eCampus Academy

News and Notes - December 2021

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Innovative Online, Blended and Real-World Learning

Wishing you and your family the warmest wishes this Holiday season!

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Mrs. Houchin Presents at SLATE

Our very own Mrs. Houchin recently presented at the Wisconsin school technology conference, SLATE, which stands for School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education. Her session was titled Interactive Inspiration and focused on using websites to mold music instruction into the 21st century. According to Mrs. Houchin, “when students are given choices to show their learning, they will thrive”. We are extremely grateful for the effort that Mrs. Houchin puts forth in support of our eCampus students and proud of her showing others what good technology-enhanced instruction looks like!

Our new eCampus awning is now installed!

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Elementary Classroom Updates from Mrs. Hail and Mrs. Retzlaff

1. Upcoming Field Trips

  • December 20th at 1:00 p.m.: Mrs. Retzlaff and Mrs. Hail will be hosting a holiday craft session via ZOOM. These crafts make great decorations or gifts for loved ones. Be sure to respond to the Google Forms attached here to RSVP.

2. Timberdoodle Families in the Spotlight

  • The Luecht Family worked hard on their family farm in Illinois during harvest season. Simeon and Judah got to get their hands dirty and learn all about machinery, crops and the importance of hard work.
  • Hailey Kaercher learned about diamonds in her history lessons. She decided to do a science experiment to learn more about diamonds and crystals and created rock candy at home!

3. Thank you to everyone who attended the field trips:

  • Lucky Piggy- We were so impressed with everyone’s clay lucky piggy. We hope it has brought you and your family a lot of luck! We hope you had fun traveling to the country of Chile.
  • Dettmann Farm- We learned so much about how to care for dairy cows and even saw baby cows called calves. Thank you to the Dettmann family for the tour of your farm!

Nathan, a 6th grader, is showcasing his book project.

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Student Poster Submissions

These are some of the poster submissions collected by Mrs. Hail and Mrs. Retzlaff that now decorate the halls of our eCampus work space and offices! Thank you to all of our students who participated in this project. We have some very talented artists of all ages!

Yearbook Orders

If you are in grades 9-12 and would like to order a yearbook for the 2021-22 school year, please go to The order number is 3818. The deadline to order a yearbook is in April. If you wish to not have your picture in the yearbook contact Lynn Linskens.

We Want to Hear From You!

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In our ongoing effort to assess our efforts as a school, we're offering our families an opportunity to share their feedback so that we may reflect on what's working and on those areas where we can grow and learn in eCampus. If you would, please take a moment to complete the brief feedback questionnaire that's linked below. We definitely value your input as partners in the teaching and learning of our eCampus students! Thank you!

eCampus Academy - Feedback Questionnaire

Helpful tips and reminders for accessing Schools PLP

Because we continue to have new families each month, we'll continue to share videos and information that might be useful at anytime throughout the year. Returning students are familiar with the SchoolsPLP learning platform, but we encourage everyone to watch these short videos created by our own lead teacher, Tracy Poches, as a refresher. Who knows, you might learn something new.

Welcome to eCampus

Logging in to SchoolsPLP

Understanding SchoolsPLP Overview

Navigating an online course in SchoolsPLP

Parents are able to login to SchoolsPLP to check grades and see if their student is on pace. The short video below will show you how to do this. You will need your student's ID and school password to login. If you need login information, please call or email Keisha Logan.

Parent Log-in

Career and Accelerated Degree Pathways

Attention high school-aged eCampus students and families! Did you know that eCampus Academy offers a Career and Accelerated Degree Pathways Program? Students in Grades 10-12 can pursue a Technical Diploma or Associate Degree while enrolled in high school in one of 10 high-demand career areas. These online courses, in cooperation with Wisconsin technical colleges, will also count as high school credit in eCampus. Students in Grades 9-12 who plan to attend a four-year institution may complete up to 30 transferable college credits, putting them on a path to potentially graduate with a Bachelor's degree in three years from a University of Wisconsin System School.

The eCampus Academy Pathways Program saves students time and money while accessing high quality, future-ready learning experiences and professional programs. We're really excited about this opportunity for students. Contact Dave Vitale with questions and/or visit our pathways page.

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