Mequon-Thiensville School District
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News & Calendar

Homestead High School Counselor Kris Besler Recognized as High School Counseling Professional of the Year by WACAC

The Mequon-Thiensville School District is proud to announce that Homestead High School counselor and Director of Counseling, Kris Besler, has been named the High School Counseling Professional of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). WACAC is the state-level affiliate group of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).  Its main objective is to support high school, community college, and technical college students in Wisconsin to prepare for and assist with their chosen post-secondary school journey.

Besler was recognized by the organization during the Midwest ACAC Conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Monday, May 20 for her excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. She has served Homestead High School for the past 18 years, helping hundreds of students navigate high school and plan for their post-secondary journeys. 

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Image announcing Board of Education vacancy

The Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) Board of Education has announced the resignation of member Paul Buzzell, effective immediately. Mr. Buzzell has served on the Board with distinction since his election in April 2022 after previously serving a term on the Board from 2014-2017. MTSD is grateful for Mr. Buzzell’s time, energy, and expertise in advancing our students' educational opportunities and achievements.

The Board of Education is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and will immediately begin the process of filling the vacancy. We invite eligible electors of the community who are passionate about education and interested in serving on the Board to apply. Visit for more information and to begin the application process.

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Photo of new Lake Shore principal Jeff Haubenreich

The Mequon-Thiensville School District is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Haubenreich has been selected as the next principal of Lake Shore Middle School. The MTSD Board of Education approved the appointment at their regular business meeting on Monday, May 20. Mr. Haubenreich will begin in the role this summer, following the resignation of Mrs. Alli Rudich, who is transitioning to the Cedarburg School District as its Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. 

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The Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) is proud to announce that Lauren Byrne, school psychologist at Wilson Elementary School, and Homestead High School senior and special needs advocate, Lily Oberneder, have received honorary awards from the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS). WCASS is a professional organization of over 350 members who administer and support special education programs throughout the state of Wisconsin. The WCASS awards recognize outstanding contributions made every day to enhance the lives of students with special needs. Ms. Byrne has served MTSD for six years, working with students at both Donges Bay and Wilson elementary schools.

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The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District #10 out of 462 (Top 2%) ranked high schools in the state of Wisconsin. The school was also ranked #561 of nearly 18,000 (Top 3%) public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Homestead High School has reaffirmed its achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School.

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Steffen AVID Revalidation group photo

The Mequon-Thiensville School District is proud to announce that Steffen Middle School has been selected once again as a National Demonstration School by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a national, nonprofit college readiness system offered to students of all academic levels in grades K-12. The system is designed to equip students with the necessary intellectual skills and behaviors for academic success in rigorous coursework. AVID empowers students with critical thinking skills to navigate the educational landscape through an explicit focus on high expectations. AVID emphasizes the development and refinement of student competence in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, or WICOR. Steffen joins approximately 200 other AVID National Demonstration Schools and was selected through an application process, screening, and review, which included a site visit.

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