• March Parent Email

    Posted by Dave Hansen on 3/16/2021

    Students and staff are anxiously waiting for the arrival of spring.  In the meantime, however, the 3rd quarter is winding down and preparations for MCA testing continues.  We want to take a few moments of your time to highlight a few things for the remainder of the month.



    Prom and Post Prom will take place on Saturday, April 24.  The junior class is working hard to finalize all the details to make it a night to remember.  As plans are finalized, we will share information with you.  Please see the “Recommendations for Prom Attire” document attached to this email.



    Students in grades 8, 9, 10, & 11 had registration presentations in their classrooms over the last few weeks. They have reviewed their course plans, made any necessary adjustments, and finalized their course selections for next school year.  Students were encouraged to speak with their parents regarding their course choices before registering.  Students in grade 7 will have a registration after spring break. 



    MCA testing began on Tuesday, March 16 with the Reading MCA given to 10th grade students.  The 7th & 8th grade students will take their Reading MCA during the week of April 19-23.  The 7th, 8th, and 11th graders will be taking their Math MCA tests April 14-16.  Science MCA tests will take place for 8th grade students and those students taking HS Biology on April 27-29. More information on those tests will be included in the April email.  ALL OF THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


    *Be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep prior to testing day.

    *Encourage your child to do his/her very best and to answer all the questions.  The MCA tests are not timed so they can go back to respond to questions if needed.

    *Avoid undue stress about the testing.

    *Keep a positive attitude about these tests!



    Local scholarship applications for seniors are due in the high school office by 3:15 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021.  Applications turned in after the deadline will not be considered.  If you are the parent of a senior, please encourage your child to get his/her application turned in. 



    The last day of 3rd Quarter is March 19.  Many classes will be conducting tests to wrap things up prior to the end of the quarter.  Please help us encourage your child/children to do their best and finish the quarter strong. 



    There will be no school March 22-26 due to spring break.  Classes will resume Monday, March 29.  The High School and District Offices will be closed the week of spring break with the exception of Monday, March 22.  Students that need to pay for and/or pick up their blue or white cards for permit or driving tests must take care of this before 1 p.m. on Monday, March 22.



    With spring just around the corner, many of us are getting outside more and more to take advantage of the sunshine and warmer weather. For active students, the idea of practicing mindfulness is not always the first thing on their minds. However, research shows that there are many benefits to practicing mindfulness, including reducing overall stress, getting better sleep and recovery, and improving clarity and concentration when it is time to perform, no matter the task. Encourage your active student to check out the Change to Chill for Athletes page on the Change to Chill website for videos, techniques and tips all designed specifically for students on the go!  https://www.changetochill.org/for-athletes/



    PSEO – Maple Lake High School has PSEO options.  The college courses taught at MLHS by our teachers are PSEO!  The courses are taught with mentoring from Southwest MN State University and Lake Superior College.  Offered courses are:

    College English

    College Speech


    College Algebra/Trig & Special Functions

    College Calculus

    College Spanish


    American Government


    PSEO through individual colleges is also an option.  To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA and be in the top half of the class as a senior or top third of the class as a junior.  If a student wants more information on their GPA and/or rank, they should meet with Mrs. Sloneker. 


    State requirement for PSEO for the 2021-2022 school year!  Any student who plans to take a PSEO class through a college (with the exception of MLHS college classes) MUST complete the state notification form by May 30, 2021!  This is for any course throughout the entire school year!  If not completed by that date we cannot approve PSEO courses for students.  Students who plan to take PSEO courses need to see Mrs. Sloneker.


    CLUB 881

    Club 881 is the best investment you can make.  Please consider donating to the Club 881 Scholarship fund.  Please see the attachment for more information.



    Attached to this email you will find information regarding Club 881 information and Prom Attire Guidelines.


    Have a great rest of the month!



                    March 19             End of Quarter 3

                    March 22-26       Spring Break

                    March 29             Classes resume




    Club 881

    Recommendations for Prom Attire

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