• Sturgeon Bay District Facilities Survey Reminder

    Members of all Sturgeon Bay School District households are encouraged to provide feedback on the district’s future facilities planning through a community survey that every district household should have received by mail in mid-October. (Call the district office at 920.746.2807 if you did not receive a survey.) The survey’s response period is open until Nov. […]

  • Save a Life Tour Visits Southern Door High School

    The Save A Life Tour – a program that shows exactly how drugs and alcohol impair driving skills – will visit Southern Door High School (SDHS). The multi-million-dollar impaired and distracted safe-driving awareness simulators that the program uses are the nation’s only simulators that give participants a completely realistic, sober perspective and experience of the devastating […]

  • The Changing Face of Technical College

    As college costs rise, more students look closer to home There are many stereotypes about attending postsecondary institutions: that you won’t get a good job or make good money if you don’t go to a four-year university or college, and that tech schools are only for boys and high school slackers. For years, many students […]

  • Three Schools Benefit from Birch Creek’s Artists in the Schools Program

    More than 370 Door County choir and band students at Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay schools took part in Birch Creek’s Artists in the Schools program Oct. 14. Each year, nationally acclaimed faculty return to Door County following the summer Birch Creek program ( to share their talent and experience with local public-school music students. […]

  • Sevastopol’s ‘Little Women’ on Stage Nov. 1-3

    Sevastopol Middle and High School will present Little Women Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at 7 pm, and Nov. 3 at 2 pm in the elementary school gym. During the American Civil War, four sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March – spend their days performing plays together, ice skating and other fun activities while […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Choir to Present Broadway Cabaret

    The Sturgeon Bay High School Choir will present its first Broadway Cabaret and dinner at Sturgeon Bay’s Union Supper Pub on Nov. 2. The doors will open at 5:30 pm; a pasta-buffet dinner and concert will begin at 6:30 pm. The Broadway Cabaret will feature the high school choirs and solo artists performing classic Broadway […]

  • Alumni Door County Profile: Patricia Vickman

    From Student to Leader at Southern Door Each week the Peninsula Pulse profiles alumni from Door County schools, sharing what they’re up to, what Door County taught them and what inspired them. To suggest an alumnus or alumna to profile, email [email protected] To learn more about Alumni Door County, visit In 42 years of […]

  • Southern Door Presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with Southern Door High School’s theatrical crew and cast of players Nov. 7-10 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and featuring all of your favorite songs plus some new ones, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman […]

  • Gibraltar High School Hosts Blood Drive

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host its fall blood drive Nov. 1, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium.  All donors must have an appointment. To schedule yours, leave a message at 920.868.3284, ext. 244, clearly stating your name, phone number and the best time to donate. A student council member […]

  • Students Participate in Manufacturing Career Day

    More than 200 ninth-grade students from the school districts of Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee and Algoma participated in the 2019 Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day on Oct. 15. Students could tour three manufacturers in Algoma – Multi Color, Olson Fabrication and CTI Hospitality – and attend breakout sessions during their lunch period to hear presentations by EMT/Public Safety, the […]

  • Gibraltar School Board Members Question Cost Overruns

    Unexpected costs continue to plague the remodeling project at Gibraltar High School. At its Oct. 14 meeting, the Gibraltar Board of Education discussed three costly additions to the facilities project that were not included in its successful 2018 facilities referendum: a new fire-alarm system for $28,988; a public-address system throughout the building for $24,643; and […]

  • Sevastopol Theatre Presents ‘Little Women’

    Sevastopol Theatre will present Paulette Laufer’s Little Women Nov. 1-3. It’s the story of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – who are growing up and finding love and their places in the world while living with their mother as their father fights in the Civil War.  Sturgeon Bay resident Paulette […]

  • Southern Door Students Attend World Dairy Expo

    Southern Door students Dakota Cornette, Logan Olsen, Lance Mahan, Andrea Vandertie, Maddie Baudhuin, Zach Olson and Chloe LaCrosse attended the World Dairy Expo with their adviser, Ann Glowacki. Congratulations to LaCrosse, Baudhuin and Olson, who participated in the Dairy Evaluation contest in preparation for their Dairy Evaluation Career Development contest in April. They placed 23rd, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Schools Participated in the Great Apple Crunch

    The sixth annual Great Lakes regional Great Apple Crunch took place Oct. 10 across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. It was part of National School Lunch Week and National Farm-to-School Month, during which Sturgeon Bay schools offered locally grown apples, plums, cucumbers, pears, maple syrup, eggs and sometimes beef. In each school’s lunchroom […]

  • Stepping into Brighter Futures

    Invest, Dream, Achieve helps women return to school “My mom is making a better life for me.”  “I’m supporting my mom because she’s going to have an education.” Those were some of the sentiments shared this spring by children whose mothers had graduated from and who participate in Invest, Dream, Achieve: a program that began […]

  • Gibraltar High School Senior Earns First Place at DECA

    Gibraltar High School senior Kayla Scharrig earned first place in the DECA Innovation Competition for her company, Solar Connect. All Gibraltar students attending the recent DECA competition were in different companies to develop their entrepreneurial, innovation and communication skills. Brandon Stillman, Olivia Finck, Summer Johnson, Jose Fernandez and Jonny Haskell specialized in either finance, marketing […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School District to Issue Survey on Its Facilities

    All households with mailing addresses in the Sturgeon Bay School District will soon receive an eight-page survey in the mail. It’s the next step in evaluating the district’s facilities, identifying potential solutions to challenges and maximizing opportunities. The survey includes a random survey number that can be used only once. Residents may respond online or […]

  • Southern Door Student Recognized for ACT Score

    Southern Door middle school student Molly Hall traveled to Evanston, Illinois, on Sept. 14 to be recognized at Northwestern University for her outstanding performance in the reading section of the ACT. (Northwestern celebrates the academic success of students throughout the Midwest and beyond.) Hall scored a 33 out of 36 on the ACT’s reading portion […]

  • Sevastopol Hosts Developmental Screenings with Child Find

    The Sevastopol School District will host the first of two developmental screenings Oct. 23, 8 am – 4 pm, in the school’s multi-purpose room. The screenings are held in conjunction with other Child Find activities for district residents. Child Find is a continual process of public-awareness activities, screenings and evaluations designed to identify and refer […]

  • School Fund Drive at St. John Bosco Catholic School

    St. John Bosco Catholic School has kicked off its 2019-20 School Fund Drive to support five key priorities: STEM program training and supplies, tuition assistance for families in need, competitive wages for teachers, energy efficiency on school grounds, and general operations.  “The top priorities identified for this year’s annual School Fund Drive will allow our […]