Farm to School Harvest of the Month

Farm to SchoolFarm to School connects schools with local farmers to increase local, healthy food in school cafeterias. Through hands-on agriculture, health, and nutrition education opportunities, Farm to School increases the consumption of fruits and vegetables and school meal participation. Additionally, Farm to School increases market opportunities for local producers and supports economic development across numerous sectors.

The District partners with Live54218 to make Farm to School a reality for GBAPS students. In addition to the local items enjoyed in cafeterias district-wide, students at Danz and Howe elementary schools learned about seasonal produce during monthly Farm to School based nutrition lessons and recently got to sample roasted asparagus (the Harvest of the Month item!) from Ledgeview Gardens in De Pere. Farm to School is making a positive impact on our students, and we look forward to its continuation in the 2015-16 school year.

asparagus May 2015

Preble High School Announces 2014-15 Athletic Award Winners

Preble Pride LogoThe Preble High School Athletic Department is proud to announce its 2014-2015 athletic award winners.

The award recipients are as follows:

Jack Drankoff Memorial Scholarship – Morgan Jindra & Daniel LaLuzerne

Established in 2013 to honor long time Preble cross country and track coach Jack Drankoff. The scholarship is awarded to a male and female student who has been involved in cross country and/or track at Preble High School, and show a love for the sport of distance running and excel in the classroom.

Tom Finlan Scholarship: Brooke Wimberly & Daniel LaLuzerne

Recipients of this scholarship must be senior athletes involved in the sport of cross country, and must demonstrate a high degree of success in high school overall.

W.I.A.A. Scholar Athlete: Leslie Giesler & Luke Duffney
Awarded to female and male student in their second semester of their senior year in high school. Each nominee must have earned at least four varsity letters through athletic participation in W.I.A.A. sanctioned sports during the complete freshmen, sophomore and junior years and the fall and winter of the senior year. Each nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).  Athletic code violations are considered in the selection process.

United States Army Reserve: Madeline Neumeier & Colin Wanek
Any male athlete or female athlete who has excelled in any organized sport during the school year and has demonstrated a strong academic performance well above average shall be eligible for selection as scholar/athletes. Scholar/athletes typically have a least a “B” average.

United States Marine Corps: Kaylee Francois
The recipient must be a senior, an athlete in a school sponsored sport, recognized as an exemplary young citizen and role model for younger students and recognized as having best exhibited the personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership while performing as a varsity athlete.

American Legion Award: McKenna Wall & Riley Vandenplas
The recipient of this award must be a female/male senior athlete in good standing academically that excels athletically while performing as a varsity athlete.

Bill Dessart Leadership Award: Randy Bialcik
The recipient of this award must be a senior male athlete in good standing academically and display the characteristics of a good leader.

Peter Hamel Most Valuable Athlete – Female: Isabella Samuels
This is the highest honor bestowed on a female athlete at Green Bay Preble High School.  The recipient is a female, senior athlete that is recognized by the athletic department for their achievement, sportsmanship, character and leadership while participating as an athlete at Preble.
John David Most Valuable Athlete – Male: Daniel LaLuzerne
This is the highest honor bestowed on a male athlete at Green Bay Preble High School.  The recipient is a male, senior athlete that is recognized by the athletic department for their achievement, sportsmanship, character and leadership while participating as an athlete at Preble.
Scholarship Winners & College Sport Signings:
Kennedy Brault: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (Soccer)
Casey Nelson: Northern Michigan University (Football)
Madeline Neumeier: Loyola University of Chicago (Golf)
Sophia Sachs: Northern Michigan University (Soccer)
Rosalyn Stoa: University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (Swimming)
Daniel LaLuzerne: University of Wisconsin – Madison (Track & Field)

District Receives School Counseling Grant

Recently the Green Bay Area Public School District was awarded the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant will serve to build our comprehensive school counseling programs at all levels and support school counseling staffing and additional programming at the elementary level. Focus on elementary is encouraged by the Department of Education as this is the area of most concern nationwide.

The District will receive over 1.1 million dollars over the next three years. Funding averages about $370,000 each year.

As part of the grant process the District needed to identify the schools with the highest need based on state academic performance, behavior referrals, economics and transiency. The following schools will be receiving additional funding from the grant for staffing and will be provided opportunities for building training over the next three years in specific areas identified in the grant. Targeted schools include Baird, Eisenhower, Elmore, Fort Howard, Howe, Jefferson, Lincoln, Nicolet, and Tank.

District students compete in FBLA State competition

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On April 13 and 14, students from the Green Bay Area Public School District attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State competition hosted in La Crosse, WI. FBLA is a national student organization that helps a quarter-million students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. Students from Green Bay East, West, Southwest and Preble attended the competition, and had tremendous performances throughout. The results are as follows:

East High School: Eight East students attended the State competition, and a school-record seven students qualified for the National competition in Chicago this summer.

State Champions:

  • Carissa Langenhuizen and Megan Morris – 1st place in Web Site Design
  • Nathaniel Larkin and Tayler Wypishinski-Prechter – 1st place in Mobile Application Development

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Carrigan Kneiss – 4th place in Spreadsheet Applications
  • Calvin Kanzenbach – 4th place in Public Speaking II

Testing event National qualifiers:

  • Jacob Thomas – 3rd place in Computer Applications
  • Kaitlyn Holzer – 4th place in Business Communications
  • Nathan Kohls – 4th place in Cyber security


Preble High School: Preble had 20 FBLA students qualify for the State competition, all of which turned in great performances.

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Elizabeth Keiler – 2nd in Client Services and qualified for the National Leadership Conference
  • Haley Siegworth and Paige Wimberly – 4th in Desktop Publishing

Top 10 State finishers:

  • Riley Vandenplas and Ethan Vandenplas – 7th in Public Service Announcement
  • Morgan Jindra, Madeline Neumeier, Heidi Overeem, Brooklyn Robertson, and Brooke Wimberly – 9th in Parliamentary Procedure


Southwest High School: Southwest had six students qualify for the FBLA State competition and had a great turnout from their FBLA students.

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Ally Gerczak, Jacob Gussert, Madysen LeRoy – 2nd in Banking and Financial Systems
  • Cassie Pribyl – 4th in Accounting I
  • Devin Vincent – 5th in Cyber Security

Top 10 State finishers:

  • Andrew Stieber – 7th in Impromptu Speaking

2015 Academic Competition Results

Over 400 students from 15 northeast Wisconsin high schools participated in the Academic Competition sponsored by Green Bay Area Public Schools on April 14 at West High School. Students competed in one of four subject areas with questions written by University of Wisconsin – Green Bay professors as well as other area educators. In addition to objective questions, English teams also competed in an impromptu essay event.

Riley Burger of Preble High School, won the award for the highest score on the essay portion of the competition.

The competition results are as follows:

English Language Arts
1st Place –  Green Bay East coached by Suzi Carlson
2nd Place –  De Pere coached by Becky Hawley
3rd Place – Bay Port “A” coached by Janelle Bailey
4th Place – Denmark coached by Carrie Latus

1st Place – De Pere coached by Amy Turriff
2nd Place – Ashwaubenon “A” coached by Sue Krausert and Debbie Hendricks
3rd Place –  Sturgeon Bay coached by Cliff Wind
4th Place –  Green Bay East “A” coached by Brandon Quinn and Will Garray

1st Place –  Green Bay Preble “A” coached by David Haller
2nd Place –  Bay Port coached by Anne Schmidt
3rd Place –  West De Pere coached by Jack Batten
4th Place –  Kewaunee coached by Jonel Niesing

Social Studies
1st Place –  Pulaski – coached by Joan Brylski
2nd Place –  Luxemburg-Casco “A” – coached by darrell Geyer
3rd Place – Denmark “B” – coached by Mark Tomashek
4th Place – Green Bay Preble – coached by Paul Abts
5th Place –  De Pere-coached by Bob Spice

Register Now for Summer School 2015

District summer school offerings keep growing each year. Last year, more than 8,000 students attended summer school! High school students can take classes to get ahead, catch up, or just to get into shape. Elementary and middle school students can take classes to have fun, learn something new, and to help keep summer boredom away.

Visit the district website for summer school dates, transportation information, registration information, and details on Middle School Matters and Freshman Forward. Online and paper registration runs from March 30 – April 17, 2015. There will be no fee for 2015 summer school courses.

District DECA Students Compete at State Competition

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Several Green Bay area schools traveled to Lake Geneva, WI from March 10-12, 2015 to compete in the DECA state meet. DECA is a business and marketing club that allows students to compete in teams of one or two as they present solutions to business and marketing issues. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The results from the state competition are as follows:

Southwest High School: Southwest High School experienced another successful DECA competition this year. Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. The results are as follows:

Written Projects
3rd Place – Entrepreneurship Promotion Project: Trisha Hanold and Katie Folsom

3rd Place – Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Mitch McMahon

Role Play and Test Competition
1st Place – Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Mitch McMahon

2nd Place – Hospitality and Tourism Marketing: Jacob Gussert and Marie Pisani

3rd Place – Human Resource Management: Emily Haines

5th Place – Food Marketing: Connor Jones

Top 10 Finalist – Finance: Sam Holland

Medalist – Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Andrew Stieber

Medalist – Financial Services Team Event: Kabir Bedi and Syon Verma

Medalist – Quick Service Restaurant Marketing: Brett Kaufman

Medalist – Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Joel Kananen and Peter Nickel

Southwest DECA would also like to recognize Mitch McMahon as he completed his term as the Wisconsin DECA President. In addition, Southwest DECA earned a variety of chapter awards:
• MDA Award
• Gold Chapter
• Thrive Membership Campaign
• Thrive Chapter Campaigns
• Wisconsin Alumni Excellence to Caryn Voskuil
• Friend of DECA Award to Damian Uchendu
• Acts of Kindness Award
• 100 Hours of Community Service Award

Preble High School: Preble High School experienced another successful DECA competition.  Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. The results are as follows:

1st Place – Human Resource Management: Tom Brennan

5th Place – Public Relations Project: Tom Brennan and Randy Bialcik

5th Place – Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Brandl Bonetti

3rd Place- Financial Literacy Project: Erica Brandsma and McKayla Hansen

4th place – Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing and a $500.00 Travel Scholarship: Sam Majeski

5th Place – Fashion Merchandising Plan: Sheridan Michaud and Sydney Onesti

5th Place – Restaurant and Food Marketing: Jared Roznowski

5th Place – Financial Services Team Decision Event: Alex Wood and Maddy Neumeier

Accepted as Leadership Lab attendee: Riley Vanden Plas

Medalist – Travel and Tourism Marketing: J.R. Kennedy and Sierra Frievalt

Medalist – Marketing Management: Samantha Brusky

Medalist – Principals of Hospitality: Emma Kosmoski

Medalist – Principals of Hospitality Marketing: Della Haanen

East High School: East had another great showing at DECA from all of its members. The results are as follows:

Medalist – Role Play: Nick Herlache

Accounting Finalist: Nick Herlache

Medalist – Area Test: Eliza Kruszynski

Business Principles/Administration Finalist: Eliza Kruszynski

East was also recognized for the following:
• “Act of Kindness” Project
• Diamond Chapter

West High School: West High School had an impressive showing at the DECA State meet, sending two of its members to the international meet.

Gold certificate for School based enterprise: Mya Mitchell and Eli Deno


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