Monday, November 6, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter



FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

November tends to provide each of us with an annual opportunity to reflect upon what we may be thankful for within our respective lives.


We have been continuously thankful for not only our students but their parents or guardians for all of the support and assistance that they have provided us here at KHS. Our cell phone procedures have made a sizable positive difference in our learning environments because of that support. It is for that same reason that our number of unexcused absences for our students are less than half the number that they were at this same time last year!


Personally, I am continuously thankful to work, live, and raise our two children in this wonderful school community. Kaukauna has a strong sense of pride for all activities that involve our youth that is clearly evident for all to see across our area of the state and beyond. Our school community also has an immense sense of service on behalf of others that is completely unique when compared to any other community that I have ever lived in. Simply put, I am beyond thankful to have the opportunity to contribute to our community being Kaukauna Strong!

GO GHOSTS!!!

Corey Baumgartner

Principal




KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Art                                                   Makennah Vandehey
Business                                    Lindsay VanDerWegen
English                                       Madalyn VanDynHoven
Family and Consumer Ed.         Aubree Schmidt
General Education                     Jacob Schuh-White
Math/Computer Science            Ally Hinkens
Music                                         Emma Hurst
Phy. Ed/ Health                          Eva Rohloff
Science                                      Makenna Gornjak
Social Studies                            Maddie Ebben
Technology Ed.                          Cody Marifke
World Languages                       Lucas Diedrich







KHS Attendance Update

As you can continue to see within the tables, our total number of unexcused absences have are less than half of what they were at this time last year! We thank you for the conversations that you have had with your child(ren). As a friendly reminder, if you are taking your student to an appointment (medical, dental, etc.) please be sure to have them bring back a signed note from your provider when they return to the main office so that absence does not count toward each student's 10 school days that you can legally excuse them for. Thank you very much for your assistance and continued support!!!


2017-2018

Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
10/6/17
579
715 (854)
155
+43
10/13/17
734
858 (1040)
196
+41
10/20/17
932
1055 (1264)
238
+42
10/27/17
1022
1184 (1412)
263
+25

2016-2017

Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
10/7/16
603
885 (1024)
305
+87
10/14/16
799
1123 (1315)
414
+109
10/21/16
948
1316 (1562)
527
+113
10/28/16
1089
1452 (1730)
593
+66




Kaukauna High School Musical Presents:



November 16th, 17th, 18th @ 7:00 pm
Matinee, November 18th @ 2:00 pm
Reserved Seat Tickets: $10 Adults $8 Students/Seniors
Bernie Hupperts Center for the Performing Arts
Kaukauna High School
Tickets available in the High School Commons
Monday - Friday 3-6 pm starting November 6th - November 17th
or at the door 1 hour before each performance.
Additional ticket information by calling 766-6113 ext 5009
Footloose is presented by special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein.

NHS NEWS
The district wide food drive competition will run from October 31st to November 9th. The participating school that donates the most nonperishable food items or monetary donations will win the coveted "Traveling Food Drive Trophy".....which has never left Quinney school since the competition began.
The high school students will be participating in "The Band" Vs. the rest of the school. Mr. Stengel has motivated the band to win this competition every single year we've run the competition....way to go band!!




Our second blood drive, in conjunction with The Community Blood Center, will take place in the Auxiliary Gym on Friday,  November 17th from 6:45 a.m -3:00 p.m. We are looking forward to having staff, students and community members embrace the "attitude of gratitude" message this holiday season by giving the gift of life. If you have any questions or are interested in donating, do not hesitate to call Karla Miller-Flynn at 766-6113 ext 5826 or email me at:  miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org  
If donating, please provide your birth date and the time you would like to donate.






15TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
AT KAUKAUNA HIGH SCHOOL
9AM - 3PM
ORIGINAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES WITH OVER 150 VENDORS
$2.00 ADMISSION
SPONSORED BY
THE KAUKAUNA BOYS HOOPS CLUB
AND
POM & DANCE









Counselors' Corner
Seniors:

Upcoming dates and things to Remember…..

Now- December 1st- Apply for Financial Aid.  Visit fafsa.ed.gov to begin online application for student aid.  There are scholarships available for some Colleges if you are admitted prior to December 1st and have your FAFSA completed.

Scholarships:  Keep checking the scholarship binder in Student Services for new Scholarships.

January 31st:  Attend a mandatory local scholarship meeting in the auditorium to apply for local scholarships.  More details to follow at a later date.

Juniors:

Junior Conferences- Parents, don’t forget to call and schedule a conference with your son or daughter’s School Counselor.  Contact Mrs. Rueden in Student Services at 920-766-6113, ext. 5001.  Conference times run from October- December from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

All Students:

Accuplacer:  Technical college bound students should sign up in student services to take the Accuplacer.  Next Accuplacer date is November 27, 2017 at 12:30.  

College Rep Visits:

Date
College
Time
Place
Rep
11/7/2017
Marian University
10:32-12:25
Student Services
Megan Liptow
11/8/2017
U.S. Navy
10:32-12:25
Student Services
Josh Vardell
11/8/2017
UW-Superior
 12:00 -12:25
Student Services
Hadley Skalmosky
11/8/2017
St. Norbert
11:55 -12:25
Student Services
Gina Bortel
11/9/2017
Michigan Tech
10:32 -11:02
Student Services
Jennifer VanEssen
11/16/2017
UW-Parkside
11:55 -12:25
Student Services
Robert Mantey
11/16/2017
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
11/27/2017
UW-Fox
  10:32 -12:25
Student Services
Kara Koerner
12/20/2017
UW-Fox
10:56-12:41
Student Services
Kara Koerner
12/21/2017
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
1/18/2018
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
2/15/2018
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
3/15/2018
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
4/19/2018
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson
5/17/2018
U.S. Army
10:32-12:25
Student Services
SS Thompson

ACT Dates:

December 9th
Registration Deadline- November 3rd
Late Registration Available

February 10th
Registration Deadline- January 12th
Late Registration Available

April 14th
Registration Deadline- March 9th
Late Registration Available

June 9th
Registration Deadline- May 4th
Late Registration Available

July 14th
Registration Deadline- June 15th
Late Registration Available



2016-17 Yearbooks Still Available

Kaukauna High School still has extra 2016-2017 KHS yearbooks for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost is $60.  The yearbook is in full-color with memories of the students’ year here at KHS to last a lifetime.  If interested in purchasing a yearbook students or parents can bring in either cash or a check made out to “KHS”.


Kaukauna High School 2018 Senior Portrait Guidelines


Kaukauna High School Yearbook Senior Portrait Deadline: November 30th, 2017


The Papyrus staff is already beginning to plan the Kaukauna High School 2018 Papyrus yearbook. In order to help students and parents make plans for senior portrait sessions and keep hassles to a minimum, the Papyrus staff would like to share its senior portrait policy.


Because the staff wants to edit, crop and resize photos as little as possible, it is requiring all photos submitted to meet the following requirements:



• wallet-sized


• color preferred


vertical, head and shoulder shots


• no name stamps, borders or obvious photo alteration (changes made to colors, content, etc. in Photoshop)


• no pets, cars, props, etc.


• one person per photo





Students are NOT required to use a professional photographer; however, if they do choose to have a friend or relative take their photos, they should keep the above rules in mind. Also, photos taken outdoors on cloudy days are often best, as the lighting isn’t too harsh.


In addition, all student attire must conform to the school dress code. The dress code can be found in the student handbook.


The senior portrait deadline for next year’s book is November 30th, 2017


To ensure the highest quality printing, please ask your photographer to submit your photo digitally to https://images.jostens.com/408903707. Please include Student name with photo.


If submitting photo yourself please use the above link and include your name.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Papyrus staff at 920-766-6113 or contact the adviser, Don Krueger at kruegerd@kaukaunasd.org or Jane Fuhrmann at fuhrmannj@kaukaunasd.org

KHS PAC NEEDS YOU!!!

Attention Parents!


Do you:


  • Want to stay informed about what's going on at KHS?
  • Have questions regarding KHS, but don't know who to ask?
  • Want to network with parents who have the same questions and concerns?
  • Want to become involved with a group of dedicated parents who want to make a difference at KHS?


It may seem like your job of raising your children is complete (or close to it) but the high school years can be a challenging and exciting time for both parents and students. The PAC is an excellent way to:


  • Stay in touch with what's happening at school AND in your student's life
  • Offer some informed guidance (even though your teen may not think they need it)
  • Get to know KHS staff and administrators
  • Get questions answered. NO question is too trivial - busing, parking, lunch, dances, etc.
  • Be an active participant in your community


For more information, contact Sarah Hooyman (High School Parent Volunteer) at 920-284-9246, via e-mail at sandbhooyman@yahoo.com or Corey Baumgartner at 766-6113 ext. 6151. You can also join our mailing list by sending an email to kaukaunahspac@gmail.com .





The KHS PAC's next meeting will be on Monday, November 20th at 6:30 P.M. in the KHS Community Room.