January 10, 2021
"You have it easily in your power to increase
the sum total of this world's happiness. How?
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone. . .
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow,
the kind words you say today,
but the recipient will cherish them over a lifetime." Dale Carnegie

Dear Southern Door Community,
It is that time of year when we are in for the long haul before a break. Sometimes, one can get a bit of "cabin fever" with the cold weather, icy roads, short days, and impending winter storms. It also means that when we are all in such close company indoors with family and friends, that our daily actions with each other to be positive, extend gratitude, and be more understanding of those in our surroundings are so important.

Research shows that it takes 4-5 positives to balance out 1 negative. You may want to consider your interactions with the important people in your lives - your children, your family members, your co-workers, and others that are part of your life. Would they say that you are providing them with enough positives and appreciation?

If we could all take just a few extra minutes to thank others, show some kindness, or express our appreciation for what they do for us, just think how our families, our schools, our places of work, and our community would benefit!

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Thank You Officer Medlen
*Wrestler Earns 100 Wins
*Wrestling Team Undefeated
*Elementary STEAM Night
*Bowling Team Undefeated
*Student Apprentice of the Month
*SD Offers AP Capstone Diploma
*Faces of COVID in Schools video
*5 Ws of COVID
*Important Reminders for Families
*Caring Closet Needs

Community Events:
*COVID Is Exhausting
In honor of yesterday's National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Southern Door students and staff honored School Resource Officer Greg Medlen on Friday at school! Click on this link to access a video that was made!
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.

Monday, January 11
Boys basketball @ Gibraltar

Tuesday, January 12
Boys basketball vs Sheboygan Falls;
Girls basketball @ Gibraltar

Wednesday, January 13
10:20a SD on WDOR radio

Thursday, January 14
Girls basketball vs Sevastopol;
Wrestling vs Peshtigo & Oconto Falls @Luxemburg-Casco;
6p COVID is Exhausting session - see flyer in the community section below
7p FFA Alumni meeting

Friday, January 15
Boys basketball vs Algoma (Senior Night)

Saturday, January 16
Girls basketball vs Kewaunee;
Possible Boys Basketball vs Xavier & Parents' Night
Congratulations to Senior, Grant Englebert
who captured his career win #100 as the Eagles stayed perfect in their wrestling dual last night! 

Pictured with Grant is his wrestling coach and dad, Jerry Englebert! 
Congratulations to our wrestlers who are nearing the end of their season and are undefeated in the conference.

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Bowling Team which consists of Freshman Landon Heldmann, Sophomores: Brooke Strege, Kam Robinson, Dylan Taylor & newest member Dezaray Leroy.

Last week was the 5th conference meet. They now have a 5-0 record leading the conference.
Door County Youth Apprenticeship's Student of the Month. Hans works at Hatco!
Describe your apprenticeship:
I work in three different departments (inventory stores, shipping, and service parts) I basically just float around to wherever I am needed the most. I walk around the plant picking up packages for shipping and delivering them to the designated area. In service parts, I generally pick orders or I bag up parts to send them out. Lastly, in inventory stores, I pick parts around the warehouse and send them up to the factory, I put parts away, I pick orders for departments in the factory and I deliver them around the plant. 
What have you learned while apprenticing at Hatco:
I have learned how to work within multiple departments and how different processes work throughout those departments. I also have been training on the forklift and other machines. 
What are you enjoying most about your apprenticeship?
I like being able to contribute to my teams and I enjoy being around the people I work with.
What are your plans after graduation?
Go to NWTC for electrical power distribution
Which clubs and organizations are you involved in:
Southern Door Musicals
Southern Door High School to Offer
AP Capstone Diploma Program
Diploma Program Focuses on College-Level Research, Collaboration, and Presentation Skills Crucial for College and Career Success
Southern Door High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement the AP Capstone Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research.

The Southern Door Board of Education gave approval on December 15, 2020 for Southern Door to offer the AP Seminar in the fall of 2021. Superintendent Patti Vickman says: “This innovative program provides opportunities for a broader, more diverse student population ready for college and beyond. The program gives our teachers more leeway with curriculum choices, so their students can access more challenging coursework and sharpen their reading and writing skills. In surveying our students at Southern Door, there was interest by some of our students to be further challenged with a college-level research program.”
Patricia Vickman & Dan Tjernagel, Superintendents of Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay sat down for a video chat with Door County Medical Center to shed some light on the impact COVID-19 has had on schools and students. Click on this link to access their message which is clear: Let’s do what we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.
1. If anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19, PLEASE do not send any of your children to school.
2. If anyone in your household has been tested for COVID-19 and are still awaiting results, PLEASE do not send any of your children to school
3. If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 and the person is still in isolation, PLEASE do not send any of your children to school.
Do you have any gently used winter clothing such as mittens, hats, snow boots or snow pants that you are no longer using or are you able to purchase "new" items to donate? If so, please consider donating them to our school's Caring Closet. Donations may be dropped off in the Elementary/Middle School office during normal school hours, or sent to school with your child to add to the Caring Closet. Thank you in advance for your donation.