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District Announcements
Tile A Mile is Coming!
Tile A Mile is Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Pewaukee High School cafeteria. Create original works of art or a tile to be installed in PHS or participate in a silent auction & more. Free entry and nominal fees for activities to benefit the Visual Art Dept. Scholarships and Programs. Click here for more information.
Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair
Learn about enrichment opportunities for your child(ren) on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Pewaukee Lake Elementary School, 436 Lake St., 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Several organizations are participating in the fair, check out this flyer for additional information. You'll learn about a variety of programs to give your child(ren) opportunities beyond the classroom. From the arts to science to acting to nature, you'll learn more about topics to peak your student's interests. Please contact Anthony Strancke @ straant@pewaukeeschools.org with questions.

 
The Magical "Cinderella" is Coming Soon
Pewaukee High School drama students are presenting Rogers and Hammerstein's classic fairy tale, Cinderella on Feb. 18, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at: www.phsdrama.com or at the door one hour prior to performance. Tickets will also be available at the box office from 11:20-1:15 pm the week of the show. Cost is $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults, free for children 5 and under. For more information, click here.


 
PTO Community Day

Community Day, on Sat., Feb. 20, 10 am-3 pm @ PHS, is offering many new carnival games made by high school students, fabulous prizes, business vendors, face painting by the Asa Clark Art Club, inflatables, cake walk, free arts & crafts by Champions, delicious food vendors, terrific silent auctions and raffles, book fair, and so much more! Free childcare provided by Champions with donation to the Pewaukee Food Pantry


Open Enrollment Begins in February
Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2016-2017 school year is from February 1-April 29, 2016. The application period closes at 4 p.m. on April 29, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Parents may apply in one of two ways:
Online (recommend) at  http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment
Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district. Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district.  Pewaukee School District applications should be submitted attention to:
Julie Toole, Open Enrollment
404 Lake Street
Pewaukee, WI  53072
Who needs to complete the Open Enrollment process?
  • Students currently attending Pewaukee School District via Tuition Waiver for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Pewaukee address between September 1st and February 3rd.
  • Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the Pewaukee School District between February 1 and September 1, 2016; and wish to stay in the Pewaukee School District.
Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 30th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.

 
First Ever Alumni Person of the Year Honored
Pewaukee High School Alumnus of the Year Col. William Swan ('87) was honored on Jan. 15 during the Pewaukee High School varsity basketball game at halftime. Pictured with him are: Pewaukee School District Board of Education clerk Larry Dux, Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Sternke, alumnus Col. William Swan, Board of Education Vice President Brian Kammers and Board of Education member Jeanne Witthun. (click here for video)
Colonel Swan says he never believed, when he was a student at Pewaukee High School in the 80s, that he would be sitting in the seat he is today.  In July 2015, he assumed Command of Marine Aircraft Group - Eleven (MAG-11).  MAG-11 is one of only three active duty Marine Aircraft Groups worldwide, which contains approximately 3,500 Marines and Sailors in eight separate squadrons.  MAG-11 is a Fleet Marine Force operational MAG with over 125 airplanes, valued anywhere from 35 million to 70 million dollars each.
Col. Swan was chosen for the honor by a committee of nine Pewaukee School District current and retired staff and alumni of Pewaukee High School.
Students Connect with Friends in China
For the third year in a row, Ms. Ku Xia's students in the Chinese program have connected with Zheng Zhou Huimin Middle School in China. This year, 20 students in Chinese III, IV and AP participated in the project. Students have been able to talk to their pen pals online using QQ, a popular communication tool among students in China. Click here to learn more.
National AP Honor Roll
For the third year in a row, Pewaukee High School and the Pewaukee School District is proud to be one of 425 district nationwide to be on the AP District Honor Roll! It shows that AP classes are expanding opportunities for students of different backgrounds.
Teacher Receives National Board Certification
Pewaukee Lake ES second-grade teacher Erin Heiman received National Board Certification! This rigorous process shows that a teacher has developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.
Academic Standards for 2015-16
As a component of the passage of the budget bill in July 2015, Act 55 now requires school boards in all public districts to approve and communicate the standards utilized by the district on an annual basis. On August 17, 2015 the PSD Board of Education approved the standards as outlined in this document (click) entitled Standards Web Notice. These standards had all been previously approved as a component of subject area curriculum adoptions.
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