Kohler Public School Newsletter
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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,
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 www.taher.com 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
NICOLE STRUCK- DRAWING
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
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.”
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.
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
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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-
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
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.
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
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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Aldag/Honold Mechanical, Inc. The Vollrath Company, LLC
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Getting to Know
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Amy’s Hallmark at Memorial Mall Thompson Honda & Marine
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* 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
* 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
What is your favorite class and why? Dory Wenberg, Rob & Patti
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.
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)
Giertz, Norm & Deb Kohler, Laura Network Photography
What will you major in? Carlson Wagonlit Travel Sky Golf in the Whitecap Mountains
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
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
Christensen, Megan & Nick *
Falls Healing Arts
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
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
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
16 JUNE, 2008 KOHLER VILLAGER KOHLERVILLAGER.COM
Tengowski 2nd Semester School Curriculum
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 Bocchini@charter.net 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
Bocchini@charter.net 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
@ West Bend East High School
@ Port Washington High School
West Bend East High School
Port Washington High School
the off Season”
KOHLERVILLAGER.COM JUNE, 2008 KOHLER VILLAGER 17
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
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-
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- http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-380-
Walk before you have to. When you first start your See you at the finish line!
18 JUNE, 2008 KOHLER VILLAGER KOHLERVILLAGER.COM
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 email@example.com.
Cinco de Mayo celebration
at Kohler Elementary
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
MySCHS.Petfinder.com 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