Board looks at plans for long-term athletic facilities
Representatives from Rettler Corporation, a landscape architecture firm that specializes in sports facilities, presented the School Board with two concepts to expand outdoor athletic facilities including the options of a multi-sport stadium, baseball and softball fields, outdoor band practice space, synthetic turf and concession stands. School Board members Mike Hyland and Brian Schneider said they would like to see the costs associated with the two concepts. The board took no action.
The School Board recognized two groups of students at its June 17 meeting.
Templeton Middle School forensics team members Aashi Iyengar and Navdeep Singh were recognized for placing at state. Their advisor Anna Zorn described the accomplishments of the students.
The student artwork of Morgan Price and Nikolas Rehfeld was selected for the permanent art display in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. President Kolesari and Dr. Mielke presented the students with a $100 honorarium for their artwork contribution.
District renews participation in SWSA
School Board members authorized the district to renew participation in the Southeastern Wisconsin School Alliance (SWSA). The 32-member alliance provides school leaders from southeastern Wisconsin with objective, non-partisan information and training as they work with policymakers regarding education issues. The annual cost to participate in SWSA is $3,200 per school district.
Reports, documents get OK
Many reports and documents were approved including:
- Templeton and Hamilton student handbooks;
- Hamilton co-curricular handbooks;
- summer professional development workshops and plan;
- grade 5 and 6 applied engineering and technology course curriculum realignment;
- grade 5 and 6 health and wellness curriculum;
- grade 7 world languages new curriculum;
- high school “Culture of Healthcare” new curriculum;
- high school business education course name change and revised curriculum;
- high school new “Math and Logic” curriculum;
- updated “Early Reading Empowerment” curriculum;
- grade 8 science curriculum resources purchase;
- high school course additions for 2020-21; and
- district interventions status report.
In addition, the School Board approved continued WIAA membership, appointed delegates and alternates to the Wisconsin Association of School Board’s January assembly and conducted an internal review of board operations
In personnel business, the School Board:
- accepted the resignations of Woodside paraprofessional Amy Roth, Maple associate kitchen employee Lisa Minue and Woodside paraprofessional Michella Morgan, effective June 12, Silver Spring Principal Mark Peperkorn, effective June 14, and Hamilton special education teacher Lori Marso, effective June 16.
- appointed Heather Ertl as Maple Avenue special education teacher, Stephanie Jungbluth as Silver Spring paraprofessional, Anna Fuhr as Silver Spring paraprofessional, Jerry Johnson as Templeton applied engineering and technology teacher and Shannon Canham as Silver Spring paraprofessional.
Capital improvement plan, fund gets approval The district will set up a long-term capital improvement plan to segregate funds for long-term capital improvements. The School Board approved a plan and trust fund that will help the district plan for future improvements such as replacement and repairs of roofs, heating, venting and cooling systems, asphalt, carpet, […]
Kelly presented with district’s Community Service Award The Hamilton School District presented the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Gary Kelly with its 2019 Community Service Award at the May 20 School Board meeting. Public Information Coordinator Denise Dorn Lindberg said Kelly was most deserving of the award because of his tireless efforts […]
Board appoints Newcomer Hamilton principal The Hamilton School Board appointed Rebecca Newcomer Hamilton High School principal at its May 7 meeting. Newcomer, who has been a high school administrator in the Waukesha School District for the past seven years, will begin her new post effective July 1. She replaces Candis Mongan, Hamilton principal since 2006 […]
Board gets first look at budget Hamilton School Board members took a look at the 2019-20 budget which is the first one that includes facilities and operational expenses that voters approved in the February 2018 referendum. The budget totals $61.1 million, a $3.6 million increase over the current budget with $1.5 million of the increase […]
Woodside spotlights paraprofessionals Seven Woodside Elementary School students read tributes written about the school’s paraprofessionals at the April 2 Hamilton School Board meeting. Principal James Edmond, Jr., Ph.D., said the school would not be as successful without the contributions of the paraprofessional group who come to school with great attitudes and build strong relationships with […]
Maple Avenue staff present on Power Groups Nine Maple Avenue Elementary School staff members presented on the effective use of Power Groups to help improve literacy achievement at their school. The literacy intervention groups meet regularly to help Tier 2 and 3 student progress. Principal Kristin Koeper-Hamblin noted that student achievement has increased on the […]
JP Cullen reports progress, future action on construction projects It has been a little more than a year since Hamilton School District citizens voted in favor of a referendum to build a new intermediate school and renovate and add space at the high school, but in that short time, construction progress has been substantial. At […]
Literacy Lounge engages students in reading Templeton Middle School grade 7 teachers Mary Caucutt and Ashley Pfeifer and nine of their students described their school’s Literacy Lounge which was started two years ago with a grant from the Hamilton Education Foundation. Their goal was to create a coffee shop or bookstore environment that encouraged students […]
Peperkorn chosen Silver Spring principal The Hamilton School Board approved the hiring of Mark Peperkorn as the principal of Silver Spring Intermediate School at its Feb. 5 meeting. He will begin his new position July 1. Peperkorn has been principal at Pilgrim Park Middle School in the Elmbrook School District since 2015. He was the […]