January 28, 2021

Dear Southern Door Community,
Unlike this time last year, when we dealt with some snow days due to the weather, this year has been more mild. I heard on the radio the other day that January is a time when everything seems to be frozen. While that may be the case outside, all one needs to do is step inside our schools to feel the warmth of the awesome things happening with students and staff! It's hard to believe but our school year is half over - so much yet to be done, and yet so much to celebrate.

Here are just a few things to look forward to as we enter the third quarter of school:
--Eighth grade's Freshman Orientation Night was held virtually this week and included a special video link by our counselors for 8th graders and their parents to learn more about the high school experiences, including all the options available for students as they plan their final four years of school;
--Wrestling is headed to regionals this weekend, and our athletic teams will find playoffs coming in the near future;
--There was a larger turnout of interest for our Archery Club than expected and so we will be making some adjustments to starting date and times to safely accommodate everyone;
--An information meeting about the district's new Trap Shoot Club will be held virtually on February 10th - be watching for more information;
--Math teams and forensics are starting their seasons;
--The musical cast and crew are busily preparing a virtual presentation to share with our community in March; and
--Fifth graders are working on their annual service project of supporting the CP Telethon. See the article below for more details.

Even though so many activities are handled a bit differently this year, we still have many opportunities for our students' to showcase their talents and skills as a school community that is Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong!

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Coaching Positions Available
*2021-22 School Year Calendar
*School Counselor Week
Want Stronger Internet at Home?
*Third Grade Meteorologist Visit
*Swim Team Breaks Record
*Fifth Grade Support for CP Telethon
*Student Council Blood Drive
*Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students
*Register for Elementary STEAM Program
Coaching Positions Available Now

Volleyball (spring)
  • JV Coach; Middle School Coach
Softball JV Coach
Baseball JV Coach
Track & Field
  • High School Head Coach
  • 2 High School Assistant Coaches
  • 3 Middle School Assistant Coaches
Application forms available at: https://www.southerndoor.k12.wi.us/employment
Next Year's School Calendar Approved!
Click on this link to access 2021-22 school 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.

Friday, January 29
EAGLE STRONG School Spirit Day
Girls Basketball vs Peshtigo (Seniors & Parents Night)
Saturday, January 30
Wrestling Regionals @ Mishicot
Boys Basketball vs Oconto

Monday, February 1
Middle & High School Semester Report Cards Mailed Out Today
Boys Basketball vs Kewaunee (Parents' Night)
MS Basketball vs Kewaunee
Girls Basketball vs Kewaunee
6:30p Special Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 2
Boys Basketball vs Luxemburg-Casco
Girls Basketball @ Sevastopol
6:30p Special Board Meeting

Thursday, February 4
Girls Basketball vs Gibraltar
Friday, February 5
EAGLE STRONG School Spirit Day
Boys Basketball @ Peshtigo
Saturday, February 6
Wrestling Sectionals
Girls Basketball vs Algoma
“School Counselors: All In for All Students” - From February 1-5, 2021, when we get to focus attention on the awesome contributions made by our school counselors. They work with students, staff, and families to help students reach their goals and their dreams. They are there for support and encouragement and help us to persevere through the challenges.
As we all work through the challenges of this pandemic, they have once again proven what heroes they are in our school community! Please join us in extending your appreciation to our wonderful counselors! Pictured from left to right are: Harly VanBrunt (Grades PreK-4); Jody Delwiche (Grades 5-9); and Sara Paye (Grades 10-12). 
We’re working on it and you can help. Three clicks, no questions. It’s that easy. Take the home internet speed test at this link today: https://speed.measurementlab.net/#/
⛈️️ For the past nine weeks, third graders have been working diligently on ️ researching and  writing their very own weather phenomena books. This week students celebrated their writing with various author celebrations.

Steve Beylon from WBAY TV-2 sent students a video message congratulating them on their accomplishment and explained how he fell in love with meteorology when he was in third grade. 🦅 Keep your eyes peeled, in years to come one of these students may be our next local meteorologist! Congrats to third graders on their hard work and awesome books!
The highlight of last Saturday's meet came in 200 Free Relay when LUKE BOUSLEY, Ethan Almstadt, DREW RASS, and JACOB NORTON took 1st place and set a new EWC Conference record. The same team took 2nd in the 400 Free Relay with a season best time of 3:31.8.
Other Southern Door student swimmer results were: 
50 Free JACOB NORTON 2nd, DREW RASS 5th, and COLE RASS 19th
100 Free LUKE BOUSLEY 2nd                                                                   
100 Breaststroke JACOB NORTON 1st and DREW RASS 2nd
For over 40 years, the fifth grade class at Southern Door has fundraised for the CP Telethon through their musical by letter writing. This year, things look a little different. But these amazing kids are still determined to support CP, a nonprofit organization that works to celebrate all abilities and help their clients reach their goals.

This year the fifth graders took a virtual field trip to the CP center instead of physically touring like in years past. CP has four departments: Therapy Services, Adult Day Services, Childcare, and the Aquatic Center. All four of those departments work together to provide a safe place for all.

Would you consider a donation towards their fundraising campaign for CP? If you personally know a fifth grader, you can ask them to send you their fundraising link. Otherwise, donations can be made directly through our general fundraising page at https://e.givesmart.com/events/jkZ/c/:Yj5mOW9L4OX

Just visit the link, make your donation, and even leave a note of encouragement! Then, make sure to tune in to the CP Telethon on Channel 2 WBAY on March 6th and 7th to learn more about Southern Door, how we fundraised this year compared to past years, and view a pre-recorded musical selection featuring our students. You will also hear about all the wonderful things that CP is doing for others. It is our hope that Southern Door's fundraising efforts this year can help them continue to change lives. 
Student Council Blood Drive - February 12, 2021
The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive from 9am-2pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Community Center in Brussels, located at 1366 Junction Road (DK).   

Anyone who is at least 17 years of age, is 16 with parent permission, and is in good health may donate blood. The parent permission form can be found online at redcross.org. To sign up to give blood you can do one of following:
·      Sign up online at www.redcross.org and search the drop down menu titled “Give Blood.” You can then search your nearest blood drive and schedule an appointment at the Brussels Community Center in Brussels.
(you will need to type in Brussels zip code “54204”).
·      Call and make an appointment by contacting the Southern Door High School office at (920) 825-7333. Hours are 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM – Monday through Friday.
·      Walk-ins are also accepted; but there may be a greater wait time.
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.