Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 21st

Karcher Character Students of the Week
Every week five students will be chosen by our staff for "Karcher Character Student of the Week".  One student from every house (Onyx, Diamond, Hive, & Silver) along with one from the applied academic courses.  The 6th student is chosen from the Karcher Character Bucks students receive throughout the week.  All 6 of these students displayed positive character behaviors within our 8 focused traits:  

Be... responsible, respectful, kind, safe, honest, loyal, compassionate, courageous.  

Student's of the week for September 8th - September 11th
Left to right: Bella Rose Schroeder (Diamond), Ryan Tamayo Rivera (Onxy), Genaro Arias Martinez (Hive), Jolene Rodriguez (Silver), Tyla Johnson (Elective), and 
Elizabeth Leon Cruz (Karcher Character Bucks).

Student's of the week for September 14th - September 18th
Left to right:   Grace Geyso (Silver), Irie Alderman (Hive), Drake Brandon (Diamond), Evan Richmond (Onyx), Christian Brenner (Applied Academics), and
Zack Olstinske (Karcher Character Bucks).

  • If you are aware your son/daughter will be out during the school day please send your student with a note to bring to the main office.  This helps reduce the number of times students are pulled from class.    
  • If your son/daughter is going to be missing school due to an appointment please have your son/daughter bring back a doctors note so we can change their attendance to excused medical as excused medical do not count toward the 10 days students are allowed to miss for the school year. 
  • Throughout the school year we will have reward days for our students.  In order to partake in the rewards students have to have earned Karcher Character Bucks.  Students may receive KCBs (Karcher Character Bucks) from any and all adults in the building for displaying one of the eight character traits we emphasize throughout everything we do at Karcher... following "The Karcher Way".  Our first reward days that are coming up are:
    • 7th grade - reward day at lunch will be on October 1st.  Students can purchase certain items at lunch with their KCBs vs. with their own money after they have had their regular lunch.
    • 8th grade - reward day at lunch will be on October 2nd (same concept as the 7th graders).
    • FNL (Friday Night Live) will be on October 9th from 5:00 to 7:00.  Students can get in with 2 KCBs, or pay 1 dollar, or bring 3 canned goods.  
  • Ask your son/daughter if they have received a KCB and what the purpose of a KCB is to see if they understand the concept and purpose of receiving a KCB.  
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 12th from 4:00 to 7:00
  • BHS homecoming is on October 2nd with the game starting at 7:00.  Students are encouraged to wear orange/black on Friday October 2nd, during the school day, to support the Burlington Demons Homecoming game.  
Pictures from the week

Ms. Geyso's English class.

Students doing the low ropes course at Camp MacLean.

The following pictures are from "The Karcher Way" Day on September 18th.  What an amazing example of building a community within Karcher Middle School.  Students created their advisory banners, participated in a banner walk/display in front of their peers, and participated in school wide team building activities.   - All of these activities reinforced their understanding of "The Karcher Way". 

8th Grade Students ONLY
All 8th grade students are encouraged to participate in the Racine Danish Kringle fundraiser to help reduce their individual Outdoor Education costs. The fundraiser will begin on September 14th and students will be able to sell until September 28th. Each Kringle sold will reduce the student seller’s Outdoor Education cost by $3. Kringle pick-up will be scheduled for late October after school. Please call Linda Amundson with questions, 763-0190, ext. 1114. 

Bowling Club
The Karcher bowling club will be bowling 1-2 times per month.  This club is open to all Karcher students.  Students will walk to Towne & Country Lanes after school and bowl two games.  Students may sign up with Mrs. Hoffman if they are interested in joining the bowling club. The club’s first bowling outing will be in mid October.
Karcher Student Council
Karcher Student Council representatives will be elected in advisory toward the end of September.  In addition there will be approximately 3-4 grade level representatives that students may apply for if not elected in their advisory.  2015 – 2016 Officers include President - Sarah Korducki, Vice President - Saige Heelien, Secretary - Cora Anderson, Treasurer - Marissa Pena
The first field trip of the year will be on October 13th at Camp MacLean.
Flag Football
KMS Flag Football will begin on Monday, September 14th.  This activity takes place right after school, and runs until 4:00 pm.  All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to participate.    The first three sessions will involve skill development, and rules for game play.  The rest of the sessions will consist of game play.  Days for participation are usually Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school.  Permission slips and a complete schedule are available in the main office, or via your Coach Block and Coach Malewicki at school.Contact Mr. Block for more information.  763-0190

Monday,    September 14th      2:40 – 4:00 pm      Thursday, October 1st 2:40 – 4:00 pm  

Tuesday,   September 15th 2:40 – 4:00 pm            Monday,    October 5th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 17th 2:40 – 4:00 pm            Tuesday,   October 6th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Monday,    September 21st 2:40 – 4:00 pm           Thursday, October 8th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday,   September 22nd 2:40 – 4:00 pm           Tuesday,   October 13th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 24th 2:40 – 4:00 pm            Thursday, October 15th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Monday,    September 28th     2:40 – 4:00 pm       Tuesday,   October 20th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday,   September 29th 2:40 – 4:00 pm 

Yearbook Staff

Do you enjoy taking pictures and working on a computer?  If so yearbook may be the club for you!  Yearbook meets once a week until January and twice a week January, February and early March.  Contact Mrs. Berezowitz for a yearbook application.

Purchasing a Yearbook
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this important keepsake for the school year. You can order a yearbook by going to Jostens YearbooksYou can get other options online such personalization and icons. Yearbooks can be purchased at school for $22 (Please make check payable to Karcher) until December 18, 2015. The cost of books will be $25 on January 4th.

Dear Parents,

Karcher Middle School is currently doing the Shoparoo fundraiser. This fundraising opportunity does not require the need to sell items or ask coworkers to buy anything. We have partnered with a phone app called “Shoparoo”. It is a nationwide app that works on almost all smartphones. Last year we raised $150 with just 8-10 active members.  With your help we can raise even more money this year for Karcher’s students.  All you need to do is sign up and start earning points for Karcher.  We currently have 3 active member and are looking for more to join.

All you need to do to help raise money for Karcher is take a picture of your store receipt using the “Shoparoo” app and the program saves that picture. We receive points based on the total sale price on your receipt. In your picture, no personal information is needed and can easily be blacked out as well. The secure app is looking for a clear picture that includes, the date, store name, the items purchased, and the total of your purchases. If you have items you don’t want to include in the picture, you can cross those off. The secure app accepts receipts from pet stores, drug stores, supermarkets and any other retailers that sell food items.   

New this year, you can also take pictures of receipts from any retail store that does not include food, including restaurants, clothing stores, and other non-grocery related places and that will enter our school in various sweepstakes drawings.  You may ask, how does this app make money to send it back to the school?  Well, the app sells the general purchasing habits of consumers to companies to help them make informed marketing decisions about what and where consumers are buying. The points you earn will help earn money for our school.  The money that we raise will be used for our Karcher character days that we do throughout the school year.  We hope that you will participate in this simple fundraising opportunity, as it will benefit the entire school.  We thank you for your support and if you have any questions about the app or how it works you can contact Mike Jones at 763-0190 ext. 1121 or email him at mjones@basd.k12.wi.us.  You can also check out the app and how it works online at the following website:  

Shoparoo Fundraiser .  

If you enter the code rept3284 we can earn even more points because then it will be a reference and once you are signed up you can do the same for family and friends.  

Thank you for supporting this school wide fundraiser.

Karcher Staff