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

EHS FBLA NLCNearly 12,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the city of Chicago recently to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $200,000 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 Chicago on June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States were in attendance to sharpen their core business skills, expand their career networks, and participate in more than 65 business-related competitive events.

East High School qualified a school record seven students for FBLA Nationals this year. In order to qualify for nationals, competitors must first finish in the top three for their event at regional competition, and then must finish in the top three at state competition. East High School also had national competitors in the Computer Applications, Cybersecurity, and Mobile App Development events. All seven students from East advanced to the national event finals for their respective events. East has had 11 top ten national finishers over the past seven years including a top two national finisher in 2013.

Carissa Langenhuizen and Megan Morris from East High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence ceremony on July 2. Langenhuizen and Morris were top 10 finishers in the Website Development event and brought home the 9th place trophy. The event requires students to build a fully functional business related website based on the criteria given in the event description. Langenhuizen and Morris built a website for a fictitious cycling company to promote the business, sell products online, and register customers in a variety of workshops and cycling trips.

East’s Kaitlyn Holzer also finished among the top 10 in the nation for Business Communications. This event requires the participant to apply a variety of communication skills including grammar, punctuation, and technical writing in a written test format. Holzer finished 10th.

In addition to the competitions, students at FBLA Nationals immersed themselves in educational workshops, attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics, completed and passed industry certification exams from Microsoft, and enjoyed sightseeing tours in Chicago.

“This was just an outstanding group of students this year. Their persistence, hard work, and team spirit really impressed me,” said East High School FBLA advisor Scott Christy. “Representing the state of Wisconsin at FBLA Nationals is a huge accomplishment as you have to be among the very best in the state in order to qualify. Advancing past the preliminary rounds at nationals and making it on stage as a top 10 national finisher is incredibly difficult as you’re competing against the best business students in the nation.  I am incredibly proud of how my students performed this year.”

District Summer Food Program Offers Free Nutritious Meals throughout Summer Break

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Green Bay Area Public School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.

The following locations will be serving free meals this summer (refer to site list for locations and times below). Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Kathy Walker, Director of Food Services. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”

The daily food service schedule for each park day beginning June 11 – August 14 (no July 3rd meals), Monday through Friday, is as follows:

  • 8th Street Park: 11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Astor Park: 1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Baird Park: 12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
  • Bayview Park: 11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • Beaumont Park: 12:05 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Beaver Dam Park: 1:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • Central Library: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Colburn Park: 12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Danz Park: 1:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • East River Park: 12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
  • Eastman Park: 11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
  • Edison Park: 1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
  • Eisenhower Park: 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Farlin Park: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Fireman’s Park: 12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Fisk Park: 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fort Howard Park: 1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • Joannes Park: 12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • John Muir Park: 1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
  • Kennedy Park: 12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
  • Marquette Park: 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mather Park: 12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Murphy Park: 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Nicolet Park: 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. (outside at Nicolet School)
  • Perkins Park: 12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
  • Seymour Park: 1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
  • Southwest Library: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • St. James Park: 1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
  • St. Philips Park: 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Tank Park: 11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • VT Pride Park: 11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • Whitney Park: 11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wilder Park: 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

The daily food service schedule for each summer school site is as follows (no July 3rd meals):

Summer School Sites: Start Date End Date Breakfast Serve Times* Lunch Serve Times*
Baird School 22-Jun 31-Jul 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Beaumont School 22-Jun 31-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Danz School (no Fridays) 22-Jun 23-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Danz School 8-Jul 9-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Danz School (no Fridays) 13-Jul 23-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Doty School 6-Jul 30-Jul 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
East High School 22-Jun 14-Aug 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Edison School 22-Jun 31-Jul 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Eisenhower School (no Fridays) 22-Jun 30-Jul 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Elmore School 3-Aug 14-Aug 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Howe School 22-Jun 31-Jul 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Jefferson School 15-Jun 26-Jun 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Keller School 15-Jun 26-Jun 8:15 – 8:30 a.m. 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Keller School 3-Aug 14-Aug 8:15 – 8:30 a.m. 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln School 22-Jun 16-Jul 8:40 – 8:55 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
MacArthur School 22-Jun 26-Jun na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
MacArthur School 3-Aug 14-Aug na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Martin School 22-Jun 2-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Martin School 3-Aug 14-Aug na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Preble High School 22-Jun 14-Aug 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Sullivan School 29-Jun 30-Jul na 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Webster School 22-Jun 2-Jul 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
West High School 22-Jun 14-Aug 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Wilder School 22-Jun 31-Jul na 11:50 – 12:05 p.m.

* Serving times may lengthen depending upon number of students being served.


In addition to the daily schedule, free lunch will be provided at the following events:

  • June 18: City-wide Track & Novelty Day at Fisk Park
  • June 19: Go Skateboarding Day at Joannes Park, Skateboard Park
  • June 25: Kid’s Day at Leicht Park
  • June 30: Wildlife Sanctuary Day: Lunch at 12:00 p.m. Program 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • July 8: Games Day at Fisk Park, 11:00 a.m.
  • July 11: Fit Fest at Leicht Park: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • July 16: City Wide Sports Tournament, Colburn Park, 11:00 a.m.
  • July 28: Kiddie Parade 5:30 p.m. / Kiddie Karnival 6:30 p.m., Leicht Park
  • August 4: Geography Bowl at Preble Park: Lunch at 1:00 p.m., Program 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • August 11: Bay Beach Day

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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


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