Maple Grove Charter School 4th graders had the best time exploring the Ice Age Trail and learning more about incredible rock formations during our field trip to the Merrill School Forest. We were able to learn more about our state’s history by hiking to Ice Age Trail and exploring how the Ice Ages have shaped our land. We are beyond grateful to our Governance Board for making it possible for us to continue this tradition of visiting the Merrill School Forest, and also to Mr. Noland for preparing such rich and engaging lessons for our students. We cannot wait for more exploratory experiences at Maple Grove Charter School!
over 2 years ago, Brianna Zondlo
4th graders hiked two miles of the Ice Age Trail, led by our expert guide Mr. Noland
Stopping to rest and learn more about how land has been impacted by the Ice Ages
Getting ready to board the bus after a great day learning and exploring
Students had the opportunity to explore the river rocks and search for uniquely formed rocks that were once used as food preparation tools by Native Americans
Over the summer the School District of Athens updated our online payment provider. As a result it cause a issue with the ability to pay lunch balance through your Infinite Campus Portal Account. We have resolved those issues so you can once again pay online using your portal account. If you have any questions or are new to the district and like additional information, email Nathan Brost at nbrost@athens1.org.
over 2 years ago, Nathan Brost
Only at Maple Grove Charter School can young learners enjoy the wooded outdoors and build forts during their lunch hour recess! Engineers, Architects, Designers Loggers, Builders, etc. in the making! ...and it all started at Recess! Picture and Caption Credit: Cindy Artus
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These kindergarten foxes at MGCS quickly realized it would take more than just sticks to form letters of the alphabet. This collaborative piece was loved by all! We also practiced our Stewardship CRISP trait by simply returning the items back to their home: the woods!
over 2 years ago, Sabrina Riehle
Our art classes at MGCS have been exploring art through our beautiful surroundings! They are also starting to create an art portfolio that they will carry through their elementary career.
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
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Maple Grove Charter School values strong community connections and our kindergarten students recently experienced this! They listened to the story "Tip Counts to Ten" which was written by Lisa van Klaveren- another former Maple Grove student who grew up in Hamburg. The author's mother actually used to babysit Ms. Riehle and her sisters! Lisa now resides in New Zealand with her family and owns her own business as a crochet designer. "Tip Counts to Ten" is based on a true story about Farmer Cliff's dog who helped him in a tricky situation on his farm. Pictured below is the real Farmer Cliff and the crocheted border collie Lisa created. Lisa donated her book to Maple Grove when it was first published and Ms. Riehle was so excited to find the signed copy in her room!
over 2 years ago, Sabrina Riehle
Our littlest foxes explored Maple Grove's beautiful school forest in an exciting way...a color hunt! Who knew there were so many shades of green, orange, red, and brown? Our kindergartners already adore Maple Grove Charter School and everything it has to offer.
over 2 years ago, Sabrina Riehle
MGCS fifth grade students have been working together to compost lunch scraps and maintain compost piles in the school forest. They are becoming experts and have been sharing their knowledge with other MGCS students!
over 2 years ago, Emily Szutkowski
Six fifth-grade students  surround a compost tumbler and push it as a team to mix its contents.
Two students carry a bucket of water down a trail to the compost pile in the woods.
We held our first Community Crew on Friday to kick off our CRISP traits (Craftsmanship, Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Perseverance)! We had an overview of each trait and recognized some of our learners who already displayed some of these traits. We will recognize learners throughout the month with Foxtails when they are “caught” showing these traits. During morning Crew we will look at each trait more in depth throughout the year! The kids were also excited to see the appearance of our mascot!
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Engaging learning happening all around us at MGCS!
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Our 5th graders at MGCS are already diving in and learning how to make our school environment better and our earth cleaner. They are learning about what can be composted and we are already composting in our lunch room as a whole school! These 5th graders will become the leaders to then teach the 4th graders and eventually all learners.
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
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Our 4/5 learners are exploring their new Chromebooks at MGCS!
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Maple Grove Charter School learners enjoying the beautiful weather☀️
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Our kindergarteners are so excited to be at MGCS!
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More of our kinders at MGCS!
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We welcomed our littlest learners this morning at Maple Grove Charter School, kindergarteners!
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
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First day of school at Maple Grove Charter School included an all-school flag raising, the Pledge of Allegiance, our school song and some Fromm Family History.
over 2 years ago, Jessica Barrick
3rd grade class
Flag ceremony
We welcomed learners back to Maple Grove Charter School today! It was a day filled with excitement!
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
Singing loud and proud!
Learners got to hear the history and hear the first bell of Maple Grove ring. It dates back to 1887.
Ms. Etten’s 1st Grade Clasd
Entire School Around the Flag Pole
Meet Maple Grove Charter School's 3rd grade teacher!
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
Welcome Ms. Barrick!
Meet our K-3 Interventionist and 5th grade teacher at Maple Grove Charter School!
over 2 years ago, Mrs. Hanson
Welcome Ms. Szutkowski!