St. Croix Central High School

Family Newsletter: May 15, 2019

Our Vision of Learning at SCC High School

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.

RISE UP: HAVE A HEART OF EMPATHY AND COURAGE

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From Mr. Soderberg

Hello SCC Families,


In one short week, the seniors will attend their final day of school at St. Croix Central High School. While it can be difficult to watch them leave we are grateful for the experiences we have shared with them and the connections that will never fade. Congratulations to an amazing group of young men and women. You will be missed.


We have had the honor of hosting a display provided by the Baldwin American Legion Post 240 that honors our fallen soldiers from Wisconsin. It was a great reminder of the true and lasting sacrifice made for our freedoms (see photographs below).


Traditionally, summer school at the high school level has been looked upon as only serving as a point of remediation or punishment. At SCC we desire to have it mean much more. Therefore we have added offerings to make the experience meaningful (details provided below). I would like to highlight one course in particular

  • "Futures / Personal Finance": Every student takes "Futures / Personal Finance" during their junior year. By taking the course in the summer, students would be able to create more freedom in their 2019-20 school year.


Rise Up: In an effort to ensure that all students feel welcome and supported at the high school our staff has decided to create a movement throughout our building called "Rise Up".


"Rise Up" is a proactive approach that educates and encourages students on how they can rise up for students who aren't being treated in a manner consistent with our values. Our belief is that students and staff will recognize when negative interactions are taking place and stand together to intervene in an appropriate manner.


Recently, I spoke to the student body about two qualities we would like them to demonstrate.


  1. Have a heart of empathy. That is, understand and share the feelings of another person.
  2. Have a heart of courage. Have the courage to support anyone being treated in a manner that is negative or demeaning and the courage to stand with those who "Rise Up" on their behalf.


If our students and staff identify negative behaviors and "Rise Up" to intervene we can create and build upon a positive and supportive student culture.


To be clear, St. Croix Central High School is a special place and our building culture is supportive, strong, and safe. However, like any family or organization, we must intentionally guard, build, and grow our culture or it will naturally degenerate. Our students and staff are exceptionally respectful and supportive but we can always get better. Thank you to our staff and students for rising up.


As always, thank you for your continued support of our schools.


Go Panthers,


Kurt

ATHLETIC REGISTRATION for 2019-20 (please read)

All forms required for athletic registration are available online for the 2019-2020 school year. No paper forms will be available. Once you have registered, you can bring your payment to the high school or middle school office. Your child will be considered eligible for practice once the online registration is complete and payment is made.


If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Hoverson @ whoverson@scc.k12.wi.us or by phone at 715-796-5383 ext. 1156


LINK TO ATHLETIC REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

"Remembering our Fallen"

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On Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, we have had the distinct honor of hosting the "Remembering our Fallen" memorial. This memorial honors 135 Wisconsin soldiers who volunteered to serve and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of democracy and freedom.


We asked staff and students to walk past the memorial and take a few moments to look at the faces, read their names, and recall that each of these soldiers has family and friends that also paid the ultimate price.


We are very grateful to the Baldwin American Legion Post 240 for providing this wonderful tribute.

Digital Learning Day - Friday, May 17th (LINK)

Click this button to access information about our DLD

Collecting Medications (LINK)

Click this button to access information about collecting medications

From the Counseling Office

SUMMER SCHOOL

We are excited to offer more summer school opportunities for our students this year. In the past, summer school at the high school has been centered around remediation. This year it will look much different. We will include remediation courses along with additional classes for students. The student body has been informed on our new Summer School format during our Wednesday Morning Meeting and also via email. Classes must have at least 5 students enrolled in them in order to run the class this summer. See information below for more details.


When: June 10 - 28 (Monday - Friday)

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign Up: Students click this link


Classes Offered:

  • Futures / Personal Finance

    • Class of 2021

    • 0.5 Credit

    • Graduation requirement

    • Students looking for a way to create space in their schedule for junior year are encouraged to take this course in the summer session.

  • Lifetime Activities

    • Class of 2020, 2021, 2022

    • 0.5 Credit

    • Phy- Ed Credit

  • Fly Fishing

    • Class of 2020, 2021, 2022

    • 0.5 Credit

    • Elective Credit

  • Computer Aided Drafting

    • Class of 2020, 2021, 2022

    • 0.5 Credit

    • Elective Credit


ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING

Tuesday, May 14

  • Calculus (8 am)

  • Human Geography (12 pm)

Wednesday, May 15

  • Macroeconomics (12 pm)

Thursday, May 16

  • Comparative Government and Politics


Late Testing (approved due to inclement weather days):

Wednesday, May 22

  • Physics C: Mechanics

Thursday, May 23

  • Biology

  • Environmental Science

  • United States History

Graduation Information for Graduates and Families

GRADUATION INFORMATION

Class of 2019


Last Day for Seniors: Wednesday, May 22 at 3:25 pm
Scholarship Night: Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm - Auditorium
Graduation Practice: Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am -11:00 am - Meet in the Auditorium.
Graduation: Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm - High School Gym
  1. Doors open to family and friends at 6:30 pm. Enter through the main doors.
  2. Graduates should gather in the auditorium by 6:00 pm. Graduates enter through the auditorium doors.
Seating and Tickets:
  1. All are welcome.
  2. No tickets will be issued.
  3. We will not place a limit on the number of family and friends who may attend.
  4. We will have an area reserved for senior citizens and wheelchair-bound guests.
Viewing Options:
  1. For family and friends who cannot attend graduation, we will “live-cast” the event.
Pictures:
  1. Families are welcome to take pictures of their graduate receiving his/her diploma.
  2. Cahill (our professional photographers) will be taking pictures of each graduate. These pictures will be available for purchase through the Cahill website. More information about how to access the pictures will be provided at a later date.
Graduate Line-up:
  1. Graduates will be in alphabetical order.
  2. They will know which side they will be seated on after practice on Friday, May 24.
Chromebook Turn-in
  1. Tuesday, May 21st or Wednesday, May 22nd during 5th and 6th Hours (in the Library).

Class of 2019 Honor Grads

From the Athletics and Activities Office

River Falls Summer Swim Club

Click on this button to learn more about the River Falls Swim Club

UPCOMING EVENTS

Scholarship Night

Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30pm

St. Croix Central Community Auditorium

Class of 2019 Graduation

Friday, May 24th, 7:30pm

1751 Broadway Street

Hammond, WI

Doors open at 6:30 pm

  • No tickets required
  • No reserved seating

VAPING... A growing problem

Below is a link to information about vaping. I strongly encourage everyone to learn about what vaping is and how dangerous and addictive it is.


There is a rapidly growing problem with vaping throughout the U.S. and SCC is not immune to the problem. We are aware that a growing number of students are vaping and are sincerely concerned about the impact this will have on student health and school culture.


Please educate yourself and talk to your child about the dangers and addictiveness of this behavior. Most importantly, be alert, ask questions, and look for the signs of vaping.

Permanent Links

Online Academic Support from Khan Academy

This FREE resource is used by students of all ages to provide on-line help on a wide variety of topics. Simply click the button and search for the topic your child needs help with.

Concussion Information from the WIAA

Click here to access a complete concussion guide from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA).