Skip to main content

Maple Lake High School holds a signing day ceremony for future teachers

It's the first known school in Minnesota to recognize teachers this way.

Signing day presentations are usually reserved for high school students who have received athletic or academic college scholarships, but a movement to start recognizing future teachers is picking up steam in Minnesota. 

On Thursday, Maple Lake High School held a ceremony for its senior students who plan to become teachers – the first of its kind in Minnesota, according to John Millea of the Minnesota State High School League. 

"Nothing is more vital to the future of our world than education, and we need to do everything we can in Minnesota and elsewhere to encourage young people to consider careers in education," Millea wrote in his blog last year

Today's top stories: 

School bus driver was looking up 'yo mama' jokes while driving

NEW: Follow Bring Me The News on Flipboard

Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani will DH, then pitch against the Twins

Millea has been pushing more schools to do the same since he saw Norwalk High School in Iowa do it last spring. 

The students at the school in Iowa are recognized during a ceremony in which they sign letters of intent to the colleges they plan to pursue teaching degrees at. 

"Education in Minnesota is something we are proud of, and rightfully so," Millea wrote. "Let’s make signing ceremonies for future teachers happen here in the spring of 2018 and beyond. 

"Teachers, administrators, parents, students … get the ball rolling in your schools."

Maple Lake is located on Hwy. 55 between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. 

Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" actually did a hilarious skit on what SportsCenter would be like if it focused on teachers rather than athletes. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-31 at 9.18.37 PM

Bed, Bath & Beyond closing 86 more stores, including in Bloomington

The struggling chain closed a store in St. Cloud last year.

Andy Trowbridge

Tributes to KARE 11 sports producer who has died at age 35

KARE says Andrew Trowbridge died following a 'brief illness.'

LoganSlackDakotaCoJail

Man pleads guilty to murder of Inver Grove Heights father

Michael Chang-Beom Lee, 43, was killed during a burglary at his home.

Eggs at Hy-Vee

Price comparison: How much do eggs cost at Twin Cities grocery stores?

Prices have been spiking, so where can you find the cheapest eggs?

KwonFloodFOX9

FOX 9 promotes Hannah Flood to anchor, adds new reporter

Hannah Flood will co-anchor mornings while Se Kwon joins the team.

Carjacking pursuit in Little Canada

Watch: Suspects drive wrong-way on I-35E, before carjacking separate vehicles

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said the suspects are still at large.

RestaurantFireSTP

St. Paul restaurant damaged in Sunday night fire

The fire department said the fire is considered to be "accidental."

Lake Superior.

MPCA: Minnesota's emissions fell by 23% between 2005 and 2020

Clean energy investments have driven the decline.

Dave Durenberger

Former U.S. Senator for Minnesota Dave Durenberger dies at 88

Durenberger served two terms before his disgraceful exit in the mid-1990s.

Related

Shakopee educator is Minnesota's Teacher of the Year 2018

The alternative high school English teacher was selected from 86,000 Education Minnesota members.

Screen Shot 2020-09-01 at 2.17.01 PM

MN principal creates emotional music video ahead of return to school

"I wanted to create humor around a very taxing situation."

unsplash - school classroom students

8 Minnesota schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

Almost 300 schools were recognized nationwide.

St. Paul Federation of Educators

36,000 students out of school as teacher strike begins in St. Paul

A strike begins immediately after failed negotiations reached a deadline.

By calling a snow day early, Twin Cities schools keen to avoid making same mistake twice

"Better safe, than sorry" should be the new motto of Twin Cities schools.