Cardinal News

New School Hours
8:05 a.m classes begin; 3:20 p.m. classes dismissed. Breakfast will begin serving at 7:40 a.m.
New Door Access Procedure
In an effort to keep our children safe during the school day, we have installed a new
security entrance system at our school. Doors will be locked during the day from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. During this time,
visitors may enter by pressing the buzzer located by the two front entrances. Office staff will have a camera monitor and
will ask for your name and request that you come to the office to check in before allowing you entrance into the school.
Doors will be unlocked during arrival time between 7:40-8:10 a.m. and again at 3:10., ten minutes before dismissal.
Doors will remain unloced in the evengs for sporting events, activities, etc.
New Morning Procedure for Elementary Students
Due to the change in hours of our school day, the teachers will now have their “prep” time in the mornings before school instead of after school. This time may be used for staff meetings, making copies, etc. For this reason, the teachers will not always be in their classroom to supervise students before classesstart at 8:05 a.m. Therefore, our new procedure will be that when busses arrive at 7:40 a.m. students will either come intothe school for breakfast, or go out to the playground for supervised playtime. In the event of inclement weather, playtime will be in the multi-purpose gym. Students who are eating breakfast, will be able to go outside as soon as they are finished eating. Students not riding the bus will have these same options. All students will be released to their classrooms at 8:00 a.m.
Students' Achievements are Highlighted in the Cardinal After-School Program
Our Necedah School District After-School Program will soon be starting its seventh year of offering a service to give students an extra boost in reaching their academic and self-development goals! We have been fortunate to have received a 21st Century Community Learning Center DPI grant (CLC) and to have a private foundation help support our After-School Program! In addition, we have many superb partners involved in our program through a variety of facets! Those partners are: University of Wisconsin –Extension, Necedah Village, Necedah Community Siegler Memorial Library, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Bank of Mauston- Necedah Branch, Necedah Lions Club, AmeriCorps Service and the Necedah School District. A big THANK YOU to these partners who play a significant role in the success of our students and the Cardinal After-School Program!
This positive intervention to academic and self-development achievement has proven to be successful! Over the past six
years our Cardinal ASP has provided academic and self-development assistance to over 170 students in grades three
through eight! Many students attended the program the majority of time... some attended all six years! We have also had
over 70 high school students employed as Pupil Achievement Leaders (PALs) over the past six years! In addition to the
valued staff involved in our program, six volunteers committed to helping our students during this past program year! In
addition, the Cardinal ASP provided academic and self-development assistance to 100 students during the 2012-2013
program year... this was approximately 1/3 of our 3rd through 8th grade student population! Our program ran 124 days
between October and May. The Cardinal ASP had 65% of students attend over 100 days of program! Many goals and
objectives are measured and reported to our 21st Century CLC WI Deparment of Public Instruction grantor. The
program is happy to report that progress has been made through the wide variety of measurements collected throughout
the program year.
Visit the Necedah School District website ( and click on our Cardinal After-School Program link for
more detailed information regarding program successes and challenges, how to enroll a student and information about
partnerships! For more information contact Linda Lowery, After-School Program Coordinator at 608-565-2256 ext. 105.
Booster Club
A small group of parents/community members, along with athletic director Cora Dillin, have been meeting
since February to start the Necedah Athletic Booster Club. This club has been organized to not only help with raising
money to supplement our athletic programs, but also to help increase school and community pride. This first year, you
will have the opportunity to be an founding member and be recognized forever on a plaque in the high school. In
addition, you will receive some membership gifts.
We will be having a meeting on September 11, 6:00 in the HS library. Anyone who would like to be involved may attend.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Cora Dillin at 565-2256, ext. 107.