2022 November Issue
Greetings from Principal Rowell
During this time of the year, I reflect on all the things I am thankful for. Believe you me, there is a lot to be thankful for and even the smallest things count. I have been grateful for the wonderful weather we have enjoyed to start out November. With that comes the reality that winter weather and colder days may be ahead.
As always, it is a pleasure to partner with our families in the educational journey for all our students. In addition, our intention is to offer support and opportunities for our students to be successful.
Please take some time to read the newsletter. It is filled with a lot of information about school practices and processes, and lots of celebrations.
NEWS and UPDATES
Attendance and Tardies
Being in class on time ready to learn has a large impact on student learning, engagement and success. We are monitoring daily attendance and tardies.
Please note that state statute requires that families be notified when students have missed 5, 10 and 15 days of school. We are sending letters home to families, and you may have received one, if your child’s attendance reflects these number of absences. Our intent is to partner with families and support success of all students.
In terms of tardies, we are implementing a Tardy Monitoring Process. We ask for your continued support and assistance in reminding your child that part of their responsibility is to be in class on time and not in the hallways. Please review the tardy process so that you are familiar with it. You may receive multiple communications regarding this, as all teachers have been asked to be in communication with families. This will be in place as of Quarter 2, which starts today, November 7.
Community Service Hours - MS
Please see the attached information regarding the upcoming middle school community service day (November 23) and supply drive (November 7-16). Students received this information and a paper copy of the permission slip during advisory on Thursday, November 3. The permission slip must be returned to school by Wednesday, November 16. For more information please see the powerpoint.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Ms. Nicole Nevers (email@example.com).
The Middle School Staff thank you for your support with this important event.
This year the Fall Follies theme was Off to the Races. This was an amazing event with a huge turnout from the community. All of the money raised at this event went directly back to the school which will benefit the students at Kohler.
Thank you to the Kohler School Foundation for organizing this event and to all the volunteers, and organizers of this event!
All seniors are required to attend Advisory on these dates, or they will miss out on this opportunity.
Dates: November 29 & December 7
Time: 11:00 am-11:30 am
Where: Band Room
Learning in Action
Ofrenda - For Day of the Dead - 6th grade students in Mr. Romanoski's Spanish class helped create an "ofrenda" for Day of the Dead. This is a common sight in many parts of Latin America. The idea is to place things on the table that would draw the souls of the deceased back to spend time with their loved ones. The picture on this table is of Mr. Romanoski's grandparents.
The students learned about why different things are included on the table and also helped decorate it for this happy holiday.
PBIS Middle School Updates
The MS goal for this quarter for students was: being prepared and on time to class. The initial data collected (baseline) for the number of students not being prepared per period was 2 students.
Students were doing really well and making efforts to improve every week, however, they did not meet their goal of 1 or less students for this first quarter. Although the goal was not met, this continues to be a very important goal. There is a strong correlation between students being highly engaged in class when they come prepared to learn. Please encourage your child to make every effort to be prepared and on time to class.
From the desk of Ms. Nachreiner - High School Counselor
Hi Kohler Families! I cannot believe how fast the year is going. I have been meeting more and more students and am thrilled to be getting to know all of them better.
This week, I completed Senior meetings. We went over some finalizing details about applying to schools, FAFSA, and scholarship information. If you or your student has any further questions, please contact me for additional assistance.
We have shared many scholarship opportunities with students in the past two weeks. Please ask your child about these.
I attended the Wisconsin School Counselor Association annual conference on November 3 and 4 and am excited to bring what I have learned to KHS.
From the desk of Mr. Sprenger - Activities and Athletics Director
November Bomber Athletic and Activities
Most of the fall sports have now officially come to an end. Wow, and family are the words that come to mind when I think of the fall season. Wow, we had an impressive number of state participants. The cross country team won state. In tennis, we had Sophia Torke, Grace Villwock, and Maria Burrows compete at state. We are very hopeful to have participants in swim and dive as well compete at state. For a small school, that is an impressive number of state participants. Only some of our teams made it to state, and as seasons ended, some athletes competed in their last game, meet, or match. As a former coach, the last game is always the toughest. Rarely is there a dry eye on the field/court from players, family members, and coaches, especially for the senior players. Teammates and coaches become family over the course of the season. Like any family, tears are shed, occasional arguments happen, and there is lots of laughter. High school sports allow teammates to form bonds that normally last a lifetime. Even if a team does not bring home a trophy, they will always have that bond with their teammates and coaches that lasts forever.
Ebben Field November Update: Grandstands
As I was standing in line to get into a game recently, I overheard some people from the opposing team talking about how beautiful Ebben Field is. As someone that has been to many high school fields, I can attest to that and can honestly say we have some of the best facilities in the State. Construction is officially underway, and the new grandstands are going in. Having the new grandstands will allow us to host bigger events, bringing more people to see all the great things Kohler offers. The new grandstands will also ensure that everyone has a spot to sit to cheer on the Blue Bombers.
Cross Country State Champions!
The cross country team was the 2022 D3 team state champions! Congratulations to all of our athletes for their hard work. Thank you to the parents and coaches for their dedication, and hard work in providing a memorable and great experience for the student-athletes. The students were welcomed home with a parade where they were able to show off their trophy. Thank you to the Kohler Fire Department, Kohler Police Department, and Kohler Blue Bomber Pep Band for helping with the parade! #BomberPride
Girls Tennis State Participants
Congratulations to Sophia Torke, Grace Villwock, and Maria Burrows who all competed in the state girl’s tennis tournament this year. Maria played very well in the first round of the state competition, but lost the match. Grace and Sophia won their first two matches including winning a 2 hour long match! We are looking forward to see what the entire tennis team can do next season! Thank you to all the parents and coaches for their support throughout the season!
Other Sports Seasons
Girl’s Volleyball- The girl’s volleyball team had a lot of memorable matches this season. The team also won the conference tournament in the silver bracket! The girl’s volleyball team lost in the first round of the playoffs against Sheboygan Lutheran, but return a lot of young players for next season. Thank you to all the seniors for their hard work and dedication!
Girl’s Swim and Dive- Congratulations to the girl’s swim and dive team for being the Eastern Wisconsin Conference champions! The girl’s competed in sectionals the weekend of November 4.
KLC Football- Congratulations to KLC football for once again making the playoffs. Their season came to an end with a tough loss to Kewaskum, but they return a lot of young players next year. Thank you to all the seniors for their hard work and dedication! The KLC youth football team had an amazing season and were the 2022 youth football conference champions!
Boys Soccer- Congratulations to the 2022 boy’s soccer team for being the regional champions! Unfortunately, the boy’s season came to an end with a first round sectional loss to Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian, but the boys had an amazing season and always gave it their all! Good luck to all of the seniors in the future endeavors!
A huge thank you goes out to the booster club for all of their hard work and support to the Kohler athletic department! They are out there at every event selling concessions, which benefits all of our sports teams. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to support Kohler athletics!
Booster Club Report:
The Kohler Athletic Bomber Boosters is here to encourage and support our student athletes and the athletic programs at Kohler High School. We strive to recognize the achievements of individual athletes and teams.
The primary purpose of our organization is to assist in maintaining the history and tradition of excellence in Kohler High School Athletics by fundraising and providing supplemental financial support beyond what the school athletic budget provides. This year the KABB will be distributing over $15,000 to our Kohler High School Athletic Teams!
Our organization raises funds by running the concessions stand at all home games. We also sponsor the Annual Bomber Bash golf event and most recently we are excited to bring back the Kohler Classic.
The Kohler Athletic Bomber Boosters is excited for our upcoming Winter Sports Season. If you are able to sign up for concessions, here is the link to volunteer:
The KABB meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6 pm at the Kohler Public Library. Our next meeting is November 16. If you would like to learn more about who we are and what we do, please feel free to join us.
Rosa Hartman, President
Holly Kehoe, Vice President
Cheryl Van Zeeland, Treasurer
Michelle Pociask, Secretary
Rhonda Kohler, Concessions Manager
News from Nurse Nicole
It's that time of year again! Cold/Flu Season!
Is it a cold or the “flu”? Symptoms of influenza are similar to cold symptoms, but come on more swiftly and are more pronounced. Symptoms can include cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, chills, feelings of extreme tiredness, and fever. Reminder: NOT everyone with the flu will experience a fever.
Please reinforce these effective ways to avoid getting or spreading the flu with your children. They include:
Get a flu shot. It is the number 1 tool to help prevent influenza.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hands. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use and wash hands.
Never share drinking cups, straws, or utensils.
Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, phones, and faucets.
When possible, avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.
Eat nutritious meals and get plenty of rest.
Kohler School Friends PTO
Kohler Blankets for Sale
Friday, November 18, 2022: No School - Professional Development
Wednesday, November 23, 2022: Half day for students - Bell Schedule
Thursday, November 24, 2022: No School - Thanksgiving Vacation
Friday November 25, 2022: No School - Thanksgiving Vacation