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March 20, 2020
by: Michael Q. Hanlon, Étude Theater and Film Teacher

Filmmaker Shares Industry Experience in the Classroom

Students at Étude High School participate in seminars that develop their ability to investigate, analyze, and synthesize relevant topics and issues in our modern society through a creative lens. Seminars include visual arts, dance, engineering, theatre arts, and music. Seminars also provide a space for guest professionals to share their individual experiences in their given industry with students inside the classroom.

Recently, Cinematic Language seminar was very fortunate to have such an experience, with filmmaker Beah Travis. Although she has been involved in productions around the country, Beah is a native of Sheboygan County and has come back to film her passion project. She has reached out to a number of local organizations to get involved in different ways. She was particularly interested in connecting with students in the area in order to provide professional, hands-on experience in a way that she didn’t have access to herself.

During her first contact with the students at Étude, she shared a detailed “call sheet” (the schedule for the day of production) and talked through the diverse roles required on set (have you ever wondered what the script supervisor does?). Afterwards, she obliged us with a lengthy Q&A session. Students asked about her current project and how they might fit into it, her past projects and what she’s learned from them, and advice for aspiring filmmakers.

Beah fit in well with our school culture, stressing that she’s had to persevere through mistakes and learn from being “wrong” sometimes. She encouraged students to engage in revisions. “Never shoot the first thing you write,” she advised. Or more bluntly, “kill your darlings,” meaning that she’s had to let go of favorite scenes and characters when she realized that they didn’t serve the overall goals of her narrative.

Students are looking forward to working more with Beah in the future, either through professional workshops, shadow days on set, or feedback on the projects that they are working on themselves.


March 17, 2020

Information About Étude Virtual Learning

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During this time of uncertainty, one thing we can continue to rely on is Étude’s mission to make learning visible. Since the beginning of the school year, Étude High School students have been accessing their daily learning agendas online. They should keep doing so during virtual learning. Please continue reading below for quick access to important information!

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

Students Bond in Presentations of Creative Works and Winter Games Competitions

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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.

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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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