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photoOn Saturday, February 15, IDEAS Academy students Sam Colvin (senior), James Massey (senior), and Chris Schramm (sophomore) performed at Paradigm Coffee and Music. Their band, Prey for Daylight, formed through a semester long collaborative project exploring the production and recording processes. Saturday's event was headlined by Milwaukee duo Vic + Gab, who were brought to Sheboygan as part of the The Étude Sessions. The concert series benefits The Expanding Horizons program at ESAA, The Mosaic School, and IDEAS Academy - helping students interact with professionals and colleges in meaningful ways through project based learning and field experiences.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 21, 2014
photoOn Friday, February 7, students at Lincoln-Erdman Elementary School celebrated their positive behaviors by participating in the Lincoln-Erdman PBIS Winter Olympics. Students who displayed positive behaviors during the second quarter were invited to take part in this celebration by choosing three different activities to participate in during the afternoon event. A sampling of activities offered included duct tape projects, dancing, making paper airplanes, scrapbooking and ‘Minute to Win It’ games. In addition to students choosing their own events, each classroom choose a country they would represent. Prior to ‘competing,’ students took the ‘Olympic Oath’ as a promise to continue to be respectful, responsible and safe.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 21, 2014
photoSheboygan Area School District (SASD) physical education teacher Mr. Kevin Herber recently traveled to Washington D.C. as an American Heart Association Advocate promoting the importance of physical education and the FIT Kids Act.
 
During his visit, Mr. Herber was able to meet with Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Ron Kind, Rep. Tom Petri and a staff member of Sen. Baldwin to discuss the importance of physical activity for students, the value of the FIT Kids Act and the continued need for the Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant. As a physical education teacher at Jackson and Cooper Elementary Schools, Mr. Herber shared his first-hand experiences about the issues he sees in elementary physical education classes relating to obesity, self-esteem, motivation and body image.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 21, 2014
photoWilson Elementary School's Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Committee introduced a special ’GO FOR THE GOLD' Olympics incentive at a Monday morning school assembly.

Each classroom chose a creative country name and designed a flag for the parade of nations.  Following the opening ceremony students learned how following all the rules of good behavior, such as walking in hallways, being polite, playing cooperatively on the playground, and following lunchroom rules, which will  result in classrooms receiving special gold medals. Classrooms are encouraged to work as a team. At the end of each week during February the medal count will be tallied for each classroom.  After a classroom earns at least twenty gold medals they will be rewarded with extra physical activity time.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 20, 2014
photoThose who control the past control the future. Those who manipulate the present, change the future. Is it possible to manipulate and control another person’s future? Through manipulation, deceit, and lies the complex characters of A Modern Girl Tragedy will captivate audiences as each new secret unravels.

A Modern Girl Tragedy is an original play, written by North High School’s very own Mr. Jay Johnson and will be presented on March 7 and 8. It is a modern American tragedy, with problems that directly affect the lives of the present-day teenager.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 20, 2014
Have you heard? The Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) has a new and improved lunch program! Say goodbye to the old pre-packs. Jackson Elementary now has on-site cooking, making the food more crisp and hot, with the good smell in the air. With the addition of a salad bar, students only use one tray which equals less trash. These are very positive steps for Jackson School and the SASD.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 20, 2014
photoFour Jefferson Elementary School staff members recently attended the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) in Houston, Texas from February 6-9.  SEEC is a unique opportunity for educators around the world to meet up and find out what is happening in the Space Program.  This experience allows educators the opportunity to network with top scientists, engineers and educators, as well as attend presentations from Dan Rather, Jerry Ross and Ken Cameron. Attendees were also able to tour the space program in Houston.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2014
photoOn January 16, IDEAS Academy senior Kavonteuna Goodlow took the stage at Paradigm Coffee and Music for her Exhibition of Learning. After a semester of navigating academic research and the creative process, she shared her interpretation of both historical and family traditions through a series of short stories. Sara Bartol, an eighth grade student at The Mosaic School, listens intently and prepares feedback.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2014
photoSheboygan Area School District Instructional Technology Coordinator Mike Jaber visited 5th grade students in Mrs. Diane Moon’s class at Jefferson Elementary School last week. Mr. Jaber spoke with students about the importance of technology in education and also brought along a prototype of cutting-edge technology – a wearable computer called Google Glass. Google Glass has not yet been released to the public, so the students were able to get an insider-view of Google’s newest technological advances.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2014
photoJefferson Elementary School families enjoyed a successful Family Fun Night on February 3. Approximately 200 students, parents, family members and staff attended the event where they could choose from 5 movies to watch. Attendees also enjoyed free popcorn and juice. Classroom SMARTboard were utilized to play the movies. At the end of the evening, a raffle was held for baskets containing a DVD of the movie they had watched and a box of microwave popcorn. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2014
classExploding volcanoes, disappearing Gummi Bears, and unbreakable eggs. What do all these things have in common?  They were all experiments that students conducted as part of the Lincoln-Erdman Science Fair on February 4. Twenty-one students participated in the annual event, a night where students show off their budding knowledge of the scientific method. Students from kindergarten through 5th grade presented their experiments using pictures, dialogue, and live demonstrations and were scored by Ms. Barttelt, Lincoln-Erdman’s principal, and Mr. Brunnbauer, a 5th grade teacher, for their display, scientific content, originality and explanation.  All students who participated received a medal for their great efforts. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 14, 2014
Families participated in the first annual Holiday Event at James Madison School in December.  Families were able to frost and decorate cookies, make a number of holiday crafts and purchase items from the bake sale. Children were also able to shop for their families and friends in the Holiday Shoppe.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 14, 2014
photoNorth High School students from Melissa Udovich's Hospitality Class earned first place in the high school category in annual Kohler Foundation Gingerbread Festival competition for their Gingerbread House creation titled "Minions’ First Christmas.” This is the 12th consecutive year Sheboygan North High School has taken 1st place in the Gingerbread competition.

Students work extremely hard on this project, beginning their planning back in September. This year’s entry was inspired by the "Despicable Me" movies. The students were awarded a $500 cash prize, which will cover the costs of supplies as well as offset the costs of culinary competitions throughout the school year. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 14, 2014
photoMrs. Nancy Van Treeck's second grade students at Wilson Elementary School were engaged during reading and science lessons on how plants grow, using the nonfiction book "From Seed to Plant" by Gail Gibbons. Students were divided into groups with each group reading a section of the book. Students then collaborated to teach the rest of the class their section. In their groups students produced a "jigsaw poster" by writing sentences about the important ideas, drawing pictures and diagrams with labels, then fitting them together on their poster. Each group finished by presenting the information about their portion of the book to the rest of the class. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 8, 2014
photoFourth Grade students at Jefferson Elementary School were visited by Alice in Dairyland, Kristen Olson, in January. She is the 66th Alice in Dairyland in the state of Wisconsin. She presented the program “Growing a Healthy Wisconsin” to all 4th grade students. The topics she discussed with the students included Wisconsin agriculture and farming in Wisconsin, such as dairy, beef, cattle, and fish farms. She explained the importance of farming to the state and its’ impact on the economy. The presentation also included a discussion on the many products produced in Wisconsin such as milk, cheese, carrots, peas, beans, potatoes, cranberries, strawberries, oats, and wheat.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 8, 2014
photoIDEAS Academy connects students' learning with professional disciplines through applied projects and interactions with professionals. Last week, Marci Tousey of Sheboygan's Yoga Loft came into Human Anatomy and Physiology class. Practicing yoga enhances the study of the muscular system by helping students feel how skeletal muscles work in antagonistic pairs. Scott Matula of Aspire Architecture & Design shared his expertise with the Engineering and Design class. Discussing the design process and consulting with a professional helps students engage in authentic, disciplinary problem-solving.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 7, 2014
photoState legislators Senator Joe Leibham, Representative Steve Kestell, and Representative Mike Endsley visited the Early Learning Center in the Sheboygan Area School District on Monday, February 3 to learn about early childhood and four-year-old kindergarten education in Sheboygan. After a meeting with Principal Pam Kugi, the legislators took a tour of the building and visited with students. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 4, 2014
photoThe Mosaic School's Math Counts team placed fourth out of twenty-five teams in the regional competition held at Acuity on Saturday, February 1. Max Andreasen, Nicholas Carroll, Eric Yang, and Drew Engberg make up the only team in the Sheboygan Area School District to qualify for the state competition in March. Eric Yang placed first overall and will also be competing individually at the state level. Math Counts is part of The Mosaic School's after school program, Camp Étude.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 4, 2014
photoThe Sheboygan North High School JV Dance Team competed in the Kaukauna Riverview Classic on January 12. The team earned the ‘Highest Scoring Team’ Award as well as 1st Place in the Hip Hop Division.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 30, 2014
photoOn January 18, the Sheboygan North High school JV Dance Team participated in the Wisconsin State JAM Cheer & Dance Championships, placing 2nd in the Hip Hop Division.  The team is coached by Vicki Rautmann and assisted by Kaitlyn Rautmann.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 29, 2014
photo James Madison Elementary School hosted the 2nd annual S’More Reading Family Night on January 16th.  Families listened as community leaders, including Mayor Vandersteen and Superintendent Sheehan, school staff, and parents, read stories with lessons about the school’s Eagle Expectations of being safe, respectful, and responsible.  After the reading sessions, everyone gathered for tacos, s’mores and a fun game of PBIS Jeopardy.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 28, 2014
photoDr. Angelika Henke, owner of Elementastic Science Entertainment visited James Madison Elementary School to celebrate the students’ 2nd quarter positive behaviors.  Students and staff were treated to interactive Science experiments involving dry ice bubbles, air vacuums, sound waves and a dancing gummy bear! All school incentives are held at the end of each quarter to recognize James Madison students’ safe, respectful and responsible behaviors.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 28, 2014
photoStudents in Sherri Morgan's kindergarten class at Wilson School recently started a new unit called "Healthy Choices."  The students have been learning about the food pyramid, the benefit of eating right and getting exercise every day.

During a visit from a Sheboygan County Dairy Ambassador, the children learned facts about cows, tasted yogurt, and read the book "A Farm of Many Colors."  The children were delighted when they found out they would each be allowed to keep the book.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 24, 2014
photoTeam 2 at James Madison Elementary School celebrated Holidays Around the World in December. Students took a "trip" to six different countries, where they read a folktale or story that explains the traditions and celebrations of each place. Then they completed a Holiday Scrapbook with information about each country and earned a stamp in their passports. As a culmination of this study, families were invited to join their child in creating crafts, playing games, and eating snacks from each country. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 24, 2014
photoEach month, Horace Mann Middle School recognizes students for displaying one of the 40 Developmental Assets. For the month of December the asset was ‘Caring and Responsibility’ and Horace Mann recognized six students.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 24, 2014
photoGrant Elementary School held their annual Friends and Family event on December 13. The event was open to any families of Grant students who needed extra help providing holiday gifts for their children. Families were able to select new and like-new gifts for their children, which were then wrapped for them. All of the gifts were donated by families of Grant students and the staff members of Grant School. There were 59 families that attended. The event was able to help approximately 178 children have a better Christmas this year.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 24, 2014
photoMichele Mosnik's second grade students at Wilson Elementary School recently sent snowflakes and pen pal letters to students in Florida.  Mosnik said the exchange of letters began several years ago when one of her former students told her his aunt was  a teacher in Florida. The second graders are eagerly awaiting a reply.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 14, 2014
photoMrs. Karen Miller's students from James Madison Elementary School created a Thanksgiving Quilt to express what they are thankful for.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 14, 2014
Jackson Elementary School students have been working hard to learn their math facts and participate in the school’s “Math Wall of Fame.”  Students can show their skill by passing math fact quizzes during their recess time.  Upon passing the assessment students have their name announced at the Monthly Top of the Line Assembly and a trophy with their name placed on the wall.   Pictured are students who have passed all of the levels this year - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 9, 2014
photoNorth High School student, Autumn Legaspi’s Youth Art Month (YAM) design was one of 16 designs chosen for the 2014 Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Wisconsin Youth Art Month Flag. There were 327 designs submitted from K-12 grade students across the state. She will be recognized on Friday, April 4th at the State Capitol in Madison. Her design will be printed on a 5 foot x 3 foot flag that will be displayed in San Diego, CA during the National Art Education Association Conference.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 8, 2014

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