Timberwolves Weekly

May 22, 2020

On Friday, May 22nd, our staff will be holding meetings virtually, so there will be no distance learning. We will be sharing our successes from the year, so we can learn from each other. Math and Literacy teams will be meeting across grade levels, sharing the key skills that were reinforced during distance learning, as well as areas that we will want to review in the fall. Our school improvement team will meet to craft our next steps in continuous improvement. Even though this year has thrown us a curveball, we are still keeping our eye on the prize - how do we become an even better school for our students? Also, grade level teams will meet to map out the rest of the school year and plan for a strong finish that honors the sense of community that we want our students to experience, even when we are apart from each other.

We hope you enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend ahead of us.

Your Principals,

Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing.

Important Dates, Events and Activities

April 20 - June 11 - Virtual learning continues

May 22 and 25 - No Virtual Learning

June 11 - 8th Grade Drive-by Celebration 3:00 - 6:00 pm

July 6 - July 30 (No Friday classes) - Summer Learning Academy

News and Announcements

8th Grade Celebration/Legacy Block

Last week information regarding the 8th Grade Graduation was in the Parent Newsletter.

Click Here to review information. In addition, some of you were looking for ways to help your 8th grader celebrate because unfortunately due to the unusual situation we are unable to have the graduation, dance and activities that followed. At Lake Denoon, we offer the option to purchase a Legacy Block with your child or family name on it as a remembrance. If this is something you are interested in please send an email to lakedenoonpto@gmail.com

Muskego Youth Football Fall Registration

Click Here to find information to sign up for the 2020 Fall Football season!


Yearbooks will be shipped to us sometime in early June. Please watch the Friday, June 5, Parent Newsletter for information on when and how yearbooks will be distributed.

Last Chance! We have a limited number of yearbooks left to sell this year. If your child would like a yearbook and has not placed an order, please go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01099030 as soon as possible to place your order. Yearbooks are $25.00 each. When they are gone, they are gone!

If you have any questions about the yearbook, please contact Kelly Brutlag or Michelle Ervin.

Summer Learning Academy

Click Here for the most recent information shared by the district on the summer school plan

Chromebook Information

Chromebook Repairs Completed!

There are 20+ chromebooks that were submitted for repair that are now ready for pick up. If you or your child received an email from the tech department and would like to pick up your device, you can do that at the high school's main entrance every Wednesday from 7:30am-3:00pm. If you are not comfortable venturing out, your child's device will be stored until further notice. Please email tsa_ldms@muskegonorway.org and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Chromebook Issues

Support will be available to access loaners in the event of any damage or defect that inhibits the use of the device. Currently support will be available Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Muskego High School main entrance (Door #1).

Visit this link for more details: bit.ly/PHE-TechSupport

Breakfast and Lunch Services

Please note that we will have no pickup on Monday due to the Memorial Day Holiday. The pickup days are Tuesday and Thursday.

A la carte items are on the end of the year blowout until they're gone!

Lunch Pickup Week of 5/25

A la Carte Blowout Sale 5/28

If you have any questions or special accommodations please contact:

Chrissy Koerner
Food Service Director
262-971-1790 x4522

Student Services

Immunization Questions

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MNS is aware that you may have difficulty obtaining an appointment with your healthcare provider to obtain necessary immunizations for your student. We anticipate the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide additional immunization guidance for the 2020-2021 school year. The current immunization laws remain in effect until such guidance is provided. Please see the Family Immunization Guidance for 2020-2021 for more information:

Tracy Staudacher JD, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Muskego-Norway School District

Office: 262-971-1790 ext. 4535

Fax: 262-679-5222

MNS Health Services

Parent COVID - 19 FAQ

Make sure to review the Parent FAQ document frequently where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions during this time. Updates will be highlighted in blue throughout the upcoming weeks. Along with the Parent FAQ document, our student services staff have created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health. You will find fact sheets as well as age specific information in the presentation.

A Note from your School Psychologist:

On the same day this week, my husband and I were both recognized for some accomplishments. This experience reminded me of something really important. On any given day, but especially during these times when we are feeling isolated and uprooted from our typical routines, it is critical that we celebrate our successes (no matter how small) with our children. So often I’ve seen people embarrassed and ashamed when they receive a compliment. I admit I’ve deflected or denied compliments at times. Our children are constantly observing us maneuver through all kinds of situations, conflicts, and decisions. When they see us (their parents/guardians) truly accept a compliment, they are learning the skills of being gracious while humble, and how to believe in oneself. So many external factors can negatively affect how and what we think about ourselves (magazines, TV commercials, people we know, social media…). Not being able to accept or believe in a compliment can illustrate underlying difficulties we have with our own self-worth. Middle school is one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. The push and pull of wanting to be independent yet still needing adults, the hormonal and physical changes that occur, the need for social acceptance, and the tremendous progression in executive functions (i.e., problem solving, decision making) can wreak havoc on self-esteem. Why not help build your child(ren)’s self esteem during this time and genuinely celebrate the work they are doing, the chores they help out with, the hobbies they excel in, and the positive choices they are making in this challenging time. What an amazing opportunity we have as adults to support our children’s confidence--giving authentic compliments improves internal motivation and performance (and who doesn’t want that for our kids?!). Remember, it’s okay to be proud of ourselves...and of our kids.

Be well, Dr. R

Lake Denoon Student Services Staff

Dr. Jen Rohrbaugh, School Psychologist, jennifer.rohrbaugh@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Pam Groh, School Counselor, pamela.groh@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker, amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org

If you are in need of community resources for safety, addiction, COVID-19 supports, etc., please check out 211.org.

Instructional Coaches Corner

Library Book Check Out 2020

Click Here for the Secondary Muskego-Norway Spring 2020 Book Checkout

Community Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - NAMI Newsletter - Click Here

Family Connection Newsletter is created by the Waukesha County Foster Care Program - Click Here

The Women’s Center If you or anyone you know needs help please contact the Women's Center right away

Follow the attached links for more information

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