Saturday, September 8, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker: Tonette and I are grateful for the work done to educate our sons and all children across Wisconsin.
The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses. To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Hi, this is Scott Walker. Like many parents across Wisconsin, Tonette and I are excited to see our two sons head back to school. While our two sons have always attended public schools in Wisconsin, this year is a major milestone for us as parents—our oldest son will be heading off to college. This achievement couldn’t have been done without the hard work and dedication …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Here's a list of important dates for each school in the Hamilton School District, making Back to School even easier.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Here's every vaccination your little student will need before attending school on September 4.
Does your little student have all his shots? Wisconsin law requires parents to provide updated records on their children’s immunizations including DTP, MMR and polio. Two different vaccine requirements were added in recent years to the Wisconsin Student Immunization law. The changes began in 2008-09 and will be phased in for all students over the next several years. For the 2012-13 school year, students entering grades 6, 9 and 12 are required to have one dose of: Students entering 5-year-old kindergarten and grades 6 and 12 are required to have two doses of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. The Hepatitis B and varicella vaccines are required for all students pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
School starts in a few short weeks, so it's time to get all that new clothes shopping in; here, learn what seems to be trendy in 2012.
Summer is coming to its end, a chill is in the air, and after busting out the kid's pants you realize they are a couple inches short after a growth spurt since the last cold season. Looks like it's time to go shopping for the new school year, but rather than just updating your child's wardrobe sizes why not consider adding a little style to their life. Here's a roundup of tips for 2012 Back-to-School fashion trends: Shop Local: Find out where to buy back-to-school clothes and accesories in the Sussex area in the Patch directory. What do you think of these trends? Is there a new style that should be added to the list? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
We're looking for coaches, players, parents, booster-club members and fans who want to share news, information and photos about local school teams and other area youth sports teams.
Are you a sports fanatic? Whether you’re an expert, a player, a coach, a parent or just a fan, the Waukesha community wants to hear from you! Waukesha Patch is seeking youth sports bloggers who are interested in sharing their thoughts on local school and other youth sports. Sports bloggers can post photos, game coverage and even just their opinions on situations, events and games. If you have inside information on what goes on at Waukesha-area sports matchups, we want you to blog on Waukesha Patch’s free Local Voices platform. Get started right here. What You Get Out of It As a Local Voices blogger, you’ll have the ear of local residents, so you can keep the community posted on all of your games, fundraisers, news, events and more. You can…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here's the first month of hot lunch choices at the Hamilton School District, including the back to school menu and prices.
Editor's Note: To zoom in on the calendar above, just click the click the magnifying glass with the "+" symbol in the bottom right corner. The first day of school on September 4, students at the Hamilton School District will be served (drumroll please)... Lunches consist of five food items — meat, bread, two or more servings of fruit or vegetables, and milk. To reduce waste, children are offered an entire lunch but may refuse one or two items. The price for lunch remains the same whether a child takes the entire lunch or refuses an item. Lunch menus will be listed in school newsletters, local newspapers and on the district website, as seen above. Parents are asked to go over the lunch menu with their children to help them decide what to …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Brian Dorow, associate dean of criminal justice program, says year-old facility near Sussex has allowed area law enforcement to have enhanced scenario-based training.
Just minutes from Sussex, the criminal justice training center at Morris Street’s been getting strong reviews from area police officers just one year into the program. The Waukesha County Technical College training center moved into an old daycare a year ago. The 20,000-square-foot facility provides scenario-based training for police officers to get enhanced experience. A recent evaluation of the program has ranged from comments such as “great facility” or “Can’t believe how high tech it is.” “It has allowed us to the holistic scenario-based training,” said Brian Dorow, associate dean of the criminal justice program at the college. “We have received just an incredible response from the police officers that are training there. … It is the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Youth Apprenticeship grants will help Sussex schools fund school-to-work training, a move to create skilled Wisconsin workers.
The Hamilton School District is set to snag a slice of a $1.6 million grant aimed at preparing students for skilled trades, part of Gov. Scott Walkers vision for Wisconsin. The Youth Apprenticeship grants, funded by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, are benefiting 11 Waukesha County Schools. Almost $100,000 will be distributed between the schools to fund partnerships in school-to-work training during the 2012-13 school year. “Youth Apprenticeship is an excellent example of the partnerships Governor Walker says we need to prepare a new generation of skilled workers and make Wisconsin the workforce of choice,” Secretary Reggie Newson said. “Youth Apprenticeship offers high school students an opportunity to explore careers, …
Monday, August 13, 2012
From Hamilton School District's vacation days and breaks to each school's hours, here's a list of some important info you'll need for Back to School.
Elementary school students in grades 1-5 and full-day kindergarten begin school at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. Templeton Middle School hours are 7:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; Hamilton High School runs from 7:20 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. Students will not have classes: The last day of school is June 11. Editor's Note: Want more Back to School news? Check out Sussex Patch's page dedicated to making the first day of school ridiculously easy.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Is your child starting kindergarten in Sussex at Willow Springs or another area elementary school? Here's some info to make your life ridiculously easy.
The Hamilton School District offers kindergarten programs for students who are four and five years old. The program for 4-year-olds is at Willow Spring Learning Center, and the program for 5-year-olds is at neighborhood elementary schools. The first day of school is September 4. To be eligible for the optional 4-year-old kindergarten program, a child must be four years old by September 1. The program runs a half day — an 8:45 - 11:15 a.m. morning session and 12:45 - 3:15 p.m. afternoon session. Willow Springs will have a brief 4K bus orientation August 30 at 5:30 p.m. for morning kindergartners and at 6:15 p.m. for afternoon kindergartners to familiarize them with riding the bus. School buses will pick up 4K students and parents at their …