Schools

Tue
19
Jan

School Notes

Gresham Community School

On Wednesday there was a blood drive at the school. Thank you to everyone who donated.

On Friday, the middle school and high school went to Sylvan Hills on an incentive trip. The students got to enjoy a day of sledding and fun.

Exams for all high school students start Wednesday. Thursday will be the last day of exams and the end of first semester.

There will be no school on Friday.

Fri
15
Jan

School Notes


Contributed Photo LEARNING THE RULES: Bowler Elementary School teacher Crystal Brunner reviews bathroom rules with fourth-grade students as part of the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program.

Shawano School District

There will be no school on Monday.

Shawano Community High School

The Shawano Community High School hockey team is selling raffle tickets for an autographed Aaron Rodgers jersey. The jersey is professionally framed in a matted shadow box. Tickets are available at the Crawford Center concessions stand or from any SCHS hockey family members. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10; only 2,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at noon March 12. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Shawano Community Middle School

Thu
17
Dec

SCHS receives ExxonMobil grant


Contributed Photo Shawano Community High School Principal Scott Zwirschitz, left, accepts a $500 check from Pat Trinko of Auto Prep Center.

Auto Prep Center in Shawano recently announced that Shawano Community High School is the recipient of this year’s ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant.

In 11 of the past 12 years, Auto Prep has been able to secure grant monies to supplement science and technology programs at local schools. This year’s award of $500 brings the total to nearly $6,000 that the fuel retailer has secured.

Work on the grant began last spring, with the identification of possible projects and SCHS indicating it was willing to accept a grant. Only Exxon retailers that maintain favorable rankings in their store operations are eligible to apply.

“Our schools work hard to make learning interesting and fun,” Pat Trinko of Auto Prep said. “We are proud to be a part of this program and to assist in that pursuit.”

Wed
09
Dec

School Notes

Shawano Community Middle School

The kids from Shawano Community Middle School have been doing many fundraisers to help pay for their trip to Washington, D.C., in May 2016.

They have been doing jobs such as raking leaves, dog walking, babysitting and more. Just like bigger stores in the mall, the kids also are volunteering to wrap gifts. They did this Saturday at Walmart. The kids had a blast making the holiday shopping much easier for area shoppers. They will also be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

There is no charge for the service, but donations are accepted.

Thank you to all who helped them Saturday. It did help toward their trip.

Fri
27
Nov

Student shares her desire to help


Photo by Carol Wagner Gracie Onesti, a student at Shawano Community Middle School, is collecting items for the new homeless shelter in Shawano. Shown are, from left, Shannon Daun, Shawano Area Matthew 25 vice president, Becky Onesti, Gracie’s mother, Gracie Onesti and Sara Welsh, SCMS social worker.

Like all 4-H club members, Gracie Onesti is expected to do community service.

“I realized I didn’t do that much,” Gracie said.

When she read about the homeless shelter being organized by the nonprofit group Shawano Area Matthew 25 on The Shawano Leader’s website, Gracie started thinking what she could do to help.

She also knew some children attending Shawano Community Middle School, where she is in seventh grade, were homeless.

Gracie pitched an idea to school social worker Sara Welsh to put boxes in each of the 32 homerooms to collect items for the shelter. Welsh quickly gave her the go-ahead.

“I’m excited to get started,” said Gracie, who also suggested the homerooms compete to see who can collect the most donations.

The collection drive will run from Dec. 2-16. The winners will get an ice cream reward.

The students will collect items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and more.

Tue
24
Nov

Passing down traditions


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Michael Begaye, a member of the Navajo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribes, performs a men’s traditional dance during Shawano Community Middle School’s Native American Heritage Month presentation Tuesday. The dance mimics a warrior tracking a deer or other animal.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano Community Middle School students join dancers from the College of Menominee Nation in an intertribal dance that celebrates unity. Native American dances were among lessons about Native American culture presented at the school Tuesday.

Drums boomed, jingle dresses jangled and native languages filled the air Tuesday during a presentation celebrating Native American Heritage Month at Shawano Community Middle School.

A number of middle school employees had recommended to Principal Mary Kramer that the school have some sort of celebration of Native American tribes and cultures. With the help of the College of Menominee Nation, the school’s presentation featured a number of dancers and speakers who explained their cultures and beliefs.

Gina Giese said the celebration was the first schoolwide event observing Native American Heritage Month in the 14 years she has worked there.

“Any time there’s an opportunity for a new experience or something for the kids to see, that’s a wonderful thing for all of us,” Giese said. “The message here was just phenomenal.”

Tue
24
Nov

School Notes

Bonduel Elementary School

November has been a busy month at Bonduel Elementary School.

Fri
20
Nov

Wussow wins national FFA award

The third time was the charm for Kaila Wussow as she won the National Dairy Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, which was held Oct. 28-30.

“I am still in awe that I was chosen for this award,” Wussow said.

Now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wussow applied for the award as a sophomore at Bonduel High School, placing third in the state.

When she was a junior, Wussow updated her application and placed second.

“Finally, this year I redid and updated my information and was honored to place first within the state for the Dairy Entrepreneurship Award,” she said.

Then Wussow was one of four finalists at the national competition.

Her dairy career began when she was a year old and wanted an animal of her own as her parents, Ron and Nicole Wussow, only had Holsteins. They got a registered Jersey for her, and now she has a herd of 31 animals, 29 Jerseys and two Holsteins.

Fri
13
Nov

Bonduel students organize cancer benefit


Leader Photo by Scott Williams Jenny Hacker, second from right, who is battling cancer, visited Thursday to thank benefit organizers, from left, Aubrey Campos, Camryn Kraning and Macy Gondeck.

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Community members donated baked goods to expand the benefit being held by students, from right, Macy Gondeck, Camryn Kraning and Aubrey Campos, shown with Kraning’s brother Trevor, left.

Hearing about a family acquaintance who succumbed to cancer made Camryn Kraning feel a little sad. It also made her want to do something.

So the 13-year-old student at Bonduel Middle School got together with friends and organized a bake sale to raise money for others battling the deadly disease.

The benefit, which started Thursday and continues Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the school, has grown into a community event to show support for two area residents waging fights with cancer.

Camryn, an eighth-grader, said she was delighted to see other people donate baked goods to make the benefit bigger — and the impact greater.

“It feels good helping people,” she said. “It brings a warm feeling to my heart.”

Together with classmates Macy Gondeck and Aubrey Campos, Camryn kicked off the bake sale Thursday by selling cookies, cupcakes and other treats during parent-teacher conferences at the middle school, 400 W. Green Bay St.

Fri
13
Nov

School Notes

Shawano School District

There is no school on Nov. 20.

The next School Board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Board Room at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B, Shawano.

Shawano Community High School

SCHS presents the annual Dinner Dance on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with the performance at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 per person and are available at the high school office, Charlie’s County Market and BMO Harris Bank.

Shawano Community Middle School

The SCMS orchestra and choir will present their fall concerts on Tuesday and Nov. 19, respectively. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Shawano Community High School auditorium. The SCMS band concert will be Dec. 17.

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