District Achievements 2019-20

The Green Bay Area Public School District is proud to share our students' and staff accomplishments. Click below to view staff and student achievements in our District.
 

Staff Achievements

  • Congrats to Southwest High School's Physical Education department and Danz Elementary School for being awarded a $2,500 grant and $1,000 grant, respectively, from Action for Healthy Kids. Southwest's funds will be used for additional equipment for their aerobics room and to further develop the student mentoring program for their Adaptive Phy Ed course. 
  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS educators who earned a Master of Art Education from Viterbo University last July: Katelyn Hoetschl, Behavior Focus at Beaumont Elementary School; Shelly Pirman, 1st grade at Danz Elementary School; and Mandy Walton, Literacy Coach at Howe Elementary School (Mandy also earned a reading specialist license).
  • Congratulations to Laurie Spence and the Culinary students at Preble High School for being awarded the Red Cross Youth Heroes award on September 24.
  • On September 28, District orchestra teachers Christopher Kraly (Lombardi Middle School, Southwest High School), TJ Lutz (Franklin Middle School, Red Smith School), and Adam Brown (East High School, Howe Elementary School, Nicolet Elementary School, Fort Howard Elementary School, Keller Elementary School) joined members of UW-Green Bay's music faculty and dozens of other local musicians as members of the newly-formed Weidner Philharmonic orchestra. Learn more about the orchestra's next performance on February 22.
  • Congratulations to MacArthur Elementary School teacher Mary Tomasiak for being named WIXX Teacher of the Month. Click here to see Mary receiving this special recognition.
  • Congratulations to Maria Hernandez from Edison Middle School for receiving the District's Extra Mile for Exceptional Customer Service award. A parent shared that "Maria creates a positive culture at Edison Middle School as she always welcomes people, smiles at them and gladly helps them." 
  • Congrats to Southwest High School for earning a Bronze level for the Wisconsin School Health/Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Award. This award signifies Southwest's commitment to providing students a safe and positive learning environment where they can be successful.
  • The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance held the 8th Annual Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership Awards on Tuesday, October 29. Congratulations to members of the GBAPS team who received an Honorable Mention for their work in advancing education in the areas of STEM:
    Clint Griffith, Lombardi Middle School
    Lucas Lechnir, Lombardi Middle School
    Diane Stelmach, King Elementary Children's Center for Engineering
    Marc Fry, East High School
    Wes Berndt, Preble High School
  • Congratulations to Mark Strohschein, emeritus agriscience teacher from East High School, for being nominated by the Wisconsin Association of Future Farmers of America (FFA) to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. This special recognition was presented at the National FFA Convention at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 1, 2019.
  • Congratulations to Student Learning Advocate Erika Soto from Edison Middle School for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. A former student recommended Erika because she builds a great bond with students and really goes the extra mile when it comes to working and trying her best. The student said, "We need more people like her!"
  • On Thursday, November 7 at the Foundations Health & Wholeness Ethics Award Luncheon, Green Bay Area Public School District was the recipient of the Non-profit Ethics Award. The award recognizes the importance of the ethical decisions GBAPS staff make every day as they serve students and families. In addition, it acknowledges the efforts of our staff and students to protect and preserve the environment. In addition, the District received the 2019 Excel Award from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, which is $5,000 to further enhance the effectiveness and increase the innovative capabilities of the recipient of the Non-profit Ethics Award's top leadership.
  • The Green Bay Area Public School District Communications Department received two awards of merit for Excellence in Communication from the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association. The awards were for a recruitment brochure and the "Our Schools at a Glance" brochure.
  • Congratulations to Eisenhower Elementary School's Jose (Tony) Escandell, a student learning advocate, on receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Tony was recognized for providing extraordinary customer service, greeting staff and students with a smile, and for forming positive relationships with students who need extra support.
  • Congratulations to McAuliffe Elementary School's Randy Van Lanen, a facility technician, on receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Randy was recognized for providing extraordinary customer service, keeping McAuliffe Elementary School looking great, helping the McAuliffe PTO with its events, creating bonds with the students and for having a contagious positive energy. 
  • Our District has been chosen to receive a $150,000 grant from the NEA Foundation. This grant will be used to create an interdisciplinary curriculum that builds from one grade level to the next at King Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School, Lombardi Middle School, and Southwest High School. In addition, this grant will help develop opportunities such as job shadowing and work-based learning experiences for students at Southwest High School.
  • Congratulations to District Help Desk Technician Zach Allen for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Zach helps staff, parents, and any one who contacts the Help Desk with questions regarding their technology and he does it with a smiling voice. 
  • Congratulations to McAuliffe Elementary School secretary Sarah Cruz for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. A parent said Sarah is the "absolute sweetest" and the school is lucky to have  her.
  • Congrats to Melissa Heffernan from Nicolet Elementary School and Ellie Hinz-Radue from West High School for earning their National Board Certification.
  • Congratulations to Heidi Gallagher, Production Manager of Food Services at the Auxiliary Services Building, for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. A parent nominated Heidi for being proactive, responsive, and going above and beyond to help with catering for teachers.
  • Congratulations to Beaumont Elementary School secretary Abby Gezella for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. She was nominated for "making everyone feel welcome and every student well-cared for" and for "[having] implemented several new ideas that have enhanced the building’s atmosphere and efficiency."
  • Wequiock Elementary School received a $6,000 grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation as well as a $10,000 award from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) WISELearn. Both grants will be used to partner with Wisconsin Green Schools Network coaches to develop and co-teach ten outdoor learning lessons for students in grades 4K-5 at their school. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to West High School science teacher Tonya Young for being chosen as one of the recipients of the Innovative Educator Grant through Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. The $1,000 grant will be used for Gel Electrophoresis chambers to be used in IB Biology and Biology classes. 
  • Congratulations to Kennedy Elementary School teacher Ryan Nichols for being named WIXX Teacher of the Month. Ryan was nominated by a student who said, "He treats all students like they are his own and he goes above and beyond to help kids succeed!"
  • Congratulations to Dr. Heather Totman, District-wide Educational Audiologist, for being named the 2020 Audiologist of the Year by the Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association. This award is given to a Wisconsin audiologist who has been recognized for providing outstanding professional service.
  • Congratulations to Aldo Leopold Community School teacher Ned Dorff and West High School behavior intervention teacher John Saharsky for receiving honorable mention in the Green Bay Press Gazette's 2019 People of the Year.
  • Congrats to the following staff members for receiving the District's Extra Mile Exceptional Customer Service Award:
    Doris Bethke, monitor at Preble High School - Doris' demeanor gives off a lot of positive energy to Preble students as well as the visitors at Preble.
    Dana Farra, paraprofessional at Langlade Elementary School - Dana is willing to help anyone with anything while always keeping a smile on her face and kindness in her attitude. Dana is a shining example of what makes Green Bay an excellent district in which to work and to educate our children.
    Emilie Heil, Community Programs Coordinator at Aldo Leopold Community School - Emilie does a tremendous job of seeking out and coordinating unique and meaningful experiences for our kiddos! She is genuine and kind and it shows in every interaction with her.
    Kelli Vardigan, art teacher at Elmore Elementary School - Kelli pours her heart and soul into working with our students at Elmore! Kelli makes accommodations for students and works extra hard to make sure all students feel successful in her classroom.
  • Congrats to Community Schools Resource Coordinator Diana Delbecchi and West High School teacher Lisa Merkel for being named 2020 UWGB Distinguished Alumni. Diana and Lisa will be honored at an awards dinner on February 28. 
  • Congratulations to Special Education Executive Secretary Xai Lawrence for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Xai was nominated for her dedication, willingness to do whatever is needed to help families, and making everyone who comes to her feel like they are important. Xai's nominator said she "exudes what is the best in customer service."
  • Congratulations to Chappell Elementary School's IB Coordinator/GT Coordinator Jackie Brosteau and Physical Education teacher Andrew Wehlage for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Jackie consistently brings extra excitement and energy and her creative approach to instruction helps all Chappell learners. She makes amazing relationships with staff and students. Andrew knows exactly how to make physical education fun! Andrew’s passion for health and fitness evokes the same passion in his students.
  • Congratulations to Doty Elementary School noon supervisor Kim Maes for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Besides planning and executing everything from pizza parties, recess scavenger hunts, picture day and more, Kim also helps students who need support in reading, behavior or just someone to hang out with at recess. Kim knows every kid at Doty and goes above and beyond to support them and to support staff.
  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS teachers who were named 2020 Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction!
    Ned Dorff - Aldo Leopold Community School
    Lynne Tennie - Chappell Elementary School
    Russell Beckman - Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill School
    Meghan Bulkowski - East High School
    Karen Iken - East High School
    Molly Gatske - Eisenhower Elementary School
    Tammy Van Ess - Jackson Elementary School
    Jenna Mixer - John Dewey Academy of Learning
    Samantha Dettman - Langlade Elementary School
    Justin Short - Lombardi Middle School
    Mark McAllister - Preble High School
    Lindsey Below, Cristina Gomez, Bonnie Levy - Sullivan Elementary School Student Services Team
  • Congratulations to the following staff members for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service:
    Toni Davis, Howe Community School paraprofessional - Toni is a key piece in the Howe Community School. She is always going the extra mile for staff and students. She is always helping any student that comes her way to ensure that they are successful and loved at school.
    Nancy Strong, Lincoln Elementary School paraprofessional - Nancy is a true asset to the occupational and physical therapy department in the District. Her cleverness, creativity and resourcefulness have greatly enhanced the active participation and independence of many children with disabilities.
    Yanely (Nellie) Corona Jimenez, NEW School of Innovation secretary - Nellie is a compassionate and caring individual with students, staff, and families. Her calm demeanor has a significant positive impact on students who seek her out for advice and guidance. It is very apparent that students see her as someone who will listen regardless of the reason for the interaction. She has been a definite asset to the success of the NEW Innovation, especially in this first year of implementation.
    Janet Barrett, Preble High School monitor - Janet works tirelessly to get students to school safely in stressful conditions and keeps traffic flowing smoothly.
    Sue Tilkens, Washington Middle School monitor - Sue goes above and beyond in Washington's Reset Room. When students need to take a break and reset she is there. She is gentle yet holds the students accountable for their actions. 
  • Congratulations to Franklin Middle School Associate Principal Ashley Flowers for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Ashley was nominated for her dedication and focus on students. She goes the extra mile to help the team and support students, parents, and teachers with patience and kindness. Ashley's example is appreciated by the staff at Franklin.
  • Congratulations to West High School's Facilities Engineer David Trever for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service Award. David always ensures everything is ready for events at West and is incredibly helpful in trying to meet any unanticipated needs.
  • Congratulations to Ned Dorff, a teacher at Aldo Leopold Community School, for being selected as a 2020 Golden Apple Award recipient.
  • Congratulations also to Work Experience Coordinator Shane McDonough, Southwest High School teacher Brandon Rockstroh, and MacArthur Elementary School 4th grade teacher Sara Schiller for being named 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow Award recipients. These educators were chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Each recipient will receive a $6,000 award as well as a $6,000 matching award for their school.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School math teacher Brett Duffney for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. The student who submitted the nomination said Brett is "the most dedicated math teacher [she has] ever had. He’s so dedicated to helping students understand and achieve."
  • Congratulations to Chappell Elementary School teacher Kelly Schweda for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. She was nominated by a parent who says Kelly takes time out of her day to communicate with parents about their children to make sure everyone is on the same page. The parent feels blessed to have Kelly teach her children. 
  • Congratulations to Kennedy Elementary School Principal Aaron Manders and paraprofessional Gayle Peot for receiving the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Aaron was nominated for always engaging with the kids and playing outside at recess with them almost every day. Gayle's nominator said she is the first to offer help and advice to parents, staff and students. She is phenomenal with her students in the classroom and takes time for everyone in the building.
  • On March 4, Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld received the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award at the Women's Fund event. Dr. Langenfeld was honored with this award for being a strong advocate on behalf of all students, working to ensure equity and access while closing the opportunity gap.
  • Legal Counsel Melissa Thiel Collar, Manager of Employee Services Jennifer Vincent, and HR Specialist Mary Pliner received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service for providing extraordinary customer service in communicating and assisting staff with the dependent verification process. A proactive communication plan ensured that all insured staff were aware of the need to complete the process. In addition, an abundance of opportunities were made available to staff to receive individual support in completing the process. Finally, one-on-one follow-up communications with employees who had not completed the process by the deadline were provided. This team provided above and beyond customer service, exceeding expectations, which resulted in a roadmap for future new initiatives in the District. 
  • Congratulations to West High School teacher Lisa Merkel and Howe Elementary School's Community Schools Resource Coordinator Diana Delbecchi for being honored at UW-Green Bay's 2020 Alumni Awards on February 28, 2020. 
  • We are so proud of the following District teachers for their leadership and hard work in the Kids Heart Challenge/Red Out events at their school. Through their efforts, they have taught their students about taking care of their own hearts, how to react in case of an emergency and given families the opportunity to fund lifesaving research all while having fun. Thank you!
    Andrew Wehlage - Chappell Elementary School
    Dave Ostanek - Elmore Elementary School
    Amy Anderson - King Elementary Children’s Center for Engineering
    Paula Daane - Langlade Elementary
    Linda Slaby - McAuliffe Elementary School
    Autumn Dickie - West High School
  • We are proud to announce that Chappell Elementary School, Fort Howard Elementary School, and Keller Elementary School are among only 107 schools in the state to receive Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors in the 2019-20 school year! The Schools of Recognition award is presented to schools leveraging federal Title I funding to provide additional resources and services to students. These schools were recognized for high achievement, showing a high level of progression and for beating the odds.
  • Congratulations to the District's Volunteer and Community Partners Coordinator Amy Fish for receiving a $15,000 grant from the United Way Emergency Response Fund. From this grant, $12,000 will go towards the Weekend Food Distribution Program, a program in collaboration with several partners who distribute 600 bags on Fridays to families over the weekend, and $3,000 will go towards the purchase of basic school supplies that will be distributed to families in need.
  • Jen Brooks, a school counselor from Danz Elementary School, received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service for providing extraordinary customer service by going above and beyond to help students at Danz Elementary. Jennifer is a very caring person with a heart of gold.
  • Jenny Newel, a Special Education paraprofessional from King Elementary School, received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service for providing extraordinary customer service to the Special Education team at King Elementary School. Jenny has a calm and caring way about her to which kids instantly respond. She is a master at engaging the participation and de-escalating of the most difficult students with her patience, creativity, and kindness. Jenny is a hard worker and a problem-solver with great ideas. She is a champion for the students she supports and the entire King Elementary School community.
  • Courtney Peterson, a school psychologist from McAuliffe Elementary School, received the District Award for Exceptional Customer Service for providing extraordinary customer service by going above and beyond to support students and families. Courtney is an amazing listener and genuinely cares about students. She has been instrumental in setting up successful programs for struggling students. Courtney is an effective communicator, who is easy to talk to, listens without judgment, and quickly responds to emails and phone calls. She truly has a gift for working with challenging students.
  • Congratulations to the following staff members who received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service.
    Holly Moser, kindergarten teacher at MacArthur Elementary School - Holly is a bright and cheery addition to the MacArthur staff. Despite the challenges of being a new kindergarten teacher, Holly does it with style and grace every day! She always has a smile on her face and is very welcoming to students and staff members. Holly has done an amazing job integrating herself into a new school and a new role.
    Jennifer Bartolazzi, art teacher at Keller Elementary School - While Jennifer teaches art at Keller only one and a half days per week, when looking around the school it would be easy to assume she is at Keller full-time. Keller Elementary is filled with student artwork, which brings the hallways to life. She has decorated common spaces with framed student art pieces, and collaborated with her students to paint a mural and several canvases that decorate the school. Jenny decorates the bulletin boards to reflect our school themes, and helps organize the annual Art and Culture Fair. She truly goes above and beyond!
    Lynn Boughton, occupational therapist at Beaumont Elementary School - When you meet Lynn, it is obvious that she has a genuine love for every child she serves. We have seen her ability to change lives with the individualized therapies she has offered. Lynn exemplifies excellence in the Green Bay Area Public School District.
    Brent Bergstrom, music teacher at Beaumont Elementary School - Brent engages his Beaumont students by including fun choreography that is exciting and developmentally appropriate. He also goes above and beyond as a director for the Southwest Spotlight Singers. Brent has worked to build a strong, competitive program. The Southwest Spotlight Singers recently celebrated a Grand Champion award in their division, and were awarded Best Vocals in the combined division at competition.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School for being named a 2020 Best High School by U.S. News & World Report. Southwest achieved a national ranking which placed it in the top 40% of all U.S. high schools.
  • Congratulations to the following staff members who received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service.
    Dawn Litkey, secretary at Keller Elementary School - Dawn has a constant, welcoming personality and attitude! Dawn always has a smile on her face and is willing to help with anything anyone needs.
    Rose Rottier, paraprofessional at Baird Elementary School - Rose truly cares deeply about our students, staff, and families. Students and teachers share that Mrs. Rose is a delight to know and to be working alongside. We love Mrs. Rose!
    Benjamin Osterberg, paraprofessional at Red Smith School - Benjamin helps the Food Service Department create a more efficient line flow at Red Smith School for students to receive their hot lunch. It is very apparent that Benjamin is focused on what is best for students.
    Sandy Notz, secretary at Friedrich Froebel Garden of Early Learning - Sandy greets each child as they come in the door each day letting them know how excited she is to have them at our school. She goes out of her way to help 4K families new to the Green Bay Area Public School District. Sandy is patient when answering questions new families have, while providing information on the 4K program and how to enroll. She exemplifies what good customer service looks like!
  • Congratulations to the following staff members who received the District's Extra Mile Award for Exceptional Customer Service.
    • Kim VanMieghan, special education teacher at Keller Elementary School - Kim works extremely hard to meet the needs of her students and supports school staff with strategies. Kim also has a smile and a positive attitude!
    • Daniel Younk, school resource officer at Washington Middle School - Daniel is compassionate and caring, treats all students with respect, and is an excellent role model for Washington students. He works collaboratively with staff and the administrative team to problem solve situations and helps to make Washington students feel safe and welcomed.
    • Trisha Smet, administrative intern at Kennedy Elementary School - Trisha has spent countless hours planning and preparing for the Title 1 Math and Literacy Night. She is also available to support students and staff during the school day to give students breaks and help teachers improve their instruction and behavior management abilities. Trisha is willing to take on any role needed to help Kennedy be a successful and lives Kennedy's motto "Caring About Relationships Equals Success." Trisha makes Kennedy a better place! View video.
    • Laurie Gherke, literacy coach at Nicolet Elementary School - Laurie shares techniques that she has picked up through her years of teaching and professional development. She is always willing to take time out of her day to explain a new technique or answer questions.
    • Shelby Schappa, 3rd grade teacher at Chappell Elementary School - Shelby calls parents with good and bad news. She is a phenomenal teacher and advocate for many children. Shelby is always so spunky and overall a great person! View video.
      Beth Boche, 3rd/4th grade teacher at Aldo Leopold Community School - Beth is amazing at replying to emails at all times, including those sent during the evening, to ensure students know the answer before attending school the next day. Beth has worked tirelessly to help students gain the knowledge they need to work independently.
    • Michelle Kihntopf, paraprofessional at Elmore Elementary School - Michelle gives 100% to the students at Elmore every day. Michelle has a positive attitude, no matter the situation. She uses her creativity to enhance the experiences of the students she serves regularly. Elmore is so fortunate to have Michelle!
    • Shaw Vue-Kong, school counselor at Edison Middle School - Shaw is amazing for parents to work with in regards to their children. Shaw has gained her students' trust and has become their support system. She communicates with parents on a regular basis. You can truly tell she cares about her students and takes each of their needs into consideration.
    • Justine Skog, associate principal/athletic director at Edison Middle School - Justine does a great job communicating with parents and students about activities, and working hard to get all kids involved. Thanks to Justine, Edison has a display board for brochures that were created for every activity at Edison with detailed information, in English and Spanish. Additionally, she has been helpful to the Edison Parent Network to brainstorm ideas.
    • Mary Ann Hitch, school social worker at Keller Elementary School - Mary Ann is always helpful, smiling and willing to do anything for the families and staff at Keller. She is truly one of a kind and Keller is so lucky to have her!
    • Bonnie Wallberg, teacher at West High School - Bonnie is a very detailed and organized teacher who is compassionate toward students. She is a positive influence on the West High School community. She is a teacher that explains math very well and makes sure students understand it. Bonnie deserves an extra pat on the back for all her hard work.
    • Vicki Santacroce, Library Media Coordinator at the District Office Building - Vicki works to provide library parity across the District for the benefit of students. She has completed the process of requisition and ordering all of the needed equipment, technology and furniture. She will continue working with the Facilities Department to freshen up library spaces as well. Vicki did a great job, and it will be exciting to see the final results this summer and fall when kids come back to school.
    • Haley Voigt, 2nd grade teacher at Fort Howard Elementary School - Haley smiles and plays with the kids; and parents love her. Her nominee said, "My grandchildren seek her out, even my grandson who is no longer her student." She is always there to help. Haley is a teacher that makes students happy to go to school.
    • Andrea (Ann) De La Torre, monitor/after school assistant at Howe Elementary School - During the last four years, Ann been a crucial part of Howe and has always gone above and beyond the expectations of her role. She has a special connection with the students, and has carried this over to her after school assistant position at Keller Elementary School. Ann is a great addition to the education of District students.
    • Sulema Castañeda, secretary at Nicolet Elementary School - Sulema has the best attitude and keeps the interests of our families at the forefront. Sulema is a shining light who is courteous, happy, thorough, and enthusiastic! Kudos to her for always going above and beyond!
    • Sandra Gomez, Equity Department clerical - Sandra always has a smile and keeps the office functioning at a high level. Sandra stops what she is doing to help others, yet is somehow able to keep it all together and accomplish responsibilities with exceptional quality, on time... if not earlier than expected. She is committed to her work supporting others in being effective in their work, never complains about her workload, and maintains a positive “can do" attitude, which is greatly appreciated. There aren’t any words deep enough to describe the level of care and compassion she has for the success of students and families in our District. Sandra is a joy to work with!
    • Amy Sabin, Pupil Services executive secretary - Amy always steps up to the plate regardless of the task at hand. Amy leads with grace, addresses everyone as family, and does an amazing job at everything she does. She is a problem-solver and has foresight to avoid problems before they happen. Amy is always a team player, committed to her work and constantly looking to help where she can. She is a HUGE asset!
    • Luis Franco-Toscano, bilingual family engagement coordinator - Luis is always willing to help out in any way. Luis looks through a lens of what is best for students and families. He is a great teammate that always leaves you with a laugh and smile, even in the toughest of situations. Luis challenges the status quo which helps our team grow in thought and theory. We are glad that he is a constant presence on our team... our team is stronger because of him.

Academic Achievements

  • Congratulations to the members of West High School's FBLA team for attending the National Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, over the summer. Xander Neuman competed in Business Calculations and the TOSA Microsoft Excel tournament placing 13 out of 200. Noah Becker placed 8th in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures.
  • Congrats to Preble High School student Jonathan Meder for being named semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Jonathan is one of 16,000 students in the nation who will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships.
  • Congratulations to Wolfgang Vetter from West High School for being named the 1st Clarinetist in the 2020 Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student Ben Fredeen for achieving a perfect score of 36 on the September ACT test. 
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School math team for placing 2nd at the Metro Math Meet. Medal winners were: Ben Fredeen (1st) with the only perfect score of the night, Annika Hansen (3rd), and Camden Czarnecki (5th).
  • Congrats to West High School's Wildcat One Act Players for a terrific performance at the District 6 Festival at Bayport and for moving on to the Regional Tournament. Team members include: Cailey Wolf, Sondra Christian, Sara DeGrave, Evan Grathen, Brit Strom, Maribel Hernandez, Olivia VandenPlas, Amanda Brown, Skyler Krouth, Anya Entringer, and Lauren Groose.
  • Congratulations to Jimena Sanchez Hernandez, student at East High School, for receiving the Foundations Youth Ethics Award. Jimena was honored at the 12th Annual Ethics Award luncheon on November 7.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's Preble Players One Act Troupe who will be competing in the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival at UW-Milwaukee with their production of "Every Brilliant Thing." 
  • Congratulations to Wolfgang Vetter from West High School for being chosen as a finalist for Talent Jam at the Meyer Theatre on November 23.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's Trojan Mathletes for placing 2nd at the math meet on November 18. Southwest had six medal winners: 1st place - Camden Czarnecki and Kelley Zhang; 2nd place - Annebelle Dennis; 3rd place - Grace Zhang and Annika Hansen; and 4th place - Ben Fredeen. 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's One Act for winning Best Ensemble at the State competition.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School Theatre Director Mike Schuh and the cast of the play "Every Brilliant Thing" for their outstanding achievement at the 2019 State Theatre Festival, held on November 21 - 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They received the All State Award as well as the Ensemble Award.
  • Congratulations to the West High School teams who competed at the Finance Bowl Challenge at NWTC on December 10. Xander Neuman and Jackie Wery-Trejo placed 1st in the Constellation bracket.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School and Southwest High School students for winning awards at the Skills USA competition at Preble on December 5:
    Urban Search and Rescue (Robotics)
    1st Place - Ben Haines and Ben Rennock, Southwest
    3rd Place - Madison Bowman and Kaitlyn Walls, Preble
    Welding
    1st Place - Jacob Herlache, Southwest
    2nd Place - Grant Vander Loop, Preble
    Welding Sculpture
    2nd Place - Sam Thorpe, Preble
    3rd Place - Kelly Quick, Preble
    Woodworking Display
    1st Place - Katelynn Tordeur, Southwest
  • Congrats to all participants for their fantastic performance in the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Tournament at Lombardi Middle School on December 7, especially to the following trophy winners:
    Individual K5 Trophy Winners
    1st Place - Byron Headley, Baird Elementary School
    2nd Place - Alayna Eichhorst, Baird Elementary School
    3rd Place - Julia Whipp, Leonardo da Vinci School
    4th Place - Rayna Williams, Jackson Elementary School
    Individual K12 Trophy Winners
    1st Place - David Whipp, Leonardo da Vinci School
    2nd Place - Isaiah Becker, Leonardo da Vinci School
    3rd Place - Brayden Urmanski, Red Smith School
    4th Place - Kevin Prem Anand, Leonardo da Vinci School
    Team K5 Trophy Winners
    1st Place - Leonardo da Vinci School
    2nd Place - Baird Elementary School
    Team K12 Trophy Winners
    1st Place - Leonardo da Vinci School
    2nd Place - Southwest High School
  • Congrats to the following Lombardi Middle School students for winning the Spelling Bee: Alessandra Hernandez (1st Place), Abby Williams (2nd Place), and Donald Long (3rd Place).
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School Orchestra students for performing with Boogie and the Yoyoz Band at the band's annual Christmas concert held at the Appleton Performing Arts Center on December 19: Kelley Zhang, Isaiah Clark, Kailyn Serrano and Elana Heiser. Congrats also to Lombardi and Southwest Orchestra Director Christopher Kraly for performing with the band.
  • Congrats to the following Southwest High School students for receiving 2020 Scholastic Art Awards. Artwork that received a Silver Key award will be displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum beginning in February.
    Sophia Azzolina - Silver Key in Drawing & Illustration for "Berry Buddies" and Honorable Mention in Digital Art for "Food for Thought"
    Mitchell Carothers - Honorable Mention in Mixed Media for "Putrid Hope"
    Callie Hinz - Silver Key in Comic Art for "Lord the Col's Origin"
    Emma Lipke - Honorable Mention in Drawing & Illustration for "Molly"
  • Congratulations to the following members of East High School's DECA team for receiving medals at the DECA competition on January 4: Joel Holzer and Angel DeJesus - Business Law & Ethics; Katherine Escandell - Human Resources; and Lydia Munchoff - Business Finance.
  • Congrats to the Preble High School DECA team for their successful participation in the 2020 District DECA competition at Bay Port High School on January 4. The following students excelled in their events and have qualified for the State Conference:
    1st Place
    Devon Linssen - Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
    Lauren Bonetti - Business Services Marketing Series
    Jack Loewe - Entrepreneurship Series Event
    Eleanor Stoa - Automotive Services Marketing Series
    2nd Place
    Emily Koepp - Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
    Robin VandenLangenberg - Human Resource Management
    Owen Brennan - Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
    Josh Helgeson and Hannah VanPay - Entrepreneurship Team
    Miyah Washington - Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series    
    3rd Place
    Jason Smith - Hotel and Lodging Management Series
    4th Place
    Donelly Matus - Human Resource Management
    Lauren Messerschmidt and Jill Watson - Travel and Tourism Team
    Taylor Lahtela - Food Marketing Series
  • Congrats to the Southwest High School DECA team for a successful DECA competition on January 4, especially to this year's winners and medalists:
    1st Place 
    Raphael Moreno - Human Resources
    Allison LaPlante - Food Marketing
    Grace Zhang - Principles of Marketing
    Nathan Klein and Kiara Thomas - Sports Marketing
    2nd Place
    Anna Statz and Luke Pisani - Marketing Management
    4th Place
    Jacob Zoll - Sports Marketing
    Owen Klein - Retail Merchandising
    Medalists
    Lucas Zernicke (double medalists) - Retail Merchandising
    Trinity Theno - Marketing Communications
    Noah Gucwa - Quick Service
    Nathan Lesperance and Lizzy Morris - Travel and Tourism
    Reese Keyser and Lauren LePine - Hospitality
    Grace Lee and Lynnette Veliz - Sports Marketing
    Nick Miller - Retail Merchandising
  • Congratulations to West High School junior Tai McGhee for being named the 2019 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay's Youth of the Year award winner.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's Academic Decathlon Team for finishing in 2nd Place at the regional competition. The team will be competing at State in March. Individual ribbon and trophy winners are:
    Ben Fredeen: 2nd Place Overall Winner - Honors Division; 2nd Place ribbons in Essay, Art, Economics, and Math; 1st Place ribbon in Music
    Kelley Zhang: 2nd Place ribbon in Economics
    Mira Verma: 2nd Place ribbons in Math and Economics; 3rd Place ribbon in Art
    Isaiah Clark: 2nd Place ribbon in Literature; 3rd Place ribbons in Speech an Music
    Luke Pisani: 1st Place Overall Winner - Varsity Division; 1st Place ribbons in Speech and Art; 2nd Place ribbons in Science and Literature.
    Nate Klein: 2nd Place ribbons in Math and Economics
  • Congratulations to West High School’s Academic Decathlon Team for competing at the Regional Competition and earning its personal best score. Individual ribbon winners are: 
    Honors Team
    Juell Jahnke won Silver in Art, and Bronze in Social Science
    Scholastic Team
    Wolfgang Vetter won Silver in Math, Art and Economics, and Bronze in Literature 
    Noah Becker took home Gold in Science, Art, Music, Economics and Social Science, as well as Bronze for Math and Interview. Noah also won the first place trophy for the top overall student in the Scholastic category.
    Varsity Team
    Xander Neuman won Gold in Math and Economics, and a Silver in Social Science
    Isabella Schabell-Barrera won Gold in Science, Silver in Social Science, and Bronze in Art
    Seth Logerquist won Gold for Art, Silver for Music, and Bronze for Social Science
  • Congrats to the following West High School students for passing the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam: Daniel Martinez, Nathaniel Lee, Chloe Hoffman, Damien Badgett, and Taeja Morrow.
  • Congratulations to Maren Parks (East High School) and Phillip Balch (Preble High School) for being named 2019-20 Good Citizen Award winners by the Jean Nicolet Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Congratulations to East High School's Academic Decathlon team for earning 1st Place at the Academic Decathlon competition at UWGB and advancing to State. Special congratulations to the following students for their individual awards:
    Maren Parks: 1st in Speech, 3rd in Music, Social Science, and Interview
    Taylor Gillis: 1st in Essay, 2nd in Interview, 3rd in Economics
    Peter Kiernan: 1st in Math, 2nd in Speech, 3rd in Literature, Art, Economics, and Social Science; Peter was also 3rd overall in his grade category
    Lydia Munchoff: 2nd in Economics and Science, 3rd in Math; Lydia was 3rd overall in her grade category
    Annika Ostrowski: 2nd in Essay
    Brian MuroSerrato: 1st in Literature, 3rd in Social Science
    Lucas Brunette: 2nd in Essay, 3rd in Literature; Lucas was also 2nd overall in his grade level category
    Clara Lehto: 1st in Literature and Music, 2nd in Art, 3rd in Interview
    Madeline Warpinski: 2nd in Interview, 3rd in Art and Speech
    On Saturday, January 18, the Edison Middle School DECA students participated in the Middle School DECA competition at Preble High School. They competed against Red Smith and Bay View Middle School. The Edison DECA students took home 5 out of 6 first place awards! Congratulations to all DECA students, especially the following 1st Place winners:
    Carlee Perry in Clothing Store Marketing
    Brynlee Sturdivant in Grocery Store Marketing
    Emma Dornbush in Hotel Marketing
    Adam Brunner in Retail Store Marketing
    Cody Johnson in Sports Marketing
  • Congrats to Wolfgang Vetter from West High School for being selected to play the clarinet at Carnegie Hall in New York on February 2 as part of the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series.
  • Congratulations to all participants of the Brown County MLK poster, essay and poetry contest, especially to the winners from our District! 
    Grades K-3
    Sola Indigo Newton-Sallmann of Leonardo da Vinci: 1st place for essay
    Emma Clark of Leonardo da Vinci: 3rd place for essay 
    Jaquelene-Marie Harris-Gambrell of Tank Elementary: honorable mention for poster 
    Isabella Cruz of Tank Elementary: honorable mention for poster
    Carenza Lopez of Tank Elementary: honorable mention for poster 
    Grades 4-6
    Paige Miller of Leonardo da Vinci: 2nd place for essay
    Samuel Raymond of Doty Elementary: 3rd place for poster 
    Cana Raymond of Edison Middle School: honorable mention for poster
    Lyrik Smith of Tank Elementary: honorable mention for poster 
    Grades 7-9
    Yesenia Zacarias of Edison Middle School: 1st place for essay
    Adriana Silva Hernandez of Edison Middle School: 3rd place for poster
    Delaney King of Lombardi Middle School: 3rd place for poster
    Sophia VanLoon of Aldo Leopold: honorable mention for poster
    Alejandra Rodriguez-Guzman of Edison Middle School: honorable mention for poetry
    Lincoln Anderson of Edison Middle School: honorable mention for poetry
  • Congrats to Preble High School junior Thijs Laux for taking 1st Place in the District FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest this week. Congratulations also to Preble freshman Allison Linsmeier for taking 1st Place in the District FFA Creed Contest this week. Both students will be competing at the Sectional FFA Speaking Contest in March.  
  • Congratulations to the 21 members of East High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who competed in the FBLA Regional Conference in Seymour. East finished 8th overall. Special shout out to students who finished in the top three for their event and qualified for the state competition in March.
    Wil Mannion and Duwayne Woodford – 1st Place, regional champion in Ebusiness 
    Mel Daugherty – 1st Place, regional champion in Computer Problem Solving
    Carlos Rodriguez Sepulveda – 1st Place, regional champion in Securities and Investments
    Brian Muro – 1st Place, regional champion in Computer Applications
    Aaron Fisk and Jackson Heller – 2nd Place in Web Site Development
    Miski Hussein – 2nd Place in Advertising
    Joel Holzer – 2nd Place in Political Science
    Nasteho Abdi – 3rd Place in Securities and Investments
    Luis Granados – 4th Place in Computer Problem Solving
    Sara Gomez – 6th Place in Cybersecurity
    Yomna Elsayed – 7th Place in Job Interview
    Jaime Alvarez and Katherine Escandell – 8th Place in Hospitality Management
    Rori Daugherty – 8th Place in Financial Math
  • Congratulations to the East High School FFA members for competing at the District Leadership Development events. The Parliamentary Procedure team, which competes to lead a business meeting from given motions to pass, took 1st Place! Natalie Hannemann took 1st Place in the Employment Skills competition.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's FBLA team for competing at the 2020 FBLA Regional Conference in Seymour and finishing in 3rd Place overall. Members who placed in the top three of their event will compete at the 2020 Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference in Madison in March.
    Lauren Bushmaker and Simran Challana - 1st Place in Business Ethics
    Phillip Kyles - 1st Place in Accounting 2
    Eleanor Stoa - 1st Place in Public Speaking
    Lauren Bonetti and Morgan Kennedy - 2nd Place in Publication Design
    Emily Brosig, Bree Patzke, and Madisen Wucherer - 2nd Place in Business Plan
    Philip Balch, Sydney Claflin and Melissa Olson - 2nd Place in Public Service Announcement
    Brian Macias Garcia - 2nd Place in Computer Problem Solving
    Marina Solomko and Jonah Panning - 2nd Place in Emerging Business Issues
    Leland Bartikofsky and Jordan Ketter - 2nd Place in Digital Video Production
    Lydia Brosig and Hannah VanPay - 2nd Place in Marketing
    Madison Adams - 3rd Place in Electronic Career Portfolio
    Nolan Stormer - 3rd Place in Personal Finance
    Ashlyn Gerber and Lauren Titus - 3rd Place in Social Media Campaign
    Zachary Wittman - 3rd Place in Political Science
    Joseph Reitmeyer - 3rd Place in Advertising
    Thijs Laux - 3rd Place in Agribusiness
    Connor Derenne - 4th Place in Advertising
    Josh Helgeson - 5th Place in Banking and Financial Systems
    Karissa Resch - 5th Place in Sales Presentation
    Sydnee Helgeson and Miyah Washington - 6th Place in Hospitality Management
    Gabriel Gomoluch - 6th Place in Impromptu Speaking
  • Congrats to the Southwest High School Spotlight Singers for winning Grand Champion in the Prep Division and Best Vocals in the Prep/Unisex Division at Destination De Pere on February 1.
  • Congratulations to the following members of Southwest High School's FBLA chapter for their accomplishments at the FBLA Regional competition. Members who placed in the top three of their event will compete at the 2020 Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference in Madison in March.
    Kendall Troup and Halle Pokela - 1st overall in Digital Video Design
    Jonah Wieske - 2nd Place in Economics
    Lucas Zernicke - 3rd Place in Job Interview
    Maria Schmidt - 4th Place in Accounting
    Amy Wheelock - 4th Place in Sales Presentation
    Titian Yang - 4th Place in Word Processing
    Justin Poley - 5th Place in Political Science
    Sierra Bellue and Ashton Guderyon - 6th Place in Graphic Design
  • Congratulations to East High School, Preble High School, and Southwest High School for their phenomenal performances at Let's Jam! 2020 in De Pere. In the Finals, Preble's Center Stage took 3rd Place and East took 5th Place. Southwest's Spotlight Singers took 1st Place in the Prep Division. Preble's Rendezvous took 2nd Place in the Women's Division.
  • On February 1, members of West High School's FBLA chapter competed at the Regional Leadership Conference in Seymour. Congratulations to all the members, especially those who placed in the top three and will be advancing to state in March.
    Paul Christopherson - 3rd Place in Business Financial Plan
    Lucas Pulley - 1st Place in Business Law
    Nathaniel Lee, Danielle Martinez, and Xander Neuman - 6th Place in Digital Video Production
    Jacqueline Wery-Trejo - 5th Place in Impromptu Speaking
    Rheanna Schmocker - 2nd Place in Organizational Leadership
    Noah Becker - 1st Place in Political Science.
  • Congratulations to West High School student Wolfgang Vetter for being selected as concertmaster for the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series Wind Ensemble. He performed at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 2.
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Sara Holub and the cast of "Mama Mia" who auditioned for, and were selected to perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's "The Reveal" on March 9. "The Reveal" is the PAC's event to reveal their 2020-21 Broadway season and 20 cast members from Preble will be performing "Waterloo" as part of the event. 
  • Congratulations to Hannah Pamperin and Brittany Burkart for being this year's West High School recipients of the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) Award. Each year, Wisconsin’s top high school seniors are awarded the AES. Locally, this scholarship goes to the top two seniors at West, based on their seventh semester GPAs. The AES provides up to $2,250 per year for tuition at a Wisconsin college or university for up to four years. 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School students Maia Quass and Joey Carroll for taking 2nd Place at UW-Stout's Recipe for Excellence Culinary Competition.
  • Congrats to RJ Minten from Southwest High School for winning the 2020 Northeast Wisconsin StingCancer Wear Yellow T-Shirt Contest.
  • Congratulations Preble High School student Lauren Bonetti as well as Southwest High School students Ben Fredeen and Colin McCabe for being named 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Scholar Award recipients. These students have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship.
  • Congratulations to the following District schools for their performance at the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation (WSCF) Chess Tournament at Baird Elementary on February 15:
    K-3 Team
    1st Place: Baird Elementary School
    2nd Place: Leonardo da Vinci School
    K-5 Team
    1st Place: Leonardo da Vinci School
    2nd Place: Baird Elementary School
    3rd Place: Jackson Elementary School
    K-12 Team
    1st Place: Red Smith Middle School
    2nd Place: Leonardo da Vinci School
    3rd Place: Edison Middle School
    4th Place: Lombardi Middle School
    5th Place: Franklin Middle School
  • Congrats to East High School sophomore Olivia Waubanascum for being nominated for the Curative Connections Volunteer of the Year Award. She will be recognized at the 72nd Annual Recognition Banquet on Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Swan Club in De Pere.  
  • Good luck to students from Preble High School's HOSA team and bowling team for making it to the State competition in Wisconsin Dells and Wausau, respectively. We're cheering for you!
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Meder, a senior at Preble High School, for being named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program.
  • Congratulations to Halle Hill from Preble High School and Ryan Jerovetz from East High School for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's HOSA team for qualifying for State.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School math team for placing 1st at the Math Meet at West High School on February 24. Medal winners for the Trojans were: Ben Fredeen (1st), Annika Hansen (2nd), Annebelle Dennis (1st), Kendall Troup (5th), and Kelley Zhang (5th). The Trojans finished 2nd out of 12 schools for the season. Special shout out to Ben Fredeen and Annika Hansen for making 1st Team All Metro and Camden Czarnecki for making 2nd Team All Metro.
  • Congratulations to West High School students Kylie Brien and Mary Anna Stockman for competing at the regional Family Career and Communities Leaders of America competition on February 17. They both earned gold in Pastries and Baked Goods and will advance to the state competition in April where recipes will be a mystery, the time limit will be reduced, and the field of competitors will increase.
  • Congratulations to the following West High School students who participated at the Solo & Ensemble Festival on February 22 at Preble High School: Ambrosia Marcus-Kenyon, Solana Marcus-Kenyon, Amanda Pasterski, Alariss Fontaine, Maribel Hernandez, Georgie Laws, Sondra Christian, Grace Krause, Jasmin Campbell, Kylie Brien, Faith Katers, Reuben Olson, Wolfgang Vetter, and Kenya Sanchez. Special congratulations to Sondra Christian, Georgie Laws, Maribel Hernandez and Wolfgang Vetter who scored "Starred Firsts" and will participate in the State Festival on May 2.
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School students for being selected as outstanding performance winners of Gilder Lehrman’s Hamilton Online Education Program: Edestein Dahlin, Kayla Fuller and Anna George. These students were one of only 10 groups chosen as winners throughout the nation. They will be flown to New York to attend a matinee of Hamilton, meet the cast, and perform the song they wrote for the program.
  • Congrats to Webster Elementary School student Ella Sherwood for winning the Elementary Division award at the WI DPI Art Show in Madison. Ella was recognized at an awards ceremony in Madison on March 4 in the company of her family and Webster art teacher Candace Cole. Ella's piece was one of several hundred submissions from schools across Wisconsin, from which two pieces (one each for elementary and secondary) were selected. The art piece will be professionally framed and matted and will hang in the Capitol for the next year.
  • Congratulations to the following members of the West High School Forensic Team who competed at the Preble tournament and will be advancing to the District competition: Brai Lor and Nevaeh Schwanke - Poetry; Jasmin Campbell - Prose; and Sunday Paw - Demonstration Speaking. 
  • Congratulations to West High School's Xander Neuman for placing 1st in the Junior Division at the Metro Math Bowl.
  • Congratulations to East High School's Rhapsody in Red for taking First Place in Open Division, Best Vocals and Best Choreography at the Nashville 2020 Heart of America competition.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Spotlight Singers for winning Grand Champion and Best Choreography at the Chicagoland Showcase. Special shout out to Desan Wilson for winning the Solo Competition.
  • Congrats to the 17 students from Southwest High School who competed at the Regional "National History Day" Competition at UWGB with projects revolving around the theme “Breaking Barriers in History.” Moving on to the State competition in Madison are Eliot Algrem and Kendall Hoida for their documentary on Nina Simone as well as Edestein Dahlin, Annebelle Dennis, Kayla Fuller, and Jasmine Lohman for their documentary on the Stonewall Uprising.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students for an outstanding performance at the State DECA competition:
    Lydia Brosig: 1st Place - School-Based Enterprise Team, 2nd Place - Human Resources
    Lauren Bonetti: 1st Place - School-Based Enterprise Team, 6th Place - Business Services
    Josh Helgeson: 2nd Place - Entrepreneurship Team, 6th Place - Community Awareness
    Eleanor Stoa: 3rd Place - Automotive Services, 6th Place - Community Awareness
    Donelly Matus: Top 10 - Marketing Teaching, 6th Place - Human Services
    Emily Koepp: Medalist - Role Play Event
    Jack Loewe: 3rd Place - Entrepreneurship, 3rd Place - Marketing Teaching
    Robin VandenLangenberg: Double Medalist and Top 10 - Human Resources
    Larkyn Soletski: Top 10 - Innovation Plan, Top 10 - Role Play Event
    Miyah Washington: 7th Place - Apparel and Accessories Marketing
    Devin Linssen: 3rd Place - Financial Operations Research
    Owen Brennan: Top 10 - Quickserve Restaurant, Double Medalist
    Hannah VanPay: 2nd Place - Entrepreneurship Team, 5th Place - Business Operation Research
  • Congratulations to Erin Biggar from Preble High School for being selected as the winner of an $8,000 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation sponsored by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. Winners of Special Scholarships are chosen based on their academic accomplishments, score on the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT®, and original essay. Erin plans on attending UW-Eau Claire as a member of their honors program to major in education.
  • Congratulations to Lauren Bonetti from Preble High School for being the recipient of the $4,000 Joel Konze Memorial/Facilities Management Conference Student Scholarship, sponsored by the WASBO Foundation, Dude Solutions and Stalker Sports Floors. 
  • Congrats to Southwest High School's National History Day Groups for placing in the Top 4 in their respective categories during the Virtual National History Day State Competition. Moving on to Nationals with a documentary on Nina Simone are Eliot Algrem and Kendall Hoida. Second Alternate was taken by Edestein Dahlin, Annebelle Dennis, Kayla Fuller and Jasmine Lohman for their documentary on the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. Click here to see Eliot and Kendall's documentary in the Senior Group Documentary category.
  • Congratulations to John Dewey Academy of Learning senior Melissa Kerwin for receiving a full ride scholarship for four years at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, valued at just over $165,000! 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill students Anthony Ventura, Dante Doxtator-Walensa, and Robert Phipps for each being awarded a $1,750 scholarship from Leadership Green Bay to further their education at NWTC.
  • Congrats to Preble High School senior Jesse Schneider for being awarded Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, on February 11.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School senior Lauren Bonetti for receiving the $10,000 Brian LaViolette Scholarship, which recognizes students who have shown exemplary achievement throughout their high school career.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School senior Evan Yang for being named the recipient of the WAEOPP Board of Directors Precollege Scholarship. 
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students for receiving a 2019-20 Athletic Award. Click here for more information on these awards.
    W.I.A.A. Scholar Athletes: Kendall Renard & Collin Derenne
    United States Marine Corps: Connor Derenne
    American Legion Award: Aubrie Gorski & Kaiser Neverman
    Bill Dessart Leadership Award: Max Wagner
    Peter Hamel Most Valuable Athlete – Female: Kendall Renard
    John David Most Valuable Athlete – Male: Kaiser Neverman
  • Congrats to executive board (student officers) for East High School's National Honor Society for 2020-21:
    President: Jimena Sanchez
    Vice President: Grace Jahnke
    Secretary: Addie Grant
    Treasurer: Jaime Alvarez
    Historian: Katie Gutierrez
    Senior Officer: Ashley Harrison
    Junior Officer: Ione Berken
  • Congratulations to Preble High School senior Daniel Croake for receiving a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from GSAFE, a statewide LGBTQ youth support network.
  • Congrats Southwest High School for taking 1st Place overall at the Solar Olympics for the eighth time in ten years. Congratulations also to the following medal winners:
    Gold Medal Winners & Best In Class:
    Josephine Polson, Solar Sculpture
    Sumaya Mohamed, Solar Photography
    Othman Al-Rawi, Energy Efficiency Plan
    Gavin Zold, Solar Building Design
    Paige Vincent & Abby Franzen, Solar Essay
    Gold Medal Winners:
    Ben Haines, Solar Car Design
    Casey Sherman, Solar T-shirt Design
    Othman Al-Rawi, Solar T-shirt Design
    Olivia Schultz, Solar Photography
    Bronze Medal Winners:
    Dalton Carrick, Solar Building Design
    Cullen Jarvey, Energy Efficiency Plan
    Enrique Rios, Solar Car
    Casey Sherman & Kevin Barrett, Solar Ad Campaign
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School senior Camden Czarnecki for receiving Academic All-State Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association (WSCA) for boys soccer.
  • West High School is proud to announce that Victoria Salzer has been awarded the Ethel Probst Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Victoria was chosen for this scholarship by West High's Pathways Math Department because she showed great improvement in her time in the program. Congrats, Victoria!

Athletic Achievements

  • Congratulations to East High School student athlete Cedar Fuson for being named Player of the Week by the Green Bay Press Gazette for the week of September 3.
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athlete Carley Duffney for committing to the University of South Dakota for basketball.
  • Congrats to Owen Brennan, student athlete at Preble High School for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in The Press Times on September 11.
    Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Javonnee Szymaski for being named Green Bay Press Gazette's Player of the Week for football for the week of September 17.
  • Congratulations to West High School's Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams for participating in the relays at Plymouth and finishing in 3rd place. Alex Knutson took individual honors, winning the Boys' Varsity race in 18:15. Other medalists were: Emily Mathias, who earned 4th in the Girls' Varsity 1 through 4 race; Emmett Olson took 5th in the Boys' Varsity 1-4 race; Brad Seidl was 6th in the Boys' 5-8 Varsity race; and Ashton Lubinski earned 9th in the Boys' JV race.
  • Congratulations to West High School's Boys and Girls Cross Country teams who competed in Manitowoc on September 28, especially the following students who ran their all-time personal best: Connor Pickl, Emily Mathias, Hannah Badillo Beyer, and Emmett Olson. Running the course's best times were Nathaniel Ibuaka, Collin VanDam, and Hannah Pamperin. 
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes for being named Players of the Week for football on September 24: Brendon Kilpatrick (East High School), Jamar Howell (Preble High School), and Tyler Rasmussen (Southwest High School).
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athletes Mai Nou and Mai Lee Vang for qualifying for WIAA Sectionals for tennis.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School Girls Golf team for qualifying for the WIAA State Golf meet. Team members include Kaci Duquaine, Lauren Bonetti, Emma Onesti, Sophia Zerillo, and Kayla Willems.
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes for being named Players of the Week for football in the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 1: Christian Toonen (East High School), Connor Shefchik (Preble High School), and Javonnee Szymanski (Southwest High School).
  • Congrats to the Preble High School boys cross country team for capturing the FRCC title.
    Congrats to Southwest High School doubles team Julia Tackmier and Allison Roever for advancing to the second round of the State Tennis Tournament.
  • Congratulations to the East High School boys soccer team for defeating Shawano in the first round of the Bay Conference tournament.
  • Congratulations to East High School's volleyball team for defeating Menasha and finishing in 2nd place in the Bay Conference regular season.
  • Congratulations to Javonnee Szymanski from Southwest High School for being named Player of the Week for football in the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 15.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School football team on their 34-6 victory over Sheboygan North. The win propelled the Trojans back into the WIAA Division 2 playoffs.
  • Congratulations to Julia Tackmier and Allison Roever, doubles tennis team from Southwest High School for advancing to the second round of the State Tennis Tournament.
  • Congratulations to West High School student athlete Damion Henrichs for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in the Press Times on October 16.
  • Congrats to the following members of the West High School cross country team for earning all conference honors at the Bay Conference meet: Alex Knutson, first team for his 6th place finish; Emily Mathias, second team for her 9th place finish; and Emmett Olson, honorable mention for his 24th place finish. Turning in all time personal bests were: Kenya Sanchez, Ashton Lubinski, Emily Mathias, Deziree Mixon, Hannah Badillo-Beyer, Alex Knutson, Emmett Olson, Collin VanDam, Caleb Bazett-Jones, Calob Micolichek and Reuben Olson.
  • Congratulations to East High School's boys soccer team for their 2-0 victory over Wausau East and for advancing to the Regional Final match at Pulaski. 
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School senior Jennica Martinson for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in the Press Times on October 24.
  • Congrats to East High School student Gretchen Farrell for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in the Press Times on November 6.
  • Congratulations to the following East High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for boys soccer: Abdikani Abdi (1st team, offensive player of the year), Mojmir Mouda Marek (1st team), Jackson Heller (2nd team), Kai Heverly (honorable mention), and Martin Dorado (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following East High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for girls volleyball: Rachael Malooly (2nd team), Gretchen Farrell (2nd team), Jenna Farra (2nd team), Alena Patrick (2nd team), and Grace Schumacher (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following East High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for football: Brendon Kilpatrick (honorable mention), William Moren (honorable mention), and Mauricio Perez (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to Taylor Gillis from East High School for being named to the All Bay Conference 2nd team for tennis.
  • Congratulations to Spirit Hess from East High School for receiving All Bay Conference honorable mention for cross country.
  • Congrats to Kennedy Elementary School student Alivia Winnekins for receiving 1st place for her artwork at the 2019 Brown County Fair.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School boys soccer team on finishing their season in second place in the FRCC.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference football honors: Nick Renier (1st team offense), Andy Rodriguez (2nd team offense), Connor Shefchik (1st team defense), Gatlin Wanner (2nd team defense), Kaden LeCapitaine (2nd team defense), and Jamar Howell (offense honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference girls golf honors: Emma Onesti (1st team), Kaci Duquaine (honorable mention), and Lauren Bonetti (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference boys soccer honors: Owen Brennan (1st team), Noah Conard (1st team, defensive player of the year), Connor Derenne (1st team), Sergio Garcia (1st team), Michael Thao (1st team), Collin Derenne (2nd team), Brian Martinez (2nd team), and Jackson Schaet (2nd team).
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference girls volleyball honors: Grace Perret (1st team), Madison Neumann (2nd team), and Amber VandeHei (2nd team).
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference girls swimming honors as part of Green Bay United: Ella Sieber (200 yd medley relay honorable mention, 200 yd freestyle honorable mention, 400 yd freestyle relay 2nd team, 100 yd backstroke honorable mention), Brigitta Neverman (200 yd medley relay honorable mention, 200 yd IM 2nd team, 100 yd backstroke 1st team, 400 yd freestyle relay 2nd team), Abby Rouleau (200 yd medley relay honorable mention,400 yd freestyle relay 2nd team ), and Anna Rouleau (200 yd medley relay honorable mention, 400 yd freestyle relay 2nd team).
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference football honors: Javonnee Szymanski (1st team offense, 2nd team defense), and Taejon Richard (1st team defense).
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School student athletes for receiving FRCC all-conference boys soccer honors: Camden Czarnecki (2nd team), Khalid Sufi (2nd team), Bashir Ismail (honorable mention), and Owen Stieber (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's doubles team Julia Tackmier and Allison Roever for receiving FRCC all-conference honorable mention for girls tennis.
    Congratulations to Southwest High School's Rachael Bohlman for receiving 1st team FRCC all-conference honors for girls volleyball.
  • Congratulations to Sullivan Elementary School students and staff for collecting food for the food pantry at Sullivan and at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Special shout out to Teresa Terzich's second grade class for collecting, stocking, and boxing the food.
  • Congratulations to the following West High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for football: Damion Henrichs (2nd team, conference leader catches), Demone Presley (2nd team), Colby Drefcinski (honorable mention), Lacari Price (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following West High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for cross country: Alex Knutson (1st team), Emily Mathias (2nd team), and Emmett Olson (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to the following West High School student athletes for receiving All Bay Conference honors for soccer: DAndre Mixon (honorable mention) and Andrew Hale (honorable mention).
  • Congratulations to MaKayla Bongxay from West High School for receiving All Bay Conference honorable mention for volleyball.
  • Congrats to the following Preble High School student athletes for receiving All-State honors from the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association: Owen Brennan (forward), Michael Thao (defender), and Noah Conard (goalkeeper).
  • Congratulations to Joseph Engler from Preble High School for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on November 14.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student athletes for signing letters of intent on Thursday, November 14:
    Aubrie Gorski - UW-Milwaukee for track and field
    Liam Jones - Crown College for baseball
    Kaiser Neverman - University of Minnesota for swimming
    Keegan Piton - UW-River Falls for softball
    Kendall Renard - UW-Green Bay for basketball
    Ryan Stefuik - Vanderbilt University for baseball
    Max Wagner - Clemson University for baseball
  • Congratulations to Jaddan Simmons from Southwest High School for signing with Arizona State for basketball on November 15.
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athlete Joseph Engler for receiving honorable mention on the 2019 Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association all-state team.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's girls basketball team for being ranked on the Fox 11 Top 11 list on November 26 and on December 3.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's girls basketball team for being ranked on the Fox 11 Top 11 list on December 3.
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Carley Duffney for being named Prep Player of the Week by the Green Bay Press Gazette on December 10.
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athlete Kendall Renard for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on December 12.
  • Congrats to Southwest High School student athletes Jacob Capelle, Miles Cruz, Curtis Downey, and Dylan Moureau for winning their matches in the wrestling tournament at New London as part of the Green Bay United wrestling team. Congratulations also to Curtis Downey and Dylan Moureau for their 5-0 performance at the tournament in East Troy.
  • Congrats to West High School's boys basketball for defeating Algoma on December 16 with a 72 - 53 win. Special shout out to Jefferson Cooper-Holmes who achieved a career high of 29 points and 20 rebounds.
  • Congrats to the following East High School, Southwest High School, and West High School student athletes for winning their first conference dual of the season on December 16 as part of Green Bay United wrestling: Deziree Mixon (West), Jacob Capelle (Southwest), Dylan Moureau (Southwest), Al Neang (West), Blake McCurrie (East), Curtis Downey (Southwest), Miles Cruz (Southwest), James Capelle (East), George Tapia (East), DAndre Mixon (West), and Cobi Serrano (East).
  • Congrats to Preble High School's dance team for taking 1st Place in D1 Kick and 2nd Place in D1 Pom on January 11. Good luck to the team at Regionals!
  • Congratulations to Kaiser Neverman, Preble High School student athlete, for being named the High School Sports Xtra: Xceptional Student Athlete on January 11.
  • Congrats to Preble High School girls basketball team for being ranked on Fox 11 Top 11 on January 13. The Hornets have won seven consecutive games!
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Jaddan Simmons for being nominated for Green Bay Press Gazette's Green Bay Prep Athlete of the Week. Vote for Jaddan until 3 p.m. on Friday, January 17.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Kendall Renard and Southwest High School student athlete Jaddan Simmons for being named to the Fab 5 basketball team.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School's Jaddan Simmons for being nominated for the McDonald's All-American game. Jaddan was one of 11 players from Wisconsin and one of 900 from across the country to receive a nomination. 
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School girls basketball team for winning nine consecutive games and being ranked on the Fox 11 Top 11 list on January 21.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Brigitta Neverman for being nominated for the Wisconsin Prep Sports Awards. 
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Cheer team for taking 1st Place at the I-Cheer Championship in Greendale on January 25.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Jaddan Simmons for breaking the Green Bay metro girls' career scoring record on January 28. The record was previously held by Southwest grad Natisha Hiedeman.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Troyettes for taking 1st Place in D2 Pom and 4th Place in D1 Kick and Preble High School for taking 3rd Place in D1 Kick and 4th Place in D1 Pom at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches (WACPC)State Championship on February 1.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Jaddan Simmons for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on February 5.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School’s Alyssa Henrickson for advancing to the State Bowling Championship in March. Alyssa received 1st Team All Conference Honors. She finished the year with the highest fill percentage (strikes and spares) of any girl/boy in our region.
  • Congrats to Preble High School senior Kaden LeCapitaine for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on February 6. 
  • Congrats to Preble High School senior Kaiser Neverman for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on February 11.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's girls basketball team for being ranked on the USA Today Network Wisconsin G10 on February 12.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School and Southwest High School student athletes for a record-breaking performance at the Fox River Classic Conference swim meet on February 8 as part of the Green Bay United swim team. The relay team of Mikhail Neverman (Preble), Macoy Socha (Preble), Kaiser Neverman (Preble), and Riley Komp (Preble) took 1st Place in the 200 medley relay and set a pool record. The relay team of Connor Howe (Preble), Zach Karnz (Southwest), Riley Komp (Preble), and Kaiser Neverman (Preble) took 1st Place and set a pool record in the 400 freestyle relay. Kaiser Neverman took 1st Place and broke records in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Kaiser was also named FRCC Conference Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row. These athletes will compete in the Division 1 sectional on February 14 and 15.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Cheer team for taking 1st Place at the Titletown National Cheer Competition on February 15. Also a big congratulations to senior Bree Madison for a great showing in the Solo division.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Curtis Downey for competing at the Wrestling Regional Championships on February 18 as part of Green Bay United and qualifying for sectionals.
  • Congratulations to District students who are part of the Bay Area Ice Bears team for advancing to the sectional round of the WIAA Hockey Tournament with a 4-7 victory over Rhinelander.
  • At the State Track and Field Clinic on February 8, East High School alumnus Matt Fisher was inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association (WISTCA) Hall of Fame. Congrats! This is the second consecutive year that East has had an athlete inducted. Last year, alumnus Ray Neosh was also inducted to the WISTCA Hall of Fame.
  • Congrats to Preble High School senior Kaiser Neverman for winning the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 butterfly as part of the Green Bay United swim team at the WIAA Division 1 State meet in Madison on February 22.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School girls basketball team for being ranked on the Fox 11 Top 11 on February 18.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Cheer team for placing 4th at the Wisconsin State Cheer Competition.
  • Congrats to East High School's Spirit Hess for qualifying for the U18 Cross Country Skiing Championships at Gore Mountain.
  • Congrats to the Preble High School girls basketball team for winning Division 1 WIAA Regional.
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes for receiving special recognition from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association:
    Carley Duffney (Preble High School) - Honorable Mention Division 1
    Kendall Renard (Preble High School) - Honorable Mention Division 1
    Jaddan Simmons (Southwest High School) - Division 2 All-State Team
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Payton Cunningham for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on March 17.
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Carley Duffney for being named Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) Girls' Basketball Player of the Year.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Jaddan Simmons for being named to the 2019-20 Associated Press Girls Basketball All-State Second Team. Carley Duffney from Preble High School received honorable mention.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School and Southwest High School student athletes for receiving Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) Boys' Basketball honors:
    Ty Melchert (Southwest) - First Team
    Owen Stieber (Southwest) - Second Team
    Nic Tuscan (Preble) - Honorable Mention
    Michael Schultz (Preble) - Honorable Mention
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athlete Max Wagner for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on March 31.
  • Congratulations to Jaddan Simmons from Southwest High School and Kaiser Neverman from Preble High School who were nominated for a Wisconsin Prep Sports Award for girls basketball and swimming, respectively. 
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School and Southwest High School student athletes who were named to Fox 11's All-Area girls basketball team. Preble's Carley Duffney and Southwest's Jaddan Simmons were named to the First Team, while Preble's Kendall Renard was named to the Second Team.
  • Congratulations to Emma Pierce from Southwest High School for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on April 20.
  • Congratulations to Emma Onesti, Kaci Duquaine, Lauren Bonetti, Kayla Willems, and Sophia Zerillo from Preble High School's girls golf team for achieving Division 1 honorable mention in the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) 8th annual “Team Academic All-State” awards.
  • Congratulations to Kaiser Neverman from Preble High School for being selected as the Wisconsin Swim Coaches Association (WISCA) swimmer of the year for Division 1. Click here to see a video of the announcement.
  • Congrats to Preble High School student athlete Ashley Wolfe for being ranked as the 98th best player overall and 58th as a middle infielder in the country by Extra Innings Softball. Click here to learn more about this talented athlete.
  • Congratulations to Aubrie Gorski from Preble High School's track and field and dance team for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight on May 4.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Keegan Piton for being featured in Spectrum News 1 Scholar Athlete on May 14.
  • The Gatorade Company is proud to recognize Preble High School senior Max Wagner as the 2019-2020 Gatorade Wisconsin Baseball Player of the Year. In receiving this award, Max joins a 35 year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Kari-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons. Congrats, Max!
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Lexie Seals for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on May 21.
  • Congrats to Preble High School senior Krysten Capwell for being featured in Nicolet National Bank's Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on June 2.
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes from Southwest High School for being named to the 2019-20 Northern Indigenous All State Teams - Wisconsin Girls, which recognizes outstanding Native American high school athletes: MarjaRia Stevens (volleyball) and Mariah Rauschenbach (softball).
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes from Southwest High School for being named to the 2019-20 Northern Indigenous All State Teams - Wisconsin Boys, which recognizes outstanding Native American high school athletes: Grant Skenadore (football), David Danforth (basketball), Ty Melchert (basketball), and Onondaga Somers (swimming).
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