Falcon Flyer September 12, 2013 UPDATED
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September 12, 2013

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Upcoming Events at a Glance


September 12 - Back to School Night for Parents, 6:00pm
September 12 - First Musical Rehearsal, 3:25pm-5:00pm
September 12 - Cross Country Meet 
Menomonee Falls Invitational, Rotary Park, Menomonee Falls
September 19 - Cowbell Classic Invitational, Simplicity Testing Grounda (Hwy. LL & Hillcrest Rd.), Port Washington

A Message From Principal Leach


Welcome Back, Falcon Families! My name is Mr. Leach and I have the privilege of being your child's principal at JLMS. I am new to the school this year and look forward to working with the staff and students to make this year GREAT! 

We opened the year with an assembly in the gym, did a little "Falcon Flop" (to the chicken dance song) and kicked off the year. This week has been as smooth as it could have been- thanks for your patience as we launched new schedules for every student and made sure that class placements were accurate. 

We are working this year to provide a meaningful experience for all of our students. Please let me know if you have any cares, concerns, or compliments for me as the year rolls on. The students have been great and it is nice to see everything in action here at JLMS. Our club/athletics info will be sent out next week to all families via the Falcon Flyer as well. 

Respectfully Yours,   

Mr. Leach
Grafton Music Parent Fundraiser
Please consider supporting the Grafton Music Parents in their efforts to provide music scholarships and supplies to the music students in Grafton by purchasing a product from the Yankee Candle Company. The Yankee Candle sale starts on Wednesday 9/11 and ends on Wednesday 9/25.  

You can conveniently order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com.  The group number for Grafton Music Parents is 990045764. Perfect gift opportunity for the upcoming Holiday season! Thank you for your support of the Grafton Music Parents. 

Fundraising.pdf  -
Ozaukee WAVE Volleyball Club - Informational Meeting

The Ozaukee WAVE Volleyball club will be having two informational meeting to explain and discuss the 2013-2014 club seasons.  Please see the attachment for more information.

Sunday, September 29, 11:30am, GHS Cafeteria for 14 years and under
Sunday, October 20th, 11:30am, GHS Cafeteria for 15 years and older


Portraits in the Park
If it has been a while since your last family portrait, there is till time to signup for Portraits in the Park on Sept 15th in lower Lime Kiln Park.  

Please visit:  www.graftoneducationfoundation.org to schedule your appointment or call Julia McNally at 414-491-6445.  More information is in the attached flyer.

Grafton Boys Basketball Upcoming Opportunities
K-6 Developmental League is now accepting registrations.  This is a very popular league. Opportunities are on a limited basis and accepted until maximum capacity is reached.

3-8 Fall Fundamentals Clinic Dates: Sept. 29 / Oct. 6 / Oct. 13
This is a free 3-week skills clinic for all boys in grades 3-8. The skills & drills session will last 30-40 minutes and then players will be divided up each night and placed on a team for 3x3 games.  Go to the website at: www.graftonschools.org/boysbasketball for more information.

3-8 Traveling Team Tryout Date: Oct. 20
Any boys in grades 3-8 who are interested in participating on a competitive traveling team should visit the website at: www.graftonschools.org/boysbasketball for more information.

YOUTH BB Dev Registration Form-W 2014

Staff Showcase - Welcome Lisa Bowler!
Each week we will feature a new staff member at John Long Middle School.  We are excited to introduce Lisa Bowler!


Hello!  My name is Lisa Bowler and I am very excited to become a part of the Grafton School District and a great community.  I truly believe there is no job better than teaching. Each day is different and to see the students learn and grow is extremely rewarding.  Every day is an adventure!

I am originally from Slinger, Wi.  I was always active in sports and continued playing volleyball and softball at Cardinal Stritch University.  I graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Secondary Ed and Science.  After graduating, I taught science at Atlas Preparatory Academy for two years.  

My family and I recently moved to Grafton.  My husband, 1 year old daughter Kenzie, and dog named Pele love the outdoors, playing sports, and traveling.  .

I am really excited for a great school year full of fun and science.  Please email or call me anytime with any questions, comments, or concerns.


Grafton Black Hawk Tailgate Parties
Come and enjoy a great atmosphere before cheering our Grafton Black Hawks on to victory!  There are two more tailgate parties left; September 27 and October 18.  There is music and very reasonable priced food to enjoy.  See the attached flyer for more information.

Blackhawk Tailgate Parties.pdf

Helpful Information from the John Long Counselor
Please view the September edition of the "Middle Years," from Mrs. Brady our School Counselor.

Middle Years Sept. '13.pdf

Join the Biggest "Group"

Welcome back to another exciting year at John Long Middle School. Now is your opportunity to become a member of the biggest “group” at this school by joining a choir of your choice. If you’ve never tried it before, it’s not too late to try. If you think you can’t sing, you may soon be surprising yourself and others. Grade level choirs at John Long meet on alternate days during students’ Academic Support hour. These are the largest groups in the school and students learn a great deal not only about singing, but about being a part of something much larger than themselves.

The school also offers two morning choirs for any student. They are:

  • The Cambiata - a choir for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00a.m. in the choir room. Come and give it a try with the many other young dedicated men. This choir starts on September 26th.
  • The Treble Choir - an all girl group for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls that meets on Thursday mornings at 7:00a.m. This choir starts on September 27th.
  • The John Long Middle School Chorale is an auditioned group of 7th and 8th graders that meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:00am. Auditions will be held September 17-21 in the mornings. Auditions sign-ups are posted on the choir board. Good luck in your audition for this group – it is always competitive.

Come and be a part of the morning groups starting the week of September 26-27, or join a grade-level choir any day your choir meets. If you have any questions, please stop and speak with Mr. Arendt or call/email me at any time. Thank you.

Mr. Doug Arendt



Shared District Folder
District Shared Newsletter Document
week of September 9,2013


Parent Roadmap - Supporting Your Child in Common Core Mathematics
Early Childhood Screening for 3 and 4 year old children: Friday, September 27
New Math Curriculum Information: Dreambox Learning
New Math Curriculum Information: Stepping Stones
September Lunch Menus
Friday Night Football Tailgate Parties
2013-2014 School District Calendar


Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus: Dog Walk Nights for ages 13-18
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County: Volunteer Fair - Saturday, October 26
Grafton Music Parents Welcome Letter & invitation to attend GMP meetings
Grafton Music Parents: Yankee Candle Sale Fundraiser from September 11 - 25
Grafton Basketball: 2014 Junior Black Hawk Developmental League for Boys Grades K - 8
LAST CHANCE: Grafton Education Foundation Portraits in the Park: September 15
Nurturing and Parent Support (NAPS) Newsletter, Fall 2013
Ozaukee Youth Hockey: Girls Hockey Clinic for grades 2 through 8 - Sundays in September
GHS Boys Basketball Team Paper Shredding Fundraiser:September 21
Boys Basketball Program Car Wash Fundraiser: September 21
Ozaukee Aquatics Club Swimming
Grafton Parks & Recreation: American Red Cross Babysitter Training for Boys and Girls ages 11 and up
Grafton Parks & Recreation: Future Stars Flag Football for Boys and Girls in Grades 5 and 6
Winter Youth Hockey at Ozaukee Ice Center - Registration Now Open
Feith Family YMCA Sports Journalism writing class for students in grades 5-12 starting September 17
Grafton Soccer Club: Teams are formed and there are a few openings left
Grafton Boys Basketball Upcoming Opportunities for grades 3 through 8
Grafton Girls Jr. Black Hawk Basketball Fall Clinic and Traveling Team Tryouts

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