- GREAT SUCCESS @ STATE SKILLSUSA! G-E-T took their largest group ever to state SkillsUSA April 24th and 25th. All competitors were able to place in the top 10 of their competition and represented G-E-T very well. Some competitions had over 50 contestants. Advisors, Mr. Ottum and Mr. Walker, are very proud of this year’s chapter. We also had the good fortune of getting two of our finest on stage during the award ceremony. Bjorn Mortenson competed in Electrical Residential Wiring and placed 2nd in the state. Meanwhile, Lee Capouch competed in Automotive Service Repair and placed 1st in the state for the second straight year and will be going to Nationals this June to represent Wisconsin. Congratulations to all SkillUSA members on a job well done!
- Congratulations, FFA members who were recognized for participation in community service projects including: National Ag Day at Galesville Elementary, Kindergarten Tour held at the Karl Lettner Farm, Serving at “Come for Supper”, Roadside Pick-up, and hosting the Coulee Region Poultry Show. Twenty-seven members made up 7 teams that competed at the UW Platteville Contest. Members participated in numerous leadership events including: Sectional Leadership Conference, State FFA Convention, National FA Convention, and District Speaking Contest.
- Badger Girls State will be held at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh June 17-22, 2018 and Badger Boys State will be held at Ripon College June 9-16, 2018.
The following students have been selected and are looking forward to attending Badger State:
-Sponsored by Ettrick American Legion Auxiliary – Justin S., Olivia C., Sophia L. (Alternate)
-Sponsored by Trempealeau Lions Club – Doug F., Dana F., Lindsey B. (Alternate)
-Sponsored by Galesville Area Veterans/Rowles-McBride American Legion – Joshua J., Alexi H., Katherine H. (Alternate)
-Sponsored by Stanley Lions Club – Jacob J.
- Congratulations to the G-E-T Middle School for finishing second in the state for the Wisconsin Math Council contest among schools in the Class B enrollment division.
All-State Honors for medals.
First Team: Emily Wright, Gena O'Neill
Second Team: Lance Jumbeck, Avali Bratberg, Caleb Lightfoot
- Congratulations, Nic Petersen, La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Award Winner.
- Congratulations to the Forensics Team for an incredible performance at state! Everyone performed on Friday evening with some of our best performances ever! Once again, G-E-T was represented well in Madison!! Great job to all!
Earning Gold Medals with perfect scores of 25 were: Megan Larson - Farrago, Alyssa Teske - Group Interp, Michaela Bergmann - Group Interp, Kathryn Hage - PoetryEarning Silver Medals with scores of 24 or 23 were: Courtney Walk - 4 Minute, Skyla McGrane - Poetry, Diana Dundukova - Poetry, Ashton Kamrowski - Farrago, Megan Cook - PoetryEarning Bronze Medals with scores of 22 or 21 were: Olivia Landsom - Group Interp, Meranda Bergman - Group Interp, Alexi Hunter - Oratory, Elaina Kinser - Prose, Caden Miralles - Group Interp, Sophie White - Group Interp, Paige Shanley - 4 MinuteMaking it to state but not able to attend: Luke Sill, Natalee Dixon, Madison Brady
- Vocal Point went to New York City to compete at Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts!!! Vocal Point finished 4th out of 8 of the top groups in the country. Congratulations!
- Congratulations Lee and Alex! Universal Technical Institute (UTI) selected our automotive program to compete in the Automotive Top Tech Challenge. Lee C. and Alex S. competed in the hands-on competition that lasted 3 hours. They were runners-up in the Midwest to an Illinois team by 1 point and the best in the state. They were awarded trophies, tools, and equipment for the school and themselves, as well as scholarships. Lee and Alex each won a $7,500 UTI scholarships, $2,000 Snap-on toolbox and multiple Snap-on tools valued at $800. Great job!
- Creative Writing Workshop. Students in grades 4-8 recently had an opportunity to submit an original creative essay with these writing prompt choices which needed to be included within the story:
- There are two kinds of people in the world . . .
- . . . but if anyone asks, tell them that we’re fine.
- I hit the play button and watched as . . .
Those students then met with members of the high school advanced composition class on April 13. Juniors and seniors met in small groups with individual writers and provided feedback and encouragement on student writing.
- 2018 Prom CourtFront Row: Kate Kulas, Olivia Zielke, Molly Schmitz, Erin Stegemeyer, Alexi Hunter, Hailee Correa, Macy Doerr. Back Row: Doug Feyen, Jake Jumbeck, Alex Pearson, Markus Helmers, Ben Thompson, Carter Bennett, Josh Jumbeck.
- Congratulations to Ettrick Elementary School for being recognized by the DPI as a Title I School of Recognition for high achievement! It takes a lot of hard work by students and staff to earn this accomplishment. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
G-E-T FCCLA chapter returned from a successful State Conference!
We also have a 2018-2019 WI FCCLA State Officer - Lindsey Bartels, the Vice President of Community Service for the next year. Very exciting!
Eleven competitors will be advancing to the National level in July, in Atlanta.
- The entire G-E-T robotics class competed at WTC in the annual robotic competitions. G-E-T was represented well by having Bjorn Mortenson and Torin Zigler place 2nd in the Open Competition and Will Johnson place 3rd in the Maze Competition. Everyone in attendance did a great job and had an awesome time. Congrats G-E-T Robotics!
Congratulations to the G-E-T Middle School for finishing second in the state for the Wisconsin Math Council contest among schools in the Class B enrollment division.All-State Honors for medals.First Team ~ Emily Wright, Gena O'NeillSecond Team ~ Lance Jumbeck, Avali Bratberg, Caleb Lightfoot
- Congratulations to Oliver Remus, Ettrick Elementary, 1st place in the Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Speaking Contest at Lake Geneva.
- Congratulations to the entire Forensics Team on advancing to State.
Alexi Hunter – Oratory, Natalee Dixon – Farrago, Ashton Kamrowski – Farrago, Megan Larson – Farrago, Madison Brady – Four Minute, Courtney Walk – Four Minute, Paige Shanley – Four Minute, Michaela Bergmann – Group Interp, Alyssa Teske – Group Interp, Olivia Landsom – Group Interp, Meranda Bergmann – Group Interp, Caden Miralles – Group Interp, Sophie White – Group Interp, Kathryn Hage – Poetry, Skyla McGrane – Poetry, Megan Cook – Poetry, Diana Dundukova – Poetry, Luke Sill – Prose, Elaina Kinser – Prose
- Congratulations to Vocal Point on their FIRST PLACE finish at the 2018 ICHSA Midwest Semifinals over the weekend. With this win, they are headed to the International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 20th. This is the first time they have ever placed first at semifinals, and the competition was incredibly fierce. Based on last year’s numbers, I’m pretty sure that we are the first public school our size to get first place at a semifinals. Alanna Peters won the award for the best choreography, as well. What a G-r-E-a-T night!!!
- Way to go, students! As always, our fans and students were amazing throughout the winter sports season. I don’t know another school that travels to away games better than we do. Thanks to the band who played at the games. They sounded great and added lots of excitement! We appreciate the enthusiasm of the fans and band members! Love your version of the Star Spangled Banner!
- The following students will be attending the Luther College Dorian Honor Band Festival on Monday, March 5: McKenzie Mahlum, Nicole Jones, Julia Skwierawski, Derek Dobbs, Paul Schacherl, Madison Brenengen, Ruben Cooksey, Bjorn Mortenson, Nic Petersen.
- Solo & Ensemble. The band students received two 2nd Place ratings and twenty 1st Place Ratings. This includes EVERY Class A event advancing to the State competition in May. There will be another set of students competing at the District Level on March 24. The choir students competed in 35 events with 12 individuals or groups advancing to state.
- Three 5th grade artists will have their artwork in the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison from February 24th to March 9th along with other students from Wisconsin. March is Youth Art Month. If you get to Madison during these next couple of weeks, make plans to stop in and see all the beautiful work. These three will be exhibited at the District-Wide Art Show with all our wonderful artists on March 24th at the Middle School. Please congratulate these artists when you see them.
The three artists are:
Cameron Krueger from Trempealeau Elementary with "Geometric Peace".
Caroline Mack from Ettrick Elementary with "Lady Liberty's Birthday".
Myrabelle Pretasky from Ettrick Elementary with "Girl Band".
- Congratulations to Nicole J. and Nic P. for winning “Outstanding Soloist Awards” at the UW Stevens Point Jazz Festival.
- To Madison Schmidt and Nathan Riehle! Each year the WIAA presents a Scholar Athlete award to each school for a male and female senior with the highest GPA, who have earned a minimum of 4 varsity letter, and the most sports accomplishments. We go through a process of assigning points to each senior that turned in an application based on their own success. This year, like many at G-E-T, found us with great athletes with many accomplishments. Our recipients are not only excellent students, but they have combined for 20 varsity letters between the two of them. Congratulations to Madison Schmidt and Nathan Riehle! Madison Schmidt received 11 varsity letters in golf, basketball and softball while earning a 3.975 GPA. She has multiple first team honors and letters in all three sports. Nathan Riehle has 9 varsity letters while earning a 3.944 GPA. He was also nominated twice for lineman of the year, part of a state basketball team, and three trips to sectionals in track. Nice work to all our students and congratulations again to Madison and Nathan. They will now be entered into the WIAA State Scholar Athlete competition. This award is given to just 16 athletes across the state and will be selected in March.
- Fifth grade students presented their math projects at the regional math fair.
- Congratulations to the Forensics team for an outstanding performance Feb. 13th in Whitehall! The entire team will be advancing to the District Competition on March 10th!! If you see any of these members, please congratulate them....they were phenomenal! Ashton Kamrowski, Megan Larson, Natalee Dixon, Courtney Walk, Madison Brady, Paige Shanley, Kathryn Hage, Megan Cook, Skyla McGrane, Elaina Kinser, Irene Cline, Luke Sill, Diana Dundukova, Alexi Hunter, Sophie White, Caden Miralles, Meranda Bergmann, Olivia Landsom, Alyssa Teske, Michaela Bergmann
- G-E-T FCCLA had an outstanding day competing at the Region 5 FCCLA Competition Friday, Feb. 9th. 49 students competed in events including Culinary Arts, Entrupurniship, Life Event Planning, Job Interview and more. 42 students advanced on to state competition in April.
- CONGRATULATIONS TO VOCAL POINT AND OUT OF THE BLUE!: Vocal Point took first place in the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) regional and will be moving on to the semifinals in DeKalb, Illinois, on March 10th, and hopefully, the big song and dance at Lincoln Center in New York City. Tickets for the semifinals in DeKalb are available at www.varsityvocals.com. Congrats again to Mr. Stuempges and students! Congratulations to Alanna Peters (Vocal Point) for Best Choreography and Cameron Hansen (Out of the Blue) for Best Vocal Percussionist! Both Out of the Blue and Vocal Point gave their best performances so far this year! Way to go!