Hamilton offers drivers’ education

Registration for Hamilton High School fall drivers’ education, including theory, simulation and behind-the-wheel is Aug. 7 and 8.

The theory phase begins on Sept. 18 and includes 16 two-hour classes from 3:40 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. The simulation, which starts in October, is six two-hour classes. Behind-the-wheel includes six two-hour lessons and is held 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. or Saturday mornings.

Completed forms without fees will be accepted at the high school office during school hours or by mail. Forms should be returned to the school by Sept. 14.

Fees are $150 for theory-simulation, $150 for behind-the-wheel and $300 for the full program.

Students who will be 16 years old by Aug. 30, 2008 are eligible to enroll in all three phases of the program.

If you have questions, please contact Hamilton Drivers’ Education Coordinator Jackie Rottler at rottja@hamilton.k12.wi.us.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road.

Motorcyclist, trucker present to student drivers

Hamilton High School student drivers learned in June that the road is full of more than just cars through presentations from the Share the Road program and the Wisconsin Road Team.

Local radio personality and motorcycle enthusiast Jonathan Green presented a 40-minute “Share the Road” talk sponsored by ABATE of Wisconsin, Inc. designed to increase driver awareness of motorcycles. Topics included accidents, seeing versus perception, visibility, lane positioning, following distance, passing and motorcycle protective clothing and equipment.

Darryl Falk, a 2007 Road Team member, talked about highway safety and the trucking industry’s importance to Wisconsin’s economy. The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association created the Road team in 1988 to help improve highway safety, promote professionalism in the industry and improve the trucking industry’s public image. Last year, the team spoke to over 15,800 drivers education students in over 255 schools throughout the state.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road.

Screening slated for preschoolers not in district programs

The Hamilton School District will offer preschool screening Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 3- and 4-year-olds who are not already enrolled in a district program and whose parents are concerned about their development.

The screening will occur at Willow Springs Learning Center, W220 N6660 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls. Call Claudia Guditus to arrange a screening at (262) 255-6190.

The screening process includes evaluation of language, hearing and articulation development. Parents should park in the west parking lot at Willow Springs when they arrive for their appointments.

Children investigate a crime scene at Camp Invention

Children will have the opportunity to investigate a make-believe crime scene; create exciting new games; design boats, hovercrafts and gliders; and transform ordinary household items into extraordinary inventions when the Camp Invention program arrives in Sussex this summer. The program is scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3 at Maple Avenue Elementary School.

Camp Invention, open to children entering first through sixth grades, fosters creativity, teamwork, inventive-thinking skills and science literacy. The program was created in 1990 by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation and receives support from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Jodi Rupnow, Maple Avenue second grade teacher, is camp director and will head a staff of local instructors and counselors. The camp features a low staff-camper ratio of one staff member for every eight campers.

“Parents will find that this year’s Camp Invention program provides a magical mix of creative exercises that encourages brainstorming, teamwork and problem solving,” said Jodi Rupnow. “Children who attend Camp Invention learn to think outside of the box. No matter how old they are, they continue to build age-appropriate inventive-thinking skills that we hope will lead them to be among the great critical thinkers of the future. ”

The $219 registration fee includes instruction by local licensed teachers, daily snacks and a T-shirt.. Each program is limited to 110 children. For more information or to register your child for this program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.