Principal's Message

  • Mr. Sawatzke I am proud to be the Principal of Maple Lake Elementary School.  In my third year at Maple Lake, I continue to be impressed by the amount of passion and pride our students, families and community has for our schools.

    At Maple Lake Elementary, we show our "Irish Pride" daily in all we do.  We practice being responsible, respectful and safe and celebrate our successes.   Teachers strive to deliver a learning experience that fosters social emotional as well as academic learning and they understand the importance of meeting each student at their individual level.   The staff at MLE is committed to building positive relationships with students, families and the community.  Maple Lake Elementary has a strong tradition of academic excellence.  We have been designated a Minnesota Reward School multiple times and are currently designated a Minnesota School of Excellence, which is a 7 year designation.  These rewards speak to the high expectations for learning that we have for our students. 

    In partnership with our families and community, we will continue our history of dedication to excellence!


    Mr. Sawatzke