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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
Longfellow Elementary School recognizes students each month for displaying positive academic growth as well as being respectful at all times. Pictured are the students that received the Citizens Award for the month of November.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 7, 2014
photoReaching out to the community during the recent holidays, third grade classes from Wilson Elementary School gathered together to make "Surprise Boxes"   Using recycled Christmas cards, students followed the step by step directions to cut, fold and glue the cards into decorative boxes.  The final step was filling each box with a small sheet of colorful tissue paper and miniature chocolates.  Over 100 boxes were delivered to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for distribution to patients during the holiday season.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 6, 2014
The North High School Junior Varsity (JV) Dance Team is sponsoring a Dance Clinic for students in grades K-8. Students will work with members of the JV Dance Team to learn jumps, turns, and kicks that are incorporated into a Valentine routine which will be performed during halftime of the North High JV basketball game on February 11, 2014. Read more for the practice schedule and registration form.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 6, 2014
photoEach month, Horace Mann Middle School recognizes students for displaying one of the 40 Developmental Assets. For the month of November the theme was ‘bonding to school’ and Horace Mann recognized the following students: Evan Vorpahl, Melanie Solberg, Meredith Opie, Jonathan Campos-Centino, Paige Sauer, and Brittney LaPalme.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013
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

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