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photoStudents at Grant Elementary School had an opportunity to do their holiday shopping at very special "Secret Shop" set up at school. The Secret Shop is stocked with donated holiday items and students choose two items to give as gifts to adults in their lives. Donations are collected from staff members of Grant School, staff members throughout the Sheboygan Area School District,  and other organizations in the community.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoHorace Mann Middle School’s Student Council raised money through a variety of fundraisers to support their annual “Adopt-A-Family” program for the holidays. The students held a Holiday Dance, sold 1,200 candy canes during lunch, collected staff donations and donated daily proceeds from their snack cart to fund this worthy program. With the help from Builder’s Club, students wrapped over fifty items to be given to ten Horace Mann families for the holidays.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoTwo service clubs from Wilson Elementary School volunteered to ring bells on behalf of the Salvation Army during the holiday season. After school on a cold blustery day, members of the Above the Influence Club rang bells at the south side Pick ‘n Save. Student Council members gathered at the south side Wal-Mart to ring bells during winter break. The mission of both clubs is to do things for others  in school and throughout the community.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoOn Dec.17th the Northern Lights from North High School entertained the students and staff at Cleveland Elementary School. They gave a wonderful performance to get the students and staff in the holiday spirit. Members of Northern Lights spoke to the students about being involved in the music program and the fun that they have had in Northern Lights.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoAs part of the community-based instruction program in Mrs. Jamie Schlueter's classroom at James Madison Elementary School, the students took a fieldtrip to Memorial Mall to ring bells for the Salvation Army.  They had fun while giving back to the community.  They also had an opportunity to shop for family members and friends. The students were able to practice searching, locating, matching and money skills while shopping. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoOver the summer, South High students Tessa Badtke, Sarah Scheele, Abbie Wagaman, and Maddie Bartz had a unique opportunity to design and help construct a Fourth of July parade float for U.S. Bank. The students and their art teacher, Ms. Linda Badtke, worked for two and a half weeks to complete the float. In return, US Bank donated a  very generous $1000 grant for South High School’s Art Department. This experience is a great example of collaboration between schools and businesses. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
photoLincoln-Erdman Elementary School's second grade students have been learning about how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a poem. Mrs. Jane Mayer's 2nd grade book club group found a poem about a yellow school bus with a bus driver named "Steve." It just so happens that Lincoln-Erdman has their very own "yellow" school bus driver by the name of "Steve" (Frick). The children then wrote their own alliteration for Steve and we presented him with a copy of the "yellow bus" poem and a copy of each child's handwritten alliteration.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
For the 3rd year in a row, the North High Hmong Leadership Council was warmly received at Lincoln-Erdman School. The Hmong girls danced and the Hmong boys played the qeej (a traditional Hmong instrument). The group  led the traditional ball tossing game, in which teachers Shelli LeRoy and Brad Washuleski participated. The group then narrated and acted out a Hmong story. The presentation was a meaningful  way to teach the Lincoln-Erdman students an appreciation of the Hmong culture. Many of Lincoln-Erdman's Hmong students took part in the day's festivities by wearing their traditional Hmong clothing.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoFifth grade members of the Jackson Elementary School  Student Council recently worked with members of the Noon Optimist Club to wrap presents for the Deland Home.  This is a annual event that is a tradition for both of these service groups. New friendships, holiday cheer and spreading generosity are the outcome for all!
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoThe ‘Above The Influence’ Club from Wilson Elementary School presented a holiday program to the residents of Meadow View Manor Nursing Home. The club, which seeks to provide opportunities for students to do good for others while avoiding negative peer pressure, sang and read holiday songs and poems.  In addition, the club members provided holiday greeting cards and treats to nursing home residents which they prepared in advance. Following the performance, the students were presented with a surprise in the form of  three large boxes of school supplies the nursing home staff, residents, and families had collected earlier in the year.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoCooper Elementary School’s Student Council and Above the Influence members, along with a handful of parents,  rang bells for the Salvation Army on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  The students sang holiday songs, rang bells and handed out candy canes as they greeted shoppers at Piggly Wiggly North.  The two groups respectfully represented the Cooper student body by demonstrating qualities of servant hood, giving, and empathy for those less fortunate in their community.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
The Grant School Singers provided entertainment Saturday night, December 14th at the Quarryview Center as part of the “Making Spirits Bright” Holiday Lights program sponsored by area Rotary organizations. The Grant School Singers also performed with the North High Northern Lights during their tour day stop at Grant School on December 17th. The singers are directed by North High Honors Chorus students Liz Gartmann and Tanner Moenning.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
Walk for Warmth 2013 was held recently in the South High School Commons.  The purpose of Walk for Warmth is to bring awareness to those in our community who need energy assistance from Wisconsin Public Service. To participate, students donated a minimum of one perishable food item, which was given to the Redwing Pantry at South High School.  Over 100 students, staff, family members and community members participated. This is an annual event organized and run by South High School staff and students.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoOn a cold blustery Saturday, with temperatures below freezing, Wilson staff, students and their families, bundled up in their warmest hats, coats, and mittens to participate in the fifth annual Jr. Walk 4 Warmth.  Kindergarten teacher Andy Kautzer founded the walk after learning about a similar walk held each year at South High School, thus the name Jr. Walk 4 Warmth. Contributions totaled $1,583.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoThe 4th and 5th grade students in Math Olympiad at Grant Elementary School competed in a National Contest called Noetic Learning. The contest includes 20 challenging questions that allows them to have 45 minutes to solve. Congratulations Kendall Herzog and Owen Sorenson for earning the two highest scores of the students who competed at Grant Elementary School.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013
photoDuring the holiday season, the students at Jackson Elementary School and their parents enjoyed a holiday party at the Sheboygan Historical Museum.  The children in grades Kindergarten – Third grade made an ornament in art class to decorate the Christmas tree at the museum.  The students sang Christmas carols around a piano led by retired Jackson teacher, Ms. Judi Nigrelli and had refreshments. It was a great night for the Jackson families to welcome in the holiday season! 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 20, 2013

Jefferson Elementary School held their annual schoolwide Thanksgiving dinner on November 25th.  The students and staff came together for turkey dinner.  Many of the students wore their traditional Hmong clothing in celebration of the Hmong New Year.  Later that day both students and staff enjoyed a performance of the Hmong Leadership Council’s “Hmong Inspiration Celebration” show.  The show featured language, dance, music, storytelling, and fashion.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 19, 2013
photoThe third annual Hmong New Year Celebration was held at Wilson Elementary School in late November. Organized by the English Language Learner (ELL) staff, the day included a parade of kindergarten to fifth grade students dressed in traditional Hmong costumes as well as other ELL students dressed in their best party clothes, crowns, and special headbands.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 19, 2013
photoSheridan Elementary School students and staff recently celebrated the achievement of their first quarter positive behavior or PBIS goal.  The students earned 50,000 P.A.W.S. (Positive Award Winners at Sheridan) and were treated to a performance by the Kohl’s Wild Theatre.  The performance was titled Vampires vs. Aliens and taught the children about invasive species and the myths surrounding bats.  During the program students were respectful, responsible, and safe. They thoroughly enjoyed the Kohl’s Wild Theatre presentation.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 19, 2013
Jackson Elementary School had the honor of hosting the Hmong Leadership Council's ‘Hmong Inspiration Celebration’ on November 25. Students and Staff at Jackson thoroughly enjoyed the traditional Hmong New Year experience. They were entertained by North and South High School students who mixed the traditional Hmong dance performances with Hmong-American performances, including breakdancing! The ELL staff at Jackson School also invited the Hmong students in grades K-5, to wear their traditional clothing on Monday.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 18, 2013
photoJames Madison School recognized the Hmong New Year as students dressed in their traditional Hmong clothing.  The students explained Hmong traditions for the New Year and paraded through the building sharing their culture with other students.  The students were assisted by Ms. Mai Jee Thao and Mrs. Dee Lee.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 18, 2013
photoThe North High School Hmong Leadership Council is powerfully influencing our community's perception of Hmong culture. As three groups of Hmong Leadership Council members prepared presentations to two thousand Sheboygan Area School District students at twelve schools on Nov. 25th, a fourth group collaborated with South High's Hmong Student Organization in preparing the art for this year's Hmong New Year (held at North High Nov. 29-Dec. 1). The main mural, entitled "Peaceful Migrations," involved the participation of sixty students over a two-month period while requiring nearly a hundred bottles of tempera paint. The mural was inspired by the Hmong Leadership Council's collaboration with world-famous street artist Gaia at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 18, 2013
photoNorth High School Art Teacher Frank Juarez is spearheading a collaborative art project connecting schools across the state of Wisconsin. The project includes elementary students of Jen Dahl in Black River Falls, middle school students of Brian Sommersberger in Random Lake, high school students of Frank Juarez in Sheboygan and college art students of Tom Uebehlerr at UW-Sheboygan.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
Horace Mann Middle School recognized six students for displaying the October Developmental Asset of the month which was Achievement Motivation.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
Earlier this school year, Cooper Elementary School students enjoyed an interactive performance called ‘A World of Water’ by Kohl’s Wild Theater. This conservation-themed theater performance utilized drama, songs and puppetry.  The program taught Cooper students about the critical natural resource for all people and animals - water. Students were engaged in learning about how to protect water systems here in Wisconsin and around the globe. This program is offered through a team effort of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl’s Cares
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
Pigeon River Elementary School’s Student Council sponsored the 4th Annual “Hats On” Days in October. Students paid a minimum of one dollar to wear a hat to school.  Pigeon River was able to donate $372.75 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
Collecting American flags that decorated the graves of veterans at Holy Cross Cemetery on Sheboygan's Southside was the first public service undertaken by the Wilson Elementary School Above the Influence Club. Above the Influence focuses on working with young students to encourage service to others while helping prevent  students making negative choices about drugs and alcohol. Before the collection, Sexton Ken Ristow told the students about the 125 year history of the cemetery and the reason for the American flags on the graves of veterans.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
photoJames Madison Elementary School’s Student Council spends their recess time every Tuesday picking up trash to keep the school ground clean and safe for all the students.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 17, 2013
The Sheboygan Area School District has been named to the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board for expanding opportunity and improving performance for advanced placement students. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 16, 2013
photoThe 4th and 5th grade classrooms at Cleveland Elementary School recently assisted the Friends of Hika Bay in planting 500 trees along the Hika Shores property in Cleveland. This was the next step in the multiple-year restoration of Centerville Creek project initiated in 2009.  Dr. Jim Kettler visited the classrooms before the planting day to explain the project and how important the tree planting is to sustain the area that once was under water behind the Dam that was removed. Brush and debris were removed from the Lake Michigan beach adjoining the property.  Additional work on restoring the ridge-swale ecosystem will be continued in the spring of 2014 along with construction of both a viewing platform at Centerville Creek and a pedestrian bridge connecting the boat launch area with Hika Shores portion of Hika Park. The students plan to assist with further projects to maintain this area well into the future.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 11, 2013

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