Thursday, May 9, 2013
Check out who is on the Hamilton High School Prom Court and the dates and times for the grand march and dance.
With a theme of "A Starry Night," Hamilton High School will celebrate Prom Saturday, May 11. The grand march will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the high school Gymnasium. Following the grand march, students will take a bus to the Milwaukee Public Museum to attend the dinner and dance. The prom court: Therese Merkel, Cecilia Cortez, Amanda Phillips, Molly Matthiesen, Grace Modl, Alex Bartolini, Bret Harvestine, Garett Minor, John Phillips and Tyler Surma. The king and queen will be named at the grand march
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Family of a 2002 Hamilton High School graduate tells the Brookfield Police Department Michael McCann had his first relapse after coming clean from an opiate addiction.
A 2002 graduate of Hamilton High School’s death is under investigation by the Brookfield Police Department after he was found unconscious and not breathing by his grandmother and uncle at a Brookfield home in February. The fatal drug overdose was 28-year-old Michael McCann’s first relapse after entering drug treatment at a detox facility for an opiate addiction, including for the abuse of oxycodone. Relatives reported McCann was clean until the overdose on Feb. 28, according to a search warrant filed recently in Waukesha County Circuit Court. He seemed “very happy” on Feb. 27 and told his uncle he was receiving a cash advance at work. McCann returned home from work around 6 p.m. Feb. 28, entered the bathroom at 6:15 p.m. and an hour later …
The Lisbon Fire Department responded to the call Tuesday morning.
A smoke detector was triggered by welding in the metals lab at Hamilton High School Tuesday morning, according to the school's Facebook page. The smoke detector, which went off at 11:19 a.m., prompted students and staff to exit the building. The Lisbon Fire Department responded and determined there was no fire and it was safe to resume classes. Students and staff members were back in the classrooms within 30 minutes.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nathan Goecks signed a letter of intent to attend the university on a golf scholarship.
Hamilton High School senior Nathan Goecks recently signed a letter of intent to attend University of Illinois Springfield on a golf scholarship. Goecks earned letters in golf all four years and played all-conference sophomore and junior years. He played on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel all-area team junior year and was named to the Wisconsin Coaches Association all-state academic team. He has earned a 4.09 GPA and plans to major in biology-chemistry with a pre-medical emphasis.
Fifty-five Wisconsin high schools made The Daily Beast and Newsweek's ranking of America's Best High Schools, which includes Hamilton High School.
Hamilton High School in Sussex ranked in Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools. In the national ranking of 2,000 high schools, Hamilton High School ranked 963. All the data analyzed was self-reported by each school for the 2011–12 school year. Over 5,000 high schools were invited to participate in the survey this year, and nearly 2,500 responded. Newsweek and The Daily Beast have compiled this list for the past two years and each year the methodlogy is tweaked. This year the methodology weighed the percentages of four-year, on-time graduation rate (25 percent); 2011 graduates who were accepted to college (25 percent); AP/IB/AICE tests per student (25 percent); average SAT and/or ACT score (10 percent); average AP/IB/AICE exam …
Friday, May 3, 2013
This month, Hamilton High School student Morgan Eberhardy's art is in the spotlight.
Every month Sussex Patch highlights the artistic talents of one of Hamilton High School's creative students. This month, Morgan Eberhardy is in the spotlight. Here's a statement about her art: "I have taken many art classes since I was in elementary school. Even though the art classes weren’t that technical it was still something that I really enjoyed. In middle school I took an art class every single year but I took a break my freshman year from art. My sophomore year I had Art Survey at HHS. This was the class that inspired me to start taking art classes again. In my junior year I took Stained Glass because it’s the one class I always wanted to take since middle school. My senior year I took Graphic Arts 1, Graphic Arts 2 and Advanced …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The team ended a successful season and brought home it third regional Chairman’s Award.
Hamilton High School’s Charger Robotics Team 537 returned from an international competition in St. Louis April 28 where it wrapped up a successful season marked with accolades and awards. The team represented Hamilton High School in Sussex in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) international high school robotics competition. In March, the Chargers won the regional Chairman’s Award for the third time in four years at the Lake Superior Regiona in Minnesota. The Chairman’s Award is FIRST’s most prestigious team award and supersedes winning the competition itself. The team placed in the top 25 percent among competitors March 21-23 at the Wisconsin Regional Competition at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee. …
A few months ago the players put meals together to help feed the homeless and now they are holding a cancer awareness night on Friday.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jennifer Shernell will play basketball for the school.
Hamilton High School senior Jennifer Shernell recently signed a letter of intent to attend Cardinal Stritch University on a basketball scholarship. Shernell, from Sussex, earned letters in basketball and softball all four years. She has earned a 3.5 GPA and plans to major in elementary education.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
See Hamilton's most recent graduation and drop-out rates, and how they compare to the rest of the state and surrounding districts.
Graduation rates in Sussex are above the state average, with nearly all the 12th grade students enrolled in 2011-12 receiving a diploma, according to data from the state Department of Public Instruction. Statewide in 2011-12, 88.6 percent of enrolled high school seniors received diplomas, and 5.5 percent of students dropped out of school. That year at Hamilton High School, 95.9 percent of students received diplomas, according to DPI data, and 1.45 percent dropped out. By comparison, at Menomonee Falls High School, the graduation rate was 97.4 percent, with 0.5 percent dropping out. Search above to see information about graduation rates in Greendale and other districts throughout the state. The search function is not available on mobile …