TLA Times 5/12/23
Friday, May 12, 2023
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Message From Principals
Hello TLA Families,
We’ve accomplished another great week here at TLA, from primary celebrations to middle and high school dances this weekend. We are full steam ahead and we still have amazing things in store. This upcoming week we will launch into MAP Growth Assessments. Make sure your scholars gets plenty of sleep and is on time, as assessments are first thing in the morning. The school year is not over yet, so let’s keep our eyes on attendance and engagement.
Here's what's on the docket for next week:
- 5/15 - 5/19 - K5 – 10th MAP Growth Assessment
- 5/16 - PLC Meeting (8:00 - 9:00 am)
Now, let's go be great.
Tavi Riddle - Principal, K4-5th
Priscilla El-Amin - Principal, 6th - 12th
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Parent Leadership Council
We are looking for parent volunteers to run a TLA booth the Latino Outreach event - Celebration of Mothers on Sunday May 21st. We have one and would love another.
This will be a fun event and great opportunity to share your experience at TLA with interested families. Please email Mrs. El-Amin at email@example.com if you are interested.
At TLA for our next PLC
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 AM
You will get to see...
- Morning Announcements
- Primary Assembly
-An Eventful Agenda
RSVP at the link below.
Primary Turtle Island Trek and Picnic
Enjoy a few photos of middle school scholars creating the set and props for their play in Exploratory Theatre.
Hands-On Learning in Science Class
This week in middle school the scholars did a lab to create elephant toothpaste. This lab was done to show the difference between reactants and the products that are created in a chemical reaction.
Scholars dissected frogs in biology this week! Scholars observed and identified different anatomical structures, both external and internal. They will relate these structures to the frog’s behavior and the environment it lives in.
Biology scholars are creating posters of the human body systems to kick off our new Unit: The Human Body. Their task is to create a poster of their assigned system including: functions, major organs, a labeled diagram, and how their system works with other systems. Half of their grade is creativity and presentation! The posters look amazing!
Physical Science scholars are starting a new module on solid, liquids, and gases. We were discussing the four states of matter and kinetic theory (the explanation of how the particles in gases behave) ...so we could not resist blowing up a few balloons and playing with them to demonstrate.
Congratulations to the 14 Scholars That Took the AP Exam!
The AP exam fee will be posted in Skyward Family Access. Follow this link to pay for the Exam- https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56584. Please be aware that the exam fee is waived for some scholars. If you do not receive a bill, then the fee has been waived.
Scholar AP Reports Available on July 5
View Your AP Scores
Yes. Your score report includes all your scores from all the AP Exams you took in the past. Your entire score history will be sent to your designated college, university, or scholarship program unless you choose to withhold or cancel any of your scores. When you look at your online score report, check that it's complete.
Can Your Scholar Reach Their MAP Goal?
Mr. Anderson's Message
We are learning about the virtue of Gratitude. Gratitude is “choosing to notice and appreciate things in our life, others, and things in the world”. I truly, truly appreciate all the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to help chaperone our scholars at Turtle Island. The scholars really enjoyed the experience and it could not have happened without you. THANK YOU!!!
Mr. Cieplewski's Message
What an amazing week at TLA. This was our last week of the ROAR program! The amount of scholars that purchased items officially CLOSED the store. We also want to give a huge shoutout to Lily Harris as she becomes the second scholar to purchase an Xbox controller.
Career Chat with Ms. Benisch
Have you seen a TLA scholar out in the community working with a mentor? Our Sophomore scholars have been out in the community job shadowing. Scholars have job shadowed at the fire department and Fairbanks Morse Defense this week. Thank you to our community partners for investing their time in scholar career exploration.
University of Wisconsin Whitewater-Rock County
A group of high school scholars visited UWW-Rock County campus this week. They participated in an information session, took a tour of the campus and had lunch with some UWW-Rock County students. Scholars rode in style in UWW-Rock County's transportation shuttle to and from campus.
NJROTC Wheeling Unit Visit
Scholars signed up to participate in the NJROTC program next year went on a field trip to Wheeling High School to see their program. Scholars enjoyed meeting with cadets to learn about the program, experience drill, see uniforms, and meet the instructors. Now we are even more excited for our program next year.
The Department of Workforce Development's Equal Rights Division (DWD) has developed a new online work permit application tool. The Division decided to pursue an online application that would be available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. The application is live now. A parent can access the site using these instructions once a scholar has a job offer from an employer. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card, or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application process is complete, the DWD mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Benisch, Director of Career Planning and Partnerships, at 608-690-5100.
Below are the requirements for the employment of minors.
- A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 16 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work.
- Employers must have a work permit on file for the minor being employed before they may allow the minor to begin work.
- 16- and 17-year-old minors do NOT need to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work.
With less than a month left of school, let’s work together to give it our all right up through the finish line! Keep encouraging your child(ren) to show up each day and give it their best.
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s attendance, we are here to help! Please reach out to the School Social Worker, Mrs. Nitz, at (608) 690-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TLA Attendance Goal - 95%, Actual Year to Date - 93%
Yearbooks Will Be Distributed in Summer
The Experience Fellowship
The Experience Fellowship is a scholarship opportunity for youth (13-19 years of age) from the Stateline Area to follow their passions and build skills related to the following:
- Education and career exploration activities
- Civic and/or leadership opportunities
- Mission/volunteer pursuits
- Artistic/creative endeavors
Activities appropriate for scholarship awards achieve the following:
- Allows youth to explore or strengthen a self-declared area of interest, with a priority toward career-related interests
- Encourages curiosity and healthy risk-taking
- Expands abilities, builds skills
- Offers engagement with positive adults
Click here to learn more and apply.
- No games this week.
- HS practice is 4:30-6 on M,T,R,F. MS practice is 4:30-6 on M,T,R.
- Coach Swanson and guest athlete, Brynn Swanson, in action!
- Middle School - No practice Monday or Tuesday due to HS games, but practice on Thursday.
- High School - Monday game against Parkview @ 5:00 at Lessons. Tuesday 5:00 game at Johnson's Creek. Practice Thursday and Friday.
Track and Field
- Track does not have any meets this week, but has an optional practice this Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at: Beloit College’s Strong Stadium, 1621 Athletic Avenue Beloit.
HS practice is 4:30-6 on M, T, R, F. MS practice is 4:30-6 on M, T, R.
- Soccer club does not have any games this week.
- MS and HS practice is on Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
- ES practice Fridays from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
Upcoming Events Calendar
Career Focus - Hospitality & Education
Character Virtue - GRATITUDE
- 5/15 - 5/19 - K5 – 10th MAP Growth Assessment
- 5/16 - PLC Meeting (8:00 - 9:00 am)
- 5/22- 5/25- K4-3rd MAP Reading Fluency
- 5/22 - End of Year 8th grade Trip
- 5/24- 5/25 Civics Exam 9th Grade
- 5/25 - Primary Family Movie Night (5:00 - 7:00 pm)
- 5/26 - NO SCHOOL
- 5/29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day