E-Newsletter - April 2019
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:
* Canned Food Donations
*Sturgeon Shuffle
*Bulldogs of Character Activities
*Random Acts of Kindness
*St. Patrick's Activities
*Read, Read, Read Across America
*Student Awards
*Student Group Accomplishments
*Educational Field Trips
*Musical Activities
*Alumni Merits
Dates to Note
April 2 - Spring BOARD ELECTION
April 4 - Literacy Night - SB
April 5 - Student MAKE-UP Day
April 8 - Board of Education Meeting
April 9 - Breakfast with Mom & Dad - LN
April 11 - Breakfast with Mom & Dad - RF
April 11 - Breakfast with Mom & Dad - IS (5&6)
April 11 - Career Day - MSIS
April 12 - 14 - Spring Play / HS
April 18, 19 & 22 - NO SCHOOL
April 21 - Happy Easter
April 24 - No School grades 11-12,
Aspire Testing for grades 9-10
April 25 - Breakfast with Mom & Dad - PV
April 25 - Spring Music Dept Concert - HS
April 27 - Annual Sturgeon Shuffle
April 29 - Bulldogs of Character in the Community Meeting
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Community Connections
The Can You Fill the Bus? Canned Food Drive is now complete! Congrats to Lincoln Elementary for winning the first place prize package of indoor recess board games! Nine schools donated 1,089 canned food items throughout our region, and thank you to our local food pantries for helping us with this canned food drive ( Salvation Army - Fox Cities )! That's a wrap for Winter Walk to School Month Challenges - let's bring on spring!
Parkview Elementary also partnered with Safe Routes to School to learn and practice walking safely outside during the winter. They have had a lot of practice this year! Safe Routes to School has also connected with our local Salvation Army to collect canned goods as part of their Help for the Homeless campaign. In the first week Parkview collected 38.5 pounds of canned goods.
The Sturgeon Shuffle will once again donate proceeds from this year’s event to backpack organizations in and around the communities served by First State Bank. These not-for-profit organizations coordinate with schools to provide backpacks of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to students, so that they have enough food to eat on weekends. Registration for the Sturgeon Shuffle is available online at  www.sturgeonshuffle.com.  

NLHS Student Council students planned a St. Patrick's themed visit to the Daycare Center of New London. Adorable!

A few Parkview Elementary student council members surprised parents with carnations donated by Rice's Greenhouse as part of Bulldogs of Character's Random Acts of Kindness Week. Students want our community to be reminded that kindness is contagious, so please continue to pass it along.

The New London leprechauns visited Lincoln School ! How lucky!
To celebrate the end of a nonfiction reading unit, Parkview 1st graders visited kindergarten classrooms to share their reading knowledge!
Sugar Bush celebrated Read Across America week! Mr. Evan Guell, phy ed teacher, had fun on the playground with children during recess.

Thanks to Instructional Resource Coach Mr. Techlin, 4K students across the district get to practice their coding skills with some new robot friends! Sugar Bush 4K friends got to learn about Botley, who takes directions from a remote. They practiced directional skills like forward, back, left, and right and they got to work on what to do when things don't go as expected!
Parkview Elementary celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week. Parkview students were able to perform 2,032 acts of kindness. Each heart blossom on their kindness tree has the name of each student that showed kindness in school.
Sugar Bush students and staff celebrated Read Across America week with dress-up days and to conclude, an all-school read. Students were able to snuggle up in the hallways with classmates and great books.
Students in Mrs Steinert's and Mrs Saucerman's classes at Readfield Elementary School worked in pairs to improve their recorder skills. One student was the recorder "patient," and the other took the role of "doctor." The patient played Hot Cross Buns while the doctor listened. After listening, the doctor gave constructive feedback to help the patient improve! The students took their roles very seriously, and a lot of beautiful music was made!
Second graders in Mrs. Hinde's class at Sugar Bush chose to celebrate the end of their nonfiction writing unit by reading their published animal books to the 4K students. The 4K students were very excited to learn all about different animals and the second grade "experts" were proud to show off all of their hard work!
This year for Literacy Night students, parents, and community members enjoyed the Literary Works by scanning QR codes with phones or electronic devices in order to watch videos created by their children. The Parkview hallways were filled with excitement.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Bressler's class at Sugar Bush Elementary enjoyed Green Eggs and Ham while celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America week.
Grace Yerkey, a Parkview 4th grader, won the 2019 Irish Poetry Contest, and was named the 2019 Irish Lass. The contest was open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Grace's poem was titled 'Irish Cheers.'
Students from Mr Hallman's 3rd and 4th grade music classes at Parkview and Lincoln traveled to the PAC. They participated with over 1,500 students from the area in a completely interactive concert experience. Through the Carnegie Hall, Link Up series, our students played recorders along with the Fox Cities Youth Orchestra on several pieces and sang along on a few also.
Second grade students at Parkview School had to use household objects to design bird feeder prototypes that answered the question, "How could you get more birds to visit a bird feeder?" They also made pine cone bird feeders and hung them on the trees outside.
The Intermediate/Middle School Library invited 5th-8th graders to participate in Teen Tech Bingo all March long! Students used a digital bingo card found on the library website to complete activities of their choice to achieve a bingo. All participants who turned in a completed bingo card received a prize and were entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize Teen Tech Gift Basket!
Fifth grade students celebrated "Pi Day" (3.14) by making pi using as many digits of the infinite number as possible!
Mr. Fargen from Karate America offered a great opportunity to the 6th grade to learn through word, demonstration, and whole group participation to be respectful and to find the self-confidence in our positive self-esteem. The lesson that we all CAN and WILL succeed was heard and believed - "Might For Right!" Thank you to Mr. Fargen for your time, effort, and eye-opening demonstrations.
Congratulations to Jonah Stone and Glavin Lubinski on their participation in the Regional Middle School Spelling Bee held at Lawrence University. Both boys represented New London as true Bulldogs of Character!
Seventh grade students had a flash debate on Friday! Students worked in groups to research a topic and present their evidence to their peers.
The 7th and 8th grade Spanish students participated in an international March Madness contest (Locura de marzo) with over 300,000 votes from around the world! Instead of typical March Madness basketball teams, students interacted with 16 Spanish songs. They filled out their bracket predictions and voted for songs to advance to the next rounds. The students were competing to see who had the best bracket for a Spanish treat! Locura de marzo created excitement for language learning and encouraged students to actively engage with culture and language. 
Students of Mr. Krueger's 6th grade social studies class recently displayed their knowledge of Ancient India by building 3D models. They then put their knowledge to the test by having to grade each other's projects. There were very limited instructions, and students were encouraged to be creative.
A huge THANK YOU to the community and intermediate and middle school band families for their support of the 19th Annual Pops Concert. The event was a huge success; thank you for the hard work of all the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students as well as generous donations and offerings of everyone who attended.
Recently, 8th grade NLMSIS students attended the Your Future Live Career Expo at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. There were 3 zones with representatives from a variety of careers. Students really enjoyed the "gamified" CPR experience where they raced to save their dummy's lives. They also got to meet FOX11's Pete Petoniak, try out the YMCA's fitness equipment, analyze real x-rays, learn about photography, and much more!
Thanks to all our recent snow, the NLHS Adventure classes were able to get out and enjoy a couple of days snowshoeing.

A group of NLHS juniors and seniors went to the first annual Latino / Hispanic Scholar Day at UW Oshkosh . Students were able to tour the campus and ask a panel of current Hispanic students about campus life. This gave the students the opportunity to see what is available to them at UW Oshkosh and to see how to pursue that goal.
Mrs. Thorne’s Precalculus students practiced at the board making Unit Circles for a quiz.
Sixteen NLHS students recently competed at the state DECA competition. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Nine students qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, at the end of April!
Every year NLHS freshmen in American and Global Studies participate in an Americanism essay contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. This year's theme was " How can we address and prevent veteran homelessness in our communities? " The Auxiliary selected the top three essays for small cash awards and will submit the top essay to the state-wide competition.
Jacob Tews is enrolled in both cabinet making and furniture making courses at NLHS. He is also in the work release program practicing his craft at Chris' Custom Woodworks in Fremont. He has been coming in everyday at 6:00 a.m. for the past 3 months to work on this project. What an exceptional young man and a fine cabinet maker!
The NLHS TSA TEAMS Competition was held in March. Prior to the competition, teams were required to write and submit an essay regarding artificial intelligence. For the competition, students worked in teams and had 90 minutes to answer 80 engineering / math / science and technology questions. They worked on the "build" part of the competition. Teams were given a problem and random supplies and had to develop a prototype to complete a task.
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