February 20, 2019 | Vol. 10 Mequon-Thiensville School District Newsletter
A Message from the Superintendent
I am honored to share the news that former MTSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karl Hertz, was recently recognized by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) on February 14, 2019 with the 2019 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award. The award is given annually to education leaders who are committed to advancing women and minorities in leadership positions, and to striving for equity and excellence for all students. Dr. Karl Hertz was selected as one of three 2019 recipients nation-wide for his tireless commitment to ensuring the best education and health for all students - especially those vulnerable by circumstance - and his continued devotion to the pursuit of social justice.

This is a tremendous honor and exciting recognition not only for Dr. Hertz, but also for our school district.
Summer Academy Registration Now Open
As you plan activities for your children this summer, be sure to keep in mind the academic and enrichment courses that are offered through the Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department!

Summer Academy:
  • offers a wide variety of course offerings
  • is designed for students entering 4K-8th grade
  • is taught by MTSD educators

Course offerings and schedules are now available and registration is open! (Registration deadline is April 15, 2019).
Health and Wellness Committee Update
In fall 2018 we established a Health and Wellness Committee comprised of a diverse group of staff, administrators, students, parents, and community specialists to gather a range of voices and perspectives on topics of health and wellness. To gather more information regarding one of the committee’s areas of focus—school nutrition—we invited parents and students in grades 6-12 to complete a survey on the topic of food offerings available to students through the school food service program.

Here are the top five things our student and parent respondents said is most important to them regarding the food service program:
The Health and Wellness Committee will soon be reviewing the complete survey results and will ultimately make informed recommendations to administrators regarding practices across the school district.

Thanks to all who shared their perspective with the committee!
4K Pre-Registration
Do you have a child entering 4-year-old kindergarten in MTSD in the 2019-20 school year? If so, please plan to attend 4K pre-registration. Pre-registration allows us to develop class rosters and determine staffing to meet projected enrollment. Through pre-registration, families indicate their morning or afternoon program preference. You must bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency. Please visit www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/4K for more info.

4K Pre-registration
Thursday, February 21, 2019
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Range Line Conference Room
11040 N. Range Line Rd.
We look forward to welcoming your child to 4K!
After the pre-registration date in February, parents can pre-register at the district office, 5000 W. Mequon Road, during business hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Save the Date: Vaping Summit
Parents and students (recommended for students in grades 6-12) are invited to learn more about how e-cigarette use has skyrocketed nationwide in the past year, and the lasting dangers to youth. The event will include a resource fair, keynote speaker, and breakout sessions. All are welcome to this free event!

Vaping Summit
James Barr Performing Arts Center at Homestead High School
Wednesday, March 13
6-8:30 p.m.

Brought to you by: Homestead High School PTSO, Starting Point, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Teen Health Clinic, Tobacco-Free Suburban Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties.
Important Dates
4K Pre-Registration Date
Thursday, February 21
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Range Line Conference Room

End of 2nd Trimester
Wednesday, March 6

NO SCHOOL for Students
Thursday-Friday, March 7-8

Vaping Summit
Wednesday, March 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
HHS, James Barr Performing Arts Center