space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* WI Spring Turkey Harvest Unchanged From 2018
* Five Lucky Resident Hunters Chosen for Wisconsin's 2nd Managed Elk Hunt
* Kralovetz Outlasts Lindsley in Norway Late Model Duel
* Marinette and Menominee Legion eams Begin Summer Season With Double Header Action
* Van Vooren Earns 3 D2 Medals, Bulldogs 1600 Relay Takes 2nd

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

Coleman School Board To View Remodel Plans Oct. 8

Issue Date: September 27, 2018

At a very important special meeting starting at 6 p.m. Monday Oct. 8, Coleman School Board members, and any members of he public who care to attend, will get their first real look at plans and proposals for the school renovation projects to be financed by the bonds approved in last spring's referendum.

They will be given prices of various proposed segments, furnishings, equipment and materials being considered for the upgrades to both school buildings and be asked to set priorities based on funds available in relation to need.

Decisions will have to be made about the scope of the project, Polomis said, adding the board may need to decide which, if any, components may need to be put off until more money becomes available.

Polomis said the administrative team has seen a rendering of what the front of the high school may look like, along with a sample color schemes with sample carpet tiles, and the board will also get a look at these. Board members are being asked to consider options for color schemes, furniture, kitchen equipment, flooring materials, and more, including which parts of the project to go forward with and which to put on hold.

Board President Ryan Wendt wanted assurance the board can vote that night on things they want to settle immediately, and was told they can. However, Polomis suggested board members should also have the option of taking the information home to study and consider before acting at a later date, possibly at their regular 7 p.m. monthly meeting two weeks later, on Monday, Oct. 22, following the 6:30 p.m. annual meeting and budget hearing that night.

In preparation for the annual meeting, the board will also be asked on Oct. 8 to approve the proposed 2018-2019 budget for publication.

At the board's regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, Polomis several times stressed the importance of that Oct. 8 meeting. He and others involved in the remodeling/renovation planning process have been meeting regularly for months with representatives of Bray and Miron, who are in charge of designing and managing the referendum project.

Polomis said Bray representatives will meet with "user groups" in half hour increments from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to get staff input on plans so far, along with suggestions for features they might like added to make their work areas more effective. There was a similar meeting this spring when planning was getting underway. At the end of the day on Sept. 18 there was to be a core team debriefing.

On Friday, Oct. 5, Polomis and Industrial Arts Teacher Derek Tate will be going to Florence to view their renovation project, which includes a new fab lab.

One of the renovation components Polomis felt they will almost certainly move forward with are improvements to the kindergarten area. He said the core team felt work in that area is very important, and commented that the kindergarten is where students get their first impression of school.

The Sept. 18 meeting started with a "Meet and Greet" of new staff members. The board received a picture with a little bio of all new staff for the 18-19 school year. New members present for the meeting and introduced to the board by Polomis were Dawn Otto, K-2/Special Ed teacher; Austin Schwenke, High School Special Ed teacher; Amberly Behringer, 5th grade teacher, and Amy Ruechel, 2nd grade classroom aide.

Elementary/MS Principal YvetteMarshall reported the first day of the school for elementary and middle school went very well. She thanked families and staff for their patience and flexibility with the new arrival and dismissal changes. Elementary students had a first day assembly and middle school students reviewed the handbooks to be aware of the major school rules.

Marshall said the open house was also a success. Many families attended and students got acquainted with the staff. The first Junior Kindergarten Parent Outreach day was Friday, Sept. 14. Families got to participate in a scavenger hunt and get more familiar with the building.

She said the 6th grade would be heading to Camp Bird on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for four days, and expressed "a big thank you" to Keith Long for organizing this long-standing activity.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26 there will be a mandatory meeting for all 8th graders and others who are going on the Washington D.C. trip.

The PTO met on Monday, Sept. 10 to kick off the school year. Their goals for fundraising this year are to support class trips, supply gift cards to grade level elementary teachers for Teachers Pay Teachers, replenish recess toys, help with Mrs. Mitchell's coat drive, and hopefully give money toward prizes for the year end incentive. The next meeting is at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to start planning for the book fair.

In his Principal's report Polomis reminded board members the conference kickoff banquet is on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The kickoff meeting is held at Coleman, followed by a banquet at Kelly Lake. This banquet honors coaches and advisors for their dedication to their school.

The National Honor Society will induct new members on Monday, Oct. 15.

Homecoming week is October 1-6.

The tackle cancer football game is Friday, Oct. 5, with Coleman hosting Oconto. This event has raised over $80,000 over the last 5 years, Polomis said.

Both Polomis and Marshall reported that school pictures are being taken at the school by LifeTouch on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Reporting in his role as superintendent, Polomis advised the board that required trainings were held, staff members were recognized for their years of service, new staff was introduced, and other sessions were held during the opening inservice days to prepare staff for the new school year.

The afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 29 was dedicated to ALICE training by the safety committee. All staff participated in different active shooter scenarios. "This was a very valuable experience for everyone," Polomis declared. He thanked the safety committee, Coleman Police Chief Ida Soletske, Deputy Sean VanErmen and Deputy Jessie Parker for helping with the event.

The safety committee will be doing more presentations at upcoming inservices, he said. There will be a school wide evacuation drill on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The committee will meet during the first week of October to prepare a district wide emergency operations plan that will need board approval in December.

The Third Friday student count was to be on Friday, Sept. 21, but tentative numbers show enrollment has increased, Polomis said. District wide there are 47 new students and only 27 students left the district. Open enrollment numbers show 59 resident students attending elsewhere and 65 nonresident students attending in Coleman. Pupil count last September was at 690,and he predicted this September it should be around 720. These tentative numbers will be finalized for DPI reporting purposes by the due date in October, Polomis noted.

By unanimous vote the board approved memorandums of understanding with St. Anne Parish and Trinity Lutheran Church, both in Coleman, which have both agreed to serve as destination sites for students if the schools have to be evacuated. They are providing this service at no charge. High School students will go to St. Anne and elementary to Trinity.

Polomis explained they have always done this, but now with everything needing to be on record they are making the agreements formal.

Wendt was concerned about student safety, since now anyone wanting to harm them would know where they will go if the school buildings are evacuated.

Polomis reassured him students will not go to those destinations until they have been cleared for safety by law enforcement. He said there are other temporary gathering places that only staff members know about, and students will remain there until they are escorted to the churches by emergency personnel.

"That makes me feel a lot better," Wendt commented.

After being assured it will be well chaperoned, the board approved an overnight campout for the Volleyball team on Saturday, Sept.22 at the home of a coach.

The board accepted with thanks a $388.68 donation from Culver's for Coleman Future Farmers of America (FFA). Polomis commented Coleman benefits by being the only school in Marinette County that has an FFA.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
06-13-2019Front Page
Peshtigo City Water May Be Option For Town PFAS Issues

06-13-2019Front Page
M&M Area Community Foundation Awards Grants

06-13-2019Front Page
BPM Plans Site Study For Wastewater Plant

06-13-2019Front Page
Measles Are Back, County Seeks Tick Kit Mini Grant

06-13-2019Front Page
Peshtigo Police To Look At Investigator Position

06-13-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Junior/Senior High 4th Quarter Honor Roll Announced

06-13-2019Community - Wausaukee
Message Church Holds Rummage Sale June 14-15

06-13-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive June 20th

06-13-2019Community - Wausaukee
Legion Post Unit 66 Marks Memorial Day

06-13-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Police Chief to Retire July 10

06-13-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Junior High Lists Honor Rolls

06-13-2019Community - Crivitz
Universe in the Park June 15th

06-13-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Elementary Students of Month

06-13-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman Classes ൳-'65 Reunion Set for July 14

06-13-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman High School 4th Qtr., 2nd Semester Honor Rolls Listed

06-13-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman Middle School List 4th Qtr, Semester Honor Rolls

06-13-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Meets Monday, June 17

06-13-2019Sports
WI Spring Turkey Harvest Unchanged From 2018

06-13-2019Sports
Five Lucky Resident Hunters Chosen for Wisconsin's 2nd Managed Elk Hunt

06-13-2019Sports
Kralovetz Outlasts Lindsley in Norway Late Model Duel

06-13-2019Sports
Marinette and Menominee Legion eams Begin Summer Season With Double Header Action

06-13-2019Perspectives
From Our Readers

06-13-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-13-2019Perspectives
From My Window

06-13-2019Obituaries
Betty L. Bauer

06-13-2019Obituaries
Joyce L. Brown

06-13-2019Obituaries
Donna M. Casper

06-13-2019Obituaries
Cynthia Drust

06-13-2019Obituaries
Marlene Devener

06-13-2019Obituaries
Mary A. Erdman

06-13-2019Obituaries
Edith Foley

06-13-2019Obituaries
Doreen L. Hubbard

06-13-2019Obituaries
Mike Kaszinski

06-13-2019Obituaries
Anna M. Kiraly

06-13-2019Obituaries
Evelyn M. Nowak

06-13-2019Obituaries
Odeen F. Prudhom

06-13-2019Obituaries
Jean E. Richardson

06-13-2019Obituaries
Sharon J. Saylor

06-13-2019Obituaries
David W. Schoen

06-13-2019Obituaries
Dale V. Servais

06-13-2019Obituaries
Jeffrey Sieminski

06-13-2019Obituaries
Ernest Stephan

06-13-2019Obituaries
Sharon Wallace

06-06-2019Front Page


06-06-2019Front Page
Patricia Schutte Resigns Pound Village Clerk/Treasurer Position

06-06-2019Front Page
Honor Betty Stodola, 90, On Retirement From McDonald's

06-06-2019Front Page
Town Of Peshtigo To Create Water Advisory Committee

06-06-2019Front Page
Coleman Board Tables RR Road Name Change

06-06-2019Front Page
Peshtigo Gets Good Audit Report, Eligible For $50,000 USDA Grant

06-06-2019Community - Wausaukee
Schemonia Awarded Masonic Scholarship

06-06-2019Community - Wausaukee
Camp Daniel Celebrates 10th Annual Dance

06-06-2019Community - Wausaukee
Kountry Kids 4-H Help Chain Reaction

06-06-2019Community - Wausaukee
Harvey at Wausaukee Library

06-06-2019Obituaries
Walter R. Ahrens

06-06-2019Obituaries
Dennis Brzezinski

06-06-2019Obituaries
Ione T. Cedergren

06-06-2019Obituaries
Elizabeth Edlbeck

06-06-2019Obituaries
Joyce C. Golla

06-06-2019Obituaries
Eleanor I. Gould

06-06-2019Obituaries
Russell Grun

06-06-2019Obituaries
Darrell J. Hipke

06-06-2019Obituaries
Doreen D. Holmes

06-06-2019Obituaries
Richard Ihde

06-06-2019Obituaries
Charles R. Jackson

06-06-2019Obituaries
Barbara A. Knope

06-06-2019Obituaries
Kurt D. Konell, Jr.

06-06-2019Obituaries
Edward M. Kowalczyk Sr.

06-06-2019Obituaries
Gene S. Krause

06-06-2019Obituaries
Virginia L. Langrick

06-06-2019Obituaries
Kevin M. Lewandowski

06-06-2019Obituaries
Frances I. Namik

06-06-2019Obituaries
Dolores Pfeiff

06-06-2019Obituaries
Rosalie A. Pintarelli

06-06-2019Obituaries
Gerald N. Socha

06-06-2019Obituaries
Alan D. Witte

06-06-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Plans July 4th Parade, Music, Fireworks in Crivitz

06-06-2019Community - Crivitz
Ten Members at Legion Unit Meeting

06-06-2019Community - Crivitz
Berndt Music Program Aug. 3

06-06-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman Recognition Night Held for Seniors

06-06-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman Lists Summer Office Hours, Entrances

06-06-2019
Berndt Music Program Aug. 3

06-06-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun, Knife Show June 15

06-06-2019
Coleman Recognition Night Held for Seniors

06-06-2019
Coleman Lists Summer Office Hours, Entrances

06-06-2019Community - Coleman
Memorial Day Services at Coleman May 27th

06-06-2019
Niagara is Regional Champ; Drops Sectional Semi

06-06-2019
Regional Champion Bulldogs Fall To Zephyrs in Sectional

06-06-2019Sports
Van Vooren Earns 3 D2 Medals, Bulldogs 1600 Relay Takes 2nd

06-06-2019Sports
Kasey Casper Caps Off Career with 5th place Medal, Cougars take 7th

06-06-2019
Letters to the Editor

06-06-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-06-2019Perspectives
From My Window

05-29-2019Sports
Area Athletes Head to LaCrosse for State Meet

05-29-2019Sports
Regional Champ Rangers Fall in Sectional Semi

05-29-2019Sports
Peshtigo/ Niagara are Lone Regional Survivors

05-29-2019Obituaries
Elroy Bublitz

05-29-2019Obituaries
Wilbar "Bud" Nelson Cox

05-29-2019Obituaries
Gerald S. Bebo, Sr.

05-29-2019Obituaries
Nancy E. Brofka

05-29-2019Obituaries
Vivian Marie Carlson

05-29-2019Obituaries
Bernard "Ben" Cole

05-29-2019Obituaries
Rosann M. Cook

05-29-2019Obituaries
Guy K. Enockson

05-29-2019Obituaries
Roger W. Harris

05-29-2019Obituaries
Ruth Mabel Hecht

05-29-2019Obituaries
Mary T. Hofer

05-29-2019Obituaries
Joan Lemery

05-29-2019Obituaries
Clayton F. Longsine

05-29-2019Obituaries
Michael C. Lopez

05-29-2019Obituaries
Kenneth H. Kurtz

05-29-2019Obituaries
Bernice Mae MacGlashin

05-29-2019Obituaries
Byron J. McDougal

05-29-2019Obituaries
Charlie Mitrowke

05-29-2019
Elizabeth "Betty" Jane (Seaman) Moser

05-29-2019Obituaries
Robert Bruce Phelps, Jr,

05-29-2019Obituaries
Bryan G. Pinchard

05-29-2019Obituaries
Olive May Schlag

05-29-2019Obituaries
Matthew Taraska

05-29-2019Obituaries
 Laura J. Zick

05-29-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-29-2019Perspectives
From our readers

05-29-2019Perspectives
From My Window

05-29-2019Community - Wausaukee
Trail Riders Open House

05-29-2019Community - Wausaukee
Speedway Fans Allow Extra Time for Travel

05-29-2019Community - Wausaukee
Recipients of Blood Drive Scholarships

05-29-2019Community - Crivitz
Gloria Kainz Named Crivitz Village Trustee

05-29-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Students To Visit Mexico

05-29-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Students Annual Picnic

05-29-2019Community - Crivitz
Kids Fun Run in Crivitz June 29

05-29-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman Board To Meet June 3

05-29-2019Community - Coleman
Kids Fishing Day at White Potato Lake

05-29-2019Community - Coleman
Bond Foundation Gives Nurse's Nook $40,000 Grant

05-29-2019Community - Coleman
AgVenture Day at Coleman May 8

05-29-2019Front Page
Always Remember

05-29-2019Front Page
County Board Gets Preview of Menekaunee Bear Statue

05-29-2019Front Page
Adult Activities Coordinator May Be Hired For Peshtigo

05-29-2019Front Page
Committee Agrees To Limit ETZ Regulations

05-29-2019Front Page
Mullard Honored As Legionnaire Of Year

05-22-2019Obituaries
Steven J. Andersen

05-22-2019Obituaries
Bernard M. Anker

05-22-2019Obituaries
Aila V. Austin

05-22-2019Obituaries
Mary Lou Bancroft

05-22-2019Obituaries
Steven J. Baumler

05-22-2019Obituaries
Lester J. Borkovec

05-22-2019Obituaries
Lorraine A. Blazek

05-22-2019Obituaries
Wilbar (Bud) Cox

05-22-2019Obituaries
Rudolf E. Doblinger

05-22-2019Obituaries
Carolyn E. Fiedorowicz

05-22-2019Obituaries
Daniel J. Foley

05-22-2019Obituaries
Joseph K. Frehr Jr.


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you plan on attending any Memorial Day services this weekend?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2019
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites