Green Bay High Schools Qualify for the Academic Decathlon State Competition

All of the following students from East, Southwest and Preble High School qualified in the State Competition. Results from the regional competition are as follows.

Green Bay Southwest: Southwest placed fifth overall at the regional competition with a total of 32802.7 points.

  • Syon Verma: 2nd place in mathematics and art, and 3rd place in speech. Syon was the overall winner in the scholastic division of the competition with 1st place in economics, literature and social science.
  • Robert Guesnon: 1st place in speech and mathematics
  • Bryce Zacharias: 3rd place in interview
  • Jacob Massey: 3rd place in science
  • Erin Liang: 3rd place in music
  • Hunter Engels
  • Regan Allen
  • Grace Neudek
  • Lars Osell

Green Bay Preble: Preble scored a total of 33242.7 total points and placed second at the regional competition. Spencer Guo’s overall score set a Preble school record for highest point total at a regional competition.

  • Spencer Guo: 1st place in mathematics and 2nd place in art, economics, and science. Spencer placed 2nd overall in the honors division of the competition.
  • Nathan Cadieux: 1st place in music, 2nd place in essay, and 3rd place in mathematics
  • Riley Burger: 2nd place in speech
  • Dia Yang: 2nd place in interview
  • Roberto Agredano: 2nd place in social studies
  • Zach Nooyen: 3rd place in science
  • Ben Christl
  • Mayra Navarro

Green Bay East: East placed third at the regional competition with a total of 33216.1 total points.

  • Manali Oleksy: 1st place in interview, 2nd place in speech, and 3rd place in economics. Manali placed 3rd overall in the varsity division.
  • Caleb Hawpetoss: 3rd place in art and economics. Caleb placed 3rd overall in the scholars category
  • Luke Kiernan: 2nd place in literature and 3rd place in art and mathematics
  • Eliza Kruszynski: 2nd place in essay
  • Louis Jelinsky: 2nd place in mathematics and 3rd place in literature, science and economics
  • Erin Seablom: 3rd place in music
  • Sackett Brehmer
  • Logan Gibson
  • Daniel Benitez
  • Samantha Adler
  • Connor DeGrave

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.

Preble alum Lokhin Cheng awarded the 2015 Wisconsin AP State Scholar Award

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On December 22, Superintendent Dr. Langenfeld on behalf of the the Green Bay Area Public School District Board of Education and administration recognized Preble alum Lokhin Cheng (Class of 2015) for achieving the Wisconsin 2015 Advanced Placement State Scholars award.

Lokhin was chosen as a State Scholar for achieving scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams taken. Lokhin completed 20 exams and he was awarded 45 credits at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), allowing him to begin college as a second semester freshman. He is the second Preble High School student to achieve such an honor, the first in 2010. Only six high schools in Wisconsin have had multiple AP State Scholars.



District Students Plant 10,000 Bulbs & Explore Horticulture Careers

Preble Agriscience students plant 3,500 bulbs at Botanical GardensIn partnership with the Green Bay Botanical Gardens (GBBG), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), and Green Bay Area Public School District, 52 high school students representing East High School, Preble High School, and Southwest High School recently participated in an opportunity to explore careers in horticulture and landscaping.

High school students met with Susan Garot, Executive Director, and Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture, from the GB Botanical Gardens to learn about important role the GBBG plays in sustaining a green environment in our community. The GBBG is involved in a number of local, regional, and national projects instrumental to developing new species of plants and maintaining the viability of a number of plants. Students gained an understanding of the importance of invasive species removal, and assisted in planting 10,000 bulbs for the GBBG spring displays while learning about horticulture tools and planting methods used in the industry.

Students also met with landscape horticulture instructors from NWTC and toured the facilities that house the landscaping and horticulture programs. Instructors discussed various skills and training needed to complete a degree in the field and how to be successful in a career in landscaping and horticulture. The demand for highly skilled professionals in these career pathways continues to increase with demand exceeding the supply of qualified individuals.

Students also received information on career opportunities in the region and learned about internships and jobs available at the GBBG for high school and college students. Students were encouraged to consider exploring a number of the volunteer opportunities available at the GBBG.

District instructors will use the experience at the GBBG to support the Agriscience/Natural Resources curriculum. The opportunity for students to see the concepts they are learning in the classroom in a real community setting is essential to their continued learning and supports the District mission of ensuring that all students are college, career and community ready. Thank you to the Green Bay Botanical Garden and NWTC for creating this awesome opportunity for our students!

ELC Hosts Back-to-School Event for Families

On September 28, the Early Learning Center hosted a back-to-school kick-off event for students and their families. Attendees enjoyed an evening of food, fun, and prizes while learning back-to-school expectations and safety tips. Students learned about bus safety, crosswalk safety, playground safety, and had the opportunity to spend time with friends and teachers. Thank you ELC staff members for providing this great opportunity for families!

East & West Compete in Historic Great American Rivalry Game

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On Friday, Sept. 18 Green Bay West hosted Green Bay East as part of a 110-year rivalry that was commemorated by the Great American Rivalry Series. As a part of this special series, scholarships, Hall-of-Fame honors and other awards were given out.

The Great American Rivalry Series is a national football series that celebrates historic rivalries around the country, honoring each school’s athletes, scholars, coaches, fans and alumni.

The two teams met at West’s Del Marcelle Stadium for what is Wisconsin’s oldest high school rivalry game, dating back to their first matchup in 1905.

In addition to celebrating this historic game, two student-athletes were awarded a college scholarship for their success in the classroom. Nathaniel Osterberg received the Rivalry Scholar Student-Athlete Award for East High School. Nathaniel is a two-time senior letterman on the East football and track and field team, while being involved in National Honors Society and excelling in school.

Tyler Chanthavong received the Rivalry Scholar Student-Athlete Award for West High School, due to his three-year letter experience on both the football and track and field team, and his commitment in the classroom. Tyler plans to attend college at UW – La Crosse for athletic training next fall.

Both teams also honored several alumni for their accomplishments on the football field. East honored the 1995 East football team with a Hall of Fame award. In 1995, East won its first Fox River Valley Conference title since 1978 behind senior quarterback Ben Kolstad. East finished 6-1 in the conference and proceeded to win two playoff games for a 9-3 overall record.

West honored Dave Mason with a Hall of Fame award. Dave is a 1968 West graduate, and played in the East vs. West varsity rivalry game for two years. After high school Dave went to the University of Nebraska where he was part of back-to-back national championship seasons in 1970 and 1971. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and played with the New England Patriots, eventually coming home to play with the Green Bay Packers.

At the conclusion of the game, the Great American Rivalry Series honored East’s quarterback Deonte Carlton with an MVP award. Deonte threw for 95 yards and rushed for 88 yards on 10 carries in East’s victory.

This year’s historic rivalry officially completes 110 years of competitive play. Contrary to last year’s result, East came out victorious this year, outscoring West 49-8.

Doty & Lincoln Receive 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Recently Doty Elementary and Lincoln Elementary of the Green Bay Area Public School District were named recipients of a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. As part of the grant, each school will receive $75,000 in year one and is eligible for up to $100,000 per year for an additional four years to implement after-school programs at their schools.

Programming through 21st Century Community Learning Centers is designed to improve student achievement, attendance, and behavior by providing enrichment activities for youth during out-of-school hours.

Students attending these programs may receive tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment such as experience with hands-on science or technology programs, community service opportunities, and instruction in music, arts, sports, and cultural activities.

District schools that currently have 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants include: Danz, Eisenhower, Fort Howard, Howe, Jefferson, Keller, and Sullivan. For more information, visit the District’s after-school program webpage.

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