special education instructor Danielle Blumhoefer, MLHS social studies teacher Andrew Boman, band instructor Nathan Mitchell, Strategies for Learning Instructor Jodi Raisanen and grade 1 instructor Tia Skay. Each new staff member was asked to introduce themselves, share what they are looking forward to about their new positions and list their goals. More information appears in this week's Messenger.
St. Timothy fifth graders tell what they like best about coming back to school.
What I like most about school is being with my friends. I like learning new things in science. I like playing in Phy. Ed. Computer is fun if you're good at typing. I like math because it's easy. by Patrick O'Sullivan
The best thing is book orders. by Adam Jude
My best things in school are Science and Social Studies. I like learning about all different things. I also like Social Studies because you learn about the past. I like to see my friends every day. by Gerald Marquette
I like to be with my friends. I like phy. ed. I like recess. by Troy Swanson
My favorite thing about school is seeing my friends and sometimes making new ones. I also like the teachers at St. Tim's. by Jettie Olsen
Math is my favorite subject in school because I'm good at it. I like phy. ed. because we get to play Capture the Flag. by Nick Gapinski
The coronation of the new king and queen begins a week of festivities. Dress-up days for this year's Homecoming week will be: Monday, Pajama Day; Tuesday, Twin Day (match a friend); Wednesday, Camo/Blaze-Orange Hat Day; Thursday, '80s Day; and Friday, Spirit Day. The Homecoming Parade is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, with lineup beginning at 5:30 at the city park. Judging will take place in the park and the winners will be announced during halftime at the football game. The Irish will face the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers at Friday's homecoming game. The game will begin at 7 p.m.
The 2006 Maple Lake High School Homecoming celebration will start off with the parent-sponsored Powder-Puff football game when the senior girls take on the junior girls. The game will start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, and will take place at the football stadium located behind the high school. Immediately following the football game, all participants, volunteers and their families are invited to a potluck dinner at the high school cafeteria around 5:30 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a salad, hot dish, or dessert. Beverages, utensils, plates, and napkins will be provided. At 7 p.m. the senior and junior boys will play their parent-sponsored He-Man volleyball game in the high school gymnasium.
St. Timothy's School will be hosting its annual Marathon for Catholic Education. Everyone is eligible to participate in this event which features a bike ride through the outskirts of Maple Lake. Pledges gathered for the ride are put to good use in school programs. The goal for the year is $16,400. This year's Marathon is set for Saturday, October 7. For more information, contact St. Timothy's School at 963-3417.