The MHS Jazz Band Spring Swing highlighted the weekend with wonderful music, dancing and fun had by many students, parents, and community members. The MHS Orchestra performed on Monday with all high school groups sounding great under the direction of Mr. Anderson. The Drug Dogs visited on Thursday which is a regular event to help maintain a drug free environment. We had a dozen athletic events going on after school on Tuesday including Track, Soccer, Softball, and Baseball which made for great fun in the sun for our student-athletes and staff. The Grad Committee and Parent Lock-in Committee continue to prepare for next weekends festivities which start this Friday with the Senior picnic followed by the Senior assembly on Monday.
Athletics and Activities- Caleb Hundt
It’s been a very busy spring with all of our rescheduling, but finally the nice weather has us playing and participating in some consistent events. We’ve been jammed packed with Fine Arts events to include the Orchestra, Spring Swing, and Large Group Choral festival. Additionally, our sports teams have been working hard to get as many games in as possible. Tuesday we hosted the BRC Conference Track and Meet at our Beautiful Sports Complex. Tyra Boettcher, Sam Zbornik, Madison Davis, Elle Hemauer, and Victoria Harmston all were crowned BRC Champions! You can see a picture of these athletes HERE. The athletics department continues to work towards the unification of all of our programming. We have collected and reviewed proposals from outside vendors to facilitate a seasonal and unified strength and speed training for our sports teams. We hope to finalize and lock in a provider as soon as possible. Additionally, this week we were able to bring in (2) phenomenal speakers to talk to our kids about work ethic, off-season determination, and being a multi-sport athlete. A big thank you to Mike Schmidt and Diane Schofield (Slinden) for speaking! Last, but certainly not least, we’re hosting our SENIOR PICNIC Friday! Graduation is NOT far behind!
BELOIT Superintendent Search ending details below
I will be dropping off my signed employment contract at ASC to be Menomonie High School Principal on my way to the Senior Picnic this morning. I’d like to apologize for the disruption that this has caused and any uneasiness especially at this time of the year. I will attach links to articles below for you to read about the situation if you so choose. Deanna and I are at peace with what has happened and grateful to have such a great place to call home for our family. Deanna and I have always centered our family through our concrete faith in gods will which is clearly now to be Menomonie High School Principal. Our family has always centered are lives around our faith which we will continue to rely on as we live and work in Menomonie.
David – 5/18/18
Article about my candidacy in Beloit
Article that caused the controversy
Blog Post From Beloit Schools Narrowing field after controversy
Beloit Schools Suspends Superintendent Search
On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 8:15 PM, DAVID MUNOZ <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
High School Staff:
The Beloit School Board President and I had a good conversation tonight about the Beloit Superintendent search. She and I agreed that putting an end to the search tonight with no interviews and no permanent superintendent which was the decision of the Beloit School Board was the best decision for all involved. To be clear, I am no longer a candidate for the Superintendent position in Beloit because there is no longer a search. The Beloit School Board fired the search firm they were using because of some allegations and controversies over a candidate from Missouri. As I mentioned at the staff meeting and in the message I shared with the staff via google doc, Deanna and I love our jobs in Menomonie which we are overjoyed to be continuing for the foreseeable future. I will not be involved in any other Superintendent searches for now and I look forward to graduating the Class of 2018 next week and starting to work on preparations for the 18/19 school year.
Menomonie High School
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi
I would like to share that the Beloit School District has formed an official public release (below) that I am one of three candidates remaining to be interviewed next week for the Beloit Superintendent position. I was contacted about my potential interest a few months back. I explored the opportunity and was asked to create a video for the Beloit School Board which led to an in-person interview on Wednesday May 23rd which I first found out about on the morning of 5/16/18. This is a two week process from this point on with 3 people interviewing next week followed by a final 2 the week after. Thank you for your understanding and support. As I mentioned at the staff meeting on Wednesday 5/16/18, Deanna and I both love our jobs in Menomonie but felt compelled to look into this opportunity.
Menomonie High School
BOARD OF EDUCATION NARROWS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
Posted by Jennifer Thompson on 5/16/2018
The School District of Beloit Board of Education names their selection for the top three candidates in the race for next superintendent. After a robust community engagement process, search firm School Exec Connect compiled a superintendent profile used to recruit and vet 35 diverse applicants for the school district top job. The top three candidates will interview face-to-face with the Board of Education on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
The three candidates selected are Dr. Kevin Brown, Dr. Daniel Keyser and David Munoz. The three candidates bring strong experience, solid leadership and clear communication. “The board is excited to bring forth three highly-qualified candidates to this crucial leadership position,” said Board President Laurie Endres. “We are very grateful to all of the staff, students and community members who have been involved in this process.”
Candidates were vetted by School Exec Connect using the Superintendent Profile that was created based on input from community, staff, students and parents. After face-to-face interviews with the Board of Education, finalists will be invited back for final interviews with the board as well as a search committee that will be made up of members of the community, parents and staff. Individuals interested in serving on the search committee should contact Michelle Shope at email@example.com or at 608-361-4160.
The search for the superintendent is on track with a new superintendent slated to assume the position on July 1, 2018. The board plans to announce the new superintendent in early June.
About the candidates:
Dr. Kevin Brown currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri. His previous districts include Madison Metropolitan School District and Racine Unified School District. “In an effort to be transparent, the board is aware of pending litigation against Dr. Brown. We have been in conversation with his current district who assures us that internal investigations have shown allegations in the pending litigation are unfounded. His current district reports he is a highly valued member of their team. He is a very qualified candidate and we will continue to vet him as we move forward in this process,” said Board President Endres.
Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
Dr. Daniel Keyser currently serves as the Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning for the School District of Waukesha here in Wisconsin. His previous districts include Madison Metropolitan School District, School District of Monroe and School District of Janesville.
Dr. Keyser received his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College.
David Munoz currently serves as the high school principal in the School District of the Menomonie Area. His previous districts include Wausau School District, Central High School District of Westosha, and Manitowoc Public Schools.
Mr. Munoz received his Master of Science in Administrative Leadership and Supervision from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and his Wisconsin School Superintendent License from Viterbo University in LaCrosse.