Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 2018 Newsletter


Dear KHS families,
I sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you doing extremley well and having experienced an enjoyable summer so far! The month of August has arrived and we here at KHS are very excited about the upcoming school year. School will officially start on Tuesday, September 4 and many different people have been passionately preparing to have our school ready to provide our students with the absolute best learning environment and opportunities available.

Please know that throughout this school year I will continuously use our high school website and electronic newsletter to keep you informed of any changes and our progress. I humbly request your continued support and involvement in your son’s or daughter’s education throughout the year. I ask for this for when we are all able to truly work together our students will certainly have positive experiences within the classroom and beyond. In addition, please feel free to contact me if you any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss. Each student’s educational journey is unique and presents different challenges, therefore I want to make sure that EACH one of our students is properly supported along the way.
Corey Baumgartner


KHS Registration is August 15 and 16, from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the High School Commons.       Since the KHS main parking lot will not be completed by August 15, students and their parents may feel free to park in the back of the building and enter the school through either Door D3 or E1. The parking area in the back of the building can be accessed by using the driveway off of Loderbauer Road that is located between the KHS Soccer Complex and Bank of Kaukauna Stadium.

KHS Students from all grades will still need to stop in on August 15 or 16 to complete the following tasks:

a.      Get student ID/school picture taken.
b.      Purchase an Activity Pass (if interested)
c.      Purchase a KHS student parking pass (if interested)
d.      Pay any co-curricular activity fees (if applicable)
e.      Hand in any necessary Consent for Medication Administration forms


7:45 Freshmen and new students arrive
7:50- 11:45 Ignition activities for freshmen and new students
11:45-12:30 Freshmen and new student lunch in commons
12:20 Doors open to upperclassmen
12:30-12:58          1st Period
1:03-1:31             2nd Period
1:36-2:04            3rd Period
2:09-2:37            4th Period
2:42-3:11            5th Period

Freshmen & New Student Orientation Evening

The will be a student/parent orientation taking place at Kaukauna High School on Monday, August 272018. From 5:00-5:50 P.M. IGNITION Mentors will be serving a complimentary spaghetti dinner to our freshmen, new students, and their parents. Building tours will also be offered during that time for those who are interested. The “Path to Success” presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M. in the auditorium with break-out sessions to follow. The purpose of orientation is to ensure that incoming students and their families feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the potential experiences of transitioning to Kaukauna High School. The format for the evening consists of a brief welcome and introduction of presenters and programs, followed by four consecutive 15 minute presentations held in smaller groups with time for questions and answers.  We look forward to seeing our newest Galloping Ghosts and their parents at this orientation as we work together to provide a positive and meaningful high school educational experience for each student.
We look forward to seeing you there!



The 2017-2018 Kaukauna High School Papyrus Yearbooks will be ready for students to pick up
on Wednesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 16th from 9 AM – 7 PM.  This is in conjunction with the school registration dates.  If you/your child forgot to order a yearbook there will be a limited number of additional yearbooks available for purchase.  The cost is $60. The yearbook committee will also be selling past yearbooks during the distribution dates.   Available Yearbooks for sale are 2017, 2016, 2014, and 2013 at a cost of $40 each.   Yearbooks for 2008-2012 will be available for $20.  Yearbooks for 1996 - 2007 will be available for $10.

It’s time to order your 2018-2019 yearbook online starting now for $50. The link to order your yearbook is  The cost of the Yearbook will go up after October 1st so order your yearbook early. Don’t forget the yearbook is a permanent memory book. While most students own a cell phone and take hundreds of pictures a year, few of these pictures will ever make it into a photo album and even fewer of these pictures will be saved for the future. As a parent, you probably still have your yearbook and you know the value of this “history” book. We hope you will invest in a “history” book for your son or daughter as well. Yearbook distribution will take place at registration in 2019.  The reason is so we can include senior awards, senior graduation ceremony pictures along with spring sports.

Senior graduation pictures can be submitted online at
Please be sure to include your student’s name.  Deadline for Senior Portrait is set for December 31, 2018.  Please share this link with your photographer to ensure they have the proper contact to send your photo to.

It’s that time; your child will be completing his/her educational experience at Kaukauna High School in June of 2019.  Once again we are offering you the opportunity to share with everyone your congratulatory message “In the Yearbook” forever!!  As you know, the yearbooks last for generations.  This can be a lasting expression of your love and congratulations. HERE IS HOW YOU DO IT:  Go to  Pick out the size of the ad (see below).  All Grad Ads will be done online through Jostens. You can layout and design your own personal ad.  Payment is made online to Jostens when completing your ad.  Deadline is April 28, 2019  A full page ad $150, ½ page ad $80, ¼ page ad $40, 1/8th page ad $25.

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 2018 Newsletter

With the month of June comes the end of our current school year. We will be holding our graduation ceremony where we say both congratulations and good-bye to our wonderful senior class. We wish them our absolute best as they begin down their pathways within their respective lives outside the hallways of KHS.

The class of 2018 certainly made a positive impact by their devotion to their academics, service to our community, and by positively representing KHS through their fantastic co-curricular performances on the stage and at our athletic venues. We are truly proud to have this class as alumni of Kaukauna High School!

Lastly, I would like to sincerely thank our students, parents, staff, and community members for another successful school year!  We have appreciated your continued support, hard work, and trust as we continued to strive to provide our students with our absolute best on a daily basis.

Thank you once again for a great year and please enjoy your summer!
Corey Baumgartner


Art                                              Sidney Miller
Business                                      Lillian Sheppard
English                                        Eric Carl
Family and Consumer Ed.              Robby Fiala
General Education                        Serena Vang
General Education                        Katie Ruys
Math                                           Harrison Brooks
Music                                          Haley Corcoran
Phy. Ed./Health                            Randi Lopez
Science                                       Tai Kong
Social Studies                              Laval Tisdale
Technology Ed.                            Jacob Katz
World Languages                         Matt Schneckenberg

Graduation Reminders:

As a reminder to our seniors and their parent guardians, the graduation ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 6, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school gymnasium.  Students who have met all graduation requirements may voluntarily participate in the ceremony.  Students who have met graduation requirements but are not participating are welcome to pick up their diploma in the high school office on the first business day after commencement. 

While graduation is a time for celebration, the ceremony is both academic and formal.  Respect and dignity for all speakers and activities is expected of all participants.  We ask that our young women wear a dress, skirt, or dress slacks, an appropriate blouse or top, and dress shoes under their graduation gown; and that our young men wear slacks other than blue jeans, a shirt with a collar, and dress shoes or dark sneakers with dark socks under their graduation gown.  Athletic shorts, cut-offs, or spandex is not appropriate attire.  Also, the mortarboards of graduation caps are not to be decorated. Lastly, the wearing of sunglasses and gum chewing should be reserved for after the ceremony.

Seniors will have practice for graduation on Wednesday, June 6th, from 12:15 P.M. to approximately 3:00 P.M. in the high school gymnasium.  Attendance at this practice is mandatory.

Thank you very much for your continued support and helping ensure that this significant moment in the lives of our seniors is representative of all of the hard work put in by the class as a whole. We look forward to celebrating with you on June 6th!

Outagamie County Mentoring Program- Volunteer Mentors Needed
Are you about to be an empty nester?  Do you have a little more free time now that the kids are getting older?  Great news, there are several kids in the community who need your help!  The Outagamie County Mentoring Program matches adult volunteers with kids between the ages of 6 and 17 who are in need of a positive role model.  Mentors spend approximately 4 to 8 hours a month, for a minimum of 6 months, developing a positive and trusting relationship that the youth can rely on.  Mentors expose youth to new, healthy, and positive experiences that enhance self-esteem and improve social skills.  There are currently over 30 kids on our waitlist.  Call 920-832-5961, email, or go to our website at for more information.

Counselor Corner

Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…


June 6th - Graduation Rehearsal - you must attend rehearsal if you are participating in graduation ceremonies.  Rehearsal will be from 12:15 - approximately 3:00.

Final Transcripts- Don’t forget to request a final transcript to be sent to your post-secondary institution.  To request a transcript, login to and choose Hold for Grades.  The transcript will then be sent in mid-June when grades have been finalized and posted.  See your School Counselor if you need assistance.

All Students:

Summer School:  It is not too late to sign up for Summer School.  Any student that failed a class or if you think you are going to fail a class, should sign up for summer school credit recovery.  Credit recovery is available in English, Math (Algebra Only), Science, Social Studies, and Health.  Contact your child’s School Counselor if you need assistance.

ACT Dates:

June 9th
Registration Deadline- May 4th

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

September 9th
Registration Deadline- August 4th
Late Registration Available

2018-19 Sophomore Parents/Guardians – Save the Date!!!
Plan to attend the P.A.R.T.Y. at the PAC program and see the same life-saving program as your teen.  Most people don’t know that motor vehicle crashes are actually the leading cause of death of U.S. teens.  Not need to attend the same time/date as your teen.  Just plan ahead to SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday, October 3rd or Wednesday, October 4th.  For additional information about dates/times or information on how to register please email

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 12, 2018:  First Day of Summer School
June 29, 2018:  Last Day of Summer School
August 15-16, 2018:  KHS Registration 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. in the KHS Commons
August 27, 2018:  KHS Freshman Orientation @ 5:00 P.M.
September 4, 2018:  First Day of School
October 1-6, 2018:  Homecoming Week
October 4, 2018:  Party at the PAC 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
October 8, 2018:  Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
October 11, 2018:  Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
October 26, 2018:  NO SCHOOL
November 21-23, 2018:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

On an almost daily basis it seems that the the pressures our teens face as they grow up in today's society become more and more apparent.

One of those many pressures could be to partake in substance abuse in some shape or form.

While as a school we look to educate our students on healthy lifestyle choices as well as the dangers of substance abuse, we also look for ways to provide parents with the opportunity to have the same type of conversations with their children. That is done so that we can try to work together to help ensure that our students have the greatest chance to grow up to be the very best versions of themselves that they can.

Below in the newsletter you will find an opportunity at the Appleton Public Library to learn more about signs that would indicate a teenager may be partaking in risky behaviors or substance abuse. In a separate message later this month you will also be able to read more about something we see being used more frequently by our youth in what are referred to as  vaporizers or what have been commonly called juuls.

At the end of the day we want each one of our students to be as healthy as possible as we look to help them prepare for their future. That is why we will look to continue to make our parents aware of events like the one referenced within this newsletter as we become aware of them.

Thank you for your continued collaboration and support! 

Corey Baumgartner


Art                                              Kyle Borin
Business                                      Jaeden Langenberg
English                                        Wyatt Boucher
Family and Consumer Ed.              Aubry Schweiner
General Education                        Mariah Schmidt
Math                                           Dominic Martinez-Bentley
Music                                          Sam Kobussen
Phy. Ed./Health                            Ally Isselmann
Science                                       Jack Villnow
Social Studies                              Jakob Darrow
Technology Ed.                            Nic Miller
World Languages                         Kayla Parkerson


A note from Chartwells….

With the end of the year approaching lunch balances need to be brought up to date.  Starting Wednesday, May 16th, 2018   students will not be able to charge on their lunch account unless they have a positive balance.  Anyone with a negative balance will NOT be able to purchase a MEAL or ALA CARTE unless they have money to pay for the items.  We will be accepting money to deposit into the student’s account as usual.    
We are asking that you take note of your child/children’s lunch account balance.  Accounts will have to be brought up to date by the end of the school year.  If we do not receive payment by June 12th. 2018 and the account balance is more than a $20.00 negative it will be sent to the Kaukauna Area School District Collection Agency. 
If you choose to let your child/children’s lunch account balance go below the $5.00 mark because of the end of the year, please remember the Kaukauna Area School District Messenger Service will continue to contact you.  This is an automated service and cannot be turned off. 

Remember to make each day a safe and healthy one!


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..


May 11th - Graduation Gown Pick up in commons - during lunch hours (10:32 - 11:02) and (11:56 - 12;26)

May 16th - Senior Signing Day - 9:05 in the Commons - seniors will sign on their sign of their future.  If you previously said that you didn't want to participate and now changed your mind, please let me know.  

Friday, May 18th - Any senior wanting to be recognized at Senior Awards Night for an outside scholarship, needs to see Mrs. Rueden in student services by May 18th.

May 24th - Tours of Graduates - load buses at KHS at 9:00.  Please wear your cap and gown (No tassels - we don't want you to lose them before graduation).  Permission slips will be available in the office in early May.  We will tour through all Kaukauna public schools and St. Ignatius.

Wednesday, May 30th-Senior Awards Night will be held on Wednesday May 30th for any student that is receiving a local scholarship and/or outside scholarship.  Event will be held from 7pm until approximately 9:30pm.  This is a mandatory event for Seniors that are awarded a local scholarship.  All Seniors should plan to report no later than 6:45 to sign in and be seated.

June 6th - Graduation Rehearsal - you must attend rehearsal if you are participating in graduation ceremonies.  Rehearsal will be from 12:15 - approximately 3:00. 

Juniors and Seniors:

Accuplacer:  Kaukauna High School will be offering the Accuplacer on Monday, May 7th at 12:33 pm (start of 4th hour) in E227 Computer Lab Sign up in Student Services.

All Students:

Summer School:  Any student that failed a class, should sign up for summer school credit recovery.  Credit recovery is available in English, Math (Algebra Only), Science, Social Studies, and Health.  Registration is now open.  Contact your child’s School Counselor if you need assistance.

ACT Dates:

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

July 14th
Registration Deadline- June 15th

Late Registration Available

Important End of the Year Information from Student Services

End of year activities begin with the traditional Kaukauna High School Senior Awards Night celebration which will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.

As in the past, all seniors, whether receiving a scholarship or not, are welcome to attend. An invitation has been sent to each senior who will be a recipient of a local or a general scholarship. In the case of local scholarships, students will be notified that they are a recipient, but the details will not be known until they are acknowledged that evening.

The various Athletic Awards (WIAA Scholar Athlete, Army Reserve, Marine Corp, and Outstanding Male and Female Athlete) will also be presented at this celebration.

If you know that your son or daughter is receiving an outside scholarship from an outside organization or college/university, please have them stop in Student Services for a form and return it to Mrs. Rueden no later than May 19, 2018.  Any scholarships reported after that date will not be recognized on Senior Awards Night. 


Our last blood drive of this school year was held on April 26th. NHS teamed up with the Community Blood Center to set a new record for total donations. We broke last year's record of 16.6 gallons by donating an incredible 17.7 gallons. KHS donations saved a total of 417 lives and 34 new donors experienced our blood drive for the first time. A big thank you goes to Jimmy John's, Taco John's, Chartwells, and Pagoni's for sponsoring the lunch. 

Forty-three NHS students will be volunteering their time and talents at the Grignon Home on Thursday,May 3rd. NHS students will be teaching grade school student's early Wisconsin history.

Our formal Induction will be help Sunday, May 20th from noon-2:00 in the auditorium and commons. New NHS members who met the required thirty hours service and followed other guidelines will be officially inducted. Second year NHS members will receive their cords that can be worn at graduation. A social will follow in the commons after the Induction.

NHS would like to thank three very important unsong hero's who have contributed to our success the last number of years. Greg Krause, Joe Huss and Gayle Pompa's service to NHS has gone above and beyond. We appreciated your efforts more than you can imagine. Thank you!!


Don’t forget to order your 2017-2018.  The last day you can order a yearbook will be May 25, 2018.  Cost is $60.  We will only have about 15 extra books for sale next year so please don’t wait to take the chance on
getting a book next year.

Year-books are expected to arrive early to mid-August, 2018.  The reason the yearbooks arrive in August is so we have time to create pages for all Spring sports, Graduation Ceremony pictures as well as Senior Awards.                                                                                           

Here is the URL address for your school’s 2018 ecommerce site.


If not there is still time to do so.  Please click on the link below to enter your place your ad.  Time is running out. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

The month of April once again provides our school with a valuable opportunity for us to connect with our families to discuss your student's progress within their coursework. On April 19th and 23rd we will be hosting our Parent-Teacher Conferences for Trimester 3 from 4:30-7:00 P.M on both days. We cordially invite you to attend and actively participate in the discussions regarding your student’s academic achievement. Please be aware that we will once again be using the Sign-Up Genius website to schedule our conferences for these evenings.

Also during this month we will see our freshmen and sophomores complete their required state testing. Please be aware that we will have a 12:30 P.M. start time to classes for students in grades 11 and 12 on April 17th and 18th. Freshmen and sophomores are to report by 7:50 A.M and buses will run as normal on both days. A supervised work area will be provided to those junior and senior students who need to ride the bus in, but choose not to take advantage of one of the offered Academic and Career Planning field trips mentioned later within this newsletter.

Lastly, this time of year also brings about our KHS Prom. That evening is sure to be a wonderful event for all who attend with this year's theme of "Hollywood Glamour." If your student will be attending the Prom please consider encouraging them to attend the Post-Prom activities sponsored by the KHS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that will be held at the Heart of the Valley YMCA that evening/early morning as a fun and safe event with lots of free food and prizes available.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support as we strive to work collaboratively with every student to help them get the futures they want.

Corey Baumgartner


Art                                              Kiley Gegare
Business                                      Mason VanZeeland
English                                        Griffin Bekish
Family and Consumer Ed.              Cailin Kinas
General Education                        Bryce Verkuilen
Math/Computer Science                Jenna Massonet
Music                                          Dylan Rockey
Phy. Ed./Health                            Kearstin Cornelissen
Science                                       Kylie Nennig
Social Studies                              Jacob Klapperich
Technology Ed.                            Trevor Verhagen
World Languages                         Kaitlyn Murphy

Academic and Career Planning Field Trips (Juniors and Seniors)
Since juniors and seniors will not be required to attend school until 12:30 P.M. on April 17th and 18th we will be offering school sponsored field trips for students within those grades who are interested in visiting any of the college campuses or local employers below on either of those two mornings. All permission slips for these field trips are due back into the main office by the end of the day on April 13th.

April 17
UW Fox Valley    Bus leaves KHS @ 8:00 A.M.
Fox Valley Tech   Bus leaves KHS @ 8:50 A.M.
Team Industries   Bus leaves KHS @ 8:15 A.M.

April 18
UW Oshkosh    Bus leaves KHS @ 8:15 A.M.
Fox Valley Tool and Die   Bus Leaves KHS @ 8:15 A.M.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
KHS Trimester 3 Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, April 19th and Monday, April 23rd from 4:30-7:00 P.M. on both nights.

Below is a link to schedule your conferences with your requested teachers through Sign-Up Genius.

Link to Parent-Teachers Sign-up Genius
Please feel free to contact the main office @ 766-7113 if you have any questions about this process.

Counselor Corner

Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..


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

Friday, May 18th:  Any senior wanting to be recognized at Senior Awards Night for an outside scholarship, needs to see Mrs. Rueden in student services by May 18th.

Wednesday, May 30th:  Senior Awards Night will be held on Wednesday May 30th for any student that is receiving a local scholarship and/or outside scholarship.  Event will be held from 7pm until approximately 9:30pm.

Juniors and Seniors:

Accuplacer:  Kaukauna High School will be offering the Accuplacer on Monday, April 9th at 12:33 pm (start of 4th hour) in E227 Computer Lab Sign up in Student Services.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:

Reality Store:  Real life experience budgeting money and planning for the future.  April 24, Kaukauna High School students will have the opportunity to go through a simulation of problem solving, career planning, decision-making, budgeting ,and paying bills.  Juniors that have US and World Studies 11 will be automatically participating in this event.  Any Sophomore, Junior, and Senior that would not have US and World 11 is invited to participate and should stop in student services to sign up with Mrs. Feucht.  

Goals of Reality Store are to help your students learn: basic finance skills, goal setting, career planning, decision-making, and the importance of getting what they need first, and getting what they want second.  Students will choose a career, be assigned a salary, then visit 18 booths to purchase life’s necessities with the option to buy some “extras”- but they cannot spend more than their salary.  This opportunity is sponsored by the KEEN (Kaukauna Education Enhancement Network) and Unison Credit union.

All Students:
Summer School:  Any student that failed a class, should sign up for summer school credit recovery.  Credit recovery is available in English, Math (Algebra Only), Science, Social Studies, and Health.  Registration is now open.  Contact your child’s School Counselor if you need assistance.
ACT Dates:

April 14th
Registration is Closed

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

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


The month of April marks the last blood drive this school year held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center. The blood drive will be April 26th from 6:30 a.m to 2:45 p.m. We are hoping to donate more than 16.6 gallons in order to break last year’s record. If you are interested in helping us break the record by donating blood, please call or email Karla Miller-Flynn at 766-6113 ext 5826 or email at
We would like to thank the following businesses who donated food or beverages to this year’s blood drives:  Kaukauna Coffee and Tea, Pagoni’s Pizza, Van Abels, Papa Murphy’s, Culver’s and Chartwells. The blood donors appreciate your generosity!
Letters will be sent home soon to current tenth graders who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and to 11th graders who have the same GPA and are not currently in NHS, inviting them to look into the application process of being admitted into NHS. After completed applications are turned in,  new NHS members will be selected by a faculty committee in early June. Mid June letters will be sent home to all applicants informing them of their status within NHS.

The Induction Ceremony for current NHS members who satisfied all the requirements will be held in the commons and auditorium May 20th from noon to 1:45 p.m


April 17th:  ACT Aspire and Forward Testing.  Freshman and Sophomore students begin testing at 7:50.  ALL STUDENTS report for periods 1-5 at 12:30 PM
April 18th:  ACT Aspire and Forward Testing.  Freshman and Sophomore students begin testing at 7:50.  ALL STUDENTS report for periods 1-5 at 12:30 PM
April 19th:  Parent/teacher conferences 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
April 21st:  KHS Prom 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
April 23rd:  Parent/teacher conferences 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
April 23rd:  Band Bash at 7:00 PM
April 26th:  NHS Blood Drive from 6:30 AM-2:45 PM in the KHS Auxiliary Gymnasium
May 6th:  Academic Awards night at 6:00 PM in the KHS auditorium