October 2019 E-Newsletter
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:
Community Connections...
  • Caledonia Parade
  • Chamber Food Truck Event
  • Career Speakers Needed
Elementary Schools...
  • Bulldog Moving Company
  • Therapy Dog
  • Working Memory
  • Bird Garden
Intermediate/Middle School
  • ISMS Expectations
  • Science, ELA Lessons
  • Field Trips
  • Walking Wednesdays
  • Bulldog Dash
High School...
  • Teachers Honored
  • Principal Advisory Council
  • DECA
  • Writing, Sociology, Biomed Classes
  • American Players Theatre
  • Badger Girls State
  • Holiday Make And Take
  • Big Band Dinner & Dance
  • Rock of Ages
  • New Employee
Dates to Note
October 4 - No School - Staff Development
October 4 - Homecoming Football Game
October 5 - Homecoming Dance - HS
October 7 - Bilingual Program Gathering - ISMS
October 8 - Breakfast with Families - RF
October 11 - Child Development Days
October 12 - Big Band Dance & Dinner - HS
October 14 - NLEA Meeting
October 14 - Board of Education Meeting
October 14 - P/T Conferences / Financial Aid Meeting / Junior Parent Meeting - HS
October 15 - Breakfast with Families - SB
October 21 - 25 - Book Fair - LN
October 22 - P/T Conferences - LN, PV, RF, SB
October 23 - No School for Grade 12
October 24 - P/T Conferences - All Elem, ISMS
October 24 - Nov. 1 - Book Fair - ISMS
October 25 - No School - P/T Conferences
October 29 - P/T Conferences - ISMS
October 31 - Happy Halloween
November 1 - End of First Quarter
November 3 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
District News
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Community Connections
SDNL had great representation at the Caledonia Days parade this year! The NLHS marching band, bus driver John Popke and his '74 collectible, and some Readfield Elementary students all enjoyed the event!

The NLHS marching band filled the air with the sounds of sweet music at the parade. These Bulldog musicians sure are talented!

 ISMS Bulldogs of Character members shared their message with the community at the New London Chamber food truck event. Members are dedicated to making positive character choices at home, school, workplace and within the community in an effort to further individual growth and understanding of what it means to be a respectful, responsible, and contributing citizen within our society.

Career Speakers Needed

The Intermediate/Middle School is looking for community members interested in speaking to students about your career . The time commitment would be from 11:00 am-12:30 pm on the date you are assigned to present. Please contact Theresa Reynoso, School Counselor, at 920-982-8532 extension 2209 or treynoso@newlondon.k12.wi.us, for more information.

Lindsey Spiegelberg, OTA, is pictured with first and second graders at Readfield Elementary introducing the Bulldog Moving Company available to all students which provides a brain break choice for learners to take a walk with a backpack on. Studies have shown that carrying an approved amount of weight while walking increases a child's ability to focus and learn. The Bulldog Moving Company is located at all schools in the School District of New London.
Therapy dog, Nya , has been in training for a year to be able to provide Parkview with this service. Nya is a 14 month old goldendoodle that is nationally certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen as well as a nationally certified therapy dog through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
 Fourth grade students at Lincoln learned about improving their working memory.
Former kindergarten and now first grade teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Pelot and her dad, Karl, created a " bird garden " with all the birdhouses/feeders made over the past 8 years with her Parkview kindergartners.
Parkview elementary celebrated students who exhibited excellence in the Bulldog Pillars of Character. Percy and HS students honored them. Congratulations to all the hardworking students!
Intermediate / Middle
ISMS administrators had an opportunity to work with each grade level in reviewing Bulldog Pride expectations at the Intermediate/Middle School . Students
were encouraged to ask questions as examples were shared regarding how respect, responsibility, and safety is practiced building-wide.

Fifth grade science students turned themselves into the WORLD to discuss rotation and revolution. Their mystery was "How fast is the Earth spinning?" They sang, danced, spun, and worked in groups to try and answer challenging questions.
Fifth grade students enjoyed a book tasting event hosted by their ELA teachers. Students experienced a seven course meal...of books. They tasted seven different genres and came away with a few new books they want to sink their teeth into.
The sixth grade class attended Outagamie County's Conservation Field Days at Homestead Meadows Farm in Appleton. While there, conservation specialists taught the students about land management, soil, water and the benefit of recycling and composting.

Students enjoy Walking Wednesdays each week at the Intermediate/Middle School. Special thanks to our Fuel Up, Play 60 team for continuing to promote healthy lifestyle choices in a fun atmosphere.
Students came out to participate in the Bulldogs of Character Bulldog Dash . Students ran a one-mile course in Hatten Park. Even Nya, Parkview's Therapy Dog, ran the race with the students. At the end of the race, students high-fived Percy and received a medal. They all ran a great race and had a lot of fun doing it! 

The ISMS cross country team took a fun, but challenging trip out to Mosquito Hill to workout on the hills and team building equipment. It was hot and humid, but the runners were getting better with every step.
The NLHS soccer team is led by three seniors this year. The three seniors honored teachers who have made a positive impact in their lives. Hats off to Mrs. Thorne, Mr. Schabo and Mr. Lawton.
The High School Principal Advisory Council had its first leadership retreat of the year. The PAC members practice problem-solving, leadership and critical thinking skills while providing the principal with feedback and ideas for school improvement.
The PAC members commitment to school improvement, personal growth, and service have been inspiring.
The NLHS DECA club would like to thank Plach Automotive for their generous donation of over $600 to their program! The NLHS DECA students really enjoyed serving the New London community at the Chevrolet Open House.
Seniors enrolled in Written Communications, a dual credit course with FVTC , focused on collaborating to produce a logical and appropriate message. Working collaboratively is one of the five Employability Essentials.
NLHS sociology students learn about Social-Conflict Theory by participating in a game of musical chairs!

Students in Biomedical Sciences spent the first week of school examining the mysterious death of a fictional character. As crime scene investigators, they sketched the scene and collected evidence to be tested further in the lab.
Through a wide range of hands-on biomedical topics, they will determine how 'Anna Garcia' died.
NLHS AP English students took in August Wilson's classic play Fences at the American Players Theatre located in the picturesque hillside setting of Spring Green, WI. Thanks to American Players Theater for offering this opportunity to our students! What an amazing experience!
Four NLHS junior girls participated in American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State . Attendees of the program learned by doing as they became citizens of the fifty-first state, the state of Badger. Citizens had the opportunity to run for offices on the city, county and state levels of government and worked together to make Badger the best state in the Nation.
Prepare for the 2019 Holiday season by making some hand painted, personalized gifts at the first annual Bulldog Make and Take hosted by the New London High School Art Team! Contact Maggie Nelson at Mnelson@newlondon.k12.wi.us with any questions!


October 12
Scott Bleck, the new SDNL superintendent , introduced himself and the new teachers at the beginning of the year inservice.
Pupil Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of the School District of New London that no person may be denied admission to any public school or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular,extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person's sex, race, religion,national origin, ancestry, color, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental,emotional or learning disability.