St. Croix Central High School

Family Newsletter: December 5, 2019

STUDENTS FIRST

District Vision & Mission

VISION STATEMENT:

Be a district respected by others as a model of excellence in student achievement.


MISSION STATEMENT:

To prepare our students with exceptional character, knowledge, and skills to thrive in their changing world

From Mr. Soderberg

Hello SCC Families,


What an amazing time of year this is as we fight through (or enjoy) the first snowfall, dropping temperatures, and of course the holiday season. As we enter December and the Christmas break quickly approaches I hope you find time to enjoy the season with family and friends.


On behalf of the entire staff at the high school, I want to thank you for your continued support of your children and our staff. Teaching is a very challenging endeavor because we are working with developing young minds who are each trying to find their way through life. Each child is different with unique hopes, dreams, and challenges. That's what makes this job so challenging and at the same time, so rewarding.


We are happy to walk with them and help them along their path to adulthood and we are thankful for the experience. As always, we are happy to help you in any way we can.


My best to you and yours for a safe and happy holiday season.


Go Panthers,


Mr. Soderberg

Standards-Based Grading Update

This video was presented to our students on Thursday, December 5th. It provides an explanation of our standards-based grading scale and decaying average.


We will be making slight adjustments to the grading scale and decaying average that will benefit our students and help create a system that is fair and accurate.


I hope you find the information helpful. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

SBG Introducing the SCC Grading Scale and Decaying Average

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY

Price is $55 until Feb. 1st ordering deadline.

1. Go to www.yearbookforever.com

2. Search for St. Croix Central High School

3. Purchase your yearbook using a credit card, debit card or PayPal.

If you prefer to pay with check or cash, pick up a form in the main office, and turn the money in at the office.

Do not wait! Extras are not guaranteed upon distribution and will cost $60.

PARKING UPDATES

New Parking Areas

HANDICAP PARKING

Multiple designated spots for handicapped parking have been added in front of the auditorium. We are pleased to offer increased easy access to our facilities.


Yellow "NO-PARKING" Area Designated

We have added yellow no-parking lines in front of the building (east of the main entrance). This area should remain clear of vehicles at all times. By doing so we are maintaining space for buses and emergency vehicles. In addition, it is a safety measure that has been recommended by our school safety consultants.


Thank you for properly utilizing these areas.

From the Counseling Office

Junior Meetings

Junior meetings are an integral part of a student's future planning process. New this 2019-20 school year, students and parents will be invited to a Junior Meeting Night at the high school. Counselors and staff will present on important topics related to the future planning process including:

  • College Applications

  • Financial aid

  • Credit requirements

  • Senior year courses

  • Scholarships

  • Youth apprenticeship, etc.


The Junior Meeting Night will be scheduled in March once all Junior's have completed the Futures class. More details coming soon…


Advanced Placement Classes

  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact the AP Coordinator, Tracy Klein at tklein@scc.k12.wi.us


Senior Scholarships: We are currently gathering the most up-to-date scholarship information. When that information is ready we will contact students and families. If you have any questions please contact Travis Madigan at tmadigan@scc.k12.wi.us

Science Olympiad Meets

Best of Luck to our Science Olympiad Team

December 7th - at Boyceville HS

January 25th - at UWRF

March 7th - Regionals at Menomonie HS

April 17th & 18th - State at UW-Milwaukee


If your child is interested in joining the group please contact Mrs. Hinzman or Mrs. Lent

2020 Forensics Meets

Good luck to our Forensics Team!

Feb. 8 -- Baldwin-Woodville

Feb. 22 -- New Richmond

March 5 -- Ellsworth (Sub Districts)

March 14 -- Hudson (Districts)

April 17-18 -- UW-Madison (State)

A.L.I.V.E.

The A.L.I.V.E. (Aid to Local Individuals Via Education) organization was created by the staff of the St. Croix Central School District around 20 years ago as a way to give back to the community.


At the start of each school year, members of the staff generously donate funds to cover the startup of each fundraiser throughout the year. As a result, all the money raised at our fundraisers is profit which allows The A.L.I.V.E. Committee to take this money and disperse it as a gesture of goodwill and to support members of the community and SCC staff that have fallen on hard or troublesome times.


A.L.I.V.E. has been able to support many families in the St. Croix Central School District along with families of staff members in the last 20 years.


In the coming weeks and months, we will provide more details on how you can help support this great tradition.

What does "students first" look like at SCC?

  • We stand in the gap between what is and what could be.
  • We find solutions - we don't blame kids.
  • We circle around them in support - always.
  • We freely give what they need.
  • We recognize their poor choices and guide them to make better choices.
  • We do things that are inconvenient for the adults because it's what's best for the students.
  • We try the next thing because we never let them run out of chances.
  • We provide physical, mental, and emotional safety - no matter what.
  • We model what we expect.
  • We love all of them.

CONSIDER THIS

Permanent Links

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Online Academic Support from Khan Academy

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Concussion Information from the WIAA

Click here to access a complete concussion guide from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA).