December 2013

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Dec 1, 2013 ... available on our school website at www.arcadia.k12.wi.us and the Trempealeau County Times. ..... product exploration unit. Automation. & Robotics class, pull toys. ..... A solicitud, Distrito Escolar de Arcadia está obligado a.

School District of Arcadia

Newsletter Dec. 2013 & Jan. 2014

From Your Superintendent

Volume 15, Issue 3

The referendum passed! Now what? First of all, I would like to thank everyone that went out and voted. Now it is time to get input from our community members and employees. We held meetings with all of our employees throughout the day on Tuesday, November 26 th and Wednesday, November 27th. All district community members were invited and encouraged to attend a meeting on Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting information will also be available on our school website at www.arcadia.k12.wi.us and the Trempealeau County Times. This was a time for people to give input and ask questions on the upcoming building project. We need to find out what is important to have in our new school from our employees and our community residents. There will be at least one, but not more than two additional meetings with employees and community members after the initial meetings in November. Those dates, times, and locations will be announced at a later date. Two committees will be formed now as well. The Project Oversight Committee will consist of the architect from ATS&R, our consultant from ICS, one or two school board members, the contractor that is chosen after request for proposals and interviews are completed, and the district administrator. The Facilities Planning Committee will consist of the architect and consultant, two or three school board members, two administrators, three or four staff members, two or three community members, and the district administrator. The role of the Facility Planning Committee will be to listen to any and all ideas presented during the planning process, which will last roughly from November through December and report back to the Project Oversight Committee. The Project Oversight committee will gather the information received and then make recommendations on final decisions during the planning process. The project timeline for the middle school building project at the high school site is as follows. November and December 2013 will be set aside for planning and input from community and employees. January 2014-April 2014 will be the time the architects are drawing and designing plans. The architect and consultant will be working with the Project Oversight Committee and Facilities Planning Committee on a regular basis during this time. The building contractor will also be chosen by the end of December 2013. The plan will be to start moving dirt by May 2014. The next twelve to fourteen months will be spent on site preparation and building construction. July and August of 2015 will be move in and completion of construction. The first day of school in September 2015 the grade 5-8 students will be in the new building. The elementary school upgrades will begin immediately by seeking contractors for air handling upgrades, window and door replacements, boiler replacement, and any carpentry work that needs to be done. While most of the work will need to wait until June 2014, the elementary (Continued on page 2)

For your reference: Check out our website! www.arcadia.k12.wi.us

District Office—323-3315 H.S. Office—323-3334 (Grades 9-12) Elementary Office—323-7500 (Grades PreK-8)

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Inside this Issue: From your Superintendent School Closing Notice of School Board Election Child Development Days and PALS ELL WTC Class Volunteers Tech Class National Honor Society FFA Nationals Guidance News

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8th Grade Conferencing 2014 Jump for Heart

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School Performance Report

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Holiday Concerts

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Notice of Child Find

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Yearbook News

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December Calendar January Calendar Lunch Menu 13-14 Board Goals

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From Your Superintendent continued upgrades are planned to be completed by September 1, 2014. This may cause us to make some adjustments to our summer school program. The dates and locations may have to be temporarily changed depending on what part of the elementary school the contractors are working on in June and August. “We want our district residents to count our schools as an asset they can depend on.” This quote was shared at all the referendum presentations. Our board and administration sincerely mean this. We need your input during this planning stage to make our schools what you want them to be. Thank you for your continued support of the Arcadia School District and its students. As always, my door is always open to you and I can be reached at 608-323-3315 or [email protected] Louie Ferguson, Superintendent

School Closing A reminder that it is that time of year when bad weather can suddenly cause school to close. We urge you to discuss emergency procedures with your children so they know what to do when we close early. We will use our Blackboard Connect system to inform parents of any school closings, delays or late starts. You will receive a computerized phone call on your child’s main

contact phone number with a recorded message. Also for your convenience, we have listed below the radio and TV stations that will be notified of our closing, early dismissal, or late start. Thank you for your understanding and assistance should we need to change our normal routine.

Station & Dial Number

City

WIZM 1410 AM, Z-93 93.3 FM WKTY 580 AM, WRQT 95.7 FM, KCLH 94.7 FM MAGIC 104.9 FM, 1490 A, Class Rock 100.1 FM CC106.3, The Eagle 102.7 FM, KWNO 99.3 FM, KWNO 1230 AM KAGE 1380 AM, KAGE 95.3 FM, Soft Rock 101.1 FM WHTL 102.3 FM WKBT TV—Channel 8 WXOW TV—Channel 19 WEAU-TV—Channel 13

La Crosse La Crosse La Crosse La Crosse Winona Winona Whitehall La Crosse La Crosse Eau Claire

Notice of School Board Election Notice is hereby given, that at an election to be held in the School District of Arcadia on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for school board members is three years, beginning on Monday, April 28, 2014. Office

Incumbent

Board President (at large) Board Member (at large)

Jerry Sorenson Scott Schank

Notice is further given, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the School District office located at 756 Raider Drive, Arcadia, Wisconsin, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, mailed to the address noted above, or filed personally with School District Clerk, Laney Bork, prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Notice is further given that if a primary is necessary, it will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Laney Bork, District Clerk School District of Arcadia, Wisconsin

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2014 Arcadia Child Development Days & PALS 4K The annual Arcadia Child Development Days will take place on Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, 2014. The Development Days will be held at Arcadia Elementary School in the little gym. The Development Days will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Registration for the PALS 4K program for the 20142015 school year, will be held in conjunction with Child Development Days on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th during the above mentioned times. If you are planning on registering for the PALS 4K program, please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, along with a copy of their current immunization records.

development through participation in an informal educational screening process, available services in the community for families of young children, and normal growth and information regarding early childhood development. Arcadia Child Development Days are designed to be a time of fun and information for both parents and young children. Refreshments will be served, and children will receive a small gift when they leave. Invitations will be mailed the week of January 6, 2013 to parents of children 2 ½ to 3 ½ years of age who have not been previously screened. Please call the Pupil Services office at 323-3334, extension 3132, for information or to schedule your child. We look forward to seeing you in February!

Arcadia Child Development Days will provide families with the opportunity to learn about the level of their child‘s

2014 Días del Desarrollo Infantil de Arcadia e Inscripción para el programa de PALS - 4K Los Días Anuales del Desarrollo Infantil de Arcadia se llevarán a cabo el jueves , 13 de febrero y el Viernes, 14 de febrero del 2014 . Los Días de Desarrollo se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Primaria de Arcadia en el gimnasio pequeño. Los Días de Desarrollo seràn de 2:00am-8:00pm el jueves y el viernes de 8:00 am a 2:00 pm. La inscripción para el programa de 4K PALS para el año escolar 2014-2015 , se llevará a cabo en conjunto con Los Días de Desarrollo Infantil el jueves, 13 de febrero y el Viernes, 14 de febrero durante el horario antes mencionado. Si usted está pensando en inscribir a su hijo/a al programa de 4K PALS, por favor traiga una copia del certificado de nacimiento de su hijo/a, junto con una copia de su registro de vacunas actuales. Los Días del Desarrollo Infantil de Arcadia proporcionará a las familias la oportunidad de conocer el nivel de desarrollo de su hijo/a a través de la participación en un

proceso de evaluciòn de educación informal, servicios disponibles en la comunidad para familias con niños pequeños , y el crecimiento normal e información sobre el desarrollo de la primera infancia . Los Días del Desarrollo Infantil de Arcadia están diseñados para divertirse e información para los padres y niños pequeños. Se ofreceràn bocadillos, y los niños/as recibirán un pequeño regalo antes de irse. Las invitaciones se enviarán por correo la semana del 6 de enero 2013 para padres de niños de entre 2 ½ a 3 ½ años de edad que no hayan sido seleccionados previamente. Por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela primaria al 323-7500, extensión 2197, para obtener información o para programar una cita para su hijo/a. Esperamos contar con su presencia en febrero!

English Language Learners, ELL—Adult Opportunities Western Technical College esta ofreciendo clases de Ingles para ayudar a las personas que necesitan aprender a leer, escribir, y comunicarse en Ingles. Támbien se ofrecen clases de ciudadania. Los horarios de las clases son los: Lunes y Miércoles - 12:30-3:30pm y 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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Registrarse para las clases en la oficina principal del WTC-Independence, 36084 Walnut St., Independence o llame al 715-985-3392

¡Clases gratis

Thank You! We are truly blessed with wonderful volunteers at Arcadia Elementary! We have several volunteers that come in on a weekly basis to help with cutting, copying, organizing and sorting. We also have volunteers that work from home and send the finished products back to school. Other volunteers work with small groups or individual students on a regular basis to help with literacy and math. We are very privileged to have volunteers serving our school. You truly make a difference in the lives of our staff and students. Thank you for your time, energy, and generosity. JoAnne Wier Ana Romero Pat Bisek Mary Brown Pat Dolan

Kathy Lockington Sallie Braun Linda Backer Jennifer Rotering

We are always looking for more volunteers to help our school. If interested, please contact Suzanne Vazquez at 608.323.7500 ext. 2180

IN THE CLASSROOM... Gateway to Technology Class is Off to a Great Start! This year in the Gateway to Technology class we have introduced a variety of topics for students. The class’s curriculum is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based and the students have had a variety of experiences. Students will explore four main areas within this class: Science of Technology, Magic of Electrons, Automation and Robotics, and Energy and Environment. As first quarter has been completed in the Science of Technology unit in Mr. Steinke’s class, students have explored chemical changes in labs by making their own ice cream, glue, and their own oil spill clean-up. They also explored Nano technology and physics with a Roller Coaster mania challenge. During second quarter, the students will be able to explore the Magic of Electrons unit: What is Electricity, Electronics, and Digital Electronics. Students have learned about Automation and Robotics in Mr. Ziegler’s class. Students have had to look at mechanical advantage, gear ratios, programming, and various engineering challenges. Their final project in robotics is to automate a task. Mr. Ziegler will be teaching Energy and Environment, some topics include: energy conservation, energy efficiency, and new ways energy is being used. Students will also be able to participate in the following labs throughout the year: manufacturing, super clips, rocketry, and CO2 cars with both teachers.

Automation & Robotics class, pull toys.

Science & Technology c l a s s , Nanotechn o l o g y product exploration unit.

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NHS Inducts New Members On November 14, the Arcadia Chapter of the National Honor Society held it 34th annual induction ceremony. To be considered eligible for NHS, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.33, complete and document 30 hours of community service, and hold a leadership position. Students must also exemplify character by having no disciplinary referrals during their high school career. Arcadia National Honor Society is proud to introduce our newest members:

First Year Juniors Gloria Buhler Gwen Pronschinske Nate Pronschinske Matt Weltzien Mackenzie Blaschko Jackson Boehm Kyle Boos Danica Duellman Hillary Filla Sabrina Ganschow Katrina Ganshow Chandler Halverson Miranda Konkel Eve Kramer Mitchell Kujak Brian Lettner Claire Leonard Jessie Losinski Roman Miller Taylor Misch Lee Pronschinske Megan Roesler Leah Sonsalla Trent Wolfe

Arcadia FFA earns Top Twenty Finish in the Nation LOUISVILLE- National FFA Food Science and Tech. Career Development Event (CDE). Arcadia FFA members participated in 2013 Food Science & Tech contest this past week. The event was held in conjunction with the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Lori Moore of Texas served as superintendent of this year's event.

development project, and each individual participates in practicums involving food sensory evaluation and food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam. This event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

Arcadia placed nineteenth in the nation as the chapter representing the State of Wisconsin. Members competing included: Geena Whalen (Gold ranked Individual), Kody Petersen (Silver ranked individual), Katie Bisek (Silver ranked individual), and Anna Rippley(Bronze ranked individual). The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the food science and technology event are sponsored by Kraft Foods Group as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Food Science and Technology CDE is designed to test a student's basic knowledge of food science as well as the student's ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations. Each team participates in a timed team product

Arcadia FFA Ag Mechanics

On Tuesday, October 29 the Arcadia Ag Mechanics team started their travels to Louisville, Kentucky for the 86th National FFA Convention to compete in the National

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FFA Ag Mechanics Career Development Event judging event. This event consists of a team activity, a written test and five individual activities. The team activity’s task was to build a small engine stand out of wood and steel. The five individual activities were welding a pressure vessel, diagnostics on a round baler, wiring an electric motor, identifying parts of a small engine, and using a multi-meter on a solar panel. After the two days of testing and browsing the convention center, we attended a breakfast banquet to hear our results. The team consisting of Mitchell Sendelbach, Nick Schank, Damian Wolfe, and Jake Pronschinske took 5th out of 44 teams and placed first on the team activity part of the event. All four individuals received a gold rating. Damian Wolfe placed 7th and received $400. Also, since Arcadia placed in the top 15 Lincoln Electric donated a welder to the team.

Guidance News Please feel free to call Jen Pinnow with any school counseling questions or concerns 323-3334 ext. 3141. Juniors Juniors should be spending time this year exploring college and career options. We have a program for this at www.wiscareers.wisc.edu. If students are interested in using this resource, the registration code is arc-c828. If students are considering continuing their education beyond high school, they should be taking the ACT or other Assessment tests applicable to the schools they are looking into. *ACT is required for: 4 year college admission and can be used for most technical college admission. **Acadia High School is a testing center for the February 8, 2014 ACT Test. Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) February 8, 2014 January 10, 2014 January 11-24, 2014 April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8-21, 2014 June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10-23, 2014 Standby testing is also an option if you miss the deadline. Go to www.act.org or contact Jen Pinnow with questions. *Technical Colleges often have their own assessment tests. Some technical colleges require the assessment test to be taken before admission. Some require the assessment test to be taken after admission. Contact the individual college or the counseling office for more information. Free ACT Prep available at: www.actstudent.org www.number2.com www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org www.march2success.com Paper practice tests are available in the counseling office.

COMPASS Prep www.compasstestquestions.com – COMPASS www.act.org/compass/sample/ - COMPASS

ACT Prep with Schoolhouse Educational Services, LLC We will again be offering ACT Prep with Schoolhouse Educational Services.

When: Wednesday, January 22nd 8:00-3:15 Where: Arcadia High School Cost: $50

Seniors

*Seniors should be working on college applications. Deadlines for fall 2014 admissions are as early as December 1 st, 2013 and some admissions remain open until all spaces are full. Students should apply as early as possible. *Seniors should also be looking for scholarships. *During December students should get the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.ed.gov). Applying online is highly recommended, so taking time to become familiar with the website will be helpful. Students and parents should start gathering documents necessary to complete the FAFSA (listed on the website). The FAFSA should be signed and submitted as soon as possible, but after January 1, 2014. Wisconsin Technical Schools -Many programs fill quickly -Medical fields, apply as soon as possible -Cost is $30 -On-line application available at -www.witechcolleges.org/apply/apply_now.php

UW Schools -Deadlines vary – earliest Dec. 1st -Cost is $44 -For more information, go to uwhelp.wisconsin.edu -On-line applications are encouraged apply.Wisconsin.edu

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Scholarships $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ * There is a scholarship list located at sites.google.com/site/arcadiacounseling/scholarships * The local scholarship application will be available in January and due March 13 th. * Scholarship search services are available at www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com * Most colleges (public, private, and technical) also offer scholarships. Please contact the individual school or the counseling office for more information. * Most local scholarships become available in the spring. Students will be reminded when these scholarships become available. 6

8th Grade Conferencing to Start in December Parents and guardians of 8th grade students should have already gotten a letter with the date and time of their 8th Grade Parent/Student Registration Conference. They will start Tuesday, December 2, 2013. All the eighth grade students, along with their parents will meet with the middle school counselor, Mrs. Nilsestuen, to talk about post-high school goals and how those goals affect the classes they need to register for in high school. The students will be registering for their high school classes during the conference. If you cannot meet at the time that is set up for you in your letter, please let Mrs. Nilsestuen know. She will change

your appointment to accommodate your schedule. They will also talk about assessments the students have completed to help them determine their career goals. From now on these conferences are going to be called GPS Conferences. GPS stands for Global Plan for Students. We decided to call it this because there may be some “recalculating” and “u-turns” along their career path.

2014 Jump Rope for Heart It is getting to be that time of year again when we in the Physical Education Department begin to think of Jump Rope for Heart. We are starting to prepare the activities, organize equipment and just plain brainstorm about how to make it better each year. This year it will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014. With that said, we would like you to consider being a part of this exciting day. You would be helping us tremendously and at the same time your son/ daughter would love for you to be a part of this fun day. Please check your schedule to see if you would be available to help us. We would be happy to have parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, friends and grandparents that would like to help. In the past our volunteers have turned ropes, timed activities, supervised stations, etc. We will schedule you during the time of your son/daughters event and you can enjoy the hour with them. If you are available for more than an

hour we would take your help for longer also. Contact Jen Gray or Colleen Sobotta if you are interested or available to help. We would love to have you and we know the kids would too. More Information will become available as we continue to make plans. If you choose to be a part of this event, please email us at the address below or call and leave a message. We will contact you when the plans become more concrete to see if the times will work for you. Thank you in advance for your consideration, Arcadia Elementary Physical Education Instructors, Colleen Sobotta [email protected] 608-323-7500 ext. 2144 Jen Gray [email protected] 608-323-7500 ext. 2503

School Performance Report on Request & On Internet The parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the Arcadia Public Schools has the right to request a copy of the school performance report.

dent by May 1. The school performance report is also available on our web site at: www.arcadia.k12.wi.us.

If requested, the report will be sent home with your stu-

Holiday Concerts The Arcadia High School Music Department will be performing their Holiday Concert on December 9th beginning at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come warm up with some favorites from the holiday season performed by the Concert Choir and Concert Band. We hope to see you there! Elementary/Middle School Holiday Concerts December 5— PALS, KDGN & 1st Grade—6:30—Middle School Gym December 12 — Grades 2 & 3—6:30—Middle School Gym December 16 — Middle School—7:00—High School Auditorium December 17 — Grades 4 & 5—6:30—Middle School Gym

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Notice of Child Find Activity Upon request, the School District of Arcadia is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting D. Alan McCutcheon, Director of Special Education, School District of Arcadia, at 608-323-3334, Ext. 3165, or by writing him at 756 Raider Drive, Arcadia, WI 54612.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a

Notificación De Actividad Para Localizar Al Nino A solicitud, Distrito Escolar de Arcadia está obligado a evaluar a un menor para determinar si éste requiere servicios de educación especial. Se conoce como recomendación a una solicitud de evaluación. Cuando el distrito recibe una recomendación, el distrito designará un equipo de Programa Individualizado de Educación (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) para determinar si el menor tiene una discapacidad, y si el menor necesita servicios de educación especial. El distrito ubica, identifica, y evalúa a todos los menores con discapacidades que son matriculados por sus padres en escuelas privadas (incluyendo religiosas), escuelas primarias y escuelas secundarias localizadas en el distrito escolar.

es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. Antes de recomendar al menor, la persona que hace la recomendación debe informar a sus padres que se hará dicha recomendación. Otros, incluyendo a los padres, quienes crean razonablemente que algún menor es un menor con discapacidad pueden también recomendar al menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. Las recomendaciones deben hacerse por escrito y deben incluir la razón por la cual la persona cree que el menor es un menor con discapacidad. La recomendación debe hacerse contactando a D. Alan McCutcheon, Director de Educación Especial, Distrito Escolar de Arcadia, en el 608-323-3334, Ext. 3165, o escribiéndole a 756 Raider Drive, Arcadia, WI 54612

Un médico, enfermera, psicólogo, trabajador social, o administrador de una institución social quien crea razonablemente que un menor que ha sido llevado al mismo para recibir servicios es un menor con discapacidad, tiene el deber legal de recomendar a este menor, incluso si

Yearbook News Parents, you should receive a confirmation of your student’s yearbook order along with a statement for the yearbook. When you receive this confirmation/statement, you can make changes (i.e. you can add options your student didn’t order, OR, you can cancel options your student ordered). Simply follow the directions on the order confirmation, make any corrections or changes, and mail the confirmation back to Jostens along with your payment.

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Businesses were contacted by letter in November for donations to the yearbook and will have the opportunity to receive a yearbook based on the amount of their donation. The yearbook staff is accepting pictures from school activities for use in the yearbook. Please drop off a CD or email pictures to [email protected]

Anyone from the community who would like to order a yearbook should contact Mrs. Matchey, at the high school by December 1, 2013. She can be reached at 608-323-

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December 2013 School District of Arcadia 1

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Tuesday

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GB C-FC (A) 7:30 W Whitehall (H) 7:00 PALS, K & Gr. 1 Winter Concert MS Gym 6:30pm 12

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BB Luther (H) 7:30 Gr. 2-3 Winter Concert MS Gym 6:30 pm 19

MS BB C-FC (A) 4:30 BB Viroqua (H) 7:30

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HS Winter Concert HS Aud. 7:00 16 GB Aquinas (A) 7:30 MS Winter Concert HS Aud. 7:00

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10 MS BB BRF (A) 5:00 GB Viroqua (A) 7:30 W B-T (A) 7:30 17

Thursday

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FFA Fruit Pick Up

MS BB MelMin (H) 5:00 GB Whitehall (A) 7:30

Wednesday

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MS BB Whitehall (H) 4:30 BB Durand (H) 7:30

School Board Meeting HS Rm.219 7:30 23

Gr. 4-5 Winter Concert MS Gym 6:30 24

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NO SCHOOL

W (H) 6:30 GB Luther (A) 7:30

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Friday

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13 MS BB B-T (A) 4:30 Project Close Up Dinner GB GET (H) 7:30 20 Early Dismissal BB West Salem (A) 7:30

30 NO SCHOOL

MS BB Whitehall Tourney

14 W Logan Invite (A) 9:00

21 W Invite (H) 9:30 G Tomah Invite (A) 12:00

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NO SCHOOL W LaX Center (A) 9:30 BB Bloomer Tourney (A)

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Saturday

MS BB GET (A) 4:30 W Quad (H) 5:00 BB GET (A) 7:30

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W LaX Center (A) 9:30 BB Bloomer Tourney (A)

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**Time and date of events may change. Check school website for up-to-date information.

January 2014

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School District of Arcadia Sunday

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20 GB BRF (H) 7:30 School Board Meeting HS Rm. 219 7:30

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27 BB C-FC (A) 7:30

G Westby (A) 6:30 GB West Salem (H) 7:30 14 MS GB Alma (H) 4:30 MS W BRF (A) 5:00 G West Salem (H) 6:30 GB Holmen (A) 7:30 BB BRF (A) 7:30 21

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W (H) 6:30 G Holmen (A) 6:30 BB LaCrescent (A) 7:30 16

W BRF (A) 7:00

Burger Night

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GB Westby (A) 7:30 17 Early Dismissal Teacher Inservice End of 2nd Qtr/ 1st Semester

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W West Salem (H) 6:30

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6th Grade Quiz Bowl

GB Bangor (A) 7:30

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11 5th Gr GB Rec Tourney W Osseo (A) 9:30

Lioness Taco Night

G GET (A) 6:30

G Viroqua (H) 6:30

BB Westby (H) 7:30

BB GET (H) 7:30

MS GB C-FC (H) 4:30

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GB Blair Tourney 2:30

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MS GB Lincoln (A) 5:00

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CLASSES RESUME MS W practice begins GB Onalaska (H) 7:30

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Friday 3

MS W Invite (H) 5:30 MS GB GET (H) 4:30 G Viroqua (A) 5:30

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8th Gr BB Tourney

MS GB Whitehall Tourney (A)

G Holmen Invite (A) 9:00 25 W Arcadia Challenge (H) 9:30 UW-LaCrosse Jazz Fest GB Viroqua at LaX Center BB Viroqua at LaX Center

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MS W Mel-Min (A) 5:00 MS GB Eleva (A) 5:00 W Viroqua (A) 6:30 BB Luther (A) 7:30

Teacher Inservice p.m.

GB GET (A) 6:00

**Time and date of events may change. Check school website for up-to-date information.

2013-2014 School Board

December Lunch Menu* December 2 December 3 December 4 December 5 December 6 December 9 December 10 December 11 December 12 December 13 December 16 December 17 December 18 December 19 December 20 December 23-31

1) Increase rigor and accountability in academics Goal: Investigate better ways to measure student learning & achievement (skill-based or competency-based report cards?)

Beef burger/bun Stuffed crust pizza Crispy chicken strips wrap Italian Dunkers Turkey & cheese sub Chicken nuggets French toast sticks Hot dog/bun Nachos grande Cheese pizza Grilled chicken patty/bun Spaghetti Turkey & gravy Fish patty Corn dog Christmas Break

2) Building & facilities plans Goal: Work toward a successful referendum in November. 3) Clear guidance & expectations from administrators Goal: Provide regular communication from superintendent & administrators to all staff & community members. 4) Focus and time to implement programs and goals year after year Goals: 4A) The administrative team will create a 2013-14 school year professional development schedule. 4B) The administrator who supervises the employee will meet with that employee to find what they can "take off their plates." 5) Develop a strong PreK-12 reading program Goal: Pursue optional funding to implement, support & enhance a research proven effective reading program.

January Lunch Menu* January 2 January 3 January 6 January 7 January 8 January 9 January 10 January 13 January 14 January 15 January 16 January 17 January 20 January 21 January 22 January 23 January 24 January 27 January 28 January 29 January 30 January 31

Pizza Hot dog/bun Chicken nuggets Nachos grande Mini corndogs Turkey/cheese wrap Cheese dunkers Popcorn chicken Beef burger/bun Pasta w/meat sauce Crispy chicken cheddar wrap Quesadilla French toast sticks Chicken patty Tacos Toasted cheese Pizza calzone Pizza Chicken nuggets Nachos grande Mini corndogs Turkey cheese wrap

6) Incorporate Spanish as a "special" Goal: Develop a PreK-6 introductory level foreign language program for FY15 & provide 30 minutes of instruction per week for PreK-6 students. 7) Increase respect at all levels Goals: 7A) Complete building-level surveys to ID morale issues & develop improvements through SIT. 7B) Research & select a data-gathering tool to measure student bullying.

High school students have choice of alternate meal deal. Salad bar available daily for fifth grade through high school. Breakfast is served daily.

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