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					Shawano Community High School
220 County Road B • Shawano, WI 54166-7059 • (715) 526-2175
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A donation from Shawano Medical Center purchased new scoreboards, game clocks / shot clocks and lighted backboard strips for Shawano Community High School.

Shawano Community High School

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SHAWANO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

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December 2009
TODD STIEDE, PRINCIPAL

Thank You To Shawano Medical Center
Shawano Community High School would like to thank Shawano Medical Center for their donation which purchased new scoreboards, game clocks/ shot clocks and lighted backboard strips. The new scoreboards can be used for basketball, volleyball and wrestling. The removed High School scoreboards will replace the over thirty year old scoreboards at the Middle School. The Shawano High School is the first high school in the state to install game clocks/shot clocks and lighted backboard strips. The game clocks/shot clocks will provide the players to see the game time directly above the scoreboard, and has the ability to be a shot clock, if the WIAA implements the rule. The basketball shot clock rule has been implemented in neighboring states over the past few years. The lighted backboard strips provide a flashing red boarder around the backboard and will flash when there is no time left on the clock. This will assist game officials in ruling on last second shots or “buzzer beaters”. We greatly appreciate the support that the Shawano Medical Center has given our school over the years. Johanna Grover and Sally Buckett, sport medicine trainers, do a tremendous job caring for our student athletes. I would like to give a special thank you to Carol Ryczek, Shawano Medical Center for her leadership in this project.

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General I nformation
Requesting Homework: If a student will be out for an extended period, the student or parent may request homework from their teachers. Homework requests should be made in the morning. After requesting the homework, the student or parent can expect to pick up the requested homework 24 hours after the request is made. Cell Phones: The use of cell phones or similar electronic devices is prohibited during the school day. A student brings any such device to school, it must be turned off and kept in their locker during the school day. Students may use their cell phone in the front entrance of the school during their lunch with permission from a teacher, administrator, or supervisor. A student may also use their cell phone in the school office during the school day with the permission from a member of the office staff or an administrator. Students may not miss class time to make a call. Please see student handbook for consequences for misusing an electronic device during the school day. Dress Code: Introduction: While fashions change, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn. In order to maintain an effective learning and teaching environment all students will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines: • Hats or jackets may not be worn in school during school hours. • Any clothing with inappropriate (profane, vulgar, sexually explicit or suggestive, racially or ethnically offensive, alcohol, drug or gang related) sayings, slogans or graphics will not be allowed at any time. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Since styles of dress change rapidly, the administration will interpret this policy and may restrict certain styles deemed distracting to the learning and teaching environment. • Any adornments (i.e. chains, spiked neck collars, etc.) that could be considered potentially dangerous will be prohibited • Bandanas or any gang related apparel is not permitted on campus at any time. • Clothing that displays undergarments, halter tops, loose fitting tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti-strap tops and open-back tops are not permitted during school hours. • Tops that expose the midriff are not appropriate during instructional hours and will not be allowed. The garments, when worn appropriately with others in a layered fashion that comply with the dress code are acceptable. • The midriff must be covered at all times. • Skirts/shorts must cover 50% of the thigh at all times. • No cleavage will be permitted. • All pants must always be appropriately fitting and kept around the waistline. Attendance Policy: Wisconsin State Statutes (Ch.118.15) requires that all students attend school regularly during the full period and hours that school is in session. When a student is absent from school, a parent or guardian must notify the High School Office at 526-2175 the day that the student is absent or no later than 3:30 p.m. on the day the student returns. Planned Absences: There are instances when parents choose to have students accompany them on a family vacation. In such an instance, parents MUST CONTACT the High School Office PRIOR to the absence to make the necessary arrangements. Students will complete a “Permission to be Absent From School” form. Arrangements should be made at least three days prior to the absence. Prior notification is necessary for absences to be excused. Email Grading Information In an attempt to be financially and environmentally responsible, Shawano Community High School will no longer be automatically sending out hard copies of progress reports to households. Semester report cards will continue to be mailed to households. This decision was made with consideration to the fact that it helps reduce cost and time since there are no mailing and printing costs involved. It’s almost an instantaneous delivery that e-mails notifications or viewing of Parent Access through Skyward provides. Progress grades can be obtained one of three ways: 1. View grades through Family Access via Skyward on the computer. Please contact Brenda Marquardt at 715-526-2175 extension 8105 to obtain a login and password if you do not currently have one. If you do have a login and password but forgot how to use it, log onto ssd.k12.wi.us and under “Our Schools” select Shawano High School and click on Skyward Parent Access. 2. View grades via a hard copy given to your child in class. 3. View grades by stopping into the office to pick up a hard copy printed out upon request. Bussing/Transportation Information Grosskopf Bus Company is responsible for organizing the bus schedule for our district. Please contact Grosskopf Bus Company with any transportation questions @ 526-6430. If your child is not riding the bus, please inform Grosskopf regarding your plans. Please reinforce to your child the importance of respecting others and following the directions of the bus driver. Food and soda is not permitted on the bus. Bus conduct violations will be sent via the bus driver to the main office. Students may be denied bus riding privileges for poor behavior. Student of the Week SCHS and the Shawano Leader honor thirty high school seniors each year through a Student of the Week feature that is published in the Wednesday edition of the Shawano Leader starting in the middle of October. Seniors are nominated for the Student of the Week by club advisors and coaches for their leadership skills, citizenship, work ethic and academic performance. Astronomy Information: Students in Mrs. Esch astronomy class have been studying the Sun’s impact on the Earth. The students are busy analyzing real time data from the district’s NASA THEMIS magnetometer. The magnetometer was put in place back in 2006 by a UCLA scientist. It was put in the then assistant superintendent’s back yard. It is continually collecting information on the Earth’s magnetic field. Daily, students print off data and calculate the Kp index. The Kp index is a scale from 1 to 9 that measures disturbances in the Earth’s magnetic field. A 1 on the Kp index represents calm conditions and a 9 represents extremely stormy conditions. When the sun is “active”, high Kp indices can cause aurora, electrical blackouts, loss of satellite signals, and radiation danger. Currently the sun is in a “quiet” period. An average Kp index of 3 has been calculated so far. As the sun becomes or more “active”, solar maximum is due to arrive in 2012; the students should begin to see higher Kp indices. With these higher Kp indices, students can begin to make space weather predictions for aurora. Stephanie Swan, a student in class, has set up a spread sheet in which the data is plotted on a daily basis. We are investigating other research possibilities that can also use this data. We are also working in the district’s planetarium. We are going to be giving planetarium shows to the public. Any groups that are interested can call Wendy Esch at 526-2175 or email at wendye@ssd.k12.wi.us.

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SCHS G eneral I nformation
School Closing for Snow Days

SCHOOL MUSICAL Disney’s BEAUTY and the Beast
Disney’s animated movie of this story was a smashing success when released in 1991. The musical version opened on Broadway in 1994. It has played in 15 countries and 7 different languages.

The show will run Feb. 3rd and 11th @ 3pm, Feb. 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th @ 7pm

When weather conditions are questionable, WTCH-960 AM, WOWN-99.3 FM and WIXX 101.1 FM are called as soon as a decision is reached to place a closing announcement on the air. FOX 11 - TV (Channel 11) will announce the decision of school operations between 6:15 and 8:00 AM. If parents are uncomfortable sending their children to school or having them remain in school because of weather conditions, you can make the decision to not send them or to pick them up from school. Class Ring Information On January 6, 2010, Todd Bartz, Josten’s Sales Representative will handout information regarding Class Rings. On January 13, 2010 he will be here to display class rings and take orders. He will be located in the commons during the lunch hour 10:40-12:00 PM and then back from 3:006:00 PM. Teacher Workday and Inservice On Monday, January 25, 2010, teachers will be working on grades for first semester and participating in a district in-service. Students will not attend school on this day. Be Prepared for Emergencies Please take the time to develop a contact plan with your family in the event of an emergency. Students should know how and where to reach their parents while they are in school. If parents are to be out of town, be sure to communicate emergency arrangements while your child. If there are any changes in your emergency contacts, please let SCHS know so we can better serve you and your child. This is the open enrollment application period. The recommended method of applying for open enrollment is through the on-line application process at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html. The on-line application will be available from midnight February 1, 2010, until 4:00 p.m. on February 19, 2010. Paper applications must be submitted to the nonresident school district no earlier than February 1 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 19. A postmark does not meet this requirement. (PI 9410, also available in Spanish). The parent may request assignment to a specific school or program. The application form includes a request for transportation reimbursement assistance for low-income parents Any students attending a nonresident school district under a “Tuition Waiver Due to a Move” must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the nonresident district in the 2010-11 school year. Youth Options Program Students interested in the Youth Options Program must enroll in a postsecondary institution no later than March 1 for a course to be taken in the fall semester. For more information brochures are available in the guidance office or visit the DPI website: www.dpi.state.wi.us.

Ticket seating will once again be available thru the high school office.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

During the months of December and January, your child will be selecting courses for next year. After your child has met with their counselor and completed their 2010-11 course requests, you will be able to view them in Skyward. The information will be located under the “Course Registration” icon. At the present time the course requests from last year are listed for your child. Winter in Wisconsin The classroom temperature is set at 68 degrees. We encourage students to wear sweaters and sweatshirts during the winter months. Outdoor jackets are not to be worn in the classroom.

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2010 NHS Inductees

2nd Semester
No School Teacher In-Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 25 2nd Semester Begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 26 Optimist Basketball Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 30 Musical..........................................................Feb. 2-6 & 10-13 ACT Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 6 Vacation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 19-22 Local Scholarships Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 19 High School Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 26 Optimist Basketball Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 27 FFA Alumni Toy Tractor Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 28 Dollars for Scholars Scholarships are Due . . . . . . . . Mar. 1 Spring Sports Meeting 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 2 District Solo & Ensemble at West De Pere. . . . . . . . Mar. 5-6 Winter Athletic Banquet 6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 8 End of Six Week Marking Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 10 1/2 Day In-Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 12 Grades are Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 12 Optimist Awards Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 16 Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 18 Athletic Booster Club Jamboree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 27 Good Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 2 Spring Vacation Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 5 Snow Day (1st Snow Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 6 ACT Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 10 Classes Resume after break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 7 Senior Graduation Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 8 Josten’s Delivery of Caps, Gowns and Announc. . . . Apr. 8 Spring Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 8-10 FFA Spring Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 18 State Honors Recital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 20 End of Twelve Week Marking Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 23 Dollars for Scholars Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 23 Prom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 24 Grades are Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr. 27 State Solo & Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Academic Honors/Scholars Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3 Vacation (2nd Snow Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3 Teacher Appreciation Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3-7 AP Computer Science Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4 AP Calculus Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5 Spring Plant Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5 Pow Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6 Last Dance- Show Choir/Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7-8 1/2 Day In-Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7 AP Biology Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10 High School Band Concert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12 Thespian Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14 Petting zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14 High School Orchestra Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 19 Art Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 26 Senior Cookout & Yearbook Signing . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 26 FFA/Faculty/Staff End of Year Picnic . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 28 Memorial Day- No School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31 2nd Semester Senior Final Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1-2 Music Awards Banquet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2 High School Choir Concert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2 Recognition/Retirement Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2 Senior Graduates No School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 3 Senior Breakfast/Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Graduation Practice 7:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Graduation 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Chem-Free Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Spring Athletic Banquet 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 7 2nd Semester Final Exams Grades 9-11 . . . . . . . . . . June 4-8 SCHS Teacher Luncheon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 End of Second Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 (3rd Snow Day)/Teacher Workday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 ACT Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12

Congratulations to the 2010 National Honor Society inductees: Seniors Juniors Caitlin Ferch Jacob Nagrant Erin Isaacson Alicia Pedersen Brea Kaczorowski Lindsey Teetzen Brittany Sperberg Karl Laude Annie Lewis Dominique Bodoh Avari Miller Kaitlyn Hegewald Leah Miller Daniel Lohff Kendra Brusewitz Bailey Myers Lien Nguyen Megan Magee

Congratulations!
Support our Athletic Booster Club:

Shawano Athletic Booster Club

The Gathering March 27, 2010

Jamboree

Raffles, Auction Items, and Prizes
All proceeds help support area athletic programs. Support Academic Achievement:

Gala
The Gathering April 23, 2010
Tr ips, LCD TV Raffle, D rawings
Eight years in a row awarding scholarships to all SCHS seniors who properly completed an application.

Mark your calendar for these Events
Seniors Graduation Planning:
January 6, 2010 . . . .Josten’s Graduation Cap & Gown Meeting (10:00 am) January 11, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Aid Meeting @ January 11, 2010 . . . . . . .Josten’s Graduation Announcement Orders Taken February 19, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Local Scholarships Due March 1, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dollars for Scholars Scholarships Due April 8, 2010 . . . . . . . . . .Josten’s Delivery of Announcements/Caps/Gowns April 8, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Graduation Meeting May 3, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Academic Honors/Scholars Night June 4, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation Day

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2009-2010 SCHOLARSHIPS
We are about to enter our scholarship season, so on behalf of Student Services, we encourage all concerned people to work through our school web site for important dates relative to our process of receiving scholarships. It is extremely important students check all available scholarships of which they may be eligible for, adhere to major deadlines, and complete applications as desired according to their qualifications. All local scholarships and dollars for scholars’ scholarships will be specifically explained to parents and students on Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Senior Financial Aid Information Night. Important dates and meeting times have been posted on our web site, therefore, all people should check everything out and plan to attend meetings when applications are explained and procedures for selections detailed. If you have questions of concern or want answers pertaining to all scholarships of which are handled through Student Services, please contact Jami Parker, Scholarship Coordinator, at 715-526-2175/8121.

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2010 Chem Free Party
for Graduating Seniors
GRADUATES ONLY – There are certain rights and privileges that go with a diploma. The Chem Free Party is one of them. The Chem Free Party for the Class of 2010 will be help on graduation night, Friday, June 4, 2010 from 10:30 PM – 5:00 AM at the Shawano Community High School. Live music, a casino, and bingo, as well as volleyball, dart and basketball tournaments, and many other activities will surely keep you busy!! Plenty of food and drinks, lots of prizes and a genuine hypnotist are incentives to stay for the duration. To participate, you must turn in a signed permission slip and a signed SADD contract with a $10.00 registration fee to the guidance office by May 21, 2010. Bring soft-soled shoes for gym use, appropriate clothes for gym activities and for just “chillin’ ”. All belongings will be checked in when you arrive. You will also be given a bag in which to put door prizes and other items. The front doors of the High School Office (entry A) will open at 10:30 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. They will open again at 5:00 a.m. Despite all efforts to keep this a fun-filled, safe allnight event, if you decide to leave, you will NOT be re-admitted as is the Shawano School District’s policy. Parents will be notified if their graduate leaves early. The 2010 Chem Free Party will truly make your graduation a special night to remember. Join us and celebrate your success!

IMPORTANT DATES Financial Aid/Scholarship Meeting 1/11/2010 @ 7:00 PM Local Scholarship Application Deadline 2/19/2010 @ 3:20 PM Dollars for Scholars Application Deadline 3/1/2010 @ 3:20 PM Honors Award Night 5/3/2010 @ 7:00 PM

Help Still Needed for 2010 Chemical Free Graduation Party!
The 22nd annual Chemical Free Graduation Party is scheduled for June 4, 2010 at the SCHS from 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Volunteers are still needed. Chaperones are needed throughout the night and a cleanup crew needs to begin their work at 4:00 a.m. Soda, snacks and desserts can be donated. Gift certificates and/or merchandise can be given to be used as prizes. Cash donations are also accepted and will be used to help purchase food and prizes. If you can assist in any way, contact Karen Brown-Schaible at 526-2175, ext. 8125. A help/donation sheet will be sent home in the next couple of months. Your help is greatly appreciated as our combined efforts help make graduation 2010 a safe, enjoyable and memorable event for the senior class of 2010. THANK YOU so much!!

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SCHS G eneral I nformation

Graduation O utline o f E vents
January 6, 2010 January 11, 2010 January 11, 2010 April 8, 2010 April 8, 2010 May 3, 2010 Graduation Announcement and Cap/Gown Meeting College Financial Aid Meeting Graduation Announcement and Cap/Gown Orders Due Josten’s Delivery of Caps, Gowns, and Announcements Senior Graduation Meeting to review Graduation Procedures Academic Honors/Scholarship Presentation Ceremony Shawano Community High School Auditorium @ 7:00 PM “Commitment Agreement for Participants in Graduation Exercise” Due in Main Office by 3:00 PM Senior Brat Fry/Annual Signing Night in SCHS Commons 4:00 PM Seniors receive Yearbooks 4:30 PM Senior Cook-out 5:30 PM Underclassmen receive Yearbooks Outstanding Obligations and Overdue Books must be resolved Memorial Day (No School) Senior Final Exams (Periods 1, 3, 5/6, 8) Senior Final Exams (Periods 2, 4, 7, 9) No School for Senior Students GRADUATION DAY 7:00 AM Senior Breakfast in Commons 7:45 AM Graduation Practice in Auditorium 5:00 PM Doors Open for Graduation 5:30 PM All Graduates in Auditorium 6:00 PM Graduation in SCHS Gymnasium 10:30 PM Chem-Free Party @ SCHS

May 14, 2010 May 26, 2010

June 3, 2010 May 31, 2010 June 1, 2010 June 2, 2010 June 3, 2010 June 4, 2010

Student S ervices
The 2009-2010 SCHOLARSHIP season at Shawano High School has begun. On behalf of Student Services, we encourage all concerned people to work through our school web site (http://www.ssd.k12.wi.us/Shawano_High_Home.asp) or with Mrs. Parker regarding information on scholarships. It is extremely important that students check available scholarships, complete applications according to the stated requirements, and adhere to major deadlines. Eligibility may vary by scholarship. Some may be solely based on financial need, others on grade point average, college major, class rank, ACT score, etc. Before you mail a scholarship application, always remember to check spelling and grammar, fill out the application completely, have the application proofread, and include all required documents. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), all local scholarships, and Dollars for Scholars will be explained in detail to parents and students on January 11th @ 5:30 in the auditorium. Student Services recommends that all families apply for the FAFSA even if you think your income is too high. Most students who attend a postsecondary college receive assistance through FAFSA, be it loans, work study, or grants. Prepare early by applying for the FAFSA pin number at www.pin.ed.gov. Please note that the Shawano High School Scholarship Committee chooses the recipients for approximately 10 of 38 community scholarships. More specifically, of the more than $100,000 given last year from the Dollars for Scholars and Community Scholarships programs, less than $5,000 was decided by the School Scholarship Committee. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to all scholarships of which are handled through Student Services, please contact Mrs. Parker, Scholarship Coordinator, at 715-526-2175/8121. IMPORTANT DATES Financial Aid/Scholarship Meeting 1/11/2010@5:30 PM Local Scholarship Application Deadline 2/19/2010@3:20 PM Dollars for Scholars Application Deadline 3/1/2010@3:20 PM Honors Award Night 5/3/2010@7:00 PM Shawano High School scholarship committee does not discriminate based on sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability

Shawano Community High School

Mission Statement
To develop citizens who contribute to a global society through an individualized and lifelong learning partnership with the family, school and community.

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Student Services
2009/2010 1 st S EMESTER E XAM S CHEDULE
Thursday and Friday, the busses will run at their normal times. * Students may stay at

school after testing, but need to be either in the LGI, or in a class area with teacher supervision. Lunch will be served from 10:45 to 11:15
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Period 1 Class . . . .7:25 a.m.- 8:07 a.m. Period 2 Class . . . .8:12 a.m.- 8:54 a.m. Period 3 Class . . . .8:59 a.m.- 9:41 a.m. Period 4 Class . . . .9:46 a.m.- 10:28 a.m. Period 5 Class . . . .10:33 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Period 5 Lunch . . . .10:28 a.m.-11:03 a.m. Period 6 Class . . . .11:08 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Period 6 Lunch . . . .11:15 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Period 7 Class . . . .11:55 a.m.-12:14 p.m. Period 8 Exam . . .12:19 p.m.-1:19 p.m. Period 9 Exam . . .1:29 p.m.- 2:29 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Period 1 Exam . . .7:25 a.m.- 8:25 a.m. Period 2 Exam . . .8:35 a.m.- 9:35 a.m. Period 5/6 Exam . . 9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Make-ups in Library 12:00 a.m.-

Friday, January 22, 2010
Period 3 Exam 7:25 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Period 4 Exam 8:35 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Period 7 Exam 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Make-ups in Library 12:00 a.m. -

Expectations :
All classes will give exams of an appropriate length, difficulty and weight during the schedule date and period. No semester final should be given ahead of time (unless it is the first part of a two-part test that cannot be completed during the regularly scheduled exam time. No takehome exams. All students will report to each class, each day and remain in attendance for the entire period. This includes study halls/commons periods. Students scheduled into a study hall/commons do not need to report if the study hall/commons meets at the following times: Wednesday, 9th period, Thursday, 1st period, 5th period, or 6th period, Friday, 3rd period or 7th period. All other study halls/commons will meet. Students unable to report for an exam at the specified time due to illness or other approved (approval must be in writing from one of the principals) reason, must take the responsibility make-up the test with the teacher during the Make-up periods. Make-up exams will be either in the LGI or in your teacher’s classroom. Check ahead of time with your teacher to know where your make-up exam will be given.

New Staff Spotlights
Paul Griffin is a graduate of UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science degree. He joins our faculty after teaching at McFarland High School in McFarland, Wisconsin. He was a student assistant and coach for the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team for six years. He is teaching Career Explorations, Computer Communications, Creative Technology, Facts of Life, Personal Finance, Small Business Development I & II and Accounting I & II. Mr. Griffin will be an advisor for FBLA and the Freshman Volleyball Coach. Paul’s interests include running, all Wisconsin College and Pro sports teams and reading books on leadership and sports psychology. Kimberly Mlodik is teaching Special Education at SCHS. With a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point she taught at Gibraltar School District in Northern Door County for three years. Kimberly’s interests include hunting, ice fishing, scrap booking, reading and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Ryan Francour is a Life Application Alternative Program Teacher at SCHS. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from UW-Oshkosh and his emphasis in Alternative Education from UWMilwaukee. He taught Alternative Education at Marinette High School. Ryan coached freshman football and baseball. Mr. Francour enjoys hunting, fishing, football, baseball and family time.

Meet S tudent S ervices
K a ren Brown-Schaible
School Social Worker Ext. 8125

Amy Schwitze r
School Counselor I - P Ext. 8122

Rex Wachtel
School Counselor Q -Z Ext. 8123

Jamie Pa rke r
School Counselor A - H Ext. 8121

Justyn Poulos
Psychologist A - Z Ext. 8126

Jennifer Kamke-Black
Transition Coordinator Ext. 1106

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2010-2011 R egistration I nformation
December 1st marks the official start of class registration for the 2010-11 school year. To many of you this may seem a bit early; to us, we could have started in September. We work extremely hard to successfully schedule students with requested courses. Many factors are considered when developing the master schedule, but the most important is “what is good for the students.” Therefore, the classes students choose in December determines the number of sections and the time of day courses are offered; and so, PLEASE, choose classes carefully. Students have a greater chance of receiving desired courses during the enrollment process in December/January than they do in August. Also, it is important for all students to maximize their education in high school and to seriously think about education beyond high school. Students should challenge themselves by taking rigorous classes, exploring all of their options and critically thinking about appropriate career options. The course description book includes planning worksheets for students to use. Please visit our web page to view the 2010-11 booklet: www.ssd.k12.wi.us/Shawano_High_Home.asp. Now is not too early to begin viewing the many superb courses SCHS has to offer. Parents/Guardians please talk to your students about their course selections. Your involvement in the process is crucial.

The schedule for course registration is:
JUNIORS received materials during their junior meeting in November. Juniors entered their course selections on December 3rd or 4th. A counselor will be visiting SOPHOMORE English classes on December 8th. Sophomores will be expected to enter their course selections during their Biology class on December 15th or 16th. A counselor will be visiting FRESHMEN English classes on December 10th. Freshmen will be expected to enter their course selections during their Physical Science class on December 17 or 18. Learn and Earn The Learn and Earn Program allows juniors and seniors to take up to three free credits a semester at the College of the Menominee Nation. Courses must be taken outside the regular school day. To learn more call 799-5600 or talk to your counselor.

College A dmissions I nformation
What do I need to know about College Admissions
Admission Policies
The UW System Board of Regents adopted a new freshman admissions policy for freshmen entering University of Wisconsin System institutions for the fall 2008 semester and beyond. The policy provides for a comprehensive, individualized, review of applicants. It enables each UW System Institution to admit students whose academic preparation, background, and personal experience suggest that they will succeed at the institution, benefit from the educational experience, and contribute to the educational environment. Academic factors (rigor and quality of high school course work, rank in class, grade point average, test scores, and trend in grades) will continue to be the most important consideration. In addition to academic factors, other factors that will be considered include, but are not limited to, student experiences, work experience, leadership qualities, motivation community service, special talents, status as a nontraditional or returning adult, status as a veteran of the U.S. Military, whether the applicant is socio-economically disadvantaged, and whether the applicant is a member of an historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group. Guidelines, policies and procedural information below will provide answers to many of the questions concerning admission to University of Wisconsin System institutions. If additional assistance is needed, contact the admissions office at any UW System. academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. A college preparatory program helps develop competence in four primary areas - English, mathematics, social studies and natural science. All University of Wisconsin System institutions require new freshmen to have completed a minimum of 17 high school credits. Thirteen of these credits must be “core college preparatory” from the following areas of study: English Mathematics Natural Science Social Science/History 4 3 3 3 credits credits credits credits

In addition to the “core college preparatory” credits identified, students need to complete a minimum of four elective credits as follows: Electives - An additional 4 credits may be chosen from any of the above areas, foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas. (Two years of a single foreign language are required for admission to UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison, and strongly recommended at other UW System campuses.) Some University of Wisconsin System institutions may also accept vocational courses for a portion of these 4 elective credits. All students are encouraged to exceed the minimum number of college preparatory credits required for admission. Students who choose a rigorous high school curriculum (including senior year course work) are more successful in college. Strong academic preparation for college helps to ensure success. Though all UW System campuses require a minimum of 17 college preparatory credits, campus-specific college preparatory course requirements provides more detailed information by campus.

UW System College Preparatory Course Requirements
The range of courses offered at today’s high schools is designed to prepare students with differing interests and abilities for a wide variety of life-after-high-school options. “College prep” courses are particularly appropriate for providing the