May 2018
Issue 10
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:

*Visit to Public Library
*Breakfast with Mom & Dad
*Student Ambassador
*College Days for Kids
*Kurth School Record
*DECA International
*Wohlt Recognition
*Junior Prom Court
*Essay Contest
*Tech Challenge
*Forensics to State
*Calculus Rocks
*Preview Day - UWO
*Senior Interviews
*School Safety Update
*Continuous Improvement
*Percy Pro Shop Award
District News Quick Links
Dates to Note
May 2 - Blood Drive / High School
May 3 - Breakfast with Mom and Dad / Sugar Bush
May 4 - Show Choir Performance / High School
May 5 - Prom / High School
May 6 - FFA Banquet / High School
May 8 - Grades 5 and 6 Vocal Concert / High School
May 9 - Senior Awards Program / High School
May 13 - Happy Mother's Day
May 14 - Board of Education Meeting
May 15 - Grades 5 & 6 Band Concert / High School
May 17 - Grades 7 & 8 Vocal and Band Concert / High School
May 18 - Grade 4 Meet and  Mingle at Intermediate School
May 18 - MS and HS Jazz Band Concert / High School 
May 24 - Family Picnic and Potluck / Parkview School
May 25 - Graduation / High School
May 28 - No School / Memorial Day
May 30 - High School Athletic Awards / Crystal Falls
May 31 - Last Day of School for 4K Students
June 1 - Last Day of School 
June 4 - Half-day Staff Development

Visit to the Public Library
Parkview School
First graders from Parkview School stopped by the New London Public Library to check out all the amazing books and activities available. Students received their very own library card and were able to check out one book each.
Breakfast with Moms and Dads
Lincoln School
Many families came out to enjoy breakfast together at Lincoln as a part of "Breakfast with Moms and Dads" held annually in the spring of the year. It was good to see many families enjoying time together.

'Fuel Up' Student Ambassador
Intermediate School

Fifth grader, Mia McCartney, has become the first 'Fuel Up to Play 60' Student Ambassador at the Intermediate School. Mia achieved this status by reporting the healthy plays and physical activity plays her team planned for the student body.  Mia and the Fuel Up team has earned a trip to Lambeau Field in May. 

Way to go Fuel Up team! Congratulations, Mia!
College Days for Kids
Intermediate School
Twenty-one sixth graders attended College Days for Kids at the University of WI - Stevens Point.  They were able to choose and attend three classes on campus.  They were very excited to eat in the college cafeteria, with a former New London student / athlete / sister!

1967 School Record Broke
Brayden Kurth
In a track meet at Ripon College,  Brayden Kurth broke  the 
long jump school record set in 1967 with a 21'10 1/2" jump.  
Way to go, Brayden!

                         Congratulations, Brayden!
International DECA Competition
Congratulations, Ellie Madsen!
Ellie Madsen finished as a top 10 finalist in the nation for her project at 
the DECA International Career Development conference in Atlanta, GA. 
She competed against approximately 225 teams in her event.  Her 
project was a research project related to the installation of the new LED 
lighting system being installed in the New London High School.   
 Congratulations to the rest of the DECA team that competed in Georgia. 
Brewer Game Recognition
Congratulations, Will Wohlt!

Will Wohlt was recognized at Miller Stadium during a 
Brewer pregame by the University of WI - Milwaukee.
He is a scholarship recipient of the UWM Engineering
Excellence Program.  Will has also been recruited to 
play Division 1 baseball with the UWM Panthers as a
                              Good luck, Will!

Junior Prom Court
High School 

The junior class and 2018 Prom Court were set to dance the night away on Saturday,    April 14.  Because of Blizzard Evelyn, Mr. Yerkey, high school principal, made the very tough decision to postpone prom.  The decision was made in the best interest of keeping our students, staff and families safe.  Thank you, Mr. Yerkey, and congratulations to the 2018 court.  Enjoy your "Out of This World" themed dance on May 5. 

Americanism Essay Contest
Freshmen Academy Connects with the Community
New London High School Freshmen Academy have joined forces to promote the American Legion Auxiliary's annual Americanism essay contest.  Students responded to the prompt: "What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community?" Fourteen were chosen as the top essays, and members of the local Auxiliary selected three to be exemplary -- Jacob Hidde, Sarah Heideman, and Charlie Metko.   Metko's essay was entered into the statewide contest.

NWTC Tech Challenge
High School
Students competed in the NWTC Tech Challenge and earned three "Star First" scholarship awards!  Students from northeast Wisconsin and Michigan's upper peninsula competed to show their skills in STEM activities. Claiming overall category "Star First" awards and a $1000 NWTC scholarship were: Noah Crampton, Caleb Lauer and Riley Titterton.
Forensics State Competition
High School 
Nine students competed at the Wisconsin Forensics Coaching Association state competition at UW-Whitewater.  Over 800 students from around the state competed in 18 categories.  Junior Brooke Wait made the top 18 of 96 competitors in the Prose category.  

BC Calculus Rocks
High School 
Mrs. Thorne's BC Calculus class surprised her with matching BC Calculus T-shirts. Mrs.  Thorne was definitely surprised and very proud and appreciative of her New London High School students. As she stated, "These students rock!"
Multicultural Preview Day
High School to UW - Oshkosh

Students enjoyed the Multicultural Preview Day at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh!
Preparing our Students
Senior Interviews
The School District of New London hosted its 9th year of interviews for the senior class. 140 students from New London High School, the Next Generation Academy, and Catalyst Academy presented portfolios to business and community members from New London and the Fox Cities. Students highlighted their personal and career goals while learning from individuals with experience in a variety of career fields. 
The School District of New London would like to thank everyone involved for making this experience the success that it was. Over 40 individuals and businesses helped out. Their time, talent, and dedication is greatly appreciated!
Step Workers U pdated
School Safety

STEP volunteers were updated on school safety.  Step worker, Judy Priest, said the presentation was e xcellent and a lot of really important information was shared. She left the meeting feeling assured that our school administration and the New London Police Department are doing all they can to keep our kids safe.

Continuous Improvement
Community Connections
The School District is reaching out to business/industry, city/municipal government, churches, and other community leadership to collectively identify what it is we have in common and how can we work together toward improvement of our common concerns.
Percy's Pro Shop Awarded
Support from the Community

Percy's Pro Shop was excited to receive a nomination  for the  Excellence in Innovation Award at the New London Chamber banquet. 

Thank you to the New London community for your support of our student entrepreneurship.

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