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Celebrating Our Retirees and Quarter-Century Club Staff

Congratulations to our retirees who will be honored at our May 8 Quarter Century Club and Retiree Banquet! Those honored include employees who retired at the end of the 2017-18 school year or during the current school year - and those who have served the district for 25 years.
We are grateful for your priceless service to our community youth, and we wish you nothing but the best in your next journeys! Come back and visit us anytime!


Mary Ellen Allen

Chris Bestul

Peggy Bolle

Debra Brick

Cathi Burish

Diane Burkhalter

Corrine Eichmann

Joan Geraldsdon

Laura Hansen

Helen Kangas

Shelly Keil

Pat Kiekhaefer

Laurie LaDuke

Kathy Lemberger

Joan Linsmeier

Cary Moyer

Gerald Neuberger

John Pethan

Earlene Samz

Vicki Svacina

Nancy Weier

Quarter Century Inductees

Mary Ellen Allen

Gail Bailey 

Julie Buehler

David Bukowski

Paul Glover

Mary Hoffman

Michelle Jirikowic

Jeff Koch

Brenda Leick

Sharon Lipski

Gerald Neuberger

Nancy Orth

Barbara Post

Ellen Reinertson 

Dennis Rodewald 

Kurt Thuemmler

Thanks to Community Partners

The Manitowoc Public School District is thankful for business and community partners and volunteers who help provide our students with unique, relevant opportunities. Here are just a few recent partnerships that have made a difference - thank you! #SHIPSpride
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
Thank you to the following manufacturing businesses who hosted student tours during the Heavy Metal Bus Tour:
  • Jagemann Stamping
  • Kaysun Corporation
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Federal Mogul
  • Skana Aluminum
  • The Cawley Company
Mock Interviews 
mock interviews in gym at Lincoln
More than 200 students enrolled in a Financial Literacy class or W ork Experience at LHS participated in Mock Interviews March 15. Mock interviews give st u dents an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and gain valuable feedback from industry experts. 
Thanks to our 44 volunteers who helped make this event possible! 
Participating businesses included: Action Realty, Americollect, Aurora, Bank First National, Bauer Built Tires, Beamco, Bob Braun Excavating LLC., CESA 6, Federal- Mogul, Felician Village, Forefront Dermatology, Holy Family Memorial, Kaysun Corporation, Lowe's, Manitowoc County Job Center, Manitowoc Heating & Refrigeration, Manitowoc Tool and Machining LLC., MPSD, Northern Labs, Parker Hannifin, Pick N' Save, QPS Employment Group, Seek Careers/Staffing Inc., Sheboygan County Job Center, Shipbuilders Credit Union, Shoreline Credit Union, Silver Lake College, The Station, Tramontina, United One Credit Union, UW Green Bay- Manitowoc Campus, and Walmart.

Jackson Teacher Featured by Chamber

Chamber Think. Play. Love. Features Jackson Teacher 

Jackson 1st grade teacher Dean Sleger talks on video about his love for Manitowoc
Jackson first grade teacher Dean Sleger talked about his love for Manitowoc in this video. Thanks Dean! You are an amazing teacher and an asset to the Manitowoc Community as a whole.  The MPSD is proud to have you as one of our own! #ShipsPride

Building Character and RelationSHIPS

Madison Elementary started new groups for boys and girls in grades 4 to 6 called the League of Gentlemen and League of Ladies. The group teaches students how to greet people, problem-solve, interact with others, be a caring individual, get involved in your community and more. 
The Leagues have focused this year on a community approach - delivering holiday gift bags to our neighbors, making thank cards to those who made an impact on their lives, and learning how to connect with others and be better citizens and friends. Congrats to Madison staff and students for showing how to be better citizens and friends!
Boys in Madison Elementary League of Gentlemen club
Close-up of hand writing thank you note
Girls in Madison Elementary League of Ladies club