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October 4, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

The Étude Sessions Part 1

Last year we started a concert series, called the Étude Sessions, as a way to raise funds for our schools. The start of the series last year was a bit hectic, so as we start the second year, I want to explain a bit more in depth what the Étude Sessions is all about.

The origins to the Étude Sessions go back a few years ago to a former board member, Troy Tousey. Troy played a vital role in getting our schools started. As a founding parent (Hannah and Tate's dad), founding board member, and as the person who designed the logos and supported the layout of many of our materials, Troy was integral to our successes. Part of Troy's commitment to our schools was his vision for a vibrant, diverse community, or a community that was more "livable". He believed the schools along with a social scene that included an active music scene was crucial for Sheboygan to be a great city.

A few years ago, Troy was killed in a bike accident. My last conversation with him was about a concert series that would help make our community more "livable". Troy often complained that he never wanted to work with other people on concerts because they always wanted to tell him who should play. But, during our conversation, we agreed that we could work together on a concert series so long as he was able to select acts and I was able to connect this to our schools. Although we were delayed by his death, this conversation gave birth to the Étude Sessions.

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September 16, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

State Report Card

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Last year the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented a reporting system which gives an annual report card to each public school in the state.

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September 8, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

Parent Connections Night

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One of core values of our schools is to develop a connected, participatory community.

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September 7, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

Week 1 Reflections

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Well, we have closed our first week of school at IDEAS and Mosaic. It has been a great week!

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September 1, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

Open Letter to IDEAS Academy Students

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I am writing to you on the eve of our 2014-2015 school year at IDEAS Academy, because I have worked with teachers and students over the...

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August 21, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

ESAA Kindergarten

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We are pleased to announce that we will be adding a second Kindergarten class to ESAA for the 2014-15 school year.

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May 27, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

Exhibitions - Spring 2014

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This coming Tuesday through Thursday, IDEAS Academy will hold its second semester Exhibitions of Learning.

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April 22, 2014
by: Ted Hamm

ESAA PTO Summary

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On Tuesday, April 15th, I had the opportunity to meet with over 40 parents and teachers from ESAA.

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