Schools

Thu
07
Mar

Free clothing swap set at Bonduel Elementary

The fourth annual spring Free Clothing Swap is scheduled for April 6 at Bonduel Elementary School, 400 W. Mill St., Bonduel. It will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Under the “Give What You Can, Take What You Need” theme, donations of clothing will be accepted in the elementary school office from March 18 through April 5. Families are encouraged to donate any outgrown or not-needed clothing that is clean, in good condition and sorted by size; no rips, holes or stains.

Requested items include shirts, pants and jeans, skirts and dresses, leggings, sweats, winter jackets, snowpants, winter boots, shorts, sneakers/gym shoes and sport-specific shoes, such as those for baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. Items that will not be accepted include swimsuits, socks and underwear (unless brand new and in original packaging), hair accessories and other non-clothing items.

Wed
06
Mar

Free clothing swap set at Bonduel Elementary

The fourth annual spring Free Clothing Swap is scheduled for April 6 at Bonduel Elementary School, 400 W. Mill St., Bonduel. It will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Under the “Give What You Can, Take What You Need” theme, donations of clothing will be accepted in the elementary school office from March 18 through April 5. Families are encouraged to donate any outgrown or not-needed clothing that is clean, in good condition and sorted by size; no rips, holes or stains.

Requested items include shirts, pants and jeans, skirts and dresses, leggings, sweats, winter jackets, snowpants, winter boots, shorts, sneakers/gym shoes and sport-specific shoes, such as those for baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. Items that will not be accepted include swimsuits, socks and underwear (unless brand new and in original packaging), hair accessories and other non-clothing items.

Mon
04
Mar

Spirit of Excellence


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski The Pulaski High School marching band gets the crowd fired up Monday morning as the ceremony for the Spirit of Excellence Award begins. This is the first year that the school has applied for the award, which started 13 years ago.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Michelle McGrath, right, executive director for the Wisconsin Association of School Councils, hands the Spirit of Excellence Award trophy to Jack Walker, center, Pulaski High School student council president, and Macy Agen, PHS student council vice president, at the end of Monday’s awards ceremony at the school’s field house. Besides the trophy and a pair of banners, the school will be recognized at halftime at the April 7 Milwaukee Bucks game and other venues throughout the year.

Pulaski High School has another reason to celebrate beyond the week-long community festival in the village of Pulaski.

The school received the coveted Spirit of Excellence Award on Monday, an award sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of School Councils, Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, Milwaukee Bucks and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association.

Although Monday was the school’s celebration, the Red Raiders will be recognized throughout the year. Another awards ceremony is scheduled for halftime at the April 7 Bucks game, recognition at a WASC conference April 28, continuous recognition on Fox Sports Network and a promotional spot airing during the WIAA State Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments.

Fri
01
Mar

Sacred Heart students make soda geysers

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s eighth grade science class, instructed by Scott Marohl, created soda geysers on Feb. 22.

The experiment was a part of STEM education, a curriculum based on four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Students were to draw on the scientific method, and construct hypotheses about the reactions of Sprite, Mellow Yellow, root beer and Coca-Cola when candy Runts, Mentos and Nerds were dropped into each of them.

Students had to hypothesize as to which soda andcandy combination would create the largest geyser. Then, the experiment was conducted to test their hypothesis. Finally, the results were analyzed and shared to determine if the hypothesis was true, partially true, or false.

By conducting this experiment, the class was able to draw the conclusion that the combination of Mentos and Coca-Cola produced the largest geyser, while Sprite did not react with any of the candies.

Sat
23
Feb

Sacred Heart mosaic more than just an art project


Contributed Photo Sacred Heart Catholic School students, from left, Dacey Webster, Lily Gee and Cora Pieper glue mosaic pieces during art class. Students in the second and third grades were the primary contributors to the mosaic hanging in the school, but students from other grades also helped out.

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, students at Sacred Heart Catholic School created a large mosaic of Jesus carrying the cross. Under the direction of new art teacher Emma Follett, the project was not only a lesson in creativity but one of faith and cooperation as well.

“While teaching the students about mosaics was important to my classroom curriculum, my main goal was to come together and realize how art can communicate and celebrate our Catholic mission,” Follett said.

To create the mosaic, Follett used a black background as well as many colors of scrap paper that were recycled from previous projects. Second- and third-grade students held the reins for the art project, but she said some students from fourth and eighth grades volunteered to help, as well.

Sat
16
Feb

Sacred Heart students adopting a llama

Michelle Powers’ 4-year-old kindergarten class at Sacred Heart Catholic School talked about what it can do for others this school year. They decided to raise the funds to adopt a llama for a family in Bolivia.

The llama will provide milk and wool for the family.

“It is important for my students to understand that the world is bigger than themselves, and that even at 4 years old, they can help people far, far away,” Powers said.

This time of year is also close to the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day. Since each llama costs $100, it ties everything together for their Llamas of Love project.

Sat
16
Feb

St. James principal reads to preschoolers at home

Throughout the months of January and February, David Kaiser, principal at St. James Lutheran School, has visited his preschool students at their homes for a unique learning experience.

Kaiser asked for the parents of each of the preschoolers to sign up for a time where he would be able to come to the preschooler’s home and read a bedtime story on the couch to each student. Kaiser asked for each of the preschoolers to wear their pajamas so right after he left, the parents would be able to send their preschoolers to bed.

When he arrived to a student’s home, Kaiser was not wearing a suit and tie like the students see him in during the school day. Instead, the principal was wearing a pair of flannel pajamas, a sleep hat, a bathrobe and a pair of chicken slippers.

Thu
07
Feb

STOP SPREADING THE NEWS


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Newsies, from left, Albert (Mickey Wirtz), Specs (Hannah Dornfeld), Spot Conlon (Autumn Wood) and Mush (Rylee Miller) vow to go on strike in a musical number from “Newsies.” The musical is not only a first for Pulaski High School, but for most schools as Disney extended performing rights to high schools in 2018.

Newspaper subscribers tend to get irritated when they don’t get the news delivered on time, but imagine that the late deliveries are on purpose.

That scenario is at the center of “Newsies,” a musical being performed by Pulaski High School this weekend and next. The musical is based on the 1992 film, which was based on the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.

The show follows a ragtag band of newspaper delivery boys as they struggle to make a living delivering the news. Many of them are living on the streets, and others are delivering papers to help their families put food on the table. That living is put in jeopardy when Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, hikes the price for the newsies to purchase their papers to sell. After finding that the other papers in the city are planning to follow suit, the newsies, led by Jack Kelly, decide to go on strike.

Wed
06
Feb

Sponsors sought for kids’ summer food programs

No school means no lunch for thousands of Wisconsin’s economically disadvantaged children in summer. To help feed hungry kids when school is not in session, the Department of Public Instruction is seeking new and renewal sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program.

“Many families struggle to provide food for their children throughout the year, but especially so during the summer when the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs aren’t running,” said State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor. “The Summer Food Service Program helps close a nutrition gap for children in communities throughout the state.”

Sat
26
Jan

UNDER THE SEA


Scuttle, played by Grace Licausi, tries to help Ariel, played by Peyton Buerman, learn how to get on her newly created feet in a scene of “The Little Mermaid.” While the film only had a simple scene about Ariel learning to walk, the stage adaptation features a song and dance dedicated to the mermaid’s lesson.

The winter musical for Shawano Community High School is going swimmingly as more than 75 students prepare to show “The Little Mermaid” to the public next week.

Most of the show will be familiar to those who saw the Disney film, as the musical also tells the Disney tale. However, there will be a few more songs that help extend a 90-minute movie into a live show that lasts beyond two hours.

For those who have not seen the film, the story of “The Little Mermaid” follows a girl named Ariel who falls hopelessly in love for a prince. The problem is that the prince walks on land, while she gets around on fins.

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