On August 9, at the New Student Orientation meeting, Maple School Principal Dr. Nate Carter told a group of new students that one of the most important things they can do is to "get involved and be involved" during middle school.
He and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf were welcoming and presented helpful information for the new students. They heard about Manny the Mascot and the school colors (orange and blue) first!
They reviewed the expectations for middle school students, core block subject areas, a sample of the sixth-grade schedule, and teacher expectations, like arriving to class on time!
Other areas covered were advisory class, the year-long music programs, clubs, activities, and intramural sports.
Interscholastic activities include the math team, the scholastic bowl team, and science competition team, which Dr. Carter proudly stated: "always do very well in local and national competitions!"
Students were told that on the first day of school, August 20, that they will need to bring their backpacks, PE uniforms, and school supplies.
Everyone should report to advisory, and will attend all classes. An opening school ceremony will take place before 9:00 a.m. and the new Quest lunch program begins on the first day as well!
Everyone had the opportunity to set-up their lockers afterward. Other locker set-up times will be held from 9:00 a.m-Noon., Friday, August 10, and on Monday, August 13 from 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Locks are still available in the Maple office for $12.
The copy of their powerpoint presentation regarding orientation can be accessed at the Maple website at www.district30.org