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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

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.

For many years Étude has made the trip down to the university with the goal of participating in a greater writing community. The festival offers an opportunity for students from Wisconsin and Illinois to submit their work and be an audience to the work of others through six feedback sessions throughout the day. More than twenty schools and more than four-hundred students attended.

“It’s a lot of people with similar interests coming together, getting to know each other, and being a little uncomfortable reading allowed, sometimes the first time reading something to another person… I was excited to share something I was proud of,” stated junior Alexis Theune, who took home an honorable mention in the category of Multimedia with her "Chicken Out" Project.

“I want to go to this… because it seems like a really fun thing to do as a writer,” senior Caleb Klinzing exclaimed.

Over half the Étude attendees were newcomers, including Klinzing. He, along fellow senior Destiny Montemayor, received first place for their work “Far From the Place” in the Song Lyrics category. Many others including a group of three freshmen, four dancers, and another senior enjoyed their first visit, bring new voices to sessions to which they went.  

The feedback portion was the focal point of the day.  “Being around people that could give me feedback on my writing was really nice… they knew what they were talking about,” shared freshman Amber Knaub. “The [facilitator] gave me an entire page of feedback of what I should change and what I should keep.”

“I was nervous, all the college kids are gonna freak me out, I’m gonna get lost… after awhile I got used to it, I understood…” Knaub also claimed.

While awards may not be the focus of the day, Étude has had a strong history of taking home victories with this year being no exception.

Sara Barol - Honorable Mention in Poetry

Casey Jordi - 1st Place in Poetry

Caleb Klenzing and Destiny Montemayor - 1st Place in Song Lyrics

Jackson Kloes - 3rd Place in Humor

Alexis Theune - Honorable Mention in Multimedia

Many of the festival’s Étude attendees participated in Whitewater Open Mic Fundraiser in October of this year. The event saw students and community members from around Sheboygan sharing their work, poetry, prose, dramatic readings, and music. Raising over $100 to subsidize the cost of registration of the festival, Sheboygan has not seen its last of Étude’s creative minds raising funds.

“I don’t get the chance to share my work [in public],” said Knaub in regards to the opportunities that the fundraiser offered to her.

Every year students are able to walk away from the festival with a new perspective on writing and a writing community.

“It’s okay to submit something that your not one-hundred okay with… It’s a really good experience to get your writing out there... people you don’t know… get the college experience because it can be a scary… place... Go to Whitewater,” Thuene stated.

Etude students travel to colleges across the state throughout the year none of those tours events fully immerse students in the college campus experience. Being on the UW-Whitewater campus provided students the opportunity to explore a college campus and interact with college students.

Photography by Étude Studios Videography Intern, Veronica Williams.


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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August 29, 2017

New Parent Orientation

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On Monday, August 28th, Étude High School and Middle School welcomed new parents for New Parent Orientation. The event started at 5:30pm, when advisors and families gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy seasonal soups made by our staff. Children were then invited to participate in MAKER Break, while parents got together to learn more about our Advisory program and the role of Advisors as someone who is, to students, "on their case, and on their side."

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May 19, 2017

IDEAS Baccalaureate 2017

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Students, Families, Friends, and Community Members, you are cordially invited to the * Baccalaureate Ceremony **for the IDEAS Academy Class of 2017 *Thursday, June 1st at 6 pm In the Matrix of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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April 23, 2017
by: Jackson Kloes, Writing Apprentice for Étude Studios

LTC offers IDEAS sophomores some Career Connections

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The scent of curiosity loomed in the air, the eagerness of students was near palpable. Myself along with a crowd of other students arrived for the April 11 fieldtrip early, awaiting what educational opportunities this morning would bring us. This intrigue would carry our group of thirty-some sophomores to the photo-lined corridors of Lakeshore Technical College.

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April 12, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS Students attend conference for The Tempest

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The Issues and Ethics class travelled to UW-Madison to attend the Great World Texts[http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/gwt/about-gwt/] conference on Monday, April 3. This year, students around Wisconsin read William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and created projects to focus on a specific thematic lens within the book. Students attended plenary sessions in which one group from each school presented their project in front of the entire conference group, a Q&A with keynote speaker Margaret Atwood, and two gallery walks compiled of the creations of all of the participating schools.

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April 4, 2017
by: Vadim Dekker, IDEAS Academy Senior

IDEAS Student Offers Weekly Movement Sessions for Peers

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Welcome students!

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March 16, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

Building Community through Town Hall

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As clusters of students and staff alike filter into the IDEAS Academy Drama Room, there is animated chatter that is only heightened by an air of anticipation. An advisory cohort gathers in a tight circle in the front of the room, heads bowed closely together to shield their secrets from the rest of the group. As the entirety of the school settles, a student steps ahead of the group and hollers:

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March 6, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS Student Receives Honorable Mention

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Screen Shot 2017 03 06 at 5.12.14 PM Hannah Staats, a senior at IDEAS Academy, was awarded with an honorable mention throughout the Midwest for her writing portfolio. She submitted a group of works compiled mostly of flash fiction, poetry, and some prose to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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March 6, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS Student To Be In Navy’s Nuclear Program

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Screen Shot 2017 03 06 at 5.04.46 PM I spoke with Jeremy Sharp, a senior at IDEAS Academy who recently enlisted in the United States Navy’s Nuclear Program. Below, Sharp talks of his future plans, worries, and offers his advice to others hoping to follow a similar path.

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February 28, 2017
by: Erica Brown

I.D.E.A.S. Academy Shadow Day

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I.D.E.A.S. Academy is hosting a Shadow Day on Tuesday, March 14th.

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February 6, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS has a volunteer culture

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During Exhibitions of Learning (EoLs) at IDEAS Academy, a group of dedicated students volunteer their time to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. Volunteer positions include curating the gallery for gallery walks, timing presentations, ushering at Jake’s Cafe, managing sound equipment, and introducing presenters.

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January 30, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Information Night

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I.D.E.A.S. Academy and The Mosaic School are hosting an Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.

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January 6, 2017
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS students spread kindness before the holidays

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The IDEAS Academy class of 2017 along with facilitator Karen Robison developed a calendar for the month of December with daily prompts for students to complete in order to spread kindness throughout the school before winter vacation.

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January 2, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Shadow Day

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IDEAS Academy will be hosting a Shadow Day on February 2nd. Shadow day is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the many opportunities offered at I.D.E.A.S. Academy. The morning begins with a team building activity, followed by attending classes and ends with a question and answer session. If you are interested in attending, please contact Erica Brown at ebrown@etudegroup.org.

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January 2, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Information Night

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Help us share the great things that happen at our school by inviting your friends and families to attend our Information Night on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please join us!

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