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.
(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.
Heidi Goelz, second from left, and Margie Isaacson, second from right, were honored at the third annual Leadership in Educational Excellence support staff event hosted by Resource Training and Solutions. Goelz, who works in the district office, and Isaacson, a paraprofessional at Maple Lake Elementary, are pictured with Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen, Resource Executive Director Robert Cavanaugh, Maple Lake Superintendent Mark Redemske and MLE Principal Kris Harlan. “Margie is so deserving of this award,” Harlan said. “Not only is she a valuable paraprofessional who works with great patience and kindness with our special education students, but she does a thousand other things for our school community. She serves as the representative for our paraprofessional group on our Building Leadership Team.
Queen candidates, from left to right, are: Paige Blizil, Rayne Coughlin, Hailey Sisell, Maddie Gagnon and Kelsie Kelm.
King candidates, from left to right, are: Nic Paumen, Sullivan Graham, Jason Pomije, Evan Hertwig and Trevor Borell.
The votes are in and the Maple Lake High School Homecoming Court has been selected. Sunday will mark the beginning of Homecoming activities, with the Powder Puff game at 4 p.m. at Irish Stadium and He-Man Volleyball at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
Coronation will take place at 7 p.m. Monday and the Homecoming Parade will be Friday, Sept. 27. Volleyball and football contests against Kimball are set for Sept. 26 and 27, respectively.
More information about Homecoming appears on page 7, with more information about the Powder Puff and He-Man games on page 9.
New faces at Maple Lake Schools include (front, left to right) Sarah Barder, Elise Beckel, Tia Skay (back) Susan Bjorstrom, Andrew Boman, Nathan Mitchell, Danielle Blumhoefer and Jodi Raisanen.
Seven new faces will greet students at Maple Lake elementary and high schools, as classes begin Tuesday. They include nurse Sarah Barder, MLE band and music instructor Elise Beckel, MLHS special education instructor Susan Bjorstrom, MLE/MLHS special education instructor Danielle Blumhoefer, MLHS social studies teacher Andrew Boman, band instructor Nathan Mitchell, Strategies for Learning Instructor Jodi Raisanen and grade 1 instructor Tia Skay. Each new staff member was asked to introduce themselves, share what they are looking forward to about their new positions and list their goals. More information appears in this week's Messenger.