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News & Notes: May 2

May 2, 2012

Preliminary layoff notices issued to 12 part-time staff

Brown Deer - The School Board approved preliminary layoff notices to 12 part-time staff members. Seven of the positions are at the high school, four at Dean Elementary school and one at the middle school. Final layoff notices must be issued by May 15.

The board also accepted the resignation of eighth-grade teacher Mike Weeden. The resignation is effective at the end of the current school year.

DCI Marketing to garden for local food banks

Glendale - DCI Marketing, 2727 W. Good Hope Road, is installing a garden of four, 4-foot by 8-foot raised beds that employees will cultivate and care for over the summer and fall. The company plans the initiative to benefit the community and local food banks, allowing its employees to volunteer their time for the garden which will be fenced and located on the northwest corner of the property.

A master gardener from the Milwaukee County Extension service will assist with the planning.

The Plan Commission approved the garden on May 1.

Anglican parish forming on Milwaukee's North Shore

A new church in the Anglican tradition is now being formed on the east side and is aimed at attracting people who are interested in worship and fellowship that embodies traditional Anglican values and honors scriptural teaching. All are welcome to attend, especially those who live in Brown Deer, Fox Point, Bayside, Glendale, Whitefish Bay and Shorewood areas, as well as southern Ozaukee County - Mequon, Thiensville and Grafton.

The North Shore parish will initially hold weekly services in a private east side home before expanding to a facility. It will be supported by clergy drawn from a new Upper Midwest Anglican Diocese, now in formation. They will administer the Sacraments as well as provide pastoral care. Bible study will begin concurrently with services. Sunday school, youth programs and child care will follow shortly thereafter.

The first service of the new church is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 20 with Holy Eucharist followed by Bible study and concluding with informational plans for the future of the parish. It will be held at 2430 W. Cedar Lane, River Hills.

The new church plant will align itself with the Anglican Church in North America which unites nearly 1,000 parishes across the United States and Canada who have entered into communion together to worship in the Anglican tradition under a commitment to honor a traditional and historical reliance on Scripture and Biblical teaching. It is a Province-in-formation in the 85 million member global Anglican communion.

To indicate your interest and for information and directions to the meeting place, please contact parish member Bill Chapin at (414) 352-4586, or bchapin@wi.rr.com.

Naming rights available on new Ozaukee Co. building

Cedarburg - The Ozaukee County Community Center is currently under construction at the county fairgrounds, and naming rights to the 28,000-square-foot facility are currently being sought.

The multiuse facility is the result of a public-private partnership between the county and the Milwaukee Curling Association. The company selected to have naming rights on the facility will have a number of benefits, including exposure on the building and through road signage.

The building is scheduled for completion by Oct. 1. For information, call Roanne Barnes at (262) 241-1016.

Letters of intent being issued to continuing MD-IH teachers

Fox Point - The Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District is issuing letters of intent to all continuing teachers.

The action means the district is not planning any layoffs for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.

Nicolet moving forward with RTI planning process

Glendale - Administrators at Nicolet High School are moving forward on an initiative, response to intervention, designed to assist students struggling academically.

Lisa Elliott, director of curriculum and instruction at Nicolet, said feedback has been sought from a number or groups - including parents, teachers and students - in designing programs around RTI. Further work is planned in the summer and fall months.

Reinhoffer to serve as Shorewood board president

Shorewood - Rob Reinhoffer last week was appointed president of the School Board on a 3-2 vote. Board member Michael Mishlove also was in the running for the position.

Colin Plese was named vice president, while Ruth Treisman will serve as treasurer. David Cobb is secretary.

Mishlove, who indicated he might be stepping down from the board at an unspecified point in the future, said he preferred an at-large position.

Student fees to remain the same at Maple Dale

Fox Point - The Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board approved student fees for the 2012-13 school year. They will remain the same as the current year.

Parents of each child in the district will be assessed the following fees at the beginning of the school year: $80 for instructional materials, $40 for basketball at Maple Dale School, $35 for other sports at Maple Dale and $15 for sports at Indian Hill School.

Moraine Environmental to analyze soil at DPW facility

Thiensville - Sometime in 1990 or 1991 there was a gasoline spill in the northwest corner of the Department of Public Works yard. The Village Board this week hired Moraine Environmental to determine the cleanup procedure. Village Manager Dianne Robertson said she believes the ground can be paved over, encapsulating the area, but won't know until the study is done.

The study costs $9,775.

Contract for field house walls awarded

Brown Deer - The School Board awarded an $892,401 contract to Spancrete for precast concrete walls that will enclose the new field house that will be built on the north side of the high school beginning in June. The panels will be ready for installation in August.

Building upgrades approved for Milwaukee Electronics

Glendale - Milwaukee Electronics Corp., 5855 N. Glen Park Road, will make improvements to both the outside and inside of their building in a phased approach.

The Plan Commission on May 1 approved the plan that begins with the office area and south wall of the building. Windows and framing will be removed and replaced and the lobby/reception/waiting area will be upgraded. Landscaping will also be upgraded. This work will be done over the summer with an anticipated completion in the fall.

The second phase includes modifications to the other exterior walls, the new employee lunch room and a new patio garden area, likely to take place in 2013.

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