Contact information: I look forward to talking with you!
Cheryl Kilker, Challenge program coordinator and high school teacher
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (920) 675-1187.
Challenge Program Building Leaders: Contact with questions
High School: Cheryl Kilker email@example.com Room 133
Middle School: Nick Skretta firstname.lastname@example.org
East: Jim Garcia email@example.com
West: Jessica Krause, Michele Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivan: Jodi Smithback email@example.com
COMMUNICATION IS KEY:
Students: Is there an academic or creative area you'd like to explore? Contact your building leader
(above). Let's talk about what interests you! I can
help you find out about opportunities in our school and outside resources.
High School students: Mrs. Kilker is in her room during both lunch periods to meet with you. If you
have questions, brainstorms, are just want to
introduce yourself, please stop in Room 133!
Parents: Do you have questions? Please contact Mrs. Kilker and/or your child's Challenge Building
Leader (listed above) Also, helpful links at this website. There are many enrichment offerings in the
area, many of whichare free and offeropportunities for motivated students to grow in a variety of
areas. Check back often and feel free to call or email to brainstorm.
VOLUNTEERS: We are seeking parent/community volunteers to establish a number
of programs, including classroom volunteering, a "Construction Club" (Lego, Knex, Robotics),Game
Club, etc. If you have a talent or time to share, or just want to
brainstorm, please contact the Challenge Building Leader at your child's school and/or Mrs. Kilker
Parental involvement has been key to some successful programs.
OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE SCHOOL AND BEYOND: Jefferson is located close to
several Universities that offer enrichment opportunities, including UW-Madison, UW-
Whitewater, and UW-Milwaukee. Check out the links at the left and contact
Mrs. Kilker if there are areas you'd like ideas to explore. Please contact with questions. Be sure to
check out Khan Academy (Helpful Links )which is a free resource for anyone
wishing to explore a variety of academic topics at their own pace.
Competitions can be great motivators for accelerated learners and allow students the opportunity to
hone their skills. This site will be updating available competitions with regional,state and nationwide
participation are available. Check out the links at the left!
If you are a strong student and from a moderate to lower-income family, please check out this link
and see Mrs. Kilker for details. College is within
your reach! http://questbridge.org
The State of Wisconsin has identified five areas in which persons may
demonstrate capabilities of
high performance or giftedness. They are
Intellectual ability - the all-around bright individual.
Specific academic aptitude - the math or science whiz, history buff, etc.
Creative or productive thinking ability - the innovator of novel and often
unique ideas, responses, or
solutions to problems.
Leadership potential - the initiator or organizer of activities within groups
Ability in visual or performing arts - the artistic stand-out in visual art
forms, music, drama, creative writing or dance.
View the powerpoint linked at left for more information re: the Challenge
program (used at informational meeting for parents last spring)
If you are a top student and from a low-income family, please check out this link and see Mrs. Kilker
for details. College is within your reach! Success in AP classes will enhance your high school resume.