Maple Hill Middle School has announced the Honor Rolls for the 2nd quarter. Click here to see a list of students... Congratulations to all our students! Posted 2/24/14.
As part of their efforts to raise money to participate in a Student Ambassador program, students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock have organized a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Castleton Ambulance Hall. Cost is $8 and includes dinner, drink and dessert. Eat in or take out. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. For more info, click here for a flyer... Posted 3/03/14.
Literacy Fund Helps Purchase Books
Maple Hill Middle School students have 58 new books to choose from thanks to the Roberta K. Daly Literacy Fund. Mrs. Daly was a community member who devoted much of her life to teaching children how to read. Her family established the memorial fund to help continue Mrs. Daly’s desire to put books in the hands of children and instill a love of reading. The district would like to sincerely thank the Daly family and everyone who has donated to the fund. Posted 2/19/14.
The Maple Hill Milers Youth Running Club will hold a parent meeting and registration Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School library. The club helps train girls and boys in grades 4-8 to successfully complete a 5K road race. Visit the Continuing Education webpage for more info... Posted 2/19/14.
Due to the weather, the Maple Hill boys tennis team's Tennis Play Day has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the High School tennis courts. The event is open to all ages and will include tennis-related activities intended to build interest in the game of tennis and some skill acquisition. Some equipment will be available for our youngest learners. To learn more, click here for a flyer… Posted 2/26/14.
Students Fundraise for Ambassadorship Program
As part of their efforts to raise money to participate in a Student Ambassador program, students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock held a raffle, with Anne Fitzsimmons winning an iPad Air. Matthew and Natasha have been nominated to be a part of the People to People program where they will represent the United States along with students and teachers from around the region. "We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support of Matthew's and Natasha's student ambassadorship with People to People," said parent Linda Jung. Posted 2/10/14.
MHMS Students Help The Anchor Food Pantry
The Anchor food pantry will receive some much need food donations thanks to Maple Hill Middle School students. The Builders Club collected 516 food donations through a food drive. “We will be doing another food drive in the spring where we will try and collect even more donations!” said teacher Jacqueline Hill. Great job! Posted 12/11/13.
The December edition of Maple Hill Middle School's Paw Print Jr. student newspaper is available by clicking here... Posted 12/18/13.
Sixth graders were honored with Student Research Awards from the NYS Archives on Nov. 20 for their research projects on their community. As part of a project based learning project last year, then 5th-graders visited local areas with historical significance and interviewed community members for the NYS Archives contest. “Our goal is to help students, parents and teachers understand the historical significance of your community by helping to build historical researching skills in the classroom,” explained NYS Archives Archivist Emily Allen, who visited CES to give out awards. Congratulations to our students! Click here for photos… Posted 11/27/13.
Students in Family and Consumer Science class created innovative projects as part of a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose” assignment. “Students needed to find something at home or a garage sale and create something from it, keeping it from the landfill,” explained Teacher Patty Racz. “Additionally, they researched the cost of that item if it were new and calculate their cost savings. There were so many awesome projects.” Click here to see some of their projects… Posted 11/14/13.
We Read on Wednesdays Encourages Reading
This year, every student, teacher and staff member in Maple Hill Middle School takes time to read for about eight minutes during homeroom once a week as part of the new We Read On Wednesdays program. The initiative was started by teachers as part of the WRAPS (Writers, Readers, Advisees, who exhibit Positive behaviors and engage in STEM activities) Program that is being funded with a $600,000 competitive state grant the district applied for. Posted 11/04/13.
Student Helps Classmates Learn Russian
7th grader Elvira Horbata helped her classmates learn Russian numbers by volunteering to teach them in their Exploratory class. “The Exploratory class is about culture, language and geography,” explained teacher Patty Racz. “Elvira, who speaks Russian at home, offered to teach the class Russian to round out the French, Portuguese and Spanish we learned.” Posted 11/04/13.
MHMS students have been receiving materials from colleges in the past month after they wrote business letters to universities. Faculty and staff have also emphasized the importance of college by speaking to students about how college has helped them. “The best part of this project is our Middle School students are excited about college,” said Principal James Derby. “Jacqui Hill and Chris Fowler have done a great job with this.” Click here for photos… Posted 11/01/13.
If you have a Price Chopper Advantage Card, please register for Tools for Schools to help your student’s school by clicking here... Each time you use the card, you can earn points for the school that can be used to receive free equipment. Maple Hill Middle School's school code is 15722. Posted 9/11/13.