Maplewood E-News

"Success For Every Student"

September 26, 2021

News and Notes From the Principal

Dear, Mustang Families -


I hope the message finds you all happy and well. We had another great week at Maplewood Middle School. Here are some items I want to make sure you are aware of as we begin a new week.


Four Weeks in the Books: All of a sudden, we are four weeks into the school year, which means we are only two weeks away from mid-term. Now is a great time to sit down with your child, check their grades in Campus Parent, and talk to them about how the school year is starting. If you feel like they need additional support, please reach out to the school.


Morning Bus Route Time Change: All middle school bus routes will begin picking students up five minutes earlier on Monday, October 4th. We will send out additional reminders next week.


Laptops and Chargers Everyday: Please help your child get in the habit of bringing their laptop and charger to school every day. They will not need it in every class, but they will need it every day. Thanks for your help!


MAP Tests on Monday and Tuesday: Students will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test on Monday and Tuesday of this week in their Advisory class. Monday will be the reading test, and Tuesday will be the math test. The assessments are adaptive tests that estimate a student’s current instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year. ISD 622 students in grades 6-9 take the reading and math MAP Growth assessments three times each year (fall, winter, and spring). Information from these tests helps teachers determine what students already know and what they are ready to learn next so that classroom instruction can be targeted to students’ needs. Please encourage your child to try their hardest, as this is essential information that will allow us to better support our students. Also, please make sure your child brings their fully charged laptop on Monday and Tuesday.


We are here to help. Please reach out to the school at 651-748-6500 if you have any questions or need help with something.

Thanks,

Eric Mjolsness

Principal

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Athletics Schedule For This Week

Monday, September 27th

6th-8th Flag Football - No Practice

7th-8th Boys Soccer @ Sherwood Field vs. John Glenn 3:00 start

7th-8th Girls Soccer @ Sherwood Field vs. John Glenn 3:00 start

8th Volleyball @ Maplewood vs. Richfield 4:00 start (PICTURES)

7th Volleyball @ Richfield Middle 4:00 start (PICTURES)

6th-8th Girls Tennis @ Skyview Middle 3:00 start


Tuesday, September 28th

6th-8th Flag Football - Practice 2:15-3:50

7th-8th Boys Soccer - Practice 2:15-3:50

7th-8th Girls Soccer - Practice 2:15-3:50

8th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

7th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

6th-8th Girls Tennis - Practice 2:15-3:50


Wednesday, September 29th

No Athletics


Thursday, September 30th

6th-8th Flag Football - Practice 2:15-3:50 (PICTURES)

7th-8th Boys Soccer @ Hastings Middle 3:30 start (Rescheduled)

7th-8th Girls Soccer @ Hastings Middle 3:30 start (Rescheduled)

8th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

7th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

6th-8th Girls Tennis - Practice 2:15-3:50 (PICTURES)


Friday, October 1st

6th-8th Flag Football @ Skyview Middle 3:00 start

7th-8th Boys Soccer - Practice 2:15-3:50 (PICTURES)

7th-8th Girls Soccer - Practice 2:15-3:50 (PICTURES)

8th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

7th Girls Volleyball - Practice 2:15-3:50

6th-8th Girls Tennis - Practice 2:15-3:50

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Travel Opportunity

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You and your student are invited to join us on an upcoming educational tour. I’m pleased to announce that we will be traveling to London, Paris, Rome, Pompeii, and Capri in June of 2022.

While I fully recognize that we are still in the midst of very uncertain times, I am a firm believer in maintaining hope and excitement for the future and all the adventures yet to come when our world opens up again. I want to provide students with this same hope, which is why I can’t wait to tell you more.

There is incredible growth that comes with seeing the world, exploring new places and experiencing new cultures - and I’m excited to bring that opportunity to your family and our community.

This trip will fill up fast, so please join my informational webinar to learn:


  • How this opportunity will benefit your child

  • What we’ll see and do on this trip

  • Everything that’s included in this experience

  • How we’re keeping the trip safe and as affordable

as possible for a big investment

  • How to enroll on the trip

Our virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 28th at 6pm - there are limited spots available so don’t miss your opportunity to reserve your seat. One parent must be in attendance.


WHEN: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

WHERE: Zoom Link when RSVPd

TIME: 6pm


Please let me know if you can come by RSVPing to the meeting directly via our link below by September 27th: https://bit.ly/3E0bufd


Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “I can’t make it.”


Warm regards,

Amber Gardner

AVID Coordinator & Advanced Academics/SAIL & Young Scholars Coordinator & Teacher

Math Team

The Maplewood math team will begin its practices September 13th in room 108. If you like math, being challenged , and making new friends, please join us to check it out! We will meet each Monday from 2-3:45 from September until January!

Scheduled Non-School Days 2021-2022

The following are scheduled days that students will not have school. Below the list is a link to the yearly school calendar.


Thursday, October 21st-Friday, October 22nd: MEA Break

Monday, November 1st: Staff Development Day

Tuesday, November 2nd: Election Day

Wednesday, November 24th: Staff Development Day

Thursday, November 25th-Friday, November 26th: Thankgiving

Friday, December 3rd: Staff Development

December 23rd-31st: Winter Break

Monday, January 17th: Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 21st: Presidents' Day

Friday, February 25th: Staff Development Day

Friday, March 4th: Staff Development Day

March 7th - 11th: Spring Break

Friday, April 15th: Contract Holiday

Friday, May 27th: Staff Work Day

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day