The LINK - September 2018

TJ Walker Middle School

8th Grade Washington DC Payments

$100 non-refundable deposit due Friday, June 1, 2018

$125 due Monday, October 1, 2018

$125 due Wednesday, January 30, 2018

Any remaining balance due Friday, March 1, 2019

8th Grade Washington DC Trip: Fall 50 & Grocery Bagging

Fall 50: The 8th Grade DC kids and their parents will have two opportunities to help with the Fall 50 in October. We are responsible for assembling packets on Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. This will take place in the middle school commons. Twelve helpers are still needed for packet assembly.

We are also responsible for working the Finish Area Approach on Saturday, October 20. There will be two (2) shifts that each need six (6) workers. The shifts on Saturday, October 20 are from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. To sign up to help with these you will have to email your name, date of birth, t-shirt size, email address and cell number to Heidi Hintz at or call the information in to her on her cell phone at 493-2290. All positions will be on a first come first serve basis. If you already emailed her with interest, please verify the required information and the shift you desire.

Grocery Bagging: There are still open spots for grocery bagging at Econo Foods this Saturday, September 15. If you can help fill the open spots, please contact Mrs. Hintz or sign up on the Facebook page.

7th Grade Field Trip to Door County Adventure Center

7th Grade Students are attending Door County Adventure Center / Team Leadership Center on September 25 and 28 to build teamwork with their peers in order to create a closer, more connected student body. Students will participate in activities that promote collaboration and trust. Students need to dress appropriately for the weather.

6th Grade Archeological Dig Oct. 1-3

6th GRADE BIG DIG RETURNS OCTOBER 1-3: TJ Walker’s fourth Annual Big Dig returns this October as students become real life archaeologists. Students become archaeologists using hands-on activities to experience interactive learning by discovering artifacts linking our present and past. Students visit Sturgeon Bay’s Ida Bay Big Creek properties. Learn about the initial Big Dig online:

Allied Arts Auditions

This week, auditions are being held for the Allied Arts Peter Pan performance. If you need more information, please contact Ms. Englebert.

Choir Fundraiser

Flower Bulb Sale: Middle school choir members will once again be selling flower bulbs as a fundraiser for scholarships, trips, and other educational activities in the choir program. The sale will run this September and orders will be shipped directly to you. To order, please see a choir student or go to the website to order online at our Sturgeon Bay Choir’s site. Thank you for supporting our choirs

Immunization Information

Unfortunately, the state program for school immunization clinics has been scaled back for this year. Door County Public Health Department is only able to provide seasonal influenza vaccine for students in middle and high school. Tdap immunizations must be provided by the clinic or family physician. Please know that at the Health department we are still able to provide Tdap, free of charge, regardless of insurance status, to any adolescents or adults. Appointments are available from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. You may call 920-746-2234 to make an appointment. DCPH is able to provide other vaccines if clients have Badgercare, Medical Assistance, are Alaskan native, or Native American, or have private insurance that does not cover vaccines.

Library News

The TJ Walker Middle School Library is open from 7:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed for lunch) and 7:50 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. on Fridays. Students may check out up to five books or magazines at a time and keep them for three weeks. We also have 10 Kindles available for check-out. Students may access their Destiny library account online 24/7 to look up books, write book reviews, recommend books to friends, and put books on hold. They may also check out eBooks online from Overdrive.

September Food of the Month: Cucumber

Sturgeon Bay United Way's own Dakota Townsend is collaborating with Jenny Spude providing monthly food tastings for Healthy Door County.

Something new this year is letting parents know what healthy food is available, the health benefits of that food, and a recipe in hopes that parents will start using those fruits and veggies in their homes. Check out September's Food of the Month: Cucumbers.

Study Table Starts Monday, September 17

6th, 7th and 8th grade students may be asked to stay after school to complete late or unfinished homework beginning Monday, September 17. Students are encouraged to attend and responsible for contacting their parents.

Some students will be required to attend. Parents and students will be notified by the Principal after the 1st Quarter Progress Reports are delivered on October 2. Families will be notified by letter and phone call if the student is on the F list. Students are required to attend 4 days per week until 1st Quarter ends.

Sturgeon Bay Booster Club

Sturgeon Bay Clippers Booster Club raises money for uniforms/warm ups, equipment, summer leagues, summer camps and much more. All these funds help in many ways such as keeping our participating fees low so everyone who wants to play can play. The key is that we support each other, work together and have fun! Contact Rebekah Propsom at or call 920-388-2000 ext 37160. Or cell is 920-883-8456 to find out more information regarding the Sturgeon Bay Booster Club.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Mock Interviews

In December and January, Mrs. Kiedrowski and Mrs. Haack will be providing an incredible opportunity for 8th grade students' academic and career planning. 8th grade students will be participating in mock interviews. We need business and parent volunteers to work with students on resumes, preparing for an interview and participating in a mock interview. Please call Mrs. Kiedrowski at 920-746-3875 or e-mail her at Thank you.

Third Avenue Theatre Boot Camp

Third Avenue Playhouse's Educational Outreach Program is presenting Theatre Boot Camp, a series of intensive workshops in acting, stage combat, improvisation, clowning, Shakespeare, juggling, musical theatre, dance and more. Join us for four consecutive Saturdays from September 22 - October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Each week highlights topics taught by highly skilled theatre teaching artists. Tuition for the four week THEATRE BOOT CAMP is $75. Enrollment begins June 12 and will continue until the enrollment limit is reached.


  • September 22 - Alan Kopischke, Alex Genty-Waksberg, Richard Carlson (basic acting techniques, kinetic acting, juggling, theatre games)
  • September 29 - Erica Elam, Dan Klarer (improv, clowning, stage combat)
  • October 6 - James Valcq, Ryan Cappleman (musical theatre. voice, dance)
  • October 13 - Amy Ludwigsen-Mueller, Dan Klarer (Shakespeare)

To enroll or more information, call 920-743-1760 or drop by the office of the Third Avenue Playhouse at 234 N. Third Avenue - downtown Sturgeon Bay, or visit the website at

Middle School Athletic Academic Expectations

In order to ensure that all participants enjoy middle school athletics, the following guidelines will be enforced at all Sturgeon Bay athletic events:

1. Each Monday eligibility is determined and students are contacted.

2. Students must be passing all classes in order to participate in an extra-curricular activity.

3. If ineligible, a student must complete a weekly grade sheet for 4 consecutive weeks to regain eligibility.

4. An ineligible student will be allowed to participate the next week when their grade sheet is submitted each week with passing grades in all classes and signatures from each of their teachers.

5. Study table are available after school from 3:30 - 4:15 pm.

Important Fall Dates

Calendar of Events

Sept. 17 MS Volleyball 5:30 PM @ Sevastopol

Sept. 18 MS Football 5:30 PM @ Oconto

Sept. 20 MS Cross Country 3:30 PM @ Mishicot

Sept. 20 MS Volleyball 5:30 PM Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 24 MS Volleyball 5:30 PM @ Southern Door

Sept. 25 MS Football 5:30 PM @ Southern Door

Sept. 25 & 28 7th Gr. TBA @ Door County Team Leadership Center

Sept. 27 MS Volleyball 5:30 PM @ Gibraltar

Sept. 27 MS Cross Country 4:30 PM Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 28 Middle School Dance @ 7:00 PM High School Entrance