2015-16 District Highlights

As we reflect on the 2015-16 school year so far, there have been many noteworthy achievements from Green Bay Area Public School District students and staff members. We are looking forward to an even better second half as we welcome 2016! Below are a few of the exciting accomplishments that have taken place so far this school year:

  • Preble High School alum Lokhin Cheng was named one of two Wisconsin AP State Scholars by Wisconsin Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers. Lokhin is currently in his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Preble is only the sixth high school in the state to have more than one AP State Scholar.
  • The Fine Arts Institute at East High School was selected as a GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalist for 2016. The GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education.
  • School Board Member Celestine Jeffreys was honored as one of the 28 most influential African Americans in Wisconsin by Madison365.
  • Bay Link Manufacturing ® at West High School celebrated its first anniversary. Bay Link Manufacturing ® is a high-tech learning lab that enables students to gain real-world experience completing projects for local companies in the areas of industrial welding, machine fabrication, and metals.
  • BRIDGES Construction & Renovation was unveiled to the greater Green Bay community. BRIDGES is a unique community partnership that allows students to gain real-world experience and insight into the construction world. The BRIDGES program also won the “City Builder Award” from NeighborWorks Green Bay.
  • The annual East vs. West high school football game on September 18, 2015 was featured in the national Great American Rivalry Series. The oldest rivalry in Wisconsin, East and West have faced off under the Friday night lights 110 times.
  • City Stadium Automotive at East High School hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated automotive lab. Students enrolled in City Stadium Automotive focus on the diagnosis and troubleshooting of faults in automotive systems while receiving high school and college credit through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
  • Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance honored the Green Bay Area Public School District with the Education Innovation Award at their annual Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership Awards on October 21, 2015.
  • Among many athletic achievements, highlights include: Preble High School’s Isaac Putzier was named FRCC Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, Preble High School boys soccer coach Chris Becker was named an FRCC Co-Coach of the Year, Preble High School cross country coach Kyle McMahon was named FRCC Coach of the Year, Southwest High School’s Alec Basten was named FRCC Runner of the Year, Southwest High School’s Clayton Ladsten was anamed FRCC Offensive Player of the Year for football, East High School’s Leobardo Villa was named Bay Player of the Year for soccer, and East High School boys soccer coach Mike Bootz was named Bay Coach of the Year.
  • Thanks to overwhelming support from the Green Bay community in last April’s referendum, many of our students started the 2015-16 school year with necessary upgrades to their buildings. Upgrades were made to the following schools: Chappell, Nicolet, Tank, Fort Howard, Washington, Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and Minoka-Hill. Thank you to the District’s Facilities Department for working so diligently to ensure this work was completed quickly, efficiently, and safely.
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