October Parent Email

Posted by Dave Hansen on 10/4/2022

It is hard to believe we are already into October.  Homecoming is in the history books, and before we know it, the fall sports season will be wrapping up. 



Mid-Quarter is this Monday, October 10!  If you have not done so already, check out Parent Portal to ensure your child(ren) are in good shape for mid-quarter.  Those students involved in athletics or extra-curricular activities must be passing at mid-quarter to remain eligible.



Maple Lake Public School will be hosting a Wellness Symposium on Monday, October 10, in the High School Auditorium for all that are interested.  A free meal and child care will be provided for those that fill out the RSVP form before Thursday, October 6. 

RSVP Link: Wellness Symposium RSVP


Free Meal/Resource Tables- 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Presentations- 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free Child Care Available

Door Prize Drawings


Wellness Topics Include:

Healthy Relationships-Rivers of Hope - Mel Harmon

Sex Trafficking-John Bowen - Court Services

Social Media Safety - Hannah Fischer-Allina

Mental Health - Emily Schroeder - CMMHC

Vaping - Wright County Public Health


Late start for October will take place on Tuesday, October 11.  Classes for students will begin at 10:10 am that day. 



High School Art Club (7th - 12th grade) will begin Tuesday, October 11.  It will run every Tuesday after school until 4:15, ending on December 13.  Information can be found on the community ed website.



Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 17, from 4-7 p.m. Please see the attachment for detailed information.



Fall break will be here soon!  There is no school for high school students on Thursday and Friday, October 20 & 21. 



All 8th grade, 11th grade, and new students to Maple Lake High School, are scheduled to have hearing screening and 10th grade and new students schedule for vision screening on October 24.  The screening takes place during the regular school day.



Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 26.  If you were not satisfied with the photos taken in September or if your child was not present on the original picture day, you will want to mark this day on your calendar.



Once again, Rachel's Challenge is Scaring Hunger by collecting food for our backpack buddies program and local food shelf. If you have food you would like to donate, please have it ready on Oct 31st as Rachel's Challenge members will be trick or treating for food. Once again THANK YOU for supporting our backpack buddy program and local food shelf. 



The last day of first quarter is Friday, November 4, which means there is no school on Monday, November 7, as it is a teacher workshop day.


CLUB 881

Club 881 is a community effort providing MLHS graduates with a boost toward post-secondary education by adding small donations to create annual scholarships.  Please consider giving this year and every year. Any amount helps!  With your help, we can continue to give Maple Lake graduates a good start on a bright future.  Please see the attached document with instructions on how to give to this great cause!



Seniors will be ordering class shirts by November.  The ordering will be done online.  Ms. Durst's web page will include more information soon.



Yearbooks are on sale now for $62.25!  They can be ordered on the school website by hovering over the “Students” tab and then clicking on “Online Yearbooks.”  Or, follow this link:  https://yearbookforever.com/schools/maple_lake_high_school_352903/d933HH9F5Qn8h8aZHcJ2pxD7



Food deliveries from DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, etc., are not allowed at school unless prior permission from the high school office has been received.  Permission must be obtained by 9 am the day of the proposed delivery.



We have exciting news about a brand-new app from JMC! The JMC Family app is designed to help families and schools collaborate and communicate by offering a 360º view of your student's academic and extracurricular world.

The JMC Family app will allow you to

  • View student grades and set alerts
  • Check meal balances and add funds
  • Monitor attendance and schedule a future absence
  • Keep up on school events and classroom news
  • So much more!

So, don't wait. Download this app today from either Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store.


For a video explanation of the app, click on the following link:  https://app.castify.com/view/54e09b3b-32f4-4a09-aaf7-761a8c936946



Senior parents and students:

The 2023 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) site opened on October 1!  Any student planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the 2023-24 school year should fill out the FAFSA.  Many scholarships require FAFSA information as well as college admission departments. 


October is Minnesota Goes To College Month (formerly College Knowledge Month).  During the month many colleges are offering free applications so it is a good time to get them done!  Attached is a list of colleges with this offer!  Remember – after applying students need to notify Mrs. Sloneker so that the transcripts can be sent!


Please remind seniors to sign up for the Class of 2023 google classroom site.  I list scholarships, college visits, and all important information on this site!  The code is titj4cx


Junior parents and students:

The PSAT/NMSQT (Pre SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be offered at Maple Lake High School on Wednesday, October 12.  Information was sent previously indicating a September 28 deadline to register.  There are still tests available on a first come-first served basis.  A permission form is attached.


Please remind juniors to sign up for the Class of 2024 google classroom site.  I list scholarships, college visits, and all important information on this site!  The code is lhn4h4w


Like always, if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Sloneker at slonekerj@maplelake.k12.mn.us



November Late Start              Nov. 8

Veteran’s Day                         Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Break                 Nov. 24 & 25

End of Trimester 1                  Dec. 2


Thank you for your support of Maple Lake High School.  Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.



Club 881

Free College Applications List

Wellness Symposium