SDMF will start before Sept. 1

Last month we told you the school board was going to approve two calendars in anticipation of submitting a waiver to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. School districts can send in a waiver to the Department of Public Instruction to start prior to Sept. 1, but approval rarely happens unless the district has pending…

District proposes two calendars for 17-18

Calendar planning is never an easy task in a district of 4,000+ students, especially when the state mandates a Sept. 1 or after start date. Last year you may remember that the school district recommended to our state legislators that they change the Sept. 1 rule to allow any school district to tailor the calendar to…

What to do about the weather

It’s almost December, and that means awesome stuff like sledding and snowman building and hot chocolate, but it also means that there’s a possibility that we might start late or even close our schools for the day. Here’s what you need to know about potential inclement weather: For pending snowstorms, decisions are made shortly after…

Water Update at Valley View & Ben Franklin

Valley View The Village Water Utility Department has 27 municipal supply water sampling locations located geographically throughout the Village which are tested monthly.  Valley View school is one of these sampling locations.  Valley View tested positive in October for the presence of coliform bacteria with the likely source being an underground reservoir near the school….

What to know about our Water

We know there’s been a lot of coverage over the last week from various news-media outlets regarding the water quality in our schools. Here’s the cliffnotes version of what is going on as of Nov. 18: District-wide Water Testing —The school district decided to test for lead and copper long before any water quality issues…

Don’t forget your Photo ID when you visit!

Every year, crisis teams from across all of our schools meet in October & in April. During these gatherings, we discuss how to make our schools safer for all students. We work with Waukesha County Emergency Management & the Menomonee Falls Police Department to share best practices and find out what is/isn’t working at other…

Citizens are invited to Public Hearing on Potential Referendum

The Board of Education of the School District of Menomonee Falls is asking citizens to come to the Nov. 14 school board meeting to provide their voice on a potential referendum on April 4, 2017. Citizens are invited to attend the public hearing at 6 p.m. at Village Hall on Nov. 14 and provide written…

Falls’ Homecoming Win Roundup

Friday’s game was an awesome one, here’s everything you need in case you missed it: Re-watch the live game here Photos from the District Photos from Student Photog Brett Tamblingson WTMJ4 Names Falls Team of the Week Journal Sentinel Salutes Matt Hennigsen Journal Sentinel Names Falls Team of the Week Northwest NOW game coverage  

Sneak Peek: A first look at new facilities

Our construction partners VJS and EUA sat down with our Board of Education on Monday and gave them a first look at the plans for all of the major projects approved in the April 2016 Referendum. Approximately 70 projects across the district will make our schools safer, more efficient and provide a more capable learning…

October can be scary for kids

The month of October can be a fun one. The change of the leaves, pumpkin farms, festive school events and for many families, making costumes and going out for trick-or-treating are all things that can inspire joy. Unfortunately, for many children, it can also be really scary, too. Things that are spooky, fright inducing or…

Construction at Shady Lane to begin Oct. 5

With the passing of the April 5, 2016 referendum, approximately 70 projects across the district will make our schools safer, more efficient and provide a more capable learning space to prepare children for college, career and the workforce. Thank you for voting! This month marks the first part of a two-part project at Shady Lane…

Staff vs. Students Tennis Showdown

Ms. Thomas was at it again at MFHS this week and challenged our staff district-wide to a tennis showdown with our girls tennis team. Here’s what she said: “I brazenly challenged some MFHS tennis players to a match vs. our administrative team and they are excited about the opportunity.  Other tennis team members are interested…