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Bridging School and Home...November 2019

Evansville High School

640 S 5th St

Evansville WI 53536

608 882-4600

www.ecsdnet.org

WINTER SPORTS MEETING

Evansville High School will be conducting a mandatory preseason meeting for any individual, and their parent(s), who plan on participating in athletics for the 2019 - 2020 winter season. Each sport will meet with their respective coach to go over program rules, program expectations, schedules, etc. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school PAC. All athletic forms can be found at www.ecsdnet.org. Choose High school – Activities – Athletics. These forms can be printed off, completed and brought to the meeting.

If you have any questions, or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Andie Varsho, EHS Athletic/Activities Director, at 882-3507 or by email at varshoa@evansville.k12.wi.us prior to the meeting.

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH CONGRATULATIONS!

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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

On Monday, November 11th at 9:00am, Evansville High School and the VFW will be hosting our annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony here at the high school gymnasium. This Evansville tradition of honoring our local veterans is unique for Southern Wisconsin and is one of the largest Veterans’ Day Ceremonies in Southern Wisconsin.

This wonderful event helps bring attention to the primary purpose of Veterans’ Day, which is to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of our country, and their willingness to sacrifice for all of us.

While we recognize our veterans with ceremonies and speeches on this special day, and acknowledge the many sacrifices they and their families have made, it is a great time to search out ways to honor our millions of veterans throughout the year. Volunteering with organizations that help veterans, supporting veteran-owned businesses, and donating money to veterans’ causes are just a few ways we can show our gratitude year-round.

If you are a veteran, or know of any veterans that would be interested in participating in our 2019 ceremony, please contact Sandi Spanton-Nelson @ Sandra_spanton@yahoo.com or Jason Knott @ knottj@evansville.k12.wi.us

ENGLISH

Last month, approximately 80 Evansville High School students attended a production of August Wilson’s play “Fences” at American Players Theater. The play is set in 1950s Pittsburgh and tells a story of love, hardship, and family struggles. Throughout the course of the play, the audience leaned in closely, shared some laughs, and shed quite a few tears. It was a wonderful and memorable experience for the students who were able to attend! If your child participated and you have not yet had the chance, please ask them about it!

WOMEN IN BUSINESS DAY

UW-Whitewater hosted their Annual Women in Business Day. These ladies attended breakout sessions in the areas of Marketing, Accounting, Business Law, and Economics.

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NBHS

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 National Business Honor Society Members:

Taryn Boll, Abigale Kennedy, Morgan Kumm, Emily Pfeil, Hailey Punzel, Baily Spach, and Jayden Williams.

The objectives of NBHS include promoting and recognizing academic achievement in business education at the secondary level, fostering and recognizing leadership skills and character development, helping members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business, and encouraging member involvement in service learning initiatives.

Membership Requirements include junior or senior class standing, current enrollment in or completion of third business course, minimum standard GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3.5 in business classes; 3.0 overall, and selection by local membership committee.

ART DEPARTMENT NEWS

There is new art on display in the hallways of EHS! Please stop down in front of the art room to check out the artwork by Rock Valley Conference artists. The RVC Traveling Art Show is on display until early November. Also on display outside the office are the 2019 Wisconsin Scholastic Art award winners from EHS.

ART GALA - NOT EVERYONE IS DOING IT

Several of Ms. Miller and Mr. Riel’s art classes have partnered up with BASE to put on an art gala. The theme of the art gala is NOT EVERYONE IS DOING IT. The artwork created for the gala will feature EHS art students’ alternative activity to underage drinking. The art gala will take place at Emma’s Table at 104 W. Main St. in Evansville, WI on November 15th from 5 to 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to stop in to check out the artwork and enjoy some food.

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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

The Technology Education renovation is wrapping up. The automotive lab is back up and running. A new lift is going to be installed in the near future. The welding facility is finished. The technicians are finalizing the operation of the exhaust system and it should be fully operational the final week of October. The fabrication lab is now fully equipped. The list of equipment includes; 3D printers, laser engraver/cutter, table top CNC machine, a smaller vinyl for doing lettering and window decals along with the large format printer which is capable of producing banners (as seen at the football games) and decals. The large format printer is seeing extensive use by both the Tech. Ed. Department as well as Mr. Riel and the Art department. The manufacturing lab is in the process of the dust collection system being installed. The equipment for the manufacturing lab is in place and waiting for final hook up. All in all things are looking excellent and the Tech Ed. Department is excited to get back into full operation.

AGRISCIENCE

Vet Science students have been busy learning all about how to properly perform a physical exam of animals and will soon be learning how to bandage and suture!

Plant Science students have been learning about growing media and growing methods of plants! Stop by Ms. Vance's room and check out the new hydroponics system!

Exploring Ag Industries have been actively watching the markets and learning about types of business all while planning their very own business!

FFA UPDATES

FFA students recently traveled to the World Dairy Expo where they had the chance to have real world experience with both people and animals in the dairy industry. We also had three teams compete in the dairy products, dairy cattle evaluation, and forages contest on the Dairy Expo. FFA students also traveled in River Ridge High School to participate in the livestock evaluation and dairy cattle evaluation contests. Our state FFA officer, Emily, visited for a day of class facilitating activities and teaching about leadership! 12 FFA students are preparing to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN at the end of October. FFA Fruit sales are out! Find an FFA member if you would like to order!


Upcoming FFA Events:

National FFA Convention, October 30th-November 1st

212/360 Leadership Conference, November 15th-16th

November FFA Meeting, November 11th at 7 pm

Talk to Mr. Kvalheim, Ms. Vance, or any FFA Officers for more information or to sign-up for these events!

HEALTH CLASS - NATIONAL WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY

Mr. Chip Schuett shared his experience of living with blindness. He talked about what the public should understand about the white canes that the blind use for mobility. He also spoke about the difference being blind and legally blind.

Thank you Mr. Schuett for educating us about White Cane Safety.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Physical Science students (9th) have been designing their own experiments relating to work, power, and energy transfer. Some of these included building pulley systems to calculate work needed, ramps of different heights to determine how advantageous the ramp is, and levers to see energy transfer between input and output. (Pictured: Weston and Davis calculating work, Aston, Aiden and Teejay focusing on energy transfer, and Miles, Kira, Journey, Amelia, Alivia looking at velocity and acceleration.)

APPLIED TOPICS IN SCIENCE

Students in Applied Topics in Science (11th & 12th) have been busy focusing on ecosystems and water. Students created models of several different ecosystem chambers and will be measuring how different objects (organic and non-organic) decompose over the course of the year.


Pictured is Luna creating a salt-water ocean ecosystem and Tyler creating air holes and sealing off his groups’ deciduous forest. Several objects such as plastic straws, paper straws, plastic bags, banana peels, coffee filters, paper tower, and Kleenex were inside. We will open them again at the end of the year and compare the starting mass and final mass to measure how much was able to decompose in that environment.

Applied Topics students have also started to grow Fast Plants – creating their own experiment. Fast Plants are a breed developed by UW-Madison to go from seed to seed in about 30 days. Seven different experiments are occurring including: allowing the plant different amounts of light, putting obstacles in the plant’s way, seeing if plants are strong enough to break through different coverings, seeing how deep a seed can be planted and still grow, and seeing just how much soil a plant actually needs to grow.


Pictured is Luna creating a salt-water ocean ecosystem and Tyler creating air holes and sealing off his groups’ deciduous forest. Several objects such as plastic straws, paper straws, plastic bags, banana peels, coffee filters, paper tower, and Kleenex were inside. We will open them again at the end of the year and compare the starting mass and final mass to measure how much was able to decompose in that environment.


Applied Topics students have also started to grow Fast Plants (middle picture below) – creating their own experiment. Fast Plants are a breed developed by UW-Madison to go from seed to seed in about 30 days. Seven different experiments are occurring including: allowing the plant different amounts of light, putting obstacles in the plant’s way, seeing if plants are strong enough to break through different coverings, seeing how deep a seed can be planted and still grow, and seeing just how much soil a plant actually needs to grow.

Water, and how incredibly important it is, is the students’ current focus. Students have calculated their water footprint, realized that water can be used ‘directly’ or ‘virtually’ and have started to think about what happens to our water after we use it. What happens to water once you flush the toilet, anyways? Students are going to the city of Evansville’s Wells and Wastewater Treatment plant for a tour. We are also de-bunking some of the myths about bottled water and looking into Wisconsin’s own water issues. Pictured is Gianna, Ievey, and Robby creating and filtering water in a water filter challenge.

SPANISH FIELD TRIP

Spanish students traveled to the Overture to see Mariachi Herencia de México perform. This is an ensemble of student musicians from Chicago’s Mexican-American barrios. Many of them were 15 or 16 years old and their group has already received a Latin GRAMMY nomination. We also got to experience Peruvian food on the way with a stop at Estación Inka for lunch.

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

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COMPUTER SCIENCE - HOUR OF CODE

The demand for employees with a computer science background increases every year. There simply are not enough trained people to fill those jobs. It is important that students at EHS experience computer science to determine if this might be a career direction for them. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities at the code.org website. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15. Students at EHS will participate through their math classes. After this introduction to coding, students at EHS have lots of opportunities to learn computer programming in many different programming languages (Pascal, C++, Java, Python, Scratch, and Visual Basic). Encourage your student to consider taking Computer Programming I next year and maybe Computer Programming II the following year. There are currently 37 EHS students enrolled in computer programming. Daniel Ripp, Devin Kugo, Ari Pincus-Kasmar, and Owen Ellis will be taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam(s) in May this school year. Good luck guys!

MATH PROBLEM OF THE MONTH

How many 1 inch cubes can fit in a rectangular box that is 10 by 6 by 3 inches?

UPDATE FROM THE LMC

EHS students are reading!

EHS students have also been going on field trips to Eager Free Public Library. They have been able to get library cards, clear accounts, learn about resources available for teens and checkout materials. Through these field trips, students have been able to learn how valuable the library can be and the plethora of resources available to them!

HOLIDAY FOLK FAIR INTERNATIONAL

Students have the option to travel to the Holiday Folk Fair International in Milwaukee the evening of Friday, November 22nd after school. The folk fair celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin with music, food, performances, and art from all over the world. https://folkfair.org/

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Math Problem of the Month answer: 180