Muskego-Norway News February 2020 - Please Scroll Down to See Contents

Parent Advisory Team Meeting - Safety Discussion

On Monday, March 2 from 5:00-6:30pm at the ESC, district staff and a School Resource Officer will be presenting school safety information to our Parent Advisory Team. Any parent in our system is welcome to join the group.

Student Breakfast Information Survey

The Student Wellness Committee is seeking parent input on the option of a cold breakfast in schools. Breakfast would be provided through the Taher food service, served during the school day, and follow federal guidelines. A monthly menu would be provided in advance. Please complete this brief survey for each child enrolled in MNSD.

Compass Award Information

Friendly reminder that 2020 Compass nominations are now being accepted. Please consider nominating a deserving staff member! We have been recognizing staff with the Compass since 2008. The purpose is to reinforce and recognize staff who, through their commitments and contributions, ensure that every student is learning, growing and succeeding. Using this FILLABLE PDF FORM, you can honor staff members who meet the designated criteria in the following areas:

  1. Positive impact on students
  2. Positive impact on staff, parents, and/or the community
  3. Commitment to continuous improvement, leadership and/or service
  4. Champion for innovation, creativity, and/or best practice.

The process is easy - complete the form electronically and send it to Jeff Petersen (jeff.petersen@muskegonorway.org) by March 2. Please note that each potential recipient must have a minimum of three nominators and maximum of four. One nomination form may be submitted with three to four nominators' signatures or each nominator may complete a separate nomination form. All nominations are due by Monday, March 2.

2020 Retirements

Join us in congratulating the following staff members who have been approved by the School Board to retire. Collectively, they have put in many years of service to the profession, students, and community and we are thankful for all their commitments. We wish them the very best in their next adventures!

Fear the Spear

It's a great time to be a Warrior! The district is selling black granite tiles that will be placed on the Wall of Fame in front of Inpro stadium. These tiles are customizable with up to three lines and twenty characters per line. It's a great way to remember a former, current, or to-be Warrior. If you are interested in purchasing a tile, you can complete this short form. The 4x4 tiles are $99 and the 8x8 are $475, they will remain on the wall for a life-time! See below for some examples of tiles that have been purchased.

Intra-District Transfer Requests

Thank you to those families who have already made time to submit an intra-district transfer request for the 2020-21 school year. Should your family be interested in a new placement within our district, please complete the form linked here. Realizing we are in the midst of staffing and scheduling decision making for next school year already, the sooner you can submit your request, the better. Beginning May 1, 2020 we will be reaching out to families with decisions about each respective request. Should you have additional questions regarding this process, please email jeff.petersen@muskegonorway.org.

2020 Summer School

K-8 Summer Learning Academy and Muskego High School Summer School program are excited to continue our strong tradition of course offerings for the Summer of 2020!

General information regarding Summer Learning Academy:

  • Location - Bay Lane Elementary School (new this year)
  • Registration Opens - Monday, March 2
  • Registration Closes - Friday, March 20
  • Confirmation of schedule available on IC - Friday, May 22
  • Week 1: June 22 - June 25 (Off Week of June 29)
  • Week 2: July 6 - July 9
  • Week 3: July 13 - July 16
  • Week 4: July 20 - July 23

Courses will be offered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The window for high school registration is currently open and scheduled to close on Friday, February 14. Course registration information can be found on the high school web page or by clicking on the following link. Should you have any questions about registering for classes, please contact kristine.springer@muskegonorway.org or ken.dunbar@muskegonorway.org. Our K-8 summer course catalog is nearing completion and will be shared with parents in the first part of March.

Become a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

Muskego-Norway School District is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming guest teachers in our system. This is a great opportunity to become more involved in your students’ schooling as well as have a flexible work schedule. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested in this opportunity, please visit the following site to learn more.

Conversations with the Superintendent

Consider attending one of the remaining 2020 Conversations with the Superintendent at the ESC:

  • Morning of February 26 (Wednesday) at 7:00 AM
  • Afternoon of April 27 (Monday) 4:00 PM

If these dates/times do not fit your schedule and you are interested in meeting, contact Dr. Kelly Thompson (kelly.thompson@muskegonorway.org) to schedule an individual conversation.

100 Days of School!

Last week Friday marked the official 100th day of school. Our elementary buildings had a fun time celebrating with a variety of activities that included dressing up as well as arts and crafts. Here are some featured photos from Mill Valley, Lakeview, and Bay Lane!

Follow Us

"Follow Us" on Facebook (Muskego Norway Schools), Twitter (@MuskegoNorwaySC), and/or Instagram (muskegonorwayschools) for up-to-date information about our district’s celebrations and events.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Kelly Thompson