2022 August Issue
Words from Principal Rowell
Dear Kohler Families!
Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year. We hope that you are enjoying the last few weeks of the summer and making wonderful memories with family and friends. I am honored to be part of the school system and am looking forward to working collaboratively with families.
My first focus is to build relationships with students, staff and families and to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. You may notice a few changes as to how we will monitor access to the building and this is as a result of my belief that schools must be safe spaces for all in order for teaching and learning to occur.
My commitment to families is to ensure continuation of excellence through monitoring high quality instructional practices and student engagement, where students can have fun while learning. My goal is to be in classrooms daily to support staff and students. Therefore, if you would like to see me, please call ahead to make an appointment with our administrative assistant, Mrs. Theresa Andrews at 920-459-2920.
In preparation for the start of the school year, we have some information and a few tips to share to ensure a successful lift off and start to the school year for your child.
1: Make sure that your child is registered and you have updated any emergency contacts and made any necessary health changes in Skyward Family Access. To access skyward family access please click here. Your child should check their schedules and print them prior to the first day of class in the event that any changes were made.
2: Renovations of our parking lot should be complete by the start of school, making parking for students and any visitors possible.
3: Be on time. Our doors open at 7:40am. The school day ends at 3:00pm. Students must show their ID's any time they enter the building. This gives us an opportunity to learn names and faces and monitor safety.
4: We ask that your child become involved in our school community through the various activities and athletic offerings. We want students to show Bomber Pride and encourage attendance at school sponsored activities and events.
5: Support your child(ren) by communicating with teachers, counselors, advisors and coaches. Together, we can all make a difference in providing the best experiences and opportunities for every student in our community.
6: Follow us on social media where we will celebrate students' accomplishments including academic, athletic and activities. We are on Facebook - www.facebook.com/kohlermshs, Instagram - @kohler_ms_hs and Twitter - @kohler_ms_hs.
7: We will use this monthly Bomber News to communicate with families and share fun and exciting things that our students are doing.
Welcome back and we look forward to maintaining a strong partnership with our families!
NEWS and UPDATES
Welcome New Staff to Kohler
1: Dr. Ackley will be a long term substitute for 6th grade Science teacher Rebecca Wojciehowski
2: Ann Bitter will teach 6th and 7th grade English
3: Sarah DeGroff is our Library Media Specialist
4: Shannon Fitchko will teach HS Social Studies
5: Kira King is our HS Social Studies/English teacher
6: Colleen O'Laughlin will teach HS Business Education and MS Stem
7: Ryan Romanoski will teach 6-9 grade Spanish
Meet our new High School Counselor
I graduated with both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee specializing in Educational Psychology and Adolescent Studies. I am currently working on another degree from UCLA Extension with an emphasis in College Counseling!
I cannot wait to share what I have learned with students preparing for their futures - whatever their path may be. I love being active, spending time with family and friends and my mini Goldendoodle puppy, Reggie.
Students - please stop in my office and introduce yourself! It will always be a safe place for all needs. See you all soon!
Meet our new Activities and Athletics Director
Hello, my name is Ryan Sprenger. I am the new Activities and Athletic Director at Kohler. I have spent the last six years teaching and as the athletic director at Spencer MS/HS.
I am looking forward to seeing all of the students participate in all the extracurricular activities that Kohler offers! We will include an Activities and Athletics section in our newsletter every month.
BIG EAST PASS/FREE STUDENT ADMISSION
Once again this year, students will be admitted to home athletic events for free. We also have Big East passes available for sale in the office. We look forward to seeing the stands packed full of parents, students, and community members!
I look forward to talking with everyone during athletic and extracurricular events! If you ever need to get in touch with me please feel free to email me at email@example.com, my office number is 920-459-2920. If you ever want to discuss anything related to a coach, please make sure you and the student-athlete talk directly to the coach first. I also ask that you do not approach coaches directly after a game, and to give any situation a 24 hour cooling off period. I will also welcome constructive input, and look forward to speaking with all of you throughout the year.
We hope our stands are packed with people wearing Bomber Blue at all of our events. We also hope people cheer loudly for our student-athletes to show support for all of them. We would like Kohler to be known for our positive welcoming atmosphere! That being said as you watch the game please let the coaches coach, the officials make the calls, and the players play. We want everyone that attends our events to feel comfortable and want them to come back in the future.
As many of you know, there is a bus driver shortage nationwide. Mrs. Andrews has worked very hard to get bussing for as many athletic events as possible. There may be dates that we will need parent volunteers to drive student-athletes to and from the game. While it is not an ideal situation it is the only solution we have right now to get the student-athletes to some events. We appreciate everyone that helps out with this!
First Day of School
Jr/Sr Advisory and Study Hall Protocol
If absent please contact 920-459-2920 and follow the prompts for the attendance mailbox. Email is also an option: Mrs. Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org for middle/high school students: When contacting us regarding the absence or appointment, please state:Date of absence or appointment time; Reason for absence (Ex: Illness, doctor/dental appointment, vacation); Symptoms (If ill.) and date the symptoms began. Students are expected to sign in when arriving to school late, and sign out when leaving early for an appointment. The only exception is during the lunch hours for juniors and seniors.
Daily Bell Schedule and Block Schedule
Kohler Schools follows the A/B block schedule. Fridays are no longer an 8 period day. If we miss a day in any given week, due to inclement weather, that day will be made up the following week. The days alternate as follows in a two week period:Week 1: A-B-A-B-A Week 2: B-A-B-A-B
Middle School Counselor
Mrs. O’Connor will be out at the beginning of the school year. Mrs. Laura Multer will be the contact for students and families.
Safety and Security
Safety and security is the responsibility of all members of our school community. All our exterior doors are alarmed from 8:00am-3:00pm. Please remind your son/daughter that they are not to leave through any door other than Door 2, during the school day. Students will be held accountable should they leave the building and the alarm sounds. Secondary students should not be in the elementary school hallways.
We will hold safety drills throughout the year, to include fire, tornado, and evacuations.
2022-2023 New Students and Families
Middle School: 6th grade students and any new middle school students will meet at 4:45pm-5:30pm.
High School: Freshman and any new high school students will meet from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.