Board Meeting Highlights

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 […]

May 1, 2018

Panthers mascot for new school The Hamilton School Board accepted the recommendation from an online survey and chose Panthers as the mascot for Silver Spring Intermediate School. After elementary students narrowed down the options to Panthers, Lightning and Sharks, district families overwhelmingly voted for Panthers in an online survey. The online survey results were announced […]

April 16, 2018

Board names new school The name of the new school voters approved in the Feb. 20 referendum will be Silver Spring Intermediate School. School Board members took action to officially name the school at its April 16 meeting. The mascot will be named at the May 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony that was rescheduled from April 16 […]

March 19, 2018

Maple music project in spotlight Maple Avenue music teacher Sarah Plamann and her students showcased “Stepping Aside: Creating a Student-Centered Music Classroom” initiative that she implemented to shift her classroom from teacher- to student-centered and provide opportunities that bridge elementary, middle and high school curriculum and drama experiences. She collaborated with other staff members to […]

March 6, 2018

Curriculum comes alive for Woodside students Woodside Elementary School was in the spotlight at the March 6 Hamilton School Board meeting with the presentation of a pilot involving the Seniors & Students Pen Pal Project. Grade 4 teacher Kelly Flanagan expanded the project to strengthen personal connections and make the curriculum come alive for students. […]

February 19, 2018

Templeton presents technology that enhances learning Templeton Middle School staff members showed School Board members how their school has been using technology to enhance student learning. Attendees at the School Board meeting were taken on a virtual reality trip. School Board member Jennifer Waltz and Deborah Briggs try out the devices. Templeton Grade 7 teachers […]

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