Every Family, Every Day Newsletter
October 2018
Meet Our New Student Board Member 

This year, the Board of Education added two Sun Prairie High School student representatives. Aisha Tunkara is one of those students.  Aisha is a senior and participates in MSAN, BSU, and Amnesty International. She has high expectations for herself and others. She is a leader in our school and just an overall positive role model for all students. We look forward to seeing her in action this school year.


Meet the High School and Prairie Phoenix Academy Police School Liaison, Lamont Crockett

Officer Crockett has been a police officer with the Sun Prairie Police Department for 4 years. He attended UW-Madison and received a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies and Sociology and received certificates in Criminal Justice and African Studies. 

"I am excited to be in this new position, and ready to work through any challenges that come my way. I look most forward to building relationships with students and helping them progress into young adults. I hope that during my time here I can make school a safe place for all, and be an additional resource to those who need it. I am new to the position and school dynamic, but I'm always willing to lend an ear, or shoulder. My door is always open. Come say Hi!"

Our AVID students have been working hard in the classroom and that work has paid off! The college acceptance letters are coming in and we are so proud of the students and the staff that support them.

Damanique, UW-Milwaukee

Kaddy, Carthage College

Destiny, Carthage College

Laya, Kansas University
Meet Lisa Goldsberry 
Our district is in the process of evaluating space needs in our secondary schools (grades 6-12). A committee of 44 people have been meeting since February and will present a recommendation to the school board on November 12th. The School Board will review the recommendation and will formalize a referendum question that will be likely found on the April 2, 2019 ballot. Throughout that 9 month process, Lisa has served as one of two Board Liaisons with the following role:
  • Act as a communication liaison between the Secondary School Space Planning Committee and the School Board. Specifically, on a monthly basis the liaisons will present committee progress updates and engage the board in any dialogue necessary to guide committee work.   
  • Act as a communication liaison between the Secondary School Space Planning Committee and the process planning team.  Specifically providing feedback and dialogue to the process planning team on needs and desires of the committee for information and to help guide the agenda for information being presented to the committee.  
If you would like to follow along with the Secondary School Space Committee visit the website.

Shout Out #Cardinalpride
The Football Team serves the community meal with the Sunshine Supper

Did You Know?
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School,
Patrick Marsh and Prairie View all have Facebook pages.
Get a glimpse into the school and classrooms through their Facebook posts.
Make sure to like their pages.
Cardinal Heights: @CardinalHeightsSPASD
Patrick Marsh: @patrickmarshpanthers
Prairie View: @pvmsfalcons
JusTme will Visit Eleven of our Schools!

JusTme (Timothy Scott, Jr.) is a mindful hip-hop artist and mindfulness instructor from California's Bay Area. Since 2012, he has been spreading love and insight on mindfulness and well-being. JusTme continues to share his talent with students around the globe through his engaging school visits, mindful hip-hop tracks, and social media. We are thrilled to have him in our district for 11 weeks! He will spend a week at each elementary school and both Patrick Marsh and Prairie View. We thank the Sun Prairie Education Foundation for making this possible through a $50,000 grant.

In and out of the Classroom

Patrick Marsh students attend the Black Women's Health Expo.

Wallace from the Read With Me Project joins young readers at Bird Elementary.

Dressed just like the Principal

Students, staff and families have been showing off their Cardinal Pride all month long. Send your photos to:  

Special Guest
Our 9th grade Cardinal Heights students enjoyed a visit from Rockomeen Bell, drummer and storyteller. His fable reminded us that the race isn't won by the fastest or strongest but by those who use their minds the longest. Then things got crazy fun as guest drummers and dancers joined him on stage!

S tay Connected to the Sun Prairie Area School District
We invite you to engage with the School District and follow the success of our students and staff. Here are just a few ways to stay connected:

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