JANUARY 31, 2015


Buy a SMICKER for a friend, or buy one for yourself. SMICKERS are 5 1/2 inch smelly stickers that are for sale Feb 8- Feb 11th. Anything you buy will be handed out in classrooms on Feb 12th. Each SMICKER costs $.50.

Watermelon, root beer, lemon lime, tutti-frutti, jelly donut, gumball, sour apple, or cupcake - get them while supplies last. To address a SMICKER please know: first name and last initial of the person you are sending it to. You also need to know your friends homeroom teacher so it can be delivered there.

*Parents: If you are interested in buying one for your child, please stop in the office February 8th - February 11th.

Opportunity Fair

Come to the P.A.G.E. (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) 12th Annual Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair! This is a free event that connects parents, kids, and teens in Southeastern Wisconsin with organizations that offer enrichment classes, programs, camps, and activities during the summer and throughout the year for children in preschool through high school. Any and all families are welcome to attend.

February 6, 2016 from 10 am-2 pm at Pewaukee Lake Elementary

Click here for more info.

Pewaukee Youth Football & Cheerleading

2016 Registration meeting for incoming 5th grade players and cheerleaders.

Please click here for more information!

SIX FLAGS - Read to Succeed

Horizon is participating in an exciting program that encourages our students to read for fun. Read to succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school's deadline noted on the attached form is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together.

Click here for more info and reading log sheet!

Pewaukee Youth Baseball Rec League Registration Is Open

Registration deadline is Sunday, March 15TH. You can register your child HERE.


Camp Whitcomb - Mason 2016

Camp Whitcomb dates are locked in and 5th graders will be heading to camp June 2nd - 3rd. More information will come home to parents in March.

Band Lesson Weekly Schedule

Week of:

February 1st - 5th - RED WEEK

February 8th - 12th - BLACK WEEK

February 15th - 19th - RED WEEK

February 22nd - 24th - BLACK WEEK

February 29th - March 5th - RED WEEK

Upcoming Dates To Remember

February 10th - 5th Grade Field Trip to MSO

February 12th - 6th Grade Field Trip to Discovery World

February 24th - End of Term 4

February 25 -26th - No School

The PHS Theater Department will achieve the “Impossible”

PEWAUKEE, WI, January 17, 2016 – This spring, the Pewaukee High School Theater Department will bring a magical fairytale classic to the stage with Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The audience will witness the implausible, improbable, impossible fairy tale magic right before their very eyes on stage. The performance will run Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. This will be the sixth full-length production presented by the high school in the Pewaukee District Auditorium.

This production of Cinderella, the newest broadway version, features classic characters including the poor, kind Ella (Michelle DeLaMatter, sophomore), the evil stepmother Madame (Isabella Marrero, senior), the two evil stepsisters Gabrielle and Charlotte (Riah VandeZande, junior and Reynna Nelson, junior), Prince Topher (Anthony Desidero, freshman), Lord Pinkleton (Chris Johnston), and Marie, the Fairy Godmother (Madison Moroder, junior) but introduces a few new faces and an interesting more modern twist on this traditional tale. Social activist Jean-Michel (Alex Steinhaus) forces Prince Topher to examine the unjust policies slyly enforced by Royal Adviser Sebastian (Jarod Farrow, senior) to help him rise into the political role he now faces upon the passing of his parents. These characters, along with the numbers of townsfolk, bring a meaningful, modern twist to this fairy tale classic, and deliver the story with a youthful, humorous spunk that will leave audiences entertained and smiling.

This slight change in story plot, however, comes with the time-honored tunes sung by Julie Andrews in the early movie version of the show in 1957 and more recently, Brandy and Whitney Houston in the made-for-TV musical during the 1990’s: “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” and “The Prince is Giving a Ball”. Adults and children of all ages will fall in love with these romantic standard melodies and the magic they bring to the stage.

Hear ye! Hear ye! All boys and girls of all ages from all areas are cordially welcomed to attend the “Royalty Parade”. The “Royalty Parade” will be featured thirty minutes prior to each show. At the “Royalty Parade,” boys and girls of all ages can come dressed in their favorite prince/knight or princess attire and be announced as they walk across the stage, signifying “arrival to the ball”. All participants will receive a royal crown before crossing the stage. Admission to the show is required to participate in the “Royalty Parade”.

Tickets to Pewaukee High School’s production of Cinderella will be available for sale on the Drama Club Web site (http://www.phsdrama.com) or at the door one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are also available for sale at the Pewaukee High School box office from 11:20 - 1:15 the week of the show. All tickets this year will including general assigned seating placements; no premium seating be assigned for this production. Tickets will cost $10.00 for students and seniors, $15.00 for adults in all assigned seating areas. Children ages five and under are free.

Laura Bengs, Drama Director, will direct Cinderella; James Sevens, Auditorium Manager, will serve as technical director; Tasha Twesme will serve as Vocal Director; Marann Curtis will choreograph; and Kate Mitchell will direct the pit orchestra.

For additional information about the production or the Pewaukee High School Theater Department, contact Laura Bengs at (262) 701-5669 or benglau@pewaukeeschools.org or visit the Web site at http://www.phsdrama.com.

Important Parent Information

Parent Pick-up:

Please send a note to school with your child in the morning or an email to the teacher and the front office before school starts so the teacher and the office are aware of the planned parent pick-up. We understand that sometimes something may come up and you will need to pick up your child. If this happens, please call the front office at 262-695-5051. Please keep in mind that if you choose to send the teacher an email, they may not see it till the end of the day when the children have already left for the day. (THIS IS FOR STUDENTS THAT WILL BE GOING HOME A DIFFERENT WAY THAN THEY ARE USED TO. IF YOUR CHILD IS ALWAYS PARENT PICK-UP, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND A NOTE.)

All students must be picked up in the front office; we will not let a student leave the building without a parent/guardian present. If someone other than a parent will be picking up, please send a note with your child stating who will be picking the child up.

Leaving Early:

Please send a note to school with your child to give to their teacher anytime you are planning to pick them up EARLY from school. We understand that sometimes things come up and we can work around that but this information is helpful to the teacher so they can be prepared for a student that is leaving early.


If your child needs to miss school, please call Ms. Sengstock before 8:35am at 262-695-5048. Please leave a detailed message stating your child's full name, teacher's name, and the reason for the absence. Ms. Sengstock will inform your child's teacher for you. All homework requests must be made by emailing your child's teacher before the start of the school day. The teacher will respond and let you know if there is homework in the front office to be picked up.


Please note the new process for family vacations. If you are planning on taking a student out of school for a family vacation. Please be sure to ask your child's teacher or the front office for a "PARENT APPROVED ABSENCE FORM". Fill the form out and return it to school with your child. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions regarding the new form.

Open Enrollment Information

Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2016-2017 school year is from February 1-April 29, 2016. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Parents may apply in one of two ways:

• Online (recommend) at http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

• Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district. Paper applications must be delivered to the non-resident school district. Pewaukee School District applications should be submitted attention to:

Julie Toole, Open Enrollment

404 Lake Street

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Who needs to complete the Open Enrollment process?

• Students currently attending Pewaukee School District via Tuition Waiver for the 2015-2016 school year.

• Students who have changed residency to a non-Pewaukee address between September 1st and February 3rd.

• Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the Pewaukee School District between February 1 and September 1, 2016; and wish to stay in the Pewaukee School District.

Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 30th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.