Mark Schmitz, executive director of Resource Training & Solutions; Honoree Kris Harlan, MLE principal; Mark Redemske, superintendant; Tami Kohelmainen, 1st grade teacher; Jeanne Omvig, HS science teacher; Dave Hansen, MLHS principal; Karla Mavencamp, HS special ed. teacher; Tim Staloch, 4th grade teacher. (Photo submitted)
“We all know we are not in control of many situations. How we react to them is totally up to you. The difference between chaos and harmony can be directly related to the culture you have created in your classroom,” said Willow Sweeney. She was the keynote speaker at the Leadership in Educational Excellence (LEEA) event held on Wednesday, November 4, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.
Callie Lafave, Katelyn Fuller, Kora Fuller, Maddi Maas and Emily Reller pose in the Xcel Energy Center.
Maple Lake Schools had 100 students attend We Day 2015 and five school staff chaperones.
Pictured is Jacob Weese, Lisa Weninger, Mattie Muller, Casey Pack, Jacob Klatt, Kris Harlan, Brady Tongen, Nichole Rengel, Margaret Graham and Anna Becker. Three elementary and three high school students attended We Schools: An Evening of Inspiration Event. Students were applauded for the work they have done in their school community through the We Schools programming. (Photos submitted by Nichole Rengel)
Lyndsie Carlson, Grace Jostock and Kelsey Pribyl posing with the We Day mascot.
"We are powerful, we are movement, and we can change the world!" This is a chant students and teachers repeated at the We Day gathering at the Xcel Energy Center held on November 3rd. While doing the We Day Dance, listening to inspiring speakers and soulful musicians play, students at Maple Lake took part in a statewide concert called We Day; a gathering to celebrate the movement of our time and the empowerment of the generation of young global citizens through an artistic event.
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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and on Wednesday, Oct. 21, students and staff came together to wear orange for Unity Day and show that they are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Pictured are just some of the students who were lucky enough to get out of class for a group photo.
Maple Lake Public School staff members Nichole Rengel, Tana Fobbe, Karla Mavencamp, Tammy Hietkamp and Stacy Cargill sporting their orange on Unity Day. (Photos submitted)
Kath Heffron and Margaret Jenniges check out students and parents at the Book Fair that was set up Oct. 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 in the Maple Lake Elementary School. Books can still be purchased online until Thursday, Oct. 15, at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/MLEL. (Photo by Kayla Erickson)
Maple Lake Public Schools were recently presented with two 2014-2015 school year awards from the MN. Department of Education. Both awards were reflective of the dedication of the administration, school staff, and community. Sitting from left: Kristi Anderson-Business Manager, Lindsey Pellaton-Special Education Coordinator; back from left: Susan Bjorstrom-Special Ed Teacher, Danielle Blumhoefer-Special Ed Teacher, Karla Mavencamp-Special Ed Teacher, Bobbi Klimek-High School Special Ed Secretary, Vicki Rasset-Elementary Special Ed Secretary, and Tana Fobbe-Special Ed Teacher.
(Photo by Michele Pawlenty)
Maple Lake Public Schools were recently recognized for their accomplishments from the Minnesota Department of Education Compliance and Assistance Division. School districts in Minnesota are required to be monitored by the department on what was previously a five-year cycle. All Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) school districts were monitored during the 2014/2015 school year.
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