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Builders update district on construction progress

Builders update district on construction progress

The pace of construction at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools will pick up over the next few weeks as crews work to finish projects.

The interior additions at Glacier Creek are all but complete, Findorff project manager Matt Premo told Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officials at a construction meeting Tuesday. The only area that has minor touch-ups is in the new student services area in the front of the school.

Meanwhile, he said the pouring of concrete for parking lots and roads around the school should be done in less than a week. The front entrance sidewalks should be poured this week, while seeding on the east end of the site will also take place this week. Furniture for the fifth-grade wing and other new rooms should be delivered July 31.

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates have been set for three of the four locations where art developed by Sauk Trail fourth-graders will be displayed.

The students' work will be on display at Middleton Glen, 6720 Century Ave., from July 21-28 with a reception on July 22. The work will be on display at Heritage Senior Living, 6206 Maywood Ave. from Aug. 4-15 and at the Middleton Senior Citizen Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., from Aug. 18-29. 

Dates have yet to be finalized for a display at Rosmary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains.

There is no fee to view any of the displays.

The art project -- Students' Inter-generational Art to Preserve Nature -- was funded by an $8,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children. More than 60 fourth-graders were involved in the project.

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

A non-profit group is seeking school supplies for families unable to to afford the goods required on back-to-school lists.

The Middleton Outreach Ministry's School Supply Program provides school-aged children and teens with the items they'll need to be successful in the upcoming year, according to the group website.

MOM said it assembled back-to-school bags for more than 700 children in 2013.

"The program also supplies relief to families worried about the extra expense, and joy to children as they prepare for a great year ahead," MOM said in a release online.

The program collects items now through the third week in August. MOM said there are multiple ways to help:

32 MHS seniors honored for GPAs

Recent Middleton High School graduates were named to the ninth annual Hues Awards of Excellence presented by a multicultural, bi-monthly newspaper based in Madison.

The Capital City Hues honors seniors of color in the Madison area graduating with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above each year.

The 32 MHS seniors honored were: Erika Alba, Jason Arora, Iffat Bhuiyan, Magdalena Bobadilla Sandoval, Yazmine Burgos-Rodriguez, Emma Callachi, Jamie Colon, Kenny Gao, Kevin Gao, Eden Girma, Ravi Gopal, Dalia Gutirrez, Joseph Hall, Darcy Hogendorn, Emily Jamieson, Matthew Kim, Yoko Kohmoto, Samuel Kolison, Emily Lathrop, Dagmar LeMans, Caroline Liu, Alice Ma, Madeleine Mack, Arissa Milton, Zhenfa Ou, Leia Peterman, Calvin So, Huzaifa Sohail, Hayley Sue, Lisa Wang, Sarah Yang and Lon Yeary.

Middleton baseball takes on Kimberly

Middleton took on Kimberly in a late season baseball tournament Saturday. 

Kimberly wins 6-5 in eight innings.

Middleton High School principal resigns for similar position in California

Middleton High School principal resigns for similar position in California

Middleton High School principal Denise Hermann announced Sunday she is resigning to accept a position in California, according to a release.

Hermann joined the district in 2006 after six years as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at St. Charles North High School in Illinois, according to the release. Before that, she worked as a science teacher and chair of the science department at the school.

While at MHS the school was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in 2012; the school was ranked the third-best public high school in the state by Newsweek in 2013; the school had a composite ACT score of 25.5 each of the past two years; the school had a district-record 17 National Merit Semifinalists in 2013; and MHS was the first high school in Dane County to host a Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, according to the release.