De Pere High School students, pictured from left, Tara Ouradnik, Daria Pierce, Mary Trulley, Tyler Lambert and Bethany Gebelein earned awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Scholastic Art Awards competition. Kara Barber, who isn't pictured, also won an award in the competition.
De Pere High School
Several students from the school received awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Scholastic Art Awards competition.
A total of 395 outstanding works by Wisconsin students in grades 7 to 12 comprise the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards Wisconsin annual exhibition, one of more than 75 art regionals held across the country.
The exhibition has been on view at Milwaukee Art Museum from Feb. 2 until March 17. Gold and Silver Key winning artworks are exhibited in the Schroeder West Galleria & Pieper Education Gallery.
De Pere's award-winning students are: Kara Barber, junior, Drawing, "Boots," Honorable Mention; Bethany Gebelein, sophomore, Digital Art, "Boy," Silver Key; Tyler Lambert, sophomore, Fashion, woven shirt/dress, Honorable Mention; Tara Ouradnik, sophomore, jewelry, "UPCycled," Honorable Mention; Daria Pierce, junior, Photography, "Shadows," Gold Key and a Milwaukee Art Museum Docent cash award; and Mary Trulley, senior, Photography, "Manmade Nature," Gold Key.
Gold Key-winning artworks will advance to The National Scholastic Art Awards contest. The national awards ceremony will be held in May at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Foxview Intermediate School
The Green Bay Packers announced Friday, March 8, that the school finished in second place in this year's Play 60 Challenge.
The monthlong, physical-fitness program that included 11 schools from Wisconsin challenged the students to get active and play for at least 60 minutes each day. The Packers, American Heart Association, Bellin Health and WPS Health Insurance sponsored the program, which started Feb. 4 and ended March 3.
Activities could be broken up and performed at and out of school. The students tracked their daily totals on classroom scoreboards.
Holy Family School in Brillion won the Play 60 Challenge with an average of 4,585 minutes per student, which averaged to 163.7 minutes per day.
Foxview was runner-up with an average of 4,452 minutes per student - or 159 minutes per day.
St. Mary Catholic School in Portage finished third with an average of 4,300 minutes per student (153.6 minutes per day), and Rock Ledge Elementary School in Seymour placed fourth with an average of 3,917.2 minutes per student (139.9 minutes per day).
More than 1,800 students from the participating schools logged 6,520,922 minutes, which computed to an average of 124.11 minutes per student per day.
The top four schools received US Games gift certificates to be used to purchase gym equipment. Foxview earned a certificate for $600.
As the first-place finishers, the students at Holy Family School will receive a trip to Green Bay's Lambeau Field, which includes a stadium tour, passes to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and a chance to meet a Packers player.
West De Pere High School
The school hosted the annual District Solo/Ensemble Festival on March 1-2. Schools in attendance were West De Pere High School, West De Pere Middle School, De Pere High School, De Pere Middle School, Ashwaubenon High School and Parkview Middle School.
The following West De Pere High School band and choir students qualified for the State Solo/Ensemble Festival:
? Vocal events: Kelsey Norton, Haley Berger, Brittany Nohr, Hannah Sislo, Molly Tillman, Michael Kaster, Lauren Boden, Krysta Cornelius, Bailey Wilson, Kori Hooyman, Shannon Massey, Kiara Forcey, Holly Schranz, Katie Stangel, Cassie Lambrecht, Paige Burdette, Lauren Vanden Avond, Mikayla Doherty, Gabi Wanish, Dana Cordry, Carly Gillis, Holly Rintamaki, Sarah Meiners, Rachel Gilson, Val Kudick, Carissa Baeb, Carina Lasee, Anna Collins and Rachel Schweiner.
? Instrumental events: Molly Tillman, Christine Lasee, Karla Hrdlicka, Paula Van Rooy, Jacob Murphy, Kristina Eggener, Jason Stupka, Jacob Benoit, Colton Forgette, Oliver Konecny, Kim Tenor, Chase Bemowski, Pearce Devlin, Megan Lau, Annie LeBrun, Brandon Hyde, Melissa Hrdlicka, Paul Lennon, Trevor Rusch, Trevor Gossen, Jacob Hoslet, Brett Grathen, Connor Klarkowski, Matt Czarnecki, Benjamin Grimmer, Tanner Ehnerd, Stacy Tuma, Zach Jensen, Tyler Marcek, Jonothon Hill, Valerie Smith, Rachel Seiler, Ellie Grocholski, Elizabeth Saunders, Emily Stangel, Breanna Schmidt, Ja-Nai Hibbs, Alicia Hyde, Katrina Ruetten, Morgan Pasterski, Caleb Suda, Alex LaValley, Daniel Heckman and Zac Gallenberger.
West De Pere Middle School
? A literary contest was sponsored by the Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter of Wisconsin. Four seventh-grade students from the school participated: Kaitlin Bixby, Ashley Borchert, Emma Albers and Olivia Bowe.
They all wrote a book for young children complete with illustrations. The books could be no longer than 800 words.
Olivia's book, "Gymee the Gymnast," was selected as a finalist in the competition, and her book won third place.
? Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes invites all girls to attend an after-school event to talk about beauty. The event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the school.
The theme of this event is "Beautiful Me." Self-esteem, positive body image, individuality and how to have courage, confidence and character will be discussed.
The cost of the event is $12. Financial assistance is available. Snacks and activities will be provided.
Those who would like to attend the event should complete the permission slip and the registration form. For information, contact Rozlyn at (920) 955-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin International School
The school has partnered with St. Brendan's Inn in Green Bay to raise money for cancer research for children.
The students at WIS participated in a "Penny War" from Monday to Wednesday this week.
A school assembly was planned for today, at which a number of students will have their heads shaved in support of those children suffering from cancer. If students raised $1,000 by Wednesday, Mr. Tim Brumm, the school's social studies teacher, will have his head shaved as well.
The school is urging the community to pitch in to help the children. If you would like to donate money for cancer research, go to www.stbaldricks.org and search Wisconsin International School.