2015 Spring Clinic

Eleva-Strum School District
W23597 US Highway 10
Strum, WI 54770
Box Holder
2015 National History Day
March 2015
13th Annual
Heritage Fair
The Social Studies Department
cordially invites you to our annual
National History Day Local Competition
on Friday morning, March 13, 2015
from 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Please come and view the student projects.
On February 5, the fourth
graders held their annual
Heritage Fair. The fair was the
culmination of the immigration unit the fourth graders
worked on over the past few
weeks. Each student chose
to study a country from his/
her own family’s heritage.
As expected, Norway was the country
most often studied. Some other
countries studied were Germany,
Poland, Ireland, Slovenia, Mexico,
Wales, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Presented by the Cardinal Football Nation
Saturday, April 25, 2015, Cost: $13.00
Eleva-Strum Central High School
Registration forms will be available early March
from Mr. Hanson and sent home in school folders.
Tentative Schedule
8 :30 - 10:00 a.m. YOUTH FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP*
- Students grades 2-6 and parents
- T-shirt included
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. SNACK BREAK
- Presented by the Cardinal Football Nation
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. GUEST SPEAKER - Jed Kennedy
- Played high schools sports for Alma High School
- Played college football at UW-River Falls
- High school football coach of Melvin Gordon
- Students grades 3-12 and parents
11:15 - 12:30 p.m. SPEED TRAINING CAMP*
- Students in grades 7-12 (both male and
female athletes are encouraged to attend)
- T-shirt included
* Coach Kennedy will be helping with both camps.
End of Quarter
Friday, March 20th
Spring Break 2015
March 23 - 27
Open Enrollment Window
Apply until April 30, 2015
Apply Online (recommended)
Details, Page 3.
Students focused on where in Wisconsin
different ethnic groups settled, why
they left their home countries, what
different professions they had, and what
crafts the group was skilled at. Foods,
crafts, and games from around the world
were presented by the students to the
many parents, relatives, and friends who
passed through the fair.
Thank you all
for the
wonderful support!
March 5
Middle School
Spring Concert
Eleva-Strum Public
Education Foundation Meeting
March 11, 7:00 P.M. at Central
March 14
HS Solo/Ensemble
In This Issue
Activity Calendar & Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Alumni Basketball Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Awards & Honor Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Counseling Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Health News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Open Enrollment Information . . . . . . . . . . 3
School Board Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
School Calendar (2014-2015) . . . . . . . . . . . 2
School Calendar (2015-2016) . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Blood Drive
Wednesday, March 18th,
12:30-5:30 P.M. @ Central
715-695-2696, ext. 2090, for appts.
“Give it and save three lives!”
Sponsored by E-S FCCLA
Alumni Basketball
Tournament Form Forms due
March 20
and Fun Fest
Information on page 6.
From the Superintendent’s Office
Open Enrollment at Eleva-Strum
You may have seen on our website or in the Cardinal News information about the Wisconsin
Open Enrollment program. Open Enrollment allows students to attend any school of their choice,
with a few exceptions, if they apply by April 30th.
I remember the controversy when Open Enrollment first took effect seventeen years ago. Small,
rural districts were worried that students would flock to large districts where there were more
course offerings. There were also worries that top athletes would open enroll into districts with
better programs or state caliber teams. Although there have been isolated incidences where
these have occurred, they never became issues for Eleva-Strum.
For the first concern, parents like the personal attention their children receive at Eleva-Strum.
Teachers and principals know students by name, and they know most of the parents and even
some grandparents. Smaller classes mean more individual attention. Most discipline issues
are discovered early on and dealt with before they become larger issues. Research shows
that students feel safer in small districts like Eleva-Strum. Students and parents feel a personal
connectedness with the school that is absent in larger districts. Eleva-Strum students are
achieving academic success and are graduating ready for college, a career, or whatever they
choose to pursue after high school.
The second issue of athletes leaving Eleva-Strum was never a concern since we were the district
with an excellent athletic program, as well as excellent music, drama, and other co-curricular
programs. Our athletes, musicians, and performers have advanced to compete at the state level
and several have excelled at the collegiate level. Another benefit to Eleva-Strum students is that
anyone can be in sports, music, theater, or other co-curricular offerings. We do not turn down
any student who wishes to participate.
This year, 44 students are open enrolled into Eleva-Strum, and there are several reasons why. In
addition to our excellent curricular, extra-curricular, and co-curricular programs, the district has
won many awards of distinction in the past year, including the Bronze Medal School Award from
U.S. News and World Report, the WiRSA Tech Ed Teacher of The Year Award to Craig Cegielski,
and the DPI Standing Up for Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities Award. We have been
recognized in the state for our one-to-one technology initiative and several of our 21st century
courses. Local newspaper and television media regularly cover positive and newsworthy events
at Eleva-Strum. We have a lot to offer students, which is why each year more and more students
choose to open enroll into Eleva-Strum.
Craig Semingson, Superintendent
Counseling Corner
8th Grade Planning Conferences
Grade 8 Individual Planning Conferences will be scheduled for March/
April. The focus is on finalizing their schedule for the next school year,
the ACT Explore results, high school requirements, GPA, class rank,
activities to get involved in and future planning for high school as well
as after high school.
Individual Planning Conferences are specifically designed for students
and parents to gain insight into the direction the student is headed in
the future. The conferences typically last 30-45 minutes and are offered
at various times during the school day. Please contact Meredith Jensen,
Middle/High School Counselor, at 715-695-2696, ext. 2132, to schedule
your student’s Individual Planning Conference.
Parents of students entering 4K in the fall,
please call 715-695-2916, ext. 4 to provide
your census information. Thank you!
Friday, April 17th, 2015
The child development screening will be
held on Friday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. in the Early Learning Center at
Strum Primary School. Children between the
ages of 2 ½ and 3 ½ by March 1st are eligible
to be screened at this time.
Children will be encouraged to participate
in play that focuses on skills development
in the areas of social, speech and language,
fine and gross motor, and cognitive ability.
You and your child will meet with a teacher
or therapist, who will be able to speak with
you about any questions or concerns you
may have and will discuss the growth and
development of your child. Western Dairyland Head Start will also be available to
answer enrollment questions and provide
vision and hearing screening for children.
Please contact the Strum Primary School at
715-695-2916, ext. 4, to schedule a time for
your child’s screening.
School Calendar 2014-2015
Mar. 23-27
Apr. 3
Apr. 9
Apr. 10
May 25
June 5
Spring Break
Easter Break
Early Dismissal~Conferences
No School~Conferences
Memorial Day
Early Dismissal~Last
Student Day
Valentine’s Day: Firsts and Last
First PTO Dance: (by Doug Sands,
Cardinal Communications Student ) The
Cardinal Pride Parent Teacher
Organization held a Valentine’s
Day dance on Feb.13. DJ Aaron
Hulett provided music, and
students enjoyed the Chicken
Dance and hula hoop contest.
The dance also included a bake
sale and photo area for attending parents.
First Large Catering Event: Cardinal Catering served over 200 people for
the Music Department’s “Valentine Dinner and Show”. The catering class
10th Grade Planning Conferences used their own original meatball recipe which is being entered into a
Grade 10 Individual Planning Conferences will be scheduled for March.
The focus conferences is on transcripts, graduation requirements,
finalizing the student’s schedule for the next school year, career plans,
post-secondary options, ACT Plan results, and more.
student chef competition called “Whipping Up Wellness” this spring.
Thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser to support our
students’ accomplishments and thank you to the Music Parents and to
those who volunteered to make this event a success!
Individual Planning Conferences are specifically designed for students
and parents to gain insight into the direction the student is headed in
the future. The conferences typically last about 45 minutes and are
offered at various times during the school day. Please contact Meredith
Jensen, Middle/High School Counselor, at 715-695-2696, ext. 2132, to
schedule your student’s Individual Planning Conference.
The CARDINAL CATERING website is now live at www.cardinalcatering.weebly.com! Thank
you Ms. Stendahl, Evan Johnson, and the Cardinal Communications class for designing the website.
Last Party: Senior homerooms celebrated Valentine’s Day by making
valentine boxes and giving out valentines and candy for the last time!
Financial Aid Updates
Financial Aid is important for students to pay for college. An FAFSA
form should be filled out after January 1st when taxes are filed. You can
fill out your paperwork before your taxes are filed, but you will need to
update the forms when your taxes are complete. When filling out
Financial Aid papers, you open the door for federal aid, grants, and loans
to be offered to you. Please do not pay to submit your financial aid
forms. It is FREE at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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March 2015
You may apply for open enrollment until April 30, 2015
• A list of 2013-14 virtual charter schools may
be found at http://oe.dpi.wi.gov/virtual-schools.
2015-16 School Year
Open Enrollment
In Wisconsin Public Schools
(Information for Parents)
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Tony Evers, PhD, State Superintendent
What is Public School Open Enrollment?
Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open
enrollment program allows parents to apply for
their children to attend school districts other
than the one in which they live. Applications
may be submitted to up to three nonresident
school districts.
Who may participate in open enrollment?
Students in 5-year-old kindergarten to grade
12 may apply to participate in open
Open enrollment for prekindergarten,
4-year-old kindergarten and early childhood
education is limited. Parents should call their
resident school districts to find out if their
preschool-aged children qualify for open
How and when may parents apply?
The open enrollment application period for the
2015-16 school year is from February 2-April 30,
2015. The application period closes at 4:00
p.m. on April 30, 2015. Late applications will
not be accepted for any reason.
Parents may apply in one of two ways:
• On-line (recommended) at http://oe.dpi.
• Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from
the Department of Public Instruction and must
be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended)
to the nonresident school district.
Can I apply to a virtual charter school under
open enrollment?
A student may only open enroll to an online/
virtual school if: (1) the school has been
created as a virtual charter school that meets
the requirements of the charter school law
[Wis. Stats. 118.40 (8)] or (2) the student is
required to physically attend school in the
nonresident school district every day that
school is in session. Other important things to
know about applying to virtual charter schools:
Can an application be rejected?
Yes. Nonresident school districts may deny
an application if regular or special education
space is not available for the student, if the
student has been referred for a special
education evaluation but has not yet been
evaluated. Nonresident school districts may
also deny an application if the student has
been expelled during the current or preceding two years for certain violent conduct, or
if the student was habitually truant from the
nonresident school district during any
semester in the current or previous school
If there are more applications than spaces,
students must be selected randomly, after
giving preference to students already
attending school in the nonresident school
district and siblings of currently-attending
Some school districts establish waiting lists
to fill unused spaces, but others do not.
Can a resident district prevent a student
from leaving?
A resident school district may prevent a
student from leaving the district if the tuition
charge for the student’s special education in
the nonresident school district is an undue
financial burden for the resident school
If you have further questions about open
enrollment for children with disabilities,
contact the resident or nonresident school
district or the DPI.
Can parents appeal if an application is
Parents whose applications are denied may
appeal to the DPI within 30 days of the
denial. State law requires the DPI to uphold
the school district’s decision unless DPI finds
that the decision was arbitrary or unreasonable. The DPI’s decision may be appealed to
circuit court.
Must students reapply every year?
Once a student is accepted into a nonresident
school district, the student may continue to
attend that district without reapplication
except that:
• The nonresident district may require a
student to reapply one time—at the
beginning of middle school, junior high or
high school.
• A pupil may be returned to the resident
school district if the special education required in a new or revised IEP is not available
in the nonresident district or there is no space
or if the cost of the special education is an undue financial burden to the resident district.
• A pupil who has become habitually truant in
the nonresident district may be returned to
the resident district.
Is there a cost to parents for open
There is no tuition cost to parents for
participation in open enrollment. Parents of
open enrolled students may be charged the
same fees as resident students.
• A virtual charter school is not home-schooling. Students attending virtual charter schools
are public school students.
• You must know the nonresident school
district in which the virtual charter school is
located. If you have any questions about this,
call the virtual charter school.
• You must know your resident school district in
order to apply.
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Who is responsible for transportation?
Parents are responsible for transporting their
children to and from school.
If transportation is required in the individualized education program (IEP) for a child with a
disability, it must be provided by the
nonresident district.
School districts may provide transportation to
open enrollment students if they wish. Usually,
if transportation is provided, parents must
transport the student to a location in the
nonresident district.
Low-income parents may apply to the DPI for
partial reimbursement of their transportation
Can a parent select a specific school in the
student’s resident school district?
The state’s open enrollment program applies
only to transfers from one school district to
another school district. It is up to each
individual school board to decide whether or
not to allow transfers from one attendance
area to another attendance area in the same
school district.
Can an open enrolled student participate in
sports and other extra–curricular activities
in the nonresident school district?
Open enrolled students have the same rights
and responsibilities as resident students.
Inter-scholastic athletics are governed by the
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
(WIAA), which has recently adopted new rules
concerning transfer students. Parents should
check with the school district’s athletic director
about eligibility.
Important open enrollment dates
February 2-April 30, 2015 - Parents must
submit applications online or directly to the
non-resident school district.
June 5, 2015 - Nonresident school districts must
mail notices of approval or denial. If the application is approved, the school district must notify
the parents of the specific school or program to
which the student is assigned. If the application
is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
June 12, 2015 - Resident districts must notify
applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file
an appeal.
June 26, 2015 - Parents of accepted applicants
must notify the nonresident district if the student
will attend the nonresident district in the 201516 school year. If the parent fails to make this
notification, the nonresident district may refuse
to allow the student to attend the district.
For more information contact:
Public School Open Enrollment Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Toll-free: 888-245-2732
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://oe.dpi.wi.gov
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does
not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion,
creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital
status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability
March 2015
Juniors ACT Testing Information
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently reported that the
measles outbreak now involves seventeen states. While no cases have
been confirmed in Wisconsin yet, five cases have been confirmed in
surrounding states: Illinois (3), Michigan (1), and Minnesota (1). Early
February, I sent a letter from the CDC home with each elementary
student informing parents/guardians of the signs and symptoms of
measles and the benefits of the measles vaccine. District Administration
believes it is important to share this information with you, the community, so you can be proactive in determining you and your family’s level
of protection. It is also the district’s intent to inform you that if your child
is not vaccinated against measles he/she will be restricted from school
for two weeks if exposed to the disease. The following is adapted from
the CDC’s letter:
Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. It is a serious
infection that causes a high fever, rash, sore eyes, cough and occasionally dangerous
complications. Measles spreads very easily so it is important to protect against infection.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles. To have the best protection against
measles, two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine are required. As part of
the childhood immunization program the first dose of vaccine is required between 12-15
months and the second dose before entering school, at 4-6 years.
It is important that you check your child’s immunization records to make sure he/
she has received two doses of MMR vaccine at the appropriate ages. If your child received
two doses, but at times other than those specified, he/she may not have developed sufficient immunity and may require a “booster” vaccine. Discuss this with your child’s healthcare provider.
Measles can spread easily to and from unimmunized children. In addition to
being at risk for getting sick if exposed to measles, children with one or zero doses of MMR
will not be allowed to come to school for two weeks. If your child were to develop a rash
with a fever, he/she should not attend school and parents/guardians are to contact your
child’s health care provider, so he/she can be evaluated. When making the appointment it
is important to communicate to clinic staff that you suspect your child may have measles;
this is so steps can be taken to avoid exposing babies or unimmunized persons at the clinic,
to the disease.
If you are uncertain as to whether you or your child has been vaccinated
against measles, or if you are interested in becoming vaccinated, contact
your health care provider or the Trempealeau County Health Department (715-538-2311, ext. 220). Please don’t hesitate calling me with
Time to take the ACT! Don’t miss the sign up deadlines! If completing
registration online, it will take about 45 minutes the first time. Have
your Social Security number, a credit card, and photo to upload. (Photo
must be uploaded by noon four days before the test date).
Must upload a photo for identification!
When you register for a national test date, you will be prompted to
submit a photo of yourself for identification purposes. The photo will be
printed on your ticket and on the score report ACT sends to your high
school. Your photo will be valid for two years from the date it is added
to your ACT record. You MUST have both a printed copy of your ticket
that includes your photo and an acceptable photo ID to be admitted to
the test center.
ACT Test Dates & Registration Information
For more information on the ACT or to register to take the test, go to
www.actstudent.org or contact the school counselor.
Test Date
(Late Fee Required)
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14 – 27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9– 22, 2015
ACT Registration Fees:
ACT (without writing portion) $38 ACT (with writing portion) $54.50
Parent Teacher Conferences
April 10
April 9
1 P.M.-7:45 P.M. 7:45 A.M.-11:45 A.M.
“A Masquerade Ball”
PROM, May 2, 2015
8:00 P.M - Midnight
Please Support After Prom
Sponsored by SADD
To donate cash or prizes, contact
Ms. Peters at 715-695-2696 or
[email protected]
Middle School
FFA Activity Nights
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 P.M.
March 11th,
April 8th, May 13th
Got cute,
We are looking for
pictures, especially
school age pictures,
of individuals or
groups of students
to include in the
slide show shown at
graduation. Pictures
can be dropped off on
CD to the main office
or a hard copy can
be given to Mr.
Market or emailed
directly to
[email protected]
Jean Glocke, RN, District School Nurse, 715-695-2696, ext. 2090.
Check out our Online Art Gallery!
The school gallery can be viewed at www.artsonia.com or go directly to
our art site at: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=34792
or use the link on our school website.
Visit the Cardinal Store!
See the Cardinal Store Web Page at
or click the Cardinal Clothing link at www.esschools.k12.wi.us
Graduation, May 23
MS & HS Homework Club
Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30 P.M.
You can find out school closings through the
local radio and television stations listed below.
104.5 FM
790 AM
94.1 FM
92.9 FM
Rock 92.1
102.3 FM
95.1 FM
92.1 FM
100.7 FM
98.1 FM
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Thank you for
helping our
Please continue
saving Boxtops
& Our Family
UPC’s and
turning them in
to any school
Forensics Dates
March 7
@ Regis
March 10
@ Memorial
April 17, 18
@ UW-Madison
IT’S EASY! Funding Factory will now take all cartridges
so drop off any recyclables at any school office.
Any questions, call 715-695-2696, ext. 2181.
The Art Department is in need
of plastic caps for art projects. Please
save your plastic bottle caps (any size
will work) from soda, milk jugs or any
other plastic jars or bottles.
Please turn in any collected caps
to any school office or to
Mr. Market or Mrs. McSorley.
Thanks for the help!
March 2015
Awards & Honors
January Star MS Students
This award is given to a student who
displays their Cardinal Pride. Students
are nominated by school staff. If you see
a student going “above and beyond,”
whether at a game, on the bus or in the
community, please notify a MS or HS
staff member.
January Nominations: Tabitha Coffey,
MacKenzie Hutchins, Abby Palkowski, Doug Sands
January Student Awards
Student of the Month
Front #1
Front #2, Back #2
Most Improved Student
Back #1
Student of the Month Nominations
7th grade
Cade McSorley
Olivia Windjue
Bethany Christianson
Carly Schneider
Josie Zingshiem
Joseph Bautch
Bethany Christanson
Amanda Traaseth
Anabelle Vikingson
Afton Larrabee
Social Studies
Gabe Gullicksrud, Jed Lorenz, Savannah Austin,
Samantha O’Brien, Maiya McSorley, Riley Weltzien,
Mackenzie Hutchins
Participation/Effort Nominations
Most Improved Nominations Aspen Ryskoski, Kendra Myren, Evan Seguin, Grace
Dalton Bedward, Tanner Koser, Ellie Quella, Olson, Jada Biederman, Shania Urness
Logan Gunderson
8th grade
Isaac Larrabee
Zach Olson
Anna Matchey
Blake Cegielski
Connor Windjue
Ben Marco
Zach Olson
Tom Myren
Alyssa Miland
Mayra Hernandez
Cardinal Pride
After a Cardinal Pride Assembly,
students received a pizza Pride
Punch Card from Family Farms
Market. Thank you for supporting our students.
High School “A” Honor Roll
9th Grade
Autumn Bautch
Tabitha Coffey
Tatum Everson
Taylor Everson
Matte Hynek
Abagail Palkowski
Benji Schaefer
Shayna Walter
Maiya McSorley
Allison Olson
10th Grade
Savannah Austin
Jennifer Booth
Ethan Johnson
Evan Johnson
Cade Kunferman
Ben Krochmalski
Shane Larson
Jed Lorenz
Greta Monson
Kendra Myren
Colin Nyseth
Grace Olson
11th Grade
Jada Biederman
Gabe Gullicksrud
Mikayla Heath
Mackenzie Hutchins
Calvin Iverson
Coreen Rindahl
Evan Seguin
Kate Kensmoe
Megan McLean
High School “B” Honor Roll
9th Grade
Alfredo Aguilar
Grant Austin
Sophie Kent
10th Grade
Tabatha Kolve
Ethan Maug
Kyle Maug
Sean McRoberts
Tayor Weier
Alyca Wojcik
1st Semester 2014-2015
Grace Anderson
Rachael Anderson
Alex Dragseth
7th Grade
Jordan Ausen+*
Joseph Bautch#*
Bethany Christianson#*
Samuel Deetz#*
Jayden Ellifson#*
Kade Felce#~
Zoe Gullicksrud#~
Alondra Gutierrez+~
Thea Hazelton~
Kloe Hillestad#*
Gracie Johnson#*
Afton Larrabee#*
Kierra Felce
Carly Schneider#*
Andrew Schoen#*
Jacob Solfest#*
Mark Tonn+~
Amanda Traaseth+~
Olivia Windjue#*
Josie Zingshiem#*
Jacob Solfest#*
Mark Tonn+~
Amanda Traaseth+~
Olivia Windjue#*
Josie Zingshiem#*
Cardinal News
Aspen Ryskoski
Hunter Ryskoski
Doug Sands
Nick Snow
Paige Wallery
Katelyn Vanlandingham
Riley Weltzien
Josh Marino
Alexis McDonald
Kelton Olson
Tyson Rohrscheib
Caleub Watkins
11th Grade
Ryan Ostertag
Camryn Felton Michael Zaremba
Les Hynek
Jenna Zingshiem
Logan Odell
+ ”B” Honor Roll 1st Quarter
Miguel Limon~
Brooklyn McLean*
Cade McSorley#*
Kyle McSorley#*
Kelsey Nyseth#*
Ethan Ogden#*
Jacob Palkowski#*
Kylie Putzy+*
MaryRose Pedersen+
Gabrielle Riphenburg+
Jordan Schadrie#*
Alexandra Schnick#*
Karli Miland
Jimmy North
Samantha O’Brien
Abbi Oium
April Olson
1st Semester 2014-2015
Middle School Honor Rolls
# “A” Honor Roll 1st Quarter
Cole Nichols
Josie Olson
Joshua Pedersen
Anna Schoen
Katie Solfest
12th Grade
Gage Everson
Deslyn Hart
Cassandra Hazen
Tyler Karlstad
Selena Kent
Koby Back
Tucker Berg-Hardrath
Coy Christianson
12th Grade
Jordan Ellifson
Jacob Matchey
Chelsey Riggen
Breanna Butterfield
Chelsey Knutson
Vince Runkel
1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter 2014-2015
* “A” Honor Roll 2nd Quarter
8th Grade
David Aguilar#*
Dylan Anderson#*
Alissa Bailey+
Blake Cegielski#*
Chloe Cope#*
Bradley Gibson#*
Tanner Heimstead+
Anna Higley#*
Ryan Johnson#*
Isaac Larrabee#*
Aubrey Lasher+
Katelyn Leland~
~ ”B” Honor Roll 2nd Quarter
Ryan Mai#*
Benjamin Marco+~
Anna Matchey#*
Brielle McKillip+
Alyssa Miland#*
Garrett Miland+~
Paige Monson#*
Thomas Myren#*
Halle Nicolet#*
Zachary Olson#*
Marshall Reed#*
Benjamin Rehling#*
Bryce Seguin#*
Ashlynn Solie+
Matthew Tomasello+~
Connor Windjue#*
March 2015
Cardinal Sports Action
E-S Alumni Basketball Tournament
Final Four Basketball Fun Fest
The date for this year’s Alumni Basketball Tournament has been
Watch the College Games on the High-Definition TVs! set for Saturday, April 4th, 2015. If we get enough interest, we may have
to play a couple of the games on Friday evening. Otherwise all games
will be played on Saturday. We are hoping to field an 8-team tournament,
with teams based on classes playing together or with classes close to
them. Participants must be graduates of Eleva-Strum and must have
played one full season of basketball during high school. Your entry fee
will help pay for shirts, officials, etc. Please return your entry form
below and payment by March 20th, or make arrangements with me by
then, so that we can get our teams together and shirts ordered.
Ladies, I would love to be able to run an actual tournament for
you as well. Let’s get more than 2 teams in this thing! We will try to
follow the same format as the men’s tournament.
The Fun Fest will follow the Alumni Tournament at The Viking.
All proceeds will go towards building a new community fitness center
at the high school. If you would like more information on the Fun-Fest,
or would like to make a donation, you can contact Rich Roginski at 715695-2696, ext. 2006, or at [email protected] ~Coach Skoug
April 4, 2015, at The Viking
$15.00 Admission Ticket
Includes snacks and beverages
Doors Open at 4:00 P.M. 1st Game starts at 5:09 P.M.
Door Prizes (must be present to win) ~ Silent Auction
Cash Prizes (need not be present to win, purchase of
an admission ticket makes you eligible)
Come Out & Enjoy College BasketballTournament Fever!
E-S Alumni Tournament on same day from 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
E-S Alumni Basketball Tournament Registration Form
Name: _____________________________________________________ Class of: __________ Age: _______
Address: _______________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________________
City: _________________________ State: ________ Zip Code: __________ Occupation: _______________________________________
Spouse’s Name: ___________________________________________ Spouse’s Hometown: _______________________________________
Spouse’s Occupation: ______________________________ # of Children: ________ College (name if attended): _____________________
Shirt Size (check one): ( ) M ( ) L ( ) XL ( ) XXL ( ) XXXL
Check your cost:
( ) $15 each Fun Fest Ticket
( ) $25 Alumni Participant Only
( ) $40 Participant and Single Ticket
________ Amount Enclosed
Please make checks payable to Eleva-Strum Schools.
Middle School Track @ 4PM
Spring Sports Start Dates
HS Track, Softball
Monday, March 23, Baseball
4/30 @ Osseo-Fairchild
High School Golf
5/7 @ Fall Creek
5/11 @ Mondovi
5/14 @ Augusta
5/21 E-S Team Invite
High School Track
@ Mondovi
@ Eleva-Strum
@ Independence
@ Eleva-Strum
@ Eleva-Strum
@ G-E-T Tremp.
County Invite
@ Eleva-Strum
@ C-FC
True Team Meet
@ C- FC
@ Blair-Taylor
@ C-FC
@ Whitehall
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March 30,
Monday, March 16,
4/9 @ Regis
4/16 @ Cadott
4/23 @ Mondovi
Send your payment and form to:
Eleva-Strum Central High School
Attn: Josh Skoug
W23597 US HWY 10
Strum, WI 54770-8609
MS & HS Golf,
MS Track
E-mail: [email protected]
Work: 715-695-2696, Ext. 2114
Cell: 715-530-0931
Home: 715-695-3643
Track Workers
Workers needed for the track meets on
April 14, 21, 23, 30 and May 21. Contact
Rich Roginski at 715-695-2696, ext. 2006.
Baseball @ 5PM
Softball Games @ 5PM
@ River Bend
Host Melrose-Mindoro
4/14 @ Whitehall
Host Independence
4/16 @ C-FC Host C-FC
4/21 @ Eleva-Strum
4/30 @ Melrose-Mindoro
River Bend
5/4 @ Lake Wissota
5/5 @ Whitehall
Host Whitehall
5/7 @ C-FC Host Alma
5/11 @ Eleva-Strum
5/12 @ Trempealeau Mtn.
Host Independence
5/16 @Stanley-Body
5/18 @ Mondovi
Host Gilmanton
March basketball games are listed
on the activity calendar on page 8.
@ Fall Creek
@ Lincoln
@ Augusta
@ Independence/
@ Blair-Taylor
@ C-FC
@ Melrose-Mindoro
@ Immanuel
@ Pepin
@ Whitehall
@ Lincoln
@ Augusta
@ Independence
4/23 C-FC
4/24 @ Blair-Taylor
4/27 Fall Creek
5/1 Lincoln
5/5 @ Melrose-Mindoro
@ Immanuel
@ Whitehall
@ C-FC
Go Cardinals!
March 2015
School Board Minutes
School board meetings are held in the Central
Conference Room on the second Monday of each
month at 6:30 P.M. Meeting notices are put in the
local papers and posted at all three schools and the
post offices of Eleva and Strum.
January 12, 2015
Regular Board Meeting
President Havenor called the meeting to order at
6:29 P.M. in the Conference Room at Central.
Roll call: Dan Wallery, present; Jody Ausen,
absent; Greg Sather, present; Craig Marsolek,
present; Kris Devine-McKillip, absent; Jill Schoen,
present; Lois Havenor, present. Five present.
Verification of public notice that agendas were
posted at all three schools, the post offices in
Eleva and Strum, and on the school’s website.
Motion by Sather, seconded by Marsolek to enter
into a service agreement with CESA 10 to be
fiscal agent for Carl Perkins Grant. Motion carried.
Motion by Devine-McKillip, seconded by Wallery
to approve 2015-16 service contract with CESA
10 for Delivery Services; Educational Technology
Services including Leadership, Project Circuit,
Instructional Media Center, and Big Rivers Library
Consortium; Environmental Health and Safety
Services; Instructional Services including
Leadership, Curriculum, Assessment and
Instruction Support, District Instruction Support
and Educator Effectiveness; Special Ed Services
including Educational Audiology and Physical
Therapy. Motion carried.
Over 85 MS and
HS students
came to Central
Library’s Open
House on February 11 to see the latest new
books, meet our new librarian, check-out books
to read and enjoy cider and treats served by Mrs.
Traaseth, library aide. A proper introduction -with hand shake -- to Mrs. Nord earned students
the opportunity to put their name in the drawing
for books and other literary-themed items. For
an extra chance, several students identified the
image trivia correctly which was the picture of
former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
and the former President of South Africa, Nelson
Mandela. Thank you for the great turnout and we
look forward to more gatherings in the library!
Motion by Marsolek, seconded by Wallery to
approve the agenda as posted. Motion carried.
Board discussed a new administrative team
structure. At this time, decision was made to post
the Superintendent position being vacated by
Craig Semingson for 30 days on WECAN.
Motion by Schoen, seconded by Sather to
approve the minutes of the December 8, 2014
regular board meeting and the December 17,
2014 special board meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Sather, seconded by Schoen to adopt
the teacher compensation model as presented
for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Six
yes. Marsolek abstained. Motion carried.
Havenor read a thank you from Ramona Hanson
for the retirement breakfast at Pammy K’s and
a thank you from the Eleva staff for the holiday
meat and cheese tray. Schoen presented a thank
you to the board members for their memorial for
her mother, Babbett Jaquish.
Mr. Kempf , Elementary Principal informed the
board of various upcoming assessments taking
place after the end of the first semester along
with staff reviewing current report card format
in order to create a template within Infinite
Devine-McKillip and Ausen entered at 6:31 p.m.
Mr. Kulig, MS/HS Principal updated the board
about upcoming assessments, high school first
semester finals and 2015-16 class scheduling.
Congratulations prize drawing winners:
Middle school- Ben Rehling, Kaleb Hillestad, Chloe
Cope, Juan Villalpando, Jacob Solfest, Gabby
Riphenburg, Bethany Christianson, Joey Bautch,
Annabelle Vikingson, and Brielle McKillip
Mr. Semingson highlighted Cluster A events
coming up which include the school board
retreat in March and using a $25,000 peer review
and mentoring grant for Cluster A teacher
High School- Megan McLean, Taylor Weier, Nick
Thompson, MacKenzie Hutchins, Kierra Felce,
Sarah Thompson, Celina Frederickson, Matte
Hynek, Mike Zaremba, and Kevin Tomlinson
Motion by Wallery, seconded by Marsolek to
approve payment of General Fund checks
#50720-50876; Petty Cash check #1903-1907;
Student Activity Fund checks #16810-16865. Roll
call: Marsolek, yes; Wallery, yes; Devine-McKillip,
yes; Ausen, yes; Schoen, yes; Sather, yes; Havenor,
yes. Motion carried
CESA #10 Special Ed Director, Vickie Waters along
with Jackie Schira, and Mistie Trowbridge, CESA
#10 Special Ed District Directors presented their
findings from a recent audit they performed
regarding the special education department.
Motion by Devine-McKillip, seconded by Wallery
to approve retirement request of Diane Knudsen,
Director of Pupil Services/Special Ed Teacher with
thanks for her years of service to the district.
Motion carried.
Motion by Wallery, seconded by Marsolek to
move the 2015-16 administrative contract
discussion to closed session. Motion carried.
Motion by Devine-McKillip, seconded by Schoen
to approve request from MS Teacher Kirsten
Wagner to change to a 60% position for the
2015-16 school year. Six yes. Marsolek opposed.
Motion carried.
Mr. Semingson, District Administrator, presented
2015-16 draft calendar. Motion by Sather,
seconded by Marsolek to approve 2015-16
calendar as presented with last student day
being only a half day. Motion carried.
Motion by Ausen, seconded by Schoen to
approve open enrollment seat availability as
presented by administration for the 2015-16
school year. Motion carried.
Motion by Wallery, seconded by Sather to
approve contracting with CESA #10 to provide
services to the district. Motion carried.
Motion by Devine-McKillip, seconded by
Wallery to enter executive session as per SS 19.85
to discuss administrative contracts. Roll call:
Devine-McKillip, yes; Marsolek, yes; Schoen, yes;
Sather, yes; Ausen, yes; Wallery, yes; Havenor, yes.
Motion carried
Staff- Mr. Scaffidi, Mrs. Marsolek, Mrs. Peterson,
Mr. Semingson, Mrs. Back, Mrs. Alf, and Mr. Vogel
Motion by Schoen, seconded by Devine-McKillip
to exit executive session. Roll call: Sather, yes;
Ausen, yes; Schoen, yes; Wallery, yes; DevineMcKillip, yes; Marsolek, yes; Havenor, yes. Motion
Motion by Marsolek, seconded by Sather to
renew Marty Kempf’s administrative contract for
elementary principal for 2015-16 and to renew
Cory Kulig’s administrative contract for MS/HS
principal for 2015-16. Motion carried.
Motion by Ausen, seconded by Marsolek to
adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:58 P.M.
Cardinal News
School Calendar 2015-2016
Aug. 26
Sept. 1
Sept. 7
Oct. 2
Nov. 5
Nov. 6
Nov. 25
Nov. 26, 27 TH, F
Dec. 24Jan. 1
Jan. 18
Mar. 21-25 M-F
Apr. 7
Apr. 8
May 30
June 3
Open House
First Student Day
Labor Day
No School~Inservice
Early Dismissal~Conferences
No School~Conferences
Early Dismissal
Thanksgiving Break
Christmas Break
No School~Workday
Spring Break
Early Dismissal~Conferences
No School~Conferences
Memorial Day
Early Dismissal~Last
Student Day
March 2015
Menu Subject to Change.
Menu subject to change.
Eleva-Strum School District
High School Breakfast & Lunch
Bagel w/Cream Cheese
Cereal, Yogurt
Homemade Waffles
Breakfast Pizza Bagel
French Toast Sticks
K-3: Green Eggs & Ham
4-8:Popcorn Chicken
9-12: Popcorn Chicken OR
Cardinal Burger
K-8: Chicken Noodle Soup
9-12: Chicken Noodle
Soup OR Chili Soup
K-8: Crispy Chicken Strips
9-12: Crispy Chicken
Strips OR Pizza Pasta
K-8: Fish Filet
9-12: Fish Filet OR
Sub Sandwich
ALL: Fresh Veggies,
Pears, Dinner Roll
ALL: French Fries,
Slushies, Pineapple (HS)
K-8: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
9-12: Spaghetti w/Meat
Sauce OR Cheesy Chicken
ALL: Tater Tots,
Strawberry Shortcake
ALL: Breadstick, Green
Beans, Applesauce
ALL: Baked Beans,
Peaches, Dessert
Cereal, Yogurt
Toast, Sausage, Egg
Cereal, Yogurt
K-8: Italian Dunker
9-12: Chicken Teriyaki w/Rice
OR Italian Dunker w/Sauce
K-8: Mac N Cheese
9-12: Mac N Cheese OR
BBQ Sandwich
K-8: Pizza Burger
9-12: Pizza Burger OR
K-8: Chicken Fajitas
9-12: Chicken Fajitas OR
Soft-Shell Tacos
ALL: Green Beans,
ALL: Raw Veggies, Pears
ALL: Parsley Potatoes,
Peaches, Pudding
ALL: Refried Beans
w/Cheese, Mandarin
ALL: Scrambled Eggs,
American Potatoes,
Fresh Fruit
Yummy Filled Pastry
Muffin, Yogurt
English Muffin Sandwich
Cereal, Yogurt
Cheese Omelet, Toast
K-8: Hotdog
9-12: Hotdog OR BBQ
K-8: Chicken & Gravy on
9-12: Chicken & Gravy on
Biscuit OR Cardinal
K-8: Pizzawich
9-12: Pizzawich OR
Mozzarella Dippers
K-12: Cook’s Choice
ALL: Sauce, Corn, Pears
ALL: Green Beans,
Cereal, Yogurt
ALL: Baked Beans,
Mandarin Oranges
No School
No School
Pancake & Sausage
on Stick
Breakfast Pizza
K-8: Grilled Cheese
9-12: Grilled Cheese OR
Hot Ham & Cheese
K-8: Mini Corn Dogs
9-12: Mini Corn Dogs OR
Cheeseburger Soup
ALL: Tomato Soup,
ALL: Fresh Veggies,
Strawberry Shortcake
ALL: Fresh Veggies,
K-8: Pizzawich
9-12: Pizzawich OR
Mozzarella Dippers
No School
Homemade Breakfast
K-8: Pancakes
9-12: Pancakes OR
French Toast
K-8: Turkey Gravy
9-12: Turkey Gravy or
Hamburger Gravy
ALL: Mashed Potatoes, Dinner
Roll, Cookie, Peaches
No School
ALL: Sauce, Corn, Pears
No School
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and employer.
Central’s March Activity Calendar
MS GB @ Assumption
BB Regionals
MS Spring Concert
GB Sectionals
BB Regionals
Regis Forensics
GB Sectionals
BB Regionals
HS Solo Ensemble @
GB State
BB Sectionals
National School Breakfast Week
Regular Board
Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Forensics Districts
HS Music Trip
to Chanhassen
GB State
BB Sectionals
National History Day
GB State
BB State
BB State
End of 3rd Quarter
BB State
Spring Break ~ Spain Trip ~ Spring Break ~ Spain Trip
SB @ Fall Creek
Cardinal News
February 2015