N-O-W Elementary honored as School of Recognition

Posted October 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm

State Superintendent Tony Evers recently offered congratulations to Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School for being among 173 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2014-15 school year.

“These schools are examples of the success we need in all of our schools to close the achievement gap,” Evers said.

The schools were recognized during a special ceremony Oct. 13 at the state capitol in Madison.

During the program, special recognition went to seven high-achieving schools and 29 high-progress Schools. Eight schools earned both high-achieving and high-progress honors. Three schools earned the award for a 10th consecutive year, and 10 schools earned the award for a fifth consecutive year.

“The student success at Norwalk Ontario Wilton Elementary School is possible because of the

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    N-O-W Education Notes: Tax levy and other fiscal news for constituents

    By KELLY BURHOP

    N-O-W School District superintendent

    During the 2013-14 school year, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District had a rare opportunity due to sequestration by the federal government to refinance $3,190,000 in Build America Bonds used to finance the 2010 construction and renovation project. In doing so, the N-O-W Board of Education moved to use $500,000 of its Fund 10 balance to pay down on the principal of the Build America Bonds.

    The result is that the school district increased its shared costs as reported to the

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    N-O-W students named artists of the month

    Above – The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District high school artists of the month for September are (left to right) juniors Isabel Tirado and Kiara Laufenberg and sophomore Megan Muehlenkamp for their “wonderful shaded drawings,” said art teacher Patricia Holte. Kiara is the daughter of Shelly and Lawrence of Wilton, Isabel is the daughter of Matilde Hernandez of Ontario, and Megan is the daughter of Melissa of Norwalk

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    Royall FFA promotes driving safety

    Contributed by the Royall FFA

    Royall FFA members encouraged their classmates to be safe as they celebrated homecoming week last month.

    Royall FFA officers held a school assembly Sept. 26 for ninth- through 12th-graders, showing the video “Speak Up to Slow Down.” Royall FFA President Austin Johnson introduced the video, and each officer mentioned some of the major points of the video presentation.

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    Royall concert is Oct. 28

    Correction 3:11 p.m. Oct. 21 — Note time change to 7 p.m.

    The Royall High School music department will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the high school gymnasium. 

    The concert band, concert choir and madrigal will perform. Admission is free.

    Royall to host blood drive Oct. 22

    The Royall High School FFA blood drive will host a Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

    For an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767), visit redcrossblood.org, or call Royall High School at 462-2600 and ask for agriculture instructor Beth Kolodzinski.

    For more information, call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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    Brookwood royalty

    Cecilia Mendoza and Patrick Daley were named Brookwood’s homecoming king and queen during the school’s recent celebration. (Contributed photo)

    N-O-W Elementary School receives Spotlight Schools grant

    Contributed by N-O-W Elementary School

    The Title I Program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has awarded a Spotlight Schools grant to Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School.

    Schools that qualify for a Spotlight Grant have received a School of Recognition Award for their achievement over the past three or more consecutive years. They also have identified effective practices that have a demonstrated positive impact on their students. Spotlight Schools receive Title I funding because they serve a high percentage of students in

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    Royall wins HealthierUS Challenge

    Contributed by Royall School District

    The Royall School District has met the HealthierUS Challenge and received the silver award.

    Many staff members and community members in the Royall School District put in hours of hard work to design and implement a plan that includes a new nutrition curriculum, a revamped, standard-based physical education curriculum and many, many after-school activities.

    This year the elementary, middle and high schools have qualified for this award, joining the intermediate

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    N-O-W names Falcon Five winners

    The following Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School students received Falcon Five designations for September. Teachers’ comments are listed below.

    • Kristi Cleven is very helpful to me in the classroom and helpful to other students. She models excellent work habits and respects others. Kristi will often find the positive side of things and share her outlook with others. 

    • Jacob Green always has a positive attitude, both in class and outside. He does an excellent job on Safety

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School Archived

    Brookwood hosts crops fair

    On Monday, Brookwood Junior/Senior High School hosted its annual crops fair, an event allowing students to bring in home-grown farm crops, along with fruits and vegetables, for a friendly competition.

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    N-O-W Superheroes

    Superheroes (principal Gayle Luebke, left, and school psychologist/special education director Cindy Springborn, right) visited a Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School assembly

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