Falls Schools Outperforms State Averages on WASA Exams

According to results recently released from the Department of Public Instruction, the School District of Menomonee Falls outperformed state averages on Wisconsin Student Assessment System exams during the 2020-2021 school year. “Our students persevered and continued to thrive despite the challenges of the past year. Our performance on state testing, Advanced Placement, and their respective…

MFHS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Throughout May, Menomonee Falls High School ARI (Awareness of Racial Inequality) students along with the Asian Culture Club and National Art Honor Society have created displays and decorations at MFHS to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The MFHS community includes students who are Japanese-American, Chinese-American, Hmong-American, Vietnamese-American, Indian-American, Korean-American and more! Earlier…

An ‘Army of Improvers’ Serves on the Front Lines to Sustain Learning

In the April edition of School Administrator, AASA’s award-winning monthly national magazine, SDMF is featured in an article written by former SDMF Superintendent Pat Greco about how SDMF overcame the “wicked challenges” to boost student engagement and learning outcomes during #covidー19. “In Menomonee Falls, Corey Golla confidently says students are performing at the same rate…

Worldwide Experience @FallsSchools

The SDMF World Languages Department offers our students some amazing opportunities. Students taking a world language have the opportunity to participate in international travel and take part in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction sponsored Global Scholars Program (GSP). The GSP program is geared toward students who demonstrate a strong interest in global citizenship and…

Hot Topic: An Insider’s Look at Virtual Learning

By Melinda McShane, SDMF Board of Education Member In early August, the SDMF Board of Education asked all parents to decide which path (virtual or in-person) would work best for their families. As a BOE member and a parent, I found making this decision to be particularly difficult. Ultimately, my husband and I decided that…

Virtual Learning Around the Globe

Virtual Learning is an interactive global experience for 42 students in Mrs. Waldoch’s and Mrs. Eisenhauer’s classes at Ben Franklin Elementary in Menomonee Falls, thanks to a Connect & Learn grant from the Betty Brinn Museum in Milwaukee.  In partnership with GLOMADO, which stands for GLObal MAkers and DOers, Ben Franklin students participate in real-time,…

Understanding the School Tax Levy

It’s that time of year again when your property tax bill arrives in the mailbox. Although not as exciting as receiving a holiday card, funds collected from property taxes help fund critical services in our community such as the library, road construction, the school district and other important programs.  Your property tax bill is based on…

Cleaner Air for SDMF Students & Staff

The School District of Menomonee Falls (SDMF) will install needlepoint bipolar ionization in its air-handling units to kill pathogens, including the coronavirus, flu, and mold, and improve indoor air quality. The needlepoint bipolar ionization system,  along with other mitigation efforts, will help SDMF continue to maximize face-to-face learning. “The needlepoint bipolar ionization system will help…

MOOre great news for Falls Schools

As the recipient of a Dairy in Schools Breakfast Equipment Grant from the Wisconsin Dairy Farmers, Falls Schools will receive four Grab n Go cart systems and 11 milk crate bags at an estimated cost of $4,000, which will be used at both the North Middle School and the high school. According to Sue Kirchstein,…

Distinguished Service Award Presented to Next Gen Personal Finance

Next Gen Personal Finance was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Board of Education at the SDMF Annual Meeting on September 14, 2020. Given only once a year, the Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Board of Education bestows on members of the community. The Menomonee Falls Board of Education established the…

CIC Awarded Distinguished Service Award

The SDMF Board of Education recognized recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards at last night’s Annual Meeting. Given only once a year, the Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Board of Education bestows on members of the community. The Menomonee Falls Board of Education established the Distinguished Service Award in 2002 to honor…

Leia Scoptur Joins SDMF as Director of Human Resources

Leia Scoptur will join the School District of Menomonee Falls on July 1, 2020, as the Director of Human Resources. Scoptur brings more than 20 years of professional experience to SDMF. Since 2018, Scoptur has served as Interim Chief Human Resources Officer for the Milwaukee Public School District. “We are fortunate to have Leia join…