From the Wauwatosa School District:
Longfellow students awarded for writing skills
These students from Longfellow Middle School have won Scholastic Writing Regional Awards: Natalie Klein, Molly Devine, Henry Lynch and Joey Johnson, all eighth graders, received Honorable Mentions for their writing.
They will be invited to an award ceremony on May 21 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
The event is run by Still Waters Collective, a resource network for language artists and enthusiasts, and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Steven Zingsheim is the students’ English language arts teacher.
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the oldest, longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the United States in grades 7 to 12 from across the country.
Kohl Foundation recognizes West pupil, Eisenhower teacher
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has named Wauwatosa West High School senior Katherine Adams as a 2012 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship recipient and Eisenhower Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Nancy Terrian as a recipient of the 2012 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award.
Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year to 100 graduating high school students. Scholarship recipients are chosen for their demonstrated academic potential, outstanding leadership, citizenship, community service, integrity and other special talents.
Each Fellow’s school will also receive a $1,000 grant. Each year, the Kohl Foundation awards Fellowship Awards to teachers and Excellence and Initiative scholarships to students.
Sen. Kohl will attend regional recognition luncheons honoring the recipients and present awards.
Staff members noted for 25 years of service
On March 5, nine staff members were recognized as employees with 25 years of service to the District. This year’s honorees are: Brian Burkard, Buildings & Grounds; Doreen Foyer, River Hills; Diana Mader, Grade 2 at Wilson; Cathy Meyer, Grade 2 at McKinley; Edith Schaffner, Grade 5 at McKinley; Christy Schweiss, Phy Ed at Longfellow and Whitman; Pam Tajnai, Special Education at West; Michael Trice, Head Custodian at Roosevelt; and Bette Yentz, Special Education at Jefferson.
Sixth-grader spelled her way to state
The regional spelling bee was held in February at the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #1 in Pewaukee. Audrey Naiva, a sixth-grader from Longfellow Middle School, placed first and was to represent the region at the Badger State Spelling Bee.
In addition to Audrey, other Wauwatosa students who competed in the regional competition and placed in the top 10 included Whitman Middle School eighth-grader Katie Dickey, who placed fourth and Matthew Meisinger, a fifth-grader from Roosevelt Elementary School, who placed seventh. Henry Wallenstein, fifth grade, Jefferson Elementary School, and Alec Lau, eighth grade, Whitman Middle School, also participated in the regional spelling bee.
All-City String Festival coming Tuesday night
All-City String Festival will celebrate 30 years of concerts as about 900 students play together at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the REX Center at Wisconsin Lutheran College.