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  Lannon School Index

History of Education in Lannon Area; Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Edited by Mike Reilly, c. November 6, 2000

revised 06/04/04

1990's Thru the Present: Growth and Building

1990/3/20 - Lannon's new logo is "Lannon - Built on Solid Ground", submitted by 4th Grader Amy Gall of Lannon Elementary School. She received a $75 prize for being chosen, Two others received runner-up prizes. The logo will be used on a special cancellation stamp on August 2nd. Amy's logo stressed that first Lannon is home to many stone quarries, from which the village name also derives. The logo features a stone wall topped with signs of industry, farming, and commercial business. It was topped with a baseball player symbolic of the village's premier Land O' Lakes teams. 3,00 specially printed envelopes with the logo will be sold at the Village Hall on August 2nd, costing $1 each plus the 25 cent postage stamp.

    /Sept - The first students attending the new Hamilton High School in 1962 had a reunion.

1991 - due to over-crowding in other districts schools, Willow Springs School is back to teaching kindergarten thru 5th Grade.

1992 - Mr. Toshner taught a combined/split 4th and 5th Grade class due to over-crowding.

1993/12/7  - Sandra L. Landgren, music teacher at Lannon, presented "A Holiday Suite For You".

                    - Lynelle Sandron hired as an emotional disabilities aide.

        /12/28  - Lannon students donate over $400 of toys to the needy by giving up their usual $1-2 gift exchange. The toys were purchased by the teachers and delivered to the Sussex Emergency Food Pantry.

1994/1/11 - Lannon Elementary School grades were entertained by mime and magician Ardan James, presenting "You Mean More to Me Than Pizza"; designed to show how self-worth and a good sense of humor are keys to success for today's young people.

        /4/12 - Louise Champan interim principal at Lannon Elementary School after Sylvestor (Syl) Racinowski takes an extended leave of absence due to rheumatoid arthritis is named his official successor. Ms. Champan is a 19 year teacher veteran. 

        /July - Plans unveiled for addition to Lannon Elementary School; referendum passes in Nov, 1994

1995/1/20 - Bernice Plato died, age 71, former 1st grade teacher and reading specialist. Spent 34 years teaching, starting at Lannon Elementary in 1955. In 1968 became reading specialist serving Willow Spring, Lannon, and North Lisbon School (today's Lisbon Town Hall. Retired in 1989; resident of Menomonee Falls.

        /1/24 - 1st Graders in Karenlee Kubanek's class construct a model Lannon neighborhood.

        /2/12 - Helen Pantelis, 4th Grade teacher at Lannon, dies in a car accident; was in Hamilton School District for 25 years, since 1970. In 1980 she came to Lannon teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th Grades. Helen taught in Milwaukee for 5 years before coming to Hamilton School District. She was born in 1940.

        /3/7 - Kyle Bode, a 6th grader from St. John's Lutheran School in Lannon took first place in the 1995 District Spelling Bee.

        /4/11 - Lannon School is once again sponsoring a book drive for distribution to children and their families in the central city of Milwaukee.

1998 - The school was recognized for the bank created within the school in cooperation with Associated Bank in Sussex. Partners for Education presented the Good Idea Award to the school for its outstanding contribution to education innovation.

1999/Spring - Willow Springs: the last classes are taught (kindergarten - 5th) and all students will be transferred to the new Woodside Elementary School.

1999-2000 School Year - Lannon Elementary School collects 6,150 General Mills boxtops making various student and teacher projects possible.


Additional Notes about Lannon school:

Teacher Doris Wood married James Walter

Teacher Marion Holkenbrink married John Walter

The girls of the upper grades have formed an athletic association with Miss Lees as advisor

Lannon Elementary School, 7145 N, Lannon Road, Lannon, WI 53046, Phone (262) 255-6106, Facsimile (262) 255-4185

            Reference Sources: "From Farmland to Freeways: A History Of  Waukesha County" edited by Ellen D. Langill and Jean Penn Loerke; the article "The History of Education in Waukesha County" by Ellen D. Langill; "Public Education in Wisconsin" by Conrad C. Patzer, Superintendent of Practice Teaching - Milwaukee State Normal School, 1924. Issued by John Callahan, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools; "Memoirs of Waukesha County", Theron W. Haight, editor, 1907; the works of local historian Fred Keller, some of them printed or reprinted in the Sussex Sun newspaper; and the microfilm Menomonee Falls News articles and "Glimpses of Menomonee Falls - Past and Present" - Menomonee Falls School History contributed by Carol Wildt, at the Maude Shunk Library; and the microfilm Waukesha Freeman articles at the Waukesha Public Library; plus the historical archives held by the Waukesha County Historical Society Museum; in addition to interviews with current or former Lannon residents: Keith Richard Gissal, Donald E. Miller, Shirley DeLorm (nee Wandsneider), and other individual input


Note to Readers and Researchers: The following archived records have not yet been accessed by this Editor, I would appreciate, if anyone has the time, to please go to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee Urban Archives. This library is an official repository of the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Records of Predecessors to the Hamilton, Wisconsin School District, 1867-1963; Waukesha Series 35; 1.8 cubic feet (1 record center carton, and 2 archives boxes)

ABSTRACT: Series contains the records of the districts that merged to form Hamilton Schools in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Most of the records are from 1955-1961. The majority of the records are general record books, which contain minutes of the annual school board meeting, financial statements, and teacher contracts. There are also school board meeting minutes in Districts 1, 5, 7 and 10. District Number 7 has a pupil register and a record book of library material circulation.

The series contains records from the following school districts:

District No. 3 (Villages of Lannon and Menomonee Falls)

District No. 5 (Towns of Menomonee Falls and Brookfield)

District No. 6 (Villages of Menomonee Falls, Lannon and Town of Lisbon)

District No. 7 (Town of Lisbon)

District No. 10 (Village of Butler, Towns of Brookfield, and Menomonee Falls)

District Number 5 was the home of the Marcy Elementary School, Number 6 the Willow Spring Elementary, and Number 10 Butler Elementary.

ACQUISITION: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin acquired the material from the school district in 1983 (accession number C1983/010).

WAUKESHA SERIES 35. SCHOOL DISTRICT ITEMS BOX FOLDER

District No. 3 (Lannon and Menomonee Falls) Clerk's Minute Book, 1961-1963 1 1

District No. 3 (Lannon and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1955-1961 1 2

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) Clerk's Minute Book, July 1957-July 1960 1 3-4

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) July 1960-June 1963 1 5

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) Clerk's Record Book, 1952-1953 1 6

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) General Record Book, July 1959-June 1961 1 7-8

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) General Record Book, July 1961-April 1962 1 9

District No. 6 (Lannon, Meonomonee Falls and Lisbon) General Record Book, 1948-1962 1 10

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book, 1882-1896 1 11

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book 1912-1922 1 12

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book 1923-1930 1 13 District No. 7 (Lisbon) Library Catalog and Circulation Record, 1877-1915 2 1

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Pupil Register, 1867-1882 2 2 District No. 7 (Lisbon) Pupil Register, 1897-1893 2 3

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) Annual Budget Meeting, 1957-1961 2 4

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) Dedication Program, 1956 2 5

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1943-1956 2 6

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1955-1956 3 1

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) School Board Minutes, 1956-1962 3 2


Note to Readers and Researchers: The following archived records have not yet been accessed by this Editor, I would appreciate, if anyone has the time, to please go to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee Urban Archives. This library is an official repository of the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Records of Predecessors to the Hamilton, Wisconsin School District, 1867-1963; Waukesha Series 35; 1.8 cubic feet (1 record center carton, and 2 archives boxes)

ABSTRACT: Series contains the records of the districts that merged to form Hamilton Schools in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Most of the records are from 1955-1961. The majority of the records are general record books, which contain minutes of the annual school board meeting, financial statements, and teacher contracts. There are also school board meeting minutes in Districts 1, 5, 7 and 10. District Number 7 has a pupil register and a record book of library material circulation.

The series contains records from the following school districts:

District No. 3 (Villages of Lannon and Menomonee Falls)

District No. 5 (Towns of Menomonee Falls and Brookfield)

District No. 6 (Villages of Menomonee Falls, Lannon and Town of Lisbon)

District No. 7 (Town of Lisbon)

District No. 10 (Village of Butler, Towns of Brookfield, and Menomonee Falls)

District Number 5 was the home of the Marcy Elementary School, Number 6 the Willow Spring Elementary, and Number 10 Butler Elementary.

ACQUISITION: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin acquired the material from the school district in 1983 (accession number C1983/010).

WAUKESHA SERIES 35. SCHOOL DISTRICT ITEMS BOX FOLDER

District No. 3 (Lannon and Menomonee Falls) Clerk's Minute Book, 1961-1963 1 1

District No. 3 (Lannon and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1955-1961 1 2

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) Clerk's Minute Book, July 1957-July 1960 1 3-4

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) July 1960-June 1963 1 5

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) Clerk's Record Book, 1952-1953 1 6

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) General Record Book, July 1959-June 1961 1 7-8

District No. 5 (Menomonee Falls and Brookfield) General Record Book, July 1961-April 1962 1 9

District No. 6 (Lannon, Menomonee Falls and Lisbon) General Record Book, 1948-1962 1 10

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book, 1882-1896 1 11

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book 1912-1922 1 12

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Clerk's Record Book 1923-1930 1 13 District No. 7 (Lisbon) Library Catalog and Circulation Record, 1877-1915 2 1

District No. 7 (Lisbon) Pupil Register, 1867-1882 2 2 District No. 7 (Lisbon) Pupil Register, 1897-1893 2 3

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) Annual Budget Meeting, 1957-1961 2 4

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) Dedication Program, 1956 2 5

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1943-1956 2 6

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) General Record Book, 1955-1956 3 1

District No. 10 (Butler and Menomonee Falls) School Board Minutes, 1956-1962 3 2

 

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