Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 6th

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 
September 21st - September 25th

Students:  Left to Right: Megan Vos (Diamond), Al Jost (Onxy), Fred Gauger (Elective), Jack Shenkenberg (Silver), Skyler Danielson (Hive), Trevor Burk (Karcher Character Buck).

Student's of the week 

September 28th - October 2nd

Students:  (left to right) Cody Benzow (Diamond), Romelia Machuca-Puebla (Hive), Allison Ament (Onyx), Molly Fox (Applied Academics), Alexis Yambor (Karcher Character Bucks), Dora Rios (Silver)


  • This Friday, October 9th from 5:00 - 7:00, is our first FNL (Friday Night Live) held at Karcher. 
    • Students can get in with 2 KCBs (we will have record of each student's KCB amount at the door), or 1 dollar, or 3 canned goods.
  • October 12th is parent/teacher conferences from 4:00 to 7:00.
    • Teachers will be located within their classrooms throughout the building. 
  • October 13th - Student Counsel field trip to Camp MacLean.
  • October 20th the Hive House will be going to Madison to the State Capital/Vets Museum.
  • October 21st is picture retakes.
  • October 22nd the Silver House will be going to Madison to the State Capital/Vets Museum.
  • October 25th is our Outdoor Education spaghetti dinner night here at Karcher in the cafeteria.
    • Time:  4:00 - 7:00
    • Cost:  8 dollars per ticket with 5 year-olds or younger eating for free.
    • Pre-tickets can be purchased from any 8th grade student or Mr. Jones (
    • A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be onsite!
    • Proceeds go to Outdoor Education and other field trips for our students

Pictures from the week

Mr. Buendia's 8th grade band class - students take turns getting to conduct the warm-up.

Ms.  Jorgenson's English class (next 3 pictures).  Students reading together using the comprehension strategy - connections.  

 Mr. Schmidt's social studies class doing a simulation.

The following pictures are from the 7th grade trip to the school forest... it was a perfect day!


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.
Flag Football
KMS Flag Football - 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,    October 5th 2:40 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday,   October 6th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, October 8th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday,   October 13th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, October 15th 2:40 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday,   October 20th 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  You can also check out the app and how it works online at the following website:  

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