Grand March, 6:00 PM in the Thomas Sempf Gymnasium
Admission $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students
Dance, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM at Felcon's Nest, River Falls
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.
Congratulations to the our high school choir students heading on to state solo and ensemble on May 2nd at UW-Eau Claire.
Four Prom Dates!
One of our students has four dates for prom this year! Don't worry, everything is on the up-and-up. Watch this video from Fox 9 News to hear the full story.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Jillian Turbeville, Max Erickson, Trevor Nelson, Megan Liddle, Trenten Smith, Kalena Coleman, Sadie Buckel, Jordan Bringgold and Nicole Varela for receiving the student of the month award for initiative. These students have shown a great amount of motivation and have become leaders in various positions throughout the school. Student organizations, athletics, and academics are all influenced in a positive way from these student’s hard work and dedication.
Front L-R: Jillian Turbeville, Nicole Varela, Sadie Buckel, Kalena Coleman, and Trenten Smith. Back L-R: Megan Liddle, Max Erickson, Trevor Nelson and Jordan Bringgold.
SCC Badger Boy and Badger Girl?2015
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.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Cheerleading Meeting - April 28
There will be a mandatory meeting for the upcoming 2015 - 2016 Cheerleading seasons on April 28th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the High School Commons located at the entrance of the High School. The meeting is to help inform and familiarize new cheerleaders and parents with our current cheerleaders and cheerleading program. Students (and parents) that will be in grades 9 - 12 during the 2015 – 2016 school year, that would like to be a cheerleader, are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. At this meeting you will receive all the information you need for the new cheerleading season. I hope you will join us.
Submitted by: Cheerleading Coach Vicki Berkvens
ALIVE Dinner & 5th Grade Concert - May 7
Please join us at the middle school for the ALIVE Supper (free will donation) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.
- Hot Shredded Beef Sandwiches
- Whipped Strawberry Salad
- Creamy Cole Slaw
- Chips and Dip
- Assorted Bars
- Coffee, Ice Water and Milk
The 5th grade concert will follow at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact the middle school at 715-796-2256.
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 at 7:00pm 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 email@example.com 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.
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!