Students, Staff, Community... Building Better Schools TogetherWe truly embody our district’s motto above and are extremely fortunate to have hardworking students, dedicated staff members, and tremendous support from our parents and community. It’s a great recipe for success!
Mukwonago, Wisconsin. March 2015: Mukwonago High School has been selected as a 2015 Top AFS School by AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning provider. Schools recognized for this award have excelled in promoting global competency and working to prepare students to engage in an increasingly interconnected world. Each year the organization honors high schools across the nation that are exceptional in incorporating intercultural learning in the curriculum, facilitating the hosting of international students, and introducing the life-long benefits of study abroad. You can view the list of 2015 Top AFS Schools at: http://www.afsusa.org/educators/spotlight/top-schools/ “Mukwonago High School has a long and valued collaboration with AFS. In just the last ten years, they have hosted thirty-six students and sent nine of their students abroad to study. We commend the school on its robust after-school foreign language program administrated by the staff and students. We'd like to especially thank Mrs. Maura Frenn for her efforts in facilitating hosting this year and for helping recruit students to study abroad. Thanks to all of the staff in fostering intercultural education and understanding.” said Angelique Rogers, during presentation of the award. The award includes the opportunity for students of Mukwonago High School to compete for $1,000 scholarships to any 2015 AFS study abroad program. Students must address the question “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” The deadline for submitting a photo, video or illustration accompanied by a 250-word essay is April 1, 2015. Details are available at: http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/top-school/ About AFS AFS, a worldwide, nonprofit organization, has been leading international high school student exchanges for more than sity-five years. Each year, AFS-USA sends more than 1,100 U.S. students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarship and financial aid and welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students who come to study in U.S. high schools and live with host families.
SES Art Awards
Congratulations to Lucy and Emily, our artists of the year. Their art will hang in the office next year!
Congratulations to Clarendon's Natalie for winning the Modern Woodmen State Speech Contest earlier this morning!
Congratulations to 1st grade teacher Mrs. Gebhard for being recognized as the Mukwonago Rotary Teacher of the Month!
Eagleville has been awarded the Waukesha County "Youth Angel Award" for their special acts of generosity to the Waukesha County Chrismas Clearing Council. Student council has led donation drives and volunteering opportunities over the past several years which in turn has helped many Waukesha County families in need.
We raised around $900!!!Participating in this fundraising project will provide the students of this small town of Mukwonago an opportunity to establish a global connection in a 21st century manner. This is something many of our students might not otherwise experience. The project will show our students in a tangible way how water is a nonrenewable resource. We hope to demonstrate to students that we all need to take responsibility, including themselves, in the conservation of water.
Karen Lovell won for Outstanding Support Services.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We raised over $1200 this week!!! This will all be donated to Good Friend, Inc. This is a great, local organization that helps kids with autism connect with their peers and form true friendships.
Big Bend Elementary finished 16th in the state in the annual Wisconsin Mathematics League contest. The test is given to select students in grades 6-8. Big Bend Elementary had 15 students in 5th grade and 15 students in 6th grade participating in the 35 question contest in February. John M. (1st place), Sara S., Emma H., Trenton J., and Kasey K. rounded out the top five participants from BBES.
Congratulations to our 2 semi-finalists in the Guinness World Records in Exactly 60 Words contest. We are so very proud of Alex and Grace!!
BBES finished in the top 15% of all schools in Wisconsin according to the DPI.
As you may have heard, the end of September met with the release of the Wisconsin School Report Cards from the Department of Public Instruction.We are extremely pleased to report that Eagleville was rated as “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” on this statewide measure.Our overall accountability score of 83.1 puts us in the top 4% of schools in the state! Congratulations to our teachers, our students, and our families!In addition, our district’s score of 80.8 puts Mukwonago at #10 in the state for K-12 school districts! Please click here to view Eagleville's School Report Card.
Artsonia, the World's largest online kid's art museum,recently recognized Big Bend Elementary School art teacher Amy Kratochvil for outstanding leadership in the area of Arts Education. Big Bend's art program has ranked in the top 10 inthe state of Wisconsin for eleven consecutive years. Last school year the BBES art gallery showcased 3630 pieces of artwork which were viewed a total of 188,113 times and received 546 comments! Mrs. Kratochvil was one of 10 teachers in the nation for receiving Artsonia's Annual Leadership award which honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in Arts Education. Please see the News Release (attached at theend of this newsletter)for more information on how Mrs. Kratochvil earned this award and how lucky we are to have gifted student artists and supportive families.
On 9/9/10, Section Elementary was designated as a “Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Dept.of Education!
Prairie View has received the Waukesha County Christmas Clearing Council'sYouth AngelAward for its work on Coins for Kids, which has helped fill the Council's toy shop shelves the past thirteen years.
MOVING MUKWONAGO FORWARD
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