2016-17 School Year

College and Career Readiness Initiatives Headline State Superintendent Visit to New Berlin
State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Evers and John Ashley, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, visited the SDNB on Monday, Feb. 20.
Four Students Earn Recognition from National Center for Women & Information Technology
The students - two from Eisenhower and two from West - were recognized for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
Gov. Walker Praises SDNB During Visit to New Berlin West
Gov. Walker touted the district's Future Teachers program and other initiatives during a visit to West Middle/High School on Feb. 16.
February is Career and Technical Education Month
Career and technical education is a critical part of accomplishing the SDNB's college-and-career-ready initiative designed to support all students regardless of their chosen path after high school.
Elmwood Elementary Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Honor
The school was one of eight elementary schools in Wisconsin nominated by State Superintendent Tony Evers.
Nearly 30 School District of New Berlin Students Awarded Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
A combined 29 students from New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West middle/high schools have been honored with 39 prestigious awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing awards for their artwork.
SDNB Launches Entrepreneurial Skills Accelerator Course
Advanced Innovation and Design is the result of a collaborative effort between the School District of New Berlin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Commons and others.
Collaborative Efforts Leads to $2 Million Grant to Support State's Regional Career Pathways Project
The School District of New Berlin was one of three Wisconsin districts included on the planning team to provide insight into how the grant objectives would support and build capacity for the work already going on in Wisconsin districts to ensure students graduate college and career ready.
SDNB Earns Spot on College Board's Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
To be considered, a district must increase the number of students participating in AP courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher.
Career Days Connects All Secondary Students With Professionals
The special event - one day at Eisenhower and one at West - gave students an opportunity to engage with professionals in a variety of careers as part of the district's College and Career Readiness initiative.
School Board Chat Rescheduled for Dec. 19
The public is invited to meet and talk with the School District of New Berlin's Board of Education members in a special event held prior to that evening's School Board meeting.
School Board Chat Postponed
The Board of Education's "Board Chat" planned for Monday, Nov. 28, has been postponed because of a scheduling conflict.
District 'Significantly Exceeds' Expectations on State's Accountability Report Card
All six schools also "significantly exceed" or "exceed" the state's expectations, according to state-issued report cards released Nov. 17.
Annual Report Earns Wisconsin School Public Relations Association's Top Award
The report was awarded WSPRA's Lighthouse Award and an Award of Excellence at the organization's annual conference in November.
Nearly 170 Guests Celebrate Partnerships With School District of New Berlin
The guests attended the district's annual Partners in Education Breakfast, an event designed to honor and recognize those who actively engage with the district and provide positive experiences for students.
First-Ever Student Art Gallery Night is Nov. 14
The School District of New Berlin will showcase more than 70 pieces of student artwork at its first-ever Student Art Gallery Night to be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in District Office. School Board members and district officials will recognize the talented artists and their families at the event.
District's Annual Partnership Breakfast is Nov. 2
The School District of New Berlin will host its fourth annual "Partners in Education" breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the New Berlin West Middle/High School Idea Center. The event serves to engage and recognize those that volunteer their time to support the district?s college and career readiness initiatives.
Both New Berlin High Schools' Graduate ACT Scores Among Best in Area
With a record number of SDNB students taking the exam, the district's two high schools were among the top 10 of more than 30 local, comparable schools.
Eisenhower, West Students Learn About Construction Management
The students were part of a special field trip to MSOE in October where they learned from industry professionals and Jeong Woo, MSOE's Construction Management Program director.
West Cross Country Team Hosting Friendship 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 12
This year's walk/run also serves as a kickoff to a school-wide food drive for the New Berlin Food Pantry.
Eisenhower to Host WIAA Swim Sectional for First Time in Years
The brand new pool that opened in August will hold the 13-team meet Saturday, Nov. 5. Both Eisenhower and West will compete at the meet.
Eisenhower to Perform 'Steel Magnolias' Oct. 21-22
The show is the first in Eisenhower's theater season entitled "A Season of Family." Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors or students with a valid ID.
SDNB Recognizes Board of Education During School Board Appreciate Week
We are proud to recognize Board of Education members Amy Crosby, Tom David, Jody Kugler, Jeffrey Kurth, Susan Manley, Dave Maxey and Nate Nickerson.
SDNB Leads Way in Helping Students Find Futures
For helping each sixth-grader target a career field and devise an academic plan that will get them there, the SDNB is recognized as leaders in the state in career planning.
Remembering Longtime Teacher, Coach Jeff Setz
Jeff Setz was a math teacher at Eisenhower, where he also coached several sports including football and softball, two programs he led to state championships.
Eisenhower Ranked Fifth in Wisconsin on Newsweek's Top High School's List
Eisenhower is also 208th nationally in the 2016 edition of the list that annually recognizes the nation's top schools for college readiness.
Vast Majority of Class of 2017 Have Foundational Skills Employees Seek
Ninety-five percent of SDNB juniors earned the National Career Readiness Certificate in 2016 based on test scores on the ACT WorkKeys exam.
SDNB to Celebrate New Eisenhower Pool at Open House on Aug. 8
The grand opening is open to all community members and families and runs from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

2015-16 School Year

SDNB Expands Recognition Programs, Thanks Community for Support
More than one-third of students in the Class of 2016 were recognized for achieving excellence in a manner that reflects their personal, social, academic and/or career goals.
SDNB Expands Post-Secondary Options
The District launched a new program in partnership with UW-Waukesha that allows students to start and/or complete an associate degree prior to graduation.
SDNB Includes 'College and Career Ready' Dispositions in Grading and Reporting
Students were asked to self-report on their level of confidence on dispositions such as productive self-concept, leadership, growth mindset and more.
SDNB Earns $10,000 Financial Literacy Grant
The district was one of 11 school districts, schools and organizations to be awarded a grant from Gov. Scott Walker's Council on Financial Literacy to enhance personal finance education.
Superintendent Garza Elected to LindenGrove Board of Directors
SDNB and LindenGrove have worked collaboratively over the years in a variety of ways, including the development of a CNA training program.
Two NB West Students Honored by Inspire Southeast Wisconsin
A West junior was named 2016 Outstanding Student of the Year and a senior won a student video contest.
District Musicals Earn 10 Tommy Awards
Eisenhower's 'Aida' claimed the top prize, an award for Outstanding Musical.
New Courtyard Dedicated to Longtime Educators
Joan Paque and Dave Funk, who have been with the district for nearly nine decades, will retire June 30
Motivational Speaker Coming to Eisenhower, West
Jason Church, a Purple Heart Award recipient, will speak to students at both schools May 26-27.
Eisenhower Adds 19 Tommy Award Nominations with Little Shop of Horrors
On the heels of earning 16 nominations for Aida, Eisenhower's theatre department garnered 19 more nominations for Little Shop of Horrors.
SDNB Addressing Concerns With Teacher Pipeline
A recent report indicates that there will be a teacher shortage in the near future. How is the School District of New Berlin trying to help?
SDNB Students Put Information Technology, Computer Science Skills to the Test
SDNB students involved in information technology support, computer science and software engineering programs have had several "field experience" learning opportunities to participate in, in recent weeks.
Orchard Lane Student Kicks off Panel Discussion at Junior Achievement's Legends Event
Gavin Ponciroli was selected to introduce this year's Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame laureates.
Eisenhower, West Earn Jostens Yearbook of Excellence Awards
Both high schools' yearbook programs were recognized by Jostens' National Yearbook Program of Excellence.
SDNB Students Attend MiKE Commons Practice Pitch Night
The MiKE Commons program acts as a collegiate-level entrepreneurial skills accelerator serving students from 23 post-secondary institutions across southeastern Wisconsin.
SDNB Secondary Schools Among Washington Post's 'Most Challenging' Again
For the sixth consecutive year, New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West have cracked the publication's list.
Eisenhower, West Among Top-Five Wisconsin Schools in U.S News & World Report Rankings
Eisenhower was ranked fourth and West fifth, and the schools were two of only five in the state to earn national gold medals by the publication.
Eaton, Generac and Inpro Open Their Doors to Students Interested in Manufacturing and Engineering
Waukesha County manufacturing companies hosted facility tours for SDNB students.
Dr. Kellie Sanders Introduced as New Chief Academic Officer
She officially begins May 1, and will eventually replace Joan Paque, who is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year.
Visit to Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital Exposes Students to Healthcare Professions
Nearly 40 Eisenhower and West students got a behind-the-scenes look at various health science careers during the all-day visit April 12.
Statement Regarding Former Teacher
Attached are the letter to families and the media statement.
Direct Supply Hosts SDNB Students to Connect Coursework to Futures in IT
Nearly 50 students and staff attended the all-day workshop designed to expose students to information technology careers.
Two SDNB Teachers Earn Herb Kohl Foundation Fellowship Awards
Monica Church of Elmwood and Lori Seitz of West are among 100 teachers statewide to be recognized this year.
Eisenhower's 'Aida,' West's 'Joseph', Garner 26 Tommy Award Nominations
The high school musicals were recognized by the Overture Center for the Arts for their outstanding musical performances this winter.
More Than 300 Fifth Graders Visit Interactive BizTown
Students operated more than a dozen "businesses" during the day-long trip and left with a better understanding of financial literacy and how the "real world" works.
Eisenhower Senior a Candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Pranav Kalicheti is a candidate for the prestigious program that recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.
Eisenhower Student Spends Week at Leadership Academy
Senior John Manley was one of 320 students from 36 countries and 30 United States to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Eisenhower Teacher Presenting at Project Lead The Way Summit
Devin McKinnon has been chose to present at the National Project Lead The Way conference to be held in Indianapolis March 20-23.
Ronald Reagan Student Competing in National Geographic State Bee
Braden Maas, a sixth-grader at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, is a semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee on Friday, April 1, in Madison.
SDNB Students Explore STEM Careers at Building a Better Wisconsin Expo
Thirty School District of New Berlin middle school students recently attended the Building a Better Wisconsin Expo as part of the SDNB?s Technical Elective Wheel that exposes students to technical offerings such as pre-engineering, graphic art design and computer science.
SDNB Earns Financial Literacy Award
The award, given to the district for its efforts in promoting financial literacy for students, recognizes the district's emphasis on this key component of its college and career readiness program.
Partners Key To Rigorous, Relevant Curriculum
Speaking to the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin, Superintendent Joe Garza shared SDNB's collective work.
Orchard Lane Earns DPI Title I School of Recognition Award
The award is given to schools that received federal Title 1 funding to provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children and meet other achievement criteria.
West Senior Wins Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
New Berlin West senior Naomi Bhagat was selected as a winner of the 2016 Wisconsin National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.
February is Career and Technical Education Month
Incorporating rigorous academics with career and technical education is the cornerstone of the SDNB's plan to prepare all graduates to be college and career ready.
Gov. Walker Praises SDNB During Visit
Gov. Scott Walker continued his Working for Wisconsin: State of the State Tour on Monday, Jan. 25, by visiting the School District of New Berlin.
Eisenhower Engineering Team Wins 'Rookie of the Year' Award
The team competed in its first Future City competition held at Milwaukee School of Engineering in January.
SDNB Students Interview with Human Resource Professionals
Students met with nursing and manufacturing professionals, who provided students with feedback on their "soft skills."
SDNB Test Scores Far Exceed State Results
More than two-thirds of students were proficient or advanced on ACT, English language arts and math, according to data released Wednesday.
New 2016-17 Courses, Partners Prepare Students for Future
Community partners helped form new courses such as Advanced Innovation & Design, AP Capstone, Genetics & Genomics and MSSC Certification - Quality.
Teacher Award, Grant Enhance Project Based Work
SDNB's project based coursework gets a boost from new PLTW Master Teacher and safety grant from Waukesha County Medical Society.
Academic & Career Planning, Annual Report Win Awards
The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association presented two awards to SDNB for its communication efforts.
Annual SDNB Partners Breakfast set for Nov. 4
District will present Friend of Education Award and gather input on how to improve workforce development.
School Board Approves 2015-16 Budget
The property tax levy increases 1.2% but a growing city tax base drops school taxes on a $250,000 home by $30.
SDNB Adds Land to School Forest Program
Students use trails through 13 acres near Eisenhower School for hands-on science learning.
UW System President Tours SDNB College/Career Programs
Ray Cross commended SDNB for its College and Career Readiness initiatives in nursing, IT and engineering.
Students Learn on Manufacturing Day Tours
On Manufacturing Day 2015, SDNB middle and high school students toured several companies in Waukesha County.
ACT Scores Remain Strong
Scores dip after record-high year but remain strong among southeastern Wisconsin high schools.
Newsweek Lists New Berlin West in Top High Schools
New Berlin West is one of 14 Wisconsin high schools to make Newsweek's 2015 list and is ranked #264 in the nation.

2014-15 School Year

SDNB Selected for Academic & Career Planning Pilot
SDNB is one of 25 districts state-wide to pilot an Academic & Career Planning program.
Students Earn Financial Literacy Certificates
High school students worked with Layton State Bank to learn about savings, taxes, insurance and more.
SDNB 2014-15 College & Career Event Series
Hundreds of students were exposed to potential careers and post-secondary option as part of this series.
Students Honored for STEM, Technical and Global Ed
Congrats to 24 students who earned certificates for STEM, Technical Honors and Global Education.
Seniors Graduate from WCTC Academies
Ike, West seniors earned college credits in printing/publishing, tool & die/CNC, and welding/metal fabrication.
Ike is #1 in the State on US News & World Report List
Ike and West ranked #2 and #6 for College Readiness. Congrats to all!
Ike, West Recognized by US News & World Report
Ike #1 in the State, Ike & West #2 and #6 for College Readiness
Financial Literacy Programs Expanded for SDNB Students
Partnerships with Junior Achievement, Ever-Fi, Layton State Bank teach responsible finances
Ike, West Named on Washington Post List
For the fifth straight year both schools rank near the state's top high schools for challenging students.
SDNB Earns $100K in Innovative School-to-Work Grants
SDNB is top school district grant recipient in support of programs in Healthcare, IT & Manufacturing
Students Need Old Clothes, Shoes for Earth Day
Families and community members are encouraged to donate textiles for a recycling contest at all SDNB schools.
Ike, West Students Win 55 Scholastic Art Awards
Go see the winning artwork on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum through March 22! Or take a sneak peek here. UPDATE: Two paintings won National Scholastic Arts Awards!
Two National Merit Scholar Finalists
Two New Berlin Eisenhower seniors are finalists in the 2015 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
SDNB, Marquette University Host Code.org Workshop
As SDNB expands computer science courses, it hosts K-5 Code.org workshop on making learning fun and accessible.
New 2015-16 Courses Created with Partners' Input
New courses in Manufacturing, Health Science & Information Technology include input on skills needed to succeed.
WCTC, Four Businesses Honored for Providing Student Learning Experiences
District recognized WCTC, Linden Grove, Layton State Bank, Meemic Foundation, Zach Lindow Insurance Agency
Four Candidates for School Board
Four candidates are running for SDNB Board of Education, including two incumbents and two newcomers.
Board Approves Securing Bids for Facilities Projects
The Board of Education will review all project bids before giving final approval to projects.
First Elementary Robotics Team Competes
Elmwood Blitz Jr. sixth graders were mentored by the high school Robotics Team. Read about the new club!
Administration Recommends Facilities Projects
Projects and funding sources were recommended at the November 24th meeting.
Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 is now open. Parents are encouraged to register by Dec. 5.
District Sells Glen Park Elementary School
Heritage Christian purchased the school for $1.75 million. Closing date was November 14, 2014.
Facilities Survey Results Released
Residents weighed in on school district and facilities projects being considered for the Long-Range Facilities Plan.
Board Adopts Budget to Support Student Learning
The final tax levy was a reduction from the levy approved at the Aug. 25 annual meeting.
IMTS Energizes Students' Interest in Manufacturing
New Berlin Blitz Robotics team members attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago
District Prepares Students For High-Demand STEM Careers
District unveils remodeled STEM classrooms, recognizes Master Teacher and accepts Safety Grant
SDNB Exceeds Expectations on State Report Cards
All schools within the district have increased their scores since last year!
ACT Scores Match District's All-Time High
The School District of New Berlin is celebrating strong ACT scores achieved by the graduating class of 2014. The District matched its all-time high composite score of 24.5, last achieved in 2012.
District to Seek Community Input on Facilities Projects
A phone and online survey in September will allow residents to weigh in on facilities projects.
96 Percent of SDNB Juniors are Ready for Work
The School District of New Berlin is focused on preparing all students to effectively navigate the world of higher education and work. Recent results from the ACT WorkKeys assessment show the vast majority of the Class of 2015 could enter the workforce successfully today.
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