December 2017                                                                                                             Issue 4

Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:

*Kids Contributing

*Active Learning

*Kindness Matters

*Making a Difference

*Congratulations, Mr. K

*Recognizing Excellence

*Community Partnerships

*Follow Us On Facebook



Dates to Remember
December 1: Holiday of Wonder Parade

December 4: Grade 5 and 6 Winter Vocal Concert

December 5: Sugar Bush Winter Vocal Concert

December 6: Parkview Winter Vocal Concert

December 7: Readfield Winter Vocal Concert

December 8: Lincoln Winter Vocal Concert

December 11: Board of Education Meeting

December 12: Grade 5 and 6 Winter Band Concert *note change - both concerts start at 7:00 at the NLHS Auditorium

December 14: Grade 7 and 8 Winter Band/Vocal Concert

December 18: High School Music Department Winter Concert

December 25-January 1: No School

January 2: School Resumes

Kids Contributing
Red Kettle Campaign
Thank you to students and staff who continue to do whatever they can to give back to the community. Whether it is collecting coats, toys, food, or ringing are making a positive difference. 

There are plenty of open spots in schedules to ring bells for the Salvation Army during this holiday season. If interested in lending a hand, please contact June at 920-538-3249 to set up a time to ring bells. A little time is sure to make a big difference.  

                        Your generosity helps make all things possible!
A Feast of Thanksgiving
Active Learning
Students throughout the district took part in a variety of activities to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Our youngest learners recreated their vision of the first Thanksgiving while Mrs. Buchman's class at the Intermediate/Middle School hosted a Thanksgiving feast. This group sent invitations, prepared their shopping list, and made several tasty dishes for their guests. The High School Student Council prepared and delivered meals to community members. Their recipients were overjoyed!
                                               Learning by Doing
Students Spread the Message
Kindness Matters 

Students at the Intermediate/Middle School continue to find ways to creatively highlight that 'kindness matters.'
Making a Difference
Stuff the Turkey
The Lincoln Elementary School Student Council sponsored a food drive for the Community Cupboard. The goal was to collect 500 items, and they exceeded their goal with a total of 541 items. Thank you to all involved for making such a positive difference.  

Congratulations, Mr. Kurszewski!
Awesome Accomplishment
New London High School Machine Tool and Welding teacher, Brian Kurszewski, was selected as a semi-finalist in the first-ever Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize for Teaching Excellence. He was one of 700 applicants for this esteemed award. 
Harbor Freight Tools awarded a gift card in the amount of $1000 to support CTE (Career Technical Education) courses at the High School.

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
Recognizing Excellence
There were 27 new Spanish scholars recently welcomed to the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica. Officers, Elizabeth Radke, Annabelle Lehman, Emelia Roberts, Erin Danke and Jacob Rohan, led the ceremony for new members. The society is a national organization that recognizes the high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and promotes continuing interest in Hispanic studies. Members must be enrolled in level 3 or 4 and maintain both an overall and Spanish specific cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  

Each year the membership chooses a service-learning project to dedicate their time and talent.  This year students hope to spar k interest in language learning and cultural appreciation among the youth of our district through a partnership at the elementary level.
Thankful for Community Partnerships
Hands-On Learning
New London High School students are constructing an 80X30 building with the guidance of Boldt Construction and Northland Electrical Service. The building is located behind the home stands of Bulldog Stadium and will be used by the football and track/field teams. Thank you to all who continue to support this endeavor in any way. We are thankful for our community partnerships.

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