School Board accepts donation for music program
Fox Point - The Fox Point-Bayside School Board on Monday accepted a donation of an upright piano from residents Lesley and Gary Houchin-Miller.
The gift will benefit general music and choral programs at Bayside Middle School.
Fox Point-Bayside officials set dates for pilot program
Fox Point - Fox Point-Bayside school officials on Monday set parameters on the pilot Bring Your Own Device program for Bayside Middle School students in grades seven and eight. The initiative will kick off April 16 and wrap June 7, at the end of the school year.
Some of the stipulations, shared with School Board members Monday, include a requirement any participating students log into the district network as a guest, a provision the district is not responsible for any damaged equipment and a requirement students use the equipment only for educational activities while at school.
The School Board last month approved Bring Your Own Device on a pilot basis. It allows the upper-grade middle school students to bring iPhones, iPads and other mobile electronic devices to class in limited instances. Participation is optional.
Family donates technology to Steffen Middle School
Mequon - Staff at Steffen Middle School recently honored the Martin family - Allen, Debbie and Nicole - for their donation of 15 MacBook Pro laptops and a laptop cart. The donation was made to the Mequon Education Foundation with the caveat the equipment go directly to Steffen to benefit curriculum and school programs.
Mequon-Thiensville officials begin looking at cuts
Mequon - Officials in the Mequon-Thiensville School District are in the process of reviewing up to 40 potential budget reductions for the 2013-14 school year and beyond. The discussion comes on the heels of an announcement in January that revealed the district was projecting a $1 million shortfall in the upcoming year.
The School Board held a special meeting Monday to discuss the budget-building process and to solicit feedback from the community.
"The fact remains that we lack the revenue necessary to support all of the programs that we know are valuable for students in the Mequon-Thiensville School District," Superintendent Demond Means said in a statement. "The district's financial reality is that in order to balance our budget for the next there to five years, we will need to examine existing programs and services and prioritize which are essential to the core academic mission of the district."
Means and other administrators said any cuts would attempt to minimize impacts on safety, workplace quality and the emotional and social development of students.
Senior Center holding wellness morning
Shorewood - The Senior Resource Center will hold its second annual wellness morning from 9 a.m. to noon April 4, at the Resource Center, which is located on the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd. All workshops and presentations are free.
From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be private memory screenings; vision, balance and cardiac wellness screenings, hand grip strength evaluations, blood pressure checks, chair massages and more. Healthy muffins, snacks, coffee and tea will be available.
Special demonstrations and workshops include: a Zumba Gold class from 9:30-10 a.m. with Mimi Oxman; a Tai Chi demonstration with John Burns, P.T., O.M.C. from 10-10:30 a.m.; a "How of Happiness" relaxation class with certified stress management consultant Elizabeth Lewis from 10-11:30 a.m.; an acupuncture demonstration with Doris Kitazaki, C.Ac. from 10:30-11 a.m.; and from 11-11:30 a.m., a yoga demonstration with Meredith Watts, certified in the Iyengar Method.
Door prizes will be drawn every hour.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Price, Coordinator of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, at (414) 847-2727.
Police chaplain recognized by peers
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Police Department is proud to announce that Chaplain Rabbi Gil-Ezer (Glenn) Lerer, senior rabbi at Temple Menorah, was honored on March 14 by the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Frank O'Laughlin, president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the ICPC, presented Lerer with the 2012 William W. Wagner Excellence in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Award. Attending the ceremony were village of Brown Deer Manager Russell Van Gompel, Police Chief Steven Rinzel and Chaplain Coordinator Capt. Robert Halverson along with many members of the Brown Deer Police Department and village of Brown Deer staff.
Lerer has served as head chaplain for the Police Department since 2002 and has been a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains since 2005.
Village refinancing 2001 bonds
Brown Deer - The Village Board approved refunding a 2001 bond issue with a sale of general obligation capital improvement bonds on April 2. Treasurer Bridget Souffrant said the 2001 bonds have an interest rate of 4.5 percent but the rate on the new issue could be as low as 1.1 percent, saving the village between $43,000 and $45,000.
Arbor Day celebration set for May 12
Brown Deer - The village will celebrate Arbor Day on May 12. That is also the date for the annual village cleanup. The village will be planting a tree to mark the day, likely near the 1884 Little White Schoolhouse in Village Park.
Walk-through becomes legal
Brown Deer - Everyone who has walked his or her dog along the Oak Leaf Trail segment through Village Park can relax. The Village Board approved a change in the park ordinance that permits domestic dogs and cats to pass through Village Park on the trail.
The segment of trail connects North 51st Street to the Recreational Trail and has proved popular with both pedestrians and bicyclists since its completion last year.
Domestic pets must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Owners must clean up any waste deposited by the pet and dispose of it off site.
Pets continue to be banned from the buildings, shelters and playground areas in the park, but they can be walked through the park to get to - or from - the Recreational Trail. During certain events, such as Fourth of July, the Deer Run, and National Night Out, pets are not allowed in Village Park.
Village continues manhole rehabilitation project
Thiensville - The Village Board on March 19 approved a contract with the Wanasek Corp for $47,585 to rehabilitate sanitary sewer manholes. The board also authorized as much additional work as can be done up to the budgeted amount of $65,000.
Village accepts defibrillator donations
Thiensville - The Village Board accepted the donation of three defibrillators, roughly a $5,000 donation, from the Mequon-Thiensville Junior Woman's Club on March 5. The defibrillators are in three village squad cars.
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