Superintendent’s Summer Message
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Welcome to our school district and our very special place to learn and work. Our popular summer school program is again off to a great start, with over 60% of our students involved with enrichment, remedial, and recreational classes. The teachers and administrators are participating in professional development training programs to expand their skills in preparation for the 2017-18 school year. The School Board continues to be active with board and committee meetings, the construction project, the sale of the District’s vacant property, updating board polices, preparing the 2017-18 budget, filling vacancies, and establishing staffing patterns.
The joint school district/community Mental Health Committee is continuing to implement their action steps and plan for the future during summer meetings, which include a partnership with the UW-Madison Psychology Department, organizing Trauma-Sensitive Schools training, and developing a mental health friendly school district and community pilot program with the Washington/Ozaukee County Mental Health Department.
In regard to our extensive construction project, the School Board thanks our communities for supporting the education of our youth, now and into the future with a state-of-the-art High School education complex and adding much needed elementary classrooms to Dunwiddie Elementary School.
The first High School construction phase is complete - futuristic new academic wing with large classrooms, natural light, inspiring learning environments, and expanded special education spaces conducive to learning and students’ special needs. The first phase adds to the comprehensiveness of our High School programming so every student can discover their own passions and talents.
The second phase is scheduled for completion in 2018 - modern choir and band rooms, black box theater, new athletic facilities, large open commons and cafeteria areas, new main office, and guidance area for expanded services. The third and final phase will be completed in 2019 - complete modernization and renovation of the auditorium.
Come and learn with us in this very special place! Alternative Open Enrollment begins July 1st, and the District Office welcomes your inquiries.
Finally, the Superintendent’s Office continues to be open throughout the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. Feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance or support.
Michael R. Weber, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools