Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7th

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 
February 8 - February 12
  • Tyler Honzelka (Diamond)
    • Tyler is always respectful and friendly to everyone at Karcher.  He always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face.
  • Tyler Hunter (Onyx)
    • Tyler consistently displays "The Karcher Way" in both his attitude and his academics. Keep up the great work Tyler! 
  • Courtney Hegemann (Applied Academic)
    • Courtney has really stepped up this semester and shown "The Karcher Way" by exhibiting all traits during band. 
  • Payton Lueth-Lunetta (Silver)
    •  Payton is consistently a positive influence on his peers; he truly leads by example.
  • Alex Peterson (Hive)
    • Alex continues to be kind and compassionate with all of his peer interactions in the classroom and the hallway. 
  • Lauren Beachem (Not in Picture)
    • Lauren is very kind to her peers and responsible with completing her work. She does a great job following "The Karcher Way".

Student's of the week for 
February 15 - February 19
  • Mackenzie Leach (Diamond) 
    • Mackenzie has a great sense of humor. She is a quite leader in the classroom and is always making good choices.
  • Seth Chamberlin (Onyx) 
    • Seth always has a positive attitude, works hard, is actively engaged, participates regularly, and works well with others.
  • Anthony Galgano (KCB) 
    • Anthony is always walking around with a smile on his face. He also always has a positive "Karcher Way" attitude.
  • Antonio Villa (Applied Academic)
    • Antonio comes to class with a positive attitude and puts forth exemplary effort.
  • Cody Lunsmann (Silver) 
    • Cody has a positive attitude and is always willing to help teachers and students alike.
  • Wendy Villigran (Hive) 
    • Wendy continues to demonstrate all of "The Karcher Way" characteristics, but this week she was especially responsible with her work.

Student's of the week for 
February 22 - February 26
  • Michael Tietz: (Hive) 
    • Michael has shown great loyalty to his children's book group by putting in extra effort on his loyalty book.
  • Gracie Peterson: (Karcher Bucks) 
    • All of Gracie's teachers truly appreciate her positive attitude and amazing work ethic.
  • Ryan Follis: (Silver) 
    • Ryan does a phenomenal job in class and exhibits positive leadership.
  • Samantha Hammiller: (Onyx)  
    • Sam always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude towards all who are around her. She also puts her best effort forward at all times in her school work.
  • Ellen Grahm: (Diamond) 
    • Ellen is a leader for her peers and always represents "The Karcher Way". She works hard in her classes and is always kind to others.
  • Abby Barajas-Rodriguez: (Applied Academic) 
    • Abby consistently shows respect and kindness to everyone. She is always willing to help out her peers.

Student's of the week for 
February 29 - March 4
  • Grant Koenen: ( Onyx) 
    • Grant has continued to work hard in all his classes and keeps a positive attitude while doing so. Keep up the great work.
  • Anna Jossart: (Karcher Bucks) 
    •  Anna is a phenomenal leader and positive force in the classroom - thank you for your leadership!
  • Willow Mielke: (Hive) 
    • Willow is loyal to her lunch mate friends and is kind to all of her peers.
  • Maxwell Meier: (Diamond) 
    • Max always represents "The Karcher Way" in a positive manner. He is well liked and respected by his peers and his teachers.
  • Chad Vanswol: (Applied Academic) 
    • Chad always puts forth outstanding effort.  He is dependable, responsible, and works within the expectations of class. Chad is always respectful of others, and he is a pleasure to have in class.
  • Jordan Gardner: (Silver) 
    • Jordan always puts forth tremendous effort and keeps a positive attitude in class.

  • 8th grade recognition meeting - March 7 @ 6:00pm in the Karcher library.
    • This meeting is to invite any 8th grade parent(s)/guardian(s) who are interested in assisting with 8th grade recognition.
  • Band-O-Rama - March 7 @ 7:00pm @ BHS gymnasium
  • KCB Rewards this month:  
    • FNL (Friday Night Live) is March 11th from 5:00 - 7:00.  Students can get in with 6 KCBs or 3 dollars.  
    • Hallway DJ - during passing time students can turn in slip with their favorite song to the main office.  If their song is chosen it will play during common passing time for only ONE KCB!  
    • March 18th - food service menu.  Students can use their KCBs to purchase specific food menu items during lunch time.  
  • March 14 & 22 - Student led conferences AND parent/teacher conferences.
    • Our advisory teachers will be contacting each student's parent(s)/guardian(s) to schedule your conference time.  
    • The scheduled times are 4:00 or 6:00 on both the 14th and 22nd.  
    • In addition to the student led conferences our teaching staff will be available in the library from 4:45-5:45 & 6:45-8:00 to meet with parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding questions or concerns you may have.
  • March 15 - Sing-A-Bration @ 7:00pm @ BHS gymnasium
  • Spring Break begins March 25th and school resumes on April 4th.
  • National Junior Honors Society awards will be held on March 21st in the BHS auditorium starting at 6:30pm.  
    • NJHS students have been informed/invited by Mike Jones or Stephanie Rummler.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Jones or Ms. Rummler.   
  • Hive House field trip is March 24th to Discovery World.  Email Kurt Rummler with questions (
Pictures from the week

We should all be very proud of our 15 students (10 Karcher, 5 Dyer) who competed in the Academic Bowl held in Whitewater.  This is the FIRST TIME EVER that we have had a team representing from middle school and they took 2ND PLACE as a team!!!   Jeri Nettesheim was their advising representative from Karcher.

The following students placed individually as follows:
Quentin Holle - 1st Place Social Studies
Tyler Duesing - 3rd place Science
Al Jost - 1st place Social Studies
Kaden Kafar - 2nd place Math
Jacob Lyon - 2nd place ELA
Jacob Follis - ist place Math
Katie Rummler - 2nd place ELA
Hailey Hotvedt - 3rd place Social Studies
Drew Stutzman - 3rd place ELA

The below picture are the ten Karcher students who represented us!

Students working with Ms. Fons and Ms. Schmidt within group with the focus being partner communication. 

Students in Ms. Rummler and Mr. Schmidt's classes partaking in a North vs. South war simulation.  Each student had a specific role (solider, general, medic, etc)  Great way to bring history to life for our students.

Some pictures of our volleyball teams.  The girls and coaches are having a great season so far!

Mrs. Salbreiter's Advanced Spanish students "battling" stem-changing verbs with Battleship and a flash card sort.

Karcher's visit to Waller and Cooper Elementary to share their children's books the Karcher students created in advisory relating to loyalty.  This is part of our character curriculum and it was a GREAT morning for all of the students involved.  

For the second half to the morning on February 29th the DRIVEN leadership/bullying assembly was a success in the eyes of our students.  High School DRIVEN leadership students came to Karcher to talk with all of our students about bullying and the impacts of bullying.  They started and ended in the gym as a full group and had small break out sessions in between.  It was a successful morning K - 12!