Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 2018 Newsletter


FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

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, this time of year 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.

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you a happy holiday season!

GO GHOSTS!!!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal

KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Art                                            Cailin Kinas
Business                                    Matthew Schneckenberg
English                                      Norah Schaefer
Family and Consumer Ed.            Hanna Brouch
General Education                       Steve Marx
Math                                          Cassidy VanEpps
Music                                         Maggie Hietpas
Phy. Ed./Health                           George Bollinger
Science                                      Grace Kobussen
Social Studies                             Ricky Vera
Technology Ed.                            Hunter Nett
World Languages                         Ethan Chapman






Summer School


KASD is already busy planning for Summer School!  Thank you to all the parents who responded to the survey following Summer School 2018.  With the combination of parent and staff feedback, the following decisions have been made regarding Summer School 2019:
Location – Classes will continue to be held at Kaukauna High School
Dates – All courses will be offered in one session:  Tuesday, June 11 – Friday, June 28, 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. 



Yearbook Information


Senior Photo for the upcoming Yearbook is due soon

2018-2019 Senior Photos are due December 31st.
Please be sure to submit your child's photo as soon as possible.
The link to submit the photo is https://images.jostens.com/410533808.

Senior Congratulation Add for the Yearbook due April 28, 2019
Once again we are offering you the opportunity to share with everyone 
your congratulatory message *in the yearbook* forever!!
As you know, yearbooks last for generations and this can be a lasting
expression of your love and congratulations.  Space it limited,  Please go



NHS  News

Once again, the Kaukauna Area School District students and staff proved itself to be amazingly generous with the district wide food drive competition. For the 8th straight year, Electa Quinney won the district wide competition by bringing in 1,611 food items with an average of 4.86 items per person. "The Band" won the competition at the high school by bringing in 2.842 items. All food and monetary donations support the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Kaukauna. Thanks to everyone for their generosity. Emily VanDeHey, Alysa Chandler, Auden Pearson, Lily Sheppard and Kayla Dutton, all members of the Leadership Team, will be participating in Quinneys celebration on November 30th by awarding the Traveling Food Drive Trophy to the Quinney community of students and staff.

December 6th will be our second blood drive of the year. If you are interested in donating, please call Karla Miller-Flynn at 766-6113 ext 5826 to get registered. The blood drive starts at 6:45 a.m and runs until 2:45 p.m. Jimmy Johns, Arbys and Papa Murphy's have graciously agreed to be our lunch sponsors. The bake-off items, always a hit with donors, will have a Christmas theme.

NHS students are busily ringing bells in an effort to help out our community and win the Battle of the Bells for a 6th straight year. Say hi to any NHS students you see at the kettles :)


December 1st, students will be volunteering their services at Brewster Village for a Christmas celebration and December 8th students will be traveling to Sherwood to participate in the Santa Lunch.

Spotify


Spotify is a free streaming music service that serves millions of songs over the Internet to subscribers. To create an account, users must use an email address or sign in with Facebook. Spotify is the most popular streaming video service that students use with their Chromebooks. In fact, Spotify consumes more bandwidth on our network than any other site (including YouTube), is the #1 non-educational extension installed with 969 installations, and is the 6th most visited site on our Chromebooks.


Since it is so popular, our District takes precautions so that Spotify use doesn’t interfere with student learning. We have restricted the amount of Internet bandwidth streaming music services can use. We ask that students only use Spotify during work time as permitted by their teachers.


We would like parents to know that Spotify does not allow students under 13 to use their service. For users between the ages of 13 and 18, Spotify requires parental permission for students to set up an account. This is because Spotify does collect and sell usage information from its users, and because Spotify music includes explicit content.  


You may wish to talk with your child about their use of Spotify to ensure that they are following the guidelines you set for their technology use.


Counselor Corner


Seniors:


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..


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


January 30th:  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.    Sign up in Student Services.


College Rep Visits:
12/5/18- UW Fox Valley     1st and 2nd Lunch       
12/12/18- Fox Valley Technical College  9:50- 12:40 (Stop in Student Services for Appointment)


ACT Dates:


February 9th
Registration Deadline- January 11th
Late Registration Available


February 20th (Statewide)
Registration through High School- Date TBA


April 13th
Registration Deadline- March 8th
Late Registration Available


June 8th
Registration Deadline- May 3rd
Late Registration Available


July 13th
Registration Deadline- June 14th

Late Registration Available







Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

This time of year once again provides our school community the opportunity to reflect upon what each of us may be thankful for within our respective lives.

As a school, I know that we are continuously thankful for the support from our parents and community members so that we are able to provide our students with the best learning experiences that we can, albeit through the classrooms, job placements, or co-curricular activities.

Personally, I am remain thankful to  have the opportunity to serve our school community.  As an educator, I am able to witness firsthand how Kaukauna demonstrates a very strong sense of pride for all activities that involve our youth. Fortunately, we also seem to be able to frequently showcase the accomplishments of our students and staff for those within our area of the state and beyond to see. 

As a father, I am also thankful to have many role models here at the high school for our twin daughters to look up to as those same students also provide examples of how hard work really does pay off and how service to others can make a community even stronger than before. 

Lastly, I am beyond thankful that as parents you have entrusted us at Kaukauna High School with the very important role of helping support your student as they strive toward their respective pathway of success.  We are honored and humbled by your trust in us and we thank you!

GO GHOSTS!!!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal

KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Art                                              Kiarra Thon
Art                                              Olivia Ahrens
Business                                      Brandon Bennett
English                                        Makenna DeValk
Family and Consumer Ed.              Hailey Fleming
General Education                        Elizabeth Smits
Math                                           Quintin Longland
Music                                          Cole Ritzke
Phy. Ed./Health                            Maddie Lamers
Science                                       Nathan Moua
Social Studies                              Maggie Tienor
Technology Ed.                            Preston Kindness
World Languages                         Madisen Gries
World Languages                         Makenna Gries







Pep Band Concert



Come and enjoy the music from the talented students of the Kaukauna High School band on November 8th at 7:00 P.M. at Kaukauna High School for the annual Pep Band Concert!


Admission at the door will be:
Adults $8.00
Students $5.00
4th Grade and Under Free





Counselor 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.  Stop in Student Services if you need assistance.


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


Wednesday, January 30th:  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:


College Rep Visits:

ACT Dates:


December 8th
Registration Deadline- November 2nd
Late Registration Available


February 9th
Registration Deadline- January 11th
Late Registration Available


April 13th
Registration Deadline- March 8th
Late Registration Available


June 8th
Registration Deadline- May 3rd
Late Registration Available


July 13th
Registration Deadline- June 14th


Late Registration Available








NHS NEWS

Our first blood drive of the year on September 27th turned out to be very successful. KHS and the Community Blood Center collected 14.5 Gallons of blood which meant we saved 348 lives. A big thank you goes out to Pagoni's Pizza and Taco John's who were our lunch sponsors. RJ Knaack once again won the bake-off competition. The next blood drive will be December 6th starting at 6:45 a.m in the auxiliary gym. Call Mrs. Miller-Flynn at 766-6113 ext 5826 to register or contact the Community Blood Center.

Over 100 NHS students participated at the Grignon Home Fall Harvest Days where they had opportunities to teach elementary students about life in the 1800's.

Much of the district is competing for the Traveling Food Drive Trophy, which has never left Electa Quinney .....the reigning champion for many years. The food drive competition runs from Oct. 30-Nov. 12. At the high school "The Band" is competing against the rest of the high school to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items. The Band has never lost this competition. All food collected will be donated to our local Loaves and Fishes food pantry. 


NHS students have also been involved in the Super Hero Walk in Sherwood, dropping off the Boy Scout food collection bags, collecting and putting away donated food, volunteering in many ways at Kaukauna's own Suicide Awareness Walk and helping the Center For Suicide Awareness with their :"Sock it to Suicide" sock handout at the Green Bay Gambler's game. 





















Monday, October 1, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

The month of October once again provides our school with a vitally important opportunity for us to connect with the families of our students. On October 8 and 11 we will be hosting our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences for the First Trimester from 4:30-7:00 P.M on both days. I sincerely invite you to attend and actively participate in the discussions regarding your student’s academic progress and learning. Here at KHS, we continue to view frequent communication with our families as essential to our success as a school and look forward to you accepting our invitation.

Also included within this newsletter you find important information about our exciting tradition of Homecoming Week, which this year is taking place from October 1st to the 6th. We look forward to seeing our students, alumni, and community members participating within these time-honored events and greatly appreciate everything that the community does to show off their school spirit!

Thank you for your support and a wonderful start to the school year!!!

GO GHOSTS!!!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal




KHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Art                                              Toni Kirchenwitz
Business                                      Noah Kamenick
English                                        Ian Jacobson
Family and Consumer Ed.              Alex Clementi
General Education                        Riley Kieper
General Education                        Robin Wicker
Math                                           Britney Breckheimer
Music                                          Nicole Hanson
Phy. Ed./Health                            Jade Rogers
Science                                       Kyarra Furman
Social Studies                              Sam DeValk
Technology Ed.                            Isaac Pynenberg
World Languages                         Israel Zalazar Basurto





Homecoming Week: October 1st-6th
Monday:
  • Solid color day:
    • Freshman: Grey
    • Sophomores: White
    • Juniors: Orange
    • Seniors: Black
  • Juniors vs. Seniors: Powderpuff game at Bayorgeon Field
    • Begins at 7:00 pm


Tuesday:
·        Jersey Out
·        Parade float building at River View
o    4 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday:
·         Denim Day
·        Homecoming Parade
o    Begins at 5pm- from Holy Cross to RVMS
Theme: 'One Night Around the World"
Freshmen: Mexico
Sophomores: Brazil
Juniors: France
Seniors: China
Thursday:
·        Tacky Tourist Day
·        Hallway decorating @ KHS
o    6 pm - 9 pm
Friday:
  • School Spirit Day
    • Pep Rally at 2pm
  •  Homecoming Game: 7 pm


Saturday:
·         Homecoming Dance: One Night Around the World”
***Tickets for the Homecoming Dance will be sold ONLY during both lunches October 1st-5th. They are $10 and can NOT be purchased on the night of the dance!
o    KHS commons
o    8 pm - 11 pm




Homecoming Shirts and spirit accessories will be for sale in the commons before school and during both lunches October 1st-5th in the Cafe and Gear area.



Mamma Mia!  The Musical:


Tickets for the KHS production of Mamma Mia! the Musical will go on sale beginning October 22!  They will be available weekdays from 3:15-6:00 pm in the KHS Commons or by calling 766-6113 ext. 5009.   They are also available one hour prior to each performance.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students/seniors. Employees of the District receive one free ticket with their ID.  

Performances are November 1 and 2 at 7 pm and November 3 at 2 pm and 7 pm.



NHS NEWS

October holds many opportunities for service for the NHS students. Eighty-five students will be traveling to the Grignon Home on October 2nd and 4th to teach Fall Harvest Days to elementary students. This is an opportunity for NHS students to truly give back to their community because many of the NHS students participated in the Harvest Days when they were in grade school.

The Sherwood Optimist Club has invited NHS students to Wanek Park for a second year, to volunteer their services for the Super Hero Walk on October 6th. NHS students will be dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We have a group of students excited to participate in this family friendly event.

Twenty NHS students will be getting in the kitchen at home to bake treats for the Homecoming dance. I'm sure their treats will be appreciated by the student body.


October 20th is an opportunity to work with The Center For Suicide Awareness located in Kaukauna. The Center For Suicide Awareness has joined forces with the Green Bay Gamblers at their Family Night to shed light on the stigma of depression in society today. NHS students will be helping out in a variety of ways at the Gamblers game. 


COUNSELOR CORNER


Seniors:


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember…..


October 1st- Financial Aid filing opens.  Visit fafsa.ed.gov to begin online application for student aid.


Community Open House- FVTC- Tuesday, October 2nd at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton from 3-7pm. This annual college-wide event lets you explore all of the options and services available through Fox Valley Technical College. Representatives from each career program area are available to answer questions and lead tours through classrooms and high-tech labs. You can apply for admission and learn about financial aid, student life and more! No registration required.  Apply during open house and the $30 application fee will be waived.  Stop in Student Services for more information.


Community Open House- NWTC- Thursday, October 11th at Northeast WI Technical College in Green Bay from 3-6 pm.  Can’t make it to the event? Apply online during the hours of 3 and 6 pm and the application fee will still be waived.


College Goal Wisconsin 2018- Need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Attend College Goal on Wednesday October 3rd at Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Room A105 near Entrance 1 .  Any student that attends will be automatically put into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.


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


Accuplacer- Any student planning to attend a Technical College and did not receive at least an 18 in Reading and Math on the ACT should sign up to take the Accuplacer on Monday, October 15th at 12:30.  Sign up in Student Services.


Juniors:


Junior Conferences- Watch for a postcard in the mail with information about signing up for a Junior Conference.  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.


PSAT- The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 8:00 am at City Hall in Kaukauna.  Registration is required and there is limited seating.  Register for the test in Student Services. Cost is $16.00 and includes a PSAT booklet.  Note- Some employers require the PSAT for Scholarships Senior year.


All Students:


College Rep Visits:


10/1/2018
Ripon College
10:32 - 11:02
Student Services
10/2/2018
UW- Oshkosh
10:32 - 12:25
Student Services
10/8/2018
US Army
10:32 - 12:25
Commons
10/9/2018
US Marines
10:32 - 12:25
Commons
10/9/2018
Northern Michigan
10:32-12:25
Student Services
10/10/2018
Carroll University
12:11-12:41
Student Services
10/15/2018
Lawrence University
10:32-11:02
Student Services
10/17/2018


10/18/2018
UW Milwaukee


Marian University
10:32-11:02


10:30
Student Services


Student Services

Upcoming ACT Dates:


October 27th
Registration Deadline- September 28th


December 8th
Registration Deadline- November 2nd


February 9th
Registration Deadline- January 11th
COLLEGE GOAL WISCONSIN 2018 All events start promptly at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, October 3
Appleton
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Room A105 near Entrance 1


Free assistance completing the FAFSA!
What to Bring… You will need the following items to complete your 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you will also need these items for your parent(s).
• 2017 federal tax return and W2s
• 2017 untaxed income records, such as child support or veteran’s non-education benefits
• Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
• Cell phone (if you have one)
• Driver’s License (if you have one)
• Social Security Number/Alien Registration Card/Permanent Resident Card
• Date of birth for parent(s)
• Month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce or separation
• FSA ID (if you have one). You can visit fsaid.ed.gov to create your FSA ID. For assistance with the process, please call 1-800-433-3243.
o The FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you and will be your FSA ID for life.
o Every student and at least one parent of a dependent student will need an FSA ID.
o If a parent already has an FSA ID or has more than one child attending college, the parent will use the same FSA ID to sign all applications, but each child must have his or her own FSA ID.

o Each FSA ID user must have a unique mobile phone number and/or email address. It is highly recommended that a dependent student attend the event with a parent or guardian so the FAFSA can be submitted that evening.