Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 16

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
November 2 - November 6
(left to right) 
  • Spencer Crone (Onyx) 
    • He was our choice because of the kind of friend he is to people, his work effort, his compassion, and his positive attitude.
  • Joel Fisher (Karcher Bucks) 
    • He is always very kind and respectful to his peers and staff.
  • Kirsten Damrow-Blinderman (Diamond) 
    • Positive attitude in class, responsibility for her school work, and respectful interaction with classmates.
  • Brian Fremgen (Hive) 
    • Great role model for his classmates in regards to The Karcher Way. He often reaches out to his classmates to incorporate them into discussions or group work.
  • Wendy Villagran (Applied Academics) 
    • Always has a positive attitude, constantly attempts to extend her knowledge of the content, always has a smile on her face, and works well with others.  
  • Alex Hofer (Silver) 
    • Always has a positive attitude and brings his "A" game to class everyday. Thank you for making great decisions and leading by example.

Student's of the week for 
November 9 - November 13
(left to right)
  • Marissa Pena (Hive) 
    • Showed leadership by organizing the Veteran's Day activity and was consistently kind and compassionate throughout the week. 
  • Bronson Roanhaus (Silver) 
    • Positive leadership in all of his classes and we appreciate his awesome sense of humor.
  • Alexis Rodrequez (Diamond) 
    • Very polite and hard working student who often helps out with little things that other students would ignore.  He treats all his classmates with respect.
  • Dylan Umnus (Karcher Bucks) 
    • Went above and beyond in PE class by assisting with cleaning up all the classroom equipment.
  • Michael Bielefelt (Applied Academics)
    • Being a positive leader inside the classroom and outside of the classroom.
  • Alexandra Gauger (Onyx) 
    • Positive attitude, work effort, always demonstrating "The Karcher Way" in terms of kindness, respect and compassion.

  • November 19th our student counsel students will be going to Oconomowoc for a Leadership Conference.
  • Those interested in participating in the bowling club please see the below information:
  • Dance Club started Thursday, November 12th 
    • Practice is from 2:45 - 4:00 in the Karcher cafeteria.
    • Email Amanda Thate with questions:  athate@basd.k12.wi.us
  • School Store is up and running!  Our special education students have been running a school store during passing time.  Students are able to purchase snack type items during the following two times:  
    • 7th grade - Tuesday/Thursday after 3rd hour
    • 8th grade - Tuesday/Thursday after 2nd hour
  • Thursday School - every Thursday the library is open from 2:40-3:45.  Some students are assigned by staff to Thursday School while other students are allowed to utilize Thursday School to get work done/utilize technology.
  • Thanksgiving break begins November 25th.  School will resume on November 30th.
  • December 3 - KMS Band Concert - 7pm KMS Gym
  • December 8 - KMS Choir Concert - 7pm KMS Gym
  • December 7 - Conferences will be by appointment from 4:00-6:00.  Staff will be in contact with families to set up times for this conference.  If you are needing/wanting to meet with staff please email staff requesting a meeting.
  • December 9 - Early Release
  • Winter Break - December 21 - January 3rd
    • School Resumes January 4th.
Pictures from the week

The 7th grade students went on a field trip to The Bean and Field Museum in Chicago last week.  It was a GREAT trip!  Thank you to all the parents/guardians who assisted with chaperoning the trip!

7th grade orchestra concert with Mr. Buendia.

8th grade orchestra concert with Mr. Buendia.

Orchestra concert - 7-12th grade students performing their final piece together with Ms. Soeth directing and Mr. Buendia on the drums.

iTime enrichment with Mr. Rummler.  Students were participating in impromptu performances.

iTime enrichment with Ms. Amundson.  Student's built their own cars and then competed with their peers.