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Students go to Madison for Law Day

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall), representing the Kenosha County legislative delegation, participated in the annual Kenosha County Law Day at the State Capitol on May 10. The event is held each year to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement, and local and state government. Sponsored by the Kenosha County Council […]

Riverview extending summer school to non-district enrollment

Silver Lake School District (Riverview School)  Summer School Program balances academic reinforcement classes with a wide variety of enrichment classes sure to meet the needs of all students. Registration began on Monday, April 11 for all resident (and open enrollment) students. This year, Riverview will also allow students from neighboring districts to sign-up for classes beginning on Monday, […]

Schools issue warnings on child enticement attempts; police release vehicle description

Several Western Kenosha County school districts have chose to warn parents of child enticement attempts made in Pleasant Prairie this week. For example, a letter from Salem School district administrator David Milz sent home Wednesday said though the incidents were not local they were close enough to inform parents. Pleasant Prairie Police, working with witnesses, […]

School board members ponder possible budget actions

Representatives of some Western Kenosha County school districts got together Wednesday night as part of an effort to improve communications, but inevitably that communication turned to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. Walker is proposing a cut of about $834 million in stat aide to schools. Districts would also face limits on how much they could levy in […]

Bristol School to host strategic growth meeting Feb. 16

The Bristol School District will host Strategic Growth meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Room 201. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to develop a vision of what the village of Bristol and Bristol School District will look like in the future. This meeting will focus on the following topics: Pending development in the Bristol […]

Many School Board elections will be uncontested

While there seems to be plenty of interest in running for municipal office in Western Kenosha County this year, the same cannot necessarily be said of the 12 local school districts. Six of the 11 local school districts have the same number of people on the ballot as positions to be filled. Without a successful write-in campaign, those people […]

Paris School receives state nomination as Blue Ribbon School

Paris School is among the seven elementary schools and one high school that are Wisconsin’s nominees for the 2011 Blue Ribbon Schools program. Nominations for the national recognition program are based on criteria in two categories: dramatically improving schools and high performing schools. Dramatically improving schools are those that have made adequate yearly progress and have at least […]

Gateway Technical College release latest Dean’s List

The following West of the I individuals have earned the honor of being included on the Gateway Technical College Dean’s List for the Summer 2010 semester. This award is reserved for those students who completed at least six hours of postsecondary courses and who achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Bristol — Mary […]

66th Assembly candidates discuss education at forum

Central High School hosted a candidate forum focused on education at the school this evening. Invited were legislators and challengers who have at least part of their district in the Central district. But the only race where candidates showed up form both parties was the 66th Assembly Distrcit, where state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and her challenger Steve Brown both were present. […]

Wheatland Center School to pursue breakfast program

Breakfast may be coming to Wheatland Center School, perhaps as early as the second semester of the current school year. District administrator Jason Tadlock proposed the idea to the School Board at its regular meeting Tuesday night. Informal comments from the board during the discussion were favorable. Tadlock said school breakfast can have nutritional — and consequently […]

Trevor School to hold addition groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition at Trevor Grade School will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6:15 p.m. The ceremony will begin in the school gym, said district administrator George Steffen. Refreshments will be served after the program. The $11.3 million addition project was the subject of a referendum a year ago. The referendum passed 231 […]

Head Start available to West of the I children

Head Start is a federally funded program for children ages 3-5. This program provides a variety of fun and educational experiences for children of all abilities, preparing them for kindergarten. Healthy meals and snacks are also provided daily. Different classroom designs are available to meet the needs of families. There currently are classrooms in Wilmot […]

KASA Stingers honored at Wave game

KASA Stingers, the KASA Soccer travel/tournament team, was honored along with multiple teams from southern Wisconsin for their participation and hard work in tournaments in a Parade of Champions at the Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer game on Saturday Jan 23. Medals were handed out by alumni from previous Milwaukee Wave championship teams.

Wilmot Primary Center modular classrooms renewed

The modular classrooms in which some classes are held at Wilmot Primary Center have received approval from the county to be used for at least another year. District administrator George Steffen reported to the Trevor-Wilmot School Board said the county Board of Adjustment earlier this month approved extending the variance that allows use of the units. Wilmot Primary Center principal Theresa Curley represented the district before the Board of Adjustments. “They didn’t really […]

Snow update: .75 inch on ground, schools open, maybe 12 inches today

As of about 6:30 a.m., we’ve had about .75 of an inch of snow fall on the West of the I weather railing. West of the I public schools are not announcing closures, so it looks like they’re open. (Kenosha Unified closed as did most parochial schools east of the I.) The latest forecast calls for 6 to 12 […]

Snow update: Low end of predicted range

Snow fall as of 5:50 a.m. seems to definitely have been on the low end of what was predicted. Since 9:30 p.m., at the West of the I weather railing, we measured another half inch of accumulation. That would be a total of  3.75 inches since this snow event started. Providence Catholic School has apparently announced that it is closing […]

Bristol fine arts to present play, breakfast with Santa, auction and bake sale this weekend

The Bristol Fine Arts Department will present â€œThe Princess & The Pea,” and a Breakfast with Santa, silent auction and bake sale this weekend: Show times for “The Princess & The Pea,” are Sat., Dec. 5,  6 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 6, noon. Breakfast with Santa, with continuous serving, will take place Sun., Dec. 6 from 9:30 to 11 […]

Paris YES Committee hosting school funding event

The Paris YES Committee  is sponsoring a community-wide information and action event on school-funding reform Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Paris School, 1901 176th Ave. (Highway D). Tom Beebe, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, will present his program “Solving Wisconsin’s School-Funding Problem” to participants. The presentation is open to […]

Salem Community Foundation offering scrip programs

The Salem Community Foundation is looking to catch people up on its most recent activities. The foundation was incorporated in early June 2009 and is a tax exempt non profit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible on an individual’s tax return. The group’s initial purpose was to identify alternate sources of funding for Salem […]

Consolidation possibilities on Salem School Board agenda

Setting up informal consolidation discussions with neighboring schools is on the agenda of the Salem School Board tonight. The first public sign that Salem might be exploring consolidation talks with neighboring districts arose last week, when the Wheatland Center School Board discussed an overture from Salem district administrator David Milz about informal consolidation talks. The Wheatland board members said […]

West of the I poll results: Party on!

The results of our most recent West of the I poll were decidedly in favor of holiday parties at school during school hours for students. The most pro party answer — “Kids need some relief from the school day once in a while. Parties during school are OK” –received the highest percentage of votes — 45 percent. The most anti-party answer — “School is about […]

Wheatland Center School to give buses in back a try

View Larger Map Buses will enter and exit the school grounds at the access shown at the bottom of the map, travel along the south side of the building and pick-up and drop-off in the area on the west side of the building where you can see a oval pointed on the pavement. In the […]

Wilmot to present Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

Wilmot High School will present Neil Simon’s comedy “Fools” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m, and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The play takes place in the cursed Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov 100 years ago. The curse? For 200 years […]

Salem resident urges Central board to go nowhere on roundabout

Chris Skrzynecki of Salem had a message for the Central School Board when it comes to the construction of a roundabout intersection at the school’s new entrance/exit to Highway 83. Don’t do it. And he is willing to help you fight back. The school district, since last month, has appeared to be resigned to building […]

Trevor Wilmot levy benefits from consolidation aid increase

An unexpected increase in the amount of consolidation aid the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District will recieve this school year allowed the district to dodge the double digit tax levy increases most area districts are enacting this year. District electors approved a levy of $2,523,688 by a vote of 6 to 1 Tuseday night at the district’s annual […]

Central annual meeting Tuesday

The Central High School District of Westosha will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Oct.. 20, at 7 p.m. at the school. The annual meeting is unique for Wisconsin school districts. At these meetings, residents hear a presentation on the school’s budget for the school year and then get a chance to vote on the tax […]

Salem Booster Club 5K Run/Walk coverage

The chill in the air Saturday morning didn’t deter the participants in the Salem Booster Club 5k Run/Walk. The enthusiasm was clear for the race and the organization it benefited. The booster club is now funding and organizing sports and extracurricular activities at the school after district funding was cut following four failed referendums in the last year. The […]

Paris School Board member disappointed by teachers union contract proposal

Negotiations with the teachers union was on the agenda of the Thursday Paris School Board meeting basically just to update the board on the next negotiation session date. But that didn”t stop one board member from expressing her disappointment with the initial proposal put forth by the teachers union. Said board member Connie Bevry: “I was really […]

Turf going in at Central

It wasn’t in time to host a homecoming game, but the turf for the new Central High School stadium did start going in this week.

Riverview School District administrator leaving as of Nov. 13

Todd LeRoy, Riverview School District administrator, has resigned and will be leaving the district by Nov. 13. The School Board accepted the resignation at a special board meeting last night. Here is a statement LeRoy made to westofthei.com about his departure: Last night the board approved my resignation as of November 13, 2009. As far […]

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