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Upcoming Events

May 21 - Monday
Day 1
May 22 - Tuesday
Day 2
6:00 PM - 6th Grade and Jazz Choir Concert
7:15 PM - 7th, 8th and Jazz Choir Concert
May 23 - Wednesday
Day 1
4th Gr Transition Day, 8:00-11:15 am
7:00 PM - 6th and 8th Grade and Jazz Band Concert
May 24 - Thursday
Day 2
3:45 PM - Track Little Chute/Kimberly @ Home 2:35 Release
May 25 - Friday
NO SCHOOL
May 28 - Monday
NO SCHOOL
May 29 - Tuesday
Day 1
6:00 PM - KHS Band Concert
May 30 - Wednesday
Day 2
Community Service Day, 8-11 am
May 31 - Thursday
Day 1
4th Gr Parent Transition Meeting, RV Auditorium, 6:00 pm
June 1 - Friday
Day 2
6:00 PM - KHS Choir - Spring Concert
June 4 - Monday
Day 1
June 5 - Tuesday
Day 2
7th Gr End of Year Trip, 8-11 am
June 6 - Wednesday
End of 4th Quarter
Day 1
11:30 Dismissal - All Students
Last Day of School!
June 11 - Monday
5:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting

School News

KHS Intro to Education students ... teach!

Recently, Ms. Ostrander’s KHS Intro To Education class spent an afternoon teaching 4th grade students at Electa Quinney Elementary School. The high school students wrote and implemented lessons on language arts and math. After finishing their lessons they took the students to the gym to take part in team building activities. Intro To Education is a class offered through the Family and Consumer Science department at Kaukauna High School and is offered to students interested in pursuing a career in education.

District Art Show

On Tuesday, May 8, a student reception was held for those artists with work on display in the KASD Art Show at the Kaukauna Public Library. The launch was packed and the work is truly outstanding. The show ends May 31 - find a time that works for you to check it out!

Calling All Choir Alumni

In the spirit of community, the Kaukauna High School Choir would like to invite all KHS Choir Alumni to come and sing with us to conclude the Spring Concert. Keeping withtradition, we will sing"No Time" SATB arranged by Susan Brumfield. Last year, alumni young and old joined in - and helped us create a masterpiece!It was fantastic to have so many KHS Alumni on stage together, and we can't wait to do it again! Please consider joining us. If you'd like, feel free to email Becky O'Brien for an email rehearsal recording of your vocal part and/or printed music to practice ahead of time!No need to worry, however, if you do not have time to rehearse;the present choir will lead you through it! Just show up, get some music, and SING! Concert will be on Friday, June 1st at beginning at 6pm.

Eagle Academy Students Create Masterpieces

On Monday, April 30, 2018, students from River View Middle School’s Eagle Academy had the opportunity to put a month of new learning into practice as they created their masterpieces at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Timing the new project with the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center spent each Thursday during April working with 15 Eagle Academy students on a project entitled “La Vie Boheme,” named for the title of one of the show’s songs that toasts the unique lifestyle of these struggling street artists. The project, intended to introduce students to the expressive street art scene, teaches students about not only the magic of seeing messages of pride, hope and desire come to life in community spaces, but also the importance of balancing that art with the responsibility of artists as courteous citizens. Inspired by lessons of acceptance, taking a stand and realizing the importance of just one life, “La Vie Boheme” has helped students explore and art form that is not only beautiful, but merits moments of looking for deeper meaning within art. Specific goals for “La Vie Boheme” include: Providing access to a world-class, live Broadway experience for students otherwise unable to experience RENT Fostering students’ development of values and creativity as they ignite a passion for art Cultivate students’ ability to express their voices in a creative way that benefits the community, while practicing both restraint and respect Forming connections between this art program and “real world” inspiration Building self-confidence and strength in students as they develop Encouraging students to share and incorporate life experiences into the street art form as they create and design their own masterpieces The art will be revealed to the public prior to opening night of RENT on May 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. “We are thrilled to be able to work with the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on this unique opportunity for our students,” said Eagle Academy Teacher Laura Lindberg. “The way that our students have used this lesson to express themselves, and the way that they’ve engaged with this learning is inspiring.”

Author Marla McKenna Visits KASD Elementary Students

On Monday, April 30 and Tuesday May 1, 2018, Kaukauna Area School District Elementary students at Park Community Charter School and Tanner Early Learning Center had the opportunity to learn the superhero secrets of Author Marla McKenna. During the interactive visits, Ms. McKenna introduced herself to students, telling them a little about herself and her first book, Mom’s Big Catch. After reading the books to students, she then went through the process of writing a book, from formulating ideas and characters through the editing, illustrating and publishing processes. Students then had a little additional fun asking questions and taking a look at the photos and videos Ms. McKenna shared. “Having Ms. McKenna here creates an engaging experience where our students can connect what we learn every day about respect, integrity and responsibility with all that goes on outside of school,” said Ken Kortens, Principal at Park Community Charter School. “The themes are patience, positivity and perseverance to reach goals really hit home with our kids and reinforced their daily work.” After student presentations on Monday, April 30, Ms. McKenna also held an evening presentation at Tanner, and took part in a book signing during their “Cozy up and Read” event. A similar event was held at Park Community Charter School on the evening of Tuesday, May 1. About Marla McKenna Marla McKenna is the author of several children’s books, including Mom’s Big Catch, which was inspired by an actual event that took place at Miller Park. Her other children’s books include: Sadie's Big Steal is the second book in the Mom's Big Catch series, and it focuses on the important message of anti-bullying, friendship, respect and kindness; I'm a Secret Superhero inspires children to find their inner super power and use their special gifts to find their purpose and make a difference; and A Soccer Summer Dream with the Milwaukee Torrent, which is currently in production and will be released soon. While in school, Marla was involved in music, sports and theater. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism – Advertising and Public Relations. Marla has always been passionate about the creative aspect of writing and graphic design, and her work has appeared in magazines, brochures, newsletters, billboards, DVDs and radio spots, and is now featured in these children’s books. She has loved turning her passion for writing into a career and is excited about the opportunities she has to share her positive message with kids of all ages while visiting schools across the country. Teaching children that dreams really can come true and the importance of never giving up, is the theme she includes in her presentations.

RVMS Honor Students!

River View Middle School held its annual Academic Excellence Awards nights honoring high-achieving students for their accomplishments during the 2017-2018 school year. The program for 6th grade students was held Thursday, April 26; the program for 7th and 8th grade students was held Monday, April 30. During the 6th grade ceremony, KHS Alumnus Michael Brice (’09) presented words of inspiration to the class of 2024. He talked about some of the challenges the students may face ahead, the importance of education and how hard work is the key to success. Awards were then presented by 6th grade homeroom teachers, along with Principal Dan Joesph and Associate Principals Lucas Cromell and Stephen Paske. Perfect Grade Point Average (4.0 GPA) Grade 6 Abigail Brazier Rohan Flanagan Ava Hammen Denali Isaacs Katherine Jenson Chloee Krueger Sophie Mader McKenzie Mueller Cole Mursau McKaleigh Pahl Noah Ritzke Carah Schaefer Callista Sniegowski Sophia West Grade 7 Jacob Acord Hannah Breckheimer Quinn Buchinger Ahnya Dvorak Anna Franzen Leah Golding Olivia Hietpas Lindsey Hmielewski Noah Hofmann Karleigh Kluever Liz Lamers Jake Lucas Leah McElhaney Noah Meyer Hailie Peters Lilly Roehrig Molly Schneider Miah Sprangers Allison VanDerWegen Trent Verboncouer Jacob Wegand Garrett Weyenberg McKenna Young Grade 8 Noah Baerenwald Taylor Bartels Bailey Bidwell Wesley Boucher William Campbell Makenna DeValk Willow Diedrick Payton Federwitz Claire Fischer Lilly Garrity Griffin Geyso Madisen Gries Makenna Gries Gladys Guevara Colchado Ava Hietpas Hannah Hotchkiss Megan Kennedy Brooklyn Lamers Ashley Mayer Chelsea Poppleton Addison Race Adalyn Reichenberger Lelaina Retzlaff Alyssa Rupiper Norah Schaefer Natalie Schaller Kiarra Thon Brandon VanAsten Abigail VanElzen Aidan VanEpern Olivia VanZeeland Henry Wolfe High Honor Students (3.8 – 3.999 GPA) Grade 6 Arial Bauman Norah Berken Haylee Beversdorf Katelyn Bodde Avarie Boucher Griffin Boucher Norah Bowers Hailey Brittnacher Reese Brooks Elizabeth Campbell Alexander Carr Taryn Christopher Laila Cornelius Emma Cortazzo Ella Cronin Christopher DeGroot Nathan Deprez Evelyn Duel McKenzie Farrell Sydney Fauske Maxwell Federwitz Alayna Garrity Abril Gasca Ramirez Kaylen George Lorelei Graf Gavin Greenthal Lillian Guerrero Karissa Haase Isaiah Halbach Nolan Hall Katelyn Haseman Hailie Herron Alexa Kinas Connor Kincheloe Trevor Kison Alaina Knudtson Maya Lahm Katelyn Leaman Ava Mau Elliot Meyer Caleb Moore Amay Moua John Neumann Aubrey Norred Nathan Offenstein Nicholas Ott Katherine Pingel Jenna Rankinen Raistlin Retzlaff Nevaeh Riemer Delinda Romenesko Natalie Sanderfoot Caleb Sanderfoot Colin Sanderfoot Marissa Schmitt Noah Schneider Ciarra Schuh Emma Sippel Justin Sprangers Rachel Sprangers Hannah Swick Kaleb Trettin Liam Ullmer Andrew VandeHey Kayla VanEyck Madelyn West Spencer Winnekens Kate Wood Logan Young Grade 7 Madison Bidwell Ava Bloch Grace Boyle Owen Broderick Mikayla Brofka Paige Butts Colton Dickman Cecelia Diedrick Carly Fisher Helen Fleming Zoe Glasel Haley Hackel Michael Herres Leyna Hicks Anna Hietpas Veronica Isselmann Olivia Jordan Lilli Juckem Emily Kappus Sydney Kappus Charlee Katzka Parker Klein Maxwel Krueger Peyton Lenhart Owen Maas Anna McCartney Kally Meredith Paige Miller Payton Miller Kylee Plate Cassidy Prendergast Kylie Riemer Cortlyn Rusch Lauren Rydzewski Aaron Schimke Gabriel Scipior Riley Shaw Connor Smith Vanessa Thiede Mason Tienor Gage Tomchek Caitlyn VanDeLoo Carter VanHandel Brett VanRoy Jacob VanZeeland Natalie Wenthur Grade 8 Alexander Arnoldussen Ryan Bain Braden Baumgart Abigail Bentle Maya Biese Tenley Brooks Ella Brotski Kalon Dvorak Haylee Ebben Ashlee Eckholm Zachary Eiting Andrew Evers Kyarra Furman Keaton Gaffney Connor Golden Alaina Hartjes Owen Hubers Konjit Hulvey Emma Huntley Keanna Jansen Rhett Jonas Carley Kavanaugh Hailey Kavanaugh Zachary Kestell Caden Klapperich MaryJayne Kolosso Anna LaCount Owen Mursau Aspen Novy Makenna Nushart Katherine O’Neill Miranda Paltzer Emily Piette Sydney Reinhard Cole Ritzke Tatum Schaff Carson Sippel Madeleine Smith Elijah-James Spears Autumn Steffens Carter Steineke Kylie Treichel Lucas Ulrey Kendra Urban Eve VanDeHey Emma Veldman Carly VerVoort Haylie Wittman Hayden Woldt Delaney Wormet Cheyenne Xiong Honor Students (3.5 3.799 GPA) Grade 6 Emma Adrian Addison Albrecht Audrey Arnoldussen Carson Awe Ashton Boehnlein Alexandra Brockman Madison Busse Madelyn Casanova-Veltus Evan Corrigan Kaylee Derouso Kyle Ebben Kiera Eddy Madelyn Effa Zander Egan Ryan Evers Madelyn Farrell Victoria Fischer Roxy Franco Addisyn Froehlich Averie Gaffney Maitea Gerrits Megan Glasheen Ethan Graebel Sophie Graff Allison Hansen Macy Hartjes Izabell Hau Katherine Hennes MiliJo Hooyman Aaron Hutchinson Savannah Hutchinson Kylie Jakubek Sommer Knoener Rudy Magness Jack McCartney Collin McPhail Cameron Michalski Kaylee Micke Boyd Mirsberger Collin Mossberger Tanner Nerison Ben Nytes Juan Olivera Montiel Collin Owen Dustin Plutz Danny Poor Maya Promer Kiley Rabideau Ethan Rabideau Brianna Redepenning Madalyn Remmenga William Ryan Rebekah Sauer Samantha Schmidt Sadie Schuh Brady Schultz Nathan Schultz Jack Scott Jason Shiffert Tyler Specht Burke Sprangers Sawyer Steineke Lily Storma Kurtis Thao Cole Tomchek Andrew Torrey Cassidy VandenHeuvel Jack VanEpern Madelyn Wallace Alyssa West Grade 7 Andie Ahrens Caleb Begotka Ian Berken Natalie Berry Aidan Biemeret Dominic Brandt Lily Broder Grace Busse Clara Buttles Kaylie Cavil Kayla Cleaves Spencer Davis Samantha Diedrick Tyler Duchow Brock Evers Sophia Fischer Mason Fuchs Jerreth Geiger Gauge Gornjak Matthew Griesbach Evelyn Guevara-Lopez Landon Haw Gwen Hilscher Lauren Hinkens Aidan Hufschmid Hunter Hussin Hailey Kenney Jordan Kenney Mallory Kern Charles Lund Mikal Mader Erin Marx Josie Mikesh Robert Momberg Angelina Moua Hunter Norton Allison Ott Michael Posorski Violet Pynenberg Brielle Rabideau Bridgette Raether Hailey Saferite Marin Sanderfoot Evelyn Scheffen Sean Severson Kaaliyah Stelow Waldrop Riley Strasburg Vanessa Tepolt Laura Thao Rachel Thede Leanisha Thomas Shaylee Tufnell Sophia Uitenbroek Pierson VandeHey Lucas Vanderlois McKenna Vogel Jenna Voster Kiarra Walton Maya Wegand Meyah Whitman Grade 8 Olivia Ahrens Misael Albarran Sophie Almus Kyle Bartelt Jack Berken Noah Berken Donald Bollinger Ethan Boswell Carly Bruskewitz Alexander Buckoski Jacey Christopher Hayli Cummings Louis Djupstrom Wyatt Douglas Gaven George Rachel Giesen Trinity Granger Marissa Grissman Justin Gross Ava Guzman Cameron Hacker Maia Hartl Riley Hemme Alexander Herdina Derek Herzfeldt Hannah Hoffman Jenna Jedwabny Abigail Jenson Owen Johnson Frances Jones Hayden Kihl Gavin Lahm Kendra Lamers Rachel Lancour Mackenzie Leofilos Madyson Lloyd Dawson McInnes Hunter Natrop Stephen Niland James Oliver Dylan Roffers Brianna Rogers Jade Rogers Nicholas Saathoff Ada Schaefer William Scott Conner Skrzypchak Brett Sprangers Xavier Stueber Eden Tarket Jeffrey Thao Max VanAsten David VandeHey Alyssa VanDomelen Aimee VerVoort Samantha VerVoort Mason Voight Casey Woodward Jadyn Zera Edward Zurakowski Colin Zwiers

Blood Drive April 26

Kaukauna High School's National Honor Society, in conjunction with The Community Blood Center, is sponsoring its finalblood drive of the school year on Thursday, April 26,from 6:30a.m - 2:45p.m. The donation process takes about 45-50 minutes, during which you will not only be saving THREE lives, but enjoy a lunch from one of our generous sponsors. This is our LAST chance to crushlast years 16.6 gallon collection record!Thanks to many generous donors, we have come close to breaking the record this year, but NHS needs more help to set a new record and ultimately save more lives! To register, email your name, birthday, and the time that you would like to donate tomiller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org.

It's not techno ... It's TechYES!

Kaukauna Area School District tried something new during the last all-staff professional learning day – a Technology Summit, planned and coordinated by the District’s Library Media Specialists (in conjunction with a number of technology leaders and teacher presenters). The 4-hour summit, featuring the tagline of “It’s not TechNO … It’s TechYes!” was a chance for all staff to increase their understanding of a number of different technology tools designed for classroom instruction. The summit began in the afternoon with a quick welcome from Superintendent Duerwaechter in the Kaukauna High School Auditorium, followed by a Technology Showcase where many staff members showed videos demonstrating projects or ongoing ways they integrate technology within their classrooms. After the Technology Showcase, staff members were asked to participate in two rounds of breakout sessions, choosing from more than 30 different technology-related presentations by KASD Instructional Technology leaders. Topics ranged from using tools like Google, BenQ, Infinite Campus and eduClimber to applying the RAT model to technology, extending vocabulary, and communicating with parents. “This day of professional growth also served as a celebration for our District,” said Kaukauna Area School District Director of Secondary Education Matthew Smith. “It was a chance for us to showcase our successes and continue to learn from our technology leaders about new ways to embrace and utilize technology within our curriculum.”

Congratulations State Archers!

A big congratulations to our middle school and high school archery teams who both represented Kaukauna well at the state competition on March 24-25, 2018. Both team scores set new club records! Top finishers..... Linsey Hmielewski placed 5th in the middle school girls division scoring a 281 - an awesome accomplishment! Michaela Sanderfoot placed 8th in the high school girls division with a score of 282. Michaela’s score was also the highest for our team! Other top scores were Miranda Ashauer 276, Megan Kennedy 271 & Lilli Juckem 262 Our top scorer for high school boys was Aiden Reichl 268 Our top scorer for middle school boys was Riley Gerrits 262. Many more archers with personal bests! Congratulations to all who partcipated: Middle School Dominic DeBruin,Ryan Evers,Riley Gerrits,Rachel Giesen,Leyna Hicks,Lindsey Hmielseski,Travis Johnson,Lilli Juckem,Megan Kennedy,Ashley Mayer,Ethan Moehn,Caleb Moore,Sean Nowak,Nathan Offenstein,Caleb Sanderfoot,Colin Sanderfoot,Ciarra Schuh,Conner Schuh,Cole Trudeau,Liam Ulmer High School Miranda Ashauer,Cole Beach,Nathan Besaw,Christian DeBruin,Aidan Glasheen,Nick Groshek,Ben Hartl,Maggie Hietpas,Katelyn Heindel,Samantha Jernigan,Taylor Nowak,Aiden Reichl,Michaela Sanderfoot,Cali Sprangers,Tristan Winkers,Miranda Wyngaard

Governor Walker Signs Safety Bill at Haen

OnMonday, March 26, 2018, Governor Walker visited Victor Haen Elementary School to sign the School Safety Bill, intended to bring $100 million to Wisconsin school districts to improve building security. Haen 4th grade students, who study U. S. Government along with Wisconsin and Local Government, hadthe opportunity to witness the signing after Governor Walker spent time in a couple of classrooms talking with students. It was such a unique and special opportunity for our students and for Kaukauna Area School District. While we understand and appreciate the sensitivity and political nature surrounding school safety, we welcome any effort by the State to support safer schools in Wisconsin communities.This is one of many steps in the continuous process of improving safety within our schools, which is good for students and staff, as well as the community.

KHS Students Win Group Volunteer Award

The Kaukauna High School National Honor Society have been recognized as the "Group Volunteer of the Year" by the YMCA. KHS National Honor Society students have been providing after school reading and homework help to the YMCA Child Care Program throughout the 2nd trimester of the 2017-2018 school year. Of those that volunteered, 29 students provided 63 volunteer hours to Park, Quinney and Tanner Elementary Schools after-school childcare students. The NHS Students are making a significant and positive impact on the education and development of our littlest ghosts! National Honor Society Representatives (L-R) Skyler McInnes, Riley Knaack, Coletta Neumann, along with Advisor Mrs. Miller-Flynn attended the meeting and accepted the award at the YMCA's annual meeting on Monday, March 19. #kaukaunastrong

3-D Printed Puppy Prosthetic

A 3-legged friend was fitted for a prosthetic leg designed and 3-D printed by senior Ben Brochtrup in the KHS Fab Lab. Good Day Wisconsin joined us to report. Check it out here!

Mark your Calendars - to SLURP!

Kaukauna High School’s annual fundraiser, SLURP, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Kaukauna High School commons. SLURP, now in its sixth year, was created as a unique fundraiser to promote awareness and raise money for fine arts programs at the school and throughout our community. The fundraiser attracts community members by offering a number of different kinds of soup, provided in sample-sized cups, for attendees to purchase and … slurp! Kaukauna High School art program students will also donate a number of items that will be available for purchase, and live music will be provided by KHS choirs, orchestra and bands throughout the evening. Tickets for this event are $7 for adults and $5 for children aged 4 through 10; Children 3 years old or younger can “slurp” for free. The admission price earns attendees the right to sample from the aisles of soups donated by local businesses, school clubs, students and staff members. Crackers, beverages and desserts will be provided as well. All proceeds from the event will benefit local fine arts programs.

Course Description Guides Available

River View Middle School Course and PIE Description Guides are now available on the River View website's Course Options page.

Students Host Computer Classes for Senior Citizens

Since 2014, Kaukauna High School’s National Honor Society students have offered a series of computer classes each year, designed specifically for senior citizens in our community. The classes will be available again this year, held on January 24th, February 28th and March 14th, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the computer labs at Kaukauna High School, 1701 County CE. This is a free course. The classes are designed for all experience levels on any device (phone, computer, tablet, etc.) and will cover topics like: How to get started using computers; word processing; internet basics; using search engines; online shopping; social media; and more! National Honor Society students will serve as instructors and class assistants, teaching basic skills and working 1-on-1 with attendees to answer individual questions. Last year, then juniors James Murphy and Ben Brochtrup revamped the curriculum for the popular class as one of their service projects, making sure that all of the material was up to date with current technology standards and that the classes were covering topics that were of greatest interest to the community they were serving. “By pairing up National Honor Society students with class members, we created a very relaxed learning environment where class members could move at their own pace. While some had specific problems they were looking to address, others simply wanted to know more about technology and its growing impact on the world around them,” said Ben, now a senior at KHS and a National Honor Society leader. “We found that technology served as a great medium for two drastically different generations to connect.” “I have had so much fun helping run the class. It’s so cool to see the connection between our NHS members and the community,” added James, also now a senior and National Honor Society leader. “We made it both as fun and informational as possible, and the class members are so kind and eager to learn.” Participants are welcome to bring their own devices, but computers will be available on-site as well. The deadline for registration for the Computer Classes is Monday, January 22rd. To register, call Karla Miller-Flynn at (920) 766- 6113 ext. 5826, or email miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org. Please include your name, phone number, level of experience with computers and any specific topics you would like to see covered.

RVMS students help make dreams come true

Mercedes Alves, a kindergarten student in Portage, Wisconsin, last year began an effort to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Madison in honor of her late brother. By October 2017, she had collected approximately 2 million pop tabs, and realized the possibility of breaking the world record: 2,782,000 tabs in a one-year period. You can read more about Mercedes's story here:https://goo.gl/xdF6HJ After hearing about her story, students at River View Middle School, led by Student Council leaders, decided to do their part to help Mercedes in her quest, and collected approximately 220,000 soda tabs, which were delivered by one of our staff members directly to Mercedes and her family on Friday, January 12. Way to go, River View!#kaukaunastrong

KHS Blood Drive - February 1

Kaukauna High School's National Honor Society, in conjunction with The Community Blood Center, is sponsoring its third blood drive of the school year on Thursday, February 1from 6:30a.m - 2:45p.m. The donation process takes about 45-50 minutes, during which you will not only be saving THREE lives, but enjoy a lunch from one of our generous sponsors. Thank you to students Holly Hayden and Kayla Dutton for all of their hard work running this blood drive. Gallon Grad requirements for high school students have been revised.If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Miller-Flynn at the High School. To register, email your name, birthday, and the time that you would like to donate to miller-flynnka@kaukaunasd.org.

"Be the Change"

KaukaunaStudents have accepted the challenge to "Be the Change." In an effort to promote mutual respect and acceptance throughout our school and community, the Kaukauna Area School District will host Challenge Days on January 8-9 at River View Middle School and January 10-11 at Kaukauna High School. The International Challenge Day program was designed to help build connection and empathy among students by breaking down barriers that separate them and promoting understanding, acceptance and respect. Pushing beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, the 6-1/2 hour program challenges participating students, teachers, counselors and parents to step outside of their comfort zones to build connections with others through a series of games, activities and trust-building exercises. "We're looking forward to giving our students the opportunity to participate in this eye-opening, emotionally-challenging program," said Karen Wirth, School Social Worker. "Celebrating our differences and building mutual respect is the key to growth and unity within our community." Kaukauna High School Sophomore Maisie Prellwitz participated in the program during her 8th grade year at River View, and will again participate this year at the high school. "Challenge Days are a chance for us to connect with other students on a more personal level,” Maisie. “The experience helped me open up to others, and I learned not to judge people by how they portray themselves during school but instead, understand them and the signs that they show when they are struggling. After hearing their stories, I gained a much deeper understanding of who they are.” To learn more about the work of Challenge Day, please visit www.challengeday.org.

2018 Yearbooks On Sale

We are now accepting orders for 2018 yearbooks. Visit the RVMSpage on the Jostens site for additional information.

District Technology Leaders Present at SLATE

On December 5th, four KASDstaff memberspresented at SLATE (School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education),a state-wide educational technology conference hosted by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA). River View Middle School teachers Kim Leisgang and Kyrstn Bergh presented a session on the use of classroom tools Nearpod and Screencastify, whichwork together to get students more involved in their classroom activities using their Chromebooks. Kaukauna High School Library Media Specialist and Technology Coach Kevin Hietpas, along with District Technology Coordinator Jim Geoffrey, presented a session about how technology can be used to bring more authentic assessment practices into our classroom.They focused on specific tools and practices that have been initiated within the past year in our district. Both sessions had high attendance and were well received by participants. While not presenting, these staff members were busy learning about both technology resources and how to successfully integrate them into their practice. OnDecember 12th, Jim Geoffrey and Angela Brown will be presenting at the TIES conference in Minneapolis, where they will lead two sessions: one on Chromebooks in 1st grade, and another on the use of our new Interactive Touch Panels at the elementary level.

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.

#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.

Thank you, Volunteers!

On Saturday, October 28, some parents and students from River View Middle School made a trip down to Road America in Elkhart Lake to volunteer at Mile Marker #2 of the Cancer Walk/Run. River View teacher Tom Kong led the charge for River View students and parents for the second year, in support of those close to us that have battled or are currently battling cancer. It was a cold, crazy day, but one filled with smiles!

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 on our news and information page.

  • River View Middle School
  • 101 Oak Street, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6111
  • Fax: (920) 766-6109
  • River View Middle School
  • 101 Oak Street, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6111
  • Fax: (920) 766-6109
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