Community supports Hamilton NHS blood drive


The Hamilton High School National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored its annual blood drive Nov. 6. The drive brought in more than 100 donors who donated enough blood to save the lives of 300 people in local hospitals. Sixty of the 100 were first-time donors through Blood Center of Wisconsin. Blood donations from the community together with participating students and staff contributed to the success of the event.



November 16, 2015

Personalized Learning Team recognized


More than two dozen teachers and administrators were recognized for their role on the district’s Personalized Learning Team. Human Resources Director John Roubik described the staff members as the movers and shakers in the district who stepped forward to research, design, implement and provide professional development to make the personalized learning initiative a reality in the district. Continue reading

Hamilton announces October students of the month

Hamilton High School students representing 11 curriculum areas were selected as students of the month for October. They are:

  • Zackery Smith, applied engineering and technology;
  • Kathryn Purcell, art;
  • Nicholas Nettesheim, business education;
  • Jonathon Liedtke, communication arts;
  • Bella Raykowski, family and consumer sciences;
  • Colin Larson, fitness education;
  • Keegan Donlen, mathematics;
  • Jewell Gorges, music;
  • Benjamin Sciortino, science;
  • Isabela Costa, social studies; and
  • Lesa Povletich, world languages.

Students received a certificate and a pin for their accomplishment.




Hamilton choirs hold Zumbathon fundraiser

Hamilton High School choirs invite the community to attend its pre-Thanksgiving Zumbathon fundraiser Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 the Templeton Middle School cafeteria. Proceeds will be used to purchase concert dresses.

There will be raffles, a live African drummer and pre-turkey fun at the event. Ticket prices are $10 in advance from any choir member or $12 at the door. For additional information please call Marilyn Mascitti, Hamilton High School choir director, at (262) 246-6471 x1116.

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

Templeton teacher awarded fellowship

TMSWattonWebThe James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation selected Templeton Middle School teacher Rhonda Watton the Wisconsin state recipient of its 2015 fellowship. Named in honor of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison fellowships support American history graduate study by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers.

Watton, a Templeton social studies teacher since 1998, was selected among applicants from each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. The award recognizes promising and distinguished teachers to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of American constitutional government. Its aim is to expose American students to accurate knowledge of the nation’s constitutional heritage. James Madison Fellowships fund up to $24,000 towards a master’s degree with a concentration in history and U.S. Constitution principles.

Founded by an act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent federal agency. Additional information may be found at

Templeton students travel to Washington, D.C.

An extended trip to Washington, D.C. Oct. 8-10 left 16 Templeton Middle School students and two teachers with unforgettable experiences.

The school group visited Mount Vernon, U.S. Capitol, National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Holocaust Museum, the White House, U. S. Supreme Court, Library of Congress and many of the war memorials, including the Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The seventh and eighth grade students participating in the field trip included: Elizabeth Barnish, Joseph Davila, Sophie Detweiler, Quintin Dietrich, Samuel Farmer, Samuel Henderson, Mitchell Hicks, Jacob Holzhauer, Noah Kusserow, Julia Lenz, Jakob Nowak, Shiva Senthil, Jennifer Spence, Nicholas Strauss, Noah Strauss, and Joseph Vang. The teacher chaperones were Alan Schneider and Rhonda Watton.



Hamilton schools to observe Veteran’s Day

Hamilton School District students, staff and families will observe Veteran’s Day with a variety of activities at school.


Willow Springs Learning Center, W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls

Willow Springs 4K students, staff and families will honor veterans Nov. 11 with programs beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. that include a “wall of bricks” highlighting the names of veterans who are part of the Willow Springs family. A program including stories, songs and presentation of flags to veterans by their 4K child will mark the occasion.


Lannon Elementary School, 7145 N. Lannon Road, Lannon

Lannon Elementary School will host a Veteran’s Day assembly Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. for students and the community which will feature songs and readings by students. Lannon will continue its 19-year tradition of creating a thank you banner and writing thank you letters that will be delivered to the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Milwaukee.


Maple Avenue Elementary School, W240 N6059 Maple Avenue, Sussex

Maple Avenue Elementary School students and staff have several activities planned to honor veterans including:

–          all students will wear red, white and blue for the program to honor veterans Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium;

–          students and staff will create a flag to be displayed in the school lobby made from red, white and blue individually traced hands; and

–          a patriotic-theme concert Nov. 12 for first grade students.     


Marcy Elementary School, W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls

Marcy Elementary School will host its annual Veteran’s Day program Nov. 11 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Fifth grade Boy Scouts will present the colors. Fifth-graders will explain how respect is shown to veterans. Phil and Mike Deeken will be joined by several local veterans presenting at the assembly. Marcy students will raise funds towards a bench for the new Veteran’s Memorial at Templeton Middle School.


Woodside Elementary School, W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex

Woodside is planning its annual Veteran’s Day music celebration beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11. The event includes:

–          a flag ceremony by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts;

–          an “Honor Wall” featuring photographs of veterans who are relatives of Woodside students;

–          several patriotic songs sung by first grade students; and

–          an “Armed Forces medley” in which veterans in the audience will stand to receive student applause.


Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex

Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its15th Annual Veteran’s Day Program.

First Lieutenant Charlotte Koshick will give the Veteran’s Address. Koshick serves as a nuclear science medicine officer.

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, and the Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay .

Music teacher Jaye Mier coordinated a video production that features photos of military personnel and veterans who are related to Templeton students. The video began playing continuously in the school lobby on Oct. 30 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.


Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex

 “Taps” will be performed by a Hamilton High School trumpet player Nov. 11 before the daily announcements. Athletic-Activities Director Michael Gosz will read a commemorative passage about the historical significance of Veteran’s Day which will honor the brave service men and women. A moment of silence will be observed.



Hamilton drama presents “The Matchmaker”

Hamilton High School Drama invites community members to attend “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder Nov. 12-15 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in 19th century Yonkers, N.Y., is in search of a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi. Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder’s clerks, several lovely ladies and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students under 18 years of age and senior citizens over age 60. They may be purchased 30 minutes prior to the show at the HFAC box office. Please note only cash and checks can be accepted at the ticket window. Tickets may also be purchased online at the HFAC website The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

Former Templeton students perform in state honors band


Three former Templeton Middle School students performed Oct. 31 in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Middle Level State Honors Music Project. The selected musicians were:
• Lisa Nuelk – clarinet;
• Morgan Price – tenor saxophone; and
• Holly Venkitaswaran – flute.

Now Hamilton High School freshmen, the students were selected through a rigorous audition process conducted in eighth grade.

The Wisconsin State Honors Music Project offers talented youth the opportunity to rehearse and perform with nationally-known conductors in choir, orchestra and band.