The Falcon Report
Friday, January 5th, 2018
Flambeau Photo Feature
During the December curriculum day we were able to focus most of the time for teachers to input information into the Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) program. Below are different pictures of pages that the staff has been working on. This process is very time consuming, but once we have it completed it will allow us to adjust areas that we may cover too many or too few times.
We were able to have a webinar with Renaissance Learning for teachers who use the Star Reading, Star Math, and Accelerated Reader programs. The presentation covered different reports to allow staff to monitor student growth throughout the school. We were also shown how to set growth expectations for our students.
The "Unit" page shows each unit covered in that class along with topics that will be taught in that unit. Also, you will see the number of days planned for the unit and topic.
The "Topic" pages focus on the details of what is being taught, clear learning targets, academic vocabulary, and what type of assessment will be used to monitor the student.
The "learning targets" break down the standards into student friendly terms. The learning targets are posted in the classroom so the students are included in the goal of the daily lessons.
This month's focus is on community service. If you weren’t aware yet, there have been some changes to our community service requirements implemented by the Board of Education just this last year. The following is our new structure:
This years Seniors (Class of 2018) still have a 20 hr requirement.
Underclassmen community service hours have been adjusted as follows to compensate for the time they have remaining in High School:
Juniors (Class of 2019) - 30 Hours
Sophomores (Class of 2020) - 30 Hours
Freshman (Class of 2021) - 40 Hours
Community Service Hours need to be voluntary hours that students do not get paid for. There have been different opportunities offered this year already, if you’re an underclassman looking ahead you may want to keep some of these in mind.
- Salvation Army was looking for Bell Ringers Before Christmas.
- The Environmental Challenge offered to students during the summer.
- Helping during the Flambeau Cancer Benefit.
Other ideas for individuals to earn hours can be:
- Volunteering at church functions.
- Volunteering for any non-profit organizations, ie fire department, EMS, sportsman clubs.
- Assisting in functions for either youth or the elderly.
Students and families should have meaningful discussions about what interests them, and how that can help to improve the quality of life of others or contribute to our community. These will be the best options for students to complete their service learning hours and prepare themselves for what lies with them after high school.
This month I’d like to recognize one of our custodians, Deb Voldberg. Deb has shown exceptional dedication and hard work with her time in our district. With the challenges that this time of year brings and with other unexpected needs, Deb has graciously taken on extra duties to make sure our school continues to be well-maintained and meets our students’ needs. Deb takes care of our school and does it with a smile. Her enthusiasm, care for our school, and work ethic make her an excellent role model in our district. The next time you see Deb, please show your appreciation for everything she does here. Thank you Deb!
For the past 17 years, Flambeau’s second grade team has been ringing in some holiday cheer with their service-learning project, Pennies for Presents. Pennies for Presents is a way for second grade students to learn about the importance of giving back to their community and seeing the warm smiles this project brings to many of the elderly in our area. This year, six names were taken off the of the giving tree at the Ladysmith Care Community and students raised enough money to fill the Christmas wishes of these elderly residents. Each year, after the money for the project is raised, our second grade students visit Ladysmith Federal Savings Loan, where their change is counted, they are able to talk with bank staff, and they receive an educational tour of the bank. This year students raised a grand total of $343.24.
Thank you Mrs. Steckel, Mrs. Zimmer, parents, second grade students, and all who contributed to making this year another successful year for Pennies for Presents!
From Carrie's Kitchen
Happy New Year everyone!
With the fresh new year upon us and our new resolutions to make ourselves better and healthier in some way, shape or form, I am thinking a healthy soup recipe is in order for January. So here is a recipe from the Flambeau Family Favorite cookbook which was entered by our retired consumer education teacher, Mrs. Mary Dicus.
Light Chicken-Wild Rice Soup
4 slices bacon
2 boneless chicken breasts, cut up and browned
1 box quick cooking long grain wild rice, mixed with seasoning packet
2 cans fat-free chicken broth
4 cups skim milk
¾ cup flour
1 Tbs. dry cooking sherry
Cook bacon until crisp. In a large pot mix chicken and rice with seasoning packet and broth. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes or until rice is tender. In a small jar, shake 1 cup milk and flour. Add flour mixture and remaining milk, bacon bits, and sherry to rice mixture. Add salt and pepper if desired.
This looks like a great recipe for a cold winter night.
I would like to once again remind everyone to please apply for Free or Reduced lunch. Our Free and Reduced numbers are pretty low right now so we are at risk of losing our Universal Free Breakfast. In order to be able to provide this to families we have to have a Free and Reduced percentage of 50%. Currently we are at 46% for High School and 45% for Middle School. Unless we have higher percentages of students in these age groups we will have to start charging for breakfast for students in grades 6 -12. So, if you feel you may qualify we would ask you to please apply for this benefit.
Have a fabulous 2018 everyone!
Food Service Director
Student Recipe Contest
Flambeau's Cancer Benefit
Save These Dates!
- 1/9 at 7:30 a.m.: Cancer Benefit Committee Meeting
- 1/9 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/10: In-Service Day - No School
- 1/10 at 6:00 p.m.: Open Gym
- 1/11 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/12 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/15 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/15 at 6:00 p.m.: Family Reading Night
- 1/16 at 7:30 a.m.: Cancer Benefit Committee Meeting
- 1/16 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/17 at 5:00 p.m.: Community Ed Advisory Council Meeting
- 1/17 at 6:30 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting
- 1/19 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/21 at 4 p.m.: High School Girls Basketball Practice
- 1/22 through 1/25: 4YK-8 Dental Days
- 1/22 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/23 at 7:30 a.m.: Cancer Benefit Committee Meeting
- 1/23 at 1 p.m.: RCYC Presentation for Grades 9-12
- 1/24 at 6 p.m.: Open Gym
- 1/25 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/26 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/28: Youth Wrestling Tournament
- 1/29: PJ Day for Flambeau's Cancer Benefit
- 1/30: Class Color Day for Flambeau's Cancer Benefit
- 1/30 at 7:30 a.m.: Cancer Benefit Committee Meeting
- 1/30 at 3:35 p.m.: Archery Club Practice
- 1/31: Camo/Farmer Day for Flambeau's Cancer Benefit
- 1/31 at 6 p.m.: Open Gym
- 2/1: Beach/Tourist Day for Flambeau's Cancer Benefit
- 2/2: Flambeau's Annual Cancer Relief Benefit
- 2/2 at 8:30 a.m.: Cancer Benefit Assembly
- 2/2 at 5:45 p.m.: Cancer Benefit Activities