Thursday, January 24, 2013
Port Washington-Saukville School Board members during a meeting on Monday said mostly supported the idea of ending the use of district buildings as polling locations; readers were split on the idea.
A strong opinion from many Port Washington-Saukville School Board members that voting in school buildings is no longer a safe practice was met by a lot of mixed reaction from Patch readers. "If it doesn't need to be done at a school, why not move it?" Wendy Smith posted on Patch's Facebook page. "To have the mentality that (a tragedy) has never before happened therefore it won't isn't the best strategy in my book. Would hate to have it happen, and then be the person who made that statement!" Two buildings in the Port Washington-Saukville School District — Dunwiddie Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School — are currently used as polling locations during elections in Port Washington. The fact that these buildings are wide open to the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The 16th annual Thomas Jefferson Holiday Marketplace, which takes place on Saturday, is a vital asset for students bringing in thousands of dollars for the school.
For the 16th year, Thomas Jefferson Middle School invites the community to get into the spirit with its annual Holiday Marketplace on Saturday. The event began as a small craft fair that filled the school's cafeteria to a shopping extravaganza that now floods the building's cafeteria, gymnasium and lower-level hallways for a day. "The event got started many years ago as a fundraiser for the Community Education Foundation, a district-wide organization that provides grants for a variety of things for the schools and/or staff," TJ Office Manager and Secretary to the Principal Jeanne Maciejewski said in an e-mail to Patch. "Through the years, they had fewer and fewer volunteers and it was just a couple of us that did all the work and continued…
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.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Port Washington-Saukville School District has ordered an energy-efficient heating option to replace its pool heater, which has recently stopped functioning. Swim practice has been ongoing since Aug. 6, and the pool also has other summer uses.
After noticing consistent temperature dips in the district swimming pool, the Port Washington-Saukville School Board decided to replace the heater in what officials called an "almost emergency" situation. In doing so, the board also opted for an energy-efficient option which costs $26,000 but saves money in the long run, according to Director of Business Services Jim Froemming. "One of the advantages of also doing the $26,000 … those parts and things are in stock, so replacement could take place in a 2-week period," Froemming said at Monday night's School Board meeting. That's compared to a 5-week period for a non-energy-efficient heater. The order was placed Tuesday morning. District swim teams started practice on Aug. 6; the pool is also…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As winners of a raffle drawing at the Egan to Cure MS fundraiser, a group of kids got a ride to Thomas Jefferson Middle School in a fire truck.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
A fire truck rolled up to Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Thursday morning, but it wasn't because anything was on fire. Instead, it was a "ride in style," for a group of seven middle school students on their last day of class — something that the students won from a silent auction at the Egan to Cure MS fundraiser. The group included Courtney Smith, Lizzie Egan, Allana Setzer, Katie Erlandson, Julie Greisch, Tia Zimdars and Gracie Dimmer, according to Dawn Smith. "Lizzie won (the silent auction) and she invited her friends to take part in the ride in style, on the last day of school," Smith said.
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…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A look ahead to what you need to know in Port Washington and Saukville this week, which also includes a day dedicated to learning about urban beekeeping.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming week in Port Washington and Saukville. There are just the essentials; Port Washington-Saukville Patch has its own events calendar and you are invited to enter your own events. Time to make your garden grow If you're in need of flowers, stop by St John's Lutheran Church & Academy for a flower and plant sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Are you a deal finder? Lincoln Elementary School's 2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft Fair and Rummage Sale is coming up, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The sale is held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Bees, bees, bees The 5th annual Sustainability Fair will focus on beekeeping, with seminars about bees, honey and more. The fair starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and is held …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A roundup of the recent activity from the police blotter also includes a long list of 911 calls for reasons that don't really seem to be an emergency.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. The actual blood alcohol content of the middle school student was .023, not .23 as originally stated. The old water bottle trick didn't fool anybody at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Wednesday. Port Washington police were called to the school at 7:45 a.m. after several students notified administration that a 14-year-old Saukville boy had a bottle of Gatorade with liquor mixed in. Police found the boy and administered a preliminary breath test which showed him to have a .023 blood alcohol content. He was cited for juvenile alcohol. What a way to start the morning. More from the reports:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A roundup of activity from the latest police blotter includes other kids in trouble as well as a "creepy" Pizza Hut customer.
Police responded to a call of a fight between two Thomas Jefferson Middle School students at 9:54 a.m. April 17. A 13-year-old boy of Saukville and a 13-year-old boy of Port had gotten into a fight on the school bus. They were both suspended. Later that week, at 1:08 p.m. Friday, police spoke to a 17-year-old Saukville girl who had ran from the Port Washington-Saukville School District Office, where she was supposed to be attending classes. Police warned the girl about her behavior. More from the reports:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sixth-grader wins school-wide Geography Bee for second year in a row; now, he may be headed to state or national competitions.
Having confidence and doing some studying paid off for sixth-grader Josey Schanen when he won the school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday night. “I've been studying ... I studied a little bit recently, but I studied a lot over winter break,” Schanen said. "I'm not as nervous as I was last year. I think I've got it." Schanen and seven other students, ranging from fifth to eighth grade, sat in a row on the cafeteria stage and answered a series of questions given by seventh grade Social Studies teacher, Laura Rashid. “The kids think it's a fun thing to compete. Many, many kids do the grade level competition,” Rashid said. All 800 students at the middle school are invited to take a …