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August 30, 2017
by: Ted Hamm, Director

Personalization in Math

For the 2017-2018 school year, we will be restructuring our Étude High School Math Department in order to provide more personalized learning opportunities for all high school students at all levels of math. We will be utilizing a combination of existing staff expertise and some online tools to offer a range of course options along with in depth exploration of mathematical concepts through projects.

Our existing staff bring a lot of experience and energy to this new structure. Becky Knight will be teaching Alternative Representations, Physical Math, and Abstract Thought; Tim Pasche will teach Calculus; and Courtney Kissinger will cross over from our Middle School staff to teach two sections of Exploring Variables.

These changes are exciting for our school community and our math program for many reasons. Our move to personalized learning will allow students to work at their own pace in order to master skills and to further understand the connections that occur in mathematics. Students will also benefit from a classroom experience that will support their practice and application of mathematical concepts. Our experienced teachers will provide mini lessons, discussion prompts, peer collaboration opportunities, and answers to questions students may have throughout their learning process. Finally, students will not just learn the content and move on; they will apply their mathematics and problem solving skills to authentic projects each trimester. By using a personalized learning approach with projects embedded throughout, students are getting the best opportunity to grow with personalized mathematics instruction, rigorous content, and authentic application of these concepts in the real world.


August 22, 2017
by: Ted hamm

More than Just a Party

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Today is a day of celebration for our schools. A day to unify our schools under one name, to unveil our new look (see our social media sites), and to celebrate 10 years as a public charter schools in the Sheboygan Area School District. Today also represents a year’s worth of behind the scenes work that culminates our schools working to solve an issue that has been challenging us for some time.

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July 18, 2017
by: Susan Griffiths, Principal

Construction on our Campus

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There has been a flurry of activity this summer on our campus. The 2017-18 school year will bring several positive changes. As we have already shared, our name is changing from ESAA to Étude Elementary to further unify our K-12 organization. The facility is also expanding.

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May 19, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

ESAA students bring Settlers’ Stories to life

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Second and third graders at the Elementary School for the Arts and Academics collaborated in groups to explore the lives of early settlers in America. After developing plays to showcase the problems that the settlers faced, IDEAS Academy film interns from Étude Studios helped to capture them.

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April 22, 2017

ESAA's Mrs. Faul Named SASD Teacher of the Year

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Jamie Faul 2017 As one of ESAA's upper primary teachers, Mrs. Faul takes steps every day to make sure that all students are engaged in authentic learning and deep thinking.

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April 12, 2017

Mindfulness | 4.8.17

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Our Mindfulness Workshop was designed for children ages 3 -7 and their parents to learn, create, and share side-by-side. Movement Specialist, Mrs. Katie Brennen, facilitated at Elementary School for the Arts and Academics on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 - 11:00am.

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April 4, 2017
by: Ted Hamm, Director

Melissa Etheridge for Good: 'Memphis Rock & Soul' Revives 1960's Musical History

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Melissa Etheridge and her full band will close out Season 4 of The Étude Sessions on Thursday, April 20th at the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In a recent interview with The Sheboygan Press[http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/04/11/melissa-etheridge-concert-wraps-up-etude-sessions/100304720/], Etheridge promised that the show will feature some of her classic songs as well as music from her now album, 'Memphis Rock and Soul.' The unique album is a tribute to the Memphis Blues and a historic time in America music. Stax Records was among the first to recognize that soul music transcended racial segregation in the 1960's - recording renown artists like Booker T and the M.G.s, Otis Redding, and the Mar-Keys. By reimagining songs from the Stax Records songbook, like "Respect Yourself" by the Staples Singers, Etheridge reminds us of some of the lessons learned through the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, she applies her special rock artistry to move Memphis Blues into a new genre.

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March 30, 2017

Open Studio | MAKER (Spring) Break

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OPEN STUDIO | IDEAS Academy March 28th - 30th 12:00-4:00PM

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March 30, 2017

Bird Research & Habitat | MAKER (spring) Break

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Our Bird Research & Habitat Workshop was a four day experience designed for children ages 6-13 and their parents/caregivers to learn, create, and share as they explore the worlds of birds. Each participant will design and build a custom birdhouse.

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March 30, 2017

Lego Early Simple Machines | 3.11.17

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Our Lego Early Simple Machines Workshop was designed for children ages 3 - 7 and their parents to learn, create, and share side-by side. 2/3 Multiage teacher, Mrs. Kara Pasche, facilitated Lego Early Simple Machines at Elementary School for the Arts and Academics on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 - 11:00am.

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