April 1, 2022
Monday, April 4th - This is a campus wide Professional Development day for the staff. Students will not have school. Parents and Students - keep an eye out for an annual spring District survey!

Tuesday, April 5th - 9th and 10th graders will be taking the ACT ASPIRE test on campus. Grades 11 and 12 will NOT be attending school on campus, but rather it will be an asynchronous virtual day of learning for those students. Expectations for HS^2 and Legacy classes will be determined and communicated by the teacher.
CLASS SPOTLIGHT ~ Spanish Cultures
HS^2 offered a new fine arts course this year, Spanish Cultures. This class explores the variety of film, music, art, etc. across all Spanish speaking countries. Students combine vocabulary and the unit topic to formulate a benchmark project through speaking and listening competencies.
Interviewee: Lauren A., HS^2 Sophomore
Interviewer: Lydia M., HS^2 Sophomore
What do you like about HS^2?
I like how open and personalized everything is and how that makes for a less stressful environment.

What do you do outside of school?
I like to spend time with friends, golf, and rock climb.

What outreach are you in or looking into?
I'm looking into creating my own outreach opportunities where I can shadow people in some of my career interests, and to figure out more specifically what I want to do.
What are your future goals?
My future goals are just to graduate High School and go to College and see where that takes me. I'm not completely sure what the future holds for me!

What should people know about HS^2?
People should know that there is a lot of self paced learning so self discipline and perseverance is crucial.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is an outreach opportunity offered in HS^2, and is meant to prepare the students for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course.

Students leave the campus to take part in class at Lake Country Fire Department’s training center. At this training center, they are able to use the equipment and tools that the EMTs and paramedics use in their daily lives.

This is a great way for the students to learn how these tools work and how to apply them in real life medical emergencies. This class is also a great opportunity for students to get exposure to how the field of emergency medical response and firefighting works.

Some of the things the students in this course have learned are how to use a stair chair (a type of wheelchair used specifically for going up and down stairs), how to safely transport patients, and how to do patient medical assessments. 
Interviewee: Grace A., 2017 HS^2 Graduate
Interviewer: Kaylee M., HS^2 Junior
What have you been up to since HS^2?
After graduating from HS^2 in 2017, I went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Neuroscience emphasis) with a Minor in Humanities in Medicine from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I now work as a clinical researcher in the Center for Neurotrauma Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I'm researching the chronic effects of sport-related concussion as well as behavioral and neuropsychological outcomes following traumatic brain injury. I hope to go back to school in the next few years to work toward my Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology.

How did HS^2 prepare you for the future?
Between shadowing at the hospital, receiving my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license, participating in Emergency Medical Response training, and more, I truly don't believe I would be in the same place I am now had I not attended HS^2. Having these experiences early on as a part of my High School education was something that allowed
me early-access to things I might not have been able to seek out on my own. Through my involvement with such experiences, I gained knowledge in scientific areas I otherwise did not know about, specifically leading me to conducting clinical research in populations facing neurological impairments. In addition to the hands-on experiences I gained in HS^2, I strongly believe the curriculum taught in English, Math, and Scientific areas prepared me to be a better writer, communicator, leader, and critical thinker. Once in College, I felt overly prepared to succeed in classes where other peers may have struggled, which I attribute to the skillset and attention to detail the teachers in HS^2 possess.

Is there anything specific you enjoyed about HS^2?
I loved the relationships I built with my classmates and teachers. High school brings a lot of transition and having the support of like-minded peers and interested educators made such a big difference in my outlook. I also loved the flexibility and applicability that HS^2 provided its students. For example, by my Senior year, I had finished up most of my credits and was able to utilize my CNA license by working at a local nursing home and attending class every-other day. This instilled a work ethic that I hadn't experienced before and allowed me to put my knowledge to use in the real world.
What advice would you give to current and future HS^2 students?
Take every opportunity you can and learn something from it. You won't always be motivated to dive into new experiences, but the things that are provided to you are things you simply cannot experience elsewhere. You'll look back in 4, 8, 12+ years and be so thankful you learned from people and places like HS^2. Also, lean in to your peers and teachers; there's power in working through things together. And if you take one thing away from your time in HS^2, make sure you have passion for whatever it is that you move forward with.
Our next parent coffee will be on April 6 from 9:30 - 10:15 am at HS^2! This month the focus will be on Student Progress Monitoring. This will be a helpful session for parents of current and future students!

Please complete this google form if you are interested in joining us on April 6!

Next parent coffee: May 4, 2022
In this issue of HS^2 Counseling News, you will find information about:
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • ACT Test Prep Opportunities
  • Career Coaching
  • ... and more
The Kettle Moraine School District is proud to partner with Teachers On Call to provide exceptional substitute teachers and educational assistants. Teachers On Call invests in their employees, recognizes their achievements, and is committed to the noble purpose of educating our youth.

As a Teachers on Call substitute, you’ll enjoy:
  • Free pre-hire training (for substitute teacher and aide or assistant positions)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Steady, yet flexible, work you can feel good about
  • Weekly pay
  • Your preference of schools
2022 Summer Academy Registration Opens March 15:

  • Summer Academy dates: June 20-July 29 (no classes 7/4)
  • Summer Academy hours: 8 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
  • New for 2022: Courses for grades 5K-8 will be broken into two sessions each three weeks long. Families will still be able to sign up for all six weeks or choose to only do one session. 
  • Location: Wales Elementary and Kettle Moraine High School Campus
  • Registration closes on I.C. at 6 a.m. on March 17
  • Schedules posted on I.C. at 9 a.m. on March 18
  • Registration reopens March 18 at 9 a.m.
Calendar Highlights
4/1: End of Term 3

4/4: No School ~ Staff PD Day

4/5: ASPIRE Test Day (Grades 9 & 10) / Virtual School Day (Grades 11 & 12)

4/6: Parent Coffee ~ Progress Monitoring

4/15 - 4/18: No School

5/2 - 5/13: AP Exams

5/4: Parent Coffee
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