Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

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 6 - September 9

  • Amanda Viel: (Silver House) 
    • We chose Amanda for showing leadership and a positive attitude throughout the school day! Way to make a strong first impression.
  • Megan Smitz: (Diamond House) 
    • Megan has shown strong character during the first week of school. She did a great job being the leader in her science group. She handled adversity well when things didn't go her way. She did a great job of advocating for herself.
  • Al Jost: (Applied Academic) 
    • Al has already stepped up to assist in class without being asked. Al always treats his teachers and peers with kindness and respect! He is an outstanding role model and leads by example.
  • David Smitz: (Hive House) 
    • David exhibited Karcher character by showing kindness and respect towards his classmates in a cooperative learning situation.
  • Josh Gelden: (Onyx House) 
    • Josh has done a fantastic job exhibiting "The Karcher Way". He is always willing to help out and he consistently has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Thanks Josh and keep up the good work!
  • Cory Flees: (Karcher Character Bucks) 
    • Cory is a leader in class during group work and works well with others. He is respectful to others inside and outside of the classroom.

Student's of the week for 
September 12 - September 16
  • Olivia Ament: (Onyx)  
    • Olivia Ament displays "The Karcher Way" in the form of respect, kindness, and sportsmanship. Thanks for being such a positive example Olivia, and keep up the great work.
  • Shaquell Daniel: (Karcher Character Bucks) 
    • Shaquell was responsible by working well with our advisory team on our banner. He showed kindness and compassion by encouraging a peer who did not want to try a new reading activity. Way to go Shaquell!
  • Reid Rainer: (Applied Academics) 
    • Reid has a friendly, enthusiastic personality and shows "The Karcher Way" through respecting both students and teachers alike. He even taught his Spanish teacher something really cool this week!  He is not afraid to step up and share prior knowledge with the class.
  • Cody Dorn: (Diamond) 
    • Cody is a responsible young man who takes pride in doing a great job on his school work. He is kind to his peers and always has a smile on his face.
  • Jaden Bird: (Silver) 
    • Jaden has a positive attitude, great leadership skills, and strong intellectual abilities! We believe he'll make a great George Washington some day!
  • Keenan Kramer (Hive) 
    • Keenan has done an outstanding job in advisory as part of the team and continues to show responsibility in class.

Student's of the week for 
September 19 - September 23
  • Justus Brenner: (Onyx) 
    • Justus has taken frequent leadership roles in many settings. He is a positive role model for his peers. He demonstrated compassion at Friday Night Live, teaching others to play Ping Pong. Keep up the great work.
  • Trishelle Iniguez: (Diamond) 
    • Trishelle is always respectful to her peers and is a leader inside and outside of the classroom. She is a great representative of "The Karcher Way".
  • Ali Ament: (Silver) 
    • Silver House chooses Alli, her incredibly positive attitude and desire to help brightens every class! Thank you Alli!
  • Sarah Koeberl: (Applied Academics) 
    • Sarah comes to class every day with a great positive attitude and is always willing to help.
  • Kate Weidner: (Hive) 
    • Even though Kate is new to our school, Kate has consistently done things "The Karcher Way". She is kind, responsible, and always respectful.
  • LeAnn Schroeder: (Karcher Character Bucks) 
    • LeAnn is a quiet leader who is always respectful to staff and her peers. She is a great example of how to follow "The Karcher Way"!

  • Our first FNL (Friday Night Live) was a success!  We had 141 students in attendance and over 15 staff volunteers to help with the event.  See some pictures below of the students in action.  
  • The Athletic Activities Calendar now has clickable PDFs for you to utilize for all of our girls basketball games, cross country meets, and flag football schedule.  
  • All clubs at Karcher have been updated on our website under the Activities/Club tab on the left.  Click HERE to go right to the link.  
    • Students are made aware through morning announcements when clubs start!
  • The deadline for yearbook order forms has been extended.  Please contact Ms. Berezowitz (advisor) with any questions.
    • Students should turn in their order form to their advisory teacher at the start of the school day.  
  • Picture Day make-ups will be held on October 25th.  
  • Click on the links below for Outdoor Education information:
  • 7th grade field trip to the school forest has moved to October 5, Wednesday from 9:40 - 12:45.  Contact Barb Berezowitz or Andrea Hancock with any questions.  
  • Student Counsel field trip to Camp MacLean on October 10, Monday.  Contact Marilee Hoffman (advisor) with questions.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on October 17 from 4:00 - 7:00pm.  
    • These are open conferences for parents to come in and meet with any teacher within your student's schedule that you would like to meet with.  
    • All conferences will be held in the Karcher Library. 
  • No School on October 28 due to staff in-service time. 
  • Wrestling and Boys Basketball will start on October 31.   If you do not have a physical on file for your student please start thinking about lining one up for your student to participate.  
    • Contact Bonnie Crist, our health aide, with any questions (763-0190 ext. 1107)
  • Reminder that students can stay after school every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 2:40 - 3:20 to work on their academic work.  We encourage your student to take advantage of this time, especially if they are needing to use their chromebooks!  
Pictures from the last few weeks!

Students navigating throughout the building in Mr. Jones's math class.  The students had to understand coordinates in order to know where the next clue/location was.  

Ms. Geyso's ELA class utilizing some silent sustained reading time in the library.  

Ms. Zeman's students utilizing their chromebooks for a math formative assessment.  

Students in Ms. Sturdevant's science class developing an experiment and collecting accurate data.  

Student's in Ms. Weis's science class working through the experimental method and the importance of observations.  

Students in Ms. Pelnar's art class creating their own perspective drawings.  

And the student's perspective drawings after...

Students in Ms. Waki's class participating in a getting to know each other activity.  

The next four pictures are students in Ms. Jorgenson's math class working through math stations.

Students in Mr. Sulik and Ms. Fulton's ELA class working on their own person Ode...

Coach Staude (teacher at Dyer) and some of his baseball players being recognized at the board meeting for their state championship win last season!  

Student being recognized at the board meeting with Coach Bousman for being an outstanding track and field athlete!  

Burlington High School students being recognized at the board meeting last Monday night.  These students were recognized for taking rigorous course work within the area of AP courses and recognized as AP Scholars!

Students in Ms. Nettesheim, Ms Tenhagen, and Ms. Parr's 7th grade math classroom utilizing the chromebook whiteboards and the Behavior Rubric :)

From the creation of the advisory banners to the presentation of the banners in the gym this past Friday for our Karcher Kick-Off Day.  Students did a great job creating a theme and weaving in the 8 character traits of "The Karcher Way".

Team building activities by advisory and/or grade level during our Karcher Kick-Off Day.  Students did a great job working through some difficult challenges as a team!

Friday Night Live!!!  GREAT turn out (141 students attended) and the students had a great time!

Silver House meeting about Outdoor Education!

Basketball girls getting their game on this past week against New Berlin.  

Students waiting for their free breakfast!  179 students took breakfast last week... the number is climbing!!!
Students in Mr. Ferstenou's and Ms. Hancock's iTime working on creating their own superhero stories that they will create and record on their chromebooks.  

 Student's assisting each other within Ms. Pelnar's Art Design course as they work through understanding the importance of shapes within a 2D perspective.  

Students in Ms. Rummler's social studies class all playing delegate roles for the creation of the constitution. 

Girls cross country are off to a nice start of their season!