News & Notes: Feb. 12

Feb. 12, 2013

Students' art displayed

at art museum

Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Art Museum's annual exhibition that features works created by Wisconsin students in grades seven through 12 - including those from Germantown and Menomonee Falls - is now on display.

More than 1,000 individual artworks from more than 100 schools across the state participated in the Scholastic Art Awards. Gold and Silver Key winning artists are on display in Schroder Galleria and Pieper Gallery through March 17.

The winners from Germantown High School are: Jessica Dean, Haley Dieter, Mollie Gauger, Taylor Hamm, Erin Lakich, Paige Lemley, Aliena Matuszczak, Lauren Schleicher and Amanda Witzlib.

From Menomonee Falls High School, the winners are: Taylor Anderson, Cooper Dozzi, Sara Granke, Molly Grieger, Kasey Hurst, Mazie Krahn, Natalie Neils, Celeste Perry, Alexis Proell, Brittni Reeves, Courtney Rodriguez, Jamie Sager, Emily Schulz, Jill Schweiss, Emma Stadelmann and Kimberly Watry. Caitlin Ellefson is the winner from North Middle School.

The Scholastic Art Awards Wisconsin competition and exhibition is the regional section of The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program, conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

Germantown board approves

2013-14 calendar

Germantown - The Germantown School Board on Monday approved the 2013-14 calendar with minor changes from the current year.

One change is the scheduling of two professional development days in a row Oct. 17 and 18.

School Board raises

cost of separation fee

Germantown - The Germantown School Board approved changes to teacher contracts that raises the amount of separation fees for teachers who resign after the allowable date.

Teachers with a signed contract for the ensuing school year who accept other employment after July 1 will pay $500; after Aug. 1 they will pay $750 and after Aug. 15 they will pay $1,000. This amount is meant to supplement the cost and workload of pursuing replacement teachers at an unplanned time.

AARP offers free

tax assistance

Germantown - Trained AARP volunteers are offering free tax assistance through April 22.

The Germantown session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays until April 10 at the Germantown Senior Center, N11960 Park Ave. Call (262) 253-7799 to make a reservation. Another session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through April 12 at the Menomonee Falls Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road. Call (262) 255-8460 to reserve a spot.

Reservations are required. Participants should bring last year's tax form, all 1099 forms from banks, Social Security, or annuities; W-2 forms, original rent certificate or copy of property tax bill.

For information, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Washington County at (262) 335-4497.

Organizations donate

to School District

Germantown - The SPE Education Foundation donated $2,300 to the Kennedy Middle School Plastics Technology Education program.

The Germantown Booster Club also gave a $7,950 donation to the high school girls and boys tennis teams to buy wind slats around the tennis courts at Germantown High School. The Germantown School Board on Monday thanked the organizations for their donations.

Germantown approves

land for farm use

Germantown - The Germantown School Board on Monday approved the rent of 21.6 acres of tillable land located south of Holy Hill Road between Highway 145 and Goldendale Road to be used specifically for farming.

Richard Stephan has been renting the land since 1998 for each planting season. The land is rented for $85 per acre.

Falls company purchased

by Seider Heating

Menomonee Falls - Seider Heating & Plumbing, of Milwaukee and Waukesha, has purchased Mohrhusen & Associates in Menomonee Falls.

All past and current Mohrhusen HVAC and plumbing customers will continue to have their service work handled through Seider. In addition, Seider will take over the Mohrhusen location at N89 W16340 Main Street in Menomonee Falls.

Clarence Schmitt, owner of Mohrhusen, is retiring.

Germantown Clinic

welcomes new provider

Germantown - Froedtert Health Medical Group has announced the addition of Tabatha Rangel, family medicine physician assistant at Germantown Clinic.

Physician assistants are health care providers who receive advanced clinical training and are able to see patients and prescribe medication. They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Rangel received her PA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings 20 years of family medicine experience performing a variety of advanced clinical duties involved in assessing, treating, controlling and preventing patient illness and disease.

For information, call Froedtert Health Germantown Clinic at (262) 253-5060, or visit

Registration open

for April ACT Test

Menomonee Falls - Registration is now open for the April 13 ACT college and career readiness exam.

Students who want to take the exam must register by March 8 via or by mail. Paper registration forms are available at school counselor offices or by requesting registration packets from ACT. Students must submit a photo of themselves to register for the exam.

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