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REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS NEW TO THE DISTRICT (INCLUDING OPEN ENROLLED STUDENTS)

The School District of Maple welcomes families new to the district that have children enrolling for the first time.  To make the transition to a new setting as smooth as possible for new students, the families are requested to register according to the following schedule:

 · Kindergarten through Grade Five: Register at Northwestern Elementary School or Iron River Elementary School, August 10 and 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

· Grades Six through Eight: Register at Northwestern Middle School, Guidance Office, August 17 and 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

· Grades Nine through Twelve: Register at Northwestern High School, Guidance Office, August 17 and 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Staff will be available to set up appointments to register new students beginning August 7.  However, to facilitate transportation routes, class sizes and other matters related to the opening of school, parents are encouraged to register on the designated dates.

School Board policy requires at least one parent or guardian accompany the students to registration.  Kindergarten enrollees must present certificates of birth and immunization.  All other students should have their most recent report cards, the name and address of the most recent school attended and their immunization records.

All students are required to have updated immunization records which must be received prior to entering school.  Waivers because of health, religious, or personal conviction reasons may be signed by the parents.

Beginning August 8, building principals will be available to answer questions related to the opening of the 2017-18 school year at the following locations and numbers:

 · Grades K – 5 Northwestern Elementary School/Iron River Elementary School 715-364-8465

· Grades 6 – 8 Northwestern Middle School  715-364-2218

· Grades 9-12 Northwestern High School 715-363-2434

NHS STUDENT RECEIVES ACADEMIC-ALL STATE HONORS

“The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW)” is pleased to announce that Michael Lindsay of Northwestern High School is a 2017 High Honors Academic-All State honoree. Students are submitted by GCAW coaches if they meet the following criteria:  1) A cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, 2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and 3) are a sophomore, junior or senior. Michael is a student-athlete who has served as a great example to others, proving that athletic and academic success are not mutually exclusive.

2017-18 ATHLETIC ONLINE REGISTRATION

Starting with the 2017 fall athletic season, all registration for sports will be completed online. Since fall sports begin prior to the first day of school, athletes must have online registration completed in order to practice. Please bring current physical for athlete; all physicals are good for 2 school years.

No athlete will be allowed to practice without completion of online registration and current physical, if needed.

2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY & CHEMICAL-FREE ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY

Congratulations Class of 2017
The commencement ceremony for the Northwestern High School Class of 2017 took place on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 PM.  The 2017 class motto is "Each one of you is worthwhile - and no one should make you feel less" by Mrs. Patricia Luostari (who is ending her 50+ teaching career at the conclusion of the school year).  The commencement ceremony included several student speakers, performances by the band and choir, presentation of awards as well as the traditional presentation of the diplomas.

Following commencement, members of the class of 2017 took part in the annual Chemical-Free All Night Grad Party.  Thanks to many the donations of many in the community, students were able to enjoy games, food and prize give aways in an evening that will be remembered for years to come.  A special thanks goes to the many who donated their time and money to make the event a success: 2017 NHS All-Night Grad Party Donors List.pdf

THE MAY ISSUE OF "News of Your Schools" IS AVAILABLE

FREE CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING FOR CHILDREN AGES 2 1/2 TO 4 1/2.

(Children not yet eligible for Kindergarten by September 1, 2017)
The School District had developmental screenings at Northwestern Elementary School on Friday, March 31.  If this date did not work for you, Please call Amanda Linden, 715-364-8465, Ext. 1319 to schedule a date and time to screen your child.
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We 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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ALL FOUR SCHOOLS AWARDED STUDENT AODA MINI-GRANTS!

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!

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

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.

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SLOW DOWN!  WATCH FOR FLASHING RED LIGHTS!

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

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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!

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