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photoJackson Elementary School students recently received a mid-winter reward day for their positive behaviors which are taught, monitored, and acknowledged as a part of the positive behavior or PBIS system. The students have met many of the recent monthly and quarterly goals for positive behaviors.  Students were rewarded with a special assembly on Skateboarding Science. Professional skateboarders joined a scientist to show off their best stuff and explain the magic and science behind the art of skateboarding.  Students also earned time to cuddle up and read with classmates, as well as attend booster sessions and skits by staff on behavior expectations for the playground, bathrooms and hallways.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 11, 2014
photoFourth grade students at Wilson Elementary School recently spent the day at the Sheboygan County Historic Museum learning about the life of Native Americans living in Sheboygan County over 100 years ago.

During their visit, students experienced living skills such as lashing, basket weaving, arrow and spear making, and corn grinding as well as entertainments and past times like making cornhusk dolls and reed flutes. In addition, the students toured the displays of Native American artifacts and sat in an authentically constructed birch bark lodge.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 10, 2014
photoStudents from IDEAS Academy and The Mosaic School joined the renowned TaikoProject All-Stars during a Footlight production at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Students pictured (from left) Emily Tipton, Sam Lohse, TJ Payne, Arden Howland, Mackenzie Dale, John Rango. The Étude Group schools and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center often collaborate in order to enrich project-based learning and authentic engagement in the creative process.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 10, 2014
photoDawn Wood's 4th grade class at Cleveland Elementary School learned about magnetism in science. During this hands-on investigation Janet Oropeza, Abigail Olivas-Sarinana, Fernando Martinez and Fatima Sanchez were trying to figure out how the strength of the force of attraction between two magnets can be measured.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 10, 2014
photoCongratulations to the James Madison Elementary School students who had their art work on display during John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Youth Art Month. The exhibit celebrated the multifaceted talents and artistic achievements of Sheboygan County's youth while recognizing and applauding the devoted art educators who encourage and guide these young artists.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 10, 2014
photoLongfellow Elementary School recognized students each month for their continuous display of quality citizenship, those that are academically responsible, as well as respectful in themselves, others, and the environment. Congratulations to the students recognized as Citizens of the Month for January.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 10, 2014
photoStudents at the Early Learning Center (ELC) recently participated in physical activity designed to replicate the Winter Olympic events during their instructional gym time with retired SASD Physical Education Teacher, Kriz Fritz.

Prior to engaging in small group station activity, a parade of nations was staged as ELC children marched to the activity area carrying the Olympic, USA , and Russian flags. With the announcement "let the games begin,” children rotated through eight activity stations simulating slalom skiing, speed skating, luge, curling, snowboarding, skeleton, ice dancing, and cross country skiing. Many children expressed enthusiasm and enjoyed the unique activity.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 6, 2014
photoKindergarten and first grade students at Wilson Elementary School celebrated the 100th Day  of school during the week of February 10th. Students engaged in a variety of exercises in counting and math.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 3, 2014
photoOn Saturday, February 8, Lincoln-Erdman hosted a chess tournament. Of the 81 participants in the tournament, 20 participants were Lincoln-Erdman students. The Lincoln-Erdman K-3 team took first place and their K-6 team took second place. Several Lincoln-Erdman students also placed individually: Roberto Reyes took 1st place in the K-3 division, while Johnny Lee and Max Reinthaler took 2nd and 3rd in the K-3 division. Alan Tipple took 5th place in the K-6 division.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 24, 2014
photoMackenzie Dale, a senior at IDEAS Academy, works with coleus trimmings as part of her Independent Study in Botany. Her applied study of plant life extends her understanding, while also enriching the physical learning environment for her peers and teachers. Mackenzie will host a community plant sale in May. 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 22, 2014
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

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