Templeton Future Problem-Solvers going to state

The Templeton Middle School sixth grade Future Problem Solving (FPS) team continued the school’s winning ways and qualified for state competition. Paula Myatt, Julie Posh and Michael Yu qualified for state competition by successfully completing the State Bowl Competition Qualifying Packet. The team is coached by Templeton teacher Sherry Malmon.

The three students along with Zachary Dowlding will be among the 250 students and 60 teams in grades 4-12 competing April 21-23 at the FPS State Bowl in Oconomowoc. Teams qualified for state through their work on three practice topics earlier in the year which were “Entertainment,” “Terrorism and Security” and “Agriculture of the 21st Century.”

The topic for the State Bowl is “Depletion of Ocean Species.” Students will brainstorm 16 challenges relating to the new topic, select a significant underlying problem and brainstorm 16 solutions. They will develop five criteria for selecting the best solution and complete the process by writing an action plan for implementing their idea. The written packet is completed in two hours by teams and individual contestants. Students then develop and perform a 4-minute skit to introduce their action plan to an audience of other students, parents and judges.

The aim of FPS is to encourage students to:

  • become more creative in their thinking;
  • develop richer images of the future;
  • strengthen researching skills;
  • learn collaborative teamwork skills; and
  • increase written and verbal communication skills.

FPS involves more than 200,000 students in 47 states, two Canadian provinces and three foreign countries. In Wisconsin, 140 teams from 40 school districts participated during the school year.

Hamilton students earn medals at state DECA conference

Half of the Hamilton High School students who qualified for state competition came away with medals at the 39th Annual Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. The state medal-winners were:

  • Angela Starz – apparel and accessories marketing;
  • David Paton – vehicles and petroleum marketing; and
  • Breanna Knueppel and Kaitlin Librizzi – hospitality services team decision-making.

Other Hamilton state competitors were:

  • Andy Schilter
  • Kayla Chambers
  • Marissa Gross
  • Melissa Akins

Business education teacher Skip Hay is the Hamilton DECA advisor. DECA is an association of marketing and management students that provides opportunities to compete in more than 50 categories related to marketing and management career development.

Community invited to discussion about drug trends

The Hamilton School District will offer another Get Connected opportunity for parents and community members to come together and increase their awareness of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues. The presentation will arm adults with practical information they need to help stem the tide of substance abuse.

Waukesha County Sheriff Department officers Mark Nihoris and Eric Severson will be the featured speakers at the April 27 presentation, which is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nihoris, the police liaison officer to the Hamilton School District, and Severson, the commander of Waukesha County’s metropolitan drug enforcement unit, will present material that will help adults identify if an individual is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also will discuss the latest trends in drugs and how to identify drug paraphernalia.

John Waller, a parent whose children used drugs while in high school, will open the presentation by talking about his personal experience in dealing with his sons’ drug use.

The program will be in the Large Group Area at Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Rd., Sussex.

Get Connected programs, which are free and open to the public, provide information and feedback on positive parenting for parents and the community. To learn more about Get Connected programs, please contact the district’s AODA specialist, Kristin Hasbrook, at (262) 246-1973 ext. 1128 or e-mail her at hasbkr@hamilton.k12.wi.us.

March 21, 2005

Board adopts new elementary mathematics textbooks

Cautioning administrators that adequate staff training must accompany the move, Hamilton School Board members voted 6-1 to approve new mathematics instructional material for grades K-5. The 18-member district Mathematics Committee made its recommendation after meeting since last fall to study best practices in mathematics instruction and review new elementary textbooks.

Instructional Services Supervisor Dee Bauman, Ph.D., reported that the committee recommended “Everyday Mathematics” as the core instructional material because it:

  • aligns with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for mathematics;
  • addresses the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM) Best Practice in Mathematics Instruction standards;
  • includes quality teacher resources; and
  • provides material for communicating with families.

Committee members attended regional and state mathematics conferences, read and discussed research about the most effective instructional methods for teaching mathematics to elementary students. They also visited classrooms in other districts to talk with teachers who are using various programs and observe classroom implementation.

Prior to taking up the item on the agenda, School Board members heard from two parents who urged them to adopt the new mathematics materials. Pauline Wasser said she supported a move to the new Everyday Mathematics materials. She said she was concerned that in times of budget tightening, districts would have “a tendency to hunker down and not look ahead.”

Laurie Cox said she trusted the expertise of district staff who recommended the materials. She said the issue was discussed at a Templeton Middle School Home & School meeting and suggested providing more information to parents who may have concerns about the shift to new textbooks and material.

School Board member Debbie Briggs, who supported the adoption of “Everyday Mathematics,” cited the experiences of a Merton teacher who has used the materials for years with success.

“The key is that training and ongoing support is there,” Briggs said of the teacher’s advice.
School Board members Dawn Van Aacken, Michael Hyland, James Long and Gabe Kolesari echoed those concerns in their comments.

Bauman listed the various training opportunities that will be available to staff members as part of her report.

When asked by Kolesari what impact the material adoption would have on state standardized tests, Bauman said it should support greater achievement because both the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exams and “Everyday Mathematics” materials are aligned with NCTM Best Practices.

The only School Board member voting against adoption of the material, Jennifer Rude Klett said she did not agree with the approach of the new textbooks because it relied too much on “group work,” and she objects to the use of calculators among elementary students. She said it would create strife among parents and teachers. She said such a drastic change in mathematics instruction should be made with parental knowledge and consent.

In addition to reviewing the books himself, School Board member Gerald Schmitz passed along the material to a relative who homeschools her children. He said the mother was impressed with the textbooks.

2004 Community Survey results released

Results of the 2004 Community Survey, in which 536 residents were interviewed by phone, were reported by Public Information and Volunteer Program Coordinator Denise Dorn Lindberg. It was the fourth community survey in 11 years, and the district saw some remarkable gains. Among the results were:

  • Overall perceptions of district quality improved continuously since 1993 and are at the highest level since the district began surveying community members;
  • There has been a steady increase in the number of residents who would choose the Hamilton School District for their child if given any choice;
  • In 1993, Hamilton results were 1 percent below the national average in the percentage of respondents who considered their local schools excellent or above average in comparison to the national Phi Delta Kappa Gallup poll. In 2004, Hamilton results were 7 percent above the national response.
  • Gains were made from 1993 to 2004 in satisfaction ratings of all curriculum and program areas. The mean score averages increased in each area between 3.6 percent to 10.5 percent over the 11-year period. The greatest gains were seen in:
    – Computer ability or literacy – up 10.5 percent;
    – Preparation for technical school or apprenticeships- up 9.7 percent;
    – Basic skills such as reading, writing, mathematics and science – up 8.8 percent;
    – Preparation for college – up 8.7 percent; and
    – Preparation for the job market – up 8.5 percent.
    – Community involvement increased 8 percent and the percent of parents who said they were “very satisfied” with opportunities for involvement increase 18 percent.
  • Questions about their level of knowledge about the school district revealed that community members perceive that they are more knowledgeable. The percentage of respondents who say they are very knowledgeable about the district doubled from 1993 to 2004, while the number of respondents who said they have average or little knowledge decreased by 21 percent. The mean score average indicates a 7.5 percent increase in level of knowledge about the district since 1993.
  • The level of priority for educational programming has changed in some cases since 1993. The top two priorities Basic Skills and Prep for College were the same in 2004 and 1993. Computer ability or literacy edged past preparation for the job market, flipping their order on the list. Preparation for technical school or apprenticeships held the same level of priority. Fitness education and health was given greater importance — moving past guidance and counseling. While not changing their order on the list, greater levels of importance were given for world languages, music and fine arts, and sports and cocurricular activities.
  • When asked about two specific facilities questions, 63 percent support the idea of building a swimming pool, but only 43 percent favored a new fieldhouse. The questions did not include costs or impact on taxpayers and therefore are not necessarily indicators of the outcome of a referendum.
  • The most significant demographic shift is a more educated community. The number of residents who have 16 years or more of education is up 15 percent since 1993; the number who have 10-12 years of schooling is down 14 percent.

Lindberg reported that Hamilton High School students once again interviewed community members on four different evenings in December. She thanked Principal David Furrer for his assistance in recruiting 60 student volunteer — including students in statistics and business education classes and members of National Honor Society, LEO Club, Boys Football, Chargerettes, Pep Club, and Student Council The students contributed more than 200 hours of service.

Lindberg also thanked students in Penny Komatz’s Advanced Placement Statistic class who calculated and confirmed the statistical significance of survey results.

Lunch prices to jump 15 cents next fall

Beginning next fall the price of hot lunch will increase 15 cents for students and adults. The price for elementary lunches will go to $1.75, middle and high school lunches to $2 and adult lunches to $2.65. The price of milk will remain at 30 cents. Business Services Director Bryan Ruud reported that the increase is due to commodity cutbacks and increased costs for labor, equipment and food. He noted that Hamilton prices remain moderate compared to other lunch programs and provided comparisons for 19 other school districts.

Marcy site plan approved

Marcy Elementary School Principal Donald Behrens reported on his school’s site plan. The tactics for the five-year plan state that the school will:

  • create and disseminate a vision statement;
  • improve communication to maximize the exchange and understanding of information among parents, teachers, new staff members, new families and the community;
  • increase students achievement across grade levels through curriculum articulation; and
  • improve achievement for each learning through effective and innovative practices.

Behren’s report indicated that while Marcy student achievement is high, fourth grade science scores on the WKCE was somewhat lower than expected even though they were competitive with area schools. It was the subject of study and subsequent staff meetings.

Anecdotal evidence on building climate is positive, according to Behren’s report, and the latest parent opinion survey suggests strong parent school support.

Students get approval for Youth Options Program

The applications of six Hamilton students were approved for enrollment in the Youth Options Program for the first semester of 2005-06. The students qualify by competing their sophomore year, having good academic standing and no record of disciplinary problems. The students are able to take technical college or university courses at district expense if they have exhausted the curriculum offered in the district.

School Board accepts retirement request of Berggren

The School Board accepted with regret the retirement request of longtime Marcy administrative assistant Barb Berggren. Berggren has worked in the district for 19 years and her retirement will be effective at the end of the school year. School Board member Gerald Schmitz said it will be difficult to replace her.

Hamilton AP statistic students collecting real-world data

Hamilton High School Advanced Placement Statistics students have been applying their knowledge of statistics to come up with findings about their peers at school.

In tests of independence and homogeneity – known as Chi Square Distributions — students investigated relationships among groups at their school. The following are their findings.

  • Michael Miller — There is no relationship between a student’s gender and his or her favorite sport to watch.
  • Jamie Sylvester, Jeff Stathus and Jenna Resch — Music preference is not related to cereal preference.
  • Stepahnie Bronikowski and Stacy Strebel — and in another survey — Sarah Giuffre and Anita Loker — A relationship exists between gender and favorite color.
  • Sara Mikolajczak and Ken Norby — Each grade at Hamilton has the same proportion of students with 0, 1, 2, 3 or more siblings.
  • Nick Blaubach, Keith Meyer and Matt LeDonne — Preference of movie genre is not related to grade in class.
  • Miranda Regall and Jenny Olson — A student’s gender is independent of grade point average.

Students compared data from two samples to reach the following conclusions:

  • Jamie Sylvester and Jenna Resch — There is no difference between the number of hours Hamilton senior males and senior females work.
  • Sara Mikolajczak and Ken Norby — Upperclass females at Hamilton do not have higher grade point averages than their male counterparts.
  • Missy Haese and Laura Zoulek — Hamilton senior females do not have higher ACT scores than Hamilton senior males.
  • Stephanie Bronikowski and Stacy Strebel — There is a larger proportion of Hamilton juniors than seniors who chat online at least five nights a week.
  • Michael Xiong, Michael Miller, and Matt LeDonne — Hamilton male upperclassmen do not work more hours per week than their female counterparts.
  • Nick Blaubach and Keith Meyer — Hamilton female upperclassmen have higher grade point averages from last semester than Hamilton male upperclassmen.
  • Miranda Regall and Jenny Olson — The proportion of Hamilton female students who tan at tanning salons is greater than the proportion of Hamilton male students who tan at salons.
  • Anita Loker and Sarah Giuffre — Male students at Hamilton do not work fewer hours per seven-day week than female students.

Students applied their knowledge of designing experiments by testing the following hypotheses. Statistics teacher Penny Komatz cautions that sample sizes were small and therefore the results cannot necessarily be generalized.

  • Stephanie Bronikowski and Stacy Strebel — whether the wording of a question affects the responses given by a class of seventh graders
  • Jenny Olson and Miranda Regal — whether Hamilton students can distinguish between a name brand potato chip and a generic potato chip in a blind taste test
  • Laura Zoulek and Missy Haese — whether Hamilton students will rate chocolate chips in a Nestle Toll House bag higher than the same chip delivered in a Roundy’s bag
  • Jamie Sylvester and Jenna Resch — whether students will rate the cereal in a Kellogg’s Froot Loops box higher than the cereal in a Malt-O-Meal bag, even though it is the same cereal
  • Sara Mikolajczak and Ken Norby — whether students will prefer soda that is tinted red over the same soda that is tinted black
  • Nick Blaubach and Keith Meyer — whether students can differentiate between regular and one-third reduced fat Pringles in a blind taste test
  • Jeff Stathus — whether students would prefer generic frosted flakes presented in a Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes box over those presented in a Roundy’s box

In addition to conducting their own research, AP Statistics students crunched numbers and applied their knowledge of statistical significance to help summarize information gathered from the 2004 Hamilton District Community Survey.

Hamilton welcomes GAPP exchange students

Don’t be surprised to see greetings welcoming 2005 German American Partnership Program (GAPP) exchange students on signs in front of Sussex area businesses. Hamilton High School German Club members have been working feverishly making arrangements to host a group of 20 exchange students and two teacher-chaperones from Altdorf, Germany. Students from the picturesque, small town in northern Bavaria are visiting the Hamilton School District March 17 until April 8.

The GAPP exchange opportunity is designed to promote international understanding among young people, as well as provide students with an opportunity to learn German in an immersion experience. German teacher Robin Tessereau is excited about what this exchange means to the Hamilton German language students.

“I have seen learning German come alive for these students,” said Frau Tessereau.

The families of 20 Hamilton students will host the German guests and travel to Altdorf this summer for a three-week exchange at the Leibniz-Gymnasium, a college-preparatory, secondary school specializing in world languages, math and science. While in Germany students from Hamilton will attend classes at the Leibniz-Gymnasium and visit places of historical and cultural interest.

Hamilton students participating in the GAPP exchange are:
Brian Alland
Jeffery Denninger
Elizabeth Doucette
Gail Druschke
Nicole Glaser
Andrea Hearley
Ashley Hust
Cailin Iwen
Kevin Johnson
Nora Kudronowicz
Phillip Laper
Samantha Mezydlo
Kenneth Norby
Danielle Pirelli
Adam Swierczek
Paul Thompson
Adam Van Reenen
Whitney Zahn
Erica Zander
Angela Zapf

Hamilton hosts Academic Awards Banquet

The academic accomplishments of Hamilton High School students were celebrated March 16 at the 13th Annual Academic Awards Banquet. The event, coordinated by the National Honor Society and supported with a grant from the Hamilton Education Foundation, honors students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Students who were recognized at the event include:

Alex Becker
Gregory Behm
Nicholas Blaubach
Lisa Block
Anna Bradford
Christopher Brook
Michelle Brown
Jamie Burns
Lindsey Cardo
Melanie Coburn
Megan Crass
Lisa Dardich
Michael Deau
Jennifer Doyle
Sarah Eslyn
Megan Fabus
Kristine Gielow
Kelly Grabko
Whitney Hagstrom
Jessica Harrer
Andrea Hearley
Lauren Henschen
Alyssa Jacklin
Hannah Johnson
Amy Kellner
Sara Koll
Kelly Kornel
Noelle Korpela
Sara Lee
Amanda Lutz
Morgan Lyons
Bryan Macpherson
Colleen McCarthy
Keith Meyer
Sara Michalski
Sara Mikolajczak
Jaclyn Millonzi
September Mueller
Amy Olson
Holli Reckin
Robert Schoner
Kelly Schweiss
Lauren Solliday-McRoy
Stacy Strebel
Carrie Swick
Flora Zeng
Laura Zoulek

Seniors unable to attend
Melissa Akins
Nyssa Bulkes
Stephanie Bronikowski
Elaine Carsky
Emily Gebhardt
Maria-Therese Grant
Melissa Haese
Theresa Henninger
Kelly Kurutz
Le Ha La
Ines Linke
Kelly Noack
Alicia Olsen
Dana Ratelle
Miranda Regall
Jenna Resch
Angela Starz
Elizabeth Stoudt
Jamie Sylvester
Hannah Vu
Michelle Zeirke

Brian Alland
Nicholas Amoroso
Clayton Bonfiglio
Timothy Borowski
Karolyn Braden
Ashley Bulgrin
Sarah Christofferson
Alison Crane
Jennifer Fidler
Emily Flink
Amanda Greene
Thomas Grochowski
Sharon Henk
Ryan Jacobi
Brittany Jasinski
Joanne Jones
Kimberly Knoebel
Courtney Konyn
Melanie Kowalchuk
Amanda Kuehn
Emily Ladd
Carly Laper
Simon Larscheidt
Leslie Lemanczyk
James Liermann
Stephanie Lundquist
Alyssa Maurer
Erin McLaughlin
Katherine Mess
Joshua Monroe
Kenneth Norby
Robert Pothier
Kelsey Raffel
Melissa Rahn
Jamie Rawson
Traci Roembke
Dana Rupar
Michael Schilz
Laurie Schmidt
Jenny Smith
Dana Studee
Adam Swierczek
Amanda Taavola
Gabriel Van Eyck
Whitney Zahn
Erica Zander
Angela Zapf
Sommer Zarnoth

Juniors unable to attend
Maria Baatz
Erin Boyd
Amanda Braden
Desiree Brown
Jessica Czarniak
Jennifer Dinkel
Elizabeth Doucette
Dana Eimermann
Paul Gibelev
Kelly Held
Cailin Iwen
Alicia Johanning
Carlie Kappl
Chelsey Kueffer
Jacob Lewis
David Nimmer
Gary Peterson
Courtney Sampson
Lindsey Sampson
Kelsey Seppa
Annie Seward
Kristen Swoboda
Paul Thompson

Michael Alfano
Carolyn Arnold
Alison Bacon
Eric Barch
Elizabeth Bertucci
Brian Bialobrzeski
David Brazy
T.J. Clausing
Paul Coburn
Jeffrey Denninger
Nicole Destache
Bryan Ehnert
Nicole Emmer
Elizabeth Fischer
Nicole Glaser
Rebecca Graebner
Candace Greupink
Ryan Haunfelder
Michael Hickey
Leah Jensen
Joseph Jurasovich
Laura Kamenick
Joshua Kapelke
Megan Keller
Anthony Kerhin
Kaitlin Klemencic
Allyssa Knoebel
Nora Kudronowicz
Phillip Laper
Samantha Luedtke
Jodi Millies
Rebecca Murray
William Niklasch
Jennifer Posh
Brenna Pratt
Emily Pride
Mark Ray
Ashley Reimer
Taylor Roehr
Jeffrey Rossman
Heather Schilter
Joseph Schroeder
Megan Seroogy
Stephanie Smith
Christopher Sonier
Allison Sorenson
Alex Storm
Stephanie Thiede
Allison Umhoefer
Kayla Vogel
Lyndsey Walz
Michael Weinand
Olivia Weis
Hailey Wisner
Rachel Ziegler
Zachary Zyduck

Sophomores unable to attend
Joseph Bartolone
John Block
Chelsea Brocker
Valerie Cawley
Kayla Chambers
Tony D’Alessio
Gail Druschke
Alison Fero
Robin Gluth
Claire Greeneway
Brittany Henninger
Kristin Huf
Kelsey McCaigue
Chaya Nayak
Steven Notari
James Pietrzak
Frank Schweiger
Andrew Sellers
Zachary Seppa
Alison Spankowski
Vanessa Torweihe
Joshua Vang
Sara Willkomm
Kara Wisniewski
Korina Zarzynski

Valerie Becker
Danielle Behling
Michael Bernarde
Elizabeth Blewett
Jessica Bley
Melissa Brook
Lindsey Burleson
Jessica Buschke
Bethany Canales
Jasmine Dockery
Kathryn Doyle
Eva Ennamorato
Jessica Flagg
Evan Flink
Kristen Gatzow
Joshua Gratz
Chelsea Gustafson
Loralee Hall
Selema Hamouda
Kimberly Hassert
Benjamin Helm
Stacey Henk
Lydia Hickey
Jesse Hintz
Michael Jacklin
Michelle Jackson
Ellie Kahle
Sara Kamoske
Shane Kelly-Eversum
Jennifer Kerhin
Christina King
Jaclyn Klafke
Katherine Koloske
Brian Konyn
David Kuehn
Ashley LaFond
Nicole Lemanczyk
Heather Leskinen
Aimee Macpherson
Kyle McClone
Kelly McGinnis
Nicole Mikolajczak
Carissa Mindt
Kaylyn Olson
Elizabeth Peters
Matthew Pfrang
Alexander Piper
Joshua Pothier
Sarah Prasser
Joshua Rahn
Whitney Reimer
Emily Rindfleisch
Emily Rosenbecker
Taylor Roth
Cassandra Rubenzer
Sonya Ruminski
Samantha Runingen
Nick Schaefer
Jessica Schiedemeyer
Danielle Schoner
Emily Schultz
Alex Schwartz
Chris Sendelbach
Sara Shaffer
Emily Sheeks
Amanda Sonnemann
Eric Swierczek
Nicholas Talerico
Sarah Tomke
Margaret VanReenen
Brittany Voeks
Sarah Warzon
Kirsten Wiesneski
Hannah Zander
Michelle Zapf
Aja Zarling
Angela Zeng

Freshman unable to attend
Trevor Allen
Kayla Campanelli
Angela Christman
Leslie Crane
Lisa D’Alessio
Michael Duncan
Daniel Fourness
Calley Galarowicz
Alyssa Galovich
Katherine Goodfellow
Katelyn Kaupp
Manjinder Kaur
Varinder Kaur
Theresa Klees
Jessica Kubeck
Erica Lemmermann
Christian MacLeod
Alyssa Olson
Amanda Pfannerstill
David Radcliffe
Kyle Riesen
Karley Sprtel
Jessica Thao
Amber Turriff
Kouxeng Vang
Alexander Wissing
Danyele Wondolkowski
Phoua Xiong
Vicky Yang

School Board candidates available at Meet and Greet

Community members and parents interested in meeting the candidates for the Hamilton School Board are invited to attend a Meet and Greet session March 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be in the District Conference Room at Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex. It is designed to be an informal opportunity for people to meet the candidates and discuss school issues.

The terms of School Board members James Long and Michael Hyland expire this year. Long holds the Village of Lannon position and Hyland has an at-large position. Lannon resident Terry Gissal is challenging Hyland. Long is running unopposed.

The School Board election is April 5.

Hamilton students attend Badger State

Hamilton High School juniors will again attend Badger Girls and Badger Boys State.

The young women who will attend the 2005 Badger Girls State June 19-24 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus are:

  • Dana Eimermann; and
  • Courtney Konyn.

Attending the 2005 Badger Boys State June 11-18 at Ripon College will be:

  • Thomas Grochowski; and
  • Simon Larscheidt.

The Sussex Lions Club and the Hamilton High School Athletic Department sponsor the students’ participation in the program. The students were chosen based on their interest in government, class standing and qualities of leadership, character and fitness.

For more than 50 years, Wisconsin high school juniors have been chosen to participate in this unique program where they can meet other students and learn about Wisconsin’s system of government. This year more than 850 boys and 750 girls will participate statewide. They will learn about city, county and state government by carrying out citizenship procedures such as campaigning, voting and holding offices.

Hamilton hosts Academic Awards Banquet

Hundreds will gather March 16 at Hamilton High School to celebrate the academic accomplishments of 323 high school students. The 13th annual event begin at 6 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

The Academic Awards Banquet is coordinated by the National Honor Society to honor students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students receive academic letters, chevrons, pins or certificates depending on the number of semesters they have achieved a 3.5 grade point average.

The Hamilton Education Foundation supports the event by providing an Academic Recognition Grant award to the National Honor Society which coordinates the banquet and program. This year’s theme is “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow.” The guest speaker is Hamilton physics teacher Timothy Moeller. The Hamilton Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Hamilton Band Director Jon Waite, will perform during dinner and throughout the program. Linda Paton is the parent volunteer who has prepared the awards and arranged the decorations.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.