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News & Notes: June 19

June 19, 2012

District promotes teacher to principal of Shady Lane

Menomonee Falls - Brad Hoffman came out of college right to Shady Lane Elementary School.

Now, he's moving to the head of the class as principal, pending School Board approval June 28.

Hoffman has taught fourth grade at Shady Lane since 2003, piloting new curriculum and implementing responsive classroom principles. He is a member of the school's leadership team, is a coach for Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports, and serves as a member of the school's data team, scheduling committee, technology team and intervention team.

Hoffman is slated to replace Andy Heinowski, who is retiring this month.

Free immunizations available at health department

West Bend - The Washington County Health Department is offering immunizations to all children 18 years of age and younger at no charge. Parents are required to bring previous immunization records to appointments and must accompany children younger than 18.

To schedule an appointment, call (262) 335-4462 and press "0."

The Health Department is located at 333 East Washington St. in West Bend.

Kohl's Cares launches mobile app for education

Menomonee Falls - Kohl's Cares, in partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has launched a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices dedicated to educating parents and children about the five leading safety risks found inside and outside the home including falls, poisoning, fire and burns, choking and suffocation and drowning. This is the first mobile app affiliated with Children's Hospital.

The free app was developed in conjunction with Kohl's Cares: The Great Safety Adventure, a mobile health education unit currently touring the state and designed to help reduce the number of childhood injuries at home. The 17-week tour is making more than 50 stops throughout Wisconsin in 2012.

The app features home safety games for children of all ages, home safety quizzes for parents, and a full list of all Kohl's Cares: The Great Safety Adventure tour stops. Parents and caregivers who complete home safety quizzes available online at CodeRedRover.org/KohlsCares or through the app will be entered to win a family trip for four to Wisconsin Dells.

Parents and caregivers can download the new app for free at CodeRedRover.org/KohlsCares. The app is available for download on iPad, iPhone and second and third generation Android phones.

Board amends well head protection ordinance

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board unanimously approved amending the well head protection ordinance Monday to be in line with new state regulations.

The amendments to the ordinance pertain to municipal wells.

The ordinance amendment came about after the Department of Natural Resources reviewed facilities in Germantown, as well as the village's ordinance. They suggested changes such as implementing new standards for setbacks from septic tanks that put the village in compliance with state statutes.

The changes will not affect residents, said Trustee Michael McDonald.

"This is more with large farm storage tanks. There's nothing that will impact anyone that we're aware of," McDonald said. "The existing facilities will be grandfathered in and they don't have to make any of these changes."

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