Hamilton marching band offers free performance

Community members are invited to a free outdoor performance Oct. 13 at 12:15 p.m of Hamilton High School Charger Marching Band’s “Life on the River Rouge” at Grove Field. The rain date is Oct. 15.

Enjoyable for all ages, the band’s 2015 field show is inspired by the enduring power of the American family. Join Templeton Middle School band students who will attend this 45-minute performance.

Student drum majors this year are Jake Myatt, Samantha Doperalski and Alyssa Prodoehl. Directors include Jon Waite, band; Jill Casper and Roi Evans, percussion; David Schliewe, color guard; Dale Bigus, brass; and Alex Nettesheim, student teacher.

Hamilton High School Grove Field is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road in Sussex.

2015 Hamilton Homecoming Week activities set

Hamilton High School is getting ready for six days of fun, activities and athletic events Sept. 28 – Oct. 3 during Hamilton’s Under the Sea Homecoming Week.

Monday, Sept. 28: Theme – USA Day, lunch game – Dance Off

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Theme – Hawaiian Day, lunch game – Limbo

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Theme – Jersey/Powder Puff Day, lunch game – Wheelbarrow Races

  • Powder puff football:
    – Freshmen vs. seniors – 6 p.m., sophomores vs. juniors – 7 p.m.,
    – Championship game – 8 p.m.                           
  • Fireworks9 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 1: Theme – Throwback Thursday, lunch game – Whipped Cream Pie

Friday, Oct. 2: Theme – Charger Pride Day, No lunch game due to early release

  • Pep Rally – 10:40 a.m.
  • Student Council and court members will decorate for the dance beginning at noon.
  • Football – Hamilton vs. Brookfield Central, 7 p.m.                                              


Saturday, Oct. 3:

  • Grand March line up – 6:05 p.m., gym; Grand March – 6:15 p.m., gym
  • Dance – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

Students may purchase tickets for the dance Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 during lunches and after the pep rally in Room 6 for $15 per person. Parents are invited to watch the announcement of Homecoming court at the Grand March. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $2 or two non-perishable food items to be donated to Sussex Outreach Services.

September 21, 2015

Staff experience first year of educator effectiveness model

Human Resources and Organizational Development Director John Roubik provided an update on the status of the supervision-evaluation process. Teachers and administrators effectively implemented the required components of educator effectiveness mandate in 2014-15. Feedback from teachers and principals identified strengths and challenges of the first year of implementation. Continue reading

Hamilton students recognized in NMSC competition

Three Hamilton High School seniors learned recently that they were named in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Eligibility for the distinction is based on results of the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Samantha Moore, Yuchun Wang and Cassandra Zimdars were named Semifinalists. They are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide and will continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship awards. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To become a finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the students’ earlier test performance.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), established in 1955, is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.


September 1, 2015

Two school site plans presented

The site plans for two schools were presented to School Board members.

Willow Springs Learning Center Principal Erin Steiner described the annual update of the school’s site plan conducted Aug. 18 with a nine-member planning team. Tactics identified that students would develop social-emotional skills, an understanding of their individual role as a learner and pre-academic literacy skills. Among the progress at Willow Springs in 2014-15 was two classrooms pilots for a personalized learning model in which students set goals and were aware of their own learning, implementation of Benchmark Literacy and vertical teaming with 5K teachers. The site plan will focus on the same tactics in 2015-16. In addition to continuing work started previously, the staff will explore, develop and implement teaching practices that promote student ownership of learning, develop and implement an electronic report card and explore current practices in student writing skills. Continue reading