May 6, 2016
Proud to Be Your Principal
Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will have one day each week of Spanish, Library, Art, STEM Lab, and Music. Once they get into grades 3 through 5, they will gain an additional day each week of Spanish and Music. We have expanded our lunch/recess period to 45 minutes for our K-2 students, and 40 minutes for students in 3rd-5th. There's also an extra afternoon recess for our K-2 students, to burn off that extra energy!
The new curriculum additions of Wonders and StudySync provide out students with the highest quality resources for their English, Language Arts, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, and Grammar. We are raising the bar, and you will see an increased rigor in our classes across the board. Our teachers are excited to implement this material in their classrooms, as it will allow them to focus on what is most important: educating your children, and meeting each of their needs. You will see increased differentiation int eh classroom for both accelerated and emerging students. We are offering advanced coursework in both math and English-Language Arts for our 4-8 graders. This will be taught by the foremost experts in these subjects - the teachers in those grades. This provides us a more advanced curriculum, and a greater efficiency in our staffing.
An electronic registration package will be going home late next week for students currently in grades 5-7, so students and parents can decide which elective courses they would like. Registration will begin at the end of the month.
Minocqua J1 is an amazing district, and we thank you for partnering with us! We provide many expanded offerings - electives, charter schools, accelerated classes, athletics, field trips, community education, summer school - that many schools do not or are cutting. We refuse to do that, and that sets us apart! Our missions statement is: Promoting the success of each learner through the highest-quality education. We are cultivating a passion for learning! The communities of Minocqua, Hazelhurst, and Lake Tomahawk truly are special places to raise children; our hope is to be the hub of these communities, and to truly be a Firebird Family.
Proud to be your principal,
It's not too late to join the fun!!
REGISTRATION FOR STEM CLASS ENDS FRIDAY, MAY 27.
K-2 students are starting the Child Protection Unit from Second Step. Second Step is an evidence-based program, and the Child Protection Unit is designed to help students understand ways to stay safe. The students will be learning important lessons like never touching guns, wearing a helmet while bike riding, and wearing safety vests in the water. They will also be learning how to ask the adult in charge how to stay safe when they are unsure if their decisions will put them in potentially dangerous situations. The students should be bringing home work to complete with an adult.
If you have any questions or concerns, please stop in, call, or email me - Katie Wells, (715) 356-5206 ext. 2122, or email@example.com.
Has your teen ever given you a hard time when you opted out of a family tradition because you were too tired or busy?
Maintaining or establishing family, cultural or religious rituals and traditions is one key to building strong families. One teen “lost it” when her mother decided not to host the annual family holiday cookie baking day. Of course, it wasn’t about the cookies, but the time she got to spend laughing and bantering with her mom and siblings.
Girls Volleyball Open Gym
Faith E-Free Church is located behind Trig's, at 9035 Blumenstein Rd. in Woodruff.
Girls on the Run Celebratory 5K!
Come and celebrate the girls and all their fun and learning this season! Click to register for the 5K.