When the July 22 heavy rains and flooding forced the closing of Nicolet High School until Sept. 13, dozens of year-round district staff and administrators had to find temporary quarters quickly to continue serving our students and parents.
In our hour of need, literally the day after the flood, Cardinal Stritch University administration contacted me and asked how they could help. Two days later, 25 Nicolet staff and administrators had set up shop in a neighboring Cardinal Stritch University computer lab just minutes from Nicolet. The university also gave us a second computer lab for a week of software training, plus the use of printers, telephones, postal service, copying service and private offices to hold meetings. Thank you so much, Cardinal Stritch University.
In addition to CSU, other area school districts also stepped up in a major way to assist Nicolet. Glendale-River Hills District Administrator Larry Smalley made Glen Hills Middle School available for receiving our student parking applications, registration papers and athletic forms; boys volleyball tryouts and practices; and for Nicolet School Board meetings. The University School of Milwaukee has provided gymnasium space for our girls volleyball teams. Other area schools have offered their facilities and services if we should need them.
Our difficult situation would have been made much worse without the help of these institutions, as well as that of a number of businesses. As we deal with the aftermath of the flooding, Nicolet High School board members, faculty, staff, parents and students are reminded daily of the great friends we have in the community. We can't thank them enough.
Nicolet Union High School District
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