Maple Lake Elementary Staff - Front row: Ms. Barder, Sharon H (preschool), Mr. Ronnenberg, Wendy B., Mrs. Harlan (principal), Ms. Abraham, Mrs. Weninger, Mrs. Luckemeyer, Mrs. Hertwig, Mrs. D-Holland, Ms. Hammerback. Second row: Mrs. Decker, Ms. Malwitz, Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Kolehmainen, Ruth P., Mrs. Seibert, Mrs. Ludwig. Third row: Mrs. Jost, Maggie H., Brittney U. (student teacher), Christine (preschool), Mr. Fuchs Back row: Mrs. Carlson, Jodie N., Mr. Hammerschmidt, Mrs. Tongen, Mrs. Kosloski, Mrs. Schmitz, Mrs. Skay, Mr. Kiebel, Ms. Casebolt, Mrs. Blumhoefer, Kim J., Laura D., Mrs. Nies, Mrs. Pomije, Ms. Hagen, Mrs. Nelson, Mr. Staloch, Mr. Brown.
Maple Lake High School staff - Front row: Principal Dave Hansen, Renee Miller, Jane Hudek, MaryBeth Barder, Tana Fobber, Ann Stuefen, LeAnn Rivers, Jeanne Omvig, Naomi Durst, Stacy Cargill. Second row: Nichole Rengel, Heidi Noerenberg, Jean Elsenpeter, Beth Olson, Deb Aulwes, Tammy Heitkamp, Rachel Dale, Louie Manuel. Third row: Randy Benoit, Brad Neutz, Jeff Kubian, Andy Boman, Justin Roob, Nathan Mitchell, Steve Kosloski, Sue Nelson, Ben Youngs, Karla Mavencamp, Judy Sloneker, Kim Fynboh.
The theme for Unity Day in the high school was “When we stand together, no one has to stand alone.” Pictured are Rachel’s Challenge Club students. Front row: Margaret Graham, Nikki Wilson, Mikayla Koss, Caleb Hagen, Logan Weninger, Ana Stecker, Samantha Kramer, Jazlynn Baker, Lily VonArb, Alyssa Bergeron, Nichole Rengel Second Row: Ben Clapp, Josie Wagner, Mike Miller, Jackson Gallagher, Lucy Greenhagen, Lily Workman, Sam Price, Andrea Peterson, Sarah Walsh, Ashlee Martie, Katelynn Homen. Third and Fourth row: Andy Boman, Devin Woolridge, Grace Heying, Mackenzie Miller, Brooke Ankerfelt, Anna Becker, Megan Webb, Caitlin Weege, Kora Fuller, Katelyn Fuller, Mollie Scheiber. Fifth row: Jordan Mortenson, Aiden Staloch, Jordan Gries, Alexus Jackson, Daryn Strub, Emily Webb, Ashley Schmitz, Mollie Graham, Taylor Pilger, Lauren Borell, Natalie Johnson, Mackenna Brown, Mia Cochrane, Sam Schaunaman. Sixth row: Zach Cargill, Ben Goelz, Karissa Timmers, Trenton Miller, Ivan Latour, Maxx Pribyl,Grace Thiele, Brady Tongen, Abby Larson, Alyssa Painschab, Josh Medley.
Ashley Schmitz, Logan Weninger, Jackson Gallagher, Lily VonArb and Aiden Staloch making UNITE ribbons.
Maple Lake schools spent the day wearing orange for UNITY DAY which is a day where we unite as one to spread the word that bullying is not allowed, instead we celebrate our uniqueness and share kindness with one another. Flyers were sent home with a message that invited students, staff, parents and community members to wear orange on October 22nd.
From top to bottom, Brayden Graunke won first place for best costume in the zero to kindergarten age group costume contest. Max Beffel was second and Jett Edmonson was third.
Amber Redburn and her stepdaughter, Kaydi Muller, try to guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the jar.
Charlee Wurm, center, has her fortune told by Jodi Stecker. Watching are her siblings, Andrew Wurm on her left, and Molly Wurm on her right.
This trio dressed up as rock, paper and scissors. They are, from left, Calli Hadler, Alyssa Hadler and Claire Carlson.
Clockwise, from left, Ashlee Jensen took second place in the first through third grade costume contest as a mouse in a trap; Amara Schroeder’s jelly fish get-up took first and Taylor Walhowe, the vampire, was third.
Clockwise, from left, Kenyon Kingsbury took second place in the fourth through sixth grade costume contest as hangman; Kaden Kramer was a rodeo clown and took first, and Noah Beffel’s army guy costume earned him third.
Clockwise, from left, Janine Kingsbury took second place in the adult costume contest as a rodeo clown; Gary Swenson was first as Super Man. He vowed to dress up as Superman the year he became a 10-year cancer survivor. After a bone marrow transplant and many chemotherapy treatments, Saturday, Swenson fulfilled his vow. Rick Kingsbury won the third-place prize.
On October 25, 2014, Lexi (left) and Tori (right) Borell, daughters of Todd and Elizabeth Borell, were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa membership is an honor and is by invitation only. In order to join, students must have earned at least 12 program-level or college-level credit hours and maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:
1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and;
2. Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
The Community Guide showcase in the Maple Lake Schoolseum has recently been updated. Viewers entering the Public School will now be able to set their eyes on the beautiful photographs of the area that were submitted in the 2014 Community Guide contest. Besides this display 11 others are on site for visitors to enjoy. Any organization or individuals are invited to install their own showcase as a way of revealing Maple Lake’s history, outstanding achievements, organizations, and events. If you reserve a case soon and have your information and archives installed by the next school open house in August of 2015, you will be eligible to enter the “Showcasing Success” contest and win $100.00, or $50.00- 2nd place if chosen. The school thanks all the talented photographers and the Maple Lake Messenger for providing the Community Guide photos, and Maple Lake Senior Connections for installation.
Kris Harlan - Elementary Principal, Dave Hansen - High School Principal, Greg Helmbrecht - Custodian, Dr. Robert C. Cavanna - Executive Director Resource Training and Solutions, Mark Redemske - Superintendent, Laura Deslauriers - Elementary Paraprofessional and Ann Stuefen - High School Paraprofessional.
An event honoring Central Minnesota’s educational support staff was held September 24 at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud.
In its fourth year, 105 people were honored from 28 school districts. The event honors those who work as bus drivers, custodians, cooks, paraprofessionals and other staff who help keep schools running smoothly.
“Honorees, you are recognized tonight not because of your title but your attitude and commitment to students and other staff in your schools,” said Rob Cavanna, executive director of Resource Training & Solutions.
Awardees are nominated from within their school districts. They receive a trophy and a certificate signed by the governor of Minnesota.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Plans are already in the works for Homecoming 2014 which will take place Sept. 21-26. The student council is working hard to make this year’s activities fun and exciting for our school community. The week will begin with the parent-sponsored Powder Puff football and He-Man volleyball games on Sunday afternoon and evening.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.