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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 Tuesday and Thursday
    • 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, Steve Gustafson at 715-364-8465, extension 1302.

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BIDS REQUESTED – NHS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION HOUSE

Bids are requested on the 2018 NHS Building Construction House. It is a new home shell, one story, 24' x 36' with two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, utility room, and one full bathroom framed in, will be sold to the high bidder over a minimum of $29,500. The house is located at Northwestern High School, Maple, WI. Click here for more details about the house and the bidding process.

Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018. Bids will be presented to the School Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018.

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2018 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 information and return the registration form along with any course fees to your child(s) teacher by Friday, May 18, 2018. Fees are non-refundable after this date.

Click here for more information!


SCHOOL VEHICLES FOR SALE

The School District of Maple currently has a 2003 Chevy 3500 Express Cargo Van and a 2006 71 Passenger Blue Bird School Bus for sale.  Both are being sold "as is".  Contact Lester Wiese, Director of Transportation, at 715-363- 2825, Ext. 1201 for more information.  Click here for more information on the vehicles.


FOREIGN EXCHANGE (INTERNATIONAL) STUDENT PROGRAM

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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

MAPLE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER SCHOOL

June 11-29
Classes offered from 8:00am-4:00pm

Course booklets and registration will go home on March 9

Registration due by May 4
Questions?  715-364-2218 x1402 or tkrieg@nw-tigers.org


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".

Follow us on...
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sdofmaple)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/SDofM)
Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sdofmaple/)

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

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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!


SCHOOL BUSES ARE 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.

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