Friday, May 22, 2020

West: CBS 58 wanted to do something special and is congratulating the Class of 2020 in an hour-long segment Friday night, May 22, at 7 p.m. Part of the program features West’s seniors performing “The Road Home,” directed by West Choir Director Zach Moore and composed by Stephen Paulus. The choir was asked by the news station to do an encore performance after it was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning news. 

Also, West was recognized by CESA 9  as a level 1 AP Pacesetter for its 2019 AP exam scores.. There are only 24 schools statewide who were recognized as being level 1, which means that 30% of its student population takes at least one AP exam and 70% of those students score a 3 or better on the exam. West also had a record number of students – 45 – score a 30 or greater on the ACT exam.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, West High School was ranked in the top 7% of high schools in the nation and the top 6% in the state of Wisconsin.

North’s Virtual Senior Honors Night featured announcements of $1.4 million in scholarships! See the slider for a video.

South: Before the pandemic closed our schools, a group of South art students had competed at the 2020 Regional Visual Arts Classic, held at Concordia University. Twelve students had been working for four months preparing for this event. The competition featured various studio categories. This year’s theme was “Women of Art.” Students researched 12 selected female artists. Scores are earned both individually and as a team. Eighteen of 24 entries received a first place award!

Construction work continues ahead of schedule at Butler, Les Paul, Horning and South.  Click on the slider photos to see Butler’s new front office take shape!

Meadowbrook’s NED mindset mission: Staff members Amanda Shaske and Brian Falk shared a student motivational idea called NED. The NED committee, (Never give up; Encourage others; and Do your best) transforms how students face challenges. During the school year, students are rewarded for good behavior traits by receiving NED awards. Their names are then placed in a fishbowl and five students are selected each week and are announced at school assemblies. They also receive a chance to do fun things, such as helping the school secretary or gardening. Another way they win is through peer recognition. One or two students from each grade level “spy” on students for a month as they look for NED qualities. NED behavior is infectious!

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