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2011-2012 Budget Hearing Presentation

First published on 27 September 2011 Posted in Business Office

At the September 26, 2011 Annual Meeting the attached presentation was provided by Lisa M. Lau, Business Manager.  For more detailed information or questions, please contact Mrs. Lau directly at 920-849-7199. 

The certification of the tax levy and budget changes will be presented at the October 24, 2011 Board of Education meeting for approval.  All members of the community are encouraged to attend to present their questions and comments.

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CHS Concert Chorale Sings at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

First published on 20 September 2011 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases
On Tuesday, October 25, the CHS Concert Chorale (along with Appleton West, Freedom, and Neenah) will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of the 8th Annual Fox Cities Choral Festival.  Each choir will have individual 15-minute performances, and then will combine for the finale to perform two pieces together under the direction of Dr. Jerry Blackstone from the University of Michigan.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students PK-12 grade. If interested, attached is a ticket order form that must be completed and returned with payment to Mrs. Paffenroth by Monday, September 26. You may also order online at starting Monday, September 26th!

The CHS Concert Chorale would love to have the PAC filled with cheers from its community!  Thanks for your support!

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9/13/2011 Swim Meet

First published on 13 September 2011 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases
Please note the change in location for the swim meet today.  The meet will be held at Valders High School Pool -  201 W. Wilson Street, Valders.    Start time is 6 p.m. 

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Chilton Public School District to Survey Community

First published on 19 September 2011 Posted in District News
The Chilton Public School District and Board of Education will be proactively conducting a community survey this fall to assess long-range district needs.

A paper copy of the survey will be mailed to each household in the district in October. It will invite community members to participate online, which would reduce the overall cost. Residents will have until November 11th to respond and provide their input.

The Board of Education will be asking residents to help develop specific solutions to an anticipated budget shortfall averaging $400,000 for each of the next two years. The survey will address topics such as budgeting and board planning, district communications, programs, staffing, funding support and overall satisfaction.

"We anticipate that these budget difficulties will continue into the future, and are asking the community's guidance to determine how to best address this challenge," said District Superintendent Dr. Claire Martin.

The survey will be designed and administrated by School Perceptions LLC, an independent research firm that specializes in gathering and analyzing public perceptions regarding schools.

"The goal of this process is to create a budgetary plan that reflects the goals and priorities of the taxpayers," said Dr. Martin. "We know that financially this is a difficult time for many people. However, we need an understanding of what people really want from the School District as we provide educational opportunities for the students of the Chilton community."

A report on survey results will be presented to the Board of Education on November 28th. A compilation of survey questions and results will also be posted on the District website.

For more information on the upcoming survey, please contact the District office at (920) 849-8109.

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Additional Bus Stop Added at Diane Street

First published on 22 August 2011 Posted in District News
The Chilton Public School District has announced that an additional bus stop will be added to the area near Diane Street. By law, the school district is not required to transport students who live less than two miles away from school. But the law also states that if an area that is less two miles from school is declared by law enforcement as potentially dangerous to the safety of children, then district transportation services may be used to transport students in that hazardous area. The area on Diane street south of U.S. HWY 151 has been declared a hazardous area due to the absence of sidewalks on a four-lane highway with moderate traffic and a 40 MPH speed zone. As such, the school district has been picking students up at the corner of Diane Street and Steenport lane for many years.

According to Dr. Timothy Schaid, high school principal and the district's transportation coordinator, the pick-up point at Diane Street and Steenport lane was chosen because at the time it was the only place the bus could stop and still be able to safely turn around for egress back onto U.S. HWY 151. With the area being further developed over the past several years, there is now the ability for the bus to make an additional stop and still be able to safely turn around. As such, beginning with the first day of school on September 1, a bus will be making the following stops in the area of Diane Street on the south side of U.S. HWY 151:

• Stop 1 = Corner of Diane Street and Jemima Lane (bus will then turn around in the cul-de-sac on Jemima Lane)
• Stop 2 = Corner of Diane Street and Steenport Lane (bus will then exit this area onto U.S. HWY 151 where it will resume its normal route)

Parents who have any questions or concerns regarding this change or about the school district's bussing services are encouraged to contact Dr. Tim Schaid at Chilton High School by calling 920-849-2358 or through e-mail at

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Start of school 2011-12

First published on 03 August 2011 Posted in CMS News & Press Releases

Welcome back to a new and exciting year at Chilton Middle School.  As the excitement builds towards the beginning of the year, I am personally honored to be in the position I am here as your principal.  I truly enjoy working in Chilton and the joys and challenges that come from it honestly makes every day never the same.


We do have the most challenging and crucial job in the world!  It’s a job in which we cannot fail.  I ask that all of you think back to the energy you had during your first year and try and repeat that enthusiasm.  Our mission is very important and our future really does depend upon the education and character of our youth.


Please note if your child is in grades 7-12 and is participating in a sport, there is a MANDATORY eligibility meeting on August 8th will begin at 5:00p.m. at the Engler Center located at the High School and will be repeated every 30 minutes until 7:30pm.  Beginning at 4:00 that day we will take school fees and co-curricular fees for the high school students, you can also turn in any updated paperwork and pick up physical forms if needed.  See the attached fee form for information on costs.

If you don’t have a student in High School the registration days for you will be August 16 or 17th and will take place in the Elementary/Middle school cafeteria from 10:00-6:00.  The August 16 or 17th meeting times will only be for paying fees and dropping off paper work, students will not be able to go to class rooms, that will take place at the PTA open house on August 30th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 Our schedules have changed for the 2011-12 school year!  I have attached our new schedules and will explain them further at the PTA Open House on August 30th.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding these changes.

I have also attached several other documents that I feel will be helpful for you as we prepare for our year!


I am looking forward to a productive, positive year working alongside you to make a difference in the lives of our children.

Rich Appel


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CHS Musical Audition/Location & Time

First published on 02 August 2011 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases

Auditions for the HS fall musical production of "Once Upon A Mattress" will be held the weekend of August 15.  Open auditions for all interested HS students will be Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30-8 pm in the HS Choir Room.  (Students only need to attend ONE of these nights.)  Call-back auditions will be held Thursday, August 18 from 6:30-8 pm in the HS choir room.  Please prepare one of the audition songs listed in an earlier article on this webpage.  You will find mp3 files attached for practice.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Joy Paffenroth at

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