Do you know a student or family that may be in need of assistance? Many families in Wisconsin have found themselves to be families in transition without a place to call home. Our school district is committed to assisting all homeless students so that they receive the best education possible.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth (twenty-one years of age and younger) as: Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who are: sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as double-up); living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative, adequate accommodations; living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster care placement. Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
If you are personally aware of or are acquainted with any children who may qualify according to the above criteria, Please contact me, Mark Porter, Homeless Liaison for the Lake Holcombe School District for additional information about the educational rights of homeless students.
With the end of summer vacation here, students and parents alike are getting into the swing for the start of new school year. While kids are probably more concerned with making the last days of summer count, parents want to make sure their child is not only prepared for the classroom, but safe. If you haven’t already done so, parents can help their children get ready for fall with these back-to-school safety tips:
Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast at home every morning or through our school breakfast program so they have the energy they need to stay focused throughout their day.
Teach your child about the “do”s and “don’t”s of playground safety to ensure a fun and safe recess.
Bring your child to a clinic or pediatrician for any required immunization shots to keep them healthy during the fall and winter months.
Whether you pack your child’s lunch or they buy from the cafeteria, make sure they get the nutrition they need at school.
Teach your child about school bus safety to ensure they get to and from school without injury.
Learn about available school health services and get to know the staff that can help take care of your child if they become sick at school.
Preparing your child for a safe and healthy return to school is a great way to ensure they get the most out of their education. Please let us know how we can help your son or daughter get the most out of their education here at the Lake Holcombe.
The beginning of the school year is a good reminder that school buses will soon be on the roads again. Every day Wisconsin school buses carry our most precious cargo, our students. School buses are equipped with an 8 light system that includes flashing AMBER lights. The flashing AMBER lights mean that a bus is going to stop. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution. A flashing RED light means drivers must stop at least 20 feet from the school bus. Passing a stopped school bus is against the law and violators may be issued a ticket/fine and may lose 4 points on their driver’s license. Remember RED means STOP and AMBER means going to be STOPPING.
Please let us know how we can help your son or daughter prepare for the upcoming school year. We want your student’s back to school transition to be a smooth one.
We’ll see you at Open House on August 28 from 5-8 PM.
In America, at least one of every three high school students will participate in a team sport. The American educational system encourages athletics as contributing to a well-rounded, healthy society. Sports instill a form of competition that helps to develop individuals physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and sometimes even financially. Some of the benefits include….
Physical Effects: Physical activity is necessary for a healthy body.
Emotional Effects: Sports give individuals a sense of belonging because of the team attitude: "Together Everyone Achieves More!"
Brain Workout: Exercise affects every aspect of the body, including the brain.
Social Development: Social skills are a prominent attribute of sports, and socialization is the result.
Middle and High school students in the Lake Holcombe School District will participate in their Fall Sports Meeting on Thursday August 1 at 6:30PM in the Commons. The computer lab will be open from 4-6PM for Rschool registration. High School athletics bring a community together. Athletics are an important part of the overall school experience and are important to any school community. When you see a student athlete; thank them for their contribution to the team. Let them know that you support them and their efforts on behalf of their school and community. Encourage them to make good choices and to work hard in school.
I am getting started with my service to the Lake Holcombe School District. There is a great deal of energy here. I am looking forward to serving the students and parents of the Lake Holcombe School District.
Smaller rural districts in Wisconsin schools achieve every day. Just like the one in your own back yard in Lake Holcombe. Not just in the lives of our young people but as a life-giving benefactor to the wider, rural community. Smaller rural school districts are the heart of public education in Wisconsin. Small schools have energy and very personal formation. Such schools afford young people a wonderful opportunity to achieve the best possible standard of education. Such places not only provide their primary function but provide people with an opportunity to interact, engage and build a community. Often, smaller schools facilitate local meetings and community events. They are the hub of activity in Northern Wisconsin.
The mere noise of activity and play of a vibrant, small school can offer hope and company to the larger school community who live nearby. Education is key to building a successful future for the lives of our young people. It is evident that the people of the Lake Holcombe School District are proud of their school district and place a high value on this great community resource and investment.