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August 2019



Monday, August 19, 2019

Session #1

Session #2

9:00am-11:00am: Freshmen

12:30pm-2:00pm: Sophomores

11:00am-12:30pm: Seniors

2:00pm-4:00pm: Juniors

*Students are strongly encouraged to attend their assigned grade level session. *


In an effort to streamline the registration process, the School District of Janesville will continue with mandatory online registration for the 2019-20 school year.  The complete process to enroll online may be found at or at the Craig High School home page, beginning today, July 8, 2019.  Parents and guardians will use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal data management system to complete the registration process.  Parents can login using their existing username and password.  If parents are in need of their login information, the following resources are available to assist with login retrieval:

·         Visit to request login information

·         Contact the Educational Services Center 608-743-5047 to obtain login information

·         New students to the School District of Janesville, or students coming from Janesville’s Parochial schools, will need to contact the School District of Janesville’s New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5153 to ensure they have parent portal access.  All students will be required to register online. Online registration will be available beginning July 8th, 2019.


The Registration process will be done in two-parts:

  1. The parents/guardians will need to login into Infinite Campus using their existing Parent Portal account information. Links to Infinite Campus will be made available to all parents beginning July 8, 2019. 
  2. The links will be found at or at the Craig High School home page
  3. The primary parent/guardian will approve/update all student information through the online registration process.
  4. Most Notably, ONLY STUDENTS need to attend Registration Day on Monday, August 19, 2019 to turn in their completed emergency contact card, get his/her ID and yearbook picture taken, pick up their schedule, and pay fees in person if not paid online.

Students should bring:

  • Completed emergency contact card
  • Payment for school fees or receipt if paid online
  • Payment for school photos or receipt if purchased online

Students will receive/complete on August 19th, 2019:

  • Fall schedule:  this includes locker and combination information
  • Registration receipt.  This receipt should be taken to each checkpoint during registration and initialed by staff when payment/information is received.   Please save your receipt.
  • Complete their school photo
  • Textbooks (Limited Distribution)
  • First day of school schedule.


Students must have an ID photo taken even if they are not buying a package.

  1. Lifetouch will be taking photos.
  2. Information will be sent in a separate mailing from Lifetouch
  3. Photo packages are ordered online directly through the vendor at

Registration day code: EVTRKFCCS or on the day of registration.

Craig Open House:

In preparation for the 2019-10 school year, Craig High School is offering a Back to School Orientation meeting for all 9th Grade families and Open House to all remaining students and families.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, and will begin with a 9th Grade orientation presentation from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Craig Cafeteria.  The topics covered in the meetings range from graduation requirements, high school grading policy, daily class schedule, parent resources, mandatory online registration, ACT testing, college admissions, 1:1 device deployment, and student involvement.  Upperclassmen can attend an Open House meet and greet with their assigned teachers from 6:00-8:00pm.  This will take place in assigned classrooms.   Specific details for the meeting are listed below:

9th Grade / New Student Orientation Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Location: Craig Cafeteria
  • All School Open House-All grade levels welcome
  •    Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  •  Time: 6:0pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Craig HS/Multiple classrooms TBD


Parking Permit Sales: Parking Permits will be available for purchase on July 29, 2019.  Sales will be in the AP office from 8:00am-12:00am.  Permit sales will begin with SENIORS ONLY from 8:00am-10:00amUnderclassmen can purchase their permits from 10:00am-12:00pm. Permits will also be available for purchase on August 19th, 2019 during Registration.  They will be available on the first day of school until they are sold out. Students who purchase campus parking permits will be assigned a specific stall in their determined lot, based on availability.  North Lot stalls are reserved for Seniors, only.  Once a permit is purchased, students will be assigned a numbered stall that is designated for their exclusive use.  The stall will be their designated stall for the entire year, or for the duration of their permit.  Parking permits will be sold on a “first come, first served” basis. In order to purchase a permit, all students must have proof of vehicle registration, proof of insurance and have a valid driver’s license at the time of purchase.  The Cost of a Permit is $100.00.  Based on changes to district policy, alternative payment plans will be made available; $25 per/quarter, $50 per/semester, or $100 yearly pass.  Parking Privileges may be revoked based on administrative discretion. Please contact 743-5262 if you have any questions.

On August 19th, 2019

To Begin the Registration process, enter through the Main Entrance and confirm online registration then follow signs to the Main Gym.

1.     Prior to August 19th, the complete process to enroll online may be found at or at the Craig High School home page   Parents and guardians will use the Parent Portal Infinite Campus data management system to complete the registration process.  Parents can login using their existing username and password.

2.     Check the fee schedule below and decide what items you want; total the amount of the items, and make your check payable to SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE or pay online (bring proof of payments).

3.     Complete the Emergency Contact card included in this mailing.  If the emergency card is not brought to registration, a delay in the process will result.  Additional cards will be available before registration day in the AP office Room #308, or on Registration day.

4.     In a separate mailing you will have received information in regards to school picture packages.  Check prices and make your check payable to: LIFETOUCH  or complete the process online at: Registration code: EVTRKFCCS

5.     The final step in registering is to receive your fall schedule and textbooks.


Registration Schedule

Please note specific times for each Session

Monday, August 19, 2019

Session #1

Session #2

9:00am-11:00am: Freshmen

12:30pm-2:00pm: Sophomores

11:00am-12:30pm: Seniors

2:00pm-4:00pm: Juniors

*Students are strongly encouraged to attend their assigned grade level session. *




Required Fees:





General Fees





Class dues





Total Required






Athletic Pass










***Yearbooks are purchased direct from the vendor. Visit to order yearbooks. The optional items may be purchased during the school year. Sport participation fees require a separate payment and will NOT be collected on registration day



The PTO will have a station at registration if you would like to sign up to be a member, participation is optional.   The cost is $10.00, and a separate payment is required.

****For students unable to attend registration on August 19, 2019, Late Registration will be on September 3, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Parents:  NOW is the time to fill out free/reduced lunch forms to ensure uninterrupted meal service for their students come October when the deadline arrives.  The forms are available at the district's home page and can be turned in electronically for quick approval.  Food service will be available at registration to give out lunch pin numbers and take deposits on lunch accounts, or give "tours" to new students.  And, as always, we look forward to feeding them!

Senior Photos...

Dear Parents, Guardians, Seniors, and Photographers,

In the interest of uniformity of the seniors’ pictures included in the Senior Section of the Janesville Craig High School Yearbook, we ask you:

Meet the deadline as close as possible to October 31, 2018. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email,

Email your son/daughter/client’s photograph as a digital file (.jpg) and attachment to If you only have a print copy of the photo, please get it to Ms. Haberkorn to scan in order to create a digital file (or do so yourself, if you’re able).

Chose the photo based on these requirements:

·  Traditional portrait (head & shoulders) pose

  •  no props
  • Full color
  • No border
  • No name or photographer inscription on the picture itself
  • At least 300 dpi resolution
  • Sent as .jpeg or .jpg file
  • Include a way to identify the student (full name).

Thanks so much for your help with this important matter!


Cindi Haberkorn and the Phoenix Yearbook Staff


Dear 2019-2020 Craig Band parents/guardians and members,

You are receiving this letter because you are currently in band. Below you will find information, dates, & times to the summer band camp, LaborFest Parade, and beyond.

Attendance at the LaborFest Parade and band camp is expected as part of the commitment of being in high school band. It is also a good way for freshman to meet other students before school begins. Our primary goal is to learn as much music as possible for home football games, transition new students/freshman, and honor a tradition in marching in our hometown LaborFest Parade. I ask that students with jobs please communicate with your supervisors regarding our fall rehearsal / performance schedule so conflicts can be avoided. Like coaches who plan for a team, I need to know who is committed to our program and what our instrumentation needs will be for the success of the group.

Summer rehearsals will occur from August 13th to August 16th to prepare for the LaborFest Parade. Tuesday, August 13th is 9th grade students only. All rehearsals will be held in the Craig band room (approached from the south side of the building from door 36).

Our “warm weather uniform” is the Craig band polo (purchased online at found in the “client stores” section -- “SHIRT” is the password), black shorts, and athletic shoes. Students may also wear sunglasses but hats are prohibited. Shirts will be delivered to Craig HS and distributed at band camp.

I look forward to seeing you this summer and a great 2019-2020 school year filled with musical memories!

Mr. Wiele

August 13th Band Camp: (Freshman only) Percussion 8-10am, Brass & Woodwinds 10-12 
August 14th Band Camp:  Percussion 8am-10am, Brass & Woodwinds 10am-12pm. Theme: Class Color day! 12-red, 11-yellow, 10-green, 9-purple.

August 15th Band Camp:  Percussion 8am-10am, Brass & Woodwinds 10am-12pm. Theme: Hawaiian / beach day.
August 16th Band Camp:  Everyone 10am-12pm. Theme: "Sea of blue" and dress for marching.

September 2nd LaborFest Parade: Everyone to band room @11:45am. 

From the School Nurse:

1. If your child has a health condition please speak with the nurse regarding this so a health plan (if necessary) can be made and discussed with students teachers

2. Medication stored in AP office with proper forms filled out (consent for medication, signed by physician if prescribed medicine, not expired,etc)

3. If parents have any questions or concerns that they feel the nurse should be aware of please call my office.


Cougar Closet

The Craig Closet is a program to help support Craig High School students and their families meet their basic needs. Some of the items provided include supplemental food, clothing, transportation, hygiene products, school supplies, and Homecoming/Prom attire. Here is a list of items that the Craig Closet is currently looking for:

  • Homecoming and Prom attire: from the past 5 years
  • Backpacks
  • Teen-friendly foods: mac & cheese, easy mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, energy/meal bars, fruit snacks, chips/pretzels, crackers, cookies, individual cereals, pancake mix, cheese/crackers, peanut butter/crackers, peanut butter, bread, squeeze apple/fruit, pop tarts, individual juice boxes, individual V-8 juice, etc
  • Personal care items: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, etc
  • Athletic clothes, all sizes: sport pants, athletic shorts, men's joggers, yoga pants, leggings, sweatshirts, etc
  • Underwear, all sizes: boxers, boxer briefs, seamless bikinis, seamless hipsters, sport bras, etc
  • Winter boots, all sizes

Please bring any donated items to the Craig High School front offices and attach a note that states "for Craig Closet.". If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. DeeAnn Kleinschmidt at 608-743-5284 or at OR Mrs. Andrea Nickel at 608-743-5405 or at

Thank you for your help and support.
DeeAnn Kleinschmidt and Andrea Nickel
Craig Closet Advisors


Travel Opportunity Summer 2020

 Pack your bags!  We’re traveling to South Africa.

This tour, which some people refer to as an “exotic” destination, will be the 5th international tour that Mrs. Pumilia is offering to students. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Parents may enroll and travel too. 

Students will experience authentic cultural activities, explore historic sites, and develop a global perspective. In Cape Town, students will take a boat to Robben Island, visiting Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. At the Cape Peninsula, student will visit an African Penguin breeding colony located at Bounders Beach on the Cape Peninsula. They say that this is the “coolest” spot to visit these tuxedoed chaps. 

In addition, students will enjoy a full-day game drive at Kruger National Park. It is the largest game reserve in South Africa and home to over 500 bird species, 100 reptiles, and nearly 150 mammals. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. 

Highlights of the tour: 

Day 1 & 2: Fly to South Africa Day 3: Johannesburg 

  • ● Tour of Soweto 
  • ● Apartheid Museum Day 4: Safari Country 
  • ● Cultural walk 
  • ● Visit a local school 
  • ● Visit a local spiritual doctor Day 5: Kruger National Park 
  • ● Full-day Game Drive Day 6: Kruger National Park 
  • ● Early morning bush walk 
  • ● Panorama Route 
  • ● Blyde River Canyon 
  • ● Bourkes Luck Potholes 
  • ● God’s Window 
  • ● Pilgrims Rest (gold rush town) Day 7: Fly to Cape Town 
  • ● Cape Town sightseeing 
  • Day 8: Cape Town 
  • ● Visit Robben Island by boat 
  • ● Table Mountain 
  • ● Visit Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Day 9: Tour of the Cape Peninsula 
  • ● Visit Clifton 
  • ● Camps Bay 
  • ● Hout Bay 
  • ● Boat cruise to Seal Island 
  • ● Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve 
  • ● False Bay Day 10: Cape Town 
  • ● Educational Tour Langa Township 
  • ● Community Center 
  • ● Music studio hands-on activities 
  • ● Interactive walking tour 
  • ● Visit a pre-school Day 11: Arrive home 

Check out the Discover South Africa Website: Stop in the library to chat with Mrs. Pumilia or email her at


Come with us to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy!!!


Come see the Canals of Venice, the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest, and the New Town Hall in Munich. Enjoy authentic foods and other cultural experiences with other Janesville students and forge new friendships along the way. Visit the Heidelberg Castle and the Neuschwanstein Castle in Munich. You will be able to experience three different cultures across three different countries in 10 days! Come with us to enjoy a fresh pretzel in front of the Olympic Stadium, some gelato in St. Mark’s Square, or some fondue up in the Alps. There are still spots available to join in on the adventure.  We will be having our final informational/enrollment meeting this fall.  Contact Mr. Elsen ( or Mr. Davis ( to learn more about this great opportunity!




There are many special times throughout the year when people wear Cougar apparel to school.  One time is during Homecoming week.  Classes traditionally wear shirts during one of the Homecoming dress-up days to show their school spirit.  Buying a t-shirt with the rest of your freshman class is an opportunity to show your Craig Cougar spirit!  Shirts can be purchased at the Link Crew table during registration on August 19th with a payment of $10.  Check can be made payable to Craig High School.  Note:  Proceeds may be used over multiple years to purchase Link Crew supplies that go directly to students.

October 2019


Students, please remember to park in your designated parking stall. If you are in violation repeatedly of parking in the wrong lot your permit may be revoked. Parking areas on the front street, including Visitor Parking, and in the front lot are for staff and visitor parking only. If you are in violation you may receive a parking ticket in the amount of $30.00, and your permit MAY BE REVOKED. Repeat offenders may be towed. Violations for parking in a handicapped stall without a handicap sticker may result in a $125.00 ticket.

  • Parking Spots Are Still Available To Purchase!
  • Starting November 1st they go down to $75
  • Payments for Quarter 2 are due at the end of October.


Students should purchase their own permit; they will have to have the following information to be able to purchase a permit:

  • Valid driver’s license,
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Make/Model/Year/Color/Plate number

At time of purchase they will need to sign the parking contract.

Cost: Year - $100 Semester - $50 or Quarterly - $25

If the student does not have the above information they will not be able to purchase a 

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 4pm - 7pm in Cafeteria & J Room
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • from 8am - 12:30 pm and 2pm - 4pm in classrooms
    • From 4-7pm in J-Room & Cafeteria

*First come, first serve* *No appointments necessary* Refreshments by PTO*

Q & A with Craig High School Police Liaison Office Jauch

Tell us about yourself.

  • Why did you become a police officer?
    • I became a police officer 21 years ago because I wanted to help people. I still like the many different people and situations I get to assist with. I enjoy problem solving the issues in people’s lives. I love the study of resilience in people. My goal is to assist people in growing and developing more resilience to deal with the stress in their lives. I do this through many different interventions. I am able to listen, counsel, coach, warn, ticket or arrest. This is dictated by the person I am interacting with. The more positive interaction I have with a person during the intervention, the easier it is to work out the problem in a positive way.
  • What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time.
    • I enjoy spending time with my wife and four children My hobbies are traditional archery and shooting. I love camping, hiking, hunting, being outdoors and most things that are physically demanding.
  • How are you planning to keep Craig High School students safe this year? What can students do to help keep Craig High School safe?
    • Safety is everyone’s job. If you see something, say something.  I can’t be everywhere in the school at once. If you see a door propped, close it. If you see something that looks like a safety issue, tell a teacher, admin or me. If you hear of a potential for violence on social media (ie. talk of a fight, pictures of people with weapons, depictions of graphic violence in general on snapchat stories etc…) let me know. If we all work together, school will be a safer place. My number one goal is to keep the school staff and students safe.
  • What are the roles and responsibilities you have as school resource officer? During a regular school day what do you spend the majority of your time doing?
    • I am at Craig HS to be a resource to administration in helping to solve all kinds of problems here at Craig. Each day many people need assistance in working through what life throws at them. I listen, counsel, coach, protect and enforce the law. My goal is to earn the respect of others by respecting them and treating them with dignity as I do my job to protect the school and enforce the law. Most of the day I meet with staff and students and assist in problem solving issues such as relationship issues, respect issues, reports of ordinance and criminal violations as well as mental health related problems, to name a few. I hope to assist in building resilience in students and staff to deal with the stress in their lives. My goal is to help them make positive choices that would build that capacity to recover quickly from difficulties by building physical and mental toughness. One of my strong desires is to help people thrive in their lives.
  • If a student needs to report a problem, what is the best way to do that? Is there an anonymous tip line available if someone is afraid to report something?
    • Student reporting of problems/violations: If my office door is open, stop in if you have information. Anonymous P3 tips are extremely important for school safety. Download the app! The tips can be totally anonymous. I will submit tips for cash rewards if the information leads to an arrest. I review each one that comes in to make sure that if information surrounds a student or teacher from Craig, the tips get addressed immediately.

Travel Information

Come with us to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy!!!

Come see the Canals of Venice, the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest, and the New Town Hall in Munich. Enjoy authentic foods and other cultural experiences with other Janesville students and forge new friendships along the way. Visit the Heidelberg Castle and the Neuschwanstein Castle in Munich. You will be able to experience three different cultures across three different countries in 10 days! Come with us to enjoy a fresh pretzels in front of the Olympic Stadium, some gelato in St. Mark’s Square, or some fondue up in the Alps. There are still spots available to join in on the adventure.

We will be having our final informational/enrollment meeting October 9th at 6:30 PM in Room 100.

Contact Mr. Elsen ( or
Mr. Davis  (

to learn more about this great opportunity!

Travel To Spain, Italy and France!!!

Travel to Spain, Italy and France! We will take a 13 day tour in June of 2021 through EF tours. Highlights of trip include Rome, Vatican City, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, French Riviera, Barcelona by bike and a Flamenco dinner experience in Madrid. We will host a Parent/Student meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30PM in the CHS small auditorium. Please see Ms.

Baier de Garcia in room 702 if you are interested in traveling with us. The trip is open to all CHS students!


The interAmigos exchange program is receiving 20 students from our sister schools in Rosario, Argentina. The students will be visiting CHS and PHS and living with a host family for 2 weeks in order to gain a true American perspective on school, family and community. The students will be here October 13th-26th. If you see the group out and about in the community, please say "hola!" We are celebrating 23 years of partnership and would like to thank the School District of Janesville and the many host families for their support in

Travel Opportunity Summer 2021

Pack your bags! We’re traveling to…Norway, Denmark & Sweden. The Scandinavian Capitals!

I am offering students to enroll on an educational tour heading to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden in the summer of 2021. This tour will be my 6th international tour as a group leader where students learn global education while traveling abroad.

NORWAY: See the home of Viking kings and canyon-cut fjords. Watch the guardsmen of the Royal Palace before boarding an overnight ferry to Denmark.

DENMARK: Visit author Hans Christian Anderson ’s fairy-tale city & see the famous Little Mermaid statue in the harbor. Climb the 685-foot staircase of the 17th century Round Tower. This is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. While at the top, students will have a chance to see if they can make out the gilded inscription written by King Christian IV.

SWEDEN: See the lavishly decorated Golden Hall, which hosts Nobel Prize festivities annually. Journey to the island of Djurgarden to visit Vasa, a well-restored 17th-century warship that sank in the harbor on its maiden voyage. It remained at the bottom of the sea for over 300 years until it was discovered in 1961 and is now a museum.

I will be hosting three informational/enrollment meetings for parents and students: Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 pm at CRAIG HIGH SCHOOL in the library 

  • Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm at PARKER HIGH SCHOOL in room 1212
  • Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL in the library

You only need to attend one evening if you are interested in giving your child the opportunity to enroll.

The early enrollment deadline is Friday, November 15. There is a discount for enrolling by this date. I expect the trip to fill up quickly. You can reserve one of the 40 spots by registering online at the meeting with just $95. Parents wishing to travel may also register and pay for the tour.

Contact Mrs. Pumilia if you have ?’s by emailing her at

“The world is our classroom, let’s go explore it!” Mrs. Pumilia

Library & Tech News

  • Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Checkout limit is 5 items
  • Student ID required to checkout items.Lost ID fee is $5. Pay fee collectors

Student Technology

  • Students automatically agree to the Internet & Tech Safety Policy each time they login.
  • Chromebooks, cases and cords are issued to students.
  • Chromebooks should be charged at home each night.


Books: 2 weeks/5 cents a day fine (Max $2 per book)

Video's: 1 week / 50 cents a day fine (Max $2)

Magazine: 1 week/ 50 cents a day fine (Max $2)

OverDrive eBook: 3 weeks/ no fines

Students who have $10 in fines may not checkout until they pay the fee collectors.

Steps to follow if there are Chromebook problems

  1. Power down the Chromebook completely. Do this each week. This allows Google to push updates on the reboot which fixes many issues.
  2. Talk with a teacher. They can help problem solve.
  3. Other issues like trackpad not working, keys not working, broken screen & etc... bring it to the Library. Library staff will assist or issue you another Chromebook.

LMC Open During Lunch

  • Stop in to the library to checkout a "library lunch pass" before going to the cafeteria.
  • After you eat, show the lunch supervisor your lunch pass and come up to the LMC.
  • Sorry, no food is allowed in the Library & you must stay until that lunch period is over.

We are a Google District

  • Google Mail
  • Google Drive
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Calendar
  • And much more

Joke: What did one book say to the other one?

I just wanted to see if we are on the same page.

Craig FFA Holiday Sale

To order call 608-743-5187 or email