Thursday, May 2, 2013
Student-driven learning format draws the attention of state and regional education representatives
The personalized, project-based learning approach at Bay Lane and Lake Denoon middle schools, titled Project i, is gaining attention from regional and state-level representatives. Friday morning, Project i classrooms had visitors, as Special Assistant to the State Superintendent, Dr. Scott Jones, along with CESA 1 leaders, Dr. Jim Rickabaugh and Jean Garrity, joined Tammy Gibbons, Director of School Performance, and Superintendent Kelly Thompson for a tour classrooms at each middle school. The program became an option at the middle schools in the 2011-12 school year serving 7thgrade students. It was expanded this year to include approximately 100 students in both 7th and 8th grade. Teacher advisors at Lake Dennon, Peggy Moriarty and Amy…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Muskego-Norway School District recognizes three instructors for their ability to educate and innovate
Muskego-Norway School Board members recognized three teachers Monday night for exemplifying the district's mission to foster learning, growth and success for every student. The annual Compass Award winners included: Allyce Jung - A math teacher at Muskego High School, Jung has been a teacher there for three years, as well as being a coach for multiple sports and a student council advisor. Superintendent Kelly Thompson cited Jung's new and innovative approaches to teaching math, including the use of Smart notebooks, iPads, and other technology for fostering her student's success. Wendy Lyon - A 16-year veteran at Mill Valley Elementary School, Lyon teaches 3rd grade. She was recognized for finding "instructional strategies that work and …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Middle and high schoolers keep crowds entertained at the Muskego High School Performing arts center in separate performances of favorite plays over the next two weekends.
If you don't feel like dropping $30 for a movie and popcorn yet again for only two people, perhaps a little theatre for far less cash will do the job. Stop by the Muskego High School Performing Arts Center this weekend and next weekend for performances of "The Pirates of Penzance, Jr." and "Little Women," respectively. To kick things off, Lake Denoon Middle School will present "The Pirates of Penzance, Jr" at the PAC this weekend: Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Reserved Seating - Ticket Information: 262.971.1820 ext. 7300. Tickets also sold at the door. Admission is $7 general or $5 for seniors and students. The Muskego High School Drama Club will present "Little Women" on the following dates and times: April 25th…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Forget the old-school book reports — educators say technology is keeping kids involved and engaged in learning for an ever-evolving world.
Bay Lane and Lake Denoon Middle School students showcased recent projects using technology, and it was evident that geology, history and science are just more interesting when you add computer programs and applications. Hundreds of students took part in "Digital Learning Day," which is part of a nationwide initiative to show how technology is positively influencing learning. Everyone who presented had to show what technology targets they achieved in doing reports on everything from volcanoes to the Russian Revolution. In the meantime they had to also show their knowledge of the subject, which is a little like hiding the vegetables in your mashed potatoes to make them taste better. "It's really taking what they do every day — working on …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middle school students make an afternoon of it at Tudor Oaks, developing relationships that bring a smile to young and young at heart.
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Wednesday, January 30
The student council of Lake Denoon Middle School paid another visit to the residents of Tudor Oaks Saturday afternoon. Lifestyle Director and music therapist Terri Presser shared these photos with us as her daughter is also an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Lake Denoon as well as the Student Council Advisor. The students came to Tudor Oaks for a couple of hours in the afternoon for table games and conversation with the residents. The visit was social, but also helped the students in providing community service hours. A newer program at the school, the visit was only the second made by the students, but Presser said, "the students are beginning to form relationships with the residents and are very excited to return and maintain future …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Fundraising efforts at Lake Denoon Middle School mean uniforms for children in orphanage a world away
A $2,700 check was presented by students at Lake Denoon Middle School for children they will likely never meet, but their efforts will have taught them what the phrase 'paying it forward' means. Michael Miller, 8th grade science teacher, brought the idea to fundraise for the Lord's House of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya to the school after talking with his neighbors during a trip up north. The orphanage serves as a home for up to 40 orphans from one of the world's largest slums—Kibera—in Kenya. LDMS students are supporting about 30 students at the House of Hope school there. Those neighbors, Tom and Judy Wilson, were enthusiastic in telling Miller about the orphanage, giving him the idea to involve his students and the school in reaching out to …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lake Denoon Middle School connects with other school children half a world away to teach a lesson of gratitude and generosity
Michael Miller, a teacher at Lake Denoon Middle School, was up north in Shawano on vacation when a discussion with his neighbors, Tom and Judy Wilson, gave him a great idea. "These people had gone to Nairobi and had seen children without parents, and they had decided to start their own orphanage," he explained. "I thought it would provide a great opportunity to build our own outreach program at the school." With 24 children in the Lord's House of Hope orphanage when the program started, and 24 classrooms at LDMS, the idea was to adopt one of the children for each classroom. Since the beginning, however, six more children were added to the orphanage, which Miller said the classrooms made adjustments for. Over the past few months, kids have …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
October is Anti-Bullying Awareness month, and Muskego schools are taking the opportunity to re-emphasize their focus on prevention and intervention.
Whether it's a drop in the bucket, or a call to "act now," Muskego schools are taking a closer look at bullying this month. October is anti-bullying awareness month, and programs in the schools aim to indentify, prevent and intervene whenever possible to handle the "bully problem." At Mill Valley Elementary, a proactive approach called "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" aims to reward positive behavior along with calling out negative actions by students and staff. The "bucket" concept allows everyone at the school to "turn in" fellow students or staff when they're caught doing something good, not just when it's something they could get in trouble for. "We're trying to teach kids to be bucket fillers by treating others with respect and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Locally, the only ceremony to commemorate 9/11 was at Lake Denoon Middle School and school resource officer Eric Nowicki shares the day
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ever since there was a 1st anniversary of 9/11, there have been nine more at Lake Denoon Middle School, and students staff and parents once again gathered at the based of the flagpole for a solemn ceremony. School resource officer Eric Nowicki shared these photos from the most recent event on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This year's event also marked the only public 9/11 event in Muskego. Last year's 10th anniversary saw many events in the city and at the county level.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Missed any of our school profiles? Here's a listing of public and private schools, with links to their pages, offering registration and calendar information.
We've given each of our 10 schools a little 'face time' as each has important information on the start of the school year. With registration days beginning for some on August 13th, here's a quick list to help you get caught up. Click on any of the following below to get contact, registration and parent resource information for your school: Bay Lane Middle School Country Meadows Elementary School Lake Denoon Middle School Lakeview Elementary School Mill Valley Elementary School Muskego Elementary School Muskego High School St. Leonard Catholic School St. Paul Lutheran School Tess Corners Elementary School