Many of our Maplewood students, parents, and educators are passionate about caring for our environment and are trying to help Maplewood earn its “Green Flag” eco-school status as participants of the Maplewood Green Team. Green Team members must be willing to occasionally pick up litter on campus, sort out recycling when spotted in a landfill bin, attend presentations by guest speakers such as arborists or biologists, attend field trips to hike or learn about Earth-related topics, teach other students about recycling, composting, gardening, etc., and be the kind of person who simply loves being in nature. The Green Team is led by Ms. Braziel, our librarian and campus innovation coach in collaboration with parent volunteers.
Led by Ms. Kirk, our amazing counselor, a group of about 30 3rd-6th graders help keep our school “No Place for Hate,” while increasing the peace and thwarting bullying. The committee hosts PeaceFests every 9 weeks and regularly hosts community-building, health-enhancing events such as Red Ribbon Week or Mix It Up at Lunch Day. (Also see No Place for Hate under “Programs” tab.)
Born to Run is a weekly afterschool student running club hosted by Maplewood teacher volunteers during the fall semester. Please contact Ms. Metcalf for more information.
Girls on the Run is a weekly afterschool student running club hosted by Maplewood teacher volunteers during the spring semester. Please contact Ms. Metcalf or Ms. Maldonado for more information.
Maplewood’s 6th Grade STEM Club is a product of UTeach Outreach. Two university students are the STEM Club coaches who lead STEM activities on Thursdays after school. For more information, see UTeach Outreach.
The Ukulele Choir is an after school club open to students in 3rd through 6th grades. They perform at various programs on campus as well as at special events such as the Cherrywood Book & Plant Swaps. Ukulele Choir is led by Maestro Krouse, Maplewood’s music teacher, in collaboration with Neal Kassanoff, director of Groundwork Music Project.
The Drum Ensemble is an after school class, led by Maestro Krouse, Maplewood’s music teacher, that consists of interested students in the upper grades. They meet weekly to practice and often perform at programs on and off campus.
Students interested in learning more about coding and computer programming participate in Coding Club, led by parent volunteers during the school day and by Mr. Ludlow, 4th grade teacher, after school. Students use Scratch, Google’s CSFirst curriculum, and various coding apps and equipment such as BeeBots and Code-a-Pillars. This program is pending parent volunteer support.
Students in 5th grade learn Shakespeare courtesy of UT’s College of Liberal Arts Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach program. For more information, visit their website.
Students in 6th grades have the opportunity to film newsworthy events and broadcast live on our closed Maplewood School Community Facebook group.
Under the guidance of our PE Specialist, Ms. Lambdin-Abraham, a committee of 5th & 6th graders meets to assist with student wellness initiatives.