February 2020 HHASD Newsletter

Inspire. Persevere. Grow.

District Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe, challenging, student-centered learning environment focused on preparing students for their future through supportive parent, staff, and community partnerships.

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Meet Ms. Koenig

Ms. Koenig is the new middle school math teacher in our district. She started just before winter break. Our Raider Leaders learned a lot while interviewing her. Here are three fun facts:

  1. She was Miss Milwaukee Schwaben! Queen of a men's choir >> Shwaben Mannerchor.
  2. Her favorite movie is Mama Mia
  3. She enjoys spending time with her seventeen-year-old brother.

Koenig Introduction

Upcoming Events!

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For our families...

Thursday, February 6th-6:00-7:00: Friess Lake Elementary School will host Robert Anthony Limb Possible. This is a family friendly event focusing on the fact that positivity and optimistic attitudes really can help us achieve anything. He is a nationally recognized motivational speaker reminding us all that kindness and positive attitudes will lead to more happiness and success in our lives, our schools, and our communities. I hope to see you there!

For our students...

February 7th, 10:15-11:15 (FLES) and 12:50-1:50 (RMS along with HRN students): Robert Anthony will come speak to our students at Friess Lake School in the morning and then with our middle school students in the afternoon. He really works to get the students involved in the presentation and hopes to ignite positivity and kindness in us all! See you all there!

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What have our students been up to?

Outdoor Classroom

Kindergarteners from Mrs. Klapperich’s class enjoyed looking for signs of animals in winter. Students noticed last year’s swallows’ nests on the wall of the school. Then they found two vole holes in the prairie that were connected by tiny tracks. They saw a larger trail near the edge of the woods that was made by squirrels or rabbits. Finally, they made their own tracks by walking, running, and jumping to see the differences in spacing. What a fun time in the snow!

Third Grade Showcase

The week before the end of the trimester the 3rd graders at Friess Lake Elementary School put on their very own Biography Showcase to celebrate the end of their Nonfiction Readers Workshop unit! Students worked hard researching their chosen person from the past or present and put together a poster, poster board, or slideshow presentation to share their knowledge with other students and families. Students were beaming with pride to show off their projects!
Math Meet Results!

Great job to all of our students who participated in the HUHS math meet on January 17th! Click on the link above to see the results and photos.

54 Richfield Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th graders participated in the 11th annual HUHS Math Meet on January 17th. The 7th grade team of Christopher D, Cody P, Caden D, Sophie M, Sydney P, and Riley C earned the 2nd place trophy out of fifteen teams. Seventh grader, Noah R tied for 3rd place out of about 80 7th graders. Ayla R and Christopher D tied for 1st place in the 7th grade contest. Also earning an award was Rachel G, who tied for 3rd place in the 6th grade competition. Congratulations everyone!

Open Enrollment Program

Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Public school open enrollment program in Wisconsin allows parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. The regular open enrollment application period for the 2020-21 school year begins on February 3, 2020, and ends at 4:00 pm on April 30, 2020. The best way to apply is online, the online application is available at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment during the application period.

The Holy Hill Area School District Board of Education will review enrollment numbers and approve the number of open seats for the 2020-2021 school year at the January board meeting.

Continuous Improvement

Mid Year Goals updates were presented this month to the School Board.


Mr. Laird and several Friess Lake Elementary staff (Ms. Jennifer Bailey, Ms. Kelly Downs, Ms. Paige Parish, Ms. Kristine Roznowski, Ms. Jen Shattuck, Ms. Dautie Siegman, Ms. Nicole Siem, and Ms. Jenna Thurin) shared in this presentation. Mr. Laird and the FLES staff discussed such items as; leadership, training, School Leadership and Innovation Team (SLAIT), alignment with continuous improvement plan, goal areas, key performance indicators, measures of success, strategies developed, core values, raising scholars and great people, KPI facilitators, PLC, Forward and FAST result baselines, Plan Do Study and Act (PDSA), RtI, and other assessment measures. Community involvement and volunteerism was also brought up and contributions to these efforts were discussed.


Mr. Carron presented the mid-year report to the School Board for Richfield Middle School at the first School Board meeting in January. His comprehensive report included a review of the RMS Plan on a Page, alignment with the district plan, and teacher leadership in goal teams (learning and academics, community service and co-curriculars, engagement, and safe and orderly schools). He shared the leadership displayed by groups like the Building Leadership Team, Kindness Club, and Raider Reps. He also highlighted the behind the scenes work of Ms. Tomich, Ms. Restivo, Ms. Hose, Ms. Large, Mr. Shelsta, and Mr. Cirillo.

Director's Corner

Click the button above to read about the minimum required immunizations according to the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law.

Holy Hill Area School District recently sent out letters to those parents/guardians of students currently attending the district who have immunizations that are not up to date. It is important that you contact your doctor or local health department to determine if your child needs to update their immunizations. These immunization requirements can be waived for health, religious or personal conviction reasons but the proper waiver documentation must be filled out and turned into the school to ensure the district is meeting the minimum immunization requirements for students attending the district. Below are the immunizations that are recommended for your child depending on his/her age. The district asks that you please update your child’s immunizations as soon as possible. Parents can use the student immunization record form attached https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/f0/f04020l.pdf to update your child’s immunizations or complete the waiver section within this form. The district asks that you please provide a copy of your child’s most recent immunizations or complete the waiver section of the student immunization form to make certain we maintain compliance within the district. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jodie Dietrich at 262-628-2380.

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Click on the button above or the image below to be taken to our January 2020 issue of Ovations!
Join Our Team

Printable Application. (Apply for teaching positions at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/)

Are you a parent, family member, or family friend, of one of our HHASD students? Do you like to spend time in the schools? Would you like to get paid for your time? Set your own schedule? Have the option of working half- or full-days? We are seeking substitute staff for both guest teachers and paraprofessionals.

What are the qualifications?

Guest Teachers: guest teachers must hold an associate's degree or higher from an accredited degree-granting institution

Paraprofessionals: a paraprofessional must hold a high school diploma and have completed two years of post-secondary education (48 credits) or an associate's degree or have met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness) by taking and passing one of the Hiring Requirements Options.

Applications to both are below.

If you are unsure if you meet any of the qualifications, but are interested in either or both types of positions, please contact our office and we will gladly help you!

Box Tops for Education - Program Updates

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3 - School Board Meeting

3 - HUHS Showcase

6 - Robert Anthony -- this is a FREE family event at FLES

14 - Raider Madness

17 - School Board Meeting

18 - HHOPS: Celebrate Families Planning Meeting (at La Cabana)

24 - 28 Public Schools Week