Maple Elementary School profile

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W240 N6059 Maple Avenue
Sussex, WI 53089
Phone (262) 246-4220
Fax (262) 246-3914

Principal: Kristin Koeper-Hamblin
Student enrollment: 491
Total employees: 61
Certified staff: 42
Classroom teachers: 23
Guidance counselors: 1
Library / media specialist: 1
Reading specialist: 1
Starting time: 8:35 a.m.
Ending time: 3:25 p.m.
Mascot: Wildcats
School colors: red and white

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A long tradition of providing excellent educational programming combined with innovative, committed staff members makes Maple Avenue Elementary School an outstanding place of learning. Along with its emphasis on increasing student achievement, Maple Avenue is a nurturing learning environment where students’ efforts, achievements and positive behaviors are acknowledged and celebrated daily.

Grade level teacher teams and specialists meet regularly to collaboratively design thematic integrated lessons and common assessments. Students benefit because they understand the connections between subject areas, which helps them make sense of their learning. Using common assessments establishes consistent learning expectations and ways to measure what students have learned. This collaborative effort among staff helps ensure that the best instructional and assessment practices are used in every classroom. It also develops consistent, high standards for curriculum delivery, homework expectations, quality of student work and student achievement goals.

Maple Avenue is completely handicap accessible. Students’ special education needs are supported in a more fully inclusive instructional model allowing them to spend most or all of their day with their regular homeroom peers.

Students are offered a variety of extracurricular activities. The school’s vocal music program is highly regarded and all fourth and fifth grade students participate in chorus. Fifth-grade students have the opportunity to participate in drama club and bell chimes club enrichment opportunities. The STAR Program — Students Taking Additional Responsibility — allows fifth grade students to participate in leadership and school service activities. Fifth grade students have assumed the responsibility for school service projects — creating a supportive bridge between school and community.

The Building Character Program creates a positive school environment that supports students’ development into good citizens. Character themes include respect, responsibility, caring and fairness.
Maple Avenue is a ranch style building constructed in 1960 with additions completed in 1964 and 1966. A sign on school property describes the rich history of the seven schools that preceded Maple Avenue all the way back to the days of the early settlers.

A $6.5 million addition and renovation project, completed in the summer of 2001, provides students with increased access to technology and library media services, additional classroom space, a large group instruction area, a new gymnasium and remodeled classrooms.

Parents are an important component of Maple Avenue’s success. The active Home and School Association provides services and resources and helps communicate accurate information between home and school. Staff members appreciate and value the time and effort parents contribute to the school.