June 5, 2018

Students recognized

Three groups of students from Templeton Middle School and one from Hamilton High School were recognized June 5 at the Hamilton School Board meeting for success at state-level competition.


Templeton members of the Whipping Up Wellness Wisconsin Student Chef Competition included Stephanie Burg, Mikayla Giles, Emily Hokanson, Ella Packer, Mya Trafficante and Alyssa Wick.


Members on the Templeton State Forensic team were Colleen Flynn, Kayla Johnson, Theresa Barthel, Jasleen Kaur and Hiranmayi Swaminathan.


Templeton Robotics team members who were successful at state competition were Reed Barthel, Sahebveer Sangha, Krishay Toomu, Pranavesh Saravanan, Akash Deepak, Will Hartman, Zachary Neuman, Jackson Grimm, Jonathan Wang, Cole Klade, Richard Johnson, Akhil Pidikiti, Brady Hicks, Cameron Aron, Alexander Meihsner, Andrew Dahlgren, Prathmesh Konda and Scott Durian.


Hamilton State Honors Music Project team members were Nolan VanHaren, Cynthia Yan – alternate, Olivia Neils – alternate, and Megan Nielsen.

Board approves documents and reports

The School Board approved several documents including the National Honor Society Handbook, Special Education Procedures Handbook, Emergency Nursing Services Policies and Procedures and Bloodborne Pathogens Procedures.

Personnel matters

In personnel business, the School Board:

  • accepted the resignations of Maple Avenue reading specialist Heidi Spingola and Hamilton part-time social teacher Kameron Cerroni; and
  • appointed Susan Klawans as Lannon literacy interventionist, Joan Wirth as Hamilton part-time German teacher, Jennifer Bartelme as Templeton associate kitchen employee, Lisa Rezash as Hamilton science teacher, Kim Brussel as Templeton special education teacher, Marquea Goike as Woodside 5K replacement teacher, Benjamin Lena as Woodside and Marcy physical education teacher, Rebecca McGinley as Woodside grade 1 teacher, Sara Gale as Maple Avenue 5K replacement teacher, Jack McCaigue as a district technology support specialist and Erin Ridosko as a Maple Avenue grade 4 teacher.

Hamilton students plan 5K to make wish come true

Four Hamilton High School juniors are seeking the community’s help in making a wish come true for a girl from Richfield who suffers from a heart condition.


(From left) Gwen Watson, Morgan Donnelly, Mallie Gammon and Josh Pfeifer are coordinating a 5K run at Hamilton High School beginning at 9 a.m. July 21 to raise money for Make-A-Wish. Their goal is to raise money to help make 16-year-old Raphi’s wish of a train to ride in her backyard come true.

All participants will be able to enjoy food, music, water and raffle chances after the run, and the first 50 people who sign up for the race will receive a T-shirt.

Sign up for the race is at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054caea828a3f58-running and those who want to donate to the cause without doing the run can go to Site.wish.org/goto/raphi.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex. Questions? Please contact the planners at runningforraphi@gmail.com.

Templeton students earn State Honors

The Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Middle Level State Honors Music Project invited the following Templeton Middle School eighth grade students to participate in the state honors band and orchestra:TMSStateHonorsWeb

  • Elisabeth Fischer – clarinet;
  • Aayush Iyengar – tenor saxophone; and
  • Emily Nielsen – flute.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Templeton students have been invited. Students went through a rigorous audition process held in April and were recently notified of their acceptance. Only 300 students were chosen to participate from more than 1,200 auditions throughout the state.

When a selected student is unable to attend, students chosen to be high alternate have the opportunity to perform. Templeton students selected as high alternate are Lauren Gilmartin – flute, Sarah Kidd – oboe, Kayla Olson – oboe, Nicholas Peterson – percussion, Kate Powell – oboe and Jonathan Wang – alto saxophone.

The Wisconsin State Honors Music Project offers talented youth the opportunity to rehearse and perform with nationally-known conductors in choir, orchestra and band. All honors groups will perform Oct. 27 at the Wisconsin State Music Conference.

Willow Springs students branching out

Willow Springs Learning Center will hold its annual Branching Out Ceremony June 7 at 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.Willow Springs

The ceremony is the culminating activity of the year for students who will attend 5-year-old kindergarten at their neighborhood school next year.

The ceremony recognizes their growth as 4-year-old kindergartners during the year and symbolizes how they will branch out to another school. The children will sing songs, place a leaf on a tree to mark their new school and be introduced as the future class of 2031.

Parents and families will help students celebrate their accomplishment. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.