365 days of watching the progress...400+ photos... feeling the excitement build as we watch a dream come true for the Rocket Nation. Going through photos tonight and enjoying the journey. Thank you to the New Lisbon community for making this happen. We cannot wait to step on the field to cheer on our Rockets! #RocketPride. https://youtu.be/nnlsX1RSiVs
A huge shout out to the Rocket Nation for honoring our teacher Miss Cauley on her 90th birthday! She was overwhelmed with love receiving 236 cards for her big day! What a joy we brought to her day. Miss Cauley taught for the New Lisbon School District for over 40 years sharing her love of teaching with hundreds of children. PHOTO: 1971-72 Grade 3 Girls - BACK: Jayne Turner, Kristie McDonald, Miss Cauley, Jeanne Georgeson FRONT: Lisa Clark, Kathy Ness, Peggy Smith
Thank you Mr. (Ben) Morey for coming in to accept this check from Mitotec! New Lisbon recently received a FAB lab grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. New Lisbon School District was awarded over $9,000 to update their facility and to expand their abilities. The Norman Munson Foundation (connected to Mitotec Precision) gave another $1000 on top of that to the New Lisbon School District to expand even further. We are honored to be close partners with the New Lisbon schools and are very excited for them for receiving this grant!
YOUR INPUT NEEDED ON TITLE I ACTION PLAN Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success. (NEA 2007) Therefore we need your input to develop New Lisbon Elementary's School-wide Plan. Please view the school action plan, Title I presentation, and COMPLETE the survey by July 31st. The school-wide action plan is also provided below for your review. TAKE SURVEY: https://rb.gy/wtehby VIEW: School District Action Plan: https://5il.co/i1pp WATCH Title I Presentation http://newlisbonwi.apptegy.us/o/new-lisbon-school-district/page/title-i--197?fbclid=IwAR3tPihgG3n0FMeH9eyt01JCaT5ziVcVQ3X1dWdjfqlcYkTxy-sKx6dnVs8
Don't forget about our school digital library available all summer 24/7 for your reading needs. Titles for all reading and age levels. Contact Ms. Turner for login information. https://newlisbonwi.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/Default.htm
Too hot to go outside tomorrow? Check out the cool digital titles for the younger grades available on our school digital library. Download the Overdrive app on your mobile device. No worries about COVID or returning on time. Available 24/7. https://newlisbonwi.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/Default.htm
WELCOME MR. ENGLEBRETSON Today we welcome Mr. Adam Englebretson to the Rocket family as our NEW District Administrator! We look forward to working with you! ----------------------- [From Juneau County Star Times] New Lisbon School District has hired Mauston graduate Adam Englebretson as the new superintendent, replacing outgoing superintendent Dennis Birr at the close of the current school year. The New Lisbon School Board chose Englebretson after a months’ long search that saw more than 30 candidates apply during two rounds of applications. “He was easily my personal choice,” said Birr. “He has such a good perspective on education, on leadership, he understands working with people, he has good communication skills and will be a collaborative-type person. I’m really excited he’ll be the next person taking over for New Lisbon.” The board received 24 applicants during the first round of applications, after which a select group was interviewed by Birr, the board, a community group and staff members. The board was unable to come to terms on a contract, and opened up the interview process for a second round which saw nine applicants apply. Due to COVID-19, the three applicants chosen to interview from the second round were interviewed only by Birr and the board. “We were surprised how many good applicants there were,” Birr said. “All three interviews were really good choices, but Adam, to me, just stood head and shoulders above everyone else.” Englebretson grew up in Mauston and graduated from Mauston High School in 1997. He earned an undergraduate degree from UW-La Crosse with a double major in history and secondary education and a minor in political science. Englebretson then completed his Master’s Degree in educational leadership at UW-Milwaukee, and will finish his Doctorate in the spring of 2021. “I worked at the New Lisbon pool growing up in high school and college, forming relationships with not only the coworkers but the families and kids in the district,” Englebretson said. “It’s exciting to return back to that area that was so welcoming to me. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the communities who helped shape who you are.” Currently, Englebretson is the high school principal at Random Lake High School, where he has worked for the previous six years. He started his career as a social studies teacher in the Plymouth School District, then moved to the Clinton School District as an activities director and assistant principal, and then the Sheboygan School District as a principal of curriculum and instruction. “This is kind of a unique year, it allows us some flexibility to allow us to be in multiple places virtually at the same time,” Englebretson said. “I don’t know, beyond my initial research… what their focus is right now, but certainly we want to continue with the things they’ve been working towards and continue building in a positive direction.”
Today marks the end of our journey with our district administrator, Mr. Birr. He will be moving on to new adventures after 9+ years with the New Lisbon School District and 40+ years in education. What an amazing accomplishment. Mr. Birr’s Vision 20/20 project enforced goal setting and successful improvements for our district. He spent countless hours educating our community on the need to pass the referendum for our additional operating costs and athletic field project. His steady hand, leadership, and mathematical genius was a lifeline for our district. We thank you for your dedication to our school family. Mr. Birr, we wish you the best in the next chapter of your career and know the Rocket family will always be here for you.
Mobile Food Program will continue throughout the summer! Mondays 10:30 - Noon at Door #1.
The School District of New Lisbon is developing safe and responsible options to re-open schools for the 2020-2021 school year. We believe it is important to consider your feedback and needs as these plans are developed. The questions below are items being considered in order to provide our students with a safe environment conducive to learning. Final implementation may include some, all, or none of the scenarios described below, as situations may change before September. We value your feedback as an important stakeholder in your child's education, as we decide together how to re-open schools for the 2020-21 school year. If are unable to complete this survey online, paper copies will be available in the school offices. Please use the following link to complete the survey: https://forms.gle/zvTDtDTWMXaf1FEA8
Mobile Food Program Monday, June 22 10:30-Noon at Door#1
***** A MESSAGE FROM MR. BIRR ***** "WILL SCHOOL OPEN IN THE FALL?" How many times have you been asked that very question already? I get it every day and sometimes multiple times a day. I can tell you that we, as a school leadership group are meeting every Tuesday to try to figure out a way to make that happen. Our intention is to try to find a way to have everyone in school everyday next fall. The same thing goes with sports and other activities. Can that work? We will see. It is a long time, in Covid months, until then. All legal and insurance counsel says to check with county health officials. With the latest supreme court ruling, it is difficult for them to make a required closing or guaranteed opening to schools. Therefore it is up to each district to do what they feel is best. The school board will have the final say, but it is our goal to give them a plan for reopening that they will agree is in the best interests of the entire school community. To help make that plan possible, two surveys will be coming out in the next couple of weeks, one for parents and one for staff. We want to assess each group's level of comfort in returning to school and what precautions that they feel are appropriate. Whatever the scenario, we must make school a welcoming environment in which people feel safe and cared for. We are also looking at how we can continue to educate our students whose parents may not yet feel comfortable sending them back into the school, at least at the beginning of the school year. We want to keep all of our students moving forward in their education, whether they are in our building or not yet ready to attend in person. Mr. Birr, New Lisbon Schools District Administrator
Drop Off/Pick Up of ALL materials including district chromebooks TOMORROW Monday, June 1 from 10 am until 7 pm. Remember power supply for chromebook. Also pick up any medications still with Mrs. Preuss. RETURN ALL LIBRARY BOOKS and PICK UP ALL ARTWORK.
ATTENTION PARENTS Please click on the survey link to let us know what went well and what the challenges were during the school shut down. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgMH-JhsRTW3erWKU0j9BP9IgwUK55JTu0FZWrjNipjhHe-g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Virtual Academic and Scholarship Award Night is Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm
Are you sad 😥 you will miss our Graduation Ceremony Parade? NO worries! We have you covered! 😎 We will Facebook LIVE the parade OR record and upload to Facebook and our website. Thanks for supporting the Class of 2020! 🎓
Graduation Ceremony Parade May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.
What a wonderful gift for Mother's Day! Congratulations to our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Dummer and her husband, Jamie, on the birth of their twins yesterday! Everyone is perfect and doing well. Welcome to the Rocket family, Dexter Michael and Tenley Eloise!
Mobile Food Program today 10:30 a.m. until noon. Door #1
MESSAGE FROM MRS. PREUSS, SCHOOL NURSE DHS is now requiring that students be immunized for meningitis for all incoming 6th graders. Mrs. Preuss will be sending out additional information to all parents/guardians in the near future.
Spring school photo pick up on Monday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
DORN RECEIVES NEA FOUNDATION GRANT Congratulations to Mrs. Dorn, Agriculture Science Instructor for New Lisbon School District on being a $5,000 grant recipient!
SPRING SPORTS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED BY WIAA 🚨 The WIAA Board of Control has voted to cancel 2020 the regular season & tournaments. However, in efforts to provide an opportunity for spring teams to practice and compete, the Board also granted 30 days for practice and competition over the summer to include seniors. 🚨
New Lisbon Schools are CLOSED for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19.
Mobile Food Program is STILL ON for Monday, April 13. 10:30 - Noon.
Easter Break: Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13. No virtual classes.
Gunnar Pedersen nominated for Sports Spotlight on Channel 8000. "He was a state qualifier in the triple jump, and was looking forward to push further in state competition this year. He’s a “kid that all coaches wished they had more of,” according to Athletic Director Brad Bever.
Congratulations goes out to NLHS Science Instructor, Jen Pedersen on receiving the Regeneron’s STEM Grant. "Out of the nearly 100 submissions, you have been chosen as one of only five recipients."
Monday, April 6th 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. the elementary will be open for work packet and 3rd quarter report card pick-up.
ATTENTION SENIORS: Many scholarships are due today. Get those applications in.
ATTENTION PARENTS of Junior High Students: Go to Google Classroom for all assignments and due dates. Keep checking weekly emails. Keep those communication lines open. I send out a weekly parent email to keep you informed. Mrs. Bever, Junior High Language Arts
Home Learning Resources posted for activities while school is closed http://newlisbonwi.apptegy.us/o/new-lisbon-school-district/page/home-learning-resources
Courage and Respect Retreats next week are cancelled. Please plan accordingly.
District Solo Ensemble has been removed from the district calendar and cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We recognize the hard work and hours our student musicians have practiced for competition.
State Forensics has been cancelled. We recognize the hard work our forensics students and Coach Adank have put into practicing their competitive pieces. State Forensics has been cancelled.
CDC Travel Recommendations https://5il.co/dogj If any family with students in our district travel, please monitor your health, if you are positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact our school nurse immediately.
Yesterday the Visual Arts Classic team participated in the Mauston regional event. Everyone did a great job individually and as a team. First individual results, go to our Facebook page. The team got 2nd in the Art History Quiz Bowl competition and a 3rd as a team overall.
NLHS Track athletes photo form now available. Photos will be taken Wednesday, March 18 https://5il.co/dibx
Book Fair happening now through Friday, March 6.
NLHS choir receives FIRST at Festival from judges.
ACT Informational Brochure https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/assessment/pdf/ACT_brochure_.pdf
WIAA Girls Basketball Regionals Final Score NL 47 - Royall 55
New Lisbon Schools will be on a 2 hour delay today - Tuesday, February 18.
JH girls basketball games tonight at Hillsboro are cancelled.
Varsity Boys Basketball beats DeSoto 79-68.
The New Lisbon School District is seeking a qualified individual to work in the kitchen effective immediately. To read about position: https://5il.co/cv3g
Boys Basketball defeated by Royall 52-46.
Tonight's varsity wrestling match is cancelled.
NLHS Girls Basketball defeats Lafarge 65-53!
Lady Rockets BEAT Wonewoc tonight in last second shot by Morgan Sanders! 64-63
Reading better for your child's brain than screen time. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/health/child-brain-reading-books-wellness/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0C3jgx7tfq5f83krKsghZpZ2ZfcconUhvjeNcqhRX75NVO6tLdL-HALVY
State Report Card has now been posted to our website. .pdf files are available in our DOCUMENTS folder.
NLHS Boys Varsity Basketball was defeated by the Hillsboro Tigers 71-39.
Both NLHS Girls Basketball teams were defeated by Alma Center Lincoln last night. JV 15-35; Varsity 47-64
School Board meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. All are welcome.
PTC will meet January 22 in Room 115 @ 5:30 p.m.
NLHS Wrestling BEATS Brookwood 39-36!
NLHS Boys Basketball BEATS Brookwood 81-67.
Mrs. Becker, Elementary Music, takes new position in Necedah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVaRSRWtmGU&feature=youtu.be
Junior High Girls Basketball players will have their individual/team photos taken on Monday, January 13 at 3:30. All players should have received an order form from their coach.
Wrestling is HOME tonight at 7:00! Hope to see you there!
Junior High Wrestlers will have their individual/team photos taken on Thursday, January 9 at 3:30. Order form: https://5il.co/c1rb
Community Closet donates $2,500 to our athletic complex bringing their total to $10,000.
Christmas Break begins tomorrow (December 21) and runs through January 1. School will resume on Thursday, January 2.
Youth Basketball sport photos are tomorrow, Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 in the elementary gym with Coach Pfaff. Remember your order form/payment if ordering prints. Thank you for supporting a local business.
NLHS Boys Basketball sports photos are tonight at 3:20. Remember your order form and payment if ordering prints. Thank you for supporting a local business.
NLJH Boys Basketball Parents Night will be Tuesday, December 17 at 5:15.
NLHS Varsity Lady Rockets WIN 66-41 against Mauston last night!
NLHS Boys Basketball JV game against Weston tonight has been cancelled. Varsity will start at 7:00 p.m.
NLHS Girls Basketball wins against Coulee Christian 57-26.
Thanksgiving Break is November 27 - December 1.
The PTC will be holding their annual Trunk or Treat Community Food Drive on October 27th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Please contact Alecia Weinshrott is interested in participating at 608-399-4316.
2019 Homecoming Court: Freshmen Reps - Megan Jones/Ashton Pfaff; Sophomore Reps - Libby Rogers/Stephen Daley; Junior Reps - Hope Baumgart/Devon Lee; Senior Reps - Sofie Hendrickson/Eugene Taylor; King Gunnar Pedersen; Queen Sidney Schultz
The NLHS Rocket Football team has been defeated by the Cashton Eagles 14-26.
Last night the boys cross country team competed at Melrose. They took 2nd overall as a team and brought home a trophy and Owen Jones took first place. It was a hot, but good competition.
Youth boys basketball forms for 3rd-6th graders are due by this Friday. Please hand your forms to your classroom teacher or the elementary office. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pfaff.
Green & Gold orders are due Monday, September 30.
Good Luck, Lady Rockets! Volleyball Tournament HOME today in the NLHS gym. Action starts at 8:00 a.m.
The NLHS FFA is holding a Cheese and Sausage Fundraiser. Contact an FFA member to order.
Junior High Football @ Royall tonight! The game is at 5:00 pm #GoRockets
Junior High Volleyball is HOME tonight! Action starts at 5:00 p.m. Games at 5:00 and 7:00. #GoRockets
NLHS Cross Country @ Richland Center has been CANCELLED for tonight.
NL Rocket Varsity Football beats Royall Panthers tonight 20-16! Gunnar Pedersen chosen Player of the Week. Go Rockets!
Good News! The entire NLHS Volleyball cookie fundraiser orders are being reshipped and will be here tomorrow (September 13)! If you received your order, you will be getting another! Contact email@example.com
NL Rocket Football beat North Crawford 45-0 Friday, September 6.
NL Rockets play North Crawford at Necedah tonight.
Welcome back! School starts at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.
Ms. Fish to initiate Art Studio concept in elementary art classes this year. Please read letter for details how this program will work. https://5il.co/9uy8
September issue of Building Readers newsletter sponsored by the New Lisbon Media Center. https://5il.co/9ri3
Staff returns Monday, August 26 for full week of Inservice training. Students begin Tuesday, September 3.
NL Rocket Football team lost their season opener tonight. NL 22, Southwestern 47 Pedersen named Player of the Game by WRJC.
Good luck to our Rocket football team tomorrow night as they take on Southwestern. The game is listed as "HOME" on the schedule but will be played at Necedah High School. To kick off the season, WRJC's Mark Ellison interviewed Coach Bever. Interview link: https://5il.co/9pdt
September 2019 Breakfast and Lunch Menus have been added to the website and app. Choose "DINING". (.pdf option also available under STUDENT SERVICES --> Food Services --> Menus)
The School District of New Lisbon Board of Education will be holding their Annual Meeting on Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the media center. Budget Overview: https://5il.co/9916
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS: Monday, August 5th equipment handout at 4:00 at the HS concession stand and first practice is August 6th at 4:00.
ATTENTION SENIORS: The UW College Application system opens Thursday, August 1. The early bird catches the worm. Get those applications started. https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
The New Lisbon School District will be offering an additional summer school session from July 29- August 9 for grades 1-5. This summer school session is for your child to get back into the school routine of Reading and Math. Your child will be doing grade appropriate learning to get ready for the start of school. The times are 8:00-11:00am. Lunch will be served at 11:00 and children can be picked up shortly after that. Please contact Mrs. Bunker at 562-3700 to register your child.
School Supply List is HERE! Get ready for the school year with the supplies your child needs. Remember to label ALL items. Thank you! https://5il.co/8n9r
School Board Agenda for July 8, 2019. Meeting is open to the public and located in the school library at 7:00 p.m. http://www.wrjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/July-8-Board-of-Education.pdf
Two $1500 scholarships awarded to NLHS students https://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/announcements/community/two-scholarships-awarded-to-new-lisbon-high-school-graduates/article_2247c0e6-c0a0-5312-b702-8f404a81d19b.html
Rockets fans have the opportunity to order Rocket volleyball gear until July 8. Questions? Contact Coach Lenz. Click on the link to order. https://newlisbonvolleyball19.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Sam Rogers named Scenic Bluffs Player of the Year! Way to go, Sam! https://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/sports/high-school/baseball/prep-baseball-new-lisbon-s-rogers-named-scenic-bluffs-player/article_d70324e9-27be-5e11-8eec-0de21214117e.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
Jon Olson and Cody Haschke named Scenic Bluffs Conference Honorable Mentions; James Steele earns Sportsmanship Award.
Congratulations to all the Junior High students recognized today for their outstanding achievements in the classroom.
Friday, June 7: Junior High Awards Program in the NLHS gym at 10:30 a.m.
7th & 8th grade class trip to Wisconsin Dells is on Thursday, June 6. Come prepared and bring sunscreen!
Spring Sports Banquet is tonight!
Gunnar Pedersen finished 7th in the triple jump at the 2019 WIAA State Track Meet!
Great job this morning to all the student speakers: Holden, Kollin, Catrina, Alexis, and Molly. We enjoyed your heartfelt messages. #RocketPride
Graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. Congratulations to the Class of 2019.
NLHS band will be performing this morning at the Memorial Day ceremony.
No School on Memorial Day - Monday, May 27. The NLHS band will be performing at the ceremony at the Community Center.
NL Baseball loses WIAA Regional 5-6 against Weston.
Amazing night already! School record for Holden, Colten, Eugene, and Owen in the 4 x 800, and our first state qualifier Gunnar in the triple jump!
Junior High Variety Show tonight at 7:00!
Good luck to the Rocket Baseball team as they compete against Weston in the WIAA Regional Quarterfinals tonight.
Good luck to the Rocket Track team competing at WIAA Sectionals tonight in Bangor. The track members will be hoping for that ticket to state competition.
Rydmark, Stickney, Taylor, Jones, Johnson, Miller, and Hart advance to WIAA Sectionals on Thursday, May 23.
Gunnar Pedersen wins WIAA Regionals in the triple jump.
NLHS Baseball beats Royall 6-4 Friday, May 17.
NLHS Variety Show huge success last night.
NLHS Softball wins Regionals last night against Lincoln!
Thank you to Mrs. Rhonda Ready for her many years of service. Mrs. Ready is retiring. We will miss seeing her around the building.
Scholarship Night held Wednesday, May 15th. Congratulations to all seniors earning scholarships for continuing education and being recognized for academic excellence.
Volleyball Camp forms available. See Coach Lenz