Schools

Sat
17
Mar

Bowler sending 15 entries to state solo and ensemble

Bowler High School hosted a solo and ensemble competition Feb. 17. Bowler had 26 entries receiving a first rating, of which 15 qualified for state. Twenty entries received a second rating, and one received a third.

Class A state entries include the following:

• Percussion trio: Landan Kroening, Kade Hartleben, Noah Bestul

• Trombone duet: Nathan Montez, Jacob Bratz

• Trumpet choir: Maranda Brei, Austin Slater, Logan Thiex, Skye Breitrick, Bailey Grosskopf, Aubrey Wisnefske

• Saxophone choir: Reanne Kietlinski, Brock Strassburg, Ireland DeRoos, Brooke Thiex, Ira Rudestill, Crista Peters, Keegan Pingel

• Low brass choir: Nathan Montez, Jacob Bratz, Lane Schultz, Donnie Edwards, Dakota Pingel, Jackson Pingel, Nicholas Malueg

• Brass choir: Maranda Brei, Austin Slater, Bailey Grosskopf, Nathan Montez, Jacob Bratz, Dakota Pingel, Lane Schultz, Nicholas Malueg

Fri
16
Mar

BHS show choir presents annual revue

The Bonduel High School show choir will be having its annual show choir revue on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Sousa Hall at the school. This year’s theme is “Geronimo!” a song made popular by the Australian indie pop band Sheppard.

The show consists of a variety of popular music from Billy Joel and Journey to songs from the hit Broadway musical Hairspray. There are several solos being sung by seniors, including an exchange student from Brazil.

There will also be a pasta dinner on Saturday, serving between 5:30-6 p.m. before the show. Cost for the dinner is $7, which includes the $1 admission cost for the show.

Fri
16
Mar

Pulaski teacher honored by WACTE


Contributed Photo Pulaski Community School District superintendent Bec Kurzynske, left, and Fairview Elementary School principal Niki Napralla, right, were among a group to surprise Fairview Elementary School third-grade teacher Megan Santi that she is the winner of this year’s outstanding early career educator award by the Wisconsin Association of Teacher Education.

Fairview Elementary School third-grade teacher Megan Santi was notified Thursday in a surprise ceremony at the school library that she is the winner of this year’s outstanding early career educator award by the Wisconsin Association of Teacher Education.

She will be among other WACTE honorees at an upcoming awards tea held in Madison on April 8.

Santi, a second-year teacher and a 2016 graduate of St. Norbert College with a major in middle childhood/early adolescence education and a minor in language arts, said she was speechless and surprised when a group consisting of Pulaski Community School District superintendent Bec Kurzynske, Fairview principal Niki Napralla, Reid Riggle and Tynisha Meidl, both St. Norbert College associate professors of teacher education and co-chairs of teacher education, and Santi’s parents, entered the school library to give her the surprise news.

Thu
15
Mar

Training at CMN prepares 17 for trucking jobs


Contributed photo Stefan Fuhrman’s photo with his training certificate was used in Schneider’s recruitment materials.

Seventeen area men have become ready for trucking industry employment since summer 2016, thanks to training at the College of Menominee Nation in partnership with Fox Valley Technical College and Menominee Job Center. Employment is the program’s goal, and the success rate among the corps of graduates is strong, according to Miranda Gollnow, career services specialist at the center.

Gollnow added that for one recent graduate, success has not only meant work with a premier trucking and logistics firm, but also being featured in company recruiting materials.

When Gresham resident Stefan Fuhrman completed Schneider National’s orientation training earlier this year, he ended up in the right place at the right time for an impromptu photo session. The picture of Fuhrman holding his certificate of training was snapped and shared widely by Grailing Jones, Schneider’s director of employment network development.

Wed
14
Mar

Shawano students’ drift car on display in Green Bay

Most high schools don’t want their students to let their minds drift in class. At Shawano Community High School, the practice of drifting is encouraged — in automotive class, anyway.

The Shawano Community High School Drift Club recently completed modifications to a Legends race car, which is now a drift car on display at The Automobile Gallery, 400 S. Adams St., Green Bay.

The club formed when Patrick Polk, track manager at Shawano Speedway, approached high school automotive instructor Jeremy Hodkiewicz about starting the program and modifying a race car for drifting in 2016. One of the most popular forms of racing, drifting is an “on the edge” style of racing that traces its roots back to Japan in the 1970s. Drivers force the car into a controlled slide through corners with a combination of speed, style and showmanship.

Thu
01
Mar

Marion High School teacher receives international fellowship

Heather Wuske, a science teacher at Marion High School, has been selected by Ecology Project International to participate in an eight-day teacher fellowship in Baja Mexico.

The nonprofit organization is a field science and conservation group that partners scientists with local and international students and educators in ecologically critical environments in Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Belize, Mexico, Yellowstone and Hawaii.

The fellowship, now in its sixth year, will bring Wuske and a small group of teachers from across North America to Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast for a turtle ecology program and lessons on incorporating field studies into the classroom. The group will also explore the cultural heritage of the city of La Paz during the program, which runs March 3-10.

Thu
01
Mar

Sacred Heart students go for the gold

Students and staff at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano held their own closing ceremonies Monday to wrap up a Winter Olympics physical education unit.

Under the guidance of physical education teacher Sue Kenfield, students had the opportunity to participate in modified versions of several Olympic sports, including curling, speed skating, luge, hockey, ski jumping and biathlon, while also learning about the importance of team spirit, sportsmanship, kindness, honesty and hard work.

Some Sacred Heart students were awarded medals for their efforts on Monday, which was also a special pajama day to kick off Read Across America Week 2018. All students were applauded, just the like real Olympians in South Korea, for giving their best effort.

Wed
28
Feb

County Materials donates $16,500 for Pulaski ballfield concrete work

County Materials has donated $16,500 for concrete work at the planned Red Raider Field of Dreams baseball/softball complex, which is part of Phase II for the Pulaski High School project.

The Marathon-based company produces construction and landscape aggregates.

Bids for this part of the project are expected to be opened soon, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin construction is planned for later this spring. The softball/baseball complex will be built to the east of Saputo Stadium.

“We are grateful for the generous support from the Sonnentag Foundation for Phase II of the Field of Dreams project,” said Janel Batten, Pulaski High School athletic director and Field of Dreams steering committee member. “This donation helps push us closer to our goal.”

Fri
23
Feb

Menominee Indian School District seeks community input

All Menominee Indian School District parents, guardians and community members are invited to attend the district’s Parent and Community Impact Aid Forum, which will be held Wednesday at Menominee Indian High School. The event will start with a free dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a presentation, question-and-answer period and drawings for gift cards.

The event is part of an ongoing communication process required for the district to receive Federal Impact Aid. At the forum, attendees will hear the results of a district-wide survey that was conducted last fall to determine the highest learning needs in the district.

“More than 500 people responded to the survey, which is a strong response number,” said Superintendent Wendell Waukau. “This information is valuable to our planning process.”

Fri
23
Feb

WBHS alumnus to speak about ‘American Creed’

Tegan Griffith, a Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School alumnus and military veteran who is featured in the new PBS film “American Creed,” will lead a town hall discussion following a free premiere screening of the film Monday at the high school.

The event also includes an interactive discussion and a free appetizer buffet.

The screening begins at 5:30 p.m., and doors open at 5 p.m. No RSVP is required.

In “American Creed,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy and a diverse group of Americans come together to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs — an American creed — can prove more powerful than the issues that divide society. This new documentary presents stories that remind people of the ideals that hold Americans together.

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