KHS Family Newsletter

October 2022

Kewaskum High School Mission and Vision:

The mission of Kewaskum High School is to inspire students to become empathetic, hardworking, service-minded young adults who will be positioned to excel beyond high school.


The vision of Kewaskum High School is to become the model high school for job-force driven programming and universal graduate success.

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Message from the Principal

KHS Families:


We hope that all is well as we wrap up September. Homecoming week is next week - so buckle up for a bunch of excitement as we welcome October.


But first... the year is off to a fantastic start. We've transitioned smoothly back to our school routines and have enjoyed successes both in and out of the classroom. Our freshmen and sophomores have already participated in Horizon Pre ACT assessments, and will begin an eight week Morning 30 rotation gaining instruction in the areas of English, math, reading, and science to prepare specifically for the important state tests in April.


Please be sure to click on the link below for a listing of homecoming week activities. Times and locations are listed for all activities - including the Powder Puff football games on Wednesday and the homecoming parade on Friday. We hope to see everyone at these fun events.


Homecoming weekend concludes with the annual KEYS Run Sunday at 11:00 am. Early registration ends today (9/30) - so sign up asap to join in the fun... and support the KEYS effort to raise money for KHS scholarships. Last year alone, KEYS awarded more than $240,000 to 2022 KHS graduates!


Please make note that the month of October ends with parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 27. While we hope to see you then, don't wait to contact us with any concerns that you may have regarding your son/daughter's progress. We are always a phone call or an email away.


Great things are happening at KHS! We hope to see you at our upcoming events - especially as we welcome back our alumni during Homecoming 2022!


Be well,


Scott Stier - KHS Principal

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Upcoming Events

10/5/2022 - Powderpuff Football (6:00 pm - Doc Mitchell Field)

10/7/2022 - Pep Assembly @ 2:00... Parade @ 4:30... Football @ 7:00

10/8/2022 - Homecoming Dance (8:00-11:00... KHS Field House)

10/10/2022 - Picture Retakes

10/27/2022 - Parent Teacher Conferences (3:30-7:30)

10/28/2022 - PD Day for teachers - no school for students


Homecoming Week Activities

KHS Events Calendar

KHS Athletics Calendar

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Healthy Families Committee Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that if you are interested in joining the Healthy Families Committee, please fill out this survey by October 5. The committee will meet three times this school year to gauge the concerns and interest in Mental Health education and awareness in the Kewaskum School District. The Pupil Services team is looking for volunteers to work collaboratively to provide a family/community perspective. This will be in collaboration with our community partner, Professional Services Group. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Leah Keval, will guide the committees. We hope you can join us and appreciate your time and commitment in advance. Thank you!

  • The first meeting will take place on Monday, October 10 in person from 6-7 p.m. in the Kewaskum High School library.
  • Second Meeting (Virtual)-Monday, January 9, 6-7 p.m.-Elementary Team only or Monday, January 16, 6-7 p.m.-Secondary Team only
  • Third Meeting (Virtual)-Monday, March 13, 6-7 p.m.-Elementary Team only or Monday, March 20, 6-7 p.m.-Secondary Team only

Attendance

Attend. Engage. Achieve.


Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students access learning opportunities and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.


DID YOU KNOW?


•Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.

•By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores. •Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success.


WHAT YOU CAN DO


Make school attendance a priority

•Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.

•Help your children maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.

•Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.

•If your children must stay home because they are sick, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.

•Monitor your child’s academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors when necessary.

•Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.

•Encourage your child to join meaningful after-school activities, including sports and clubs. •Notice and support your children if they are showing signs of anxiety


Communicate with the school

.•Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties.

•Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not adding up.

•Seek help from school staff, other parents or community agencies if you need support.


We are here to help if you or your student face challenges in getting to school regularly or on time. If your student must miss school, please call the attendance line (262-626-3105 or ext. 4130) to verbally alert the school of an absence, or email Mrs. Rinzel at jrinzel@kewaskumschools.org by 8:00 a.m.


Take care-


Mr. Bingham

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Student Services Updates


  • JUNIOR Pre-ACT: All juniors will take the Pre-ACT on Thursday, October 27. Students should arrive promptly at 7:30am with their #2 pencils and a calculator. The Pre-ACT will help identify areas to work on as you prepare for the ACT which will take place in March. Additional ACT prep tools can be found HERE. Please contact your student's school counselor with any questions or concerns.

  • FRESHMEN ACP CONFERENCES: Freshmen Academic & Career Planning conferences will begin October 3rd and run through the end of November. During these specially designed conferences, students and their families will learn about the academic and career exploration opportunities KHS has to offer. We thank you in advance for making this conference a priority and look forward to meeting with you and your child! Parents/guardians of freshmen students can sign up for an ACP Conference with their student’s counselor via Skyward.
      • Log-in to Skyward Family Access.

      • Under Home (left hand side), click on the “Conference” tab.

      • Click on the “All Conferences” tab (middle).

      • Look for “Period 0 Planning Conference Grade 9”.

      • Under Status, click on “Select a Time”.

      • Find a date and time that works for you and click SELECT, then SAVE.

      • You will receive a confirmation email.


    Morning 30 - Academic & Career Planning Lessons


    Freshmen - Career Pathway Exploration

    Sophomores - Employability Skills

    Juniors - Managing Stress

    Seniors - Managing Stress


KHS Student Services Office Contact Info:


Carol Wellner (Registrar & Secretary) - cwellner@kewaskumschools.org

Jamie Leoni (School Counselor A-K) - jleoni@kewaskumschools.org

Becky Bryant (School Counselor L-Z) - rbryant@kewaskumschools.org

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