Chilton, WI 53014
Chilton School District
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Mrs. Susan Kaphingst
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2019-05-22 "Screenagers" Showing

First published on 26 April 2019 Posted in District News

On behalf of the School District of Chilton and Chilton PTA we invite you and your community (Students, Parents, Staff) to a special screening of the film documentary “Screenagers.”  We will be hosting this event free of charge on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Engler Center for Performing Arts.

In SCREENAGERS the producer takes a deeply personal approach and probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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I Am A Tiger...

First published on 23 October 2015 Posted in District News

In partnership with the Chilton community, the School District of Chilton is dedicated to helping our students achieve their potential. As you view, I Am A Tiger…, please join us in celebrating the significant contributions and positive impact that public education has made in our community, our State, our nation, and across the world.  Chilton graduates touch the world!  And we can’t wait for the world to see the impact our current “Tigers” will make as we “Honor The Past, and Prepare for the Future” in the School District of Chilton!

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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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