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September 13, 2019

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of September 13th, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, September 2

LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL

 TUESDAY, September 3

WELCOME CLASS of 2023

4:00 pm Tennis vs. Sun Prairie

4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Craig Triangular

WEDNESDAY, September 4 

WELCOME BACK ALL STUDENTS

1:30 pm Golf vs. West, Sun Prairie – Riverside Golf Course

THURSDAY, September 5

4:00 pm  Tennis at East

4:30 pm  Frosh Football vs. Sun Prairie

4:30 pm  JV Football at Sun Prairie

5:00 / 5:00 /6:30 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at West 5:00 / 7:00 pm  JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Edgerton

FRIDAY, September 6

5:00pm Swim vs. Sun Prairie 7:00 pm 

SATURDAY, September 7

9:30 pm Cross Country at Lodi Invite

10:00 am Swim at Elkhorn Varsity Invite

11:30 am Golf at Middleton Invite, Pleasant View Golf Course

MONDAY, September 9

1:30 pm Golf vs. Craig, Janesville Country Club

TUESDAY, September 10

4:00 pm Tennis at Middleton

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Fresh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Verona

5:00 pm JV / Varsity Soccer at Verona

WEDNESDAY, September 11

12:00 pm Golf at Memorial Varsity Invite, Blackhawk Country Club Madison

THURSDAY, September 12

4:00 pm Tennis at West

4:30 pm Fresh Football vs. LaFollette

4:30 pm JV Football at LaFollette

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Fresh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Craig

5:00 / 7:00 pm JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Craig

FRIDAY, September 13

5:00 pm Swim vs. LaFollette

7:00 pmVarsity Football vs. LaFollette

SATURDAY, September 14

TBD Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at West Invite, Lake Farm County Park

8:00 am Golf hosts Varsity Invite, Riverside Golf Course

8:30 am  JV / Varsity Volleyball host Invite

9:00 am Tennis at Whitewater JV Invite

 

 

Time is running out to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT(Practice SAT test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Janesville School District will offer the PSAT on

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7:30-12:00 at the Pontiac Convention Center 2809 N. Pontiac Dr.

 ●     9th, 10th, or 11th grade students may take this test.

Students who answer YES to any of the following questions should consider taking the PSAT/NMSQT:

1.   Do you plan on taking AP classes and would like to know what the likelihood is that you will score a 3 or higher on the exam-before you even take the class?

2.   Do you plan to take the SAT in the future?

The PSAT/NMSQT is first hand, practice for the SAT test.

3.   Are you currently an 11th grade student and have earned mostly A’s and B’s, OR score well on standardized tests?

11th grade students could qualify for scholarship opportunities their senior year

4.   Do you want to see how your Reading, Math, and Writing skills compared to other students in the country?

5.   Do you plan on attending college?

The PSAT/NMSQT results will help you know what academic areas you need to work harder on so you will be successful. Students will have free access to personalized Khan Academy Resources.

●     Important dates for the registration process:

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Registration Begins Friday, Sept.  20, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Registration Ends

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

●     The cost of the test is $18.00

There is a limited number of spaces available. We will take payment until all the spots are full OR September 23. I recommend paying early, if you plan to take the PSAT. Payment is online at: www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/500953

Debit, credit card or mailed payment are accepted.

●     If you need financial assistance, we have a limited number of fee waivers. They are only available to 11th grade students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Please indicate this in Total Registration.

●     After students have paid, Student Services will contact them and handout the Official Guide and Practice Test. It will state on the guide what students should bring on testing day.

●     The day of the test, Students are expected to have their own transportation to the Pontiac Convention Center and should return to Parker. Students should arrive at the Pontiac Convention Center by 7:30. The test will end at approximately 12:00. There will be a lot of students taking this test, so it is difficult to give an exact end time. Students should return to school at 1:08 to attend 4th hour. It is possible that this time may change. Any updates will be given to students before they leave the building on testing day.

●     For more information from College Board on the PSAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/k12-educators/resource-library and select Prepare for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT

●     If you have any additional questions please contact Jen Leneau at 743-5655 or stop in Student Services.

Child Find Notice

 “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the  district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides.

Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained  by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

●     "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

●     "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

●     "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

●     "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

●     The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

●     The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

●     The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

● The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

 

September 27, 2019

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of September 27th, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

WANTED:

Parker High School will be hosting our annual Homecoming Parade on the afternoon of Friday, October 11. We are looking for vehicles to help transport members of the court during the parade. If you have a suitable vehicle and would be willing to help contact Mrs Amanda Olson at 743-5778 or aolson@janesville.k12.wi.us. Trucks and convertibles typically work best.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

From the Office:

Student Attendance:

Homecoming School Attendance Requirement: Click Here

Homecoming Week is October 7-12

Attendance at the Homecoming Dance is a privilege. In order to purchase tickets to the dance students must meet the attendance requirement above, and not have any outstanding detentions, and be a student in good standing.

Electronic Devices: Click here for Policy

Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning. Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices.

If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day. Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630. The message will be delivered as soon as possible.

E-cigarettes: Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes. Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices.

Consequences for getting caught: In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items.

School/ Police Consequences

City Citation under 16: $ 25

City Citation 17 and over: $ 169

Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code. First time violations include: Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service

 

PARKER ATHLETICS

FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES ARE DUE

Parents, this is just a friendly reminder that if your student is participating in a fall sport, athletic participation fees are now due.  The participation fee for the following sports is $75.00 – Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer and Pom Pon. In addition to the participation fee, Football includes a $65 surcharge. The total fee for football participation is $140.00.  Girls’ Golf also has a $150 surcharge.  The total fee for golf participation is $225.

Students who are approved to receive free lunch qualify to have the participation fee waived. However, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office. This form is available in the athletic office and is also available on the School District of Janesville website.

Students who are approved to receive reduced lunch qualify for a 20% reduction of the cost of the assigned athletic participation fees.  But again, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office.

A Special Circumstance waiver is also available to families. This waiver would apply to families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but due to a hardship are unable to pay all or a portion of the participation fee. Please contact the Athletic Office for more information.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions). Student Athletic Event Pass costs

$35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School. Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI.  Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center.

FROM the NURSE

Have you received your HPV vaccine yet? It’s not too late! The CDC recommends that all males and females get vaccinated before age 26, but research shows the earlier the better. The HPV vaccine protects you against certain types of cancers and is given in 3 doses with 6 months between each dose. Stop by the nurse’s office or visit CDC.gov/vaccines for more information.

Hey seniors! Want to check one more thing off your college to-do list? Get your vaccinations up to date! The CDC recommends teens receive the meningococcal vaccine before entering college, and are also recommending the meningococcal serogroup B vaccine due to recent outbreaks. The meningococcal vaccination protects against diseases like meningitis, which are serious bacterial infections that spread quickly in community settings such as college dorms. Stop by the nurse’s office or visit CDC.gov/vaccines for more information.

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, September 30

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

TUESDAY, October 1

3:30 pm           Culture Club Meeting, Room 2113

 

6:00 pm Washington Seminar Meeting, Small Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, October 2

 
 

8:30 am Golf Regionals at Edgewood Golf Course

 

9:30 am Tennis Varsity Conference Meet, Nielsen Tennis Courts

 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

7:00 pm Boys’ Basketball Open Gym

THURSDAY, October 3

2:00 pm Tennis Varsity Conference Meet, Nielsen Tennis Courts

 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

4:30 pm JV Football vs. West

 

5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm  Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball at Middleton 4:30 / 7:00 pm   JV / Varsity Soccer at Middleton

FRIDAY, October 4

5:00 pmSwim at West

 

7:00 pmVarsity Football at West

SATURDAY, October 5

7:45 amSAT Test, Rooms 1110, 1111, 1153, 1154

 

9:00 amBoys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at Stoughton Invite

 

9:00 amJV Volleyball at Badger Invite

 

9:00 amVarsity Volleyball at Craig Invite

 

10:00 am Frosh Football at Hononegah

 

HOMECOMING WEEK

MONDAY, October 7

MISMATCH DAY

9:00 am

Tennis Subsectionals at Badger

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

4:30 pm

Frosh / JV Volleyball at Middleton Triangular with West

5:00 / 7:00 pm

JV / Varsity Soccer at West

7:00 pm

Girls Basketball Open Gym

TUESDAY, October 8

JUNGLE DAY

8:00 am

Golf Sectionals at Bristlecone Pines Golf Club

3:30 pm

Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113

WEDNESDAY, October 9

COLOR WAR DAY

WHITE / ORANGE / BLUE / RED / BLACK

 

9:00 am

 

Tennis Sectionals at Oconomowoc

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

THURSDAY, October 10

INFLUENCER DAY – CELEBS or SPORTS FIGURES

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

4:00 pm

Frosh Football vs. Memorial

4:00 pm

JV Football at Memorial

4:30 / 6:30 pm

JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Memorial

5:00 / 5:00 / 7:00 pm

Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Memorial

FRIDAY, October 11

GREEN & GOLD DAY

5:00 pm

Swim vs. Memorial

7:00 pm

Varsity Football vs. Memorial

SATURDAY, October 12

 

9:00 am

Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country at Albany Invite

11:00 am

Swim at Beloit Invite

8:00 PM

Homecoming Dance “A Night In Hollywood”, Main Gym

Child Find Notice

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides.

Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services. Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

"Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

"Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

"Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

 

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education

concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

October 13-25 2019

Parker High School

Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

Week of October 13-25, 2019

Important Numbers:

  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due November 1st to Mr. Dobner. You may email it to him or drop off in the main office to be put in his mailbox. eric.dobner@janesville.k12.wi.us. Pictures need to be wallet size, in color, no props and no inappropriate clothing or writing.

HOMECOMING

Thank you to all who participated or helped in any way with Homecoming 2019.  Homecoming is a great opportunity to build Westside Pride. The Parker Viking Community thanks you all.  

From the Office:  

  Electronic Devices: Click here for Policy

  • Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning.  Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices.  

  • If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day.  Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630. The message will be delivered as soon as possible. 

E-Cigarettes:  Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes.  Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices.  

  • Consequences for getting caught:  In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items.

  • Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code.  First time violations include:  Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service

PARKER ATHLETICS

FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES ARE DUE

Parents, this is just a friendly reminder that if your student is participating in a fall sport, athletic participation fees are now due.  The participation fee for the following sports is $75.00 – Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer and Pom Pon.  In addition to the participation fee, Football includes a $65 surcharge. The total fee for football participation is $140.00. Girls’ Golf also has a $150 surcharge.  The total fee for golf participation is $225.

Students who are approved to receive free lunch qualify to have the participation fee waived.  However, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office. This form is available in the athletic office and is also available on the School District of Janesville website.

Students who are approved to receive reduced lunch qualify for a 20% reduction of the cost of the assigned athletic participation fees.  But again, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office.

A Special Circumstance waiver is also available to families.  This waiver would apply to families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but due to a hardship are unable to pay all or a portion of the participation fee.  Please contact the Athletic Office for more information.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions).  Student Athletic Event Pass costs $35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School. Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI.  Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center.

Join Us! All Juniors and Seniors welcome!

Apprentice: A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer.

Youth Apprenticeship Meeting,
Wednesday October 16, 2019
When: During ACP
Where: Small Auditorium

Already have a job?

Students can apply for the apprenticeship program and earn high school credit for working their job!  Your job duties just have to align with one of the program areas!

Looking for a job?

After students apply for the apprenticeshop program we help place them in a program area of their choice! This is a great way to build your resume and get experience in the field you are interested in. Ex: someone interested in finance could possibly get a job at a credit union!

Program Areas:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Art, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • hospitality, Lodging & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

FROM the NURSE

Tips from the nurse: 

Avoiding sport and phys ed injuries. 

  1. Always stretch and warm up before exercising. Start with stretching each major muscle group for 30 seconds each, and then some light activity before exercise. This helps release tension in your muscles. 

  2. Wear the appropriate protective gear. Some protective items may include helmets, shin guards, mouth guards, ankle braces, and proper footwear. If you are not sure about what protective equipment is required, ask your coach or phys ed teacher. 

  3. Stay hydrated. Remember to bring a water bottle to practice or class. You should drink water 30 minutes before exercise and take water breaks periodically during exercise. Staying hydrated is important to replace the fluids you lose from sweating, and it also prevents muscle strains. 

  4. Recovery is important! Make sure you are getting enough sleep at night and eating a balanced diet in order for your body to recover from the exercise. Taking it easy on the weekend will help your muscles recover. Listening to your body is very important. 

 

parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, October 14

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 3:30 pm French Club Meeting, Room 2147
  • 7:00 pm Fall Choir Concert, Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm Girls’ Basketball Open Gym

 

TUESDAY, October 15

  • 3:30 pm Human Relations/Culture Club Meeting, Room 1214
  • 4:30 / 6:30 pm JV / Varsity Soccer vs. Beloit
  • 5:00 / 5:00 / 6:30 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Volleyball vs. Beloit

 

WEDNESDAY, October 16

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 3:45 pm Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113
  • 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room
  • 7:00 pm Boys’ Basketball Open Gym 

 

THURSDAY, October 17

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Frosh Football vs. Beloit
  • 4:30 pm Frosh Volleyball at Memorial Triangular
  • 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room

 

FRIDAY, October 18

  • 3:30 pm Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room
  • 5:00 pm Swim vs. Beloit
  • 7:00 pm Varsity Football vs. Beloit

 

SATURDAY, October 19

  • 8:00 am Volleyball Hosts Conference Meet
  • 9:00 am VR Football at Beloit
  • 9:30 am Cross Country Hosts Conference Meets, Rockport Park
  • 10:00 am Swim at Craig Invite
  • 10:00 am Musical Rehearsal, Choir Room


SUNDAY, October 20

  • 9:00 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse
  • 1:00 pm Lego Competition Practice, Cafeteria


MONDAY, October 21   

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Winter Cheer Tryout Clinic, Multipurpose Room
  • 7:00 pm Fall Orchestra Concert, Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm Girls Basketball Open Gym


TUESDAY, October 22        

  • 3:30 pm Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113
  • 4:00 pm Winter Cheer Tryout Clinic, Multipurpose Room
  • 4:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 4:00 pm Wrestling Open Mat, Wrestling Room 
  • TBD Soccer Regional at / vs TBD 

 

WEDNESDAY, October 23      

  • 3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 
  • 4:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 6:30 pm Boys’ Basketball Player Parent Meeting, Small Auditorium
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Student Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball Regional Semi-Final at/vs TBD


THURSDAY, October 24     

  • 10:00 am Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium
  • 8:00–12:30, 2–7 pm Student Parent Teacher Conferences


FRIDAY, October 25 NO SCHOOL  

SATURDAY, October 26

  • TBD Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country Sectional Meet at Kettle Moraine
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball Regional Final at/vs TBD

SUNDAY, October 27

  • 9:00 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse  
  • 12:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

MERCY HEALTH MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR TEENS

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to medicine
  • Career opportunities in the medical field
  • Types of schooling needed as well as classes that will help prepare you for a career in medicine.

Neurology

  • Basic parts of the human brain, as well as which part of the brain is responsible for memory, sight, feeling movement
  • Hands-on dissection of a sheep brain

Pulmonology

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the lung system as well as different diseases that affect it
  • Hands-on opportunity to suture pig feet
  • MusculoskeletalLearn how many bones are in the human body and how the bones work with muscles to provide movement
  • Learn about x-rays and how we evaluate for broken bones, as well as application and removal of casts

Gastroenterology

  • Examine organs that help digest food and what they look like
  • Hands-on evaluation of colon using sigmoidoscope

Cardiology

  • Illnesses of the heart, as well as blood supply and circulation with an introduction to high fidelity human patient simulation
  • Hands-on opportunity to see, feel and identify the different parts of the heart
  • Meet in the Simulation Lab in the prehospital and Emergency Services Center (Mercy Care Building)

Is it for you?

Are you interested in learning more about the human body? Are you age 14-21 and considering a career in health care? If so, this program is for you

Dates: Monday, October 14 / December 9
Time: 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Mercy health South
849 Kellogg Ave, Janesville
 

Child Find Notice

 “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

School District of Janesville

CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

●  "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

●  "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

●  "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

●  "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

●  The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

●  The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

●  The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

●  The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

November 10-22, 2019

Parker High School Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

www.janesvilleparker.org


November 10-November 22, 2019

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Important Numbers:

Nurse Secretary: 743-5652

Attendance Office: 743-5630

Athletic Secretary: 743-5641

Student Services Secretary: 743-5651

Principal Secretary: 743-5610

Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665

From the Office: 

Electronic Devices: Click here for Policy

Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning.  Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices. 

If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day.  Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630.  The message will be delivered as soon as possible.

E-Cigarettes:  Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes.  Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices. 

Consequences for getting caught:  In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items.

School/ Police Consequences

City Citation under 16: $ 25

City Citation 17 and over:  $ 169

Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code.  First time violations include:  Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service

Students Parking On Campus   

Students who wish to park in the student parking lot are required to rent a stall. The cost is $75 for the rest of the school year.  To rent a stall, students must bring the following to the Assistant Principals' Office: full payment in cash or check, valid driver’s license, and proof of registration and insurance for the primary vehicle they will be driving. To inquire about paying the fee online through Infinite Campus, contact Ms. Connie Stratton at 608-743-5665.

Student Services  

Senior Newsletter: The November newsletter is out.  You can pick up a copy in the Student Services office or it is available through the Parker High School website at http://www.janesvilleparker.org in the Student Services section.   

FROM the NURSE

Hand washing can help prevent most illnesses. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. It is recommended to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (sing the Happy Birthday song all the way through twice). Handwashing is a win for everyone, except for the germs.

You should wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing a diaper or cleaning up a child after using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

PARKER ATHLETICS

FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES ARE DUE

Parents, this is just a friendly reminder that if your student is participating in a fall sport, athletic participation fees are now due.  The participation fee for the following sports is $75.00 – Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer and Pom Pon.  In addition to the participation fee, Football includes a $65 surcharge.  The total fee for football participation is $140.00.  Girls’ Golf also has a $150 surcharge.  The total fee for golf participation is $225.

Students who are approved to receive free lunch qualify to have the participation fee waived.  However, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office. This form is available in the athletic office and is also available on the School District of Janesville website.

Students who are approved to receive reduced lunch qualify for a 20% reduction of the cost of the assigned athletic participation fees.  But again, parents/guardians must submit a completed REQUEST FOR WAIVER OR REDUCED ATHLETIC FEE form to the Athletic Office.

A Special Circumstance waiver is also available to families.  This waiver would apply to families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but due to a hardship are unable to pay all or a portion of the participation fee.  Please contact the Athletic Office for more information.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions).  Student Athletic Event Pass costs $35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School.  Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI.  Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center.

Musical Production from the Craig and Parker Choirs

All tickets are $15, except for opening night on Friday, November 8, when all tickets are $12.

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, November 11

Gymnastics, Girls’ Basketball,

Boys’ & Girls’ Hockey Seasons Begin

 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116

3:30 pam Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

3:30 pm French Club Meeting, Room 2147

4:00 pm Pom tryouts, Orchestra Room

5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

TUESDAY, November 12

3:30 pm

Playhouse Meeting, Small Auditorium

4:00 pm

Wrestling Open Mat

4:00 pm

Pom tryouts, Orchestra Room

5:00 pm

Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

7:30 pm

Boys’ Basketball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

WEDNESDAY, November 13

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

4:00 pm

Pom tryouts, Orchestra Room

5:00 pm

Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

THURSDAY, November 14

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

4:00 pm

Pom tryouts, Orchestra Room

 

Wrestling Open Mat

 

Wrestling Open Mat

5:00 pm

Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

7:00 pm

Boys’ Basketball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

FRIDAY, November 15

5:30 pm

Swim Player / Parent Meeting, Pool

7:00 pm

Musical Performance - Music Man, Auditorium

SATURDAY, November 16

9:00 / 10:30 am

Girls’ Basketball Scrimmage vs. Monroe

1:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Musical Performance - Music Man, Auditorium

SUNDAY, November 17

9:00 am

Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 

1:00 pm

Musical Performance – Music Man, Auditorium

7:30 pm

Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

MONDAY, November 18      

Boys’ Basketball, Boys’ Swim & Wrestling Seasons Begin

 

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

 

6:00 pm

Gymnastics Parent Meeting, Small Auditorium

TUESDAY, November 19;

3:30 pm

Playhouse Meeting, Small Auditorium

5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm

Frosh / JV / Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs Milwaukee Marshall

WEDNESDAY, November 20             

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

THURSDAY, November 21      

3:30 pm

Debate Practice, Room 1116

SATURDAY, November 23

10:00 am

Boys’ Basketball Scrimmage vs. Milton

5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm

Girls’ Frosh / JV / Varsity Basketball at Verona

SUNDAY, November 24

9:00 am

Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 

12:00 pm

Swim Awards, Small Auditorium

6:00 pm

Volleyball Awards, East Cafeteria

7:30 pm

Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

November 24 - December 6, 2019

Parker High School Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

www.janesvilleparker.org


November 24-December 6, 2019

 
Important Numbers:
  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610
 

No School for Students

 
  • High school students will not have school on the following dates: Thanksgiving Break - No School Wednesday, November 27 thru Friday, November 29
  • Winter Break Begins on Monday, December 23 School Resumes on Thursday, January 2
  • Offices at Parker will be open during the breaks from 8 am - 12 pm & 1 - 3:30.
 

Students Parking On Campus

 
Students who wish to park in the student parking lot are required to rent a stall. The cost is $75 for the rest of the school year. To rent a stall, students must bring the following to the Assistant Principals' Office: full payment in cash or check, valid driver’s license, and proof of registration and insurance for the primary vehicle they will be driving. To inquire about paying the fee online through Infinite Campus, contact Ms. Connie Stratton at 608-743-5665. Student Services Senior Newsletter: The November newsletter is out. You can pick up a copy in the Student Services office or it is available through the Parker High School website at http://www.janesvilleparker.org in the Student Services section.
 

FROM the NURSE VAPING:


So....Vaping is super cool, right? Is your student vaping? Do YOU vape? Why or Why NOT? It’s less harmful than cigarettes, right? You can’t become addicted, right? Over 27% of high schoolers and over 10% of middle schoolers are using e-cigarettes. Some students say they vape because their friends do—either to feel cool or because they’re afraid to say no. In 2019, the CDC and FDA reports an outbreak of serious lung illnesses in nearly every state! Every state! According to CDC, When a person puffs on an e-cigarette, a liquid inside heats up and becomes an aerosol mixture typically containing nicotine, flavorings, and toxic chemicals like acrolein, formaldehyde, and acetaldehyde, which are known to cause irreversible lung damage including Cancer. E-cigarettes also contain metals such as nickel, lead, chromium, tin, and aluminum, which are also known to cause cancer. The e-liquids often come in flavors, but the chemicals used to create these flavors can be harmful to your lungs. The effects may be long-lasting—even deadly. It’s a common belief there is NO nicotine in these vaping devices, WRONG! Addiction to nicotine is a serious problem for a young brain. Exposing an adolescent’s brain to nicotine can cause problems with attention, learning, and memory that promote addiction to nicotine. Teens that vape are more likely to use cigarettes later in life! Vaping devices can look like anything such as; pens and USB drives. For more information on the Outbreak of Lung Injury visit: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html 

 

PARKER ATHLETICS

Parker High School Athletics Department Sportsmanship Expectations Guide Our actions as players, coaches, parents, and spectators is important to Parker High School. We want to be known as a first-class program on the court, in the stands, in our building, and in the community. Please note: purchasing a ticket to a Parker High School event is a privilege to observe and support high school athletics. You do not have the right to demonstrate undesirable or inappropriate behavior.

All spectators are expected to support our coaches, players, and officials in a positive manner while following the below athletic event rules:

  • Respect decisions that are made by the game officials. Officials are an integral part of the game and deserve our full respect.
  • Respect ALL fans, ALL coaches, ALL players, and ALL of our opponents.
  • For safety reasons, no beach balls, footballs, basketballs, etc. will be allowed into the game. These items will be confiscated by game supervisors.
  • Represent your school in a positive manner! Be a positive role model through your own actions and by censuring those around you at events whose behavior is unbecoming.
  • All artificial noise makers (whistles, horns, cowbells, etc.) are not allowed. These items will be confiscated by game supervisors.

Spectators who do not meet sportsmanship expectations will be removed from the building and potentially future contests at Parker High School. Remember: You represent Parker High School! You represent our players, our coaches, our staff, administration, and alumni!

EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PARKER VIKING!!!

From the WIAA:

The role of spectators:

  • Support and cheer for your team and enjoy the skill and competition. Cheer in a positive way that respects the efforts of all teams and players involved.
  • A ticket is a privilege to observe a high school athletic event, not a right to demonstrate undesirable or inappropriate behavior.
  • Know and demonstrate the fundamentals of sportsmanship at all times.
  • Remind yourself and others that interscholastic athletics are an extension of the traditional classroom and are learning experiences where mistakes are made.
  • Encourage and commend students’ attempts to improve themselves educationally and athletically.
  • Be a positive role model through your own actions, remaining positive and supportive in cheers, signs, and interactions with others.
  • Know and respect the rules of the game.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of officials – and accept their decision.
  • Show respect during National Anthem and presentation of the flag. Respect school property and school authorities.
  • Remain off the playing/competitive area and never throw anything in the stands or onto the field or floor.
  • Respect and support the commitment and efforts of coaches.
  • Respect and cooperate with the positive and enthusiastic efforts of cheerleaders.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play.
  • Participate only in activities and behaviors that are appropriate for school-sponsor events before, during, and after games near the site of competitions. 

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

School District of Janesville Annual Athletic Event Passes are recognized at all high school athletic events (excluding WIAA postseason competitions). Student Athletic Event Pass costs $35 and are available for purchase online through Infinite Campus or in person with at Parker High School. Family Athletic Event Passes admit up to 5 family members into a contest and costs $75. Family passes can be purchased online through Infinite Campus or in person at the SDJ Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI. Family passes must be picked up at the Educational Services Center. 

From the Office:

Electronic Devices : Click here for Policy Electronic devices used improperly are a distraction to student learning. Please encourage students to follow the policies set forth by their teachers in regard to personal electronic devices. 

If parents need to get a message to their student(s) during the school day. Please contact the Attendance Office at 743-5630. The message will be delivered as soon as possible.

E-Cigarettes:

Parker High School is not alone in seeing the increasing use and possession of e-cigarettes. Please take the time to have conversations with your kids about the dangers associated with the use of these devices. 

Consequences for getting caught:

In addition to the harmful health effects of these products there are school and police consequences for use/possession of these items. 

  • School/ Police Consequences 
  • City Citation under 16: $ 25 
  • City Citation 17 and over: $ 169 

Possession and use of these products are also violations of the School District Co-Curricular Code. First time violations include: Suspension for 25% of contests, and community service 

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, November 25

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 3:30 pam Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 3:30 pm French Club Meeting, Room 2147 5:00 pm Swim Scrimmage at Craig

TUESDAY, November 26

3:30 pm Playhouse Meeting, Small Auditorium 5:00 pm Hockey Scrimmage vs Monroe 7:00 pm Frosh Boys’ Basketball at Waunakee

WEDNESDAY, November 27 NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, November 28 HAPPY THANKSGIVING 

FRIDAY, November 29 NO SCHOOL 

5:45 / 7:30 PM JV / Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Milton 

SATURDAY, November 30 

9:00 am VR Boys’ Basketball at Turner 

SUNDAY, December 1 

8:00 am Pole Vault Camp, Fieldhouse 3:00 pm Soccer Open Gym, Fieldhouse 7:30 pm Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 

MONDAY, December 2 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 

TUESDAY, December 3 

3:30 pm Playhouse Meeting, Small Auditorium 7:00 pm Varsity Boys’ Hockey vs. East / LaFollette 

WEDNESDAY, December 4 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 6:00 pm Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 

THURSDAY, December 5 

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116 5:00 / 7:00 pm JV / Varsity Boys’ Hockey vs. Middleton 5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Craig 

FRIDAY, December 6 

5:30 / 5:45 / 7:00 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Boys’ Basketball at Verona 5:30 pm Swim at Craig 6:30 pm Wrestling vs. East 

SATURDAY, December 7 

7:45 am SAT Test, Rooms 1110, 1111, 1153, 1154 8:30 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 9:00 am Wrestling hosts Cramer-Brown Varsity Invite 10:00 am Swim at Craig Invite 11:00 am VR Boys’ Basketball at Verona 5:30 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Girls’ Basketball at Sun Prairie 

SUNDAY, December 8 

8:00 am Pole Vault Camp, Fieldhouse 3:00 pm Soccer Open Gym, Fieldhouse 7:30 pm Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse 

School District of Janesville Bullying Policy Board Policy 5030 

STUDENTS BULLYING PREVENTION 

The School District of Janesville Board of Education strives to provide an educational environment where every student feels safe, respected and welcomed. The Board also strives to provide an educational environment where every staff member can serve students in an atmosphere that is free from significant disruptions and obstacles that impede learning and performance. Bullying can have harmful social, physical, psychological and/or academic effects for those who engage in these behaviors, victims of such behaviors, and bystanders who observe acts of bullying. The District prohibits any form of bullying behavior by students towards other students, school employees, volunteers, or any other person(s). 

Bullying includes aggressive or hostile behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied. Bullying is a form of victimization and is not necessarily a result of or part of an on-going conflict. Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress or property damage. Bullying includes, but is not limited to, behaviors motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor including sex, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, color, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Bullying may also be motivated by any other distinguishing factor such as gender identity, physical appearance, or social, economic or family status. 

Examples of acts of bullying include physical intimidation, force or assault, humiliation, sexual or racist remarks, extortion, verbal or written threats, taunting, put downs, name calling, threatening or menacing looks or gestures, spreading cruel rumors, and social exclusion. This includes acts of cyber-bullying that involve sending or posting inappropriate, insulting or threatening messages or images through electronic communication systems such as the Internet, e-mail, cell phones or other personal devices. 

Bullying is prohibited on District grounds, at District-related activities, or on transportation to and from school or District-sponsored activities. Harassing bullying behavior is prohibited in all educational environments, regardless of whether the facility or location is owned, leased, or otherwise used or provided by the District. 

Acts of bullying that originate off school premises and outside of the school’s control may be subject to the provisions of this policy and related procedures if the conduct is determined to be substantially disruptive to the educational process and the day-to-day operations of a school. This includes, but is not limited to, threats made outside of school hours that communicate intent to be carried out during any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, or on any vehicles used for transportation to and from school and school-sponsored activities. 

All complaints about bullying shall be promptly investigated. The District shall respect the privacy of the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses as much as practicable and in a manner consistent with the Board’s legal obligations to investigate, take appropriate action, and conform to discovery or disclosure requirements. Disclosure of information related to the complaint shall be made only to those with a legitimate need to know. All records generated as a result of the complaint and appeal processes shall be maintained as confidential to the extent permitted by law. 

If the investigations finds bullying has occurred, school officials shall take prompt and necessary action up to and including behavioral interventions and support, disciplinary action, and/or referral to law enforcement officials or social services. Consequences shall be unique to the nature of the behavior, the developmental level of the student, and the history of problem behaviors. Remedial measures shall be designed to correct the problem behavior, prevent other occurrences, and protect the victim. 

The District shall also take appropriate action against any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior. 

Employees found to have facilitated or participated in bullying behavior against students or to have been aware that bullying was taking place and failed to report the behavior are considered to be in violation of the prohibition expressed by this policy and may be subject to disciplinary action. 

This policy shall be distributed annually to all students enrolled in the School District, parents/guardians, and all District employees. It shall also be distributed to organizations in the community having cooperative agreements with the schools. The District shall provide a copy of the policy to any person upon request. 

Records shall be maintained on the number and types of reports made, and sanctions imposed for violations of this policy in accordance with established procedures. 

REF : State Statute 111.31 

State Statute 115.28(31) 

State Statute 118.01(2)(d)8 

State Statute 118.02(9t) 

State Statute 118.13 

State Statute 118.155 

State Statute 118.195 

State Statute 118.20 

State Statute 120.13(1) 

State Administrative Code PI 9 

State Administrative Code PI 41 

State Criminal Statutes 947.0125 

State Criminal Statutes 947.013 

State Criminal Statutes 948.51(2) 

Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

Civil Rights Act of 1991 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 

CROSS REF : 

Board Policy 5020, Student Nondiscrimination 

Administrative Regulation 5020.1, Public Notification of Student Nondiscrimination Policy 

Administrative Regulation 5020.2, Student Discrimination Complaint Procedure 

Administrative Regulation 5020.3, Student Discrimination Incident Report 

Board Policy 5021, Sexual Harassment 

Administrative Regulation 5021.1, Complaint Procedures Relative to Sexual Harassment 

Administrative Regulation 6724.1, Guidelines/Use of Technology by Students and Staff 

Administrative Regulation 6724.2, Student Internet Access and Safe Use 

Board of Education 

Janesville, Wisconsin 

2009; 2011, August 2014 

Administrative Regulation 5030.1 

STUDENTS BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURES 

It is the responsibility of all students, school staff members, parents/guardians and other concerned individuals who observe or become aware of acts of bullying to report such acts to an administrator or other school staff member. 

Complaints that involve bullying related to one or more of the characteristics or factors protected by state and federal nondiscrimination laws shall be processed in accordance with established “Student Discrimination Complaint Procedures.” All other complaints of bullying shall be processed in accordance with the following procedures: 

Step One 

Any claims of bullying shall be presented to the principal or designee. Students may also report their concerns to teachers or counselors who will be responsible for notifying the appropriate administrator. Complaints against the principal shall be filed with the District Administrator. Complaints against the District Administrator shall be filed with the Board president. Information may be initially presented anonymously. All such information shall be reported in writing and shall include the specific nature of the offense and corresponding dates using the applicable district incident report form. 

Step Two 

The school official receiving the complaint shall conduct a prompt investigation to verify the facts to determine the validity and seriousness of the incident. Parents/guardians shall be notified of the nature of any complaint involving their student. The school official shall arrange necessary interviews with all concerned parties. The school official conducting the investigation shall notify the complainant and parents/guardians, as appropriate, in writing when the investigation is concluded. 

All findings related to the complaint shall be reported in writing to the Director of Student Services. When it is determined that a student participated in bullying behavior, the report to the Director of Student Services shall include notification of the consequences and/or interventions to be imposed including, but not limited to warnings, exclusion from certain areas of the school, detentions, behavioral interventions, suspension, expulsion, and referral to law enforcement officials and/or social services. 

Step Three 

If the complainant is dissatisfied with the decision of the principal, or other school official conducting the initial investigation, he/she may appeal the decision by giving written notice to the District Administrator or next highest level or authority within five (5) days after the receipt of the written decision. The District Administrator or other school official shall schedule and hold a meeting with the involved parties within fifteen (15) days. The District Administrator or other school official shall, within five (5) days after the meeting, deliver a written response to the complainant and to the accused. The decision at this step shall be final. 

Consequences for Retaliation Violations 

Any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying, or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior, shall be subject to disciplinary actions and/or referral to law enforcement for criminal prosecution. 

Interventions for Students Involved in Bullying 

The District will make available evidence-based resources and comprehensive research-based programs to address bullying. Program support may include coaching, training, reporting templates, surveys and evaluation tools, staff training, student skill training, restorative justice, and program-implementation support. 

Students Who Have Been Bullied Will Be Supported By : 

1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice. 2. Offered ongoing support with the goal of restoring self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Students Who Have Bullied Will Be Helped By : 

1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice.

2. Identifying the bullying behavior and the need to change the behavior.

3. Developing a plan to make amends for the incident. 

4. Informing parents/guardians to help change the attitude and behavior of Maintenance of Complaint Records 

The maintenance of complaint records is recommended for the purpose of documenting compliance. Records shall be kept for each complaint filed and, at a minimum, include the following: 

1. Name and address of the complainant and his/her title or status, 

2. Date the complaint was filed, 

3. Specific allegation made and any corrective action requested by the complainant, 

4. Name and address of the respondents, 

5. Levels of processing followed, and the resolution, date and decision-making authority at each level, 

6. Summary of facts and evidence presented by each party involved, and 7. Determination of the facts, statement of the final resolution, and the nature and date(s) of any corrective or remedial action taken. 

Definitions : 

General Definition Bullying : 

Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress, property damage, or impact the learning environment. Bullying is sometimes distinguished from harassment when the behavior involves repeated incidents and involves an imbalance of power. 

Discriminatory Bullying : 

This occurs when acts of bullying are related to, or motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor that includes sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, color, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Such incidents shall be handled in accordance with the district’s student nondiscrimination policies and procedures. 

Types of Bullying : 

Physical : Physical bullying involves harmful actions against a person’s body. Examples include, but are not limited to: shoving, striking, kicking, tripping, choking, pinching, poking, spiting, biting, hair-pulling, hazing, excessive tickling, and inappropriate touching. This also involves interfering with another person’s property and stealing. 

Verbal : Verbal bullying involves speaking to a person or about a person in a way that is derogatory, unkind or hurtful. Examples include but are not limited to: teasing, name-calling, insulting or inappropriate remarks, threatening, spreading rumors, and making discriminatory remarks or false accusation. 

Non-verbal/Emotional : Non-verbal bullying refers to behaviors that upset, exclude, or embarrass others. Examples include, but are not limited to: intentionally leaving a person out of a game or activity, extortion, manipulating friends, ostracizing, pressuring peers, making rude gestures such as poking out tongue or staring, writing hate notes about a person that will be upsetting to that person. 

Cyberbullying : Cyberbullying is the use of any electronic communication device to convey a message in any form (text, image, audio, video, e-mail, cell phones, pager service or website postings) that defames, intimidates, harasses or is otherwise intended to harm, insult or humiliate another in a deliberate, repeated or hostile and unwanted manner under a person’s true or false identify. In addition, any communication of this form that disrupts or prevents a safe and positive educational or working environment may also be considered cyberbullying. 

Bullying by Proxy : Bullying by proxy occurs when someone engages in such behavior through another person or on behalf of another person. 

Hazing : Hazing includes bullying behavior directed against another student or students for the purpose of being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization, class, club or team sponsored or supported by a school or the school district regardless of students’ willingness to participate. Prohibited acts may include, but are not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, forced confinement or any other forced activity which endangers the physical health or safety of the student. 

Board of Education 
Janesville, Wisconsin 
2009; 2011, 2012, 2013, August 2014 

 

December 8-20, 2019

Parker High School Keeping You Informed

Viking Voice

www.janesvilleparker.org


December 8-20, 2019

 

Important Numbers:
  • Attendance Office: 743-5630
  • Nurse Secretary: 743-5652
  • Student Services Secretary: 743-5651
  • Athletic Secretary: 743-5641
  • Assistant Principal Secretary: 743-5665
  • Principal Secretary: 743-5610


No School for Students

Students will not have school beginning Monday, December 23 for winter break. School will
resume on Thursday, January 2.
Offices at Parker will be open during winter break on Thursday, December 26 and Friday,
December 27 from 8 am - 12 pm & 1 - 3:30 pm.

Students Parking On Campus

Students who wish to park in the student parking lot are required to rent a stall. The cost is $75 for the rest of the school year. To rent a stall, students must bring the following to the Assistant Principals' Office: full payment in cash or check, valid driver’s license, and proof of registration and insurance for the primary vehicle they will be driving. To
inquire about paying the fee online through Infinite Campus, contact Ms. Connie Stratton at 608-743-5665.

Parker Music Department Winter Concerts

There are many concerts to attend at Parker this month. The schedule of our events is listed below and we all would be pleased if you would join us. There is no admission fee unless indicated.

  • Sunday, Dec. 15 – PHS Band Winter Concert, 2 pm, PHS Auditorium
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 – PHS 7 th Heaven at Rotary Gardens, 5-7 pm (Admission fee)
  • Monday, Dec. 16 – PHS Choir Winter Concert, 7 pm, PHS Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18 – PHS Orchestra Winter Concert, 7 pm, PHS Auditorium
  • Thursday, Dec. 19 – 7 th Heaven Concert, 7 pm, Voigt Music Center
  • Auditions for Chaplin The Musical
  • Monday, December 9 at 5:00 pm in the choir room

See Mrs. Knutson for information

FROM the NURSE

Emotions! Who talks about them? Why talk about them?
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health plays a huge role in our overall health; it is how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Poor mental health and mental illness are not the same things, a person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. A person with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental, and social well-being.
According to the CDC;

  • More than 50% will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.
  • 1 in 25 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.

Although there is no single cause for mental illness there are several contributing factors:

  • Trauma and/or abuse (sexual, emotional, verbal, and witnessing violence)
  • Chronic medical condition/terminal illness diagnosis
  • Chemical imbalance in the brain (biological)
  • Use of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Demands of caring for an ill family member
  • Working long hours

Signs and Symptoms to watch out for

  • Withdrawing from people or activities they would normally enjoy.
  • Sleeping or eating too much or too little.
  • Feeling as if nothing matters.
  • Consistently low energy.
  • Using drugs more than normal (including alcohol and nicotine).
  • Displaying uncharacteristic emotions.
  • Confusion.
  • Not being able to complete standard tasks, such as getting to work or cooking a meal.
  • Persistent thoughts or memories that reappear regularly.
  • Thinking of harming one's self or others.
  • Hearing voices.
  • Delusions.

PARKER ATHLETICS

Parker High School Athletics Department Sportsmanship Expectations Guide Our actions as players, coaches, parents, and spectators is important to Parker High School. We want to be known as a first-class program on the court, in the stands, in our building, and in the community. Please note: purchasing a ticket to a Parker High School event is a privilege to observe and support high school athletics. You do not have the right to demonstrate undesirable or inappropriate behavior.

All spectators are expected to support our coaches, players, and officials in a positive manner while following the below athletic event rules:

  • Respect decisions that are made by the game officials. Officials are an integral part of the game and deserve our full respect.
  • Respect ALL fans, ALL coaches, ALL players, and ALL of our opponents.
  • For safety reasons, no beach balls, footballs, basketballs, etc. will be allowed into the game. These items will be confiscated by game supervisors.
  • Represent your school in a positive manner! Be a positive role model through your own actions and by censuring those around you at events whose behavior is unbecoming.
  • All artificial noise makers (whistles, horns, cowbells, etc.) are not allowed. These items will be confiscated by game supervisors.

Spectators who do not meet sportsmanship expectations will be removed from the building and potentially future contests at Parker High School. Remember: You represent Parker High School! You represent our players, our coaches, our staff, administration, and alumni!

EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PARKER VIKING!!!

From the WIAA:

The role of spectators:

  • Support and cheer for your team and enjoy the skill and competition. Cheer in a positive way that respects the efforts of all teams and players involved.
  • A ticket is a privilege to observe a high school athletic event, not a right to demonstrate undesirable or inappropriate behavior.
  • Know and demonstrate the fundamentals of sportsmanship at all times.
  • Remind yourself and others that interscholastic athletics are an extension of the traditional classroom and are learning experiences where mistakes are made.
  • Encourage and commend students’ attempts to improve themselves educationally and athletically.
  • Be a positive role model through your own actions, remaining positive and supportive in cheers, signs, and interactions with others.
  • Know and respect the rules of the game.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of officials – and accept their decision.
  • Show respect during National Anthem and presentation of the flag. Respect school property and school authorities.
  • Remain off the playing/competitive area and never throw anything in the stands or onto the field or floor.
  • Respect and support the commitment and efforts of coaches.
  • Respect and cooperate with the positive and enthusiastic efforts of cheerleaders.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play.
  • Participate only in activities and behaviors that are appropriate for school-sponsor events before, during, and after games near the site of competitions. 

Parker Activity Calendar

MONDAY, December 9
3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
3:30 pam Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse
3:30 pm French Club Meeting, Room 2147

TUESDAY, December 10

WEDNESDAY, December 11

3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
5:15 pm DECA Meeting, Rooms 1010, 1012
6:00 pm Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse


THURSDAY, December 12
3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
3:30 pm Alliance Club Meeting, Room 2113
5:15 / 7:15 pm JV / Varsity Boys’ Hockey at Sun Prairie
5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Craig
7:00 pm Varsity Girls’ Hockey at Baraboo, Poppy Waterman Ice Arena


FRIDAY, December 13
3:30 pm Playhouse Auditions, Small Auditorium
5:30 pm Swim at Beloit Memorial
5:45 / 7:30 PM JV1 / Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. LaFollette
6:00 pm JV Wrestling at Sun Prairie Tournament


SATURDAY, December 14
9:00 am Varsity Wrestling at Edgerton Invite
10:00 am Gymnastics at Craig Invite
11:00 am Swim hosts Parker Relays
1:00 / 1:00 / 2:30 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Sun Prairie
1:00 / 3:00 pm JV / Varsity Boys’ Hockey vs. Arrowhead


SUNDAY, December 15
8:00 am Pole Vault Camp, Fieldhouse
2:00 pm Winter Band Concert, Auditorium
3:00 pm Soccer Open Gym, Fieldhouse
7:30 pm Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse


MONDAY, December 16
3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
7:00 pm Choir Concert, Auditorium


TUESDAY, December 17
5:00 / 7:00 pm JV / Varsity Boys’ Hockey vs. Memorial
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Boys’ Basketball at Milwaukee South
5:45 / 5:45 /7:15 pm JV 1 / JV 2 / Varsity Girls’ Basketball at East
6:15 / 7:00 pm JV / Varsity Wrestling at LaFollette


WEDNESDAY, December 18
3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
6:00 pm Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse
7:00 pm Orchestra Concert, Auditorium


THURSDAY, December 19
3:30 pm Debate Practice, Room 1116
5:00 pm JV Boys’ Hockey vs. Oregon
5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Girls’ Basketball at Middleton
6:00 pm Gymnastics vs. LaFollette
7:00 pm Varsity Boys’ Hockey vs. Kenosha Bradford
7:00 pm Varsity Girls’ Hockey vs. Stoughton, Telfer Park

FRIDAY, December 20
5:00 pm Wrestling at West Allis Central Varsity Tournament
5:30 pm Swim vs. Memorial
5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 pm Frosh / JV / Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. LaFollette

SATURDAY, December 21
8:30 am Baseball Open Gym, Fieldhouse
9:00 am Wrestling at West Allis Central Varsity Tournament
10:00 am Swim at Beloit Invite
10:15 am / 2:00 pm JV 1 / JV 2 Girls’ Basketball at Kenosha Tremper Tournament
1:00 pm Boys’ JV Hockey vs. Greendale
1:30 pm Girls’ Varsity Hockey vs. Xavier, SLICE Ice Arena
5:00 pm Boys’ Varsity Hockey at Beloit, Telfer Park
SUNDAY, December 22
3:00 pm Soccer Open Gym, Fieldhouse
7:30 pm Softball Open Gym, Fieldhouse

School District of Janesville Bullying Policy Board Policy 5030 

STUDENTS BULLYING PREVENTION 

The School District of Janesville Board of Education strives to provide an educational environment where every student feels safe, respected and welcomed. The Board also strives to provide an educational environment where every staff member can serve students in an atmosphere that is free from significant disruptions and obstacles that impede learning and performance. Bullying can have harmful social, physical, psychological and/or academic effects for those who engage in these behaviors, victims of such behaviors, and bystanders who observe acts of bullying. The District prohibits any form of bullying behavior by students towards other students, school employees, volunteers, or any other person(s). 

Bullying includes aggressive or hostile behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied. Bullying is a form of victimization and is not necessarily a result of or part of an on-going conflict. Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress or property damage. Bullying includes, but is not limited to, behaviors motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor including sex, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, color, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Bullying may also be motivated by any other distinguishing factor such as gender identity, physical appearance, or social, economic or family status. 

Examples of acts of bullying include physical intimidation, force or assault, humiliation, sexual or racist remarks, extortion, verbal or written threats, taunting, put downs, name calling, threatening or menacing looks or gestures, spreading cruel rumors, and social exclusion. This includes acts of cyber-bullying that involve sending or posting inappropriate, insulting or threatening messages or images through electronic communication systems such as the Internet, e-mail, cell phones or other personal devices. 

Bullying is prohibited on District grounds, at District-related activities, or on transportation to and from school or District-sponsored activities. Harassing bullying behavior is prohibited in all educational environments, regardless of whether the facility or location is owned, leased, or otherwise used or provided by the District. 

Acts of bullying that originate off school premises and outside of the school’s control may be subject to the provisions of this policy and related procedures if the conduct is determined to be substantially disruptive to the educational process and the day-to-day operations of a school. This includes, but is not limited to, threats made outside of school hours that communicate intent to be carried out during any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, or on any vehicles used for transportation to and from school and school-sponsored activities. 

All complaints about bullying shall be promptly investigated. The District shall respect the privacy of the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses as much as practicable and in a manner consistent with the Board’s legal obligations to investigate, take appropriate action, and conform to discovery or disclosure requirements. Disclosure of information related to the complaint shall be made only to those with a legitimate need to know. All records generated as a result of the complaint and appeal processes shall be maintained as confidential to the extent permitted by law. 

If the investigations finds bullying has occurred, school officials shall take prompt and necessary action up to and including behavioral interventions and support, disciplinary action, and/or referral to law enforcement officials or social services. Consequences shall be unique to the nature of the behavior, the developmental level of the student, and the history of problem behaviors. Remedial measures shall be designed to correct the problem behavior, prevent other occurrences, and protect the victim. 

The District shall also take appropriate action against any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior. 

Employees found to have facilitated or participated in bullying behavior against students or to have been aware that bullying was taking place and failed to report the behavior are considered to be in violation of the prohibition expressed by this policy and may be subject to disciplinary action. 

This policy shall be distributed annually to all students enrolled in the School District, parents/guardians, and all District employees. It shall also be distributed to organizations in the community having cooperative agreements with the schools. The District shall provide a copy of the policy to any person upon request. 

Records shall be maintained on the number and types of reports made, and sanctions imposed for violations of this policy in accordance with established procedures. 

REF : State Statute 111.31 

State Statute 115.28(31) 

State Statute 118.01(2)(d)8 

State Statute 118.02(9t) 

State Statute 118.13 

State Statute 118.155 

State Statute 118.195 

State Statute 118.20 

State Statute 120.13(1) 

State Administrative Code PI 9 

State Administrative Code PI 41 

State Criminal Statutes 947.0125 

State Criminal Statutes 947.013 

State Criminal Statutes 948.51(2) 

Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

Civil Rights Act of 1991 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 

CROSS REF : 

Board Policy 5020, Student Nondiscrimination 

Administrative Regulation 5020.1, Public Notification of Student Nondiscrimination Policy 

Administrative Regulation 5020.2, Student Discrimination Complaint Procedure 

Administrative Regulation 5020.3, Student Discrimination Incident Report 

Board Policy 5021, Sexual Harassment 

Administrative Regulation 5021.1, Complaint Procedures Relative to Sexual Harassment 

Administrative Regulation 6724.1, Guidelines/Use of Technology by Students and Staff 

Administrative Regulation 6724.2, Student Internet Access and Safe Use 

Board of Education 

Janesville, Wisconsin 

2009; 2011, August 2014 

Administrative Regulation 5030.1 

STUDENTS BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURES 

It is the responsibility of all students, school staff members, parents/guardians and other concerned individuals who observe or become aware of acts of bullying to report such acts to an administrator or other school staff member. 

Complaints that involve bullying related to one or more of the characteristics or factors protected by state and federal nondiscrimination laws shall be processed in accordance with established “Student Discrimination Complaint Procedures.” All other complaints of bullying shall be processed in accordance with the following procedures: 

Step One 

Any claims of bullying shall be presented to the principal or designee. Students may also report their concerns to teachers or counselors who will be responsible for notifying the appropriate administrator. Complaints against the principal shall be filed with the District Administrator. Complaints against the District Administrator shall be filed with the Board president. Information may be initially presented anonymously. All such information shall be reported in writing and shall include the specific nature of the offense and corresponding dates using the applicable district incident report form. 

Step Two 

The school official receiving the complaint shall conduct a prompt investigation to verify the facts to determine the validity and seriousness of the incident. Parents/guardians shall be notified of the nature of any complaint involving their student. The school official shall arrange necessary interviews with all concerned parties. The school official conducting the investigation shall notify the complainant and parents/guardians, as appropriate, in writing when the investigation is concluded. 

All findings related to the complaint shall be reported in writing to the Director of Student Services. When it is determined that a student participated in bullying behavior, the report to the Director of Student Services shall include notification of the consequences and/or interventions to be imposed including, but not limited to warnings, exclusion from certain areas of the school, detentions, behavioral interventions, suspension, expulsion, and referral to law enforcement officials and/or social services. 

Step Three 

If the complainant is dissatisfied with the decision of the principal, or other school official conducting the initial investigation, he/she may appeal the decision by giving written notice to the District Administrator or next highest level or authority within five (5) days after the receipt of the written decision. The District Administrator or other school official shall schedule and hold a meeting with the involved parties within fifteen (15) days. The District Administrator or other school official shall, within five (5) days after the meeting, deliver a written response to the complainant and to the accused. The decision at this step shall be final. 

Consequences for Retaliation Violations 

Any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying, or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior, shall be subject to disciplinary actions and/or referral to law enforcement for criminal prosecution. 

Interventions for Students Involved in Bullying 

The District will make available evidence-based resources and comprehensive research-based programs to address bullying. Program support may include coaching, training, reporting templates, surveys and evaluation tools, staff training, student skill training, restorative justice, and program-implementation support. 

Students Who Have Been Bullied Will Be Supported By : 

1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice. 2. Offered ongoing support with the goal of restoring self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Students Who Have Bullied Will Be Helped By : 

1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice.

2. Identifying the bullying behavior and the need to change the behavior.

3. Developing a plan to make amends for the incident. 

4. Informing parents/guardians to help change the attitude and behavior of Maintenance of Complaint Records 

The maintenance of complaint records is recommended for the purpose of documenting compliance. Records shall be kept for each complaint filed and, at a minimum, include the following: 

1. Name and address of the complainant and his/her title or status, 

2. Date the complaint was filed, 

3. Specific allegation made and any corrective action requested by the complainant, 

4. Name and address of the respondents, 

5. Levels of processing followed, and the resolution, date and decision-making authority at each level, 

6. Summary of facts and evidence presented by each party involved, and 7. Determination of the facts, statement of the final resolution, and the nature and date(s) of any corrective or remedial action taken. 

Definitions : 

General Definition Bullying : 

Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress, property damage, or impact the learning environment. Bullying is sometimes distinguished from harassment when the behavior involves repeated incidents and involves an imbalance of power. 

Discriminatory Bullying : 

This occurs when acts of bullying are related to, or motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor that includes sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, color, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Such incidents shall be handled in accordance with the district’s student nondiscrimination policies and procedures. 

Types of Bullying : 

Physical : Physical bullying involves harmful actions against a person’s body. Examples include, but are not limited to: shoving, striking, kicking, tripping, choking, pinching, poking, spiting, biting, hair-pulling, hazing, excessive tickling, and inappropriate touching. This also involves interfering with another person’s property and stealing. 

Verbal : Verbal bullying involves speaking to a person or about a person in a way that is derogatory, unkind or hurtful. Examples include but are not limited to: teasing, name-calling, insulting or inappropriate remarks, threatening, spreading rumors, and making discriminatory remarks or false accusation. 

Non-verbal/Emotional : Non-verbal bullying refers to behaviors that upset, exclude, or embarrass others. Examples include, but are not limited to: intentionally leaving a person out of a game or activity, extortion, manipulating friends, ostracizing, pressuring peers, making rude gestures such as poking out tongue or staring, writing hate notes about a person that will be upsetting to that person. 

Cyberbullying : Cyberbullying is the use of any electronic communication device to convey a message in any form (text, image, audio, video, e-mail, cell phones, pager service or website postings) that defames, intimidates, harasses or is otherwise intended to harm, insult or humiliate another in a deliberate, repeated or hostile and unwanted manner under a person’s true or false identify. In addition, any communication of this form that disrupts or prevents a safe and positive educational or working environment may also be considered cyberbullying. 

Bullying by Proxy : Bullying by proxy occurs when someone engages in such behavior through another person or on behalf of another person. 

Hazing : Hazing includes bullying behavior directed against another student or students for the purpose of being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization, class, club or team sponsored or supported by a school or the school district regardless of students’ willingness to participate. Prohibited acts may include, but are not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, forced confinement or any other forced activity which endangers the physical health or safety of the student. 

Board of Education 
Janesville, Wisconsin 
2009; 2011, 2012, 2013, August 2014