Friday, December 11, 2015

October 2015 Student of the Month

Some people have the impression that going to school online is easy. Most eAchieve Academy students will tell you that's simply not true. Virtual school students are dedicated to learning. They put in the time and effort necessary to be successful. Some students go above and beyond what is expected of them. Those are the student we seek to recognize with our Student of the Month feature. Students who are nominated by their teachers to receive Student of the Month honors are full time eAchieve students who have demonstrated one or more of the following qualities:
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Extraordinary effort
  • Noticeable improvement
  • Determination in overcoming obstacles

Students of the Month for October 2015

Nina Barnes, Health/Physical Education

Mrs. Ebeling nominated Nina for her excellent work in Health class. "Nina consistently attends and contributes to the weekly eSession's along with submitting high quality work," Mrs. Ebeling says. "It is a pleasure having her in class." Nina hails from Watertown.

Elijah DiSalle, Family Consumer Science

"It is obvious that Elijah works hard on assignments and assessments, and his work reveals that he has read the text and thought through/assimilated the material," notes Child Development teacher Mrs. Graf. "(He is) responsible in turning in work on time." Elijah lives in Eau Claire.

Jayden Salo, 6th Grade

At last check, Jayden was on pace or ahead in all his classes. According to his math teacher, Ms. Walczak, he attends live class sessions regularly, participates, and works hard to be successful. In addition, the 6th grader from Waukesha also takes advantage of retake opportunities to improve scores, and asks questions to improve understanding.

Logan Szeifert, English

An 11th grader from Jackson, Logan's emails and contributions to discussions show great enthusiasm and a willingness to have fun even while engaging with challenging topics. "He seems to be just a good old fashioned hard worker. He always comes to eSessions, and he's not afraid to ask questions—making the class seem more like a "real" class," according to English teacher Mr. Schulte.

Brodie Tews, 7th Grade

Brodie has made a smooth transition to virtual school. Ms. Walczak reports that he is "excelling in math with excellent, well thought out explanations and work on assessments." Brodie lives in Blanchardville.

Noah Wilson, 8th Grade

Noah lives in Kenosha. He makes a real effort to stay on pace in all his classes by attending each eSession, participating, helping others, and turning in high quality work.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

eAchieve Academy Spring 2014-15 Honor Roll

eAchieve Academy would like to recognize all the students in our high school program who through hard work, self discipline and determination, attained Honor Roll status during the spring semester of the 2014-15 school year. Students who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.499 are listed on the Honor Roll and students whose grade point average for the semester is at 3.5 or higher are designated as having achieved High Honors. Congratulations to all!

High Honor Roll - Spring Semester 2014-15

Grade      Student Name                          Hometown
12 Rachel Atwood Silver Cliff
12 Nicholas Balistreri Saint Francis
12 Brandon Brager Marshall
12 CJ Cahala Pewaukee
12 Taylor Campos Oak Creek
12 Ives Cupino Oconto Falls
12 Clara Degallier Fountain City
12 Erin Deshong Waukesha
12 Asher Evraets Sheboygan Falls
12 Elizabeth Ferg Ogdensburg
12 Olivia Frie Richfield
12 Avi Gelfman Milwaukee
12 Leah Gohlke Neshkoro
12 Lauren Good Wautoma
12 Hannah Hagstrom Oconomowoc
12 Natalie Janka Taylor
12 Ashley Johnston Greendale
12 Emily Kirch McFarland
12 Hannah Klintworth Neenah
12 Rebecca Koble Nekoosa
12 Trevor Korhorn Waukesha
12 Kaila Larson La Crosse
12 Miranda Laurent Green Bay
12 Katherine Law-Gotich Hudson
12 Conlan Ledwith Franksville
12 Tyler Lowe Menomonee Falls
12 Garrett Lyons Eau Claire
12 Kendra Martin De Forest
12 Donelle Meyer Salem
12 Amanda Nowak Oak Creek
12 Manya Pachefsky Mequon
12 Samara Pachefsky Mequon
12 Emily Palomaki Friendship
12 Margaret Papka Pewaukee
12 Aaron Parkin Oshkosh
12 Nicholas Rauch Green Bay
12 Jenna Reichert West Bend
12 Ariella Reiffman Milwaukee
12 Elizabeth Richards New Berlin
12 Natalia Rudesill Dodgeville
12 Andrew Saied Greenfield
12 Catrina Santos Big Bend
12 Elijah Schiek Fond du Lac
12 Talis Shelbourne Milwaukee
12 Adam Sternig Greenfield
12 Dakota Streck Plymouth
12 Jonathan Taylor Westfield
12 Luke Ulatowski Fredonia
12 Justin VanEe Kenosha
12 Stephanie Wanta Wausau
12 Hannah Watkins West Salem
11 Ruqqiyyah Al-Mujaahid Milwaukee
11 Alaina Andersen Waukesha
11 Taylor Anderson Hudson
11 Jared Banach Oconomowoc
11 Sarah Bridges Janesville
11 Jason Degrand New Franken
11 Elizabeth Fennimore Greendale
11 Tyler Frederiksen Racine
11 Makayla Gerhards Prairie du Chien
11 Tevin Groth Neenah
11 Isaac Harm Wisconsin Rapids
11 Kaya Heller West Allis
11 Kimberley Helm-Quest Merrimac
11 Jacob Krueger Brandon
11 Tova Noll Milwaukee
11 Abigail Papka Pewaukee
11 Alexis Pascale Greenfield
11 Kyle Perik Oconomowoc
11 Nathan Qi Brookfield
11 Samuel Raj Green Bay
11 Steven Rera Lake Geneva
11 Mark Sakowski Brule
11 Mandalyn Schmidt Gillett
11 Courtney Sigmund Janesville
11 Sydney Sobon East Troy
11 Oscar Sorvick Greenfield
11 Sarah Stewart Big Bend
11 Collin Struck Athelstane
11 Rachel Ulatowski Fredonia
11 Hannah Van Sloten Sturtevant
11 Janelle Woods Fort Atkinson
10 Chana Bekker Milwaukee
10 Jacinda Brown Milwaukee
10 Riley Clark Appleton
10 Isaac Fredricks Belgium
10 Mostafa Hassan Greenfield
10 Michael Intravaia New Berlin
10 Gabrielle Kluth Waukesha
10 Kelly Knitt Wausau
10 Sahara Ladue Westby
10 Madison Lange Sussex
10 Sage Leary Holcombe
10 Elijah Mathia Eagle
10 Natalie Meyer Salem
10 Ellen Pulukchu De Pere
10 Kylie Resch Hatley
10 John Schindler Hartland
10 Mikhel Shvarts Milwaukee
10 Anthony Sottile Milwaukee
10 Tanner Streck Plymouth
10 Logan Szeifert Jackson
10 Kaley Weber East Troy
9 Sydney Becker Waukesha
9 Adrian Chandler Oshkosh
9 Emily Chappell Dodgeville
9 Sarina Dalton Janesville
9 Benjamin Gullickson Milwaukee
9 Jennifer Hackbarth Whitefish Bay
9 Hannah Hays Waukesha
9 Samantha Heltemes Campbellsport
9 Brianna Jones Big Bend
9 Olivia Miller Milwaukee
9 Anupama Rajendra Kenosha
9 Noah Wiley New Berlin

Honor Roll - Spring Semester 2014-15

Grade      Student Name                          Hometown
12 Kay Lynn Abel Menasha
12 Eliezer Armstrong Milwaukee
12 Delaney Barbeau Rosendale
12 Daniel Dachelet Menasha
12 Abigail Dinger Bloomer
12 Jessica Elmblad Eagle
12 Alannah Gregory Milwaukee
12 Caitlin Hernandez Fond du Lac
12 Jennifer Horejs Oshkosh
12 Tamar Lakritz Mequon
12 Trentyn Meyers Townsend
12 Nicole Srb Sun Prairie
12 Samuel Stein Green Bay
12 Lawrence Twerski Milwaukee
12 Ashley Vollrath New Berlin
12 Hannah Westphal Shiocton
11 Rasheedah Abdur-Rahim Milwaukee
11 Shoshanah Altman-Shafer Fox Point
11 Julia Dieringer Neenah
11 Zakery Erkfitz Greenfield
11 Gabrielle Ferg Ogdensburg
11 Andrew Hansen Burlington
11 Joshua Jensema Oshkosh
11 Ashley Klawitter Delafield
11 Madison Kurtzbach Prentice
11 Kayla Leifeste Verona
11 Mckenzie Martineau Menasha
11 Kayla Mclaughlin Muskego
11 Kalle Meitner Oak Creek
11 Adam Neuenschwander New Berlin
11 Karlie Powers Hubertus
11 Joseph Putz Union Grove
11 Sarah Seroogy Pulaski
11 Logan Strand Waukesha
11 Brianna Welch Neenah
11 Sophia Worden Waterford
11 Shawn Zuerner Eagle
10 Josiah Clark Sturtevant
10 Isaac Gelfman Milwaukee
10 Erin Icenogle Readstown
10 Casie Kirch McFarland
10 Lauren Kluwe Germantown
10 Surina Kubiske Delavan
10 Jacob Leitenberger Dousman
10 Kyle Moran Caledonia
10 Madeline Niec Burlington
10 Jessica Rowley Milwaukee
10 Laura Sakowski Brule
10 Kaitlyn Shadof Greenwood
9 Hadassa Abramov Milwaukee
9 Andrew Banicki Oconomowoc
9 Miah Childers Franksville
9 Carl Conrad Lake Nebagamon
9 Allison Icenogle Readstown
9 Paige Jonelis Eau Claire
9 Elliana Lone Merrill
9 Joseph Milner Waukesha
9 August Modrak Waterford
9 Chyanne Narans Belleville
9 Cameryn Ouimette Park Falls
9 Carley Piper New London
9 Tyler Sparks Tomah
9 Jaycie Stewart Milwaukee
9 Tori Storrm Coleman
9 Aryston Terry Kenosha
9 Dakota Thyrion Green Bay
9 Carly Yanoff Shorewood

Thursday, May 28, 2015

eAchieve Academy Students of the Month - April 2015

Spring is arguably the most difficult time of year to focus on school work. In the fall it's a new school year and students are refreshed from summer vacation. In winter there's not that much else to do anyway. But in spring everyone wants to be outside enjoying the nice weather, participating in outdoor activities, hanging out with friends, working in the yard or working on their tan. After all, we live in Wisconsin and we have to make the most of summer when it's here.

Students who are able to maintain their focus and energy and stay engaged in their school work during this time of year are deserving of special recognition. You don't have to be a straight A student to earn Student of the Month honors, you just have to show your teachers you are consistently putting forth your best effort.

Students of the Month for April 2015

Rachel Atwood, Family Consumer Science

"Rachel shows creativity and an advanced understanding of design concepts," according to Fashion/Interior Design teacher Mrs. Schlitt. Rachel is a senior from Silver Cliff, Wisconsin and has been attending eAchieve for 3 years.

Jacinda Brown, Information Technology

A 10th grader from Milwaukee, Jacinda has excelled in Digital Imaging 2 this semester. Her teacher, Mrs. Jurisch, says, "I look forward to her work each week to see how she's used her creativity to meet the assignment requirements."

Sahara Ladue, World Languages

German teacher, Mrs. Otto, says, "Sahara's work always shows her best effort. She attends eSessions regularly, where she is an active participant." Sahara is a 10th grader from Westby.

Madison Lange, Science

Physical Science Teacher Mr. Young describes this 10th grader from Sussex as responsible and industrious. "Madison regularly attends and contributes to eSessions," Mr. Young says. "He is always on time and submits good quality work."

Phoenix Leary, 8th Grade

An 8th grader from Holcombe, Phoenix is an ambitious student. He challenges himself by taking advanced classes and is ahead of pace and turning in advanced quality work in all of them. " I believe he likes to be challenged and takes pride in how to overcome the challenge," says Middle School Counselor Mrs. Woelfel.

Jonathan Leech, 6th Grade

Jonathan's teachers describe him as a model student who works really hard and takes pride in doing his best. The 6th grader from Somers consistently turns in proficient or advanced work and has managed to stay on pace in all of his classes.

Cydni Nero, Health/Physical Education

"Cyndi has been an excellent student all year," says Physical Education Teacher Mrs. Pease. "It has been nice to see the recent adjustments that she made in her fitness logs to really excel." Cydni is in 7th grade this year and lives in Krakow, Wisconsin.

Phoenix Nettesheim, 7th Grade

Phoenix has impressed his teachers with his dedication to his school work. Mrs. Woelfel says, "Each progress report this semester he worked hard to make sure he was on pace and doing his best--often earning advanced proficiency." Phoenix is a 7th grader from Mukwonago.

Karissa Perik, Art/Music

"Karissa has always gone above and beyond in her art projects, and actively participates in eSessions," says Intro to Digital Arts Teacher Ms. Sapa. The 7th grader from Oconomowoc is on or ahead of pace in all her classes heading into the end of the semester.

Anupama Rajendra, Math

"Some times I forget Anupama is only a 9th grader taking Algebra II," says Math Teacher Mr. Shanklin. "She is a dedicated student who never misses a main lesson and the quality of her work is second to none." Anupama lives in Kenosha.

Sarah Stewart, English

Sarah joined eAchieve mid-year and wasted no time getting up to speed. "I have never seen a student work so hard," says English Teacher Mrs. Rosno. "Sarah tackled two entire semester long classes in less than a month. She jumped right in to online learning and accomplished every challenge she was faced with. The quality of her work was great, too." Sarah is an 11th grader from Big Bend.

Rachel Ulatowski, Social Studies

An 11th grader from Fredonia, Rachel is a avid reader and and eloquent writer. According to AP US History Teacher Mr. Nowinski, she is a joy to have in class. "Her knowledge and ability speak through the great arguments and provocative prose that make up the essays of APUSH," he says.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

eAchieve Academy Student Council Newsletter - March 2015

Great news! We are already a third of the way through the semester.  Have you noticed the time is flying by?

It is the time of the year when many Seniors are pondering where their lives will take them next.  Juniors geared up to take the ACT--an exam that is important for potential college decisions. And all other students focus on staying on top of their school work.  Hang in there!

At our last meeting, we selected Co-Presidents, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor. These leaders will help to make Student Council even better.  We look forward to connecting with the student body to see how what we do represents the interests of the student body.

Thinking about school work...hopefully your recent week 4 progress report has helped you to determine your goals for a successful semester, and has helped you to make catching up or staying on pace a priority.

Your Student Council

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, concerns, etc., we want to know! Send us an email at: 
(Karen Woelfel, Student Council Advisor) 

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

 Hope you’re wearing green because St. Patrick’s day is coming up this month! Every 17th of March is the day most celebrate the passing of the patron saint Patrick with a feast. At this feast, most people typically eat corned beef, boiled carrots, potatoes, cabbage and Shepherd's Pie.
The first St. Patrick’s Day celebrations began in Ireland many years ago, when Patrick was actually alive (yes, he did exist). He was a religious figure in Ireland who was originally from what we know as Great Britain. It wasn’t brought to America until 1737, where the holiday was adjusted to the modern day one we know of. Corned beef wasn’t a main dish, but because a lot of people back then couldn’t afford it, it became tradition. In the beginning this was just a small celebration with a religious service but steadily became popular over the years. Eventually the holiday evolved to the point where there are parades in large cities, and many traditions were adopted as part of this celebration. The Chicago River would actually be dyed green during St. Patrick’s day. Don’t worry, the dye is harmless!
Wilson, Jerry. "St. Patrick's Day History and Traditions." St. Patrick's Day. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <>.
"The Origins of St. Patrick's Day." Georgia Public Broadcasting. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2015. <>.

Getting ready for next year, already???


Make sure that you connect with your School Counselor to choose your 2015-16 school year course selections. 

Course selection meetings are happening throughout the state--in person!

My Favorite Part of Spring Is...
My favorite part of Spring is the beautiful weather! - Miah Childers
My favorite part of Spring is looking at the ground and seeing no snow -Sydney Sobon
My favorite part of Spring is the warmer weather and being able to go outside without freezing. - Jacinda Brown
My favorite part of spring is being able to go outside and smell the fresh spring air. -Mandalyn Schmidt
My favorite part of Spring is feeling the heat of the sun on my face, and hearing birds singing!
 - Julia Childers

I like spring because it means the return of sunny days, which are a rarity in the winter. -Abbie Papka

March Fun Facts
1.     March used to be the first month in the early Roman calendar and was called Martius

2.     American Red Cross Month

3.     Fire Prevention Month

4.     Women’s History Month

5.     March 2nd - Texas declares independence from Mexico in 1836

6.     March 3rd - Alexander Bell’s Birthday

7.     March 8th - International Women’s Day

8.     March 14th - Pi Day

9.     March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day

10.  March 22nd - World Water Day

11.   March 24th - Largest oil spill in the US happened in Alaska in 1989

      11.  March 26th - Anniversary of the first daily weather forecast

      12.  March 29th - Palm Sunday for 2015

      13.  March 31st - Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened in 1889

"March Facts - Fun Facts About March | Famous Birthdays." March Facts - Fun Facts About March | Famous Birthdays. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.
"Facts about March - Customs, Sayings and Traditions." Facts about March - Customs, Sayings and Traditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.

Check out the month of March, it will go fast and spring weather will be here before we know it.  

"March 2015 Calendar Blank." 2015 Printable Calendar. N.p., 02 Feb. 2015. 

Interview with Mrs. Schlitt, eAchieve teacher
 by Hanna Blomberg
Mrs. Schlitt and her husband
at the Palace of Versailles this past August
I have interviewed one of my favorite teachers Mrs. Schlitt. Mrs. Schlitt has worked at eAchieve full time for two years and part time for five years. Mrs. Schlitt also taught at Butler Middle School in Waukesha. In the quest to discover what motivates people to become teachers, I asked Mrs. Schlitt why she decided to teach. She said that she first studied fashion design, but when she got into college she realized that it wasn’t for her. When Mrs. Schlitt’s high school offered her an opportunity to tutor children she took it, and found out that she really enjoyed teaching. She decided to change majors after taking some classes, while she was dating a teacher at the time, who encouraged her to make the switch. She has yet to regret changing her decision. When asked how she likes teaching at a virtual school, Mrs. Schlitt stated that at first, she thought she would miss the face to face teaching, being able to chat and joke around, and connecting with the students. She found that she can still do that online! Mrs. Schlitt teaches classes like Chef Foods, World Wide Cuisine and Fashion/Interior Design.

Some things Mrs. Schlitt would like to see her students do more often are to attend eSessions (where she explains the lessons), ask questions, check grades frequently to correct INCs, and staying on pace.

Mrs. Schlitt lives in Mukwonago, Wisconsin with her husband of 23 years, who is an art
teacher, and their two cats Eddie and Barney. They have a blended family of four children. One of her children, Alex, is a banquet chef at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino and according to Mrs. Schlitt, “He gets his love of cooking from me, but has much more skill and talent.” Her daughter, Danielle, is a FACS (Family and Consumer Science) teacher. Her son, Ryan, works in business and lives in North Carolina. The “free spirit” of the family, Aaron, lives in California (“He gets his love of travel from me! Our other kids took their own paths based on their individual interests and we are happy they are following their own dreams,” says Mrs. Schlitt). Her family likes to travel all over the world. Mrs. Schlitt herself has traveled to almost every state and over 20 different countries. “I love traveling because I get to meet people and I learn about culture, history, and of course...CUISINE!” she says.

Mrs. Schlitt’s favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite, although she admits it’s not very “teacherish.” Mrs. Schlitt enjoys the song “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest. She confesses that she sings it whenever she hears it, which drives her family crazy because of her “terrible voice.” Her favorite book is “Seat of the Soul” by Gary Zukav, and her favorite quote is, "As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life," (Buddha).
In Mrs. Schlitt’s own words, the funniest thing to happen in her life was when, “We were in Huatulco, Mexico and every morning we went to this awesome outside restaurant for breakfast. There was this 3-4 foot iguana that sat by the entrance, the restaurant staff named him ‘Sam.’ They would feed him chunks of watermelon and papaya each morning to attract customers. I avoided "Sam" because I do not like reptiles. One morning there was a wait for a table and as I stood in line “Sam" darted out from behind a bush and bit my big toe. I was scared to death and screamed bloody murder! The staff thought my reaction was funny and pointed to my red/orange toe nail polish. Apparently, "Sam" mistook my toe for a piece of papaya and that's why he bit me! Needless to say...I removed my toe nail polish before next morning's breakfast!”

Student Contributions!


She can awake one’s soul
even those who are deep down in a hole.
Her graceful face and soft touch lets you open up.
Her amber eyes surrounded by a swarm of freckles,
looks up and almost whispers to you.
She’ll take you by the hand and lead you deep
into your creation, all from your imagination.
you finish the last sentence.
She will leave you and disappear into the mist. Leaving you stranded
and bare.
you invite Poetry back.

Spring Is Marching In
March is a child.
wearing a colorful quilted dress,
she envelopes sulky skies.
With her soft cheeks and blue eyes.

March smiles warmly at you.

March is a child. An unpredictable and devious child.
She will hide and leave you waiting.

Until she marches back next time.

Thank you Alena Gage for your contributions!

Box Tops/Soup Labels Reminder
Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education and Soup Labels!

The last submission raised $109.90!

Please cut out and save all the box tops and soup labels you find on those qualifying products that your family purchases.  The money earned allows the school to donate to causes our students are interested in supporting and to make purchases that help the school. 

You can send your Box Tops and soup labels to:
222 Maple Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186
℅ Karen Woelfel, Student Council Advisor 
A great big THANK YOU in advance!   

 We are always looking for more student contributions to the newsletter...

Do you have a story or a poem that you have written, or a picture you have drawn/taken that you would like to contribute? Send it as an attachment in an email to