Eagle Scout Gaga Pit Project
Grant funds were used to pay for the supplies and resources needed for Benjamin Harvey to build a Gaga Ball Pit to complete his Eagle Scout service project. Once the pit is completed, the West Side students will be able to enjoy games of gaga ball during recess. The hope is to help give students another option during recess and spread the student out among the different games to keep people safe.
FCCLA National Leadership Conference
The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference took place in late June of 2022 in San Diego. Eleven Elkhorn FCCLA members competed in events such as Culinary Arts, Knife Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Pastries and Baked Goods, with three advancing to the National Leadership Conference and Competition. Grant dollars helped fund travel expenses to California. The conference also offers advisers a comprehensive educational experience to enhance classroom instruction through engaging sessions on a variety of topics with expert speakers, best practices sessions and networking opportunities.
HOSA International Leadership Conference
Elkhorn HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) qualified 25 students to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN in June of 2022. Students will compete against students from across the United States and the world in events that focus on leadership, professional, and technical skills. Elkhorn HOSA took home first place in four events: The HOSA Bowl, Public Health, Forensic Science, and Healthy Lifestyle.
EAMS iDiscover Program
iDiscover is a holistic program that helps students break down some of the walls of the traditional school setting and discover interests or skills beyond the classroom walls. This program is designed for students to be self-driven, enjoy independent learning and exploration, and use self advocacy skills to reach course completion. Courses include: Babysitting Basics and Licensure, Child and Baby First Aid, Water Safety Ambassador (via Red Cross), ATV certification, Hunter Safety, Post War Era History Exploration, Welding and Autos Intro, Google Certification, Fashion Design and Television Production, and CPR Training.
EAMS Band Great America Trip & Performance
On Saturday, May 21st, Elkhorn Middle Schools 7th & 8th Grade Band participated in the Music in the Parks Festival. They performed two pieces each at Zion-Benton Township High School and enjoyed the performances of the Winneconne High School Band and Schaumburg High School Orchestra. They then spent the rest of the day at Six Flags Great America. Although the rain was falling at the start of their visit, they did not let it dampen their spirits!
Hope Week at EAHS
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. Hope Week to raises awareness about Suicide and reminds young people they have peers that they can talk to. EAHS HOPE Squad will host Hope Week February 14 through 18. Students and staff will participate in a variety of activities that promote hope, spread kindness, and educate students and the community regarding suicide prevention and awareness for the goal to be students can turn to their peers in time of need.
Sky Circus Field Trip
The Elkhorn Area School District Education Foundation (EASDEF) awarded its first grant to West Side and Jackson Elementary schools in early February. The grant covered transportation costs for students to attend the Sky Circus indoor kite performance at EAHS on Friday, February 14, 2020.
The performance featured some of the greatest kite performers in the world. With lessons of inclusion and emotional wellness and a powerful anti-bullying message, attending the circus with other schools in the district was a memorable shared experience for students.
Elkhorn Community Meal Program
COVID-19 flipped the education world upside down. As the school district launched a federally-funded program to provide free meals to all children 18 and under in our community, there was an identified need to do the same for adults and seniors.
The Foundation decided to focus its efforts on working with the community to provide the funds needed to support an adult meal program. The school district provided 48,068 to adults and seniors in our community.