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photoThe third grade students at James Madison Elementary School recently read the "Box Car Children" in class.  Students then made a box car as a project. Two students in Mrs. Norma Back's classroom share their completed project.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 30, 2014
photoJames Madison Elementary School PTO sponsored McTeachers Night at McDonald's located at 2425 South Business Drive. Staff members assisted by making fries, shakes, helping at the counter and at the drive-thru.  James Madison's principal, Mr. Jason Ledermann,  was also on-hand to greet families and supporters during the event which ran from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The PTO received 20% of all sales during that time and were excited to receive a total of $737.62 to benefit family events and needs of the students, families and staff at the school.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 28, 2014
North High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members recently traveled to Appleton, WI  to compete at the 60th Annual State FBLA Leadership Conference. The two day conference offered workshops and tours for members to increase their business knowledge as well as compete in business events. North High FBLA members also toured businesses, attended workshops, earned recognition for their professional dress, and also networked with chapters from throughout the state.

North had nearly 50 members competing in over 30 events. Overall, North High FBLA tied for fourth place. This follows a first place performance at the Regional Leadership Conference held in February.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 28, 2014
photoCongratulations to the South High students who participated in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition. Jairo Orozco and Sabrina Doxtator earned a Bronze Medal in the Life Event Planning category.  Kaitlyn Maevers earned a Silver Medal in the Pastry and Baked Goods event. Maggie Yang earned a silver medal and was the top competitor Early Childhood event, qualifying her for the National competition in Texas this summer.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 28, 2014
logoLocal students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Kohler Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to Sheboygan County schools completely free.

“In recent years, South High School has made a concerted effort to build relationships with our community to better prepare our graduates.  We are proud of the partnership we have developed with Kohler Credit Union. Our students have benefited by having a Kohler Credit Union branch in our school for many years.  Now, through the Banzai program, embedded in the Redwing Way curriculum, our students are furthering their financial literacy.  Working together, Kohler Credit Union and South High School are preparing our students for careers, citizenship and life,” said Mike Trimberger, principal of South High School.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 17, 2014
On Saturday, March 15 music students from Manitowoc and Sheboygan performed for solo and ensemble festival at South High School. Over 450 entries were performed for judges throughout the day. The festival, which is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), provides judges from all over the state to listen to individual and group performances and evaluate their playing according to state performance standards. Students perform pieces in a range of difficulties, working for several months before the festival.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 11, 2014
Hilary Mayer, a senior at Sheboygan North High School has organized a Music Education Showcase that will take place on Thursday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This event is meant to showcase what students in the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) learn in music classes and express the importance of music in a well-rounded education. Both shows will feature 10 performers from Sheboygan Area School District students in grades 4 through 12. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door. All money raised will go to Friends of Music, an organization that seeks contributions to enhance music students' educational opportunities for grades K-12 in the Sheboygan Area School District.
 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 11, 2014
photoCooper Elementary School held a Game Day Celebration to acknowledge students positive behaviors displayed during the 3rd quarter of school.  Every student celebrated for an hour with their classmates or grade level by playing interactive, non-technology games such as Twister, Sequence, and card games. The games reinforced positive interactions and the opportunity to display Cooper’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) expectations of being respectful, responsible, and safe at school.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 11, 2014
photoSouth High School's 2nd Annual Relay for Life will be held on Saturday May 10 starting at 6 p.m. through Sunday May 11th at 6 a.m. Relay for Life is a fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Last year, South High raised nearly $25,000 to help support cancer research. Community members are invited to join the fun and relay all night long on the South High School track! There will be music, games, prizes and food, as well as many opportunities to celebrate, honor and remember those who have had or do have cancer.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 11, 2014
photoFifth grade classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School recently received new classroom supplies, including math manipulatives.  Teachers and students alike were grateful and excited for the new supplies. The new manipulatives will aid students who are frustrated with fractions, in addition to many other uses. Fifth grade students were given a task to problem solve and divide containers and items into fractions.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 10, 2014
Twenty-seven North High School students and four teachers traveled to Avignon, France, during Spring Break. Students were immersed in French family life and culture, attended classes, and presented projects that individuals from both groups had studied. A continuing project centered on “The American Dream" in CAPP Composition led to discussions on French and American stereotypes. Other discussions occurred in Philosophy and social studies classes.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 9, 2014
Register online today for the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) summer school program. The 2014 summer school program includes 78 different course offerings from the academics to the arts for students entering 4K through 12th grade. Class sizes are limited and will fill quickly, so sign up now! Check out the Summer School flyer for a complete listing. Course descriptions and registration forms are available at your child’s school, on your child’s school website and online.

 
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 4, 2014
Fifth graders from Cleveland Elementary School attended a Civil War Day at the Sheboygan Historical Museum. Students learned about what life was like as a soldier during this time period. Some of the areas that the students learned about included medical help on the battlefield, musical instruments, soldier's pastimes, taking care of their uniform and food for the soldiers. They also learned about life on the home front which involved the telegraph, a company's banner, photography, and what children did during the war.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 27, 2014
photoThe South High Student Council Executive Board sponsored a coin drive February 18 - 28. All proceeds were donated to the Ronald McDonald House charity.  In total, South raised $814.64.  The winning homeroom raised $143.19 and was rewarded with an ice cream party.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 27, 2014
photoJackson Elementary School held its annual Geography Bee on Wednesday, March 5th to an audience of students and parents.  The first place winner was Matthew Staats, fourth grade, and the second place winner was Camille Staats, fifth grade.  Other participants were: Nathan Banko, Brady Brami, Ryan Gonia, Javier Navarro, Gregory Pfister, Dylan Timm, Porter Yang, and Alonzo Trunnel-Spindler.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 27, 2014
photoStudents in North High School’s Transitions class partnered with Kohler Co. to create a one-of-a-kind gift for attendees of a global summit. The idea originated from a Kohler employee, Tony Biddle, to create a unique coffee coaster from pottery cull. Three-by-three inch tile samples made of pottery cull are used to promote the beneficial reuse of the materials from Kohler plants to potential customers. The Transitions class at North High teaches employment skills, including laser engraving, and Biddle reached out to them for assistance on this project. The Transitions class engraved, cleaned, painted and adhered pads to the bottom of 250 coasters.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 24, 2014
logoThe selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program has announced recipients of the 2014 Herb Kohl Foundation awards.  The $1,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers and their schools. Fellowship recipients are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and for their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Three Sheboygan Area School District teachers have been chosen as 2014 Teacher Fellowship recipients: Khanphan Neuaone, Wendy Heschel, and Jon Schrank.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 24, 2014
photoRecently, John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Reader's Theater Group Number 3 read to all of the kindergarten through second grade students at Cooper Elementary School. The children enjoyed listening to stories, such as, ‘Ira Sleeps Over’ by Bernard Waber and ‘Fredericks Alligator’ by Esther Allen Peterson.  The student's favorite was an interactive story called ‘Too Much Noise’ by Ann McGovern, where the children were asked to join the readers while they were making different animal and household sounds.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 21, 2014
Fifth grade students at Wilson School exhibited their research skills during the school’s annual science fair. Using the scientific method, students began with an hypothesis, used research methods to test the hypothesis, observed the results, and finished by notating their outcomes.  During the science fair, the students presented their findings to family members and fellow students.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 21, 2014
photoCongratulations to the South High JV dance team! The team took first place in the Division 1 hip hop category and third place in the pom category at the 2014 State JAM Dance competition on January 18th.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 21, 2014
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

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