Thursday, April 11, 2013
School officials approved hiring four teachers, filling classrooms of veteran, retiring teachers and others shifting into new roles.
Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board approved the hire of four new teachers Wednesday night. The new educators will start next year, filling classrooms of veteran, retiring teachers, and others shifting into new roles. Stacey Houck, eighth grade English, will take over from retiring teacher Barbara Francyzk who spent 24 years in the district. Houck brings 15 years of teaching experience to the Maple Dale, having taught English at the high school level since 1998. Wendi Bazar-Besasie, seventh and eighth grade special education, follows retiring 42-year district veteran Annette Evans. Bazar-Besasie is currently a paraprofessional with the district in the classroom where she will teach next year. Current Nicolet High School teacher Jeff …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Find information on open enrolling your child in the following districts: Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District, Fox Point-Bayside School District, Shorewood School District, Whitefish Bay School District, Nicolet High School District, Mequoon-Thiensvill
Looking to open enroll your child in a district other than the one in which you live? Find information on how many open enrollment seats are available for the 2013-14 school year in the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District, Fox Point-Bayside School District, Shorewood School District, Whitefish Bay School District, Nicolet High School District, Mequoon-Thiensville School District, Glendale-River Hills School District, Port Washington-Saukville School District, Cedarburg School District, and Grafton School District. To apply for open enrollment, check out the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's public school open enrollment site and fill out the online application beginning Feb. 4 until April 30. Maple Dale-Indian Hill School: …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The School Board approved a handful of contract extensions for administrators and non-teaching staff, but will likely take up salary and benefit recommendations for those employees in April.
School officials approved contract extensions for Maple Dale-Indian Hill District School Chief Mary Jordan Dean, and a handful of adminstrators and non-teaching staff, Wednesday night. The School Board approved a two-year extension for Dean, as well as one-year extensions for Indian Hills Principal and Director of Instruction Tim Reyer, School Psychologist and Special Education Coordinator Deborah Cook and Instruction Technology Integrator Chris See. Additionally, Administrative Assistant Sue Simpson Bark and Business Reports Coordinator Cindy Baker saw one-year contract extensions OK'd. The School Board will likely take up salary and benefit recommendations for those employees in April, Business Administrator Gary Swalve said. "The …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The DPI released state funding numbers for the 2012-13 school year and Nicolet will take the largest cut. Fox Point-Bayside and Maple Dale-Indian Hill also face cuts, but less than one-fifth of what Nicolet will see.
Following the Wisconsin trend, Nicolet, Fox Point-Bayside and Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Districts are all going to see cuts in state funding for the 2012-13 school year. In a report released Monday, 64 percent of the Department of Public Instructions' school districts are facing cuts to state funding for the coming school year. Nicolet High School District will take the deepest cut among local districts, at 15.1 percent, a drop of $243,210. Fox Point-Bayside and Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Districts will take less drastic cuts in state aid, at 3.11 and 0.85 percent respectively. Patrick Gasper is a communications officer with the DPI and said there's a wide variety of reasons Nicolet was hit so much harder than the other two …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Noted for its supportive environment, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District was awarded one of the Journal Sentinel's Top Places to Work awards for the second year in a row.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The annual Maple Dale-Indian Hill Bash has raised more than $200,000 in it's 11-year history, helping aid teachers like Kim Mir in buying classroom supplies that have truly "enhanced student learning."
As school district funding is slashed, money for everyday classroom supplies continually comes directly from teacher pockets. But in the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District, parents are banding together for their largest fundraiser of the year, the MDIH Bash, which gives money back to teachers for classroom supplies, helps fund student field trips and more. "The money goes directly to support our teachers, students and community," MDIH Foundation President Darren Fisher said. "But the bigger things is it’s a fundraiser for our parents to connect and get to meet the leadership in the school, other parents who are supporting the school, and just a night for adults to hang out and have a good time." But beyond an outlet for parents to …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Donations from the Great Frame Up, Ms. Maca's class and more are featured. The Bash will be held May 5 and the theme is Cinco de Mayo.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
In observance of Sunshine Week, Patch is providing some information on your rights to observe your government in action, and some resources for you to explore open records yourself.
Want to know how much the superintendent makes? That's an open record. Want to watch Fox Point and Bayside officials deliberate and decide what to do about a proposed development? That's an open meeting. Wisconsin has a long history of open government, and strong laws that support it. Fox Point-Bayside Patch is observing Sunshine Week 2012, which begins today. As part of that observation, we want to share with you some of the open government resources available to anyone. You have the right to see the records the government keeps — from health inspection reports to employee salaries to the entire municipal or school district budget — and to be present at the meetings where governmental business gets done. The expectation is that …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The levy has gone up 0.22 percent or $36,433.75.
The 2011 tax levy for all of the taxing jurisdictions in Bayside is $16,828,262.06, which represents an increase from 2010 of 0.22 percent, or $36,433.75. This includes the voter approved referendum for the Nicolet School District. The overall increase in the levy for the Nicolet School District for Bayside is $193,363. As you know, Bayside has three separate taxing areas, based on school district and county: In total dollars, the property tax levy decreased in Bayside for the Fox Point-Bayside ($180,488) and Maple Dale-Indian Hill ($109,001) School Districts, MATC ($4,288), and the State of Wisconsin ($1,879). The property tax levy for the village remained the same. The tax levies for MMSD ($27,225), Nicolet School District ($193,363…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Nicolet and Fox Point-Bayside have joined state consortium, however Maple Dale-Indian Hill is designing their own.
The Nicolet and Fox Point-Bayside School Districts aren't waiting for the state to tell them what to do regarding teacher evaluations. They are among 30 districts who have joined the Southeastern Wisconsin Teacher Evaluation Consortium, in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s initiative in school accountability. "That's the goal, to tie teacher compensation with the evaluations to make the evaluations more meaningful," Nicolet District Administrator Rick Monroe said at the October School Board meeting. He explained that part of the evaluation process will be things like student growth and progress. Fox Point-Bayside District Administrator Rachel Boechler said it's about support for both teachers and students. “In the advent of the changing …