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Kettle Moraine School District

Learning without Boundaries

Superintendent Weekly Update

  • For the week ending March 10, 2017 


    The Kettle Moraine School District is proud to be Getting Smart’s 30 school districts worth visiting in the U.S. KM is #2 in the suburban category. This is all thanks to our amazing educators, families and community members who support the District’s vision of Learning without Boundaries. Click here for more information.


    Congratulations to Kettle Moraine DECA for a phenomenal showing at the State Career Development Conference. A record 24 students are advancing to the International Conference in Anaheim, California in April.


    Congratulations to Jeff Lehman, High School Campus Lead Custodian, for being one of four Star Staff Member Award finalists through Varsity Brands. Mr. Lehman makes outstanding contributions to KM’s spirit culture, turning his job into an opportunity to make others happy without expecting anything in return. He is known and appreciated by students, faculty and community members alike.


    The KMHS Band arrived home from performing at Disney World in Florida this week. They had a great trip full of learning, performing and bonding. See pictures here.


    Congratulations to the 23 KMHS Campus students who were recognized as Student of the Month for their engagement in classes, citizenship  and leadership in school and in the community.

    Passing on the passion for science is an honor in the High School of Health Sciences. This week the they hosted KM Explore students for chemistry, physics and biology labs. The 3rd and 4th grade students made slime, shot projectiles through hoops from a catapult, and mapped the touch receptors on their hands.


    KM Middle School performed Peter Pan Jr. on Thursday evening and is planning for a sold-out show on Friday evening. They also performed during the day for 6th graders and Dousman Elementary students.


    Congratulations to both the 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball teams for each concluding winning seasons on Tuesday night. They did a great job this season.


    Dousman Elementary held Fine Arts Day on Wednesday. Thanks to Mrs. Marshall and Ms. McMurtagh for their organization of this event. After enjoying the middle school’s performance of Peter Pan Jr., students participated in hands-on activities presented by local artists and musicians including KMHS students and KMSD staff. Follow Dousman on twitter @kmdousman #defa17 for pictures and highlights of the day. On Thursday evening the Dousman West House held  Family Trivia Night, an event organized by West House teachers with support from Mrs. Thompson. More than 80 participants (students, siblings, parents) had a blast with one another. See pictures and highlights on twitter @kmdousman #dewhft17. On Friday, Dousman had its March presentation of Beat Cafe. Young authors from 5K, 1st, East House and West House shared their writing with peers and VIPs.


    Cushing Kindergarten students have been engaging in an engineering challenge these few weeks to create a way to protect Humpty Dumpty. They had to plan together and create a prototype that was tested repeatedly. Kindergarten students persisted as they kept trying to create a prototype that worked. Third grade students learned a lot at the Milwaukee Public Museum, thanks to a Kohl’s grant.


    Today was Science Day at Magee Elementary. Students enjoyed learning about chromatography, bubbleology, animal adaptations, fins-flippers-fun, chemistry, aviation, geology, DNA and much more. Thank you to Mr. Suhr and the Magee PTO for making this possible. The Magee Student Council, along with Mr. Hallagan, have a busy few weeks ahead as they prepare for the Magee Spelling Bee and Talent Show.


    Wales Elementary 5th graders showcased their history projects on Friday in the cafeteria. Buddy classes and families were invited to come for a gallery walk. In the art room grades K-5 are working on Tibetan prayer flags that will be hung outside the Delafield Public Library for the Delafield Spring Art Walk in May. Students are focusing their design on nature, animals, and peace.

    Together, we are making a difference!  

    Patricia F. Deklotz, PhD

    Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent


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