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 email@example.com. 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 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
President Barack Obama chose Nicolet High School grad Col. Andrew Armacoast to be the dean of faculty.
President Barack Obama tapped Nicolet High School graduate and Glendale native Col. Andrew Armacost to serve as the dean of faculty for the U.S. Air Force Acadamy, according to stories in the Gazette and the Journal Senitnel. Armacost currently serves as the head of the Deaprtment of Management at the Air Force Academy. If his nomination is approved, he'll serve as the 10th dean of faculty. His duties include commanding "the 700-member Dean of Faculty mission partner and oversee the annual design and instruction of more than 500 undergraduate courses for 4,000 cadets in 31 academic disciplines. He will also direct the operation of five support staff agencies and faculty resources involving more than $350 million," according to a story …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Magazine's latest list of best schools in the U.S. lists Nicolet as 628th, the ninth-best ranking in Wisconsin.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek magazine has ranked Nicolet High School as the 628th top high school in the country. Among the 55 Wisconsin high schools that made Newsweek's list, Nicolet had the ninth-highest ranking in the state. Shorewood High School was ranked 710th in the nation, while Whitefish Bay was ranked 417th. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Nicolet High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school in the Milwaukee area by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The 75-minute upbeat rock musical based on Yvonne Adrian's true story about her daughter's 5-year battle with anorexia opens May 10 at Nicolet High School.
Nicolet High School drama will tackle the heavy-handed themes of Normal The Musical May 10 through 12, discussing eating disorders, body image, mental health along with the importance of stress management. The 75-minute upbeat rock musical based on Yvonne Adrian's true story about her daughter's 5-year battle with anorexia, was produced in 2005 in New York City where it won the Jonathan Larson Award. Nicolet will produce a high school version of the play. The performances are free and will wrap-up with discussion facilitated by Sandy Blaies, clinical director of the Eating Disorders Unit at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, her staff, and people in recovery. Show times are May 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and May 12 at 2 p.m. in the community …
Friday, May 3, 2013
After making the cut to the final two, Daniel Halvorsen of South Milwaukee was chosen over current Nicolet principal Greg DePue.
After spending a full day being interviewed by students, staff and parents at Fort Atkinson High School, Nicolet principal Greg DePue did not get hired for the same position at Fort Atkinson. The Daily Union is reporting Daniel Halvorsen, South Milwaukee principal, has been selected as the new Fort Atkinson High School principal and will start July 1. DePue's possible departure fell on the heels of Superintendent Rick Monroe retiring and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Elliott taking over as superintendent for Greenfield. When DePue became one of two finalists in Fort Atkinson, Nicolet School Board President Marilyn Franklin said parents shouldn't lose faith in the district. "We are committed to continuing doing all the best…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Nicolet team of Elizabeth Tavolier, Briana Gray, and Daniel Lerner bested about 20 teams to win the Wisconsin Economics Econ Challenge held recently in Brookfield, and win $100 each.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
A Nicolet High School student left the building after acting "suspiciously: Tuesday. When confronted by police officer he said, "I have a gun."
A Nicolet High School student is facing charges authorities say he told the school liaison officer that he had a gun. Early Tuesday morning, a student arrived at Nicolet and was given routine instructions by school aide, an email to parents said. The student began to act "suspiciously" and fled to the parking lot. The student was found returning from the I-43 pedestrian tunnel that connects the soccer fields and Nicolet. The email sent to parents by Nicolet administrators said in part: Officers searched the tunnel and a knife was recovered, which the student later admitted to hiding there. The letter also told parents that Nicolet's district security measures and emergency action plan worked as designed and that there was no threat to …
On the heels of two other administrative departures, Nicolet High School Principal Greg DePue is also looking in the direction of other districts.
Nicolet High School Principal Greg DePue is one of two finalists for a principal position at Fort Atkinson High School. The Daily Union reports that DePue spent the whole day Wednesday in Fort Atkinson at a meet-and-greet with students and staff. He talked a lot about wanting to return to that "hometown feel" and the Daily Union reports he's "picking and choosing" when asked why he was looking at Fort Atkinson. But Nicolet School Board President Marilyn Franklin said even though DePue's possible departure falls on the heels of Superintendent Rick Monroe retiring and Lisa Elliott taking over as superintendent for Greenfield, parents and students shouldn't lose faith in Nicolet. "We are committed to continuing doing all the best things we …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Nicolet School Board selected current Menasha Joint School District school chief Robert Kobylski to take the helm as district administrator.
Robert Kobylski — current Menasha Joint School District school chief — will take the helm at Nicolet School District next school year, succeeding District Administrator Rick Monroe. The Nicolet School Board unanimously approved hiring Kobylski Monday night. Following Monroe's announcement in December that he would retire at the end of the school year, the board hired search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, which aided in selecting a new superintendent. The board interviewed three candidates before settling on Kobylski. Kobylski has been superintendent of the Menasha Joint School District since 2010. Prior to that, he was superintendent and high school principal for Kohler Public Schools (2008-10), and high school principal for the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Tony-nominated Broadway revival tells the story to dashing men pursing fair ladies, and the matters that complicate their pursuit.
Nicolet Theater will hit the stage Friday, for the opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest. The Tony-nominated Broadway revival tells the story to dashing men pursing fair ladies, and the matters that complicate their pursuit. It will run Friday, Saturday and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2:30 p.m. and May 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased by calling 414-351-8174.