Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A community reception, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nicolet High School Library, will honor the retiring Rick Monroe, who served six years as school chief.
Nicolet High School will bid farewell to departing Superintendent Rick Monroe June 2 during a special reception. The community reception is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nicolet library, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd. Ice cream will be served. Although a RSVP is not required, organizers ask those who wish to attend give advanced notice to help with planning efforts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who wish to send a note, photo, or other memorabilia to be included in a memory book, or make a monetary contribution toward a gift (checks payable to Nicolet High School), send it to: Ferne Hecker, Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale, WI 53217. Monroe — who has been an educator since 1976 including …
Monday, November 12, 2012
New report says the Nicolet Unified High School District has seen big savings from Act 10, as has Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District. However, Fox Point-Bayside didn't benefit nearly as much.
The controversial state law that eliminated most collective bargaining rights for school employees reduced benefit costs for Nicolet High School District by $418,000 last school year, according to a report released Monday. However, Fox Point-Bayside saw a $57,000 increase in benefit costs. The bulk of the savings for Nicolet came from reductions in the district's share of employee retirement costs, the report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said. In the 2010-11 school year, Nicolet paid $567,629 toward the employee share of pension costs for workers; in 2011-12, that dropped to about $37,043, a 93.5 percent reduction, the report said. But the district paid 5.1 percent more in 2011-12 for health insurance costs for a total of $2.3 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A reader asked if they could save into a Roth IRA and Roth 401(k). Learn what you need to know about the two types of Roth accounts.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
It is important to understand that retiring is a very difficult transition, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are some ways to plan for this significant transition.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Retirement is different for single women both emotionally and financially. There is a different flavor to a journey when you face it alone. It can be both more exciting and more frightening.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
It’s no short story: Rick Young has been teaching more than 40 years
Rick Young is just as romantic as you’d expect an English teacher to be after 43 years of inspiring high schoolers to see the beauty in well-crafted literature. It’s a challenge -- especially when you’re competing with gossip rags and reality TV -- but the best thing about teaching, he said, is “when you see something come alive in a kid’s eyes, when they get it. There’s nothing like that moment when someone gets it.” Next week, the school board will finalize his retirement. “Working on retirement is like a third job,” he said. Between teaching American Studies and Creative Writing at Nicolet High School during the day, teaching speech at Milwaukee Area Technical College in the evenings, and preparing for retirement, he’s been busy. Young’…