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SHS collects two awards for excellence Stoughton High School collected two different awards for excellence last school year (2018-19). In the fall, the WIAA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association) recognized the school with an Award of Excellence for the second straight year. That program recognizes WIAA member schools for achievements in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, The WASC integrity, leadership and Spirit of character. SHS was one of Excellence 15 schools in the State of Award Wisconsin to receive the program inaugural award in the fall recognizes of 2017. It was one of only schools for six schools to be a repeat achievements recipient in the fall of 2018.
in leadership development, school spirit, sportsmanship and service.
SHS followed up that honor by being recognized as the Region 5 winner in the Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC) Spirit of Excellence award program, which recognizes schools for achievements Above, Stoughton High School student senators gather after reading to elementary school students in leadership development, school spirit, for the Read Across America program. SHS was named the Region 5 winner of the Spirit of Excellence sportsmanship and service to school and award for achievements in leadership development, school spirit, sportsmanship and service to the community. District and the community. Each year, a selection committee composed of members from WASC and other organizations selects one high school from each of WASC’s six regions to receive the award, according to the WASC website. From that pool, one school is selected as the state winner. SHS was named the state winner in March 2016 prior to being named the Region 5 winner earlier this year.
The WASC is a statewide organization of middle, junior and senior high school student councils and/or student leadership groups dedicated to the continuation and expansion of leadership development and student responsibilities in Wisconsin, according to its website.
SASD educator awarded Kohl Fellowship
Right, students gather around WIAA Award of Excellence plaque that the school received in the fall. SHS has won the award, which recognizes achievements in sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character, for two consecutive years.
“My personal educational philosophy is that students need and deserve...a caring teacherstudent relationship,” writes River Bluff reading specialist Sarah Miller. “Each year, I ask students to complete a self-expression project that involves bringing in pictures or other artifacts from home or creating a ‘selfie’ constructed of words that describe them. I learn about students’ lives to connect them to meaningful books. Students know that if they need a safe space, my door is always open.”
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Miller’s work building relationships with students and families has now been recognized outside of Stoughton. This year, she was named a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow. The annual program recognizes educators for their “superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.” Miller has taught at River Bluff since 2015 and has “had a great impact in the area of literacy” at the school, River Bluff said in announcing the award to its families. Her work there has included co-organizing
a summer book club for students to reduce summer reading loss; starting a Harry Potter book club to encourage student literacy; and incorporating social justice themes into literacy programming. “I inspire students’ love of learning by using praise and encouragement to build their belief in themselves and their ability to accomplish amazing things... I am a cheerleader for my students,” she wrote in her Kohl application. The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin, according to its website. Every year, the Herb Kohl Education Foundation honors 100 educators from across Wisconsin.
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