Bay Lane Newsletter

April 2018

Message from the Principals

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pleasure I share with you "my" excitement that Ms. Rachel Rydzewski will be the first principal of Muskego Lakes Middle School! She is an educator who is mission driven, puts students at the core of every conversation, and believes in the collective work of all to make sure students are known and supported! I know she will do a marvelous job. She is currently working with District Administrators to determine the Associate Principal to take on her position. Please watch for more information over the next few weeks.

Today your student will be bringing home their 3rd quarter report card. We know it's the last day before spring break, please be sure your student takes time to share this information with you. The fourth quarter will certainly go fast as the last student day is Thursday, May 31st, 8:05 am-12:00 pm.

Also, I want to alert you to the fact the PTO's 3rd Annual Color Run will be in May. The envelopes went home for students to begin getting donations. After they raise $30 they will receive a t-shirt to participate in the Color Run. For each additional $30 raised, they can invite someone else to participate and receive a t-shirt too. For example, if a student raises $120 they and 3 other family or friends can receive a t-shirt and run in the race. Please support the PTO as they raise money for many school sponsored events!

Finally, don't forget, Muskego's Summer Learning Academy enrollment is open now and closes on Friday, March 30. If you didn't register your child, please consider the many options that will occur during the month of July.


Mrs. Dawn Zandt, Principal, and Ms. Rachel Rydzewski, Associate Principal

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 29 - Quarter 3 report cards sent home with students
  • Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 8 - Spring Break
  • Friday, April 13, 7 pm Mulan Musical
  • Saturday, April 14, 2 pm & 7 pm Mulan Musical
  • Sunday, April 15, 2 pm Mulan Musical
  • Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20 - Forward Exam AM only
  • April 28-May 5 - Grade 5 Virginia Trip or Other Field Trips and Opportunities
  • Thursday, May 31, 8:05-Noon Students 1/2 day of school
  • Thursday, May 31, 6:30-7:30 pm Gr 8 Completion Program at MHS PAC
  • Thursday, May 31, 8:00-10:00 pm Gr 8 Dance

2018 Third Annual Color Run at BL is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 3:30 pm - Students, Parents, and Families are encouraged to participate!

Forward State Exam at Bay Lane APRIL 16-20 - Grade 5-8

Each year, we participate in the state testing in spring. This year's window for Bay Lane will be Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20. We have secured the mornings this week to prepare students and complete testing.

Grade 5-8 will take reading and math tests. Grade 8 also takes Social Studies and Science. We are also using this week to complete make ups for students who are sick.

If you can avoid appointments during the mornings of this week, we will be able to resume a normal schedule sooner than later. Thank you so much!

Photographers are Reserved!

Mark your calendars! The 2018-19 Muskego Lakes Middle School Form, Fee & Registration day has been scheduled and will be held:

  • Thursday, August 16th, 2018 from 2:00-6:00pm
  • Monday, August 20th, 2018 from 2:00-6:00pm

Bay Lane Musical ~ Mulan Jr.

Tickets are on Sale for this year's Musical. Keep in mind there are 2 casts again this year. Here are the Ying and Yang cast lists.
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PBIS Corner

Behavior Data and Support

As a school we have seen a recent improvement in student behavior, which we are so proud of. The month of February showed a decrease of 15% in office discipline referrals when compared to the month of January. Currently, 89% of our students have not received a single office referral all year! Also, all grade levels were able to earn their Quarter 3 Incentive day by earning 1,600 red tickets which recognize students for being respectful, responsible community members. 5th graders were the school leaders, receiving over 2,000 red tickets!

While we have been seeing overall improvement, we are finding a few areas that we need to continue to make growth. Inappropriate language is an area that is showing an area of weakness when compared to last year. One way you can support your child at home is to have conversations with your child about the importance of maintaining a respectful, professional environment. Explain to them the importance of following directions that are given to them by people in positions of authorities and the repercussions that could happen if they don’t. Also engage students in conversation regarding the importance of appropriate language while out in public. Many students don’t realize the impression they leave on others solely by their choice of vocabulary. Furthermore, modeling and expecting school-appropriate language at home is an ideal way to support both your child and our partnership with you here at school. In addition, we want all students to be positive role models for one another and to speak politely to peers, staff and community members.

Promoting a Respectful, Respectful Community

Mr. Bergum, Mr. Leiteritz and the PBIS committee have been planning and coordinating awesome videos about character development of our 3 Core Pillars; Respect, Responsibility and Community. Each month in homeroom, students learn about a character trait and watch a video from members of the Muskego Community and beyond! The videos are a great way for students to see and hear how to make an impact in school, at home and in the community. This video is centered around Positive Modeling and was created by Steve "Sparky" Fifer from the "Big Show" on 105.7 The Fan.

Compass Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Pasch! Dr. Thompson, Superintendent, and Rick Petfalski, School Board President, present Mrs. Pasch with this District award. We are so proud of Mrs. Pasch, all that she does for Bay Lane, and her students!
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Parent Information

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Track Reminder

The 2018 Track season is quickly approaching! The official season will start after returning from break on Monday, April 9th. We cannot wait for it to begin and look forward to another great season! See you there!

Coach Hetzel and Coach Mittelstaedt

2018 Bay Lane Dodgeball Tournament

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Destination Imagination Regionals

Congratulations to these students and their teams! Way to go!

Destination Imagination State Winners

The Destination Imagination teams competed in Stevens Point at the University of Wisconsin this weekend. Both teams did extremely well and have been invited to compete at the international competition in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May. This was a fantastic accomplishment as over 200 teams from all over the state competed.

The students on "Blood, Sweat & Socks" took 2nd place- (Jessica Miron, Emma Priepke, Jarren Dietzler, Tim Day, Jack Forsyth & Jesse Thompson- Managers Mr. Dan Miron and Mr. Bryon Day).

The students on the "Mayhem Like Us" team took 3rd place! (Ryan Iglewski, Brandt Bashynski, Austin Burback, Austin Bock, Eli Jorgenson, Lance Munson, Will Brzycki- Managers Ms. Michelle Iglewski and Mr. Jason Burback).

Congratulations to all and good luck to these teams as they represent us to the world!

PTO... Save the Date!

As we quickly approach the end of the school year, please consider showing your appreciation!
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Summer Opportunities

WCTC - Discover me/Hands on Career Exploration Summer Camp: July 30-August 2; Grades 6-9. Deadline for applications is May 1st!

Check out the Summer Camp link for more details!

Wisconsin Lions Camp: Applications, schedule and information available at or (715)677-4969

NMH Summer Session: June 30-August 4 Visit for more information, course descriptions and materials.

College for Kids & Teens - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee: Enrichment program for students grade K5-12. Please visit

Muskego Lakes Middle School - Progress Continues

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