News & Notes: March 26

March 26, 2013

School Board OKs physical education waiver

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls School Board on Monday approved a physical education waiver, meaning juniors and seniors who are in district-sponsored athletic events can waive the final semester of physical education to take a core academic course in English, math, social studies, science or health.

The idea behind the waiver is to give students in their junior and senior years the flexibility to take rigorous academic courses. Last year, the state of Wisconsin passed legislation that gave school boards the ability to put a PE waiver policy in place.

Falls senior honored with Prudential Spirit award

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls senior Julie Schweiss was honored as one of eight finalists across the state in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Schweiss was given a bronze medallion for her help raising $20,000 by co-chairing a Falls event for an American Cancer Society Relay for Life charity walk. She planned and led committee meetings, recruited, helped assemble teams and played a major role in various fundraisers.

School District searches for focus group participants

Germantown - The Germantown School Board is actively seeking participants for focus groups to aid in the search process for a new superintendent.

Those interested can contact Jayne Borst at (262) 253-3905.

Information on the search process is available at

Germantown forming

new committee

Germantown - The Germantown School Board on Monday moved to establish a Human Growth and Development Committee.

Membership to the committee will be determined based on volunteers solicited from the publication of the School District's spring newsletter.

School Board

prepaying debt

Menomonee Falls - The School Board will vote on April 8 to prepay a portion of its outstanding debt.

As part of the 2012-13 budget approval and levy certification, the district levied dollars to prepay a portion of its outstanding debt, a move that is estimated to save the district about $14,000 in interest cost and reduces future debt levies by about $365,000.

District sticks with Johnson School Bus

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls School District is looking to stay with Johnson School Bus Services to provide transportation services to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The district has been going out to bid for all its major contracts. Transportation is second to health care as the district's most expensive contract. Three out of eight contractors returned proposals and Johnson came in 4 percent lower the second lowest bidder. Johnson School Bus has been the district provider since the 1940s.

The School Board will vote on extending the contract another three years at its April 8 meeting.

Principal receives administrator of the year award

Menomonee Falls - Riverside Elementary School Principal Scott Walter was recognized as the Administrator of the Year by the Civic Music Association for his work in support music education and teachers at the school.

He will be honored May 5.

Health Department

offers Car Seat Clinic

West Bend - The Washington County Health Department is offering a Car Seat Clinic where a certified car seat technician will be on hand to check if car seats are installed correctly.

According to Safe Kids USA and the National Traffic Safety Administrations, 73 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly.

To make an appointment, call (262) 335-4742.

Hospital hosts spring

fundraiser, offers raffles

Menomonee Falls - A $2,000 cash prize and an assortment of $100 gift certificates for 10 of southeastern Wisconsin's restaurants are the top prizes in the 2013 Spring Splendor raffles, coordinated by the Community Memorial Foundation.

The Bonus Baby Raffle features a $2,000 cash first prize, $750 cash second prize, $500 cash third prize and $250 cash fourth prize. Tickets are $25 each or six for $100.

The winner of the Crackerjack Restaurant Raffle will receive one, $100 gift certificate to each of 10 restaurants. Tickets are $20 each or seven for $100. Winners for both raffles will be drawn at Spring Splendor 2013 Grand Slam April 27 at Miller Park. Winners need not be present to win. The event is the annual gala fundraiser benefiting Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. This year's event will directly benefit the hospital's emergency department/trauma unit.

Grand Slam tickets are $175 per person and include an evening of dinner, silent and voice auctions and entertainment. Tickets for both raffles, as well as tickets for the event, can be purchased by calling Community Memorial Foundation at (262) 257-3761 or email donna.roesch Visit

communitymemorial for information. Raffle tickets are also available at the event.

MFHS art earned honors

at Milwaukee art fair

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls High School was represented at the 2013 Milwaukee Regional Art Fair at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. The exhibit was on display from Feb. 16 through March 8.

Each art teacher in the Milwaukee area could submit 30 pieces of student artwork. The exhibit consisted of 10 pieces in two categories, with approximately 20 pieces overall for the exhibit. The preliminary judging of the artwork took place at the end of January and MFHS finalists included: Emma Stadelman (ceramics), Julia Lehnen (ceramics), Sara Granke (mixed media), Jill Schwiess (two paintings), Miranda Thom (digital art), Rosie Minster (drawing), Sage Krupp (drawing), Marisa Martina (mixed media), Becca Chudecke (photography) and Rex Ayudan (photography).

In addition, MFHS art student Miranda Thom, brought home the honor of first place in the high school 2D division. Her winning piece, along with the other finalists, will be on display in the MFHS Art Gallery, N8101 Merrimac Drive, until the end of April.

Reproductive Medicine

Center moves to Falls

Menomonee Falls - The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Reproductive Medicine Center recently moved to the Community Memorial Medical Commons, N7055 Northfield Drive in Menomonee Falls. Patients were welcomed to the new location on March 11.

As one of the most comprehensive fertility centers in Wisconsin, it offers on-site programs addressing male and female fertility problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome and fertility preservation.

The fertility specialists, all Medical College of Wisconsin physicians, emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, meaning patients benefit from a whole team of experts. These physicians are board-certified and specialty trained in reproductive endocrinology, infertility, male infertility and urology. They work in tandem with high-risk pregnancy specialists, medical endocrinologists and geneticists, all with the goal of having patients deliver a single healthy baby.

To arrange a private consultation, call (800) 362-8677. For information, visit

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