Bomber Holiday News

2022 December Edition

Greetings From Principal Rowell

This time of the school year seems to be very busy with many school related events. These events range from various holiday concerts, preparing our students for graduation, starting the winter athletic seasons, and giving back to the community through community service projects.

We invite you to enjoy the concerts, and to come out to support our athletic teams who have started out the season very well.

Student success comes by many measures, and the state accountability report card scores are just one of those measures. Our students in both the Middle School and High School continue to excel and our school report cards indicate a rating that significantly exceeds expectations. We thank you for your continued support and partnership as we work to develop well rounded students. We are proud of how our staff work diligently and with intention to bring the mission statement alive as they inspire inquiry; engage hearts, minds and bodies; and achieve success.

As the end of the semester is quickly approaching, we encourage our students to end strong and to continue to remain engaged with school, being in attendance, and getting assignments submitted.

On behalf of the staff at Kohler Middle and High School, we want to wish our families a wonderful holiday season. It is our hope that you are able to find time for some rest and relaxation while making great memories. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.


All seniors are asked to attend Advisory on Friday, January 27, 2022. A representative from the Board of the Kohler School Foundation, who is heading up the Scholarship Committee, will be here to talk about the application process, to encourage students to apply.

Emergency or Inclement Weather Closing Procedures

As we begin another year, it is once again time to review the procedures for school closing due to inclement weather. We ask parents to discuss this issue with their children now – before the actual emergency occurs. If you are generally not home during the day, be sure your child knows where they are to go if school closes early: Will they go home with a classmate; an older sibling; or a relative? Have you made prior arrangements with this individual to be on “standby” for these occasions? Please make your arrangements in advance and be sure that your child is fully aware of what to do in case school closes early.

Parent Night with National Speaker: Brian Williams

Kohler Public Schools are excited to welcome Brian Williams, a nationally known speaker on Kindness to our schools to present to all students (elementary, middle and high school). His message will be tailored to each school as he discusses how kindness builds an inclusive community where all feel welcome and empowered to do their best. Parent program will be in the evening to discuss how families can support kindness in the larger community. Hope to see you there!

This Promo Video to Share is from a visit to an elementary school. The message is powerful and meaningful for all age groups.

Presentations for each school are as follows:

High School: 9-45-10:45am

Middle School: 12:15-1:15pm

Structured Study Hall (SSH)

Students are identified if the grade report shows they are struggling in a certain class, or have received a failing grade. Included is some information on Structured Study Hall. Please encourage your child to submit assignments on time as this can avoid them being incorrectly placed in the SSH. Students will remain in the SSH until the next grade report is run. Should a student be dismissed from SSH, and then find themselves on the grade report again, a parent will receive email notification from the school counselor that your child will return to the SSH.

Middle School Dress Up Days

During the week of 12/19 the middle school will have dress up days! The theme will be Holiday Spirit week. Students are encouraged to dress up every day to show off their school spirit!

High School Dress Up Days

During the week of 12/19 the high school will have holiday dress up days. Students are encouraged to dress up every day to show off their school spirit!

Middle School Dance

On Friday December 16th the middle school will have their first dance of the year. There will be music, dancing and a lot of fun events at the dance. Tickets are $3, or the student can bring canned food items in to get a discount. For every canned item the student brings in they will receive $1 off admission. The dance starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm. If your child is attending the dance, please make arrangements for them to be picked up at 9pm.

Moment to Celebrate

The week before Thanksgiving Kohler Middle School students went around Sheboygan County to help out with community service projects. The students had a great time helping out and giving back to the community.

News from our Counselor

I recently traveled to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona on their campus Explore Trip. I learned a lot of valuable information about the campus and their philosophy to better help and advise students thinking about or committing to this school.

I hope to tour more campuses as a counselor that I am unfamiliar with and that are popular schools for our students to attend.

I would like to congratulate both Sophia Zhang and Amber Hess on receiving a Women in STEM Merit Award from Michigan Tech’s SWE program.

Finally, safe travels to all students and families during the holiday break. I hope this time provides you all with relaxation and a reset to finish out the second quarter positively. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns about your student.

Athletic "sKoop" from Mr. Sprenger

The winter sports season is officially in full swing, and it has been a great start to the season for our athletics. Our basketball teams have been playing very well, and I have been thankful for all of our fans that have been showing up to support the teams. I hope we continue to pack the stands throughout the season! We also co-op in boys swimming and boys' hockey and things are going great for our athletes that participate in those sports. It should be a great winter season for Kohler athletics and I am excited to see what our teams can do this season!

Ebben Field Update

There has been a lot of work and construction going on at Ebben Field. If you have driven by Ebben Field recently I am sure you noticed that the new grandstands are almost done. The bleachers are put up, and the press box is put in. The construction crew is putting the final touches on the grandstands and working on the area around the grandstands!

Girls Swim and Dive

Congratulations to the girl's swim and dive team for making it to the state championship! The girls did an amazing job at the state meet and finished in 7th place at State! We had three podium finishes. Annie Devine finished in 3rd place in the 100 fly, Amber Hess finished in 5th in the 100 breaststroke, and the 200 medley relay took 4th place! Everyone that participated had their best times of the season at State! We are very proud of the swim and dive team. Thanks to all the participants for their hard work, and thanks to Coach Ott, Coach Murphy, and Coach Rautmann for their dedication to the team!

Middle School Girls Basketball Season

The middle school girls' basketball season has officially come to an end. Both the 7th and 8th-grade girls' basketball teams tied for the conference championship! The girls always played very tough, and it will be exciting to see this group of girls grow as the years go on. Thank you to the girls for all their hard work and dedication to basketball, and also a big thank you to Coach Buzaitis and Coach Loest for leading this group of girls. Congratulations to the team for a great season and for being co-conference champions!

High School Girls Basketball Season

The girl's basketball team is off to a great start and is currently 2-2. The team always plays with a lot of energy and heart and continues to grow each week. Thank you to Coach Zielke, Coach Morelli, and Coach Plugge for coaching the girls this season. The girls have December home games against Roncalli on 12/10, and against Ozaukee on 12/12. The girls have a heavy away schedule this year, so come out and cheer on the team when they play at home!

High School Boys Basketball Season

The boy's basketball team is off to a hot start to this season. They are currently 5-0 and are in first place in the conference. The team always plays with a lot of intensity, and heart. Thank you to Coach Roeder, Coach Baynes, and Coach Albrecht for coaching the team. The crowds have been great this season, and we hope to continue to pack the stands to support our team! The boys only have one more home game left in December when they face Random Lake on 12/19.

New Coaches

We are very thankful to have the coaches that we have here at Kohler. Coaching is one of the toughest jobs out there, it is a lot of time away from home and family, long nights on the road, and an emotional rollercoaster as the season goes on. Most of our coaches work a full-time job outside of their coaching hours and then come to practices and games and give it their all for our student-athletes. Without the hard work and dedication of our coaches, we would not be able to offer all the sports and activities that we do.

Kohler has several new coaches this winter season and I would like to welcome them all to the Kohler Athletic Family!

Tim Gumm- Will be taking over as the 8th-grade boy's basketball coach. Tim has helpt out quite a bit with our youth programs and we are excited to have him officially be a school-level coach!

Marty Harms- Marty will be the head coach for our 7th-grade boy’s basketball team. Marty has spent several years helping out our youth programs and is also our head volleyball coach. We are very excited to have Coach Harms helping out with our 7th-grade boy’s basketball program as well!

Brent Plugge- Coach Plugge is helping out as a varsity basketball assistant coach this season. Coach Plugge is newer to this community and has been doing a great job helping out the girl's basketball program this season!

David Albrecht- Coach Albrecht will be our JV boy's basketball coach this season. Coach Albrecht has served as our boy's golf coach for several years, and has also been our middle school boys' basketball coach. We are excited to have him help out with our high school program now!

Middle School Forensics

Congratulations to the Kohler Middle School Forensics Team for outstanding performances at their final competition, the Mishicot Forensics Tournament! Yi Yang Sun, Mya Halverson, Lily Thiel, Emma Romanowski, Hollyann Becker, Anya Iverson, Jeff Zhang, Oscar Gumm, Isla Avery, and Sebastian Berger all scored gold medals! A special congratulations to Yi Yang Sun, Mya Halverson, and Lily Thiel for earning perfect scores! Middle School Forensics is an extracurricular activity that aims to build self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills.

Middle School Math Team

Kohler Middle School Math team attended the Lakeland University 2022 Michael J. Devaney Math Meet on Monday, November 14th. The meet consists of four individual events and a team event, for a total of five events. Entrants in individual events attempt to solve four problems worth one, two, three, and four points, respectively, in fifteen minutes. In the team event, all team members work together on a set of six problems, each worth ten points, in a final twenty-minute period. The Kohler middle school math team took 2nd place out of 34 teams. Dominic Radloff, 7th grade, took 19th place out of 288 students. Oscar Gumm (8) and Jeff Zhang (8) tied for 1st with an impressive perfect score of 40 points. Sebastian Berger (6) , Aubreigh Beyersdorf (7), Preston Chen (7), Rise Devkota (8), and Collin Oldenhoff (6) were also on the team and earned a score of 246 out of a possible 380. The team was only 3 points behind 1st place. We are very proud of you all, and congrats on a great fall season. Thank you to our supportive parents and our Math Team Advisor, Ms. Wiest.

High School Math Team

The Kohler High School Math Team attended the Lakeland University 2022 Michael J. Devaney Math Meet on October 17. A total of 29 teams from Sheboygan County participated in this year’s contest. Top individual finishers for Kohler were medalists sophomore Chaz Hoell and senior Cleo Bocchi. Chaz finished in 2nd place with 30 points, only two points short of the 1st place score of 32/40. Cleo finished in 17th place with a score of 22 points, missing placing in the top ten by two points.Senior Sophia Zhang had a strong showing and finished tied for 23rd place with a score of 20 points.

Kohler Team 1 placed 4th overall. Team members were Cleo Bocchi, Kriti Begwani, Brecken Cech, Amber Hess, Chaz Hoell, Jake Marventano, Milla York, and Sophia Zhang. Competing on Kohler Team 2 were Dhanvi Kanade, Catherine Koberstein, Sophia Kwacz, and Sachi Thakur.

Booster Club

The Booster Club continues to run concessions at all home games, and we are very lucky to have such a great booster club that helps out with our programs. All of the proceeds from the concession stand directly benefit our student-athletes. We have had many talks with the booster club and are already planning a lot of great events for next year! The Booster Club is still looking for volunteers to work the concession stand this winter. You can use this link to sign up. We also stream the basketball games in the concession stand so that you are still able to watch the games as you work concessions.

The Booster Club meets every month, and their next meeting is on January 18th at 6 pm in the library. This is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Thank you to the following for all of their hard work and dedication to Kohler Athletics:

Rosa Hartman, President

Holly Kehoe, Vice President

Cheryl Van Zeeland, Treasurer

Michelle Pociask, Secretary

Rhonda Kohler, Concessions Manager

All the concession stand volunteers