March 4, 2021
"Success means doing the best we can with what we have.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is becoming all we can be.” Zig Ziglar     
Dear Southern Door Community,
As we end another week, I can't help but think of the impact the journey of earning success has on our students, our staff, and ultimately, our community.

One of the joys of working in a school, is the often fresh perspective that children bring to our world, amazing us with their abilities. This weekend, we will witness our fifth graders as awesome ambassadors for our school and community. Even under COVID conditions where they are unable to perform "live" for the CP Telethon, we l still get to witness the "big reveal" of the community's generosity that they have collected, at the CP Telethon on Channel 2 at from noon-1pm on Sunday. 

As we round the turn to the final quarter of the school year, let us be reminded that success, for each of us, is really in the journey we take together. With everyone working so hard to stay safe and healthy, we have been able to be in school every day this year, and are accomplishing great things!

It takes everyone's effort to ensure that despite these challenging times, we are helping our children be the best they can be as Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong!

Yours in Education,
Patti
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
CP TELETHON ON SUNDAY
In addition to the above parade with our 5th graders and their families, SD VIPs will be answering the phones from noon-1pm on the Telethon on Channel 2. A prerecorded musical selection will be played as well as videos showcasing the history of the 5th graders' service project for CP here at Southern Door.
IN THIS ISSUE
*Scholastic Book Fair
*Bowling Team to State
*Swimmers Take First Place
*Middle School Forensics Competes
*National FFA Week
*Free Virtual Concert
*Musical Tickets on Sale
*Haunted Mansion Update
*Camp Invention Registration
*Badger Summer School Opportunity
Community: Alumni Open New Training Center; Farm to Families Free Food Event
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Scholastic Online Book Fair Opens March 19 - April 1! Proceeds to benefit Southern Door Schools! Go to this link to access the sale. Free shipping of books to your home!
(◔◡◔) BOWLING TEAM TO STATE
Congratulations to the SD Bowling team which won the conference and sectional titles. They are now headed to state this weekend. Pictured from left to right are: Coach Andy Hartel; Brooke Strege; Landon Heldmann; Coach Matt Heldmann; Dezuray LeRoy; Dylan Taylor; & Kameron Robinson. GO EAGLES!
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.

Friday, March 5
Fantastic Friday - Dress as your favorite storybook character
--Swimming @ Sturgeon Bay

Saturday, March 6
--SD Bowling Team to State

Sunday, March 7
--9:30a 5th Grade Parade through Brussels to Fire Station
--12p noon -1p Southern Door featured on CP Telethon with VIP panel & presentation of pre-recorded performance by 5th grade and funds raised through the community
--7p Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers Bluegrass Virtual Concert - Auditorium Livestream

Monday, March 8
MS/HS Mid-Quarter Reports Mailed Home
--JV2 Volleyball @ Kewaunee
--6:30p Special Board of Education meeting

Tuesday, March 9
Statewide ACT Test for all Juniors
--Volleyball vs Ashwaubenon
--6p Elementary Virtual STEAM Night

Wednesday, March 10
Elementary Trimester II Reports Go Home
--10:20a SD on WDOR Radio

Thursday, March 11
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
--Volleyball @ Algoma
--7p FFA Alumni meeting

Friday, March 12
NO SCHOOL
--4p Farmers to Families FREE food pickup at the Fairgrounds
SD SWIMMERS HELP DOOR COUNTY UNITED TAKE FIRST PLACE!
Give a huge round of applause for the girls Door County United Girls Swim Team for their huge victory against DePere and Ashwaubenon this past Saturday! Pictured are the SD Swimmers on the DCU Team!
Congratulations Girls!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FORENSICS TEAM COMPETES VIRTUALLY
Southern Door Middle School and Gibraltar Middle School Forensics participants had a virtual showcase last week The students practiced for two months and did a wonderful job performing their pieces for a virtual audience. Over the course of the season, students grew as young speakers/actors. Both SDMS groups received an average score of an A- from the three judges. Congratulations SDMS students!
NATIONAL FFA WEEK
The Southern Door FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week February 20-27, 2021 with a variety of activities to help others learn about FFA leadership and agricultural education. The Chapter sponsored special dress-up theme days, and lunch game activities such as Name That Country Tune, Lasso Challenge, and the top two favorites of students - Chugging Milk and Herding Balloon Pigs.

FFA Members also participated in the State FFA Association's State Officer Stop By activity with Section 9 State FFA officer Katrina Hoesley and State Officers, Melissa Konkel and Ben Styer. As the top school-based youth leadership development organization in the nation, FFA helps young people meet new agricultural challenges by developing their unique talents and exploring their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
FREE VIRTUAL CONCERT 7PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021
JOIN US on Sunday, March 7 at 7 pm for a Facebook Watch Party VIRTUAL CONCERT featuring Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers! The International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainers of the Year will perform a special online concert for Southern Door Community Auditorium supporters. We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to Dale and Margie West for their support as presenting sponsors of this upcoming event!
How to view the March 7 performance:
1. Join us directly on our Facebook page by clicking the following link, or copy-and-paste the URL: https://www.facebook.com/SDCAuditorium/
2.Visit the streaming page on our website: http://southerndoorauditorium.org/stream.html
TICKETS ON SALE FOR MARCH 19-21 MUSICAL
Due to Covid-19 there are no in-person performances.
  1. There is no over-the-phone or in-person ticket sales allowed. Individuals must go online and purchase the ticket themselves at $10 each. Patrons can buy tickets at  https://www.showtix4u.com/events/727.
  2. There are two videos due to the double casting of lead
roles. If households wanted to watch each cast, they would need to purchase a $10 streaming code for each performance. It is noted in each event description, but the Berlin cast features Brady Tooley as Mickey McKee and Dalena Pakalske as Betty Gold/Buddy O'Reilly. The Gershwin cast features Dale Swanson, Jr. as Mickey McKee and Mackenzie Finger as Betty Gold/Buddy O'Reilly.   
4.     Once you purchase, you will receive a unique access code that will allow you to view the video from Friday, March 19 at 7 pm through Sunday, March 21 at 10 pm by going to https://www.showtix4u.com/stream.
WILL THE HAUNTED MANSION CONTINUE IN 2021???
Are you a fan of The Haunted Mansion?? For 14 years, this school wide fundraising event has raised over $350,000 for PreK-12 student programs in the Southern Door County School District. In order to be able to continue this annual event, we are seeking NEW CORE TEAM MEMBERS.
VOLUNTEER leadership vacancies include: project manager, lead carpenter, scenic designer, marketing/public relations, coordinator of volunteers, special effects/technical director, and costume/make-up assistant director.
Work begins in July and wraps up in mid-November. It’s been an incredible 14 years, but if The Haunted Mansion is to continue, a NEW core team is needed.

The DEADLINE TO REPLY WITH YOUR INTEREST IS MONDAY, MARCH 22. Please email interest to current co-project manager, Cory Vandertie, cvandertie@sdsd.k12.wi.us. Depending on our ability to fill the CORE TEAM positions, we hope to make an official announcement about the future of The Haunted Mansion in early April.
REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP INVENTION
Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! at Southern Door School District from June 14 to June 18, campers in grades K-6 will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges.
From taking apart their own microphone to exploring solar-powered crickets and creating duck-launching devices, each activity is designed to give your young innovator an unforgettable summer experience.
Visit invent.org/mylocalcamp to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM40 by 3/31 to save $40. Contact Shannon Finger (director) with questions at sfinger@sdsd.k12.wi.us.
BADGER PRECOLLEGE VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Badger Precollege offers a variety of programs for students ages 5-18 in STEM, the humanities, the arts and much more! Most programs offer full need-based scholarships for WI residents who are eligible for free/reduced lunch through DPI, and we also offer limited, partial need-based scholarships to students who demonstrate need, but do not qualify for free/reduced lunch. More Information about our programs may be found here: Badger Precollege.
Brochures can be found at these links: Grades 1-4; Grades 5-8; and Grades 9-12.
SD ALUMS OPEN NEW TRAINING FACILITY

Last week, ETS Performance Founder Ryan Englebert, Director of Operations Alex Tassoul, and HQ Business and Performance Executive Michael Blizel opened the doors to its newest facility in Green Bay. ETS Performance focuses on developing an athlete's speed, power, and agility. See this Door County Daily News article for more details!