High School Staff Newsletter

March 9, 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

For Anyone Who Works in Schools...

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March 9-13

Morning Greeters: SCIENCE

Monday, March 9

Another Great Day to be a Panther!

Tuesday, March 10 - BLT will not meet

7:15 am - 8:00 am - Standards-Based Grading Discussion (Large Conference Room)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - IDS to Elementary School (Hanson)

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm - Standards-Based Grading Discussion (Large Conference Room)

Wednesday, March 11

7:35 am - 8:00 am - Faculty Meeting I (Lecture Room)

2:45 pm - 3:20 pm - Faculty Meeting II (Library)

2:45 pm - 3:20 pm - Student Meeting in Auditorium

Thursday, March 12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - IDS to Walmart (NR) (Hanson)

Friday, March 13

10:30 am - 1:00 pm - SOS at ES ( Madigan)

Let's Talk Standards-Based Grading

All are Welcome

We will be meeting to discuss SBG topics to address questions, provide leadership, resources, and guidance throughout our building as we continue to grow our SBG systems and processes.

On Tuesday there will be two opportunities for staff to discuss the Formative & Summative Process in SBG.

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

  • 7:15 am - 7:55 am in the large conference room
  • 3:30 pm -4:15 pm in the large conference room





  • 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.



  • March 17, & 19 - 4:30-7:00 pm

  • Conferences are by appointment.

  • Staff needs to set up times in Skyward conference scheduler

    • Setting Up CONFERENCE SCHEDULER in Skyward

    • Set your timeslots at 10 MINUTES - it will default to 15 minutes so you'll need to change that.

    • If you have any previous conferences scheduled (i.e. from the FALL) - they MUST be deleted before a parent can properly sign up.

    • Kurt will email parents on Monday letting them know that they can sign-up for appointments

Like Sasquatch ... Suddenly HE WAS THERE! (but was it really him?)

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

Dani Wollberg, Emily Timmers, and Duane Jourdeans - Great job with all the extra work you did for the field trip. #workhorse

Amanda Arnold - Put in extra time working with a student to enhance her speech.

Duane Jourdeans - Took students on an after-school field trip. #novideogameshere #natureisneat

Heather Jourdeans - Congrats coach!

Duane Jourdeans - Sweet kicks!!

Staff - Great job working together on Tuesday! Thanks for everyone for playing an important role in making Tuesday a success!

Lori Cress - Happy Birthday!!

Sandy Weitgenant - Was a hero this week when she offered to test one of our virtual students for ACT on Wednesday!

Wendy Hoverson - Thanks Wendy for covering your cough!!

Autumn Voigt and Steph Posta - Managing the load of virtual students day-in and day-out. It's not an easy group!

Tracy Klein (and others behind the scenes) - Successfully running/organizing this year's ACT. It takes a lot of work!

Wendy Hoverson - For keeping tabs on all track athlete paperwork.

Dani Wollberg - If you need to get communicated appropriately, effectively administered, or efficiently planned, she is your gal. Thanks!!

Heather Jourdeans - Led the Forensics Team to the next level -- 100% success rate!

John Koehler and Chris Buckel - Best oral hygiene in the house even if they are spitting in the lounge sink. :) Minty fresh SS department.

Emily Wech - For always cleaning the coffee pot :)

Kamen Flanders - Being an awesome helper of getting work in by students and making sure students are getting their work turned in when I can't be there. And having great communication about it.

Jason Koele - Thank you for always having real conversations when needed. I will miss you next year!

Jordee Reimer - Had graphic design students help with developing a Junior Meeting Night invitation - AND put up with me badgering him about it!

Travis Madigan - For coming back (and feeling better).

All ACT proctors - Thank you for rocking testing 100% of our Juniors!

Carole Scheder - Made it this week! #56

Carole Scheder - Meredith Brooks wannabe

Rachel Hanson - Organized another awesome field trip!!

Everyone who Attended the German Club Fundraiser at Chipotle - You helped us reach our goal!! Thank you! (Vielen Dank!)



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.