Maple School NEWS BRIEFS: Eighth Graders to Visit Washington, D.C. from May 8-10

Maple School NEWS BRIEFS: Eighth Graders to Visit Washington, D.C. from May 8-10

Congratulations to Maple School students Ben Witzel, Darshan Kommanapalli, Rishi Purayil, Tom Mitchell, Stephanie Mei, and Irene Park. These young engineers took first place for the second year in a row at the North Suburban Chapter Bridge Building Competition hosted by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

Maple Eighth Graders to Visit Washington, D.C. and Chicagoland May 8-10

Maple School eighth graders will visit Washington, D.C. from May 8-10. Those who do not go to Washington, D.C. will travel to Chicago and visit popular and cultural sites in the city.

Maple Engineers Are First Place Winners in Bridge Building Competition!

Congratulations to Maple School students Ben Witzel, Darshan Kommanapalli, Rishi Purayil, Tom Mitchell, Stephanie Mei, and Irene Park. These young engineers took first place for the second year in a row at the North Suburban Chapter Bridge Building Competition hosted by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

"Their bridge, made out of plastic drinking straws and scotch tape, held a whopping 9 lbs 8.3 oz. Great work, Maple Mathletes!" said proud coach and math teacher Sarah Arends.

 

Student Council Donates over 2,000 Food Items to Township Food Pantry

As a result of the Student Council's spring food drive, over 2,075 food items have been donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

"Thank you to everyone who purchased food for the 698 families that depend on the food pantry every day," echoed Student Council Co-sponsors Lynn Reimer and Iris Zhang.
 
Food Drive Class Competition Results:
 
Ms. Eccles Advisory won the pizza party bringing in 503 food items.
Ms. Ireland’s Advisory placed second (350 items)
Ms. Youseph’s Advisory placed third (334 items)
Ms. Reimer’s Advisory took fourth (248 items)

 

Maple Mathletes Take a Top Spot at State Level MathCounts Competition!

On March 23, Maple School's Math Team competed at the state level in the Illinois MathCounts Competition. Stephanie Mei, Ben Witzel, Rishi Purayil, and Tom Mitchell represented the school well and placed 15th in the state.

"The competition only recognizes the top 15, and this is the first year we made this recognition. Congrats, Maple Mathletes - We are one step closer to putting Maple on the Math Team Map!" said coach Sarah Arends.

The team will also be competing in a Straw Bridge Building Competition on April 10. They won this last year, and hope to take home the title again this year!

 

Maple School’s Sensational Science Team Speeds to Victory

Every year the annual Middle School Electric Car Competition is organized and sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory, and held at Case New Holland International's research and development facility in Burr Ridge. Case New Holland is their "partner" in this event! Maple’s Science Team with eighth grade science teacher Robin Dombeck participate and compete annually with 19 other middle school teams. They compete for the title of fastest car and best design. Maple students work for months on their vehicles after school with Ms. Dombeck. They always do well and learn so much.

On March 16, during this year's Electric Car Competition, Ms Dombeck reported, “The Maple Mustang Science Team’s electric car went straight and fast and clinched second place for our regional race competition! We also excelled in our engineering, teamwork, and innovation and were awarded with a second recognition for the Design Competition.”

“What an exciting day. Wow! Go Maple Mustangs, we brought home the metal! The kids were amazing and really persevered! Thank you Case New Holland and Argonne National Laboratory for hosting this event," she exclaimed.

Read more about this competition at https://www.anl.gov/…/middle-school-electric-car-competition


Register for Lew Blond Run by April 26 and Save! 

The 19th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Maple School. Sign up by April 26 to save on the entry fee at lewblondrun.org

The Lew Blond Run is an esteemed CARA Circuit Race and is USATF certified. The event is among the top running events in the north suburban area.  For 18 years, this fundraiser has been helping to support research for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), in memory of Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from this disease in February 2000. Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and support scholarships for seniors at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects. The 2018 race drew over 1,000 participants and volunteers. Total funds raised over 18 years exceeds $450,000.

Costs are as follows: Before April 26, Adult $32 (CARA member $27) / Youth $22 (CARA Youth $17)

After April 26, Adult $35 (CARA member $30) / Youth $25 (CARA Youth $20)

There are no refunds for race registrations!

Sponsors are always welcome to help support these worthy and wonderful causes! Email blondrun@district30.org or call Dr. Nate Carter at 847-400-890.

Maple Celebration and Graduation Dates Confirmed
 
  • Wednesday, May 22, Graduation Party 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Renaissance Hotel, Northbrook. 
  •  Thursday, May 23, Maple Closing Ceremony, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  •  Thursday, May 23, Maple Open House, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  •  Friday, May 24, Graduation Practice, 8:30 am - 11:30 am at Maple 
  • Tuesday, May 28, Graduation Practice, 8:30 am - 11:30 am at GBS• 
  • Tuesday, May 28, Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 pm at Glenbrook South High School