Have a BIG (little) Elk fan? Sign them up for the Elkhorn Youth Cheer Program! All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2023-24 school year are invited to sign up. Visit tinyurl.com/youth-cheer-23 to learn more and sign your kiddo up!
Yesterday we announced that EASD had been awarded the first #EnergyCLASSPrize through the US Department of Energy - we’re one of only 25 school districts in the nation to receive this award. Going forward, our team of Energized Elks staff and students will receive training from @energygov to identify, plan, and implement critical upgrades in our school facilities. What does that look like in EASD? Prioritizing rehabilitating our historic buildings, reducing our carbon footprint, exploring alternative energy sources sensitive to the protected marsh and wildlife area between the Middle School and High School grounds, improving air quality and learning environments districtwide, and reshaping our ongoing Capital Improvement Plan model. As part of the American-Made Program, this @energygov prize provides funding to 25 of the nation’s schools to support critical clean energy infrastructure and health improvements. Better facilities pave the way for better learning environments and better educational outcomes. Elkhorn will serve as an example for rural districts throughout the country. #EnergyClassPrize #RenewAmericasSchools #DepartmentofEnergy #1Herd
For those in our community in need of nourishment, a group of our neighbors is hosting a Community Meal Program at Matheson Memorial Library. On the second Saturday of the month, all are welcome to enjoy good company and a good meal. Meals are hosted between 12:30 - 2 p.m. on June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 11, and December 9. If you have questions or would like to get involved by hosting a meal, please email ElkhornCommunityMeal@gmail.com
Registration is now open for Elkhorn Youth Cheer Camp! All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2023-24 school year are invited to sign up. Youth Cheer Camp will be held July 10-13 in the EAHS Cheer Gym. Visit easdcommunity.recdesk.com to learn more and sign up. You can find Cheer Camp listed under Youth Programs.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our SUPURB office staff! Thank you for all you do for our students, staff, families, and community!
EAST (Elkhorn Autism Support Team) invites you to join them on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the Friends Room at Matheson Memorial Library for the Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Tomorrow is election day! Make a plan and head down to the polls. Visit myvote.wi.gov for voter information.
Did you know ... 80% of Elkhorn high schoolers participate in extracurricular activities. Extracurriculars are among the best investments a school can make to promote achievement and the attitudes and habits that lead to post-secondary aspirations and success.
Did you know ... EAMS students helped design and build their new outdoor classroom. The Kiwanis Outdoor Classroom at Elkhorn Area Middle School was made possible by the Elkhorn Kiwanis and numerous monetary and in-kind donations from local businesses and individuals. The outdoor classroom and science lab is the first step in the EAMS PTO’s planned outdoor learning space for the school. The building will serve as an educational tool in Green Architecture, storage for outdoor Marsh Life equipment, and allow outdoor microscope use in Life Sciences units.
Did you know ... Over 40 EAHS students qualified for the State HOSA competition in 2023. HOSA is an international student organization focused on promoting career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhancing the delivery of quality healthcare to all people.
Did you know ... Options Virtual Charter School and the Career and College Academy are partnering with Gateway Technical College to launch an Associates Degree cohort that will allow students to graduate with an Associates Degree before they finish high school!
Did you know ... Elkhorn Area School District honored 25 individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Friends Awards on January 23 at Elkhorn Area High School. Honorees have dedicated their time to EASD classrooms, our athletic programs, the arts, and our community.
Did you know ... EASD facilities are open and available for community use. EASD offers free and low-cost programming to the community. Local and regional groups regularly rent our buildings to host their events and competitions.
Reminder: EASD is hosting an Operational Referendum Community Forum tomorrow night in the auditorium at EAHS. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about what will be on your April 4 ballot and ask any questions you may have about school funding. Monday, March 20, 2023 • 6:30 p.m. • EAHS Auditorium Be sure to check out tinyurl.com/referendum-2023 for more information.
Did you know ... 60% of high schoolers in our district earn college credit before they graduate. This can generate thousands of dollars in savings for EASD families when their students enroll in college
Did you know ... Elkhorn is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished District—a recognition shared by only 25 other school districts nationwide. EASD students are introduced to STEM subjects such as computer science, biomedical science, and engineering in elementary school through PLTW Launch. In middle school, PLTW Gateway focuses on design and engineering. At the high school level, PLTW allows students to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school.
EASD Community Engagement is excited to offer two potentially life-saving courses in March! On March 25, for $80, you can get AED certified at Elkhorn Area High School and learn Community First Aid and CPR. On March 28, we're hosting a free, non-certification, Hands-Only CPR class. Visit easdcommunity.recdesk.com to sign up!
Join the Elkhorn Area School District for an Operational Referendum Community Forum. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about what will be on your April 4 ballot and ask any questions you may have about school funding. Monday, March 20, 2023 • 6:30 p.m. • EAHS Auditorium Be sure to check out tinyurl.com/referendum-2023 for more information.
Reminder: There is no school on Monday, March 13, 2023. EASD faculty and staff will have an in-service day. Enjoy your long weekend.
Be sure to tune into a very special episode of the Noon Whistle on Friday, March 10. EASD's Chris Trottier and Jon Anzalone will be joined by Governor Tony Evers. Here's how to watch: Go to www.youtube.com/@elkworks9175, click subscribe, and tune in on Friday at noon.