School Notes

Contributed Photo ​STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Gresham Community School Principal Newell Haffner is shown with the school’s Students of the Month, from left, ​Jaiden Maasch, Tori Ferguson, Mataya Hill, Cienna Kuhn​, Braxton Wensel ​, ​Tenoch Miranda​ and ​Lily Boivin.

Bonduel Elementary School

Recently, the state Department of Public Instruction issued report cards for schools and districts in Wisconsin. Bonduel Elementary School received a five-star rating of 86.5, which falls in the “significantly exceeds expectations” category.

That means our school greatly exceeds state expectations for student achievement, student growth, educational equity and preparing students for educational milestones, including college and career readiness. Students in third, fourth and fifth grades take the state assessment in the areas of reading/language arts and mathematics. Fourth-grade students are also assessed in the areas of science and social studies.

To celebrate this awesome report card, a pep rally was held on Nov. 30. Students and staff were given a pom-pom and learned a cheer that was written by Melanie Mursau. Here are the words to the cheer:

We worked hard, it shows!

Our mindsets help us grow!

There is nothing we can’t do,

When we work hard at Bonduel School!

We are Bon-du- el

We are Bon-du- el

We are the Bonduel Bears!

We are proud of this accomplishment and are working hard to earn the same distinction on next year’s state report card!

Shawano Community High School

Shawano Community High School’s annual poinsettia sale started Tuesday and will continue from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays until sold out, so hurry down for best selection! Please enter through Entrance I in the back of the building by the greenhouse. All plants were grown this semester by Melissa Braun’s horticulture students. Plants are $10 each and include the following color varieties: pink, red, white, jingle bells and pink/white marble. Add some color to your Christmas with these cheerful poinsettias! Thanks in advance for your support of ag education.

The SCHS Science Society is conducting a shoe drive through Feb. 17 to raise funds for club activities, including building rockets to compete in Team America Rocketry Challenge, taking students to Trees for Tomorrow, and to cover transportation costs for students to attend presentations and competitions. SCHS Science Society organization will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected; Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear. Those dollars will benefit the society and community, as it is the intention of the club to donate a portion of the funds collected back to our community. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at any of the drop-off locations: Hillcrest Primary, Olga Brener Intermediate, Shawano Community Middle School, Shawano Community High School and the Shawano Police Department. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

The Shawano Community High School Combined Concert Prelude will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the SCHS auditorium, 220 County Road B, Shawano. The Finale Combined Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the auditorium.

The 2016 Sun Drop Shootout is scheduled for Dec. 27 and 28 at the Kress Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The schedule and more information can be found at or by calling Shawano Community High School at 715-526-2175.

Hillcrest Primary/LEADS Charter

The Hillcrest Primary/LEADS Charter Second Grade winter concert is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1410 S. Waukechon St.

Hillcrest is looking for volunteers to assist with listening to students read during the day and putting books away in the guided library. Any interested community members are encouraged to call Hillcrest at 715-524-2134 for more information.

Shawano Community Middle School

Shawano Community Middle School’s Winter Band Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 22 in the SCHS auditorium.

Shawano School District

There will be no school from Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 for holiday break.