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Tue
09
May

SCHS sends 92 to state solo, ensemble contest


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School sent 92 students to the state solo and ensemble competition Saturday in Stevens Point.

Shawano Community High School sent 92 students to the state solo and ensemble competition Saturday in Stevens Point. The students performed 35 different individual and group music pieces.

Sat
06
May

FAITH AND THE FIDDLE


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Almost 60 children are part of the Wolf River Homeschoolers’ production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The children have been rehearsing the show since November.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Golde, played by Marie Kluge, left, finds the claims of Yente, played by Tiffany Bestul, that she’ll be able to find husbands for all of her daughters a little hard to swallow in a scene from “Fiddler on the Roof.” The Wolf River Homeschoolers are performing the musical next week.

A story of holding on to one’s faith in the face of oppression and a changing world will be presented to local audiences next week.

The Wolf River Homeschoolers will present “Fiddler on the Roof” as its annual musical from May 12-14. Almost 60 children will sing, dance and become the characters of a small Jewish village in the early 20th century.

The beloved musical, turned into a 1971 film and adapted from the story “Tevye and his Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem, focuses on a Jewish milkman and his five daughters. Tevye must contend with his three eldest daughters wanting to marry for love, even though each marriage could draw them further away from their faith, and with an edict of the Russian tsar demanding the Jews be removed from their village.

Director Sue Kluge said she had been eager to do “Fiddler on the Roof” and was excited when the home-school group voted to do the show.

Fri
05
May

Wednesday is Bike to School Day

Five Shawano schools will participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday. They are Hillcrest Primary, Olga Brener Intermediate, St. James Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic and Shawano Community Middle School.

This is the third year local schools have participated in the program. Youngsters will receive a participation incentive, and members of Shawano Pathways will assist principals at the schools.

The first National Bike to School Day took place in 2012 in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

Bike Safety Month reminds students and parents of the simple joy of biking to school. It also serves as an opportunity to focus on the importance of physical activity, safety, air quality, and building bicycle and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods.

Fri
05
May

SCHS sending 92 to state solo, ensemble contest


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community High School will send 92 students to the state solo and ensemble competition Saturday in Stevens Point.

Shawano Community High School is sending 92 students to the state solo and ensemble competition Saturday in Stevens Point. The students will perform 35 different individual and group music pieces.

Fri
05
May

School Notes


Contributed Photo Gresham Community School English teacher and forensics coach Jenna Osborn, right, introduces members of the forensic team that recorded a perfect score at the state competition: from left, Anna Smith, Savana Olsen, Tiana Ferguson and Missy Anderson.

Gresham Community School

There was an assembly April 28 to congratulate the state solo and ensemble and state forensics participants. The forensics team received a perfect score at state. State solo and ensemble is Saturday.

Special congratulations to Fiona Hoffman on placing first, second and third in a writing competition.

Junior prom was Saturday.

Freshmen and sophomores had ACT Aspire testing all this week.

There is a powwow sponsored by the Gresham Culture Club on Friday.

The Cystic Fibrosis Walk is May 12.

Bonduel Elementary School

Fri
28
Apr

School Notes

Gresham Community School

Gresham Community School students in grades 10-12 gathered April 19 at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School with Bowler and Birnamwood students to attend the “It Can Wait” seminar. The presentation showed how dangerous it is to text and drive. There was a simulation that engaged students to show the dangers of distracted driving.

Gresham’s annual tornado drill was held April 20 to educate students on how to react when there is a tornado spotted in the area. “Duck and cover!”

April 21 was registration day for 4- and 5-year-old kindergartners for the 2017-2018 school year.

Forty-one high school students took a trip to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for a science major informational meeting and tour.

Midterms were due April 21.

Students will work Friday to set up for prom, which will be held from 6-11 p.m. Saturday. The grand march is at 9:30 p.m.

Thu
27
Apr

Bonduel students fare well at Bible Bowl


Contributed Photo Students who won medals at the seventh annual Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl held April 1 in Wausau include, from left, front row, Jacob Moede, Megan Nowak, Thomas Reignier, Ben Schmidt, Elizabeth Schmidt, Hannah Schmidt; back row, Caitlin Johnson, Anna Palmer, Tyler Johnson, Abigail Palmer, Leah Schmidt and Dan Schmidt.

A team from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel won first place at the seventh annual Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl held April 1 at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Members of the winning team were Hannah Schmidt, Ben Schmidt, Leah Schmidt and Elizabeth Schmidt. They were coached by Dave Doell.

The competition, for youngsters in grades 7-12, was on the Book of Matthew.

Another team from St. Paul, coached by Doell, placed fourth. Team members were Jake Moede, Jordan Moede, Thomas Reignier and Cooper Uelmen.

Teams from Trinity Lutheran in Athens and St. Paul Lutheran in Amherst took second and third, respectively

St. Paul-Bonduel students earning individual medals for their scores on the written part of the competition were Hannah Schmidt, first; Elizabeth Schmidt, second; Ben Schmidt, third; Thomas Reignier, fourth; Jacob Moede, sixth; Dan Schmidt, seventh; Leah Schmidt, eighth; Abigail Palmer, ninth; and Anna Palmer, 11th.

Thu
27
Apr

School Notes


Contributed Photo STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Students of the Month at Shawano Community Middle School for March are, from left, Mitchell Soto, John Rhode, Brayden Koenig, Adeline Lyles, Grace Huntington and Emily Alvarez.

Bonduel Elementary School

Part of our fifth-grade social studies curriculum is for students to stay informed about current events. Our students get the weekly magazine, Time for Kids, and watch Channel One News.

Fri
21
Apr

School Notes

Gresham Community School

Junior high students completed the Forward Exam. Elementary students started testing after spring break.

On Tuesday, a mock tornado warning was issued, so all students had to go to their designated areas.

Grades 10-12 took a field trip to Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School on Wednesday for an assembly called “It Can Wait.”

Also on Wednesday, Smokey Bear visited the elementary students.

Thu
20
Apr

Solar energy play to brighten Earth Week at CMN


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Lloyd Frieson, playing Sam Paqneo, makes an impassioned plea to move funding to his oil business instead of solar energy as Ann Walenski listens in “CMN’s Solar Energy Institute Goes to Washington.”

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski The discussion in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing gets heated in “CMN’s Solar Energy Institute Goes to Washington.” Director Ryan Winn, left, watches as, from left, Sabrina Hemken, Ann Walenski and Lloyd Frieson rehearse the show Thursday afternoon.

The College of Menominee Nation is holding a number of activities next week in recognition of Earth Week, but the theatrical production could require audience members to bring sunblock.

“CMN’s Solar Energy Institute Goes to Washington,” a student-crafted play, will be performed on the Keshena campus Thursday to not only inform people about solar energy concepts in general but also to showcase the research conducted by the college in that field.

Ryan Winn, who teaches English, theater and humanities at the college, said he was approached by CMN’s Sustainable Development Institute about coming up with a performance piece involving an earth-friendly aspect to be part of the school’s weeklong celebration.

“Solar Energy Institute,” which had been a theater performance done by CMN when students attended the American Indian Higher Education Consortium student conference, seemed like the perfect piece, he said.

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