First published on 02 May 2012 Posted in District News
Several elementary students and a Chilton Middle School student have been diagnosed with a laboratory confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a contagious bacterial disease that affects the respiratory tract. It is spread by contact with respiratory droplets from an infected person. Pertussis usually begins with cold-like symptoms and a cough and progresses to spells of explosive coughing that can interrupt breathing and sleeping. The "coughing fits" may be followed by vomiting, exhaustion, and a "whooping" sound. Cough medicines usually do not help the cough. The cough may last for several weeks or longer.
It may be difficult to tell the difference between the common cold and other illnesses. If your child develops symptoms of pertussis, as described above, please contact your health care provider for more information and to request medical evaluation, if needed.
Even though a child may have been vaccinated for pertussis, he or she can still become infected with pertussis. Infected persons who have been vaccinated for pertussis will usually have a milder case of the disease. Pertussis infection can be very serious for infants and persons with immune system problems.
Please make sure that your children are current with their vaccinations. If vaccines are needed, contact your health care provider or Calumet County Public Health at 920-849-1432 or at 920-989-2700, ext. 432 to schedule an appointment.
Sincerely, Calumet County Public Health
As a School Board, each member participates in various committees. These committees allow facilitation of ideas and concerns from the students, staff, and administration to the School Board. One of these committees is the Co-Curricular Committee. Randy Lisowe and Terry Criter are the board representatives on this committee. The Chilton School District currently offers three categories of activities to enhance students' experiences and add value to their learning.
First published on 27 March 2012 Posted in District News
Category 1 - Athletic/Athletic Related-Activities: Includes all sports plus Dance and Cheerleading.
Category 2 - Non-Athletic Performing Activities: Forensics, Solo and Ensemble, Drama, FFA, Academic Competitions, Future Business Leaders of America, and Science Olympiad.
Category 3 - Honors of the School: Examples are Student Council, Class Officer, and Graduation Speaker.
During a recent Co-Curricular Committee meeting, agenda items included reviewing a new consideration on the physical education credit requirement, the start-up of a potential coop sport with a neighboring school district, and the participation fee structure. It is through these meetings that change and improvements take place for the betterment of the School District of Chilton.