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.



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

Dear KHS families,

Welcome back to another exciting school year! As you know we have hit the ground running and already have some big events planned for our students.

During the morning of Tuesday, September 11, all students in grades 9-11 will be taking the PreACT Exam. The purpose of this assessment is to make our students familiar with the ACT that they will be state-mandated to take during the spring of their junior year. Also within 2-3 weeks after taking the test both you as parents and the school will receive detailed reports on each student's areas of strength as well as growth.

These reports will assist the school in helping each learner grow and will also help our students and their families with their Academic and Career Planning (ACP) for their years beyond KHS.

Our Seniors will also be busy that morning for they will be going on ACP field trips to tour and learn more about career possibilities at one of the destinations listed below:

Fox Valley Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, UW Fox Valley, UW Oshkosh, Lawrence University, Team Industries, and Kaukauna Police Department.

All permission slips are due back to the main office by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 8:00 A.M.
There is NO COST to the students for these trips and transportation will be provided via Kobussen Bus. Attendance is still mandatory for all students that day.

Thank you for your continued support as we look to help our students make informed decisions about their futures!!!
Corey Baumgartner
Principal


Key Club


Key Club is excited to welcome new members for the 2018-19 school year.  Our first meeting is September 12th at 7:30am in the KHS Auditorium and every Wednesday thereafter.  At each meeting we will be introducing new volunteer opportunities and signing up for those events at the meeting. Just a reminder, that is is the responsibility of the volunteer to find transportation to and from each event.  The fee to join Key Club is $15.00, of which $12.50 is sent to Kiwanis International for membership dues.  The remaining $2.50 goes towards the food we purchase to make breakfast each month at Homeless Connections. We encourage each member to volunteer at least 15 hours (or more) a school year.  If you achieve a total of 60 hours or more by the end of your senior year (and 15 of those hours are during your senior year), you will receive cords to wear at graduation.  Please see Mrs. Becker or Mrs. Matczak for more information.  We look forward to having you join our club!

Senior Graduation Pictures


new link is set up for Senior graduation pictures to be submitted for the yearbook.  Please have your student’s picture submitted online to https://images.jostens.com/410533808.  Please discard any previous link that does not match the above link.  We ask that you share this new link with your photographer to ensure they have the most current link.  Deadline for Senior Portraits is set for December 31, 2018.  


Parent's Guide to Lunch

The Breakfast Menu
Breakfast is offered at all schools.  All Elementary schools offer Breakfast in the Classroom.   High school and Middle school students have breakfast offered in the cafeteria and may select up to 4 of the food items offered. 

*Breakfast Prices
          Elementary                               $1.55
          River View Middle School        $1.80
          Kaukauna High School             $1.80

The Lunch Menu
A nutritious lunch is provided every school day in all schools.  A reimbursable lunch consists of an entrée (protein), vegetable, fruit, grains, and milk.  Students may select three, four, or five of the offered items with one being a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable meal. 

Elementary Schools offer an entree, fresh and frozen vegetables, canned and fresh fruits and milk.  Extra milk is available to purchase for $0.40. 

River View Middle School and Kaukauna High School offer a choice of hot entrées, hot sandwiches, deli subs, wraps, salads, vegetables, canned and fresh fruits and milk. 

*Lunch Prices for reimbursable meal
          Elementary                              $2.70
          River View Middle School        $2.95 
          Kaukauna High School            $2.95

          Premium Meal                          $3.65

To ensure your child has lunch and breakfast waiting…
  •  *Pre-pay for meals with Cash Check or On-Line Payment.  The KASD suggests that parents pay in advance for school meals and milk.  You can send cash or check on a weekly, monthly, or semester basis for deposit in the Student Lunch Account.  You may also pay on-line using the Parent Portal System
  • Put cash or a check (payable to the KASD) in an envelope.  On a separate sheet OR on the outside of the envelope, write the names of your children and their Student ID Numbers.  Put the envelope in the locked drop box by each school office. OR, mail your lunch money to:\
  • To have money in your child’s account on the first day of school, please make a deposit by September 1, 2018.
  • During the school year, money received in the morning will be recorded in time for the next day’s lunch.
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals get one reimbursable breakfast and lunch each day.  This does not include milk for someone bringing a cold lunch.  To purchase second helpings or ala carte items, students getting free and reduced-price meals must pay cash or parent may put extra money in the Student Account please call Dining Services at 920-759-6122

Keeping track of your account balance

  1. If you have an email address or phone number listed in the Parent Portal, we will send you an email notice or a phone call when your account balance has reached +$5.00.  Email notices and phone calls will be sent daily.
  2. River View School and Kaukauna High School students may ask about their account balance any time they go through the lunch line.

Website
To access the Chartwells Dining Services Website, go to the KASD website at www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us. After you have accessed the district’s website move to the right hand side of the home page under the Quick Links area, click on Food Service and Menus link. You will be able to access all school menus, school dining information, news about Chartwells and links to health and nutritional information.





NHS  NEWS

September will be a very busy month for NHS students. Our first blood drive of the year in conjunction with the Community Blood Center will be held on September 27th starting at 6:45 a.m. If anyone is interested in registering for the blood drive, so not hesitate to email or call Karla Miller-Flynn. NHS students will be registering KHS students starting September 11th. Registration takes place in the commons before school, during both lunches and after school. 

NHS students will be volunteering their services on Saturday, September 15 at the Suicide Prevention Walk sponsored by the Center For Suicide Awareness. Students will be registering participants, making popcorn, directing walkers, cheering on the walkers, cleaning up and setting up the event. 

These two events provide a great opportunity for NHS students to start working toward their 30 service hours they need to have compiled by May, 2019.  Our first meeting of the year will be Monday, September 10th.....students can attend the 7:15 a.m or the 3:15 p.m meeting. Attendance will be taken. If a student cannot attend either meeting due to illness, college visit etc. please have a parent email me so I have accurate attendance.

Karla Miller-Flynn     miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org
766-6113 ext 5826