E-Newsletter - June 2019
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:
Community Connections...
  • Graduation
  • 'Our Stories'
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Hatten Park Clean up
  • Blood Drive
Elementary Schools...
  • Science Lessons
  • Field Trips
  • Summer Sports
Secondary Schools...
  • DECA, Science, Math Activities
  • Math Awards
  • Fuel Up 60
  • Technology, Tech Ed
  • Prom
  • Penny Drive
  • Teachers as Graduates
  • NLEA Scholarship
  • Staff Activities
  • Teacher Appreciation
Dates to Note
June 4 - Students' Last Day of School
June 5 - Half-day Staff Development
June 4 thru 9 - Gr. 8 & 9 to Washington D.C.
June 10 - Board of Education Meeting
July 8 thru August 2 - Summer Academy
July 25 - Kids from Wisconsin
August 6 - Parent Workshop - Conscious Discipline
August 7 - ISMS School Registration
August 14 - ISMS/HS Registration
August 26 thru 29 - Full Days Staff Development
August 29 - Open Houses - All Elem & ISMS
September 3 - First Day of School Grades K-9
September 4 - First Day of School Grades 4K, 10-12
District News Quick Links:
Community Connections

Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2019!
For more images of the graduation event, please see the photo gallery link courtesy of Ali Garrigan Design:

Full gallery link:  Graduation 2019
NLHS seniors who attended Lincoln Elementary stopped by to hang out with current Lincoln students. They were also able to reconnect with teachers from their elementary school days. Lincoln staff and students were so thankful they stopped by!
Now graduated NLHS seniors who attended Readfield Elementary were delighted to have a visit with former staff and teachers when they returned to Readfield. A huge highlight was finding the tiles they created that are still on display in the school office.

 Check out this SDNL "Our Stories" video featuring NLHS alumni and social studies teacher, Patrick Lawton, and Dr. Michael Lawton of New London Family Dental.

Check out this SDNL "Our Stories" video featuring Jeff Shaw , owner and president of New London's MILL-TECH MFG & TRANSPORT LLC.

The NLHS band participated in New London's annual Memorial Day ceremony at Taft Park. The community and students came out to remember the men and women who served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The NLHS spring blood drive was another success...over 60 potential donors were registered, which resulted in approximately 42 units of blood collected!
Congratulations to the NLISMS students, staff, and to our New London community for an outstanding collection of pop tops! The Pop Tops Committee delivered 1,978 pounds of pop tops - just 22 lbs. shy of a ton, equaling 2,231,174 pop tops total. With the Milwaukee United Recycling Corporation doubling the donation, $2,218 was donated to the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House .
Grade 8 volunteers worked with the Park and Recreation Department to remove the invasive Tartan Honeysuckles in Hatten Park. Invasive species are an increasing problem because they "take over" or invade the park and make it difficult for native species to establish themselves.
Fourth graders from Sugar Bush Elementary made a visit to the Korth Farm.
A dental hygienist from Dr. Lawton’s Family Dental office talked to Lincoln and Readfield students about taking care of their teeth. Each student took home a dental health goodie bag.

Sugar Bush Student Council members enjoyed a tour of the New London Police Department and showed their appreciation for those who serve.
Parkview Elementary had an awesome end of the year party for students and their families. Thank you staff, volunteers, and PTO for this great event.

Fourth grade students at Readfield challenged themselves to golf with Sphero Balls. Teams programmed the balls with block coding and after some great attempts and teamwork, had many successful holes in ones!
Students at Readfield Elementary School have been inspired to think about a future in space. Morgan Steinert, former NL alumni and Blue Origin aerospace engineer, has been keeping them informed of current and future developments. Students wrote postcards that will travel on the next rocket to space. The postcards will travel to space on New Shepard, return to earth, receive an authenticity stamp and be mailed back to the students!
Parkview, Readfield and Lincoln 4K students and their families visited the New London Public Library and Museum. Stacy Dietzler from the library read books about birds and set up a fun bird nest craft for the students.
Wendy Stone took the students and families to the Public Museum to look at birds in their collection and do a bird scavenger hunt.
NL Coaches offering Summer Youth Sports Camps
ISMS students who participated in the state-wide competition, Battle of the Books , celebrated their efforts with cake and ice cream. Students formed teams at the beginning of the year and worked together to read from a list of books selected by Wisconsin students, with their efforts being showcased in school and state-wide "battles."
A special congratulations to our 8th-grade participants, many of whom have competed in Battle of the Books all fours years!
Five members of the Fuel Up to Play 60 team represented our Middle School at Ambassador Training 1 at Lambeau Field. Along with activities with Packer players, Geronimo Alison and Mason Crosby, students learned about cheese making, calf farming, created a tasty new treat, and heard from local dairy farmers.
The team prepared healthy smoothies for all 700 students to sample.. Middle school students pedaled the bikes to blend the smoothies .
Mrs. Korth asked a group of 7th grade students if they could design and paint a large mural outside of her classroom to celebrate their achievements and reaching major goals. After two years of hard work, some 8th grade students have finished a major work of art!
Fifth grade students learned about volume by building with ones pieces. They had to make the correct dimensions and figure out missing information.
Sixth graders are hard at work -even if there are only a few days of school left before summer break. They did many things with the coordinate plane in their last Math unit of sixth grade!
Thirty 6th grade students participated in the Wisconsin Math League contest. The team placed 6th out of 35 statewide schools and FIRST in our region! Congratulations to Max Behling, Hudson Lubinski, Kori VanElzen and Janet Weng who all ranked in the top 4 regionally.
Twenty-three 6th grade students earned the opportunity to go to the University of WI - Stevens Point for 'College Days for Kids.' Students received a t-shirt and a bag of school supplies to use in the 3 classes they chose to attend.

Mrs. Schommer’s and Mrs. Gustafson’s 7th grade students had a blast completing “The Amazing Race” in language arts. Students worked in teams to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and complete a relay.
ISMS students Glavin Lubinski, Autumn Martin, Ryan Mackey, and Charles Sloma shared their innovative project designs and learning experiences in Technology Education with representatives from both Bemis and the Project Lead Organization.
DECA students visited kindergarten and 1st grade classes to celebrate Money Smart Week. The DECA students worked with the elementary students to teach them about money and counting by reading a book and doing a fun activity.
Twenty-four 9th graders attended the Waupaca County Youth Government Day thanks to the generosity of both Waupaca County American Legion members and Waupaca County employees. They learned about state and local government.
New London High School Math League finished in 2nd place in Division II. Alaena Wolf placed 1st in Division II in Geometry and Owen Schlueter placed 2nd in Division II in Geometry. Please join us in congratulating these NLHS students.
The High School National Honor Society has installed its officers for next school year.

Spanish 4 students put their knowledge to the "taste" test, as they culminated a unit on Spanish tapas. Students cooked empanadas de espinaca, croquetas de jamon y patatas bravas. ¡Deliciosa!
Sources of Strength group invited NLHS students to participate in their final campaign of the year: Naming & Thanking Your Trusted Adult . The Sources of Strength group wanted to stress how important it is that every single young person has an adult in their life that they can trust and turn to for support and help if/when crisis hits.
Their campaign had three action steps ... name, thank, and share who your trusted adult is!
Principal Brian Yerkey and Associate Principal Jennifer Bruce honored their promise to dress up for NLHS students if they could raise more than $300 for a Penny War challenge sponsored by the BEST Club . Students and staff raised a total of $934.63 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)! As the winning class, NLHS sophomores voted for Mr. Yerkey to wear: cut off jean shorts, cut off flannel, stetson, cowboy boots, belt buckle, and a mullet while Mrs. Bruce was voted to dress up as a Prom Princess with hair and makeup! Well done NLHS for raising money for a good cause and having fun together in the process.
Each year, NLHS DECA students run a Middle School DECA chapter. There were six sessions held with 8th grade students where they learned about entrepreneurship, handshakes, and more.
On Saturday, May 4, about 25 AP Calculus students came in for an AP review session. Mrs. Thorne, AP Calculus teacher, was so impressed with the turn out considering Prom was that day!
New London Track and Field would like to thank  Pine Tree Supper Club  for their generous donation of all the hamburger used for track concessions. This is the second year they have donated and hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a sell out every time. Thank You!

NLHS hosted their "This Magic Moment" prom event . The festivities were magical indeed! What a fantastic evening full of dancing and fun. These Bulldogs looked stunning!
NLHS students in Mr. Fuhs's early morning Carpentry class helped to build this "SHE" shed for Mrs. Fenske , the custodian at Readfield. She now has a place to house all her snow removal tools and other building maintenance items. Students built the shed at NLHS, took the walls and roof down and reconstructed and finished it on site at Readfield. The students used this opportunity to reinforce the principal purpose of education...learning. Well done! 
HS Youth Apprenticeship student , Dylan Schley, signed with Carpenters Local 955 as his future employer. Thanks to Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman for presenting and The Boldt Company for supporting Youth Apprenticeship!
NLHS teachers continue to demonstrate a love of learning. Congratulations to Kyle Tesch and Tami Thorne on their recent graduation. Both received their Masters Degree in Mathematics. This accomplishment will not only impact our classrooms, but is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission and allows them to serve as college instructors. This compliments our ongoing partnership with Fox Valley Technical College in the area of Mathematics! Well done Kyle and Tami! Thank you for modeling what lifelong learners look like .

T his is just another example of how our New London professional team represents across our state and industry! Congratulations, Lynn Schaal , on getting some well deserved recognition.

New London Education Association recently held a donation challenge to win a one-of-a-kind NL Bulldog quilt to raise funds for its annual NLEA scholarship. The group raised approximately $400. Mary Dickrell, the NLHS Instructional Resource Coach, was the lucky winner.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week , NL seniors recognized four teachers that have made an impact on their education at New London High School at their softball game. The words that the seniors spoke highlights the value of everyone in the educational field. To all teachers--your impact and importance to our students lays the foundation to their next steps in life. Thank you for all that you do!
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