Two SDNB Teachers, Three Students Earn Herb Kohl Education Awards

Two School District of New Berlin teachers and three high school seniors have been chosen as Herb Kohl Educational Foundation award winners. It is the second consecutive year the SDNB has had at least five Kohl award recipients.

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Eisenhower's McKinnon Named Project Lead The Way's National Teacher of the Year

New Berlin Eisenhower teacher Devin McKinnon was recently recognized by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as the Robert and Patricia Kern PLTW National Teacher of the Year, which is the highest recognition for PLTW educators. PLTW President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Vince Bertram presented the award in front of nearly 1,000 attendees, including teachers from across the United States at PLTW’s national conference in Indianapolis – PLTW Summit.

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Year-Round Work in Spotlight During Wisconsin Department of Instruction's Career and Technical Education Month

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has designated February as Career and Technical Education Month to shine a spotlight on the important role Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays in preparing students for college and careers. The School District of New Berlin’s holistic approach to career and technical education ensures that all students are offered a wide variety of CTE-related opportunities throughout the year as part of the district’s College and Career Readiness programming.

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SDNB to Host Community Wellness Expo on Jan. 24

The School District of New Berlin will be hosting a Community Wellness Expo on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5-8 p.m. at New Berlin West High School, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.

Presented by Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, the evening will feature a vendor fair with resources to support attendees looking to improve their physical, mental and financial health. The event will also offer a number of informational presentations and workshops presented by local experts.

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SDNB Celebrates One Year Connecting Alumni

Just like the New Berlin community as a whole, our school district emphasizes a sense of togetherness and belonging among our students, families, teachers, staff and alumni. In the interest of keeping our alumni connected to our schools after they graduate, we established New Berlin Nation a year ago this month.

As we reflect on New Berlin Nation’s first year, we wanted to walk through a few of the features that users can access to stay connected and get involved with everything that’s happening in New Berlin schools.

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Eisenhower Counselors Recognized for Work by State Association

The New Berlin Eisenhower counselor team, comprised of Jesse Annoye, Emily Mees and Kathy Lohse, has earned the 2018 Program of Promise Award from the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) as a result of a Wisconsin School Counselor Accountability Report (WSCPAR) they submitted to the association for review earlier this year.

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SDNB Continues to 'Significantly Exceed' Expectations on State-Issued Accountability Report Card

All School District of New Berlin schools continue to “significantly exceed” or “exceed” expectations according to state-issued District and School Report Cards released today. The District also “significantly exceeds” expectations, one of only 49 of 422 districts in Wisconsin to reach that level.

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Eisenhower's Devin McKinnon Recognized as Project Lead the Way Outstanding Teacher

Devin McKinnon, a technology education teacher at New Berlin Eisenhower, received the highest honor given to Project Lead the Way teachers – PLTW Outstanding Teacher – at the PLTW national conference.

“We are proud of Ms. McKinnon for earning this incredible honor, but also for being an incredible teacher who not only gets the best out of her students, but also sets them up for future success,” Superintendent Joe Garza said. “The work she does with the PLTW Gateway students opens their eyes to new possibilities and often boosts their interest in our PLTW engineering, biomedical and
computer science offerings.”

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SDNB Administration, School Board Balances 2018-19 Budget; Property Owners Will See Decrease in School Taxes

On Oct. 22, the School District of New Berlin’s Board of Education approved the final budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes a 1.8 percent decrease in the tax levy.

This year’s $50,791,524 tax levy is $953,925 less than the 2017-18 levy. As a result, a homeowner with a home valued at $250,000 within the district’s boundaries will see a decrease in the school district’s portion of their tax bill by approximately $155.

The 2018-19 budget marks the fifth consecutive year the property tax rate per $1,000 of value will decrease. This year’s rate of $10.21 per $1,000 is the lowest it has been since the 2009-10 budget, when it was $9.88.

 

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SDNB Sees Uptick in Year-Over-Year Graduating Class ACT Scores

The School District of New Berlin’s composite ACT scores for 2018 graduating students have increased slightly when compared to the last couple of years.

The district’s overall composite score for the 415 students who took the test – the most ever in any single graduating class - is 23.9, up from 23.7 set by the 2017 graduating class and 23.6 turned in by the 2016 class. New Berlin’s composite score remains well above the state average of 20.5.

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