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2019 Commencement2019 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY


The 2019 Northwestern High School Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 P.M.  The ceremony will feature student speakers Tory Anderson and Gervase Thompson IV (pictured at right) and will take place in the lower gymnasium.

WIAA SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

Northwestern's Gervase Thompson IV has been selected as a statewide finalist for the 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Award. Gervase is one 32 selected student athletes (16 boys & 16 girls) to be picked for this award. This year over 843 seniors were nominated by 417 high schools. Gervase as well as his  family will be recognized at a banquet Sunday, May 5 in Wausau. 

This is NHS's second consecutive award winner as Donnie Pooler was a state winner in 2018.

Congrats to Gervase on his hard work and success!


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR SPORTSMANSHIP

WIAA 2019 Boys Basketball State Tournament
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance, has chosen Northwestern High School as an Honorable Mention recipient of the team sportsmanship award for the recent 2019 Boys basketball state tournament that their Tigers basketball team qualified for. Schools receiving honorable mention designation are acknowledged with a certificate of recognition from the WIAA.

The award winners are determined by the conduct and sportsmanship displayed by athletes, coaches, and spectators of the schools participating in the state tournament. Additional consideration is given for the effort of school administrators and chaperones to ensure support for their teams is positive and that the highest ideals of sportsmanship are featured. The selection process includes contributions and evaluations from contest officials, tournament management, police and security personnel, crowd control and ushers, WIAA staff members, area hotels and restaurants.

CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!!


2019 SUMMER SCHOOL

The School District of Maple is pleased to announce that Summer School courses will once again be offered during the summer. We have many exciting course options for students of all ages. Please review the course descriptions and return the Registration Form along with any course fees to your child(s) teacher by Friday, May 17, 2019.

Some important points to remember:

  • Transportation is NOT provided for summer school.
  • Each child should bring his/her own snack/lunch daily as meals are not provided.
  • You will receive a phone call or email from your child’s summer school teacher prior to the start of summer school.
  • Elementary students need to be walked into the building and to the assigned classroom.
  • Elementary parents/family members must sign the student in and out with the teacher daily.
  • Enrollment in each course is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • All students are eligible to enroll in more than one course, depending on the schedule of the courses chosen.
  • Please do not allow your child to be at school when he/she is not enrolled in a course. No additional supervision is provided.
  • The School District of Maple Student Handbooks (NES, IRES, NMS and NHS) will be adhered to for any and all issues concerning student expectations. Please ask for a copy if you are not familiar with any particular areas.
Important Documents:
We hope you join us this summer for “A fun-based way to enjoy a variety of learning opportunities”!!

2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

The dates for the 2019-2020 school year have been added to the online calendar and are available by clicking here.  Concert and other dates will be added in the coming months.  A Google Calendar is also available.


DISTRICT SCORES WELL IN WISCONSIN DPI REPORT CARDS

The School District of Maple is pleased to announce that it "Exceeds Expectations" with regard to the 2017-18 WI DPI District Report Card.  We increased our score by 5.7 points from last year.  Northwestern Middle School and Iron River Elementary School both scored in the Significantly Exceeds Expectations Category!  Northwestern High School improved their score by 6.0 points this year to solidly Meet Expectations.  NES also improved their score this year and Exceeds Expectations.  Overall, we are very proud of the growth our students and school district is making each year!

2017-18 WI DPI District Report Cards

If you are interested in seeing how the School District of Maple compares to schools in our area and conference please click here to view the presentation that was given to the school board.

2018 Football Award RecipientsNHS STUDENTS RECEIVE RECOGNITION FROM THE WISCONSIN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION

These NHS Tiger football players have received state recognition from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association:

On the left is Gervase Thompson IV who was selected All-Region and also First team All-State. He will be recognized at the All-State Banquet on Sun Jan 27' 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay
The others picture left to right all received All-Region honors and Honorable Mention All-State: Isaiah Huray, Reagan Ruffi, Nate Ohman, & Isaac Nichols

NHS DRAMA TEAM RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS AT WHSFA THEATRE (ONE ACTS) STATE COMPETITION

2018 NHS Drama Team

The 2018 NHS Drama Team earned recognition in every category at the WHSFA Theatre (One Acts) State Competition. The crew got the coveted outstanding crew award, the cast got the outstanding ensemble award, Mrs. Luostari and Mr. Goodlet received the outstanding director award and the entire team earned the highest honor, "Critics Choice".  Individuals who got outstanding acting awards were Amanda Lumberg, Sami Keller, Ariel Rutten and Josh Olson.

This was the NHS Drama Team's 6th consecutive trip to the state competition.  They have earned a trip to the state level 13 of the last 14 years.  Congrats on the well earned recognition!


NHS STUDENTS NAMED TO THE WFCA ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAM

Wisconsin Football Coaches AssociationThe Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has announced that Kyle Curphy, Sam Risley, Nate Ohman, and Gervase Thompson lV  of Northwestern High School have been selected for the WFCA Academic All-State Team for the 2018 season.

Students are nominated by WFCA member coaches that meet the criteria of being a senior, a letter winner, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above.

Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin


NHS STUDENTS NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-STATE HONOREES

The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) is pleased to announce that Lita Lind, Claire Jarman & Mckenzie Tuura  of Northwestern High School are Academic All-State honorees for the recently concluded 2018 girls’ golf season, receiving a designation of High Honors.  Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25, 2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and 3) are at least a sophomore in high school.   All three girls are a student-athletes who serve as a great examples to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive.

The coaches association is proud to announce that 319 girls from 96 high schools have been honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf.  In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s honorees is an exceptional 3.794.

Nutrislice Digital Menus

NEW LUNCH MENU FORMAT AVAILABLE

The School District of Maple has partnered with Nutrislice to provide a new menu format as well as nutritional information on menu items.  Click here to access the new menus! (will open in new browser window)  Do you have a mobile device? Be sure to download the Nutrislice app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play.

NEWS OF YOUR SCHOOLS

The August 2018 edition of News of Your Schools is available online! Click here  In addition, click here to see the NHS athletic schedules for the 2018-19 school year.


WIAA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE!

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association salutes 22 schools that met the criteria to be named recipients of the Award of Excellence in 2017-18.

The award recognizes member schools for their efforts and achievements in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character.  The recipients of the Award of Excellence, presented to high schools that met each of the award’s criteria included Northwestern with 21 other schools.  Congrats NHS!!


MCKINNEY-VENTO DEFINITION OF HOMELESS 42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2) 

The term “homeless children and youth”— A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and B. includes — i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals; ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…; iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and iv. migratory children…who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii). 

  • Your local liaison is Tanya Krieg, (715) 364-2218 x1400.
  • Your state coordinator is Karen Rice,  (608) 267-1284.

WANTED! SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

BE A PART OF THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EDUCATION - Join our professional team of school bus drivers! If you are responsible, friendly and like working with children, our experts will teach you how to obtain your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and necessary endorsements to
include:

  • Wage Rate: $16.00 per hour
  • No experience necessary, Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
We pay costs for you to obtain your license: DOT Physical, Training and Permit!!

Contact the School District of Maple - Transportation Building at 715-364-2855 for more information.


FOUR-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN COMES TO THE IRON RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

The School District of Maple offers 4-year-old kindergarten classes in three sites: Northwestern Elementary School, Family Forum Brule Headstart and in 2018, Iron River Elementary School.  

  • Details about the IRES 4-year-old kindergarten:
    • Meets on Monday and Wednesday (updated)
    • Full School Days
    • 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Transportation will be provided
For questions or more information, please contact the Elementary Principal, Mr. Bradley Larrabee at 715-364-8465, extension 1302.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE (INTERNATIONAL) STUDENT PROGRAM

American Field Services logo

Northwestern High School has a working relationship with the American Field Service [AFS] organization in bringing Foreign Exchange [International] Students to NHS and our community. AFS is the only group we will accept students from at this time.

Jennifer Vik [NMS and NHS Spanish teacher] is our liaison with AFS and is the contact person for anyone in the community who has questions or is interested in being a host family. Our process for selecting students and host families is as follows:

  • Contact Jennifer Vik if you are interested in either more information regarding being a host, or if you are interested in being a host in the future.
  • If you are contacted by any agency asking you to be a host, please contact Jennifer before committing. We do have policies surrounding Foreign Exchange [International] students and we want to be sure those policies and procedures are followed for the benefit of all parties concerned.
  • We do have an informal vetting process that allows us to be confident in not only providing a quality experience for any student, but also to make it a positive and culturally beneficial experience for all students at NHS. International students become an integral part of the fabric of a school by not only becoming involved in our classrooms and activities, but also in sharing with our students a little bit of their own culture.
If you have any questions about our International Student program, you can contact Jennifer Vik @ 715-363- 2434, ext. 2346 or Principal Mark Carlson @ 715-363- 2434, ext. 2015

NORTHWESTERN ROBOTICS COMPLETES THEIR SEASON.

Another great season of robotics has wrapped up for our 2017-2018 First Lego League!

We are already looking forward to next season!

Thanks to our students & coaches for an amazing year - and also our first year having advanced to State Sectionals in Janesville; what an experience that was!

Hint for next year: theme will be "Into Orbit" so get those space helmets on & those gears in motion!


OCTOBER 2017 COMMUNITY SURVEY

Residents within the District were mailed a paper survey in October to assess community support should a referendum vote for operating expenses be scheduled for the April 3, 2018 Election.  Click here to read the survey results.


“Virtual Maple” CONTINUES TO BE A RESOURCE!

We have begun our second year of Virtual Maple!! Our Vision continues to be: Virtual Maple is a program being offered by the School District of Maple [SDM] to families who live within the district boundaries, but are currently homeschooling or open-enrolled to a virtual school in another district.

Virtual Maple is for all grade levels and ages. We partner with a variety of vendors so that we offer curriculum that is: tailored for each individual student; self-paced and interactive; provides immediate, positive feedback and encouragement; minimizes learning time while maximizing objective mastery.
Virtual Maple students can be as connected to the SDM as much as they want to be. Students have access to all the programs and activities the district has to offer, in areas such as music, drama, sports, clubs and activities. Students are even able to go on field trips associated with their grade level! At the high school level, the list expands to include technology education, computers, face-to-face college and career counseling as well as other similar services.

Students have access to all of this, but still retain many of the freedoms that come with online or home based learning. In addition to the basics, students have a wide variety of enrichment and elective courses from which to choose…and the freedom to work on them when and where they choose.
For more information, click on the "Virtual Maple" tab above. For answers to any questions you might have, contact Mark Carlson at Northwestern High School at 715-363-2434; Ext. 2015 or Dr. Sara Croney, Ext. 2261.


ANSWERS FROM RECENT MEETING

The school district held a October 12, 2017 public meeting on a recent survey regarding the district budget.  The meeting was held in the high school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  Click here to read the information from the October 12th meeting.  If you were unable to read the questions and answers from the September 6, 2017 the School District of Maple Community Advisory Committee, they are posted here for a second time.


NEW FOR 2017-18! SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS IMPLEMENTED A MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM STARTING

Skylert notificationsThe School District of Maple has begun using a mass message notification system called Skylert/School Messenger this year, which is tied to the Family Access/Skyward student database. This messaging system allows the District to quickly send out notifications in an emergency situation and also allows us to send out general messages regarding attendance, special events, and reminders from the district level or from individual schools. You will be able to receive this information THREE different ways: Telephone calls to land line/cell phones, E-mail, and Text Message (the District does not pay for any text fees that are charged by your carrier).  Click on “Skyward Parent and Student Access” on the menu at left for more information.

Do you have questions on your Skylert negative balances for school meals? Please call Jody Botten, Director of Food Service at  715-363-2431 ext. 2205.


STAY CONNECTED!

Tiger Social Media GraphicWe have revamped all of our social media sites to make it even easier for you to connect with us. Please look to the social media pages for important updates and announcements as well as upcoming events, pictures and videos of whats happening around the district, and special posts like "Teacher Feature" and "Throw Back Thursday".

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Don't forget to like or share posts you enjoy!


THE TIGER'S DEN: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MAPLE'S NEW YOUTH AND CHILD CARE PROGRAM

Tiger's Den Logo

The Tiger’s Den offers children ages 5-13 years a safe place before and after school, as well as full days during scheduled school breaks, where they will be in an enriched and caring environment. While attending the Tiger’s Den children will have opportunities to complete homework, have time to play in the gymnasium and outdoors and will enjoy numerous other age appropriate activities to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. For more information please see our "TIGER'S DEN - CHILD CARE" tab at the top of this page!


SCHOOL BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH AMBER LIGHTS AS A CAUTIONARY SIGNAL THAT THE BUS IS ABOUT TO STOP

“Flashing amber lights are a signal that the school bus is preparing to stop, so drivers need to slow down, pay attention and proceed carefully. Drivers are allowed to pass a moving bus with flashing amber lights, but they should do so cautiously,” says State Patrol Lieutenant Karl Mittelstadt. “However, once the bus displays flashing red warning lights, drivers both in front of and behind the bus must stop at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the red lights are turned off or the bus resumes travel. Drivers must stop even if the red stop-sign arm on the side of the bus is not extended.”

Stopping for red flashing lights on buses has been a state law for decades. Violating the law results in a minimum fine of $326.50 and four demerit points. 

The law does not apply to vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of a school bus on a divided highway separated by a median or other physical barrier. However, the law does apply if there is no median or barrier on a multiple-lane road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest form of transportation for students going to and from school and extra-curricular activities.

“With amber lights as a cautionary signal, school buses will be even safer for transporting children,” Mittelstadt said.
To help maintain this commendable safety record, the State Patrol inspects every school bus in Wisconsin every year for a total of about 11,000 inspections annually.

Administration

Dr. Sara Croney, Superintendent
Paul Staffrude, RSBA, Director of Finance/Business Manager

Transportation

Lester Wiese, Director of Transportation
715-364-2825, Ext. 1201

Contact Information

P.O. Box 188 
Maple, WI 54854
Phone (715) 363-2431 
Fax (715) 363-2191 

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