Every Family, Every Day
Connection Newsletter
June 2017
The Historically Black College and University Fair 
Over fifty high school students attended the Historically Black College and University Fair in early June. Attendees heard from alumni who currently live in our community. There w as music, snacks, information about college planning, the Greek system, and an opportunity to talk one-on-one with alumni, along with music and pizza. Thank you to all of our staff and community that helped coordinate this event for our students.






African American Parent Network Meeting

Over fifty people attended the AAPN meeting on May 23rd. This meeting included parents, teachers, police and community members coming together to network and share personal experiences. There was excellent conversation and brainstorming of ideas for both our schools and community. The topics of the brainstorm included:
  • How can we bring restorative justice to all schools?
  • How can parents and students be involved in developing and implementing school improvement plans?
  • Can parents and students be a part of the interview process?
  • Is there a review board for the decisions that principals make for calling police, suspensions and expulsion recommendations?
Welcome to our new Dean of Students 
We are pleased to announce that Danyelle Wright has been hired and approved by the School Board in the position of Dean of Students  for Sun Prairie High School!  We look forward to her August start with our District. 
A Dean of Students focuses on developing relationships with students. They handle attendance and minor discipline. They also oversee the day-to-day operations of the building including fire drills, modifications to the daily schedule, etc. The main difference between a Dean of Students and a Principal is a Dean does not evaluate teacher performance like a Principal does.
Welcome to the Sun Prairie Area School District 
The District has launched a new welcome video. School Board Member and parent,  Marilyn Ruffin, was interviewed in addition to a variety of staff and students. We will use this video to welcome new families, recruit staff, and share with families and the Sun Prairie community.
Check out the new video here .
Congratulations Class of 2017
Graduating students were recently recognized by the High School and the School District in the June 2017 edition of UMOJA Magazine. The AVID students were pictured as they are the very first graduating class. 
Graduation Day

On Friday, June 9th, Sun Prairie High School graduated 550 students. Class speaker Adriana Sercye said that graduation day was really for those who supported the graduates - the encouraging teachers, the proud family and the peers that helped them through tough times. Tomorrow, Sercye said is for the graduates. "Tomorrow is the first day where the decision is yours," she told the class. "The decision to continue your education, the decision to go straight to the workforce, the decision that you can use the bathroom without permission. The decision to laugh like you've never cried or to fight like you've never lost. The decision to make you and only you happy." 
Class Speaker, Adriana Sercye addressing the Class of 2017
Through applause, the graduates thanked their family/friends for their support

Black Women's Leadership Conference 


Several Sun Prairie staff and students attended the Black Women's Leadership Conference in Madison. Malika Evanco, our Human Resources Director attended and presented at the conference.

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