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March 13, 2020
by: Damian Kuester, Étude Student Writer

Students Bond in Presentations of Creative Works and Winter Games Competitions

The Étude High School staff noticed over the years that many students start to lose motivation at the beginning of the second semester due to the stress of Exhibitions of Learning, Presentations of Learning and other school work. Because of this, Étude Think Tank (our school’s version of student council) decided to hold a school breakout day to not only rejuvenate the student body but also celebrate the Étude community. 

Last month, students participated in activities to build up their motivation and bring the school closer together as a community. We did this during the middle of the year to keep people motivated while going into the second semester. Students participated in project showcases, presenting projects that they created during the previous semester. The seminars included Contemporary Dance, Voice, Interpreting Dramatic Text, and Introduction to Engineering. The showcases presentations were well received by other students.  “I didn’t know what most of the classes were doing, so it was cool to see them,” said sophomore Spencer Kaufmann. The showcases offered students a chance to share their creations and the pride they have in the various creative disciplines. 

This pride carried over into student-led workshops in which students shared the knowledge that they had acquired like World Dance, Socialization Through Board Games, FTC, Astronomy, Nature Journaling, Proportions & Drawing. People enjoyed these workshops. Student Alex Moon, who led the proportions and drawing workshop said “It went well. I feel people received the information well and were on task. They were also listening to what I was saying and following instructions.” 

Étude even held its first annual winter games in which students were split into different groups to participate in games to bring the students closer to each other. These games not only provided yet another opportunity to practice their communication and collaboration skills, but also lots of laughs and smiles. 


February 29, 2020
by: Marie Grawien, Payton Damkot, and Addie Degenhardt

Issues + Ethics Students Analyze Kiss of the Spider Woman Through Project Creations

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Students at Étude High School have the opportunity to choose between four humanities classes throughout their four years of schooling. The Issues and Ethics course delves into specific issues facing today’s world at large and encourages students to consider the ethical and moral implications in dealing with potential problems and issues on a global scale. This year’s Issues and Ethics class is participating in the University of Wisconsin - Madison’s Great World Text in Wisconsin program. Great World Text is a program for teachers and high school students across the state to study literature and history through the humanities lens.

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November 26, 2019
by: Michael Hanlon

Étude Writers Attend UW-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival

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It's the end of November, which means that it's time once again to attend the Whitewater Creative Writing Festival. Étude has been attending the Festival for over a decade, but this was the first trip for most of our attending students this year. Fourteen 9th, 10th, and 11th graders hopped on the bus and spent the day on the UW-Whitewater campus, interacting with peers from across the Midwest, workshopping their writing, and learning from some of the finest writers in Wisconsin.

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November 13, 2019

Substitute Teaching in Science Class

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Subbing in a science class can be intimidating for a non-science teacher, but when the students have clear directions and are excited about their work, it’s easy! Today the Chemistry students worked in small groups to write short fictionalized stories about scientists who contributed to the atomic theory.

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October 23, 2019

Literally Acuity

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Students from Étude Middle and High School participated in the Literally Acuity event that brought renowned young adult author M.T. Anderson to Sheboygan. High school students read his book Feed, a futuristic warning of the ways advertising and internet access can negatively impact societal development. Middle school students read The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, a novel about social experiments conducted in Revolutionary Boston.

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February 18, 2018
by: Brandon Pudwill, Class of 2019

Étude High attends performance of Animal Farm

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MILWAUKEE - Étude High School students in the 2017-18 Global Studies class attended Animal Farm at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, January 30th 2018.

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December 8, 2017
by: Jackson Kloes, Étude Studios Writing Intern

Destination Whitewater: Étude students engage in high school creative writing festival

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WHITEWATER: November 15th twenty-two Étude High School students ventured from Sheboygan down to the University of Whitewater for the annual UW-Whitewater High School Creative Writing Festival.

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November 20, 2017

Étude High Brings Mindfulness to Longfellow's PBIS

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Students need to feel safe when they come to school. They need to have tools to help them overcome frustrations. At Étude High School, we emphasize the building strong relationships with peers and advisors, we intentionally develop Habits of Mind through academic experiences, and we provide opportunities to practice mindfulness by offering yoga and QiGong. If trust or relationships are broken, we use Restorative Practices to rebuild our community. We are fortunate to have movement classes where students can also participate in an in-depth study of mindfulness and yoga, with a trained instructor in our teacher Molly King.

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November 13, 2017
by: Jackson Kloes, Étude Studios Writing Intern

Étude students advocate healthy habits at biennial health fair

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SHEBOYGAN - Wednesday, November 8th Human Anatomy and Physiology students of Étude High School held an every-other-year health fair with the focus of informing students, staff, and community members on healthy habits and health education.

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October 24, 2017
by: Jackson Kloes, Étude Studios Writing Intern

Étude Group Students present their learning and creations at the Milwaukee Maker Faire

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Over the September 23rd-24th weekend students from both the middle and high schools presented animations, literature, 3D-printing, and held their own rock painting workshops for thousands...

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