East & Preble Students Advance to National FBLA Competition

On April 11 and 12 Green Bay Area Public School District students traveled to La Crosse, WI to compete at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state leadership conference. Students from more than 120 schools across the state participated in business and marketing related competitions. Students who placed in the top four of their event qualified to compete at the national leadership conference in Atlanta, GA on June 29 – July 2. The results are as follows:


FBLA state

East High School


  • Nathan Kohls – 1st place; Healthcare Administration
  • Logan Green – 2nd place; Spreadsheets
  • Rebecca Schelk – 4th place; Computer Applications
  • Josh Villars – 6th place; Computer Problem Solving



FBLA state

Preble High School


  • Brandl Bonetti – 1st place; Sales Presentation
  • Haley Siegworth & Paige Wimberly – 2nd place; Publication Design
  • Emily Johnson & Kelsey Guzman – 2nd place; Business Plan
  • Sara Sendelbach – 4th place; Database Design & Applications
  • Pascal King & Nathan Rahmlow – 7th place; Computer Game & Simulation Programming


FBLA state


Southwest High School

  • Devin Vincent – 5th place; Mobile App Design
  • Elena Cain – 7th place; Personal Finance





West High School

FBLA State Competition

  • Ben Pasterski, Travis Fontaine, Tim Salzer – Competed in Computer Game & Simulation Programming

District Hosts Successful Academic Competition for 500 Local Students

On April 12, the Green Bay Area Public School District hosted an academic competition at West High School. Nearly 500 students from 14 Northeast Wisconsin schools participated in the event that was led by the District’s Gifted & Talented Department. Students competed in one of four subject areas with questions written by University of Wisconsin – Green Bay professors and other area educators. In addition to objective questions, English teams also competed in an impromptu essay event. The competition results are as follows:

English Language Arts

East ELA Team

East ELA Team

1st Place – De Pere coached by Becky Hawley

2nd Place – Denmark coached by Carrie Latus

3rd Place – Green Bay East coached by Suzi Carlson

4th Place – Bay Port “A” coached by Janelle Bailey

For the impromptu essay event, the following students won awards for achieving perfect scores: Kathryn Nohr (Bay Port), and Alden Hunt (De Pere).


East Math Team

East Math Team

1st Place – Ashwaubenon “A” coached by Sue Krausert and Cassie Burns

2nd Place – Green Bay East “A” coached by Brandon Quinn and Will Garay

3rd Place – Sturgeon Bay coached by Cliff Wind

4th Place – Green Bay Southwest “A” coached by Jeff Streckenbach



Preble Science Team

Preble Science Team

1st Place – Green Bay Preble “A” coached by David Haller

2nd Place – Bay Port coached by Anne Schmidt

3rd Place – Green Bay Southwest “A” coached by John Sebranek

4th Place – West De Pere coached by Jack Batten



Social Studies

1st Place – Manitowoc “B” coached by Tom Hamann

2nd Place – Ashwaubenon “A” – coached by Amy Bunkleman

3rd Place – West De Pere coached by Matt Lambrecht

4th Place – De Pere coached by Bob Spice

SW Math Team

Southwest Math Team

GBAPS Students & Teachers Receive 2016 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards

Michelle Flicek - King Elementary

Michelle Flicek – King Elementary

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2016 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. The $3,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals and their schools, and 184 graduating high school students. Four individuals from the Green Bay Area Public School District have been honored with awards: Jena Vandenhouten of Preble High School, Anna Schaut of West High School, Michelle Flicek of King Elementary School, and Lisa Merkel of West High School.

Jena Vandenhouten of Preble High School has been named an Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholar. Initiative Scholarship recipients are chosen by their schools and have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond.

Anna Schaut of West High School has been named an Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar. Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena, have high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond.

Michelle Flicek and Lisa Merkel have been chosen as Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service inside and outside of the classroom.

Lisa Merkel - West High

Lisa Merkel – West High

The recipients from the Green Bay Area Public School District will be honored alongside other local educators and students at a recognition luncheon on Sunday, April 17 at West De Pere High School at 12:30 p.m.

The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program was established by Herb Kohl, U.S. Senator (Retired) in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded $10.2 million to Wisconsin educators, students, and schools.

District High Schools Succeed at State DECA; Preble & Southwest Head to Nationals

On March 8-10, teams from the four Green Bay Area Public School District high schools competed at the state DECA competition in Lake Geneva, WI. Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. DECA is a business and marketing organization that allows students to compete individually or in teams 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. State competition results are outlined below.

East High School

  • Medalist – Shyloh Galiano; Apparel & Accessories
  • East High School also received an Acts of Kindness Award

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  • 1st Place – Sydney Onesti & Sheridan Michaud; Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
  • 1st Place – Ellie Brennan; Marketing Communication Lesson
  • 3rd Place – MaKayla Hansen & Ericka Brandsma; Public Relations Plan
  • 3rd Place – Ericka Brandsma; Food Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Ellie Brennan; Business Services Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Samantha Brusky; Hotel and Lodging Marketing
  • 4th Place – Sydney Onesti; Food Marketing
  • Top 10 – Christian Schommer; Sports and Entertainment Marketing

The following students will be competing in the national competition in Nashville, TN on April 23-26, 2016: Ellie Brennan, MaKayla Hansen, Ericka Brandsma, Sydney Onesti, Samantha Brusky, and Sheridan Michaud.

Full group 2 (1)Southwest High School

  • 1st Place – Trisha Hanold, Katie Folsom, and Connor Jones; Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan
  • 2nd Place – Connor Jones; Food Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Megan Batten; Sales Presentation
  • 3rd Place- Payton Fick & Clayton Ladsten; Sports Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Kabir Bedi & Syon Verma; Financial Services Marketing
  • 6th Place- Zach Ferraro; Financial Consulting Sales Presentation
  • 6th Place – Zach Ferraro; Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing
  • Top 10 – Jessie Smith; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Trisha Hanold & Katie Folsom; Marketing Communications
  • Medalist – Isabella Bence; Hotel & Lodging Marketing
  • Medalist – Kai Schmitt; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Kyle Campbell; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Andrew Nickel; Marketing Management

The following students will be competing in the national competition in April: Trisha Hanold, Katie Folsom, Connor Jones, Kabir Bedi, Syon Verma, Payton Fick, Clayton Ladsten, Jessie Smith, Cyen Bero, Griffin Goltz, Ruben Guzman, Megan Batten, and Zach Ferraro.

In addition, Southwest DECA earned a variety of chapter awards:

  • Gold Chapter for school and community involvement
  • Diamond Level Achievement through international DECA
  • 100 Hours of Community Service
  • MDA Award
  • Winner of Community Service Project award
  • Acts of Kindness Award
  • Thrive Campaign

Southwest DECA would like to thank their corporate partners for their continued support of Marketing Education and DECA: Cousins Subs, Elaine’s Wedding Center, Happy Joe’s, Kaufman Associates, Macco’s Floor Covering, and Symbolic Creations.

West High SchoolPaige and Katie DECA state

  • Top 10 Medalists – Paige Bogner & Katie Hynek; Learn & Earn

Jefferson & Keller named WI Schools of Recognition

Jefferson & Keller WI Schools of RecognitionCongratulations to Jefferson and Keller elementary schools for being named Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition for the 2015-16 school year.

Specifically Jefferson and Keller were named “Beating-the-Odds” schools, which means they are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state. They have demonstrated above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels.

State Superintendent Tony Evers said in a press release, “These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement.”

Click here for more information from the WI Department of Public Instruction.

Congratulations to Jefferson & Keller!

Congratulations 2016 Teachers of Distinction

2016 Teachers of DistinctionCongratulations to the Green Bay Area Public School District teachers who have been selected as 2016 Teachers of Distinction in the first round of the Golden Apple Awards! They were chosen because of their commitment to students, their active involvement of students in learning opportunities, and their creation of learning environments that stimulate student interest in learning as described in their applications. We are so proud!




  • Kevin Butters: East High School
  • Kevin Flogel: Webster Elementary School
  • Megan Frazier: Lincoln Elementary
  • Mary Hurst: Baird Elementary
  • Katie Johnston: Wilder Elementary
  • Jessica Keller: Sullivan Elementary
  • Jill King: Tank Elementary
  • Amy Kline: Red Smith
  • Kay Knapp: MacArthur Elementary
  • Marie Kubichek: Edison Middle
  • Erin LeGrave: Jackson Elementary
  • Lori McArthur: Nicolet Elementary
  • Katie Motl: Chappell Elementary
  • Brandon Rockstroh: Southwest High
  • Lombardi Middle School Phy Ed Team: Mark Daane, Aaron Schaefer, Riley Woldt, Tony Seidel

District High Schools Perform at FBLA Regional Competition

FBLA Regionals

East High School

On February 6, students from four Green Bay Area Public High Schools competed against more than 30 area high schools in the 2016 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) region 3 leadership conference held at Two Rivers High School. FBLA is an education association that helps a quarter million students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. Members who placed in the top three of their event will compete at the 2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference in La Crosse, WI this upcoming April. The following members were recognized for placing in the top eight in their competitive event on February 6.


FBLA Regionals 2

Preble High School

Preble High School


  • Brandl Bonetti – 1st Place in Sales Presentation
  • Haley Siegworth and Paige Wimberly – 1st Place in Publication Design
  • Kelsey Guzman and Emily Johnson – 2nd Place in Business Plan
  • Sara Sendelbach – 2nd Place in Database Design and Applications
  • Laura Castro and Haley Hedsand – 2nd Place in Emerging Business Issues
  • Sheridan Michaud, Sydney Onesti, and Sofia Schabel – 2nd Place in Global Business
  • Trevor Loving and Luis Saldana – 3rd Place in Entrepreneurship
  • Matt Hall – 3rd Place in Web Design
  • Erika Bannister – 4th Place in Health Care Administration
  • Sam Majeski – 5th Place in Business Communication
  • Abbie Brienen and Megan Metzler – 5th Place in Public Service Announcement
  • Megan Taylor and Jasmine Manislovich – 6th Place in Graphic Design
  • Ericka Brandsma and Ethan Vandenplas – 6th Place in Marketing
  • Brianna Gaulke and Jordan Gaulke – 7th Place in Business Ethics
  • Sierra Haines – 8th Place in Job Interview

East High School

  • Logan Green – 1st place in Spreadsheets
  • Nathan Kohls – 1st place in Health Care Administration
  • Rebecca Schelk – 1st place in Computer Applications
  • Josh Villers – 1st place in Computer Problem Solving
  • Juan Bautista – 3rd place in Networking Design
  • John Mendoza – 4th place in Networking Concepts
  • Andrew Spicer – 4th place in Cybersecurity
  • Brett Zingler – 5th place in Job Interview
  • Van Pozarski and Alex Ramirez – 5th place in Web Design
  • Solangel Gonzalez and Marlenne Hernandez-Flores – 6th place in Social Media Campaign
  • Nick Herlache – 6th place in Accounting
  • Zack Zingler – 6th place in Computer Problem Solving
  • Eric Duprey and Nathaniel Larkin – 7th place in Publication Design
  • William Mortell – 8th place in Entrepreneurship

Southwest High School

  • Elena Cain – 1st place in Personal Finance
  • Nick Goehring – 2nd place in Economics
  • Brandon Worachek – 4th Place in Business Calculations
  • Taylor Kowalczyk and Jake Kowalczyk – 5th place in Financial Business Plan
  • Katie Folsom, Ty Froistad, and Natalie Gerczak – 5th place in Hospitality Management

West High School

  • Dalton Kohlbeck– 6th Place in Public Speaking II
  • Jared Delveaux– 8th Place in Website Design

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