March 28, 2021
“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt, is when it brings the children out.” Edgar Guest

Dear Southern Door Community,

Spring was definitely in the air this past week; however, Mother Nature surprised us with one last gust of snow this morning! It does look like the weather warms up by mid-week.

With just two short days this week with students, I hope you and your family will have a chance to enjoy a bit of spring break. Our staff are welcoming the days on Wednesday and Thursday to continue the necessary planning as we continue to meet the unique needs of operating school with both on site and virtual learners. Our health dashboard, published weekly on our website, continues to show very minimal impact of COVID in our school. This is due to the consistent effort of students, staff, and families to follow our health and safety protocols.
We are rounding the corner now to just two more months of school. It’s hard to believe that the school year has gone so quickly. As we renew our commitments to this last big push, two months is a lot of time when we think about the goals that can still be reached, and children continue to find success here at school. The positive partnerships we have between staff, students, and families are so important for everyone to finish this school year, Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong.

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Scholastic Book Fair
*Softball Spirit Sale
*State Honors Music
*Second Grader Earns State Swim Titles
*Girls Swim Team Undefeated
*Daoust Named to All-Star Team
*Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night
*Elementary Virtual Math Night
*Door County Wine & Cheese Gala
*Resources for Social Media Concerns
Community Events: Girl Scouts Info

Scholastic Book Fair Closes April 1!
Go to these links to access the sale.
Click on this link to access the SD Softball Spirit Wear Sale. Orders due April 19th.
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.

Monday, March 29
--Volleyball vs Sevastopol (Senior Night)

Tuesday, March 30
--Swim team to sectionals @ Ashwaubenon

Wednesday, March 31
No School - Professional Development

Thursday, April 1
No School - Professional Development
--Book Fair Closes Today
--Volleyball vs Green Bay West

Friday, April 2
No School

Saturday, April 3
--10am SD Trap Club starts at Gardner

Sunday, April 4
Happy Easter

Monday, April 5
No School

Tuesday, April 6
School Resumes Today
--Autism Awareness Spirit Day - wear blue or an autism awareness shirt
ELECTION DAY - Don't forget to vote!
--Volleyball vs Kewaunee (Parents' Night)
--State Girls Swim Meet - Madison

Wednesday, April 7
--6p SD Education Foundation meeting

Thursday, April 8
--State Forward Exam for Grade 4
--Volleyball vs Clintonville
--6p Virtual Elementary Math Family Night
--7p FFA Alumni Wine & Cheese Gala Raffle Drawing on Facebook

Friday, April 9
----State Forward Exam for Grade 4
Students Chosen for State Honors Music
Congratulations to Amanda Austin and Dalena Pakalske who auditioned and were selected for the 2021 WSMA High School State Honors Music Project. Amanda is a trombone player and was selected for the Honors Band. Dalena is a soprano and was selected for the Honors Treble Choir.

Congratulations to Aiden Schley who earned 4 individual and 2 relay state titles, as part of the Door County YMCA Swim Team competition at state. Aiden's individual State Championships were in the 25/50 Breast, 25 Fly, and 50 Back! Go to this link for the full article about Aidan and the rest of the team's successes.
The Door County United Girls Swim Team finished their regular season undefeated with a 108 to 83 victory over Lodi Heights on Thursday night. Highlights of the meet were first place finishes in nine of the eleven varsity events including the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Sanya Wienke finished first in the 100 freestyle and third in the 100 breaststroke. Danica Neville placed first in the 50 freestyle. Ella Wienke had a second place finish in place finish in the 100 backstroke Beyounce Hernandez had a second place finish in the 100 freestyle. Faith Blackley took second in the 100 butterfly and Brooke Strege finished third in the 200 IM. The DCU team will go on to sectionals on March 30th at Ashwaubenon.
Congratulations to Alex Daoust, who has been selected to participate in the 2021’s WBCA All-Star game on July 15th. In an interview with Door County Daily News, Daoust called being part of the Eagles program an awesome experience, and mentioned the rarity of their seven-year run as Packerland Conference Champions. He also expressed gratitude for the family atmosphere that Southern Door Basketball has created. Go to this Door County Daily News link for the great interview with Alex. 

The goal of the game is to raise money for the MACC fund which is an organization that fights childhood cancer. If you would like to make a donation of any size in Alex’s name for this great cause, you can go to this online link. All contributions are tax deductible.
We wish our seniors good luck Monday night as they play Sevastopol at home, and are recognized at Senior Night! In a normal season, the gym would be filled to recognize the seniors as they wrap up their senior year. However, this year we hope you will join us in virtually applauding them if watching the game or thanking them when you see them personally. Thank you, seniors for the fun, the memories, and the leadership! We love you all, will miss you next year, and all our best wishes for you in the future! Pictured from left to right are: Natalee Jandrin, Nicole Norton, and Hailey Shimon. 
Please join us for Family Night on Thursday, April 8th from 6-7:00p.m. We will be hosting a live virtual event for the whole family. The night's theme is "family fun". Learn how to fold some cool origami crafts with a live demonstration, challenge your family to build a 3-dimensional shape, and test your skills against other Southern Door families as we play an interactive family game. There will be raffle prizes, as well as prizes awarded for our game winners. We also will have the ever popular estimation jars with some amazing contents to win! All materials will be supplied in advance so, please RSVP using this link. Questions? Contact Deb Diemert: We hope to see you there!
The Door County Sheriff's Office and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department have recommended this resource for parents (and other adults) who want to ensure the safety of children with regard to their social media and online applications. We encourage parents and our volunteer mentors to bookmark this site for valuable information to help keep online interactions safe, productive, and positive.
Click on this link to access a letter from our School Resource Officer regarding an update on online harassment concerns that some Door County youth have been experiencing.
In response to COVID-19, the Door County Wine and Cheese Gala will be virtual for 2021. The best part about this year’s gala will be the short lines and comfortable seating, as you enjoy your favorite bottle of wine and a variety of cheeses from the comfort of your home to watch the drawing on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 7 p.m. Join us on Facebook Live:
No account needed to view the live stream drawing. To view the baskets being raffled, visit the Door County Wine & Cheese Gala. The drawing for baskets will be conducted sequentially starting with Basket 1. Each ticket purchased is valid for all baskets until that ticket is drawn. Please note that all sales are final.