2022 September Issue
Greetings from Principal Rowell
Dear Kohler Families!
The school year is off to a great start! We have a lot to be grateful for and want to start out by celebrating our students - who are adapting to the new school year and a few adjustments. Additionally, we want to thank our families for their continued support of our school and the practices in place that afford us the opportunity to create a safe and welcoming school community for all students. Finally, our teachers have been working hard to create a caring and engaging learning environment.
We have spent a few days sharing information with high school students on their responses in an Active Threat situation. We completed this for all high school students right away, as juniors and seniors who are in good academic standing and have good attendance, are able to opt out of study hall/advisory this year. This is an incentive that was put in place last year. The safety teachings, specific to Avoid, Deny and Defend will continue for our middle school students over the course of the next few Mondays.
The car rider lines for drop off and pick up are going well and operating very efficiently and most importantly our students are safe as they walk to the entrance of the building. We continue to monitor the parking on School, Church and Orchard Street, and want to remind families that the new parking lot is to be used for drop off and pick up.
Please remind your child to bring their student ID to school, as they are being asked to show these when they enter the building. This practice will be fully implemented as soon as we complete our make-up day for pictures, in October; and the flow of traffic in the parking lot no longer needs to be monitored. The reason for checking IDs is twofold: for all the new staff to learn student names and to ensure safety. A student will never be refused entry into school because they do not have their student ID.
Please encourage your child to remain organized and on top of their daily assignments, and to reach out for help as soon as necessary. One way is to keep a planner with assignment due dates and also to use study hall time wisely to complete homework assignments or prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests.
We are excited to welcome back Mrs. O’Connor, on a part-time basis next week. I know that students will be happy to have her back. Feel free to reach out to teachers, our school counselors, activities/athletic director or myself if we can be of any assistance to you and your child(ren). We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s educational journey.
NEWS and UPDATES
The main office is open from 7-4pm daily. Students have access to the building until 3:15pm. If students need to enter between 3:15pm - 3:30pm, they must enter through the main office and be supervised, by a staff member, to walk through the building.
Door 1, at the event lobby, will be open for access for athletes from 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
Included are two resources, for your review, should you have any questions. Student Handbook and po5511 Dress and Grooming. This information was part of the registration process and families signed the Expectation Booklet with these policies / practices.
Homecoming Dance - October 1, 2022
PBIS Middle School (MS)
- be on time (so that students do not miss important information)
- be prepared (bring all the necessary supplies to each class)
Please remind your child about this goal and reinforce the importance of being on time and ready to learn.
Safety and Security
Spanish Class - 6th grade
The state requires that schools meet a specific number of instructional minutes, per year, and study hall is included in this. The only exception for this school year, is for juniors and seniors who have opted out due to being in good academic standing and good attendance. We will be evaluating this practice at the end of this year.
From the desk of Ms. Nachreiner - High School Counselor
Hi KHS families! It has been great getting to know a lot of you over the past few weeks. I look forward to working with all of our students this coming school year.
I will be out of office from September 21 - September 25 to attend a conference on College Counseling and Advising. I am looking forward to learning and growing in the college admissions world and sharing what I learn with our students.
All Spring Semester ECCP applications are due no later than October 1 to either myself or Mrs. Andrews in the front office.
I will be hosting a Financial Aid Night (FAFSA) for seniors and their families on October 24, in the band room beginning at 5:30pm. We have a guest speaker coming from Lakeland College to share her knowledge on this process.
From the desk of Mr. Sprenger - Activities and Athletics Director
Fall sports are currently in full swing, and there have been many great things happening in Kohler Sports. However, before that is discussed, I would first like to thank all the coaches for their hard work and dedication.
Coaching is one of the most physically and mentally demanding jobs out there, yet every one of our coaches, from youth to high school, always has a smile and gives it their all every day for our student-athletes. So, I’ll say it with pride and sincerity when I say Kohler School District has some of the best coaches in the state, and I appreciate every one of our coaches for what they do every day and night for our student-athletes.
One thing I notice when watching KLC football is that they are a team that never quits. Every week KLC football improves. On September 9th, KLC got their first win of the season in a gritty 14-13 win. The team currently has a 1-3 record but continues to improve each week. The homecoming game is on September 30th, and we hope the grandstands continue to be packed with KLC supporters!
KLF Swim and Dive
The Bomber Volleyball team is currently in third place in the Big East and got a big conference win at home against Elkhart Lake. The girl’s always put forth a lot of effort and continue to grow as the season progresses. They will close out the season with three games in a row at home starting on September 29th, so come out and cheer on the team!
MS and HS Cross Country
Social Media Accounts
Kohler HS Musical
This year's high school musical will be “Little Shop of Horrors”! Practice has begun for this, and the shows will take place from November 3rd to the 6th. If you would like to purchase tickets, use this link. This will be a show you will not want to miss!
A big shout out to all youth coaches who volunteer their time to ensure that Kohler’s youth can participate in sports. Every time I walk past a youth sports practice, the student-athletes seem to be having fun and smiling, so hats off to all of the youth coaches for making it an enjoyable experience for all participating!
Final Thoughts and Shout Outs
The Legendary coach John Wooden said, “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece.” This is something I try to live by every day, and it has become quite evident that many people in Kohler also live by this motto. Since my time in Kohler, many people have continued to go above and beyond to help so that Kohler School District and our athletics program can continue to be a “masterpiece.” Below are just a few people that I would like to thank and give a shout-out to for all their hard work.
Kohler Bomber Booster Club, and everyone that has helped with working concessions.
Kohler School Friends.
All the parents of our student-athletes.
Everyone who works behind the scenes, notably Ms. Andrews, who helps with managing all the paperwork and scheduling buses.
Raven Gmach, who is Kohler’s new trainer.
All of the coaches and people who help with the youth program.
All of the event workers who help ensure events run smoothly.
The bus drivers and officials.
The facility and maintenance crews that help with event set up and take down.
Thank you to all the parents who have stepped up to help with transportation during the nationwide bus driver shortage.
The crowds who have been showing up to events to cheer the team on in an appropriate manner. Every game I have attended has had crowds that were welcoming to the visiting team and officials. It is always nice to hear from officials that they want to return to Kohler.
To make each day a masterpiece, you need to have multiple components to accomplish that. Everyone on the list is the reason why Kohler is known as a great place to visit and play at. I look forward to seeing all the great things our student-athletes do for the rest of the season! Thank you to everyone who helps our student-athletes.