Each year St. Croix Central sends one student to Badger Boys’ camp and one student to Badger Girls’ camp. The camps are funded by our local American Legion Post 432 and it‘s auxiliary. The Badger Boy and Badger Girls’ camp consist of approximately 2,000 young men and women from Wisconsin. Upon arrival at the college campus, the students will be grouped into cities and counties, which will form a 51st state. For eight days the citizens of the new state will form and carry out the main functions of state government using the basic laws of the State of Wisconsin. This program is designed to teach our young adults that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today's world struggles than ever before. The American Legion Post 432 will send Derek DeGross to the Boys’ Camp and the American Legion Auxiliary will send Megan Feyereisen to the Girls’ Camp. Derek is the son of Scott and Kelly DeGross of Hammond and Megan is the daughter of Bob and Janet Feyereisen of Roberts. Congratulations to Megan and Derek!
This winter the St. Croix Central FFA Wilderness Trekkers participated in two extended classroom programs. The first program took place in the Grand Canyon, December 26th - 28th, 2014. This program provided outdoor survival training and wilderness appreciation in an arid climate as a result of a semester of classroom work. The completion of this rigorous trip gave students a strong boost in self confidence and an appreciation for elevators. The hike into the Grand Canyon starts and finishes on the South Rim and travels down nine miles into the canyon to the Brigh Angel Campground. Along the way the students were given the opportunity to see the great changes that occur with our earth’s crust and talk with Park Rangers about the park.
The second trip this winter was to the Porcupine Mountains in Upper Michigan. This was our annual winter camping trip in late February. The trip was filled with winter safety and survival lessons, cross country skiing through the wilderness area, observing habitat changes, and the effects of the great lakes on the area.
If you have a desire to join us in the future for our next trip or any other questions or concerns, please talk to Mr. Emery at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by: HS Ag Teacher Bill Emery
St. Croix Central Disney Band Tour 2015
A year ago the St. Croix Central High School Band began planning and fundraising for their first major tour since the 1980's. This past week 86 SCC students and 12 chaperones and high school band director Jason Koele made "Dreams Come True" when they traveled over 20 hours to spend a week at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. During their time in Florida the students visited four different Disney parks including Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Disney's Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. In addition to their park visits students spent a day at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and visited Ron Jon Surf Shop. The group also attended a Cirque Du Soleil performance which was filled with amazing live music and acrobatic stunts that were beyond belief.
Although there was plenty of fun to be had, students were also immersed in musical experiences including a performance and a clinic. The band spent three hours with a professional Disney musician, sight reading Disney music and professionally recording the background music to a section of The Lion King called "Stampede". Students learned a difficult piece of literature in 45 minutes and then recorded it along with the movie. For those who haven't experienced movie music recording, it takes extreme precision to coordinate the music tempos with the scenes in the movie. SCC students performed amazingly and the final product turned out incredible.
The students also performed their Spring Concert repertoire on the Waterstage in Downtown Disney. The literature included "Undertow" by John Mackey, "With Each Sunset" by Richard Saucedo, and "The Inferno" by Robert W. Smith. The show lasted 25 minutes and the band played for approximately 150 onlookers seated in the crowd to hear them play. The band exited to cheers and applause as they wowed the crowd with intense dynamics, beautiful balance and mature sound. The band represented the SCC school district with class. Mr. Koele heard numerous compliments from hotel guests, park guests and restaurant workers regarding how polite and respectful the students were. This was truly an amazing experience for all involved and will be a highlighted achievement of the SCC Band program for years. The band will perform a number of their selections on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
Submitted by: High School Band Director Jason Koele
Students currently in 8th grade had the opportunity to visit the high school on March 25. These incoming high school students spent the afternoon rotating through the various CTE area (career-technical education). Ms Frank, Ms Hawkins, Mr Emery, Ms Rozeboom, Mr Haug, and Ms Crowley had students complete activities related to their area as they talked about different classes the 8th grade would be able to register for as freshman.
SCC Science Olympiad Team Advances to State
On Saturday, March 7th, nineteen St. Croix Central High School Science students competed in the 2015 Science Olympiad West Regional Tournament hosted by the Menomonie High School.
The team received a trophy for the “TOP NEW SCHOOL”. There were also many students who received individual medals.
1st place: Mitchell Donahue and Nick Hammond for “It’s About Time”
1st place: Madison Malecek, Joshua Freyholtz, and Tony Berg for “Code Busters”
2nd place: Nick Hammond and Jordan Bringgold for “Technical Problem Solving”
3rd place: Cassie Claessens and Katie Kolakowski for “Write It, Do It”
4th place: Claire Hueg and Dana Queen for “Write It, Do it”
4th place: Dana Queen and Sandra Queen for “Geocaching”
The team earned 15th out of the 31 teams and 7th overall out of the 15 schools that competed. The State Science Olympiad competition will be hosted at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on April 11th, 2015.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a fun, academic-based competition that encourages students to read a variety of books. It is sponsored by WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association). The SCC team answered 50 trivia questions in 30 minutes to compete on Feb. 27 against 93 teams from around Wisconsin. In preparation for the competition, they each read 3-4 books and met once a week in Jan. and Feb. to practice jointly answering questions about the books they’d collectively read. Teams form in the fall so there are several months to read. If you’d like to join next year’s team, see Mrs. Hueg in the library! BoB webpage
Fron L-R: Gabby Henry, Joslyn Bower-Nelson, Haley Lewis. Back L-R: Lizzy Egstad, Reanna Gullixson, Katie Dennis
Online Registration 2015-2016
Mr. Fern will be going into classrooms on the dates listed to the left to help students register for classes for the 2015-16 school year. Registration forms must be turned in by April 17th or administration may select your student’s future classes. Parents please review the registration materials and help your child make good decisions for their future schedules. There will be an informational meeting for current 8th grade parents on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in high school commons. If you have any questions, please contact H.S. School Counselor Jeff Fern at (715) 796-5383, ext. 1122 or email@example.com.
Current Juniors: Beginning March 9th
Current Sophomores: Beginning March 16th
Current Freshmen: Beginning March 23rd
Current 8th Graders: Beginning April 7th
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Scholarship Due Date - April 10, 2015
All 2015 local scholarships applications are located on the SCC School counseling webpage @ http://www.scc.k12.wi.us/hs/localscholarships.cfm. We have over $25,000 in local scholarships available to seniors planning to attend post-secondary education.
All scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 10, 2015 to the SCC High School counseling office. For more information contact high school Counselor Jeff Fern at 715-796-5383 Ext. 1122.
SCC Community & Student Athletes
The SCC Cross Country program is hosting a spring meeting in preparation for the upcoming fall season on April 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the high school commons. Cross Country is a family orientated sport and that is how we as coaches promote and train our runners. We are holding this meeting to help motivate, inform, and familiarize new runners and families with our current runners and coaches. Students (and families) that will be in grades 6th through 12th are invited to attend this meeting to have questions answered and get critical information for the upcoming season. Our season starts early. It is important that our younger runners are prepared for the season. SCC Cross Country captains lead practices during the summer months. Running is not just a sport, it is a way to extend life. We hope you join us and see what Cross Country is all about.
Submitted by: MS XC Coach Jason Rohde and HS XC Coach Bill Emery
9th Annual Spring Horticulture Sale
Help support SCC FFA and buy plants at discount store prices with plant nursery quality. The St. Croix Central FFA is organizing a Spring Plant Sale of trees and shrubs and a few annuals from now until May 8th. Examples of the plants available, what they look like, and how to order them can be found on the St. Croix Central High School web page. This year we are adding the opportunity to buy flats of fresh fruit including blueberries and strawberries. Money raised from the sales goes to support FFA programs and travel expenses to the State FFA Convention. The orders will be delivered May 26th. If you would like to purchase plants from the FFA, or if you have questions, please contact the St. Croix Central Ag Department or Mr. Emery or Mrs. Rozeboom @ 796-5383 ext. 1145. More information about the sale is also available on the web at: http://www.scc.k12.wi.us/faculty/bemery/hs_nursery.cfm
Submitted by: HS Ag Teacher Bill Emery
Class of 2015 Events
Senior Awards Night
Date: May 20, 2015 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: SCC High School Commons
Each senior and two guests are invited to a special evening in honor of the senior class. Scholarships, honor roll, and other awards will be presented.
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Tom Sempf High School Gymnasium
SANP Still Raising Funds
Senior All Night Party (SANP) Committee is still raising funds for graduation. If you have a high school student, he/she can start to earn money toward the graduation party ticket. Please contact Krissa Coleman, 651-261-8826 or Laurie Edelman, 715-821-9081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start getting emails and info on our committee and how you can be involved.
April 8, 7 pm Donkey basketball at the middle school gym-contact Joni at 715-760-0909 for information. April 18, Wine Tasting Event at the Roberts Park Building 3-6 pm-contact Carol at 715-760-0227 or Marcia at 715-222-0804 for information. April 25, 6th Annual Get Moving 5k race at Pheasant Hills Golf Course 9 am -contact Brandi at 715-441-6659 for information.
Let's Talk About Mental Health, with Kevin Breel
Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm in the New Richmond High School Auditorium.
This is a free community event with Kevin Breel, a stand up comic and mental health activist.
The webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. Keep in mind that classes and schedules are continually being updated and that checking the webpage is the best option for the most current information. Please contact Summer School Director Heidi Sirek at email@example.com with any further questions or concerns.
6th Annual Get Movin! 5K Road Race
New location, formerly known as the Turkey Trot
What: 5K Health Run/Walk
Why: Motivate – Inspire – Accomplish
Fundraiser for SCC High School Senior All Night Party
When: 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 25, 2015
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Hosted By: SCC Graduation Association and SCC High School Students
Fee: $10 per child fourteen years or younger
$15 per person fifteen years or older if mailed by 4/01
$20 per person fifteen years or older after 4/01 or on race day
Note: Registration fee includes a **LONG SLEEVED** shirt
Awards: Awards will be given to top 3 runners per age category!
We ask that you please do not call the school during this time unless you have an emergency. The phones are needed for our communications. Since many parents work, it may be wise to have a contingency plan if an early dismissal is necessary.
Channel 5 School Alert
Some people have asked if the AlertNow announcements could be sent out earlier than 6:00 am. The answer is yes! If you would like to receive a message at the earliest possible time, you may sign-up to receive our school announcements via Channel 5 School Alert. The Channel 5 School Alert system will be called first by administration and will allow you to receive any announcement within minutes of it being posted.
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