News & Notes: June 1

June 1, 2011

Police Department holding bike rodeo for Dean students

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Police Department has partnered with the Dean Elementary School and Safe Routes to School Committee to coordinate this year's bike rodeo. The event will be held at the Dean Elementary School on June 6 after an all-school assembly on bike safety. The bike rodeo portion will be presented to the third- and fourth-grade classes after the assembly. Participants who have their bicycles will have them inspected by a representative from Wheel and Sprocket; have their helmets properly fitted; and then be escorted through an obstacle course to teach them about safety when riding their bikes. Those who do not have a bike will be walked through the course so they, too, can learn these same safety tips.

For information, contact Lt. Lisa Kumbier from the Brown Deer Police Department at (414) 371-2900 or Pat Hansen from the Dean Elementary School at (414) 371-6806.

M&I Bank's Fox Point branch accepting food donations

Fox Point - M&I Bank is accepting nonperishable food items through June 9 at its Fox Point branch, 8740 N. Port Washington Road.

Proceeds benefit the St. Peter-Immanuel Food Pantry.

Nicolet makes minor tweaks in graduation requirements

Glendale - The Nicolet School Board last week made a minor modification to the career education and fine arts graduation requirements high school students need to graduate.

Students still need a combined total of two credits in both subject areas, with at least 0.5 credits in fine arts and 0.5 credits in career education. They have the option in deciding how to use the remaining one-credit requirement within the career education and fine arts departments. The change is a deviation from the existing policy that required one credit within career education and one credit within fine arts.

District Administrator Rick Monroe said the change is designed to give students more flexibility and ease scheduling constraints.

Junior Woman's Club awards scholarships

Brown Deer - The GFWC Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club awarded its annual Scholarships for Continuing Education on May 10. Tanya Daniel was awarded $1,000 for her continuing education in the area of special education and public services with the goal of becoming an education supervisor.

Colleen Easton was awarded $1,000 for her continuing education toward a bachelor's degree in accounting with the goal of becoming a certified public accountant. The scholarship is awarded annually in May. For more information about the scholarship and our organization, visit

Steffen Middle School recognized, receives grant

Mequon - Steffen Middle School was recently named a 2011 Blue Ribbon Foundation U-ACT Award of Merit School for promoting kindness and taking steps to eliminate bullying behavior throughout the year.

U-ACT's recognition toward Steffen is based on the school's various initiatives, including a program known as Students and Teachers Achieving Results, or STAR, that has been designed to reinforce positive behavior throughout the school day.

Steffen received a $1,200 grant from U-ACT as part of the recognition. The organization also awarded $250 that can be used toward a party to reward students.

Bay officers are handing out baseball cards this summer

Whitefish Bay - This week, the Whitefish Bay Police Department begins handing out Milwaukee Brewers baseball cards to children, with the goal of providing positive interactions between local officers and youth.

M&I Bank's Whitefish Bay branch is funding the initiative. Whitefish Bay Police have been given sets, each containing 30 cards, to distribute to children.

Scholz named vice president of finance, CFO at Concordia

Mequon- Concordia University Wisconsin administrators have named Joan Scholz, controller since 2001, as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

In addition to overseeing the finance department, she will continue to be responsible for the yearly audit and taxes. She will also add the increased responsibility in the areas of insurance/risk management, cost accounting, budgeting and grant accounting.

A 1989 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Scholz previously worked as senior auditor for Price Waterhouse, Milwaukee, and for Milwaukee-based M&I Data Services/Metavante Corporation.

A longtime member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Scholz lives in Mequon with her husband, Jay, and two daughters, Rachel and Amber.

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