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 …
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 …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Robin Schrot makes the trek from Germantown to familiar surroundings and looks forward to a great year
The new head of Mill Valley Elementary School may seem to be coming from way out of town, but says Muskego is a very familiar place. Robin Schrot is a Germantown resident and mom of two school-aged children who said the trip into work isn't all that bad, and her new surroundings in the principal's office aren't really all that new. "I had spent some time at the (Muskego) district's Educational Services Center as I was working toward my license as a director of instruction, so I got to see how things worked here," she said. Schrot hails from the Elmbrook School District and had been a teacher at Burleigh Elementary. She taught 2nd grade for 12 years, and was most recently a Student Support Teacher before she was hired on at Muskego-Norway…
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
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Perhaps Muskego's oldest established school, Mill Valley gets set to start its 155th year.
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 Mill Valley Elementary School Location/phone: W191 S6445 Hillendale Drive, 262-971-1830 Principal: Robin Schrot, firstname.lastname@example.org Registration: Thursday, August 16, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Staff Directory Special dates to note: Free Ice Cream social sponsored by PTO September 14th 6-8 on the playground September 18th 5:30 Chat with the new principal. Parents are welcome to chat with the principal before the 6:30 PTO meeting Thursday, August 30th. 4 - 5 pm........ 5K and 1st grade Open House Friday, September 14th, 6 - 8 pm....... ICE CREAM SOCIAL …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
First board meeting for Dr. Kelly Thompson
It was a night of new beginnings at the Muskego-Norway School Board on Monday as the Board welcomed the new school superintendent and two elementary principals. In unanimous votes, the Board approved the contracts for new Tess Corners Elementary School Principal Kris Kuenstler and Mill Valley Elementary School principal Robin Schrot. Kuenstler and Schrot will both earn $98,211 in the contracts approved for the 2012-13 school year. “I look forward to inspiring the hearts and minds of the staff and students at my school,” Schrot told the Board. “I am excited to be principal and to get started,” Kuenstler said. Both principals said they would be starting Tuesday. “We are going to hit the ground running," Schrot said. Both said they looked …
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, 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 …
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 …