April 2017
Issue 10

District Administrator's Message 
 
In past weeks, there has been a lot of conversation about what makes a school district successful. The definition is likely unique to each respondent, but the foundation of any success relies on students, families, employees of the district, the Board of Education, and community members working together toward a common mission.  It is important to celebrate efforts that have, and continue to be made in an effort to ensure Success for All Students.
 
Please click here to read about partnerships that enhance opportunity for New London students.
 
We continue to work to spread the word about the great things that are happening every day.  Please 'like' our district's Facebook page, subscribe to our eNewsletter, and watch for the publication of the Bulldog Bulletin.  Community members are always welcome at Board meetings which take place on the second Monday of each month.  If needed, Special Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month.  These meetings typically take place at the District Office, but sessions are also held at other sites throughout the year, so please check agenda postings which can be found on our district's website, in our schools, and at the Public Library.  Meeting topics include, but aren't limited to, budget, curriculum, technology, policy, facilities, maintenance, staffing, and legislative updates. 
 
Achieving the mission of the School District of New London is a responsibility that we all share. Although we will always address challenges head-on and recognize the need to continually improve, it is equally important to celebrate successes...there are so many.  We couldn't do what we do without you.  Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely,

Kathy Gwidt

Kathleen Gwidt, Ph.D. 
District Administrator   

Many Thanks!
Thank you to the organizers and chaperones who allow our students to participate in national travel. Students participating in the NLHS music department recently returned from a trip to New York City and several 8th and 9th graders will soon be touring Washington DC.

Dates to Note
April 4: Election

April 8: Prom

April 10: Regular Board of Education Meeting

April 13, 14, 17: No School

April 20:  Statewide Tornado Drill

April 20-22: Spring Play

April 24: Future Freshman Night

April 27: High School Spring Music Department Concert

 
Help Create a World Without Type 1 Diabetes
High School Student Makes Tremendous Impact
Over 470 people attended the 13th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Celebrity Gala which raised over $460,000 for diabetes research, and New London High School student, Spencer Faulkes, helped to make this remarkable occasion the success that it was. 

Spencer was asked to speak at this esteemed event where he shared his commitment to fight for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  He was the first student ever asked to participate at this level in the Gala.  Spencer provided awareness through his story of diagnosis and dedication to seek a cure. 

Please  click here  to learn more about Spencer's story and how you can help to advance this exceptional effort.
                                                             
Bulldog Pride!
Encouraging Participation
Band and Chorus
Fifth grade students traveled to each of the elementary schools to encourage participation in band and chorus.  This group gave a mini concert, demonstrated a variety of  instruments, and shared the benefits of participating in this program. 

This was a great opportunity for fourth grade students to learn from their peers.  We look forward to seeing many of these youngsters in future performances.

 
Destination: New York
High School Music Students Travel to NYC
Seventy-four NLHS students recently returned from New York City with memories they will never forget.  The trip included Broadway musicals, a backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall, a river cruise, and stops at Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and much more. Check out photos on the School District of New London Facebook page.  Some students shared they would welcome the adventure of living in New York, but most admitted, 'there's no place like home'.  


Watch for updates of the eighth and ninth grade trip to Washington DC which will take place this week.  
Help Wanted
Food Service and Bus Drivers
We have several openings for qualified bus drivers and food service substitutes.

Please call Casey Fields or Laurie Fischer at the bus garage (982-8543) to share your interest, ask questions, and set up a time to begin training as a bus driver.

Please contact Sherie Bressler, Taher Food Service Manager, at 982-8434, to share your interest in food service employment.

We would love for you to be part of the Bulldog Team!
Literacy Nights Welcome Huge Crowds
Read, Read, Read! 
Elementary schools have been enjoying great participation at their literacy nights. Smokey the Bear was present to encourage students to read, read, read!  

Sugar Bush will be holding their Literacy Night on April 27. 

 

 

Students are Giving Back
Tie Blankets Warm Hearts
Lincoln and Sugar Bush Elementary schools made tie blankets for Children's Hospital.

Bulldogs of Character in Action!

Little Learners....Big Accomplishments
4K Students Experience the Climbing Wall
Many of our youngest learners experienced the climbing wall.  4K students and staff members put their fears aside and enjoyed their time at the High School.

Severe Weather Awareness Week
April 17-21, 2017

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of April 17-21, 2017, as Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, two statewide tornado drills are planned. A mock tornado watch will be issued statewide by the National Weather Service at 1:00 p.m. A mock tornado warning will follow at 1:45 p.m. with the drill ending at 2:00 p.m.

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Pupil Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of the School District of New London that no person may be denied admission to any public school or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular,  extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person's sex, race, religion,  national origin, ancestry, color, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental,  emotional or learning disability.
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