Advanced Learning

Enrichment Events 2018-2019


Elementary 


Events and Activities geared towards K-4 grade students

Yearly events taking place

 

  • Math 24- Teacher: Griffin Waterman
    • 4th grade students
    • Math 24 is a student competition for grades 4-7 based on five version of the Math 24 card games. Work with the games fosters basic facts, mental math, problem-solving, and patterning.
  • Southern Lakes Anthology-submissions January- Teacher: Jessica Leonard
    • 3-8th Grade students create poetry, prose, art, cartoon, and illustrated writing pieces that relate to that year’s theme
  • Learning Fair- Teacher: Mike Birschbach 
    • Students display projects that they have been working on the cover a variety of students’ interests and passions

After School Activities

 

  • Odyssey of the Mind-Teachers: Sophie Burke, Larissa Schumann & Mackenzie Bennin
    • Odyssey of the Mind fosters skills in creative & divergent thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving and project management
    • Open to 3rd-6th Grade students
    • March 23, 2019 is the state event


Intermediate School


Events and Activities geared towards 5-6 grade students

Yearly events taking place

 

  • Math 24- Teachers: Krista Sale and Kelsey Urbaniak 
    • Math 24 is a student competition for grades 4-7 based on five version of the MAth 24 card games. Work with the games fosters basic facts, mental math, problem-solving, and patterning.
  • Math Meet- January 15th, 2019 in UW: Whitewater-Teacher: Krista Sale
    • One 5th and 6th-grade team and one 7th and 8th grade team participate in solving a series of math questions 
  • Southern Lakes Anthology-submissions January- Teacher: Jessica Leonard
    • 3-8th Grade students create poetry, prose, art, cartoon, and illustrated writing pieces that relate to that year’s theme
  • District Solo and Ensemble -February 23rd, 2019-Teachers: Kirsten Haukness, Ryan Lindley, and Jennifer Diallo
    • Open to grades 6th-12th for instrumental or vocal performances
  • National Spelling Bee- Teacher:  Pirate Time Teachers         
    • Students will partake in a spelling bee to find top spellers in their grade. Top students then have the opportunity to compete at the next level, potentially all the way to the national stage 
  • National Geography Bee- Teacher:  Pirate Time Teachers       
    • annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The bee, held every year since 1989, is open to students in the fourth through eighth grades in participating schools from the United States 

After School Activities

  • Odyssey of the Mind-Teachers: Sophie Burke, Larissa Schumann & Mackenzie Bennin
    • Odyssey of the Mind fosters skills in creative & divergent thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving and project management
    • Open to 3rd-6th Grade students
    • March 23, 2019 is the state event

Middle School


Events and Activities geared towards 7-8 grade students

Yearly events taking place

 

  • Middle School Leadership Conference-October- Teacher: Nicole Bakalars 
    • Group of 4 students attending a program to help develop their leadership and communication skills
    • Making connections and friendships with other students from other districts
  • Southern Lakes Anthology-submissions January- Teacher: Jessica Leonard
    • 3-8th Grade students create poetry, prose, art, cartoon, and illustrated writing pieces that relate to that year’s theme
    • Must select 4 judges (Coordinator included)
  • Math Meet- January 15th, 2019 in UW: Whitewater-Teacher: Krista Sale
    • One 5th and 6th-grade team and one 7th and 8th grade team participate in solving a series of math questions 
  • Math 24- Teacher: Kelsey Urbaniak 
    • Math 24 is a student competition for grades 4-8 based on five version of the Math 24 card games. Work with the games fosters basic facts, mental math, problem-solving, and patterning.
  • District Solo and Ensemble -February 23rd, 2019-Teachers: Kirsten Haukness, Ryan Lindley, and Jennifer Diallo
    • Open to grades 6th-12th for instrumental or vocal performances
  • Arts Immersion Day-May- Teacher: Nancy Schoeneman or Mackenzie Bennin 
    • 2-3 Students A day filled with exciting classes that help middle school students experience many different avenues that the art world offers. Classes in acting, dance, writing, drawing, and more are included. Students will also attend a performance 
  • National Spelling Bee- Teacher:  Pirate Time Teachers         
    • Students will partake in a spelling bee to find top spellers in their grade. Top students then have the opportunity to compete at the next level, potentially all the way to the national stage
  • National Geography Bee- Teacher:  Pirate Time Teachers       
    • annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The bee, held every year since 1989, is open to students in the fourth through eighth grades in participating schools from the United States 

High School 


Events and Activities geared towards 9-12 grade students

Yearly events taking place

 

  • High School Leadership Conference- Teacher: Carmen Follmer
    • 6 Students with high leadership potential are selected to attend this event to help grow leadership skills
  • District Solo and Ensemble- Teachers: Kirsten Haukness, Ryan Lindley, and Jennifer Diallo
    • Open to grades 6th-12th for instrumental or vocal performances
  • Capitol Conference Math Meet- Teacher: Shelly Scharenbrock 
    • Students take three individual tests and a team test. In the fall, teachers grade the tests and then the winning school gets an award. In the spring, students go to a host school and compete. Top three get medals and there is an award for winning school.

Currently Offered Advanced Courses  2018-2019


Advanced learning classes geared towards 9-12 grade students, adjusted to meet individual students’ learning needs

  • English
  • Advanced Communications (.5 credit) 11th and 12th Grade 
  • AP Eng. Language and Composition (1.0 credit) 11th and 12th Grade 
  • AP Eng. Literature and Composition (1.0 credits) 12th Grade
  • Mathematics
  • AP Statistics (1.0 credit) 11th and 12th Grade 
  • Pre-Calculus (1.0 credit) 11th and 12th Grade 
  • AP Calculus AB (1.0 credit) 11th and 12th Grade 
  • AP Calculus BC (1.0 credit) 12th Grade
  • Science
  • AP Biology (1.0 credit) 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade
  • AP Chemistry (1.0 credit) 11th and 12th Grade
  • History
  • Mock Trial
  • Instrumental Music
  • High School Conference Honors Band, 11th and12th Grade - November 8th
  • State Solo and Ensemble 9th-12th Grade- April 27th
  • Vocal Music
  • Yearly musical performances