May 23-27, 2022
Spring Band and Choir Concert
Seton students sung and played the sweet sound of music Tuesday night thanks to all the efforts of choir teacher Mr. Fisher and band teacher Mr. Nelson! Mr. Halverson captured the performances on video and will be sharing that with families. Here are just a few still pictures from the elementary grades...
From the office...
Thanks for all your volunteerism and/or support this year with the various events and fundraisers. Your efforts and those of Home & School, with a donation from the Knights of Columbus, have helped us raise the money needed to finish the playground AND refinish the gymnasium floor this summer! Please join us as KoC present's a check to Seton at the end of mass on June 3rd.
JUST A REMINDER: For safety and security purposes, any parents who enter building need to always check in at the office to get a visitor badge ~ this also applies to before school.
SAVE THE DATE(S):
- Thursday, May 26th is wear Red, White and Blue day
Upcoming Spiritual Gatherings you are Invited to...
Friday, June 3rd after Mass “Living Rosary” led by 8th Grade
We have a lot of great things going on so please share the great news... We score better than our neighboring Sheboygan public and private schools, we have smaller class sizes which allow for more individualized instruction. Here parents have a voice, masking is still optional!
Under new leadership, and along with the community and parish partnerships, we have lots of new and exciting things happening at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School!
New initiatives implemented or started this year include:
- Guidance counselor
- Campus Ministers
- New school website
- Lucy Caulkins readers/writers workshop curriculum 4K-5th
- Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum 4K-3rd
- Teaching of handwriting and cursive using Handwriting Without Tears curriculum 4K-5th
- Middle school ELA curriculum with strong focus on literature
- Faith integrated social studies curriculum 3-8
- Study of Wisconsin curriculum 4-5
- Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (Orange, Green, Blue, Red, and Gold)
- STEM Lab 1-8
- Community garden (summer ‘22) with plans for future rooftop beehive
- New playground additions (summer ‘22)
- Refurbished gym floor (summer '22)… and this is just the beginning!
We are currently busy looking for a new math program for grades PK-5th (see below), religion (see below) and science curriculum for all grades, as well as, fiction and non-fiction texts to add to our upper elementary and middle school ELA curriculum... building and deepening faith formation AND making students into lifetime readers!
Proposed HANDS-ON new science curriculum for grades PK-5th: Project Lead the Way https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-launch-curriculum
Proposed new religion curriculum for grades PK-8th: Word of Life https://www.wordoflifeseries.org
Proposed new math curriculum for grades PK-5th: Bridges bridges
Grade K-5 Spelling curriculum (done)
Grade K-5 Elementary Reading and Writing curriculum (done)
Grade K-5 Elementary Handwriting/Cursive curriculum (done)
Grades 3-8 Social Studies curriculum (done)
Grade 6-8 Math McGraw Hill Reveal (implementing 22-23 school year)
- Grade level content for 6-8th grades (*STAR scores allow for movement to higher levels of instruction), Algebra 1 & 2 for advanced 8th grade students (*based on current placement and/or STAR score)
More pictures from the 8th Grade students Washington, DC trip last week...
22-23... Music Choir Program
Next year Seton will not contract out for a music choir teacher with the Conservatory, but rather have permanently on staff it's own music choir teacher, please welcome Dylan Zatrow!
Dylan is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Sheboygan North Catholic Parishes. He was born and raised in in Sheboygan where he attended St. Dominic school. Dylan graduated from North High School and after high school, Dylan attended UW-Sheboygan where he acquired a deeper passion and understanding of music. Following his time at UW-Sheboygan Dylan enrolled at Lakeland University, earning his degree in music with an emphasis in education.
Dylan enjoys being an active member in his church community. He has been a catechist since 2011, teaching young people about Jesus’ teachings and love for all of us. He has been active in music ministry since he attended St. Dominic school. Dylan sings, plays bass and helps lead the music team for the Teen Band at St. Dominic and the annual Living Stations of the Cross at St. Dominic. Dylan also plays tuba, trumpet, percussion and baritone. He has played in various bands and music groups, but he has a true passion for Praise and Worship music. Dylan truly loves the community we have built in the North Catholic Parishes because the people are welcoming and inviting.
Outside of music, Dylan enjoys nature because he truly feels God’s majesty while in the midst of His creation. He particularly enjoys Lake Michigan and his time spent with family and friends on his annual trip to Door County. Dylan enjoys hiking, fishing, and observing wildlife, especially birds of all kinds. He also enjoys his annual trip to Lifest, which is a Christian Music Festival in Oshkosh, WI.