Saturday, September 8, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker: Tonette and I are grateful for the work done to educate our sons and all children across Wisconsin.
The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses. To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Hi, this is Scott Walker. Like many parents across Wisconsin, Tonette and I are excited to see our two sons head back to school. While our two sons have always attended public schools in Wisconsin, this year is a major milestone for us as parents—our oldest son will be heading off to college. This achievement couldn’t have been done without the hard work and dedication …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Along with the required vaccines for school, make sure kids are protected from the flu, for only $7.
By now you've probably checked off everything on the school supply list for your kid's first day, but how about their flu shot? Waukesha County Public Health Division has received 2012 influenza vaccine and has already begun administering the vaccine to the public. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool to control influenza. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends yearly flu shots for all people ages 6 months and older. The Waukesha County Public Health Division is one of only a few places where the entire family can receive flu vaccine at the same time without needing to schedule an appointment. Children’s flu vaccines (6 months through age 18) are available for a $7 administration fee. No child will be turned away…
School starts today for Waukesha School District. Share that precious memory of your child returning to school with the rest of the community.
Is there a more-photographed event than the first day of school? OK, maybe weddings, but who doesn’t remember Mom making you pose in your brand-new outfit on the front steps of the house and offer up a big fake, summer-is-over smile? Patch loves the first day of school, and we want to share in your memories. And what better way to capture them than with a community photo gallery of our children on their first day back to school. It could be one from this year or 30 years ago! Upload your favorite first day of school photo to this article, and tell us in the caption what makes it special to you.
Friday, August 31, 2012
But Waukesha West High School administration is changing the policy for safety and to keep contraband items from school.
Students at Waukesha West High School are unhappy that the school’s forcing them to keep their backpacks and purses in their locker during the school day. The new policy, which goes into effect the school year beginning Tuesday, allows students to carry a small pencil case and a form-fitting laptop or iPad case for electronic devices, according to a letter to parents and students from Principal David Towers. “I understand this may initially be viewed as an inconvenience for our students, but after careful consideration with our students’ safety and security being our first priority, this is the policy that will be enforced,” Towers wrote in an Aug. 17 letter. “We also recognize that special accommodations may need to be made, and those …
The 2012-13 school year starts next week for Carroll University students.
Excited college students spent their Friday moving into the Carroll University's residence halls. Their parents had looks of relief on their hands when dozens of volunteers came to help carry boxes, refrigerators, clothes, bedding and ramen noodles from the mini-vans and SUVs into the dorm rooms. Classes start Thursday at Carroll after the opening convocation is held, featuring Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Waukesha South High School graduate Gwen Jorgensen's sharing about her journey to London 2012 Olympics while welcoming 905 new students to Carroll University.
Gwen Jorgensen’s Olympic dreams were deflated with a flat tire, but that’s not keeping the triathlete from sharing her experience next week at Carroll University. Jorgensen, a graduate from Waukesha South High School, is the keynote speaker for Carroll University’s opening convocation at 3 p.m. Sept. 5. The event is free and open to the public in the auditorium of the Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave. Carroll’s theme for the 2012-13 school year is energy. From the Carroll University news release: Jorgensen, a triathlete, will discuss the energy and drive it took to become one of the world’s leading athletes in the triathlon and her journey to the Olympics. A standout in both swimming and track at Waukesha South High School, Jorgensen…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
School starts in a few short weeks, so it's time to get all that new clothes shopping in; here, learn what seems to be trendy in 2012.
Summer is coming to its end, a chill is in the air, and after busting out the kid's pants you realize they are a couple inches short after a growth spurt since the last cold season. Looks like it's time to go shopping for the new school year, but rather than just updating your child's wardrobe sizes why not consider adding a little style to their life. Looking for a place to shop for Back-to-School clothes? Check out our directory. Here's a roundup of tips for 2012 Back-to-School fashion trends: What do you think of these trends? Is there a new style that should be added to the list? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
These area students plan to attend UW-Waukesha this fall.
Local students have enrolled at the UW-Waukesha for the fall 2012 semester.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Thousands of volunteers helped spruce up 20 area school buildings, including five in Waukesha.
Butler Middle School was full of activity Wednesday as 164 GE Healthcare volunteers were painting hallways and offices, landscaping the outdoor area, fixing a flood-prone shed and upgrading the long jump area. The volunteers were getting school buildings ready for the 2012-13 school year. In addition to Butler Middle School, GE employees were at 15 Milwaukee schools and four other public schools in Waukesha: The volunteers were from the Waukesha-based GE Healthcare plant. The Waukesha School District begins classes on Sept. 4. “It is not just for your school,” explained Benjamin Fox, global public relations manager for GE Healthcare. “It is for your neighborhood.” More than 2,800 GE employees volunteered during the company’s largest single…
Waukesha West exceeds state average, while Waukesha South and Waukesha North scores fall below state norm.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with comments and updated ACT scores from Superintendent Todd Gray. Waukesha West High School was the only public school in Waukesha to exceed average state ACT scores during the last school year. All three public high schools in Waukesha saw composite ACT scores decrease in the 2011-12 school year compared to the previous two school years. Data about the college readiness test was released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Todd Gray said the district is looking into the ACT scores and seeking ways to improve during the upcoming school year. The district does have programs that can prepare the students for the college admission test. …