District Announces Open House Dates for August

For students in the Green Bay Area Public School District, the 2014-15 school year is right around the corner. To help prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 2, schools will be hosting open houses and registration dates. Elementary school students will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher and visit their classrooms, and older students will receive textbooks, class schedules and other important information. If your school is not listed, please call the school’s main office for additional information.


High School

East High:

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

John Dewey Academy of Learning:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Preble High:

  • TBD


  • Wednesday, August 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (juniors)
  • Wednesday, August 20. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (freshman)
  • Thursday, August 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (seniors)
  • Thursday, August 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (sophomores)

West High:

  • Monday, August 18, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Middle School/K-8

Aldo Leopold:

  • Thursday, August 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Edison Middle:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Franklin Middle:

  • Thursday, August 21, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (grade 6)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (grade 7 & 8 last name starting with A – L)
  • Thursday, August 28, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (grade 7 & 8 last name starting with M – Z)
  • Friday, August 29, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (make-up day for all students)

Lombardi Middle:

  • Monday, August 18, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (student registration)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (open house)

Red Smith:

  • Thursday, August 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (grade 6 orientation)
  • Tuesday, August 26, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (open house)

Washington Middle:

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Elementary School

Baird Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Beaumont Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Chappell Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Danz Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Doty Elementary: Thursday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Eisenhower Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Elmore Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fort Howard Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Howe Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Jackson Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Jefferson Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Keller Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

King Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Langlade Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

MacArthur Elementary: Tuesday, August 26, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Martin Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

McAuliffe Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Nicolet Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sullivan Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tank Elementary: Thursday, August 28, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Webster Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wequiock Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wilder Elementary: Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.



Early Learning Center:

  • Tuesday, August 26, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (4K open house)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (5K open house)

Froebel Garden of Early Learning:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (both 4K & 5K)


  • Thursday, August 28, 4:40 p.m. – 6 p.m. (AM class)
  • Thursday, August 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (PM class)

Encompass Carol Bush:

  • Wednesday, September 3, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Encompass Rosebush:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Encompass Cornerstone:

  • Thursday, August 28, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Peace Nursery:

  • Thursday, August 28, 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (AM class)
  • Thursday, August 28, 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (PM class)

Nature-Based 4K Program:

  • Tuesday, August 26, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (AM class)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (PM class)



Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill School: Wednesday, August 27, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Restoration Update

The boys’ locker room passed building department, fire department and industrial hygienist inspections. It was approved for the students and coaches to begin occupancy this morning. Coaches and students will be accessing the locker room from outside. Portable air conditioners have been installed and the room is sealed from air flow from the rest of Preble. 



Section A of the building, which had the least smoke damage will be finished today as far as the initial cleaning of rooms.



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Storage pods are onsite to store athletic and band equipment. Air conditioning units will be used to keep the equipment from getting damaged by humidity.

Textbooks for registration have been cleaned, deodorized and and loaded on a semi-trailer to be taken to the future site of student registration. Pictured below are the books being cleaned and waiting to be boxed.







Teachers having been inventorying classrooms and offices. The expectation is that the entire staff will have completed that work by Sunday.

The media toured Preble today to get video and photos of both the damage and the restoration work.




Work in section C, which is closest to the gym, continues with ceiling grids being removed and the cleaning in the upper ceiling beginning, as well as other cleaning efforts.



Interested in working on restoration project?

If you are interested in working at Preble to assist on the restoration project you can contact Lisa DeBeck at Temployment, Inc., 336 S. Jefferson St., 920-432-1600.

A Message from Preble Principal Natasha Rowell

Dear Staff & Preble Families,

As many of you may have heard, there was fire damage that has been isolated to the gym in the south end of the building at Preble High School this morning. The cause of the fire is not confirmed, and is still under investigation. The fire caused no injuries. Smoke damage is evident throughout the entire building, although the extent is unknown.

A restoration company is on site and will begin clean-up in the north front entrance of the building and will work its way south. The team has been mobilized and work will take place around the clock. As of now, preliminary indicators show that school should resume as scheduled on September 2, 2014.

We are so grateful to our community partners who have offered their support in this time of need. We appreciate the prompt response of our local fire departments, law enforcement and all first responders.

To enable us to clean and restore the building effectively, we ask that staff, students, and community members please stay away from the building until further notice. Please be assured that as we learn more information, we will communicate with you as promptly as possible.

Upcoming changes to activity schedules at Preble are as follows:

  • There will be no open gym until further notice.
  • Students who were attending summer school should report on Monday morning (August 11) to Edison Middle School, 442 Alpine Drive. Classroom assignments will be posted outside the main office. Staff will be on hand to assist the students. If parents or students have questions regarding summer school, please contact summer school administrator Courtney Kuehn at cmkuehn@gbaps.org
  • Students who are attending Driver’s Education with “Just Drive” should report next week to Edison Middle School at their assigned time.
  • Back to school registration scheduled for August 13 and 14 will be relocated to East High School, 1415 East Walnut Street. We have extended online registration for Preble students and families through August 19. A make-up day for late registration will be announced.
  • All practices at Preble today (August 8) are cancelled.
  • Saturday, August 9 football picture day has been cancelled.
  • Varsity and JV football players should plan to practice as scheduled on Saturday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. Students should report to the football shed by the practice field on Newberry Ave. There will be no access to the building. Players should plan to wear appropriate practice clothing.
  • Sports beginning next week (boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis, girls’ golf, girls & boys volleyball) should report to their offsite location as scheduled. There is no access to Preble.

More information will be communicated as it becomes available. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Natasha Rowell


Preble High School

New Grading Scale Approved July 21, 2014

GradeDuring the 2013-14 school year, a task force was established that included teachers, principals, students, parents, school board members and administrators. The task force determined that a new grading scale for the secondary level was a key component in providing meaningful instruction to all students to accurately communicate a student’s performance. On July 21, 2014, the Board of Education voted to approve the new grading scale.

The new grading scale does the following:

•Aligns with surrounding school districts, which enables Green Bay students to compete on a level playing field for college admission and scholarships.
•Provides a more accurate and clear representation of student performance.
•Incentivizes students to enroll in more academically challenging classes, such as advanced placement courses.
•Reflects most college and university grading scales.

The grading scale is just the first part of the committee’s work. During the 2014-15 school year the task force will be working on recommendations to align grading practices with high quality instruction. The grading scale will be implemented for the 2014-15 school year and is not retroactive.

It is important to note that the grading scale does not reflect the academic rigor expected in our district. Rather, academic rigor should be supported through academic expectations and practices within the classroom.

The new grading scale is pictured at the top of the post.

East High School Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville

FBLA Nationals Nick & JacobMore than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business related competitive events.

Jacob Thomas and Nick VanMatre from East High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence on July 2. VanMatre and Thomas competed in Mobile App Development and brought home the fifth place trophy as well as a cash award from Microsoft. The Mobile App Development event requires students to build a fully functional mobile app based on the criteria given in the event description. For the 2014 event VanMatre and Thomas built a training app to engage students and help them prepare for an FBLA test.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Jacob and Nick,” said East High School FBLA advisor Scott Christy. “Mobile App Development was a new event this year and it ended up being considerably more difficult than we originally expected. They worked incredibly hard for the last five months on this and to finish in the top five in the entire nation is a very impressive accomplishment.”
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In order to make it to FBLA nationals, competitors must first finish in the top three for their event at regionals to advance to state competition. Students then must finish in the top three at the FBLA State Leadership Conference to be selected to represent Wisconsin at FBLA nationals. Green Bay East FBLA qualified five students for nationals this year in three different events, the most for a single year in the history of the FBLA program at East. East High School has had eight top ten national finishers over the past six years including a top two finisher in 2013.

In addition to the competitions, students at FBLA Nationals immersed themselves in educational workshops, attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics, and enjoyed sightseeing tours in Nashville.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.fbla-pbl.org.

Job Center Building to be Named After Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill

On July 21, the Green Bay Area Public School District Board of Education approved that the former Job Center Building located at 325 N. Roosevelt in Green Bay will be named the Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill School.

The school’s namesake, Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill, was born in 1876 in northern New Jersey to a mother who was a Mohawk and a father who was a Quaker physician. Minoka-Hill earned her M.D. at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1899, and moved to Wisconsin in 1905 with her husband Charles Hill, a farmer. For decades she operated a “kitchen clinic” at her house, providing care for Oneida on the reservation. In 1947 she was adopted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. They gave her the name Yo-da-gent, meaning “she who serves.” Minoka-Hill spent her life tending to the needs of the poor and underserved in her Wisconsin community.

The Minoka-Hill School will serve students with a continuum of unique learning needs. At Minoka-Hill these students are provided additional supports to assist them in overcoming personal challenges with the goal of transitioning back to their neighborhood or choice school, and ultimately graduating college, career and community ready.

“The naming committee was very excited about its selection of Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill as the namesake for a school which will serve the district’s most unique learners,” said Executive Director of Special Education Services Claudia Hendrickson. “Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill was one of the first Native American women to become a medical doctor in the United States. Not only did she overcome personal challenges in her life, she is recognized for her achievements and the service she provided to underserved communities.”

The District is also pleased to announce that the Minoka-Hill will be a Thrive School. This partnership with Bellin Health is an important element of the District’s efforts to educate the whole child, with a focus on wellness educational opportunities for students, families and community.

Minoka-Hill will open its doors for the 2014-15 school year on September 2, 2014. Relocation of programs to the school is expected to be completed by September 2015. When completed the school will provide a wide-range of supports for students with emotional/health, attendance and behavioral issues to address root causes enabling students to transition back to their regular school setting and be successful.


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