November E-Newsletter
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews.
In this edition, you will find:
A note from our District Administrator
Community Connections...
  • Lions Club
  • Police Officers
  • Associated Bank
Elementary Schools...
  • Spreading Kindness
  • Breakfast with Families
  • Trip to the Orchard
  • Science Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Spooktacular Dance
Intermediate/Middle School...
  • Science Lessons
  • Field Trips
  • Cross Country Runners
Secondary School...
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Jazz Band, Musical
  • Blake Mellin, NLHS grad
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • HOSA Cancer Fundraiser
  • Stanlee, the Basset Hound
  • Fall Sports Teams, Seniors
  • Thank you, Malcome!
  • Percy's Pro Shop
Dates to Note
November 1 - End of First Quarter
November 8, 9, 10 - High School Musical
November 11 - Veteran's Day Program - ISMS
November 11 - Board of Education Meeting
November 11 - NLEA Meeting
November 18 - Bulldogs of Character
Community Meeting - HS
November 21 - Blood Drive - HS
November 26 - Appleton Christmas Parade
November 27, 28, 29 - No School
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A note from Scott Bleck, District Administrator
Proactive Communication
“Can you hear me now?” It’s a funny line – but it’s true – people want to be heard. Effective communication and proactive communication builds trust. Listening is a dynamic communication strategy that is critical to creating an effective two-way communication.
The School District of New London is committed to establishing strategies that effectively utilize appropriate two-way communication within our school community. It’s not uncommon for one to think ahead and plan for future projects, initiatives, and challenges. As a District, we continually focus time and energy to process what lies ahead of us as a school community and to effectively communicate with stakeholders. 
Effective two-way communication is critical within our school community to ensure transparency and efficiencies. Proactive communication is both sending information, but also listening to ideas, concerns, and input. Listed below are problem-solving techniques and barriers often faced when establishing effective proactive communication.
A useful problem-solving technique is listening and gathering input. When you collect information, it has several pay-offs:
  • You may hear issues you didn’t realize were issues or concerns.
  • You may listen to solutions you and others hadn’t considered.
  • You may listen to questions or misconceptions that you may need to address in future communication to dispel rumors or correct misinformation.
There are several barriers to listening to be aware of:
  • Dislike or prejudice against the person providing input.
  • Thinking about answers before the speaker finishes can prevent you from fully paying attention to their message.
  • Place, time and location (some people are uncomfortable speaking in groups, so allow multiple ways for people to provide input, including face-to-face, but also use surveys, e-mails, etc.)
The School District of New London values two-way communication. Challenge yourself to be a proactive communicator in your personal life as well within our school community.

Community Connections

The New London Lions Club offered a free vision screening to all 4K students. An instant electronic scan of students' eyes determined the presence of six eye disorders. We thank the New London Lions Club for this service and Randy Cleveland and Tom Schmude for their help with the screenings.
During a routine school visit, Deputy Lange of Waupaca County entered an exciting basketball game at Readfield Elementary. The kids were delighted to have him join!
Lincoln Elementary had a visit from our New London Police department. Officer Wilson talked to our first graders about his uniform and how the police help our community. Officer Elliot also shared how a squad car helps police do their job.

Bill Bishop and Dawn Diestler from Associated Bank came to speak with the Personal Finance class about checking, saving and credit to help them learn about bank accounts, fees and managing money wisely. This was a great opportunity for a business in the community to share current banking practices with our high school students.
Officer Elliott , one of the New London School District's School Resource Officers, read a very funny book called, Officer Buckle and Gloria to first graders. He also explained how he helps keep students safe at school.
K-4 students at Parkview worked hard to spread kindness and encouragement. Their goal was to brighten the day of anyone walking on the sidewalks and entry way with chalk drawings and words.
4K students in Mrs. Smith's class at the Day Care Center celebrated Breakfast with Families this month. Students, parents and grandparents started their day off right with a delicious breakfast and extra family time!

Mrs. Bressler's Kindergarten class at Sugar Bush Elementary enjoyed a beautiful day at the apple orchard.

Parkview had parents participate in Mystery Science lessons . Parents were able to learn about some of the different curricular programs and Parkview's building goals.
Parkview has a new club open to students in grades 2-4 called Mindfulness Club . Students can choose to go to the Zones Room during their afternoon recess once a week to do a variety of mindful activities. On this day, students improved their balance with yoga.

Parkview Elementary PTO put on their annual Spooktacular Dance . Students had a freaky fun time! A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event extra spooky and fun!
Intermediate / Middle
Fifth grade students studying with Mystery Science constructed a model of the solar system using toilet paper. Mercury was 2 squares away from Earth while Pluto was 200!

Fifth grade students took a trip to space with the use of Virtual Reality glasses. Students explored the planets, the Milky Way, asteroids, and the sun using the goggles.
Sixth-grade science classes teamed with naturalists from Mosquito Hill to learn a variety of outdoor survival skills including use of a compass, and both fire and shelter making. Students gained a better understanding and appreciation of the world around them. Thank you, Mosquito Hill, for hosting this hands-on learning experience!
Sixth-grade students attended Outagamie County's Conservation Field Days at Homestead Meadows Farm in Appleton. Conservation specialists taught about land management, soil, water and the benefit of recycling and composting.
The Middle School cross country team capped off their season with a terrific showing at the conference meet. The girls and boys took home a runner up title this year!
Being held up on the right is Macy Reybrock , the individual conference title winner!
The High School HOSA organization made homemade "pink" baked goods and sold them at the last home football game. HOSA was able to raise $225.00 dollars to donate to St. Elizabeth's Breast Cancer Center .
Are you ready to get rocked?! New London High School students are ready to give you an evening of rock and roll excess in their production of Rock of Ages HS Edition . Please join them November 8 and 9 at 7:00 PM and November 10 at 2:00 PM.
The NL boys cross country team will compete in the WIAA Division 2 State Championship. The state meet is held at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Good luck !
Stanlee, the Basset Hound , visited NLHS students in their Veterinarian Science class . It may look like he was just lying down on the job, but he was actually helping to teach and assess the students on directional terminology.

High School students worked together to carve pumpkins for the Hatten Park Haunted Trail . Thank you to Ginger Arndt (New London Parks and Recreation Superintendent) for working with NLHS to provide students with this educational experience.
Students from Catalyst Academy and Next Generation Academy carved pumpkins for the Hatten Park Haunted Trail. The Hatten Park Haunted Trail is sponsored by the New London Park and Recreation .

Students in Mrs. Schulz's Adventure 2 classes took advantage of the recent nice weather and got out to learn some group biking and canoeing skills.

Catalyst Academy students learned about composting and native prairie restoration at Mosquito Hill . Students collected seeds for a future prairie planting at Mosquito Hill. They also helped the nature center prepare for the Harvest Moon Festival by getting 80 pumpkins ready for carving!

Blake Mellin, a 2013 NL graduate and financial advisor for Edward Jones, helped Consumer Math students analyze good investment stocks. These students will have a friendly competition for the next two months to see who can earn the most money in their stock portfolios.
The New London High School Jazz Ensemble hosted their annual Big Band Dinner and Dance . More that 200 guests had a delicious meal catered by Parker John's BBQ and Pizza while they listened to musical entertainment from the IS/MS Jazz Ensemble, the Lawrence University Combo, and the New London High School Jazz Ensemble.
Fox Valley Technical College Admissions Specialist Ben Wickersheim presented 12 New London High School students with their FVTC acceptance letters . Students were provided FVTC SWAG to help celebrate their acceptance.

Students in Spanish IV completed their dual credit enrollment with UW-Green Bay. Students have the opportunity to take Spanish 202 for 3 college credits. They could earn an additional 11 retro credits if they receive a B or better upon completion of the course.
Percy the Bulldog knows the high school administrative team and office staff members are committed to the success of all SDNL students. Percy is proud to be a Bulldog!
2019-20 Fall Athletic Teams
Cross Country

The NL Middle School staff gave Malcome Hathorne a warm send off for his 34 years of service to the School District of New London. All will truly miss his smiling face and willingness to help always. Best of days in retirement!
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.