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Admin Article of the Week

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"The Vision" by Superintendent Tim Widiker

I have a vision. My vision involves providing unique opportunities for our students to learn construction, entrepreneurial, technological, and agricultural skills through hands-on opportunities. I shared my vision with a small group of SCC staff in October, with the entire staff in January, and with the Superintendent Advisory Group in January.

The plan is to:
   1) Share the vision
   2) Refine the details around each program
   3) Build support for the vision
   4) Implement the vision.

I have broken my vision into four key programs, they are Panther Construction, Panther Manufacturing, Panther Production and Panther Farm. ...

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SCC Alumni / Community Choir

choir recruitment

My name is Sara Route and I am the Director of the High School Choir at SCC.  Do you enjoy singing in a choir?  If your answer is yes, then I have a fun opportunity for you!

Last year, the SCC community voted to approve a referendum that will add an auditorium to our high school building.  What a wonderful space we’ll now have to serve our community!  A committee was created to determine how to involve the community in utilization of our beautiful auditorium.  The committee came up with the idea to create a community/alumni choir as a fun way to include a large number of people.

If you live in the SCC community or are an alumni please come join us!

The Inaugural Event will be March 24th at 7:00 p.m.  Rehearsals will be scheduled Sunday afternoons from 3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on January 29th, giving us eight rehearsals prior to the Inaugural Event on March 24th.

Please contact me by email or phone in early January so I can send you the music selections.  Everyone learned how to be a choir member differently.  You can use whatever strategy you are comfortable with to learn your part of the music prior to the start of group rehearsals on January 29th.  With only eight rehearsals, it is important to come prepared knowing your part of the music.

This will be a fun event and I sincerely hope you consider joining us.  Please contact me by email at: sroute@scc.k12.wi.us, or by phone at: 715-796-5383 ext. 1107 with any questions, concerns, or song requests.

Hope to sing with you soon!

Submitted by:  HS Choir Director Sara Route


School Closing Due to Weather

school closed

Making the decision to close school is difficult and challenging with many factors incorporated into that decision.  Safety of students is, of course, the first priority in making such a decision.  There are many factors that enter into the decision to close school; temperature, winds, snowfall, drifting snow, and whether temperatures and/or snowfall are expected to increase or decrease during the course of the school day. The decision to close school is not taken lightly as it impacts student learning, parent schedules, child  supervision, as well as staff.  In general, being in school is a priority. 

In regards to temperature, the rough guidelines for  closing school at the St. Croix Central School District will be approximately -25 to -30 below actual temperature and -35 to -40 below sustained wind chill.  Again, when temperatures are near these ranges, closing school will be considered with all other weather factors integrated into that decision. Keep in mind that discrepancies in forecasts and posted temperatures, as well as other weather related factors make it difficult to have a hard and fast rule. 

For some parents, families, and situations the safest option may be for their child to be in school while other families may decide that it is safest for their child to remain home, go to daycare, go to a relative’s house or provide their own transportation that day.  Parents have the discretion to keep their child home on days that they deem the weather unsafe for their child to attend school even if school is in session. The bottom line is that parents have choices and the SCC School District supports that. 

As the decision to close school impacts so many families, it is important the decision be made with the most current information available. Forecasts, while done with the best information available, can change quickly and may not always provide a true picture of what will actually happen.  To that point, in most cases the decision to close school will be made the  morning of the closing. The  decision will be made and posted on Twin Cities news channels by 5:30 a.m. with an email and voice message scheduled at 5:45 a.m.

Submitted by:  Superintendent Tim Widiker


Public School Choice in Wisconsin -- Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is available to all public school students and requires a commitment from the family. The law sets the timelines which have to be followed by the family and the schools.

You may apply on-line at: http://dpi.wi.gov/oe

Students who have already been accepted as open enrollment students do not have to reapply. Students who are pres-ently enrolled under Tuition Waiver Status do have to apply. The resident school district is the district where the stu-dent will reside in the 2017-18 school year. The non-resident school district is the district the student wants to attend in the 2017-18 school year. To take part in the open enrollment process, please note the following dates and steps which have to be followed.

Important open enrollment dates
-   February 6 - April 28, 2017 - Parents must submit applications online or directly to the nonresident school district.
-   June 9, 2017 -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 pupil is assigned. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
-   June 16, 2017 - Resident districts must notify applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
-   June 30, 2017 - Parents of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the pupil will attend the non-resident district in the 2017-18 school year. If the parent fails to make this notification, the nonresident district may refuse to allow the pupil to attend the district.

For more information or for an Open Enrollment application:
Go to the SCC web page's Open Enrollment page
Contact Pam Katner-SCC District Office at 715-796-4500 ext. 3371
Contact DPI Open Enrollment Program at 1-888-245-2732
Email Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment Program at openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov


Substitute Support Staff Vacancies

subs needed

The St. Croix Central School District is accepting applications for substitutes for all support staff positions such as paraprofessionals, food service, and office help. All special education program paraprofessionals must hold a Special Education Program Aide license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). License requirements are: must be at least 18 years of age and complete a DPI application.

$10.50 per hour

The SCC School District uses the AESOP substitute calling system. Please call 715-796-2256 extension 2102 for more information.



Substitute Teachers Vacancies

The St. Croix Central School District is accepting applications for substitute teachers at all grade levels. Candidates with a 4-year college degree are eligible to apply to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) for a substitute teaching license.

$12.50 per hour or $100 full day rate

The SCC School District uses the AESOP substitute calling system. Please call 715-796-2256 extension 2102 for more information.



"Where Are They Now" - Interview Questions for St. Croix Central Newsletter


“Where Are They Now” is a monthly article that highlights St. Croix Central Alumni. Good candidates for this newsletter article are individuals who are doing something interesting in their communities, making a difference in the world, who have good advice for St. Croix Central students, and have made the SCC Community a better place. If you have a candidate, or if YOU are the candidate, please complete the form at the link below so the alumni can be featured in the SCC monthly newsletter. If you would like to create your own article which includes answers to the questions that would be ideal. We also ask that you email us a picture of the featured alumni. Please direct questions to Elaine Starck at estarck@scc.k12.wi.us.

Fill out the form here.

Thank you for taking time to submit this information. Learning about past graduates is a great way to teach current students what opportunities are available to them if they believe in themselves and work hard! Based on the number of submissions, we will select alumni randomly and possibly highlight more than one alumni per newsletter.



School Board Election, April 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the St. Croix Central School District on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for school board members is three years beginning on Monday, April 24, 2017 and ending Monday, April 20, 2020.

You can find more information about the school board election by going to the SCC website --> District --> Board of Education --> 2017 School Board Elections .



Golden Panther Fan Club

All district senior citizens age 65 and older are invited to be our guests at athletic events. All fans are required to pay an entry fee for tournament events. 

Please stop by the high school office and pick up a season pass (for all non-tournament home games). Or you may call high school secretary, Wendy Hoverson, at 715-796-5383 ext. 1156 to have a pass mailed to you. 

Previously issued passes will be honored.


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