Eagle Eye - January 2023
Middle/High School Community Update
One of the most enriching pieces of the student experience at Windom Schools is participating in extracurricular activities. We are in the thick of the winter activities season, with offerings in Boys & Girls Hockey, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Robotics, Boys & Girls Basketball, the Winter Play as well as Speech starting in January. There is much research on the correlation between involvement in activities and student performance - simply put, the more students are engaged with school activities, the more engaged they are as students and the better they perform. Students who participate learn teamwork, collaboration, time management, conflict management, dedication, the value of hard work and a plethora of other valuable life lessons. Enjoy the Principal's Message this month as we take a few minutes to talk with many of our activities participants.
We have had 22 broken Chromebooks this year. The devices are proving durable; however, when dropped or have things slammed against them, the screens prove vulnerable to breakage. Here is a reminder of the fee breakdown: Charger: $45.00, Screen: $50.00, Keyboard: $90.00, Touchpad: $25.00, Unrepairable or Lost (new Chromebook needed): $250.00, Neoprene Sleeve: $20.00. Fees for breaks/lost are assessed on Skyward and can be paid electronically. Please continue to encourage your student to fully charge their Chromebook each night and transport the Chromebook in its sleeve at all times. Thanks!
December was a big month as all students entering grades 9-12 in the 23-24 school year requested their courses in our Skyward Learning Management System. Now, using course request data, we will begin building the 23-24 master schedule. Our master registration guide, including grad requirements, course descriptions, and PSEO information can be found here. Please note - the PSEO link has pertinent information that has also been shared with students. May 30 is the deadline to inform the school of PSEO intent for the following school year. We offer over 35 concurrent college credits in our school taught by Windom Area HS teachers.
Mrs. Leah Lovell, School Counselor
507-831-6910 ext. 346
Mrs. Kylie Nielsen, School Social Worker
507-831-6910 ext. 105
Mrs. Jennifer Squires, School Counselor
507-831-6910 ext. 103
Please reach out if you have any concerns or questions.
STAR Winter Benchmark
Our daily announcements contain many items for our 6-12 grade students. Parents can view the announcements by clicking on this Link. Announcements are updated by 8:00 AM everyday.
End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
January 20th marks the end of quarter 2 & semester 1 - meaning our year will be half over! Please help us encourage your student to do their best and finish the quarter/semester on a high note. High school students needing to complete schedule changes for quarter 3/semester 2 should schedule an appointment with student services.
Attendance is vitally important to student success. After all, the world is run by those who show up! If your student will be absent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 507-831-6910. Did you know you can also request an absence in the Skyward system? In your students portal on Skyward (while in parent view/family access) click on the attendance tab, then click on Request Absence and you can enter the details. Submitting this request sends an instant alert to our office and automatically updates our system.
Absences that are not excused are made up through after school detention. In addition, students who are chronically tardy make up time during lunch or after school should the situation become severe. Thank you for your help in supporting your students on-time presence in class!
Location: 1400 17th St. PO Box 177 Windom, MN 56101
Phone: (507) 831-6910