Monday, March 4, 2013
'Sweet Talk,' a Brooklyn-based jazz trio, will be helping music students at Maple Dale Middle School, but they need financial support from the community to make the clinic happen.
The jazz trio Sweet Talk will be taking some time out from their tour and coming to Maple Dale Middle School for a music clinic on April 15. The clinic is being funded entirely through donations at no cost to the school district and they are close to making their $400 goal. "Like most school music departments today, Maple Dale's music budget is completely spent," according to the band's page on Kickstarter. "For these students, having a workshop run by professional touring musicians can make a world of difference in their development on and off the stage." Following the clinic, band members Dustin Carlson and Devin Drobka will perform that evening at Via Downer in Milwaukee.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Along with just nine other schools in the state, Maple Dale is competing in the National Football League's Play 60 program. The winner is awarded a trip to Lambeau Field, with a chance to meet a Packers player.
Talk to any Packers' fan, and they'll quickly enlighten you to how special it is to be under the lights of Lambeau Field. Next month, the student body at Maple Dale School could get a taste of what it's like to step into the most-storied stadium in professional football — and be bussed in by the Packers. All the students have to do is get active. Maple Dale was chosen, along with just nine other schools in the state, to compete in the National Football League's Play 60 program, which challenges kids to get active and play for at least 60 minutes every day. Every year, the American Heart Association nominates Wisconsin schools, and the Packers choose which schools will participate. Over a 28-day period, the participating schools will …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist David Hazeltine visited Maple Dale Friday and performed a few numbers with Maple Dale jazz teacher, Jamie Breiwick - giving students a little taste of the professional jazz world.
Students at Maple Dale Middle School were visited by internationally acclaimed jazz pianist David Hazeltine and his trio, who performed a few numbers with the student's jazz teacher, Jamie Breiwick Friday. Hazeltine began his jazz career in Milwaukee at just 13 years old, playing at the Milwaukee Jazz Gallery and working with artists like Charles McPherson, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Pepper Adams and Chet Baker. Friday, he was accompanied by Jeff Hamann on bass, Brian Ritter on the drums and Breiwick on the trumpet. "David Hazeltine is for sure the brightest star on the jazz piano horizon," said jazz legend Cedar Walton in a press release. "His style has a deep-seated commitment to jazz history while communicating a wealth of 'today's' …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Maple Dale 6th Graders learn to make shelters out of whatever they can find, including an impressive shelter made of garlic mustard. Who knew garlic mustard could be handy?
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Students at Maple Dale Middle School got professional bike tune-ups from Wheel & Sprocket and learned the rules of the road from Fox Point and Bayside police at the annual Bike Rodeo.
Maple Dale middle schoolers learned the rules of the road Wednesday morning with the help of Fox Point and Bayside police and received professional tune-ups from Wheel & Sprocket.
Friday, May 25, 2012
From Kobe Bryant to Kelly Clarkson, students researched their favorite person and after completing research assignments, hand-made puppets resembling their research subject.
Students combined literature and art to put on the annual Maple Dale puppet show Friday for their fellow students in Mary Moliere's classroom. Each student read a biography or autobiography about anyone they chose, from sports heros like Kobe Bryant and Babe Ruth to pop stars like Kelly Clarkson and Michael Jackson. They completed various assignments based on their readings and then hand-made puppets in art class to resemble the person they chose.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jim Campbell says his inspiration comes from the light in a child's eye "when they truly understand the enjoyment of learning."
Welcome to Names in the News, Fox Point-Bayside Patch's new weekly column, where we introduce you to a local face. Last week we sat down with Casey O'Hare, a nine-year-old who has lived in Fox Point her entire life was recognized by the Ozaukee County Humane Society at the Be Kind to Animals Awards Ceremony. This week, we chatted with Jim Campbell (JC), a Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District teacher for 36 years. He has taught in both the elementary and middle school and coached every different sport the district has offered. Patch: What is your favorite thing about Fox Point? JC: My favorite aspect of being a teacher is the total interaction I have had with my students. This involves not only the academics, but their social and …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
When the offenders rolled down the window to talk to police, a plume of marijuana smoke wafted out the window. They didn't attempt to hide the act.
Two 19-year-olds from Milwaukee were arrested for possession of THC after they cruised too quickly through a school zone early Wednesday morning. While heading south on Port Washington Road just after 8 a.m., a Fox Point police officer noticed the car in front of him did not slow down when it went through the yellow flashing lights by Maple Dale Middle School, where the speed limit is 15 mph. The officer clocked the car in front of him going 39 to 41 mph. The officer ran a Department of Transportation check on the license plate and discovered the owner had a suspended driver's license. According to the report: The officer pulled the car over in the 8300 block of North Port Washington Road. All the windows were tinted very dark, so he …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
An accumulation of photos from the PTO-sponsored program offering lots of activities for fifth through eighth-graders at Maple Dale Middle School.
From tubing at Sunburst Ski Hill to Admirals Hockey games and Styx concerts, these local families are doing it all. Editor's Note: Want to share some photos you took? Just click the Upload Photos and Videos button above. You can also upload photos directly from you smart phone by downloading the Patch App!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Man told police he was just mad at the world.
A 34-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested by Fox Point police after he flipped off a whole bus full of children near Maple Dale Middle School. According to the report: Around 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 10, an officer was on aroutine patrol behind a school bus in the 300 block of West Dean Road. As the bus came to a stop at North Port Washington Road, the officer noticed a man walking through the crosswalk and put up both middle fingers to the school bus. The officer noted in his report that the school bus was filled with many elementary aged children. As the bus turned away, the officer noticed the man walking in the middle of the road (the left turn lane) still displaying his middle fingers to cars that were passing. The officer pulled into the …