Board Meeting Highlights

December 17, 2018

2 Great Start days for elementary, intermediate students in 2019-20 calendar Hamilton School Board members approved the 2019-20 school year calendar with two significant changes. Elementary and intermediate schools will have two days before the start of classes to conduct Great Start conferences and student assessments. Known as Jump Start conferences at Willow Springs Learning […]

December 4, 2018

Board ratifies contract with ULE The Hamilton School Board ratified a one-year contract with United Lakewood Educators (ULE) which represents district teachers. Under the contract, base salaries will increase by 2.13 percent for 2018-19, retroactive to the beginning of the school year. In addition, the regular supplemental compensation for Hamilton teachers will increase by $400 […]

November 19, 2018

AODA measures in place to help students, families Student Assistance Program and AODA Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook presented an annual report to School Board members about efforts to keep students from getting involved in alcohol and other drugs. She brought three high school peer leaders who serve as a bridge between students and guidance counselors and […]

November 6, 2018

Dargatz shares success of learning in nature Woodside Elementary School kindergarten teacher Peter Dargatz gave School Board members a glimpse of the outdoor education programming started more than three years ago. Initially, Dargartz started with a Nature Kindergarten program that incorporated the Woodside Timberwolf Trail, a natural play area and several outdoor learning spaces. It […]

October 15, 2018

School tax increase less than half of what was projected When Hamilton School District voters went to the polls in February, they expected to be voting themselves a 98 cent increase in their tax rate to pay for a new intermediate school and Hamilton High School renovation and expansion projects. Instead, the tax rate will […]

September 17, 2018

Board considers removing graduation ceremony details from policy School Board members are considering a policy change to eliminate the time, date and location of Hamilton High School graduation ceremonies. Currently, the policy states that graduation ceremonies will be held the first Saturday following the completion of the school year, at 1 p.m. in the high […]

September 4, 2018

No students admitted into kindergarten, grade 1 early No students were admitted early into kindergarten for 5-year-olds or grade 1, according to a report presented by Special Services Supervisor John Peterson. Two students participated in the early admission 5K screening process, but were not recommended for placement. No parents requested early admissions for first grade. […]

Summer School Board meeting summary

Following are summaries of action taken at School Board meetings during the summer of 2018 June 18, 2018 A Teacher Expertise (TE) option within educator effectiveness evaluation system was introduced, and 43 teachers participated in it. The TE option shifts the focus from a checklist of artifacts to a process that is directly focused on […]

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 […]

May 21, 2018

CLASS Committee recognized with Community Service Award The Hamilton School District presented the CLASS (Community Looking After Student Success) with its 2018 Community Service Award at the May 21 School Board meeting. Public Information Coordinator Denise Dorn Lindberg said CLASS, the citizens’ group that advocated for passage of the Feb. 20 referendum, was deserving of […]

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