November 20, 2018 | Vol. 7 Mequon-Thiensville School District Newsletter
Winter is Around the Corner!
With cold and blustery Wisconsin weather upon us already, it's time to review the factors that the superintendent considers when determining whether to cancel school due to snow, extreme cold, or other dangerous conditions, and how families can stay informed.
5 Questions with Our New Safety Officer
We are excited to introduce our new safety officer, Tanner Buchanan. The role of safety officer is a new one in the district. The safety officer's job is to work primarily on evenings and weekends to deter, detect, report, and stop violations of the law and/or school board policies, while building relationships across our schools, district programs, among visitors and guests, and with local law enforcement.

That may sound like a lot to handle, but we know that Tanner is up for the job. With a wide array of experience across a variety of law enforcement and security positions, he is ready to immerse himself in the Mequon-Thiensville community and lend a helping hand to those who need it.
Committee Provides Fresh Perspectives on Health and Wellness
Our health and wellness committee is an advisory group comprised of staff, administrators, students, parents, and community specialists. The committee focuses on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, social and emotional wellness, and other school-based activities with the ultimate goal to establish and review systems and provide students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to lead healthy lives. In addition to meeting as a full committee, members of this group will also participate on one of three sub-committees. The three sub-committees will focus on these topics:
  • physical activity
  • social and emotional well-being
  • nutrition
Employee Health Clinic Approved
We are pleased to announce that plans for an employee health clinic were recently approved by the board of education. The clinic will offer services for all employees, their spouses, and dependents (over the age of 2) for common medical conditions at no cost to employees.

In addition to staff convenience, the employee health clinic will also allow the district to realize health care savings. It is necessary to consider strategies to control the escalation of essential expenses such as medical insurance for employees in order to minimize the need to allocate expenses away from programs or benefits.
MTSD Continues Exemplary Streak on DPI School Report Cards
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction rates achievement for all of the state's 424 public school districts through its School and District Report Card program. The Report Cards for the 2017-18 school year were recently released, and we are proud to share that all of our schools and our district “Exceed Expectations” or “Significantly Exceed Expectations.”
Important Dates

NO SCHOOL - All Students
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Friday, Nov. 23

Board of Education Meeting
Monday, November 26, 7 p.m. - Range Line Conference Room

Late Start - HHS Students
Wednesday, Nov. 28 - 9:45 a.m.

Final Exams - HHS Students
Thursday, Nov. 29 - Friday, Nov. 30
(Noon dismissal on 11/30)

NO SCHOOL - K-8 Students
Friday, November 30

NO SCHOOL - All Students
Monday, December 3

Tartan Bash - Tartan20
Saturday, February 9, 2019