Another school year is quickly drawing to a close and we will soon be saying good bye to our visiting students from abroad. We thank them for sharing their cultures and their stories, wish them a safe trip home and sincerely hope they enjoyed their visit to the Elkhart Lake area.
We would like to thank the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah school community’s overwhelming support of the referendum
The referendum was passed by a margin of 66% voting yes and 34% voting no. The attached document contains an update on how the District will now proceed. Again, on behalf of the ELG School District, we very much appreciate your support! Click here for attached letter.
2015 Elkhart Lake Chamber’s Membership Recognition Event
At the 2015 Elkhart Lake Chamber’s Membership Recognition Event on Tuesday, February 10, two area organizations were recognized as being a “Friend of the Community.” These were the ELG Education Foundation and Grace Lutheran Church. The ELG School District would like to extend their sincerest congratulations and appreciation to both organizations on this well-deserved recognition. In addition to being “Friends of the Community”, they are truly friends of the ELG School District. Their efforts and generosity has provided much assistance to the ELG school district and its families. Thank you ELGEF, Grace Lutheran Church and all the individuals and community organizations that support these two groups. Everyone working together has made a tremendous impact on our district, and most importantly, to our students.
Zorn Family Presents Memorial Donation to ELG FFA Alumni & Education Foundation
Patrick R. Zorn and Abby Zorn Risse presented a $14,000 donation in memory of Linda Zorn to the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah FFA Alumni and Education Foundation. Over the past years, the ELG FFA Alumni have been building a fund within the Education Foundation which would be earmarked for agri-science programs, curricular integrated studies, leadership activities, and other innovative educational programming. With the Zorn family donation, the FFA Alumni will reach their targeted goal of $50,000.
This donation was made in honor of the positive influence Linda and her husband Pat felt the areas of agri-science, FFA, and leadership studies made on the development of their daughter, Abby. They were also very impressed and appreciative for the opportunities these activities provided. Much of the credit for the programs they attribute to the direction given to the programs by former staff/administration, John Porior and Jerry Smith.
The goal of the FFA Alumni is to use only the interest from the $50,000 for projects, so in the truest sense, this is a memorial gift that will continue to keep giving long into the future.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPONSORS AND PATRONS
FOR SUPPORTING THE
2014-2015 WRESTLING PROGRAM!!
Students, Grandparents Celebrate With Student-Made Meal
School Survey Results are In!
The ELG School District scored well with Students, Staff, and Parents on the District survey conducted in the spring of 2014. While the surveys indicated no glaring areas of concerns in either the comments or survey results, there were a few areas where the District scored slightly lower and have included further study and analysis of these in the 2014-15 District Goals. The District would like to thank all students, staff, and parents who shared their time and opinions with the District. Your input will help the District continue to move forward in providing the best educational experience for our students as possible. For more detailed information, please click on the survey link on the left side bar to access an overview of the summary and the powerpoint summary report.
District / School Report Cards
Our report cards from the State have arrived and ELGS once again is rated as “exceeding expectations.” For the second year in a row, both the high school and elementary/middle school rated as schools that “exceed expectations” and as a district, ELG earned the same rating. For further information and to view the report cards, please click on the report card link on the left bar.
From Kim Wagner -
High School Art
Click here to see what the high school art classes have been up to!
So Much Talent at ELGS
In honor of last month being National Youth Art Month, this video was made to display a few selected Kindergarten-8th Grade art projects. Watch the video to view the artwork of these talented students!
Click here to watch the video!
Elementary and Middle School Fire Safety Contest Winners
Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah Middle School students, Lauren Schmitt, 8th Grade and Karly O'Grady, 7th Grade, won 1st place and 3rd place respectively with their fire safety posters at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association Convention held in Middleton, WI. The Elkhart Lake and Glenbeulah Fire Departments sponsor the K-8 school contest. It is coordinated by Jane Schmidt, 3rd grade teacher and the art department, Elizabeth Mortimer(substitute teacher) and Amy Hammes K-8 art teacher.
The Best of 7th Grade Play 2014
This year’s The Best Of the 7th Grade Plays marks the 25th anniversary of seventh graders performing under the direction of Mr. Tim Talen. Congratulation on a fantastic performance! Watch the video (right) to view highlights of our ELG 7th Graders preparing for and participating in "The Best of 7th Grade Plays."
ELG Elementary School Celebrates "Read Across America"
Staff and students at ELG Elementary School spent the first week of March celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. See exciting highlights from this special week at our school! Watch the video (right) to see ELG Elementary students and staff participate in the celebration tribute!
ELGHS Students Honored at John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Congratulations to the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School Art Students who were honored, along with their teacher, Janice Hannon, this past Sunday at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Their art is currently being displayed at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for Youth Art Month, which runs Feb 9 - Mar 2. Honored ELGHS artists include: Jen Wallner, Aubrey Reitz, Paige Weber, Erika Schill, Sarah Thomas, Kenna Rentmeester, Sara Groth, and Meghan Clemens. Their works include oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pencil drawings, and an ink print. The Art Show at Kohler is the 28th annual Sheboygan County Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be open during regular Arts Center gallery hours: M,W,F 10AM - 5PM, Tues & Thurs 10AM - 8PM, Sat & Sun 10AM - 4PM.
ELGS Fitness Center
The Kohl Community Fitness Center is available free of charge to district residents. Exercise is a vital part of physical and mental health and wellness. The Kohl Fitness Community Center is right next to the E.L. High School-take advantage of it! Exercise translates into better heart health (reduced risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke), lowering blood pressure, boosting your HDL "good" cholesterol, increasing flexibility, stronger bones, relieving stress, boosting your energy, as well as, getting to your desired weight. Please see the 'Fitness Calendar' link under the Calendar section in our website's left margin to view Fitness Center operating hours outside of the school day. Prior to first use an orientation session must be arranged. For more information such as volunteering to be a Fitness Center Supervisor, fees, equipment and orientation, please contact Jim Brown, the High School Principal at 920-876-3381 or email email@example.com.
Interested in getting your own key to the fitness center? By volunteering to be a Fitness Center Supervisor and making a 1-2 hour weekly commitment to be available at the Fitness Center outside of school hours, a supervisor is given a key to use for this weekly commitment time on their own personal schedule. Contact Mr. Brown if interested in applying or learning more.
EL-G School District Seeking Donations to Construct New Greenhouse
As the EL-G School District began its fundraising campaign to build a new greenhouse on the high school site, the EL Lions Club stepped forth with a donation of $20,000. Al Zemlicka, EL Lion’s Club President, presented the check to Dr. Ann Buechel-Haack, District Administrator, and Michelle Arbuckle, Agri-Science teacher. The new greenhouse is planned to be a laboratory setting for integrated studies in the fields of Agri-science, biology, and the culinary arts. At this time, $50,000 has been raised for the project. Generous donations have also been received from the Hayssen Family Foundation, EL-G Education Foundation, and the EL-G FFA Alumni. For more information on the project, or if any group or individual is interesting in making a donation, contact Dr. Buechel-Haack at 876-3381. The project is being coordinated in conjunction with Steve Schmitt from Jos. Schmitt and Sons.
Free Gun Locks Available from the Elkhart Lake Police Department
The Elkhart Lake Police Department, in cooperation with Community Bank and Blain's Farm & Fleet, are handing out free gun locks to Elkhart Lake community members and customers of Community Bank & Trust. The goal of this program is to provide a safe home for children by securing all guns in the home. If you would like to get a gun lock, or further information, please text or call Officer Scott Niemi at 920-838-3987 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be three styles of gun locks to choose from. You can also stop at the Elkhart Lake Police Department at 40 Pine Street to pick one up.
School and District Report Cards Released
As individual schools and as a district we did exceptionally well this year. Both the high school and middle/elementary schools rated at Exceeds Expectations and as a District we also received the Exceeds Expectations rating. The links are below for accessing information on the report cards and also for information on how all schools and districts in the state fared. If you look through the districts in the state/area, most did very well as an overwhelming number of schools met expectations or went beyond. As a district rating, we are one of two in our surrounding area that were rated as exceeding expectations, ELG and Oostburg. We take pride in our rating as we feel it reflects the efforts put in by our staff, students, parents, and community to raise the achievement of ALL students. However we also realize this in only one piece of information, and as a district our yearly scores will be subject to greater fluctuation due to our smaller student population. So while very pleased with our current results, we feel an equally valid measure of our students’ achievement is how at ELG we constantly strive to personalize our students’ instruction to meet their learning needs so they can be successful both in the classroom and beyond the walls of the school.
Click here to see the ELGS District Report Card 2012-13
Click here to see the ELGS Elementary-Middle School Report Card 2012-13
Click here to see the ELGS HIgh School Report Card 2012-13
Additional report card information can be found at http://reportcards.dpi.wi.gov/rc_districts.
Any questions on either the school or district report cards can be directed to Mrs. Hammann, Mr. Brown, or Dr. Buechel Haack
Agriculture and FCS Provide Farm to Table Opportunities for ELGHS Students
It has been a successful year of collaboration between Mrs. Arbuckle and Mrs. Beyer’s Agriculture classes and Mrs. Roehl’s Culinary Arts classes. For the first semester of the school year, students in Animals, Plants and Pizza class worked hard raising Tilapia in an aquaponics system. They maintained the system which had about 25 fish in it, along with 5 tomato plants and 1 pepper plant. The aquaponics system is a recirculating system that uses the water from the fish tanks to provide nutrients to the tomato and pepper plants. In mid-December the students harvested 8 fish from the system. The students worked with Mrs. Roehl’s Culinary Arts 4 class to learn how to clean and filet the fish. Then the students learned how to prepare the fish for a meal. Click here to read more.
Marketing Ads for ELGS Win National Award
The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District Open Enrollment ad series was recognized with an Award of Merit from the National School Public Relations Association. The school district received one of only nine Merit Awards presented nationally in the area of marketing material. This is the second year in a row the district has received the honor of being selected as a winner in the NSPRA’s Publications and Electronic Media Contest. Click here to read more.