Big Changes Happening on August 7, 2019.




2 Bowler students going to AMVETS conference

Bowler High School students Skye Breitrick and McKayla Putnam will be participating in the AMVETS Spirit of America Program from Nov. 1-4 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Each year, students in Patrick Curran’s social studies class participate in a local veterans organization’s essay contest. Students submit their essays in the fall and await the results. Both Breitrick and Putnam advanced to the national level and, as a reward, are going on an all-expense paid trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Since 1987, AMVETS and the AMVETS National Service Foundation have offered this unique educational experience at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge to give young people a better appreciation of their freedoms granted by the U.S. Constitution.


Menominee Indian School District gets literacy grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $23,500 in youth literacy grants last month to Wisconsin schools and nonprofit organizations. The Menominee Indian School District received a $2,000 grant.

The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

Vasos said that, since its inception in 1993, the foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations, awarding more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy groups to help increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.



Two Pulaski teachers are playing important roles in the Wisconsin School Music Association’s State Honors Music Project (WSMA), program manager Victoria Donahue said.

Pulaski Community Middle School (PCMS) band teacher Tim Kozlovsky is operations manager for the second straight year and has served in other roles previously. Choir teacher Amy Wright is the accompanist for the WSMA school mixed choir.

While they are giving their expertise to talented state high schools musicians, the duo says they, too, get much back in the process. That, in turn, benefits PCMS students.

Donahue described Koslowsky’s role in the program.


CMN installing new president in October

October events of the College of Menominee Nation CMN) will range from a formal installation ceremony for CMN’s new president to a day of behind-the-scenes tours to show all that goes on at the college’s Keshena campus.

The public is invited to attend both events, as well as the CMN Board of Trustees annual meeting, which is planned in conjunction with the celebrations.

College trustees will conduct a formal ceremony of investiture for President Dr. Paul Trebian in the Five Clans Ballroom of the Menominee Casino Resort Convention Center at 10 a.m. Oct. 12, N277 State Highway 47-55, Keshena. Veterans of the Menominee Nation Color Guard will lead the procession of CMN faculty, delegates from other academic institutions, representatives of Wisconsin tribes and special guests.


Nominees sought for Kohl education awards

Nominations are being accepted for 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards. Awards are $6,000, with an additional $6,000 grant going to the school of each selected teacher and principal.

Nominations of Wisconsin teachers and principals for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade can be submitted online at Deadline is Oct. 8.

Established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards 100 fellowship and 16 leadership awards annually from among applicants throughout the state.

Teachers or principals must be nominated by a parent, student, other teacher, community member or school administrator. To be eligible, Wisconsin teachers and principals must plan to continue in their current capacity for at least one year.


Bonduel Elementary plans free clothing swap

Following the theme “Give What You Can, Take What You Need,” the Bonduel Elementary School will host its fourth annual Free Clothing Swap on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bonduel Elementary Cafeteria.

Families are asked to donate used or outgrown clothing to the event. Donations are voluntary, but all donated items must be in good condition and sorted by size. Items that are free of rips, holes and stains can be dropped off in the Bonduel Elementary School office from Oct. 1-12.

Donations are sought of shirts, pants and jeans, skirts and dresses, leggings, sweats, winter jackets, snowpants, winter boots, sneakers, gym shoes and specialty sports shoes — such as wrestling shoes, basketball shoes, sports cleats, etc. Items that will not be accepted include any non-clothing items, swimsuits, hair accessories, ripped or stained clothing, socks and/or underwear, unless brand new and still in original packaging.




NEW Media chatted with Bill Hass, who was recently hired by the Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District to fill the Birnamwood Elementary/Middle School principal position. He replaces Guy Steckbauer, who held that job for 17 years before accepting an elementary principal position in the Tomahawk School District.

Q: What is your work/educational background?

A: I have a teaching degree for physical education, history and driver’s education. I have a master’s in education and a principal licensure. I have taught in all three of my areas of my degree, coached football, basketball, baseball and golf. I have been an athletic director, JPTA (Job Training Partnership Act) coordinator, summer school disciplinarian and high school principal.

Q: Where are you from?


Shawano Class of ‘58 celebrates 60 years

Contributed Photo The Class of 1958 for Shawano High School includes, from left, Alice Laux, Priscilla Jacobs, Genevieve Bartline, Virginia Andrus, Jeri Popke and Sally Raddant; second row, Bonnie Rosenow, Virginia Prey, Viola Maltbey, Sally McBeth, Janet Habeck and Dorthy Gouine; third row, Dick Dittmann, Wayne Pues, Patsy Kuse, Sharon Blum, Karon Badeau, Natalie Alsteen, Marie Merrill and Diana Bohn; fourth row, Don Thaves, Bert Glough, Dennis Wegner, Joe Thelen, Larry Jeske, John Ainsworth, Don Wege, Jim Ziemer and Tom Spohn; top row, Dave Hansen, Dohn Zimmerman, Paul Timm, Franklin Hornburg, Harold Bauman and Bill Griesbach.

The Shawano High School Class of 1958 celebrated its 60th class reunion Aug. 11 and 12.

The festivities began Friday at The Bamboo Bar with a wonderful breeze coming off Shawano Lake. On Saturday, the group of 59 classmates, spouses and guests enjoyed a family-style meal at the Shawano Golf Club. One of the organizer’s granddaughters made a special cake for the occasion.

At the reunion, classmates reminisced about the Shawano High School band, which had 23 of its 66 members from the Class of 1958. At the Wisconsin State Music Meet, the class was represented by Ferial Deer, Nancy Kroenke, Fred Lang, Ginny Gross, Leola Vigue and Viola Vigue. The band director was Mr. Brockman.

Of the 191 graduates, 125 are still going strong. The reunion saw 35 classmates attend, many from the Shawano area or throughout Wisconsin. The three who came the farthest were Paul Timm, of Iowa, Dick Dittmann, of Minnesota, and Franklin Hornburg, Arizona.


School lunch assistance offered at St. Paul Lutheran School

The St. Paul Lutheran School, Bonduel, has announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, or milk for split-session students served under the Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Children in families whose annual income is at or below the designated levels are eligible for free and reduced price meals and/or free milk.


Gresham school announces free/reduced meal guidelines

Gresham Community School announced its policy recently for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or milk for split-session students served under the Special Milk Program.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to the school, unless notified at the start of the school year that children are eligible through direct certification. Additional copies are available at the office in each school.


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