Greetings from MNS District News for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Please Scroll Down to See Contents

2018-19 School Calendar - Board Approved on December 11, 2017

HERE is the approved 2018-19 school calendar.

2018-19 Intra-District Transfer Requests - Attention Middle School Parents

With planning for the 2018-19 school year well underway, we are once again reaching out to families who may be interested in an intra-district transfer for next school year. Noting that middle school students will be making course selections after winter break, it will be far more efficient to know if a student/family will be submitting a transfer request in advance of beginning the middle school scheduling process (February 1, 2018). Furthermore, realizing the number of requests sooner than the April 30, 2018 deadline will support the district being able to make decisions sooner and allow us to appropriately staff each of our respective elementary and middle school buildings. Middle school families, should you be interested in an intra-district transfer for the 2018-19 school year, please consider making that request by February 1, 2018 - request form available HERE.

Parent Satisfaction Survey -Please Respond by December 15

Friendly reminder that Muskego-Norway School District is committed to engaging our parents and families in every child’s education. To continue our journey to excellence in this area, we gather data from stakeholders to determine where we are as a district and to set and act on realistic, measurable goals for continuous improvement. The Parent Satisfaction Survey allows parents to provide feedback on their experience with their child’s school. If you have not done so already, please complete this short survey (about 10 minutes) available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNSD_Parent. The Parent Satisfaction Survey will be open until December 15th.

District Report Card

Last month, DPI released the district- and school-level accountability Report Cards. The chart below situates MNS among other Waukesha County districts and shows MNS in comparison to other K-12 districts in the state.


To view individual school-level Report Cards, please follow the link HERE to page 5 of our 2016-17 Quality Report. We are grateful for the commitment of all of our staff to ensure a high quality learning environment and contributions to the tremendous progress we are making as a system!

Thank you for your partnership - together we truly can achieve great things!

Facility Updates

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

School Board Elections

A notice of school board election was published in the Wednesday, November 22, 2017 edition of the Waukesha County NOW. Three school board seats are up for election in April 2018. Two of the three incumbents have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election. To date one candidate has submitted a declaration of candidacy, and one person has taken papers but has not yet submitted completed documents. District residents who meet eligibility requirements may file Declarations of Candidacy and Campaign Registration Statements at the Educational Services Center, S87 W18763 Woods Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on regular business days.

The deadline to file is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

A Primary Election, only if necessary, will take place on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The Spring Election will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Candidates who are elected at the Spring Election will take office on Monday, April 23, 2018. Terms are for three years.

For more information, please contact, Darlene Birdeau at darlene.birdeau@muskegonorway.org or 262-971-1800.

Conversation with the Superintendent

I will be hosting 2017-18 Conversations with the Superintendent at the ESC as follows:

  • Afternoon of February 26 (Monday) at 3:30PM
  • Morning of April 25 (Wednesday) at 7:00AM

If these dates/times do not fit your schedule and you are interested in meeting, please contact me to schedule an individual meeting.

Parent Information

School Psychologists from our Support Services Department met with our Parent Advisory Team last month. If you are interested in reviewing some of the information shared and discussed, please see the links below:

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.

In the spirit of the season, we thank you for your partnership that has contributed to the learning, growth, and success of every child within our system. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday, and may the peace and joy of the season be with you throughout the coming year.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Kelly Thompson, Superintendent

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