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Tomashek in top 20 at state spelling bee

West De Pere Middle School student Maria Tomashek finished 18th out of 48 contestants in the Badger State Spelling Bee at Edgewood College in Madison on Saturday, March 23.

The seventh-grader stayed in the competition for about 12 rounds. She was eliminated by the word "dichotomy."

Aisha Khan, a seventh-grade student from Madison, won the state bee. She qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be May 26-June 1 in Washington, D.C.

De Pere summer school sign-up starts April 10

Online registration for summer school in the De Pere School District will start at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 10.

Summer school catalogs will be distributed to students' attending school in the east-side district Thursday, March 28. The online registration will conclude Friday, May 10.

Registration for non-district residents will begin Wednesday, April 17.

The district's regular summer school session will run from Monday, June 17, until Thursday, July 11. Class times are 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Pre-kindergarten through second-grade courses will be offered at Heritage Elementary School. Classes for grades 3 to 8 will be offered at De Pere Middle School. Speed and Strength, high school classes and some athletics programs will continue to be offered at De Pere High School. A 4-year-old kindergarten course is available this year at the high school learning lab.

For more information about summer school or to register starting the night of April 10, go to and click on the Parents tab.

Sign language workshop for the community

St. Norbert College's Language Services will hold an American Sign Language workshop for the public Saturday, April 6.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon at F.K. Bemis International Center on the De Pere campus.

Certified American Sign Language teacher Ann Blainski will lead the workshop, which will offer a glimpse into deaf culture and sign language.

Cost for the workshop is $30 per person. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, March 29.

For more information or to register, go to or call (920) 403-4075.

Recognition for collaborations at St. Norbert

St. Norbert College in De Pere will honor its student and faculty/staff collaborations Tuesday, April 2.

A celebration event featuring 58 projects done by 88 students and 43 faculty/staff will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on the main level of Todd Wehr Hall.

A reception and recognition ceremony for all participants and guests will start at 4 p.m. in Hendrickson Dining Room at F.K. Bemis International Center. Kathy Licht, a 1992 St. Norbert graduate and an associate professor of earth sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will speak on collaborative research.

The event is free and open to the public.

Passion for Fashion auction, show April 6

St. Norbert College will host the second annual Passion for Fashion charity auction and fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at Michels Commons on the De Pere campus.

Seating and appetizers will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Passion for Fashion is a student group at St. Norbert that aims to challenge and educate the student body and the general public about fashion etiquette for day-to-day occasions and preparing for dress in the workplace.

Local and regional businesses will display casual, formal and bridal wear at the public event. Models of all heights and sizes will be featured.

Admission for the event is $16 ($20 at the door) for adults and $7 ($10 at the door) for students. Reservations are recommended by sending email to or Tickets also can be purchased online at

Proceeds from the show will be donated to Golden House for domestic-violence victims in Green Bay. Auction items include jewelry, clothing, chocolate and home decorations.

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