Superintendent Weekly Update - 9.7.18

  • For the week ending September 7, 2018


    The District Update communicates celebrations and happenings submitted by Kettle Moraine schools each week. Enjoy!


    Another exciting year of learning has begun in the Kettle Moraine School District! We enjoyed welcoming students back for their first days of the 2018-19 school year this week.


    On Tuesday we welcomed 6th grade and new-to-KM Middle School students, as well as freshmen and new to KM High School Campus students.


    At the middle school, new students were greeted by teachers lined up in the hallway as they proceeded to the gym for a welcome assembly. Eighth grade student leaders then took groups of 10 students for getting-to-know-you activities, building tours and lunch. Students spent the remainder of their day getting acquainted with their teachers and learning spaces.


    At the high school campus, the Class of 2022 and other new students were welcomed by a tunnel of KM educators and music by the KM Drumline. They enjoyed an assembly in the West Gym, where they were introduced to their advisory groups. Students enjoyed building tours led by upperclassmen from the National Honor Society. They also competed in the Laser 'Lympics to determine a Grand Champion of Advisory. Congratulations to Ms. Kind's advisory who won the competition, but was then defeated by the KMHS Staff in an epic tug-of-war battle.  Following lunch students followed their course schedule and met their teachers.


    On Wednesday, our returning 7th and 8th graders and sophomores, juniors and seniors arrived back at the middle and high school. It was great to have full schools back in operation. There were a lot of smiles on students’ faces!


    Thursday marked the first day for our elementary students. Each elementary school welcomed students back with enthusiasm! Prior to students starting school they got to meet their teachers during Great Start Conferences, which were held over the last week. The Great Start Conferences offered an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to get to know one another and create plans for a successful year of learning.


    You can look forward to learning about weekly happenings and celebrations from our ten schools in this Superintendent Weekly Update. I hope you will enjoy it.


    Together, we are making a difference!

    Patricia Deklotz, Ph.D.

    Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District