November 19, 2020
"Thanksgiving isn't just a day.
It's a way we can live our lives every day." Mayer

Dear Southern Door Community,                        
At this special time of year, we reflect on our many blessings as a school community. We are thankful for:
. . .our students, whose personal talents, positivity about being back in school, and resilience during these times, remind us daily of what is important, and why we, as educators, are here to serve them;
. . .our families, who continue to share their most valuable possession of their children with us and work with us as we navigate the challenges experienced at home and school
. . .our teachers, associates, secretaries, bus drives, nursing staff & therapists, food service, custodians, administrators, and Board of Education, who dedicate themselves each day to the best interests of our students, and continue to embrace new ways of doing their jobs;
. . .our healthcare workers and emergency response personnel, who go above and beyond to ensure our health and safety; and
. . .our community who supports our many educational needs here at Southern Door and assists by following health and safety measures so we can continue to stay in school.

Every day, we see dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school, making a difference in the lives our community’s children – their education, safety, health, and well-being. I wish all of you, and your families, a happy, healthy, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday break! Thank you for making us Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong.
Yours in Education!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Senior Citizens Thank You
*Board of Education Update
*New Tech Newsletter
*Holiday Scrip Shopping
*FFA Apparel & Calendar Sale
*Football Team Sweeps All-Conference
*Board Member Receives Recognition
*High School Musical Selected
*Closed Public Library Still Has Resources Available
Wednesday, December 9! More details to come!
Board of Education Update

Click on this link to access a summary of Monday night's board meeting.
Click on this link to access the superintendent's "good news" report.
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.

Thursday, Nov 19 - Teacher/Administrator Day (Dress like your favorite teacher or administrator); MS Basketball vs Oconto
Friday, Nov 20 - Eagle Strong Spirit Day (Dress in school colors or Eagle attire)
Saturday, Nov 21 - Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage @ Two Rivers

Monday, Nov 23 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development; MS Boys Basketball vs Algoma
Tuesday, Nov 24 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development; Elementary Trimester Reports Mailed Out Today
Wednesday, Nov 25 - Friday, Nov 27 - NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

Please click on this link to access this new monthly district newsletter full of practical tech tips and news from our staff: Nate Smithson, District Instructional Technology & Library Services Coordinator and Josh Klopf, Technology Systems Manager.
Due to COVID, this year we will only be offering the gift cards to be sent home with your student. Click on this link to access the flyer with more details. Orders are due by December 2nd and benefit the Elementary & Middle PIE group.

FFA has released its FFA Apparel and Calendar Sale. We would like to thank our generous sponsors Renard's Cheese, Soren's Valhalla Orchards, On Deck Clothing Company and GreenStone Farm Credit services for their donations that supported the FFA Calendar that was created by Anna Olson, Chloe LaCrosse and Lillian Bongle. 

Please consider ordering some apparel or the beautiful calendar that has been created for 2021. All orders will be shipped directly from All American Publishing and should arrive just in time for Christmas. Click on this link to the sale, flyer and a sneak peak into the calendar. Sale ends November 29th at 11:59 PM. Please share this with your family and friends!
The Southern Door Eagles football team won plenty of awards as the Packerland Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Sunday. Brodie Overbeck won the awards for best offensive and defensive lineman of the year, while Alex Daoust took top offensive player honors and Nick Baudhuin garnered best defensive player honors. The Eagles had 11 first-team, six second-team, and one honorable mention. Daoust and Baudhuin were unanimous selections for quarterback and running back respectively. The Eagles finished in second place in the Packerland Conference.

Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year: Brodie Overbeck
Offensive Player of the Year: Alex Daoust
Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Baudhuin

First Team Offense: Alex Daoust (unanimous quarterback); Nick Baudhuin (unanimous running back); Jack Peterson (end); Trystan Ford (lineman); Brodie Overbeck (lineman); Alex Montana (kicker)                                                                                   
First Team Defense: Marcus Marchant (back); Nick Baudhuin (linebacker); Brodie Overbeck (lineman); Devin Schinktgen (end); Christian Counard (punter)                                                                                                                         
Second Team Offense: Devin Schinktgen (tight end/fullback); Kody Marchant (lineman) (lineman)                                                                                                                      
Second Team Defense: Jack Peterson (back); Christian Counard (linebacker); Alex Daoust (linebacker); Lance LeGrave (lineman)

Honorable Mention Offense: Lance LeGrave (lineman)
(◔◡◔) Southern Door School Board Member Honored for Commitment to Professional Development

Congratulations to 🦅Southern Door County School District School Board member, Pamela Parks, who has been recognized by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) for her commitment to professional development.

Parks has earned Level 3 recognition by attending training opportunities focused on student achievement and improving public education by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and/or the National School Boards Association. She is in her tenth year of serving the Southern Door community as a Board of Education member.

WASB Executive Director John Ashley recognizes Park’s accomplishments. “Board members begin their service with a desire to help children in their community reach their potential,” he said. “Parks is taking concrete steps to build on that foundation by developing her leadership and governance skills.”

The WASB’s Member Recognition Program tracks the professional development of board members, who may be awarded one of five achievement levels based on a point system. Members receive points by attending the State Education Convention, participating in workshops and a variety of other professional development activities.
While we don't know what the next five months has in store, we're EXCITED to announce this year's modified Southern Door County School District high school musical "Hello! My Baby."

"Hello! My Baby" is a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. Mickey McKee, teen King of the Song-Pluggers, dreams of writing the next crackerjack million-selling hit-song. Only he can't write a note... until he meets Betty Gold, a seamstress in a factory, who is bursting with music and moxie. She becomes Mickey's partner/sweetheart/arch-nemesis when she pulls on the trousers that she once sewed to be named the new King of the Pluggers. As they navigate first love, class-struggles, social reform, street-gangs, tap-shoes and ukuleles, Mickey, Betty and company make Tin Pan Alley sing and dance again, selling the songs that we're all still humming a hundred years later, as the musical reboots the greatest hits of Irving Berlin, The Gershwins, Eubie Blake, and more.

As of now, the show is scheduled to run March 18-21, 2021; however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, show dates - as well as the performance venue (limited in-person, streaming, etc.) is up in the air. We appreciate everyone doing their part to help us get in a better situation with this pandemic by March.
Door County recently went to restricted access with appointments at county buildings and departments. All public libraries in Door County are county libraries, so our access has also changed. They now have pickup service where the public can call in an order, or place holds themselves online, and pick up their items at a predetermined time and branch. They have also started an appointment system to use library services inside the branches for ½ hour per person, per day.

If students need to use inside library services, they should call for appointments at the local branches. For the majority of students who use the internet to do research for homework, the library has many eResources found at their website, They also have library staff who can help with finding resources, if requested.
Sturgeon Bay Library Phone: 920-746-7115 and Forestville Library Phone: 920-856-6886