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It's #FineArtsFriday! #VanguardPride 4th Graders are manipulating paper to create sculptures in the round.
Mrs. Updike's class spent the morning celebrating Leap Day by rotating through stations based on all things leap year or leaping animals. The class saw how far they could leap on the lily pads, practiced their fine motor skills by flipping toy frogs into different mosquito shaped buckets, colored in the animals that leap and found all the fours. They have also listen to stories about frogs this week and worked on making a frog name chain. #VanguardPride
Today's #Classof2024 #SeniorSpotlight is on #VanguardPride senior, Ian Kartman! Plans after graduation: Air Force to pay off college, and then pursue a degree in criminal justice so I can be a police officer. Activities during high school: Football, Wrestling, Track, Soccer. Dream job: Police Officer. Favorite memory: Football games on homecoming. Most proud of: Graduating. Nice job, Ian! Congratulations!
The Vanguard Racing Team came to the February 26th Board of Education meeting and gave a short presentation. They brought in the racing car and HOW COOL! The students are learning so much during this process and are spending afterschool and weekend hours working on this. They plan to have it ready to race in May. The car is being built based on donations received. That's incredible! A huge shoutout to ALL who have donated so far. Special thanks to Middleton-Cross Plains racing team for helping our students by sharing your experiences and to Plastic Ingenuity for cutting some of the materials needed for this build. Interested in donating? Please reach out to Kris Hopper, Tech Ed Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org #VanguardPride
MS/HS students planned and grocery shopped for a fun day "at the beach" for elementary students today! Students participated in a variety of activities such as "Beach Ball Catch," "Smoothies at the Beach," "Guess where the Seashell is," "Balance Beam Shells," as well as listening to a book sung to the tune of Farmer in the Dell called "I found it at the Beach." It was a blast! #VanguardPride
7th grade math used the percent change formula to calculate how the price of grocery items has changed since 1970. They were most surprised by Kleenexes, which have increased in price over 1000%! WOW! What an interesting exercise! #VanguardPride
It's coffee time! A few times each month, some elementary students run a coffee cart through the halls to help staff stay caffeinated. The cart is becoming so popular that even staff members from the District Office are going over to get some! #VanguardPride
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Dane County Sheriff officers, Deputy Alex Gonzales and Deputy James Kartman, were recognized at the February 26th Board of Education meeting for their quick action and bravery on December 21, 2023. We are so fortunate to have these dedicated officers serving our community! Thank you for keeping our #VanguarPride students, staff, and community safe! Pictured: Deputy Alex Gonzales, Deputy James Kartman, Board President Barb Statz, and Deputy Calvin Watkins.
#SeniorSpotlight for today is #VanguardPride senior, Hailey Amble! Plans after graduation: I plan on attending possibly Edgewood college for either a major in business/human resources or sonography. Activities during high school: I played softball for 3 years and have been a Kindergarten teaching assistant all of my senior year along with being in FBLA. Dream job: Unemployed Millionaire. Favorite memory: My favorite memory was our California trip with the class. Way to go, Hailey! We're proud of you!
7th grade math learned the simple interest formula. To practice using the formula, students wrote and solved their own story problems that required the use of the formula. They wrote story problems about saving and taking out loans for buying Takis, going skydiving, and going on vacations. Mrs. Meinholz typed them up to display to the class, and the students played trashketball with the problems to review for their upcoming quiz! #VanguardPride
Get your Wisconsin Heights & Softball gear at the HS Softball online store by March 17th. We are offering multiple logos including a class of 2024 logo! We will have a couple pickup options at the HS & outdoor concession stand in early-mid April. More details to follow when orders come in. https://justagameimpressions.chipply.com/wiheightssoftball2024/store.aspx?eid=271220 #VanguardPride
Check this out! The OCMH (Office of Children's Mental Health) is offering Youth Listening Sessions! Youth and young adults ages 13-24 are invited to share their voice in an OCMH Listening Session exploring how adults can be supportive. There are two times, depending on age: Ages 19-24 – Wed., Feb. 28th, 5-6:30 pm (virtual via Zoom) Ages 13-18 – Thurs., Feb. 29th, 5-6:30 pm (virtual via Zoom) To register: The session is open only to youth and young adults ages 13-24. Register here ➡ https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6449556/YLSRegistration #VanguardPride
What: 4K & 5K Pre-Registration When: April 4th, 2024 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Where: Wisconsin Heights Elementary How to Sign-up: Click Here! On April 4th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Wisconsin Heights Elementary will be pre-registering students for its 2024-2025 Preschool and Kindergarten classes. Pre-registration will be held in the Wisconsin Heights Elementary School. Please note, this pre-registration is only for Preschool and Kindergarten. Full online registration will be done at district registration which will be held in August. Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024, are invited to come and enroll their child in Preschool, while parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024, are invited to enroll their child in Kindergarten. Parents of students who are currently enrolled in the Wisconsin Heights Preschool program will be automatically enrolled in Kindergarten and do not need to attend pre-registration. Additionally, children do not need to attend. Pre-registration is an important component in our district budget planning for the coming school year. We base our initial Preschool & Kindergarten staffing and class assignments on the number of pre-registered students. Parents are asked to bring a few items to pre-registration. Please provide verification of your child’s birth date in the form of their original birth certificate. Proof of residency (utility bill, phone bill, lease, etc.) if you do not already have a child enrolled in the district. At pre-registration, you will receive several forms to be completed immediately. Forms can be found on our website if you are unable to attend at https://www.wisheights.k12.wi.us/page/new-family-enrollment Please extend this invitation to anyone you know who has recently moved into the Wisconsin Heights School District. Please note we are anticipating limited space and will not be accepting any open enrollment applications for students living outside district boundaries. We look forward to seeing you at pre-registration! Please call Courtney in the Wisconsin Heights Elementary School office at 608-767-2251 with any questions.
It's Fine Arts Friday! Look at these cool pictures from Ms. Crede's kindergarten class! They are working on tracing and cutting on a line while exploring the artist Wassily Kandinsky. #VanguardPride #FineArtsFriday
Today's #VanguardPride #SeniorSpotlight is on Emersyn Schaefer! Plans after graduation: I plan to attend either UW-Madison or Edgewood College and major in Health Sciences. Activities during high school: Volleyball, softball, youth sports coach, club volleyball, and elementary teacher assistant. As well as being a member of FBLA and Green team. Dream job: Radiology / Medical Sonographer / Dentist Favorite memory: All of the memories that came from sports and the California trip that our class took junior year. Most proud of: How far I've come and all of my accomplishments in academics & athletics. Congratulations and good luck, Emersyn!
Just a reminder to our #VanguardPride families - there is no school on Friday, February 23rd!
The next #Classof2024 #SeniorSpotlight is on #VanguardPride senior, Alyssa Parrell! Plans after graduation: I am going to Southwest Technical College in Fenimore, Wi for Agribusiness Science and Technology: Agribusiness Management. Activities during high school: Highly involved with the FFA and I was an FFA officer. I was the Secretary my Junior year and Vice President my Senior year. I did co-op competitive trap shooting with River Valley, competitive target shooting through a Rifle Club, and I was involved in band until my sophomore year. Dream job: Agricultural Sales either selling big equipment or something like seeds or grain! Favorite memory: Going to all the FFA events in and out of state and getting to be the FFA Vice President! Most proud of: My opportunity to be an FFA officer, being nominated as student of the quarter, being on high honor roll, and all my academic accomplishments! Congratulations, Alyssa! We're proud of you!
What? It's been 100 days of school already??? #VanguardPride 4th graders celebrated the 100th day yesterday by creating monsters with 100 parts. Check out their awesome creations!