Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Saukville business and Port Washington-Saukville School officials are very excited about this quick-moving partnership that offers solid opportunities for students in the near future.
With the harsh realization in mind that 50 percent of its skilled trade workers will retire in the next 15 years — and that new skilled workers are hard to find — a local manufacturer has developed a partnership with the Port Washington-Saukville School District to work with students on developing such skills and interests. Charter Steel Senior Human Resources Representative Erin Spaeth said the company became interested in the partnership after realizing the apprenticeship program it currently offers won't be enough to fill the gap when those retirements hit. "We know that the apprenticeship program is not the only way that we are going to (be able to prepare)," she said. "We've recognized the need (for outreach) and building the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Dockside Deli and Port Washington State Bank were recognized by the PWSSD board for their nominations to the Wisconsin School Board Association 2012 Business Honor Roll.
Two local businesses were honored at the Port Washington-Saukville School Board meeting on Monday night with plaques recognizing their placement on the Wisconsin School Board Association 2012 Business Honor Roll. Dockside Deli and the Port Washington State Bank were two of more than 70 businesses nominated statewide for the honor. A representative from the Wisconsin School Board Association was present at the meeting to deliver the plaques. School Board member Brian McCutcheon was also recognized by the association for his commitment to students and the schools. Read more about why Dockside Deli and PWSB were nominated in the original story announcing the award.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here are some things you should know about this week in Port Washington and Saukville.
Not everybody likes Christmas music and decorations before Thanksgiving, but now sights are clearly set on the Big Red Holiday, just less than one month away. Events in Port Washington and Saukville this week are definitely skewing toward Christmas. Here are some important things to know this week: School district budget meeting: The Port Washington-Saukville School district meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday for action on a budget timeline for 2013-14. It’s a short agenda with only a couple other items listed. Basketball vs. rival Grafton: The Port Washington boys basketball team won two of its first three games, and begins North Shore Conference play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against rival Grafton. Senior Center craft sale: If you’re looking for hand-…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board approved a slight increase in the tax rate, but devaluation of properties in the area will offset the impact it will have on homeowners' tax bills.
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board approved a balanced budget on Monday night that will have little or no impact on taxpayers' bills, despite cuts in state aid. "Given all the changes over the past couple years, it made for a different budgeting situation," Director of Business Services Jim Froemming said. "It's an interesting budget." The budget includes the first of 10 annual payments — this one of $197,532 — toward an energy savings project in the school buildings for the 2012-13 school year. Other factors impacting the budget include a $179,253 decrease in state aid, plus changes in the per-pupil allotment as well as the fact that the district was able to fully pay off referendum debt in the last school year, he said. "Overall…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Joann Wiesner, Tami Wojciehowski and former Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas received awards during a reception at the W.J. Niederkorn Library.
Three pillars of Port Washington and Saukville were recognized Monday for their contributions to the community by the Character Counts initiative. Former Port Washington Police Chief Richard Thomas — who brought the program to the area — received a 2012 Award of Outstanding Character, as did Tami Wojciehowski and Joanne Wiesner during the Character Counts celebration at the W.J. Niederkorn Library. Character Counts started in 2005 as a joint effort of the city of Port Washington, village of Saukville and Port Washington-Saukville School District. Michael Weber, PWSSD superintendent, said Thomas approached him with the idea of supporting the area’s youth through the six pillars of Character Counts: The city, village and school district …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Port Washington-Saukville School District how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The project involves a range of upgrades, including: sealing exterior openings and insulation upgrades to help with energy consumption; upgrading water heating and flow technology; and upgrading control systems, among other things.
The Port Washington-Saukville School District splashed into the "going-green" scene with a decision to add an energy-efficient pool heater before school started, and the improvements are not going to stop there. In fact, the School Board approved a decision to borrow up to $2.4 million to help make its buildings more energy-friendly during its meeting on Monday. Director of Business Services Jim Froemming said the borrowing amount will give the district some "wiggle room" for the project. "This doesn’t necessarily lock us in to having to this (amount borrowed)," Superintendent Michael Weber said. "We need to see what the actual bids that come in are going to be." The project involves a range of upgrades, including: sealing exterior …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
After about seven years without a liaison officer, the Port Washington-Saukville School District and the Port Washington Police Department are teaming up to bring the program back.
The Port Washington-Saukville School District and the Port Washington Police Department have teamed up to add a school liaison officer starting in the 2012-13 school year. Officer Tom Schleg will be the liaison officer working in the schools as part of his regular duties on a part-time basis, Port Washington Police Chief Kevin Hingiss said in a press release. "In an effort to promote and build positive relationships between youth, law enforcement and the criminal justice system, Officer Tom Schleg, a 20-year veteran of the department, will be placed in Port Washington High School and Thos. Jefferson Middle School approximately 8 – 20 hours per week," Hingiss said in the release. "Officer Schleg will assist in promoting the six pillars of …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Here's where you can find how much lunch money your child will need for school lunches.
How much will lunch cost for students in the Port Washington-Saukville School District? Check out the information above, plus take a peek at the September menu.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Fifth- through eighth-grade classes will get 210 Apple iPads and netbooks; the schools will also add an technology education specialist.
Port Washington and Saukville students are about to get more advanced — technologically. The School Board approved the addition of 210 Apple iPads and netbooks for students and teachers; the district also plans to create a new position for a technology education specialist, according to the Ozaukee Press. The iPads will be used in fifth- through eighth-grade communications classes, according to the article. The netbooks will be used in fifth- through seventh-grade math classes. Thomas Jefferson Middle School staff have been experimenting with personalized teaching in their math classes, a concept that started during a summer school program in 2011, Principal Alan Galarowicz said. The program has seen success, and netbooks will help further…