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  • High School Students Participate in Creator’s Clue

    Southern Door and Washington Island high school students have kicked off a month-long game of Creator’s Clue: a challenge to help them learn more about manufacturing and their community.  In the game, students receive clues to nine manufacturers and research companies to try to determine the Mystery Manufacturer. Those who figure it out advance to create […]

  • Gibraltar School District Seeks Input on 4K Pilot Program

    The Gibraltar Area School District will begin collaborating with local preschool and child care centers to provide a pilot 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) for the 2022-23 school year. To help shape the pilot program, the school district seeks community input through a survey that’s available at facebook.com/gibraltarareaschooldistrict. District leaders believe that a community approach to 4K […]

  • Fab Lab

    WEDC Offers Fab Lab Grants

    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is accepting applications for the sixth year of its Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Grant Program, which provides funding to help public schools build or expand fab labs: high-tech workshops with equipment such as 3D printers, laser engravers and computer numerical control routers.  WEDC will provide grants of up to […]

  • Civility Corner: The Second Tool of Civility: Be Silent to Listen

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project The first tool of civility, discussed in the Aug. 6 issue of the Peninsula Pulse, is to pay attention. Listening is the second tool of civility. Most of us believe we’re good listeners, but probably we’re good hearers instead. Listening goes beyond hearing what is said to […]

  • Southern Door Students Step Back on Stage For Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Go, Go, Go, Joseph! After Door County’s professional theaters navigated the logistics of live performances all summer long, now the high school theater programs will attempt the same, and students in Southern Door will be stepping on stage in front of live audiences for the first time since 2019.  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat […]

  • Southern Door Schools Loosen Mask Requirements

    The wearing of facial coverings became optional for most students and staff members in the Southern Door School District on Monday, Nov. 1. Southern Door Superintendent Chris Peterson noted that in August, the school board gave him instructions to monitor COVID-19 and variant case levels in the district and authorized him to change masking requirements […]

  • Virtual Meeting Discusses Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Fund

    Curious about your Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund? Find out more during a free, virtual meeting Dec. 1, 6:30-8 pm, hosted by the Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association. The featured speaker – Diane Wilcenski, WREA executive director and lobbyist – will discuss the annual statement of benefits, core and variable funds and interest crediting, death benefits, calculating […]

  • NWTC Presents ‘Women Reimagined’ Nov. 9

    The Invest Dream Achieve program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) invites area women to the Sturgeon Bay campus, ​​229 N. 14th Ave., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 4:30 pm, to receive an introduction to the college’s degree programs, discuss NWTC resources and services that break barriers to a rewarding career and secure future, and discover […]

  • Schools Tweaking Pandemic Protocols

    Quarantine requirements easing as mask conversations continue Sturgeon Bay’s school board set an Oct. 21 deadline for its members to establish a data-based metric for lifting its mandate for students and staff to wear facial coverings indoors during school hours. That date came and went without a firm decision, but that wasn’t because of a […]

  • Learn About Transportation Options at Door-Tran Workshops

    Door-Tran will be holding free workshops monthly on the third Wednesday, 10 am – 12:30 pm, at NWTC’s Learning and Innovation Center, 2438 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay. During the workshops, Door-Tran staff will give an overview of all transportation options and how the organization and its partners have implemented them over time based […]

  • Schools Tweaking Pandemic Protocols

    Quarantine requirements easing as mask conversations continue Sturgeon Bay’s school board set an Oct. 21 deadline for its members to establish a data-based metric for lifting its mandate for students and staff to wear facial coverings indoors during school hours. That date came and went without a firm decision, but that wasn’t because of a […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Resource Officer Car

    School Squad Car Gets New Look

    The Sturgeon Bay school resource officer’s squad car has received a new design thanks to the help of some Sturgeon Bay students. Officer Jennerjohn requested squad-car designs from students in middle school and high school. Designs by seniors Drew Starr and Makayla Ash and 2021 alumna Hailey Brickham were chosen to be included in the […]

  • Purposeful People Mural

    Elementary School Students Create “Cooperation” Mural

    Southern Door’s 4K through fourth-grade students worked during the first weeks of school to create an elementary-level mural showing a message that cooperation is the first Purposeful People character trait being explored during the 2021-22 year. The students learned and practiced careful tracing and cutting skills and then reviewed art concepts to create a drawing […]

  • Gibraltar District’s Quarantine Readiness Still Not Needed

    Fish Creek – With the goal of keeping more students in class and out of quarantine, Gibraltar School District officials have steadfastly emphasized that a universal masking requirement results in fewer quarantine orders for entire classrooms than occurred in 2020. And the plan still seems to be working. Students were told on a Friday to […]

  • NWTC Offers Nutrient-Management Planning Course

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) will offer a nutrient-management planning course Nov. 5 and Feb. 4, 11 and 18, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the NWTC Sturgeon Bay Campus to teach participants how to develop a nutrient-management plan that will meet the NRCS 590 Standard requirements. Participants will enter soil-test data into the SNAPPLUS […]

  • Fett, Wautier Become Southern Door Hall of Famers

    The Southern Door County School District will hold its eighth annual Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Oct. 15 to honor Stewart Fett (Class of 1972) and Jim Wautier (Class of 1977) as Southern Door graduates who have made significant contributions in their careers and community and therefore serve as outstanding role models. Fett earned an […]

  • Delay in Gibraltar’s 4K Discussion

    Early this summer, a Gibraltar Schools committee was assigned to start looking into adding 4-year-old kindergarten to its public-school offerings, but as of Oct. 4, the school curriculum committee has not pursued that. “The district has not engaged in any further discussion of 4K programming,” said Stephen Seyfer, committee chair. “We committed to getting in-person […]

  • Final Semester for Mask Mandate?

    Door County school superintendents want to know when they might be able to lift requirements for students to wear facial coverings. In the Sturgeon Bay schools, for example, Superintendent Dan Tjernagel has repeatedly asked health officials to provide a “metric” – a statistical guideline or benchmark – that would allow him to lift a school-day […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School

    More Secure Times at Sturgeon Bay High School

    Two-year, $16.8 million Sturgeon Bay schools project nears completion Administrators don’t speak publicly about specific security weaknesses in school buildings – at least not until they’ve corrected those issues. District residents arriving for parent-teacher conferences got a personal look at the safer entrance to Sturgeon Bay High School this month, and so did former Principal […]

  • Raising Awareness of Crime Victims’ Rights

    Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin and HELP of Door County collaborated on an event in Sturgeon Bay to help raise awareness of crime victims’ rights in the state. The groups displayed silhouettes highlighting the various rights included under Marsy’s Law in conjunction with HELP of Door County’s Walk with Me event, which marked the start of […]