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November 26, 2019
by: Michael Hanlon

UW-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival

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. 

One new feature this year allowed high schoolers to attend a college-level course in full.  "It was surprisingly similar to how we teach at Étude," said freshman Alex Moon.  "It was a lot about observing and talking about what we did or didn't like."  The Étudians who submitted work were excited to receive feedback on their work, and one student, junior Camille Staats, also received a first-place award in the "Essay" category for her piece, "Guilt and the Human Experience." Everyone also enjoyed the keynote speaker, Ike Holten, and one student told us "The things he said about being a writer from a minority community are really important and really accurate." 

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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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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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