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    A Christmas tree decorates a table in a room at theMiller-Davidson House during the Silver Tea held atOld Falls Village Dec. 7. Photo by Thomas J. McKillen.

    The Germantown School Board last week approvedan invoice for MAP testing.

    MAP is short for Measures of Academic Progress. Itis a voluntary diagnostic test given to students from thethird to ninth grades in the areas of math, reading andlanguage arts three times during the year. District staffhas the results for the computer-based test within 24hours after the test.

    The board approve an invoice for no more than$13,750.

    According to information from the district, at a Nov.

    24 School Board meeting several board membersasked about a "pay as you go" option for the MAP test-ing. During the Dec. 15 board meeting, Director ofTeaching and Learning Brenda O'Brien said she talkedwith a MAP official who indicated that pay as you gowouldn't be an option.

    However, O'Brien said MAP officials would be will-ing to work with the district to create a "flexible, ball-park estimate" of how many tests will be used, with thedistrict being billed for that amount. If fewer tests areused, that would be reflected in the next cycle of tests.If the district used more tests, that would added to thenext cycle of tests.

    As an example, O'Brien said if the district used test-ing more than $13,750, that added cost would bereflected in the next cycle of tests. If there were few testsbelow the $13,750, that reduction would be reflectedin the next round of tests.

    School Boardapproves invoicefor MAP testing

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    Community BloodDrive: Lutheran Churchof the Living Christ, locat-ed at W156 N10660Pilgrim Rd inGermantown, will be host-ing a blood driveMonday, Jan. 5 from 1 to6 p.m. To donate, onemust be at least 16 yearsold, weigh 110 poundsand be in good health. Toschedule an appointment,call Tim at (262) 361-2447. Walk-ins welcome.

    Holiday Book and

    basket sale at library:The Friends of theGermantown CommunityLibrary is holding its annu-al Holiday Book & BasketSale in the library duringregular library hours. Seepage 4.

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    Community blood drive Jan. 5Lutheran Church of the Living Christ,

    located at W156 N10660 Pilgrim Rd inGermantown, will be hosting a blood driveMonday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 6 p.m. Todonate, one must be at least 16 years old,weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.To schedule an appointment, call Tim at(262) 361-2447. Walk-ins welcome.

    Computer classes offered atSenior Center

    The following computer classes arebeing offered at the Germantown SeniorCenter.

    * Intermediate IIMondays, Jan. 5-26,10 to 11 a.m.

    * Intro to Microsoft Windows8/8.1Tuesdays, Jan. 6-27, 12:15 to 1:15p.m.

    * Introduction to Smartphone andMobile ComputingMondays, Jan. 5-26,6 to 7 p.m

    * Introduction to Microsoft Word2010Tuesdays, Jan. 10-31, 12:15 to 1:15p.m.

    Fees are $30/res. and sch. dist. res.and $55/non-res. For more information orto register, call (262) 253-7799.

    Holiday Book & Basket Saleunderway at Germantown Library

    The Friends of the GermantownCommunity Library is holding its annualHoliday Book & Basket Sale in the libraryduring regular library hours. The saleincludes one-of-a-kind themed baskets,

    autographed books, specialty books, gen-tly used holiday books and audio-visualitems, and new this year, comic books.Sale items will change daily and sale runsthrough the first week of January.

    Multi Preschool

    Open House Jan. 17The MOMS Club of Germantown-East

    is organizing a Multi Preschool OpenHouse on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Theevent will be held in the Community Roomat the Germantown Library from 10 a.m. tonoon. This event is free to the public andwill provide families an opportunity to meetwith multiple preschools at one convenientlocation. Children are welcome, and therewill be an activity table to keep the kidsoccupied while the adults talk with theschools. Preschools located in theGermantown, Menomonee Falls, and sur-rounding areas will be represented, includ-ing the Menomonee Falls Preschool Co-op,St. Boniface School, St. Mary ParishSchool, Faith Lutheran Preschool, AquinasAcademy, Holy Cross Preschool, St.

    Gabriel Catholic Parish School, ChildrensCommunity Center (CCC), and more.

    Christmas in RichfieldGermantown Senior Center events

    The following events will be offered atthe Germantown Senior Center:

    The Golden TonesThursday, Dec.18, 10 to 11 a.m.: The public is invited fora morning of festive singing.

    Trip to Fireside Dinner

    TheaterThursday, Jan. 29: TheGermantown Seniors will be taking a daytrip to the Fireside Dinner Theater in FortAtkinson to see the Firesides Live Band ledby Steve Watts present The SensationalSeventies. The cost is $102. Tour includesDeluxe Motorcoach transportation, aluncheon, premium seating and services ofa tour manager. Pick up is at 9 a.m. at theGermantown McDonalds; group willreturn at approximately 5:30 p.m.Reservation deadline is Jan. 15. For reser-vations, call the Senior Center . Full pay-ment is due at time of reservation.

    West Side Story musical at DruryLane Theater in Oak Brook, Ill.,Thursday,Feb. 19. The bus will leave ThomasJefferson Middle School, W165 N8301Lavergne Avenue in Menomonee Falls, at8 a.m. and return at approximately 6:30p.m. The fee is $84 for Germantown resi-dents, $94 for non-residents. Lunch will beincluded. The deadline to RSVP is Jan. 16.To register, call the Senior Center.

    The Senior Center is located at W162N11960 Park Avenue, Germantown and

    can be reached by calling (262) 253-7799.

    Germantown Senior Centerweekly programs

    The following will be offered by theGermantown Senior Center, W162N11960 Park Avenue.

    Health screeningA health screeningis offered the fourth Wednesday of everymonth, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A regis-tered nurse from Community MemorialHospital will take seniors' blood pressureand answer any questions about health.

    Elderly benefit specialistElderlybenefit specialist Jennifer Fechter comes to

    the Senior Center the second Tuesfourth Thursday of each month froto 3 p.m. She answers questionmedicare and medical assistancements, all community-based servicing and tax information. To scheappointment, call the Senior Cenmore information, call the WaCounty Dept. on Aging at 1-83030 or (262) 335-4497.

    Card groupsPlayers and needed for the Senior Center's and 500 card groups which meother Friday at 12:30 p.m. andTuesday 12:30 p.m. sheepsheadCall Arden Fessenbecker at (261123 or Lorrane French a t (262) 2for canasta; Millie Clawitter at (263090 for 500; and Bob Benning 255-1628 for sheepshead.

    Bridge/Hand & FootAgroup meets Thursdays at 12:30 pa Hand & Foot group Fridays ap.m.

    The senior center can be rea(262) 253-7799.

    Germantown Senior Cegift shop open to pub

    The Germantown Senior Ceshop, W162 N11960 Park Avopen to the public. The store carrievariety of home and holiday dcjewelry and craft, at buyer-friendlalways in need of help to keepstocked, help support the store by in unneeded items, either on consor donation. The gift shop is open through Thursday from 9 a.m. toand Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Finformation, contact Patti at (267799.

    The Germantown fifth grade Hawks basketball team won the Sussex HaHoopfest Tournament on Dec. 13th. Pictured from left to right are (fronConnor Kelly, Jake Miller, Jack Leffel, Tyler Hofmann, Jerome Pawlak (srow) Mason Johnson, Jo