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Welcome to Pilgrim Park Middle School. Home of the Panthers!. The mission of the School District of Elmbrook to educate and inspire every student to think , to learn , and to succeed. Middle school philosophy Collaboration to meet the needs of all students.

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The mission of the School District of Elmbrook

to educate and inspire every student to think, to learn, and to succeed.

  • Middle school philosophy
    • Collaboration to meet the needs of all students.
    • Opportunity for all students to explore courses and content areas.
    • Student engagement through a variety of teaching strategies and assessments.
    • Guidance on appropriate and safe behavior.
  • Wisconsin Exemplary Middle School – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • School Exceeding Expectations – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2012
  • Achievement Results That Consistently Rank Among the Top in the State of Wisconsin
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Welcome to Pilgrim Park Middle School

Parent Information Night

WHO is Pilgrim Park Middle School?

WHAT Happens at Pilgrim Park Middle School?

WILL YOU HELP Me Make the Transition to Pilgrim Park Middle School?

I Have MORE Questions!

HOW Do We Get Started at Pilgrim Park Middle School?

administrative and guidance team
Administrative and Guidance Team
  • Principal: Mr. Sereno
  • Associate Principal: Mr. Peperkorn
  • Guidance Counselor: Ms. Berghauer (6th Grade)
  • Ms. Brees (School Social Worker)
  • Mr. Birr (School Psychologist)
role of the guidance counselor
Role of the Guidance Counselor
  • Advocate for Students
    • Academic
    • Personal/Social
    • Career Exploration
  • Consultant and support for parents
  • Team member and liaison with the teachers.
  • https://myelmbrook.elmbrookschools.org/ppms/Guidance/default.aspx
the early bird gets the worm and the bus
The Early Bird Gets the Worm (and the Bus)…
  • School begins at 7:18 a.m.
  • Students can arrive anytime after 7:00 a.m. to prepare for the day.
  • Breakfast is available in the cafeteria.
  • Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 7:13 a.m.
house system
House System
  • Historically, houses have been
    • 2 teachers (about 55 students in the house)
    • 3 teachers (about 80 students in the house)
    • 4 teachers (about 110students in the house)
  • Teachers work together as teams to support the same group of students
  • House Teachers teach Core classes, ACE, and


    • Core Classes: Language Arts, Communication Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
elective periods
Elective Periods
  • Music / Physical Education (Both Required)
    • Gym Clothes and School Issued Lock Required
  • Electives
    • Four, 9 week courses
    • Art, ATE, Computers, and FACS
  • Student-Teacher Period
  • Small Group and/or One on One Assistance with Teacher
  • Peer Collaboration
  • Homework Completion and Organizational


  • Transitions to Middle School curriculum during

1st three weeks

supporting success for all students
Supporting Success for All Students
  • Quarterly Progress Reviews
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Homework Club
  • Academic Interventions
  • Special Education Programming
travelling between classes
Travelling Between Classes
  • School Assigned Lockers / School Issued Locks ($5)
  • Four Minute Passing Times
  • 30 Minutes
  • Preferred Seating Arrangement
  • Debit Accounts
  • Ala Cart or Meal Options
  • Recess
do i have to go home already
Do I Have to Go Home Already?
  • 2:31 Dismissal
  • Early Release each Thursday (1:34 Dismissal)
  • Busses Depart at 2:37
  • Parent Pickup: Be Patient, Be Safe!
  • Bussing
    • Preferred Seating
    • Bus Committee
  • Homework Club Bussing on Mondays and Wednesdays
athletics and activities
Athletics and Activities


Cross Country


Track and Field


Student Senate

Homework Club

Ski and Snowboarding

Chess Club

Make It / Take It


Techno Kids


Pen Turners

Book Challenge

Diversity Club

Running Club

Intramural Sports

Weight Lifting


Table Tennis



Dodge Ball


Pilgrim Pizzazz

Jazz Band

School Musical

Drum Line

Community Sports

Junior Spartans Football

Junior Spartans Basketball

Junior Spartans Volleyball

Junior Spartans Baseball

parent support a key to excellence
Parent Support – A Key to Excellence!
  • Partners in Education
    • Supporting Your Students Academically
      • Infinite Campus
    • Online Textbooks
    • Homework Club
  • Pilgrim Park PTO
important dates
Important Dates
  • Online Registration Window Opens:
    • Wednesday, January 30th
  • Online Registration Window Closes:
    • Friday, February 8th
  • PPMS Shadow Days
    • Dixon: April 19th
    • Burleigh: April 15th and April 16th
    • Tonawanda: April 17th
  • Registration:
    • August 14th
  • Adventures in Middle School
    • August 22nd
the scheduling process
The Scheduling Process
  • Online
  • Completed by Friday, February 8th
  • Utilize our Course Planning Guide
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The Scheduling Process
  • Complete the Course Selection Planning form, with parent signature
  • Input Sections Online Utilizing Infinite Campus
  • Turn in Your Course Selection Planning Form and your Optional Parent Input Form to your 5th Grade Teacher by February 8th
selecting courses
Selecting Courses
  • Math
    • Math 6 or Math 6 Honors
    • Math 7 Honors by Recommendation Only
    • Math Selection Does Not Determine Enrollment in High School Math Courses.
    • Course Recommendation Included With Materials
  • Music
    • Band, Orchestra, or Chorus
    • Experienced Music Students May Take 2 Courses
    • Required Small Group Lessons During PE
    • Required Attendance at Concerts
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Selecting Courses
  • ACE
    • Required Courses: Communication Arts and Choices and Wellness
    • Elective Courses (Choose 1):

Greek Mythology

Cosmic Connection

Get The Point

the scheduling process optional parent input forms
The Scheduling Process:Optional Parent Input Forms
  • Include Unique Learning Needs of Your Child
  • Unable to Honor Requests to be With Peers
  • House Size Suggestions Will be Considered
online registration
Online Registration