SUPERINTENDENT WEEKLY UPDATE - 9.21.18
For the week ending September 21, 2018
The District Update communicates celebrations and happenings submitted by Kettle Moraine schools each week. Enjoy!
Friday was Homecoming Day in Kettle Moraine. KM Nation came out to enjoy the KM Music Parent Chili Mac n Cheese Dinner, Homecoming parade, and they packed Vock Field for the football game. In addition to watching the game, we enjoyed seeing our musicians perform and having our cheer and dance teams and Captain Laser lead us with spirit and performances. Thank you to everyone who organized and participated in our Homecoming events - it was a great community celebration! Make sure to visit our facebook page for all the highlights.
During this Homecoming week, high school campus students enjoyed going back to the 80’s and celebrating all fall sports and co-curriculars. With dress-up days, window painting and banner decorating, the Laser spirit was at an all-time high! The school’s pep assembly kicked off Homecoming week with the Juniors winning the Laser ‘Lympics. Seniors won the annual Powderpuff Game Monday night. The Homecoming court was featured at the football game Friday night, and the Homecoming dance takes place on Saturday night.
A few athletic highlights include KM Boys Soccer currently ranking 3rd in the state, with a 2-0 week beating Muskego and Oconomowoc. KM’s #1 ranked Girls Golf Team secured first place in conference for both JV and Varsity.
On Thursday at KMHS, Mrs. Cuda and Mrs. Stellpflug’s students hosted an ice cream social to thank all of their community partners.
KM Global students and staff visited the National Guard Challenge Course for an all school leadership development opportunity. Students were able to work on developing communication, collaboration, problem-solving and leadership skills.
The first round of KM Global seminars are underway. Freshmen are engaged in an Introduction to Global Perspective and Leadership seminar. Students also had the option to sign up for the following seminars: Silencing the First Amendment, Legends and Lore, Fantasy Literature, Hiking and Service Learning, Mock Trial, Project Management (courtyard redesign project), and College and Career Planning.
KM Perform is helping to produce the Legends & Lore event at Old World Wisconsin. Employees of Old World Wisconsin visited the school on Monday to hear students share proposals for individual parts of the event experience. Students received direction to move forward with planning scripts, costumes and timelines.
KM Middle School staff and students celebrated a flashback to the 80’s during KM Homecoming Spirit week. Cross Country started out the year and led the way for the Lasers with some outstanding performances. The Middle School also hosted a parent information night for 6th & 7th grade parents.
Students at Dousman got into the KM Homecoming spirit by sporting their favorite KM Laser gear on Friday. Students have also been able to reap the rewards of their harvest by visiting the school garden with their classes and sampling the produce they have grown since last spring.
At Cushing, students spent time setting goals in their classrooms and learning more about what it looks like to be a Cushing Star in various learning spaces. Students demonstrate star behavior by following the expectations: "Be Safe, Be Kind and Do Your Job." Cushing has also begun hosting parent nights for families to learn more about what their learner’s experience is like. Students at Cushing also enjoyed a spirit day on Friday.
Secret Agents at Magee received their first mission of the year on Monday. They are busy working hard on it. Third through 5th graders are making plans for their learning in art; they are excited to create. Magee also supported the “big kids” at high school by participating the Homecoming parade.
Learners at Wales participated in a walkabout throughout campus to practice the “Wales Way.” They practiced what expected behaviors look and sound like in the bathroom, cafeteria, playground, hallway, and classroom. Even Bus Driver Mr. Gale created a video to show safe choices on the bus. After completing the walkabout, learners signed a commitment card pledging to show the “Wales Way.” The commitment card earns each learner a dragon ticket used for weekly drawings. Wales students also celebrated homecoming by having a Laser Spirit Day on Friday.
Together, we are making a difference!
Patricia Deklotz, Ph.D.Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District