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Latest Waukesha School District Stories

2008-07-09 21:00:27

By ERIN RICHARDS Waukesha -- A group of parents and school employees from five elementary schools that have the potential to be closed plans to pressure the Waukesha School Board tonight to explore other options. The School Board is not planning to take any action tonight on the Enrollment Management Committee report, which became public a few weeks ago and named Blair, Saratoga, Whittier, Randall and Hadfield elementary schools as buildings that could be closed to save the district money...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--WAUKESHA -- A group of parents and school employees from five elementary schools that have the potential to be closed plans to pressure the Waukesha School Board tonight to explore other options. The School Board is not planning to take any action tonight on the Enrollment Management Committee report, which became public a few weeks ago and named Blair, Saratoga, Whittier, Randall and Hadfield elementary schools as buildings that could...

2008-07-03 15:00:00

By ERIN RICHARDS Waukesha -- Five elementary schools -- three more than had been previously identified -- are now on a list of candidates to be closed because of tight finances and empty classrooms in the district. A school district study committee expanded the list in a final report that is going to School Board members this week. Last month, Superintendent David Schmidt, who retired on June 30, told the School Board that either Blair or Saratoga elementary schools was likely to be...

2008-06-16 03:00:24

By Amy Hetzner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 16--Students raised speaking languages other than English have been a steadily growing part of Wisconsin's population, but few were prepared for this finding when the state adopted a new test for identifying such children a few years ago: The school districts of Racine and St. Francis surged ahead of Milwaukee Public Schools, each with a higher percentage of their students labeled English language learners, in the 2005-'06 school year....


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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