In the News
CSCS Awarded $1,000 Grant From Middleton Endowment
Multiple District schools benefited from grants announced by the Middleton Endowmen (ME) committee earlier this month.
ME awarded grants to Clark Street Community School, Junior Achievement and Tri 4 Schools as part of its 2016 spring cycle. The grants were announced at the Middleton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Get Moving Middleton breakfast meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, June 3.
All three organizations were awarded a maximum grant of $1,000. It is the first time in Middleton Endowment’s history that every grant awarded was for the full amount.
Clark Street Community School, a project-based charter school for students in grades 9-12 in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, received funds to provide scholarships for low-income students for a trip to New York City in 2017. Students will develop personal learning plans, design projects and report on financial and stock market concepts.
Approximately 20 students participated in the inaugural trip in 2016. The grant was written by Jason Pertzborn.
Seven High School Students Named Eagle Scouts
Seven high school students in the District have received the highest honor in the Boy Scouts.
Alex Ortmann of Clark Street Community School and Jack Wilson, John Stenklyft, Daniel MacLean, Alec Hansen, John Jones and Ethan Wildes of Middleton High School were recently named Eagle Scouts.
Only 2 percent of Boy Scouts reach Eagle status, Ortmann said.
The seven, along with Joey Rupcich of Madison Edgewood, were honored at a ceremony at the Wisconsin State Journal. They were also featured on a news segment on WISC-Ch. 3.
All of the boys are members of Boy Scouts Troop 640.
The ceremony took place in the State Assembly Room. Dane County Attorney Ismael Ozanne was the keynote speaker.
Class Of 2016 Fares Well On ACT
For the fifth straight year, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District students had a composite score on the ACT college admissions exam at least three points above the state average, according to a report released on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
The MCPASD Class of 2016 had a composite average of 23.8 on the ACT compared with the state average of 20.5. The state’s participation in ACT testing jumped to 100 percent for the Class of 2016 as the state joined 18 others that administer the college admissions exam to all public school graduates.
“These are very good results,’’ Communications Director Perry Hibner said. “Our graduates should be very proud of their performance and our teachers and families should be complimented on the important roles they play in the success of all of our students.’’
MCPASD students at Middleton High School, Clark Street Community School and 21st Century eSchool took the ACT. In all, 493 Class of 2016 students took the exam.