Class of 2015
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the following recipients of the compassion award: Erin Amundson, Hannah Olsen, Breana Blume, Hunter Anderson, Regan Frasl, Katheryn Holter, and Abby Edelman. Not pictured: Carolyn Morris
Festival of Nations
On Thursday, April 30, many SCC students attended the Festival of Nations at the St Paul River Centre.. All of the sixth grade class went, as well as 22 high school students, from ITV and VS language classes, and a Comparative Government class.
In the first picture (l-r) Sebastian Krick, Michael Sauer, Alexander Metze, Colin Schulte. They are playing bocce ball at the Italian location.
In the second picture (l-r) Sadie Buckel, Bryan Bresina, Donovan Linder, Carolyn Morris, Devin Binkowski, Ryan Christensen, Alyssa Jacobs. They are touring the cultural bazaar.
Other students that attended: Samantha Thompson, Janin Reischauer, Louisa Henneberg, Olivia Holmberg, Rachael Eberhart, Joe Berg, Andrew Malecek, Tucker Mann, Trevor Nelson, Owen Schwechler, Brady Williquett.
Submitted by Amy Hueg
Congratulations to State Forensics Participants
Congratulations to the SCC High School forensics students for their fantastic scores at state on April 17th - 18th at UW- Madison.
- Freshman Annika Zehm and sophomore Michael Sauer earned a bronze medal.
- Those earning silver awards include: senior captain Claire Hueg, senior captain Carissa Ditlefsen, junior Ariel Backes, sophomore Ryan Christensen, sophomore Carolyn Morris, and senior captain Ginny Vondriska.
- Gold medal winners were freshmen Jillian Turbeville and Robyn Pfeifer.
Submitted by: HS Language Teacher Heather Jourdeans
SCC Science Olympiad Competes at State
The SCC Science Olympiad team competed at the state competition held at the UW-Milwaukee on April 11, 2015. This was SCC’s first year competing at the state level. The SCC Science Olympiad team placed 26th out of 42 teams.
- Nick Hammond and Michael Sauer placed 4th and metaled in "Technical Problem Solving"
- Sandra Queen receive 8th place in "Mystery Design". Placing was very rewarding for Sandra because she had never competed in this event prior to the state competition.
- Dana Queen and Claire Hueg received 10th place for "Write It, Do It"
It was a great experience for the entire SCC Science Olympiad Team.
Submitted by: HS Science Teacher Tera Hinzman
Local Author Speaks to SCC Seniors
Laura Sobiech, author of “Fly A Little Higher,” came to speak to Mrs. Jourdeans' and Mrs. Timmers' Contemporary Literature classes on April 13th. She shared her family's unique journey about her son Zach's inspiring battle with osteosarcoma. She also discussed what inspired her to write the book. Ms. Sobiech shared some letters she has received detailing the positive impact Zach's Song “Clouds” has had on in their lives. The Mall of America has had an annual event, called the Clouds Choir which raises awareness of Zach's story and childhood cancer. Media exposure to childhood cancer is starting to be seen in movies and literature which is something she hopes will continue. She is excited about raising funds for childhood cancer. Nearly 50 seniors were able to be part of this amazing experience.
Submitted by: HS Language Teacher Ms. Heather Jourdeans
2015 Vocal Solo and Ensemble Results
Congratulations to the choral students who participated in Solo and Ensemble on March 26th in Ellsworth, WI. The SCC choir had 33 entries participating and 12 of those entries are advancing to the state competition in Eau Claire on May 2nd. In order to advance to state competition, students need to receive a 1* rating or nearly a perfect score. Twenty choral students will be attending this year. Congratulations to the vocalists who are moving on to state!
Men’s Ensemble: Mitch Donahue, Ethan Wert, Davin Viste, Jimmy Branvold, Hunter Brady, Cris Carrasco, Nick Hammond, Jacob Lindberg, and Ryan Knapton.
Women’s Ensemble: Camille Budrow, Robyn Pfeifer, Josie Armagost, Joanne Bachtell, Hannah Olsen, Reanna Gullixson, Joslyn Bower-Nelson, Elisabeth Egstad, Amber Rentfrow, Carissa Ditlefsen, and Gabby Henry.
Chamber Ensemble: Mitch Donhue, Hunter Brady, Dakota Hoailmen, Nick Hammond, Cris Carrasco, Elizabeth Egstad, Joanne Bachtell, Camille Budrow, and Joslyn Bower Nelson.
SATB Ensemble: (written by Mitchell Donahue) Mitch Donahue, Camille Budrow, Hannah Olsen, and Nick Hammond.
Soloists: Nick Hammond, Jacob Lindberg, Hannah Olsen, Gabrielle Henry, Hunter Brady, Collin Trotter, and Ryan Knapton.
Duet: Nick Hammond and Hannah Olsen
Out of the remaining events: 8 vocal entries received a rating of 1, and 13 entries received a rating of 2. The lowest score given is a 5 rating and no SCC student even came close! Congratulations to all Solo and Ensemble participants and good luck to those who are advancing to State Solo and Ensemble on May 2nd!
Submitted by: HS Choral Teacher Sara Route
Band Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the band students who participated in Solo & Ensemble at Ellsworth High School on March 26th. The SCC band had 31 entries participating at the contest. Solo and Ensemble is a judged event. Students are scored on five different categories from sound to rhythms. Each category is worth five points. Participants in Class A events are allowed to move on to State level competition if they receive a score between 5 and 8. From solos, to trios, to large ensembles, SCC brought it all. The band had nine class B events. Four received a score of 1 and five received a score of 2. There were also 16 class A events. Of the 16 events the band sent four events to state competition and had 3 more that were extremely close to making the trip to state.
Class A events going on to state competition included a piano solo by Gunnar Olson, an alto saxophone solo by Natalie Holter, a tuba solo by Mitch Donahue, and a percussion ensemble that included Jacob Pomroy, Tyler Dennis, Robert McVey, Cristian Carrasco, RJ Feyereisen, and Gunnar Olson. Good luck to these student who will be competing for state medal placement at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on May 2nd.
Submitted by: HS Band Teacher Jason Rohde
New NHS Members
Congratulations to these students who were inducted into the National Honors Society (NHS) on April 19th at the Barnboard in Roberts.
Back L to R: Trent Smith, Kalena Coleman, Luke Budrow, Derek DeGross, Luke Smith, Morgan Leen
Front: Hailey Schultz, Alyssa Jacobs, Emma Landry, Sarah Klebe, Ariel Backes, Megan Feyereisen
FBLA Wisconsin State Leadership Conference
St. Croix Central Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members traveled to La Crosse, WI, to compete at the State Leadership Conference February 13th and 14th. The two day conference had workshops and tours for members to attend to increase their business knowledge as well as compete in business events. Students were able to attend business tours of facilities like Kwik Trip Corporate Headquarters, Altra Credit Union, and AVS Marketing Group, to name a few. The conference also hosted a March of Dimes Miracle Minute fundraiser and a March of Dimes Walk. New this year, students participated in a scavenger hunt using an app called Goose Chase where they could see their ranking with all participants at the conference. While at the conference students were able to show their participation in events by tracking their attendance using Credly badges.
Students who place in the top three (or four, depending on the event) of their event have earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference. This year’s National Leadership Conference will be held in Chicago, IL from June 29 through July 2. St. Croix Central will be represented in Chicago by Brandon Berg (1st Place – Computer Problem Solving) and Tony Berg (3rd Place – Business Communication).
The following students participated in the State Leadership Conference:
- Brandon Berg – Computer Problem Solving (First Place)
- Tony Berg – Business Communication (Third Place)
- Decker Grass – Economics
- Jami Ruvelson & Derek DeGross – Sports Marketing Management
- Heidi Hoolihan – Computer Applications
- Rachel Larson – Introduction to Business
- Michael Sauer – Public Speaking I (qualified for Finals)
- Devin Binkowski – Social Media (also a Voting Delegate)
- Josh Freyholtz – Human Resources
- Hunter Anderson – Web 2.0 (also a Voting Delegate)
Advisors Nicholas Haug and Tracie Crowley are very impressed with this year’s student group. These are very hard working and professional students. St. Croix Central FBLA would also like to ask for your support. With the closing of Hackman Town & Country (an outstanding business partner that brought in over $12,000 for SCC FBLA!!), the school apparel items are now only available in The Panther’s Den (the high school store). The proceeds from these sales go back to the FBLA Chapter and the student members that run The Panther’s Den. The store serves as a great learning lab/opportunity for the students to showcase their business skills and the funds help offset the out-of-pocket expenses that are incurred by participating in the Leadership Conferences.
If you would like any additional information about SCC FBLA or the National FBLA organization, please contact either Advisor or visit FBLA.org.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
To Our SCC Volunteers
Our volunteers have heart so sincere,
No task too large, no task too small,
They will help with anything at all.
They will be there in the morning light,
Or help in the dark of night.
Our volunteers, our extra hands,
On whose future our children stand.
Never all as dear as our
Saint Croix Central School Volunteers!
Thank you to all the SCC volunteers in our school district!!
We appreciate all you do for us!!
Boys' Basketball -- Summer Camp
3rd through 9th Grade Boys (Grade in Fall 2015-2016 Year)
June 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th
- 9th Grade - 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
- 7th and 8th Grade -10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- 5th and 6th Grade -1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- 3rd and 4th Grade - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (on the 11th)
Camp will be held at St. Croix Central High School. Please use the athletic entrance behind the school.
Camp cost is $40 for the entire 4-day session – which includes a camp t-shirt! Registration must be received by June 1st to reserve a spot. Come join us for an intensive 4-day camp focusing on basic skills in the game of basketball. Head Varsity Coach, Zach Turpin, will work with your althlete to improve his overall game by getting back to the basics! Extensive work will be done on essential techniques in ball handling, passing, shooting, dribbling, and defense.
For more information, contact Coach Turpin at 715-796-5383 x-1140
Tractor Safety Class
Who:Students ages 12-15
What: Students must be 14 years of age by September 1, 2015 to receive federal license. Students under 14 may take the class to receive state license if they are 12 years of age by September 1, 2015.
When: June 29-July 2.
Where: Baldwin-Woodville High School
This form and fee will be collected the first day of class. Contact Bill Emery at the SCC High School if you have questions.
Summer School 2015
June Dates: 9-11, 15-18, 22-25
July Dates: 6-9, 13-16
July Swimming Lesson Dates: 20-23, 27-30
You can find the most updated class descriptions, schedules, and busing information at: www.scc.k12.wi.us > District > For Parents > Summer School
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.
ACT Exam Dates @ SCC
Questions? Please contact H.S. Counselor Jeff Fern at 715-796-5383 ext. 1122 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 13, 2015
- Sept. 12, 2015
Students can sign up for the exam at: www.actstudent.org