Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017

Karcher Middle School:  School Report Card

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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 
January 9 - January 13
  • Hope Heiligenthal: (Diamond) 
    • Hope is always following classroom expectations and is engaged in classroom activities.  She is always willing to answer questions and read out loud. She is a great example of a person who follows the Karcher Way.
  • Elizabeth Stoffel: (Hive) 
    • Elizabeth was outstanding at Outdoor Ed as a clan leader, continually leading her group in a positive and compassionate manner.
  • Cody Benzow: (Elective) 
    • Cody always puts forth his personal best effort. He is kind and respectful of others, he is also very helpful to both teachers and peers. Cody provides a perfect example of how to put the Karcher Way into practice. Keep up the good work!
  • Benjamin Rummler: (Silver) 
    • Benjamin is always willing to lend a helping hand and reportedly is "bursting with the Karcher Way".
  • Ryder Beth: (Onyx) 
    • Ryder has done an outstanding job showing responsibility with getting his work in! He is a great example of the Karcher Way.
  • Heather Carroll: (KCB) 
    • Heather is a polite young women who always strives to do her best. She is respectful, responsible, kind, loyal and honest. She demonstrates courage by volunteering in class, even when she is not sure about the answer. Keep up the great work Heather.

Student's of the week for 
January 16 - January 20 
  • Melana Nebert: (Karcher Character Bucks) 
    • Melana has taken responsibility for her missing work and puts forth a lot of effort both in and out of school to get caught up. Her hard work has been paying off and she is making a great addition to the classroom.
  • Erin Torpy: (Silver) 
    • Erin puts 100% effort into everything she does. She is a fantastic student and person!
  • Trinity Zelechowski: (Hive) 
    • Trinity did an exceptional job on her language MAP test and continues to show excellent effort in class. She is always kind and compassionate to her peers as well.
  • Dina Flores: (Diamond) 
    • Diana consistently works to her potential and is diligent about having work completed on time. She is a respectful and responsible student that exemplifies the Karcher Way.
  • Bailey Hickey: (Applied Academics) 
    • Bailey always volunteers to help in class, is kind to her peers, and models The Karcher Way! 
  • Marissa Post: (Onyx) 
    • Marissa is a conscientious worker who willingly helps her peers. She has a positive attitude every day and goes above and beyond expectations. A great example of the Karcher Way.

  • Girls Volleyball started this week!
    • Traveling teams will have practices Monday - Thursday from 2:40 - 4:30 with games also Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. 
      • First game of the season will be during the week of January 30th!
    • Intramural Girls Volleyball will have practices every Friday from 2:40 - 4:15.  
  • End of semester 1 is January 23.   
  • No School for students on January 24.
  • We will be having an afternoon bullying assembly on January 27th with our DRIVEN Leadership students from the high school.  The focus with this assembly is the importance of having courage to stand up to bullying behavior and to reflect on our own behavior to ensure we are following The Karcher Way through positive character.   
  • Friday Night Live will be on January 27 from 6:00 - 8:00!!!
    • Students can get in with 2 KCBs, 2 canned goods, or 2 dollars.  
    • Concessions will be available!
    • Activities for this FNL:  61 foot inflatable obstacle course, Dodgeball, Basketball, video games, board games, and ping pong.
  • Strings concert on January 31 @ 6:30pm @ BHS auditorium.  
  • 2017-2018 scheduling will begin at the beginning of February. 
    • Current 8th grade students:  
      • Eric Burling, principal at Burlington High School, will be coming to Karcher to discuss student's freshmen year and scheduling options on January 31.  
      • There is a freshmen open house I strongly encourage you to attend on February 13 from 5:30 - 7:45.  The flyer for the open house is below and has been shared via Skyward email.  
    • Current 7th grade students
      • We will begin the 2017-2018 scheduling process at the start of February.  Students will be given a course selection booklet and an applied academic request sheet to complete and bring back to school.  
      • All academic courses will be determined by staff recommendations and MAP assessment data.  

Pictures from the last few weeks!

Congratulations to the Karcher Geography Bee Champion Tyler Smith!!! He won the school wide competition and now moves on to attempt to qualify for the State Level Bee held in Madison in the spring.

Congratulations, also go to second place winner Evan Richmond and third place Al Jost for the Geography Bee!  

Students in Ms. Waki's STEM Drafting class working on designing homes within teams.  

7th grade science worm dissection!  

Girls volleyball started this week!

Wrestling finished their season this week!  They had a GREAT year and we are all proud of their accomplishments throughout the season!

8th grade Outdoor Education was a success!!! It may have been cold but the students and staff did an awesome job!