Students currently in 8th grade had the opportunity to visit the high school on March 25. These incoming high school students spent the afternoon rotating through the various CTE area (career-technical education). Ms Frank, Ms Hawkins, Mr Emery, Ms Rozeboom, Mr Haug, and Ms Crowley had students complete activities related to their area as they talked about different classes the 8th grade would be able to register for as freshman.
March 14th is NOT just an ordinary day in the math world. It’s Pi Day! This year Pi Day was especially significant, as it fell on 3/14/15, which also happen to be the first five digits of Pi.
On Monday, March 16th, fifth grade math students celebrated this important “once in a century” day. We began our celebration with a contest to see who could successfully recite the most digits of Pi from memory. Pi is a never-ending decimal with no pattern-thus making it very difficult to memorize. Our overall winner was Anna Sauer, who recited 119 digits!
After the contest, students created unique Pi hats from paper plates. Students then had the opportunity to discover how Pi really works. All students measured the circumference and diameter of a pie. When they divided the two numbers, they got an answer of 3.14! Class ended with a feast of more than 70 pies that were brought in to eat and enjoy!
Submitted by: 5th Grade Teacher Katie Tate
6th Grade Math Masters
St. Croix Central Middle School in conjunction with Math Masters will be hosting the 2015 Regional Math Masters Competition. 105 students are registered to compete on the morning of March 13th, representing 7 schools from around the area. Chance Langeness and Katie Tate are the site co-coordinators.
21 teams of students will compete individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition. Math Masters of Minnesota began as a fifth grade math competition program in 1989 with teams from 44 schools taking part. In 1995 the competition was expanded to include sixth graders, and this year there are approximately 5,000 fifth and sixth graders registered to compete at over 43 different sites in Colorado, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Schools are encouraged to involve as many of their fifth and sixth grade students as possible in the use of the Math Masters packet of challenge preparation materials. A team selection test is provided to assist coaches in choosing students to represent their schools. Math Masters is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement.
This year's team took 9th place out of 21 teams. Gabe Siler also placed 4th in the individual competition.
L-R: Tadan Holzer, Sarah Lent, Kaitlyn Holmgren, Cameron Tredal, Gabe Siler.
8th Grade Academic Advising -- Getting Ready for High School
Grade 8 Student-Parent Educational/Career (SPEC) Conferences are currently being scheduled February through April at the SCC Middle School. The purpose of the SPEC Conference is to ensure academic success for every eighth grade student. We can begin to plan now for a successful high schoolexperience by focusing on a student’s talents, interests, educational and career development, and goals. An Individual Learning Plan can assist students and parents transition successfully into high school and then on to post-secondary education or the world-of-work.
SPEC typically last 45 minutes. Grade 8 Individual Planning Conferences will be offered on the dates and times listed in Family Access under Parent Teacher Conferences. Parents and students will meet with School Counselors Jeff Fern or Ranae Ohman. Scheduling times are now available. Please note that the times are on a first come, first serve basis. If you prefer, you may contact Ms. Ohman directly to schedule an appointment at 715-796-2256 ext. 2106 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates for Grade 8 SPEC:
Tuesday, April 7th through Friday, April 10th: Grade 8 students will be registering for freshman classes at the middle school with high school Counselor Mr. Fern.
Wednesday, April 8th: Parent Meeting covering information on Driver’s Education from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. followed by an informational meeting on high school academic registration from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please contact Ms. Ohman at 715-796-2256 ext. 2106 if you have any questions.
Students of the Month
The following students were recognized as our February Students of the Month. Congratulations!
St. Croix Central is excited to introduce a new grading system in the fall of 2014. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will be using standards-based grading in order to help students, teachers, and parents better understand the needs and strengths of each child in relation to the Common Core State Standards. The staff at SCC believes that standards-based grading will celebrate the strengths and support the challenges of all students.
The SCC Cross Country program is hosting a spring meeting in preparation for the upcoming fall season on April 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the high school commons. Cross Country is a family orientated sport and that is how we as coaches promote and train our runners. We are holding this meeting to help motivate, inform, and familiarize new runners and families with our current runners and coaches. Students (and families) that will be in grades 6th through 12th are invited to attend this meeting to have questions answered and get critical information for the upcoming season. Our season starts early. It is important that our younger runners are prepared for the season. SCC Cross Country captains lead practices during the summer months. Running is not just a sport, it is a way to extend life. We hope you join us and see what Cross Country is all about.
Submitted by: MS XC Coach Jason Rohde and HS XC Coach Bill Emery
9th Annual Spring Horticulture Sale
Help support SCC FFA and buy plants at discount store prices with plant nursery quality. The St. Croix Central FFA is organizing a Spring Plant Sale of trees and shrubs and a few annuals from now until May 8th. Examples of the plants available, what they look like, and how to order them can be found on the St. Croix Central High School web page. This year we are adding the opportunity to buy flats of fresh fruit including blueberries and strawberries. Money raised from the sales goes to support FFA programs and travel expenses to the State FFA Convention. The orders will be delivered May 26th. If you would like to purchase plants from the FFA, or if you have questions, please contact the St. Croix Central Ag Department or Mr. Emery or Mrs. Rozeboom @ 796-5383 ext. 1145. More information about the sale is also available on the web at: http://www.scc.k12.wi.us/faculty/bemery/hs_nursery.cfm
Submitted by: HS Ag Teacher Bill Emery
Let's Talk About Mental Health, with Kevin Breel
Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm in the New Richmond High School Auditorium.
This is a free community event with Kevin Breel, a stand up comic and mental health activist.
The webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. Keep in mind that classes and schedules are continually being updated and that checking the webpage is the best option for the most current information. Please contact Summer School Director Heidi Sirek at email@example.com with any further questions or concerns.
6th Annual Get Movin! 5K Road Race
New location, formerly known as the Turkey Trot
What: 5K Health Run/Walk
Why: Motivate – Inspire – Accomplish
Fundraiser for SCC High School Senior All Night Party
When: 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 25, 2015
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Hosted By: SCC Graduation Association and SCC High School Students
Fee: $10 per child fourteen years or younger
$15 per person fifteen years or older if mailed by 4/01
$20 per person fifteen years or older after 4/01 or on race day
Note: Registration fee includes a **LONG SLEEVED** shirt
Awards: Awards will be given to top 3 runners per age category!
We ask that you please do not call the school during this time unless you have an emergency. The phones are needed for our communications. Since many parents work, it may be wise to have a contingency plan if an early dismissal is necessary.
Channel 5 School Alert
Some people have asked if the AlertNow announcements could be sent out earlier than 6:00 am. The answer is yes! If you would like to receive a message at the earliest possible time, you may sign-up to receive our school announcements via Channel 5 School Alert. The Channel 5 School Alert system will be called first by administration and will allow you to receive any announcement within minutes of it being posted.
Click on the Channel 5 School Alert system link below to sign up to receive alerts via email or text message.
If there is an OK next to your child's name, they are fine for the school year. Depending on where the "X" is in the column, is the type of physical that they would need. Green column is an actual physical and yellow column is alternate card. If your child's name is not on the list, they will need a physical card.