April 30, 2021
"In the best schools, everyone in every position is a teacher. There are dozens of job titles, but they all share the same role: CHANGE A KID'S LIFE." Bowman
Dear Southern Door Community,
Southern Door has been unique this year by being in school every day. This took a lot of planning last summer, professional development, and the commitment of our staff to ensure that our procedures protected the health and safety of everyone here at school. Our staff's dedication, passion, and willingness to do whatever it took to learn new things, allowed our students to experience academic success, and participate in many of their normal activities, under modified conditions. The Southern Door staff are an inspiration to many.

As part of their observation of the upcoming National Staff Appreciation Week, the Board of Education recently issued this special acknowledgement of their efforts:
“The Southern Door Board of Education would like to extend both our gratitude and appreciation to the Southern Door Staff for their dedication and commitment to our students.

This year, more than ever, we gratefully admire the creative ways that they have effectively balanced their time, prioritizing academics and social & emotional learning needs while also providing support services in nutrition, health & safety, facility needs, and transportation.
While there have been many challenges during this pandemic, and probably more to come, we are impressed by their dedication, their incredible efforts, the innovations and new practices they have implemented, and the continued relationships they develop with students and their families. As a district, we are grateful for their strength, positivity, expertise, and caring day in and day out, providing students with an environment where they are encouraged to not only reach their potential, but to exceed it!
The educational experiences and positive influences our Southern Door Staff extend far past the walls of a classroom, and provide our students with the skills needed to accomplish their goals and dreams. Working in education is one of the noblest professions, and we thank them for choosing Southern Door as their home.” April 19, 2021
As we move into the last three weeks of school, we hope you will take some time before the year ends to show your appreciation to the staff members that are a part of your child’s life and comprise our Eagle Proud, Eagle Strong school community! 

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Board of Education Summary
*Mental Health Facebook LIve
*Hiring Now for 2021-2022
*All-Conference Volleyball Awards
*Student Council Blood Drive
*Girls Basketball Camp
*District Selected for AmeriCorps
*Free Tree Distribution at SD - May 8

Community Events: Farmers to Families Free Food Event; Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Ballgame; B.U.G. Fire Dept. Fundraiser; Gardner & SD Recycling Day; Belgian Days Run/Walk
Board of Education Meeting Summary
Please click on this link to access a summary of the April 19th meeting.

Please click on this link to access the Superintendent's Good News Report.
Facebook Live on Child Mental Health
Join the Door County Mental Wellness Group for a Facebook Live event! Participate in an interactive art activity for you and your whole family! This event will be held on the Door County Mental Wellness Facebook page on Tuesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm.
NotePlease closely monitor the school calendar and sign up for rschooltoday updates so you are made aware of cancellations and postponements, especially now with the ever changing times.
7p each day - Graduating Senior Spotlights on SD Facebook page

Saturday, May 1
--10a Varsity & JV Baseball Triangulars @ Manitowoc
--7p LEAP 2021 Virtual Performance on livestreamed on auditorium youtube and Facebook

National Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3
Guess My Favorite Color Spirit Day
--7p High School POPS & Spring Concert
--District Spirit Sale Ends Today

Tuesday, May 4
Eagle Strong Spirit Day - school colors
Staff Appreciation Day
--HS Track tourney here
--Baseball & Softball double-header @ Gibraltar
--6:30p Children's Mental Health Awareness Facebook live on Door County Mental Wellness Facebook page

Wednesday, May 5
Comfy, Cozy Spirit Day - wear comfy clothes or PJs
--7p National Honor Society Ceremony

Thursday, May 6
We are a Team Spirit Day - dress like a class/grade team or sports team
--9a-2p HS Blood Drive at Brussels Community Center
--Middle school track meet vs Kewaunee --Baseball & Softball double-header @ Peshtigo
--6p Golden Hearts Volunteer Ceremony

Friday, May 7
Our Future is Bright Spirit Day - wear neon colors & sunglasses
National School Lunch Hero Day
--Track @ Sheboygan Falls
--Baseball @ Sturgeon Bay
--4p Farmers to Families Free Food @ Door County Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 8
--Softball tourney @ Mishicot

Sunday, May 9
Happy Mother's Day
PACKERLAND ALL-CONFERENCE SPRING SEASON VOLLEYBALL Congratulations to Nicole Norton and Anna Olson, earning First Team, and Allianna Dufek, Second Team. Nicole Norton also was one of the two Players of the Year. Norton was recognized as Setter!  
The High School Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive from 9am-2pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Community Center in Brussels, located at 1366 Junction Road (DK).   
 Anyone who is at least 17 years of age, weighs at least 110 pounds or is 16 with parent permission, and is in good health may donate blood. The parent permission form can be found online at redcross.org. To sign up to give blood you can do one of following:
·      Sign up online at www.redcross.org and search the drop down menu titled “Give Blood.” You can then search your nearest blood drive and schedule an appointment at the Brussels Community Center in Brussels.
(you will need to type in Brussels zip code “54204”).
·      Call and make an appointment by contacting the Southern Door High School office at (920) 825-7333. Hours are 7:45AM to 3:30 PM – Monday through Friday.
·      Walk-ins are also accepted; but there may be a greater wait time.
The District has been selected as a new host site for the Farm to School AmeriCorps Program. This national program will help to continue the work begun this year with our Farm to School planning grant of providing educational farm to school activities, building strong community connections, and supporting sustainable Farm to School activities that encourage healthy behaviors and improve school food environments.
The Southern Door Farm to School Committee consists of Co-Directors Patricia Vickman and Rich Olson; community representatives Moriah Brey, Toni Sorenson, and Cami Pregger; and school district staff members Jessica Meacham, John Swanson, and coordinator, Sara Gray.
Rich Olson, Co-Director of Southern Door Farm to School Committee stated "It is important that school children learn where their food comes from and to support local, community grown food to benefit our area. Giving kids the opportunity to observe a key part of life cannot be underestimated."
The AmeriCorps Farm to School Program was recently featured in a WBAY - Channel 2 broadcast which can be viewed at this link.

SD Girls Basketball has partnered with Laken James (former UWGB player and currently playing professional basketball in Germany) for a youth basketball camp at Southern Door June 8 and June 9. Cost of the camp will be $35 and includes a t-shirt! Registration deadline is May 23rd.

Laken grew up in Oconto and attended Oconto High School, where she earned a Division I scholarship to play basketball. She is very excited to come to Southern Door and pass on her basketball knowledge to the girls in our program! Details about the camp are in the flyer to the right.

Signups and permission slip can be found at: https://www.lakenjames.com/five-star-acad or by contacting Mr. Shimon.

Registration deadline is May 23rd.
Celebrate spring and prepare for pollinators by planting trees and native perennials! Door County Land Trust will give away 3 trees or native plants per household on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9am until the trees and plants are gone. The trees include Northern white cedar, red pine, white spruce, and Eastern white pine. Pollinator-friendly perennials include foxglove beardtongue, monkey flower, yellow coneflower, and swamp milkweed.

With a donation of any amount you will receive a complimentary membership to the Door County Land Trust through the end of the year. 250 trees and plants will be available at the event until they run out, so don’t delay! Learn more about the tree and plant choices at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org/TheBigPlant. The Big Plant is a partnership project coordinated through Climate Change Coalition of Door County.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021- 8:00 AM
The 2021 Belgian Day Run will be held on Saturday, July 10th. There will be a youth dash, a 2-mile run/walk and a 4-mile run. All proceeds go to the Brussels-Union EMRs, Inc. used to purchase medical equipment and provide continuing education. Click on this link to access a registration form. Early registration deadline is June 20, 2021.