Important dates for new season of Junior Indian basketball
Menomonee Falls - There will be a parent/player information night for those interested in joining the Junior Indian basketball league at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The meeting is at the North Middle School cafeteria, W16750 Garfield Drive. Also, a reminder parents and players must register in person at one of the two registration nights either Sept. 28 or Oct. 5. There is a new rule this year requiring one hour of volunteer time per family. Practices are held one night per week throughout the program and on Saturdays prior to the season. Fees are due at registration and are $100 per player for Menomonee Falls residents and $125 per player for nonresidents.
New players need to attend player evaluation day on Oct. 22 at the North Middle School Gym. Stop by anytime between 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The evaluation will take about 15 minutes. If you were in the program last year, you do not need to attend.
For information, call Greg Barczak at (262) 252-4675 or Rob Dwyer at (262) 502-4070.
DNR to hold crayfish field survey in Germantown
Germantown - The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the village of Germantown and Wisconsin Lutheran College, will deploy cages in a variety of stormwater ponds in the village of Germantown. These cages are designed to capture crayfish. The crayfish trapping is part of a larger study to determine what type of crayfish are in the ponds. Red Swamp crayfish, an invasive species, was discovered in two ponds (Esquire Estates and the Police Pond) in the fall of 2009. This study repeats a 2009 study to determine if the invasive Red Swamp crayfish have established themselves in any other ponds.
The study encompasses ponds located in an area bordered by Freistadt Road to the north, Maple Road to the west, Donges Bay Road to the south, and Pilgrim Road to the east. Each pond in the study area will have two to five baited cages placed in them. The cages will be checked twice a week. The study extends from Sept. 15 through Nov. 30.
Questions can be directed to Heidi Bunk, lakes biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, at (262) 574-2130.
Hamilton Charger cheerleading clinic Saturday
Sussex - Hamilton High School varsity cheerleaders and coaches host a Charger Cheerleading Clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday for students in grade K5 through eighth. Students should wear a T-shirt, shorts and athletic shoes. Participants learn the moves and have the opportunity to perform with the HHS cheerleaders during half-time at a varsity football game Sept. 23.
Cost: $50; includes T-shirt, snack and halftime performance. Make checks payable to HHS. Mail to Kristin Kendall, cheer coach, Hamilton High School, W229 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex, WI 53089. No refunds.
T-shirts are handed out at the game. Registration at the door is available.
For questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 617-4739.
PSAT offered at Hamilton on Oct. 12
Sussex -The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is from 7:20 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12, at Hamilton High School, W229 N6151 Town Line Road. This voluntary test provides an opportunity for college-bound sophomores and juniors to experience and practice taking a shortened version of the SAT Reasoning Test. (The SAT may be used for the University of Wisconsin System admission although the ACT is preferred.)
For juniors, the PSAT is the only route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Competition and may be required for some other scholarships. Sophomores who are interested in entering the NMSC next year are encouraged to take the PSAT this year as practice.
Interested students must register in the high school guidance office by Sept. 26. The $14 test fee is payable at the time of registration. Juniors enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program are eligible for a fee-waiver. Contact the school Guidance Department for more information.
Free and reduced lunch at St. Agnes
Butler - St. Agnes School announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program or milk for split session students served under the Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to the school (unless notified at the start of the school year that children are eligible through direct certification). Additional copies are available at the office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by agency or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
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