"Paper Tigers" is a documentary that follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. The free film screening will take place on January 23 at 6pm in the NHS Auditorium and is followed by a discussion facilitated by the University of Wisconsin Superior. The film is for Mature audiences (profanity, drugs, violence). All community members are welcome!
As part of the Department of Public Instruction’s efforts to encourage youth initiatives, the Student AODA Mini-Grant Program was administered for the 28th year this year. Funds will support education, prevention, and intervention programs designed by the students, targeting alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and other youth risk behaviors such as tobacco, traffic safety, violence, suicide, etc. In addition, a major funding priority of the mini-grant program is the involvement of youth in the planning and implementation of the project. Congratulations to the NES, IRES, NMS and NHS students and staff responsible for applying for and ultimately receiving the mini-grants!
The Summer School for 2017 will be June 19-July 21. Independence day break will be from July 3-7. Course offerings will be announced in the spring. Stay tuned to the district website for more information.
Several teachers, clubs, classes etc. are sharing their accomplishments, etc. on social media. Click here for a listing. More links will be added as they become available.
Under a new state regulation, school buses in Wisconsin built after January 1, 2005 must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop. The new regulation goes into effect on August 16, 2016.
“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.
School bus stop arm violations can occur any time during the school year but they seem to be more frequent at the beginning of the school year.
Please observe the flashing red lights! Drivers of vehicles who are encountering school buses need to slow down and be ready to stop if need be. Help us keep our students and drivers safe!
THE TIGER'S DEN: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MAPLE'S NEW YOUTH AND CHILD CARE PROGRAM
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!
The District has contracted with the FuelEducation Company and Calvert Education to provide curriculum and courses, elementary through high school age. These are the same companies that provide curriculum to such well-known Wisconsin providers as the Wisconsin Virtual School, the Wisconsin Virtual Academy, and homeschool learning. The School District of Maple realizes that parents make the choice to homeschool or open enroll their children for a variety of good and well-thought out reasons. For more information please see our "VIRTUAL MAPLE" tab at the top of this page!