Wednesday, June 20, 2012
National Graduation Speech Contest from 'What Kids Can Do' features two students from Bay Lane Middle School, answering the question, 'What Makes a Nation Strong?'
Rachel Herb and Kat Whalen, both 7th graders at Bay Lane Middle School, were named in the top three winners in the What Kids Can Do graduation speech essay contest. The national competition asked entrants to answer the question, 'What makes a nation strong?' in light of what is perceived as a decline in our country. Herb's entry was titled 'Faith and Family,' and she wrote, "our nation isn't strong because of our military, or our government - it's the religion and the people who believe in it." "What if...we spread the strength to our neighbors? As it keeps spreading, the love and the religion could even get to the whole United States of America, and it would bind us all closer," Herb wrote. Whalen answered the question with "Freedom, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Investment in baseball fields by Muskego Athletic Association will replace fencing, benches at three of the four playing areas at Bay Lane Middle School.
Recently, improvements were made to the baseball facilities at Bay Lane Middle School. The fences and benches on all of the baseball fields have needed attention for some time now and with the uncertainty of the past school referendums nothing was ever done about it. Beginning Friday some of those much needed repairs will took place, and are expected to be completed by the end of the weekend. The Muskego Athletic Association voted unanimously Wednesday evening to invest the money, which amounted to several thousand dollars, to repair and replace the fences, posts and benches at Bay Lane Fields #2, 3 & 4. The work was performed by J & R Fence out of Waukesha and will be a noticeable upgrade to the facilities in addition to making it a …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 2012 Compass Award winners were announced at the May 7 Muskego-Norway School Board meeting, and we're here to introduce you to them every day this week, beginning with our most modest recipient.
It's often tough to gather interviews from award recipients because invariably they don't want the spotlight solely on them. As we highlight each of the five Compass Award recipients from the Muskego-Norway School district, the highest honor given to staff for their ability to inspire and impact their peers and student, we start with Special Education teacher Jenn Gennerman, who had declined a personal interview. The special education program includes occupational therapy services, focusing on development of fine motor skills, manipulation of tools, self care, sensory awareness/processing, visual motor and visual perceptual skills and written language. These areas can be addressed through a variety of intervention strategies to assist …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Despite cold and rainy conditions, many Muskego groups come out to help out; food pantry a big winner in the efforts.
No doubt, Saturday wouldn't have been anyone's dream day to spend outside. Temps hovering in the low 40s and an off-and-on drizzle made for - let's face it - lousy conditions. However, volunteers associated with many Muskego nonprofit organizations and citizens groups made the best of it, and from most reports, results were successful. The Muskego Food Pantry got a fair share of attention from two food drives. The Bay Lane PTO and student council were stationed in front of Pick n Save to "stuff the bus." Staff from the school said there had already been 1,700 items collected at the school, and donations were steady throughout the morning. Further up the road, Walmart was the site to "stuff the truck" with volunteers from the VFW Post 8171…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Muskego-Norway staff recognized for commitment to improvement, innovation and impact on students, staff, parents and the community.
The annual Compass Awards were handed out Monday night during the Muskego-Norway School Board meeting, recognizing teachers and administrators for their contributions throughout the year. Supt. Dr. Joe Schroeder and Assistant Supt. Kelly Thompson handed out the awards to the following recipients: Dr. Dennis Bussen, Muskego High School Principal - Schroeder said Bussen, who has served as MHS principal for 11 years, "arguably, has the most challenging job in the entire school district and who accomplishes that very difficult job very well indeed." He described Bussen as a man of integrity, dedication, sincerity, kindness, strength and humility, and cited his impact on MHS in leading them to "unprecedented student academic, co-curricular and …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
State competition nets 5 teams that will go on to compete in Ames, IA in national meet.
Editor's note: our thanks to mom Lisa Alberte as well as dad Brett Hyde for sharing this information on results from the Odyssey of the Mind (OTM) State competition in Madison on Saturday, March 17. Muskego School district teams participated in the Odyssey of the Mind State competition in Madison. Many school districts from all over the state were there, and historically Muskego has sent a large number of teams to competition, which parents say is a credit to the strong program and the enthusiasm of the students and supportive parents. In OTM competitions, team members must apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Concepts, props and…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Muskego Public Library is vibrant with colors and textures of the work of young hands, as school art programs display their talent.
“Art Education: An Essential Piece of the Puzzle” is now on exhibit at the Muskego Public Library, a presentation of pieces from art students from first grade to high school. Dennis Severin, art teacher at Lake Denoon Middle School, said the display is an annual observation each March to emphasize the "value of art education for all students and to encourage support for quality school art programs." Youth Art Month provides an opportunity for the public to see the results of the skills that are developed in art education, which Severin said isn't something other subjects offered can provide. The student art exhibit is presented by art faculty from the elementary, middle and high school in Muskego.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Thursday already? Make it count, despite the cold.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Patch editors recommend: The Muskego concert series continues...Bay Lane Middle School students will lead us in song on the stage at the Performing Arts Center at Muskego High School. The concert begins at 7:00 and the public is welcome to attend this free event. Would you like to see something added to the list? Let us know about it!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Odyssey of the Mind teams count on donations to accommodate expenses, and a hungry group helped make that happen on Friday night
(Editor's note: Our thanks to Laurel Walters, who provided the photos and the story on the Odyssey of the Mind Pasta dinner on Jan. 13.) "Friday, Jan. 13th you were "lucky" if you were at the Pasta Dinner that was sponsored by Leah's Italian Restaurant of Muskego" at Bay Lane Middle School, Walters told us. "It was a delicious meal and a fun event to raise funds for the OM teams that win the State Competition on March 17th in Madison, WI and are invited to the World Competition, which is in Iowa this year." Tickets purchased got you a pasta dinner that included a choice of spaghetti or mostaciolli, garlic bread & salad. Drinks and desserts were also available along with raffle tickets for prizes from gift baskets, gift cards and even …
Friday, November 25, 2011
'Turkey Tails' event raises more than $500 for food pantry, and teaches a lesson of giving in a fun way.
Liz Wohlers, a fifth grade teacher at Bay Lane Middle School, was resplendent in the colors of autumn, however her 'dress' was a turkey costume. Bought and paid for by her class and co-workers, it represented the culmination of a fun contest organized by parents to raise money for the Muskego Food Pantry. For a dollar each, students and staff could purchase turkey feathers and put them on a teachers turkey. The teacher donning the most feathers would need to wear a turkey costume, which proved an irresistable goal, especially for the youngest of the students. "The fifth graders really represented," said parent volunteer Nancy Pascutti. "The idea of putting their teacher into a turkey costume probably helped a lot." The school presented a…