High School Staff Newsletter

March 2, 2020

STRONGER TOGETHER

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.

We Have the Power to...

  • SERVE others
  • show EMPATHY
  • LIFT others UP

If You Appreciate Music: Angelina Jordan

Angelina Jordan Sings Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - America's Got Talent: The Champions
Bohemian Rhapsody - Angelina Jordan AGT :the Champions "Goosebumps "

CALENDAR

March 2 - 6


Morning Greeters: CTE & SPED


Monday, March 2

7:35 am - 7:50 am - ACT Pre-Admin Meeting - Lecture Room (Klein & Madigan)

8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Superior Smiles Program (Dresang-Talapa)

11:30 am -3:00 pm - St. Croix County Government Center (Buckel)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Wage and Benefits Meeting - District Office

6:30pm - 9:30 pm - School Board Meeting


Tuesday, March 3 - ACT TESTING & WINTER FUN DAY

No BLT Meeting


Wednesday, March 4

7:30 am - 7:55 am - BLT MEETING - Large Conference Room

7:35 am - 8:00 am - PLC Meetings/Individual Work on your Work (Department Choice)

11:15 am - 1:15 pm - Josten's - Senior Order Delivery


Thursday, March 5

2:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Forensics at Ellsworth (H. Jourdeans)

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm - CAPP Registration (Madigan)

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm - Guskey Group Meeting - (Forrest's Room)


Friday, March 6

9:30 am - 2:30 pm - Hudson YMCA (Hanson)

SBG Committee Forming

Hi All,


We will be forming a voluntary SBG committee that will meet regularly (weekly or bi-weekly) to discuss SBG topics and provide leadership, resources, and guidance throughout our building as we continue to grow our SBG systems and processes.


All (teachers and support staff) are welcome. Even if you can't make it to every meeting, please consider joining.


  • Topic #1: what is our purpose for grading?
  • First meeting: the week of March 9th


Meetings will likely take place prior to school (7:15 am) or right after school (3:30 pm). However, I am open to considering times within the school day if they don't interrupt our work to help students learn the essential standards.


If you're interested in learning more please email me.


In partnership - Kurt

Budgets Closing Soon

As we enter March and approach April it will be important that each department consider what materials they may need to finish out the school year.


  • I will provide each department with the most up-to-date budget amounts ASAP.
  • I will only approve items that are essential to the successful completion of the year.
  • Materials ordered in this fiscal year MUST be received and used within this school year.
  • "What if I don't spend down my entire budget- will my budget be reduced next year?" No, budgets are not decreased based on the amount left unspent. It's rare that we reduce department budget amounts and that won't happen without a discussion with the impacted department.
  • I'll keep you posted on the specific timeline in the near future.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


-Kurt

Just For Fun

Women Know Things That Men Don't

Women Know Things That Men Don't - Fred Klett

SHOUTOUTS & CELEBRATIONS

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

Tracy Klein and Travis Madigan - Thank you both so much for participating in the CTE Day business tours with the 8th graders. If is so nice to know that you support what we are doing in our department and for the future high school students.

Jerry Wold - Thank you for setting up the gym with tables and chairs for our 130 guests for CTE day. Because all of our department was out of the building, we would not have been able to pull this event together without your help.

Courtney Hawkins - Thank you for coming in on Sunday to put together the boxed lunches for some of the 8th grade students to eat on the bus for CTE day. You are truly dedicated to Panther Catering and I appreciate all you do.

Mitch Klimek, Ryan Wood, Carole Scheder, Bri Forrest, Adam Sheldon, & Jordee Reimer - Took time our of their busy schedules to learn more about SBG at a conference in the Dells. Thank you!

ELA, Social Studies, & Dani Wollberg - Thank you for meeting to process the Q12. Learning and improving.

Amanda Olson - For adjusting her schedule to be here to cover for me

Jordee Reimer - Subbing 1st hour (many days) and at a moment's notice!

Tammy Merth - It's awesome having her in the guidance office to help the VS run more smoothly plus she's great at brightening everyone's day with her positivity! :)

Tracy Klein and Travis Madigan - Thanks for all your work in preparing for the ACT.

Travis Madigan - Picked up two students who missed the bus!

Heather Jourdeans - Sent me a text of encouragement after a long day on Tuesday! Your humorous support is very appreciated.

Tom Martin - For making amazing placemats for our Transition meeting! They turned out SO cool!

Pat Basche - Has been a great SPED director, leader, coordinator and she will be missed dearly.

Ari Wirebaugh - Thank you for being the leader of things at the middle school. I really have needed it lately.

John Koehler - For working with me almost every morning to help create meaningful lessons for my ID kids

Chris Deno - Thank you so much for all of your help this year printing transcripts for my Futures' students, and getting me GPAs for Youth Apprenticeship students. I know you have a ton of other work to do, so just know that I appreciate it when you are willing to help me out.

Sean Conway - Inspiring others to congregate in fellowship each Friday with a creative engaging email!

Counseling Office - ACT and Scheduling - BEAST MODE

Chris Buckel - Thanks for always being there to lend an ear and answer any questions I have. It's made the first year a lot easier and I really appreciate it.

Whole math team - Putting in extra time to prep juniors for ACT during WIN

Chad Konsela - Added an ad-blocker! A small thing that made my daily life on the computer a lot better! Thank you!

Pat Basche and Andrea - Organizing the Community Conversation to advocate for the employment of our students with disabilities within the community. It was a great start!

Jen Staidl - Giving kids what they need, WAY beyond academics.

Vicki Dresang-Talapa - Such a caring safe space for students to close the gap between home/health and school.

Chris Deno - You are the glue that holds this place together. I can't tell you how lucky we are to have you. Your appreciated more than you know. (YUP, totally sucking up to the boss now!)

Principal Posta - Great leaders don't set out to be a leader....they set out to make a difference. It's never about the role-it's about the goal.

Carolyn Lent - For helping the science department prepare juniors for the ACT.

Jerry Wold and Greg Green - Working on fixing the stink - it may have actually worked!!??

Gretchen Rozeboom - Thanks for the great breakfast.

Nic Been - Supporting the HS staff in professional growth and walking with us through the learning.

Lori Cress - As long as you're in the driver's seat I know everything will be buttoned-up! Thank you.

Jerry Wold - Was an AMAZING tour guide for my APES students showing us the behind the scenes Energy and Water usage of this school.

Gretchen Rozeboom and the FFA - FFA Breakfast was gooood. Thanks!

Gretchen Rozeboom and Chris Buckel - Fed us all on Friday! :)

Heather Jourdeans - Figured out a solution for our forensics/choir students who had a conflict!

Rachel Hanson - Got us some coffee for breakfast when the multi cup machine wouldn't percolate!

Gretchen Rozeboom - Organized a delicioso breakfast with her FFA crew. Thanks!

Gretchen Rozeboom - Organized another awesome FFA breakFEAST!

Whoever bought me a coffee - Thank you for buying me a coffee! Made my crazy morning better.

Chris Buckel - For sharing his Irish heritage with us in the form of soup!

Gretchen Rozeboom (and FFA members) - Providing a bountiful feast they called breakfast on Friday. It was appreciated and delicious!

FFA - Thank you for the amazing breakfast! Felt super spoiled!

Bill Emery - Bill is a brave soul for taking high school students on a multiple night winter camping trip this week. Some may say he is crazy but I choose to think he is brave :)

Everyone involved in FFA - Thank you for serving up an amazing breakfast spread. It always starts the day out with a smile when you come into such delicious smells. You all rock for all the awesome cards, gifts, and crafts that you've shared throughout the month. Thank you again! :)

Anyone who has visited the coffee shop this month - Thanks for being you and buying beverages from us and keeping us up and running. Without you, we wouldn't be successful and our students wouldn't be learning and benefitting. You are all amazing and fantastic at what you do. Thanks for all the smiles and greetings!

To all those who think they are unnoticed... - I see you and I appreciate you. Thank you for being here every day despite what is going on outside of work. You're fantastic and I admire you.

Rachel Hanson - For just being such a positive spirit for all those around you. You inspire me every day to always put a smile on and put a smile on someone else's face. There is no better you than you so thank you for being you.

Logan Kimberly, Carolyn Lent, John Tackmann - Thank you for subbing for me! It’s always nice to be able to come back and not have to worry about my kids or that something might’ve gotten messed up. You guys are great!

Carole Scheder - You were a great roommate for a night! Thanks for always keeping me entertained! Too bad we never get to see each other though.

Lori Cress - Thank you for always getting subs figured out, even when it’s the last minute! You’re so great!

Bri Forrest - Came to the SBG conference in the Dells despite feeling sick - she's one tough cookie.

PERMANENT LINKS

2019 Q12 Results

Here is the presentation of our Q12 results. In the coming weeks, we will be meeting in small groups to look for the root causes.

STAFF DRESS UP DAYS

Thanks, Dani for creating the doc.

PLANNING for an ABSENCE?

Please refer to these guidelines prior to your absence. p.s. we'll miss you!

PBIS INCENTIVES

Check out the PBIS Incentives. You will be asked to cover this information with your HR students.