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Mrs. Susan Kaphingst
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Chilton, WI 53014
Dstr. Tel #: (920) 849-8109
CHS Tel #: (920) 849-2358

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Chilton, WI 53014

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Chilton Public School District to Survey Community

Sep192011

Chilton Public School District to Survey Community

 

The Chilton Public School District and Board of Education will be proactively conducting a community survey this fall to assess long-range district needs.

A paper copy of the survey will be mailed to each household in the district in October. It will invite community members to participate online, which would reduce the overall cost. Residents will have until November 11th to respond and provide their input.

The Board of Education will be asking residents to help develop specific solutions to an anticipated budget shortfall averaging $400,000 for each of the next two years. The survey will address topics such as budgeting and board planning, district communications, programs, staffing, funding support and overall satisfaction.

"We anticipate that these budget difficulties will continue into the future, and are asking the community's guidance to determine how to best address this challenge," said District Superintendent Dr. Claire Martin.

The survey will be designed and administrated by School Perceptions LLC, an independent research firm that specializes in gathering and analyzing public perceptions regarding schools.

"The goal of this process is to create a budgetary plan that reflects the goals and priorities of the taxpayers," said Dr. Martin. "We know that financially this is a difficult time for many people. However, we need an understanding of what people really want from the School District as we provide educational opportunities for the students of the Chilton community."

A report on survey results will be presented to the Board of Education on November 28th. A compilation of survey questions and results will also be posted on the District website.

For more information on the upcoming survey, please contact the District office at (920) 849-8109.

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Additional Bus Stop Added at Diane Street

Aug222011

Additional Bus Stop Added at Diane Street

 

The Chilton Public School District has announced that an additional bus stop will be added to the area near Diane Street. By law, the school district is not required to transport students who live less than two miles away from school. But the law also states that if an area that is less two miles from school is declared by law enforcement as potentially dangerous to the safety of children, then district transportation services may be used to transport students in that hazardous area. The area on Diane street south of U.S. HWY 151 has been declared a hazardous area due to the absence of sidewalks on a four-lane highway with moderate traffic and a 40 MPH speed zone. As such, the school district has been picking students up at the corner of Diane Street and Steenport lane for many years.

According to Dr. Timothy Schaid, high school principal and the district's transportation coordinator, the pick-up point at Diane Street and Steenport lane was chosen because at the time it was the only place the bus could stop and still be able to safely turn around for egress back onto U.S. HWY 151. With the area being further developed over the past several years, there is now the ability for the bus to make an additional stop and still be able to safely turn around. As such, beginning with the first day of school on September 1, a bus will be making the following stops in the area of Diane Street on the south side of U.S. HWY 151:

• Stop 1 = Corner of Diane Street and Jemima Lane (bus will then turn around in the cul-de-sac on Jemima Lane)
• Stop 2 = Corner of Diane Street and Steenport Lane (bus will then exit this area onto U.S. HWY 151 where it will resume its normal route)

Parents who have any questions or concerns regarding this change or about the school district's bussing services are encouraged to contact Dr. Tim Schaid at Chilton High School by calling 920-849-2358 or through e-mail at schaidt@chilton.k12.wi.us.

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Start of school 2011-12

Aug032011

Start of school 2011-12

 

Welcome back to a new and exciting year at Chilton Middle School.  As the excitement builds towards the beginning of the year, I am personally honored to be in the position I am here as your principal.  I truly enjoy working in Chilton and the joys and challenges that come from it honestly makes every day never the same.

 

We do have the most challenging and crucial job in the world!  It’s a job in which we cannot fail.  I ask that all of you think back to the energy you had during your first year and try and repeat that enthusiasm.  Our mission is very important and our future really does depend upon the education and character of our youth.

 

Please note if your child is in grades 7-12 and is participating in a sport, there is a MANDATORY eligibility meeting on August 8th will begin at 5:00p.m. at the Engler Center located at the High School and will be repeated every 30 minutes until 7:30pm.  Beginning at 4:00 that day we will take school fees and co-curricular fees for the high school students, you can also turn in any updated paperwork and pick up physical forms if needed.  See the attached fee form for information on costs.

If you don’t have a student in High School the registration days for you will be August 16 or 17th and will take place in the Elementary/Middle school cafeteria from 10:00-6:00.  The August 16 or 17th meeting times will only be for paying fees and dropping off paper work, students will not be able to go to class rooms, that will take place at the PTA open house on August 30th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 Our schedules have changed for the 2011-12 school year!  I have attached our new schedules and will explain them further at the PTA Open House on August 30th.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding these changes.

I have also attached several other documents that I feel will be helpful for you as we prepare for our year!

  

I am looking forward to a productive, positive year working alongside you to make a difference in the lives of our children.

Rich Appel

 

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CHS Musical Audition/Location & Time

Aug022011

CHS Musical Audition/Location & Time

 

Auditions for the HS fall musical production of "Once Upon A Mattress" will be held the weekend of August 15.  Open auditions for all interested HS students will be Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30-8 pm in the HS Choir Room.  (Students only need to attend ONE of these nights.)  Call-back auditions will be held Thursday, August 18 from 6:30-8 pm in the HS choir room.  Please prepare one of the audition songs listed in an earlier article on this webpage.  You will find mp3 files attached for practice.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Joy Paffenroth at paffenrothj@chilton.k12.wi.us.

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2011 Superintendent Farewell Address

Jun072011

2011 Superintendent Farewell Address

 

In her farewell address to the Chilton staff on the last day of school for the 2010-2011 school year, Dr. Martin described the perfect tee-shirt for Chilton staff members. It would go something like this........

Job Description Top Ten List
Chilton Teacher/Educator

  • Motivates students
  • Inspires administrators
  • Counsels parents
  • Pays for student lunches and school supplies when they think no one is looking
  • Brings warm clothing from home for students ill prepared for Wisconsin winters
  • Donates clothing for homeless students
  • Dries tears..........many times their own as they listen to student's personal situations that would tear your heart out
  • Works 2-3 jobs to make ends meet at home
  • Relentless cheerleaders that always hold the brightest candle of hope for the next generation
  • Leaps tall buildings in a single bound

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CHS Fall Musical Auditions Information

Aug022011

CHS Fall Musical Auditions Information

 

Auditions for the CHS Fall Musical ("Once Upon A Mattress") will be held the week of August 15-19. Please check back for updates on time and location. In the mean time.   They are - "Till There Was You" – Soprano, "On My Own" – Alto, "Close Every Door" – Tenor, "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" – Bass/Baritone. Extra copies of the music will be available in the HS office during the summer. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Joy Paffenroth at paffenrothj@chilton.k12.wi.us.

MP3 files of songs are now attached to the article  CHS Musical Audition/Location & Time.

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June 7, 2011: Traffic and Parking

May122011

June 7, 2011: Traffic and Parking

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2001 is the last day of the school year for the School District of Chilton. This will be a half-day of attendance for students with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. On this date, the School District will also be hosting WIAA Baseball sectional games. Game times will be 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. In order to accommodate staff parking, student pick-ups (by bus and parent), and event parking, I am requesting the following:
  1. All Middle School staff members are asked to park their vehicles in the Elementary School parking lot on June 7.
  2. School busses will enter school property for student pick-up off of Court Street and will line up nose-to-tail, along the curb, on the south end of the ES/MS building. First bus will be behind the MS with remaining busses extending to and beyond the pool entrance. Students will board busses curb-side.
  3. The School District will request police assistance for an orderly flow of traffic along Court Street onto and off of school property at dismissal time.

Parents need to be made aware of these circumstances, as much as possible, prior to June 7 in order that they can plan accordingly. If possible, it would be appreciated if families could car pool with student pick-up on this day in order to minimize the amount of traffic flow.

Thank you, in advance, for your assistance in planning for a safe and orderly dismissal on June 7, 2011!

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2009-2010 Public School Health Insurance Data Review

May052011

2009-2010 Public School Health Insurance Data Review

 

In December 2010, the Wisconsin School Board Association (WASB) released a document that was a compilation of the 2009-2010 health insurance information on 389 of the State’s 426 school districts.  This report included the monthly premium cost of both single and family coverage, the percentage that the board paid coverage and the cost to the district in dollars for coverage.  Based on the data released, the School District of Chilton had one of the lowest insurance premiums within the state.  Below is some of the data in the report.  I encourage you to go to the following website for the full report.  http://www.wasb.org/images/stories/PDFs/collective_bargaining_data/0911_Surveys/2009-10%20insurance%20survey.pdf

 

 

Monthly Premium

Board Percentage

Cost to District

School District

Single

Family

Single

Family

Single

Family

Abbotsford

744.98

1,638.92

65

59

482.76

967.10

Chilton

434.71

1,192.29

95

95

412.97

1,132.67

Deerfield Community

436.63

1,191.99

100

100

436.63

1,191.99

Elmwood

489.00

986.00

94

94

459.66

926.84

Fennimore Community

447.50

1,115.00

100

100

447.50

1,115.00

Hortonville

419.42

1,210.41

90

90

377.48

1,089.37

Madison Metropolitan

419.13

1,119.10

100

100

419.13

1,119.10

Maple

369.26

1,107.79

100

100

369.26

1,107.79

McFarland

456.97

1,228.36

90

90

411.27

1,105.52

Middleton-Cross Plains Area

427.48

1,068.70

100

100

427.48

1,067.70

Norris

542.89

1,167.19

90

90

488.60

1,050.47

North Crawford

584.59

1,256.85

100

90

584.59

1,131.16

Plymouth

433.05

1,187.85

 

 

 

 

Riverdale

534.82

1,212.96

92

92

492.04

1,115.93

Stanley-Boyd Area

512.75

1,118.43

90

90

461.50

1,006.60

Verona Area

531.55

1,222.58

90

90

478.40

1,100.32

Wausaukee

527.00

1,372.00

80

80

421.60

1,097.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest

964.71

2,372.92

100

100

946.70

2,147.90

Lowest

369.26

986.00

65

59

369.26

926.84

Average

728.32

1,684.83

96

95

701.44

1,597.72

Count

389

389

387

.87

388

388

 

Based on the information presented, Chilton had the:

 

5th lowest single plan premium

9th lowest family plan premium

3rd lowest single plan district cost

13th lowest family plan district cost.

 

Please feel free to contact Lisa M. Lau, Business Manager at 920-849-8109 ext. 4312 for additional information or questions.

 

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