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Year in Review: Change was the Word at Muskego-Norway Schools

Comings and goings, celebrations and sour notes made the news from our schools that you read the most.

Muskego schools are the hub of activity, and therefore a hub of news. In 2012, there was a healthy mixture of stories that initiated from the school board, but also from parents and teachers as well. Thanks for your engagement, and here's what the year brought us from the classroom:

In March, the district had to wrestle with a long 'punch list' of needs among its eight facilities in the wake of a failed referendum. Which places saw the most improvement? Click here. 

Turning to more fun events, Muskego High School was again the site for a dodgeball tournament organized by business organization FBLA. and consider entering a team in 2013.

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Crime news often overlapped with schools, unfortunately, and captured the attention of readers in May as a . 

The district also had its share of job shifts, much of them internal promotions, beginning with the departure of Joe Schroeder, and the hiring of Dr. Kelly Thompson as new superintendent. Shortly after, MHS principal Dennis Bussen would be named as assistant, and . 

With the shifts in administration, a regional database on Patch caught your attention as we hoped to answer the questions, "How Much Do Teachers Make in Your District?" and "How Much Do School Administrators Make?"

Changes also included policies, and readers had plenty to say about those. In July, a new "Parent Portal" allowed Muskego-Norway Parents to register students online. The school district also presented a new policy for restraining students at that time as well.

The year closes on nearly the same note it started as Director of School Facilities Gary Rosploch announced his retirement in early 2013, and Business Director Scot Ecker announced his resignation to take a postiion with Carthage College, and the board welcomed Julie Kelly to take his spot.

Bailey Quarters December 28, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I have had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Todd Iversen from the custodial department at Muskego HS. He would be a fine replacement for the bulding and grounds manager in my opinion.

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