For the week ending January 13, 2017
A panel of KMHS campus alumni shared advice with juniors and seniors for college during Tuesday’s advisory. Here are some tips they offered:
The KMHS Campus Parent Coffee featured presentations on the Art Department visiting artist activities, the Music Industry class, math opportunities for students and school updates.
Kinesiology students visited Carroll University’s Athletic Training Program and Cross Fit to study diagnostic equipment, strength and conditioning facilities and career pathways. Physics students travelled to Sunburst to participate in research activities like collecting data and analyzing results.
KM Global students began their semester inquiry defenses (30-40 minute presentations defending their semester work). Panels have been listening to their presentations, asking questions and providing feedback.
KM Perform students continued career workshops, working alongside professionals to learn more about different career paths.
The High School of Health Sciences, along with the other charter high schools, is collecting applications for the 2017-18 school year. The school has 50 applicants as of Wednesday, which means they will conduct a lottery for incoming freshman next year. The school’s enrollment will increase by about 30 students, with a projected student enrollment of 181 next year.
KMMS Best Buddies had their winter party this week. Students had a great time, with the highlight being a group activity in the gym with a parachute.
KMMS Jazz Ensemble began practices with Mr. Weiss. They will be performing at the High School on March 18 as part of A Taste of New Orleans.
KM Explore 2nd and 3rd grade students have been learning about water conservation and where water comes from. They are working alongside high school art students in painting rain barrels.
Dousman Elementary students and families were invited back to school for Family Literacy Night to listen to teachers read their favorite bedtime stories. Pajamas, blankets, stuffed animals and cookies made the night even more special. Thanks to the Dousman PTO and all the teachers and families who participated, reinforcing to students how important it is to read. See pictures here.
The Cushing PTO sponsored a meeting about STEAM at Cushing, presented by Library Media Specialist Holli Klatt and Principal Rebecca Toetz. Information about engineering design and projects that are done at each grade level were highlighted. Some 3rd and 5th grade students shared their coding projects and their work in computer science. Here is a link to the presentation.
Magee Elementary had its first evening music concert “School House Rock Live!” The concert was a great success and a showcase of musical talent at Magee. Students worked hard with Mr. Krieger to present their best work to the audience. The show ended with Magee students and staff on stage and the audience joining in the fun during “Conjunction Junction.”
The Wales Elementary Sensory room finished all of it’s DonorsChoose.org projects - take a look!
Together, we are making a difference!
Patricia F. Deklotz, PhD
Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent