800 E. North Shore Drive, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

Staff Members


Bill Andersen

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8th Grade Comm Arts North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching comm. arts is the infinite variety of student stories I get to read and the opportunity to talk with students to get them excited about reading.

I started teaching in the Hartland/Lakeside District in 1988, and I plan to be here for many years to come! My four children keep me and my wife quite busy at home.

My classroom is all about reading and writing. My classroom library of over 700 books is always open to students throughout the year. I expect every student to develop a schedule for reading outside my classroom and to report to me on their reading habits each week. We also have reading/writing partners in class to help students learn how to collaborate on writing and reading projects. The focus is for every student to grow as a writer and reader regardless of ability level.

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What I love about teaching comm. arts is the infinite variety of student stories I get to read and the opportunity to talk with students to get them excited about reading.

I started teaching in the Hartland/Lakeside District in 1988, and I plan to be here for many years to come! My four children keep me and my wife quite busy at home.

My classroom is all about reading and writing. My classroom library of over 700 books is always open to students throughout the year. I expect every student to develop a schedule for reading outside my classroom and to report to me on their reading habits each week. We also have reading/writing partners in class to help students learn how to collaborate on writing and reading projects. The focus is for every student to grow as a writer and reader regardless of ability level.

Sarah Blankenheim

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Literacy Coach North Shore Middle School and LIFE Entrepeneurial Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching is: sharing my enthusiasm for reading and writing.

I taught 7th grade Comm. Arts for 7 years and am now the North Shore Middle School Literacy Coach. I support literacy in all the classroom by collaborating, team-teaching, team-planning and modeling. Literacy is my passion, and I want all students to be excited about reading and writing.

Josh Breslow

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Art Teacher North Shore Middle School, LIFE Entrepreneurial Middle School, Hartland South Elementary and Hartland School of Community Learning Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

I was born in the Bronx, New York City. I Went to college in the Midwest and graduate school in Pennsylvania. I taught art in Brooklyn New York for five years in downtown Milwaukee for four years. Currently this is my fifth year teaching at the Hartland Lakeside School District and still enjoy every moment of it.

Carrie Carthew

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North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

I am currently in my 19th year of being a special education teacher.   I happily co-teach with several teachers here at North Shore Middle School.  I love to collaborate with my colleagues about how to best meet the individual needs of all students.

Judy Cieminski

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Office Manager North Shore Middle School and LIFE Entrepreneurial Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6767
Biography

Worked with the school district since 1995.

As a special ed. bus driver until 2003

Worked in the kitchen part-time at NSMS from 2001-2004

Worked as a custodian from 2004- 2013 at NSMS

From 2013-present working as NSMS school secretary, and loving it!!!

 

 

Matthew Crowe

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6th Grade Social Studies North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching is guiding my students through powerful pieces of literature and seeing them fall in love with reading for perhaps the first time.  And of course, I love helping my students to feel comfortable and confident to be themselves even through the sometimes trying times of middle school.

My name is Matt Crowe.  I have been a teacher for nine years, and it’s my pleasure to be starting my third year of teaching Comm. Arts here at North Shore Middle School.

This year in Comm. Arts your child will be actively involved in Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop as part of our district’s literacy initiative.  This method of delivery is based on the work of Lucy Calkins and the Columbia University Teacher’s College.

The workshop model stresses a rigorous framework for reading and writing growth, through whole class mini-lessons that focus students on honing and perfecting specific skills and strategies, through daily teacher-student conferences, and through collaborative peer work.  The program emphasizes genuine reading and writing pursuits that will not only help students’ achievement but also create a culture of lifelong readers and writers.  After having the opportunity to attend a Teacher’s College training this summer, I have seen the incredible potential that this instructional method will mean for our kids.

I encourage you to take an active part in your child’s growth as well.  Homework completion and independent reading and writing at home is expected.  Homework will be communicated using the grade level calendar on our website.  Students will be expected to complete a reading log and have parents sign it every two weeks.  Your help with this is greatly appreciated!

 

 

Julie Debelack

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Drama Teacher North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching is… sharing enthusiasm for my subject matter.

I have been teaching at North Shore Middle School since the fall of 2008.  I helped to create and implement the theater and movie making classes at North Shore and continue to help it change and grow every year.  In theater classes, students learn how to create characters, act as an ensemble onstage, write scripts, and will discover how theater has changed since ancient times.  Students use costumes, props, and the stage to bring their scripts to life.  In movie making classes, students learn how to film and edit their own footage to look like professional movies.  Students use video cameras and computers to create commercials, newscasts, stop motion films, movie trailers, short films, and more.  I also co-direct the fall play and spring musical for our drama club and manage the stage crew.

 

Nicole Dillon

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8th Grade Math. North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching is being able to reach learners at all levels and provide an experience to, hopefully, impact students’ future decisions!

8th Grade Math: The 8th grade math course, Core Connections Course 3 (CC3), is the third of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for future rigorous algebra courses. This particular course helps students develop multiple strategies to solve problems and find connections. The curriculum is based off of the Common Core Math Standards and Math Practices found here.

Major concepts of study include: finding connections between tables, graphs, patterns, and equations, solving equations, solving systems of equations, coordinate grid transformations, collecting and analyzing data trends, calculating slope, Pythagorean Theorem, linear and non-linear functions, rational and irrational numbers, exponent and scientific notation rules, angles created by transversals and parallel lines, and volume of various solids.

Homework: The home is designed to be used as a “review & preview,” as labeled, to develop and maintain mathematical understanding and skills for the concepts learned in the CPM math books. The concepts will continue to come up throughout the book to keep ideas fresh and aid in comprehension.

***Students are expected to attempt all assigned homework problems. The Honor Level Code issues a three-point infraction for incomplete homework assignments.

Tests and Quizzes: Because of the importance for students to receive spaced practice with course concepts, tests, and quizzes will cover a variety of topics, many of those that were covered in a previous chapter and review in homework problems.

GRADING: All grades earned in math will be posted on our online grading system weekly, including homework, mid-chapter quizzes, Puzzle Investigator problems, and assessments (tests, exit slips, writing prompts (etc). Families are encouraged to access the 8th grade google site https://sites.google.com/a/hartlake.org/nsms8thgrade/ for the homework, quizzes, and assessment calendar and weekly updates, as well as our online grading system via the school website.

7th Grade STEM

STEM 7 is a trimester encore class that introduces students to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will learn about the importance of STEM and how it influences the world we live in. By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. Students will learn sketching techniques and use of descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer modeling. Solid modeling software will be used to introduce students to the design process. Using the design process, students brainstorm, research, develop ideas, create models, test and evaluate design ideas, and communicate their solution to solve problems.

Please see the site https://sites.google.com/a/hartlake.org/nsms-grade-7/ for STEM info, homework, and links to student work.

6th Grade STEM

STEM 6 is a trimester encore class that introduces students to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will learn about the importance of STEM and how it influences the world we live in. Through problem solving challenges, students are introduced to and immersed in the design process used by engineers in the real-world to solve everyday situations. Students will also be introduced to the basics of robotics through the use of simple and motorized mechanisms.

**Design and Modeling is covered in more depth in 7th grade STEM, while programming, building, and electrical robotics is tackled in 8th grade STEM!

Please see the site https://sites.google.com/a/hartlake.org/nsms-6th-grade/ for STEM info, homework, and links to student work.

Karen Duane

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Learning Assistant North Shore Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6767

Patricia Eckerman

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6th Grade Math North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

What I love about teaching is hearing the light bulbs go on when students understand a concept or solution in math. It is that “now I get it!” moment.

My name is Patty Eckerman and I teach 6th grade mathematics at North Shore Middle School. I have a Business Degree with a Spanish minor and I returned to school to obtain my teaching certification with a mathematics emphasis a few years ago. I teach both the CC1 and CC1/2 hybrid class and advise the 5th and 6th grade math club. Our math classroom is collaborative in nature and you will hear mathematical discussions going on within each team of students. I believe students learn best when they work on, discuss and then present mathematical problems and their solutions together. Participation is a must on these teams and therefore everyone has a role or job. Homework is given almost daily and is due the next day. Homework is necessary to practice the concepts we work on in the classroom. The way students learn math today is not the way I learned math at their age. Our curriculum is highly engaging with students solving unfamiliar problems together, analyzing alternative solutions, and using these solutions to solve similar types of problems. This leads to conceptual understanding, critical thinking and reasoning skills that are needed in the workplace today.

Dave Grevenkamp

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8th grade Science North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

I graduated from Purdue University in 2000 and earned a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Carroll University in 2009. In 2008, I trained to teach Project Lead the Way and bring STEM education to North Shore Middle School. I have been teaching for 14 years, all of them at North Shore Middle School. I began my career as a sixth grade science teacher, also teaching math, literature and health. I am currently teaching eighth grade science and robotics.

Paul Haney

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7th Grade Comm Arts North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography
What I love about teaching is the moment when a just right book for a reluctant reader becomes a favorite for life.  What I love about teaching is when a reluctant writer enthusiastically shares their writing with the class. What I love about teaching are these small moments and more!
It has been my pleasure to have taught in the Hartland Lakeside School District sine 1996.  I earned my undergraduate degree from The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, my teaching certification from Cardinal Stritch University, and my Master’s degree from National Louis University.  Most of my time here has been spent teaching seventh grade Comm. Arts.
My classroom follows the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop model.  The class typically begins with a short lesson followed by a period of practice with individual or small group instruction.  I believe children learn best when they have and environment that provides structure and provides for student choice and input.
Homework is communicated through the online calendar.  Students are expected to read 30 minutes each day outside of class and document their reading minutes.  Writing homework may be given periodically.
I welcome parents to inquire about their student’s progress and learning.  E-mail can be sent to phaney@hartlake.org.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your student’s educational journey.

 

MaryAnne Hohmann

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Special Education Teacher North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

Bio
Mrs. Hohmann’s teaching career began in the Racine Unified School District in 1990. She then taught in Waterloo for two years and in Johnston, Iowa for six years. Mrs. Hohmann has been teaching in the Hartland-Lakeside School District since 1999. Before transferring to North Shore Middle School in 2008, she spent two years at Lakeside Elementary and seven years at Hartland South Elementary. She now works primarily with special education students in sixth grade.
Mrs. Hohmann believes it is her “job” to not only prepare students academically for NSMS and beyond, but to also prepare them to be responsible and resourceful learners. She works closely with parents and content area teachers to promote and maintain open lines of communication.

Education
Bachelors Degree – Elementary Education 1-8, Learning Disabilities K-8
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – 1990

What I love about teaching … the satisfaction that I receive when I see students excited about what they are learning, the successes that they have, and the self confidence that they gain.

Patty Jorgensen

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Custodian North Shore Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography
I have been a custodian with the Hartland Lakeside School District since 2003.  Before that I spent nearly 10 years with the district as a substitute teacher.
I live in the district and have raised kids who all went through the Hartland Lakeside School District.  I have lived in the Hartland area for over 45 years.

Jennifer Klang

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6th Grade Comm Arts Teacher North Shore Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6767

Sue Klopp

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Library Media Specialist Hartland Lakeside School District Work Phone: (262) 369-6767
Biography

Sue Klopp is the district library media specialist, managing the print and digital library resources at North, South, and North Shore Middle School. She has been in the district since 1990, except for a three year period when she was a youth services librarian at Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex.

Jennifer Lacombe

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Special Education Learning Assistant North Shore Middle School and LIFE Entrepeneurial Middle School Work Phone: (262) 369-6767

Lisa Lederman

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Office Manager North Shore Middle School and LIFE Entrepeneurial Middle School Work 800 E. North Shore Drive Hartland WI 53029 Work Phone: 262-369-6767
Biography

I have been employed by the district since 2013 as one of two North Shore Middle School office managers.  I enjoy the fast pace and the challenges that come with the position.   Never a dull day!

Tia Legler

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Library Aide North Shore Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6767

Heather Molnar

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Social Studies Teacher North Shore Middle School Work Phone: 262-369-6767
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