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Congratulations to the South High School varsity dance team! The team earned first place in the hip hop category at the State Dance Championships in February. This marks the team’s fourth hip hop championship within the past five years and is the team’s eighth year in a row finishing in the top three at the state competition. The team also took fourth place in the  Division 2 pom category. In addition, team member Alina Xiong danced her way to becoming an All State finalist.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 21, 2014
photoThe excitement and anticipation has been building up here at South High for the past several weeks. Today was finally the day! Fifth Harmony arrived on campus around 11 a.m. this morning. 21 students had the privilege to meet the five pop singers for photos and an interview question. Lake Breeze Publications had the opportunity to talk with the singers before they went on stage in front of South High School, Farnsworth Middle School, and Horace Mann Middle School.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 20, 2014
photoCooper Elementary School staff hosted their 14th annual Bedtime Books event - an evening of fun and family literacy. Kindergarten through third grade students, parents, and grandparents enjoyed milk and cookies while Cooper School Principal, Larry Brahan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening’s guest speaker Don Pilon, a retired and beloved Sheboygan Area School District Staff Member. Fourth and fifth grade students also enjoyed a specially designed night of literacy. Students strapped on their tennis shoes as they rotated to four different stations for a variety of literacy games and activities created by Lakeland College students under the direction and with assistance from Kevin Herber, Cooper School’s Physical Education teacher.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 20, 2014
photoThe 4 year old kindergarten class at Cleveland Elementary School concluded their theme about geography and the United States of America with a "show-and-tell your state" day. Each student prepared three facts and a visual prop to share with their classmates about the state they were assigned.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 20, 2014
photoJames Madison Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday during Read Across America month by participating in a variety of activities. The students prepared and ate green eggs and ham, graphed how many students enjoyed the tasty treat, completed art projects, read stories and also shared writing and math activities with their classmates. Guest readers also were invited to share their favorite stories with the students.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 20, 2014
photoThe Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) is offering students more options for fresh, healthy meals at school. The Nutrition Services Department has expanded breakfast programs at schools and is making improvements to the lunch offerings.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 19, 2014
South High School students will enjoy private live performance on Wednesday, March 19 with Fifth Harmony, an American pop group of five teens who performed show-stopping vocals on X Factor. South High was one of 372 southeastern Wisconsin high schools that donated more than 137,600 items during the first year of Goodwill’s donation challenge. “The donation challenge (called Fall Haul) provides a wonderful community service platform for students to learn the benefits of keeping items out of landfills and helping individuals find and keep jobs,” said Pat Boelter, Chief Marketing Officer for Goodwill.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 19, 2014
logoMargaret Clarke, Alexander Hopp, Sophia Intravaia and Molly Knoedler from Sheboygan North High School have been named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

From among those students who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 16,000 students move on to be named as Semi-finalists. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 14, 2014
photoForty-eight teams of fifth grader students competed in the fifteenth annual Battle of the Books competition on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Longfellow 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. Participating schools included Cleveland, Cooper, Grant, Jackson, James Madison, Lincoln-Erdman, Longfellow and Sheridan. 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, 2014
photoThree fifth grade classrooms from Wilson Elementary School recently attended the new ‘Civil War History Experience’ offered by the Sheboygan County Historic Museum. After starting the day by signing their induction papers, students rotated through several stations to learn about camp life and medical technology of the time, mend their own uniforms and sew on buttons, taste hardtack, a staple food of soldiers of the time, and drill with mock rifles.  This new program offered by the museum enhances the fifth grade social studies curriculum in the Sheboygan Area School District.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 12, 2014
photoDawn Wood's fourth grade class at Cleveland Elementary School kicked off their social studies until on Wisconsin by visiting the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. Students spent their day learning about Sheboygan County Native American's heritage, culture and history.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 12, 2014
photoStudents at Wilson Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on Monday, March 4 by reading Dr. Seuss books, making green eggs and ham, and enjoying reading activities throughout the entire week.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 11, 2014
photoLincoln-Erdman Elementary School held its 2014 Geography Bee in February. It was a great competition of geographical knowledge!  Finishing In first place was 5th grader Karsyn Bichler. In second place was 5th grader Chris Pittner, and in third place was 5th grader Jack Pope Miller. Other finalists included in the competition were Ben Taylor, Alan Tipple, Cody Morrow, Tyler Gliem, Jasper Delasanta, Emily Brown, Ella Yang, Maggie Krueger, and TJ Jesinski.  Congratulations to all the finalists on a job well done! Also, a thank you must go out to Mr. Washuleski, Intervention Specialist, Ms. Barttelt principal, and all the other teachers and staff for helping to make this event a success! 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 11, 2014
photoThe students and staff at Sheridan Elementary celebrated their 2nd quarter PBIS reward in February. The students were treated to the talents of magician Kurt Kane.  He is shown here with 2nd grader Asa Diener performing a disappearing color trick.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 11, 2014
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

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