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BLACKHAWK BULLETIN
October 2014
Volume: 42 Number: 2
What’s Inside…
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Superintendent’s Article
4
Principal’s Article
5
News from Counseling Dept.
7
PEPO Fall Update
8-9
Clip & Save
10
Ice Cream Social
11
Instrumental Music Notes
12
Tech Club News
Spanish Club News
13
Ecology Club News
14
Local Food Rendezvous
Postal Customer
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15-17 Menus
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Activities Calendar
19-23 Board Meeting Minutes
Improving America’s Future...
One Student at a Time
Pat Sullivan, Superintendent/Principal 4K-5
887-9000, Ext. 101
Kyle Cronan, 6-12 Principal
887-9000, Ext. 102
Marcia Sawyer, Business Director
887-9000, Ext. 107
It is the policy of the Port Edwards School District that no person may be denied admission to
any public school in the district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or
be discriminated against in any curriculum, co-curricular, pupil service, recreational, career
and technical education classes or other program or activity regardless of race, religion,
political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, age, national origin, handicap, pregnancy,
marital or parental status, ancestry, color, creed, physical, mental, emotional or learning
disability, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard, state defense
force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or Wisconsin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.
The district encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. A formal complaint
resolution procedure is available to address allegations of violations of the policy of the
Port Edwards School District.
For assistance, please contact Pat Sullivan, Non-Discrimination Compliance Officer, at 801
Second Street, Port Edwards, WI 54469 or call 715-887-9000, ext. 101.
Blackhawk Bulletin is an official publication of the Port Edwards School District, offering
news, announcements, and details of upcoming events. The school district welcomes
newsletter contributions, comments, questions, and suggestions.
Write to:Port Edwards School District
801 2nd Street
Port Edwards, WI 54469
Phone:(715) 887-9000
Fax: (715) 887-9040
Website: www.pesd.k12.wi.us
Editor: Stacie Kleifgen
Editor’s Assistant: Becky Taylor
Mascot Artwork: Cameron Clark
Thanks for Getting Involved
Submitted by: Pat Sullivan, Superintendent/4K-5 Principal
Although the teachers have several days of inservice in August, no one feels
like school has begun until the students walk into the buildings. It is amazing
to welcome the new faces of our 4K and kindergartners while we are
beginning to finalize the high school career of our seniors, especially when I
can remember welcoming those seniors on their first day of kindergarten.
During this school year everyone in our community will play a small part in making this
school year a success. Every district resident gives in some way to ensure that our students
have the resources that they need to make their educational journey a success. We hope that
you have a bit of time to get involved with our students. Their talents will amaze you and I can
promise that you will benefit as much as they do. If you have expertise and special skills to
share, there is a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer with classroom teachers. Our parent
organizations, such as the Booster Club and PEPO, will welcome your help. We also have a
very active educational foundation that provides innovative teacher scholarships with your
donations.
In the larger community we also have forces at work that are focusing on local career
opportunities for students. The Business Education Partnership is forging relationships that will
facilitate experiences for students where they can learn about the unlimited potential of a career
in manufacturing. This partnership was formed to help make connections between local
business people and our future workforce. Knowing that with the advent of the silver tsunami
many of our local manufacturing businesses will have job opportunities at varying skill levels
for our graduates.
This three-year-old partnership has led to an increase in understanding between local
businesses and our local school districts. The partnership benefits the students and our local
economic development in two ways. The first is by engaging the two groups in activities that
increase awareness of what career opportunities are locally available now and in the near future.
The second involves the sharing of information that helps our schools increase their internal
understanding of what skills and abilities our students need to have to be able to secure familysustaining jobs right here in our community.
Over the course of this partnership our administrators and teachers have had
opportunities to participate in a series of industry tours. Places like ERCO, Ocean Spray and
Domtar have opened their doors to us, so that we might get a firsthand look at what it takes to
work in a modern manufacturing facility. This has allowed classroom teachers to increase their
understanding of what skills students require and has informed instruction with respect to real
work applications. Since our teachers are now much more familiar with local manufacturing
they can have very specific and pointed answers to the age old question, “Where am I ever
going to use this?”
From the Business Education Partnership to the many community organizations right
here in Port Edwards, great things happen because someone asked, “What can I do to make sure
that the things that are important to my community continue and thrive? Thank you for asking
yourself that question and for taking action to make good things happen for the students at Port
Edwards Public Schools.
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Blackhawk Bulletin
October 2014
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JEMS/JEHS News
Submitted by: Kyle Cronan—HS/MS Principal
Featured this Month: Youth Apprenticeship Programs
and School Attendance Concern
School has gotten off to a fast start this fall at John Edwards Middle/High School. As
this newsletter goes to print we will already have hosted several fall sports events and
we look forward to the Homecoming celebration during the week of October 5 th
th
through October 11 . Make sure to mark your calendar for the Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally and Bonfire on
October 9th. In this newsletter, there are two items I would like to highlight. First is the opportunity that exists in
Youth Apprenticeship for many of our junior and senior students. The second item regards attendance at school.
Youth Apprenticeship
Over the past three years, our school district has been directly involved with the Business Education
Partnership Committee sponsored by Incourage Community Foundation. One of the most immediate and
student centered results of this partnership has been the development of expanded Youth Apprenticeship
experiences in our local area. John Edwards High School has worked directly with the Business Education
Partnership Committee and local businesses to build strong ties between the school and local area employers to
provide students the opportunity to receive hands on experience in business, technology and industry. For the
first time in our Youth Apprenticeship program, John Edwards High School is sponsoring a student in the
Information Technology field. Additionally, we have worked with many local manufacturers to open up
opportunity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field and also the Manufacturing
field. Additionally, for several years students have had the opportunity to experience the Finance field. The
Youth Apprenticeship program has multiple components that make the program successful. First, students in
this program are paid by their apprenticeship employers. Next, students do continue to attend school, but may
have some release time built into their schedule to work with the apprenticeship employer. Students do have
traditional classroom components that are required as a part of the program and relate to the field of their
apprenticeship. Over the course of a calendar year, a student must work for their apprenticeship employer for a
minimum of 450 hours. Students can enter this program either their junior or senior year, but junior year is
preferable. In the case of at least one local high-tech manufacturing business, many past Youth Apprenticeship
students have stayed on the job after high school and some have even had their technical college education paid
for in part by the business. If your child is a freshmen or sophomore student, it is not too early to consider this
path. Students interested in this program should consider researching the possibilities and applying by January
of either their sophomore or junior year. More information on this program can be obtained by contacting the
John Edwards High School Counseling Office or by contacting Gary Spencer, the School to Work Coordinator
at John Edwards High School.
Attendance Item
In order to best serve the needs of your children we look to continually refine our attendance
procedures. One attendance item in particular has caused some miscommunication both at home and at school.
At the beginning of the school year, students are told to report to either the school nurse or one of the school
offices if they are feeling ill or have some other health concern that needs to be tended to in a timely manner.
For any students who are either ill or who have an immediate health concern, the school will work directly with
the parents to best serve that student. Sometimes this may result in the student going home or possibly seeking
medical attention. There have been several instances of students calling home directly or texting a parent;
without the knowledge of school personnel, regarding not feeling well and then seeking to be excused from
school. Inevitably, parents have shown up expecting to see their child in the office or with the school nurse, but
the child is still in class because the child has not told anyone that their parent has been contacted. We do seek
to work with students and parents in these matters and have no desire to keep a sick or injured child in class
when that is not necessarily desirable. If your child contacts you during the day regarding being sick, please
encourage your child to report to the nurse or the office. Additionally, if possible please contact the school
immediately to keep us informed of the situation. With so much technology available that allows us to stay in
contact with our children almost immediately, sometimes important information is not passed onto school
personnel; we ask for your assistance in this matter.
As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student, please contact me at John
Edwards Middle/High School---715-887-9000, ext 102.
Have a great October!
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News from the Counseling Department
By: Rauni Vruwink and Ann Aschenbrenner
Please be advised that colleges and universities are now accepting applications for next fall. Please stop in the
counseling office for application information. Our counseling staff is very willing to assist you in any way that
we can. Early application is strongly encouraged and housing options fill quickly.
Scholarship opportunities will be shared with seniors via Google Drive. Seniors are reminded to check this list on
a regular basis so that they are aware of the opportunities that are available and the deadlines.
ACT 2014-15 Test Dates
Test Dates
Registration Deadline
12/13/14
11/7/14
2/7/15
1/9/15
4/18/15
3/13/15
6/13/15
5/8/15
Please register for the ACT online at www.actstudent.org.
College Goal Wisconsin 2015
MSTC in Wisconsin Rapids, Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Many colleges/universities have announced their Preview Days:
UW-Madison
Campus Tours and Daily Walking Tours – To schedule:
Visit: www.admissions.wisc.edu/visitbucky/
UW-Green Bay
October 10, 24, 31 November 14, April 3, 24
UW-LaCrosse
Close-Up Dates: October 17, 30, 31 November 14
UW-Milwaukee
Visit: www4.uwm.edu/visit/tours.cfm for tour opportunities
UW-Oshkosh
Preview Days:
Business - October 3
Health and Science – October 10
Connect Preview – October 17
Titan Preview – October 24, November 14
Education Preview – October 31
Music Preview – November 19
Residence Life – December 5
Please check the UW-Help website,
www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu, for complete information on
college preview days and tours.
UW-Whitewater
Warhawk Premiere Days October 3,13,17,24,
November 7
Daily Campus Tours Available
UW-Stevens Point
Viewpoint Days October 11, 17, 31, November 1
UW-Stout
Preview Days October 10,16,17,24, November 14
UW-Eau Claire
Saturday Visits October 11, 25, November 8
Bluegold Spotlights October 16, 17, 30, 31
UW–Superior
Fall Preview Days October 16, 17, 18
UW-River Falls
Preview Days October 10, 16, 17, 24 November
7, December 5
UW Platteville
Preview Days October 4, 13, 31, November 15
UW Parkside
Preview Day October 24,
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Informational websites:
www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org – student site for planning and preparation for college
www.studentaid.ed.gov – federal site for grants
https://apply.wisconsin.edu – application for admission
majormania.uwex.edu – student site to find out which colleges offer specific majors.
uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/videos
[email protected]
[email protected]
The following college preparatory credit requirements are part of the University of
Wisconsin’s admission requirements:
п‚· 4 English
п‚· 3 Mathematics: must include at least one credit of algebra and the equivalent of one credit of geometry.
п‚· 3 Natural Science
п‚· 3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from the above areas, foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas.
NCAA Eligibility – Any high school student considering playing sports in a Division I or Division II school
should visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website to review academic eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to
comply with all requirements.
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa
https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common
Local and State Testing
PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to interested sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 15th. The
PSAT/NMSQT is a qualifying factor for National Merit Scholarship Corporation Scholarships.
This year the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam window is October 27-November 7. All students in
grades 4, 8, and 10 will test in Science and Social Studies.
The 9th grade ACT Aspire is a new exam this year. It will be administered online to all 9th grade students during
the October 6-24 test window. The ACT Aspire will test students in English, math, reading, science, and writing.
Additional information will be mailed closer to the testing times.
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(Port Edwards Parent Organization) Fall Update
Submitted by: Jennie Breitrick, Secretary
The school year is off to a great start and PEPO had our fall kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 9th,
2014. Welcome to our new members!
Thank you to the many families that stopped by our table at Back-to-School Night. We raffled off two
baskets. The first one was a movie night basket, which included a gift card to Family Video, and the
second was a craft basket. The basket winners were Erica Bakken, who is the mother of Ariana Schultz,
and Kerri Martinson, who is the mother of Austin & Aubreigh. Congratulations to the both of you!!
Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All students from 4K
to 5th grade are invited for this great evening of fun. All activities are free including a dinner of pizza,
chips, and water/juice. There will be many games plus face painting and tattoos, and cookie decorating.
Halloween costumes are welcome and fun is encouraged! We hope to see you there!
Our fundraiser for this year will again be Yankee Candles. It was a huge success last year, so we
decided to bring it back again this year. We are still finalizing the dates but it will be in time for the
Christmas season. Look for additional information when we have finalized the dates.
Remember to keep saving your Box Tops and Labels for Education. Please drop them off at the
elementary school office or send them with your child to school. The box tops and labels appear on
cereal boxes, juices, soups, and many other food items. We appreciate your help collecting them. Each
year the box top earnings add up, and go towards the purchase of playground equipment. The Labels for
Education are redeemed for classroom/school supplies.
Please consider joining PEPO this school year. We appreciate any help offered and welcome your great
ideas. Meetings are held during the school year on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the
Elementary School Library. However, our next meeting will be held on Oct. 7.
Above all, we want to build a stronger group of involved parents so that we can
all work together to bring additional benefits to our students, now and in the
future.
Tammy Barstow, Co-President
Tonya Callahan, Co-President
Cristina Heath, Treasurer
Jennie Breitrick, Secretary
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CLIP & SAVE TO HELP THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Submitted by: Becky Taylor, Secretary
Port Edwards Elementary School participates in four programs that bring money into our
playground fund and provide a wide variety of school products used in the classrooms. The
Milk Moola program directly benefits the school’s parent organization, PEPO (Port Edwards
Parent Organization). We are pleased to participate in the following,
with your mutual support:
Box Tops for Education from General Mills
Recycling Inkjet & Laser Cartridges through Cartridge World
Campbells Labels for Education &
Milk Moola from Kwik Trip
You can help the elementary school when you Clip Box Tops
Coupons from hundreds of General Mills products found throughout local stores. Turn in
your box tops coupons to the elementary school. We will collect submitted box tops and mail
them into General Mills. General Mills will pay our school 10Вў (ten cents) for each box tops
coupon redeemed.
The second easy way to help us earn money for our playground equipment is through
recycled inkjet and laser cartridges. Cartridge World will pay us cash for empty printer
cartridges. They remanufacture the cartridges and sell them at significant savings to their
customers.
Empty cartridges can be collected from homes of family and friends, parents’ workplaces and
local businesses. Drop off the cartridges in the elementary school office and our school will
receive money for the cartridges we collect. If you prefer to take your cartridge to have it
remanufactured at their store, located at 4551 8th Street South, Suite 101 (Rapids Plaza),
simply tell them you would like our elementary school to receive the credit.
Even more important, students also learn about the value of recycling and the tremendous
impact on the environment by eliminating tons of trash in landfills.
CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Labels for Education program has always been a great way to
get FREE educational merchandise for our school. Campbell’s
makes it easy for Port Elementary to collect points with over 150
products worth 5 points.
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Participating in the program is easy. SAVE THE PROOFS OF PURCHASE FROM
PARTICIPATING CAMPBELLS PRODUCTS. CLIP THE UPC BARCODE AND
SEND IT TO SCHOOL.
Visit www.labelsforeducation.com for a complete list of eligible products and point values.
Some of the products eligible for redemption in the program include:
Campbell’s soups
Campbell’s SpaghettiOs pasta
Campbell’s beans, gravies, and canned pasta
Prego pasta sauces
Swanson broths and canned poultry
Campbell’s tomato juice
Pepperidge Farm breads, cookies, crackers and frozen products
The following products are worth 5 points:
Many varieties of Condensed Soup in specially marked cans
Campbell’s SpaghettiOs pasta in specially marked cans
All Campbell’s Microwaveable Soups
New All Campbell’s Select Harvest Soups
All Campbell’s Supper Bakes Meal Kits
All V8 Splash Beverages
New All V8 Soups
Help multiply our efforts by asking your friends and family to collect proofs of purchase on
behalf of our school.
As a participant in Kwik Trip’s Nature’s Touch™ Milk MoolaSM program our school
receives 5¢ (five cents) for each cap or bag top redeemed from Nature’s Touch products. The
program will only accept specially marked caps and bag tops that feature the Milk Moola
symbol.
Drop off all the items you’ve collected to the elementary school office.
If you have any questions, or would like to help with clipping, counting, or sorting any of our
collections, please contact our Program Coordinator, Tammy Barstow, at 715-887-3105.
We will submit Box Tops, Milk Caps/Bag Tops and Campbell’s Bar Codes
this month so please bring them to the Elementary School by October 10.
Thanks so much for your continued support. Together we can build a better school for our
students!
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COME ONE
COME ALL
The Port Edwards Elementary School Staff invites
all elementary school families in grades 4K- 5
to participate in an Ice Cream Social.
Tuesday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m.
We will begin in the elementary school IMC. This
event is being held to welcome families that are new to
the district or who are sending their children to school
here for the first time. We will provide all the
ingredients to make ice cream sundaes in the cafeteria.
Students must be accompanied by an adult.
By getting to know each other better, we hope
to strengthen our school and community.
We hope to see you there at 6:00!
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Instrumental Music Notes
Submitted by: Mrs. Stelchek
The music booster organization fundraiser information will be sent home with students in the
beginning of October. Money earned from the fundraiser helps provide senior music scholarships, future music department trips, and instrument upgrades. Thank you in advance for your
support.
Currently, band students in grades 7-12 are preparing for
the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Thursday,
Oct. 9 and the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct.
10. This is a very fun and exciting time for all of the students. We hope to see you there!
All band students and their parents can check the music
department website to find links and performance dates
for the school year. Go to the school website and click
on the class links icon to get you to the music department.
The first concert performance for the school year will be
the Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Dorothy
Alexander Auditorium. As always, admission to concerts is free.
This year, Port Edwards will be hosting the Central Wisconsin Conference All Star Band and
Choir in January. It is a wonderful event where students from our CWC music schools nominate students to work with a clinician during the day and put on a concert performance at 4 PM
that afternoon. The concert is free and open to the public. Watch for more information in the
future newsletters.
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WE NEED YOUR BRUSH!!
Submitted by: Steve Birno
Once again, the Port Edwards Technology Education Club is building the bonfire for
Homecoming. Last year’s bonfire was a huge success thanks to the vast amounts of brush and
pallets that we were able to obtain. As with last year’s bonfire, we are asking for any brush,
pallets, or miscellaneous lumber lying around that you do not want anymore. Please no logs,
stumps, construction waste, furniture, etc.
We will start brush pick-up the week before Homecoming, beginning
on September 29 and continuing through October 7. Although we
would like to pick up everyone’s brush, we are limited for the size of
the bonfire, meaning that we may not be able to get everyone’s brush,
depending on how much each person has. We ask that anyone
interested in the brush pickup take the brush to the side of the road to
help us to speed up pickup. Any senior community members that have
brush in their yards may request it to be picked up by the Tech Ed Club,
but please contact Mr. Steve Birno for arrangements.
If you would like to donate your brush or miscellaneous lumber, please email Mr. Birno at
[email protected] or call 715-887-9000 x245. Please leave your name, phone number,
and address, so that we can pick up the materials. We will also be patrolling the residential
areas of Port looking for brush, so if you forget to contact us ahead of time, it’s not a problem!
Thank you once again for helping to make our Homecoming a successful one!
SeГ±ora PГ©rez's Spanish News
Submitted by: Jessica Perez
Our first meeting of the Spanish Club was 9/16, and we started off the year
with a bang! September 16th is Mexican Independence Day, so we celebrated by enjoying some traditional foods, drinks, and music from that
country, including horchata (a rice milk drink with cinnamon) and tamales (corn dough with filling). We also elected officers and set a tentative
agenda for the year. Remember to check the website (under class links) for
more information about upcoming events!
Also, some Spanish Club and Spanish class students will be participating in a weekend trip to
Concordia Language Camp in Bemidji, MN, 11/6-11/9. There are still a couple spots left, but
sign up soon, before they’re filled! Fundraising and financial aid are available to offset some of
the cost!
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Ecology Club News
Submitted by: Jeanne Bruener and Kristi Hawk
The smell of crisp apples and leaves crunching underfoot are sure signs of
Fall. For members of the Ecology Club, it is also the time for us to promote our
Local Foods Taste Great Fundraiser. Informational brochures and order forms
have been dispersed and student sellers are busily collecting orders. Please help
the community, school, and club by purchasing simple items like vegetables,
fruits, cheeses, honey, coffee or a holiday wreath. Gift certificates to nearby
businesses are also included. This type of sale keeps profits within our
community and directly impacts our local economy by keeping hard-earned
dollars within the river cities. Eco Club members will also be promoting the
fundraiser at the Assumption volleyball game and at the A-B football game. Stop by and check
out this year's items.
Another sure sign of Fall is the football season and the annual Port
Homecoming game. Look for members of the Ecology Club to be selling
cupcakes after school on Thursday, Oct. 9 prior to the Homecoming Pep
Rally. You will find our tent downtown this year on main street. This year's
flavors: Score S'more, Blackhawklate, Victory Vanilla, and of course Port
Pride Pumpkin. Any remaining cupcakes will be sold on Friday during the
football contest.
Advisors and members of the Ecology Club will be hosting a new event
titled, "Local Food Rendezvous" on Friday, October 17. This event will be
held in the Alexander Auditorium and will serve as our club's community
service project for this school year. While sharing a meal to raise awareness
of hunger needs within our community, stories will be shared, decorated
bowls will be sold, and the relationship with our neighbors
strengthened. Please plan to join us at the Local Food Rendezvous on
Friday, Oct 17 from 5-8 pm and check out our flyer further describing the
event.
Advanced meal tickets and pre-sales of the student and staff decorated bowls will take place on
Friday, Oct 10 after school and throughout the Homecoming football
game. Meal tickets and bowls will also be sold in advance at the elementary
school on Tuesday, Oct 14 during the Ice Cream Social. Please plan to attend
one of these two evenings in order to reserve your student's bowl. Any bowls
not reserved by the ice cream social will be open to the public for sale on the
17th. The word rendezvous in French means "a gathering". Please plan to
rendezvous with us on Friday, Oct 17th from 5-8 pm in the Alexander Auditorium.
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Local Food Rendezvous
Friday, October 17
The Ecology Club is hosting a “Local Food Rendezvous”
Our community meal will be held on Friday, October 17 between 58 pm. We will be gathering at the Alexander Auditorium to share
stories about our village’s past, support local food systems and
share a meal. Proceeds will be shared among local food
organizations, UNICEF, and seed money for the growth of our
school gardens to further promote locally-sourced food.
Guests of this meal will be treated to a simple meal of soup, bread,
dessert, and beverage. The ecology club will be preparing
Minestrone Soup. Additional soup donations will be sought. Also,
sales of student and staff decorated bowls will symbolize hunger
needs within our community.
Suggested Pricing:
Meal +Bowl - $ 10 Meal only - $ 5
Bowl only - $ 7
Family Pricing - $ 50 includes all meals + bowls
Bowls may be previewed in the high school’s cafeteria preceding
and throughout the Homecoming Football game on 10/10.
Event tickets and bowls may be purchased at that time.
“There is always a road back home, a place at the table waiting for
all to share their adventures and be part of the community family.”
R McDonald
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October 2014 Lunch Menu
LUNCH PRICES:
Alternate Lunch Choice:
Monday: Chef Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Caesar Salad
Wednesday: Taco Salad
Thursday: Bistro Spinach Salad
Friday: Port Garden Salad
Mon
Tue
*Garden Bar served
daily along with
your choice of
skim, 1% or
chocolate milk.
Menus subject to
Change
6
MS/HS: All
American Chicken
Wrap
Mandarin Oranges
Peas
Elementary: $2.10
Middle School: $2.25
High School: $2.35
Adults: $3.45
Wed
1
Hamburger
Cheese Tray
Potato Wedges
Peaches
7
Hot Ham/Cheese
Hashbrowns
Green Beans
Orange Wedges
8
Spaghetti
Garlic Bread
Carrots
Pineapple
Thu
Fri
2
Chicken Nuggets
Dinner Roll
Pears
Yams
Brownie
3
MS/HS:
Roast Beef Sub
Baked Beans
Grapes
9
Chicken Fajitas
Refried Beans
Peaches
10
HS: Cookout
ES: Anytimers
MS: Hot Dogs
ES: Pizza
Apple Slices
Mixed Veggies
ES: Asst. Wraps
13
Ravioli
Garlic Bread
Green Beans
Mandarin Oranges
14
MS/HS: Soft
Shelled Tacos
Refried Beans
Spanish Rice
Pears
15
Sub Sandwich
Chicken Noodle Soup
Peaches
16
Salsbury Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Roll
Corn
Applesauce
17
Hotdog
Fruit Salad
Yams
22
French Toast Sticks
Omelet
Applesauce
Orange Wedges
23
Mozzarella Dippers
Peaches
Peas
24
Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Grapes
ES: Mini Tacos
20
Chicken Patty on
Whole Grain Bun
Pasta
Baked Beans
Pineapple
21
Tuna Hotdish
Dinner Roll
Green Beans
Pears
27
Lasagna Roll
Garlic Bread
Green Beans
Mandarin Oranges
28
BBQ Rib Sandwich
Bag of Baked Chips
Yams
Applesauce
ES: Anytimers
29
Hamburger
Cheese Tray
Sweet Potato
Wedges
Apple Slices
30
Orange Chicken
Rice
Pineapple
Broccoli
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Mini Corn Dogs
French Fries
Baked Beans
Banana
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October 2014 Breakfast Menu
ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL BREAKFAST
Mon
Tue
BREAKFAST PRICES:
Elementary: $1.30
Middle School: $1.30
High School: $1.30
Adults: $1.65
Wed
Thu
Fri
1
Poptart
String Cheese
Fruit
Juice Milk
2
Omelet
Toast
Fruit
Juice
Milk
3
Frudel
Fruit
Juice
Milk
6
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Apple
Milk
7
French Toast Sticks
Little Smokies
Fruit
Juice
Mik
8
Scoobie Snacks
Yogurt
Fruit
Juice
Milk
9
Bagel
Cereal
Fruit
Juice
Milk
10
Frudel
String Cheese
Fruit
Juice
Milk
13
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Orange
Milk
14
Pancakes
Fruit
Slushie
Milk
15
Berry Krispie
Cereal Bar
String Cheese
Fruit
Juice
Milk
16
Cereal
Toast
Fruit
Juice
Milk
17
Frudel
Fruit
Juice
Milk
20
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Apple
Milk
21
WG Muffin
Yogurt
Fruit
Juice
Milk
22
Smuckers
Fruit
Juice
Milk
23
English Muffin
Fruit
Juice
Milk
24
Frudel
String Cheese
Fruit
Juice
Milk
27
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Orange
Milk
28
Bagel
Cereal
Fruit
Juice
Milk
29
Chex Mix
Sunflower Seeds
Fruit
Juice
Milk
30
Omelet
Toast
Fruit
Juice
Milk
31
Frudel
Fruit
Juice
Milk
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October 2014 Breakfast
BREAKFAST PRICES:
Elementary: $1.30 Middle School: $1.30
Middle School & High
School Breakfast in the Classroom
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1
Poptart
Yogurt
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
2
Bagel
Hard Boiled Egg
Orange
Milk
Juice
3
Frudel
String Cheese
Juice
Apple
Milk
6
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Fruit
Milk
7
English Muffin
Yogurt
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
8
WG Muffin
String Cheese
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
9
Berry Krispie
Cereal Bar
Graham Cracker
Orange
Milk
Juice
10
Frudel
String Cheese
Slushie
Apple
Milk
13
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Fruit
Milk
14
Bagel
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
15
Cinnamon Bun
Graham Sticks
Sunflower Seeds
Apple
Milk
Juice
16
NutriGrain Bar
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
17
Frudel
String Cheese
Juice
Banana
Milk
20
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Fruit
Milk
21
WG Muffin
String Cheese
Orange
Milk
Juice
22
English Muffin
Yogurt
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
23
Poptart
Apple
Milk
Juice
24
Frudel
String Cheese
Juice
Fruit Cup
Milk
27
Fuel 4U Cereal Kit
Fruit
Milk
28
Chex Mix
Yogurt
Fruit Cup
Juice
Milk
29
Cereal Bar
String Cheese
Juice
Orange
Milk
30
Bagel
Juice
Fruit Cup
Milk
31
Frudel
String Cheese
Juice
Banana
Milk
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PESD October Activities
October 2nd (Thursday) 4:30pm—MS Football @ St. Peter MS
5:30pm—MS Volleyball @ Home vs Tri County
6:00pm—JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Almond Bancroft
October 3rd (Friday) 4:00pm—Varsity Football @ Home vs Almond Bancroft
October 5th (Sunday) 12:00pm— Powder Puff Football Game, JEHS Football Field
1:00pm—Youth Football/Basketball Clinic, Grades 5-8, JEHS
October 6th (Monday) 5:30pm—MS Volleyball @ Home vs Almond Bancroft
6:00pm—JV Football @ Almond Bancroft
7:00pm—Village of Port Edwards Public information Meeting,
Alexander Auditorium
October 7th (Tuesday) 4:30pm—Cross Country Invitational @ Black River Falls
6:00pm—JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Tigerton
6:00pm—PEPO Meeting, Elementary IMC
October 9th (Thursday) 6:00pm—Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, Bonfire
October 10th (Friday) 4:00pm—Homecoming Football Game
October 11th (Saturday) 10:00am Cross Country Invitational @ Tomahawk
8:00pm Homecoming Dance
October 12th (Sunday) 3:30pm-5:30pm—Youth Football/Basketball Clinic, Grades 5-8, JEHS
October 13th (Monday) 4:00pm—8:00pm—MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences
5:30pm—MS Volleyball @ Home vs Nekoosa
6:00pm—JV Football @ Tigerton
October 14th (Tuesday) 6:00 pm –7:00pm—ES School Ice Cream Social
October 15th (Wednesday) 3:30pm-5:00pm—Bumpin’ Blackhawks Clinic
October 16th (Thursday) 4:00pm—8:00pm—MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences
4:30pm—MS Volleyball @ Pittsville
October 17th (Friday) 4:00pm—Varsity Football @ Home vs Michicot
5:00pm– 8:00pm—”Food For Thought” Empty Bowls Fundraising Meal
Alexander Auditorium
5:30pm—Girls Scouts Meeting, Elementary IMC
October 18th (Saturday) 10:00am—Cross Country Tournament @ Adams Friendship
October 19th (Sunday) 3:30pm– 5:30pm—Youth Football/Basketball Clinic, Grades 5-8, JEHS
October 20th (Monday) 5:30pm—Board of Education Meeting, Elementary IMC
October 24th (Friday) 5:30pm-7:30pm—PEPO Fall Festival, Elementary School Gym
October 25th (Saturday) 10:30am—Cross Country WIAA Sectional @ Black River Falls
October 26th (Sunday) 1:00pm-3:00pm—Youth Football/Basketball Clinic, Grades 5-8, JEHS
October 27th (Monday) 6:00pm—District Annual Meeting, Elementary IMC
October 30th (Thursday) 7:00pm—Glee Club Performance, Alexander Auditorium
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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES
5:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 - Elementary IMC, Fifth Street, Port Edwards, Wisconsin
Meeting called to order by President Duncan at 5:08 p.m.
Roll Call
PRESENT:
John Daven, Dana Duncan, Sheldon Ferkey
ABSENT:
Joe Clark, Leo Thomasgard
ALSO PRESENT:
Pat Sullvan, Superintendent/4K-5 Principal; Marcia Sawyer, Business Director
OTHERS PRESENT:
Kyle Cronan, Kathy McGrath
1. Consider Approval of Agenda
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to approve the agenda as posted. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
2. Consideration of motion to adjourn into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes:
19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance
evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises
responsibility.
A. Consider Approval of Minutes of Past Closed Session – June 9, 2014
B. Discuss Support Staff Request for Early Retirement Benefits
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to adjourn into closed session. Voting yes – Daven, Duncan, Ferkey.
Motion carried.
3. Adjourn Closed Session and Reconvene into Open Session to take any action deemed necessary from the
closed session, including the consideration of approval of support staff request for early retirement
benefits.
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven to adjourn closed session and reconvene into open session. Voting yes –
all. Motion carried. Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to approve the request for early retirement benefits
for a support staff member as discussed in closed session. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
4. President’s Report
A. Board Member Attendance
President Duncan reported that board members Clark and Thomasgard were absent due to previously
scheduled obligations.
B. Next Board Meeting
President Duncan announced that the next business meeting of the Board of Education will be held on
Monday, August 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the Elementary IMC.
5. Administrative Reports
A. Report on DMI Feasibility Study – Superintendent Sullivan
Superintendent Sullivan reported that she and Principal Cronan have affirmed to DMI the District’s
interest in participating in the process of transforming the old paper mill site into a research and
development facility. Sullivan stated that DMI’s goal is to facilitate the development of products related
to existing industries, such as wood and cranberry, which could prove to be very beneficial to the village
and school district.
B. Report on Participation in Business Education Partnership – Principal Cronan
Principal Cronan reported that three staff members, the guidance counselor, business education instructor
and science teacher, participated in a class sponsored by Incourage Foundation in which they toured
central Wisconsin businesses to assess skills needed for students entering the workplace and to foster
education-business partnerships. Cronan also reported he has submitted a proposal to present information
about the local business partnership to attendees at the State Education Convention and Principal’s
Association Conference. Principal Cronan informed board members that a student was selected and has
started his tech apprentice internship with the district.
6. Questions and Comments from People in Attendance
none
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CONSENT AGENDA:
7. Consider Approval of Minutes of Past Meeting – June 9, 2014
8. Consider Approval of Financial Reports
A. Check Summaries............................ June 1-30, 2014
#1067, 24007-24147 & 201300703-201300974 - $676,744.46
B. District Revenues Report ................June 1-30, 2014
C. District Expenditures Report ...........June 1-30, 2014
D. June Cash Balance Report
E. June Fund 60 Activity Accounts Report
F. Budget Revisions
G. Consider Approval of Gifts
Business Director Sawyer reported there were no gifts received during the month of June. Motion by Ferkey,
second by Daven, to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None
NEW BUSINESS:
9. Consider Approval of School Forest Timber Sale
Superintendent Sullivan reminded board members that periodic timber sales are included in the previously
approved school forest plan. She stated that with the board’s approval a bidding process, with assistance from
the DNR, will be initiated. Board member Ferkey inquired if plans were in place for the use of the proceeds,
to which Superintendent Sullivan responded that the district hopes to make improvements to walking trails.
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to approve the school forest timber sale as proposed. Voting yes – all.
Motion carried.
10. Consider Acceptance of Requests for Release from 2014-15 Contracts
A. Special Education/Language Arts Instructor – Amber Guldan
B. Library Media Specialist/Language Arts Instructor – Jessica Schmitz
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to accept the requests for release from 2014-15 contracts from Amber
Guldan and Jessica Schmitz. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
11. Consider Approval of Support Staff Hire – Guidance Department Administrative Assistant
Principal Cronan reported that from a pool of more than 60 applicants, several highly qualified candidates
were interviewed by a committee with Ann Aschenbrenner selected as the recommended candidate. Motion
by Ferkey, second by Daven, to approve Ann Aschenbrenner as guidance department administrative assistant.
Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
12. Consider Approval of District Office Air Conditioning Unit Replacement
After reviewing bids for replacement of the failed central office air conditioning unit, motion by Ferkey,
second by Daven, to accept the bid from Ron’s Refrigeration and use fund balance to pay for the project, if
necessary. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
13. Opportunity for Individual Board Comment
none
14. Establish Future Board Meeting Dates
Monday, August 18, 2014, Closed Session at 5:00 (if needed); Business Meeting at 5:30 p.m. – Elementary
IMC
Monday, September 8, 2014, Closed Session at 5:00 (if needed); Business Meeting at 5:30 p.m. – Elementary
IMC
15. Call for Adjournment
Motion by Ferkey, second by Daven, to adjourn the meeting. Voting yes – Daven, Duncan, Ferkey. Motion
carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
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5:30 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 - Elementary IMC, Fifth Street, Port Edwards, Wisconsin
Meeting called to order by Vice President Ferkey at 5:30 p.m.
Roll Call
PRESENT:
Joe Clark, John Daven, Sheldon Ferkey
ABSENT:
Dana Duncan, Leo Thomasgard
ALSO PRESENT:
Pat Sullivan, Superintendent/4K-5 Principal; Marcia Sawyer, Business Director
OTHERS PRESENT:
Kyle Cronan, Kathy McGrath, Luke Schultz (CESA 10)
1. Consider Approval of Agenda
Motion by Daven, second by Clark, to approve the agenda as posted. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
2. Receive Information on ACT 32, Energy Savings Revenue Limit Exemption & Performance
Contracting – Luke Schultz, CESA 10
Luke Schultz, Facilities Management Advisor, provided an overview of services offered to school districts
by CESA 10, including a facilities assessment and project management. Schultz stated that revenues
collected through the energy savings revenue limit exemption must be approved by November 1 st and used
by June 30th of each fiscal year.
3. President’s Report
A. Board Member Attendance
Vice President Ferkey reported that board members Duncan and Thomasgard were absent due to
previously scheduled obligations.
B. Next Board Meeting
Vice President Ferkey announced that the next business meeting of the Board of Education will be held
on Monday, September 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the Elementary IMC.
4. Administrative Reports
A. Report on Facilities – Superintendent Sullivan
Superintendent Sullivan reported on the following projects—replacement of both shingled roof sections
at the middle/high school and exterior painting, installation of a handicap accessible ramp and the
purchase of a walk-in kitchen cooler at the elementary building, On the subject of the energy savings
revenue limit exemption, Sullivan offered her support of conducting the facilities assessment and
beginning the process of addressing such needs as replacing the air conditioning unit, doors and
windows at the elementary building and replacing univents and upgrading lighting at the middle/high
school.
B. Report on District Student Orientation Programs – Principal Cronan
Principal Cronan reported on the fall orientation for incoming sixth-graders and a planned event for
freshmen students and their parents.
5. Questions and Comments from People in Attendance
none
CONSENT AGENDA:
6. Consider Approval of Minutes of Past Meeting – July 14, 2014
7. Consider Approval of Financial Reports
A. Check Summaries ........................... July 1-31-2014
#24148-24198 & 201400001-201400018 - $106,273.83
B. District Revenues Report ................ July 1-31, 2014
C. District Expenditures Report .......... July 1-31, 2014
D. July Cash Balance Report
E. July Fund 60 Activity Accounts Report
F. Consider Approval of Gifts
Business Director Sawyer reported on the donation of three boxes of school supplies by Phil and Ginnie
Oliver. Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Voting yes –
all. Motion carried.
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None
NEW BUSINESS:
8. Consider Acceptance of Requests for Release from 2014-15 Contracts
A. Biology & Life Sciences Instructor – Matthew Brinkman
B. JV Girls Basketball Coach – Carey O’Connor
C. Middle School Boys Basketball Coach – Adam Farragut
Motion by Clark, Second by Daven, to accept the requests for release from 2014-15 contracts as submitted.
Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
9. Consider Approval of 2014-15 Employment Contracts
A. .33 FTE English Instructor, Instructional Aide, Study Hall & Lunch Supervisor – Jill Weiland
B. 1.00 FTE Special Education Instructor – Christopher McMahon
C. .50 FTE Special Education Instructor – Lindsey Menning
D. 1.00 FTE Elementary Instructor – Amanda Wilhorn
E. .41 FTE Media Specialist – Jean Stelchek
F. High School Football Assistant Coach – Dre Kramer
G. National Honor Society Advisor – Jennifer More
H. Drama Head Advisor – Marissa Rebischke
I. Drama & Forensics Assistant Advisor – Stacie Kleifgen
J. Student Council Assistant Advisor – Rebecca Main
K. Sophomore Class Advisor – Jessica Perez
L. Middle School Volleyball Coach – Tracy Young
M. Middle School Volleyball and Girls Basketball Coach – Jordyn Kohlback
Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to approve the 2014-15 employment contracts as recommended by
administration. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
10. Consider Approval of 2014-15 District Handbooks
A. Employee Handbook
Motion by Daven, second by Clark, to approve the 2014-15 employee handbook as revised and
reviewed. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
B. K-5 Student Handbook
Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to approve the 2014-15 K-5 student handbook as revised and
reviewed. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
C. Co-curricular Code of Conduct
Motion by Daven, second by Clark, to approve the 2014-15 co-curricular code of conduct as revised and
reviewed. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
D. Crisis Action Plan
Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to approve the 2014-15 crisis action plan as revised and reviewed.
Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
11. Consider Approval of Agreement with Central Wisconsin Counseling Associates
Superintendent Sullivan reported that the agreement with Central Wisconsin Counseling Associates presents
an opportunity to make resources available to our students on-site rather than have the student miss school to
receive counseling services that are beyond the scope available in-house. Sullivan stated that the district’s
only obligation is to provide a secure quiet space. Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to approve the
agreement with Central Wisconsin Counseling Associates as presented. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
12. Consider Approval of 2014-16 Proposal for Transportation Services from Lamers Bus Lines
Board members reviewed a proposal from Lamers Bus Lines for an increase of 2.5% each year for 2014-15
and 2015-16. Superintendent Sullivan reported that the proposed increase is below the floor of 2.8% as listed
on the master contract with Lamers. Motion by Daven, second by Clark, to approve the increases as
proposed. Voting yes – all. Motion carried.
13. Opportunity for Individual Board Comment
Board member Clark shared a preliminary discussion he had with a community member concerning the
possibility of a public library in the Village of Port Edwards. Superintendent Sullivan will contact the community
member to gather more information.
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14. Establish Future Board Meeting Dates
Monday, September 8, 2014, Closed Session at 5:00 (if needed); Business Meeting at 5:30 p.m. – Elementary
IMC
Monday, October 20, 2014, Closed Session at 5:00 (if needed); Business Meeting at 5:30 p.m. – Elementary
IMC
Monday, October 27, 2014, Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting, 6:00 p.m. – Elementary IMC
15. Call for Adjournment
Motion by Clark, second by Daven, to adjourn the meeting. Voting yes – Clark, Daven, Ferkey. Motion
carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:04 p.m.
Marcia Sawyer, acting secretary
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