Menomonee Falls Patch: The School District of Menomonee Falls is proud to announce that it has been named on the Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplace list for the fourth time in four years.
“This award represents the care and commitment of our staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Greco. “Their dedication to each student, support for families, and commitment to our community are the difference makers. It is a genuine passion that our teams have for making a difference and supporting one another along the way. Falls Schools and the Menomonee Falls community has something really special.”
This year SDMF came in at number 20 in the “Large Employer” category of 500+ employees. The designation of Top Workplace is awarded to companies that participate in a workplace dynamics survey on work atmosphere, support and opportunities in the workplace. Staff does not know the survey is for Top Workplace as the district regularly surveys its staff around workplace environment already.
“This is among the accolades I am most proud of in our district,” says Director of Curriculum and Learning Corey Golla. “In every category we have exceptional people working collectively with the greatest of attitudes for the common goal of changing outcomes for kids. It is a great place to work and to have that shouted across the rooftops of Greater Milwaukee is another reason to be proud of our work.” Mr. Golla will take over as superintendent of the district on July 1, when Dr. Greco retires.
Read the complete article on the Menomonee Falls School District’s recognition.
Journal Sentinel: The Menomonee Falls School District’s success in “continuous improvement” has made it the subject of a cover story in a national education magazine.
Education Week published a story on the district’s schools and how the district’s work in continuous improvement is helping it to be successful.
“This is just one more way our district has been recognized nationally and internationally for the work our staff and students do each and every day,” said Superintendent Pat Greco. “We started our continuous improvement journey nearly a decade ago, and in that time we’ve moved from a district in need of improvement to a district that leads in cutting-edge continuous improvement.”
Education Week’s story focuses on the district’s work from the superintendent down to 4K classrooms, and how those efforts have helped the district succeed despite the challenges facing it and other districts. Those include a highly competitive workforce, budget reductions and fluctuating enrollment.
“The work done in this district at all levels impact student success,” said Corey Golla, district director of curriculum and learning. “Their deep commitment to being better every day shows in this piece from Education Week. We hope our district can be a beacon for other schools looking to make the same incredible improvement.”
Read the complete article on Menomonee Falls.
Fox6Now.com: High schoolers in Menomonee Falls on Wednesday, October 26th took a big leap forward in their future careers. They’re studying healthcare, and for the first time, got to practice on real patients.
The students are doctors in training. Right now, they’re Menomonee Falls sophomores in the Healthcare Academy program — and on Wednesday, they performed vision and hearing screenings on the district’s elementary school students.
Dani Rabai always thought she wanted to be a doctor, but the Healthcare Academy program solidified it for her.
“It has helped me really focus on what I like,” said Rabai.
About 150 high schoolers are taking part in the Healthcare Academy program — a curriculum designed to allow students with an interest in medicine to explore the field and get college credit at the same time.