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2015-10 Celebrating our Success and Preparing for the New School Year

First published on 08 July 2015 Posted in District News

By:  Dr. Claire Martin, Superintendent, School District of Chilton

This article is the last in a series of Spring 2015 newsletter articles that personnel from the School District of Chilton have submitted to the Chilton Times Journal and the Tri-County News.  Beginning in March and running through June, Chilton School District personnel have submitted articles covering a wide range of school-related topics.  This series of articles is our Spring newsletter to the community.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank our publishing partners:  The Chilton Times Journal and the Tri-County News for supporting our efforts and allowing us room in their publications!  Several years ago, “publishing” our Spring newsletter in this format was suggested by a community member as a cost saving measure for the District.  We have been “publishing” in this format ever since the suggestion was made, and it has been a successful venture for us.  THANK YOU Chilton Times Journal and Tri-County News – it’s a pleasure to partner with you!

While the teachers and students are gone for the summer, many District twelve month employees are hard at work.  From an operational perspective, the summer months are a busy time in a School District.  Summer maintenance and building projects are well underway, keeping our maintenance and housekeeping staff constantly on the go.  The Business Office is wrapping up accounts as our fiscal year ends on June 30.  Orders are being placed for new supplies/materials for the 2015-2016 school year and new materials are arriving daily.  The District participates in an annual audit process, which will occur with the auditors arriving in July.  Personnel reviews of 12 month employees are taking place, and all records are being finalized for the 2014-2015 school year.  Roll over of student information also takes place that prepares us for the next school year.  Required reports are filed with the Department of Public Instruction, and we begin production of the District calendar that is mailed to every Chilton resident in August.  Registration events will soon be held in preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, and Calumet County Community Theatre members are busy rehearsing for Mary Poppins in the Engler Center!  Summer is a busy, busy time in the School District for all the personnel that work behind the scenes of the “learning process,” which is the heart of our work as a public school district.

As one school year winds down, another ramps up quickly.  The operational work of schools is a cyclical process that keeps us on our toes!  But before we say goodbye to the 2014-2015 school year, we need to take a moment to celebrate our success!  On the School District of Chilton website (, look for the Celebrating Our Successes article.  Click on the attached links and you will see the progress toward school and district goals focused on student achievement.  Click on the Elementary School link and you will see that the Elementary School reached and surpassed all of their stated goals on achievement, closing gaps between English speaking students and non-English speaking students, and students with disabilities showing increased growth.  Click on the Middle School link and you will see overall great growth in fall to spring scores in reading and math.  The Middle School had no truancy reports for the 2014-2015 school year, and 84.10% of Middle School students participated in an extra-curricular activity.  Click on the High School link and you will see the District’s ACT composite score for all 11th grade students at 21.3.  The state composite score is 19.9.  Eighty-eight out of 90 students graduated with their 2015 class.  The two remaining students will return for completion in the fall, and 55% of all Chilton High School students participated in an extra-curricular activity throughout the school year.

Before we move on, we have much to celebrate and so much to be proud of.  New goals and new benchmarks will soon be established for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our goal as a school district is for continuous improvement – continuous progress.  Thank you to the Chilton community for helping us to turn these goals into reality for Chilton students.  Together we make a tremendous difference for the students in our community!

Happy Summer of 2015 – see you soon for the opening of another exciting school year ahead!      

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May 25th Choir Concert Ticket Update

First published on 10 May 2016 Posted in District News

May 9, 2016

Dear Parents –

We’d like to provide an update on the ticket situation for the May 25 choir concerts. At this time, the 7 pm concert is SOLD OUT. We thank all of you for going online and reserving your tickets. It has helped us track the seating/overcrowding situation and will make for a better experience for all – performers and audience members.
We do understand that there are a few families out there who were unable to secure tickets to the 7 pm performance. To help alleviate that situation, we have begun a waiting list for tickets to that performance. To help facilitate getting tickets to those that need them, we are asking those of you that may have now found out you have more tickets than you need to email your child’s music teacher with the number of extra tickets you have and then to send them to school with your child. We will then redistribute the tickets to those on the waiting list. Here is their contact information–

Joy Paffenroth – 6-12 Grade Choir Director – – 849-2358 x. 6158
Kim Tiegs – 5th Grade General Music Teacher – – 849-9152 x. 2252
Russ Rautmann – Exec. Dir. of The Engler Center – – 849-2358 x. 4847

There are still tickets available to the 1 pm performance and those can be reserved at

Thank you so much for our cooperation and understanding as we work through this process. Please feel free to call/email if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr. Claire Martin – Superintendent
Mr. Ty Breitlow – CHS Principal

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2015-09 Are The Arts Alive At CPS?

First published on 29 June 2015 Posted in District News

By: Mr. Russ Rautmann, Director of The Engler Center for the Performing Arts

"We could maybe survive without the arts, but I don't think we'd be human beings without it" - Opera Singer, Denyce Graves.

The School District of Chilton has a strong history and established tradition of growing its Fine Arts programming, for not only its students, but also for the Chilton community.

From The Beginning:

As we look back at the 1934 performing arts spaces in the former Chilton High School (CHS) building, we found a stage that was shared with physical education, wrestling and other general uses. This is the same space where the annual play was performed on a shallow stage. The audience, 150 strong, sat on a flat floor in folding chairs. The estimated attendance for these plays totaled 450 annually. Choir and band concerts were performed in a hot and noisy gymnasium with the audience seated on wooden bleachers. Despite these conditions, the students of CHS were able to experience the benefits of the performing arts first-hand.

Now let's jump ahead to the start of the 2003/2004 school year. This school year marked the beginning of a new era in the performing arts for the Chilton Public Schools, and the Community of Chilton. This was the opening of the state-of-the-art performing arts center, The Engler Center for the Performing Arts (ECPA). The ECPA was made possible by the generosity of the William and Michael Engler families. In the first performing arts season, we welcomed a full house for the ECPA grand opening. The high school produced, Bye Bye Birdie, and the Calumet County Community Theatre produced, The Music Man. The choirs and bands performed on this grand stage with pride surrounded by a state of the art acoustic diva shell. Our attendance numbers were approximately 2,600 for the year. With time comes progress, and to quote the movie, Field Of Dreams, "If you build it they will come," and they did come. Over the next twelve years with a supportive Board of Education, staff, parents, and community, we've seen an average annual growth of 13 percent in attendance.

In the 2014/2015 season, the ECPA has seen another record year. Attendance numbers totaled over 10,000 for events requiring tickets. Our free events, such as band and choir concerts, had standing room only. Over the past year, the ECPA has hosted several educational events for students and the community. We have hosted numerous fundraising concerts and events for school groups and local non-profit organizations. The four musical and two non-musical productions that are performed annually on our stage are designed to boost the confidence levels of our students and community performers by encouraging them to speak and perform in front of others. Through these performances, students and community members have had the opportunity to gain an understanding of the value of the performing arts. The love for the arts and the theater has grown throughout the years, and has enriched the lives of our students and community members. One of our main goals at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts is to teach everyone that enters our doors a little something about the performing arts, and to bring people from our community together to enjoy some of the finest family entertainment in the area!

The Arts Are Alive At CPS!

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Build a Better World - November 13-17, 2017

First published on 02 November 2017 Posted in District News

Chilton Elementary and Middle School Library will celebrate with a library fine amnesty week, bookmark contest, and paperback book exchange.

AMNESTY: Ask for amnesty for library fines and it will be provided this week.

BOOKMARK CONTEST: The bookmarks must be about books, reading, or libraries. Bookmarks will be handed out to students on card stock, 8 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. Judging criteria will include: uniqueness, creativity, how well the bookmark communicates its message, and artistic merit. It is suggested to use scrap paper to design the bookmark, and then transfer it to the card stock with black ink. Name, Grade & Teacher should be written on the back of the bookmark. One winner per classroom in the elementary school and one winner in each grade in middle school will receive books for their efforts. The bookmarks of the winners will be reproduced for April’s School Library Media Month and/or next year’s Read Aloud Month. Bookmarks are due the last day of school in November.


Bring good conditioned/slightly used paperback books to the library any time before November 10.

Receive a coupon, good for as many books as you brought in, to be used during lunch/recess on November 13.

Older students may choose to exchange two picture books for one chapter book.

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