Student Orientation at the New Maple School is Slated for Monday, August 26
Locker Set-up Takes Place on August 27-28
Maple School Principals Dr. Nate Carter and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf welcome all sixth through eighth-grade students for orientation and locker setup at the new school on Monday, August 26.
Sixth-grade orientation is 9:00-10:30 am.
Seventh-grade orientation is 10:30 am.-Noon
Eighth-grade orientation is 1:00-2:30 pm.
Additional locker set-up takes place from 3:30-7:00 pm. for all students on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28.
Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley's Reflections on Maple Closing Ceremony and Tours
"On behalf of District 30, I extend a thank you to everyone who joined us on May 23 for "Maple on the Move" during our ceremony and evening tours. As the current Superintendent of District 30, I was proud to join Maple Principal Dr. Nate Carter and his staff to reflect on our strong and positive culture. Our students:
*Appreciate our community that profoundly values education;
*Value their relationships with their teachers and fellow students; and
*Know that our educators work hard, and take the responsibility of preparing them for their future seriously.
We shared the original deed, executed in 1843, for the land that housed our first school. Our first school opened its doors in December of 1859!
We also examined the grade book from our early days.
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We reflected on the fact that our students have bright futures ahead of them and will benefit from the exceptional people who surround them in District 30 and then in high school! The Class of 1964 and the Class of 1969 honored us with their presence, and it was inspiring hearing from our alumni through time!
For fun, we also shared a famous shot of our Maple athletic field and what it would look like today if John Hughes were to make the movie "Ferris Buehler's Day Off" today. (Thank you to Chuck Gitles for this idea)!
We look forward to moving into our new Maple School as we kick off next year on September 3, 2019. We will benefit from this new space and the foundation generated by our community through time!"
Maple’s Closing Ceremony Highlights Rich History, Strong Future and Gratitude
On May 23, Maple School Principal Dr. Nate Carter welcomed over 600 people to the “Maple on the Move” closing ceremony in the west gymnasium. The student color guard led everyone in "The Pledge of Allegiance."
As the finishing touches are being made on the new Maple School across the street, students, staff, administrators and teachers past and present, with alumni from the classes of 1964 and 1969, heard reflections on Maple School’s rich history, and more.
Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley introduced himself and reminded everyone, "This is a community that deeply values education, and our students truly understand and appreciate their relationships with teachers and their colleagues. This is a special place, where our educators work hard, and take the responsibility seriously of preparing them for their future."
"The construction of our beautiful new Maple School has been a community effort, since we held the first meetings with our Board of Education and community leaders, and decided to create a referendum to build the new Maple. I value the true partnerships we have and the fact that the community as a whole supports students and the importance of education. This was evident by the 76% of our population who supported the referendum to build our new Maple School. I have never been more proud of the community than on the evening that the referendum passed."
Dr. Wegley sincerely thanked everyone, "You have all had a fingerprint on this amazing building. In addition to the residents, the community support encompasses so many people: the Board of Education, students, staff, village leaders, La Salceda del Norte subdivision, Northview Community Bank and Richard Rushkewicz. We are also grateful for the input of the fire and police departments and District #225, especially Glenbrook North administrators, who are helping to ensure that the two schools will work together as a campus. We have had a great relationship with ARCON Associates, Inc., and Nicholas Construction, who provided the foam bricks as 'take-aways' for after the ceremony. They are imprinted, 'Maple on the Move -1949-2019.'"
Eighth-grader Darshan Kommanapalli then addressed the audience and his peers. He had the highest praise of District 30’s teachers, emphasizing that they consistently help each child to reach his/her goals.
“Our faculty helps kids develop good work ethics and important character values, instilling habits that build a foundation for future learning. Let’s not be downcast, as we leave this building. Let us look forward, as we savor our memories and values, which we take with us to the new Maple and wherever we go, forever!
The assembly highlighted upbeat performances by the band, orchestra, and choir. with Mike Vecchio, Renee Yoo, and Decima Panitch.
A video created by Dr. Wegley and Jeanie Moran featured historical memorabilia, like the school's original deed, executed in 1843, for the land that housed the first school, which opened its doors in December of 1859. Famous alums like basketball great/coach Jon Scheyer, Phil Gatone, president and CEO at the Epilepsy Foundation, and Patrick Stump of The Fallout Boys also made guest appearances on the video. There was even a famous shot of Maple's athletic field and what it would look like if filmmaker John Hughes were to make the movie "Ferris Buehler's Day Off" today. (Thank you to Chuck Gitles for this idea)!
Dr. Wegley stated, "We look forward to moving into our new Maple School as we kick off next year on September 3, 2019. We will benefit from this new space and the foundation generated by our community through time!”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the following people retired the flags, leading them from the gymnasium: Former Board President and alum Chuck Gitles, physical education/wellness teacher for 34 years, Lynn Reimer, and alum Susie Schechtman.
In the evening of May 23, over 40 alumni toured the old Maple School with Dr. Wegley and Dr. Carter. They reviewed memorabilia in the library media center and viewed their class photos which ranged from the 1960’s upward.
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