September 2014 Like us on Facebook

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Come and cheer on our Cougars at the
Varsity Football Game vs. Kewaskum at 7 p.m. Friday!
National Merit Semi-Finalists
Campbellsport's Tanis Kneevers and Oscar Hathaway are two of the nation's 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. 

Tanis and Oscar must fulfill several requirements such as crafting an essay and uploading various documents to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

The Campbellsport School District would like to congratulate Tanis and Oscar, their parents, and their teachers on this prestigious recognition.


Upcoming Events


Friday, Sept. 26:
  • CHS Homecoming football game, Campbellsport High School Football Field, 7 p.m. 
Saturday, Sept. 27:
  • Homecoming Dance, Campbellsport High School gym, 8 p.m. to midnight
Monday, Sept. 29: 
  • Picture Retake Day, Campbellsport Middle and High School, CHS Commons, 8 to 11 a.m. 
  • Facilities Steering Committee, Campbellsport Elementary School library, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1:  
Thursday, Oct. 2:  
Monday, Oct. 6:

Thursday, Oct. 9:  

Wednesday, Oct. 15:  

  • HS Fall Pops Choir Concert, Campbellsport High School Auditorium, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20:
  • CES 5th Grade Parent Lunch, Campbellsport Elementary School Cafeteria, 12:25 to 12:50 p.m.
  • Board of Education meeting, Eden Elementary School Media Center, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24: 
  • NO SCHOOL - teacher professional development day
Thursday, Oct. 30:
  • Picture retake day, Campbellsport Elementary School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31:
  • Flu vaccines, Campbellsport Middle-High School, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Come Home to CHS for Game 
Football & Chili on Friday, Dance Saturday










Another Homecoming week is just about over. I hope you were able to attend some of the events associated with this tradition of fall.  


Depending on when you read this, you still can attend the football game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, and your son/daughter can attend the dance in the gym on Saturday (8 p.m. to midnight). Take the invitation and opportunity to "come home" to CHS. Friday's athletic contests will be against our friendly rivals to the south - Kewaskum. The Cougar Booster Club will be selling chili and caramel apples, plus other concessions.


If you cannot attend the Homecoming football game, you can watch the event live over the Internet or follow my updates on Twitter. will be streaming the game live, and I will be tweeting updates of the game from Twitter handle @gries2223.  Follow along.


Our students have been actively involved in Homecoming activities for over a week. Take note of the decorations found in the high school or local businesses. Maybe you saw the cross country team or boys' soccer team cleaning up trash on highway V or highway W. From Parents' Day to Powder Puff, to the parade and pep rally, our students have been positively participating in a spirited Homecoming.


Alumni will be invited to check in at the alumni tent upon entering the ticket gate. Everyone in the community is invited to see the concept drawings associated with the facilities project that will be considered in the referendum in Spring. During Homecoming we can make the connection that so much has been given to us. As we look back at the past and forward to our future, there are opportunities to give back. It is the role of every generation to play its part for the well-being and stability of our entire Campbellsport community. Remember, "it takes a village..."   Go Cougars! 


Facilities Update:  
It's Your Turn: Community Survey Open Now Through October 15

We want to hear from you! 


Please watch your mail boxes - a community survey is being mailed to all district households seeking input on school district facilities.


The survey is open from September 25 - October 15.


Residents will receive a letter from School Perceptions, an independent survey group, based in Slinger, WI. 

In the letter, there are directions for how to participate. Residents may contact Bonnie McMullen at 920-533-8381 for more information if they did not receive a survey.


The input gathered by the survey will be used to help the Board of Education make decisions on a building plan proposal that could be presented to the voters of the Campbellsport School District via a referendum vote, perhaps in April 2015.


The District is evaluating a facility project that includes improving learning spaces at the current Middle-High School, sections of which are more than 80 years old, as well as addressing the HVAC system at Eden Elementary School.

The Board of Education is committed to a facilities vision that addresses three concerns:  any proposal will contribute to a high quality education, present a long-term solution and represent value and efficiency.

Keep up to date with facilities plan progress by checking the District's facilities web page and email any questions and/or input to Thank you!

Flu Vaccines Offered in School Oct. 31
Flu and other vaccines will be offered to families in our schools on October 31. An information sheet and form will be sent home next week with students. More details are available here. 

CES: Games Around the World
Students learned cooperation, fair play 

Campbellsport Elementary School welcomed world-class children's educator and entertainer Greg Kaler. His show was fun and educational, and involved participation from many students and staff.


While enjoying the performance, students received an important message from the program - the importance of cooperation. If you try your best you are a winner, and if you had fun, you won! 


The games and activities showcased in the program were from China, Vietnam, England, Africa, Australia and America.


Children's entertainer Greg Kaler showed Campbellsport Elementary students and staff new games and activities.
Parents get glimpse of high school life
This week on Parents Day at Campbellsport High School, about 90 students had their parents follow them through their daily schedule, including school lunch. The schedule was shortened due to Homecoming activities, but it was a great glimpse for the parents into their students' school day. Quizzes, desk work and class discussions still occurred - just with a slightly different twist. Thanks to all the parents who participated!

Parents spent the day with their high school students Sept. 24.