Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mr. Hummel ~ Physical Education Teacher How long have you worked in the district? This is my 20th year at Walworth Joint School District #1 as our K-8 Physical Education teacher. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? I enjoy snowmobiling, seeing winter’s landscape,and being a youth coach for my daughter Kate’s softball and basketball teams. What’s the best thing about working in the district? Having the ability and flexibility to teach a wide range of students each day. What is your proudest accomplishment? The experience of bringing our child into this world, my educational degree/certifications, and the smiles on my youngest student faces. What are you passionate about? Being involved within our community...from being involved with Big Foot Ball and Glove for 20 years, volunteering on committees/projects, coaching youth, coaching high school baseball for 10 years, the current head softball coach at Big Foot, and being a certified DNR snowmobile safety instructor. #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Congratulations to the first ever Fancy Nancy Book Fancier Award and the Extraordinary Specialist! For the Fancier Award students need to read 20 Fancy Nancy books and pass all the quizzes. The Extraordinary Specialist need to read 31 additional Margaret Hillert books. Way to go readers! 📚 #WeLoveReading #WhatAreYouReadingWednesday #WalworthProud #WalworthJ1
Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Ms. Schwaegerl - Seventh Grade Math Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your background in education? I have worked in the district since 2006. I have a degree in Elementary Education with a math minor. Where is your hometown? I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin What activities do you enjoy outside of school- I like to horseback ride and play video games with my kids. What’s your favorite food or restaurant? My favorite restaurant is Chili’s and I love the Molten Chocolate Cake. What’s your favorite book? My favorite book is Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff...and it’s all small stuff. #WalworthJ1 #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight
Congratulations to these Biscuit Book Hotshot, Author Specialists, and this Henry and Mudge Expert. To be a Biscuit Book Hotshot students need to read all 19 Biscuit books and pass the quizzes! To be a Henry and Mudge Expert students need to read all 32 Henry and Mudge books and pass the quizzes. To be an Author Specialists students need to read 25 Margaret Hillert books and passed all the quizzes. Way to go readers! 📚 #WeLoveReading #WhatAreYouReadingWednesday #WalworthProud #WalworthJ1
During the month of February, we celebrated "Diversity" in Guidance class. Students in JK-4th grade boarded a plane and traveled to Hungary, Brazil, Iceland, Thailand, and Mexico. Through the use of technology and "good old fashioned imagination," our adventures were fantastic! From climbing a pyramid in Chichen Itza to swimming in the Blue Lagoon and taking a helicopter ride for great aerial views of geysers, our adventures were priceless! Our country visits also included the students either being able to try native food from that country or making a project. Our goal is for students to understand themselves and appreciate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of others. Spread acceptance, tolerance and kindness! #WalworthJ1
Mrs. Hummel's kindergarten had so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday! They had a great time dressing up for Wacky Wednesday, with backwards clothes, mis-matched shoes and socks, and crazy hair! The class made green eggs and ham, and each student got to crack his/her own egg! Of course the children asked, Mr. KLAMM, do you like green eggs and HAM?" Yes, he did! Mr. Beauchaine was a special guest reader of Green Eggs and Ham, and he didn't like our green eggs and ham, he LOVED them! Everyone had fun dressing up with our special Dr. Seuss props and costumes! If was a wonderful week of rhyming and fun with Dr. Seuss stories, cartoons, art projects, and creativity! ❤📚❤ #DrSeuss #WeLoveReading #WalworthJ1
Miss Koltes' kindergarten students enjoyed learning about Dr. Seuss last week. The children had the opportunity to listen to many wonderful Dr. Seuss books and were engaged in a variety of hands-on learning activities to go along with each book. They really LOVED our fun Dr. Seuss dress up days that included silly socks, crazy hair, wacky outfits, wearing green, and fun hats. #WeLoveReading #DrSeuss #WalworthJ1
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Zwirlein ~ Instrumental Music How long have you worked in the district? What is your background in education? I have been at Walworth for two years. Before Walworth, I taught at Arrowhead High School for 10 years. Where is your hometown? New London, WI Where did you attend college? UW-Madison (undergrad) VanderCook College of Music (grad) Tell us about your family. My husband Nick works for Incredible Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) and is sound designer and composer. (They are the company that makes the game Golden Tee.) We’ve been married for 10 years and got married in Italy because we have family there. Our son Oskar, 5, is in JK and loves music, watching video games, and books. Josie, 5 months, is a very happy baby and is ready to roll over any day now. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? My guilty pleasure is relaxing through video games. My husband and I try to stay current in the latest games. I also play in a band with my husband Nick and two other friends. Currently, we are recording an album. I love being outdoors and spending time by our lake at the end of the road. Other things include cooking/baking, reading, movies, travelling, and spending time with family/friends. What’s your favorite food or restaurant? Sushi or Indian...two things that can sometimes be difficult to find :) What’s your favorite book? Recently, Ready Player One, but I didn’t like the movie. Do you have any pets? Cat named Ronin (he’s 9 years old) and three fish. #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with severe weather over the past few months. The Board of Education has approved to hold school for students on Monday, April 22, 2019. On the calendar this was reserved for a teacher inservice day, but now will be a student day. To read the full parent letter please click on the link below. https://drive.google.com/…/0B3ryrxJ_bSQERVpHMmtyMzRXY…/view… #WalworthJ1
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Roemer ~ Art Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your background in education? This is my twelfth year at Walworth. I received my undergraduate degree and graduate degree in Art Education from UW-Whitewater. This was my first job right out of college! I actually interviewed for the job over the phone while on my honeymoon. Tell us about your family. Our family consists of myself, my husband Matt and our three sons, Dorian (8), Emerson (6), and Porter (4). My husband Matt and I have known each other since first grade and started dating in high school. He is the choir director at Badger High School and our three boys attend school in Lake Geneva where they are in 4K, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. We also have a 11 year old Yorkshire Terrier named Lilo. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? I enjoy spending time with my family and taking walks around beautiful Lake Geneva. I also enjoy reading, exercising and making artwork whenever I can! What is your favorite family vacation? Our favorite family vacation is going to Disney World. We love the magic of Disney and are always looking forward to the next time we can go down again! What are you passionate about? I am passionate about learning/education/the arts. All of these things are connected for me and I firmly believe that we need to be constant learners who value our education and enrich our lives with the arts. #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Today, Friday, February 22, 2019, will be Mrs. Lowenthal-Lambert’s last day teaching with the Walworth School District. She has accepted a position in another Big Foot Area School District. We are sad to see Mrs. Lowenthal-Lambert leave us, but we are happy for her as she embarks on this new professional journey within our own consortium! Mrs. Lowenthal-Lambert has taught at Walworth Elementary and Middle School for the past three years and has made many contributions to our school and leaves having made positive impact on students and their learning. Ms. Rebekah Sass will be joining our teaching staff for the remainder of this school year in the position held by Mrs. Lowenthal-Lambert. Ms. Sass is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Whitewater and holds a license for special education. Ms. Sass can be contacted through email at Rebekah.Sass@walworth.k12.wi.us. She has been working with Mrs. Lowenthal-Lambert this week so that we have a smooth transition for our students. Ms. Sass takes over the position full time on Monday, February 25, 2019. #WalworthJ1
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers that helped make the Wildcat Walk at Winterfest a huge success. Your efforts, whether you provided cakes and cupcakes or worked at the Walk, helped to create such a great time for so many children and adults. It takes a special person to want to give as freely as you have. With sincere thanks, Brenda Wenger Wildcat Walk Coordinator #WalworthParentsClub #WalworthJ1
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Brungraber ~ Middle School Science Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your background in education? I have been a teacher for 24 years. This is my 19th year at Walworth. Where is your hometown? I grew up on the south side of Milwaukee. Where did you attend college? I attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and recommend it to everyone! 💙🧡 Tell us about your family. My husband and I are dog parents to two beagles, Birdie & Bogie. My parents and my sister and brother-in-law all live in Baraboo. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? Any kind of crafting: scrapbooking, card making, jewelry making, sewing. I’m also diligently working on genealogy. Growing up, what did you want to be? I have wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten. I started helping other students tie their shoes like my teacher and I was hooked. I was exceptionally excited when my 5th grade teacher let me teach art class!!!! #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
WINTERFEST starts in less than TWO hours. Join us from 5:00-8:00 PM. FREE ADMISSION! Tickets $ .25 each or 5/ $1.00 Bucket raffle 50/50 raffle Gaga ball Games, games, games and more games! Face painting Dancing Don't feel like cooking we have Concessions available! If you baked/bought cupcakes or cake please drop them off in the office before 3:00 PM or in the cafeteria from 3:00-5:00 PM. Please remember this is a Cash Only event! #WalworthParentsClub #WalworthJ1
Congratulations to this Biscuit Book Hotshot and these Henry and Mudge Experts. To be a Biscuit Book Hotshot students need to read all 19 Biscuit books and pass the quizzes! To be a Henry and Mudge Expert students need to read all 32 Henry and Mudge books and pass the quizzes. Way to go readers! #WeLoveReading #WalworthProud #WhatAreYouReadingWednesday #WalworthJ1
Good Morning, this is Phill Klamm Principal of Walworth Jt. School District #1. Due to the unsafe roads caused by severe weather - Big Foot Area Schools including Walworth Jt. School District #1 will be closed today, Tuesday, February 12th. Have a great day!
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Cullen ~ Second Grade Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your education background? This is my 11th school year at Walworth. I received my Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from North Central College and my Master degree in Reading Instruction from Aurora University George Williams College. Where is your hometown? I grew up in Johnsburg, IL but now I live in a log cabin between Lake Geneva and Elkhorn. Tell us about your family. I have a husband, Dave, a son, Cameron, a daughter, Karissa, and a small dog, Tedy. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? We like boating on Lake Como in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Who has influenced you most in life? My twin sister! #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with severe weather over the past few weeks. The Board of Education has decided to hold school on Friday, February 22, 2019. To read the full parent letter please click on the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/299955/Parent_Letter_Make-Up_Day_Sent_2_8_19.pdf #WalworthJ1
WINTERFEST 2019 CAKEWALK Cake bakers are needed for our Cakewalk on Friday, February 15, 2019! Be Creative! Make your favorite cakes or cupcakes and decorate to your heart’s content! Any size, any shape, and any amount welcome! The more cakes we have on hand, the more Cakewalk games we can play! Bring your donations to the Walworth School Welcome Center on Friday, February 15th by 3:00 P.M. or to the Walworth School Cafeteria from 3:00-5 P.M. Please use disposable pans. The Cakewalk was a huge hit last year and we hope to make it just as much fun this year. Join us at Winterfest on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. for carnival games, Cakewalk, 50/50 raffles, food concessions, dancing, face painting, and more! If you have any questions about the Cakewalk, contact Brenda Wenger at firstname.lastname@example.org #WalworthWinterfest #WalworthParentsClub #WalworthJ1
This is Phill Klamm Principal of Walworth Jt. School District #1. Due to the the icy conditions of the roads & parking lots Walworth will have a two hour delay today, Thursday, February 7th. Buses will run two hours later than normal and school will start at 10am this morning.
Our seventh and eighth graders enjoyed an evening out that included cosmic bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes! Walworth Community Programs offers several "Teen Nights" through the school year. It's a great social opportunity for our students. Once again, a big thank you to 10 Pin Pub for hosting us! Our community is so supportive of our student! #WalworthCommunityPrograms #WalworthJ1
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mr. Heck ~ Sixth Grade Math Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your education background? I graduated from UW-La Crosse in December of 2013 and moved back to Burlington to take a long term sub position at Karcher Middle School, before being hired at Walworth in the summer of 2014. Where is your hometown? I grew up in Burlington, WI and graduated in 2009. Where did you attend college? After high school I attended UW-La Crosse where I majored in Elementary Education with a Math Minor. Tell us about your family. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my baby niece who was born in September. The picture is my sister Rayann and I dancing at her wedding last fall. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? In my time outside of school I coach wrestling and football at Big Foot, so my fall and winter are very busy. Do you have any pets? I have one pet named Cubbie, who is a white & orange long haired cat. #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
This is Phill Klamm, Principal at Walworth, we are so excited to let you know that we DO have school tomorrow! We are planning a “Warm Welcome” back to school and are encouraging students and staff to wear their favorite hat or pajamas to school, tomorrow, Friday, February 1st.
I'm bored! How many times have you heard that from your student over the past few days? Since it’s super cold outside have your student take a break from watching TV or playing video games and spell their first and last name with this fit activity! If you are looking for a real challenge, spell your middle name or the names of each of your family members! #PolarVortex2019 #WalworthJ1
Big Foot Area Schools including Walworth Jt. School District #1 will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st. School will resume on Friday, February 1st at the normal time.
Due to the wind chill warning for our area-Walworth Jt. School Dist. & Big Foot Area Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th. All afterschool activities for today & tomorrow are cancelled. School will resume on Thursday, January 31st unless otherwise notified.
Due to the current winter storm warning for our area- Big Foot Area Schools including Walworth Jt. School District #1 will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 28th. School will resume on Tuesday, January 29th at the normal time.
Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Janney ~ Junior Kindergartner Teacher How long have you worked in the district? What is your education background? This is my 16th year teaching junior kindergarten or kindergarten at Walworth. I completed my student teaching with Mrs. Boldger and Mrs. Wenzel! Where is your hometown? I grew up in Crystal Lake, IL and currently live in Woodstock, IL. Where did you attend college? I attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. What’s the best thing about working in the district? I absolutely love working with the Walworth students, families, and the most dedicated and caring staff ever! Who has influenced you most in life? Both of my parents and my daughter have influenced me. My Dad was the hardest working man I know, my mom was always there filling our home and lives with love and care, and my daughter is so full of joy and loves life! #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Due to the current winter storm warning for our area- Big Foot Area Schools including Walworth Jt. School District #1 will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23rd. School will resume on Thursday, January 24th at the normal time.
New for 2019 we will be featuring Walworth School staff members in a Sunday Staff Spotlight. Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Veillon ~ Student Teacher in First Grade How long have you worked in the district? What is your education background? I am a student teacher from UW-Whitewater for Mrs. Wenzel for the first two quarters of the school year. Tell us about your family. My family consists of my husband and I, with our dog named Diesel, and our three horses Lady, Jolie, and Cadence. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? Outside of school, I enjoy training horses professionally as well as teach riding lessons. I'm always teaching! My favorite thing to teach is barrel racing and rodeo drill team. When I'm not teaching, my family and I enjoy rodeoing and spending time together. What’s the best thing about working in the district? The Walworth community has an amazing family atmosphere to teach in, and learn in as a new teacher. I have really loved my time with all of the staff and students and will greatly miss it when I complete my student teaching. I hope to come visit and sub for the remainder of the year to visit my new friends. What’s your favorite food or restaurant? My Mother and Step Father own a small pizza restaurant in Wonderlake, IL called Paulee's Pizza. Not only is it my favorite restaurant, but it is also my FAVORITE FOOD. Growing up I also worked there which was always fun. Our family doesn't make cookies for Santa we make him Pizza! #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight #WalworthJ1
Our junior kindergarten students have been listening to many stories pertaining to winter and all of winter-fun. We have had guests read about hibernation, snowmen, and all of our winter gear, including MITTENS. On this particular day, we were overjoyed to discover dozens of BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE mittens on our school property. They are PERFECT! We think "they fell from the sky" and are so grateful and thankful for the special gifts. #WalworthJ1
New for 2019 we will be featuring Walworth School staff members in a Sunday Staff Spotlight. Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Ms. Schroettner ~ Middle School ELA Teacher How long have you worked in the district what is your education background? This is my first year in Walworth, as well as first year as a full-time teacher. Where is your hometown? Oconomowoc, Wisconsin! Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to start my own bakery! I loved buying doughnuts on Sundays with my dad as a treat, and I wanted to start my own doughnut shop and make cookies and cakes, too. What’s the most helpful advice you’ve received? My uncle told me that, “Many people are unhappy, but they create their own unhappiness. You can choose how to react, and you can choose to be happy.” What is your favorite family vacation? My favorite family vacation was to Myrtle Beach. 11 of us out on the beach, just soaking up the sun and collecting shark teeth! #WalworthJ1 #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight
The Walworth Boys Basketball Team competed in the BFAS Basketball Tournament this past weekend. Congratulations to these three eighth grade basketball players! Trent won the free-throw competition and Oscar and Aaron took second in the 2-ball competition. Way to go Wildcats! #WalworthProud #WalworthJ1
New for 2019 we will be featuring Walworth School staff members in a Sunday Staff Spotlight. Walworth School Sunday Staff Spotlight Meet Mrs. Dowden ~ Third Grade Math Teacher How long have you worked in the district what is your education background? This is my 6th year teaching here at Walworth (5 years in 3rd Grade and 1 year in 4th). Prior to teaching at Walworth, I taught 2 years up in Coleman, Wisconsin (way up in northern Wisconsin). I grew up in the Walworth area and actually attended Walworth and Big Foot High School for my schooling. After graduating from Big Foot, I went on to Beloit College where I got my Education Degree and played collegiate volleyball. Tell us about your family. My family is made up of my husband, Mike and our 4 little girls who bring so much joy and happiness to our lives. Mr. Dowden is a math teacher at Big Foot High School and also coaches football and girls basketball there. What activities do you enjoy outside of school? Outside of school, I really enjoy…spending time with my family, coaching volleyball, and watching Home Improvement shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. What’s the best thing about working at Walworth Jt. District #1? The community that supports and surrounds the school. Growing up, what did you want to be? Teacher (I loved playing school) or an Orthodontist (I didn’t want to have to work in people’s mouths though.) Do you have any pets? Our family has 1 pet, a dog named Spot. According to our girls, her FULL name is: Spot the Girl Dog #WalworthJ1 #WalworthSundayStaffSpotlight
The absolute LOVE of creating our very own gingerbread baby, brought JOY, ADVENTURE, and a few TEARS. The children in Ms. Boldger's junior kindergarten class had such FUN finding clues where he could be after escaping from the oven. As you can see, he did create some havoc with the staff as well. After much searching, we discovered his letter stating that he went to the North Pole to help Santa. This news was a relief (he didn't get eaten) and brought despair, "But I didn't get to say good-bye!" Our wonderful gingerbread baby did make a few return mystery visits as we found "selfies" of him posing by the beautiful gingerbread houses the kids made with their families! We were certain we would catch him then! He also returned with gingerbread shaped crayons and stockings for each child. Thank you Gingerbread BABY! Now, you and Santa need to rest! #WalworthJ1
Join Walworth Parents' Club for the Wildcat Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 8th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Walworth Elementary and Middle School Multi-Purpose Room and Gym. There will be more than 20 local crafters and vendors. Admission is FREE! #WalworthJ1
Due to unsafe driving conditions, Walworth Jt. School District #1, will be closed today (Monday, November 26th, 2018). School will resume on (Tuesday, November 27th) at the normal time. Thank you and have a great day!
Walworth Families: We have been notified by BFHS Administration that another hand-written threat was found at the high school today. The note wasn't found until well after the stated time of the threat, therefore they are not evacuating. This is isolated to the high school.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 16th is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Also, the school office will be closed at 12:45pm for staff training. Please call the school office at (262) 275-6896 if you have any questions.
Walworth Families: Big Foot HS is closing this afternoon due to a bomb threat. Walworth School did not experience any threatening messages and this incident was isolated to the High School. Walworth school will remain in session.
The Village of Walworth Trick-or-Treating is tonight from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Here are a few Halloween safety reminders to help keep everyone safe. #WalworthJ1 🎃
Walworth Families: Big Foot HS is closing this afternoon due to a threat written on a restroom wall at the HS. Walworth School did not experience any threatening messages and this incident was isolated to the High School. Walworth school will remain in session.
Good Evening, this is a friendly reminder that Walworth school is closed this Friday, October 26th. Please call the school office at (262) 275-6896 if you have any questions. Thank you and have a great night!
This is a friendly reminder that this Friday, October 19th is an early release day. All students will be released from school at 12:30 pm. Please call the school office at (262) 275-6896 if you have any questions.
Scholastic Book Fair ~ Enchanted Forest Wednesday, October 17th-Thursday, October 25th Open Noon-3:45 most days Open until 7:45 PM both Thursdays during conferences! Online Book Fair open October 11th-October 31st http://www.scholastic.com/bf/walworthelementaryschool1
Today's first flag football game will start at 3:45 pm (instead of 4 pm) due to the incoming storms. The second game will start around 4:45 pm depending on the first game and the weather.
The Walworth clothing store is now open. Get your "We Are Walworth" shirts here! 💜💛💜💛 #WeAreWalworth #WalworthJ1 http://www.copperfiretees.com/Walworth/shop/home
Cancellation: Tonight's flag football games have been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, September 24th.
Wildcats, we are ready for you! See you tomorrow! #WalworthJ1 #WalworthProud #WeAreWalworth https://animoto.com/play/Q00jDGp5supHI9HEPwshow
Homeroom teacher assignments have been released in Family Access! From the website www.walworth.k12.wi.us click on Menu - For Parents - Family Access and login with your information. Click the Student Info button on the left after logging in.