Community Learning Center:
CLC programs are under way. Before School Matters and After School Matters programs are offered at Butte des Morts, Clovis Grove, Jefferson (also serving Nicolet) and Gegan elementary schools. Blue Crew operates after school at Maplewood Middle School. The mission of these programs is to increase student achievement and foster a positive attitude toward school and community. All youth residing in Menasha can participate in these programs. For more information, call Kay at 920-967-1919.
Butte des Morts Elementary:
The school's fundraiser will kick off on Friday.
Clovis Grove Elementary:
A Parent-Teacher Organization meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19.
A Parent-Teacher Organization meeting will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday in the music room.
School pictures will be taken Sept. 19.
An ice cream social, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Jefferson Park pavilion.
A meet-and-greet session will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Parents will be able to meet their child's teachers.
The first week of school is an exciting time for students and teachers. They are happy to see old friends, meet new ones and begin the school year together.
Seton Catholic Middle:
Eighth-grade students participated in an overnight retreat and team-building experience on Sept. 5 and 6 at Camp Lakotah. The retreat included leadership skills, goal setting, prayer and reflection, as well as swimming, bonfires and other activities.
Students are admitted into the building at 7:50 a.m. each day. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Days off and early dismissals are at the same time as other Neenah elementary schools.
This year, parents and guardians should use the blacktop area in back of the school to drop off students. Students should be dropped off no earlier than 7:45 a.m. for safety purposes since supervision of students begins at that time. Vehicles should use the far west service road entrance and proceed north to the blacktop area. Cars will travel in one line closest to the fence and continue driving south toward the building. The exit is through the first opening in the gate.
School pictures will be taken Tuesday. To order pictures from Network Photography, download a photo order form from www.neenah.k12.wi.us.
For the second straight year, Hoover is the recipient of a "Movin' and Munchin'" grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to boost its health and wellness programs. Spring Road, Taft, Tullar and Wilson schools also received grants.
Families are reminded that Lakeview temporarily does not have a crossing guard at Commercial Street. The school district is offering bus service for students who reside on the east side of Commercial Street. There will be pick-up and drop-off locations at Carriage Drive and S. Commercial Street at 8:03 a.m. (Route 41) and at Kuettl Court and South Park Avenue at 7:43 a.m. (Route 40).
Pizza fundraiser forms were sent home on Sept. 6 and should be returned by Friday.
Spring Road Elementary:
This year's first school assembly was held on Sept. 4. The assembly reminded students of maintaining good character and treating others with respect. Staff members were introduced and the students recited the Spring Road Pledge.
Taft Elementary/Early Learning Center:
The school board approved an additional kindergarten class at Taft and hired Amie Fischer as a teacher at its Sept. 3 meeting. The added class gives Taft five kindergarten classes and keeps Neenah's elementary class sizes at an average of 21.8 students per class. All of Neenah's kindergarten classes for 2013-14 have 20 or fewer students.
The parking lot was repaved and painted just in time for the first day of school.
An open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. Parents will be able to talk to their child's teacher, view several school and community booths and enjoy a potluck dinner. Hot dogs will be provided.
Horace Mann Middle:
Breakfast is served every day starting at 7:30 a.m. Students also may walk around the track or the gym beginning at 7:45 a.m. each day.
A photo re-take day will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
Students interested in joining Art Club can attend an informational meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Monday in room E242. Students can participate once a week, once a month, or more.
Challenge Day returns on Sept. 23, 24 and 25. Adult facilitators are needed for the events, which aim to increase personal power and self esteem, shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence and all forms of oppression. The Challenge Day program is designed to unite the members of the school and empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the rest of the school population. Each day runs from 7:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. and lunch is provided. If interested in assisting, contact Vicki Bayer at 920-751-6900, ext. 291, or email@example.com.
Fox Valley Christian Academy:
The new school year is off to a great start. Teachers and students are getting settled into the routine. The theme for the 2013-14 academic year is "Every Day With Scripture," based on Colossians 3:16.
New Hope Christian:
The preschool welcomes more than 90 children this year. The teaching team includes Emily Urban and Kris Kapp in Preschool Too and Laurie Prewitt and Jane Rothe in Preschool.
Kindergartners went on a scavenger hunt to discover different places in the school. They had fun reading clues to help them figure out where to go next in the building.
St. Margaret Mary:
The first day of school was exciting for everyone. School pictures were taken on the second day.
Fall is coming quickly and the 4K class is studying apples and apple trees. They also are learning action songs. Each week, a student will bring an item from home for "show and tell."
St. Mary Central High:
There will be a "7:07 Train to Heaven" Mass in the chapel every Wednesday morning. Everyone is invited to start the day at 7:07 a.m. with a 20-minute Mass. Thanks to the area priests who come to share their time each week.
- Every School, Every Week is compiled by Mara Wegner: 920-729-6622, ext. 21, or firstname.lastname@example.org.