What Happened in Door County?

• Educators from around Door County gathered at Southern Door School from July 23 – 26 to tie the county’s English and Language Arts curriculums together.

Patti Vickman, superintendent at Southern Door Schools, said that the Door County Curriculum Camp was designed to help teachers collaborate on the implementation of new Common Core State Standards, which will create more rigorous standards for students and develop testing that goes beyond simple multiple choice.

“The main goal is working on the Common Core Standards, but the other goal is collaboration and a sharing of resources,” said Vickman. “It’s really about getting around the table and sharing with each other.”

Vickman is hopeful that the camp will lead to more collaborative professional development between the districts.

• The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 4-2 to change the make-up of the city’s Utility Commission. The commission, which oversees Sturgeon Bay Utilities, is made up of seven members, four of which are appointed, at-large citizens and three of which are councilmembers. When the change goes into effect in October, one of the citizen slots will be replaced with an additional council member.