School Notes


Contributed Photo FAMILY NIGHT: Shannon Holsey, right, tribal president for the Stockbridge-Munsee, was the keynote speaker for a Growth Mindset Family Night held recently at Bowler Elementary School. Teachers Jody Siahaan, Crystal Brunner and Kelly Carlson also provided breakout sessions to students and parents to expand on the philosophy that Holsey presented. Families also were treated to dinner before the presentations. More than 50 people attended the event, one of seven family nights the school hosts during the school year.

Menominee Indian High School

On Feb. 28, every junior at Menominee Indian High School will take the ACT for free. This is a $75 test that is used by every two- and four-year college for admission, so it is of great value as each student will be able to use this free test to get into any further schooling after graduation.

On March 1, all juniors will take the ATC Work Keys test, which is designed for students entering the workforce. Students will be able to take these results directly to future employers to demonstrate their employability skills.

MIHS principal Jim Reif said these tests are very important: “All juniors should be in attendance for both of these tests, regardless of what path they think they may take after high school. Since none of us can predict the future, they should take advantage of both tests.”

Parents and students are asked to mark their calendars to make sure all juniors are in school on Feb. 28 and March 1.

In addition to the ACT and Work Keys tests, MIHS has entered into a partnership with the College of the Menominee Nation to offer residential electrical wiring. The semesterlong course will instruct students on electrical safety, basic wiring and eventually wiring of an entire house.

“It is our hope that this is the start of a long partnership with CMN to have our Eagles graduate with specific job skills,” Reif said. “That will allow them to immediately enter the workforce or have partial completion of more advanced CMN programs.”

N.E.W. Lutheran

Two students from Bonduel were named to the first semester honor roll at N.E.W. Lutheran High School in Green Bay. They are senior Brock Reisler, who received honors recognition, and junior Bennett Reisler, who received high honors.