Please direct questions to the Summer Opportunities Office at (262) 255-3653.

What are deadlines for refunds?

Class refunds will be honored through Friday, May 13.
Dairyland bus refunds will be honored through Tuesday, June 21. 
Parents will be notified how to receive their refund.

When will we know about classes and bus schedules?

Class schedules will be mailed home the week of May 23.
Dairyland bus schedules will be mailed home the week of June 13.
Class schedules will not be mailed home until full payment has been received. If payment has not been received by Friday, May 13, a student’s spot may be forfeited.

How early or late can my child be at school?

Supervision is not provided before 8:30 a.m. or after 11:30 a.m. Do not drop children off early or have them wait for you after 11:30 a.m. Please be prompt. Students on school premises must be enrolled in and attend their classes as supervision is not provided for students who are not enrolled in a class.

Should we call in when our child will be absent?

Yes. If a student is going to be absent, please call the Summer Opportunities attendance line at:
• Hamilton High School – (262) 246-6471 ext. 1494 
• Templeton Middle School – (262) 246-6471 ext. 1494 
• Maple Avenue Elementary School – (262) 246-4220 
• Willow Springs Learning Center -(262) 255-6190






Bus service

Service begins on Monday, June 20 and ends on Friday, July 15. Students must be enrolled in the Summer Opportunities Program from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to ride either the shuttle bus or the Dairyland bus both ways. Pick-up and drop-off stops for students must be at the same location. Due to limited capacity, students are not allowed to take the bus to or from school with other students if it is not their assigned stop. Parents must not leave their children unattended at bus stops. Parents must provide transportation for students entering 4K during the 2016-17 school year.

Shuttle bus

Shuttle buses will be available to transport students to and from Hamilton High School at no charge. The shuttle buses will begin to load at 8 a.m. and leave promptly at 8:15 a.m. from Village Park in Sussex and Lannon, Marcy and Woodside elementary schools. The shuttle buses will transport students to Hamilton High School only. After summer school, the shuttle buses will transport these students back to Village Park, Lannon, Marcy and Woodside elementary schools, arriving at approximately 11:45 a.m. Please pick up promptly. In order to reserve a spot, you must indicate at registration that you will be utilizing the shuttle bus and which location will be your pick-up and drop-off location. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If this box is not checked, it is assumed your child will be using another means of transportation. A wristband will be mailed home with the student schedule and must be worn during week 1 in order to get onto the shuttle bus.

Dairyland Bus

Bus transportation is also available at a cost of $105 per student for 5-year-old kindergarten through grade 8 enrichment programs. The pick-up and drop-off stop must be located within the Hamilton School District. Buses begin the routes at approximately 7 a.m. and operate like a city bus picking up students at designated stops. Buses arrive at Hamilton at approximately 8:20 a.m. Students who attend classes at Maple Avenue will remain on the bus and be transported to Maple Avenue. The return trip will begin at Maple Avenue at approximately 11:20 a.m., then proceed to Hamilton. Students riding the bus will be dropped off and picked up at Hamilton front doors and Maple Avenue back doors.

Dairyland busing is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration for the bus is not available online. All bus registration forms must be mailed or delivered to Lannon Elementary School. A separate check made payable to Dairyland/Hamilton, Inc. must accompany the bus registration form. This check will be securely held and deposited on the second day of summer school.

Dairyland Bus Transportation Registration Form

Parent transportation

Maps showing the drop-off and pick-up routes for cars will be enclosed with the mailing of student schedules. Only the parking lot in front of the Fine Arts Center will be available this summer. Bus transportation is highly encouraged.




Provide payment

Class fees

  • Range from $4 to $20.
  • Each out-of-district student will be charged an additional $50 tuition fee.


  • Due by Friday, May 13.
  • If payment has not been received by Friday, May 13, a student’s spot may be forfeited.

Payment options

  • Families may mail in, deliver their payment or pay online. Once you have completed the online registration process, choose “pay online” to make a payment by online check or credit card. Save your Student ID Number if you choose to pay online at a later time.
  • Checks or money orders should be made payable to Hamilton School District. Payment for each class must accompany the registration form if registering by mail or the Class Schedule if registering online.

Mail or deliver payment to:
Lannon Elementary School
Summer Opportunities Office
7145 N. Lannon Road
Lannon, WI 53046-0376




 Be sure to check out transportation information and FAQs with details about Summer Opportunities.

Find grade level, review class descriptions

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First, click on your child’s grade level to find a schedule of available classes. A link at the top of each grade level schedule takes you to the class descriptions where you can learn about each course.



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Hamilton DECA experiences success at state

Twelve Hamilton High School DECA members competed March 18-20 at the Wisconsin DECA Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva.

The following students were recognized and will represent Hamilton at the DECA International Career Conference May 3-6 in Atlanta:

  • Therese Merkel and Grace Modl, first in their flight and second place overall, School Based Enterprise Academy;
  • Yuchun Wang and Rohan Washikar, fourth place overall, creative marketing project; and fifth place overall, business law and ethics; and
  • Jessica Neumann, fourth place overall, quick service restaurant management.

Merkel, Modl and Neumann were awarded a $500 scholarship for their efforts.

Nicole Spence and Kashish Talwar medaled in their respective categories: Spence in quick service restaurant management and Talwar in business services marketing.

Business education teacher and DECA advisor Skip Hay will accompany qualifying students and future Charger Corner manager, Andrew Ullmann, to the international conference.

Schneider recognized as Wisconsin’s top social studies teacher

Templeton Middle School teacher Alan Schneider was awarded the Distinguished Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (WCSS) March 17 at its annual conference in Middleton. In his 18th year of teaching Templeton seventh-graders, Schneider strives to make the story of our past exciting, engaging and relevant using simulations, re-enactment and hands-on activities.

Schneider’s students have learned about history from Holocaust survivors and local World War II veterans who directly share their experiences. The last dancing B-29’er, Henry Ratensky, has spoken to students about missions over Japan, and then teaches students how to swing dance.

Schneider regularly integrates technology such as Google Earth, iPad walking tours and Skype as he brings the world into his classroom and makes the voices of the past come alive. He has traveled extensively with students throughout Europe and the U.S. and has organized and led to trips with local war vets and students. Schneider also serves as a delegation leader with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. He is advisor for Templeton’s Ski & Board Club and has led the annual school trip to Colorado for the last 14 years.

Schneider has served as social studies department head and is active in the district’s curriculum revision and critical thinking development. Since 2001, he has played a key role in his school’s Veteran’s Day program. Outside of school, he has presented at Geo Fest on behalf of the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance. Schneider received his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University with a major in European history and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.

WCSS is the professional organization of Wisconsin social studies educators and is affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies. Its goals are to improve social studies teaching, develop the professional interests of social studies instructors and cooperate with other organizations working for a better social understanding in the state, nation and world.



Hamilton students qualify for state music festival

Hamilton High School band students participated March 15 in the District Solo and Ensemble Music Festival held at Shorewood High School. One of Hamilton’s most successful festivals in school history, 63 students qualified for state in more than 30 events.

Students entered as individual soloists, part of an ensemble or both. A Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) judge rated them on a I-V system with I as the highest. Students who performed music from Class A were eligible to receive a *I rating denoting that they will advance to the state music festival April 26 at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The following band students earned the right to compete at the state festival:

  • Elizabeth Casper, Cassandra Zimdars and Alexandra Stephens, flute solo;
  • Matthew Smith and Nicole Spence, oboe solo;
  • Emma Chung and Lauren LaFond, clarinet solo;
  • Jake Myatt and Rebecca Becker, alto sax solo;
  • Jonah Brown, trumpet solo;
  • Chloe Simchick, French horn solo;
  • Erin Magoon, baritone solo;
  • Kevin Jansen and Alexander Hillmer, piano solos;
  • Elizabeth Casper and Hannah Bjorkland, flute duet;
  • Emma Chung and Kate Meagher, clarinet duet;
  • Ariel Pershman and Michelle Bader, alto sax duet;
  • Bailey Sapa and Daniel Markano, tenor sax duet;
  • Alexandra Detweiler, Matthew Smith and Kate Meagher, woodwind trio;
  • Emma Chung, Kate Meagher, Carissa Dowden and Samuel Smith, clarinet quartet;
  • Bailee Bobert, Jake Myatt, Brandon Joel, Aaron Hintz, Megan Hessler, Jacob Merkel and Samuel Welter, saxophone septet;
  • Michael Scott and Matthew Ciolkosz, baritone duet;
  • Nicholas Fricano, Samuel Bjorklund and Marie Ammel, Benjamin Zarling; marching snare duet;
  • Samantha Gusho and Emily Thoummavong, mallet duet;
  • Alex Magoon, Alexander Hillmer, Chloe Simchick, Michael Scott and Matthew Ciolkosz, brass quintet;
  • Alex Magoon, Alexander Hillmer, Stephanie Hopkins, Melanie Hall, Carlton Swartzendruber, Eric Sapa, Benjamin Pink, Chloe Simchick, Jonah Brown, Michael Scott, Mitchell Hudson, Austin Dalzin, Erin Magoon, Matthew Ciolkosz, Matthew McGuire and Marie Ammel, brass ensemble;
  • Elizabeth Casper, Megan Hessler, Hannah Bjorklund, Cassandra Zimdars, Beatrice Kuenn, Emma Chung, Kate Meagher, Lauren LaFond, Lauren Spankowski, Jake Myatt, Bailee Bobert, Ariel Pershman, Michelle Bader, Rebecca Becker, Brandon Joel, Chong Zhang, Alexandra Oleszczak, Devin Sartler, Aaron Hintz, Carissa Dowden and Samuel Welter, woodwind ensemble;
  • Megan Hessler, Alexandra Stephens, Sarah Chartrand, Emily Keith, Myah Merriman, Cassandra Zimdars and Morgan Swartzendruber; flute choir; and
  • Jake Myatt, Bailee Bobert, Ariel Pershman, Rebecca Becker, Michelle Bader, Alexandra Oleszczak, Brandon Joel, Chong Zhang, Mackenzie Fox, Amanda Oskey, Joshua Belli, Paige Lovelien, Samantha Doperalski, Amanda Joel, Andrew Coe, Devin Sartler, Megan Hessler, Aaron Hintz, Bailey Sapa, Daniel Markano, Samuel Welter, Jacob Merkel and Matther Matuszak, saxophone orchestra.

Outstanding Hamilton seniors to be recognized

Hamilton High School will recognize outstanding seniors May 21 at the Senior Scholarship Ceremony. This is a special night to recognize seniors for their accomplishments as outstanding scholars, athletes, actors and musicians. Students who win scholarships or other awards will be notified they should attend. Parents or students should inform the Guidance Office of outside scholarships received. Parents and other interested students also are encouraged to attend.

The ceremony, which will be held in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex, begins at 7 p.m. and concludes with refreshments in the lobby.

Any business or individuals interested in supporting the Hamilton High School Scholarship Program with a scholarship may contact David Johnson at (262) 246-6476 x1133.

Hamilton student receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Hamilton High School sophomore Kate Meagher from Sussex received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her exemplary volunteer service. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant time to serve their community and country. It is granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Meagher earned the recognition by contributing more than 150 hours to her Girl Scouts Gold Award project designed to increase membership of the high school band. The project included creating a video about the band to be shown to Templeton Middle School band students and appointing a freshman liaison each year to ensure the project is sustainable. In addition to her efforts with the band, Meagher volunteers as a science camp counselor at Camp Invention during the summer.

“Volunteers can make a huge impact in the community and the world,” Meagher wrote. “Volunteer for a group or project that you love. Do your best and work hard, and you will make a difference.”

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.