Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, school and all school activities will be called off. EASD families should check their email for more information.
Congratulations and welcome to Devin Gatton, who has been selected by the Elkhorn Area School District Board of Education to fill the vacant seat on our School Board. Thank you to all of the candidates who applied to serve our community. Your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise is what truly makes us 1Herd! Mr. Gatton has been appointed to serve on the Board of Education until April 21, 2024.
Happy National School Resource Officer Day to Officer Termaat! Thank you for all you do for our students, staff, and community!
The EASD Resiliency Coalition invites you to join the conversation on Wednesday, February 15, at Jackson Elementary School. This month's conversation will focus on raising a lifelong learner. Find out what makes your child want to learn, how to keep them engaged, and how to know what makes them happy. Staff from Jackson Elementary will share their expertise with you. Register to attend this FREE event online at https://forms.gle/bBBKJeZzJwJwxJtz7.
EASD is looking for substitute teachers to join our team! Visit tinyurl.com/EASD-Sub to learn more. Substitute teachers earn $125 per day and enjoy flexibility in scheduling.
Calling All Three-Year-Olds! Elkhorn’s Playgroup is looking for you! This program is a playgroup consisting of five students with special needs and five typically developing students. It meets twice a week for two hours a day at Jackson Elementary School in Mrs. Kitzmiller’s classroom. During this program, play-based learning will expose students to literacy, gross and fine motor, and language development activities. This model allows for enrichment for all children who participate in the program. Research shows that these blended classrooms provide benefits for all children who participate. To be eligible to attend: Children should be age three by September 1, 2023, and toilet trained. Registration is limited to five students per session, and a lottery system will be utilized to determine placement. The lottery will be held on May 15, 2023, and families will be notified by May 19, 2023, if their child is selected to attend. Families of peer models will need to provide their own transportation to and from school. Playgroup Sections: Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:00 am Wed/Fri 9:00-11:00 am Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:00- 3:00 pm Register online at tinyurl.com/playgroup-23-24 Please contact Jill Kitzmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.
EAHS Cheer is excited to offer another Youth Cheer Clinic! Sign up today for this March 11, 2023 clinic. Participants will receive 3 hours of instruction, a t-shirt, and will perform at the halftime show during the WIAA Regional Varsity Basketball game! Sign up at tinyurl.com/march-cheer!
Calling all four-year-olds! 4K enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open! If your student will turn four on or before September 1, 2023, they're eligible to enroll! Visit tinyurl.com/Elkhorn-4K to learn more about 4K programming in the Elkhorn Area School District and to start the enrollment process.
Interested in Lacrosse? Now that the WIAA has approved Lacrosse as a high school sport, you'll want to get the skills needed to play! Indoor practices are happening in the Agility Center now. Visit elkhornlacrosse.com to register.
Plans on the 4th? Join Dr. Ryan Brower for Walk with a Doc! Saturday, February 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Elkhorn Area High School. Meet at the main entrance. Walk at your own pace and distance. Learn about Whole Health Reflection Exercise and connect with a health professional in a relaxed setting. Meet new friends and have fun!
The annual Elkhorn Autism Support Team (EAST) Chili & Soup Cook Off returns on Thursday, February 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Elkhorn Area Middle School. Over 30 soups and chilis will be available. $10 all you can eat, kids 12 and under eat for $5. Hot dogs and to-cups also available. The EAST online auction will start one week prior to the event. Stay tuned to event.gives/2023eastchili for updates.
The Elkhorn High School Gymnastics Team is holding its annual Kid's Camp this Saturday, January 21, from 9-11 a.m. at the Elkhorn High School Agility Center Gym. Cost of the camp is $10/child. For more information and to sign up, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrGbefdozY-pJJJ59gDmAhW0p_W8IixFwyx5JsWw9ry9cBpQ/viewform
The Elkhorn Benefit Boutique is collecting clean, slightly used Prom, Snowball, and Homecoming dresses this Friday, January 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School. If you need a dress for any occasion, come back to EAHS on Saturday, January 21 between 8 a.m. - noon! Dresses will be priced between $5 and $15. All proceeds benefit the Junior Class Prom.
SAVE THE DATE! The annual Elkhorn Autism Support Team (EAST) Chili & Soup Cook Off returns on Thursday, February 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Elkhorn Area Middle School. Over 30 soups and chilis will be available. $10 all you can eat, kids 12 and under eat for $5. Hot dogs and to-cups also available. The EAST online auction will start one week prior to the event. Stay tuned to event.gives/2023eastchili for updates.
ONE WEEK AWAY! Join the EASD Resiliency Coalition for our first conversation of 2023! On Wednesday, January 18, we'll head out to Tibbets Elementary for a conversation on how to Cheer Kids on With Confidence! Register for this FREE event at https://forms.gle/LS8Zpf7CfeiG7E8i7 In this conversation, you'll learn how to boost your child's self-esteem by embracing their growth mindset in different ways. Clay Peterson from Walworth County Health and Human Services will be on hand to share his expertise on growth mindset and how it can help teach children what to do in uncertain circumstances.
🚨🚘🚨UPDATE 🚨🚘🚨 By popular demand, our Auto Club Community Nights are now open to students 15 and older! Register at easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program. On January 26, we'll focus on what you should know about VIN numbers, how to check basic fluid levels, changing windshield wiper blades, jumping a car, and changing your battery. On February 2, we'll focus on all things tires! Roadside tire changes, checking and filling your tires with air, inspecting, and plugging a tire. We'll even go over what the information on the side of a tire means. At the end of this two-night course, you'll have a better understanding of basic car maintenance and take home an informational folder to look back on and refresh your knowledge. January 26 and February 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., EAHS Auto Shop. Enter through Door 13.
Be sure to STOP and show your appreciation for our School Crossing Guards this week! EASD is proud to celebrate Wisconsin School Crossing Guard Recognition Week, January 9 - 13. Thank you to all of our guards!
Elkhorn Area High School AVID students were hard at work organizing food supplies for district families needing a boost to their pantries with our "Snack in a Pack" program. A big thanks to @Walmart910 for their donation and commitment to help keep our kids' focus on learning and not a grumbly stomach! It is greatly appreciated. Do you want to learn more about the program or how you can help too? Contact Senta Holmes at (262) 741-9146 or email@example.com.
EASD Parent Connections is seeking Volunteers for the inaugural Elkhorn Young Athletes Program! Young Athletes is an 8-session program that provides a chance for children (ages 2 to 7 years old) with and without special needs to come together and work on pre-sport skills like jumping, balancing, throwing, and catching. Volunteers (Middle Schoolers with a guardian, High Schoolers, and Adults) will help run our games and serve as ambassadors for the Young Athletes Program. Volunteers can sign up for as many or as few sessions as they’d like. Have a club or a group of friends looking to get involved? Sign up as a volunteer organization. More info and volunteer forms at tinyurl.com/elkhorn-young-athletes
Join the EASD Resiliency Coalition for our first conversation of 2023! On Wednesday, January 18, we'll head out to Tibbets Elementary for a conversation on how to Cheer Kids on With Confidence! Register for this FREE event at https://forms.gle/LS8Zpf7CfeiG7E8i7 In this conversation, you'll learn how to boost your child's self-esteem by embracing their growth mindset in different ways. Clay Peterson from Walworth County Health and Human Services will be on hand to share his expertise on growth mindset and how it can help teach children what to do in uncertain circumstances.