March 11, 2022
Recently, several students in HS^2 were trained by a KM Nurse and have now started traveling to the Elementary schools in the district to help with vision screening for the students. During the visits, classes of students circulate through the screening area, where they are shown letters or pictures they are meant to identify. This process is aimed to detect vision problems in the children in order to deal with them early on and prevent the development of others. The program also works in cooperation with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, a nonprofit, state-wide organization with the same goal. So far, the students have stopped at the Magee and Dousman Elementary schools and will be going to Cushing, Wales, and KM Explore in the coming weeks.
CLASS SPOTLIGHT ~ Forensic Science
HS^2 offered a new course this year, Forensic Science, taught by Mr. Lui! This class is currently learning about blood splatter patterns and how the different types and angles of blood drops can show what happened at a crime scene. Recently, the class did its own blood spatter lab, which is shown below.
Interviewee: Clare N., HS^2 Senior
Interviewer: Amelie L., HS^2 Senior
Clare N. is one of our HS^2 Senior Representatives, and she has attended HS^2 throughout her four years of High School. She plans to study nursing at the University of Cincinnati next year.

What outreach have you participated in through HS^2?
I have participated in the Introduction to Fire and Rescue Workshop, 6 buckets, CNA, and place-based learning through my current position as a CNA at Aurora Medical Center Summit.
How has being in a charter school impacted your high school experience?
The charter school environment has positively impacted me in many ways, but most namely through the closeness of the community and the opportunities I’ve had to navigate the healthcare field in order to narrow my career interests before college.

As an underclassmen, is there anything you would have done differently if given the chance?
I would have placed more emphasis on time management and practical study skills during my freshman year specifically. I feel that I would have been much more successful if I devoted more time to understanding how I learn and study best rather than obsessing over each individual grade.

Do you feel that HS^2 has adequately prepared you for the rigors of college?
Definitely. I do not think I would have as clear of an understanding of myself or my capabilities if it weren’t for HS^2 nor would I have been as certain that nursing is for me.
Do you have any advice for current or incoming students?
My advice to new students would be to communicate with upperclassmen about outreach opportunities and their personal experiences as soon as possible. This is something I made an effort to do during my earlier years in HS^2, and it served me well.
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. 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:
  • KMEF Scholarship
  • UW Madison Precollege Summer Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • ... 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 opens via I.C. at 8 a.m on March 15
  • 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
3/15: Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night

3/21 - 3/25: No School ~ Spring Break

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

4/15 - 4/18: No School
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