Claire Meyer and Martha Donnett pose with their fourth grade teacher, Breanna Richey.
Collin Kass, Blaise Madrid and Ben Kunkel check out books at the front desk with library volunteer, Denise Blizil.
Emma Williamson and Stephanie Bernards display the books they found at the Maple Lake Library.
Joseph Warner, Luke Aasen, Luke Goelz, Aiden Stai and Nicholas Lind spent their time at the library looking at magazines.
The upcoming addition to St. Timothy's School is resulting in a temporary shutdown of the school’s library. Fortunately, the Maple Lake Library is equal to the task, stepping up to offer their services for students, preschool through fifth grade.
Miss Richey, St. Tim’s fourth grade teacher, has been taking her class there every Friday afternoon to keep interest in reading high. She has been very happy with the experience at the public library, and so have her students- for several reasons. First, it's a public space, which comes with the responsibility of proper behavior. The students have been taught that they must respect the space and others using the library. Richey immediately saw some of her more talkative students quiet down when entering the building, and says that there hasn’t really been too much commotion during their visits.
Each month two students from each grade are chosen that represent the character word of the month revolving around the concept “Celebrate Your Greatness.” Shown above are November’s “Got Character” elementary students. The word for November was “compassion” which means: A feeling of wanting to help a person in need. The following students were nominated for having compassion: Front Row: Olivia Loosbrock, Grant Cain, Logan Leuer and Kierra Grommesch. Middle Row: Dayzie Floding, Alana Weiss, Nick Jost, Leila Dalum and Calvin Berndt. Back Row: Kenyon Kingsbury, JoJo Jude, Mattie Muller, Hailey Kuperus, Ethan Grommesch, Kaylan Ennis and Maddy McLeod.
(Photo submitted by Kath Heffron)
Ana Olsen, an 8th grade student at St. Timothy’s School, was among 11 other Maple Lake students that were selected locally to go on to the Patriot’s Pen District competition for their outstanding essays. On December 5th Ana and her family were invited to the District Awards ceremony in Jennings, Minnesota where she was announced as the 3rd-place winner. She contended against 685 entrants there. Ana is the daughter of Nick and Bridget Olsen. The Patriot’s Pen essay contest is a national competition sponsored by the VFW.
Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.
Each month two students from each grade are chosen that represent the character word of the month revolving around the concept “Celebrate Your Greatness.” Shown above are October’s “Got Character” elementary students. The word for October was “respect” which means: A feeling or an understanding that someone or something has value.
Back Row: Ivy Schroeder, Jacob Bergeron, Ben Holland, Sandy Casady, Julia Jerome and Harmony Heath. Middle Row: Avery Larson, Avery Lee, Hogan Wessel, Alex Kiebel, Kass Fynboh and Landon Marsicek. Front Row: Abi Torblaa, Makaya Hafften, Elijah Dorse, Carter Colbenson, Bri Beneke and Brooklyn Fobbe. Not pictured: Mady Payne and Jaleal Gray. (Photo submitted by Kath Heffron)
The band, directed by Nathan Mitchell, selected Celebration for Winds and Percussion, Ave Maria and Jubiloso as their selection of music for the Fall Concert. Band students with solos for the evening were Sydney VonArb (trumpet), Jacob Fynboh (trombone), Brooke Ankerfelt (alto sax), Mackenzie Miller (flute) and Bailey Prowatzke (clarinet).
The Maple Lake High School National Honor Society banquet held on Tuesday, November 17, 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. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)
Each month two students from each grade are chosen that represent the character word of the month revolving around the concept “Celebrate Your Greatness.” Shown above are September’s “Got Character” elementary students. The word for September was “character” which means: The set of qualities that makes each person unique.
Front Row: Jordan Kuebelbeck, Zane Eastman, Sawyer Marschel, Keeley Dircks and Collin Pavlenko.
Middle Row: Adison Gorres, Marcus Mitchell, Eliana Navarro, Victor Swanson, Amara Schroeder and Reaghan Fobbe.
Back Row: Elijah Elsenpeter, Mason Kadlec, Jakob Hanson, Hailey Klatt, Isaac Wagner and Grace Fritz.
Not pictured: Levi Deyo (Photo submitted)