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 …
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:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The district's meeting is being rescheduled because the state has not finalized its budget.
Hamilton School District's Annual Meeting, originally slated for June 17, will be postponed because the state has not finalized its budget. Information needed to determine local district finances has not been provided by the state. The meeting has been rescheduled for July 15 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center with the public hearing portion beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning upon its completion, but no earlier than 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Public school districts throughout the state will share $30.1 million in library aid to purchase materials for school libraries.
Hamilton School District received $167,746 in library aid from Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. Public school districts throughout the state will share $30.1 million in library aid. Aid is based on the number of children between the ages of 4 and 20 living in each school district. This year’s school library aid payment was $24.71 per child for 1,218,203 children counted in the 2011-12 school census. School library state funding is down by $2.4 million from last year because the census total was down by 6,486 children as well. Districts must use Common School Fund library aid by June 30 for the purchase of books, media materials, or computer equipment that…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Despite changes in benchmarks for Wisconsin statewide reading and math tests, Hamilton students continue to perform significantly higher than the statewide norms.
Use Patch's interactive database to see the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations scores in Hamilton and other area districts for the last three years. Students in the Hamilton District saw lower scores in statewide math and reading tests this year, but those changes are almost entirely due to tough new standards that kicked in this year. In Hamilton, 53.2 percent of the students who took the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) in November 2012 scored at proficient or advanced in reading. That's compared to 94.2 percent who hit that mark in 2011. The 2012-13 results were released last week. In math, 75.7 percent of the Hamilton students were proficient or better this year, compared to 93 percent last year. While …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
While Hamilton's enrollment is predicted not to increase, the district is still facing nearly a $340,000 budget deficit under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget.
For the first in 20 years Hamilton School District is not expecting a student enrollment increase, however, the school is facing a $340,000 budget deficit. Business Services Assistant Superintendent Bryan Ruud presented a $49.75 million draft budget for 2013-14 at the April 9 School Board meeting, according to Board Meeting Highlights posted online. Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget is proposing no revenue limit increase for school districts. Under Walker’s proposed budget, the district would need to reduce $339,750 from the budget. Two Republican legislators are proposing a $150 per student increase. Under this proposal, the district will have $339,750 to restore some cuts and cover contingency issues. Walker’s proposed $68 billion …