Lion's NewsFebruary 12th - February 18th
The JV boys as well as the varsity girls and boys basketball teams began the week with an away triple header at Leslie High School. The JV boys beat Leslie with a final score of 44-41. The varsity girls were defeated with a final score of 6-69, and the varsity boys were also defeated with a final score of 32-67. The JV boys and both varsity basketball teams were scheduled to travel to Perry High School on the 14th for another triple header, however, due to weather conditions the game will be rescheduled for the following week. To cap off the week, Jackson Burpee traveled to Mendon to compete in the MHSAA Individual Regional. Also on Saturday, the varsity competitive cheer team traveled to Bronson to compete in the MHSAA Competitive Cheer District, finishing 6th overall.
DECA states finalists will be preparing these next few weeks for the upcoming competition in Detroit from March 9th - 11th. FFA members will also be preparing for their states' National Convention which will be March 8-10. Finally, the Spring Musical will be premiering March 10-12. Be sure to purchase your tickets!
5 Questions with Mrs. Christopher
Where did you go to school/ Currently going to school?
“I went to KCC for my associates, WMU for my bachelors, and Margrove for my masters.”
What made you want to become a teacher?
“I had amazing teachers at MV growing up, and they inspired me to become a teacher.”
What is your favorite part about being a teacher at Maple Valley?
“The relationships I build with my students and coworkers.”
How would you describe your teaching style?
“Tough love- I will push you, and hold you accountable, but still give hugs and listen to your feelings.”
What do you feel is the most challenging part of becoming a teacher?
“The ever changing expectations and guidelines.”
Seniors of the Week
Meet Alex Nelson! After high school Alex plans on getting an apprenticeship at the Wayland Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center to become a carpenter. The teacher who has had the biggest impact on Alex’s life is Mr. Seavolt. Mr. Seavolt has helped Alex to discover what he wants to do once he finishes high school. Alex’s favorite part about being a senior has been having a lot more freedom and independence. The advice Alex would give to incoming freshmen is to always respect your teachers and they will respect you, and to see every situation as a learning opportunity. The highlight of Alex’s senior year was being able to be in the soccer field for one last season and being able to be a leader.
Thank you Alex for being senior of the week!
Meet Cody Avery! After high school Cody plans to possibly attend college for engineering. The teacher who has had the biggest impact on Cody’s life is Mrs. Webb because she has always made him get his work done. Cody’s favorite part about being a senior is getting to graduate in May. Some advice Cody would give to incoming freshmen is to do your work now and slack off later. The highlight of Cody’s senior year has been getting to dance with his girlfriend at homecoming.
Thank you Cody for being senior of the week!
Meet Putter! After high school Putter plans to attend a university. Putter said that there is no one specific teacher that has had an impact on his life because all of his teachers, friends, and parents have equally impacted his life. Putter’s favorite part about being a senior has been the experience and learning about some of the US culture. Some advice Putter would give to incoming freshmen is that high school isn’t as hard as you think. The highlight of Putter’s senior year has been playing in the high school band and going to the fall homecoming dance.
Thank you Putter for being senior of the week!