Friday, May 24, 2013
With 466 respondents to the survey, Hamilton had a 92 percent response rate among all employees.
The Hamilton School District is one of the best organizations to work for in this corner of the state, according to a Wisconsin newspaper's award. As a result of feedback from employees, the district was listed among the best places to work in southeastern Wisconsin in the May 19 publication, “The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces.” For the second consecutive year, Hamilton was among the businesses and organizations named in a special section of the Sunday newspaper and online at www.jsonline.com. Evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based on feedback from an anonymous employee survey conducted by an independent research firm. With 466 respondents to the survey, Hamilton had a 92 percent response rate among all employees. …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Westcott will be responsible for staff development, course scheduling, student attendance and disciplinary matters.
Hamilton High School has a new member of its leadership team. The Hamilton School Board on Monday appointed Laura Westcott as the new HHS associate principal. Westcott, who has been the academic dean at West Allis Central High School since 2008, will begin her new post July 1. She replaces Keith Nerby, who will become a middle school principal in Burlington. “Mrs. Westcott is a strong educator who has excellent knowledge of curriculum and is recognized for establishing great rapport with students and staff,” said Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan. “We look forward to having her join the Hamilton team.” In her new role, Westcott will be responsible for staff development, course scheduling, student attendance and disciplinary matters. She …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Steven Newcomer was introduced as the principal of Glenwood Elementary School at Monday's Greenfield School Board meeting.
Templeton Middle School teacher, Steven Newcomer, will leave Sussex and head to Greenfield to take a job as principal of an elementary school in Greenfield. Newcomer was named principal of Glenwood Elementary School, and he will replace Dan Carr, who is retiring June 30. Newcomer has been a teacher for 17 years, and has been at Templeton since 2001, where he currently teaches sixth-grade math and literacy and led professional development programs for educators and revised the math department’s common assessments to better meet student needs. He also introduced the school’s curriculum to new parents during orientations and piloted the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support programs, among many other accomplishments. Get great local …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Chargers host the WIAA track and field sectional on Thursday, and will have representation in six events each for the boys and girls competitions.
Drew Patterson and Toney Lock of Hamilton High School won individual track and field championships on Monday in the tough Watertown Regional, the start of the WIAA tournament series. See complete regional results Patterson, a junior, captured the 400 meters in 49.86 seconds, just .12 off the stadium record set in 1999. Lock, also a junior, posted a time of 13.1 seconds in the 100 meters. The top four places in each event qualified for Thursday’s sectional, hosted by Hamilton. Also going through for the Chargers were: Hamilton was sixth in both the boys and girls regionals. Arrowhead easily won the girls side and Oconomowoc edged Germantown on the boys side.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hamilton High School students representing 11 curriculum areas were selected as students of the month for April.
Student of the month students for April include: Students received a certificate and a pin for their accomplishment.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The company is donating more than $200,000 for the construction and equipment for the fields.
The Halquist Stone Company will donate the construction and equipment for the youth soccer and softball fields adjacent to Hamilton High School. The donation will exceed $200,000 towards material, equipment and labor expenses. The fields will be christened Halquist Youth Complex when they open in summer of 2014. Halquist Vice President Tom Halquist told the board he and his brother wanted to find a way to continue contributing to the community after Dozer Day ended in 2009. The company created the one-day fundraising event, but discontinued it due to increased insurance and stricter mining safety regulations. Dozer Day raised nearly $1 million over the course of 10 years. Located south of Hamilton High School off of Town Line and Silver …
The increase will start retroactive to the beginning of the school year.
The Hamilton School Board approved a ratified contract that would give teachers a 2.332 percent salary increase. The contract was ratified last week with the United Lakewood Educators for the 2012-13 school year. Teachers will see the increase in their regular non-base supplemental compensation for 2012-13, retroactive to the beginning of the school year. The average salary paid to Hamilton School District teachers is $59,853.00, according to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The low-end salary is $37,798 and the high-end is $75,271. Related article:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Fifty-five Wisconsin high schools made The Daily Beast and Newsweek's ranking of America's Best High Schools, which includes Hamilton High School.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find the number of students suspended in 2011-12 at an individual school within districts in the Milwaukee area.
Schools across Wisconsin report statistics on suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Public Instruction, which in turn compiles them and publishes data by school and grade level. In 2011-12, 5.21 percent of students statewide were suspended at least once during the year. It’s the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. Patch’s searchable database includes suspensions by school and grade in 2011-12 for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 1, which covers most of southeast Wisconsin, including Racine Unified School District.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …