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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
Third grade students at Jefferson Elementary School have a unique connection to Sheboygan-native and UW-Madison basketball player Sam Dekker. Jefferson students created a 'Flat Bucky', which is based on the popular children’s book “Flat Stanley.” The Flat Bucky Mentorship program aims to pair a Wisconsin student-athlete with a third grade classroom via social media for the entire school year.

Flat Bucky was mailed to Sam Dekker and travels with him throughout the UW-Madison campus and on the road with the basketball team. Following Sam's Intragram posts with Flat Bucky, teachers are able to incorporate geography through his travels, math by keeping track of game points, and reading and writing through a journal of the experience.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 5, 2015
photoLongfellow Elementary School students created a mural of realistic self-portraits saying the Longfellow Respect Pledge. To celebrate and promote respect for ourselves, respect for others and respect for the environment, each Longfellow artist created a portrait resembling themselves. Grade levels used a variety of art and media elements to demonstrate their artistic talents in portraiture. The students were encouraged to create the portrait as if it were reciting the Longfellow pledge of respect. The Longfellow pledge was then attached to the frame of each portrait.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 5, 2015
photo For the 4th year in a row, the North High School Hmong Leadership Council performance was warmly received at Lincoln-Erdman Elementary School. The traditional ball tossing game was included in the performances and teachers Cale Schueffner and Kirsten Thiel participated. The high school students narrated and acted out a Hmong folktale. Students sang, played guitar and danced. Students were treated to a group of three Hmong girls playing the "Qeej," a traditional Hmong instrument. The instrument is usually played only by males, so this was an neat spin on tradition. At the conclusion of the presentation, two spectators - Zavin King and Isabella Webb - were dressed up in traditional Hmong clothing. The presentation was a meaningful way to teach Lincoln-Erdman students an appreciation of the Hmong culture.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 18, 2014
photoIn November, the James Madison Elementary School Student Council held a “Stuff the Turkey Food Drive Competition” between grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.  Together students, families and staff collected 388 items for the school’s food pantry. The winning team made up of the kindergarten and first grade classrooms were rewarded with a treat from the Student Council. Thank you to all who donated!
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 8, 2014
photoThe Mosaic School engages in culminating Exhibitions of Learning. This engineer discusses his innovative design for tires with better traction and the steps he took in the process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve...and repeat.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 26, 2014
photoIDEAS Academy dance students were invited to participate in a Masters Class with Step Afrika! at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. They learned about the history of stepping, basic movement and the art of body percussion.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 26, 2014
photoWilson Elementary School is starting new traditions with art displayed in the main office and principal’s office. Each quarter, a Principal’s Choice Award will be given to a student for excellence in art and the student’s artwork will be displayed in Principal Chad Renzelmann’s office for that quarter. Art teacher Brian Sommersberger is also selecting artwork to be displayed by the secretary’s desk each quarter.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 26, 2014
photoEarlier this school year, Sheridan Elementary School students spent a glorious day at the Milwaukee County Zoo, as a result of earning 50,000 PBIS PAWS (positive behavior recognition slips).  The trip was made possible by a grant from Kohl’s Cares. Sheridan hit the jackpot with positive behavior and perfect weather for their field trip!
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 26, 2014
photoCleveland Elementary School PTO hosted a school wide walk-a-thon to promote healthier lifestyles. Students and staff walk to school throughout the city of Cleveland.  The students collect pledges for how far they will walk and the money raised is used by the PTO to help fund school activities throughout the year.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 26, 2014
photoOn Friday November 7th, Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (ESAA) 2nd and 3rd grade students started phase one of the school gardens by laying cardboard and compost to prepare the areas. These gardens will function as outdoor science labs where students will observe closely, ask questions and deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 25, 2014
photoCooper Elementary School staff held an all-school PBIS celebration on Thursday, October 31st. The celebration was a reward to acknowledge and honor students’ safe, responsible and respectful behaviors. Students played games with their classmates that were non-electronic and encouraged social interactions. Then, Student Council members led a costume parade around the school. Parents were invited to watch the parade from the bleachers in the gym.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 19, 2014
[hotoOn November 11, the students in grades 3-5 at Jefferson Elementary School were honored to welcome Bill Breyfogle for the Veteran's Day program in the gym.  Bill is a retired Navy officer and shared his story about his time in the service and why it is important to honor the veterans not only on November 11th, but on all days.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 21, 2014
photoStudents in The Mosaic School Spanish classes researched El Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. After discovering the differences between Halloween and the Mexican holiday, students celebrated by molding and decorating "Calaveras de Azúcar." Sugar Skulls are a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 18, 2014

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