Monday, May 13, 2013
Students at all grade levels got involved in creating a new mural for the front hallway of Edgewood Elementary.
That masterpiece of a mural greeting students and staff of Edgewood Elementary was a team effort—and environmentally-friendly to boot. Art teacher Wendy Bagatta said the school got all grade levels involved in the project: Second grade students painted the backgrounds on each of the design panel pieces; third graders contributed drawings for the final mural design; fourth grade students did the mosaic patterns and attached recycled caps to the design panels; and fifth grade students are developing a slogan for the mural. Kindergarten and first graders, meanwhile, sorted the caps that students brought into the art room throughout the year. Now, those caps are on display in a unique way in the front foyer of the school. The Oak Creek High …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The federal Safe Routes To School program could allow the city to construct more sidewalks near the high school and Edgewood Elementary.
Oak Creek will explore a federal grant program in the hopes of making students' walk to school safer. The federal Safe Routes to School program is an initiative that aims to make conditions safer for children biking and walking to school. Alderman Jim Ruetz requested the city look into it because of conditions on S. Verdev Drive, near the high school and Edgewood Elementary School. "A lot of kids normally would take that route (to school), but very few do because it's a very dangerous route," Ruetz said. Sidewalks on Verdev Drive would cost an estimated $110,000 to $112,000. Safe Routes to School would be a funding source if the city's grant application is successful, City Engineer Mike Simmons said. The federal grant program is highly …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Jacalyn Cebertowicz is in the running for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for math and science teachers.
A fourth-grade science teacher at Edgewood Elementary School is in the running for the nation's highest honor for math and science teachers. Jacalyn Cebertowicz is one of five Wisconsin teachers who are finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. A committee organized by the National Science Foundation may select one math teacher and one science teacher from each state and four U.S. jursidcations next spring. "As finalists for this national award, they represent the outstanding teachers who serve in our classrooms each day," State Superintendent Tony Evers said in a news release. Winners receive $10,000, a citation signed by the president and attend professional development events in Washington…
Part of project near Edgewood Elementary is related to drainage for the field, which officials say will be ready in time for the 2012 season.
Wondering what those big piles of dirt near Edgewood Elementary are about? It's all part of the installation of an artificial playing surface at the Oak Creek High School football field. Work began earlier this summer on the field, which school officials have said should be ready in time for the 2012 football season. The turf, commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf, will look like real grass but is actually a synthetic surface. The work next to Edgewood is related to drainage for the new field, Oak Creek-Franklin Superintendent Sara Burmeister said.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Taylor Prelewicz, a fifth-grader at Edgewood Elementary, is on this month's cover of Discovery Girls magazine.
The next time you pass a magazine rack, look closely -- you might see an Oak Creek girl on one of the covers. Taylor Prelewicz, a fifth-grader at Edgewood Elementary, is on the June/July cover of Discovery Girls magazine. She's one of 12 Wisconsin girls chosen to contribute to the magazine, "created by and for girls" age 8 and up for encouragement, advice and inspiration. Taylor spent nearly six hours working on an application and even more time anxiously waiting to see if she got picked. One day while getting ready for school, her dad pulled out his phone and showed her an email. The subject line gave her all the information she needed: she made it. "I didn't think I was going to make it in from the beginning, because they said that …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
School will purchase SMART boards with money raised.
Edgewood Elementary's "Read-a-Thon" last month raised nearly $2,000. About 40 students and families participated in the event, in which kids collected pledges and read for 90 minutes in the gym. The money raised will go toward purchasing SMART boards in classrooms as well as the school-wide reading incentive program. SMART boards are interactive, electronic whiteboards that are becoming commonplace in schools across the country. Edgewood's parent-teacher organization sponsored the event.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Kreuser has long history with Oak Creek-Franklin School District.
Longtime Oak Creek educator Don Kreuser is back working in the school district following the resignation of Edgewood Principal Lewis Malczewski. Kreuser spent 37 years in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before retiring three years ago. He will be at Edgewood until the end of the school year while the district searches for a permanent replacement, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said. "He's an excellent principal," she said. "He has agreed to stay on for the rest of the year so we can take some time to find a person on a more permanent basis." Malczewski resigned because of a medical issue, Burmeister said.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Oak Creek-Franklin School District kindergarten teacher could win a prize package that includes roundtrip airfare.
The voting has ended for B93.3's "Teacher of the Year" contest, and Edgewood Elementary teacher Gloria Borchert will find out tomorrow if she won. The winner's grand prize includes roundtrip airfare, concert tickets, gift cards and more. Borchert is up against six other area teachers who, like her, were previously named a "Teacher of the Month." Voting ended at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.