Thursday, May 2, 2013
As part of a social studies course on the workings of government, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson visited Bayside Middle School students on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson gave Bayside Middle School eighth-grade students a civics lesson Thursday. The visit, held in the middle school cafeteria, was part of a social studies lesson on how local, state and federal governments works. Before taking a trip to Washington D.C. where they met with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in March, the students got a visit from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore. Johnson spoke for roughly an hour about why he got into politics, how he sees his role as a congressman, among other topics, and took questions from students. "When you look back on this year, when you're older, I think you'll realize how amazing it was to get the exposure you were granted," Principal Don Galster told students.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With air-filled balloon-propelled toy cars in tote, Bayside and Milwaukee middle school students took to the makeshift racetrack Tuesday for friendly competition.
With air-filled balloon-propelled toy cars in tote, Bayside and Milwaukee middle school students took to the makeshift racetrack Tuesday for friendly competition. Young Leaders Academy Charter School students teamed up with Bayside Middle School in the school gym for the A World at Motion Toy Jet Competition. Students who participated in the STEM project worked on building the cars in class, prior to the competition. They were given the option of crafting a model built for speed, distance or accuracy, said Margaret Wilson, a fifth-grade science teacher at Bayside Middle School. Balloons filled with air attached to the top of the cars propelled them forward, with the speed and distance dependent upon on how much air was put into the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
School is expected to be back in session Wednesday morning, after a malfunctioning sump pump caused water to seep into the basement and short the electricity, forcing officials to cancel classes Tuesday.
School is expected to be back in session at Bayside Middle School Wednesday morning, after a loss of heat prompted school officials to cancel classes Tuesday. Superintendent Rachel Boechler said a sump pump malfunctioned, and water found its way into the basement, causing an electrical shortage. The building lost power Monday, but classes continued as normal, with the building already heated. Officials anticipated it would have been fixed by midnight Monday. “We were told around 9 p.m. it wouldn’t be fixed and made the decision then to cancel school for Tuesday,” Boechler said. “We knew the temperatures would drop overnight.” Fox Point parent Jen Haraway told Patch the school lost power in the fifth and sixth-grade wing around noon Monday…
Monday, March 11, 2013
A Fox Point parent reports power was out to the fifth and sixth-grade wing Monday. Superintendent Rachel Boechler confirmed late Monday night there will be no school Tuesday for middle school students.
Around 10 p.m. Monday night, Bayside Middle School parents and staff received a group voicemail from Superintendent Rachel Boechler that the school would be closed Tuesday after a report of no heat in the building. Fox Point parent Jen Haraway said the school lost power in the fifth and sixth-grade wing around noon Monday. "I'm guessing the heat issue must be related," she said. "The new voicemail was an error. It said the district was closed due to weather. The latest voice mail confirmed the error, but said Bayside Middle School is still closed." Without power, everything in the school from bubblers to toilets to sinks will not operate. That means no hot lunch, too. Boechler confirmed via text message Monday night that the middle …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Officials plan to lock entrances, require visitors to be buzzed in, and install video surveillance at two of the three district buildings.
Fox Point-Bayside school officials are eyeing security improvements at two of the district's three buildings. Last month, the School Board voted to target funds at safety and security upgrades at Stormonth Elementary and Bayside Middle School, Fox Point NOW reports. Though there have been measures in place in the past, entrances at those facilities will now be locked and require school staff to buzz in visitors. Currently, the main entrance at Bayside Middle School is locked, but another entrance isn't. That entrance will be locked under the new changes. Additionally, the district plans to purchase video communication systems, allowing staff to see who is requesting entry into the building. Staff members will be stationed at both …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Competing against some 45,000 participants from thousands of schools around the globe, Bayside’s Knowledge Masters Open team dominated in contests in January and December, garnering top prizes.
A group of Bayside Middle School students have earned the moniker of national champions after not only placing first in the state, but first in the nation in a worldwide academic contest. Competing against some 45,000 participants from thousands of schools around the globe, Bayside’s Knowledge Masters Open team dominated in contests in January and December, garnering top prizes. “Our students have done pretty well in the past, but this year it was unique,” Principal Don Galster said. “This is pretty substantial and special.” The middle school has two teams, one made up of fifth and sixth grade students and the other of seventh- and eighth-graders. Both competitions took first place in Wisconsin, and the fifth/sixth grade team took first …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A seminar is being held by the Humane Society of the United States to help Bayside residents learn how to make peace with coyotes in their neighborhood.
A number of residents have been unnerved by the presence of coyotes in their neighborhood, but a seminar is being held to help neighbors feel a little more at ease. The seminar, a collaboration between the Village of Bayside and the Humane Society of the United States, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. A number of residents living near the Schlitz Audubon Center believe there's been a dramatic rise in the coyote population and some have reported loosing pets. Lynsey White Dasher, urban wildlife specialist for the HSUS, will focus on how neighbors can protect their pets from coyotes, reduce coyote attractants in neighborhoods and haze bold coyotes. According to the press release: "…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bayside voters will still go to the middle school for the February primaries, but they will be headed to a different entrance to access the gymnasium.
Bayside's polling booths will move from the Bayside Middle School multi-purpose room to the school's gymnasium for the Feb. 19 primary election. Bayside officials and Fox Point-Bayside school officials announced the change in the village's sole polling location Thursday. According to a news release, voting operations will remain at Bayside Middle School, but will be moved from the multi-purpose room, which was accessed through the south entrance (Standish Place entrance); to the gymnasium, located on the north side of the building (Ellsworth Lane). The move helps provide easier access for voters, additional room for voting equipment and poll workers, and also provides an added aspect of security to the Bayside Middle School building, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Extra training will likely come at expense of electives, and a "flex period" is also being considered.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
(Editor’s note: This story was posted originally at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Superintendent Rachel Boechler pointed out a series of inaccuracies regarding the flex period and the article has been adjusted to reflect changes.) Bayside Middle School students are not receiving enough mathematics education to meet state recommendations, and this should be changed, even if that leaves less time in the school day for electives, the Fox Point-Bayside School Board decided Monday. The board approved plans to create a new middle school curricular program that would include extending the amount of time spent on mathematics instruction and building in a flex period for student support and extension. The particulars of how the extra time will be worked …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The front doors are unlocked and visitors need only to check in with a secretary. The shooting in Newtown, CT has district officials considering the expensive security measure.
Fox Point-Bayside parents and residents are urging the school district to improve safety, with some saying a buzz-in system is imperative at the local schools. “Although it’s not going to stop a mad man, there is no reason to have open doors for all to waltz in,” Melissa LeClaire wrote on Fox Point-Bayside Patch’s Facebook page. Superintendent Rachel Boechler told Patch that a buzz-in system is one enhanced security measure under consideration in the district after the Newtown, CT school tragedy. School officials are reviewing their security plan, which was updated in January. Boechler said Tuesday morning that officials were meeting today to review security; she did not have a cost estimate on a buzz-in system but said it would exceed $10…