Online registration of classes will take place in February for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
Eighth graders will register for high school courses in March. HS Counselor Mr. Fern will be spending three days with each grade level covering the necessary information students need when choosing next year’s courses. In addition, there will be an informational scheduling meeting for 8th grade parents at the high school on March 16th in the high school commons. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
Long-Term Language Arts Substitute Teacher
Ms. Briana Beebe will be filling in for HS Language Arts Teacher Emily Timmers. Briana graduated from UW-RF with a degree in secondary English Education. She has been a student teacher in New Richmond High School and SCC Middle School with Ms Lee in 7th grade. Briana said, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to begin my teaching career in the SCC School District.”
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the following students at St. Croix Central High School for receiving the student of the month award for compassion in the month of January. These students have shown that they empathy towards others, help others in a time of need and have strong moral character, congratulations!
Back Row from left: Drew Luedke, Allyson Nelson, James Geiger, Ryan Christensen
Front row from left: Brianna Rolling, Evan Tredal
not pictured: Katie Dennis, Malarie Miller
SCC Participates in SCVMEA Honor's Festival
St. Croix Central is a member of the St. Croix Valley Music Educators Association. Each year SCVMEA hosts an Honor’s Festival for choir and band. Each affiliated school (SCC, River Falls, Hudson, Ellsworth, Prescott, Baldwin and New Richmond) selects students to bring based on their musical merit, work ethic, and commitment to the program. This year the festival was held at the New Richmond High School Auditorium.
Eleven SCC choral students attended this event. This year students had the privilege of working with Jennaya Robison, much esteemed conductor from Luther College in Iowa.
Eighteen SCC band students attended this event. This year students had the privilege of working with UW-Madison Director Scott Teeple.
Submitted by: HS Choral Teacher Sara Route and HS Instrumental Teacher Jason Koele
Third Annual Physics Photo Contest
This year’s group of physics students were probably the most competitive bunch from top to bottom. Although we only had six entries, all of the photos were high quality and generated a lot of different rankings from the voters. Shown in the picture are the winners of this year’s Physics Photo Contest.
First place was Derek DeGross who submitted a picture of what appears to be a disappearing bottle inside of a glass cup. After reading his explanation, the bottle is actually filled with glycerin, which distorts light as it passes through and enlarges the image of the bottle to make it appear as thick as the glass cup on the outside. This bending of light is what makes the bottle seem to disappear. Second place was Trent Smith who submitted a picture of a coin bridge. This concept demonstrates static equilibrium and how finding the center of mass is crucial to balancing objects. Although it may have taken him a few attempts to construct the bridge, once completed it was quite stable. Finally, third place was Emma Landry who submitted a picture of a full rainbow taken shortly after a storm over her grandparent’s farm. This visually stunning photo highlights the concept of how a rainbow is created due to the dispersion of light throughout water droplets. This was also the only photo submitted that fell into the “natural” category rather than the “contrived” category. Again, congrats to all of the physics students on a job well done.
Submitted by: HS Math and Physics Teacher Logan Kimberly
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Parent Teacher Conferences
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd and Thursday, February 25th
TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Elementary, Middle & High School
Elementary - Parents can sign up via Skyward for a conference time starting Feb 8 at 10am. Find information on this process by visiting the Elementary -- For Parents page.
11th Grade ACT Test
As part of the Wisconsin statewide assessment system, 11th grade students will take the ACT Plus Writing test on Tuesday, March 1st and the ACT WorkKeys test on Wednesday, March 2nd. Attendance is critical on these two dates! These tests measure what your student has learned and will provide information about your student’s readiness for more education after high school or entry into a career. The scores from the ACT can be used for many purposes such as entrance into college and some technical schools, scholarship applications, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility. Students can also earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) from the WorkKeys assessment. This certificate is used by some employers to make sure prospective employees have the skills necessary for the job they are applying for.
Submitted by: HS Counselor Jeff Fern
Mandatory Meeting for Softball Players
Do you have a high schooler interested in playing softball this spring? Please attend the mandatory parent-athlete meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the high school library to find out all the information about the season, which starts March 14th.
On Wednesday, March 16th the ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be offered to interested junior and senior students at St. Croix Central High School. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career. This three-hour assessment will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students must pre-register with HS Counselor Mr. Fern by Friday, March 11th so the correct number of tests can be ordered. The cost of the test is free.
Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Wisconsin Discretionary Grant Program
Program Description: The Talent Incentive Program Grant provides grant assistance to the most needy and educationally disadvantaged resident students attending eligible colleges and universities in the state of Wisconsin. The grant is designed to:
- improve the opportunity for access, retention, and graduation
- lessen the burden of student debt
Who is Eligible to Apply: There are established TIP criteria that determine an individual applicant's eligibility for a grant. Continuing TIP awards are available for students who have received TIP if they have successfully completed their first year at a post-secondary institution. Enrollment status requirement is at least half time.
Amount of Funds Available: Initial awards up to $1,800 per year for Wisconsin residents enrolled as first-time freshman students. Continuing awards are available if enrolled consecutive terms and continue to show financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters.
Application Due Date: Open until funds are exhausted. However, waiting lists are made for funds made available after reconciliation. Funds are renewable yearly.
For more information contact: Coordinator Mike Prasher, phone (715) 836-3171.
The high school yearbook is working with a new company this year!!
For more information about SCC High Yearbooks, please contact Nicholas Haug
You may place your yearbook order online at www.yearbookforever.com When ordering online, you will need to search for our school. Enter "Saint Croix Central" or you can obtain paper order form from Yearbook Advisor Mr. Haug.
Yearbooks will be delivered before summer break.
Free public app so you can submit your own pictures for use in the yearbook. App store: "Yearbook Snap" (Walsworth)
Submitted by Nicholas Haug, Yearbook Advisor
Drivers Education - Summer 2016
There will be an optional informational meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for parents of students interested in taking Drivers Education class and Behind-the-Wheel instruction. Drivers Education will be available to students whose birthdates are prior to June 30, 2001. This informational meeting is not mandatory. However, any questions parents have can be answered at the meeting. More information is on the application that your child will be bringing home.
Applications will be handed out during academic registration, will be available in the school counseling office and on the SCC web page under Student Activities & Organizations. Application are due in the school counseling office by Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Submitted by: Drivers Education Instructor Bill Stuessel
Girls BB - Special Nights
If you haven't checked out a girls basketball game yet this season, there are plenty of key dates on the schedule in the near future! The varsity girls are riding a 4 game winning streak after a home win this past Thursday.
February 4 Coaches vs. Cancer Night vs. Ellsworth (Pack the gym! T-shirts will be sold leading up to the game!)
February 8 Senior Night vs. Boyceville
JV games begin at 5:45 and varsity games begin at 7:30.
Thanks for supporting an exciting group of girls this season!
Questions: Contact Coach Luke Fritsche
Financial Aid Nights 2016
Find out information to help finance your college education!
The SCC Counseling Department will be offering a Financial Aid Workshop on Monday, February 15th in the high school library beginning at 6:30 p.m. David Langham from Great Lakes Higher Education will facilitate the workshop. The workshop will provide students and parents with information on the types of financial aid available, a step-by-step overview of the FAFSA (the application required to be completed to take advantage of available financial aid opportunities), and tips about completing the FAFSA.
~ More Local Financial Aid Informational Opportunities ~
Menomonie High School on Monday, January 11, 2016. Program from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Menomonie High School Lecture Hall
Financial Aid Office: (715) 232-1363
WITC- New Richmond Campus on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. at 1019 South Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017
The 2016 prom will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The prom dance will be held at vision Quest in Menomonie, WI from 8:00-11:00pm.
Youth Option applications are due by March 1st when applying for the fall term, and by October 1st when applying for the spring term. More information can be found on the high school counseling webpage (www.scc.k12.wi.us/hs/youthoptions.cfm) and local college websites
ACT Exam Dates @ SCC
Questions? Please contact H.S. Counselor Jeff Fern at 715-796-5383 ext. 1122 or Email: email@example.com.