Hamilton announces March students of the month

Hamilton High School students representing 11 curriculum areas were selected as students of the month for March.


They are:

  • Isaac Kahlscheuer, applied engineering and technology;
  • Victoria Favela, art;
  • Prathmesh Konda Gopinath, business education;
  • Abigail Dowse, communication arts;
  • Kevin Phalphouvong, family and consumer sciences;
  • Weston Sprinkel, fitness education;
  • Oluwatodimu Afolayan, mathematics;
  • Quentin Thomas, music;
  • India Lock, science;
  • Brandon Lucas, social studies; and
  • Mia Rogers, world languages.

Students received a certificate and a pin for their accomplishment.

Outstanding Hamilton seniors to be recognized

Hamilton High School will recognize outstanding seniors May 22 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 students win awards in regional art contest

Seven Hamilton High School art students earned awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin Regional Competition and Exhibition. Students who earned awards were:


  • Madelyn Mascotti – Gold Key for painting, Silver Key for drawing and illustration and Honorable Mention for painting;
  • Mariah Behr – Gold Key for photography and Honorable Mention for photography;
  • Emily Brochhausen – Silver Key for photography;
  • Emily Erickson – Silver Key for photography;
  • Kayla Vega– Silver Key for painting;
  • Lexi Neels – Honorable Mention for mixed media; and
  • Morgan Price – Honorable Mention for photography.

Gold Key art work will advance to national competition. The Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards program, which features outstanding works by students in grades 7–12, is the regional section of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc.

Templeton chorus presents “Madagascar”

Templeton Middle School Eighth Grade Chorus, under the direction of Jaye Mier, will present “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure, Jr.” April 11 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). This delightful family-friendly show begins at 7 p.m.Madagascar-Jr.-Logo477

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated movie, the musical follows all of your favorite “crack-a-lackin” friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

General seating tickets are available online at www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com, by phone at (800) 838-3600 or at the door one hour prior to the show. Tickets are $7 plus a $1.24 service fee for online and phone orders. Online tickets cannot be purchased the day of the show, and phone sales end one week before the show. If still available, tickets at the door will be $9.

Children under 5 and senior citizens with Golden Agers passes may attend for free, but they must have complimentary tickets for admission to the performance.

The HFAC is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road in Sussex.

Hamilton DECA experiences success at state

Hamilton High School sent 22 DECA members to the March 4-6 Wisconsin DECA Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. Hamilton earned 48 awards and qualified 12 members to advance to the international conference.


The following students were recognized and will represent Hamilton at the DECA International Career Conference April 27-30 in Orlando:

  • Maanya Kashyap, second place overall and four medals for marketing communications;
  • Arushi Ranasaria, second place overall and one medal for integrated marketing campaign – product and two medals for apparel and accessories;
  • Rashmi Majjigapu, second place overall and one medal for integrated marketing campaign – product;
  • Maxwell Unger, third place overall and two medals for business services marketing;
  • John Weber, fourth place overall and two medals for sports and entertainment marketing and two medals for integrated marketing campaign – event;
  • Eric Doese, fourth place overall and two medals for accounting applications;
  • Aayush Iyengar, fifth place overall and three medals for principles of finance;
  • Jason Gahr, sixth place overall and two medals for entrepreneurship;
  • James Richter, one medal for financial consulting and two medals for personal financial literacy; and
  • Sophia Detweiler, two medals for retail merchandising.

The following students have been invited to compete at the international conference based on performance: Peyton Feudner and Gavin Kuhlenbeck, School-Based Enterprise.

Additional students who medaled include:

  • Michael Maher, sixth place overall and three medals for hotel and lodging management;
  • Haley Pfifer, three medals for food marketing;
  • Margaret Flynn, two medals for principles of business management and administration;
  • Shiva Senthil, two medals for entrepreneurship;
  • Prathmesh Konda Gopinath, one medal for principles of business management and administration; and
  • Matthew Lehner, one medal for human resource management.

Business education teacher and DECA advisor Skip Hay will accompany qualifying students and Charger Corner managers to the international conference.

Hamilton announces February students of the month

Hamilton High School students representing 11 curriculum areas were selected as students of the month for February.


They are:

  • Hailey Woolf, applied engineering and technology;
  • Jasmine Johnstone, art;
  • Maanya Kashyap, business education;
  • Samantha Schmidt and Madison Versh, communication arts;
  • Alyssa Mussfeldt, family and consumer sciences;
  • Misaki Yamaguchi, fitness education;
  • William France, mathematics;
  • Ian Moore, music;
  • Joshua Reindl, science;
  • Kayla Vega, social studies; and
  • Elijah Conrad, world languages.

Students received a certificate and a pin for their accomplishment.

Hamilton seeks nominees for Distinguished Alumnus

Community members are invited to nominate Hamilton High School graduates for the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award which will be presented at the June 15 high school graduation ceremony.


People are asked to include the nominee’s name, address and phone number, along with a 50- to 75-word description of why the nominee is worthy of the award. This information may be submitted through the district website at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us on the Hamilton High School alumni page or delivered to Candis Mongan, Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex, WI 53089.

High school faculty members will review nominations and recommend a finalist.

The nomination deadline is April 22. For further information, contact Mongan at (262) 246-6471 x1104.

Hamilton choirs to perform March 21

Members of the Hamilton High School Synergy Show and Hamiltones A Cappella Choirs invite the public to their sixth annual Pop Show at 7 p.m. on March 21 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). The theme of this year’s show is “Don’t Stop Me Now.”


“This has been our most successful show choir season yet – with the team earning several accolades,” Choir Director Marilyn Mascitti said.

During the season, the choir earned first runner-up at Brodhead – the highest placement in school history – four best stage crew awards, two spirit awards, best choreography award and top five finishes at three competitions.

“This is truly a show not to miss!” Mascitti said.

Along with the choirs, five small acts will perform in the HFAC lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. and 13 other small acts will take the mainstage during the show to showcase student talent. The show features rock, rhythm and blues, Broadway and other popular music.

Seating is by general admission and tickets, if still available, are $7 at the door. Advance tickets are $5 and are available from choir members and online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4100337.

The HFAC is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd, Sussex.

Woodside hosts “Cookies for a Cause”

Woodside Elementary School kindergartners in Peter Dargatz’s class raised $1,044.86 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Feb. 13 by hosting “Cookies for a Cause. Students promoted the event in school, baked cookies and helped run the fundraiser.


During the holidays, Dargatz’s class earned tickets in their social studies unit which taught the difference between wants and needs. Students earned tickets to get items they wanted or turned them in for real dollars to donate.

Fundraising will continue in the spring with “Positivity Packages,” a school-wide project led by Dargatz’s kindergarten class. All Woodside students will be challenged to take on an extra responsibility at home to earn money to purchase items from a wish list provided by Children’s Hospital and donate them with cards of support and encouragement.

Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd. in Sussex.

Hamilton student receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Hamilton High School senior Travis Wells received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his 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.HHS-sign-Home-Of-Chargers

Wells earned the recognition by volunteering at Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) where he has dedicated 1,500 hours the past five years. In addition he has organized local fundraisers, initiated a successful annual SOS holiday children’s coat drive and recruited other teen volunteers.

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