Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent Dr. Patricia F. Deklotz provides her weekly video update. Her topics include:

1. Steve Plum named superintendent
2. Community blood drive this weekend
3. Masks are still required at KM
Superintendent Deklotz was interviewed for a story on WISN regarding the possible repeal of the statewide mask mandate by the state legislature.
KMSD Board Names Stephen Plum As Its Next Superintendent
This week, the Kettle Moraine School District Board of Education proudly announced Stephen Plum will become the district’s new superintendent. Plum is the current director of two award-winning charter schools within the district - High School of Health Sciences and KM Explore Elementary. He has 27 years of experience in education, the last 15 as an educator and administrator within KMSD. With several degrees on his resume, Steve is scheduled to complete his doctorate in Educational Administration from UWM in 2021.

“We are extremely happy to name Steve as the next superintendent of our district,” said KMSD Board President Gary Vose. “Steve brings a wealth of experience and innovation as an educator and has been an integral part of the Laser family since 2005. We’re excited to begin collaborating with him in the coming months to start the next chapter of KM leadership.”
KM4K Registration Is Open
Due to the pandemic, we are unable to provide our usual in-person 4K parent information night. Please get all the details via our KM4K presentation.

The district began accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year on January 26. Visit our 4K page for more info!

A Few Slots Are Still Available To Donate Blood At Wales Jan. 30 & 31
HS^2 Earns Female Diversity Award For Computer Science
Congratulations to the High School of Health Sciences for earning College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).

The award acknowledges 1,119 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year. HS^2 is one of only 831 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in CSP.

KUDOS to the outstanding work HS^2 is doing to engage more female students in computer science!
What Happens When Our School Buildings Are Closed Due To Weather?
Due to inclement weather, it may be necessary to close school buildings for the entire day, or release a school early. When school buildings are closed, students and staff in grades 6-12 will engage in distance learning according to their regular schedule of classes.
Unless notified in advance of the closure, students in grades 4K-5 will not receive instruction on these days. Elementary teachers will engage in professional planning and collaboration. 
The decision to close a school building is only made after careful consideration of the best information available. The superintendent takes several steps each time consideration is given to closing school buildings.
REMINDER: Virtual Tours Of KMMS And Upcoming Info Nights Are Feb. 3 & 4
Middle school counselors have been visiting with fifth graders this week to talk about learning choices at KMMS.   

Next week, parents and students can join KMMS for one of their two virtual Information Nights. Choose the date that works best for you - each night will feature the same information:  

Wednesday, February 3 @ 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday, February 4 @ 5:30 p.m.
The Information Night will include a Google Meet presentation at 5:30 about learning environments and course options for our students. After the presentation, you will have time to connect with teachers in different Meet rooms, asking them about their work with sixth grade students. 
Memorable Finish For WNKMP
The WNKMP Swimming and Diving team had its best finish in over 20 years with their third-place finish last Saturday at conference.

- The 200 Medley Relay of Andrew Herman, Tyler Hartmann, Drew Millette, and Cory Michalek set a conference record to start the meet.

- Cory Michalek also won the 50 Free and the 100 Free
- Gavin Shultz, Drew Millette, Tyler Hartmann, and Cory Michalek won the 200 Freestyle Relay.

- Cory Michalek was also named Swimmer of the Meet

Other podium finishes on the day:
- Drew Millette 3rd place in the 200 Freestyle and 3rd in the Butterfly
- Andrew Herman 4th in the 200 IM and 2nd in the 100 Backstroke
- Gavin Schultz 6th in the 50 Free and 3rd in the 100 Freestyle