Join us next week as we celebrate the Class of 2023 with the EASD Senior Stroll! Thursday, June 1 at 1 p.m., downtown Elkhorn. Come on down and hoot and holler and show our graduating seniors how proud of them we are.
Have a BIG (little) Elk fan? Sign them up for the Elkhorn Youth Cheer Program! All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2023-24 school year are invited to sign up. Visit tinyurl.com/youth-cheer-23 to learn more and sign your kiddo up!
MSOE is offering a $300 discount to Elkhorn 10th-12th grade families who sign up for their week-long, residential, academic summer camps. Camps explore a range of STEM fields. Visit tinyurl.com/msoe-easd to find the perfect camp for you! Use Discount Code ELKHORN23 when registering.
Yesterday we announced that EASD had been awarded the first #EnergyCLASSPrize through the US Department of Energy - we’re one of only 25 school districts in the nation to receive this award. Going forward, our team of Energized Elks staff and students will receive training from @energygov to identify, plan, and implement critical upgrades in our school facilities. What does that look like in EASD? Prioritizing rehabilitating our historic buildings, reducing our carbon footprint, exploring alternative energy sources sensitive to the protected marsh and wildlife area between the Middle School and High School grounds, improving air quality and learning environments districtwide, and reshaping our ongoing Capital Improvement Plan model. As part of the American-Made Program, this @energygov prize provides funding to 25 of the nation’s schools to support critical clean energy infrastructure and health improvements. Better facilities pave the way for better learning environments and better educational outcomes. Elkhorn will serve as an example for rural districts throughout the country. #EnergyClassPrize #RenewAmericasSchools #DepartmentofEnergy #1Herd
For those in our community in need of nourishment, a group of our neighbors is hosting a Community Meal Program at Matheson Memorial Library. On the second Saturday of the month, all are welcome to enjoy good company and a good meal. Meals are hosted between 12:30 - 2 p.m. on June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 11, and December 9. If you have questions or would like to get involved by hosting a meal, please email ElkhornCommunityMeal@gmail.com
Elkhorn National Honor Society members visited the Aurora Elkhorn Clinic this weekend to spread a little joy and say thank you to our community nurses. Happy Nurses Week from EASD!
Don't forget! 2023 Graduation Yard Signs are now on sale! Head over to Overwear and place your order. Let's show the Class of 2023 some love! Purchase yours at: https://www.overwearapparel.com/store/p1148/Elkhorn_High_School_Graduate_Yard_Sign_%21.html
Registration is now open for Elkhorn Youth Cheer Camp! All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2023-24 school year are invited to sign up. Youth Cheer Camp will be held July 10-13 in the EAHS Cheer Gym. Visit easdcommunity.recdesk.com to learn more and sign up. You can find Cheer Camp listed under Youth Programs.
Little Elks Preschool is back! EAHS Child Development I and II classes are hosting Little Elks Preschool May 16-19 and May 23-26. We will have activities planned for your child to engage in! Our high school students will take turns teaching and planning. We will be running our preschool in the high school Suchy gym Tuesday- Friday from 8:45-11 a.m. Potty-trained children between 3-5 are invited to enroll. Additional info and registration are available online at tinyurl.com/little-elks-23. Contact Stacy Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-741-9049 if you have questions.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our SUPURB office staff! Thank you for all you do for our students, staff, families, and community!
EAST (Elkhorn Autism Support Team) invites you to join them on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the Friends Room at Matheson Memorial Library for the Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group. Contact email@example.com for more info.
EASD is showing up for Autism Acceptance Month!
This week's "True Blue" activity: Blue Building Challenge! Share your "True Blue" moment by posting on social media with the hashtags #TogetherWeCan or #JoinHands4Kids.
Exciting new opportunity! Options Virtual Charter School has partnered with Gateway Technical College to offer an ONLINE Liberal Arts Associate of Arts transfer program. You can earn your associates degree before you graduate high school and easily transfer to a four-year college at junior status with 60 general education credits! Learn more about this great new program, that could save your family THOUSANDS in tuition fees, by visiting options.elkhornschools.org and scheduling a pre-enrollment meeting!
Congratulations to EAHS sophomore Parker Christensen, who has been placed on USA Today's National Tennis Player of the Year watchlist! https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/highschool/sports-awards/2023/04/13/2022-23-usa-today-hssa-girls-tennis-watch-list/11634524002/ #1herd #goelks
We're excited to announce that Jenny Wehmeir, certified instructor/proctor, will once again be offering a ServSafe Manager certification course this summer! Register by June 5, 2023 to secure your spot! easdcommunity.recdesk.com
Do you have a four-year-old ready to start school? Enrollment is now open for four-year-old kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Students turning four on or before September 1 are eligible to enroll. Visit tinyurl.com/elkhorn-4K to enroll your little one!
This week's "True Blue" activity: Edible Blue Finger Paint! Share your "True Blue" moment by posting on social media with the hashtags #TogetherWeCan or #JoinHands4Kids.
Calling All Three-Year-Olds! Elkhorn’s Playgroup is looking for you! This program is a playgroup consisting of five students with special needs and five typically developing students. It meets twice a week for two hours a day at Jackson Elementary School in Mrs. Kitzmiller’s classroom. During this program, play-based learning will expose students to literacy, gross and fine motor, and language development activities. This model allows for enrichment for all children who participate in the program. Research shows that these blended classrooms provide benefits for all children who participate. To be eligible to attend: Children should be age three by September 1, 2023, and toilet trained. Registration is limited to five students per session, and a lottery system will be utilized to determine placement. The lottery will be held on May 15, 2023, and families will be notified by May 19, 2023, if their child is selected to attend. Families of peer models will need to provide their own transportation to and from school. Playgroup Sections: Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:00 am Wed/Fri 9:00-11:00 am Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:00- 3:00 pm. Register online at tinyurl.com/playgroup-23-24 Please contact Jill Kitzmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.
EASD invites you to take the "True Blue" pledge in April, for Family Strengthening Month! From science experiments to movies to books to art activities, there are many fun ways you and your family can show your true blue colors! Every Blue activity you do, in April or beyond, can be a moment of reflection, appreciation, and celebration for you and your family. Share your "True Blue" moment by posting on social media with the hashtags #TogetherWeCan or #JoinHands4Kids.