Saturday, June 30, 2012
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the parade and end about 12 hours later with fireworks at East Middle School.
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- Mark Schaaf
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The city of Oak Creek has announced the schedule of events for its July 4 celebration. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Groveland Drive and Shepard Avenue. It will wind its way west on Groveland, south on Knights Place past Oak Creek High School, then down Mayhew Drive to Centennial Drive, before finally heading south on Shepard Avenue, ending at the American Legion. (Click here for a map of the route) The Legion will host games and ice cream following the parade. The Larry Lynne Band will play in the lower Legion Hall from noon to 4 p.m. The Nashville Rejects then take the stage from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at East Middle School. Check out a photo gallery of last year's Fourth of July celebration …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Peter DeRubeis is stepping down as East principal.
East Middle School will have a new principal next year with the retirement of Peter DeRubeis. Assistant Principal Annalee Bennin will replace DeRubeis, who is leaving after six years. DeRubeis said during Monday's School Board meeting that it's been "a privilege and an honor" to serve in Oak Creek and praised the school's students and staff. "It's been fun," DeRubeis said. "There hasn't been a day I haven't enjoyed going to work." School Board members lauded DeRubeis for helping ensure a smooth transition when the school opened in 2008. "You helped create this school that was just a vision awhile ago," School Board member Paul Mason said during Monday's board meeting, "and you've really helped set the stage for success." DeRubeis oversaw a…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Oak Creek High School senior Luke Mathers helped alleviate an annual problem for soccer players, parents.
It's not always easy for players and fans, who must walk down a small hill and through a trench, to get to the East Middle School soccer field. Luke Mathers and his teammates on the Oak Creek High School boys soccer team always wondered why no one built a better path to get to the field, where the Knights' boys and girls teams play their home games. Last May, Mathers decided to take matters into his own hands. For his Eagle Scout project, Mathers wanted to construct a wooden bridge to help people navigate the ditch. If only it was that simple. He started drawing up plans in the spring, but then spent the summer traveling, first in Europe with the high school German program and then backpacking in the mountains of New Mexico. When he got …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Student allegedly showed nude pictures of 14-year-old.
Update 9:50 p.m. Wednesday: the school in which the incident allegedly took place was West Middle School, not East. This story has been updated to reflect that. A student at West Middle School is under investigation after allegedly showing nude photos of a 14-year-old girl to other students, according to media reports. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the boy denied having inappropriate pictures on his phone when questioned by police and school administrators, but allegedly told other students that the girl had sent the pictures to him. Police are seeking permission to search the boy's cell phone, according to the report.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Administrators will spend a few days in school district at end of October.
A group of principals from Germany are scheduled to spend a few days in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District later this month. The principals will arrive Oct. 27 and are particularly interested in learning about testing and co-curricular activities, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said. They are also hoping to catch a high school football game, and will have a chance to do so if the Knights can advance to the second round of the playoffs. Students have off on on Oct. 27 and 28, so the principals will see them in action - mostly at Oak Creek High School and East Middle School - the following Monday (Oct. 31) before leaving.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Budget does not raise property tax levy.
Unlike scenes that played out elsewhere, all was quiet at Monday night's Oak Creek-Franklin School District annual meeting, where the district's preliminary budget was approved. The budget projects no increase in the property tax levy, though several factors - such as enrollment and finalized state aid - are still to be determined. Those could have an impact on the final version of the budget, which will be passed in October. Nevertheless, School Board President Frank Carini said not raising taxes was a priority of his, and he is pleased the district is doing that while not making drastic cuts. The district saved money by teachers contributing 5.8 percent to retirement costs (as dictated by Gov. Scott Walker's budget) and by not replacing …