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Upcoming Events

November 24 - Friday
NO SCHOOL
November 29 - Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4th Grade Fieldtrip to Grignon Mansion
December 1 - Friday
11:30 Dismissal - KHS Only
NDLC Wear
9:00 AM - 1st Grade Fieldtrip to Building for Kids
December 4 - Monday
6:00 PM - PSC Meeting
December 7 - Thursday
Pajama Day
5:30 PM - Family Night
December 8 - Friday
NDLC Wear
December 12 - Tuesday
No School
December 13 - Wednesday
Holiday Wear
December 14 - Thursday
7:30 PM - KHS Winter Choir Concert
December 15 - Friday
NDLC Wear
December 18 - Monday
7:00 PM - KHS Winter Band Concert
December 20 - Wednesday
5:45 PM - Governance Council Meeting
December 21 - Thursday
Pajama Day
December 22 - Friday
WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
December 23 - Saturday
WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
December 24 - Sunday
WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL

School News

Kaukauna Schools Exceed Expectations

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released School Report Cards for all Wisconsin publicly-funded schools and districts on November 21, 2017. Kaukauna Area School District again earned outstanding scores: Victor Haen Elementary School and Park Community Charter School earned the “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” distinction; Electa Quinney Elementary School, New Directions Learning Community and River View Middle School earned a place in the “Exceeds Expectations” category; and Kaukauna High School is meeting expectations. Tanner Early Learning Center has a student body that it too young to take the standardized tests, and therefore, is not included in the DPI’s annual review. Because of the significant growth and success at the school level, our combined district accountability score and rating, landed KASD in the “Exceeds Expectations” category for the second year in a row. “These report cards are more evidence of the academic growth that continues to occur in the Kaukauna Area School District,” said Superintendent Mark Duerwaechter. “This is another proud moment for KASD, and we will continue down this path toward success. We didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Our staff and students continue to put in the work, achieve success and grow every day.” DPI’s School Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts examine data across four priority areas: Student Achievement, measured by proficiency in reading and mathematics on state assessments Student Growth, measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement Closing Gaps in performance On-track and Postsecondary Readiness Test participation, absenteeism and dropout rates are also measured. Kaukauna Area School District’s current report cards are all available on the Kaukauna Area School District’s District and School Performance web page. Past report cards can be viewed on the Wisconsin DPI website.

Holiday Events and Concerts at KASD

November 30, 7:00 p.m. 6th and 7th Grade Band Concert Location: River View Middle School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public December 7, 7:00 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Choir Concert Location: Kaukauna High School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public December 11, 6:30 p.m. KASD (Grades 6-12) Orchestra Concert Location: Kaukauna High School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public December 14, 6:00 p.m. 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band Concert Location: River View Middle School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public Thursday, December 14, 7:30 p.m. Kaukauna High School Winter Choir Concert Location: Kaukauna High School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public December 18, 7:00 p.m. Kaukauna High School Winter Band Concert Location: Kaukauna High School Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public

Kwik Trip Giftcards Fundraiser

NDLC earns 5 percent back on each giftcard sold and 10 percent back on non-fuel purchases made in-store with the giftcard. Orders are due Wednesday, November 29th and can be picked up Family Night, December 7th. Click here to download the form.

#KASDThanks30

Happy November! Now that Fall is in full swing (with the weather to prove it), and November is finally here, it's a great time to step back and reflect on what makes Kaukauna Area School District so special. We wouldn't be where we are without the support of so many, and so, this November, we'd like to give thanks where it is due. Each day in November, look for#KASDThanks30 on ourDistrict'sFacebook and Twitter pages, a chance for us to thank those individuals and groups that support our District and keep us Kaukauna Strong.

Hoops 2 Help Raises $15,000!

The 4th Annual Hoops 2 Help event at Kaukauna High School on Saturday, October 28 raised approximately $15,000 for the MACC Fund. Read more here.

25 Years of Service!

At the October 9 meeting of the Board of Education, thirteen staff members were recognized for 25 years of service to the Kaukauna Area School District: Laurie Bowers, Linda Driessen, Becky Fandry, Jill Hinkens, MaryJo Kilgas, Beth Knick, Jodi Lenhart (not pictured), Kathryn Look (not pictured), Brenda Rabida, Sue Vanevenhoven, Jodi VanRossum, Jennifer Weast (not pictured) and Dean Wirth (not pictured). Thank you all, for your service and dedication to the Kaukauna Area School District. It's staff members like you that make our District special. #kaukaunastrong

2017 Prepay Online for School Pictures

Parents you may click on the link to prepay online for your children's School Pictures. Retakes are November 1st.

District News Room

Looking for more district news? You can find our archives from all district news stories here!

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  • Phone: (920) 766-6116
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  • NEW DIRECTIONS LEARNING COMMUNITY
  • 2601 Sullivan Ave, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6116
  • Fax: (920) 766-6122
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