Schools

Fri
24
Mar

School Notes


Contributed Photo SCHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The Hawk Way Students of the Month at Shawano Community High School are, from left, freshman Alana Krolow, sophomore Alexis Trinko, junior Cole Stuebs and senior Rachel Marquette. Each month, staff are asked to nominate students whom they feel best exemplify the core principles of the Hawk Way (respectful, responsible, and safe). Winners are selected at the Hawk Way Team’s monthly meeting.

Contributed Photo STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Shawano Community Middle School’s Students of the Month for February are, from left, Dane Adams, Riley Dreier, Corissa Hutmaker, Alexander Paque, Skyler Young and Jillian Black.

Gresham Community School

Last week was pretty exciting. We started our annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser. All grades participate, and the class that raises the most money gets a pizza party.

We also had a talent show on Friday. Arthur Boucher, first-place winner for the junior and senior high, sang and played the piano and the cajon. Weston Roe, second-place winner, did magic tricks.

Brett Schreiber, first-place winner for elementary, did gymnastics. Cami Gourley and Olivia Roe, second-place winners, sang to the song “Party in the U.S.A.”

The second- and third-grade classes are going to the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Gnome Games will host family night from 5-7 p.m. March 30.

Sat
18
Mar

Clintonville teacher receives PE award

Clintonville resident Karen Petermann of Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School will be honored as the Midwest District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators at its 132nd National Convention and Expo in Boston this week.

SHAPE America’s Midwest District represents six states from West Virginia to Wisconsin. The award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance at the elementary school level and the ability to motivate today’s youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

Petermann, a physical education teacher in the Clintonville School District for more than 29 years, will vie with five other district winners for the distinguished honor of National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

The National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award recipient will be announced on Friday at the SHAPE America Hall of Fame Banquet.

Wed
08
Mar

School Notes


Contributed Photo Zero the Hero (Administrator Patrick Rau) reads to kindergartners at Bonduel Elementary School during a 100th Day of School program.

Bonduel Elementary School

The kindergartners at Bonduel Elementary had quite a surprise on their 100th day of school. They had a visit from Zero the Hero, who came to hear them count to 100. The kindergartners counted by ones, by twos, by fives, by 10s and by 20s for him. Zero the Hero read them stories about the 100th day of school. He ended his visit with each student telling their name and then he gave them a 100th Day of School sticker.

Wed
01
Mar

A DOG IN SCHOOL


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Hillcrest Primary School kindergarten student Ashton Powell, right, giggles as therapy dog Grace takes a closer look during a classroom visit Monday as Jessica Barforth, left, and Molly Hanson look on. Grace will primarily work with students individually or in small groups.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Kindergarten students at Hillcrest Primary School marvel as Grace, the new therapy dog for Hillcrest and LEADS Charter School, pays them a visit Monday afternoon. Although Grace will make some classroom visits, she’ll primarily be working with students individually or in small groups.

Students at Hillcrest Primary School and LEADS Charter School aren’t allowed to bring their pets to school, but now they’ll be able to turn to man’s best friend whenever they’re down.

Students at the two schools, which share the same building, were introduced to Grace, a black Labrador now working as the schools’ therapy dog, on Monday. Officials hope Grace will help to improve student behavior and even encourage shy students to read aloud.

Kindergarten students burst into smiles and giggles as Grace walked in and sat quietly. Students took the opportunity to pet her and asked a variety of questions, like what she eats and where she lives when she’s not making the rounds.

Sat
25
Feb

School Notes


Contributed Photo Members of the Shawano FFA chapter who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum are, from left, Brynn Huntington, Kaitlin Pescinski and Sarah Benzinger.

Bowler Elementary School

At the beginning of this school year, students from Jody Siahaan’s Panthers Acquiring Knowledge and Skills class were involved in writing an application for a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

Many schools from the state wrote applications, and only some schools were chosen. We received a grant for $1,000 and are using the money to help students understand how important it is to treat each other with respect and kindness.

We based it on a book about how to be a “bucket filler” and not a “bucket dipper.” We designed some banners for our walls at school and made T-shirts for our classes.

We are also attending a play at the Grand Theater in Wausau to learn about how Jackie Robinson overcame racial attitudes of people who didn’t always treat him with kindness and respect.

Fri
24
Feb

School Notes


Contributed Photo Bowler FFA members Kendra Rickert, left, and Zena Giese attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum on Feb. 17-18 in Wisconsin Rapids. The students were sponsored by Shawnao County Farm Bureau.

Bonduel Elementary School

To celebrate the 100th day of school in a meaningful way, the students at Bonduel Elementary School participated in the weeklong 100th Day Challenge, which set a goal for each grade level to collect 100 cans of food. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade showed their community spirit by bringing in a variety of donations the week of Feb. 6-10. The 4K students joined in as well, which made this service learning project a complete success!

BES reached its goal by collecting 667 donations and split them among the two local food pantries, St. Martin’s of Tours Parish in Cecil and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Both food pantries were delighted to accept the donations and were impressed by the generosity of the Bonduel Elementary students and their families.

Thu
23
Feb

THE DECISIONS OF SUCCESS


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Mentor Ryan Alexander, left, consults with Bonduel High School students Abigail Palmer, Colin Wussow and Mark Bodreaux during the Junior Achievement Business Challenge held Wednesday at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Shawano campus.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Bonduel High School students, from left, Owen Wilcox, Zach Manning and Brent Pieper look at what has happened to their business as a result of their latest decisions as their mentor, Art Bahr, looks on.

Twenty-nine students from Shawano and Bonduel high schools got a taste Wednesday of decisions made daily by business executives and managers.

The Junior Achievement Business Challenge, held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Shawano campus, allowed students to put to use what they had learned in business classes. As leaders of fantasy companies for a day, the 10 teams of two or three students each made decisions that could help or hurt their bottom lines in the computerized simulation.

Students on the winning team earned $500 scholarships through Junior Achievement; the runners-up received $250 scholarships. The top two teams advance to the state competition in May in Sheboygan.

Thu
16
Feb

Another hard fought V-I-C-T-O-R-Y


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Erin Timler, right, Bonduel School District’s representative, spells a word in the first round of the regional spelling bee Wednesday in Sousa Hall at Bonduel High School as fellow competitors David Uttenreither, of Tigerton, and Ally Schultz, of St. Martin, watch. Timler is returning to the Badger State Spelling for a second consecutive time after winning the regional bee.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Spelling bee competitors, from left, Fiona Hoffman, of Gresham, Anna Etten, of Shawano, Bailey Grosskopf, of Bowler, and David Uttenreither, of Tigerton, wait for the regional spelling bee to begin Wednesday night. Etten was the runner-up in the bee, while Grosskopf took third.

Erin Timler won the regional spelling bee for the second year in a row Wednesday night at Bonduel High School.

For the second competition in a row, Timler, who is in eighth grade at Bonduel Middle School, faced a tough competitor, and this time, it wasn’t her younger sister.

Timler and Anna Etten, a sixth-grade student from Shawano Community Middle School in her first year of competition, squared off against each other for nearly 20 rounds of the 32-round bee before Timler achieved victory by spelling “woebegone” and “dermatology” correctly.

Timler spelled “woebegone” incorrectly at the Bonduel School District bee in January, but she said she’d been studying hard since then. Timler got that word after Etten misspelled “statuesque.”

The repeat win almost didn’t happen, though.

Thu
16
Feb

School Notes


Contributed Photo Bonduel High School students, from left, Alexia Folkman, Jarrette Czarapata, Emily Sorenson, and Alexis Beschta had their art pieces featured in a statewide art show recently.

Bonduel Elementary School

Wed
08
Feb

School Notes

Bonduel Elementary School

The Bonduel School District is working toward implementing a growth mindset approach in helping students learn.

According to Mindset Works Inc., “In a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all people who have achieved top performance, had these qualities. Research shows people with this view reach higher levels of success than people with fixed mindset beliefs.”

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