WVL October Newsletter
October 16, 2015
Message from Melissa Horn, Executive Director
Hello - Happy Fall!! I hope that all is well in your family and with your student. Fall is the time for changing colors, cooler temperatures and in school, we are getting settled into routines and quickly approaching mid-term grades. It is hard to believe that we have almost been in school for 9 weeks already. Keep up the hard work and I look forward to seeing you in class or at a school outing. :) Here are some announcements for the month:
New Guidance Counselor
WVL is welcoming a new Guidance Counselor, Susan West. Susan is coming to WVL with an extensive background in Counseling - working with high school students from many different areas and across the country. Please welcome Susan when you are given the opportunity. Her first day with the school will be Monday, October 19th.
WVL Student Spotlight- Savannah Krueger
We'd like to congratulate Savannah Krueger for her recent participation in a poetry competition. Her poem, "The Impact," was one of the few chosen to be published! Here is what she has to say about her writing process:
"I’ve been writing short stories, books, poems, and quotes ever since I was 13 years old. I don’t really remember what inspired me to write poems, all I know is that one day I just started writing things down. Soon the words turned into sentences, and then sooner or later those sentences turned into a finished poem. The most recent poem I wrote was, “The Impact,” and what motivated me to write this poem was past experiences that I myself went through, and one’s I know I’ll be going through in the future."
The Impact, by Savannah Krueger
Days on fears and nights on hope,
seconds on wishing this would end.
Months in tears and years in laughs,
decades of hoping this would continue.
Laughs on force and anger in swiftness,
clueless on wondering why this happens.
Love in choice and hatred by actions,
forgiving on what you're judgment does.
Forgetting in pain and remembering by cheers,
regretting on not taking those chances.
Second chances and forever last glances,
being the best the second time through.
Lasting friendships and everlasting relationships,
believing you'll find the one some day.
Beauty inside and the beauty unknown,
finding words that will impact others.
Progress Reports from Lincoln
Step 1: From the Windows 10 Start Menu, click on Settings.
Step 2: On the Settings page, click on the button that reads Update & Security.
Step 3: Now on the Update & Security page, click on Recovery and then under Go Back to Windows 7, click on Get Started.
Step 4: Select a reason for the rollback and then click Next.
After a warning and a confirmation, the rollback process will start. The process can take as short as a few minutes to about half an hour depending on the speed of your computer. In my experience, rolling back from Windows 10 to Windows 7 was much quicker (just about a fourth of the time) than my original upgrade process.
Note that once rolled back, you might have to reinstall some apps, and some of the settings changes you've made in applications may also be lost. Also, make sure you remember the log-in password for the previous version of Windows since the password for Windows 10, if you have changed it, will not stick, either.
For more information, please click below:
- When the old WVL website appears you will want to click in the address bar and remove the old URL. Type in www.wisconsinvl.net and then click enter. A new screen will appear with the updated WVL website.
- For Chrome, click on the 3 bars at the top right.
On Start up click "open a specific page or set of pages. Click "Set pages".
Next, click "use current pages", then Ok.
- For Internet Explorer, click on the gear at the top right.
Click internet options.
Click use current
Apply and then Ok.
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
Click each event below for more information. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, October 22nd- Shrek the Musical, Children's Theater of Madison (Registration is closed.)
Thursday, October 22nd- Outing to Wisconsin Science Festival
Friday, October 30th- End of 1st Quarter
Monday, November 2nd- No School
Tuesday, November 3rd- “How to be an Effective Squeaky Wheel" Communication Between Home and School
Friday, November 6th- Progress Reports Available
Wednesday, November 11th- Substance Abuse: An Ounce of Prevention
Thursday, December 3rd- Milwaukee Public Museum Outing
Friday, March 4th- Kalahari Winter Escape Outing
Thursday, April 21st- Save the Date! Brewers Weather Day
Mondays- Virtual School Swim
Wednesdays- Learning Shop Story Time, Brookfield, WI