Lake Denoon Timberwolves

February 19, 2021

A Message from Our Principals

Our next suggestion in our “gifts that last a lifetime catalog” is the gift of undivided attention. There are really two prongs to this:


First, there’s your undivided attention. Consider putting all cell phones away during meals together or while driving in the car. Helping them to be able to carry on a conversation is a real life skill that will help them in future job interviews. It sends the added message of: You are the most important thing to me and you have my full attention. You never know when a little moment will turn into a lifetime memory. You may have seen this “Disconnect to Connect” video to make the point of being present in the moment.


Secondly, there’s the gift of helping your child grow their own undivided attention. Improving focus benefits learners. Talk to them about learning to ignore electronic distractions during class. Let them know that if you should need to communicate with time during the day, they should not be missing instruction in order to read your text or email - it needs to wait. Same with any social media or communication between friends. Social media in particular is psychologically designed with the express purpose of capturing attention as frequently as possible for as long as possible - a hard thing for a middle school brain to resist.


Thanks for your partnership,

Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing


Important Dates, Events and Activities

Feb 22: Remote Learning for all Students - Your child will receive an email with the day’s learning. They can also access the slides here, but remind them to put the slides in “Present” mode. Homerooms will follow up with the day’s learning next week.


March 22: Virtual PTO Meeting 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


March 23: WI Forward Exam (8th Grade Only) (Tentative)

April 20: WI Forward Exam (Tentative)

April 22: WI Forward Exam (Tentative)

News and Announcements

Follow up from conferences


Your support means so much to us. By using Infinite Campus, reading the parent newsletters, and keeping learning at the forefront of family conversations, you are a strong partner. If you happened to participate in the virtual conferences, another way that you can support our efforts to continuously improve is to give us input by taking this parent survey regarding the virtual conferences.

Wisconsin Forward Exam


Tentative dates: March 23, April 20 and April 22


Wisconsin Students in Grades 3-8 will be participating in the WI Forward assessment during the March 22 - May 14, 2020

testing window. Our school is tentatively scheduled to take the exam on March 23 (8th grade only), April 20 and April 22.


Our students will be tested in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Our 8th graders will also be tested in Science and Social Studies. One or more subtests may be administered during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


The WI Forward assessment measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. You can find more information in this family brochure. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades. Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can. The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child(ren).


If you have any questions, please contact Linda at 262-971-1820 x 7001.


RESET MindBody: Mindfulness


Here is the weekly lesson for students to help students focus and manage stress to support achieve and other goals in our Vision of a Graduate.


Week of February 15: Week 5

Did you order your Yearbook?


Masks. Elections. Virtual classes. This school year will be talked about forever. The yearbook is truly the most important keepsake from this remarkable time. Our yearbook program is working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time. Order today so we make sure there are enough copies for everyone - www.jostensyearbooks.com.


Choose J-Pay™ to easily and affordably spread the cost of your purchase over three payments. No interest. No fees. No stress. www.jostensyearbooks.com.

NJHS Selection Process


Lake Denoon’s National Junior Honor Society’s 2021 selection process is upon us. National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization that is focused on service to others, maintaining high academic standing, and being role model students with behavior and citizenship. Current seventh grade students with eligible academic and behavioral standing at school were invited to learn more about NJHS through an email in early February. In this email, all of those eligible students were given Google Classroom codes for Candidate Information Packets that they can complete and submit if they would like to be considered for NJHS membership for their eighth grade school year at Lake Denoon. Parents and guardians of these students were also emailed all of the information.


The timeline for the NJHS selection process is below:


  1. Candidate Information Packets due Thursday, February 25th at 3:15PM

  2. Selection / Non-Selection Letters mailed home week of March 15th

  3. Virtual Spring 2021 NJHS Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 15th at 7:00PM at Lake Denoon (no audience - it will be recorded)


Any current seventh grade students not invited this school year are encouraged to think about how they can better embody the five qualities of NJHS members (scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship) so that they can potentially be eligible to apply to National Honor Society (NHS) once they get to high school. Additionally, parents of fifth and sixth graders should help support and encourage their child to be role model citizens and students so that they may be eligible for NJHS when the time for them to apply in 7th grade comes. Please know that the academic requirement for NJHS at Lake Denoon is to have a 3.5 GPA for each quarter throughout 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.


If you have any questions about Lake Denoon’s NJHS chapter, please contact Ms. Stephanie Fote at stephanie.fote@muskegonorway.org or 262-971-1820 ext. 7218.

Muskego-Norway School District Covid-19 FAQs & Resources


Please make sure to review the Parent FAQ frequently to find answers to the most commonly asked questions. Updates are highlighted in blue. Our school psychologists have also created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health during these challenging times.


Please complete the COVID form below if your child...

  1. Experienced the symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19
  3. Had CLOSE CONTACT with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19


Please submit additional notifications using the same form if a change in circumstance occurs. This may include but is not limited to the following:
  1. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person receives a positive test
  2. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person experiences symptoms
  3. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation becomes symptomatic
  4. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation receives a positive test


COVID-19 Symptom or Status Notification Form

What's Happening at Lake Denoon

Cause for Paws Fundraiser Success!!


Thanks to the generosity of Lake Denoon families, our National Junior Honor Society has collected barrels full of supplies for the Humane Society.

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AVID Interviews


This year's AVID students left encouraging words for students interviewing for the program in the conference room.


All good advice!


They’ve learned a lot about how to be successful in high school!

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