April 24, 2021
"He that plants trees, loves others beside himself." Fuller
 
Dear Southern Door Community,
We are so fortunate to have a variety of community groups supporting our school and providing educational experiences for our students. This week we extend our gratitude to several groups who helped us observe Environmental Awareness Day.

The Brussels Lions Club, where the motto of every Lion member is simply "We Serve," donated and helped our fourth graders plan four maple trees along the County Highway DK part of the grounds. A fifth Johnny Appleseed tree, will be planted next to the historic Waniger School next fall. The club also donated 500 trees to elementary students and their families. These trees were purchased through the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) and were grown by Evergreen Nursery in Sturgeon Bay. Click on this link to access a little video of the tree planting in progress.

This week, the Climate Change Coalition, Forestry Recovery Project, the Nature Conservancy and Door County Land Trust also provided trees for Mr. Tupa's middle school ecology students to plant on the school property.

Lastly, we were recently informed that Southern Door has been selected as one of only eight schools in Wisconsin to have a white pine "peace" tree planted in September, 2021 as part of next fall's National Peace Tree Project, sponsored by the Menominee Tribal Enterprises.

Southern Door has such great education environments that extend beyond our school classroom walls. Those opportunities in the school yard garden, prairie, school forest, nature center, and sugar shack, are all wonderful examples of the efforts of school staff and community members passionate about providing outdoor experiences in nature to enhance our students' education. It is another reason why at Southern Door, we are Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong.

Yours in Education,
Patti
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
IN THIS ISSUE
*District Spirit Clothes Sale
*Code RED Alert
*Track & Field Spirit Sale
*Student Receives State Art Award
*Prom Court Recognition
*Musicians Qualify for State
*District Earns Public Relations Award
*Teacher Chosen for Leadership Institute
*4K & 5K Registration Open Now

Community Events: Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Ballgame; B.U.G. Fire Dept. Fundraiser; Gardner & SD Recycling Day; Belgian Days Run/Walk
DISTRICT SPIRIT WEAR SALE!
The Middle School Student Council is organizing a district school spirit wear sale. The deadline to order is May 3rd. Sizes range from youth to 4XL! The orders will be shipped directly to your homes.
Click on this link and enter the code: SDEAGLES. 💙
Code RED Weather Alert 
Please see the attached press release regarding a new severe weather alert feature offered through Door County Emergency Management.
IMPORTANT DATES
NotePlease closely monitor the school calendar and sign up for rschooltoday updates so you are made aware of cancellations and postponements, especially now with the ever changing times.

7p each day - Graduating Senior Spotlights on SD Facebook page

Monday, April 26
--10:25a SD on WDOR radio

Tuesday, April 27
--Track & Field @ Kewaunee
--Softball @ Notre Dame

Thursday, April 29
--Varsity Baseball & Softball Double-Header @ Algoma

Friday, April 30
Arbor Day
--Deadline for Elementary Summer Eagle Camps
--Last day for Open Enrollment Applications
--ACT Aspire State Test for Gr. 9 &10
--Mid-Quarter for MS/HS (reports mailed May 10th)
--12p Prom Kings & Queens Announced

Saturday, May 1
--10a Varsity Baseball Triangular @ Municipal Field
--10 a JV Baseball Triangular @ 35th Street Baseball Field
--7p LEAP 2021 Virtual Performance on livestreamed on auditorium website and Facebook
DRIVE YOUR TRACTOR TO SCHOOL DAY
A special thank you to FFA Advisor Ann Glowacki and School Resource Officer Greg Medlen for their assistance in this yearly event. Pictured left to right with Section 9 State FFA Officer, Katrina Hoesly, are Logan Olsen, Matthew Malvitz, Jorge Gonzales, David Willming, Braden Delveaux. Click on this link for a Door County Daily News interview with Delveaux and Glowacki.
BREAKFASTS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENTS
Congratulations to Ruby DeFere, Juniper Milewicz, Monica Petrina, and Tyler Mountin who were our School Breakfast Week contest winners. They were treated to a special breakfast of french toast, sausages, strawberries, breakfast bar, orange juice, and milk, served by our A'viands Food Service Director, Mr. Swanson.

Also celebrating with them was our current superintendent, Mrs. Vickman, and incoming superintendent, Mr. Peterson who was visiting Southern Door for the day.
STUDENT RECEIVES STATE ART AWARD
Congratulations to fourth grade student, Jackson Krueger, who has been chosen by a panel of arts professionals to be awarded The Youth Merit Award, after entering his original artwork in a virtual statewide exhibit sponsored by the ARTS for ALL Wisconsin, a state wide organization. This includes a $25 Gift Certificate and a plaque honoring Jackson and his art.

Jackson's artwork, entitled “Covid Run Away," is a felt pen and colored pencil artwork designed and created entirely by Jackson with support from his teacher, Ms. Basteyns and encouragement from art specialist, Mrs. Schriner-Schmitt.
PROM COURT RECOGNITION
Since last spring the 2019-20 Prom Court was announced, but the King & Queen were not chosen, they will now be selected along with the King & Queen of this year's court at a special event scheduled later in May. Voting for King and Queen of each court takes place this coming week with the announcements to be made on Friday, April 30th.
MUSICIANS QUALIFY FOR STATE
Congratulations to the following musicians who qualified for State competition in May. With the pandemic, no on-site Solo & Ensemble Festivals were held, and students wishing to compete, needed to send in video recordings of their entries either last fall or this spring. Competing this year was much more time consuming and involved, than the usual on-site performance.
FALL SUBMISSION - CLASS A - *1 Rating, Qualifying for State: Brianna Partyka - Soprano, Musical Theater; Amanda Austin – Trombone
SPRING SUBMISSION – CLASS A - *1 Rating, Qualifying for State: Faith Blackley - Musical Theater, Mackenzie Finger - Alto & Musical Theater, Hunter Malvitz - Tenor & Musical Theater, Brooklyn Olson - Alto & Musical Theater, Brianna Partyka - Soprano & Musical Theater, Suhani Patel - Alto, Dale Swanson - Musical Theater
1 Rating: Faith Blackley - Soprano, Haylee Martinson - Musical Theater, Suhani Patel - Musical Theater, Dale Swanson - Baritone, Abiageal Tooley – Soprano.  
SD GRAD FEATURED IN LEAP 2021 PERFORMANCE

Eleven LEAP alumni students, including Southern Door 2020 grad, Jadacey Teska, were chosen to identify a societal issue. This year they chose “Coping with COVID – 19." These young adults created beautiful individual performances while being isolated throughout the pandemic. 

Their performances culminate in an original creation of music, dance, multimedia, spoken word and theater, through which the students express their approach to the issue, share their ideas for a solution, convey the educational materials that brought them to that conclusion, and challenge the audience to shift their own perspectives. A must see! Click on this Green Bay Press Gazette link for more details on the May 1st free virtual performance.
Teacher Chosen for Leadership Institute
Congratulations to Elementary Math Specialist, Deb Diemert, who has been selected to be part of a Coaches’ Panel at this summer’s Bridges Leadership Institute on July 7-9, 2021. Ms. Diemert has been asked to share the adoption process experience that the district uses, and how the Bridges program has been implemented in our elementary. Her focus will be on sharing how weekly common planning and data collaborations are used to support fidelity to the curriculum. 
District Earns State Excellence Award in School Communications

The Southern Door County School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with a Spectrum Award of Excellence, the highest recognition, for its work in school communications. Spectrum Awards celebrates high-quality public relations efforts in Wisconsin school districts. This win marks the District’s second award from the organization.

The District was recognized for their Virtual Dedication Video. Due to the effects of the ongoing pandemic, the District was not able to plan a traditional dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the November 6, 2018 referendum projects. Instead, the District partnered with their construction partner Miron Construction and BeConnected to produce a dedication video to share with the community.

The virtual environment allowed community members to hear staff testimonials, share in ceremonial ribbon cuttings, and take a “tour” of the facilities safely. The video has been viewed more than 3,600 times on Facebook, making it the District’s third most viewed video.
BELGIAN DAYS RUN/WALK
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021- 8:00 AM


The 2021 Belgian Day Run will be held on Saturday, July 10th. There will be a youth dash, a 2-mile run/walk and a 4-mile run. All proceeds go to the Brussels-Union EMRs, Inc. used to purchase medical equipment and provide continuing education. Click on this link to access a registration form. Early registration deadline is June 20, 2021.