High School Staff Newsletter

March 16, 2020


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


March 16-20

Morning Greeters: ADMIN

Monday, March 16 - No Students - COVID-19 Planning Day for Staff

Comfortable Dress - Jeans are just fine

7:30 am - District Staff Meeting - Auditorium

8:30 am - Teachers and Paras - Lecture Room

10:00 am - Secretarial Staff - Main Office Conference Room

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm - Teachers and Paras Meet with Dan Ruud - Lecture Room

3:20 pm - Staff Check-In - LIBRARY

3:30 pm - End of the Day

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Wage and Benefit Committee - District Office

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Regular School Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 17 - Normal School Day

ROCK YOUR SOCKS in support of our friends with Down Syndrome

Wednesday, March 18 - No School

Thursday, March 19 - No School

Friday, March 20






  • Budgets close on April 3, 2020.

  • Items ordered must be utilized this school year.

  • All PO’s should be submitted and approved prior to this date.


  • “Start-up” purchases - those purchases needed to start the next school year.

  • The budget opens April 10th and closes at midnight on April 19th.

  • Plan on having the same budget amount as last year. Once the budget is finalized Kurt will send a snapshot to each member of the department.

COVID-19 Planning Information

Click this link for a detailed look at the plan for the coming weeks.


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

Courtney Hawkins - Thank you for getting catering together for the visiting UWEC Symphony Band! It's so awesome to have that in our own building to utilize. It was exactly what we needed!

Tom Martin - For coming up with a fun cooking lesson on the fly when our regularly scheduled teacher was absent.

Dan Ruud - Good presentation on the resources for online teaching, plus introducing me to Flipgrid last year (been using it so much this year!)

Dr. Ruud - Held an awesome crash course in online/distance learning

Kurt Soderberg, Jason Koele, & Stephani Posta - Thank you for your amazing leadership!

Wendy Hoverson - You are a rock star dealing with the athletic last-minute changes!

Carolyn Lent - Shared an abundant amount of bread with the staff! Thanks to her daughter! Yum.

Wendy Hoverson and Vicki Dresang-Talapa - Covering the office for a couple of days while Lori and Chris are out. You are awesome!

Nic Been, Jason Koele, and Steph Posta - Helped provide direction for our grading exercises at the faculty meeting on Wednesday.

Bri Ms. Pine Tree - Being an awesome colleague, focused on students, and focusing on a positive culture by doing small things for others

Sean Conway - Thanks for sharing your game portal-- it provided my family with endless fun!

Entire Office Staff - Picking up pieces when it seems the world fell apart this week.

Office Crew - Thank you for all of your work in navigating the changes to the boys' game.

Sandy Weitgenat - Finished giving the ACT to a student at the district office this week, THANK YOU!

All admin and office staff - Thanks for navigating us all through uncharted territories with no map, but lots of confidence and professionalism.

Math Team - For staying late Wednesday for a meeting. I appreciate all your thoughts, time, and devotion to our group!

Dan Ruud - Taking time to help us think about future possibilities of online education.

Office Staff - Handled the chaos that was the Corona Virus-like champs. Thank you for all of the organizing, guiding, and managing that you have done to keep things moving along as smoothly as possible!

Jason Koele & Wendy Hoverson - Adjusted to the changes in sectional basketball. Very well organized and orchestrated.

High School Staff - Thank you for your professionalism, openness, and participation in the grading exercises on Wednesday. It's about conversations.

Nic Been - Thanks for attending our after school grading discussion last week.

Mitch Klimek, Ryan Wood, Emily Timmers, Heather Jourdeans, Sean Conway, Amanda Arnold, Gretchen Rozeboom, Courtney Hawkins, and Carole Scheder - Attended the SBG discussion session. Thanks for the rich conversation.

HS Teachers - Supplied us with some delicious treats when we really needed it

Justin Yaron, Heather Jourdeans, Rachel Hanson - For being outstanding coaches to start the track season with!

Kurt Soderberg and Jason Koele - Major appreciation to these two for helping deal with continued behavior issues with my student. The end of the week was much easier when she realized we were all on the same page.

Mitch Klimek, Heather Jourdeans, Justin Yaron - Successful 1st week of track! Kids were complaining about muscles being sore that they didn’t even know existed. Y’all are killing it!

Gretchen Rozeboom - Thanks for eating lunch with my students! We appreciate your willingness to hang with this population!

Chris Buckel - Showing up to my IEP meeting! I know it’s not always fun and games, but having you show up means so much to the student and parents! You rock.

Tim Widiker - For his leadership during the COVID-19 situation. Well done.



Thanks, Dani for creating the doc.


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


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

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.