What's Happening in Cedarburg Schools?
It has been another great school year here in the Cedarburg School District! As we head into the summer months, we have several pieces of good news to share with our alumni, supporters and community members. Check out some recent highlights.
Cedarburg Named Best School District in Wisconsin
Online publication 24/7 Wall Street has named Cedarburg the best school district in the state of Wisconsin. In determining its ranking, researchers looked at factors like school funding, high school graduation rate and the percentage of adults in the community with a bachelor's degree.
"With greater funding, schools can afford better teachers, state-of-the-art educational technology and other resources that help students succeed," the researchers wrote.
In addition, U.S. News & World Report recently named CHS one of the best public high schools in the country. We would like to thank all the hard-working teachers, staff, students, families and community members who have made it all happen. Go Bulldogs!
CHS Student Named Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist
Cedarburg Senior Annie Butler was among 15 students statewide to be named a semi-finalist in the 2018 Presidential Scholar Program.
The program is one of the most prestigious honors for high school seniors across the country. Candidates are selected based on their grades, SAT or ACT scores and accomplishments in extracurricular or co-curricular activities.
A big congratulations goes out to Annie! The entire school district community is proud of this terrific accomplishment.
District Moves Ahead with Long-Range Planning Process
Over the past year, more than 485 teachers, parents, students, alumni and community members have participated in the over 30 listening sessions as part of the district's process of developing a Long Range Master Plan. The needs identified in our focus groups and through our analysis clustered around the three main themes of enrollment growth and capacity, learning spaces and safety and security.
At the top of our priority list is the fact that four of our five buildings are at or over capacity. Addressing capacity coupled with providing optimum teaching and learning spaces for our students, while improving security and safety measures, has led the Cedarburg School Board to develop solutions to address our immediate identified needs.
In May, the district mailed out a survey to all households in the district, asking community members to provide their feedback on the district's needs and how we might be address them. We will provide more information, including what we learned from this survey, in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all who have participated in our Long Range Master Plan process so far. There will be more ways to engage in the near future.
Legendary Cedarburg Basketball Coach Tom Diener Retires
Tom Diener, who spent the last five seasons as the head coach of the Cedarburg boys' basketball program, has retired after a long and successful career.
Diener, who compiled an 81-24 record for the Bulldogs, previously coached at Milwaukee Vincent and Milwaukee Hamilton high schools. At Vincent, his teams won five state titles, and he also took both Cedarburg and Hamilton to the state tournament.
Last season, CHS finished 19-5 and won the North Shore Conference for the second straight year.