Email MHS Mathematics Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach

Phone: (262) 363-6200, x25268

Hello! I am in my 24th year at MHS and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Mukwonago area. Originally from Minnesota, I moved to northern Wisconsin in the mid-1970's where I stayed through graduation (in 1990) from Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua/Woodruff, WI. I attended Carroll College and received my Bachelors Degree in 1994 at which time I had a job lined up in the Waukesha School District. Near the end of the summer of 1994, I interviewed for a better job here in Mukwonago and while spending one of the last days of the Labor Day weekend with family at Great America, I was offered the job. Originally thinking the school would be a smaller one more similar to the one I had graduated from, imagine my surprise when I found out we had 1800 students!

My wife and I moved out here in 1997 and currently have two kids attending the high school. We actively seek opportunities to camp and get away during the summer months when my coaching calendar and the kids' activity schedules allow. Once an avid outdoorsman, I now get out on a lake only a handful of times a year and haven't hunted since the early 90's!

As indicated earlier, I am one of several men's basketball coaches here in the district and have held a role on staff since that first year. I enjoy the opportunity to interact with the kids in a different setting and the challenge of helping them to see the value in team sports. The lessons they learn on a daily basis, I believe, will help them become better employees and employers in the future. I hope you will attend one of our varsity basketball games this season. We've enjoyed a few fun, exciting and successful seasons of late and look to continue that trend this coming season. We work hard to represent the Mukwonago community with pride and honor as evidenced by our frequent selection as the winner of the Classic 8's Sportsmanship award (7 times in the past 11 seasons).

For math class, I encourage all my students to have their math book, a folder and math notebook, a calculator, their completed homework assignment and a writing utensil. These items on a daily basis will help make success so much easier! If you ever have a question about anything related to your son or daughter's progress in class please just send me an email. This year I'll be teaching Advanced Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra Semester Two. In all three classes, so we are all on the same page, I do not check to see if the students get answers correct on their homework. That is their job as we will always spend enough time discussing problems, displaying answers or sharing our answers orally. I believe homework needs to be a time that allows kids to take risks, to be creative and most of all, to not be afraid of being wrong. Their homework or "Growth/Practice" grade is based upon completion and effort. Please don't assume your child is getting 100% of their homework correct if they have a 100% homework average. That would only indicate your child is doing a great job of being responsible and diligent. I hope this makes sense for everyone.

I very much look forward to another fun-filled and educational school year in 2017-2018. Please work with me to help your child enjoy a successful year in math class. Have a great day!

Mr. Haasser

"WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABIT" -Aristotle