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2 MFHS Coaches Resign Following Alcohol-related Misconduct

Girls cross country coaches Paul Schramka and Lyn Deiss resigned after they were placed on leave for consuming alcohol during a cross country meet in October.

Two coaches for the Menomonee Falls High School girls cross country team have resigned from the school district after consuming alcohol during a meet in October.

The team’s head coach Paul Schramka and team coach Lyn Deiss resigned after being placed on administrative leave for the incident in October. Schramka was an educational assistant at MFHS, and Deiss was a teacher at MFHS. A volunteer for the team, who was also caught consuming alcohol, resigned from helping the team.

Both employees were placed on administrative leave after news of the incident surfaced. The incident occurred on Oct. 18 during a cross country meet hosted at Rotary Park in Menomonee Falls. The district will not release further details regarding the incident. The School Board approved both resignations earlier in November.

Boys cross country coach Tom Shannon escorted Falls’ Megan Paule to the state qualifier in October after the incident. The district has posted the vacant head coaching position for the girls' team, but its unclear if that vacancy has been filled.

Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) November 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM
So did these role models resign from coaching or teaching all together?
Carl Engelking November 27, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Well. coaching and teaching - at least in the Menomonee Falls School District
Carl Engelking November 27, 2012 at 03:54 AM
They resigned from their positions in the district. Neither are employees anymore.
jerry mislang November 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
What part of "resigned from the district don't you understand? No wonder you don't use your real name...
W . Benz November 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Carl : Just how much did the school dist spend @ Kalahari resort for the volunteers awards getaway.
jerry mislang November 27, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Fire Fly, are you referring to the Annual three day Wisconsin Athletic Directors Conference they have every Fall which includes the event you mention? I suggest that instead of asking Carl, I'm sure you can call the AD at the MFHS or you could contact the WIAA and they could give you the information.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) November 27, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Jerry Mislang, if you were to possess a higher reading comprehension ability, you would find the details written are somewhat ambiguous, which is rare for Carl. Further more, considering the teacher unions usually tend to protect their ilk in these matters I wanted this verified. This must be a touchy subject with you. Are you the real Jerry Mislang, the former coach and broadcaster?
W . Benz November 27, 2012 at 03:05 PM
The # of coaches let go was 3 for drinking on duty while @ a meet with the Kids. So the annual 3 day conference is every year @ the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells ? How many people from Menomonee Falls school dist pay for this event and what was the total cost $$$........ just asking
Carl Engelking November 27, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Just as a note - yes the details are vague, but I'm only going off of what the school district is releasing. It wasn't a criminal violation, so it's really a school district matter.
jerry mislang November 27, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Fire Fly, This was the first time the Annual WADA conference was held at the Kalahari. They try to keep it in the central part of the state because it's attended by all the state AD's. My guess is that the WIAA picks up the cost, but I could be wrong. The WIAA website is http://www.wiaawi.org
jerry mislang November 27, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Not really "Nuitari", but I thought Carl was very clear when he said "resigned from the school district". I don't find that ambiguous at all but apparently a few folks did, but only those who "possess a higher reading comprehension ability" . Now I guess it's clear for everyone and I want to thank you for that.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) November 27, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I'm deeply sorry for angering Jerry Mislang over me questioning whether these role models resigned as coaches or as teachers in their entirety, I guess in his mind, when you quit coaching you have to quit teaching as well, which would only be right, but we know these people are incapable of that. I'm sure their union will find them a new job elsewhere any ways.
diane brooks November 27, 2012 at 05:24 PM
SOME PEOPLE HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT THESE TWO TEACHERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR STUDENTS. WHEN A FORMER STUDENT WAS ASKED IF THEY SHOULD BE FIRED. THE RESPONSE WAS WE ALL HAVE MADE MISTAKES AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN SECOND CHANCES. AND MANY STUDENTS WILL SUFFER GREATLY WITH OUT THEM. MOST PARENTS DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THESE TWO GIVE TO OUR STUDENTS. YES THEY MADE A BAD CHOICE!!! THE WORDS OF A STUDENT
jerry mislang November 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Not the least bit angry, not worth the effort. These comments did enlighten me though....no longer will I respond to folks who hide behind anonymous ID's, not worth the time or effort. Have a great day everyone, I know Iwill!
Steve ® November 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM
http://tinyurl.com/c6lkjue Everyone is replaceable. They also resigned and were not fired.
W . Benz November 27, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Fyi : Siebert resigned as Basketball coach but remained as Math teacher @ Falls HS Siebert resigned as BB coach because he ?? ... Just why did Siebert leave, and he had his second chance after leaving [ Fired ] Cedarburg H. S. in 2004. Siebert coaching skills were never in Question .
Jann November 27, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Students were sent to counseling with Schramka when they got caught smoking or drinking while on a sports team. Very hypocritical. Also, the current rules for when an athlete gets caught are trying to be changed by the school board because some of them feel the "loop hole" of letting them ride out their suspension on another sports team isn't fair to others. If they change this rule, I certainly don't agree with it as kids do stupid things because they are kids. Adults that have been in the district for some time and are getting paid to coach should know better.
W . Benz November 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Wasn't Schramka a mortician before being a school counselor.
diane brooks November 28, 2012 at 04:38 PM
@JENN. Athletes were not kids that Schramka helped most. He helps so many and has saved kids LIVES!!!
Jann November 28, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Obviously he didn't practice what he preached to the athletes. If he was all that concerned about the kids he would not have been so stupid to drink alcohol at a sporting event that he was in charge of. There is no way the school board would have gotten away with letting him keep his job. Was you daughter involved in this meet at all? If not how would you feel if you were a parent of a daughter who was?
W . Benz November 29, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Saved LIVES ---- OH PLEASE ----
Dave T November 30, 2012 at 01:54 PM
They are both very good people that made a big mistake and they are paying a heavy price. I wish them well in whatever their futures hold. I'm with Jerry, the opinions of cowards that hide behind screen names should ignored. And Congrats Jerry on the Service award, I hope the WIAA and the district bought a nice fat steak at Fields in the Dells on the tax payers dime, you've earned.
W . Benz November 30, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Always about spending taxpayer $$$$$ --
diane brooks November 30, 2012 at 04:34 PM
@firefly. IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW MANY LIVES WERE CHANGED AND SAVED !!!! YOU WOULDN'T MAKE THAT COMMENT @ Jann he has coached my children
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) November 30, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Dave T may not realize he is including himself in the group of cowards with his statement. Or is it perhaps he feels vindicated by including his last initial? Probably not even his real first name any ways. Regardless, how are people's choice of screen name relevant to any discussion here?
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) November 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Is he the Messiah we've been waiting for?
Jann November 30, 2012 at 06:15 PM
@diane brooks, 17 schools were at that meet that was put on by the Falls district. Great representation on their part - NOT. Can you imagine if other schools teachers, parents and students saw this happening or smelled it on their breath? You are sticking up for two people who as Dave T says made a big mistake and are paying a heavy price. They deserve what they got. If they can't handle the weather conditions and need to drink alcohol to get through it they should consider coaching an indoor sport at their next jobs. I can't imagine any employer putting up with this.
Dave T December 01, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Dave Thomas, set up the account months ago, didn't know what my screen name was. Real name, falls resident, father of a girl cross country runner. I wouldn't go as far as Diane, but I like others don't know her story. And hell yeah we the tax payers should buy Jerry a steak dinner. Fire fly if you volunteered 1/10 the time and effort of Jerry you probably wouldn't need to hide behind a stupid screen name, you too nutwhatever.
W . Benz December 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Oh ok Dave .. now your using a real name !! BFD... Thomas Why didn't you buy the dinners and service awards ... I and others use a screen name because of people like you .....
Dave T December 01, 2012 at 01:42 AM
People like me, what exactly about me scares you firefly? I'm a nice guy that happens to be involved enough to know what an asset people Jerry Mislang are to this village. That was my only point, stop up and meet the new AD, see the good stuff going on at the high school, the world outside the comment section on the patch really isn't that scary.

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