February 18, 2021 (Updated)

"The weather might be cold,
but at least our hearts are warm. " Abdelrahman

 
Dear Southern Door Community,

When winter first starts, there's always something a little magical about that first fallen snow. Yet after awhile, the short days and cold weather tend to wear on everyone. Just when we thought the winter was going to be a mild one, Mother Nature decided to bring us quite a cold spell this past couple of weeks. When wind chills dip below zero, we continue to monitor the forecast to ensure student and staff safety. Even though students do not go outdoors during such times, it is always your choice, as a parent, whether you want to send your child to school or not. We thank our bus drivers who are now taking extra efforts each evening to make sure their buses are plugged in and ready for the next day's trips.

We know that in Wisconsin, winter can last yet for another month or so. . .and our seniors always lobby me for a long-awaited snow day. This year's class is no different!

Even though the temperatures are cold, it is heartwarming to see all the energy that is generated by our students and staff as they continue to learn, participate in special activities, and make the most of the adversity that was brought into their lives this year! We have so much to celebrate as we grow together as a school community - one that has shown others how to face any challenges that come our way, approach our work with passion and enthusiasm, and continue to be Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong.

Yours in Education,
Patti
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
IN THIS ISSUE
*Board of Education Update
*Tech & Information Media News
*Math Honors
*Bowling Team Advances to State
*Basketball Playoffs
*Superintendent Search Process
*Class of 2021 Valedictorian
*Class of 2021 Salutatorian
*Virtual Writing Program for Families
*Auditorium Presents Virtual Concert
*CPT Telethon - Support our 5th Grade
*Musical Tickets are Now on Sale
Community: Raising a Thinking Child
Board of Education
Click on this link to access a summary of Monday night's board meeting.
Click on this link to access the Superintendent's Good News Report.
Tech & Information Media News Please click on this link to access the latest newsletter. Take a look for Google and Chrome quick tips, tech being used in a middle school science classroom, and library news from around the district.
MATH HONORS
Congratulations to James and Laura Zittlow, who were named members of the Packerland All-Conference Math Team! The High School Math Team also finished with a third-place ranking in the conference.
IMPORTANT DATES
NotePlease closely monitor the school calendar and sign up for rschooltoday updates so you are made aware of cancellations and postponements, especially now with the ever changing times.

Thursday, February 18
--Swimming @ Sturgeon Bay

Friday, February 19
NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
--7p Boys' Basketball Regional Semi-Finals - Eagles @ Valders

National FFA Week (District wide, we will observe two of the FFA theme days!)

Monday, February 22
Camo/Outdoor Gear School Spirit Day
--6p Door County Medical Center Facebook Live - Covid Update

Wednesday, February 24
"I Love My Public School Day"

Thursday, February 25
National Chili Day - On February 25, 2021 Southern Door Food Service is taking part in National Chili Day! Students will have the opportunity to enjoy Wisconsin-grown kidney beans from Chippewa Valley Bean, located in Menomonie. Students will learn the health benefits of kidney beans, while also learning about Chippewa Valley Bean Farm." sponsored by A'viands and the Farm to School program

Friday, February 26
Wear Flannel School Spirit Day
--Middle/High School mid-quarter progress

Saturday, February 27
--Girls' swimming at Ashwaubenon
--1p Virtual Writing Program sponsored by Write On Door County.
Fox, Sparrow, Child, Bear is an intergenerational fable-writing program. You can find more information in the link above or by visiting: www.writeondoorcounty.org
BOWLING TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE
Congratulations to the Bowling team, which won the conference and sectional titles! They are now headed to state the first week of March. Pictured from left to right are: Coach Andy Hartel; Brooke Strege; Landon Heldmann; Coach Matt Heldmann; Dezuray LeRoy; Dylan Taylor; & Kameron Robinson.GO EAGLES!
BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
The boys basketball team opened the WIAA Division 3 playoffs on Tuesday night with a a 43-32 win over rival Sturgeon Bay. They now advance to the Regional Semi-Finals at Valders. The game will be broadcast on the Valders Youtube channel at this link. Last week, the girls' basketball team lost to top-seeded Brillion in their regional semi-finals. Congratulations to the student athletes and their coaches, for being able to play a full season so successfully during this pandemic time! GO EAGLES!
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH PROCESS
Hello Southern Door Eagles,
With the recent announcement of Mrs. Vickman's retirement, I wanted to provide an update on the status of hiring for Southern Door's next superintendent. First, as a board, we conducted interviews and reference checks with different hiring firms. We were most pleased with the services that WASB offers, and we signed a contract with them in earlier in the month. WASB was the firm that also found Patti, and they are well versed in the needs of our district and the expertise that Patti provides to the district.
Thank you for providing input on the staff and parent surveys that will provide important feedback to the board as we progress in the search process. There is currently a stakeholder group being gathered, to represent various areas of the district and community, to provide additional feedback on finalists. Our goal is to have the superintendent hired by April 1. We look forward to new opportunities, and working in a collaborative partnership on this endeavor.
Thank you,
Penny Price, Board of Education President
CLASS OF 2021 VALEDICTORIAN
Congratulations to Valedictorian Ella Wienke, and daughter of Tollef and Sheila Wienke. Ella will be attending one of two universities in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis where she will pursue her passions of music and education.
 
Throughout the years, she has participated in many activities, both inside and outside the school community. Some of these include girls’ varsity swimming with a team that earned three conference team championships and one sectional team championship, Door County YMCA swim club where she was a two-time state qualifier, three high school musical productions, show choir, solo and ensemble, madrigal, National Honor Society, student government, and is also a Global Education Achievement (GEAC) scholar. Ella has taken such courses as Spanish IV, AP Government, AP Music Theory, and AP Literature. She has done all of this, while maintaining a position on the High Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. 
 
Outside of school, she helps out regularly at her church, Spring Lake Community Church (Green Bay, WI), including leading her church musical worship teams and participating in several mission trips throughout the United States. She also spends time with her family, as the oldest of ten, and of course her canine siblings - which may just be her favorite siblings.  
CLASS OF 2021 SALUTATORIAN
Congratulations to Laris Krauel, Class of 2021 Salutatorian, and daughter of Dan and Callie Krauel. In the fall of 2021, she plans to attend DePaul University to major in actuarial science.
 
Throughout her high school career, Laris has been a representative on the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, and has completed over 40 hours of community service. In addition, Laris has participated in extracurriculars such as softball, volleyball, powderpuff football, math team, and the GEAC (Global Education Achievement Certificate) scholar. She was awarded most improved player on her volleyball team during her sophomore year. Laris has also been on the High Honor Roll for every semester in high school. Outside of school, Laris works at Door County Jellystone Park.
VIRTUAL WRITING PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES
Fox, Sparrow, Child, Bear is an intergenerational fable-writing program led by Jill Stukenberg. Write On Door County will offer this virtual program on Saturday, February 27, from 1 - 2:30 pm Central Time. Their hope is that children can be joined by grandparents even if they are in another state. You can find more information in the link above or by visiting: www.writeondoorcounty.org . 
FREE VIRTUAL CONCERT 7PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021
Named Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in 2019, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have consistently delivered chart-topping radio hits and energetic performances and have become regular guests on the historic Grand Ole Opry.
How to view the March 7 performance:
1. Join us directly on our Facebook page by clicking the following link, or copy-and-paste the URL: https://www.facebook.com/SDCAuditorium/
2.Visit the streaming page on our website: http://southerndoorauditorium.org/stream.html
HOW TO SUPPORT THE FIFTH GRADE AND THE CPI TELETHON
For over 40 years, the fifth grade class at Southern Door has fundraised for the CP Telethon through their musical by letter writing. This year, things look a little different.
How Do You Make A Donation? If you personally know a fifth grader, you can ask them to send you their fundraising link. Otherwise, donations can be made directly through our general fundraising page at https://e.givesmart.com/events/jkZ/c/:Yj5mOW9L4OX
TICKETS ON SALE FOR MUSICAL
Due to Covid-19 there are no in-person performances.
  1. There is no over-the-phone or in-person ticket sales allowed. Individuals must go online and purchase the ticket themselves at $10 each. Patrons can buy tickets at  https://www.showtix4u.com/events/727.
  2. There are two videos due to the double casting of lead
roles. If households wanted to watch each cast, they will need to purchase a $10 streaming code for each performance as it is noted in each event description, but the Berlin cast features Brady Tooley as Mickey McKee and Dalena Pakalske as Betty Gold/Buddy O'Reilly; and the Gershwin cast features Dale Swanson, Jr. as Mickey McKee and Mackenzie Finger as Betty Gold/Buddy O'Reilly.   
4.     Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a unique access code that will allow you to view the video from Friday, March 19 at 7 pm through Sunday, March 21 at 10 pm by going to https://www.showtix4u.com/stream.