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.
At the regular school board meeting on Monday, August 22, the board heard from District Curriculum Coordinator Jean Elsenpeter about curriculum updates and Superintendent Mark Redemske provided facility project updates in preparation for the start of the new school year.
Elsenpeter updated the board on the curriculum review process, presenting the curriculum development and review plan. The plan outlines the rotation and process in which curriculums are updated. She also addressed the need for a curriculum committee. The committee would continually oversee and regulate the curriculum review process, as well as provide a means of communication between teachers, faculty and parents.
“I would like to see a curriculum committee started,” said Elsenpeter “to enhance communication, especially between high school and elementary teachers.