Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kyler Chelminiak's fishing skills have landed him a scholarship to Bethel University in Tennessee and fish for the school's fishing team.
Kyler Chelminiak, 17, has always loved the outdoors. The Whitnall High School senior, who lives in Franklin with his mother Mary, father Kevin and brother Shayne — and the family's four dogs (three deceased) — have made the outdoors a pivotal part of their lives. So it should come as no surprise that Kyler recently earned a $48,000 scholarship to Bethel University in Tennesee, half for academics and the other half for him to compete on the school's BassCats fishing team. Since 2009, Chelminiak has won the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Bass Fishing Junior State Championship, the 2011 High School Fishing Wisconsin State Championship, and the 2011 High School Fishing Central Regional Championship, and qualified for three National Guard Junior World…
Friday, August 24, 2012
She will teach seventh grade math and social studies at Whitnall Middle School, and has joined the Alverno College staff in the research center for women and girls.
The well-traveled Kayla Fraley came all the way from Nova Scotia to teach at Whitnall Middle School. Well, not directly -- there have been a few stops along the way -- but she's happy to be here now and will teach seventh grade math and social studies during the 2012-13 school year. She provided these answers for Patch's Meet the Teacher Q&A: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? And what extracurriculars are you involved with? KF: I will be teaching Grade 7 Math and Social Studies at Whitnall Middle School. I also plan to continue coordinating the all-school Walk-A-Thon and the Grade 8 Washington DC Trip, in addition to cheering on my students at their various sporting events. Patch: What is your hometown …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Joecks is Whitnall High School's new business teacher.
Students should be prepared to leave the monkey business at home. Jeremy Joecks is Whitnall High School's new business and marketing teacher, and he provided these answers for Patch's Meet the Teacher Q&A: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? JJ: Whitnall High School teaching business and marketing subjects. I will also advise the student DECA (association of marketing students) club. Patch: What is your hometown, and where do you live now? JJ: Hometown is Menomonee Falls and I live now in Sussex Patch: What college did you attend, and what is your prior work experience? JJ: Undergraduate degree in business management - entrepreneurship from UW-Eau Claire; Masters degree in business and marketing education …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Michael Hayden began working for the Whitnall School District last January, and is happy to be back full-time for the 2012-13 school year as the district's director of orchestras.
Michael Hayden began working for the Whitnall School District last January, and is happy to be back full-time for the 2012-13 school year as the district's director of orchestras. He provided these answers for our Meet the Teacher Q&A: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? MH: I will be teaching orchestra at WMS, WHS, and Edgerton Elementary. Patch: What is your hometown, and where do you live now? MH: My hometown is Colorado Springs, Colo., and I currently live in Wauwatosa with my wife and our dog. Patch: What college did you attend, and what is your prior work experience? MH: I received my Bachelors from University of Colorado at Boulder and my Masters from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. This …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In this week's Names in the News, Greenfield Patch got some more thoughts from The Ridge pastor Mark Weigt, who discussed his hopes for when the new church would open.
Though The Ridge Community Church congregation has been happy during its days at Whitnall High School, the time to move on and move in to a more permanent home has come. And Greenfield has welcomed The Ridge, not once, but twice, most recently this month when the land Walmart currently sits on was rezoned to make way for The Ridge's new church. In this week's Names in the News, Greenfield Patch got some more thoughts from The Ridge pastor Mark Weigt for this Q&A: Greenfield Patch: The Ridge Community Church is inching closer to moving to Greenfield permanently, now that the Common Council has agreed to rezone the land. What's the next step for the church? MW: The next step is to continue working with the Planning Commission on both the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Milwaukee Brewers Mat Gamel and Cody Ransom will be in attendance as special guests of MECA owner Dr. Marla Lichtenberger at the MECA Vest a K-9 Fest on July 14.
On Saturday, July 14, the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals (MECA) will host its first "MECA Vest a K-9 Fest" to raise awareness and much needed funds to vest Wisconsin’s police dogs with bullet and stab-proof vests. Milwaukee Brewers Mat Gamel and Cody Ransom will be in attendance as special guests of MECA owner Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, whom Patch caught up with for this week's Names in the News. Greenfield Patch: Tell Greenfield Patch users a little bit about MECA and its Greenfield history. ML: With such an enormous need for a 24/7, 365 days a year, state-of-the-art animal ER facility, I established The Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals in June of 2009. The Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals and Specialty Services, located…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Greenfield Patch users were tuned into the happenings of the Greenfield School District this month, got a kick out of a wacky crime nugget and were concerned about the potential closing of Hooters.
Throughout June, Greenfield Patch users were tuned into the happenings of the Greenfield School District this month, got a kick out of a wacky crime nugget and were concerned about the potential closing of Hooters. Oh yeah, and there was that historic recall election, too! In case you missed the headlines your neighbors have been talking about, here's our top 9 recap of the month:
Monday, June 25, 2012
Ben Krey and the Falcons have been near the top of the Woodland Conference Black Division standings all season long.
With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Whitnall varsity baseball team finds itself in the thick of a conference title race. And leading the way is first-year head coach Ben Krey, whose Falcons were 10-5 overall and 8-3 in the Woodland Conference Black Division, as of Monday, just a half-game behind the front-running Greendale Panthers (13-6, 8-2). Greenfield Patch caught up with Krey for this week's edition of Names in the News: Patch: Non-baseball stuff first: How long have you been a teacher? How long have you been with the Whitnall District? BK: I am entering my fourth year of teaching. I just finished my second year at Whitnall. Before that I taught at Verrado High School in Buckeye, AZ. My wife, Beth, and I were sick…
Monday, June 18, 2012
The lifelong Greenfield resident is a part of this summer's Kohl's Wild Theater at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Alecia Annacchino, a lifelong Greenfield resident and aspiring actor, is a cast member with this summer's Kohl’s Wild Theater at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Annacchino, who graduated in May with dual bachelor's degrees in Theatre Arts and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, has several stage credits to her name, and joined the Kohl's Wild Theater for the first time this season. This program provides conservation-themed theater performances using drama, songs, and puppetry to children and their families both at the Milwaukee County Zoo and within our community. Greenfield Patch caught up with Annacchino for this week's edition of Names in the News. Patch: Tell Greenfield Patch users about your Greenfield background. What …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The 12-year teaching veteran will teach abroad in Tala, Mexico for the 2012-13 school year as part of a teacher exchange program.
Susan Swaer of Greenfield Middle School has been awarded a Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program grant to Mexico, and will be teaching there for a full school year starting next fall. Swaer is one of 76 U.S. and international teachers who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Greenfield Patch caught up with Swaer just before the end of the school year for this week's edition of Names in the News. Patch: How long have you been teaching? How long have you…