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 …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The school district is seeing a decrease in the amount of suspensions related to alcohol compared to years previous.
The number of students in the Hamilton School District being suspended for alcohol-related violations is dwindling, according to new data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The DPI just released information about the 2010-11 school year, and only three students in the district were suspended for incidents dealing with alcohol. That’s the same number of students as the year before, but more than 20 less than the 2007-08 school year. And according to district spokeswoman Denise Lindberg, the school’s new Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse program may have something to do with it. “This is great news," Lindberg said. “We do have a new AODA program that was implemented, so the results could be because of that.” Along with the new …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Hamilton School District recognized 12 employees retiring this year and handed out retirement gifts. Were you taught by any of the retiring teachers?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The 2011-12 retirements of a dozen district employees were commemorated at the Hamilton School Board meeting Monday evening. Combined, the employees provided 257 years of service to the district. School Board members read and approved commendations for each employee that reflected comments from supervisors and colleagues, and each retiree was given a retirement gift. "We work really hard to have this balance of having to make you feel valued and appreciated without passing out too many boxes of Kleenex," said Superintendent Kathleen Cooke. "We’re going to miss you terribly. Your competence, your standards of excellence, your personalities, your skills that you brought to your position will not be replaced... From all of us to all of you, …