Notice of nondiscrimination

It is the policy of the Hamilton School District that no person be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability as required by section 118.13 of the statutes. This policy also prohibits student discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap) and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).

The District shall provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. Requests for accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal. Any accommodations or program modifications granted under this policy shall be provided to students without prejudicial effect.

Requests for accommodations for children with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act shall be processed pursuant to the Section 504 Procedures.

All District career and technical education opportunities will be offered to students on a nondiscriminatory basis (without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, etc.). Information regarding such program offerings and admission criteria are included in the Student Handbooks and Course Catalogs, which are posted on the District’s website (www.hamilton.k12.wi.us) and available upon request from the School Guidance Office.

Children of homeless individuals and unaccompanied homeless youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian) residing in the District shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including comparable services, as provided to other children and youth who reside in the District. Homeless children and youth shall not be required to attend a separate school or program for homeless children and shall not be stigmatized by school personnel.

The District shall provide appropriate educational services or programs for students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap or disability. The District shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. Requests for religious accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal.

The District encourages informal resolution of discrimination complaints. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available, however, to address allegations of violations of the District’s equal educational opportunities policy.

Any questions concerning this policy, or policy compliance, should be directed to:
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Hamilton School District
W220N6151 Town Line Road
262-246-1973

Hamilton Chargerettes sponsor youth dance clinic

Hamilton High School Chargerette pom-dance team and its coach will conduct a youth dance clinic Nov. 22 in the high school gymnasium. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to this event which is slated from 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Participants are invited to appear with the Chargerettes at the varsity boys basketball game that evening. Cost for the clinic is $25 and includes a T-shirt and dinner.

Participants should wear a T-shirt, shorts and athletic shoes to the clinic. For more information or a registration form, please contact Chargerette coach Jessica Ronk at ronkje@hamilton.k12.wi.us.

Students inducted into National Honor Society

The Hamilton High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted nearly 80 juniors and seniors Oct. 14 for membership at an installation ceremony in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. The new members joined 50 current members to form the largest NHS membership in the history of the Hamilton High School Chapter.

New members are:

·        Lindsay Adams

·        Lauren Anthony

·        Michelle Bader

·        Michael Barnes

·        Mariah Bazile

·        Samantha Beckett

·        Alexi Carlson

·        Tess Carlson

·        Joyce Chen

·        Jacob Cieslik

·        Matthew Ciolkosz

·        Allison Croft

·        Connor Davidson

·        Thomas Diehl

·        Alaina Eckert

·        Kevin Fantl

·        Amanda Frey-Klug

·        Gabriela Fuhriman

·        Tyler Gall

·        MacKenzie Gierach

·        Mannat Gill

·        Brittany Goetzel

·        Samantha Hagenow

·        Angela Hastings

·        Alyse Haven

·        Hannah Hubbell

·        Hannah Jeffers

·        Katrina Kastner

·        Simarpreet Kaur

·        Taylor Kessenich

·        Adam Klager

·        Georgia La Marre

·        Akshayaa Lakshmanan

·        Remi Lassiter

·        Marissa Lastrilla

·        Angela LeDonne

·        Stephanie LeDonne

·        Austin Lee

·        H. Chapman Leffingwell

·        Justin Leinbach

·        Caroline Leonardi

·        David Liang

·        Kenzie Ludin

·        Matthew McGuire

·        Connor McIlwee

·        Erin McKee

·        Taylor Mears

·        Hannah Menzel

·        Hannah Menzia

·        Shanna Mogden

·        Alyssa Molinski

·        Alison Moore

·        Morgan Murtos

·        Jessica Neumann

·        Colleen O’Neill

·        Claire Olejnik

·        Mayya Pechenova

·        Rachel Perreault

·        Ariel Pershman

·        Cassidy Pilo

·        Andrew Poenitsch

·        Brianna Pollari

·        Jack Rieder

·        Tanner Schaefgen

·        Olivia Schmidt

·        Jamie Sherman

·        Nicole Spence

·        Melanie Sumiec

·        Eric Thompson

·        Ashley Trawicki

·        Andrew Ullmann

·        Lauren Ullmann

·        Kazauv Vang

·        Caitlyn Weiner

·        Trevor Wesline

·        Kyle Wischnefski

·        Matthew Young

Students were selected on the basis of academic excellence, outstanding service, character and leadership at school and in the greater community. Principal Candis Mongan and Associate Principals Pete Ferge and Laura Westcott presented the students with a NHS pin, official membership card and a yellow or blue rose.

 

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Templeton honors veterans at ceremony

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 13th Annual Veterans’ Day Program.

Army Captain Bill Barthen, Wisconsin Army National Guard supply management officer from Madison and company commander for the Officer Candidate School at Fort McCoy, will give the Veteran’s Address. Barthen, who has been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq on three separate tours since 2004, will also post and retire the colors.

A ceremonial laying of the wreaths will honor soldiers who became prisoners of war or missing in action. Guest veterans who attend the program will be individually introduced and their military service recognized.

Students will honor the country’s veterans during the ceremony as well.

–           The Student Council President will lead the “Pledge of Allegiance.”

–           The Eighth Grade Chorus and Eighth Grade Band will perform a patriotic song

–           The Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay .

Music teacher Jaye Mier is coordinating a video production that will feature photos of military personnel and veterans who are related to Templeton students. The video will play continuously in the school lobby starting Oct. 31 and will be featured during the ceremony.

Following the program, honored veterans will be invited to participate in a small reception in the Large Group Area. All veterans and public officials are invited to attend. Please call the school at (262) 246-6477 by Nov. 1.

Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.

Students perform at State Middle Level Honors Concert

The Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) invited two Templeton Middle School students to perform at the Middle Level Honors Concert Oct. 26 at the Wisconsin State Music Conference in Madison. The students are Chloe Simchick – french horn and Erin Magoon – baritone. Both students are currently freshman at Hamilton High School.

Only 300 students were chosen to participate from more than 1,200 auditions throughout the state last spring. The Wisconsin State Honors Music Project offers talented youth the opportunity to rehearse and perform with nationally-known conductors in choir, orchestra and band.

Hamilton joins campaign to commit to safe driving

Hamilton High School students are rallying community members to commit to safe driving to reverse the startling statistic that car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. and Canada. The school is participating in Celebrate My Drive®, a program that celebrates the fun of getting a driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes.

Hamilton High School’s driver education instructor Jackie Rottler said, “I hope we can raise awareness in our community about teenagers making good choices when they are behind the wheel and driving in our busy community.”

Community members can support the school’s effort by logging on to www.celebratemydrive.com between Oct. 18 and 26 to make a safe driving commitment. The school with the most safe-driving commitments will win $100,000 and a possible concert by Kelly Clarkson.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. Learn more about the initiative at www.celebratemydrive.com.

Hamilton drama presents “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor”

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The Hamilton High School Drama Club invites community members to attend “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor” Nov. 7-10 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Marian Thorncraft is looking forward to her honeymoon with new hubby, Tyler. She pictures someplace romantic, secluded and cozy. No sooner have her feet touched the ground after being carried over the threshold than she discovers her love nest is really a one-time mortuary. Graveside Manor, as the locals call it, has been abandoned for years, mainly due to the rumors of it being haunted. Cozy as a bat cave, it’s about as secluded as Grand Central Station. A daffy maid shows up to clean the place and gets lost in the catacombs behind the walls. This goes unnoticed because Tyler is too busy ducking a female ghost with a hatchet, three high school kids trying to set up a Halloween prank and his wise-cracking female editor who once had a crush on him. Throw in an absent-minded cop and the escaped lunatic he’s looking for and the stage is set for a “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor.”

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be purchased 30 minutes prior to the show at the HFAC box office. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

 

Announcing HFAC performances – Music of ’60s, Christmas. Judy Garland

The 2013-14 performing arts season has entertainment for all musical tastes as the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) presents top-notch entertainment for everyone.

  • Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country Band, “A Country Christmas” – Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

Come celebrate Christmas with Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country Band! It’s a down home, good ole’ fashioned show filled with holiday cheer and so much more. Maggie Mae’s Christmas celebration is one you don’t want to miss. Reserved seating tickets are $22. Add $3 at the door.

  • A 1960s Christmas featuring the Doo-Wop Daddies – Nov 30 at 7 p.m.

Sing along to your favorite songs of the 1960s sprinkled with your favorite holiday tunes. Milwaukee-based Doo Wop Daddies are joined by well-known, award winning Elvis tribute artist Garry Wesley, Patsy Cline tribute artist Elaine Grant and Milwaukee’s favorite entertainer Rick D’Amore. Ring in the holidays and celebrate the ‘60s! General seating tickets are $25 for lower level seating and $20 for upper level seating. Add $5 at the door.

  • Lorna Luft celebrates her mother, Judy Garland, in “Songs My Mother Taught Me” with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra – May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Rescheduled as a result of her breast cancer surgery in May 2013, Lorna Luft celebrates her mother, Judy Garland, in this very special Mother’s Day concert performed with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft is a celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. One of her most ambitious projects to date is this highly acclaimed multi-media production. This theatrical extravaganza melds one of the world’s most familiar songbooks with personal memories from a loving daughter. General seating tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and $15 students.

  • Special guest performances

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce special guest performances by the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra throughout the 2013-14 performing arts season.

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “Russian Revolutions” – Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Combining some of the best music ever written from Russian pens and with the talents of our Young Artist Competition musicians, the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra will shimmer and shine as it showcases the music of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. General seating tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students.

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “Caroling for Christmas” – Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.
The “Hallmark” Christmas is comprised of not only chestnuts, holly, ham, Christmas trees and presents, but also the singing of traditional carols. Start your season with the sounds of Christmas with seasonal carols to warm your heart. Featuring adult and children’s choirs.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com, by phone at (800) 838-3006 or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.

October 21, 2013

Board OKs preparation for training facility bids

The district is one step closer to building a multi-purpose athletic and classroom training facility at the high school. The Hamilton School Board authorized administrators to develop contracts with a construction manager, architect and associated engineers to create bid documents.

 

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View of proposed training facility from student parking lot.

School Board members are expected to take action on the contracts within the next two months. Cost of the facility, which will be funded through the district’s maintenance budget and fund balance, are not to exceed approximately $4.832 million. It is estimated to be less than one-third the cost of a fieldhouse.

Members of the community Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) expressed support Oct. 16 for the proposed building that would allow the high school weight room to be relocated with additional space for indoor athletic practices and training.

Although popular in southern states, the training and classroom facility would be the first of its kind in a Wisconsin school district. It offers much needed practice and training space for athletes who are using hallways and the cafeteria because gym space is limited. Nearly 40 girls and boys teams and squads as well as the marching band could take advantage of the dedicated indoor practice space.

District keeps Chapter 220 at same level

The number of seats available for students to enroll in the district though the Chapter 220 will remain at 110, a number that has been consistent for the past 10 years. In addition, school administrators have calculated that the district will not have enough classroom space to take additional Open Enrollment students for the 2014-15 school year. Both programs that allow nonresidents the opportunity to be a student in the district are offered through the state. Chapter 220 is a voluntary integration program that brings Milwaukee Public Schools students to suburban districts. Open Enrollment allows students to attend public schools outside of their districts if space is available.

Youth Options requests approved

A total of 13 high school students requested admission to the Youth Options Program that will allow them to take classes next semester at area postsecondary schools such as the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and Milwaukee, Waukesha County Technical College, Carroll University and Marquette University. Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan noted, as in the past, many students will not be able to take the courses because of scheduling conflicts or full classes. A total of 19 students requested admission to Youth Options last year.

Youth Options is a program mandated by the state that allows students who have completed 10th grade, are in good academic standing and have no disciplinary problems to attend a technical college or university if they have exhausted their high school curriculum.

District ready for RtI

Instructional Services Supervisor Katie Little, Ph.D., and Special Services Supervisor Mardi Freeman updated the board on the district’s readiness for Response to Intervention (RtI) which will take the district from a discrepancy to an RtI model in addressing the needs of students who struggle in core academic areas.

Personnel news

In personnel business, the School Board:

  • approved the resignation of Maple Avenue assistant cook Yvonne Zywicki;
  • appointed Grace Norton as Maple Avenue assistant cook, Beth Erfert as a Marcy associate kitchen employee, Megan Sykes as a Templeton paraprofessional, James Birch as Marcy paraprofessional, Anna Zorn as a Templeton paraprofessional, Samantha Meyer as a Marcy special services paraprofessional, Ashley Pfeifer as a Templeton special services paraprofessional, Jessica Dwyer as a Marcy paraprofessional and Jennifer Moderski as a Maple Avenue Title I paraprofessional; and
  • modified the contract of Hamilton replacement reading specialist Lynn Panek-Heeren from 50 to 60 percent.

Willow Springs sponsors Nov. 6 shopping extravaganza

The Willow Springs Parent Group is pleased to present its 14th annual “Shop ‘Til You Drop” night. Community members will have the opportunity to shop from more than 40 home-based businesses Nov. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Willow Springs Learning Center gym. A raffle will be held with many items donated by the vendors and community members. Raffle tickets are $1 each, and attendees receive one free raffle ticket with their $2 entrance fee. Parking is free, and bake sale items will also be available.

The following home-based vendors will have products available for sale: Avon, Care Circle For Kids Books, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Danielle’s Candy Creations, Deb’s Creations, Jamberry Nails, Janine’s Creations (homemade doll clothes), Jazzercise, Li’Bri, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Miche Bags, Noon Day Collection, Onlineglass.net, Origami Owl, Papparazzi Jewlery, Partylite, Pretty Please Hair Clips, 31 Gifts, Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Scentsy, Upcycled Mittens, Usborne Books, Wired and more are still being added.

The Willow Springs Parent Group will receive a portion of the proceeds to help fund various 4-year-old kindergarten program activities. The school encourages community members to join in an evening of shopping and fun while benefiting the children of Willow Springs. The holidays are just around the corner, so come and get an early start on your holiday shopping.

Willow Springs Learning Center is located at W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. For more information about this event, please contact the school at (262) 255-6190.