Friends, Fun & Food

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Helpful Information, Weekly Menu

Massac County Unit 1 School District is pleased to announce the first year of its Summer Food Program!  This program will service children of 18 years of age or under, and offers them the opportunity to eat twice a day for FREE!

WHO: Children 18 and under (Don’t have to attend Massac Unit 1…if you’ve got company, bring them along!) Adults can also eat for a small fee.

WHAT: Two to three options for breakfast (One will be a hot entree) One hot entree for lunch.

WHEN: Beginning June 8, every day except July 3rd, until the end of the program (to be announced)  Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.   Lunch:  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Metropolis Elementary School

There will also be a cookout on July 2nd to celebrate Independence Day!

Don’t miss out on an opportunity for 2 hot meals a day and a little fun as well!

Collecting for Education

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Collecting for Education

Collecting for Education

Please collect the following for PTO over the summer:  Box Tops, Prairie Farms Milk Caps, Sunny D Labels, and Best Choice UPC codes.


We will also be collecting Big John receipts again beginning Sept. 1, 2015.  Big John receipts must be dated from Sept. 1, 2015-March 30, 2016. Receipts not within this time frame cannot be redeemed.

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List 2015-2016 School Year

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List

2015-2016 School Year

As always donations of items such as Germ X, Kleenex, Paper Towels,

Zip-loc Bags, Clorox wipes, Loose Leaf Paper, Note Books, Band-aids, Pencil Cap erasers, and Glue Sticks are appreciated but not mandatory.


  • Pencil box
  • At least 5 Pencils
  • box of crayons (16-24)
  • Blunt scissors
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 2 large glue sticks
  • Backpack
  • Washable markers

Third Grade

  • One Pkg. Wooden Pencils-No Mechanical Pencils
  • 1 regular size pink rectangle shaped eraser
  • 1 Yellow highlighter
  • 2 Black Dry erase markers (Expo brand preferred)
  • 24 pack crayons (Not Colored pencils or markers)
  • Child size scissors
  • 1 folder with pockets-recommend plastic folder
  • 1 Glue Stick
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper
  • Multiplication flashcards(For use at home)

Sixth Grade

  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • loose leaf paper
  • 3 pocket folders pencils
  • erasers
  • markers or crayons
  • pencils
  • red pen
  • hi-liter
  • scissors
  • glue
  • Kleenex




First Grade

  • 2 – pocket folders
  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Pencil tip erasers
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Kleenex


Fourth Grade

  • Pencil Box and Pencils
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Lined index cards
  • Big pink erasers (2)
  • 3 spiral notebooks
  • 3 folders with pockets
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 2 Dry erase markers
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Glue sticks



  • Pencil box
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • glue (Squeeze glue) Not Glue sticks
  • scissors
  • markers
  • pencil sharpener
  • 1 regular size pink rectangle shaped eraser


Second Grade

  • Crayons·
  • Pencils·
  • 2 Big Erasers·
  • Large Glue Stick (preferably clear)
  • Spiral Notebook (wide ruled)
  • 3 Folders with Pockets
  • Scissors (Fiscars are best)
  • Pencil Box (small, plastic)
  • Crayola Markers
  • Backpack
  • Please send a baby picture of your child the first week of school which will be returned


Fifth Grade

  • 4 Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Pocket Folder (with Fasteners)
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Grading Pen
  • Hi-Liter
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue





  • Tennis Shoes



  • Ear buds



Christmas DVD’s and Year Book’s from Past Year’s Available in Office

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

There are Year Book’s available from past year for sale in the office at Maple Grove.

The following are the years available and the cost:

2000-01-$10.00, 2002-03-$10.00, 2009-2010-$10.00, 2010-2011-$10.00 and 2013-14-$15.00.  Supplies are limited on the older years.

Christmas DVD’s available are for the Christmas Program’s from both Christmas 2010 and 2011, the cost of either year would be $5.00.  Please contact the office or send your checks made out to Maple Grove Elementary with the year or years needed in the memo.

Check out the following cheap or free items your family can enjoy this summer in our local area!

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

Check out the following cheap or free items your family can enjoy this summer in our local area!

Cinemark Summer Movie Club House Shows at 9:30am and 10:00am, Tuesday and Wednesdays, $1.00 Admission

June 2-3                                                       The Croods

June 9-10                                                     The Lego Movie

June 16-17                                                   Dolphin Tale 2

June 23-24                                                  Mr. Peabody and Sherman

June 30-July 1                                            Penguins

July 7-8                                                        Night at the Museum: Secret Stone

July 14-15                                                    How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 21-22                                                     Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

July 28-29                                                    Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

August 4-5                                                    The Nut Job


Kids Bowl Free

Register your child to bowl two free games each day of the summer at  Super Bowl in Metropolis will be participating in this program.  This does not include the cost of shoe rental.  Family packages can also be purchased at a great value over paying for each game.

Metropolis and McCracken County Libraries

Summer activity schedules will be available on the following websites for the local libraries.

Metropolis Library –

McCracken County Library –

Movies in the Park – Fort Massac

May 22-Dolphin Tale 2

June 5-Big Hero 6

June 10-The Lego Movie

July 24-Cinderella

August 7-Earth to Echo

August 21-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

September 4-When the Game Stands Tall

September 18-Wreck It Ralph

October 9-The Good Lie

October 23-Planes: Fire and Rescue

Southern Seven Walk in Immunization Days

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Health

For students that have or will be receiving information from Nurse Cricket for next year’s immunizations that are needed, Southern Seven Health Department in Metropolis will be having walk-in immunization days this summer.  The Dates and times are as follows:

6/11-1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

6/19-9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

07/08-9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

07/20-1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

08/03-1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

08/10-9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Southern Seven Health Department-Massac County Office-1230 Commercial Park Road (618) 524-2212 or (618) 524-2657 to see if they file your insurance.

Dental Exam Requirements

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Health, Important Reminders
Dental Exam Requirements

A completed dental exam is required to be on file for all Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th Grade Students prior to May 15, 2015.  Failure to comply could result in the student’s report card being held until proof of examination is turned in to the school.


Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements, Reminders


  • Page 27 – Electronics and any other type of communication devices and/or accessories are not permitted. Electronic reading devices are permitted for reading purposes only.
  •  Page 27 – Updated consequences for improper usage.
    • 1st offense – removed that a detention is issued.
    • 2nd offense – remained the same.
    • 3rd offense – one day of in-school suspension
    • Each offense after that – three day in-school suspension for insubordination.

Important Information for Student Information System

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Helpful Information



January 12, 2015



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Beginning this semester, discipline reports will be entered on STI (the online grade book) instead of the current pink slips. Because of this, if you are interested in receiving notifications when your child gets in trouble (or misses school or is failing), you will need to go to the STI website and sign up.


The STI website can be accessed two different ways:

1. You can navigate directly to the website using the following address:

2. Or you can visit the Joppa-Maple Grove website (, click on “For Parents” at the top of the page, and then click on the link for STI InformationNow Login.


If you do not know what your log-in information is, please visit the office (due to the confidential information involved with STI, log-in information is not given over the phone or mail). This log-in will allow you to check grades, discipline, attendance, etc.


Once you have logged in to STI, you can sign up to receive alerts by clicking on “Settings” and then marking which alerts you would like to receive (for discipline, absences, or grades). Please take advantage of this useful tool to receive immediate updates of how your child is doing in school.


Again, discipline reports will no longer be sent home and will instead be entered on STI.





Landon Sommer


Joppa-Maple Grove


Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements, Helpful Information

For the latest information you may also go to the website

or Information Now

 to follow your child’s progress.  If you have any questions or need your child’s password feel free to contact Donna in the office at 618-543-7434 Ext. 1201.