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Wed
28
Aug
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State Education Debate To Take Center Stage At The Middleton Performing Arts Center

 

Wisconsin State Senators Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) are among the handful of presenters who will participate in “How Many Kids Left Behind? – An Interactive Community Conversation on the Future of Our Public Schools” at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The forum is free and open to the public and the media. It begins at 7 p.m. and is expected to last 90 minutes.

Other confirmed participants arecUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood, cDepartment of Public Instruction policy adviser and federal funds trustee Jeff Pertl, Wisconsin Association of School Board government relations specialist Joe Quick

Wed
28
Aug
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Safety Urged As Students Return To School

 

Tuesday will be the first day of school this fall.  Students in Middleton-Cross Plains will be walking and riding bicycles to school after a summer away. 

Some of them will be walking to school for the first time, or will be unfamiliar with their routes and any hazards along the way.

“If you have children returning to school, talk to them about safely walking or riding their bicycle to school and their responsibility to obey the pedestrian and bicycle traffic laws for their own safety,” said Mark Walther, Middleton Community Services director and Middleton Police Department liaison to school crossing guards.

Drivers are reminded to watch out for these young pedestrians and bicyclists, to put down their cellular phones - especially near to schools - and to watch their speed.  Remember that the speed limit is 15 MPH where signed adjacent to schools and school crossings when children are present.

Wed
26
Jun
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The More Things Change...

Seventy-five years ago, Emily (Zarndt) Knoche (Class of ’38) walked across the stage, shook the principal’s hand, and graduated from Middleton High School with 28 of her fellow classmates. The country and Middleton had been mired in the great depression, but on that day the mood was nonetheless optimistic.

Fifty-five years ago, Karen (Knoche) Stampen (MHS Class of 1958) walked across the stage, shook the principal’s hand, and graduated from Middleton High School with 91 of her fellow classmates. The post-war baby boom was in full swing, Rock and Roll music was gaining traction and the mood in the country was optimistic.  

Tue
04
Jun
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Hundreds Of Students Voice Opposition To MHS Schedule Change

Hundreds of local students began organizing Sunday to oppose an impending schedule change at Middleton High School. They plan to take their argument all the way to the school board if they feel they have to.

The students signed on in support of a letter written by Adam Jordahl, who is wrapping up his junior year. Jordahl’s letter expresses concern the school did not make an adequate effort to inform its students of a significant change to “All School Resource” periods.

Jordahl contends the decision to split those periods roughly in half would cause an array of scheduling problems for students. He writes the change would allow less time for pupils who need to use the periods to study, make up important tests, and do other classwork.

“The current schedule system works for students,” Jordahl wrote. “It’s not fair or practical for the administration to make last-minute changes that will negatively impact our academic future.”

Sun
05
May
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MHS Band Concerts This Week

The Middleton High School (MHS) Bands will present their series of Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm in the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday’s Concert will feature performances by the Concert Band and the Wind Ensemble. The Concert Band will present Gliere’s famous Russian Sailor’s Dance and John Phillip Sousa’s King Cotton.

The Wind Ensemble on Wednesday night will contrast John Paulson’s ‘Epinicion’; a piece based on an ancient Grecian chant with Eric Whitacre’s  ‘Lux Arumque’ – a piece of redemption. Kilimanjaro will be accompanied by a slide presentation of science teacher Joe Spolar’s climb of the peak.

Thu
02
May
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Music Man At The PAC

Middleton High School proudly presents “The Music Man” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street. All shows begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. 

Reserved seating can be purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com and is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.  Tickets will be sold at the door on performance nights beginning at 6:45 p.m. For more information, please feel free to contact the ticket information line at 829-9770.

 

Thu
18
Apr
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West Middleton Parent Is Arrested For Making Threats: Woman Allegedly Mentioned Sandy Hook Shooting

A Madison woman is in custody after allegedly making threats against West Middleton Elementary School.

Andrea Holmes, age 31, was arrested by Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies Tuesday and is currently awaiting court appearances for disorderly conduct and a harassment restraining order.

A correspondence sent to parents and guardians by the school district said Holmes, the parent of a child at the school, made “serious threats” when she became agitated during a phone conversation with West Middleton principal Todd Macklem.

Macklem told authorities Holmes made reference to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 

Dane County deputies and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District superintendent Don Johnson met at the school to discuss the incident shortly after it occured. After deputies contacted Holmes to discuss her statements, they made a decision to arrest her.

Thu
18
Apr
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Charity Basketball Game Raises $6,800

More than 200 players participated in the SLAM DUMP 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday afternoon at MHS.

Senior Joshua Bunting, junior Jed Munson and sophomore Ben Hershberger organized this year's event. This was the third year SLAM DUMP was held. This year's event raised approximately $6,800 for Amor, Fe, y Ezperanza (AFE), an organization dedicated to providing children of the city dump in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with education, food and technical skills. The title means "Love, Faith and Hope" when translated into English.

"We had a lot of fund doing this,'' said Hershberger, who also returned to Honduras this past summer along with Munson to build a house for one of the families living in the dump.

The idea for a fundraiser began in the summer of 2010 when a group of middle and high school students embarked on a youth missions trip to Honduras. There, they witnessedan impoverished community inhabiting a local landfill.

Thu
18
Apr
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Two Dozen MHS Musicians Headed To State Honors Project

Twenty MHS music students have been invited to participate in the 2013 High School State Honors Project.

Each of these students auditioned for an ensemble in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Honors Music Project in February. Twelve MHS band students, five MHS orchestra students and three MHS choir students were selected for one of the honors ensembles.

Students selected for the WSMA State Honors Music Project will participate in a three-and-a-half day summer camp in June and will perform in Madison during late October as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference. The WSMA State Honors Music Project is nationally recognized as one of the finest musical opportunities for young people.

Thu
18
Apr
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Twenty MHS Students Take Part In Northwestern University Model UN

Editor's note: Nicholas Taylor is a 10th grader at Middleton High School. 

Delegates from the Middleton High School Model United Nations club are back in classes after spending four days with more than 600 students from across the Midwest debating international affairs. 

Twenty MHS students descended on Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., on April 11-14 to participate in the Northwestern University Model UN conference. Model UN conferences allow students to take on the role of international diplomats for the purpose of collaborating with others, learning about foreign relations, and attempting to solve the problems of the world.

“The best part of the conference was working with other delegates and sharing different ideas,” sophomore Joey Duff said.

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