Sunday, January 7, 2018

January Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...
January tends to be a time a year that many individuals look back at previous year and set personal goals or resolutions.

We here at Kaukauna High School have decided to set a goal about creating even deeper relationships with our students and their families this year. As 2018 continues to unfold we will constantly search for better ways to communicate with all of our stakeholders, inform you on the many great things that our students and staff are accomplishing, and provide opportunities for you to truly engage with what we have to offer as well as what is taking place within our fantastic facilities.

We will do all this as we continue strive for each of our students to become successful on the pathway of their choosing.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal
Kaukauna High School

KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Art                                              Cora McMains
Business                                      Ethan Van De Hey
English                                        Caleb Katz
Family and Consumer Ed.              Macey Herrmann
General Education                        Jenna Steil
Math/Computer Science                Collin Bekkers
Music                                          Carson Long
Phy. Ed./Health                            Francesca Lander-Peterson
Science                                       Auden Pearson
Social Studies                              Morgan Hmielewski
Technology Ed.                            Noah Kamenick
World Languages                         Morgan Kahl




Kaukauna High School Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences: Trimester 2


Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held on Monday, January 15 and Thursday, January 18 from 4:30–7:00 P.M. Parents are asked to stop in the High School Office upon entering the building. They will be given a map along with a teacher room number list noting the times teachers may not be available. It is suggested that parents bring along a copy of their student’s schedule and/or current Trimester 1 grade report  so they know which teachers they may want to visit.


All teachers will be in their classrooms. School counselors will be in their offices in Student Services. The school nurse as well as the school social worker will be located in the school health office. The KHS Media Specialist will be available in the Information Media Center. Time with one teacher is limited to ten minutes. If a longer conference or a private talk is desired, parents are encouraged to arrange another convenient time to meet with the teacher.


We are once again using the "SignUpGenius" online system to schedule our Fall Parent-Teacher-Student conferences. If you are familiar with the system, we encourage you to sign up from the convenience of your home or office. If you have not used “SignUpGenius” before, you will need to create a log-in before you can sign-up. The directions are on the website (www.signupgenius.com). However, if you need assistance, please feel free to call the school office and we will be happy to assist you.


The sign-up site is now open  so you are encouraged to click on the link below to schedule a time that works in your schedule. Please follow the instructions below to set a time for your child’s conference.


http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43070D702A6CAE9C17-kaukauna


OR click on the link in the e-mail (if you received an e-mail from the District’s IC Messenger).


OR manually enter this URL


http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43070D702A6CAE9C17-kaukauna


Once in the site please "click" the tab at the top of the page for the department of the teacher(s)/classroom you are wishing to schedule a conference.


Once you have chosen the tab for the department(s) you would like, click next to the name of the teacher and the time you prefer from the available slots and then click at the bottom of the page. As you complete the sign-up process please remember the following:


a. You can sign up for one teacher per time slot. Signing up for more than one will schedule you with two teachers at the same time.


b. When you select your time please also include your child’s name in the box entitled Student name. To complete the sign-up process you will need to enter your child’s name. If you are uncomfortable doing that, please place your name in this box. Entering your child’s name will assist teachers with being better prepared of your conference and this information will be hidden from other people who are signing up for conferences


c. You are not required to enter your email address or sign up for an account with Sign-up Genius. However, if you do enter your e-mail information you will receive a reminder 2 days prior to the conference date. If you already have a Sign-Up Genius account, make that choice and enter your login information.


d. Once you are finished, click, and the process is complete.


If you have any questions or are unable to access the internet to sign-up, please contact the Kaukauna High School Main Office at 766-6113.



Pick Your Pathway:
Curriculum Fair, College Night, and Parent/Teacher Conferences at Kaukauna High School
Monday, January 15, 2018
Kaukauna High School

Current middle and high school students and families, please join us:

Current 8th grade students and families - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Learn about current and future KHS classes and curriculum
  • Meet the teachers, school counselors, administration, and representatives from athletics and activities
  • Take a tour of the building

Current KHS students and families - 4:30 - 7:00
  • Talk with representatives from two and four year colleges about post-secondary educational opportunities
  • Learn about financial aid and planning for college
    • NOTE: This presentation will begin around 5:30 pm
    • Casey St. Henry – Thrivent Financial
  • Meet with recruiters from the service branches
  • Meet with current teachers regarding academic progress




Challenge Days at KHS

Kaukauna High School is once again offering the opportunity for students to participate in Challenge Days.  Challenge Days is a powerful and high energy program that includes students and adult participants.  The goals of the program including increasing personal power and self-esteem, increasing positive peer support, and making it unacceptable to tease or bully anyone in our school.  Through games, activities and small group sharing and discussions, students have the opportunity to better understand one another as well as the challenges we all face in life.  At the end of the day, students are challenged to take what they have learned and experienced and use it to make their school a welcoming and safe place for ALL students.  Students can pick up a permission slip in the main office, health office, or student services.  Please have your student return a signed permission slip by Friday, January 5th.  If you have any questions please contact Emily Haffley, School Social Worker, at 920-766-6113 ext. 5252 or haffleye@kaukaunasd.org  Thank you!


KHS Attendance Update

2017-18

Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
11/21/17
1701
1974
443
+22
12/1/17
1859
2096
486
+43
12/8/17
2020
2322
532
+46
12/15/17
2150
2497
575
+43

2016-17


Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
11/22/16
1705
2367
974
+49
12/2/16
1907
2483
1076
+102
12/9/16
2026
2651
1180
+104
12/16/16
2151
2836
1289
+109

National Honor Society News


January promises to be a busy month for NHS students. Our first free Senior Citizen Computer Class will be held on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Senior Citizens will check in the commons before 6:30. Two other classes will be held on February 28th and March 14th. Any senior citizens or adults looking to enhance their technology skills can register by calling Karla Miller-Flynn at 920-766-6113 ext 5826 or email her at miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org
National Honor Society students will be matched up with the senior citizens to help them with any technology needs they have whether it be their smart phone, Facebook, emails etc. Senior citizens should bring their laptops, phones, tablets etc. with them for the class if they have one, otherwise we will provide a laptop. Deadline to register is January 22nd. 

NHS will be running Miracle Minutes to raise funds for Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Miracle Minutes will be held on January 9th during the boys basketball game and January 19th. For one minute during halftime, NHS students will collect as much money as possible from fans to help raise funds for the Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge, which supports Special Olympics will be held February 16th. Thanks in advance to fans who donate money for this worthwhile cause.

The next blood drive will be February 1st. If you are interested in donating, please call or email Karla Miller-Flynn to register. 

Counselor Corner
Seniors:

Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..

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.

All Students:

Accuplacer:  Contact Matt Binsfeld in Student Services if you need to take the Accuplacer this month.  Otherwise, there will be one offered January, 15th at 12:30.  Sign up in Student Services.

College Planning Strategies- Presented by Casey St. Henry, Financial Planner from Thrivent Financial (Held during Pick Your Pathway Night and Parent Teacher Conferences):
  • Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Doors open at 5:30PM
  • Kaukauna High School Auditorium
  • Space is limited! Parents or guardians as well as students should attend.
  • Reserve your seats early.

RSVP by email to josephst@kauakunasd.org or see Mrs. Josephs in Student Services


ACT Dates for exams not held at KHS:

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




Summer School 2018

KASD is already busy planning for summer school!  Thank you to all the parents who responded to the survey following Summer School 2017.  The combination of parent and staff feedback as well as a large amount of maintenance work to be done within the district this summer, the following decisions have been made regarding Summer School 2018:
·  Location - Classes will continue to be held at Kaukauna High School.
·  Dates - All courses will be offered in one session, Tuesday June 12 - Friday June 29, Monday -  Friday.
o Strength and Conditioning and Music Lessons/Band Camp will also be held in July.
·  Other Valuable Information:
o We will again offer an Open House prior to the start of summer school for families to become familiar with the location and rooms that classes will be taking place in.

o Busing/transportation will continue to be an option for families for a fee.




Mark Your Calendars

January 15th:  KHS Parent-Teacher Conferences/Pick Your Pathway - 4:30-8:00pm
January 18th:  KHS Parent-Teacher Conferences - 4:30-7:00pm
January 22nd:  KASD All-Day In-Service  NO SCHOOL
February 22nd & 23rd:  NO SCHOOL

Monday, December 11, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...
This past month once again provided our school community with many proud moments and wonderful performances by our students.
Our National Honor Society continued their tradition of service to others by helping collect 16 gallons of donations at their most recent blood drive.
The KHS Boys Volleyball Team competed at the WIAA State Tournament for a state record 22nd time and also earned the State Runner-Up trophy which is proudly displayed within the trophy case in the front of the KHS commons.
In the fine arts our students put on an excellent and  highly-energetic rendition of "Footloose" which received many well-deserved positive reviews.


The month of December once again brings about an especially busy time at Kaukauna High School, particularly for our students who participate in our fantastic music program or within our co-curricular activities. These highly regarded programs would not flourish the way that they do without the hard work and sacrifice of our students coupled with the support and dedication of our families and community members.


I am hopeful that you are able to join us for either a concert or sporting event to come see all of the time and energy that our students have put into their respective activities all while also balancing the demand of their academics.


Lastly, December has already brought a change in the weather to our portion of the state. I ask that you please speak with any young drivers that you may have at home and have a discussion about the importance of slowing down and being extra cautious on our roadways and within our parking lots.


Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday season!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal
Kaukauna High School








KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Art                                              Cora McMains
Business                                      Ethan Van De Hey
English                                        Caleb Katz
Family and Consumer Ed.              Macey Herrmann
General Education                        Jenna Steil
Math/Computer Science                Collin Bekkers
Music                                          Carson Long
Phy. Ed./Health                            Francesca Lander-Peterson
Science                                       Auden Pearson
Social Studies                              Morgan Hmielewski
Technology Ed.                            Noah Kamenick
World Languages                         Morgan Kahl


Summer School 2018

KASD is already busy planning for summer school!  Thank you to all the parents who responded to the survey following Summer School 2017.  The combination of parent and staff feedback as well as a large amount of maintenance work to be done within the district this summer, the following decisions have been made regarding Summer School 2018:
  • Location - Classes will continue to be held at Kaukauna High School.
  • Dates - All courses will be offered in one session, Tuesday June 12 - Friday June 29, Monday -                         Friday.
    • Strength and Conditioning and Music Lessons/Band Camp will also be held in July.
  • Other Valuable Information:
    • We will again offer an Open House prior to the start of summer school for families to become familiar with the location and rooms that classes will be taking place in.
    • Busing/transportation will continue to be an option for families for a fee.


KHS Attendance Update

The positive trend in the reduction of absences from school (especially unexcused absences) continues and would not be possible without your assistance and support!  Please keep an eye out for future information as we look to address the number of tardies we are experiencing within our building next. Thank you once again!







2017-2018

Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
11/10/17
1406
1645
361
+50
11/17/17
1611
1867
421
+60
11/21/17
1701
1974
443
+22
12/1/17
1859
2096
486
+43

2016-2017

Date
Tardies
Absent Excused
Absent Unexcused
Change
11/11/16
1443
1959
822
+108
11/18/16
1618
2247
925
+103
11/22/16
1705
2367
974
+49
12/2/16
1907
2483
1076
+102



Congratulations on Fall 2017 Sport Honors

Football
1st Team - Tony Montalvo
1st Team - Cole Hurst
Honorable Mention - Taylor Tschantz
Honorable Mention - Mason VanZeeland
Honorable Mention - Noah VanAsten
Honorable Mention - Jack Bloch
Honorable Mention - Riley Knaack
Honorable Mention - Mason Stewart
Honorable Mention - Blayne Otto
Honorable Mention - Trenton Fassbender
Honorable Mention - Garret Ott
Honorable Mention - Evan Johnson

Cross Country
FVA Runner of the Year - Anna Fauske
1st Team - Anna Fauske
1st Team - Cailin Kinas
Honorable Mention - Kylie Nennig

Boys Volleyball
1st Team - Ben Brochtrup
1st Team - Austyn Bella
1st Team - Daniel Hiroskey
Honorable Mention - Jacob Klapperich           
Honorable Mention - Ryan Tilkens         
Honorable Mention - Evan Dushack

Soccer
2nd Team - Alex Diaz Baez
2nd Team - Nathan Raatz
2nd Team - Jason VanZeeland
Honorable Mention - Trevor Hammen

Golf
1st Team - Lily Sheppard
2nd Team - Emma Moore
2nd Team - Ally Isselman  
2nd Team - Emily Anderson
Honorable Mention - Kendall Williamson


Attention Seniors - Important Graduation Information

During advisory period on Wednesday, December 6th, all seniors will be meeting in the auditorium.  Our Herff Jones rep will be here to give out informational packets regarding the ordering of graduation caps and gowns.  He will also have information for those interested in ordering class rings.  He will then come back December 13th and 14th during both lunch hours, and after school on December 13th, for you to place your cap and gown orders, as well as any other graduation products you might like. 

Also:  please be aware that your diploma will display the name that is found in Infinite Campus.  If you do NOT want your name to read that way, please see Ms. Rueden in Student Services by Friday, December 8th to get this changed.  For example, if you'd like only your middle initial on your diploma, but Infinite Campus lists your full middle name, you need to see Ms. Rueden who will not the change for your diploma.

Any questions?  Please see Ms. Wilhelm or Ms. Hochholzer


Senior Picture Reminder
If you haven't done so already, please submit your senior picture.  You can do so by clicking this link:  http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A09318500 


Yearbooks for 2017-2018

Don’t miss out! Order your yearbook today! It is time to order your 2017-2018 yearbook for your Kaukauna High School student. It is a wonderful way to have a lasting memory of their high school year. Please follow the link below to order your yearbook. The yearbook is currently at $54 and the cost will go up to $60 in 2018.


Click on Yearbook for 54.00. Yearbooks can be customized for $6.00. If you choose to have your yearbook customized click on customize for $6.00 or add to cart if not choosing this option. Make sure to fill out the information adding recipient last name and recipient email before going to checkout. Payment options are Paypal and Credit Card only. Make sure you submit your order and print out a receipt for your records.

Counselor Corner
Seniors:


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..


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:  Contact Matt Binsfeld in Student Services if you need to take the Accuplacer this month.  Otherwise, there will be one offered January, 15th at 12:30.  Sign up in Student Services.


College Rep Visits:
12/11/17- US Navy             
12/20- UW- Fox


ACT Dates:


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


NHS News


NHS would like to thank all community members, staff and students who were able to donate at our November 17th blood drive run in cooperation with The Community Blood Center. We were able to collect 16 gallons of blood which is close to breaking our record of 16.6 gallons. 384 lives were either saved or enhanced due to the blood donations....well done KHS! NHS would also like to thank Van Abels and Papa Murphy's for their generous contribution of lunch items for individuals donating over their lunch period. Culver's also donated free sundae coupons which were given to successful blood donors. The next blood drive is February 1st. If you would like to register to be a donor, please contact Karla Miller-Flynn at 920-766-6113 ext 5826 or email at miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org

NHS students are selling SaveAround coupon books as a fundraiser to help finance our service activities. Each book, which sells for $25, contains a plethora of valuable coupons for restaurants, golf courses, shops, sporting goods etc. The sale ends on December 11th. If you are interested in buying a coupon book, please contact an NHS member or Karla Miller-Flynn to put an order in.


The popular Senior Citizen Computer Class series begins January 24th from 6:30-8:00. The remaining classes run February 28th and March 14th. Please contact Karla Miller-Flynn to register.


Mark Your Calendars

December 11th:  KHS Orchestra Concert @ 6:30pm in the KHS Auditorium
December 12th:  KASD All-Day In-Service  NO SCHOOL
December 14th:  KHS Choir Concert @ 7:30pm in the KHS Auditorium
December 18th:  KHS Band Concert @ 7:00pm in the KHS Auditorium
December 22nd - January 1st:  NO SCHOOL
January 15th:  KHS Parent-Teacher Conferences - 4:30-7:00pm
January 18th:  KHS Parent-Teacher Conferences - 4:30-7:00pm
January 22nd:  KASD All-Day In-Service  NO SCHOOL