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Students place first at MSOE Math Contest

Students place first at MSOE math contest.

On Monday, November 19, 2018, Homestead students Julian Camacho, Andrew Wang, Jackson Rusch, Michael Pokorny, Jake Yasonik, Giana Lim, Ethan Wang, and Eric Wan took first place at the MSOE Opportunities Conference - Mathematics contest. The students solved problems both individually and as a team. There were 21 teams from WI and IL in the contest. Julian and Andrew tied for first place with several other students for individual first place. They had perfect scores. Jake Yasonik and Ethan Wang also received medals for finishing in the top 15 overall out of approximately 200 students.

Homestead Significantly Exceeds Expectations!

Homestead “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” according to a report the state Department of Public Instruction released in November. Homestead's overall score was 85.7, earning the school the top rating on the School Report Card.

Homestead remains one of only two high schools in Wisconsin to have earned the "Significantly Exceeds Expectations" designation each year the report cards have been produced. The Accountability Report Card is part of Wisconsin's Accountability System. The purpose of the Accountability System is to help parents, educators, and the public understand how schools and districts are performing. Report Cards also help schools and districts identify areas of strength and areas of focus.

Learn more and see the report.

 

An Inspiring Message of Resilience During Red Ribbon Week

After a tragic theater accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, Tasha Schuh has discovered invaluable lessons. Steffen, Lake Shore, and Homestead students and staff were inspired by her message of resilience during assemblies at the schools.

After a tragic theater accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, Tasha Schuh has discovered invaluable lessons. Steffen, Lake Shore, and Homestead students and staff were inspired by her message of resilience during assemblies at the schools. Schuh's personal story of tragedy, transformation, and triumph inspires students to know, no matter how dark things can get, there is reason for hope.

We are grateful to Starting Point of Ozaukee County for sponsoring this powerful event in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, which is October 22-26. Starting Point helps build healthy communities by empowering individuals and families through innovative substance abuse prevention and intervention resources. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life.

Alumni Spotlight: Dean Rennicke - Class of 1978

MTSD recently included a profile of alum Dean Rennicke, class of 1978, in its new alumni newsletter, The Tartan Review.

Did you miss it? The Mequon-Thiensville School District recently launched its new Homestead alumni newsletter, The Tartan Review! Our first featured alum is longtime North Shore resident and one-time pro baseball player, Dean Rennicke. Check out Dean's profile and while you're at it, sign up to receive the next issue of The Tartan Review! 

Homestead High School Announces New Head Baseball Coach

The Homestead High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Jason Kosanke has been named our new head baseball coach, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

The Homestead High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Jason Kosanke has been named our new head baseball coach, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Kosanke comes to Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District as an established and experienced coach, holding coaching and leadership positions at the high school and collegiate level at Slinger High School, University School of Milwaukee, Carroll University, and Waukesha South High School. 

Highlights of his baseball coaching experience include a Classic 8 Conference championship, three Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Regional championships, a WIAA Sectional Championship, and an appearance at the WIAA State Tournament. He instructed five first-team All-State players, one All-American (Athlon & Perfect Game USA) and Wisconsin Player of the Year. Two former players were selected by Major League Baseball organizations. 

At Carroll University, Kosanke administered all day-to-day operations of an NCAA Division III baseball program in addition to establishing University-sponsored youth baseball camps. He also helped develop a Midwest Conference batting champion, and their team placed the first player from Carroll in over a decade on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team.

In 2004, Kosanke was named “State Coach of the Year” by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA). He was also selected to coach the East team at WBCA All-Star Classic in 2005. 

As a player, Kosanke earned a baseball scholarship to Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., where he was a team captain and a two-time All-Conference selection.

Kosanke currently works as a math teacher in the Germantown School District.

"Coach Kosanke is eager to introduce himself to the players and their families at HHS and to the youth programs within our community,” said Athletic Director Erich Hinterstocker. “As a teacher and coach, he has mentored young men at the youth, high school, and college level to help develop them as students, baseball players, and positive role models within the community. Coach Kosanke is excited to get to work on building upon the great tradition that Ernie Millard and so many others have helped build here at Homestead High School.”

Kosanke replaces longtime Coach Ernie Millard, who served as Homestead’s head coach for the last 26 years. Coach Millard amassed a 539-310 record from 1993-2018 while leading the Highlanders to 6 WIAA Sectional Championships and 3 WIAA State Championship games earning State Runner’s Up in 2003 and 2004 and claiming the WIAA State Championship Title in 1994.

“I am extremely honored and blessed to be named the next Head Baseball Coach at Homestead High School,” said Kosanke. “I look forward to building upon the strong tradition that is Highlander baseball. Everything our players, assistant coaches, and I set out to do will be accomplished in a manner that represents Homestead High School and the baseball program with the highest level of dignity and respect.”

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Mr. Tony Navarre recognized by Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to Homestead teacher and coach, Tony Navarre. Tony is the 2018 recipient of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce "Next Generation Leadership" award. Thank you, Tony, for all you do! 

 

Congratulations to Homestead teacher and coach, Tony Navarre. Tony is the 2018 recipient of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce "Next Generation Leadership" award. Thank you, Tony, for all you do!