January 23, 2021

Dear Southern Door Community,
While a lot of other schools are still struggling with how to bring students back to schools, our school team of board members, administration, and staff were brave enough last summer to do whatever they could to honor the wishes of 90% of our families who wanted school to reopen on September 1st, five days a week. Keeping focused on the district's core mission of educating students under pandemic conditions, meant a lot of planning for staff development and resources to meet the needs of both on site and virtual learners, in addition to the processes to minimize health and safety risks.

Being able to remain in session all this time is truly a testament to the power we have as a collective school community! We appreciate everyone's flexibility on those rare occasions, when children/staff may have had to be temporarily remote or quarantined. We know that those times can be an inconvenient, but such measures have ensured that we have had minimal cases with students and staff, and no documented within school spread of the virus. Whether your children attend school on site or virtually, we thank each and every one of you for trusting our plan and following the health & safety protocols at home and in the community.

The second semester brings more opportunities for us to continue working with families as partners in the education of children. As this season's co-curriculars round the corner, new ones will begin, and planned celebrations of the arts and other programs will recognize student talents and accomplishments. While we may not be able to fill the gym or auditorium with fans, like in years past, we will find other ways to celebrate the achievements of our students. Our school community remains one that is Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong!

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent

*Board of Education Update
*2021-22 School Year Calendar
*Elementary STEAM Night
*Senior Student Artist Awarded Gold Key
*New Tech Ambassadors Class
*Choral Director Earns Recognition
*Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students Continues Until End of School Year
*Register for Elementary STEAM Program
Board of Education Update
Click on this link to access a summary of the meeting.
Click on this link to access the Superintendent's Good News Report.
Next Year's School Calendar Approved!
Please click on this link to access the 2021-22 school year calendar.
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.

Saturday, January 23 Swimming @ Plymouth
Wrestling @ Denmark
Girls Basketball @ Crivitz
Boys Basketball @ Sevastopol

Monday, January 25
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
MS Basketball vs Algoma
MS Wrestling vs Kewaunee
Girls Basketball @ Oconto
Tuesday, January 26
MS Basketball vs Gibraltar
Girls Basketball @ Peshtigo
Boys Basketball @ NEW
Thursday, January 28
MS Basketball @ Gibraltar
Boys Basketball vs Sturgeon Bay
Friday, January 29
EAGLE STRONG School Spirit Day
Girls Basketball vs Peshtigo (Seniors & Parents Night)
Saturday, January 30
Boys Basketball vs Oconto
Congratulations to senior, Mackenzie Finger, who was  awarded a Gold Key for her sculpture, 'Pouring Hope' from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - Wisconsin Region. Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a highly distinguished and prestigious recognition of the arts program, and has been showcasing teen artists for decades, including artists such as Andy Warhol.

Being awarded as a Gold Key piece, it is also nominated for the national awards and scholarships. The 45th Scholastic Art Awards - Wisconsin Exhibition 2021 will be hosted online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual exhibition will be on view through the Milwaukee Art Museum at mam.org February 6 through March 21, 2021. It will feature all works receiving a Gold or Silver Key. Her piece is currently displayed in the front case of the High School art room.
High school students in our Tech Ambassadors class have been working on some special assignments, including game day operations with Technical Director Josh Lardinois. Dale Swanson, left, learned how to operate the video scoreboard in our Eagle Gym to display advertisements and graphics during a recent girls basketball game.

The Tech Ambassadors class is under the direction of District Instruction Technology and Library Services Coordinator Nathan Smithson in collaboration with Josh Lardinois and Activities Director Korey Mallien.
Congratulations to Mrs. Bonnie Weydt, high school choral director and 4K music teacher, who has obtained certification as a Level I Master Adjudicator from Wisconsin State Music Association.

This recognition reflects a minimum of 15 years of teaching experience, music program excellence, participation in Solo & Ensemble Festivals, individual music performance, awards received, and a rigorous certification process by the Association.

Since introducing adjudicator "experience levels" in 1993, WSMA has looked forward to a growing core of Master Adjudicators. The WSMA Festivals team was pleased to recognize Mrs. Weydt’s continuous service and contribution to music education and her commitment to the young musicians of Wisconsin! #SDEagleStrong
The federal government extended the ability for schools to offer Free Breakfast and Free Lunch to all youth ages 0-18 in the community. Originally the program was scheduled to end December 30th, but has now been extended through the end of this school year.
Please remember that A la Carte items (Middle and High School) are not included in the Free Breakfast/Lunch coverage, and will still be charged to your student's account.