May 13, 2021
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end."  Ursula K. LeGuin
Dear Southern Door Community,
As we enter these last two weeks of school, we are grateful for all the efforts taken by so many so that we could finish the year strong! Educating our students during this unusual time has required the dedication, resilience, and belief that each one of us - students, staff, parents, family, and community - had an important part in ensuring we could be successful at being in school every day this year. Academic data continues to show that our students have made great progress in their learning this year.
Our athletic teams are doing great, our music programs are preparing for their final concerts, and our classrooms are completing final projects and activities. The FFA celebrated their annual awards event last night, and next week, the High School Awards will be livestreamed on Wednesday at 7p on Facebook. That event is always a wonderful testament to the many accomplishments of our students as they graduate college, career, and community ready.

This week, we feel a sense of real normalcy, as our students get to resume the planting of the school yard garden. Our Farm to School committee has done an awesome job of expanding not only the types of seeds to be planted in the garden, but also in providing educational tools and resources. Check out a video at this link, done by committee members Rich Olson and Toni Sorenson. They share with students how gardening is similar to the farmers' planting of crops. They did a great job and you may find that you learn some things as well!

It is our collective teamwork that has come together to support all of our students in their accomplishments and yes, even the challenges we all faced this year. Our journey this year is what makes Southern Door stand out from all the other schools and why we are Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong!

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Board of Education Update
*Charity Softball Event - Friday
*Volunteers Needed for Garden
*Rotary Award Winners
*Covid-19 Vaccines Available for Youth
*Vocal Students Medal at State
*Musical Chosen for Showcase on TV
*Golden Hearts Award Recipients
*Convocation Plaza Brick Sale Opens

Community Events: Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Ballgame; Gardner & SD Recycling Day; B.U.G. Fire Dept. Fundraiser; SD Night with Green Bay Blizzard; Edge Fitness Training; Lions Club Softball
Please click on this link to access a summary of Monday night's board meeting.
Please click on this link to access the Superintendent's "Good News" Report.
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

Friday, May 14
--Baseball vs Oconto
--8p Charity Softball Event with the Prom Courts in Brussels

Saturday, May 15
--Baseball @ Winneconne --Track & Field @ LIttle Chute
--7p Musical & Singers featured on 

Sunday, May 16
--Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser at the Kohlberg & Maplewood Ball games

Celebrating SchoolYard Garden Week
Monday, May 17
Fruits & Veggies Spirit Day - dress like the color or like your favorite fruit/veggie
--Softball vs Sturgeon Bay
--Golf @ The Orchards

Tuesday, May 18
Pollinator Spirit Day - dress in bright colors, or like a butterfly, bee, bat, etc.
--Baseball & Softball Double-header @ Sevastopol
--JV Baseball @ Mishicot
--7p Grades 7-8 Spring Concert on site

Wednesday, May 19
Green Thumb Spirit Day - wear green or be a plant for the day
--3:30p SOAR graduation program
--7p Virtual High School Awards/Recognition

Thursday, May 20
Gardener/Farmer Spirit Day - dress like a gardener or farmer
--Golf @ Idlewild
--Softball @ Reedsville

Friday, May 21
Warm Weather Spirit Day - wear your favorite summer clothes
--JV Baseball vs NEW
--Baseball & Softball @ NEW
--JV Softball @ Peshtigo
Congratulations to the following students who have earned special recognition in the Fine Arts and Vocational Education.

Breakfast Rotary Fine Arts Awards
Band: Brianna Kaye;
Forensics: Suhani Patel;
Art: Joshua Becker;
Choir: Brianna Partyka;
Drama: Brady Tooley
Noon Rotary Vocational Awards
Metals Fabrication: Henry Holt; Woods & Construction: Samuel Buhr;
Agricultural Science: Charity Kohler; STEM: Dale Swanson; Fab Lab: Lucas Bousley
Graphic Design: Brooklyn Olson & Hannah Price; 
Business & Information Technology: Natalee Jandrin
Door County Medical Center anticipates that the State of Wisconsin will be approving vaccination of individuals age 12-17 years old with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the week. Door County Medical Center is planning a walk-in vaccination clinic in our pediatric department on May 19th and 20th from 3pm to 6pm. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please enter through the main clinic entrance.
Please visit this link for more information about the vaccine.
Congratulations to these Southern Door High School Vocal Music students participating in the WSMA Virtual State Solo Ensemble Festival. They are to be congratulated for their time and tenacity that they have shown in rehearsing and re- recording excellent vocal performances.

1 Rating - Mackenzie Finger - Alto Solo, Musical Theater Solo; Hunter Malvitz - Tenor Solo; Brianna Partyka - Soprano Solo, Musical Theater Solo; Dale Swanson - Musical Theater Solo
2 Rating - Faith Blackley - Musical Theater Solo; Hunter Malvitz - Musical Theater Solo;
Brooklyn Olson - Alto Solo, Musical Theater Solo; Suhani Patel - Alto Solo
Congratulations to Southern Door’s music department and its production of “Hello, Baby” as one of 24 musicals chosen for the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program Showcase, sponsored by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. 🌟

The students were offered virtual workshops on choreography, preparing for auditions, stagecraft, etc. with well known Broadway Actors and professionals. Our musical was also able to be adjudicated. On Saturday, May 15 on at 7 pm, you can tune in to the Center Stage Showcase. We are not sure how much our students will be featured. Mackenzie Finger and Dale Swanson were part of the group of students from various high schools to record One Day More as part of this showcase.  The full showcase video will also be available on the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s website at beginning at 9a on Monday, May 17.
"In this unprecedented year we recorded our musical scene by scene live in our auditorium using three cameras, then editing and combining those scenes to complete the final performances. Before the video recordings were released to the public, we held a Red Carpet Event: the cast and crew dressed up, shared a catered meal, and then viewed Hello, My Baby. The evening was a huge success and in the midst of all the changes this year, we had a great reason to celebrate! We are very happy and proud to be a part of the Center Stage Program, and thankful for all the opportunities that were offered to our theater students. We are looking forward to our fall musical in 2021 in the hope that we will be back doing live performances!"
Convocation Plaza, located outside the lobby to the Southern Door Community Auditorium, provides an opportunity for community residents, past and present students and/or their families and area businesses and organizations the chance to commemorate friends, a favorite staff member, family or special milestones and achievements while reaffirming their passion and commitment to the Southern Door Community Auditorium and Schools. Leave your legacy by purchasing an engraved brick - available in either 4" x 8" or 8" x 8" sizes. Numerous affordable design options are available! Learn more by clicking on this link.