Monday, April 22, 2013
A perfect marriage of his role at InPro and his role as a parent, Zoran Krecak hopes to spread a positive message on school walls here and across the country.
"A few months ago an idea hit me. Use what InPro Corporation has been doing for years and apply it directly to my job," explained Zoran Krecak, Education Market Manager at the Muskego company. "We have been making some the best wall expressions, with no real equal in the industry, which is a rigid vinyl sheet to protect walls from impact and other wear," he said. "As a parent, I'm also learning that bullying has become so much worse than when we were kids, and I thought this product could provide something useful and meaningful to schools as well." With children at Tess Corners Elementary School, Krecak approached principal Kris Kuenstler to see if they could be a test school for the wall coverings, which boldly proclaim an anti-bullying …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A $10,000 goal is set for the end of the 1-mile walk on Oct. 12, and Elementary School families are hoping for community support to get there.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It's only one mile from beginning to end, but a fundraising goal of $10,000 makes every step of the Tess Corners Elementary School's walkathon seem a bit uphill. However, with the Muskego High School marching band as the "leader" and an appearance by two of the Klements racing sausages to help cheer students, parents and teachers on, event organizer Jill Gover is optimistic. "Last year we did not get to $10,000 but we were very close - just a few hundred shy of the goal. So, we're welcoming friends and family of students to accompany us." Each year money is raised for things like assembly programs, school equipment (ie. smart boards, field trip buses and student activities to be used that current year). This is the 7th annual walkathon…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
After 8 years in the classroom in Muskego, Kris Kuenstler moves across the hall to the principal's office saying it's a privilege to serve a whole school in a district she loves
It's obvious the question, 'why do you want to be a principal in Muskego-Norway' was an easy one for Tess Corner's Elementary's new leader to answer. Kris Kuenstler told Muskego Patch that her new role in the district where she has taught 1st grade for about eight years is a great next step. "I have loved teaching, and I've loved being a 1st grade teacher. I feel like I am just expanding the passion to more than a classroom. I am privileged to share it with other teachers, and share it with a whole school," she said. Reiterating what many have said about Muskego-Norway, Kuenstler pointed to the district's mission and focus of every student learning, growing and succeeding as part of its best practices. Coming into the district with …
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
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Head back to school at Tess Corners with a bit of information in your own backpack.
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 Tess Corners Elementary School: Location/phone: W147 S6800 Durham Place, 262-971-1860 Principal: Kristin Kuenstler, email@example.com Registration: Monday, August 13, Forms, Fee, Pictures Staff Directory Supply List PTO Vice-President: Teri Gudynowski, firstname.lastname@example.org (President position is currently open) PTO Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the staff lounge, Sept. 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th, January 9th, March 6th, May 8th What's new: Principal Kristin Kuenstler; Laura Printz, Kindergarten; Instructional resource coaching will be …
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…
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 …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Muskego school board narrowly passes recommendation to spend nearly $2.6 million to fix what's ailing throughout school buildings, with some notable exclusions.
The failure of the November 2010 and November 2011 school facilities referenda, which would have approved borrowing up to $30 million to update existing and builld new school facilities, meant that the Muskego-Norways school board had to go back to the drawing board. Monday night, after several rounds of discussion the school board decided to spend $814,000 from their budget and $1.78 million of their fund balance to get started on the long 'punch list' that the schools have presented. Among the items that will be repaired or replaced are roof sections on the Educational Services Center and all but one school (Lakeview Elementary). The expenditure takes up the vast majority of the total, at nearly $1.2 million. Other projects will include …