Bonduel students qualify for national competition

Contributed Photo Bonduel High School Future Business Leaders of America members attending the State Leadership Conference in April are, from left, front row, Kayla Beyersdorf, Clare Martell, Whitney Banker, Josh Liesner and Mitchell LaBerge; back row, Jacob Luepke, Christian Wilber, Austin Krueger, Jared Letter and Matthew LaBerge

Two Bonduel High School students will be traveling to the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in June.

Jared Letter received first place in Business Law and Josh Liesner received third in Word Processing. Students who place in the top three of each event earn the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference.

This year’s National Leadership Conference is being held in Nashville from June 29 to July 2.

Bonduel FBLA members traveled to Appleton to compete in the State Leadership Conference in April. The two-day conference had workshops and tours for members to attend to increase their business knowledge as well as compete in business events. While participating at the conference, students were able to tour businesses, earn recognition for their professional dress as well as network with chapters throughout the state.


School Notes

Contributed Photo Ryan Stuber’s third-graders won the Multiplication Madness contest at Olga Brener Intermediate School in Shawano.

Olga Brener Intermediate School

Multiplication Madness hit the third-grade halls at Olga Brener. During the month of March, the third-graders were busy trying to get to the winners’ bracket for the Multiplication Madness. The third-grade classes went head to head, working hard to be the fastest with their multiplication facts. In the end, it was Ryan Stuber’s class that came away as the champs.

The entire school is finishing up spring MAPS testing. It’s been a long month, but students did a great job. Way to go!


3 Bowler students honored at statewide program

Contributed Photo From left, Bowler Superintendent Faith Gagnon, Principal Kim Ninabuck, guidance counselor Kelly Carlson and honoree Kanum Vele attend the “Celebrating Success” program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Three Bowler High School students were honored at a ceremony called “Celebrating Success” at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus in late March.

Kanum Vele, Cody Montez and Trae Opper were among 49 students in the state chosen for the event, which is geared toward minority students who are going above and beyond in grades and community involvement.

Kanum, accompanied by his father, Jeff Vele, was the only student of the three who could make it to the awards ceremony and dinner.

All three students were nominated because they are academically the top three Native American students in the junior class at Bowler High. Cody ranks second in his class, with Kanum a close third. All students have at least a 3.0 GPA and are actively involved in both athletics and academic organizations.


School Notes

St. Paul Lutheran, Bonduel

St. Paul staff wish to thank Jodi Lindsey for organizing this year’s Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart activity. Students, parents and members of the community made it a huge success. We are pleased to announce that St. Paul raised a total of $4,020 for the American Heart Association. God has given us the blessing of modern medicine and technology, and we pray that our donation can help more people prevent and fight heart disease.


Rumors will fly in SCHS spring play

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Chris Gorman, portrayed by Julia Heup, left, shares a rumor she heard with Claire Ganz, played by Molly Hass, during a rehearsal for “Rumors” Wednesday afternoon at the Shawano Community High School auditorium. The show opens Thursday night.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Lenny Ganz, portrayed by Addison Lewis, is very uncomfortable by the attention he receives from a drunk Cassie Cooper, played by Hannah Williams, during a rehearsal for “Rumors” Wednesday afternoon at the Shawano Community High School auditorium. The show opens Thursday night.

Rumor has it that Shawano Community High School will be performing its spring play this week.

Actually, it’s not a rumor when it’s the truth.

SCHS will perform “Rumors,” written by Neil Simon, Thursday through Saturday at the school’s auditorium, 220 County Road B, Shawano. The show focuses on some well-to-do people and the rumors they come up with after the deputy mayor of New York has been shot, his wife is missing and the entire kitchen staff has disappeared.

“Rumors” first hit Broadway in 1988. It contains some adult language that might not be suitable for younger children, according to Mark Otte, theater manager and the show’s director.

“I love Neil Simon. He has a certain sense of comedic timing,” Otte said. “I think this is a good educational thing for the students, having to deal with quick exits and quick entrance, the whole idea of farce where someone knows something and someone doesn’t know something.”


Local girl wins state spelling bee

Karelyn Malliet

A Shawano Community Middle School student is Wisconsin’s new spelling bee champion.

Seventh-grader Karelyn Malliet beat out 47 other contenders Saturday at the Badger State Spelling Bee held in the Mitby Theatre at Madison Area Technical College. She won by correctly spelling the word “fulgent,” which means radiant or dazzingly bright.

“I don’t know why I knew it,” Malliet said.

Malliet will now advance to the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held May 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

When she spelled her winning word and found out it was correct, she was stunned.

“I didn’t know what to do, how to react or anything like that,” Malliet said. “I was shocked.”

Malliet has won the Shawano School District bee for the last three years and the regional spelling bee for the last two. She finished 11th at the 2013 Wisconsin spelling bee.


School Notes

Shawano Community Middle School

On Thursday, there will be a very important presentation on cyber bullying in the LGI. The first presentation will be at 1 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. This is a must-see event if you have a child in the middle school. Handouts will also be provided for future reference, as there will be a great amount of material discussed. We hope to see you on Thursday, and thank you for being involved in the success of your student here at SCMS.

Menominee Tribal School

Spring is officially here, and March has been a very busy month. We ended February with parent-teacher conferences. Maec waewaenon to everyone who was able to attend. If you did not make it to conferences, please call your child’s teacher and you can do a conference over the telephone. Find out how your child is doing in school and how you can support him/her from home. Your involvement is very important to your child’s success.


Olga Brener joins Fuel Up to Play 60

Contributed Photo The Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative at Olga Brener Intermediate School will be led by, from left, front row, gym teacher Jessica Schneider and third-graders Alicyn Poulos, Aidan Preston, Brandon Reed, Catalina Vue and Abby Swartz; back row, gym teacher Rob Wolff and fifth-graders Allen Sanchez, Carter Schmidt, Nathan Edwards, Markie Chevalier and Daisha Seelig, and Principal Karen Smith.

Olga Brener Intermediate School in Shawano is participating in a nationwide wellness initiative.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is rallying schools and communities across the U.S. to support school wellness initiatives, good nutrition and physical activity, which help educate students and curb obesity. The program is sponsored by the National Dairy Council, National Football League and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Olga Brener Intermediate students are recruiting friends, parents, teachers and business and community leaders to join them in pledging to adopt healthier behaviors, such as choosing foods encouraged by the USDA and committing to 60 minutes of physical activity every day.


School Notes

St. James Lutheran School

The sixth-grade earth science class is just completing a study of volcanoes. During the unit the students had to build a model volcano that could actually erupt. There were many concoctions and mixtures thought up to demonstrate a volcanic eruption, including smoke bombs, Mentos and Coke, and baking soda with vinegar. We even had a student build a wide and gently sloping shield volcano like the state of Hawaii. The students had a great time presenting their projects to their classmates and spending a day outside watching the eruptions.

Gresham Community School


Family's generosity provides piano for school

Contributed Photo Marge Steinberg stands by the baby grand piano that she helped donate to Bowler School.

When a moving truck from Madison pulled into Bowler School in early March, the sound of the school’s music program would be forever changed.

Bowler Superintendent Faith Gagnon was all smiles as a baby grand piano was wheeled into the school’s elementary music room.

“This is quite a day for Bowler,” she said. “This is such wonderful news and an honor that this family has decided to provide our school with such a precious gift from their family.”

The piano was donated by Vernon Reed, husband of the late RuthAnn (Steinberg) Reed, who had passed away about three years ago. The couple lived in Madison, where RuthAnn was a piano teacher.

After RuthAnn’s death, her younger sister, Marge, who lives in Iowa, and Vernon had contemplated what to do with the beautiful piano.

The two sisters grew up in the Tilleda area and graduated from Bowler School: RuthAnn in 1955, followed by Marge in 1963.


Subscribe to RSS - Schools