It's a little hard to believe, but there are only a few weeks left of school on the 2018-19 calendar. Now that spring is officially here, we would like to share some of the great things happening in Menasha schools. From athletic accomplishments to community events and celebrations of all kinds, here are some recent highlights:
Vietnam Veterans welcomed at high school ceremony
Back in the 1960s and 70s, many veterans of the Vietnam War returned home without receiving a warm welcome from their country. In an attempt to give these veterans the respect and gratitude that they have earned through their service and sacrifice, Menasha High School students and staff organized a recent event to celebrate these veterans with food, entertainment and appreciation from the community upon their return from a two week trip to Vietnam.
The event was a great way for all in attendance to learn more about the complexities of the Vietnam War and say thank you to those who served.
Grant awarded to MJSD for expanded ESL programs
The Menasha Joint School District, in partnership with UW-Oshkosh, the Appleton Area School District and the Oshkosh School District, received a grant to develop more robust bilingual and (English as a Second Language) ESL programs. The $112,422 grant is intended to expand ESL offerings in the three school districts and help train bilingual teachers through a training program. We are pleased to receive this grant and look forward to expanding our programs and services.
Clovis Grove principal honored as outstanding administrator
Tammy Richter, Principal at Clovis Grove Elementary, was honored by the Wisconsin State Reading Association with the Outstanding Administrator Award for 2019. She earned the honor in recognition of her commitment to literary success for her students and continued progress for learners at all stages. Congratulations to Ms. Richter — the award is well deserved!
Menasha student-athletes compete in state hockey title game
While the combined Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha boys' hockey team came up a little short in the WIAA state championship game, the team had a terrific season filled with milestones. At state, the team beat Hudson and Waukesha North to get to the championship game, but then lost to University School of Milwaukee in the final. Congratulations for a truly memorable season!
There are so many great things happening in the Menasha Joint School District, and this blog post only scratches the surface! Please stay tuned to Bluejay Nation for further news and updates throughout the year.