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                                                         JUNE 2008 EDITION
                                                                          Superintendent                                                  Changes to school
                                                                          search update                                                    lunch program
                                                                    At a special School Board meeting on May 5th, Hazard,
                                                                                                                                   Dear Parents:
                                                                Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the search firm hired by
                                                                the Kohler Board of Education to find a new superintendent,        After extensive research of several possibilities, the Kohler
                                                                presented the Leadership Profile results. The data for this pro-   School District has reached a tentative agreement with a
                                                                file was gathered using the Leadership Profile Assessment          Minneapolis-based school lunch provider that serves 165
                                                                Document. This tool guided the interviews and meetings the         clients in a 12-state area. We encourage you to review this

                                                                search firm held with a broad range of individuals and groups      company’s website at to see upgrades and
                                                                within the school and community. The consultants sought            benefits that could be offered to our school. Some of the
                                                                opinions, recommendations, and general comments with               Kohler upgrades would include:
                                                                regard to the characteristics and qualifications needed in a new      The addition of a professionally-trained chef/manager
            to all the students who                             superintendent. The Leadership Profile results are available in       while retaining current staff
              participated in the                               the library for public review.                                        Expanding daily choices while offering healthy and
                                                                    HYA reported that they have evaluated many resumes for            appealing selections

        ARTS FESTIVAL!                                          the position and presented the Board with a recommended slate
                                                                of qualified applicants at a special meeting on May 28th.
                                                                Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Board anticipates
                                                                                                                                      Emphasis on whole, fresh food that is prepared from
                                                                                                                                      A culturally-diverse menu that addresses age-appropriate
        The following individuals                               conducting all interviews with candidates in early June. This         portion sizes
            received awards:                                    would allow the School Board to continue with the plan to hire
                                                                a new Superintendent by July 1.
                                                                                                                                      An all-you-care-to-eat fresh fruit and vegetable bar
                                                                                                                                      A menu that highlights a fruit-of-the-month, a vegetable-
         1ST PLACE, BEST of SHOW -                                                                                                    of-the-month and a quarterly harvest grain selection with
              STACY VAN DYKE                                    School Board Announces                                                corresponding educational material
                                                                                                                                      A full-service website dedicated to Kohler School
                                                                   interim principal                                                  District with online nutrition information on all menu
                                                                                                                                      items and a quarterly Food-4-Life® flyer
                                                                    The Kohler School Board of Education announced that
       DANIELLE HOEPPNER - PAINTING                             Lee Benish would be the interim principal for Kohler                  Passion and commitment to stay on cutting edge of school
                                                                                                                                      lunch nutrition
       MARTHA RODRIGUEZ - PAINTING                              Middle/High School for the 2008-09 school year. Ms. Diane
                                                                Venn, Chair of the School Board’s Human Resources commit-             Total elimination of trans fats from menu
         ALEX SAWYER - CERAMICS                                 tee, stated, “Mr. Benish brings a wealth of experience and a          The possibility of daily breakfast and healthy snack serv-
       SHANE ANDERSON - SCULPTURE                               passion for students. He has a reputation as a good communi-          ice
           AIDAN SAWYER - GLASS                                 cator with teachers and students and is known for carefully           Positioning Kohler’s Wellness Program ahead of other
                                                                evaluating all sides of an issue.”                                    schools in Sheboygan County
     CALEY HILDEBRAND - PHOTOGRAPHY                                 Mr. Benish was the High School Principal at Sheboygan             Investment in your child’s health and well-being
       JORDAN KUSEL - PRINTMAKING                               South High School for 9 years. He retired in June 2007. He
                                                                                                                                   The price for hot lunch during the 2008-2009 school year
                                                                spearheaded that school’s 5-year goal to increase the gradua-
       CLAIRE HILLSTROM - 8TH GRADE                             tion rate from 87% to 95% and did this in 4 years. Mr. Benish
                                                                                                                                   will be $3.25. Without the new lunch service provider, next
                                                                was well known by the students. He often ate lunch with them       year’s hot lunch price was scheduled to be increased from
                                                                in the cafeteria and enjoys getting to know students. “Mr.         $2.70 to $2.90. For the year, the $3.25 per lunch (up from
     Snow Day Make-Up                                           Benish believes in teaching with love and logic and modeling
                                                                resolution,” reports Ms Venn.
                                                                                                                                   $2.90) would additionally cost an elementary student who
       June 9th & 10th                                              He has also been Senior High School principal in
                                                                Menomonie, WI. While there, he worked with UW-Stout and
                                                                                                                                                1x week = $12.60 (.35 x 1 x 36 weeks)
                                                                                                                                                2x week = $25.20 (.35 x 2 x 36)
    The make-up days for the previously canceled school         UW-Eau Claire to share curriculum, courses, and utilize stu-                    3x week = $37.80 (.35 x 3 x 36)
 on January 30th and February 6th are scheduled for             dent teachers from these universities.                                          4x week = $50.40 (.35 x 4 x 36)
 June 9th and 10th. All grade levels except seniors will            Mr. Benish has a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical                    5x week = $63.00 (.35 x 5 x 36)
 attend those days. The High School has scheduled its           Education from UW-Lacrosse. He has his Masters of Science
 finals for those days, with seniors having their finals the                                                                       We are working with the new company (Taher, Inc.) to
                                                                degree in Curriculum and Supervision with an emphasis in
 week before and graduating on June 8th.                                                                                           schedule an opportunity for families to come to the school to
                                                                School Administration from UW-Oshkosh. He also has an
                                                                Education Specialist degree from UW-Superior.                      ask questions and for a tasting/sampling of the foods that will
                                                                    “The School Board is pleased to have Mr. Benish bring his      be prepared next year. We are hoping to schedule this event
                                                                                                                                   before the end of this school year. Please watch for more
 Scholarship Policy                                             expertise to Kohler,” stated Ms. Venn, “The Board believes
                                                                that choosing an interim principal provides the new
                                                                Superintendent the opportunity to be actively involved in the
                                                                                                                                   Please contact me with any questions you might have.
     Changes                                                    selection process for a formal MS/HS Principal candidate.”
                                                                                                                                   Thank you,
   Beginning next year the selection of seniors for college                                                                        Jeff Dickert, Kohler School District Administrator
scholarships will rest in teacher ratings and retired teacher        PARENTS MARK
selection. The Board approved changing Policy 460-
Student Scholarships last month. The change in the
                                                                    YOUR CALENDARS!                                                     School Board
process will take the onus off of current teachers making
the final selection for scholarships, as many parents felt
the selections were driven by relationships rather than
                                                                       REGISTRATION DAY –                                             Accepts Donations
merit.                                                              THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2008                                      The School Board of Education was pleased to accept the fol-
    Policy 460 calls for teachers to rate students both their                                                                      lowing generous donations at the May meeting:
junior and senior year in various categories of perform-          PICTURE DAY WILL BE HELD AT                                      1. A new refrigerator for the Kohler Kare facility given by a
ance. A scholarship committee made up of the high school            REGISTRATION THIS YEAR                                         private donor.
principal and two retired teachers from any level, who can           The 2008-09 School Year Begins Tuesday, September             2. The Kohler High School Booster Club donations totaling
only serve two years on the committee, will select the           2nd. As we have done for the past couple of years, all reg-       $11,770. Items purchased through this gift benefit many
recipient based on the information presented. The commit-        istration forms will be available to parents electronically       sports including boys’ soccer, volleyball, tennis, boys and
tee will use the new teacher rating system as well as            through the school web site prior to registration day.            girls basketball, golf, track, cheerleading, summer program-
grades, ACT scores, and other criteria as called for in each     Parents, watch for the email from Nikki in the District           ming and supplies. Thanks to the Booster club donation, nec-
different scholarship. Most scholarships given on Honors         Office making you aware that the “Registration Link” is
                                                                                                                                   essary sporting equipment, team travel expenses, team
Night are selected by the giving organization or family.                                                                           awards, and tennis court rental time were provided.
                                                                 ready for parent access/use. Detail will be printed in the
The District committee annually only selects the recipient       August Kohler Times.                                              The School District of Kohler and the School Board are
of roughly ten scholarships.                                                                                                       grateful for these contributions.
12         JUNE, 2008                  KOHLER VILLAGER                                                                                                                                                                     KOHLERVILLAGER.COM

                                                                                                               Office of Superintendent
                                                                                                          KOHLER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                                                                                   Kohler, WI 53044

                                                                                                         BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                                                                                          Kohler School District
                                                                                                    REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
                                                                                                          Monday, April 14, 2008

The Regular Board meeting of the Board of Education, Kohler Public School              cating, he will resign from the Board shortly. Ms. Kohler thanked Mr. Wuthrich             - this provides an economic solution compared to the alternatives
District, was held at 7:00 p.m. in the Kohler School Library, Mr. Jim P.               for his time spent on the Board, his passion caring for students, his financial            - no regular classroom aides
O’Donnell Board president, presiding. The meeting was announced in the                 acumen, his leadership in teaching students respect for each other; he was a               - student application/selection screening for the combined class would be
Sheboygan Press and the agendas were posted at the Kohler Village Hall, the            true partner and will be hard to replace.                                                    done by administration
Kohler Public Library and the main entrance of the school building in compli-
ance with the Open Meeting Law of Wisconsin Statutes.                                  B. Report of Superintendent Search and Transition Plan – Discussion was                      Moved by Mr. O’Donnell, seconded by Ms. Kohler to approve the small
                                                                                       held. Mr. Dickert was directed to provide the Board with a synopsis of what            class size structure and the split class structure as presented by administra-
Mr. O’Donnell called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. in the Kohler Library.          items have been met regarding the Strategic Plan and what items are still unmet        tion for the 2008-09 school year. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                       along with their level of completion. Mr. Northey was asked to provide the
Roll call was taken by Ms. Venn, Board Clerk.
                                                                                       same prior to his leave. Ms. Venn notes that a special meeting will be held on         Consideration of Finance Committee’s recommendation:
Present:     Jim P O’Donnell
                   .                  President                                        Wednesday, April 14, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in the district office conference room             1. To approve 2008-09 school fees – Discussion was held. A 3%
             Gordon J. Wuthrich       Treasurer                                        regarding the superintendent search.                                                   increase was reflected in the fees from last year.
             Diane L. Venn            Clerk
                                                                                       C. Consideration of B&G Committee’s recommendation:                                        Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Ms. Kohler to approve Finance
             Laura E. Kohler          Member
                                                                                           1. Deny staff appeal of technology decision - Discussion was held.                 Committee’s recommendation for changes to the school fees for the 2008-09
             Jeffrey P Dickert        Superintendent
                                                                                            Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Mr.Wuthrich, to deny the staff appeal for          school year. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
             Nikki L. Schneider       Secretary to Supt/Board
             Lance D. Northey         MS/HS Principal                                  technology. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                                                                                                                   2. Information concerning the B&G Five Year Long Range Plan –
             Susan M. Jaberg          EL Principal                                         2. To approve maintenance repair and additional brackets for gymnasium             Discussion was held. No action was required. Mr. Dickert discussed the condi-
             Wendy Nasgovitz          HR/IT Administrator                              bleachers not to exceed $4500 as called for in inspection report - Discussion          tion of Ebben Field, the technology needs of the district as well as the condition
Absent:      Dr. Jane A. Bishop       V. President                                     was held.                                                                              of the roof and the need for its repair.
At 6:36 p.m., moved by Mr. O’Donnell , seconded by Mr. Wuthrich to move                 Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Ms. Kohler, to approve the maintenance                 At 9:03, moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Ms. Kohler to extend the meet-
to Closed Session; Mr. O’Donnell; aye, Ms. Venn ; aye, Mr. Wuthrich ; aye,             repair of the bleachers not to exceed $4500. All ayes. Motion carried unani-           ing an additional 15 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Kohler; aye. Motion carried unanimously.                                           mously.
                                                                                                                                                                                   3. Information concerning the 2008-09 budget parameters -
Mr. O’Donnell called the meeting back to order at 7:04 p.m. in the Kohler                  3. To approve construction of two ramps by DeBruin Construction at                 Discussion was held. No action required.
Library.                                                                               cost not to exceed $2500 at the Walderhaus for use at prom – Discussion
                                                                                       was held. Mr. Dickert is looking for grant money to help cover the cost. Due to        Consideration of H.R. Committee recommendation:
Report Of Action Taken During Executive Session                                                                                                                                   1. To approve the 2008-09 school year calendar – Discussion at the
- Mr. O’Donnell announced the resignation of Mr. Lance Northey as of June              insurance reasons, it will be necessary to keep others off of the ramp.
                                                                                                                                                                              meeting. Mr. Dickert notes that the teacher union still has to approve the cal-
16th.                                                                                       Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Mr. O’Donnel to approve the construc-              endar.
Items Of Concern Regarding Agenda/Open Meeting For Questions From The                  tion of the ramp by DeBruin Construction to be used for prom, not to exceed
                                                                                       $2500, based on the agreement that the school district will continue to work           Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Mr. O’Donnell to approve the 2008-09 cal-
Public                                                                                                                                                                        endar. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                       with the Walderhaus regarding use of the ramp by others. All ayes. Motion
- Butch DuMez, teacher/track coach, spoke regarding the condition of Ebben
                                                                                       carried unanimously.                                                                   Consideration of administration recommendation to accept foreign
Field stating that this would be the last year he will run track on Ebben Field
                                                                                       D. Consideration of C&I Committee’s recommendation:                                    exchange student for the 2008-9 school year – Discussion was held.
due to safety reasons. A decision will need to be made regarding the Glen
                                                                                           1. To approve the Academic Accelerated Learning Program by grades                  Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Ms. Kohler to approve the administration
Funk which has been run at Kohler traditionally for years.
- Fiona Butterfield, parent, requested information on the status of the incoming       JK-6 for the 2008-09 school year -                                                     recommendation to accept the foreign exchange student for the 2008-09
                                                                                           Discussion was held. The program is very objective, all incoming students          school year. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
JK open enrollment students and whether a 3rd class could be opened.
                                                                                       would be tested, would hopefully, extend to MS/HS with a 7-12 program.
Review of the Financial Statement                                                                                                                                             Consideration of request from CESA 7 for Annual Convention Representative
                                                                                            Moved by Ms. Kohler, seconded by Mr. Wuthrich to adopt the accelerated            – Discussion was held.
This discussion will be held later in the agenda during the budget discussion.
                                                                                       learning program for JK-6 for the 2008-09 school year as recommended by the
Reports or Recognitions                                                                C&I Committee. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.                                   Moved by Mr. Wuthrich, seconded by Ms. Kohler to recommend that Mr.
Mr. Northey presented the Certificates of Honor:                                                                                                                              O’Donnell represent Kohler School District at the CESA 7 Annual Convention.
                                                                                       2. To approve Kohler Elementary Summer Enrichment Program this sum-                    All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
Markus Anderson              Danielle Hart                 Christine Leffel            mer – Discussion was held.
Andrew Ollmann               Shane Anderson                Lauren Hendersen            Discussion at the meeting:                                                             Consideration of Policy Committee’s recommendation for second reading:
Meghan Long                  Matthew Ollmann               Cole Brock                       - need to average 11 student to be budget neutral.                                1. Revisions NEOLA Policy Book.
Claire Hillstrom             Mari-Kathleen Marzano         David Olmsted                    - parents will be surveyed in the fall.                                           2. Revisions to Policy 460-Student Scholarships.
Megan Christensen            Madeline Kelly                Megan Mascipinto                 - next year, the brochures will go out by March 1st.                              3. Revisions to Policy 330 Rule 1 – Curriculum Approval Process.
Katharine O’Neill            Taylor Field                  Jordan Kusel                       - the program will be opened to village residents and their grandchildren,      4. Revisions to Policy 330 Rule 2 – Curriculum, Textbook, Course, and
Julia Mauer                  Nick Pfrang                   Garrett Griswold                     open enrollment children, children of the teachers instructing the cours-     Instructional Method Process Grid.
Kristina Kusel               Sam Mehoke                    Lily Proudman                      es.
Alexis Rodriguez             Martha Rodriguez              Kelsey Stefancyzk                                                                                                  Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Ms. Kohler to approve the listed policies for
Ben Steinert                 Cameron Thompkins             Kayla Truman                    Moved by Ms. Kohler, seconded by Ms. Venn to approve the summer pro-               second reading. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously
Stacy Van Dyke               Natalie Westphalen            Adam Wilkens                gram as presented by administration. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                                                                                                              Information Items:
Kendall Wolf                 Sydney Yang
                                                                                       3. To approve the new 9-12 math course names and alignment beginning in                Committee Reports – Finance, Human Resources, Instruction, B&G, Policy.
Consent Agenda:                                                                        the 2008-09 school year – Discussion was held.                                         Administrative Reports – Dickert, Jaberg, Northey.
Moved by Mr. O’Donnell, seconded by Mr. Wuthrich, to remove the minutes                                                                                                       Information Articles
                                                                                            Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Mr. O’Donnell to approve the 9-12 math
from the Consent Agenda. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.                                                                                                                At 9:26 p.m., moved by Mr. Wuthrich, seconded by Ms. Venn to adjourn the
                                                                                       course name and alignment for the 2008- 09 school year. All ayes. Motion
Moved by Ms. Venn, seconded by Mr. Wuthrich to approve the remaining items             carried unanimously                                                                    meeting. Ms. Venn; aye, Mr. Wuthrich; aye, Mr. O’Donnell; aye, Ms.
on the Consent Agenda. All ayes. Motion carried unanimously.                                                                                                                  Kohler; aye. Motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                       4. To approve new small class structure for grade 2 and split class struc-             Respectfully submitted by:
Moved by Mr. O’Donnell, seconded by Mr. Wuthrich to approve the meetings               ture for grades 3 & 4 for the 2008-09 school year– Discussion was held. Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                              Kohler School District
minutes dated March 10th, 2008, with amendments as discussed. All ayes.                Dickert presented the budget scenarios.
                                                                                                                                                                              Nikki L. Schneider
Motion carried unanimously.Action and/or Discussion Items:                             Discussion at the meeting:
                                                                                                                                                                              Admin Secretary to the Supt/Board
                                                                                           - any internal experienced teacher would have the opportunity to apply
A. Oath of Office – Mr. Wuthrich was given his Oath of Office by Ms. Venn                  - would be a very challenging role; teacher quality/maturity would be very
and took his seat immediately. Mr. Wuthrich stated that, due to his family relo-             important

      Children with disabilities procedure
The school district must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, includ-
ing children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, regardless of
                                                                                                                                                      June Lunch Menu
the severity of their disabilities. The school district has a special education screening pro-              Sun                  Mon                     Tue                    Wed                    Thu                    Fri                  Sat
gram to evaluate all children with suspected disabilities and are at least three years old.                               2                      3 Theo’s Pepperoni      4 Cheeseburger         5                     6 Turkey on whole     7
Upon request the school district will screen a child who has not graduated high school to                                 Mini Chicken Dogs      Pizza                   Fruit Salad            Hot Dogs              wheat bun
determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by                                                          Veggies & Dip           ?                      ?                     Gogurt
contacting Jeff Dickert, District Administrator, Kohler School District, at 459-2920 x1003.                                                      Applesauce                                                           Mixed Fruit

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                                  Board of Education
                               Jim O’Donnell, president,
                            Gordon J. Wuthrich, V. president,
                                  Diane L. Venn, clerk,                                              22                   23                     24                      25                     26                    27                    28
                             Dr. Jane A. Bishop, treasurer
                                Laura E. Kohler, member
                                  District Administrator
                                     Jeffrey P Dickert
                                                                                                     29                   30
                                     Mary Struck
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      Kohler High School Science Program
         Prepares Students for College
    Kohler Science isn’t what it used to be!!!
    The school now offers: General Biology, General Physical Science, College Prep Biology,
                                                                                                       Shop and raise money for Kohler Schools!
Advanced Honors Biology, College track Introduction to Chemistry and Physics, College Prep             Bring receipts for purchases made at Memorial Mall between August 1 and September 1, 2008, to
Chemistry and College Prep Physics. These classes are taught by Jessie Good, the 2005 Biology          the Mall Management Office and request points to be awarded to the school of your choice.
Teacher of the Year Award winner from the National Association of Biology, and Dana Krejcarek,         Schools will earn 1 point for each dollar spent. After September 1st, points for each school will be
winner of the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.                              totaled and the school with the most points will be presented with a check for $2,500. The school
    The advantages of offering these college prep classes to students are numerous. Not only do        with the next highest will receive $1,000 and the three runner-up schools will receive $500 each.
the classes prepare students for college level studies, but often they stimulate an interest in sci-   Awards will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 27 during the Community Organization Fair
ence or science-related careers of which the student may not have been previously aware. Many
Kohler High School students pursue science degrees, and having the college prep courses makes
the student an attractive candidate to the admissions department of these colleges and universi-
    The college prep science classes provide challenges as well. Often, specific content is cov-
ered in greater depth. Students must connect in-class learning to real-life application, and class
discussions cover current events relating to the subject. In addition, the classes seek to improve
time management and problem-solving skills, often using state-of-the-art technology as tools.
Finally, enrichment opportunities are frequently provided to allow students to take the topic a step
    Currently, there are not enough students on this track to allow courses for AP track students.
Kohler High School realizes this track may not be desirable for those students who prefer to bal-
ance their academic coursework with extracurricular activities. The Kohler High School philos-
ophy focuses on providing an avenue for students to experience an in-depth science course
whether or not they plan to major in science in college. Students who participate are able to take
the AP exams, which require extra work. For example, students on the AP Biology track (with-
in Advanced Honors Biology) move at a faster pace with additional work out of class that often
limits available time to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and math
    The time involved to prepare for the AP exam is often the reason students choose not to par-
ticipate. However, this year 12 students have taken the AP Biology test and 4 have taken the AP
Chemistry test. Most students realize some colleges and universities offer their own placement
exams for free, and therefore they elect not to take the advanced placement (AP) exams. Yet oth-
ers take the exams to try to stand out during the admissions process and test out of certain col-
lege classes.
    Having teachers involved in state and national programs has offered Kohler High School
insight regarding the standards and benchmarks necessary for students’ success in high school
science classes. Ms. Krejcarek currently serves on the College Board Advance Placement
Chemistry Commission directed by the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.,
whose charge is to rewrite the AP science courses. Both teachers feel their experiences have
enhanced their classes. Jessie Good states, “It is rewarding to provide an opportunity for students
to experience complex science concepts using state of the art science equipment. It is exciting to
watch and guide students as they grow and discover their own abilities and interests.”
    Mr. Jeff Dickert, Superintendent of Kohler Schools, commented, “While Kohler High School
does not have a course specifically titled AP Biology or AP Chemistry, our school offers more
than the AP course; yet dedicated students can get the AP materials and take the test. What small
schools with wonderfully competent and committed teachers have to do is get creative and pro-
vide whatever they can that advances our students interests and needs. Ms. Krejcarek and Ms.
Good have committed more of their time and talent to provide the AP experience and much more
to their students. The Kohler School, and especially their students, is truly fortunate. We have the
best of both worlds in our science department. This will continue to keep our science ACT scores
at the top of the State of Wisconsin Public Schools.”
14      JUNE, 2008          KOHLER VILLAGER                                                                                                                 KOHLERVILLAGER.COM

National Honor Society
                                                                                                                                 Kohler High School Announces
                                                                                                                                 Fall Musical
                                                                                                                                     Kohler and Howards Grove High Schools proudly
                                                                                                                                 announce Disney’s blockbuster hit High School
                                                                                                                                 Musical as the fall musical production.
                                                                                                                                     Mark your calendars for the smash hit musical as it
                                                                                                                                 comes to life on our stage. Due to its popularity and
                                                                                                                                 demand, an additional performance has been added.
                                                                                                                                 Performances are scheduled for November 13, 14, 15
                                                                                                                                 and 16 at the Kohler Memorial Theatre.
                                                                                                                                     Auditions will be held at Kohler Memorial Theatre
                                                                                                                                 on September 4 and September 8 from 5:30-9:00pm.
                                                                                                                                 We invite all interested high school students to prepare
                                                                                                                                 16 bars of music and join us for auditions. If you are
                                                                                                                                 not able to attend, please call the drama director Travis
                                                                                                                                 Knier at 920-286-1313. We are also looking for a reli-
                                                                                                                                 able and assertive assistant director for this fall’s pro-
                                                                                                                                 duction. If you are interested, please call Travis Knier
                                                                                                                                 or contact music director Richard Tengowski at 459-
The induction ceremony of National Honor Society members took place on April 22 in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.                  2920 ext. 1443.
                                                                                                                                     We will need parental assistance with the produc-
Front: Andrew Ollmann, Brandon Tomlin, Shane Anderson, Michael Knabel, Nicholas Venn, Charles Reinertsen, Ryan
Stefanczyk, Colin Johnson, and David Olmsted.                                                                                    tion too! We need help with props, costumes, sets, tick-
                                                                                                                                 et sales, and promotions. Community adults who wish
Back: Amy Van Treeck, Kaitlin Stastny, Sarah Bick, Lilian Giertz, Erika Farwig, Stacy Van Dyke, Madeline Wenberg, Megan
                                                                                                                                 to work behind the scenes should also contact one of
Romanoski, Roma Kaleka, Kelsey Fenton, Kelly Suralik, Carli Roberts, Emily Kunst, and Ann Marie Beine.
                                                                                                                                 the directors.
                                                                                                                                     Look for more details about High School Musical
 Kohler Middle School Track 2008                                                 KSF Welcomes
                                                                                                                                 later this summer in the Kohler Villager.

   What does a coach say about 65 middle school track participants –
                                                                                  Elementastic                                     CLIMB Theatre returns to
   For the first time in the history of middle school track (9 years) - we
went undefeated for all four meets!!!! The kids learned what happens           On March 20th KSF brought the science
                                                                                                                                      Kohler for 3rd year
when you work hard - YOU WIN!!! They also learned how it feels to              entertainment company Elementastic to the              On April 7th and 8th CLIMB Theatre returned to
run a victory lap - GREAT!!!!                                                                                                     Kohler Schools to work with students for the third time
                                                                               Elementary school. They did two 45-minute          in three years. This year we added the Middle School
   Thank you to all the kids - they worked hard, laughed alot and made
                                                                               shows for the 1st-6th grade classes in the vil-    and 9th grade classes. The 1st - 4th grade worked with
Coach Gebler, Frantz and Bocchini very proud.
   Coach Dumez - We are sending you some more fine athletes!!! Our             lage gym. The show was a hit for both stu-         CLIMB on Recycling and Environmental issues, while
                                                                               dents and teachers alike. Elementasic was so       the 5th-9th grade classes discussed cyber bullying and
Kohler track program is on the rise - Keep up the good work - See all
                                                                                                                                  Internet safety. The discussions were very interactive,
of you next year                                                               well liked, they were added to the summer
                                                                                                                                  with group work and roll playing. These workshops
Coach Bocchini                                                                 school options for Kohler Schools this June.       were interesting and informative for both students and

Students awarded President’s Award for
Educational Excellence
America is a country where people can dream big and            tion on Monday, May 12 to honor these students.        Fenton, Cody Gartman, Nicholas Hoepfner, Jennifer Louwagie,
reach their full potential through effort and determination.   Each student, ranging in grades 4-6, received a cer-   Zachary Neil, Megan Wuthrich, Marisa Adams, Adrienne
Education helps young people prepare for the opportuni-        tificate signed by President George W. Bush, the       Ahlborg, Mikaela Bolker, Carson Schneider, Sarah Sutherland,
ties ahead and realize the promise of our great Nation.        Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, and the    MacKenzie Wolf, and Will Hapeman.
Since 1983, this award has recognized students whose out-      Elementary School Principal, Susan Jaberg.
standing efforts have helped them develop their skills and
                                                               Outstanding Academic Excellence Award winners
improve their academic performance.
                                                               are: Anne Benishek, Molly Delahunt, Brooke
To qualify for the President’s Award for Educational           Dietrich, Lily Fulop, Emmalee Gill, Annabelle
Excellence, students must have all or mostly A’s over three    Goese, Lindsey Griswold, Paige Kukla, Brennan
quarters (two B+’s are allowed), have good attendance,         Ladwig, Valerie Linck, William O’Neill, Courtney
and high achievement test scores (85% or above) in math        Rutten, Kaleigh Childs, Megan Conklin, Alexander
and reading. To qualify for the President’s Award for          Dietrich, Lily Hart, Alyson Jordan, Annika Lee, and
Educational Achievement, the students show significant         Benjamin Madigan.
effort and improvement over the course of the school year.
                                                               Outstanding Academic Achievement winners are:
Kohler Elementary School had a special awards presenta-        Lauren Chorowicz, Alexander Falconer, Morgan
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                                                                        A very special “Thank You” To the
 Kohler Kare                                                         Following Sponsors and Volunteers who
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER KOHLER KARE                                       Made the 2008 PAO Auction a Success!
  CAN BE DONE BY CALLING LINDA                                    * Co-Chairperson—Kathy Mauer                          Samuels, Marita                                  Mauer, Curt & Kathy/Steinert, Peter & Julie
                                                                  * Secretary—Caren Chung                               Vroom, Kelly                                     Cold Stone Creamery
  NEIL AT 459-2920 EXT 1493, OR BY                                * Decorations—Lynn Erbstoesser, Lisa Saemann,         Farwig, Judy                                     Hamer, Steve & Helen
                                                                      Judy Farwig, Mel Romanoski, Kathy Mauer, Laura    Lammers, Lynne                                   Mauer, Hogan, Long, Saemann Families
    PICKING UP A REGISTRATION                                         Fiorini                                           Schaetz, Kathy                                   Comedy Sportz
                                                                  * Silent Auction—Joni Stefanczyk, Lynn                Wenberg, Patty
     FORM FROM THE SCHOOL                                             VanderSchaaf, Patti Wenberg
                                                                                                                                                                         Hart, Dave & Diane *
                                                                                                                        Donors ( * signifies a cash donation was made)   Maurices, Inc.
       INFORMATION CENTER.                                        * Live Auction—Marie Tomlin-Boerner, Beth
                                                                                                                        AC Signs LLC                                     Hart, Todd & Julia
                                                                                                                        Concept Motors *                                 McDonald’s Restaurant
                                                                  * Student Services Auction/Elementary Dance—
                                                                                                                        Highland House                                   Richardson’s Furniture Emporium
                                                                      Michelle Patterson
                                                                                                                        Aldag/Honold Mechanical, Inc.                    The Vollrath Company, LLC
                                                                  * Publicity—Kayce Reinertsen
                                                                                                                        Cope, Nancy                                      Memories By Linda
                                                                  * Advertising—Julie Steinert

Getting to Know
                                                                                                                        Hoffmann, Peggy                                  Rick’s House of Flowers
                                                                  * Invitations—Joni Stefanczyk & Vicki Friske
                                                                                                                        Amy’s Hallmark at Memorial Mall                  Thompson Honda & Marine
                                                                  * Procurement—Pam Esche, Paula Anderson
                                                                  * Cashiers—Kristine Fenton, Helen Beine, Amy          Cousin’s Subs
                                                                                                                                                                         Mexican Fiesta
                                                                      Molepske                                          Hoffman’s Rug and Furniture Cleaners
                                                                                                                        Anonymous                                        Roberts, Diana
                                                                  * Raffles—Sheryl Dyksterhouse, Donna Krueger

KHS Seniors
                                                                                                                        Creative Art & Framing Inc                       TLC Casuals
                                                                  * Ticket Raffle—Wendy Kukla & Lisa Scheppmann                                                          Mid-Continent Railway Museum
                                                                  * Class Basket Chair—Nancy VanTreeck                  Holiday Inn Harborview
                                                                                                                        Art Imig’s                                       Romanoski, Rita & Randy
                                                                  * Class Basket Parent Advisors—Amy Molepske, Lisa                                                      Tom & Jerry’s Mini Golf
                                                                      Scheppmann, Laura Tesmer, Nancy VanTreeck,        Culver’s
                                                                                                                        Imogenes Cleaning Center Pro-Clean, Inc.         Milwaukee Admirals
                                                                      Kathy Schaetz
by AJ Bocchini                                                    * Blue Harbor Liaison—Beth Tengowski                  At Your Service
                                                                                                                        Curb It Decorative Concrete Landscape Borders
                                                                                                                                                                         Roots Acoustic Music Company *
                                                                  * Entertainment—Rich Tengowski, Lori Hucke &                                                           Town and Country
                                                                      Wendy Kukla                                       Jagemann Stamping Co. *                          Milwaukee Art Museum
                                                                                                                        Autumn Ridge Golf Club                           Rudnick’s Jewelry
   Jordan Rodriguez                                               * Registration, Information Systems & Catalog: Lisa
                                                                      Bocchini, Pam Esche, Kaitlin Esche, Hannah
                                                                      Fenton, Kelsey Fenton & Sarah Chung
                                                                                                                        Curves For Women - Sheboygan Falls
                                                                                                                        Jan Sport
                                                                                                                                                                         Trattoria Stefano/IlRitrovo
                                                                                                                                                                         Milwaukee Ballet
                                                                  * Catalog Setup—Pam Esche, Marie Tomlin-Boerner       Bank First National                              Saemann, Lisa & Kent
For this month’s edition of                                           & Kohler Co.                                      DBK Consulting, Donna Krueger                    Van Dyke, Daniel & Jennifer *
                                                                  * Live Auction Emcees—Kurk Anderson & Doug            Jay Lee Inn
Getting To Know Kohler High                                                                                                                                              Milwaukee Brewers Community Relations
                                                                      Bocchini                                          Bed Bath & Beyond
School Seniors I have another                                                                                           D&M Plumbing & Heating                           Salon 511
                                                                  * Auctioneer—Bill Cain’s Auction Service                                                               Van Horn Dodge
great interview.                                                  * D.J.—Jeff Armstrong, Sound Art Production           John Michael Kohler Arts Center
                                                                                                                        Bemis Mfg. Co. (Bath Shoppe)                     Milwaukee Bucks
This time it’s Jordan                                             Corporate Sponsors                                    Dear Old Books                                   Salon Sase’ (Anne Schroeder)
Rodriguez.                                                        Kohler Co.                                            JSK Consulting Services LLC (Pam Esche)          Venn, Diane
                                                                  Sheboygan Chevrolet Chrysler Center                   B’loonie Gifts                                   Milwaukee County Zoo
   How many years have you                                        Sound Art Productions                                 DeO’Malley’s Pizza Pub                           Sargento (Delahunts)
been a student at Kohler                                          Bill Cain’s Auction Service                           JUST DRIVE DRIVER’S SCHOOL                       Verhelst, Mark & Margie
Schools?                                                          Event Volunteers                                      Blue Harbor Resort                               Milwaukee Public Museum
                                                                  Anderson, Kurk                                        Depkes                                           Sheboygan Area Credit Union *
I have been attending Kohler                                      Fenton, Hannah                                        Kalahari Waterpark Resort                        Vroom, David & Kelli *
since third grade.                                                Luhman, Ingrid                                        Bocchini, Doug & Lisa                            Milwaukee Repertory Theater
                                                                  Scheppmann, Lisa                                      Diane Remy School of Dance & Baton               Sheboygan Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Cadillac
   What extra-curricular activities are you currently             Anderson, Markus                                      Kangaroo, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                         and Sheboygan Dodge-Jeep-Chrysler Center
                                                                  Fenton, Kelsey                                        Book World
involved in?                                                                                                            Dick Brantmeier Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-Kia *       Weidner Center Presents, Inc.
                                                                  MacDonald, Olivia                                                                                      Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
I am currently not involved in any extra curricular activities.   Simon, Aaron                                          Karbe, Patrick & Stacy *
                                                                                                                        Braatz, Mary Jo                                  Sheboygan County Historical Society
                                                                  Anderson, Paula
   What is your favorite class and why?                                                                                 Dory                                             Wenberg, Rob & Patti
                                                                  Fenton, Kristine
                                                                  Marzano, Maureen                                      Karl Meyer, The Inspection Connection, LLC       Milwaukee Wave
My favorite class is Lifetime Sports, because we get to play      Simon, Sara                                           Bulitz Carriage and Pony Rides                   Sheboygan County YMCA
games like bowling and pool.                                      Armstrong, Andrew                                     Drees Woodcarving Studio                         Wenig Funeral Homes *
                                                                  Fiorini, Laura                                        Klemme’s Wagon Wheel                             Mimi Casuals, LLC
   What is your best memory at Kohler School?                     Mauer, Kathy                                          Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance Agency, Inc.          Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
                                                                  Stastny, Katie                                        Drs. Leslie Abitz & Kevin Johnson                White House of Music
My best memory is playing drums for performance day in                                                                  Koenig, Mike
                                                                  Armstrong, Jeff                                                                                        Multer, Brent and Laura *
sixth grade.                                                      Friske, Vicki                                         Burrows, Ron                                     Sheboygan Theater Company
                                                                  Molepske, Amy                                         DuBois Formalwear                                Wisconsin Maritime Museum
   What will you miss most about Kohler School?                                                                         Kohler Co.
                                                                  Stefanczyk, Joni                                                                                       Nebel, Tom & Mary *
I will miss not being able to see my friends every day.           Beine, Helen                                          Caan Floral Company, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                         Sherwin Williams
                                                                  Giertz, Lili                                          Dyksterhouse, Dr. Ike & Sheryl
   What are your plans after high school?                                                                               Kohler High School                               Woodrum, John & Barb
                                                                  Neerhof, Ashley                                                                                        Nest
                                                                  Stefanczyk, Kelsey                                    Café Kita
I plan to take a long nap and then go to MATC.                                                                          EAA Museum                                       Shorewest Realtors (Gast & Hamer)
                                                                  Bick, Sarah
                                                                  Giertz, Norm & Deb                                    Kohler, Laura                                    Network Photography
   What will you major in?                                                                                              Carlson Wagonlit Travel                          Sky Golf in the Whitecap Mountains
                                                                  Neerhof, Sharie
I will be majoring in music occupations.                          Stefanczyk, Ryan                                      Ed the Barber & Kerry                            Noah’s Ark
                                                                  Bocchini, Doug                                        Kris’ Cheese to Please                           ST. NICHOLAS HOSPITAL
   Do you know what you would like to do after college/high       Gischia, Carlo                                        Cartridge World Sheboygan LLC                    Not Just Soccer
school?                                                           Neil, Dale & Linda                                    Elkhart Lake’s Road America                      Stardust Limousine LLC
                                                                  Steinert, Julie                                       Kusel, Ken & Maria *                             Now & Zen
I would like to be a famous musician.                             Bocchini, Lisa                                        Car-X Auto Service                               Stastny, Bill & Deb
                                                                  Gischia, Dominic                                      Ella’s Dela                                      Nowak, Patti & Bruce
  If you had an hour to yourself to do anything you wanted,       Nowak, Patti                                          Lake Street Café                                 Stefanczyk, Craig & Joni
what would you do?                                                Tengowski, Beth                                       CBT, LLC                                         O’Donnell, Jim & Jackie *
                                                                  Carney, Colleen                                       Esche, Pam
I would take a fast car down the freeway.                                                                                                                                Steinert, Dr. Peter J DDS
                                                                  Gartman, Lisa                                         Lakeshore Drivers School
                                                                                                                        Chance2Dance                                     Odyssey Fun Center
                                                                  Ollman, Lori
   Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?                   Tengowski, Rich                                       EVANS                                            Steinert, Julie & Peter
                                                                  Chung, Caren                                          Langel, Bernie & Pattie                          Olivu 426 - Caitlin Brotz
I see myself touring the U.S. or Europe with my band.                                                                                                                    StoneScapes, LLC
                                                                  Gischia, Vicki                                        Chili’s Restaurant
                                                                  Olmsted, Tom                                          Exchange Bank Coffeehouse                        Olmsted, Michele Nolan- & Tom *
                                                                  Tengowski, Ryan                                       Larry’s Distributing                             Strukel Photography
                                                                  Chung, Sarah                                          Chorowicz, Aaron and Jeanne                      O’Malley & Associates (Mike Leibham)
                                                                  Hart, Julia                                           Falls Firehouse Pizza                            Sunburst Ski
                                                                  Patterson, Jessica                                    Leick Furniture, Inc.                            Pannier Photography
       ONGOING SCHOOL POLICIES                                    Tesmer, Laura
                                                                  Dyksterhouse, Sheryl
                                                                                                                        Christensen, Megan & Nick *
                                                                                                                        Falls Healing Arts
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunset Hills
                                                                                                                                                                         Papa John’s Pizza
  No Latex Balloons                                               Hogan, Karen                                          Little Dickens Kids Boutique                     Sweet Basil Restaurant
  Latex balloons cannot be brought into the building              Patterson, Michelle                                   Chung, Russ & Caren                              Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
                                                                  Tomlin, Brandon                                       Fox World Travel
  because of students with severe latex allergies. Mylar                                                                                                                 Sweet Potato’s
                                                                  Erbstoesser, Lynn                                     Log Cabin
  balloons are the safe alternative.                                                                                    Circus World                                     Pit Stop Pizza
                                                                  Hucke, Lori
                                                                  Reinertsen, Charlie                                   Frank & Connie’s Marzano Pizza Company           Sylvan Learning Center
  No Animals on School Grounds                                                                                          Lynn Messer Insurance Inc.-American Family       Plenco - John Brotz
                                                                  Tomlin-Boerner, Marie
  It is Kohler School District’s policy that no animals are       Esche, John                                           Insurance                                        Synergy Team Workout, LLC
  allowed on school grounds. Dogs and cats must be on             Johnson, Colin                                        Clark, Vicki                                     Ponderosa
                                                                  Reinertsen, Kayce                                     Free, Mel                                        Technical Assistance Company
  leashes and on sidewalks when near the school. If a stu-
                                                                  VanderSchaaf, Lynn                                    M&I Lakeview Bank                                Quasius, Mark *
  dent or parent would like to bring a pet to school, he/she      Esche, Kaitlin                                        Class Basket - Freshman                          Tengowski, Beth & Rich
  must receive permission from the Principal in advance.          Knabel, Mark & Mary                                   Friends of PAO                                   Quit Qui Oc Golf
  This policy is in effect for the safety of our students.        Roberts, Carli                                        Magic Car Wash                                   Tents Inc.
                                                                  VanTreeck, Cathy                                      Class Basket - Junior                            Quizno’s
  Tardy? Absent? Parents, please call the                         Esche, Pam                                            Gast, Rita & Tom                                 Tesmer, Laura & Jim
  office                                                          Kukla, Wendy                                          Making Spaces                                    Rebecca’s Blessings
                                                                  Romanoski, Mel                                        Class Basket - Senior                            The Flower Cart, LLC
  In the event that your child will not be attending school       VanTreeck, Nancy                                      Germanfest
  or will be tardy, please call the attendance voice mailbox                                                                                                             Reinertsen, Kayce & John *
                                                                  Esche, Steven                                         Marilyn Montemayor Catering
                                                                  Kunst, Emily                                          Class Basket - Sophomore                         The Funky Bean - A Coffeehouse & Deli
  and let the office know the reason for the child’s
                                                                  Saemann, Lisa                                         Green Bay Packers, Inc                           Restoration Gardens
  absence/tardiness. You can reach the Attendance voice                                                                                                                  The GameBoard LLC
                                                                  Venn, Nick                                            Martens-Trilling TruValue Hardware
  mailbox by dialing 459-2920 Ext. 5.                             Farwig, Erika                                         Coca Cola Enterprises                            Richardson Lumber
                                                                  Ladwig, Peter                                         Groove Salon (Lisa Girdaukas)                    The Sign Shop of Sheboygan
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        Tengowski                                                          2nd Semester                                                                                School Curriculum
                                                                                                                                                                     Committee Benchmarks
      Elected WMEA                                                        Exams Schedule                                                                                   Schools
                                                                                              Grades 9-11                                                        With the goal of assuring that Kohler School District cur-
         President                                                   Note: Middle School and Grade 12 students will take
                                                                     their exams June 2-6.
                                                                                                                                                             ricula are current and competitive, the Kohler School Board
                                                                                                                                                             Curriculum and Instruction Committee formed a subcommit-
    As the result of a state-wide                                                                                                                            tee to research the issue. The School Curriculum Committee
election of over 2,500                                               Monday, June 9                                                                          (SCC) was formed in October of 2007 and is comprised of
Wisconsin music educators,                                                Period 2             8:00 - 9:15 AM                                                Superintendent Jeff Dickert and six Kohler parents who rep-
the      Wisconsin         Music                                               Loudspeaker announcements 9:13                                                resent students from the high school, middle school and ele-
Educators Association is                                                  Period 8             9:25 - 10:40 AM                                               mentary school as well as school choice students. Members
pleased to announce that                                                  Period 4             10:50 - 12:05 PM                                              include Diane Kelly, Mike Venn, Pam Esche, Tom Beane,
Richard Tengowski of Kohler                                               Lunch                                                                              JulieAnn Jarentowski, and Pat Halverson.
is the new President-Elect of                                                                  1:00 Building re-opens                                            Since it’s inception, the SCC has been working to evaluate
the WMEA and will begin                                                   Period 6             1:15 - 2:30 PM                                                curricula as a whole with an emphasis on the high school.
serving his six-year term in                                              Make-up exams        2:30 - 3:30 PM                                                Advanced Placement coursework has become standard in
                                                                     Tuesday, June 10
July. As President, Tengowski                                                                                                                                public and private high school systems. The subcommittee
                                                                          Period 1             8:00 - 9:15 AM
will be responsible for working closely with music educa-                                                                                                    has endeavored to benchmark Kohler School District against
                                                                              Loudspeaker announcements 9:13
tors throughout the state, serving as the lead advocate for                                                                                                  similar schools. Twenty-one schools were selected based on
                                                                          Period 3             9:25 - 10:40 AM
music education, coordinating one of the nation’s largest                                                                                                    comparable ACT scores and structure. The curricula was eval-
                                                                          Period 7             10:50 - 12:05 PM
professional development conferences in music, represent                                                                                                     uated as a whole with an emphasis on credits needed for grad-
the state music teachers on the Wisconsin School Music                                                                                                       uation, honors and AP courses, college credit courses, and
                                                                                               1:00 Building re-opens
Association Board of Directors, State President’s                         Period 5             1:15 - 2:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                             language courses. Among the schools the SCC benchmarked
National Assembly, and at other regional and national                     Make-up exams        2:30 - 3:30 PM                                                were: West Madison High, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay,
functions.                                                                                                                                                   University School Milwaukee, Homestead, Nicolet, and
    The Wisconsin Music Educators Association is a non-              Attendance                                                                              Sheboygan North and South.
profit organization that serves to improve the quality of               Students are required to attend school only for sched-                                   To date, the School Curriculum Committee has advised
                                                                     uled exams. Teachers in physical education, art and                                     the Board to establish College Prep Science, clarify the titles
music education in Wisconsin by representing the shared
                                                                     music classes will not give semester exams because their
interests and the needs of music educators, providing and                                                                                                    of current math courses, and add AP Calculus and
                                                                     elementary school classes conflict with the semester test
fostering professional growth opportunities, and promot-                                                                                                     Intermediate College Algebra to the curriculum.
                                                                     schedule. Students will not attend these classes nor will
ing lifelong learning in music.                                                                                                                                  Faculty input is very important to the SCC, so they have
                                                                     they be required to attend study halls. However, EVERY
    Tengowski said, “The WMEA is a vibrant organiza-                 OTHER CLASS IS SCHEDULED TO MEET FOR THE                                                recently surveyed Kohler High School teachers for their input
tion of dedicated music teachers with great knowledge,               ENTIRE TIME PERIOD INDICATED. Students may                                              regarding high school students receiving college credit. The
vision, and persistence and I am honored to be elected as            use the library for supervised study on both days from                                  subcommittee plans to gather the information and present rec-
the new WMEA President-Elect.”                                       8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.                                                                  ommendations to the School Board Curriculum & Instruction
    Tengowski is the Director of Bands for the School                                                                                                        Committee and share the information with the School Board
District of Kohler and received his B.M. in Music                                                                                                            no later than October, 2008. In this way, the School Board
                                                                        School buses will follow regular schedules. If stu-
Education from St. Norbert College and his M.M. from                                                                                                         can make informed decisions about the future school curricu-
                                                                     dents decide to come only for scheduled tests, responsi-
Northwestern University. He teaches elementary, middle                                                                                                       la in time for the 2009-10 school year.
                                                                     bility for transportation belongs to the parents and the
and high school bands, jazz ensemble, pep band, and sec-             student.                                                                                    Superintendent Jeff Dickert continues to work with the
ondary general music.                                                                                                                                        committee defining the direction of the District when looking
                                                                                                                                                             at the High School curriculum in areas of College Credit,
              2008 SUMMER SPORTS                                                  Save the Date!                                                             College Prep, Advance Placement (AP), Articulated Courses,
                                                                                                                                                             or Transcripted Courses. According to Dickert, “The District
              PERFORMANCE CAMP                                          3rd Annual Kohler Athletic                                                           needs to continue to provide college preparatory or college
                                                                                                                                                             level courses in an eclectic approach. Both the science depart-
                   ALL SPORTS CO-ED                                     Booster Club Golf Outing                                                             ment and the math department have looked at solving the
              Speed, agility and quickness camp                                       Saturday, June 28th                                                    problem with an eclectic approach. The science department
           Gold Medal / Kohler Sports                                                  Town & Country                                                        uses college prep courses with a wider curriculum than the AP
                                                                                                                                                             courses and yet our students can take the AP test working with
                                                                         Registration forms available at the village hall,
              Performance Camp                                         Kohler School, on-line at or
                                                                                                                                                             our instructors. The math department will now have an AP
                                                                                                                                                             Calculus course, a college algebra course with credit admin-
           Five Weeks (Monday-Thursday)                                call 458-6674.
                                                                                                                                                             istered by Lakeland College, and a math applications course
                                                                         Looking for four-somes, pairs or individuals. Hole
         Girls & Boys Entering 7th – 12th Grade                        Sponsorship available. Please call if interested.
                                                                                                                                                             with transcripted credit administered by Lakeshore Technical
          June 16-19; 23-26; 30-July 3; July 7-10; 14-17                                                                                                     College. That is truly using our small school resources wise-
                                                                       Deadline June 15th.
            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 - 10:00                                                                                                           ly.”
                    Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00
                     At Kohler High School                                                      Varsity Baseball (Boys)
                                                                     Day          Date      Opponent                          Place                         Time                 Kohler 6th Grade Baseball Game Schedule
     Kohler Performance Camp Directors - Ken Roeder, Doug Bocchini   Wednesday    Jun. 04   @ Howards Grove High School       Howards Grove High School     7:30PM    Time          Date        Opponent                    Location
                Gold Medal Camp Directors - Todd Brawner             Friday       Jun. 06   Elkhart Lake High School          Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:30 P        5/13/2008   Howards Grove               Away
                                                                     Monday       Jun. 09   @ Random Lake High School         Random Lake High School       6:00PM    6:30 P
                                                                                                                                                                           .M.      5/16/2008   Plymouth White/Lions Park   Away
Camp Benefits:                                                       Wednesday    Jun. 11   @ Oostburg High School            Oostburg High School          5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      5:30 P        5/20/2008   Kiel                        Home
     • Improved Acceleration                                         Friday       Jun. 13   @ Cedar Grove High School         Cedar Grove High School       5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        5/22/2008   Sheboygan Falls             Home
                                                                     Monday       Jun. 16   @ Sheboygan Co Christian High     Sheboygan Co Christian High   5:30PM
     • Improved Flexibility & Range of Motion                        Wednesday    Jun. 18   @ Pewaukee High School            Pewaukee High School          5:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                      6:30 P        5/29/2008   Sheboygan Falls             Away
     • Faster Starts and Reaction Time                                                                                                                                     .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/6/2008    Random Lake                 Away
                                                                     Friday       Jun. 20   Howards Grove High School         Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/10/2008   Plymouth Orange             Home
     • Core Strength Development                                     Monday       Jun. 23   @ Elkhart Lake High School        Elkhart Lake High School      6:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/13/2008   Sheboygan Rattlers          Home
                                                                     Wednesday    Jun. 25   Random Lake High School           Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
     • Improved Explosiveness & Jumping Ability                      Friday       Jun. 27   Oostburg High School              Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/17/2008   Sheboygan Diamonds          Home
     • Power Development                                             Monday       Jun. 30   Cedar Grove High School           Wildwood Baseball Field       4:00PM         .M
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/19/2008   Howards Grove               Home
     • Improved Agility & Change of Direction                        Wednesday    Jul. 02   Sheboygan Co Christian High Sch   Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        6/26/2008   Oostburg                    Home
                                                                     Thursday     Jul. 03   @ Sheboygan Falls High School     Sheboygan Falls High School   7:30PM    6:00 P
                                                                                                                                                                           .M.      7/1/2008    Port Washington             Home
     • Improved Conditioning                                         Tuesday      Jul. 08   @ Campbellsport High School       Campbellsport High School     5:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        7/8/2008    Plymouth Black              Home
     • Improved Sprint Mechanics                                     Wednesday    Jul. 09   @ Howards Grove High School       Howards Grove High School     7:30PM         .M.
                                                                                                                                                                      6:00 P        7/10/2008   Port Washington             Away
                                                                     Friday       Jul. 11   Elkhart Lake High School          Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                                                                     Monday       Jul. 14   @ Random Lake High School         Random Lake High School       6:00PM
                 Registration fee: Residents $100                    Tuesday      Jul. 15   @ Oostburg High School            Oostburg High School          5:30PM
                        Non-residents $110                           Wednesday    Jul. 16   @ West Bend East High School      Regner Park                   5:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                         Kohler boys 8th Grade Baseball game schedule
                                                                     Thursday     Jul. 17   Brookfield Central High School    Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                   Walk Up Registration Add $10                      Friday       Jul. 18   Port Washington High School       Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                (Space is limited, so only if available)
                 Registration due: Friday June 6th                                          Junior Varsity Baseball (Boys)
                     Fee Includes: Tee Shirt (2)                     Day         Date       Opponent                          Place                         Time
                                                                     Thursday    May. 29    Plymouth High School              Wildwood Baseball Field       5:00PM
              For more information please contact:                   Tuesday     Jun. 03    @ Manitowoc 9th Legion            Manitowoc 9th Legion          5:00PM
        Ken Roeder 459-2921 or Doug Bocchini 458-6674 or             Tuesday     Jun. 10    West Bend East High School        Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                                       Thursday    Jun. 19    Howards Grove High School         Wildwood Baseball Field       5:30PM
                                                                     Saturday    Jun. 21    Manitowoc 9th Legion              Wildwood Baseball Field       1:00AM
 Registration Forms available at the High School Office and the      Tuesday     Jun. 24    Legion JV                         Wildwood Baseball Field       4:00PM
                                                                     Tuesday     Jul. 01    @ Plymouth High School            Plymouth High School          5:30PM
                          Village Hall                               Thursday    Jul. 03    @ Sheboygan Falls High School     Sheboygan Falls High School   5:30PM
 “Teams are made in Season, Players are made in                      Saturday
                                                                                 Jul. 12
                                                                                 Jul. 18
                                                                                            @ West Bend East High School
                                                                                            @ Port Washington High School
                                                                                                                              West Bend East High School
                                                                                                                              Port Washington High School
               the off Season”
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  Kohler Schools will add a third junior kindergarten
    Monday, May 12, 2008 - The School Board unanimous-             pated enthusiastically in the Kohler School family while              staff.” Indeed, the recent improvements – smaller elemen-
ly approved all sixteen open enrollment junior kindergarten        their children have fit right in.”                                    tary classes, separate middle school structure, 2007-’08
students for the 2008-09 school year. This approval results            Any class addition requires School Board approval. The            College Prep science courses, and the 2008-’09 AP mathe-
in adding a third section of JK to Kohler Elementary.              new section increases student enrollment, which is consis-            matics course, which added more than $200,000 to annual
Along with the other two JK classes, it will meet in the           tent with the district’s direction presented in the State of the      expenses, are affordable in part due to the excess of rev-
morning. The additional section will use the newly remod-          School address earlier this year. Dr. Jane Bishop, President          enues over expenses from the out-of district students. Dr.
eled Kohler Kare room. Upon JK dismissal at 11:00 a.m.,            of the Kohler School Board said, “Out-of-district students            Bishop continued, “Our in-district enrollment will begin to
the room will be used for the Kohler Kare students.                were first sought and welcomed to the Kohler Schools in               decline this school year and the School Board expects it to
    Ms. Susan Jaberg, Elementary School Principal, said,           1998. At that time, there was a concern that without addi-            continue at lower levels in the foreseeable future. With no
“The additional students will allow all JK students to meet        tional enrollment and revenues the Schools would have to              village plans for residential or economic development, this
more children their age while keeping small class sizes.”          close or merge with another school district. Since 1998, the          has to become the basis for School Board budgeting and
Open enrolled students will be distributed among the three         revenue the out-of-district students have brought with them           forecasting. As before, the revenue brought by the out-of-
classes of roughly sixteen students. Ms. Jaberg stated, “I         from their home districts has more than covered their                 district students to the school budget will help to keep the
have always been pleased that the approved families who            expenses. This excess revenue, as normal operating expens-            Kohler Schools viable and a source of pride to our commu-
have selected Kohler as their school of choice have partici-       es have risen, has allowed the School to keep programs and            nity.”

  Elementary Science Fair highest participation yet!
Eighty-nine children from kindergarten to sixth grade participated in the Science Fair at Kohler
Elementary this year. The event took place on May 15th in conjunction with our annual music
and arts festival. Fascinating presentations were displayed along with incredible scientific knowl-
edge shared. Each student walked away with a ribbon and each class was awarded a “Best of
Class” medal. The following children received the award in their class respectively:
                             Kindergarten: Christian Cantrell
                             Grade 1: Claire Koeppen
                             Grade 2: Matthew Madeira
                             Grade 3: Jim Conklin
                             Grade 4: Lani Chung and Lauren Kelm
                             Grade 5: Audra Hoffmann
                             Grade 6: Valerie Linck and Courtney Rutten
A special thank you to all of our judges; the High School physics students of Ms. Dana
Krejcarek, Mrs. Tonya DePagter, Mr. Tom Dent, Dr. Suzi Herold, Mr. and Mrs. David Madigan,
Mrs. Sue Ruminski, Dr. Xiaohong Chen, Mr. Ruzdi Hidri, and Dr. Linda Bryce. We would also
like to thank Mrs. Jaberg, Mr. Dickert, teachers at the elementary level, and all of our parents for
their support in this important educational opportunity.
Great job everyone! – Mrs. LaDuke, Elementary Science Fair Director                                         Back row from left: Audra Hoffmann, Jim Conklin, Valerie Linck, Courtney Rutten.
                                                                                                            Front: Laura Kelm, Lani Chung, Claire Koeppen, Christian Cantrell ,Matthew Madeira.

                                                                                                                                                Early Release Activities
                                                                                                                                                  Kayaking Fun on Early
                                   Thank you for supporting the
                                                                                                                                                      Release Day!
                                   Kohler Wellness Program,                                                                                  Kayaking at Camp Y-Koda was the final early
                                   committed to health and                                                                                release activity of the ’07-’08 school year. Ten ener-
                                   nutritional education.
                                                                                                                                          getic students participated in this hour long program
                                                                                                                                          which included instruction in basic kayaking skills
                                                                                                                                          and techniques on the open water. As the children
                                                                                                                                          paddled their kayaks around the pond, they also
                         Tips for Running Your First 5K                                                                                   discovered and learned about wildlife in this natural
   The Kohler Classic is June 14! Running a five kilo-             training, practice a run/walk workout routine and don’t                habitat.
meter race is an excellent goal for new runners.                   wait until you’re exhausted before you start walking.                     This year the Wellness program has offered spe-
Participating in a race is exciting and fun, as well as            Try timing your run/walks in a 1-mile workout. Spend                   cial early release activities to get children moving,
motivation to keep on exercising. If you are consider-             2 minutes running and 1 minute walking until you have                  even when the weather wasn’t great. Opportunities
ing running in this year’s Kohler Classic, here are a              finished the workout. Continue to progress toward run-                 included swimming, yoga, snowshoeing, and open
few tips to make this year’s race a success.                       ning for a longer time and walking less.                               gym time. The Wellness Committee would like to
Tips for success                                                       Balance your nutrition. Carbohydrates are the fuel                 thank Suzanne Fink for organizing all of these spe-
    Before starting any training program, a visit to your          that our muscles burn, so it stands to reason that                     cial events. Look forward to more activities next
doctor is important. Running is challenging, so if you             active people need more carbohydrates than seden-                      school year!
are not in good shape physically or have preexisting               tary people. A low-carb diet is simply not a good idea
injuries, you may be putting yourself at risk for serious          for an athlete. In general, runners should get about
consequences.                                                      50% - 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, about
    Wear comfortable shoes. Good shoes are critical                15% - 20% from protein, and no more than 30% from
to safe, efficient running. Go to a running specific shoe          fats. As much of the fat as possible should come from
store or see a healthcare provider such as a physical              healthy sources such as fish and nuts.
therapist or podiatrist who specializes in evaluating                  Wear the right gear. Dress appropriately for the
feet. Professionals in either of these settings under-             weather on event day. Remember you will build up
stand how your foot type affects your walking/running              body heat as you run, so make sure the clothes you
patterns. They will be able to recommend the type of               wear pull the sweat away from you; otherwise, when
shoe that best addresses your foot’s specific needs.               you stop running the sweat will cool and cause mus-
    Start slow. If you have little or no experience run-           cles to tighten and cramp. Overdressing can lead to
ning, it is very common to start too fast and reach a              heat exhaustion and dehydration.
level of exertion that your body just isn’t ready to han-          Avoiding Setbacks
dle yet. Maintain a pace that allows you to talk easily            Overtraining is common, but by taking some precau-
with another runner. Injuries are often the result of              tions, you can help minimize your risk of an injury set-
pushing too hard, too soon. Take it easy!                          back. A proper warm-up and cool-down is important
    Practice on the actual running surface. Running on             to add to your routine. Rest as needed, and listen to
a treadmill in an air conditioned gym will not give you            what your body is telling you. Remember, each day
the same effect as running in race conditions. This                you attempt and complete your workout you are
doesn’t mean run in the heat of the day, but spend                 another step closer toward achieving your goal of fin-
some time running on pavement during the cooler                    ishing a 5K race. For more training suggestions visit
times of the day to help your body adapt to race con-    ,7120,s6-380-
ditions.                                                           381-387-2201-0,00.html
    Walk before you have to. When you first start your             See you at the finish line!
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Kohler School Foundation “Project – Project
into the Future” off to a Fantastic Start
   The Kohler School Foundation launched                                                     enhance the subject matter. Video stream        addition to the six ceiling mounted projec-
“Project into the Future” as a campaign                                                      programs/videos and current events (kid         tion units, a 30-unit mobile laptop lab. In
seeking to raise $60,000 to purchase and                                                     news) are used often because they are so        2002, the Foundation also initiated an annu-
install ceiling mounted computer projection                                                  accessible due to having the projector right
                                                                                                                                             al scholarship to a graduating Kohler High
units in twenty classrooms by the start of                                                   in my room.” Matt Bayens – 6th Grade
the 2008-09 academic year. Successfully                                                                                                      School student.
                                                                                             “The projector has been an excellent addi-
reaching this goal would make this valuable                                                                                                     To keep up with advances in technology
                                                                                             tion to my classroom… giving me the
technology available in every teaching                                                       opportunity to show any appropriate web-        and to maintain a progressive curriculum,
classroom at Kohler School.                                                                  site or article that I can find online; web     Kohler School needs a steady and reliable
   So far, the response has been outstand-                                                   quests, online quizzes, group research and      source of revenue separate from the restrict-
ing, with close to $20,000 in contributions.                                                 presentations… opening up the door to end-      ed and often challenged public funding.
In addition, $30,000 from the Kohler
                                                                                             less possibilities of learning and experienc-   Looking beyond the district’s annual needs,
School Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Fall    tive that the Foundation, working with the    ing school in a new way.” John Schad –          The Kohler School Foundation has also
Follies, will be dedicated to the project,     School, set the goal of making it available   Middle School.
bringing the Kohler School Foundation          to all.                                                                                       established an endowment, in addition to
$10,000 away from reaching its goal of                                                          Each fully installed ceiling mounted         the Annual Fund, to invest in the future of
$60,000. “I believe the community recog-       Teacher testimonials:                         computer projection unit costs over $2,800.
                                               “The projectors are vital to what we do                                                       Kohler School. Benefits from the
nizes the importance of staying on the fore-                                                 The current Kohler School budget simply
                                               every day! I could not teach effectively      does not allow for an expenditure of this       Foundation help the school continue its tra-
front of technology as we prepare our stu-
dents to enter a much different world, tech-   without it… students use them to do presen-   magnitude.                                      dition of excellence.
nology speaking, than we did,” said            tations they have developed. This informa-       Established in 1997, the Kohler School          For additional information on how you
Foundation Board representative, Helen         tion gathering presentation technology        Foundation exists to take the Kohler School     can support Kohler School through the
Hamer. “The commitment by alumni, par-         challenges our students as it is used         experience beyond the basics of public edu-
                                               throughout industry.” Jessie Good - High                                                      Kohler School Foundation or to express
ents, community members, faculty, and                                                        cation. To date, allocations from the
                                               School                                                                                        your interest in serving on a foundation
friends continue to inspire us.”                                                             Foundation have funded math and reading
   Last year the Foundation donated six of     “I am able to use an unlimited supply of      computer software, a major contribution         committee, contact the Foundation at 333
these units to Kohler School. The response     maps and geographical aids from the           toward the technical education’s computer       Upper Road, Kohler, WI 53044 or e-mail
from the teachers and students was so posi-    Internet, as well as present visuals to       aided design (CAD) system, and in 2007, in

Cinco de Mayo celebration
at Kohler Elementary

                                                                                                                                             Family-Oriented All-day
Pets of the month at the Sheboygan County Humane Society                                                                                     Event and Bike Race
                                                                                                                                             Hosted by Downtown Sheboygan
                                                                                                                                             Downtown Sheboygan will host the 1st
                                                                                                                                         Annual Harbor Centre Family Day and Bike Race
                                                                                                                                         presented by Bank First National on Sunday, June
                                                                                                                                         22nd, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beginning at
                                                               “Otis”                                         See all the Humane
                                                                                                                                         9:30 a.m. with the Junior’s Race for ages 10-14
                                                                                                          Society’s adoptable pets and ending with the final lap of the Men’s Pro
                                      D8-05-252 – I am an unusual Black Lab and Shar Pei mix.
                                      I’m 5 1/2 years old and already neutered. My family gave me                        at              Race around the .75-mile criterium course at 7:00
                                      up because they didn’t have time for me any more. I know                                           p.m., the Harbor Centre Family Day and Bike
                                                                                                           Race will feature 10 bike races, live entertain-
                                      all my manners and I’m a very good boy with children and
                                                                                                                                         ment, a Kid’s Zone, a corporate V.I.P. area, great
                                      other dogs, too. I’m sad and lonely without a family. Won’t                                        food and more.
                                      you come and visit me?                                              Visit the Sheboygan County
                                                                                                          Humane Society at:                 The day’s events will span across Downtown
                                                                                                          3107 N. 20th St.               Sheboygan from Erie to New York Avenues, and
                                                                                                                                         from 8th to 9th Streets. Fountain Park will be
                                                                                                          Sheboygan, WI 53083
                                                                                                                                         home to the music main stage featuring talented
                                                                                                          920-458-2012                   entertainers throughout the day including the Al
                                                                                                                                         Pike Blues Band and Sheboygan’s own Identity
                                                                                                          Shelter hours:                 Crisis. The Kid’s Zone, also in Fountain Park, will
                                                                                                          Monday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.       feature family activities planned by the Boy’s and
                                                                                                          Tues.& Thurs: Noon - 6:30 p.m. Girl’s Clubs of Sheboygan. There will even be a
                                                                                                          Wed. & Fri.: Noon - 4:30 p.m.  family Big Wheel Race, sponsored by the Above
                                                                                                          Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.     and Beyond Children’s Museum. Patrons can also
                                                                                                          Closed Sundays.                learn about smart riding techniques from the
                                                                                                                                         Wisconsin Bike Federation in the Bike Safety
                                                                                                          The Humane Society offers      Tent.
                                                                                                          discount adoption rates on         The Harbor Centre Family Day and Bike Race
                                                                                                          adult cats. Please help us end will anchor the weekend’s three-day Wisconsin
                                                                 “Nakita”                                 pet overpopulation in          Cycling Series sponsored by Aurora Healthcare.
                                                                                                          Sheboygan County, please       The cycling series will showcase races featuring
                                         C8-02-0086 – I am a young, female domestic short haired cat                                     amateur riders of varying levels as well as draw
                                                                                                          SPAY and NEUTER your
                                         named Nakita. I came to the shelter as a stray and now I’m                                      some of the top professional riders and elite teams
                                         looking to find my forever home. With my charm and good                                         from across the United States. Spectators and
                                         looks, who can resist me? You won’t find any cat sweeter than                                   interested riders can get more information as well
                                         me.                                                                                             as      register     for      the     event       at

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