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WAEA logoCongratulations to Mr. Frank Juarez who has been selected as the 2015 Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA). Art Educator of the Year is awarded to a WAEA member who has significantly demonstrated a long-term contribution to the WAEA and art education on the local, state and national levels. Juarez is an art teacher at Sheboygan North High School and is a committed and involved advocate for the arts and arts education. Juarez serves as the Sheboygan Area School District Art Department Chair, a North High School Learning Leader, a Professional Development Plan reviewer and the Secondary-level Art Liaison. He has established an Artist-in-Residence program at North High School, created the North High School Art Gallery, and is the co-advisor of the North High Art Club.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 29, 2015
photoLakeland College and the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) have partnered to form a Teacher Development Institute that provides additional professional development training for Sheboygan teachers.  The institute is unique in that the coursework will directly relate to the district’s academic goals and ties in with the district’s teacher evaluations as part of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 28, 2015
The Sheboygan Area School District School Nutrition Department hosted a Food Show at South High School on Wednesday, May 20.  Over 260 students and staff attended the event.  Students welcomed the opportunity to taste a variety of foods and vote for what they would like to see on next year’s breakfast and lunch menus.  
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 22, 2015
photoAs part of Kohler Co.'s semi-annual tour to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, nearly 200 eighth graders from Horace Mann Middle School and Warriner Middle School learned about product design, prototyping and testing at the Kohler campus recently. The event included a tour of manufacturing operations, presentations by Kohler engineers and technicians about current projects they're working on, and a career fair where students could learn more about the training and education needed to succeed in careers at Kohler and other area companies.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 5, 2015
Congratulations to the following Sheboygan Area School District students and staff member who were recognized by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Lisa Kraus, teacher at Farnsworth Elementary School, was selected as a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow. Morgan Ross, student at North High School, was selected as a Herb Kohl Education Foundation  Excellence Scholar. Emma Gonzalaz, student at Central High School, and Aubrey Witt, student at IDEAS Academy, were selected as a Herb Kohl Education Foundation Initiative Scholars.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 11, 2015
One of our very own Early Learning Center students was featured as a Star Reader in the April issue of the Early Childhood Scholastic Flyer! Rowan's mom, Amanda Klein, submitted his photo and shared what he liked about the book 'Meet Dizzy Dinosaur!'
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 5, 2015
Parents and community members are invited to enjoy the musical talents of North High Choral students with special guests The Grant School Singers on Monday, May 11 for a concert titled “Hark!  I Hear Music.”  The annual Spring Concert and Awards Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the North High Auditorium.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 5, 2015
Congratulations to the South High School Varsity Dance Team for earning the top spot at the state dance competition in the division one hip hop category! The team topped thirteen competing teams with their "Batman" themed routine. Not only is this the team's third year in a row as champions, it also marks their fifth hip hop championship within the past six years.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 4, 2015
SASD logoMr. Seth Harvatine has been appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Student and Instructional Services, starting July 1.  “Based upon the leadership that Seth has provided during his time in the District, I have no doubt he will do an excellent job leading the District’s efforts so that all students will be productive and responsible citizens. He has been an instrumental leader, working to improve classroom instruction and student achievement,” said Dr. Joseph Sheehan, Superintendent of the Sheboygan Area School District.
 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 1, 2015
On Saturday, March 14, music students from Manitowoc and Sheboygan performed for solo and ensemble festival at South High School. Over 600 entries were performed for judges throughout the day. The festival, which is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), provides judges from all over the state to listen to individual and group performances and evaluate their playing according to state performance standards. Students perform pieces in a range of difficulties, working for several months before the festival. Students who receive a 1-star rating when performing a Class A piece advance to state. Click 'Read More' to see all of the North and South High School students who qualifying for state.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 29, 2015
photoIn March, Pigeon River Elementary School and the Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (ESAA) welcomed Opera for the Young. As an extension to class lessons about opera, Jennie Andreasen, music instructor for both schools, invited the musical troupe from Madison to present a kid-friendly famous opera.  In a new twist, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was performed set upon a tropical island.  To enhance the musical experience, students were encouraged to dress like birds and were taught songs from the libretto.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 28, 2015
photoBotany students at South High School will host a plant sale from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 in Room 179 and the greenhouse. Students will be selling a variety of heirloom and specialty tomato plants as well as an assortment of other vegetables and herbs. Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, Fuchsias and a selection of other annuals will be available, as well as assorted houseplants.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 28, 2015
imageBetween preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Sheboygan Area School District nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Sheboygan schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 1. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series.  School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 27, 2015
Congratulations to James Madison Elementary School! The school's  healthy breakfast program and their participation in 'Every Kid Healthy Week' was featured on the Action For Healthy Kids website.

In an effort to promote healthy breakfast and daily activity, the students who ate breakfast at school on April 14 also received a sports equipment giveaway. The students chose from a prize table featuring footballs, soccer balls, frisbees, jump ropes, and hula hoops.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 23, 2015
The Sheboygan Area School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.  Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 14, 2015
photoWith several Sheboygan area manufacturers projecting a significant shortage in skilled trade and technical production workers over the next decade, and local schools reporting that 40 percent of their high school students do not enroll in any post-secondary institution, the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) and area employers have unveiled a multi-million dollar investment to and improve skilled trades education and market technical careers.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 2, 2015
Wilson Elementary School has been selected as a finalist in the Wisconsin Dairy Council’s school breakfast campaign and photo contest! They need your votes to help them win supplies for their breakfast program. Vote for Wilson Elementary School's photo here: WisconsinDairyCouncil.com/spotsphoto. (Online voting closes on April 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.)
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 2, 2015
photoThe Sheboygan Area School District was awarded the “Action for Healthy Kids" grant to support school breakfast programs at Cooper, Jackson, Longfellow, James Madison and Wilson Elementary Schools.

Utilizing grant funds, the elementary schools received transport carts, milk barrels, tables, and a freezer. In addition, during National School Breakfast Week March 2 - 6 2015, students who ate breakfast at these schools received a special giveaway each day. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 24, 2015
photoThe kitchen at IDEAS Academy might be small, but the conversation, laughter, aromas, and possibilities are large.  The Cooking Club meets weekly as part of the school’s after school program, Camp Étude, and they prepare a dish from scratch: lasagna, guacamole, and soups for example.

On February 9th, the club had the opportunity to collaborate with the owner of Black Pig, Chef Rob Hurrie. He candidly shared his professional expertise, tools, and ingredients with IDEAS students, so that they could prepare and taste a variety of brand new dishes: meatballs topped with tomato basil sauce and parmesan cheese, flatbreads topped with roasted broccoli, and fried pork belly topped with kimchi.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 16, 2015
photoNew artwork is currently on display in the Wilson Elementary School office. Principal Chad Renzelmann selected artwork by 4th grade student Vivian Yang who painted her own interpretation of Starry Night. Renzelmann said “I’ve always been a fan of Vincent Van Gogh paintings and Vivian’s interpretation caught my eye with the blended colors she used in the sky.”  Other artists displaying artwork in the main office are Joslyn Lampe, Felicia Yang, Shianna Lee and Isaiah Witzel. The artwork will be on display for the duration of the 3rd quarter. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 16, 2015
photoThe sixteenth annual Battle of the Books competition took place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Longfellow Elementary School.  This literacy competition is designed to motivate students to read and have fun doing so!  In addition, the Battle of the Books encourages book discussions, while promoting responsibility and cooperative behavior.  

Teams of students were formed with children representing different schools.  Each team member was responsible for reading nine books from a list of twenty-seven assigned books.  The books covered a variety of levels, genres and interests. The Battle of the Books is organized by Holly Hansen-Grotbeck  from Longfellow School and Lori Roelse from Jefferson/Pigeon River Schools.

There were fifty-two teams of fifth graders competing.  Participating schools included Cleveland, Cooper, Grant, Jackson, James Madison, Lincoln-Erdman, Longfellow, Pigeon River and Sheridan Elementary Schools. The top twenty teams were recognized with individual ribbons, medals or trophies.  All of the students are to be commended for their effort and participation.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 13, 2015
photoA group of enthusiastic readers from Readers Theatre visited Cleveland Elementary School on February 11, reading a few of their favorite books to the students. Linne Pizl, Evelyn Baka, Jim Schwarten and Paul Rudicle enthusiastically read several books to the students in the Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes. The children and staff enjoyed the readings of the books appreciating how the readers made the characters come to life as they read the stories to them.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 27, 2015
photoCongratulations to Central High School teacher Mary Leonhard for receiving the 2015 Top Tech Award from Lakeshore Technical College. This award is given to educators and community members who diligently work towards making Career and Technical Education a reality in our schools.  As Central High School’s Early Collage liaison, Mary has been instrumental in connecting students with technical college programming through the LTC and Central High School  partnership.  This has resulted in higher levels of career and college readiness for the students at Central High School.  “This caliber of collaboration does not create or maintain itself; it takes dedication and commitment.  Mary has built and supported this successful program, and we are very grateful,” said Central High School Principal Duane Simmons.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 27, 2015
This year, Sheboygan Elk’s Lodge #299 donated over $2,300 to the special education department at the Sheboygan Area School District. Each summer, Elk’s Lodge #299 has a Family Elks Fest picnic to raise money for the community.  They have used that money to generously donate thousands of dollars each year to the Sheboygan Area School District therapy department for equipment to better the function and education of the special needs children in the district.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 24, 2015
photoOn Thursday, January 15th IDEAS Academy students shared their semester-long, student-driven projects at Exhibitions of Learning. Kayla Guelig, grade 10, and Angel Henseler, grade 11, shared their original infographics, which interpret data they collected on students use of technology in schools. They also included educational research in their exhibition and engaged the audience in a conversation about self-discipline at the Theater for Young Audiences' Theater Factory.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 24, 2015
photoJackson Elementary School fourth grade students and staff recently had some fun together as they learned and presented living biographies.  Pictured from left: Sandy Spatt and her student Ahren Hall as Jackie Robinson, Connie Resch and her student Chandler Yang as Albert Einstein and Melissa Anderson and her student Aaron Boeldt as George Washington.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 24, 2015
photoStudents from Wilson Elementary School displayed their artwork at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, WI in early January, 2015. The art reception was part of the Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Regional Art Show series.

Wilson Elementary art teacher Brian Sommersberger was able to select 5 works of art to represent Wilson Elementary School and have 3 pieces advance to the Youth Art Month Celebration at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 5, 2015
photoThe seventh grade team of students at Farnsworth Middle School along with their teachers recently completed a book drive as a service project to donate books from their childhood collections to students at Longfellow Elementary School.  The seventh grade students from Farnsworth donated over 700 books to promote the importance of reading to the Longfellow students. The top donors from Farnsworth helped present the books to the enthusiastic and grateful recipients during a visit to Longfellow.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 5, 2015
photoThe Wisconsin Foster Grandparent Program of the Sheboygan Area School District has partnered with the Safe Harbor Domestic Abuse Shelter to provide support to the children and families staying at the shelter.  Each month, the Grandparents purchase boxes of macaroni and cheese and bring to their monthly meetings.  Macaroni and cheese is a staple at the shelter and the boxes are inexpensive as well as easy to carry for the older adults. The program has contributed more than 250 boxes since the partnership began in 2013.  
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 5, 2015
photoThe Title I Program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has awarded a Spotlight Schools grant to U.S. Grant Elementary School in the Sheboygan Area School District.  Schools that qualify for a Spotlight Grant have received a School of Recognition Award for their achievement over the past three or more consecutive years.  They have also identified effective practices that have had a demonstrated positive impact on their students. Spotlight Schools receive Title I funding because they serve a high percentage of students in poverty and are also high achieving.

U.S. Grant Elementary School has received a School of Recognition Award 7 out of the last 9 years and has been awarded a Spotlight Grant for the first time.  U.S. Grant Elementary School will host at least three visiting schools to showcase their work and share the practices in the areas of Teaching & Learning and Vision, Values, Culture & Climate that have led to their success.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 8, 2015

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