The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) has designated the week of October 4-10 as Wisconsin School Board Week.
Senior Mckenna Wucherer (BCHS) has shined as an Outside Hitter for her school and now she’ll take her skills to the next level. In August, she was selected to represent USA Volleyball at the FIVB U18 World Championships to be held in Durango, Mexico from September 20-29. For the graduating class of 2022, Wucherer is the #1 recruit in Wisconsin and currently stands at #3 in the nation.
In August 2021, Brookfield Central Senior Cynthia Lu competed virtually in the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Wisconsin scholarship program and was named DYW of WI 2022! In an unprecedented accomplishment, Cynthia earned scholarship awards in all five categories of the competition.
Dr. Mark Hansen, Superintendent of the School District of Elmbrook, has been selected as the 2021 Advocate of the Year Award recipient by the Waukesha County Business Alliance (WCBA). Mark has served as Superintendent of Elmbrook Schools since 2012 and during his tenure has helped grow district enrollment, created new partnerships and alliances to control healthcare costs, and added four-year-old kindergarten to provide all children and families with access to high-quality early childhood learning opportunities. Additionally, Mark has been instrumental in developing and implementing the District's LAUNCH program for Juniors and Seniors, connecting students with career-based learning experiences.
Fifty-six new educators participated in a three-day orientation this week in preparation for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. “Our Principals and our Human Resources Team have done an amazing job at recruiting the best talent from across the region,” said Superintendent Mark Hansen. “The onboarding and orientation process is second to none and is the right mix of inspiration, relationship building, and workforce preparedness."
The District's total student enrollment of 7,700 continues to climb, nearing projections and already exceeding last year's enrollment by over 400 students. In the first two weeks of August alone, the District has welcomed 74 students and their families as residents move into the Elmbrook Community and complete their enrollments. Including 4-year-old and 5-year-old Kindergarten students, as well as move-ins, the District will have over 1,300 new students this year. The District's current resident enrollment totals are the highest in the 21st century, and were last seen in 1981.