Hamilton students named GMC Scholar Athletes

The Greater Metro Conference has named the following Hamilton High School students Spring and Summer 2017-18 Scholar Athletes:HHS-sign-Home-Of-Chargers

  • Jared Christensen, Evan Lueck, Ryan Hoffman, Ben Doering, Jacob Schmitt and Bennett DeGeorge – boys golf;
  • Max Stacey, James Lucas, Andrew Tai, Joseph Bretzel, Tyler McMurray and Rushil Patel – boys tennis;
  • Isabel Downs, Lindsay Macaluso and Isabela Costa – girls soccer;
  • Madison Earing, Taylor Earing, Rachel Slavic, Katlyn Schneider and Molly Schmidt – softball;
  • Taylor Fuerstenberg, Amanda Hammond, Megan Jansett, Taylor Laboy, Jessica Mueller, Rachel Seraphine, Riley Swope, Kristin Thompson and Carolyn Troutman – girls track;
  • Ryan Coe, Ty Olejnik, Michael Swope and Brian Wiedenfeld – boys track and
  • Will Geels, Jake Lex, Matt Miller and Ty Olejnik – baseball.

Student-athletes have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have senior standing.

Families can apply for free, reduced lunches

The Hamilton School District announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, or milk served under the Special Milk Program. Household size and income criteria determine eligibility.

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To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application available through the Infinite Campus portal. Families who do not have access to the Internet, may contact the district’s Food and Nutrition Services Department at (262) 246-1973 x1142. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes and the household income falls at or below the levels shown above, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make households eligible for reduced price meals or free meals or milk, and they may reapply at that time.

In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a household has foster children and wishes to apply for free or reduced price meals, the household should complete an application for a family of one or contact the school for more information.

The information provided by the household on the application is confidential. Under this program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability.

The Hamilton School District is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, contact Kira Cerroni King, district food service manager, at (262) 246-1973 x1142.

Hamilton district plans for start of school

Hamilton School District students will begin classes Sept. 4. The district has compiled information to assist parents and students in preparation for the big day.

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Registration – Parents are able to log in Aug. 1-10 with their Infinite Campus portals to verify and update information, pay school fees online and sign off on school forms. If you do not have an Infinite Campus parent portal, contact campushelp@hamilton.k12.wi.us. School phone numbers are:

  • Willow Springs Learning Center (4-year-old kindergarten), (262) 255-6190;
  • Lannon Elementary, (262) 255-6106;
  • Maple Avenue Elementary, (262) 246-4220;
  • Marcy Elementary, (262) 781-8283;
  • Woodside Elementary, (262) 820-1530;
  • Templeton Middle, (262) 246-6477; and
  • Hamilton High, (262) 246-6471.

If you are unsure of your school attendance area, call the district’s Public Information Office at (262) 246-1973 x1100.

Kindergarten — The district offers kindergarten programs for students who are four and five years old. The program for 4-year-olds is at Willow Spring Learning Center, and the program for 5-year-olds is at neighborhood elementary schools.

To be eligible for the optional 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) program, a child must be four years old by Sept. 1. The program runs a half day — an 8:45-11:15 a.m. morning session and 12:30-3 p.m. afternoon session. Willow Springs Learning Center will have a brief 4K bus orientation Aug. 23 to familiarize students with riding the bus. School buses will pick up 4K students and parents at their elementary school (Lannon, Maple Avenue, Marcy or Woodside) and travel to Willow Springs. Classes at Willow Springs begin Sept. 7. The school will hold Jump Start to 4K family conferences Sept. 4, 5 and 6 with students and parents. There will be no classes for Willow Springs students on Nov. 16 and March 15.

Each elementary school offers a kindergarten program for children who turn five years old by Sept. 1. Most 5-year-olds participate in the full-day program that follows the same schedule as elementary grade school students.

Transportation — The bus company sends yellow postcards notifying bus riders of their routes. Postcards will be mailed the week of Aug. 20.

Breaks and last school day — Students will not have classes: teacher in-services – Oct. 5, Nov. 9; Thanksgiving break – Nov. 21-23; winter break – Dec. 24-Jan. 1; teacher in-services – Jan. 21, March 1; spring break – March 25-29; teacher in-service – April 5; breaks – April 19, 22, May 24 and Memorial Day – May 27. Their last day of school is June 11.

School hours — Elementary school students in grades 1-5 and full-day kindergarten begin school at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.; Templeton hours are 7:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; and the high school runs from 7:20 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Immunization — Wisconsin law requires parents to provide updated records on their children’s immunizations including polio, hepatitis B, MMR and varicella. Students entering grade 6 are also required to have had one dose of Tdap. Students must be in compliance with the required immunizations as of the first day of school. Parents should make their child’s school aware of any recently received immunizations. The schedule for required immunizations can be found at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p44021.pdf. Questions about the immunization schedule should be directed to the child’s physician or the Waukesha County Public Health Department.

School lunch program — Hamilton food service staff members are committed to producing quality meals that are nutritious and appealing to children. Lunches consist of five food items — protein, whole grain, fruit, vegetable and milk. To reduce waste, children are offered an entire lunch but are only required to take three, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable. The price for lunch remains the same whether a child takes the entire lunch or refuses an item.

Lunch menus will be listed on the district website. Parents are asked to go over the lunch menu with their children to help them decide what to eat each day. Children should be encouraged to take at least a portion of an unfamiliar or unpopular food item.

Lunch prices for 2018-19 are: $2.60 for elementary students; $2.95 – middle school and high school students; $3.60 – adults; and 35 cents for milk.

District website — The district website is at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us and is updated often with supply lists, newsletters, calendar, lunch menus, news releases and other information.

For more information about the Hamilton School District, contact the individual schools or the district’s Public Information Office at (262) 246-1973 x1100.

Summer Opportunities food drive benefits SOS

Students and staff from the Hamilton School District Summer Opportunities Program collected more than 450 food items in the annual program’s Fantastic Food Drive.

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Marcy Elementary School third-grader Jack Garrison and Hamilton High School senior Jessica Mysliwski helped coordinate the drive.

Families of students were encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items to benefit Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) Food Pantry. The food drive was conducted June 18-July 18.

Hamilton teacher receives patriotic award

The Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary selected Hamilton High School special education teacher Mary O’Neil as recipient of its 2018 Patriotic Leadership Award. She was presented with the award June 14 at the state convention in Green Bay.

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The award is presented to teachers who develop and teach outstanding patriotic programs. The Pewaukee VFW Auxiliary nominated O’Neil for her work with summer school students and children in an afterschool daycare program that demonstrated exemplary teaching of citizenship, patriotism and American history and values. O’Neil’s students led a Fourth of July parade and distributed thank you notes to local veterans on Veterans’ Day.

The Pewaukee VFW Auxiliary to Post 9537 nominated O’Neil for her commitment to partnering patriotism with education.

Summer Opportunities hosts annual food drive

The Hamilton School District Summer Opportunities Program is hosting its annual Fantastic Food Drive. Families of students are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items to benefit Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) Food Pantry.FoodDriveWeb

Drop off locations are in the Summer Opportunities office at Hamilton High School, Maple Avenue Elementary School gymnasium and many classrooms. The food drive ends July 18.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

Summer Opportunities hosts annual food drive

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The Hamilton School District Summer Opportunities Program is hosting its annual Fantastic Food Drive. Families of students are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items to benefit Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) Food Pantry.

Drop off locations are in the Summer Opportunities office at Hamilton High School, Maple Avenue Elementary School gymnasium and many classrooms. The food drive ends July 18.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

Hamilton students named GMC Scholar Athletes

The Greater Metro Conference has named the following Hamilton High School students Spring 2017-18 Scholar Athletes:

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  • Jared Christensen, Evan Lueck, Ryan Hoffman, Benjamin Doering, Jacob Schmitt and Bennett DeGeorge – boys golf;
  • Maxeem Stacey, James Lucas, Andrew Tai, Joseph Bretzel, Tyler McMurray and Rushil Patel – boys tennis;
  • Ryan Coe, Ty Olejnik, Michael Swope and Brian Wiedenfeld – boys track;
  • Taylor Fuerstenberg, Amanda Hammond, Megan Jansett, Taylor Laboy, Jessica Mueller, Rachel Seraphine, Riley Swope, Kristin Thompson and Carolyn Troutman – girls track;
  • Isabel Downs, Lindsay Macaluso and Isabela Costa – girls soccer; and
  • Madison Earing, Taylor Earing, Rachel Slavic, Katlyn Schneider and Molly Schmidt – softball.

Student-athletes have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have senior standing.

Hamilton drama receives three Jerry Awards

Hamilton High School’s production of “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” earned three Jerry Awards June 10 at the awards show held at Overture Hall in Madison.HHSJerryAwardsWeb

Award recipients were:

  • Joseph Davila – spirit award;
  • Darcy Devans – outstanding costume design; and
  • Katie Krause – outstanding costume design.

Jerry Awards are the high school equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards. This is the first year Hamilton has been involved in the program which encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater.

Sarah Plamann, Maple Avenue music teacher, is the Hamilton Drama Club advisor and musical director.