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Muskego-Norway News March 2018 - Please Scroll Down to See Contents

Threats are Taken Seriously

We are committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for your children and we are fortunate to have great partnerships with parents in our district. With school threats occurring more often in school districts, it is important that we take a moment to lean on this partnership and ask parents to have a conversation with their children regarding the serious implications of making a threat on a school. Such behavior may leave a lasting impact on a child’s education and future. The impact on the entire family is profound. Please find time now to personally discuss this issue with your children. Whether a child perceives making a threat as “a joke” or “not a big deal,” making a threat on a school could result in suspension, expulsion, and/or being charged as an adult with a felony. According to State of WI Statute 947.015: “Whoever intentionally conveys or causes to be conveyed any threat or false information, knowing such to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made to destroy any property by the means of explosives is guilty of a Class 1 felony.” Thank you for taking a moment to have this discussion with your children.

Parent Advisory Team Meeting - Safety Discussion

On April 23rd from 5-6:30 pm at the ESC, Jeremiah Johnson, Director of Operations and HR, and a representative from the Muskego Police Department will be presenting school safety information to our Parent Advisory Team (PAT). Any parent in our system interested in attending is welcome to join the group. So that we may prepare for the size of the group, if you are not part of the PAT and plan to attend, please contact me by April 19th (262-971-1808 or kelly.thompson@muskegonorway.org).

School Board Candidates

Muskego-Norway School District residents are invited to learn more about the school board candidates at an upcoming public forum scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th hosted by the Muskego Woman’s Club at Muskego City Hall, starting at 7:00 pm. Superintendent Dr. Kelly Thompson will kick off the forum with a short presentation on the current state of the Muskego-Norway School District. There are 3 available seats to be filled at elections to be held on Tuesday, April 3rd. Candidates will answer prepared questions as well as those submitted by forum attendees. Candidates include: incumbent Eric Schroeder along with Terri Boyer, Kert Harenda, Tracy Blair, and Karla Klein.

March 14, 2018

Middle and high school principals sent the following information to their families yesterday:

We are aware of the National movement related to a school “walkout” for March 14, 2018. Understanding that some students may participate, as always, parents have the right to excuse their child for part or all of a day (up to 10 days/school year) by calling the attendance office. If your child plans to participate, please note the importance of other students’ right to continue their learning without interruption. Classes will continue as scheduled. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all and ensuring that high quality learning happens throughout the day.

2018-19 Elementary Class List Construction

In efforts to support a successful merge at each of our elementary schools, we are seeking input from families around the unique learning styles and needs of respective students. We will use this input to help generate class lists for 2018-19 so there is a balance of academic, social, emotional and behavioral strengths across grade level classrooms. If interested in providing input, please access this link and complete the very brief form, by April 13, 2018. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Please Join Us for our 2nd Annual Run/Walk for Education

On April 29, 2018, in partnership with Key Benefits Concepts, the district will be hosting the 2nd Annual Run/Walk for Education. This event will allow us to raise money to support improvements to outdoor athletic facilities and provide additional social emotional learning resources for our school community. The race will be at 9:30 am, with a Children’s Fun Run starting at 9:00 am. Sign-up information is available by clicking here. If you are not interested in participating in the race, but wish to volunteer, you can do so on the website. Please contact Julie Kelly at 262-971-1806 if you need additional information.

Mill Valley Bricks

The original Mill Valley School, a wood framed building, was built in 1856, on one half acre of donated land. During the early 1900’s, many improvements were made to the school, but it was not until 1924 when a special meeting was called to raise $5,000 to build a new school constructed of brick. With the expansion of Mill Valley in 2017, part of the original brick building was razed. You are now able to own a piece of Mill Valley Elementary history! A limited number of bricks were salvaged from the demolition, and MV PTO is selling these bricks for $20 each (limit 3 per family). Requests will be filled in the order in which they are received. Please use this link to order: http://bit.ly/2EonL1V.

Conversation with the Superintendent

Dr. Kelly Thompson will host a spring Conversations with the Superintendent at the ESC on the morning of April 25 (Wednesday) at 7:00AM.

If this date/time does not fit your schedule and you are interested in meeting, please contact me to schedule an individual meeting.

Facility Updates

  • Muskego Lakes Middle School finishes are being installed through March in the academic wings, making way for final cleaning in April.
  • The foundations are being poured at Mill Valley for the new library.
  • Excavation continues for the MHS Natatorium. Some unforeseen project delays have pushed the project completion time to September 1, 2018. The Athletic Department is working through logistics for the 2018 girls swim season.
  • Fundraising efforts have made artificial turf at the MHS Football Stadium a reality. Construction of the field turf will commence in late May and be completed around the beginning of August. In addition, bleachers will be expanded over the next month and a half.

For ongoing updates on our building projects please visit our website HERE.

Photos include a MLMS Science Room, Rendering of the MV Library, Construction of the MHS Pool, and Rendering of Inpro Stadium bleachers.

Elementary School Closing Events

This spring marks a special time in the history of Muskego-Norway Schools and the entire community at large. As the district transitions from five elementary schools to three in the 2018-19 school year, each building is preparing to say goodbye and commemorate the immense impact each has had on the community, students, staff, and families.

The community, alumni, families, students, and staff of Tess Corners, Muskego Elementary, and Country Meadows are invited to attend the following school building closure celebrations:

  • Tess Corners Elementary Community Open House - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Country Meadows Elementary Community Open House - Thursday, May 17, 2018- 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Muskego Elementary Community Open House - Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Follow Us

Please consider following the district on Facebook (Muskego Norway Schools) and Twitter (@MuskegoNorwaySC) for up-to-date information about our district’s celebrations and events.

Wishing you a wonderful spring break ahead.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Kelly Thompson, Superintendent

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