On Monday, we had team building time during seminar to have fun interacting and working together to accomplish a goal. We also took some time to reflect on what we are doing well and identify what needs improvement. Here are some pictures of the fun activities!
Tennis Ball Relay
Duck Tape Pass
We ended our first round of seminars with a field trip to Vertical Ventures Ropes Course in Berlin. It was a fabulous day of beautiful weather, peer connection, problem solving, physical activity and fun outdoors! On the low ropes course students were given a variety of challenges where they had to work together as a group to accomplish a task. Here are some pictures of the fun!
The high ropes course was more of an individual task to conquer your fears approximately 30 feet off the ground. Many of us were cheering and encouraging our classmates as they took on this challenge. Here are pictures of the fun!
Parent/Teacher conferences are Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
If you would like to meet with any of your child’s teachers, you will find them in their Lumen/RHS classrooms. Refer to the list below for room numbers.
Mrs. Baird 1710
Mr. Cardinal 1712
Mrs. Griffith 1721
Mr. Hauman 1422
Mrs. Landerman Gym
Mr. Markon 1113
Mr. Schwingle 1109
Ms. Sommer 1702
Mrs. Truesdale 1103
Ms. Young 1307
Mr. Wiegel 1720
If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements please do so by email.
Over the summer I participated in a Shedd Aquarium high school marine biology program. To sum it up, I went to the Bahamas for a week with the Shedd Aquarium staff, got to meet the Shark Lab staff in Bimini, snorkeled in the ocean, participated in several different science methods(beach seine, quadrats, etc.), saw and experienced amazing things, and made lifelong friends. My favorite part was swimming with sharks – nurse, black tip, and a Caribbean reef shark. Here are some photos from my trip.
The first month of school has been a great success! We have settled into a routine, started seminar projects, planned a team building field trip to Vertical Ventures for October and had a fun time participating in all the homecoming activities! Here are a few pictures from homecoming week..
Our last team building time for the school year was spent in South Woods on a nature scavenger hunt. Students were given tasks to accomplish as a team such as building a rock tower, getting across the creek together, and finding certain plants. Here are some pictures of the fun!
The Lumen seminar, “The World Comes to Oshkosh” hosted a fundraising dinner for refugee resettlement in the Fox Valley on May 13. The class studied the sending countries and the conditions that caused people to flee them, focusing on Myanmar, Iraq, Syria, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The class also learned about the process of refugee resettlement in the US, from the vetting process used to screen refugees to the kinds of services and challenges they can expect when they arrive in Oshkosh. The students made informational displays for the dinner highlighting what they learned. The dinner served over 50 guests and raised $770 for World Relief and the African Fellowship food pantry! We are grateful to Grace Lutheran church, Webster’s and Market Fresh for donating a venue and ingredients for the dinner.
Other highlights of the class: One of our speakers was the volunteer coordinator for World Relief. Others included a Syrian refugee who had formerly been a high school teacher, a Ugandan who is studying to be a Social Worker, and a pastor who has worked extensively with refugees for many years. Students also had an opportunity to attend a one-year anniversary party for a Congolese family, and a worship service run for and by an African refugee congregation. Students also wrote letters to the editor, two of which were published last week in the Commonwealth Press. One student also wrote the press release prior to the dinner, which was also published in the RCP.
We are proud to announce that August Walheim has been awarded with the Lowenstine Honors Scholarship to the Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin. This scholarship valued at over $25,000, is awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement, character and commitment to environmental stewardship. He plans to attend during second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The unique learning environment will give him experience in the Environmental Sciences field of study which he plans to pursue after high school.
Congratulations to all the graduating Seniors! We wish you well and best of luck in all your future endeavors.