Wauwatosa tax-payers weigh in on addressing aging schools

Results of the  community-wide survey  seeking feedback on the District's long-range master facilities planning process will be presented to the Wauwatosa School Board on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
 
A live stream of the meeting will be available HERE . The results presentation will also be available on June 12 on the District website at  www.wauwatosaschools.org
 
Next Steps:
 
  • The community-based Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) will continue its work in June to develop a recommended Master Facilities Plan with a focus on phase one. The FAC will present to the School Board on June 25 at 7 p.m.
 
  • The Board will consider the FAC advisory recommendation, results from the community survey, and the comprehensive long-range master facilities planning process and findings as they determine next steps.

  •  If the Board were to pursue a potential November 2018 referendum to address aging schools, they are required to finalize the scope of phase one projects by August 25, 2018.

  • If that decision is made, the District would work with the School Board to develop a comprehensive communications effort to inform Wauwatosa tax payers. Information would be available in September.
 
The District is committed to keeping the community informed. Questions may be directed to facilitiesinfo@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us . To learn more about the comprehensive facilities audit conducted in the fall of 2016 and the work of the Facilities Advisory Committee over the last year-and-a-half, visit www.wauwatosaschools.org/facilitiesplanning
WAUWATOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS
June
6/8 -- Last Day of Classes
6/11 -- School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.; 12121 W. North Ave. Conf. Rm C
6/12-15 -- Walk in Registration for Summer School
6/18 -- First Day of Summer School Classes
6/25 -- School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.; 12121 W. North Ave. Conf. Rm C
DISTRICT NEWS
New Feature: Online Fee Payments Coming at Secondary Schools
Do you prefer to pay your bills online via your phone or computer? We have you covered. Beginning in August, families of middle and high school students can pay school fees online, as well as update some limited family information like home address, email addresses, emergency contacts, and phone numbers. The new feature is part of the District's effort to increase convenience and efficiency of this process. It is not required, simply an option that can save you from waiting in those long lines. Watch for more information to arrive in July.
First Annual Event Seeks to Connect Professional African-American Women With Female High School Students
The African-American Female Institute is seeking 100 African-American professional females to meet and network with 60 ninth-grade African-American female students.

The first annual event hosted by Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium will be held Friday, June 29 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Concordia University Mequon Campus.

The Wauwatosa School District is a proud member of the Consortium as we work to close the achievement gap for all students.

If you are willing to volunteer or know someone who would be, please RSVP via email to Desiree Fuller HERE.
Wauwatosa School District Submits Application for Grants to Improve School Safety
Wauwatosa School District hopes to receive $367,000 in grant money to put toward enhancing safety across the District’s 15 schools.

The District officially submitted its application on Wednesday, June 6 th for the one-time money available through the newly created Office of School Safety within the state Department of Justice.

District Wall Calendar to Arrive at Beginning of August
The annual printed District wall calendar for the 2018-2019 school year will arrive via mail to all families enrolled in the Wauwatosa School District at the beginning of August.

As a reminder, the At-A-Glance calendar for the 2018-2019 school year can be found on District website, www.wauwatosaschools.org under "Quick Links" or as a link on the "Calendar" page. This was also emailed to all families earlier this year. Fall classes begin on September 4.
Wauwatosa Students Awarded Nearly $14.8 Million in College Scholarships in 2018
Wauwatosa School District graduating students were awarded $14,794,147 Million in scholarships in 2018! Of that total, more than $203,000 was offered by local businesses and organizations .

“Financing their future is one of the biggest hurdles students face as they search for colleges and universities that cater to their desired field of study,” said Superintendent Phil Ertl. “These scholarships open doors to opportunity for our students and our school counselors and teachers play a critical role in connecting our kids to those dollars.”

More than $15,000 raised by community in annual EFW Walk/Run
The Education Foundation of Wauwatosa (EFW) would like to thank all of our sponsors, planners, and participants of our annual EFW Walk/Run fundraiser last month. Over $15,000 was raised and more than 1,600 individuals and family members from every school in the district attended.  Watch for a major announcement in July regarding next year’s Walk/Run event .  Did you hear?The EFW recently awarded $71,000 in grants to Wauwatosa teachers, schools, programs, and students for the 2018-2019 school year!

Summer Tip: Wauwatosa Public Library Offers Summer Reading Program for Students of All Ages
This summer the City of Wauwatosa Public Library is unveiling a new literacy program with opportunities for every kind of reader.

The Children’s Librarians have suggested goals to engage children in the library and to help meet their literacy needs. More importantly, children will decide and set their own personal literacy goal. Keep your child engaged in learning this summer and help them grow in reading by participating in the program!

THE TRENDIEST TOSA TIDBITS
Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Hundreds of Tosa Graduates
The Wauwatosa School District celebrated the graduation of a combined 530 students during the two high school commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 3. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Click below to see photos from each school.

Students Find Success, Earn Diploma Via Non-Traditional School Option
Superintendent Phil Ertl, family, friends, administrators and teaching staff celebrated the graduation of 17 students who earned their diploma on May 31 from the Wauwatosa Virtual Academy .

Since its inception in 2013, the Wauwatosa Virtual Academy has become part of the “resiliency story” for hundreds of full-time online middle and high school students statewide who need a different path to education.

In the 2017-18 school year, the Academy served 210 students in grades 6–12 statewide, including 185
full-time enrollments. The school uses a combination of online and in-person interactions to provide students academic, social, and emotional support.
Tosa East Senior Adam Garski Takes Second Place at State Golf Tournament
Congratulations to Wauwatosa East Senior Adam Garski on his second place finish at the WIAA 2018 State Golf Tournament.

Adam took it down to the wire in a two-hole play-off. He is a four-time individual state qualifier in golf. Adam is headed to the the University of Alabama for college. We're #tosaproud of the way you represented your school and school district!

In the News: Unique Program Brings Classroom to the Hospital
Jim Stingl of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently profiled the school program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - administered by the Wauwatosa School District - highlighting the bond between Wauwatosa teacher Mike Trocchio and a student-patient he's helped to keep on track for graduation despite nearly 260 school days in the hospital.
"When Amber was in isolation, Mike would don a gown, gloves and a mask and jump into the day's lesson. When she was too weak or tired, he would read to her or write down her words."

As Dr. David Margolis of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recently tweeted, "this is the best thing you'll read all day. Teachers rock." Mike and Amber's story was first profiled on the Children's Hospital Blog, linked below.

* Photo Courtesy: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Lincoln Teacher Concludes 19 Years of JK Art Shows
Lincoln Elementary Teacher Ms. Gaudynski hosted her 19th Annual JK Art Show this year. The annual event has been a treasured favorite among parents over the years as Ms. Gaudynski creates a full-out gallery for each class. This year's show marked the end of an era as Ms. Gaudynski is transitioning to Senior Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Thank you, Ms. Gaudynski, for an incredible run with our JK families and we can't wait to see what exciting opportunities you will bring to our SK classrooms!  
Tosa Schools Represented at Spring State Athletic Competitions
Mama Mia and Disney's The Little Mermaid Announced for Trojan Players 2018-2019 Theatre Season
Fall Musical: Mamma Mia!

This fall, Tosa West will be one of the first high schools in the country to produce the megahit Mama Mia! Featuring fabulous songs, the show will have you singing and dancing along with the entire cast. Don’t miss the Milwaukee-area premiere of MAMMA MIA!

Spring Musical: Disney's The Little Mermaid

We invite you to be “part of our world” as we travel under the sea! This fishy fable promises creative sets, costumes, and wonderful songs - a treat for the entire family.
STAY CONNECTED
Wauwatosa School District | 12121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226  
Ph: (414) 773-1000 | www.wauwatosaschools.org