St. Croix Central High School

Staff Newsletter: September 9, 2019


Our Vision of Learning

In full support of our district mission and vision, we at SCC High School are committed to...

Creating a learning experience built on creativity, choice, efficiency, and engagement, resulting in high-achieving and creative problem-solvers who take intellectual risks to discover the world around them and maximize their potential.


We Have the Power to...

  • SERVE others
  • show EMPATHY
  • LIFT others UP

This Week


Monday, September 9

7:30 am - 7:55 am - BLT Meeting

*2:40 pm - 3:20 pm - Proctor Training (All Teachers) - Lecture Room

*2:40 pm - 3:20 pm - All Student Assembly

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Wage and Benefits Committee Meeting

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Board Learning Meeting

Tuesday, September 10

7:35 am - 7:55 am - Grade Level PLC Meetings

Focus on SLO Development

  • A.C.E. or Marzano Vocabulary
  • SPED & Intervention - Closing Gaps

Wednesday, September 11 - TESTING DAY for grades 9, 10, & 11

7:35 am - 7:55 am - Staff Safety Meeting - Lecture Room

Schedule Link

Proctor & Duties Link

Thursday, September 12

7:35 am - 7:55 am - Summative and New Teacher/Specialist EE Meeting (Lecture Room)

Friday, September 13

7:30 am - 7:55 am - PBIS Meeting (Large Conference Room)

8:45 am - 10:45 am - HSLT Meeting (Main Office Conference Room)

Interim & PreACT Schedule

Schedule for Wednesday, September 11

Alternative Compensation Information

Below you will find an outstanding list of opportunities to join others in the pursuit of continuous growth as educators.

Here are the 2019-2020 Alternative Compensation In-District Course Offerings. You can begin coursework immediately upon registering, or in the near future, and some started in August already...just take a look at the requirements of the varied courses. Contact me, or the instructor of a course, with any questions you may have. The options have not changed since it was completed and sent to all staff on June 7th, and other dates throughout the summer, but some courses may not be available anymore.

Registration ends Sept. 29, 2019, and all coursework is due May 25, 2020.

Security Reminders


True or False... When you're teaching you should leave the door unlocked or open? False
  • leaving the door locked is a way to keep your room secure in the event of an unexpected internal threat.

When should the shade on my door be lowered?

  • If there is a threat inside the building you should put the shade down on your so the intruder cannot see into the room.

The "Hold" command is used to restrict staff and student movement throughout the building. Staff should gather students into their room, shut the door, continue instruction, and ignore all bells. This is typically used when a non-threatening situation is taking place inside the building (i.e. ill student or staff).


Thank you for your outstanding effort, kindness, excellence, and selflessness.

Jason Koele - For painting parking lines in the football parking lot. DUDE!

Tom Martin - He brings a great source of knowledge and perspective to EVERY single day; I appreciate him!

Adam Sheldon - For being lights out with the morning workout program and doing an amazing job this year with our football players in-season conditioning.

Carolyn Lent - Putting in extra time and effort setting up the WIN sheet and remembering to reset it each day!

Sandy Weitgenant - The extra ice trays in the freezer are amazing. #thelittlethings

Jeanette Turbeville - Thanks for keeping me on my toes with students.

Ryan Wood - Donated assignment books to students who may need them. Thank you!!!

Chris Deno - Enrollment/scheduling rock star. Thank you for all you do!!

Dani Wollberg and Emily Wech - For having a very productive and awesome first PLC of the school year! Great way to start the new school year :)

Jason Koele - Amazing videos for the homeroom. Brings smiles to my face each time I watch them. (But seriously, what's with the lady?)

Those who responded to my TA Request - Thank you for volunteering your TAs for my projects! It helps me out a bunch and I appreciate the large (and immediate) response I got. I'll hit you up if there are any other crazy German things I need help with ;)

Tovah Carson (and other SPED that worked on the document) - Thanks for including a great "how-to" in order to get into the forms for our students.

Sean Conway - Being awesome in a medical situation. You were a rockstar!

Bill Emery - Bring me my daily dose of caffeine.

Travis Madigan - He is now a CAPP guru, and I appreciate all the time he has been investing in helping our students get registered for our new college options.

Ty Ketz - Ty is volunteering his time to work with some hoops players. One in particular consistently shares that it is his favorite time of each day.

Steph Posta, Autumn Voigt, & Chris Deno - Tirelessly working to get the virtual ed students rolling.

Carole Scheder - Working with the Student Senate to get Homecoming ready, on top of being a first-year teacher! Keep rockin' it!

Adam Sheldon - Taking the time to individualize lifting programs for athletes. He is awesome!

Kurt Soderberg - Helping to navigate all this new CAPP stuff. Your willingness to send emails, make phone calls, and field questions has been greatly appreciated!

Adam Sheldon - I appreciate you helping ALL athletes get better in the weight room.

Emily Wech - For being an awesome team teacher and for pushing me to try a new style of teaching!