Staff Newsletter: December 9, 2019


Our Vision of Learning

In full support of our district mission and vision, we at SCC High School are committed to...

Creating a learning experience built on creativity, choice, efficiency, and engagement, resulting in high-achieving and creative problem-solvers who take intellectual risks to discover the world around them and maximize their potential.


What does "students first" mean?

  • We stand in the gap between what is and what could be.
  • We find solutions - we don't blame kids.
  • We circle around them in support - always.
  • We freely give what they need.
  • We recognize their poor choices and guide them to make better choices.
  • We do things that are inconvenient for the adults because it's what's best for the students.
  • We try the next thing because we never let them run out of chances.
  • We provide physical, mental, and emotional safety - no matter what.
  • We model what we expect.
  • We love all of them.

If not us then who?

We Have the Power to...

  • SERVE others
  • show EMPATHY
  • LIFT others UP

Growth and Courage

growth means change and

change means risk, stepping

from the known to the unknown.

therefore, growth takes courage.

-Author Unknown

Remember to Complete the Q12 Engagement Survey

Click here to access the Q12 Survey

This Week


Monday, December 9

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Wage and Benefit Committee

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - School Board Meeting

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Choir Concert

Tuesday, December 10

7:30 am - 7:55 am - BLT Meeting

Wednesday, December 11

7:35 am - 7:55 am - Content PLC

Thursday, December 12

Another great day to be a Panther!

Friday, December 13

7:30 am - 7:55 am - PBIS Meeting

8:45 am - 10:30 am - HSLT Meeting

10:30 am - 1:00 pm - SOS (Madigan)

1:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Clouds Choir @ MOA (Jourdeans)

Just for Fun

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"ON PURPOSE" Podcast w/ Jay Shetty



Thank you for your outstanding effort, kindness, excellence, and selflessness.

Courtney Hawkins - Thanks for getting food together for the MS. #workhorse

Jerry Wold - Thanks for keeping my room warm!

Gretchen Rozeboom - Thanks for nursing our WELL plants back to health :)

Emily Timmers - Sharing more joy in the well!

A very thoughtful group of people who prefer not to be named. - Set up a scholarship in honor of my father, Don Soderberg. Unbelievable!!

Chris Deno - Helped clear the state reporting errors. Thanks, Deno for ALL of your help!

All Who Filled In - Special thanks to all who filled in for me on Thursday last minute! I appreciate it!

Chris Deno - She makes work so much better just by being so fun to talk with!

Chris Buckel - Thanks for answering all my questions day in and day out! It's been a huge help and I really appreciate it!!!

Jenna Scheithauer - Kindly introduced me to one of my students she was testing, which made for a great first impression :)

Travis Madigan - He swings by my office just to say hi from time to time which is so nice because it gets lonely back here!

Larry Weitgenant - Thank you for getting here at 4 a.m. to clear the snow on Monday morning!

Tracy Klein - You handled the delivery of the message about Kat to our students with grace and organization.

Jason Koele, Jenna Scheithauer, Tracy Klein, Steph Posta, and Travis Madigan - Did an amazing job of planning for a specific crisis scenario.

Courtney Hawkins - Organized a meal for our MS staff in honor of Kat

Kurt Soderberg & Steph Posta - Helping to organize a trip to deliver the food to the MS.

Dani Wollberg - Took time to write names nicely on awards for me cause my handwriting is horrible!

Wendy Hoverson - Took time to print out all my team awards during her already busy mornings.

Courtney Hawkins & Panther Catering - Making lunch for the middle school staff was an awesome gesture of kindness. Thank you!

Emily Timmers - Organized the new board in The Well. Great idea!

Sandy Weitgenant - Filling in for me when I have meetings and doing what is best and needed for students

Dani Wollberg and Cami Stansbury - For helping my mentee when I am unavailable!

Jen Staidl - Thank you for coming to IEP meetings at the middle school. It helps the parent with any questions/concerns they may have as their child transitions to high school!

Matt Langman, John Koehler, Justin Yaron, Courtney Hawkins, & Tracy Klein - Thank you for coming and participating in an IEP/Eval meeting

Gretchen Rozeboom and FFA Officers - Bought me an Owls cup to replace the one that was broken

Jordee Reimer - Did a photo edit that would take me all afternoon

Emily Timmers - Took in stray WIN groups to help them with the new grading information.

Sandy Weitgnant - Thank you for making a beautiful & thoughtful card for the middle school staff.

Ty Ketz - Making adjustments and keeping the hope alive for his girls basketball players. Great coaching.



Thanks, Dani for creating the doc.


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