Friday, August 3, 2012
A little longer day this year is part of what's new as we preview the 2012-13 school year for Lake Denoon Middle School.
School starts for Muskego public schools on Tuesday, September 4, and Patch is checking in with all of them to see what's coming in the new school year. Here's a quick profile of Lake Denoon Middle School: Location/phone: W216 S10586 Crowbar Drive; 262.971.1820 Principal: Linda O'Bryan, email@example.com Registration: Tuesday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or August 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to help with electronic registration if families have not already completed the online registration. This will also be a chance for students to get their pictures taken for honor cards, learn about the PTO and extracurricular activities and to walk through the building. Staff Directory Supply List School …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
A flurry of hires from within began when former superintendent Joe Schroeder left the district, and could end with the hires of two elementary teachers Monday night
The Muskego-Norway School Board will convene Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, and will make a familiar announcement on hiring administrators. Since Joe Schroeder announced he was leaving his post as MNSD superintendent earlier this year, the board has had to search for seven different administrators, most of whom have stepped up into positions vacated due to other promotions. Presently, there are two remaining positions for elementary school principals at Mill Valley and Tess Corners. Linda O'Bryan left the spot open at Mill Valley as she was named the new principal at Lake Denoon. Kelly Kluck had been the principal at Tess Corners for only a year, but decided to go back to teaching, thus leaving an opening …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Linda O'Bryan will take the helm at Lake Denoon, leaving her post at Mill Valley, and the board introduces Ken Dunbar as MHS associate principal; two more administrators are now being sought for Tess Corners, Mill Valley.
In what seems to be a continual cycle of promotions and new hires, the Muskego-Norway School District announced that principal of Mill Valley Elementary School, Linda O'Bryan, will become the new principal at Lake Denoon Middle School as of July 1. The board approved her appointment at a salary of $106,792. O'Bryan first arrived in the district serving at Lakeview Elementary, and was part of the opening staff at Lake Denoon Middle School. She told the school board Monday night that the new position was "an incredible honor." In addition, Bob Antholine recently resigned as associate principal at Muskego High School, and it was announced that Ken Dunbar, who has been in the Plymouth, WI school district for 12 years, would take his place. The…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Ryan Oertel has been a principal at Lake Denoon Middle School and will fill the position at the helm of Muskego High School.
Promotion from within seems to be the preference at Muskego-Norway School District as Ryan Oertel, the current principal at Lake Denoon Middle School was named as the new principal at Muskego High School Monday night at the district board meeting. Oertel will replace principal Dr. Dennis Bussen, who will be stepping into the role of Assistant Superintendent of Muskego Schools. He replaces Dr. Kelly Thompson, who was promoted to school superintendent after Dr. Joe Schroeder announced his departure earlier this year. Oertel told the board that he was "humbled by the opportunity and excited to serve. I am also excited by the momentum I see in the district and where we are moving to make students college and career-ready." “During his 10 years…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Therese Rilling takes a new approach toward the old, and shows middle schoolers there's more to history than dates.
Chances are your own memory of history class was, well, not memorable. Perhaps there was something about the Magna Carta, and the Hundred Years War that wasn't really that long, but it was so long ago it was ancient history. It's too bad teachers then didn't take the innovative approach to history that 7th grade teacher Therese Rilling does at Lake Denoon Middle School. While there is always an importance of when and where events took place, how students learn it is the difference. "She is an incredibly talented teacher who brings both creativity and organization to each project-based lesson she creates," said Dr. Joe Schroeder, superintendent of Muskego-Norway School District. "You may remember social studies as a focus on memorization of…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Downtown wayfinding signs and others along main arteries in the city would direct visitors and residents alike to city resources.
Chances are, if someone asked you where Kurth Park was, you may be able to answer that question if you lived near Kurth Park. Or Idle Isle Park. Or Lake Denoon Middle School. You get the picture. This is the point behind City of Muskego planners' presentations to various committees to review a wayfinding signage plan, which would assist motorists to find area destinations. Jeff Muenkel with the planning department has worked with Lemberg Signs, which has created the other gateway signage and the signs at the city hall complex, to create a concept for review. About 28 large signs as well as 16 smaller signs would direct people to such resources as the library, schools, government facilities and parks. Some would be pole-mounted and provide …
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 …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Survivors give their testimony so others will share the story, and hate will never be repeated.
It gives you pause to think people these days can't stand each other for expressing political opinions, when two men who survived the Holocaust didn't give forgiveness a second thought. Albert 'Al' Beder and friend Howard Melton were forced from their homes in Lithuania in 1941 as the German army occupied Kaunas (then Kovno) on their way to conquer Russia. They lived in a ghetto with about 30,000 other Jews, a population ten times than the area was built to hold. In 1942, they would travel from the overcrowded ghetto to a concentration camp in Riga, Latvia, and eventually to the infamous camp in Poland called Dachau. Their 'revenge' they said was seeing the fall of Hitler, and the rubble of German cities. "If I would have lived only ten …
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.