Maple School NEWS BRIEFS: Maple's Career Day is Set for March 1

Maple School NEWS BRIEFS:  Maple's Career Day is Set for March 1
  • 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


Maple Musical "Annie Jr." Rehearsals are Underway!

Twenty-three Maple School student-cast members have been studiously rehearsing for the upcoming musical "Annie Jr.", which will take place at 7:00 p.m., on March 14 and 15 at Maple. There will also be two student performances on March 13, one for the elementary students and one for the Maple students.

Putting together a school musical begins long before the performance. Back in December 2018, producer Debbie Hickey, director Jeri Hart, and musical director Aaron Kaplan began the planning and scheduling process. There was a parent meeting, auditions, and rehearsals began in mid-December. In addition, there is the backstage crew, who are engaged in creating scenery, props, and signs with scenery director Darlene Orzechowski.

Ms. Hickey said that all of the kids did a wonderful job during auditions and that the solos and features have been decided throughout the rehearsal process.

Tickets for Maple School's Spring Musical "Annie" will be sold on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm near the East Gym.

If you are unable to purchase tickets in person, please email Debbie Hickey at Tickets for assigned floor seats cost $10, and bleacher seats for students/open seating cost $5 each.

When requesting seats, please include the date of the show you want to attend. Checks should be made out to Maple School and sent to Debbie Hickey's attention.

Producer: Debbie Hickey at
Director: Jeri Hart at
Musical Director: Aaron Kaplan at

For more information about the cast members, rehearsals, and performances go to

Maple Playground Fundraiser is Scheduled for April 13

Save the Date:  Join the PTO at Bowlero in Buffalo Grove for a fun adult night of dinner and bowling at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13.  This is a district-wide fundraiser for the new All Abilities Maple School playground. Go to for more information about this exciting initiative!

2019 Lew Blond Run T-Shirt Boasts New Logo by Local Designer and District 30 Parent - Greg Itahara!
On January 23, the new t-shirt for the 19th Annual Lew Blond Run was displayed at a Lew Blond Run Executive Committee meeting.

Designer Greg Itahara and Maple/Committee Chair, Principal Dr. Nate Carter showed the members in attendance the bold blue dri-fit shirt with classy new logo, designed by Mr. Ithara.

Reminder: Lew Blond Run registration is now open at
The race takes place at 8 AM, Saturday, May 18.

Volunteers are also needed on May 16-18. To help,
contact Roy Grober at

Career Day is Set for March 1

Maple School's Career Day will be held for eighth grade students on Friday, March 1, to help them learn about the connection between what they are learning in their classroom and real life careers/professions. 

Mock interviews with volunteer professionals will take place in the morning. The kids will attend presentations by a variety of professionals in the afternoon. These guests will be discussing personal stories about their career paths in an interactive, hands on approach; and will share information about their current careers/professions.

 PTO Committee chairs for Career Day are Zivit Blonder and Bobbi Miller.


Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts Offering Additional Programs to District 30 Families!

The Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts are offering programs for students from the end of May through September 3. For more information go to (for Glenview programming), and (for Northbrook programming)

Tours of New Maple School are Underway!

Maple Principal Dr. Nate Carter and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf held the first faculty tour of the new Maple School with a dozen staff members on January 10. Tours are scheduled on Thursdays throughout the next few months.

At the Board of Education meeting, held on January 10, Dr. Carter reported that the teachers were collectively very impressed, amazed and extremely grateful to have a new school that will strongly support 21st-century learning. He thanked Superintendent Dr. Wegley and the Board for their ongoing support.

He added that "The facility truly will match today's instruction. There will be so much natural light, and it is a fun space too. I can't wait for the kids to experience their first walk into the building on September 3!"

View photos of new building and tour at

Registration is Now Open for the Lew Blond Run!
Go to to sign up today!

The 19th Annual Lew Blond 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019!

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. It 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 prospective teachers 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. For more information, go to

Volunteers Needed for the Lew Blond Run

Contact Roy Grober at to volunteer on race day, or one of the days prior to race day. Thank you for your support!