St. Croix Central High School

Family Newsletter: November 1, 2019


District Vision & Mission


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


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

From Mr. Soderberg

Hello SCC Families,

Several years ago our staff was asked to describe what defines our priorities as educational professionals. From that discussion, it was clear that our number one priority was "students first". We use that phrase often but I'm not sure I've ever described what it means. Below is a summary of what that phrase means to us at St. Croix Central High School.

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.

Thank you for your continued support of our staff and students. Without your partnership, SCC would not be the amazing place it is.

Go Panthers,

Mr. Soderberg


Give the Gift of Joy

The holiday season is fast approaching and St. Croix Central Schools, along with community members, would like to continue their tradition of the Holiday Angels Program. This program started years ago and has helped brighten the holidays for many families.

If your family is in need of a little help this holiday season, or if you have a friend that could use some assistance, please call or email Angie Brown or David Linsmeyer (School Counselors) at the elementary school (715-749-3119; or Alyssa Fritsche at the middle school (715-796-2256,

All information will be kept confidential. Names will be taken through December 2nd. Gift pick up will be on December 11th.

Please help us give the gift of joy to our families and children!


New Parking Areas


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

  • November 1st: Students should speak with their AP teacher if they are considering not taking the AP exam.

    • Students can start making payment to the main office for their exam (s)

      • $94/exam

  • November 8th: Payments for AP exams are due. Any exams ordered after this date will incur an additional $40 late order fee

  • November 15th: Exams may be canceled after this date, but $40 will be charged per unused exam.

More information will be communicated via email to students and parents. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the AP Coordinator, Tracy Klein at

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

CAPP (Cooperative Academic Partnership Program): As you know, one of the benefits of CAPP is obtaining college credit at about 1/2 the cost of normal tuition. In a short time, we will receive a bill from UW-Oshkosh requesting the payment from SCC. If you have not yet paid the course fee please send or deliver the payment to the high school main office at your earliest convenience.

English 101 (3 Credits) = $300

Math 108 (5 Credits) = $500

Payments should be made via check made out to St. Croix Central High School.

If you need to arrange a payment plan please contact Mr. Soderberg at



This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home yesterday. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”

And with a smile, she added: “Remember the six simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less,
6. And enjoy every moment."

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