KHS Family Newsletter
Kewaskum High School Mission and Vision:
The vision of Kewaskum High School is to become the model high school for job-force driven programming and universal graduate success.
Message from the Principal
Happy Halloween, everyone - we hope all of you have enjoyed a fantastic October. Many transitions are on the horizon as we trade the fall sport season for winter sports, and look forward to beginning the second trimester in four short weeks!
Homecoming week was a huge celebration on many levels. Our teams enjoyed a great deal of success, and student participation in homecoming activities was at an all time high. As an example, 77% of KHS students attended our dance this year. The spirit filling our hallways, classrooms, and extra curricular arenas are at an impressive level due to the leadership provided by so many of our students.
The KEYS Run also took place homecoming weekend on Sunday, October 9 at 11:00. Our thanks to all involved for coordinating another great event that benefits KHS seniors! If you were unable to join us this year, we'll look for you in 2023:)
Red Ribbon Week took place this past week, and our Peers for Peers group kicked it off on Monday with a guest speaker. Our speaker was able to relate personal experiences to current data regarding the use of drugs and alcohol. A powerful message was received with appreciation by the entire KHS student body.
Thanks to those who attended our choir and band concert the evening of October 24. We all left with a great deal of gratitude for the talents of our young people... and the ability of Miss Schmidt and Mr. Michlig to bring these talents to the surface. Thanks also to those who showed up virtually or in person for conferences on 10/27. As always - feel free to reach out to teachers at any time with questions... you don't have to wait for conferences to address any concerns regarding your son/daughter.
Juniors took the Horizon Pre ACT test the morning of October 27. This test mirrors the actual ACT that will take place March 9, and is an excellent indicator of current student progress. Our thanks to all of our students for their time and attention throughout the morning - as it takes a great deal of stamina to test over an extended period of time.
We will host our annual Veteran's Day assembly on Friday, November 11 at 10:40 am. We always look forward to this day, as it provides all of us an opportunity to reflect on the past and current sacrifices of many to ensure our freedoms.
Amazingly, final exams will take place in three weeks. Exams will take place as per this schedule - with buses running at their normal times. Students who need to wait for a bus will have the ability to wait in our cafeteria until 2:45 each day.
Be sure to check our our athletics and events calendars below. Additionally, follow us on Twitter @KHSPride for the latest updates.
Scott Stier - KHS Principal
Attend. Engage. Achieve.
Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students access learning opportunities and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.
DID YOU KNOW?
•Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
•By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores. •Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Make school attendance a priority
•Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
•Help your children maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
•Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
•If your children must stay home because they are sick, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.
•Monitor your child’s academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors when necessary.
•Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
•Encourage your child to join meaningful after-school activities, including sports and clubs. •Notice and support your children if they are showing signs of anxiety
Communicate with the school
.•Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties.
•Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not adding up.
•Seek help from school staff, other parents or community agencies if you need support.
We are here to help if you or your student face challenges in getting to school regularly or on time. If your student must miss school, please call the attendance line (262-626-3105 or ext. 4130) to verbally alert the school of an absence, or email Mrs. Rinzel at email@example.com by 8:00 a.m.
Student Services Updates
Morning 30 Career Chats
Make sure to watch the announcements for upcoming Career Chats during Morning 30. During these chats, we bring in professionals from different career pathways to talk about their journey, share tips, and answer questions for students interested in related careers. Our next Career Chat will feature an architect and is scheduled for Morning30 on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Interested students should contact their school counselor to get added to the guest list.
Morning 30 - Academic & Career Planning Lessons - November 14
Freshmen - Transition, Study Skills, & Exam Prep
Sophomores - Community-Based Learning Experiences
Juniors - Junior ACP Meetings
Seniors - KEYS/Local Scholarship Roll-Out
KHS Student Services Office Contact Info:
Carol Wellner (Registrar & Secretary) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Leoni (School Counselor A-K) - email@example.com
Becky Bryant (School Counselor L-Z) - firstname.lastname@example.org