Lake Denoon Timberwolves

January 8, 2021

A Message from Our Principals

Let’s flip the roles. Here’s a homework assignment for you: Envision what you would like your student to be like as an adult.


For Linda and her husband, their parenting mission was to “raise strong, independent women who will make a positive difference in the world.” Their thinking was that they wanted their girls to be confident and able to handle difficult situations. Today, we would probably call that resilience. They also wanted to raise empathetic children who would recognize that many people around the world, or around the corner, did not have the same opportunities that their girls had, and their girls had a moral obligation to look outside of themselves and to serve others.


Why do this exercise? For Linda and her husband, it helped to frame how they approached the oh-so-complex job of parenting. It’s about beginning with the end in mind. Author Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” By creating a vision for your child now, it will help you make choices along the way that will grow the kind of adult you are envisioning.


Your partners in education … and in raising children,

Principals Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing

Important Dates, Events and Activities

Jan 7: 2021-22 Class Registration Disbursed - Grades 5, 6 & 7

Jan 12: 2021-22 Classwork Sheet Disbursed - Grade 8

Jan 13: Virtual High School Orientation for our 8th Grade

Jan 19: 2021-22 Registration Sheets Due

Jan 21: 2nd Quarter Ends

Jan 22: No School

Jan 25: Remote Learning for all Students

News and Announcements

2021-22 Class Registration


It is time to begin planning for the 2021-22 school year. Thursday our fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students received course selection materials. Please make time to review the documents and then discuss the programming options with your student(s). If your child is a virtual learner they will be receiving registration materials through the US postal service.

Your student will be registering for their course electives and alternate selections online from home. Instructions can be found in the packet with their registration (program) card. Course descriptions can be found on the LDMS website under PARENTS/STUDENTS. Scroll down to the REGISTRATION. Here you will see the 2021-22 Middle School Academic Guidebook. In addition, Click Here for a link to a 5 minute YouTube video that walks you through the registration process.

If your child is entering grades 7 or 8 and is interested in a project based learning approach, Project i information can also be found in the 2021-22 Middle School Guidebook. Please make sure you check the Project i section on their registration (program) card.

Please return the registration (program) card to your child's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, January 19 or earlier if possible. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Pam Groh, school counselor, at pamela.groh@muskegonorway.org or (262) 971-1820, ext. 7420. Calls and emails will be answered in the order they are received and it may take a few days before you receive a response based on the volume of questions received.

Help us to start school on time and be a good neighbor



As we get back into the swing of morning parent drop off, here are a few reminders:

  • If you are the first car, please pull all the way up to the very beginning of the shoveled sidewalk.

  • Have your student prepared to exit the car quickly, so we are not holding up buses and other cars.

  • Only use the drop off lane closest to the school. Do not come down the middle lane and drop off, as it makes an unsafe situation of students crossing traffic.

  • When you are stopped by the row closest to the building, students should exit the vehicle when signaled or if the traffic ahead is stopped and they can leave the vehicle safely before traffic begins moving again. Once the traffic is moving, DO NOT let your student out of the vehicle before pulling up to the next furthest position. Again, we want our students to be safe when entering the school.

  • Once you have dropped off, please pull out of line to the left and exit the parking lot.

  • When leaving the parking lot, if at all possible, consider turning right onto Crowbar Dr.


Why are we asking the above:

  • It models for students showing respect, that everyone’s time is valuable, and that we are “in this together.”

  • It helps us to unload as many students at once as possible, which is important:

    • For school to begin on time

    • For us to not block Crowbar for our neighbors


We really appreciate all your help with this matter!!

Staff "Shout Outs"


The pandemic has been challenging in so many ways. We know that our families have felt it, and our staff have also felt the exhaustion of their new reality. We also see staff, however, flip a switch when they are with our students to try to bring that positive energy to the classroom. We wanted to provide families a way to share positive experiences. If you would like to recognize a staff member, please take a moment to fill out this Google Form. Administration will then share the positive comments with the staff member. Thank you for helping us continue to recognize and acknowledge our staff for their work with our students.

Muskego-Norway School District Covid-19 FAQs & Resources


Please make sure to review the Parent FAQ frequently to find answers to the most commonly asked questions. Updates are highlighted in blue. Our school psychologists have also created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health during these challenging times.


Please complete the COVID form below if your child...

  1. Experienced the symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19
  3. Had CLOSE CONTACT with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19


Please submit additional notifications using the same form if a change in circumstance occurs. This may include but is not limited to the following:
  1. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person receives a positive test
  2. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person experiences symptoms
  3. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation becomes symptomatic
  4. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation receives a positive test


COVID-19 Symptom or Status Notification Form

Student Services

Free Meals in Wisconsin Schools

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved free lunch for all students for the entire 2020-21 school year. In order for a school meal to not be charged to a student’s lunch account/ qualify as free, the meal must include certain items. Please view this presentation and consider sharing with your child, to learn how to make a free lunch in the school lunch line.


Free and Reduced Lunch Application Information

Although all students are eligible for free lunch this school year, families should still apply for Free and Reduced Lunch . Approval for Free or Reduced Lunch allows for some of the additional school fees to be waived.


  • To apply for Free or Reduced Lunch, please complete this application.

  • If you have questions about the application, please see the Application Instructions.

  • If you would like your Free and Reduced Lunch Application information to be shared with other programs, to potentially waive additional fees, please complete this share form.


Students identified as Homeless, Runaway, Migrant, Foster, or enrolled in a Head Start or Even Start Pre-K program are eligible for free meals and do not need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application.

Please contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker at 414-524-9117 or amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org for more information or if you have any questions.

What's Happening at Lake Denoon

We are hoping 2021 will be a better year, but not all of 2020 was bad! Even though it was anything but typical, our yearbook club is gathering memories from this year.

A Few Highlights from Before Winter Break

LDMS 6th grade choir kicks things off at our first “concert” since January. Great to have them together singing! Amazing job LDMS Choir!!

Teaching during a pandemic is exhausting, but our staff brings such positive energy every day. Thanks, 8th grade team!

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