News & Notes: May 7

May 7, 2012

GHS teacher to participate in STARs program

Greendale - Greendale High School science teacher Russell Craze was chosen to participate in the 2012 Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program.

Craze will join a select group of middle- and high-school teachers from across the country that will work with the nation's top scientists on short-term projects focused on the most current and innovative science research. He will collaborate with scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington and bring this real-world experience back to his classroom.

The STARs program is organized by the Siemens Foundation, in conjunction with Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the College Board and Discovery Education. It is a two-week professional development course.

"I am very excited to participate in this research opportunity at a nationally renowned laboratory with other teachers from across the country," Craze said. "I'm looking forward to sharing some of the great things that we're doing at Greendale and bringing back successful and engaging classroom practices."

Craze graduated with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Marquette University in 2008 and with a master's degree in teaching science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2010. He teaches a freshman-level physical science course and the first biomedical Project Lead the Way course, principles of biomedical sciences. Craze also serves as advisor to the Greendale Health Occupations Students of America Club.

Girls basketball team receives city's recognition

Franklin - Mayor Tom Taylor issued a proclamation congratulating the Franklin Youth eighth-grade girls basketball team for its accomplishment of being the 2012 Wisconsin State Division One champions.

Team members are Jenna Carr, Courtney Fernandes, Katie Gardner, Carly Graverson, Rylie Kyhn, Brittney Lincoln, Sarah Neumann, Eva Oklobdzija, Maddie Petre, Abby Schauer and Katie Zakszewski.

The team was crowned the Division One champs April 1 after defeating three-time state champions Oshkosh West with a score of 30-29.

School's district office to be moved to high school

Greendale - The Greendale School District office will move from Highland View Elementary School to Greendale High School this summer.

The move will create more classroom space at Highland View and help accommodate growing resident enrollment at the elementary level. It also will enable the Time 4 Learning 4-year-old kindergarten program to be consolidated at Highland View.

The Greendale Park and Recreation Department will remain at its Highland View location through the end of July.

The cost of the total project is $999,907, which includes all architectural design, construction, renovation, furniture and equipment costs at both schools.


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