School

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.

 

Wed
06
Nov

Veterans’ Day event to feature panel


WAT-KIM VALLEY POW MIA members will be on a panel for the Veterans’ Day program. They include (L-R) Bones, Steve LaVine, Mike Philips, Mike Yanish, Al Brutger, Gilly Hennen, Erv Becker.

 

Wed
06
Nov

‘Dracula’ coming to MLHS


(From left) Count Dracula (Dylan Schlueter), vampiress (Miranda Powers), vampiress (Hailee Mali-chek), Abraham Van Helsing (Benjamin Brinza), Mina Murray (Chelsie Weege), Dr. Petra Seward (Lexy Medley), Artura Murray (Hayley Goelz), and vampiress (Skylar Manka).

Maple Lake High School students will bring “Dracula” to life, starting at 7:01 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 in the high school auditorium. At right: Vampire hunters are surprised to find Artura's sister has been transformed into a vampiress. 

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