Congrats to the KLF CC Teams on their performances at the Sub-Sectional meet today at Brookwood! The girls team earned first place and will move on to Sectionals @ Darlington as a team! Anelise Egge earned herself a first place finish, while Autumn Jacks 3rd, Lilly Geary 6th, Jayla Nagel 7th, and Colene Grefe 11th rounded out the scoring and Tahmara Hendrickson and Hailey Gander completed the girls team! Nolan Reese from the boys team will move on as an individual with his 4th place finish! Full Results: www.accuracetiming.com
REMINDER: Please be cautious when driving behind the school for meal pickup. We get a lot of traffic back there when we are trying to load unload trucks & they can't get in. Thank you!
Parents: Please sign up for flu shots by the end of the day today. Due to COVID, we must have everyone make an appointment and have their flu shot sheet turned in prior to Friday. We will not be accepting flu sheets on the day of shots. Thank you for working with us on this. Stay safe!
Food service reminder - meal pickup is today from 8:00am to noon behind the school at kitchen door #14 for those who have signed up. Thanks!
Seniors: Just a reminder if you haven't ordered your cap and gown, to please do so. All orders need to be placed by Nov. 1, 2020 to avoid a late fee. Cut off dates for cap/gowns are: If ordered by Nov. 1st, cap/gown unit is $29.99 If ordered between Nov. 2nd and Dec. 31st, c/g unit is $39.99 If ordered Jan. 1, 2021 or after, c/g unit is $49.99 and not guaranteed.
Extra tickets for Cross Country on Monday at Brookwood have become available. The are $5 each. Contact Mr. Petersen at 627-0142 by 4:30pm today if you would like any.
The Richland County 14 day case count numbers continue to rise, Vernon County holds stable. This confirms the district will stay virtual through the end of October. The school board will review county level data trends at their meeting on October 26th.
Attention Juniors - Another reminder you should be taking your ACT pre-test today and be done by 4:00. All of your info has been emailed to you. Please do your best! Good luck!
Cross Country Live Stream for tonight: https://www.facebook.com/Wauzeka-Steuben-School-District-282671458592461/
Flu shots will be offered free of charge to all students on Oct. 23rd from 7:00AM - 2:55PM. To sign up for a time slot, please call or email Marla Randall in the MS/HS office at (608) 627-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Wiegel in the elementary office at (608) 627-0107 or email@example.com. Flu shot permission forms were mailed home last week, but if you need another one, the form can be found here: https://5il.co/m0pa Please fill it out completely. All flu shot forms must be returned to Nurse Trish by Oct. 20th, and you must call to sign up for a time. WE CANNOT ACCEPT LATE FORMS THIS YEAR.
Live Feed Link for 8th Grade VB at 9:30am - La Farge @ Kickapoo
MS/HS Parents - Please review this important note from Mr. Mithum along with an update to the MS/HS Fully Virtual Learning Model that adds required student check-ins. This info was also emailed to every student and will start on Monday. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vT096PLOTkKNq1Ap6cZfC3b65Zw4ET1locxPz8FU0uQrq4TdF-CK6U98HMeB4C_xkbJEsUjBcd2r-2Q/pub
MS VB Saturday, Oct 10 - La Farge only has enough players for 8th grade on Saturday. So, there will NOT be a 6th/7th grade game tomorrow. 8th Graders should arrive to the school at 9 AM, game starts at 9:30 AM. 8th Graders will be turning their jersey in after the game on Saturday. 6th/7th Graders should turn their jersey in at their earliest convenience. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
SENIORS: We have had a good turnout for the senior meetings so far. (13 out of 36) It is more important this year than normal due to the Covid Virus and its impact on next year's plans. A reminder that we can do early mornings, lunch hours, during the day and evenings if needed to get everyone involved. Please email me ASAP to set up your appointment. Thanks, Mr. Donovan
Food Service Update - Please continue to use this form to sign-up for meal pick-up. Details are in the form. This is the same form as last week, so if you are already on the list, there is no need to sign-up again, unless you need to add students. Any questions, please contact Tina during normal working hours at 627-0116. https://forms.gle/9pzgEKb1D4KMYEa8A
I am sending this notification a day early so that families may begin to plan for virtual instruction. The Richland County 14 day case count has exceeded the threshold of 50 cases per 10,000 residents. The Kickapoo Instructional Model will move to virtual instruction for 4K-5th Grade starting on October 12th, 2020. This model of instruction will take place for a minimum of two weeks. It is highly likely that parents need to plan on this continuing until October 30th, but an update will be provided next Thursday. The case counts are trending up and will need to begin falling in order for us to get below the 50 cases per 10,000 of residents. Both Vernon and Richland County Health Department are reporting increased cases, and an increased rate of positive testing, which indicates an active spread of the disease in both counties. I know that these changes in instruction are difficult for parents and students alike. Our goal is to keep our students and staff safe. For reference when we started school in August, our case counts in both counties were below 5 per 10,000 residents. 13 days of data in this 2 week cycle, actual 14 day counts will be posted to our Covid Tracker website by Thursday at 5 pm. Cases per 10,000 residents: Richland - 78 Vernon - 38 Grade level instructional schedules /plans will be posted by Mrs. Johnson by the end of the week.
Picture retake day has been postponed TBA.
Just a reminder for families to pick up meals from 8:00am to noon behind the school at the back kitchen door #14.
Food Service Alert - Families or Students need to fill out the form below to sign-up for virtual meal pick-up by noon on Fridays. You must sign up again even if you were signed up during the cohort model. Once you are on this new list, you will remain on the list unless you call and tell us to take you off the list. If you are unable to use this form, you can call or e-mail Marla by noon on Friday. The form is preferred. This program is available FREE until December 31, 2020 to any child 18 and under or who is open-enrolled in our school. Fully virtual students can pick up 5 days worth of meals on Monday between 8:00am and Noon. Drive behind the school to the back kitchen door #14 - https://forms.gle/fwFHkS9Qkyejy2Qt6
MS & HS Students - Please see the updated fully virtual learning model here. If you need to pick up any materials, you may do so anytime on Monday. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vT096PLOTkKNq1Ap6cZfC3b65Zw4ET1locxPz8FU0uQrq4TdF-CK6U98HMeB4C_xkbJEsUjBcd2r-2Q/pub
There have been some changes to the Middle School Volleyball Schedule. Please see the attached schedule. This will take us to the end of the season (Oct 10). Hopefully there aren't any more changes, but if there are, I will be sure to let you know. Thank you for your understanding and support dealing with all these changes! If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com
Starting on Monday, October 5th, the Kickapoo District will transition to virtual instruction for students in grades 6-12. At the elementary school we will be cohorting the 5th grade, and 4K. At this time it is felt that the other elementary classes can continue without cohort scheduling. This weeks Covid Case count numbers in both counties continue to climb. We are inching closer to the metrics that would require the whole district to go virtual. We will stay in communication with both counties and take into consideration any planned large testing events and their results while making decisions next week. Parents in 4K and 5th grades will be notified tomorrow how the scheduling for their children will work. Thank you for your flexibility and patience, our goal is to monitor the prevalence of Covid in our communities while prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff, this results in changing models of instruction. Mr Mithum will post the details on how virtual instruction will be designed for grades 6-12 tomorrow. Both of our counties surpassed the 30 cases per 10,000 residents which was our next gating metric in our plan. Please see the updated tracker on our website for more information and the trends over the last four weeks. Thank you, Mr. Olsen
Juniors: You will be taking the on-line version of the pre-act on October 14th from your home. We will be sending you specific instructions via email in the near future. Please make sure you have a working calculator at home. Continue to check your email for the instructions. Thanks, Mr. Donovan
The Kickapoo School District has another positive Covid case as of 9/30/2020. The county numbers continue to trend up. Please look for an update tomorrow afternoon regarding educational programming changes.
Just a reminder of the MS/HS schedule on Wednesday afternoons for student questions and reteaching. 12:00 - 12:20 - Period 1 12:20 - 12:40 - Period 2 12:40 - 1:00 - Period 3 1:00 - 1:20 - Period 4 1:20 - 1:40 - Period 5 1:40 - 2:00 - Period 6 2:00 - 2:20 - Period 7 2:20 - 2:40 - Period 8
Go Lady Panthers! Live stream link for HS VB tonight at Hillsboro: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCOXZeDXl9w4Y8fzBr51gElQ?view_as=subscriber
Meal pick up reminder - Families should come around the school to the back kitchen door to pick up their meals between 10 and 10:30. If you can not make it during this time, please call and set up a pick up time. Thanks!
It’s time for BACK TO SCHOOL Cleanings! Bridging Brighter Smiles is holding their next dental clinic at Kickapoo School District 157 on Friday, October 02, 2020. Enroll online! http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Dental services provided right at school include oral screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish, and dental sealants. Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891.
Reminder for the Middle School Volleyball game Tuesday night, there is ONLY an 8th grade game at 5 pm. There is NO 6th/7th grade game. Only the 8th grade players should show up to the school at 4:30 pm ready to play. A link for the live stream will be posted tomorrow.
9-26-20 - Kickapoo Area School District has one new COVID-19 case. KASD total active case is currently two. They are unrelated.
Live feed link for Volleyball today at Wauzeka: https://justagamelive.com/clients/wauzeka-steuben-high-school/live/4679
Live stream link for Saturday VB at Wauzeka: https://justagamelive.com/clients/wauzeka-steuben-high-school/live/4679
As we conclude our 6th week of school I wanted to provide parents with some perspective on COVID in our community. Both Richland and Vernon Counties are trending in the wrong direction. Bi-weekly case counts per 10,000 residents are trending in the wrong direction and have almost doubled in the last few weeks. School districts across the state are transitioning to virtual learning models on a daily basis. Many districts have created their own metrics or have partnered with local health departments to create them. No one wants to close schools to in-person instruction. When we made the decision to start school early it was based on an assumption that the virus would spread more rapidly as Autumn wore on. This educated guess on our part has proved to be true. Please review the metric that is located on our website, we try to update it every Thursday after school once we have the data from the counties that is necessary to post the information. Vernon County is reporting that over 6% of patients being tested are positive, this ration has also nearly tripled in the last few weeks. The prevalence of COVID in our community is rising, please follow face covering and distancing guidelines as applicable and try to avoid large gatherings. Have a great weekend! Mr. Olsen
Live Feed Volleyball Link at Ithaca just in: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA/featured?view_as=subscriber
9/24/20, The Kickapoo District has one new active case of COVID.
Tonight's Cross Country Meet @ North Crawford live feed: https://www.facebook.com/459763530831234/live/
Reminder for those picking up meals today between 10 and 10:30. Location is by the flag pole. If these times don’t work, please call the school to set up a pick up time. Thanks!
Volleyball Live Feed tonight! Kickapoo @ Weston. JV underway with Varsity to follow! Go Panthers! https://youtu.be/278TMAgfdqk
Seniors: Please schedule a senior parent meeting with Mr. Donovan. We will now be doing them the same way you sign into your classes with Google Meet. We will try to work around your parent(s) schedules if possible. We will discuss applications, deadlines, careers, scholarships and financial aid. Thanks Mr. Donovan
Monday Meal Pick-up Location has been moved to the flag pole in front of the school, due to increased participation, which is great! Time remains 10:00am to 10:30am. Someone will come to your car, please stay in your vehicle. Thank you!
Cross Country live stream today available on Wauzeka-Steuben’s Facebook page.
Live stream link for volleyball today at De Soto: https://sites.google.com/a/desotopirates.org/sports-video-archive/
CC Online Store: The CC apparel store is open and can be found at https://kickapoolafargecc20.itemorder.com/. Orders will be accepted through September 29th at 11:59 p.m.
School pictures are online and available to preview and purchase! Please visit https://shop.jostenspix.com/login to set up your account if you haven't done so already and view your student(s) pictures.
LEARNING MODEL UPDATE - ON MONDAY, SEPT 21, 2020 the MS/HS will be moving to the Cohort Model, and the Elementary will remain full in person. MS/HS Students need to check their school emails for Cohort Group Info. All students will be release at 2:45 pm. https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/page/covid-19-info--12
Please view this link for important learning model plans and video updates, including a 2:45pm release time for all students starting Monday, Sept 21. https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/page/covid-19-info--12
Sept 15 - HS Volleyball - Kickapoo @ La Farge - POSTPONED - Kickapoo does not have the required number of practices in before the first game. Cross Country is still on.
MS VB and MS CC practice will start Wednesday, Sept 16. Please make sure you have your paper turned in and are ready to go!
Food Service Notice - The USDA has approved free meals for all students under the age of 18 from Aug 31 to Dec 31. There is no reason to send money for lunch accounts at this time. We are still waiting to hear if we are able to issue refunds for meals served prior to Aug 31.
Picture day is arriving fast! In-person students will have their picture taken Monday, Sept. 14th. Virtual students will have their picture taken during retake day on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. Parents: please be watching your emails after pictures are taken. You will be sent a link by Josten's Pix to view your child's picture before you order. All pictures will have to be ordered online this year, or call Josten's Pix at 1-877-515-1447. If you didn't receive the form that was sent home or emailed to virtual students, here is another copy. Elementary, Middle School and High School each have their own code to order pictures, and remind your student to NOT wear green. If you did not receive a notice, here they are. Please note that Elementary, Middle and High School entities each have their own code. Elementary: https://5il.co/kguq MS: https://5il.co/kgup HS: https://5il.co/kguo
It's time to order your Kickapoo Yearbook! Order forms are due with payment on September 18, 2020. For payment, please make checks payable to Jostens. If you fill out the form, please return to Ms. Hamilton no later than September 18, 2020 with payment. You can also order online at jostensyearbooks.com. If you choose to order online, the deadline to order is also September 18, 2020. https://5il.co/koq1
Middle School VB & CC - We are proposing to begin MS VB & CC Practice on Sept 15 after final approval at the Sept 14 BOE meeting. Please have paperwork completed and be ready to practice on Sept 15.
Reminder - no spectators at tonight's CC meet. Live Feed of the straightaway and finish line: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4vrDMh0J2YMly3fVVffFQ Live Twitter Updates: @KASpanthers @WS_Hornets @athletics_de @northcrawford
MS/HS Homework Link: Just another reminder for parents that teacher lesson plans/homework for the week can be accessed from our site at https://sites.google.com/kickapoo.k12.wi.us/kickapoo-mshs-20-21/middle-school . You can click on teachers' names to see the information for each of their classes.
The Kickapoo Volleyball apparel online store is open through Sunday, September 13 at 11:59 p.m. Link: https://chippewavalleysportinggoods.itemorder.com/ Code: KVB20
Picture day for students attending school in person will be Monday, September 14, 2020. Picture day for virtual students only will be during retake day on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Virtual students will be given a time and place to be, so please be watching for further announcements. All students receive a notice on picture via email, hard copy or the Kickapoo App. If you did not receive a notice, here they are. Please note that Elementary, Middle and High School entities each have their own code. Elementary: https://5il.co/kguq MS: https://5il.co/kgup HS: https://5il.co/kguo
Attention 6-12 parents of virtual students. Please make sure you are touching base with your kids to know they are attending class, attending class on time, and completing their assignments. All 3 of these are critical to making the virtual learning option work! Thank you!
Kickapoo Area Schools frequently uses the school website/app, Facebook®, & Twitter® to notify parents of important info. If you require paper notices, via mail or in your child’s backpack, please call the District Office at 627-0102.
Lee Griffin Scholarship Recipients: Scholarship Verification items can no longer be mailed in via USPS. Please send all verification items electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to ensure they are received. Thank you!
Parent Notification 8-27-2020 - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/888347/Notification_8_27_2020.pdf
Parents: It won't be long until school picture day is here (September 14th)! Please make sure your email address is current in our system since notices of your child's picture will be sent to you via email (no more paper copies. To do this log into Skyward Family Access using this link (https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedukickapoowi/seplog01.w. If you don't know your login and password, the office will be glad to help you. Melissa can be reached in the elementary office at 627-0107 or Marla in the MS/HS office at 627-0100. Picture day will be different this year, so please look for a flyer that will be sent home with your student within the next week.
Just a reminder the online clothing store closes tomorrow, August 27th. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WqS5FDpa8K
Tonight's Board Meeting can be found on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4vrDMh0J2YMly3fVVffFQ
If you're looking to purchase Kickapoo apparel, please visit this link! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WqS5FDpa8K Online store closes at midnight on August 27th and items will be shipped directly to your home in 3-4 weeks.
Parents: if you haven't done your online registration, please do so. This MUST be done for every child. How do you do it? Go to http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us , click on MENU, STUDENTS, SKYWARD ACCESS. You will be asked for your login and password. If you do not know it, please call/email Marla Randall at email@example.com or 627-0100 or Melissa Wiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 627-0107. ONLINE REGISTRATION will show up on the first screen. Please fill out all the steps that are required.
The Kickapoo Area School District is in need of substitute cooks and custodians. Hourly wage for substitutes in all areas is $11.25 per hour. Interested persons wishing to apply may call 627-0102 or email email@example.com for application information. The Kickapoo Area School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Network update for virtual learners: late this afternoon our network engineers believe they have located the possible issue. However, they are not able to test this until multiple users come back on the network tomorrow morning. Please be patient again tomorrow if you experience any delays with this issue that would have occurred regardless if we were virtual or in person. We will continue to communicate any updates as they become available.
Parents - Please note the Covid exclusions flow chart that has been posted in the Covid 19 section of our website. It is critical to understand that if students show any of the Covid symptoms they will be out of school for 10 days and 24 hours symptom free before coming back, or be out until they have a negative Covid test and are 24 hours symptom free. During the timeframe that students will be excluded from personally attending school, they will be required to attend virtually unless their illness prevents them from doing so. If students are too ill to attend, virtually, please notify your child's building level secretary. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/854543/School_Exclusion_FlowChart.pdf
To students who are attending virtually, please be patient with the technology glitch. We have our IT company working on a solution, it was difficult to replicate all of the in -house technology working at the same time until all students were here and connected. We thought we had anticipated most of the challenges, we are working on a fix!
Day 1 6-12 In Person students *Reminder no Virtual students on Friday. Welcome back! When you arrive tomorrow you will be given a pack of masks as you enter the building. (If you didn't already get them on the bus) If you plan on eating breakfast you will need to eat in the gym or the all purpose room. Please report to your first hour class where you will have a chromebook waiting for you to log into skyward and double check your schedule. Please do not report to the office before first hour for any scheduling questions, but rather email Mr. Donovan who will be in contact during the day. Please be reminded to observe social distancing and have your mask on unless you are eating. Thank you!
Scholarship Recipients: Please submit all your documentation for Fall Semester ASAP. Scholarship checks will be processed soon. Thank you!
Please refrain from using the track for walking or running until further notice, the surface is being applied!
Elementary Virtual Student Pick Up Info: Pick up Chromebooks (Grades 4-5) and materials in your classrooms at the following times: 9 a.m. Kind. & 3rd grade, 10 a.m. 1st and 4th grades, 11 a.m. 5th and 2nd grades. 4K families will be contacted by Mrs. Mueller. Students should come at the above times with one parent. Everyone will need to wear a mask at all times. Please contact Mrs. Johnson at 627-0163 if you cannot make the above times.
Parents: if you haven't done your online registration, please do so. This must be done for every child. How do you do it? Go to http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us , click on MENU, STUDENTS, SKYWARD ACCESS. You will be asked for your login and password. If you do not know it, please call/email Marla Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 627-0100 or Melissa Wiegel at email@example.com or 627-0107. ONLINE REGISTRATION will show up on the first screen. Please fill out all the steps that are required.
Just a reminder about 2020-2021 Athletic Registration: https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/article/265884?org=kickapoo
6 - 12th grade Chromebook pick up on 8/12 Please enter through the AP / Cafeteria room doors. You will pick up your chromebook/materials and report to the auditorium for further information. Please make sure you wear a mask. Thank you!
Cheerleading tryouts scheduled for Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th are postponed. More information to follow.
6th grade students can access their schedule by going to http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us, click on MENU, STUDENTS, SKYWARD ACCESS, enter your login which will be FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME and your password will be blue, you will be asked to change it right awaythen click on your schedule to view it. Parents: your Skyward Family Access is set up the same way, If you don't remember your password or have any questions, please call/email Marla Randall at 627-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Textbooks, Materials Return Students - Please make sure you bring back any textbooks, etc. from last year that you did not return last spring. (Virtual students please do this on Wednesday when you come in and in person students on Friday.) Getting these materials back is critical as we start the year. Any materials not returned will be added to the student fine list.
FYI - Mask Handout All students will be given a pack of 5 cloth masks on their first day of school. They will be dispersed when virtual students get their chromebooks, before students get on the bus, and as students come into the building. Thank you!
Please note - Change in times for Virtual Students to Pick up Chromebooks & materials in the Auditorium on 8/12. Due to an increase of previous numbers 6/7th will now be at 9:00 and 8th at 10:00. Students will receive chromebooks and classroom materials as well as be presented with basic training info to virtual learning. 9:00am - 6th & 7th Grade 10:00am - 8th Grade 11:00am - 9th & 10th Grade 1:00pm - 11th & 12th Grade If you can not make the above times, please contact Mr. Mithum @ 627-0103. Students should come at the above times and bring one parent. Chromebooks and materials will be on the tables in the AP room. Students can pick them up and go into the auditorium. Everyone will need to wear a mask at all times and observe social distancing with seating in the Auditorium. Thank you!
Seniors & Juniors: Please check your school email ASAP for important schedule information.
Online Registration is now open until Aug 24. Please log-into Skyward to complete. Please call or email Marla or Melissa for password resets or questions. Thanks!
Any preschool family that is interested in participating in the Meet and Greet on August 6 or 7th and does not already have an appointment, please call Mrs. Mueller at 608-627-0169.
Information regarding meal PICK-UP for virtual learners will be coming after the first week of school.
Juniors who sold cookie dough will be able to pick up your cookie dough next Thursday, August 6th, between 2-5pm. Please check your school email account for an email from Mrs. White and sign up for a pick up time. Sign up required!
Reminder for students to please confirm with Marla or Melissa if you plan on the virtual option by the end of the day Friday, July 31. Thank you!
RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN DOCUMENTS & VIDEOS AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/page/covid-19-info--12
Get help with groceries! If your children missed out on free or reduced-price meals because of school closures in 2019-2020, Pandemic-EBT can help. Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/P-EBT_APPLY
Have you always wanted your very own school bus?! Here is your chance! https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/browse/151303
HS Football Camp - Those interested in HS football camp, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/G8VAi1LxSgpjaSpP9 We will be in contact with you once we have numbers & interest. Thanks!
Kickapoo Graduation - LiveStream / Recorded link https://youtu.be/3dvxMWdvyDM Congrats to all of the 2020 graduates! We are so thankful that today was able to happen and wish you all the very best! #2020
Healthy Mouths = Healthy Bodies! Keep up your good habits during this extra long “break”! Bridging Brighter Smiles can help! https://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/
Graduation Reminder Although we wish it could be different, due to Social Distancing guidelines, a reminder that the Kickapoo graduation ceremony is only for the graduates 3 invited guests. All guests and the graduate must arrive in one car. The event will be broadcast via live stream for others to watch. Congrats Kickapoo class of 2020!
July 15, 2020 - Summer Baseball AND SOFTBALL Practices are cancelled due to wet fields and additional rain.
July 15, 2020 - Summer Baseball Practice is cancelled due to a wet field and more rain...Softball to be announced later today...
KICKAPOO ELEMENTARY PARENTS: You do not have to purchase school supplies this year! We will have them prepared for your child in individual bags at their desks! Special thank you to Leah Monroe and Thrivent, a parent donation, and the Gail Smith Fund for providing funding to purchase all of the supplies needed! A perfect year for Gail to wrap her Kickapoo Kids in loving support!
Graduation Reminders - Seniors Please read and see the materials you have been sent to answer any questions. Friday, July 17th – 4:00 p.m. - Graduation rehearsal on the track. Please be on time and follow 6 foot social distancing guidelines as you arrive. You can find your chair (name labeled) on the track and grab a seat until we get started. July 18th – Commencement: 1:00 p.m. –Students should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. prepared with cap, gown, cords,etc. *All students and their 3 invited guests should arrive in one car. Tickets and Programs - They were sent on Friday and should arrive early this week. Graduation Live Stream - Graduation will be livestreamed on Saturday. *A link will be posted on our website an hour or 2 before for people to access. I TRULY HOPE YOU ARE ALL THERE FOR SUCH A HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE! HOWEVER, IF FOR SOME REASON YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND GRADUATION PRACTICE OR GRADUATION PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY NOON ON THURSDAY. THIS IS CRUCIAL TO PLANNING! THANK YOU!
Summer baseball and softball practice on Wednesday July 8 is canceled due to the heat. Practice will resume on Thursday July 9. Stay cool! The morning Strength & Conditioning classes are still on.
Summer Baseball & Softball Times - Please review as the start date for softball has changed: https://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/article/265653?org=kickapoo
Back to School Survey Reminder - If you have not yet responded to this, please do so by July 1. Thanks much and thanks to the 344 who already have responded! Link: https://forms.gle/RRifdpShD4xysybw9
Strength & Conditioning - If you signed up for Summer Strength & Conditioning, please check your email for details & times!
Summer Baseball & Softball Sign-up. Anyone interested in Summer Baseball (10U, 12U, & 14U) or Softball (10U, 12U, & 14U), please complete this form with a parent or guardian. https://forms.gle/9gzhpe9FeGuniGLC9
Back to School Survey - Parent's, please complete this short Back to School Survey for each child. Important information is contained within the survey, including the school start date of Aug 12, 2020. Thank you! https://forms.gle/85t9tA95K5XduMqq7
Strength & Conditioning is set to begin on July 1. STUDENTS, please visit this form for details and to sign-up. STUDENTS must be logged in to their school email accounts to see the form: https://forms.gle/5EhNB4bwx3kkD9UA7
Kickapoo Graduation 2020 Graduation will take place July 18th, at 1:00, on the Lee Griffin Track. The rain date will be 1:00 on July 19th. Each graduate will be allowed 3 guests and social distancing guidelines will apply. Letters with detailed information are being mailed out to graduates, today. The event will also be live streamed on the Kickapoo WebPage for those who are unable to attend.
Reminder, The Viola Methodist Church Food Pantry is open Saturday 9-11, and Monday 4-6.
Summer School Book Club with Mrs. Vinger and Mrs. Von Ruden: Students who will be participating in this book club should see the attached image with information on getting class materials to you along with other book club details. If you have any questions, please email them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD SERVICE CHANGE - Starting Tuesday June 9, meals will be going out at 8:00am so families should expect meals 2 hours earlier than normal. This is to avoid the hot weather as much as possible. Please refrigerate meals ASAP.
Friendly Reminder: Any member of the public who wishes to speak under Audience to Visitors during board meetings should register with the District Office at 608-627-0102 no later than 12:00 Noon the day of the meeting.
CLASS of 2024 (Incoming Freshmen): Please check your school email today in regard to scheduling for next year and get your information emailed back to Mr. Donovan ASAP.
Book Return If you have not yet returned your books and school materials, you can drop them off in the main elementary entrance between 8 and 3 the rest of this week. There will be a cart right inside the door that you can put them on. Thank you!
Hours for materials drop-off on Monday will be 8:00am to 3:00pm. If you can not make it on Monday, please contact the office to make arrangements. Thank you to those who dropped off on Friday! Great turnout!
Congrats to the Kickapoo 8th grade class on their promotion to HS! We are very sorry that we were unable to host this special event in person but wanted to still make a tribute to all of you. Enjoy your summer and we will see you back as freshman in the fall! https://animoto.com/play/7dLAR7xdz0Mb0fp0poujJA
Elementary Track and Field/ Champion Music Video: Thanks to all of our elementary students for your continued excitement and participation in specials (even if you're not in this video). This is the first of three videos in place of our elementary concert. This video was a joint venture with PE and music. Thank you to Danny Young for working his magic with technology. Never forget you are all champions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qXBgJL-D4c
YouTube Link for 2:00pm Building & Grounds Pool Info Meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUN_i44Zn00
YouTube Link for 2:00pm Building & Grounds Pool Info Meeting
Meal Service Reminder - Starting June 1, meals will be delivered Monday through Thursday, with two meals on Thursdays. The last day of meal service will be June 25.
Books and School Materials Return Reminder.... The school drive through will be open for curbside drop-off of school materials such as: chromebooks, ipads, chargers, calculators, textbooks, novels, and library books on May 29 and June 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please drive up to the front island and wait for a spot designated by a cone to free up, in order to drop off school materials. Please wait in your vehicle for a school staff member to come and get your items. School facilities continue to be closed to the public until June 30th.
Families receiving meal delivery service, please look for something special from the FFA on Friday in your meal bags!
The district is seeking your feedback & evaluation of Q4 distance learning in order to prepare for the future & improve instructional practices. Your feedback will inform our improvement efforts if we are forced into virtual instruction again. https://forms.gle/3rex2HAXPM7ouuoq9
The Kickapoo Varsity Girls basketball team had the 2nd highest team GPA of the 123 D5 teams last year. They had a 4.00 GPA, and Mercer had a 4.09. The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) awards the top three teams in both boys and girls in all divisions. Congrats!
Hello Kickapoo Families and Friends, While we couldn’t be together in person, for tonight's planned ceremony, the accomplishments of our newest graduates definitely deserve a celebration. Our hearts are with the 2020 Seniors and we truly hope that we will be able to have a traditional ceremony on the scheduled date of July 18th. In the meantime we wanted to share a special tribute to them on what would have been their day. 1. Senior Profiles - https://spark.adobe.com/video/BEQjIW96nxT0m 2. Krouskop Park Tribute - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJtZZHIqj0 3. Senior Tribute Video - A special thanks to Josefine for putting it together. - https://youtu.be/U4e5hn-1RFc A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our seniors during this difficult time. There are better days ahead. Go Panthers! #2020
Senior baskets and all Pre-K - 11 locker belongings will be delivered by the end of today. Please make sure to check for them if you are not home. Thanks!
Attention Kickapoo MS/HS parents! With May 29th as the last day of school please make sure you are communicating with your children to know that they are passing and doing the job you expect. There have been many contacts made to make sure that everyone is completing what they need to get finished and are clear on the expectations, but please make sure you are double checking again. We don't want any surprises in the end. Thank you!
Attention Seniors: A reminder about returning materials and picking up your locker belongings, on Friday, from 8-12. Please read your school email for specific instructions. Thank you!
With public pools potentially staying closed this summer and canceling swim lessons, many families are purchasing personal pools for their homes or looking for lakes and rivers to swim in. That means now more than ever, it's important to educate people on how to stay safe around water. The American Red Cross put together a great website for parents/caregivers with kid friendly videos and activities to teach water safety. https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety/water-safety-for-kids.html
The district will be running bus routes on Thursday, May 21st to return student personal belongings. These deliveries will occur between 1-4 pm. A few other items of note for the end of the school year. No new assignments will be issued after May 22nd, teachers will focus on students with missing work during the week of May 26-29, with all assignments due May 29th. The school drive through will be open for curbside drop-off of school materials such as: chromebooks, ipads, chargers, calculators, textbooks, novels, and library books on May 29 and June 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please drive up to the front island and wait for a spot designate by a cone to free up, in order to drop off school materials. Please wait in your vehicle for a school staff member to come and get your items. School facilities continue to be closed to the public until June 30th.
Kickapoo High School Choir. Special thanks to Danny Young and his technical skills! This is awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq6A_GowFkI
All seniors receiving scholarships were notified today. The final scholarship list will be put on the school website/Facebook page and released to the newspapers by next Friday, May 22, 2020.
Message from the PE Department: Mr Clements & Mrs Geary have cleaned out the PE lockers and the items that were locked up have been identified and bagged for you and will be returned with your other school locker items. If you had something in a PE locker that wasn't locked up, and would like it back please email Mrs. Geary she will find it and get it bagged to send to you when we return your other school locker items. Please contact Mrs. Geary at email@example.com
REMINDER OF SIGN DEADLINE TOMORROW: If anyone in the community would like to order a yard sign they should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 637-3868. The cost is $10. If ordering by email, the email needs to include name, address, and phone number. All payments are due at the time of purchase, and orders need to be picked up directly from Proline. The deadline for the orders is Wednesday, May 12th..
6:00pm - Public Hearing 6:30pm - Expense Review 7:00pm - Regular Meeting Live Feed Link: https://youtu.be/ge5z7UkGq4Y
May 10-16 is National Hospital Week! We celebrate hospitals & healthcare workers across the nation who are committed to improving the health of our communities! It is more important now than ever to honor these incredible men & women, & say THANK YOU for all that you do!
May is Mental Health Awareness month. 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 youth experience a mental health condition (National Alliance on Mental Health). If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health and need help, please feel free to reach out to any school personnel and we will try to help you find the resources to meet your needs. Resources are available on the school website Mental Health Resources-Kickapoo Schools. If you are in distress, a 24/7 hotline option is 800-273-TALK (8255) or in case of an emergency, please dial 911. You are not alone! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bk2JXL58TQSbE6gnLSFO1w2jxEQjlziOWCaHAFrEr_I/edit?usp=sharing
Senior updates... Senior signs and graduation apparel will be delivered today! If nobody happens to be home, the Josten's order will be left outside your door. Senior banners will be put up on the baseball fence next week. Thanks to Mrs. Goodrich and Mr. and Mrs. Wiegel for helping with the delivery today! Congrats 2020 Kickapoo Seniors! We are proud of you!
Congratulations to the following high school students for maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be selected for induction into the National Honor Society. https://5il.co/fz38
Attention Seniors! A reminder to please get any pictures you would like in the Senior video to Josefine by May 18th. We want to be able to play this on the school website on May 22nd. Please email at email@example.com Thank you!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We would like to take the time to thank the Kickapoo Staff for all the great things they do! The extra efforts to make a difference for Every Kid Every Day are unsurpassed and greatly appreciated. Their ability to be flexible in the current learning environment and do their best to help each student be as successful as possible has been phenomenal. We are so thankful for the staff we have and all that they do! If you have a special teacher that has made a difference in your life we encourage you to take time this week to thank them with an email or a call. Thank You and Go Panthers! Doug, Aaron, Kim and the Kickapoo School Board
As a result of the overwhelming generosity of people who responded to the "Feeding the Future" fundraiser initiated by Ronda Coleman-Christensen, a former graduate of Kickapoo, over $2,500 worth of overdue lunch balances were paid in full! The Kickapoo Area School District would like to thank everyone who donated to this fundraiser that benefited so many families in our community.
Congrats to Kickapoo High School on being named a 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High School. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Kickapoo High School achieved status as a U.S. News and World Report Best High School. Kickapoo High School has been named a U.S. News and World Report Best High School each year but one, since 2007. In 2007, 2012, 2014 and 2017 they were named a Silver Award Winner. Go Panthers!
Huge thank you to Heather McCauley for some awesome pictures. Enjoy!
UPDATED! Ridge and Valley Academic All - Conference Team Congrats to the following Seniors for being named! They were selected based on the their ACT scores and cumulative G.P.A. First Team - Josefine Jaynes and Holland Bohan Second Team - Ireland Wiegel and Megan Greenfield Honorable Mention - Damian Kleinsasser WE ARE VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!
Ridge and Valley Academic All - Conference Team Congrats to the following Seniors for being named! They were selected based on the their ACT scores and cumulative G.P.A. First Team - Josefine Jaynes and Holland Bohan Second Team - Ireland Wiegel Honorable Mention - Damian Kleinsasser WE ARE VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!
A quick shout out to our food service staff and support staff who have made and delivered over 6,000 meals since the school shutdown started. Thank you to the team doing this work!
Hello, Just a reminder that you can still sign up for school lunches! Please email Melissa Wiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 627-0107 if you are interested. Thank you!
Hello Seniors and Senior Parents, Please know we will be talking with class officers and getting class input next week regarding yard signs, posters, and other graduation related items. We know this has been a very difficult situation. Please know we are thinking about you and will continue to plan based on the information and guidelines we have. Our ongoing goal will be that we have a ceremony by the end of summer. Please keep your heads up and doing your best with the things you can control. We’re all hoping for the best!
April 13-17 is Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week in WI. In the absence of practicing this in school, please discuss weather safety at home, look over your plans, and identify shelter areas. MAKE A PLAN @ https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-plan/family-meeting-places/
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Kickapoo FFA members in grades 7-12 should check their emails and accept an invitation to a Google classroom that has been set up for the Kickapoo FFA. We will conduct meetings through their including officer nominations and elections.
Live Stream Board of Education Links: Monday, Apr 13, 2020 - 6:30pm - Expensive Review Committee Meeting - https://youtu.be/fMnQyJzcdMA Monday, Apr 13, 2020 - 7:00pm - Regular Board Meeting - https://youtu.be/aSTc_-5Jbv0 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 - 2:00pm - Canvassing of Ballots - https://youtu.be/w66H55HlYWU
Kickapoo will be participating in a statewide movement to #BeTheLightWI to honor our 2020 Seniors. At some point, we will light our field lights, take pictures, and post those pictures on social media. However, we will not be advertising a common time, but rather be reminded of a core value that we have learned from our athletic experiences: Play our individual roles for the strength of the team, which at this point is to #StayHomeStaySafe for everyone. The better we all play our role, the sooner we will be reunited. Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend.
Kickapoo Area Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, April 18th 9:00-11:00 and Monday, April 20th from 4:00-6:00. If you should need services at any time, please feel free to contact Kristina Reser-Jaynes at 629-5663, Diana Forkash at 627-1979, or Annie Blakely at 627-1416. They are prepared with a surplus of food and welcome your calls.
Congratulations to Colten Sevede on being selected to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All Star Game!
Due to the electronic nature of upcoming meetings, the KAS School Board has modified policy for public participation. Any member of the public who wishes to speak under Audience to Visitors must pre-register with the District Office at 608-627-0102 no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 13th for the April 13th Board Meeting at 7:00pm. This is only for those who wish to speak. The following YouTube Live Feed link available for those who wish to watch only...no registration is necessary for this: https://youtu.be/aSTc_-5Jbv0 Thank you and please be safe.
The HS teachers now have a site where weekly assignments will be updated by 8:30 a.m. on Monday mornings. We hope this is a tool which will help parents and students both in their organization for the week. https://sites.google.com/kickapoo.k12.wi.us/kickapoo-high-school-learning-
***Virtual Tutoring Opportunity*** At UW-Platteville’s School of Education, we are looking to pair our passionate, future educators with K-12 students who may need extra help with homework help, enrichment, or even interactive read-alouds. This tutoring is free of charge, supervised by university personnel, and will run from April 6th to May 8th. All tutoring would happen through Zoom. After filling out this form, Kayla Murphy, from our Recruitment and Retention Office, will contact you to provide pairings and connection instructions. HERE IS THE FORM --> https://tinyurl.com/vvsyzf2 We know you're juggling a lot right now. Let us help
Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders: Teachers have created a website that lists your child's weekly expectations for their classes. It will be updated by Monday mornings. Hopefully this will be a tool to help increase organization and decrease stress. Thanks for all you are doing at home with your kids! https://sites.google.com/kickapoo.k12.wi.us/kickapoo6th7thgrades/home
Schoology users, we have received word that Schoology is back up and running. Please communicate to your teachers if you are still having problems. Your teachers will direct you to the proper place if you are still having issues for that class.
Schoology Users - we are aware that there are issues and things are very slow, sometimes completely inaccessible. Schoology is aware and working on it. Please continue to communicate with your teachers regarding this.
Food Service Note: We are sending out chicken nuggets and tator-tots that need to be cooked so each family will be getting a note with instructions left with their meals today. Please watch for this.
Good Morning - FYI Lunches will be at least 40- 45 minutes late today. We had to wait for the milk truck to arrive! Thanks!
A link to Mrs. Stinson's Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bk2JXL58TQSbE6gnLSFO1w2jxEQjlziOWCaHAFrEr_I/edit?usp=sharing
Dear Kickapoo Area School District Families, As we begin day two of off campus learning we wanted to touch base and offer some guidelines to help each day go as smoothly as possible. We are fully aware this is a complete change in delivering your child’s education and realize, now, more than ever, your role as a parent/teacher will be challenged. We encourage you to stay positive, be flexible, and know that none of this is going to be perfect! All any of us can do is the best we can do! With that being said we have listed some guidelines/FAQ below that we hope can be helpful to you during this time. Hours Per Day? Elementary - 1.5 - 2 MS/HS - 2 -3 Who do I contact with questions? - Your child’s teacher will be your first contact with any questions or concerns. They are available from 8 - 3 each day and will follow up with you in a reasonable amount of time. (End of day emails will be answered the following day.) Some questions will become “themes of misunderstanding” and in the use of time, teachers will address by putting out communications that can answer the same questions from numerous people. Who do I contact with Technology questions the teacher can’t answer? Please contact Mr. Petersen - email@example.com What should my child’s daily schedule look like? We encourage you to keep some kind of a routine. However, please know that you do not need to stress out over changes that are bound to happen. Kids should strive to focus on getting their assignments completed but also focus on their own well being. This is a traumatic time for their Social Emotional learning as well and we can’t stress enough to take breaks and get outside for some physical activity and fresh air numerous times per day. Make a daily schedule and calendar that works for your house! How do I know what my child’s grades are? You can still continue to check Skyward. Quarter 3 grades ended last Friday and the current hope is to have report cards sent home later next week. Quarter 4 grades will start on March 31st. We will continue to monitor and discuss concerns around grading effects during this difficult time. We encourage kids to just do their best and stay focused on the specific classroom learning objectives. Who do I contact if my child is struggling with some of the many issues surrounding this difficult time? Mrs. Stinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. Donovan (email@example.com) are both available to talk. Send them an email and they will be able to set up a time to talk with your child via phone or using a social media platform. Who do I contact if I would like to still get lunches delivered? You can call the Elementary or MS/HS office and they will be able to get you on the list. 627-1494. All meals are free. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please provide the following info: Parent name, Child(s) name, Age of children (18 & under) Is it OK for older siblings to help with my child’s instruction? Yes! With many parents still trying to work and teach their children, older siblings can be an amazing resource. MS/HS kids please help your parents! We will close by saying we understand and know this is a difficult time for everyone. All we can do right now is control the things we can and make the most of the things we can’t. Stay positive and know that we are here to help in any way we can! Please contact us if there is anything you need and know we appreciate all that you are doing! Sincerely, Aaron Mithum - firstname.lastname@example.org MS/HS Principal Kim Johnson - email@example.com Elementary Principal
Free meal service reminder/clarification: This is open and free to all students in school as well as all district residents 18 & under. Simply contact Melissa Wiegel firstname.lastname@example.org or Marla Randall email@example.com to be added to the route. Please provide the following info: Parent Name, Child(s) Name, Age of child(ren). (18 & under). Melissa or Marla will confirm. Current days lunch & next morning breakfast are delivered between 10:00am and 11:30am.
Free Kickapoo Student Internet (Please share with families who you know may need this.) Attention Parents: Vernon Telephone has graciously offered to connect student households, in their service area, for free. (Criteria listed below) *No current internet customers *No current internet access *No requirement for future paid internet services Although we had compiled a list of these families on the last couple days of school, we want to make sure nobody is forgotten. In an effort to make sure we reach all families, we ask you to please call or email your building principal by the end of the day on Monday. (Please leave your name, child/children’s names and your address.) They will then be able to give names to Vernon Tel to get started on internet installation. Each family will then be able to stop at school next week to pick up a chrome book. (More details on this will come early next week and please be aware of possible changes.) Elementary Kim Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 627-0163 MS/HS - (Grades 6-12) Aaron Mithum email@example.com 627-0103
Just a reminder that the building will be closed on Friday for a cleaning day. No access to the building will be allowed. Please enjoy the weekend.
Food deliveries will start on Monday. We will deliver door to door in a school-identified vehicle from 10:30am to 11:30am. Please place a cooler or box outside your door so the food can be left there. We ask that there is no person to person contact with the delivery personnel.
Just a reminder for Wisconsin voters. Absentee options are available at the link below: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee
The Viola Methodist Church has a limited number of food essentials and paper products available for any family residing in the Kickapoo Area School District. The church will be open from 4:00 – 7:30 P.M. today (3/17/2020). If you are unable to get to the church during this time, you may call 627-1910 and leave a message with your contact information. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled Food Pantry times.
FREE MEAL SERVICE INFO Those wishing to receive free meal service (breakfast & lunch) during the break need to contact the school secretaries by NOON THURSDAY. This is open to all students in school as well as all district residents 18 & under. EMAILED PERFERED Elementary - Melissa Wiegel - firstname.lastname@example.org MS/HS - Marla Randall - email@example.com Please sign-up by NOON THURSDAY and provide the following info: Parent Name, Child(s) Name, Age of child(ren). (18 & under) We will have more information as we determine the need. There will be drop-off points in Viola and Readstown and door to door deliver for the remote areas. Times TBA. Open-enrolled families will need to get to a drop off point or contact their home district to enquire about options. This will start on Monday, March 23, pending board approval.
Kickapoo is closed as of the end of the school day Monday.
FREE MEAL SERVICE INFO - Those wishing to receive free meal service (breakfast & lunch) during the break need to contact the school secretaries by 3:00pm on Thursday. This is open to all students in school as well as all district residents 18 & under. EMAILED PERFERED Elementary - Melissa Wiegel - firstname.lastname@example.org MS/HS - Marla Randall - email@example.com Please sign-up by 3:00pm on Thursday and provide the following info: Parent Name, Child(s) Name, Age of child(ren). (18 & under) We will have more information as we determine the need. There will be drop-off points in Viola and Readstown and door to door deliver for the remote areas. Times TBA. Open-enrolled families will need to get to a drop off point or contact their home district to enquire about options. This will start on Monday, March 23, pending board approval.
Kids Heart Challenge update from the Physical Education Department ~ We will be extending our current Kids Heart Challenge through the week of April 10th. Our current priority is on our community's health. Thank you!
Attention Parents, If your child/children are not in school this week please know you can still stop in to get any materials out of their locker. In respect to any future assignments please let Marla or Melissa know if you DO NOT have internet access and we will look to send hard copies of work home. If you DO have internet access your child's teachers will be in contact with them through a social media platform about work for 3/23 - 4/3. We will be ending quarter 3 grades this week so the only work for this week will be missing assignments that need to be finished for the Q3 grade. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult time.
Correction e-learning to start Monday, March 23rd.
On Friday, Governor Evers announced the mandated closure of public schools beginning on Wednesday, March 18, in order to give school districts time to make plans for kids, families, educators and staff. School will be closed until April 5th. At this time the district has not been notified of any positive tests in our school community, and has not been advised to shut down immediately, but that does not mean that the virus is absent from our community. If you or your children are symptomatic, please do not send them to school. Our current plan is to have school on Monday and Tuesday and then to extend our break through the end of the week, with school E-learning resuming on March 30th. Paper copies of assignments are or have been prepared, as well as e-learning experiences for students who have access. Teachers have been working with students throughout the last week on how this will be completed in the event a school closure would happen. This will be a learning curve for all involved including parents, teachers and students. The district will be posting a school board meeting to be held Tuesday evening to discuss food service during the closure. More information will be forthcoming after that meeting. Please be patient, these are unprecedented circumstances and given constantly evolving information, these plans may change. Parents may excuse their children from attendance on Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has everything they need to ensure some continuity of instruction beginning on March 30th.
We will be holding school on Monday and Tuesday. Parents who wish to keep their students home on Monday and Tuesday will be excused. School will be closed on March 18 until at least April 6. All extracurricular activities and events are canceled effective immediately until further notice. A detailed document will be published Monday with details regarding all aspects of this closure.
Dear Music Students, Parents/Guardians: We are sorry to say that Monday's Music Festival has been cancelled. The Wisconsin School Music Association thought it best to cancel to help minimize the spread of Covid-19. Kickapoo staff, administration, and music department, will be looking into other performance possibilities for our students. Virtual offerings are being explored through the state music association as well. In the meantime, thank you for your hard work and support! We will keep you posted as we navigate forward. Sincerely, Kathryn Miller
Dear Elementary Wrestling Parents, The rest of the elementary wrestling season will be cancelled. The elementary meet at Boscobel for this Saturday, 3/14, is also cancelled along with our home meet for next week Thursday. Thank you to everyone for coming out this year. Coach Clements
Winter Sports Awards Night - March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - Auditorium
Kickapoo/La Farge High School Track and Field Clothing Store is now open until 11:59 PM, Monday, March 23. Please use the following link: https://kickapoolafargetr20.itemorder.com/sale
Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Basketball Teams, the passionate students & fans, & the entire Kickapoo community on great seasons! Win or lose, it was always done with class & respect! Be extremely proud to wear Black, Red, & White. #proudtobeapanther
Congrats to the Panther Boys on their 55-53 win over Southwestern! They advance to the Regional Final tomorrow night at Potosi at 7:00pm. There are NO ADVANCED SALES. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. There will be a spectator bus free of charge leaving at 5:00pm...sign up here: https://forms.gle/1278MmkZbe6akNSD6 GO PANTHERS!
Congrats to the Boys Basketball Team for their win over Cassville on Tuesday night! They advance to play Southwestern at home tomorrow at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!
Those of you that were not able attend tonight's game can watch a live-stream of the game at the link below. There is a fee of $5 per user to stream the game online. https://www.eyeintheskysports.com/live-singular-event-hs.php?e=82144
Clarification on the live feed of tonight’s game. It is NOT free and costs $7 per user. Tickets to the game are only $5. We would MUCH rather see you at the game to create an environment as much like home as possible. Still room on the free fan bus as well! GO PANTHERS!
GBB Regional Final Reminders: SPEC BUS - There will be a spectator bus leaving from the school at 5:45pm sharp! If you already signed up last night at the game, there is no need to sign up again. Still plenty of room! The bus is free, but you must have a ticket to the game or buy one at the door for $5. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/y4f24ayBkEn3AWb69 TICKETS - Tickets will be on sale from 10:00am to 10:30am at the Kickapoo HS Gym Doors. $5 each. You can also sign up for the spec bus at that time. GO PANTHERS!
Congrats to the Girls Basketball team on advancing to the Regional Final tomorrow (Saturday) at Wauzeka @ 7:00pm. Advance tickets will be available at Kickapoo HS Gym Doors from 10:00am to 10:30am. They will also be available at the door in Wauzeka. GO PANTHERS!
If you ordered Conference Champion T-shirts, you may pick them up at the school with Sam Geary.
The yearly high school ski trip is next Wednesday, March 4th, at Mt. LaCrosse. Forms and payment are due tomorrow, Friday, February 28th, as a count of how many are going is needed.
Congrats to the Girls Basketball team on their win over Wonewoc-Center last night. They advance to play at home on Friday against Highland @ 7:00pm. Tickets are again $5 for all ($1 under 6). Hope to see you all there and GO PANTHERS! https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2020_Basketball_Girls_Div5_Sec3_4.html
One last reminder conference t-shirt orders close at midnight tonight!
RBS sent us a new link for the Girls Basketball Conference shirts: https://kickapoogbbconference20.itemorder.com/
Kickapoo Girls Basketball Conference T-Shirt can be ordered at the link below. The window is only open for one day, and closes at midnight Tuesday so the shirts will arrive to the school on Thursday or Friday. https://kickapoogbbconference20.itemorder.com/
The yearly Ski trip is March 4th at Mt. La Crosse. See Ms. Schullo, Mr Clements or Mrs. Geary for forms and sign up information. Turn forms in on or before this Friday as we are trying to get a count on how many are going.
Seniors: Most scholarships are due by the end of the week. Please see Mr. Donovan if you have any questions on applications.
Just a reminder that we are required to charge admission for all WIAA tournament games. No passes will be accepted. Ticket prices for tomorrow's 7:00pm game is $5 for everyone ($1 under six years old if accompanied by a parent/guardian).
The Jostens Rep will be here March 16th at 9:30 AM to hand out graduation items. If you have an outstanding balance, please make sure to pay for them at that time.
School is starting 2 hours late for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
All of Mr. Clements' 6th, 9th and 10th grade PE students need to bring winter gear with them the next two weeks as they'll be going outside for PE.
Girls Basketball - De Soto @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO Saturday, Feb 22. 6:00pm JV game, 7:15pm Varsity Game.
Time changes for Thursday Girls Basketball at North Crawford. 8th Grade game in auxiliary gym at 5:00pm - 7th Grade game in auxiliary gym at 6:00pm - Varsity game in HS gym at 6:00pm - NO JV GAME.
Kickapoo Area Schools will be closing at 1:00pm on Monday, Feb 17. All evening activities are canceled.
School is starting two hours late this morning, stay warm!
Seniors: The Vernon Communications Scholarship is due tomorrow, Friday, February 14th.
Friday, February 21st, is the last day that yearbooks can be ordered in advance. Otherwise, students are taking a chance that there will be extras and the extras will go fast!
A reminder to 5th grade boys that practice tonight is in the high school gym 5:30-7 and NOT at the community building.
Open gym closed - Due to the inclement weather there will be no open gym today.
We would like to request that those attending Thursdays Girls Basketball game please wear orange or an orange ribbon to show our support to a La Farge student who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia.
The MS girls are playing DeSoto at 5 and 6, which is a hour earlier, on Thursday, February 6th.
REMINDER - Tonight is Parent's Night for Boys Basketball. Parents, please arrive no later than 6:45pm. We will announce parents between the JV and Varsity games.
Cub Scouts: Cub Scouts will be meeting tonight, February 4, at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Goodrich's room.
Looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Come join us for the first ever Kickapoo's Got Talent show! Performers will sing, dance, play instruments, hang from the ceiling, and blow your mind with magic. Elementary, middle school, and high school students have prepared their acts to perform for you! The Kickapoo's Got Talent show will be Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm, in the Kickapoo School Auditorium. Adults-$5, Students-$3, and under 4 are free. This is a fundraiser for the music department and drama club. We hope to see you tonight!
Senior Class Dues are due to Mrs. Goodrich ASAP.
SENIORS: Senior pictures, baby pictures and quotes are due TOMORROW, Friday, January 31st to Josefine Jaynes or Mr. Starkey.
Kickapoo Boys defeat Seneca 55-44
CHEER CAMP PARTICIPANTS: Cheer camp participants DO NOT stay after school tonight. They are to be here at 6:15 p.m. wearing Kickapoo apparel.
Jan 24 Boys Basketball make-up date will be Feb 10 at Weston - 7:00pm start varsity only
5th grade boys basketball practice next week has been moved to Monday night at 5:30 in the high school gym instead of Tuesday night.
Jan 24 - Boys Basketball @ Weston - POSTPONED TBA
School is 2 hours late, Thursday ,January 23rd.
Cub Scouts: There will be a Cub Scouts meeting on Tuesday, January 21, at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Goodrich's room.
Saturday Jan 18 - All levels of Kickapoo youth basketball have been cancelled.
Wrestling Saturday Jan 18 at Hillsboro has been postponed to Jan 25.
Jan 17 - Girls Basketball - De Soto @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO FEB 17 and after school practices are cancelled.
REMINDER FOR ALL HS ART STUDENTS: Please bring 3 images and 3 small objects for your finals tomorrow. (3rd and 7th hours)
Cheer Camp Permission Slips: Just a reminder to please send in the elementary cheer camp permission slips as soon as possible. They are due on Tuesday, January 21st.
Boys Basketball Parents Night will be Feb 4. Boys Basketball Senior Night will be Feb 7. Girls Basketball Parents Night will be Feb 6. Girls Basketball Senior Night will be Feb 11.
Lee Griffin Wrestling Update: Due to the weather tomorrow, we are hoping to start wrestling by 9 a.m.
Scholarship Recipients: Please submit your verification items for Spring semester. Checks will be processed week of 1/13/2020.
1/9/20 - Afternoon 4K is CANCELLED. The morning 4K class will be held at school until the temperature rises and the roads thaw. Parents of morning 4K students should expect a phone call soon to outline the plan.
HS Semester Exam Exemption Forms are now available in the office. They are due by Monday, January 13th at 3:20 p.m. No late forms will be accepted!
Cub Scouts will be meeting tomorrow night, January 7th, at 6pm in Mrs. Goodrich's room.
Our school district uses Federal grant funding to support our Career and Technical Education (Agriculture & Tech Ed) Classes. Part of our requirement for the grant is to gather parent perspective on these classes. We ask that parents of 6th-12th graders complete the survey link below. https://forms.gle/fRs9QxrPqC2SLP8TA
2:45pm update - Tonight's Girls Basketball Games are still on as scheduled - Westby @ Kickapoo - JV will start @ 4:00pm and the Varsity will start immediately following.
The Kickapoo Area Food Pantry is open today from 4-6PM in the Municipal Building on Wisconsin Street in Viola. This pantry serves those in need living in the Kickapoo School District. Please share this information with anyone you know who could use some extra help this month.
A reminder of the band/choir concert on Monday, Dec 16th, at 7:30pm. Students should be dressed in nice clothes; no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes. Holiday accessories are welcome. Also, families are asked to bring treats/goodies for our treat table, which will be available following the concert. Please refer to the breakdown below: Last Name A-M (1 Dozen Cookies) Last Name N-Z (1 Dozen Bars/Other) ** Excused are the families that already donated food items to the musical dinners in the fall** Thank you all and see you Monday night!
The Kickapoo Area School District will be pursuing two facility upgrades in the coming months. The first project that is moving forward is the expansion of our 6 lane cinder track, into an 8 lane all weather surface track. The visuals of this track can be seen at the link below. If the upgrade of this 50 year old facility is something that is important to you, and you would be willing to make a tax deductible donation towards this project, please visit this link to obtain the contribution form with directions on how to make this important donation. Thank You! Link: http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/track-project-info
Public meeting on RFP process for the pool, design options and schedule leading to referendum. Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. This will be posted as a school board meeting.
The Varsity boys game tonight will start at 7:00pm as Coulee Christian does not have enough for a JV team, so the JV game is cancelled.
Girls Basketball @ Brookwood tonight (Dec 9) is POSTPONED TBA.
Cub Scouts Reminder: Just a reminder that Cub Scouts will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Goodrich's room. Please bring supplies to make Christmas cards.
School is Canceled for Wednesday November 27
Online store for wrestling apparel closes TONIGHT at midnight. Please be sure to have your orders in by then! https://kickapoowr19.itemorder.com/sale
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the Wonewoc-Center Wolves 61-25 - Next Game: Monday, Nov 25 - HOME against Royall. 6:00pm JV game, Varsity to follow.
Just a reminder to catch all of Kickapoo's home games this winter on our live YouTube channel! Tonight's action is just underway! Go Panthers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MumWL8gAKQQ
The basketball apparel order is for the BOYS and GIRLS. The online store closes on Sunday, November 19 at 11:00 AM. The correct link to the store is https://sportsworld.chipply.com/kickapoogirlsbasketball19/store.aspx
Deadline extended to Nov 19 at 11 am for anyone interested in purchasing girls' basketball apparel. The link to the store is https://sportsworld.chipply.com/kickapoogirlsbasketball19/store.
Cub Scout Meeting: The next Cub Scout meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Goodrich's room. Please bring your popcorn forms and money to the meeting.
A reminder to anyone interested in purchasing girls' basketball apparel that the online store closes on Sunday, November 17 at 9:00 AM. The link to the store is https://sportsworld.chipply.com/kickapoogirlsbasketball19/store.aspx
REMINDER: The MS Choir will be performing for the Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11th @ 10:50 a.m. in the Kickapoo High School gym (tomorrow). Students should come to school wearing their best dress clothes for this performance.
FFA fruit order forms are due to Mr. Kast no later than 1 p.m. TOMORROW!
REMINDER: Parent-Teacher conferences will be held tonight from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 1-5 p.m. in teachers' classrooms. MS/HS teachers can pick report cards up in the MS/HS office.
REMINDER: 2nd and 3rd grade basketball camp is today and tomorrow from 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ATTENTION FRESHMEN & PARENTS! Tues., Oct. 29th your student received information about ordering their Class Ring. Please either go online at jostens.com to design and place your ring order OR turn in your order form at school to our Jostens rep on Tues., Nov. 5th @ 8:45am. QUESTIONS - Please contact Jostens @ 1-800-567-8367 or jostens.com
ATTENTION SENIORS & PARENTS! Tues., Oct. 29th all Seniors were measured for their caps & gowns and receive information packets for ordering related graduation items (announcements, gear etc.) which should be brought home and REVIEWED WITH PARENT(S). Please make arrangements to have your order form turned in to our Jostens reps @ school on Tues., Nov. 5th @ 8:45am OR ordered on-line at jostens.com by no later than Nov. 12th to avoid a possible late fee. QUESTIONS-Please contact Jostens @ 1-800-567-8367 or jostens.com
FAN BUS FOR STATE CC: Marla has sign-up sheet in office. Fan bus will be leaving Kickapoo at 10:30 a.m. No fee to ride but $8 to get in.
PROM DATE HAS BEEN SET: The 2020 KHS Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.
Conference CC shirts are in. Please bring your money this morning and pick them up from Mrs. Geary.
Last minute Winter Sports Physicals - La Farge Clinic has set Wednesday morning this week from 9AM to Noon to help with last minute sports physical before the winter season. Please call ahead to the Clinic.
There has been some confusion about the next cub scout meeting. It will be next Tuesday Nov. 5th at 6pm in Mrs. Goodrich's Room. Please use the upstairs entrance. Her room is upstairs in room B210. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Goodrich at 608-627-0119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who still want to join are welcome to come!
MS Boys Basketball Game will be in the HS gym tomorrow.
The Meca Sportswear representative will be at Kickapoo High School on Friday, October 25th to take orders for Letter Jackets. Jackets can be ordered from 9:30-9:45 in the Cafeteria. An informational letter that explains jacket pricing and the jacket description can be picked up in the office.
The Jostens rep. will be here Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 9:00AM to meet with any high school student wanting to order a class ring. The Jostens rep. will meet with all seniors at 9:15AM to hand out graduation cap and gown information.
PM 4K REMINDER - Due to the early release on Friday, Oct 18, there will be NO PM 4K.
Kickapoo Panther Winter Coats For Sale: If you are interested in ordering a Kickapoo Panthers winter coat, please see the following order form https://5il.co/aqgk. Ms. Schullo needs orders and payment by October 25th.
Due to Homecoming activities being held on Wednesday, we will postpone voting for Homecoming King and Queen until Thursday at lunch.
For MS/HS Students Running the Tough Mudder on Wed: Please remind students that this is an outdoor course that is meant to challenge them while they complete it. They will get dirty, sweaty, scratched and full of seeds. They should wear clothing that can get ruined in case it does. Also, as little exposed skin as possible would be best because there are thorns and stickers in the woods.
MS/HS Homecoming Activities will take place on WEDNESDAY, OCT 9th instead of Friday due to the weather outlook. HS activities will begin at 2nd Hour and run through the end of the day. MS activities will take place in the afternoon. The Pep Rally will be held Friday at 2:15 p.m.
Attention Kickapoo Grads/Scholarship Recipients - If you graduated in the past 4 years and have not submitted your scholarship verification items for Fall 2019 (or previous semesters), OR you have not contacted us to let us know you are not in school, please contact us ASAP. There are many unclaimed scholarships at this time and we would like to give them to you if you are still enrolled in school & meet the academic qualifications of the scholarship you have waiting for you. Please contact Melissa Wickert at email@example.com or call 608-627-0104. Thank you!
The Kickapoo School Board will have a special meeting on Wednesday, October 9th at 7pm in the Library, to receive the results of the community survey. This meeting is to listen to School Perceptions to help analyze the results from the 500+ surveys that were returned. No board action will be taken at this meeting.
Walk to School Day is being postponed until Thursday, October 3rd.
MS Football practice tonight (Oct 1) is also cancelled.
MS & HS Cross Country Practice tonight (Oct 1) has been cancelled.
MS Cross Country tonight (Oct 1) at Westby has been postponed to Thursday, Oct 10.
Walk To School Day: Walk To School Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2nd. We'll be leaving the Community Building at 7:30 to head to school. Rain date will be Thursday, Oct. 3rd. Stay tuned for more details!
MS VB practice for tonight, Wednesday, September 25, is canceled. All MS volleyball players should go home after school tonight.
The Middle School cross country meet in Richland Center scheduled for Thursday, September 26, has been canceled and there will be practice held that day.
Due to the fact that Ithaca will be bringing their MS and HS volleyball players to Kickapoo at the same time tonight, the MS Volleyball games start times have been adjusted to the following: 7th grade - start at 6:00 PM 8th grade - start immediately following the 7th grade game
Good Monday morning Panther community, as of this morning we have a 17% response rate for our facility survey with School Perceptions. Please take the time to complete this survey, we are being told that a 18% completion rate is normal, we would like to see upwards of 30% of our community complete this survey. If you have completed the survey, thank you, if you have not please consider doing so.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT PIZZA ORDER FORMS: A reminder that order forms are due on Monday, September 23rd!
Band Performance for Horse and Colt parade: This info should have come home with your students. A reminder... Middle School Band: Red shirt, black pants, tennis shoes. Instrument are coming home today except for the Tuba and Drumline. Students are to meet at 12:00, tomorrow, behind the Village Office in Viola. Parade is at 1:00 and students will be released upon arrival back at the office after their portion of the parade. High School Band: Full uniform. School will open at 11:00 so students can change before meeting behind the Village Office at 12:00. Students will be responsible for transportation of their own instruments except for Bari Sax, Sousaphone, and Drumline.
Cross Country at Richland Center today (9/19/19) has been cancelled due to wet course conditions.
LIVE FEED ANNOUNCEMENT: We would rather see you in person at tonight's Volleyball game, but if you can't make it out, you can watch a live stream for free at the below address. A link is also available on the Kickapoo School's website. Go Panthers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4vrDMh0J2YMly3fVVffFQ/live
ARTWORK NEEDED: Mrs. Martin is looking for artwork from students in grades 7-12 to be entered into the H&C Show. Limit 1 piece per student. If you have a piece you would like entered, please get it to Mrs. Martin by Wednesday, September 18th.
The survey code on the paper copy you received in the mail can be used only once. To obtain a second survey for another adult in your household, please call the District Office at (608) 627-0102. Additional Survey Information can be found here: http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/browse/78303
The VB clothing order has been extended through midnight on Wednesday, September 11. https://bit.ly/2m2GsQ9
Attn HS Band: Labor Day Parade. School opens at 12:15 and bus leaves at 12:30. If not riding the bus, meet us in Readstown by 12:45 with your instrument. Warm ups begin at 1:00 and parade is at 2:00. Marching attire will be red or black shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes.
Attention HS Band Members - Thank you to those who attended rehearsal today. A reminder for Monday's Labor Day Parade: be at school at 12:15pm, bus leaves 12:30pm. If not riding the bus, be in Readstown by 12:45pm. Warm-ups begin at 1:00pm for 2:00pm parade. Marching attire: red or black shirt, shorts, and tennis-shoes.
Don’t forget to do the Sleepy Hollow test drive when you come tonight! $20 to Kickapoo for every person who participates! Drive, Drive, Drive!!!!
6th grade orientation - As a reminder 6th grade orientation will be at 6:00 in the auditorium. See you there!
CHEERLEADERS: Your shoes are in. Please stop down to Mrs. Martin's room during the Spaghetti Supper to get them.
Correction: Spaghetti Supper is actually 4:30-6:30pm
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please visit this link, https://5il.co/9swk, for help with online registration. If you need more assistance, please stop by the MS/HS computer lab tonight between 4-6 p.m.
The HS Band will be having a final practice this Friday, Aug. 30, at 9 am to prepare for the Readstown Labor Day Parade. Band members who were unable to make summer camp should meet in the band room by 8:30 to receive music and flip folders.
Online Registration help will be available from 4-6 p.m. only tonight in the MS/HS computer lab across from the MS/HS office. This needs to be completed for ALL students if you haven't done so already. The Spaghetti Supper will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
EVENT REMINDER - Spaghetti Supper 4:00pm-6:00pm & Sleepy Hollow Test Drive Event 4:00pm-7:00pm. Before or after you eat tonight, test drive a brand new vehicle from Sleepy Hollow and the school will receive $20 for each test drive from Sleepy Hollow and Ram Trucks! Come out, have a free meal, test drive a vehicle for free, and support the school! Hope to see you tonight!
The facility needs survey will hit resident mailboxes the week of September 9th. This survey will ask for taxpayer feedback on both the swimming pool and track projects. The district will mail copies of the survey to the open enrolled families, this way we will also be able to gain their feedback in this process.
AP ENGLISH STUDENTS: AP English will meet at 7:15 a.m. the first day of school. A composition notebook is recommended for this class.
Online student registration will be open August 22nd. We have created an online registration for parents to complete instead of filling out the paper copies of the registration form. A registration form must be completed for EACH student. To complete the online registration, log into your Skyward Family Access account (Link on our website under Students – Skyward Access). Once logged-in, click on the Online Registration button and begin. Please remember to complete each step and register each student. If you forgot or don’t know your password, please call Marla at the MS/HS office at (608) 627-0100 or Melissa Wiegel at the Elementary Office at (608() 627-0107. Come to the open house/spaghetti supper night on August 28th from 4:30-6:30PM! We will have the MS/HS computer lab open for anyone wishing to complete their registration then. We will have someone assisting you if you need help. Thanks much and welcome back!
The Epitaph headline stating Mrs Johnson is leaving as elementary Principal is inaccurate. Mrs. Johnson has accepted an interview with Viroqua, but the process is not complete.
One week away!!! A reminder for ALL BAND students that band camp will be August 19-23. Scheduled times are as follows: High School Percussion: 10:00-12:30 High School Full Band: 10:30-12:30 Middle School Percussion: 1:00-3:00 Middle School Full Band: 1:30-3:00 Attendance is necessary as we will be working on music and formations for the quickly approaching parades and football games. Plan on attending because EVERY member is important to the success of the full band. Please contact Mr. Smith if you have questions. I'm excited to see you all soon!! firstname.lastname@example.org 608-627-0120
Last Minute Sports Physicals @ the La Farge Clinic. Friday, August 16th from 9am to noon. Please call ahead.
A reminder to all elementary wrestlers that signed up for the wrestling camp that it's next Monday and Tuesday, 8/12 & 8/13. There is a slight change to the schedule for both days. Pre-K & Kindergarten will go as scheduled from 9:00-10:30am. 4th & 5th grade will now be joining the middle age group due to numbers. So 1st through 5th grades will go from 11:00am-12:30pm. Camp will be in the elementary cafeteria where practice is normally held. If you haven't paid for you child's shirt yet, please bring $15. Thank you and we hope to see everyone there. Coach Clements
MS Football practice will begin, Monday, August 26 with times yet TBD. We will push out that information as soon as we get it.
Football Practice Reminder - Monday, Aug 5, 4:30pm to 7:30pm - Tuesday to Friday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Reminder to register online and bring your physical or alternate year card with you.
Strength and Conditioning for the remainder of this week, Wednesday and Friday, is still 2 sessions. Next week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, is just one session, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
14U baseball game on Saturday at La Farge against Coon Valley starts at 9:00 AM. Players should be there by 8:30.
Basketball Camp Physical Clarification - Students who had a physical in the 2017-18 or 2018-19 school year are good to go for the camp. That should be everyone unless you have never had a physical before (6th graders).
REMINDER - Basketball Camp - July 29th & 30th - 8:00am-11:00am is grades 6-8. 11:30am-2:30pm is grades 9-12.
$75K grant will support mental health services at Kickapoo and LaFarge Schools!! On July 11, the State Department of Public Instruction awarded nearly $75,000 for mental health services to a consortium formed by the Kickapoo and LaFarge Area School Districts. A letter from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor to the Consortium dated July 11 read that the grant had been funded at the full requested amount of $74,750 for the next two years. “The number of applicants and the amount requested to support student mental health far exceeded the amount allocated for this purpose,” the notice of award stated. “Considering the intense competition and thorough review process, you should be proud that your application received approval.” Through the grant, Kickapoo and LaFarge Area Schools will be able to increase access to mental health treatment for students through the creation of referral pathways and collaboration with community-based mental health providers. Many community partners will contribute toward this work, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Stonehouse Counseling, and the Vernon County Trauma Task Force. The grant will also support expanded capacity for school staff, parents, and community partners to serve children and youth with mental health needs through improving literacy in mental health and prevention and intervention strategies. Students in consortium schools will learn how to manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness, yoga, and other curriculum. Parent training and community events will help reduce stigma and share resources. Staff will participate in professional development opportunities such as Youth Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Prevention and Intervention. The grant was written by the elementary principals and school psychologists at each district. This team is looking forward to continuing to work together to serve children and families in their respective districts.
Students of the Kickapoo School District can pick up “snack bags” at the Viola Public Library 137 S Main Street, Viola and the Readstown Public Library 129 Wisconsin Ave, Readstown between 2pm and 4pm on the following days: Tuesday July 30 Friday August 2 Tuesday August 6 Friday, August 9 Tuesday August 13 Friday August 16 Tuesday August 20 Friday August 23 Tuesday August 27 Friday August 30
Summer Strength and Conditioning is also cancelled for Friday, July 19th.
Due to the heavy rains and multiple washouts there will be no summer school for Friday, July 19th.
Due to the expected heat index, ALL baseball/softball practices and games are canceled for Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th.
8U Baseball on Wednesday at La Farge will start at 7:00pm and be moved to the baseball field in La Farge.
Babysitters Meet and Greet Thursday, July 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. All families welcome! Future babysitters seeking to meet with families looking for caregivers. Snacks, games and fun for all!
Summer baseball game times for July 17th in Viola have changed. 10U plays at 2:00, 12U plays at 3:00 and 14U will play at 4:30.
2019 K-LF FOOTBALL CAMP - July 23-25 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 5:30pm to 7:30pm - @ Kickapoo High School
REMINDER: The 14U game at home today vs Royall starts at 4:00 so everyone should plan to arrive at the field by 3:30.
On July 25th, The La Farge Clinic will have a provider available in the clinic from 8am to 3pm for those needing sports physicals who may have missed the previous event. These will be subject to billing to insurance (well child check is covered for most) and the WIAA paperwork can be completed. They may have another offering in the first part of August as well and we will share when we can.
Lee Griffin Scholarship recipients: Please note that effective immediately all scholarship verification items should be sent to Ms. Harrell at email@example.com or to her attention at the mailing address on the form. Ms. Grand is no longer your contact for the scholarship. Thank you
Summer band lesson signup. Use link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYU1bG96LOMB3mY8OW1ZrIT5pJO1G15I4cYuxwaMsbds5XXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reminder: Summer School Swim Bus Drop Off Places/Times: Viola Village Office: 2:00 Viola School: 2:15 Readstown: 2:00 West Lima: 2:15
Reminder to parents: there is NO T-BALL tonight. Shirts are in and will be handed out next week.
PROM COURT PHOTO NEEDED: If anyone has a picture of the Prom Court from this Spring, please send it to Mr. Starkey at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. He needs it for the yearbook supplement.
SOFTBALL FOR TUESDAY, JULY 2nd: Due to wet field conditions, and projected rain for the afternoon, the games at home today against Coon Valley are cancelled. Practice for 14U is also cancelled.
SOFTBALL UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JULY 1st: Due to wet field conditions, softball practice will be held at school in the high school gym at the normal times.
BUS TIME CHANGES FOR BASEBALL ON MONDAY, JULY 1st: The bus will be leaving at 3:45 from Viola and 4:00 from Readstown for Seneca. There are two fields at Seneca so 14U is on one and the 12U and 10U will be on the other.
Agenda 7:00 PM Welcome and review of the original engineering report, (what is wrong with the pool), costs associated with replacing and repurposing. Questions related to what is wrong with the pool. 7:15-7:45 PM Discussion of a vision of a community pool design, and potential costs. Questions and comments related to this vision? 7:45--8:15 Audience feedback and questions 8:15-8:45 Financial presentation including Griffin Finances, School Finances, Levy scenarios for dollar amounts associated with both fixing and repurposing the pool space. 8:45-9:00 Audience feedback and next steps.
Basketball Camp July 29th and 30th, 8-11 a.m. will be for 6th-8th grades. 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 pm will be the high school session. The Jr. High section is full. There are 9 high school slots left.
MONDAY, JUNE 24: 12U and 10U practice will be moved to school today and the girls will practice in the high school gym.
10U, 12U, & 14U Baseball at Westby is cancelled due to construction at the field in Westby. There will be no baseball practice.
The Kickapoo Area School District Board of Education will host a Community Listening Session on June 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the High School Auditorium. Everyone is welcome! The agenda will include 1)Review of original pool proposal, 2)Presentation of expanded pool vision, 3)Community input on pool, and 4)School Financial Information. The official agenda will be posted soon.
Due to wet field conditions, T Ball will be held at the high school gymnasium tonight, at 7 p.m.
BASEBALL TODAY - 10U, 12U, & 14U Baseball today is cancelled and there will be no practice. 8U Baseball is also still cancelled for tonight.
FOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING SUMMER BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL [1. The 10U, 12U, and 14U BASEBALL games scheduled for Monday at Readstown have been moved to Viola. Game times will be 10U at 11:00, 12U at 12:00 and 14U at 1:30] [2. 14U, 12U and 10U SOFTBALL practices have been moved to the HS gym today due to wet field conditions. Practice times will remain the same] [3. 14U, 12U and 10U SOFTBALL games on Monday versus De Soto have been canceled. Practice times for Monday will be announced at practice this week.] [4. 8U baseball for tonight has been canceled]
Baseball games on Wednesday have been moved from Chaseburg to the Mars Field on Highland St. in Westby. Times remain the same.
10U, 12U and 14U BASEBALL practices will be at the high school field until further notice. Also, all T-ball nights and 8U practices will be at the Viola softball diamond until further notice.
The canoe trip for the high school incentive day tomorrow, June 3, is on! We will be going from bridges 1-7. Make sure to bring your lunch if you did not sign up for one from the school.
There will be a pep rally today, Thursday, May 30th at 3 p.m. in the high school gym for our Track and Field State Qualifiers.
Final exam exemption forms for high school students are available in the office. They are due at 3:20 Monday, June 3rd. No late forms will be accepted.
Anyone that is interested in ordering a State Track and Field t-shirt should email email@example.com with their order. Shirts will be $10 and will be delivered on Thursday.
The 4th graders are behind schedule coming back from their field trip in Madison and they will be back at the school at 6 p.m.
Senior tea - Students invited to the senior tea must have a ticket, must have a pre-excused day to use since it will count as one, and must have bring in a parent note at least one day in advance to go. If you plan to leave after the senior tea, the note must specify that.
Seniors: You will receive your check out sheets on Thursday morning. Locker check-outs will begin at 1:30. Everything must be checked out and all fines paid before graduation. All seniors should be in the gym at 9:00 on Friday.
Congrats to the Boys Track Team as they became 2019 Ridge & Valley Conference Champions tonight!
Make ups from May 9 - HS Softball will not be made up. (No available dates before the tournament). HS Baseball will be made up May 20. MS Softball TBA.
May 9, 2019 - There is no MS Baseball practice. All other practices are on.
May 9, 2019 - [Baseball/Softball - Seneca @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TBA] [MS Softball - Kickapoo @ Viroqua - POSTPONED TBA]
Wed May 8 HS BB practice also cancelled.
Wednesday May 8, 2019 - MS BB, MS SB, MS TR and HS SB practice are cancelled. HS BB and HS TR will practice inside.
There is no HS softball practice tonight. Everyone else has practice.
[HS Track @ Bangor - CANCELLED] [HS Baseball & HS Softball - North Crawford @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO MAY 10] [MS Baseball @ Viroqua - CANCELLED]
MS Softball Practice is CANCELED for tonight, April 29. MS Baseball Practice is still on.
Baseball & Softball - North Crawford @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO TOMORROW APR 30 (weather permitting) Middle School Track - WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED
MS Softball from Apr 25 - Viroqua @ Kickapoo - rescheduled to May 14
Baseball and Softball - Kickapoo @ Weston - From Apr 25 - RESCHEDULED to MAY 7
4-25-19 - MS Softball against Viroqua POSTPONED TBA
4/25/19 - Baseball and Softball at Weston have been POSTPONED TBA.
High School Track meet at North Crawford has been canceled but the high school team will be going to a meet today in Boscobel. Field and running events both start at 4 p.m.
Tuesday April 23 - Although HS Track at North Crawford has been cancelled, we are exploring the possibility of attending a different meet tomorrow, so HS track members need to bring both uniforms and practice clothes.
With the high probability of indoor practice and limited space, MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL PRACTICE and MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL PRACTICE for today have been cancelled. 4/17/19
Apr 13 - Track @ Cashton - CANCELLED
MS/HS Parents: 3rd quarter report cards were handed out for students to pick up today.. You can also view them on Skyward Family Access under the Profile tab. Thank you!
Baseball - Apr 12 - Shullsburg @ Kickapoo - CANCELLED
Mr. Smith and the band still have 3 tickets available for the UW-Madison Varsity Band concert, tomorrow night, in Madison, at 7:00. Mike Lekrone is retiring after this year, after 50 years at UW-Madison. This will be his last show!!! If you would like the tickets, please contact Mr. Smith. They are $15 each. firstname.lastname@example.org 608-214-7364
April 11 - All after school activities are cancelled.
Reminder Kickapoo Basketball Camp, July 29th and 30th, we are hoping to fill this camp with Kickapoo students. We will hold the remaining spots until May 3rd at which time we will open the camp to others.
Baseball & Softball - Apr 11 - Kickapoo @ La Farge - POSTPONED TO MAY 3. New Lisbon @ Kickapoo that was on May 3 is now CANCELLED for La Farge game.
All after school activities for today are cancelled. 4/10/19
4/9/19 - ACT ASPIRE TESTING Dear Parents/Guardians: This letter is to remind you that all 9th and 10th grade students will be required to take the ACT Aspire test. This test is given to see how well prepared 9th and 10th graders are in college academic skills. The tests will occur in the window of 4/15 – 4/22 and are in the areas of English, Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. This is an ongoing effort to obtain comprehensive and dependable achievement data, on a state level, for students taking the ACT in grades 9-11. The purpose of administering these tests to all 9th-11th grade students is to gather information that will be able to show academic growth in students throughout their HS years, as well as provide information on student readiness for the workplace. Kickapoo students have always done an excellent job on ACT testing. It is through your participation and efforts as parents, as well as the hard work and dedication put forth by the students and staff to do their very best that have made this possible. Our goal at Kickapoo is to continue a high level of learning excellence and strive each year to become even better! Please encourage your child to do their absolute best! If you have questions regarding the test or anything else please don’t hesitate to call! Sincerely, Aaron J. Mithum MS/HS Principal (608)627-0103 email@example.com
If any elementary wrestling students still have wrestling equipment, please get it turned in to Mr. Clements as soon as possible.
7th Grade Parents: Field trip permission forms went home with students on Monday, April 8th, regarding next week's trip to the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Please make sure they are signed and returned with payment to Ms. Nelson by Monday, April 15th.
The Middle School Career Fair at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th, has been postponed until April 30th due to impending weather.
ATTENTION- KICKAPOO HS PARENTS & SENIORS! Your graduation cap/gown/announcements will be delivered at school on MON., APRIL 15th @ 9:38am. Items must be paid for to be picked up.
JV Baseball at Wauzeka tomorrow (Sat) is postponed TBA.
SB Game today has been moved to Viroqua @ 4:30pm...our field is not quite ready.
The Jostens rep will be here Monday, April 15th at Resource to hand out graduation orders. If you haven’t paid for you order, please do so at this time.
Tuesday, March 26 - Baseball - Kickapoo vs Boscobel - WILL BE PLAYED AT RIVERDALE - Same time 4:30
Tuesday March 26 - Softball - Kickapoo @ Hillsboro - Postponed TBA.
A reminder to all MS and HS wrestlers that the wrestling banquet is tonight, March 23rd, at Coach Schwarz's house at 6. If you need directions, contact Coach Clements. Hope to see you there. Coach Clements
The rest of the Team Gehrke pizzas may be picked up at 3:30 p.m. today. Thank you for supporting this great cause!
REMINDER: The end of 3rd quarter will be on Wednesday, April 3rd.
WINTER SPORTS BANQUET: Just a reminder that the Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium.
FFA Apparel For Sale: The Kickapoo FFA is selling apparel through March 25th via an RBS Online Store. Please use the link https://kickapooffa19.itemorder.com/sale to purchase your items. Any questions, please contact Mr. Kast.
Forensics and Track are still on for today, March 16, 2019.
Tonights Drama performance will be postponed. Tomorrow's is still on as of now.
School will be closing at 1:15 today due to rising water
There will be no PM 4K this afternoon, March 15, 2019.
MENU CHANGES: With no school today, the menu has been changed for the rest of the week. You may find the current menu on our web page or the app.
We are closed March 13, many gravel roads are impassable at this time.
School is two hours late for March 13th
HS Softball practice Monday at 6:00am is cancelled.
4th and 5th grade wrestling practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, March 8th.
A reminder for 5th graders beginning band...There is an informational/rental meeting being held in the elementary cafeteria, this evening, at 6:30pm. If you are unable to attend, please email Mr. Smith. firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT TEST A reminder that the Juniors will take the ACT test on March 12th. They will be able to leave after everyone has completed the test. Please encourage them to do their best!
Cheerleading Tryouts: Tryouts for next year's Fall and Winter squads will be held this week. Wednesday and Thursday will be practices and tryouts will be Friday after school. Any questions, please see Mrs. Martin.
The boys played well tonight but lost 54-48 to Wauzeka. Congratulations to the coaches and players on a great game and season.
It is Read Across America Day today! Remember the theme is Books and Badges! You will see many police officers in the building this morning...to encourage reading!!
5th grade boys basketball will have practice on Friday, March 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
8th Grade Graduation Due to the snow days and school now being scheduled through June 7th, 8th grade graduation has been moved to Thursday, June 6th. There will be more info to follow as we get closer.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Cassville 49-45 in overtime to advance to Round 2 of the WIAA Regionals - Friday, March 1 - Kickapoo @ Wauzeka-Steuben - 7:00pm tip.
On March 12th, Mr. Gehrke will be the recipient of a live organ transplant. Mr. Aaron Cade, another member of the Kickapoo Family, is the live donor. In order to help the families as they embark on this formidable process, the Kickapoo FFA is helping to facilitate a Papa Murphy's Pizza sale. These pizzas will be pre-ordered and a percentage of the cost of the pizzas will be returned to Team Gehrke (Cades/Gehrkes). Let’s show our support by ordering a few pizzas from the FFA!! If you do not have access to an FFA member but still want to order the order form can be found on our website and app under "Documents", and orders can be returned to either office. All pizzas must be paid for at the time of ordering, and must be picked up in the high school cafeteria on Monday, March 18th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thank you to the FFA and to all who order a pizza, two, or four in support of Team Gehrke. Mr. Olsen
Monday night GBB game updates... Pre-sale tickets will be available in the HS office from 8-1. Cost is $5. The fan bus will leave from the HS parking lot at 4:00. Sign-up will run from 8 - 1, or when the bus is full. Please have your child sign themselves and family members up or call the HS office. There is no cost to ride the bus. Go Lady Panthers!
School is 2 Hours late for Monday, February 25th
Girls Regional final ticket pre-sale will be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Monday in the HS office. All tickets are $5. No sales before 8:00am Monday.
Monday Fan Bus Info...... Students should sign them themselves and any other family members up, in the office, by 11:00 am on Monday. Any other people wishing to ride the fan bus should call the office at 627-0100 and be added to the list. Please watch the website for a departure time.
Girls Regional Final at Black Hawk has been POSTPONED to Monday at 7:00pm. Please contact the office on Monday at 627-0100 for fan bus information.
Fan Bus - Blackhawk / Kickapoo GBB game There will be a fan bus for tomorrow's game. Students who signed up today will be given first priority. After those students, it will be first come/first serve until the bus is filled. There will be no cost to ride the bus, but there is a $5 admission for the game. Please stay posted to the website for a possible game cancellation and bus departure times. In the event tomorrow's game is cancelled, due to weather, there will be a fan bus for Monday night. Students will be able to sign up in the office and anyone else wanting to go should have their children sign them up or call the HS office at 627-0100 to be put on the list. Congrats Lady Panthers!
The Girls Regional final will be at 7:00pm at Black Hawk tomorrow, weather permitting. Fan bus info TBA.
Congrats to the Lady Panthers as they defeat Potosi/Cassville 47-42 and advance to the WIAA regional final! Game is scheduled for 7pm Saturday, weather permitting, site TBD.
All youth Basketball is cancelled for Saturday, 2/22. Some host locations have already cancelled, we are calling off all youth travel. Be safe if you are out and about tomorrow morning, freezing rain on the way.
GBB conference champion shirts will be in before the end of the school day on Friday. For those who ordered them, please bring money so they can be paid for at pick up.
**Added Pep-Band** Since the girl's won on Tuesday night, we will be playing for their home game tomorrow (Fri). Arrive 6:15, Ready by 6:30. Good luck team!!
Anyone wishing to order a Conference Champions shirt must email Coach Wiegel by NOON TODAY. Please indicate sizes, types, and quantities Payment is due when you pick up your order. https://5il.co/6l0g
JV and Varsity GBB team members are reminded to bring their dark uniforms for pictures after school tomorrow, Thursday, February 21st.
School is canceled for Wednesday February 20
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat Benton 54-36 and advance to the second round of the WIAA tournament on Friday, Feb 22 at home...7:00pm tip...hope to see you there!
Light snow is expected to begin early tomorrow, we will make the call in the morning but the hourly weather looks favorable to get students to school. If we have school we will not have 4K tomorrow, we do not want buses on the road during the middle of the school day.
Kickapoo Area School District is seeking applications for a part-time cook in the Food Service department. Basic knowledge of food preparation is preferred. This position would be for 29.75 hours per week. Starting hourly wage is $12.26. Benefits include, Long Term Disability, and WRS State Retirement. Please submit a resume and three letters of recommendation to: Douglas Olsen, District Administrator Kickapoo Area School District S6520 State Hwy 131 Viola WI 54664 Phone: 608-627-0101, or email@example.com Position is open until filled.
The Kickapoo Ares School District is seeking substitutes for the food service, special education aide, secretary, and custodial departments. Anyone interested in subbing in any of these areas can contact the District Office at 608-627-0102, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Kickapoo Area School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Reminder to vote in the School Board Primary being held today.
The ACT test is scheduled for tomorrow, February 20th. All Juniors must be present to take it. Should we have inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for a later date.
**Pep-Band Tournament Play** "Added" Pep-Band tonight for the Girl's Regional Basketball Game. Arrive 6:15, Ready by 6:30, Tip off at 7:00. "Added" Pep Band game for Boy's Regional Home Game. Next Tuesday, Feb 26. Arrive 6:15, Ready by 6:30, Tip off at 7:00
Elementary Basketball Practices tonight (Feb 13): 6th grade girls 4:00-6:00 HS gym, 5th grade girls 5:00-6:30 Elem gym, 4th grade girls 6:00-7:30 Elem gym, 3rd grade girls 4:30-6:00 Elem gym, 4th grade boys 6:00-7:30 HS gym
School Calendar: School will be extended into June and make up days will be June 3-8th. We will also have school on March 8th, and the early release scheduled for April 10th will be a full student day. We may also have to add more minutes to the school day in the future.
School is canceled for Wednesday, February 13, staff to report at 9 am for professional development day. Staff check your e-mail for further instructions.
Feb 12 * HS Girls Basketball @ De Soto - POSTPONED TO WED FEB 13 Varsity ONLY at 5:30pm @ De Soto * MS Girls Basketball @ Ithaca - CANCELLED * All practices CANCELLED.
School is canceled for Feb, 12.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Hillsboro 62-61 on last second 3/4 court shot in overtime by Wyland Wagner! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GdOuQZ3Dkj4
We will start with a two hour delay tomorrow morning Tuesday, February 12. Let’s hope we can have school!
Feb 11 Boys Basketball start times at home will be 4:30pm for JV and 5:45pm for varsity. Weather permitting.
Monday Feb 11, 2019 - All Girls Basketball at Weston will start 30 min ahead of schedule. MS and JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 6:45pm. Boys basketball home against Hillsboro will also start early, exact times TBA tonight or right away in the morning. All events weather permitting.
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 - MS & HS Girls Basketball - Kickapoo @ Weston - POSTPONED to Monday, Feb 11 Same times. MS WR @ De Soto - CANCELLED
School is closed for Thursday, February 7th
School is 2 hours late for Thursday February 7th.
All elementary practices at 6 p.m. are cancelled, Sorry!
Practices will be held right after school. 4th and 5th grade basketball practice at 6 p.m. is cancelled. The choir will not be making the trip to Westby this evening, all due to freezing rain.
MS Girls Basketball has been moved to Weston on Thursday so both the MS & HS teams play in the same location, and those families with multiple children only have one place to be. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates!
Just a reminder and welcome to families of children ages 0-4 for our ASQ Screening being held tonight at 5:00! (Enter High School Doors)
School is 2 hours late for Monday February 4th
46-34...Congrats to the Girls Basketball team on a great win over Wauzeka-Steuben!
Tonight is School Spirit Night! We would like to invite all Kickapoo students to sing with the pep band before the game. We will be singing the school song, national anthem, and several other pep songs. Please meet at 6:40 p.m. in the school auditorium. Wear your panther apparel!
High School Wrestling will have practice at 5:00pm today, Middle School will have an optional practice at that time.
The pep band WILL play, as scheduled, for tonight's boy's basketball game against La Farge. Please plan on being in attendance. Arrive at 6:30 and ready to play by 6:45. Any questions/concerns can be sent to Mr. Smith. See you all tonight. email@example.com 608-214-7364
Choir members who can make it for the National Anthem tonight please do as we will still sing with those who can make it!
Thursday Jan 31 [MS WR @ Hillsboro - CANCELLED as some schools could not make it] - [MS GBB - Ithaca @ Kickapoo - CANCELLED as Ithaca could not make it] - [HS BBB - La Farge @ Kickapoo - WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED (Parent's Night) JV @ 6:00pm, Varsity @ 7:15pm] - [Coaches will contact players about practice times]
The windchill temp. will remain between 40 and 35 below until at least 10 am tomorrow morning, therefor school is canceled for Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Girls Basketball - Kickapoo @ North Crawford from Tues Jan 29 will be played on Saturday Feb 16 @ 6:00pm. Varsity only as Crawford does not have JV. Other make-up dates to come as they are available.
Tuesday January 29, 2019 - All Kickapoo events and practices are postponed. Reschedule dates TBA.
Due to the extreme cold, school is canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday, an announcement for Thursday will be made at a later time.
Jan 28, 2019 | MS WR @ Brookwood - POSTPONED | MS GBB @ Weston - POSTPONED | JV GBB @ Luther - POSTPONED | All after school activities are cancelled.
School is closed for Monday, January 28th, 2019
Due to the extreme cold, school is 2 hours late for Friday, January 25th.
FYI - Parents the situation stated below was not at Kickapoo, but something we received and wanted to pass on to be aware of. Surveillance or Trespass Photography On Thursday January 17th 2019, an elementary school in southern Wisconsin reported two incidents of people inside a commercial-style work van recording/surveilling the school building and children outside the facility. When a bystander approached the two adults inside the van, they claimed to be acting for purposes associated with real estate. Inside the van, equipment included a cord attached to a monitor in the center console. Law enforcement continues to investigate this incident. If you observe any similar incidents of surveillance or trespass photography then please report them to your local law enforcement agency. We have no information to suggest that this incident indicates malicious intentions, or poses a specific, credible threat to schools inside Wisconsin. Surveillance and planning have been linked with past attempts to commit violence in schools, although these actions, alone, do not necessarily indicate threats to school safety. Surveillance-related planning has been associated with various other criminal activities Respectfully, Office of School Safety https://www.doj.state.wi.us/oss firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the continued snow school is closed for Wednesday, January 23rd.
School is 2 hours late for Wednesday, January 23rd.
JAN 22, 2019 - Varsity Girls Basketball @ Crawford is postponed to JAN 29 | JV & C Team Girls Basketball @ Wauzeka is cancelled.
School is canceled for Tuesday January 22, 2019
ISO: Parents of children ages 0-5! Please remember to preregister by Wednesday, Jan. 30th for our Ages and Stages Parents Night! (February 5th at 5:00 pm). Check out our website for the flyer with registration link or call the elementary office! Thank you!
All youth basketball for Saturday, January 19th is cancelled for Kickapoo. We will not be hosting and we will not be traveling.
JV Boys Basketball practice today is cancelled. 1/18/19
JAN 18 - Girls Basketball - Boscobel @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO MONDAY JAN 21. It will be parent's night.
Jan 15, 2019 - Girls Basketball - Kickapoo @ Ithaca - POSTPONED TO JAN 24, 2019 (JV 6pm, Varsity 7:15pm)
JAN 15, 2019 - all after school activities are cancelled.
Since school is 2 hours late, our 5th grade Math Knowledge event is postponed until tomorrow. Per our Gifted and Talented network policy, we will move to our snow date of tomorrow, Jan. 16.
School is 2 hours late for Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019 - All after school activities are cancelled.
MS Wrestling @ Hillsboro has been postponed until January 31st. There will be practice tonight.
Current KASD Scholarship Recipients: Please submit your verification items for the Spring Semester. Lee Griffin Scholarship Recipients: Don't forget to fill out the verification form located in the "Scholarship Info" folder under "Documents" on the KASD web-site and submit to Debra along with your verification items. Thank you!
Girls BB Parent's Night - Friday, Jan 18th | Girls BB Senior Night - Saturday, Feb 9th | Boys BB Parent's Night - Thursday, Jan 31 | Boys BB Senior Night - Thursday, Feb 21
HS final exemption forms are available in the office. They are due Friday at 3:20 p.m. No late forms will be accepted.
Any FFA member interested in going to the Badger Hockey game Feb 9th, you must sign up in the Ag room by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th.
Senior pictures, senior quotes and baby pictures are due to Amber Dobbs for the yearbook by Jan. 16th.
MS students must have all missing assignments in by 8:00 a.m. Jan. 14th in order to go tubing for incentive day on Jan. 16th.
Monday Jan 7, 2019 | Varsity Girls - 3:00-4:30 - Elem Gym (JV optional practice with Varsity) | Varsity Boys - 3:00-4:30 - HS Gym (No JV Practice) | MS Girls - No Practice | HS Wresting - No Practice | MS Wrestling - Not going to Royall and no practice |
Junior ACT Review Starting on January 10th there will be weekly ACT review sessions during Resource. Schedules are posted around school and all Juniors should attend. These sessions are a great opportunity to help ACT scores improve!
FROM COACH CLEMENTS: Since school is cancelled, we won't be going to Royall for the MS Wrestling Meet.
The side roads continue to be ice covered and dangerous, school is canceled for Jan 7th
School is 2 hours late for Monday, January 7th, 2019
Kickapoo girls defeat La Farge 48-35 at home tonight!
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Wonewoc-Center 62-43 and Kickapoo Girls Basketball defeats De Soto 73-33 in Coach Wiegel’s 500th game!
School will be 2 hours late this morning, Monday December 3rd
Dec 1 - Boys Basketball - Cashton @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TBA. Fluctuating temps in the area are creating differences from one location to another, even slight changes in elevation. Very slippery spots remain.
Attention Kickapoo families...here is another site to access for those of you who were affected by the flood. We hope that some of you are finding some extra assistance through some of these resources. https://www.fhlbc.com/news/details/2018/11/19/federal-home-loan-bank-of-chicago-announces-$125-000-in-financial-assistance-for-flood-hit-communities-in-central-wisconsin
REMINDER - 4K Screening - Wed, Dec 5, 2018 - Please call 627-0107 to set up a screening time or let us know if you can't make it that day!
Reminder, there is a community meeting regarding the future of the pool. The engineering report will be presented at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday November 28th.
All Kickapoo clothing orders are due on Wednesday, November 21st. No late orders will be accepted due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The DPI responded to the school districts request for a school start date waiver. In spite of overwhelming support from the parent survey, 75 percent support for an early start date, DPI denied the request on the grounds that we cannot predict we will continue to have adverse weather events. If you support an earlier school start date call your elected officials next week and let your voice be heard.
FFA Fruit orders are due on Wednesday, November 7th to Mrs. Geary, Mrs. Gretebeck or Mr. Von Glahn.
The board will hold a special meeting on November 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. The meeting will be devoted to the results of an engineering report on the pool, interested community members should plan to attend. The board would like to hear from community members as they receive information that will help inform important decisions regarding the future of the facilities.
ELEMENTARY HALLOWEEN PARADE: The correct time of the Elementary Halloween Parade today is 2:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym.
The Kickapoo Area School District is seeking applications for a part-time (29 hours/ week) elementary special education teacher’s aide. Experience working with special needs children is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to provide a Wisconsin Special Education Aide license or be eligible for licensure. Starting pay is $12.26/hour. Applicants are required to submit: Letter of Application/Interest Resume Three Letters of Recommendation Douglas Olsen, District Administrator Kickapoo Area School District S6520 State Hwy 131 Viola WI 54664 Please call the District Office at 608-627-0102 or email email@example.com if you have questions regarding this position. Deadline to apply is 3:00 P.M. on Friday, November 9, 2018
Congratulations to Anelise Egge who medaled today with her 8th place finish at the WIAA State Cross Country Meet!
PEP RALLY: There will be a Pep Rally to send Anelise Egge off to Cross Country State at 3:10 p.m. today in the HS Gym.
FAN BUS for STATE CC There will be a fan bus sign up in the HS office for Saturday's CC State meet at the Ridges Golf Course in WI Rapids. Kickapoo students can ride for free and adults will be charged $5. Please sign up on the sheet in the office by the end of the day on Thursday.
Congratulations to Anelise Egge on her 1st place finish at today’s WIAA Sectional Meet at Durand. She has qualified to run at the WIAA State Meet next Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids! Official Results: https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Cross_Country/2018/gdurandsectional.pdf
Tonight’s tailgate party will be held in the all purpose room! Hope to see you there!
MS FB tonight at La Farge will start at 4:30pm.
The internet at school is down and may be for some time. Please call the offices if you are attempting to contact us for any reason. We can not receive emails at this time. Thank you. 627-1494
Kickapoo defeats Wonewoc-Center 3-1, the Panthers will take on Bangor, at Bangor, Thursday in the second round of regionals. Good luck Lady Panthers
WIAA Volleyball Regional Ticket Prices for tonight - $5 for everyone, children under six are $1.
The school start date survey will remain open until the end of the school day on Wednesday.
CONFERENCE CC SHIRTS $12.00 each up to XL $14.00 XXL or larger **youth sizes available Please specify sizes. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with order by noon TODAY!
REMINDER: Cross Country shirt orders need to be in to Mrs. Geary by noon TODAY, Monday, October 15th.
School Start Date Survey - Kickapoo Area Schools is seeking feedback regarding the School Start Date. Please take 30 seconds to read and answer this one question survey. We pleasantly ask that only those with current students enrolled at Kickapoo complete the survey and only one response is submitted per family. Thank you for your help! Survey Link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHMH55S
Annual Meeting Notice Kickapoo Area School District PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Kickapoo Area School District that the Annual Meeting will be held at said District for the transaction of such business as may lawfully come before it. It will be held in the Kickapoo District Conference Room belonging to said School District located in the Town of Kickapoo, Vernon County, Wisconsin, on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. directly following the Budget Hearing which will be held at the same time and place stated above. Dated this 10th day of October, 2018 Dan Chroninger, District Clerk
Walk to School day has been rescheduled for THURSDAY 10-11-18 due to rain in the forecast for Wednesday.
REMINDERS - Tues Oct 9, HS VB Parent's Night & MS VB Parent's Night - Thurs Oct 11, VB Senior Night - Fri Oct 12, Homecoming FB Game - Fri Oct 19, HS FB Parent's Night & FB Senior Night
Board agenda for Monday, October 8th posted in the News section.
MS VB - La Farge @ Kickapoo - Monday Oct 1 will start at 4:30pm...change from 5:00pm.
Varsity Football - Wonewoc-Center @ Kickapoo-La Farge From Aug 31...will be made up on Oct 19 @ 7:00pm @ Kickapoo.
All Cross Country practices for tonight have been CANCELED.
The Cross Country Meet for tonight has been postponed. There will be practice.
JV & C TEAM VB TOURNEY AT KICKAPOO ON MONDAY SEPT 17 IS CANCELLED. Two of three teams have to make up conference games that day.
The Kickapoo Area School District and the Board of Education have elected to waive all admission prices at the remaining fall athletic events at Kickapoo. Instead, there will be a free will donation jar at each event. All proceeds will go to area flood relief. Thank you for your continued support!
Starting Monday, September 17th the district will be adding 6 minutes to the end of the school day for the rest of the school year in order to make up the flood days. Release times will now be 3:21 and 3:26 for the elementary and for the ms/hs respectively.
Race Times for Tonight's CC Meet: 4:00 - MS Girls 4:30 - MS Boys 5:00 - HS Girls 5:30 - HS Boys
The school district will not have an early release on September 21. With the canceling of school and the Horse and Colt Show due to flooding, we will use that extra time to offset lost minutes of instruction.
I usually don’t post that we ARE having school, but given the unusual circumstances lately I am tonight! Mr O
MS VB Games on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled because we have not had practice yet. The first game will be Sept 17 @ Seneca.
HS & MS Cross Country from Sept 4 at Westby has been rescheduled to Sept 18 @ Westby.
Thursday, Sept 6 - HS FB, HS VB, HS CC, MS FB, and MS CC Practices WILL resume today, even though we did not have school. Normal time (3:30) for all. Musical practice tonight is also on. MS VB will start officially on Monday after school with an optional practice tomorrow after school. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER. Plan your route now, and if you can’t make it, let your coach know.
Buildings and Grounds meeting 9/7/18 at 7:15 a.m Agenda: Pool issues, Erosion
School is canceled for Thursday, water is beginning to recede but road checks will need to continue.
A notice to all families displaced by recent flooding, if you are staying with extended family, friends, or otherwise are in transition, please inquire at the office about potential services that are available. This may include; automatic qualification for free lunch, if new housing is not located within the district you may continue at Kickapoo with transportation.
Sept 8 - Kickapoo will not be attending the Lancaster VB tourney on Saturday Sept 8. We will not enough practice time before then.
Friday Sept 7 - Kickapoo-La Farge vs Riverdale @ Kickapoo has been moved to Monday Sept 10 @ 6:00pm.
Sept 5 - All Practices and after school activities are cancelled.
AP ENGLISH MESSAGE: AP English will start at 7:15 a.m. on the first day of school.
The radar looks unforgiving, with regrets school is canceled for Wednesday, September 5th. Be safe everyone, c’mon SUN
Sept 4, 2018 - All practices and after school activities today are cancelled. Please continue to monitor all announcements.
The school will be open today (9/4) until 3:00 for any new Elementary and MS/HS students students who would like to register or for students to pick up their schedules. Please be careful with the roads if you are coming in.
Formal teacher In-service activities are canceled for today.
Scheduled HS FB Practice on Tuesday Sept 4 will be from 3:45 to 6:00pm. Please keep on eye on all announcements as the weather unfolds.
Cross Country at Westby on Tues Sept 4 has been cancelled. Normal practice at 3:30-5:00.
Shrek Rehearsal: We will be having rehearsal for Shrek on Tuesday, Sept. 4th with all named characters (that do not have sporting events). We will be covering Act I from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the auditorium. We will cover Act II on Thursday, Sept. 6th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The middle school football scrimmage on Tuesday, Sept. 4, is postponed due to lack of practice. It will be made up on Thursday Sept 6 at La Farge at 5:00pm.
The pool will be closed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.
REMINDER: Just a reminder that the Labor Day Parade scheduled for today was canceled.
Do you need assistance with completing disaster relief forms? The Kickapoo High School computer lab will be open on Monday, September 3 from noon-3:00 p.m. to help community members report flood damage. There will be people to assist you with typing in the forms if needed.
Any new students should come and register on Tuesday from 7:30-3:30. Also MS/HS students may pick up their schedules then as well. Parents, please know we will be asking students for any school supplies/clothing, etc. needs they have when they return on Wednesday. Our thoughts are with everyone during this very difficult time and we will do all we can to make sure kids have what they will need.
The school will be open on the following dates and times for people to access the showers and get to supplies dropped off by the Red Cross and emergency management. Saturday 12-3, Sunday 10-3, and Monday 10-3.
Middle school volleyball practice will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 5th. Practice will run from 3:30 to 5:00.
All practices are CANCELLED FRIDAY. All practices will resume Tuesday. Kickapoo-La Farge will play football at Riverdale on Friday as normal. Make up FB game with Wonewoc-Center/Weston will be announced next week.
The District will be postponing the start of school to Wednesday, September 5th. Teachers will have a scheduled day of inservice on Tuesday, September 4th. We hope this will give more time for cleanup and inspection and repair of roads.
The power to the school is back on, but there are limited ways to get to the school. Some employees will be at the school on Friday. I know everyone wants information about if school will start on Tuesday, but right now we are gathering information to make the best decision we can. With more rain potentially in the forecast, patience is required. Please know we are conferring with emergency management and county officials to make these decisions.
Volunteers are needed in the Village of Viola as there are many people in need all over. If you are able to help please contact Beth Campbell at the Village hall in Viola. Thoughts with everyone in this difficult time.
8/31/18 - Football - CANCELLED Wonewoc-Center/Weston @ Kickapoo/La Farge CANCELLED. Make up info to follow.
Thursday 8/30/18 - Volleyball - La Farge @ Kickapoo has been cancelled. All practices at Kickapoo are also cancelled. Be safe.
8/29/18 - All practices and school related events are obviously cancelled. Please stay safe!
8/28/18 - All athletic events and practices at Kickapoo and La Farge today are canceled.
Due to flooding, and the impending rise of the Kickapoo river, and the west fork already flooding, the spaghetti supper is canceled for tonight. Formal in service activities for teachers are also canceled for today and tomorrow.
All band activities that were scheduled for this morning are cancelled.
8/28/18 - VOLLEYBALL Kickapoo @ Wonewoc is CANCELLED. Make up TBA
MS FB Practice Starts August 23 at 5 pm @ Kickapoo
The pool will close at 3:30 each day 8/21 - 8/24. Also a reminder that the pool will be closed from 8/27 - 9/3. The pool will open for regular school hours on 9/4. Please check the school website for any scheduling changes and updates. Thank you!
MS VB Practice - Middle School Volleyball practice will officially start on the first day of school, September 4th, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. There will be an optional practice on Thursday, August 30th from 3:30 to 5:00. All practices will take place in the elementary gym. Due to the number of 7th & 8th graders playing Volleyball, gym space, playing time, etc, we will NOT be offering volleyball to 6th graders.
Scholarship Recipients: If you have not already done so, please send your Fall semester verification items to Melissa Powell in the District Office so she can process your scholarship checks. Thank you!
Sorry for the inconvenience, but the pool will close at 3:30 on Monday, August 20th. Thank you!
The first day of MS FB practice will be August 23 at 5 pm @ Kickapoo.
Students going into grades 6 through 12 can pick up their schedules on Wed., Aug. 22nd between 7:30AM - 4:30PM. New students can also register and speak with Mr. Donovan to schedule classes.
Instead of holding a traditional in person meeting, please review the Beginning of the Year Athletic Information available in the Documents Section: http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/o/kickapoo/browse/11658
Athletic Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open. Here is the link to the registration page (also available on the KAS Athletic webpage): https://kickapoo-ar.rschooltoday.com
Summer strength and conditioning will remain the same time for the last two weeks of class due to large class sizes.
Pool Updates......The Kickapoo pool will be closing at 5:00 (weekdays) August 13 - 24th. The pool will be closed from August 27th - September 4th. Normal pool hours will resume on September 5th. *Please check the website for any changes and updates to the schedule. Thank you!
The Babysitting Class will be having a Meet & Greet this Wed., July 25th, from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. in the elementary cafeteria for people with children who are in need of babysitters.
T-ball is cancelled for tonight. The last practice will be in Viola next Thursday night.
Football Camp and 1st Week of Practice Info available in the NEWS section: http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/article/54012?org=kickapoo
The pool will close at 3:00 on 7/10. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The district is advertising for a high school math teacher due to Mrs. Griffin accepting a position at the Westby School District. Applicants can apply through WECAN. Please share widely!
The pool will be closed on July 4th. Happy 4th of July!
The pool will be closed on Sunday and Monday, June 24 & 25.
June 21, 2018 - ALL Summer Baseball, Softball, and TeeBall are cancelled.
The Pool will be closed Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22.
June 20, 2018 10U, 12U and 14U baseball will played at the North Crawford school instead of Soldiers Grove Game times will be the same 10U at 4:00, 12U at 5:00, and 14U at 6:30.
JUNE SUMMER ART CANCELLED: Just a reminder that the June session of Summer Art has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
STATE TRACK RESULTS: Congratulations to Ayden Fleeharty who placed 6th today in pole vault at the State Track Meet!
STATE TRACK RESULTS: Congratulations to Wyley Wagner who placed 3rd in the D3 Triple Jump today with a jump of 44'2.5"!
High School Track athletes can start bringing their washed uniforms in to Mrs. Geary ASAP. A fine of $55.00 will be added to your checkout sheet if these are not in by Friday.
8th grade graduation tonight starts at 7:00 p.m.. Students please be here at 6:40 p.m.
Sports Physicals will be held at the LaFarge High School tomorrow from 5:30-7:30PM. The cost is $20. This is a good time to get them done and at a low cost.
Due to lack of numbers, there will be no 14 and under summer softball.
REMINDER: Tuesday, May 29th is the High School Incentive Day. Students are reminded to bring their own lunch if they didn't sign up for one from school.
The Kickapoo School District is still looking for a middle school social studies and science teacher for the 2018-19 school year. We are looking for a staff member that will be a great fit with our current staff. If you are seeking a teaching job with; competitive pay and benefits, a great group of colleagues, and a top notch work environment, look no further. Middle school teaching is not for the faint of heart, but these kids are fun to watch as they grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Start down your road to becoming a PANTHER now, contact Mr. Mithum if you are interested or apply through WECAN.
Hello, We wanted parents to know that we practiced our second school safety lockdown of the year today. This may generate some discussion at home about what happened and any thoughts surrounding it. Thank you!
Monday, May 21, 2019 - Baseball - Kickapoo @ Weston - CANCELLED.
JV baseball today is cancelled. Wauzeka does not have enough players.
Anyone who is interested in the Tractor Safety class in Viroqua in June should see Mr. Kast to get a registration form.
Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing baseball this summer, please see Mr. Wiegel for a sign up sheet.
Cheerleading tryouts will be May 29th-June 1st. Those entering grades 9-12 who are interested please sign up on the Art room Door.
Softball today (May 17) at Ithaca is cancelled. Baseball will be played as scheduled.
Viterbo will be offering a Volleyball Camp here at Kickapoo June 11-13 for girls entering Grades 6-12. See Mrs. Matthes or Ms. Schullo for a pamphlet.
Summer Strength and Conditioning will be starting on Monday, June 4th. Please bring your Summer Strength and Conditioning sheet into Mrs. Geary by next Wednesday, May 23rd.
The pool will be closed on 5/16. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The MS Track Party will be Tuesday, May 22 after school until 5:30. Please have athletes bring their team shirt for a picture and swimsuit and towel for swimming.
Cheerleading tryouts will be May 29th-June 1st. Those entering grades 9-12 who are interested, please sign up on the Art room Door
The pool will be closed on Sunday, May 13th for Mother's Day.
Four Middle School Future Entrepreneurs teams each received $500 to start businesses. Evelyn Hajzl (Writing in Style); Lauryn Sumwalt (Slime Essentials); Jace Dean and Nolan Alexander (DNA Hydrographics); Jayla Nagel, Helen Clements, and Madilynn Montgomery (Driftless Floral) have been working hard to prepare business plans. On Thursday, May 10, they had to present their ideas at a CESA 3 function in Lancaster where they received positive feedback as well as the VISA cards. The money is available from a state grant that CESA 3 was awarded. The teams will continue developing their businesses over the summer and then present in November in front of a "Shark Tank" type audience. Congratulations to these students and their advisor Mrs. Olsen, good luck in the "Tank"
MS track meet as Cashton tomorrow. Bus will be leaving at 8:30, please be to school by 8:15. There will be no long jump or triple jump. Due to limited space, only those participating in the meet are able to ride the bus.
May 11 - Baseball - Kickapoo @ Weston - POSTPONED TO Monday May 21 May 11 - Softball - Kickapoo @ Weston - POSTPONED TO Wednesday May 16
The Kickapoo School District is accepting sealed bids for a 2003 IC 59 passenger bus. The bus has a 444 engine with 166,703 miles, it is 27,500 GVWR. Sealed bids should be sent to the attention of Mr. Olsen at S6520 State Hwy 131, Viola Wi. Bids are due at 3:00 p.m. on June 8th. The board will open and act on the bids at the June 11th board meeting, the board reserves the right to reject any/all bids in its sole discretion.
Tomorrow's Fun Friday Dress Up Day (May 11th) is Cowboy/Western Day.
YEARBOOKS ARE IN! The 2018 Kickapoo yearbooks have arrived and can be picked up from Mr. Starkey. If you didn't pre-order a yearbook and would like to get one, they are for sale for $45.
Champion Games @ Boscobel on Friday May 11 has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday May 14.
Boscobel has moved their HS Track Meet from Friday, May 11 to Thursday, May 10 to avoid the weather. Thursday, May 10 - HS TR @ Boscobel Coaches Meeting - 3:00pm Field Events - 3:30pm Races - 4:00pm
Kickapoo High School was named a Silver award winner as one of US News and World Reports Best High Schools in America for 2018. Kickapoo has been an award for 11 of the 12 years that US News has used their methodology. This is the fourth time that Kickapoo has been awarded a Silver award. GO PANTHERS!
MS SB NEW DATE: May 24 - Viroqua @ Kickapoo - 4:30pm 2 - 5 inning games
MS TR at North Crawford from May 3 has been schedule to Wednesday, May 9th.
May 4 - HS Baseball & HS Softball @ Weston has been POSTPONED TO MAY 11. (MS Softball @ Viroqua is still on as of now.)
No MS track practice tonight, May 3rd.
May 3 - Baseball & Softball @ Crawford - POSTPONED TO MAY 8 (BB @ Kickapoo, SB @ Crawford)
May 3 - MS Track @ Crawford - POSTPONED
Reminder: Summer School registration forms are due to the elementary office by Friday, May 4th.
Due to tonight's NHS banquet, MS track practice will go until 5 pm.
CORRECTION: The 6th & 7th Grade Field Trip to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve that was postponed today (May 2) is reschedule to MAY 22 (not May 29).
All students going to state solo and ensemble on Saturday, your permission slips for riding the bus or with parents are due tomorrow, May 3rd.
NHS Meal & Induction Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Scholarship Night 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
Baseball and Softball tonight (May 1) at New Lisbon will start at 4:30...bus leaves at 3:00.
The May 2 6th & 7th Grade Field Trip to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve has been postponed to May 29.
POOL ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 ~ The pool will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd due to the National Honor Society Banquet.
Please check the pool schedule due to recent changes. The last day the pool will be open will be Wednesday, May 25th. Summer pool hours will be posted at a later date.
Great job to the bands and choirs at contest yesterday! HS band and choir earned 1st ratings, MS band a choir earned 2nd ratings. Thanks again for your strong efforts!
FFA Officer Nomination form are due to Mr. Kast by 3:30 on Thursday of this week. If you are interested in running for an FFA office next year, and did not get a form, please see Mr. Kast.
Seniors and 8th graders please turn in your Brewer game permission slip and payment in by the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25th.
Large group contest is in Westby tomorrow! Please bring/wear your dress clothes. Middle School band and choir we need to be leaving before school starts if possible. Please be to school by 7:45 a.m.
Good luck to our athletes tonight! Var BB & SB at Wonewoc-Center 5:00, bus 3:30 Var TR Meet 4:15
NEW DATE: May 1 - Baseball & Softball - Kickapoo @ New Lisbon - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 19 - Baseball & Softball - Kickapoo @ Seneca - POSTPONED TO MAY 15 @ 5:00PM Softball vs. Royall on May 15 is Cancelled.
The Riverdale Middle School Track Invite for Friday April 20th has been cancelled and will NOT be made up.
School is two hours late for Thursday, April 19
Kickapoo Area School District will be closing at 12:30 PM today, 4/18/18; Evening Activities Cancelled
Baseball & Softball from today is postponed to May 10 at La Farge...two 5 inning games starting at 4:30
Screenagers Rescheduled Due to the impending weather, tomorrow, the showing of Screenagers has been rescheduled to April 25th. Same time, same place.
MS Track at Crawford on Tuesday is cancelled...There will still be practice until 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Monday Apr 16 - BB & SB - La Farge @ Kickapoo - Postponed to Tuesday, Apr 17th. Tuesday Apr 17 - BB & SB - Brookwood @ Kickapoo - CANCELLED (to make room for the La Farge game)
There will be MS Track practice today, Monday, April 16th, until 5 p.m.
Lee Griffin Track Meet @ Kickapoo on Monday is cancelled.
The pool will be closed on Sunday, April 15th.
Due to the impending weather Prom has been postponed until April 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but student safety is our highest priority.
Saturday’s baseball games at Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
EARLY RELEASE: Just a reminder that today, Wednesday, April 11th, is a 1:00 p.m. early release.
Track @ North Crawford on Tuesday Apr 10 has been postponed to Apr 19.
Baseball and Softball - North Crawford @ Kickapoo from Monday has been moved to Tuesday, April 10 5:00pm (SB @ Viroqua on Tuesday is cancelled)
Swimming Reminder: All K-5 elementary P.E. classes will be swimming during P.E. from April 9 - April 27. Please remember to pack suits/towels in a separate bag on their P.E. days.
MS Track @ Viroqua on April 9th has been CANCELLED.
There will be no MS Track Practice today, Friday, April 6th.
Baseball & Softball tonight (April 5, 2018) has been postponed.
Var TR Invitational at Wisconsin Heights tomorrow, April 6th, is cancelled.
Summer Strength and Conditioning: Summer Strength and Conditioning sign up sheets are in the office. Please pick them up if you are interested. They are due May 23rd to Mrs. Geary.
Middle School Track Practice will be done at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th instead of 5:30 p.m.
The Kickapoo/La Farge Football Program has an opening for a head high school football coach for this fall’s season starting in August. Must possess knowledge and strategies of football and have the ability to organize learning opportunities for student-athletes to develop skills. If interested please email a letter of interest to Kent Petersen, email@example.com
HS Track Athletes: Please bring practice clothes and swimming suits and towels for practice today.
School is 2 hours late for Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The KHS Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 4th will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the KHS gym.
There will be a 1:00 early release today, April 3rd. All after school activities are cancelled.
There will be a 1:00 p.m. Early Release on Wednesday, March 28th. There will be no school on March 29th or 30th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 2nd.
There is NO track meet at Richland Center tomorrow, March 27th.
Donkey basketball will be April 22nd. Tickets can be purchased in the MS/HS office for $7.00 each.
There are leftover HS yearbooks from last year on sale for $35.00. See Mr. Starkey or a yearbook member to purchase one.
Correction:Boys and Girls Basketball Awards Night will be Monday, MARCH 26 (not April) @ 6:30pm in the Auditorium.
Boys and Girls Basketball Awards Night will be Monday, April 26 @ 6:30pm in the Auditorium.
Extra Note: Because of the size of our MS and HS swing choir groups, we will be performing in the new auditorium, not site 3 (MS choir room). All other events will stay in the scheduled rooms.
REMINDER: 5th grade Band parent meeting TONIGHT, March 8th, in the Elementary Cafetorium at 7 p.m.
School is 2 hours late for Tuesday, March 6th
Kickapoo Area Schools will be closing at 2:00pm today. All after school activities are cancelled. 3/5/18
5th Grade Band Parent Meeting: We are going to reschedule our 5th grade Beginning Band meeting that was scheduled for tonight to Thursday, March 8th, at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Cafetorium.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Iowa-Grant 68-58 and advances to Round 2 of the WIAA playoffs...Kickapoo @ De Soto, Friday, March 2, 7:00pm tip.
FFA activities will be Monday! Wear your FFA t-shirt or your favorite tractor t-shirt. Do NOT drive your tractor...we will have that later this spring.
WIAA Girls Basketball at Potosi will be played as scheduled!
School is closed for Friday Feb. 23rd
School is 2 hours late for Friday, Feb. 23rd
Boys Basketball tonight (2/22/18) @ De Soto has been cancelled. Practices at Kickapoo will still be held as scheduled.
The Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the Iowa-Grant Lady Panthers 65-63! Kickapoo moves on to play @ Potosi Friday night (Feb 23) @ 7:00pm in WIAA Regional Round 2.
Drive Your Tractor to School Day has been postponed for this week and will be rescheduled for a later date.
The ski trip for Wednesday, February 21st, is still on as scheduled.
GBB Regionals Iowa-Grant @ Kickapoo - POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, FEB 21 @ 7:00PM
A decision regarding tonight's GBB regional game will be made later today.
School is canceled for Tuesday, February 20, Stay Safe!
After watching the incoming weather and discussing with our superintendent today, it’s been decided to move our 5th grade instrument testing to next week Monday and Tuesday, February 26 & 27.
All after school activities are cancelled. 2/19/18
The 11/12 PE Field Trip for this afternoon has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Ithaca just informed us they do not have enough for C Team tonight, so there will be no C Team BBB game @ 5:00. JV will stay @ 6:00, with Varsity @ 7:15.
ELEMENTARY TRACK & FIELD DAY: Elementary Track and Field Day will be held on May 16 this year.
Parents/Students have until February 23 to order yearbooks. They may be purchased online at jostensyearbooks.com or by seeing Mr. Starkey.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Royall in the battle of the Panthers!
School is running 2 hours late, Friday, February 9th
FEB 8 - MS & HS Girls Basketball games (Weston @ Kickapoo) are cancelled, make-up TBA. All practices at Kickapoo are still on. MS WR at N Crawford is also still on at this point.
There will NOT be MS GBBB practice tonight, Feb. 7, 2018.
Feb 8 - MS GBB will start at 5:00pm
There will be no MS GBB practice today, February 5, and the pizza party will be held on Wednesday night, February 7, after school.
Reminder: Community Track meeting & discussion. 6:15pm tonight in KHS Auditorium.
Current Scholarship Recipients: A reminder to please submit your verification materials so that you can receive your Spring scholarship funds.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat North Crawford 48-30!
Any schedule changes must be done this week. No schedule changes will be accepted after Friday.
Seniors: Reminder that you need to turn in your baby picture, senior picture and senior quote to Megan Gallimore by Jan. 31st.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the De Soto Pirates 63-21!
Due to no school Monday, the menu has changed a bit for the week. Please visit our website to see the current menu. http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/dining
Monday 1/22/18 - MS GBB Basketball @ De Soto is Cancelled. All practices are also cancelled.
School is closed for Monday, January 22
The pool will be closed tonight, Jan 18, 2018.
The Girls Basketball game from Jan 11 has been rescheduled to Jan 30 - Kickapoo @ Seneca - JV @ 6:00 - Varsity @ 7:15.
School is running two hours late this morning, Monday, January 15
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Weston 74-22.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Kickapoo PTO's Family Fun Night is Wednesday, February 7th. More details to follow.
EXEMPTION FORMS DUE TODAY: All HS Semester Exam Exemption forms are due to the office by the end of the day today, Friday, January 12th.
School will release at 1 pm today, all after school activities and games are canceled.
The Vernon Electric Scholarship is due Jan. 17th. If you want Mr. Donovan to mail it for, it must be in to him by the end of the day on the 15th.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers take down the Royall Lady Panthers 51-35!
Preschool screening is January 17. Details can be found in the News section.
MS Girls Basketball practice will be in the ELEMENTARY GYM tonight, NOT at the Community Building. 1/8/18
DRAMA CLUB PRACTICE: A reminder that Drama Practice starts after school from 3:30-4:30 in the auditorium today.
SEMESTER EXAM EXEMPTION FORMS: Exemption forms will be handed out today. They are due at the end of the school day Friday, Jan. 12th.
Congrats to Jalen Alexander on scoring his 1000th point tonight! Please join us on Friday Jan 12 before the Weston game to honor this excellent milestone. Game time is 7:00 pm as there is no JV game that night.
52-27 Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeated La Farge last night to improve to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play.
MENU CHANGES: The menus for both January 15 & 16 have been changed & updated on the app & webpage. Please make note of this.
Middle school bird seed fundraiser is due tomorrow. If you need to, you can collect money when you deliver the items.
Reminder from Mrs. Geary & Mr. Lee for 6th grade P.E. to bring swimming suit and towel as we will begin swimming Tuesday, January 2nd.
Mrs. Walter's Zero Hour AP English Class for Tuesday, January 2nd is CANCELLED due to the weather.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Westby 56-45!
Come see the 7-1 Boys Basketball Team play the 4-1 Seneca Indians tonight!
The Annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. tonight. Monetary gifts and/or non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated. Donations will go to local organizations.
La Farge called at 3:30pm and said they do not have enough for JV tonight, so JV game os cancelled. Varsity game will start at 7:15pm.
There is NO 4th Grade basketball practice today, Friday, December 15th.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the Wauzeka-Steuben Horents 50-46.
No MS BBB practice today, Wednesday, December 13th.
JV BBB Practice will be in the elementary gym tonight at 3:50 p.m.
The Elementary Holiday Concert is today, December 12th, at 1:45 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the New Lisbon Rockets 57-43.
FFA Fruit Money: All FFA fruit sales money must be turned in by this Friday, December 15th to Mr. Kast.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Cashton 67-48 to improve to 6-0.
MS BB Shirts For Sale: If interested, please get your order to Mrs. Geary by this coming Friday, December 15th. http://5il.co/2guk
75-36 Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats North Crawford.
MS BBB Practice: There will be no MS BBB practice on Wednesday, December 6th.
Kickapoo Boys Basketball defeats Wonewoc-Center 64-41!
Students applying to UW Richland and UW Baraboo have until Dec. 4th to apply and have the application fee waived.
7th & 8th Grade GBB Practice: There is 7th and 8th grade girls basketball practice tomorrow night in the elementary gym from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the Seneca Indians 36-35!
There is a 1:00 p.m. early release today and no school November 23rd and 24th. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Kickapoo Panthers defeat the Coulee Christian Eagles, 61-46!
Please see the recent article on the app. under the news section regarding the annual meeting and your taxes. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Weston does not have enough for JV boys Basketball right now, so the JV Game on Dec 1 has been cancelled and the varsity game will start at 7:00pm.
Kickapoo Lady Panthers defeat the Wonewoc-Center Wolves 52-27!
Senior Pics Due: Senior pictures for the Yearbook are due by December 17th.
Yearbooks on Sale Through Tomorrow: HS Yearbooks are currently $39. After Friday, November 17th, they will be $45. This is the only sale this year, so get them today!
Hillsboro does not have enough for JV Girls Basketball, so on Monday Nov 20: JV game CANCELLED...Varsity moved to 7:00pm start time.
Monday NOV 20 - Hillsboro does not have enough to play JV GBB, so the JV game on Monday is cancelled and the varsity game will start at 7:00pm at Hillsboro.
Middle School Girls Basketball Players: There will be no tournament this weekend at Weston due to deer hunting. The Weston tournament has been moved to December 2nd.
No practice tonight for MS Boys Basketball.
Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, November 10th.
P/T Conferences: Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held tonight and Thursday night from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
The football awards banquet will be on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at Kickapoo. Hope to see you there. Seniors bring drinks, juniors desserts, sophomores salads or chips, and freshmen bring drinks.
VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: The annual Veterans Day Program will be held on Thursday, November 9th at 10:50 a.m. in the HS Gym.
Seniors, the Rural Route popcorn will be in on Monday, Nov. 6. Plan to attend a class meeting on Monday during resource to pick up your order for delivery. If you need to pick up earlier than resource, please see Mrs. Martin on Monday during snack break.
Congratulations to Sylvia Peterson, Jessica Coulthard and Becca Baker for being awarded All Conference in volleyball. Vessa Pralle for being awarded Honorable Mention and Olivia Swanson for receiving the All Conference Sportsmanship Award.
End of the Quarter: Just a reminder that the end of first quarter will be this Friday, November 3rd.
There will be a financial aid & FAFSA workshop at UW-Richland Center on Thurs., Nov. 2nd from 5:30-7:00PM. See Mr. Donovan if you have questions.
The financial aid meeting will be Nov. 8th from 5-7 at Western Technical College in Viroqua. Please see Mr. Donovan for a handout.
Retake picture day is tomorrow. If you did not have your pictures taken, please stop in the office for a picture form. Those students who had their picture taken and want retakes, should bring their original picture packet with them on retake day.
Music Department pizza sales money is due to Mr. Smith or Mrs. Miller by tomorrow, Friday, October 20th.
Anyone interested in Wrestling this winter needs to sign up in the HS office with Marla by Friday. This is for both middle and high school students.
There will be a HS Boys Basketball meeting in Mr. Petersen’s room from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Monday, October 23rd.
High School Football Equipment hand-in will be tonight at 4 pm. Please bring ALL of your WASHED equipment in as well as the money you still owe for parents night flowers.
REMINDER: There will be a 1:00 p.m. early release today, October 18,2017.
Kickapoo Panthers Volleyball team defeats North Crawford 3-0 in WIAA Regional Round 1. They advance to play @ River Ridge on Thursday, Oct 19 @ 7:00pm.
VB Regionals: Come on out tonight and support our volleyball team as they are in Regional action against North Crawford! Game time at 7 p.m.
Thanks to everyone who bought pizzas and came out Saturday to make pizzas for our big music fundraiser. We sold 2050 pizzas and they were assembled in 4 hours! Money is due this Friday, Oct. 20th.
JUDGES NEEDED: The Kickapoo Gifted & Talented Program is in need of judges for upcoming events. If interested, please contact Sarah Wallace at 627-0129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETAKES: Picture Retake day is set for Tuesday, October 24th.
JOSTENS: Jostens will be here on Wednesday, October 11, to meet with the Freshmen regarding class rings and the Seniors regarding graduation.
SWIMMING REMINDER: Just a reminder that elementary swimming starts this week and runs for the next 3 weeks. Please send a suit and towel for your child on their gym days.
Jostens Meetings: Jostens will be here Monday at 9:25 to meet with Freshmen wanting to order class rings and Seniors at 9:40 for graduation orders.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPIRIT NIGHT: If it is pouring rain tonight, the Elementary School Spirit Night at the Homecoming football game will be cancelled.
WE'RE GOING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: We are very excited to announce we currently have 34 travelers enrolled with 6 spots remaining for our Dominican Republic Trip 2019. Once we get to 40 we will then create a waiting list. Please remember to use promo code DOM400 and if you are choosing to add insurance to do so after you enroll. Please email Mr. Martinson at email@example.com with any questions.
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY: Friday's dress up day is School Spirit Day. Wear those Panther colors with pride!
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TRIP: Sunday is the last day to sign up for the Dominican Republic Trip. We have 34 travelers already signed up with only six more spots available.
HOMECOMING DANCE: The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 8-Midnight. The Grand March will held at 9 p.m. Admission cost is $5.
It's National Walk to School Day! If interested in participating, please meet at the Viola Community Building by 7:30 a.m. this morning and we'll walk together to school.
Kickapoo Volleyball beats Ithaca 3-0!
Please see Boscobel CC Updates in the NEWS section of the App and Website...http://www.kickapoo.k12.wi.us/article/26369?org=
TIME CHANGE: There has been a time change for Friday nights' School Spirit Night. Elementary students are to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the bleachers.
Reminder that homecoming guest sheets are due Wednesday at 3:30 PM.
JV FB tonight at Wauzeka is cancelled.
2017 Homecoming Court: This year's Homecoming Court will be announced on Monday morning during the announcements.
Tonight's Cross Country Results are available in the document section of the Kickapoo Website and App.
HOMECOMING COURT VOTING: HS Fall athletes will be voting for Homecoming Court on Friday, September 28th during Resource Period. King/Queen voting will be on Wednesday, October 4th during lunch.
Pizza Order Forms: Order forms are due TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 27th, to Mrs. Miller/Mr. Smith. No money is due at this time.
Letter Jackets: A rep from Meca Sportswear will be here tomorrow, September 26, from 12 - 12:30 in the AP Room to take letter jacket orders. A $100 deposit is required.
Football Parent's Night AND Senior Night will also be on Oct 6 with Homecoming. We will introduce parent's at 6:40pm. Parent's, please be on the field at 6:35pm.
VB Parent's Night will be Oct 3. We will introduce parent's between the JV & V matches. VB Senior Night will be Oct 5.
JV Football on Monday Sept 25 is cancelled.
The JV Football game for Monday, September 25, has been cancelled.
Yearbook Deal: Order forms for HS Yearbooks are available in the office. If ordered by tomorrow, Friday, September 22nd, and personalized, students will get up to 4 icons free. Yearbooks are $39.
Coach Gehrke just got word there WILL be a MS Race on Thursday at RC. Boys and Girls MS: 4:30 Girls HS: 5:00 Boys HS: 5:45 Awards in the school soon after finish of the Boys race
The Cross Country clothing orders are in. Please see Mrs. Geary to pick up your orders. She will be in her room before school this morning to hand them out.
The yearly Music Pizza Fundraiser is underway! See a music student or Mrs. Miller/ Mr. Smith to order! Money from this fundraiser go toward band trips, choir trips, honors events, accompanists, etc... Orders are due Sept. 27th. Thank you for your support!