Hamilton DECA earns 38 awards at district competition, qualifies 11 for state

A total of 37 Hamilton High School DECA members represented the district Jan. 9 at the Southeastern Wisconsin Career Development Conference at Kettle Moraine High School. Hamilton’s DECA group earned 38 awards and 11 students qualified for state competition.

The following Hamilton students earned recognition in their respective series:

  • Carolyn Troutman, second place overall and three medals, apparel and accessories marketing;
  • Julia Gahr, second place overall and three medals, business services marketing;
  • Matthew Miller, second place overall and three medals, sports and entertainment marketing;
  • Caitlin Bolz, fourth place overall and three medals, human resources management;
  • Miranda Gammon and Kayla Muckerheide, SBE Gold Portfolio, school based enterprises;
  • Andrew Tai, fourth place overall, economics;
  • Yuchun Wang, seventh place overall, economics;
  • Bobby Mae Cranfield and Janell Davies, event finalist and three medals, hospitality services;
  • Olivia Zalog, event finalist and two medals, principles of hospitality and tourism;
  • Tyler Vandermolen, event finalist and one medal, principles of marketing;
  • Ella VanHaren, two medals, apparel and accessories marketing;
  • Logan Ambrookian and Andrew Tai, two medals, travel and tourism;
  • Yuchun Wang and Rohan Washikar, one medal, business law and ethics;
  • Alexander Michalski and Gage Minor, one medal, buying and merchandising;
  • Elizabeth Boney, one medal, food marketing;
  • Emily Hadland and Aytana Sarria, one medal, marketing communications;
  • Patton Germann, one medal, principles of marketing;
  • Mackenzie Jene, one medal, quick serve restaurant management; and
  • Kennedy Krenek and Jessica Wishart, one medal, travel and tourism.

Eleven competitors will advance to the state competition: Carolyn Troutman; Julia Gahr; Miranda Gammon and Kayla Muckerheide; Caitlin Bolz; Bobby Mae Cranfield and Janell Davies; Tyler Vandermolen; Mackenzie Jene; Matthew Miller; and Andrew Tai.

The State DECA Career Development Conference will be held March 8-10 at the Grand Geneva Resort and Conference Center in Lake Geneva, Wis. 

Hamilton announces December students of the month

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

  • Nicholas Mueller, applied engineering and technology;
  • Rosalie Mattair, art;
  • Evan Bumgardner, business education;
  • Julia Gahr, communication arts;
  • McKenna Walczak, family and consumer sciences;
  • Megan Ehlert, fitness education;
  • Tess Kreutzmann and Nefretiri Baker, mathematics;
  • Veronica Ludin, music;
  • Natalie Hagenow, science;
  • Carolyn Troutman, social studies; and
  • Connor Donlen, world languages.

Students received a certificate and a pin for their accomplishment.   



Hamilton’s kindergarten registration begins in January

Kindergarten registration for children who will attend the Hamilton School District in the 2016-17 school year will begin Jan. 25. Several kindergarten options exist for 4- and 5-year-olds. An optional half-day program for 4-year-olds is available to children who turn four on or before Sept. 1, 2016. The district offers parents the option of choosing full- or half-day programming for children who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2016.

Families whose children are currently enrolled in the Willow Springs 4K program are already registered in the district and do not need to register again.

Students who are new to the district must be registered online. New families should go to the district website at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us and choose the “New to district” button. Families with other children already enrolled in the district may log into their Infinite Campus parent portal and click on “2016-17 Registration for students new to Hamilton School District.” Detailed information about enrolling a child, a downloadable residency form and a link to begin the online registration process will be found. Computers will be available at the schools during registration hours for families who do not have Internet access.

After online registration, parents with kindergartners who will be new to the district – including families who have other children already enrolled in the district – complete the registration process by bringing the child’s original birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency to the school where the child will attend in the 2016-17 school year. The 4K program is offered at Willow Springs Learning Center and the K5 program is at each of the neighborhood elementary schools in the district.

Following is contact information and times when schools will accept documents to complete the registration process:

  • Willow Springs Learning Center – W220 N6660 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls (262) 255-6190
    Jan. 25-29, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27
  • Lannon Elementary – 7145 N. Lannon Rd., Lannon (262) 255-6106
    Feb. 1-5, 9:30 – 11 a.m. and 1:30 – 3 p.m.; 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 3
  • Maple Avenue Elementary – W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex (262) 246-4220
    Feb. 1-5, 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.; 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 3
  • Marcy Elementary – W180 N4851 Marcy Rd., Menomonee Falls (262) 781-8283
    Feb. 1-5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 3
  • Woodside Elementary – W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex (262) 820-1530
    Feb. 1-5, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 3

Current grade 8 students, parents invited to Hamilton Orientation & Open House Feb. 17

Hamilton High School will welcome incoming ninth-graders and their parents to its Eighth Grade Orientation and Open House Feb. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.

At the Orientation, a brief introduction to the high school and an overview of the registration process will be presented. Course catalogs and other registration materials will be distributed. Students and parents will receive further information about high school requirements, honors courses and four-year planning. Each student will also receive their core course recommendations at this meeting.

The Open House, which is open to families registering a student in any grade, will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Administrators, school counselors and representatives from departments, clubs and extracurricular activities will be on hand to answer questions. Tours will be conducted by the Hamilton National Honor Society.

Prior to the Orientation and Open House, informational meetings for students interested in band and choir will be held at 6:30 p.m. Band students and parents will meet in the band room and choir in the Little Theater.

Those unable to attend the Orientation and Open House or parents of private school students whose school was not notified about this event should contact the Guidance Department at (262) 246-6476 x1130. Parents with specific questions are encouraged to contact the appropriate high school counselor at (262) 246-6476.

Last names               Counselor                              Extension #
A-B                              Kristin Hasbrook                  1128
C-J                              James Flegel                        1135
K-P                              David Johnson                     1133
Q-Z                              Tricia Rigg                             1134

Community invited to complete survey on superintendent profile

onlinesurveyCommunity members will have an opportunity to provide input to the Hamilton School Board on the qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent. District residents are invited to participate in an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VK6M2D9) that asks them to think about the challenges and opportunities the district will face in the next five years and express their views on what the next superintendent will need to be successful.

A similar survey is being offered to employees. Along with the surveys, the School Board scheduled focus groups to hear from school and community groups. Feedback from the surveys and focus groups will be compiled and reviewed as the School Board identifies the profile of the ideal candidate for the position.

The online survey will remain open until Jan. 15.