Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2nd

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:
October 19th to October 23rd
Students:  (left to right) Jemenez Oswaldo (Silver), Yar Zar Kyaw (Diamond), Amanda Viel (Onyx), Stasha Brewer (Hive), Tyler Duesing (Applied Academics), and Nathaniel Borris (Karcher Bucks)

We had an AMAZING example of "The Karcher Way"... Stasha is a member of the Hive House and Kurt Rummler told me this story about Stasha and it is to cool to not share with everyone.  Stasha is pictured above as the Hive student of the week in the black sweatshirt.

The story about the missing hearing aids:

Tuesday was a great field trip day for the Hive to the Capitol building in Madison.  Upon returning, however, a student realized he did not have his hearing aids.  I called the bus company hoping they could be tracked down.  Since it was near the end of the school day, I knew I probably would not hear anything until the next day.

Stasha Brewer decided to take some action on her own.  After school, she called the Capitol, talked with several people, and then finally connected with the Capitol police who had the hearing aids.  Stasha then followed up the next day - again all on her own - with the police to make sure that the Silver House would know how and where to pick up the hearing aids when they head up to the Capitol on Thursday.  An 8th grader, wading in to the "adult world” to advocate for a friend - pretty cool stuff.

We talk about the Karcher Way and what it means all the time in our building.  This is the definition of it - very proud of Stasha Brewer :)

Student's of the week for:
October 26th to October 30th

  • Early release on November 4th and 5th this week.  Students will be released at noon.
  • The end of first term is November 3rd.
  • November 10th is our strings fall concert grades 7-12 @ 7:30pm held in the Burlington High School auditorium.
  • November 13th the 7th grade house will be taking students to the Field Museum in Chicago.  
  • During iTime on November 12th and 13th students will be given the option to chose where they would like to go for an enrichment activity.  Students with a specific number of Karcher Character Bucks will be able to use their KCBs to attend the PE choice or the coffee shop (run by our special education students).
  • 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 Ms. Hoffman ( for details.  Further information will be coming your way soon!  Should be starting up within a few weeks.
  • Wrestling just started with their first practice today, November 2nd - email Mike Wallace ( for details.
    • Practice from 2:50 - 4:45.
  • Boys basketball starts Monday, November 9th.  
    • 8th grade boys - 2:35 - 4:15.  
    • 7th grade boys - 4:15 - 5:45.  
    • Email Mike Jones with questions:
  • Dance Club starts Thursday, November 12th 
    • Practice is from 2:45 - 4:00 in the Karcher cafeteria.
    • Email Amanda Thate with questions:
Pictures from the week

Ms. Hancock's science class.

Ms. Pelnar's art class.

Mrs. Rummler's social studies class - creative presentations!

Mr. Malewicki with our students at the last BHS home football game!

Spaghetti Dinner!  Ms. Thate, Ms. Rummler, and Ms. Riggs assisting on the food line.

The Hive and Silver House field trip to the capital and Vet's museum (1st five pictures are the Silver house, last picture is the Hive house)

The Hive House...

Students with Ms. Fons at the high ropes course at Camp MacLean!

Girls Basketball out for pizza after their game on Tuesday night with their coaches Mr. Ferstenou and Mr. Rummler!

Student working on his daily wellness log for PE class.  Students use a pedometer daily in class to assist with monitoring their activity.

Students in Mrs. Murphy's 7th grade English class working together to analyze the organization of an ACES paragraph.