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Red Raiders named Division 2 Regional Champs




Pulaski celebrates after beating Ashwaubenon to win the Division 2 Regional Championship game.

The Red Raiders boys basketball team was named the Division Two Regional Champions after beating Ashwaubenon 61-43 at home on Saturday, March 3. The win came just one day after Pulaski beat Marinette 70-51.

Pulaski came out swinging against Ashwaubenon, and scored during their first three possessions to take the lead 18-14 at the end of the first quarter, before closing out the half on top, 30-24. After half time, the Red Raiders offense continued to

show its strength. Junior Cody Wichmann scored a gamehigh 22 points, and made three 3-point shots. Sophomore Luke Vanlanen scored 15 points while senior Casey AlgerFeser, who scored a big threepointer at the end of the first quarter, came in with 13 points.

Overall, the entire team had an extremely strong night on offense, making 13-of-15 three point shots, with a total shooing percentage of 58.8 overall. It was nice to host the regionals at Pulaski, head coach Dave Shaw said. The kids worked hard during the regular season to achieve a high-seed and the home court advantage. I thought Pulaski put on a great show for everyone who was in attendance: the team played well, the student body, was excited, the community came out to support the team, the band sounded great and the cheer and dance teams were awesome. Against Marinette, the Red Raiders played extremely strong as well, taking control of the game during the second quarter, heading into half time with a commanding lead of 3516. Junior Jordan Stiede led Pulaski with 15 points, while Wichmann scored 14. Im proud of this school and community, Shaw said. The Red Raiders, who are currently ranked tenth in the state, in division two, will take on Kaukauna at Bay Port High School on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for the Division Two sectional match-up.

Teaching todays learners with technology

Many of the tools once considered necessary for success in the classroom and in the work place seem foreign to the 21st century learners who fill school hallways today. Pens, pencils, paper, typewriters and even chalkboards have been replaced by laptops, tablet computers, netbooks, iPods and SMARTboards. Because todays students have grown up in a world where digital devices, video games and social networks are common place and access to information is at their fingertips, they are different learners. Twenty-first century students require a new approach to learning all subjects, from social students to business to world language and math. They require interactivity in the classroom and absorb information most effectively when they learn from video, images and talking with others about their coursework. During the past four years, Pulaski Community School District teachers and administrations have begun to equip classrooms, teachers and students with the tools necessary for success in our digital age. However, more can be done to help prepare students for the jobs theyll secure after graduation, where they will be expected to collaborate,

PHS inducts new National Honor Society members

by Sam Schwartz A new group of highly talented students became members of the National Honor Society (NHS) at the groups induction ceremony on Monday, February 13. At the ceremony, a new class of NHS members and leaders were honored. NHS inductees are students that were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during their time at Pulaski High school. Junior students who have upheld a 3.5 or higher grade point average are offered the opportunity to apply. If students choose to go forward with the admissions process, each student must fill out a list of activities form with proof of community service and any other accomplishments, obtain teacher recommendations and write a short essay to send with the application. Student applications are then reviewed by the NHS board , who admit the students they feel best uphold the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Scholarship is the pillar that ensures any student involved in the society has the will and determination to perform to the best of his or her ability in school. Service is an essential pillar of NHS. This pillar is the willingness to work for the benefit of those in need. The leadership pillar ensures that members will take the initiative to aid others in a wholesome manner throughout their daily activities. Finally, character is the pillar that ensure society members demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. This year approximately 75 new members have been chosen to follow these four pillars and have already shown great promise. The junior members inducted were: Brenna Adamski, Ashley Allen, Neil Anderson, Laura Aprill, Megan Archambault, Ruth Becker, Carly Booremans, Kayla Burdeau, Christa Charnon, Shelby Cornell, Laura Cortright, Katelyn Destarkey, Rebecca Devalk, Ian Duke, Alexis Effert, Jacob Egelhoff, Brian Ferrer, Kendall Forsberg, McKenna Girtz, Kendra Gohr, Adam Guernsey, KC Gouthro , Cameron Harrison, Nathaniel Hilliard, Sarah Hoffman, Brianna Hoppock, Alesha Huffman, Tyler Jessel, Sara Kaczmarek, Hailee

Kapla, Austin Kosmal, Katie Kosmal, Joshua Kryger, Danielle Lacount, Elizabeth Lemirande, Alicia Linzmeier, Peter Lundberg, Erin Mahr, Jennifer Maronek, Emily Matuszak, Samantha May, Mallory Nickerson, Allison Olesinski, Anna Paradies, Kelsey Pelegrin, Nicole Petka, Taylor Przybylski, Andrea Quade, Jordyn Rasmussen, Danielle Robertson, Turner Ruechel, Nicholas Salewski, Marie Salmon, Laura Schott, Alyssa Schuld, Molly Schumacher, Kalli Seglund, Emily Smithback, Timothy Smoot, Adam Socha, Sarah Stackhouse, Erin Stiede, Jordan Stiede, Liana Streckenbach, Stephanie Uhlig, Sharon Wei, and Teagan Wernicke.

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Reading an important part of growing up
by Ashlynn Estreen As a full-time high school student with two jobs, you might not expect reading to be one of my priorities, yet it is. Along with being a great pastime, it is my belief that reading helps individuals of all ages with English and grammar along with speech. Reading is an important part of growing up; starting out as small children with our parents reading to us, and, as we moved on to junior high and high school, we began to read classic novels. Whatever way you look at it, for most people, reading is a big part of growing up. However, this is not the case for everyone. About one in seven adults cant read, said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. If you look beyond the numbers of this statistic, it means that the one in seven people that cant read probably hold a small, part-time job where they dont have to read extensively on a daily basis, and can get by knowing only a small amount of basic words. Talking is engraved into everyone at a small age, but if teachers and parents dont make more of an effort to reach out to that one in seven people who cant read, the number of illiterate Americans will likely increase. Teachers and parents also need to push their child to read more, by trying to find topics that interest them, and
pushing them to do well in school. The crisis of adult literacy is getting worse, and investment in education and support programs is critical, said Harvey. The Pulaski Community School District offers students many opportunities to get passionate about reading. For example, at Pulaski High School, students can join a book club, allowing them to read the latest material and discuss it in setting with their peers and teachers. Last year, when the book club advertised The Hunger Games as their novel of choice, kids throughout the school began reading it, and the series popularity spread like wildfire through the student body. In addition to the book club, all of the districts schools have libraries, which give student unlimited access to numerous books for free. In fact, beginning this month, community members will be able to check out resources from PHS library during community hours, every Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Reading is an important part of growing up and surviving in the business world. Without strong reading skills, many executives of top companies would not have their position, and our doctors would not have finished medical school. I believe everyone should have the same chance to be that executive or that doctor.

Green Corner:
Value your H20
by Jack FitzGerald The relationship we have with our water is far more important than some Wisconsinites realize. Its water-- whats the big deal, right? Turn the faucet and there it pours, free of interruption, until the knob is returned the other way. At what cost do we receive that never-ending stream of water, though, and with what repercussions? Believe it or not, although water does fall from the sky, it isnt simply an endless resource, and it does need to be handled with care. The most important thing to keep in mind is the frequently unacknowledged reality that everything that touches the ground ends up in our water. When we litter, fertilize our lawns or spray pesticides on our gardens, its all going to find its way into our water system. All the grit and grime that sinks down the drains along the roads manages to make it to the same water system. Of course, the chemicals and stones dont pour out of the sink, so they do get removed along the way, but this comes at a price, one that may rise above the expectation of your typical tax payer and beyond what you see on your water bill. At least we have bottled water right? All of those hazardous chemicals and dirty rocks sure would strike some fear if we hadnt the choice to simply grab some Aquafina or Dasani. Unfortunately this isnt the case. The water enclosed within the fancy label is actually water of equal or lesser quality than the water youd get from the tap. Despite what those companies would like you to believe, that liquid in those bottles (usually) doesnt actually undergo any special filtering process.

Letter to the Editor

Thank you from Sled Fest II committee
The Committee for the Second Annual Sled Fest held at the Chase Stone Barn, 8246 County Rd S, Pulaski, WI, would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of this community event. A special thank you to those who participated in the day, those who ran in the races, those who brought their sleds out to show what they looked like years ago, as well as to those who donated items for the raffles. The Committee would like to thank those who volunteered to help make this day a success. And last, but not least, the weather. Mother nature was cooperative with a little snow the night before to give us a taste of a typical day in Wisconsin - unpredictable! A great time was enjoyed by all. The Chase Stone Barn had received several updates to enhance this event; the parking lot was put in, there was a nice warm area inside, and they will continue to enhance the Stone Barn for future events to be held at the barn. We look forward to seeing you next year at the Chase Stone Barn for Sled Fest III!

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Letters should be no more than 200 words. All are subject to editing and must have contact information where the Pulaski News can confirm your letter. Letters will not be published without confirmation. Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days. While we invite readers to comment on news items, letters particularly angry or malice in nature will not be considered for publication. Similarly, letters personally attacking an individual (both public figures and/or private citizens directly) will not be published. If a letter contains facts, numbers or statistics, please cite all sources used, either in the body of your letter or at the bottom. If commenting directly on a previously published article, said article cannot be more than 5 weeks old. Mail to: Pulaski News, 1040 S. St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, Wi 54162 Fax: (920)-822-6726. Email:pulaskinews@pulaskischools.org

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Final six candidates move on to spring election
After a competitive primary election, the number of candidates running for an open Pulaski Village Trustee seat has dropped to six. Election results were made official on Monday, February 27, at the Villages Board of Canvassers meeting. The final candidates that will appear on the ballot in April are: incumbents Doug Prentice, who earned 170 votes; Richard Styczynski, with 140 votes, and Robert VanLannen, with 155 votes. Newcomers Chris Smith, with 103 votes, Victoria Robokoff, with 117 votes, and Roger Brzeczkowski, with 101 votes, will advance as well. Candidates Keith Chambers and Fran Karchinski were eliminated from the race after earning 98 and 47 votes each, respectively. In total, 333 ballots, from voters in both Brown and Shawano Counties, were cast in the spring primary election on Tuesday, February 21. Members of the board of Canvassers had to wait until Monday to finalize the results because a provisional ballot was not turned in until the afternoon of Friday, February 24. Under Wisconsins new Voter ID law, citizens can cast provisional ballots on Election Day even if they do not have the proper photo identification with them at the polling place. As long as the citizen then brings in correct identification within three days, their vote will still be counted. In Pulaski, only one citizen cast a provisional ballot. Five citizens also took out absentee ballots for the primary. However, for the pending ballots to be counted, they had to be postmarked by Tuesday, February 21 and returned to the Pulaski Village Hall by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24. Ultimately, none of the pending absentee ballots were returned to the village hall on time, so the votes were not counted. At the Canvassers meeting, committee members also determined the order that the final candidates will appear on the April ballot. The candidates were randomly selected by Judge Robert Betley, who picked candidate names out of a bowl. VanLannen will be first on the ballot, followed by Smith, Prentice, Styczynski, Brzeczkowski and Robokoff. The spring election will be held on April 3, and three trustees will be elected to serve two-year terms.

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles. ~ Plato

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Compare that to the average African, who uses only 5 gallons of water daily, and weve got ourselves an international problem. Weve learned to view water as if it has no worth; whether were taking a shower, washing the dishes or watering our lawns. Water should be conserved, if not with our environment in mind with youre pocketbook in mind. Each month homeowners are found paying for the households water consumption. Why not consider that next time you turn on the sink to do dishes, jump in the shower, or even flush the toilet?

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Pulaski Community Computer Outreach benefits citizens, businesses
by Casey Frank The Pulaski Community Computer Outreach Organization, headed by Pulaski High School student Casey Wied, with Olivia Schmidt assisting, is an organization that receives donated computers and refurbishes them to donate them to businesses in need. The original idea of the organization came from Wieds Youth Pastor. They planned on running the organization together, until Wieds Youth Pastor got busy with other matters and passed the organization down to Wied. Now Wied and Schmidt run the organization themselves. But how do they do it? What we do is we take older computers that are donated to us, and we install Linux operating software on them, explained Wied. They run faster and perform better with Linux installed, and we can format them to perform different tasks depending on what the business needs. So far the organization has helped about 15 individuals, most of whom Wied knew personally. Before fixing a computer for a business, he tries to make sure he knows about the business and determines what type of computer, if any, the business needs. After graduating from high school, Wied plans on going to a two-year technical college. He plans on sticking with the organization after college, since he is doing what he loves to do. Donations of old computers can be taken to the New Life Church office at 450 East Cedar Street in Pulaski

Green Corner cont.

The $1.50 you may pay to get a bottle of water out of a vending machine is the same economic value of 300 gallons of tap water. For 20 ounces of similar water, it just doesnt seem very rational. Moreover, for this price one could afford 1,920 bottles of tap water, and that water is often thicker with nutrients and doesnt tag along with a plastic bottle. Finally, water is being used at astronomical rates in todays standards of living. The average American uses 176 gallons of water per day.

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PHS library opens to community

The Pulaski High School library and media information center will become a Community Information Center beginning on Tuesday, March 6 and stretching through Tuesday, June 4. Each Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the library will be open for research, reading and even checking out materials. (If school is ever closed on a Tuesday, then the library will not be available.) The materials available at the PHS library include fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, archived editions of the Pulaski News (dating back to the 1940s), computers as well as referenced books and materials. Faye Girardi, the library media specialist, and Kathy Belaire, the library media assistant, may be available to help community members provided they are not assisting students, who will be given preference for computers, help and materials. Unfortunately, at this time, the PHS library does not have materials available for young children.

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Senior Center announcements

TAX PREPARATION at Pulaski Senior Center. AARP volunteers will be at the Pulaski Senior Center to prepare homestead and simple itemized tax returns of seniors, low-income and homebound. Dates of tax prep are Thursdays, March 22, 29 and April 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (last appointment of the day). Appointments are required. Call 822-8100 to schedule an appointment. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, March 13 & 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 DISNEY ON ICE on Sunday, March 11. Show starts at 12 noon. Leaving from the PULASKI LIBRARY PARKING LOT at 10:45 a.m. Dutch treat dinner at Krolls after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $23.00. Reservations due by March 8th. Call Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100 for reservations. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, March 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. Marchs book is A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. ST. PATRICKS DAY PARTY on Thursday, March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Skylite Players will perform. Reservations required by Monday, March 12. Call 8228100 for reservations. Lunch is roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, lettuce salad, dinner roll, and butterscotch bar. Cost is $3.50 suggested donation for lunch and $1.00 for party. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, March 19 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15. The movie for March is Anne of Green Gables. Snacks served. TEPP PROGRAM PRESENTATION on Wednesday March 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is to help people with disabilities obtain free specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. A representative will be present to help fill out applications to get a free phone. If it is hard for you to hear while using the phone, this program is for you. Call 822-8100 for more information. WHEEL OF FORTUNE on Friday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 to reserve your spot. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by MCL and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Rons, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 8228100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for March 9 March 23. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, March 9 tomato soup with tuna sandwich Monday, March 12 hamburger Tuesday, March 13 turkey sandwich with vegetable soup Wednesday, March 14 lasagna Thursday, March 15 roast turkey with mashed potatoes Friday, March 16 macaroni and cheese with egg salad sandwich Monday, March 19 beef stew Tuesday, March 20 baked chicken leg quarters with mashed sweet potatoes Wednesday, March 21 Salisbury patty with gravy and garlic mashed potatoes Thursday, March 22 sweet and sour meatballs Friday, March 23 baked fish with home fries with peppers

PCSD to host Free Adult Fitness Day

On Thursday, March 15, the Pulaski Community School District will be hosting a Free Adult Fitness Day from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission to the event, which will be held at Pulaski High School, is free. The day will begin with a tour of the Pulaski Community Fitness Center (participants are encouraged to wear workout clothes so they can practice using fitness machines) at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., attendees will move to the PHS Library to attend a Laughter Academy with PHS Principal Dan Slowey. Afterward, PACE and the PHS food service staff will host a free wellness lunch. During this time, participants will also be able to watch demonstrations of PACE fitness classes offered for adults. Finally, the day will end with a tour of the pool and aquatics facilities located at Pulaski Community Middle School. Again, participants are reminded to bring a swim suit and towel so they can practice some of the water skills they will be learning about at the event. The event will be held during the PCSDs spring break, so there will not be any students in the hallways or classrooms to interrupt the event. When arriving at the event, enter through door number two at PHS, and park on the west side of the building. Individuals are invited to come for part or all of the days activities. For more information, contact PACE at (920) 8226050.

Sophia Blasczak stands with her family surrounding her while she receives a birthday blessing at her 100th birthday on Saturday, February 25.

Sophia Blasczyks remarkable 100 years

by Hannah Bloch Modest and humble, Sophia Blasczyk, a wise and accomplished woman, turned 100 years old on February 21, 2012. Blasczyk has lived in the Pulaski area throughout her life, and had a long life working and living on her family farm in the town of Chase. According to Blasczyk, her perseverance, juggling work on the farm as well as her role as a dedicated mother, has made her the woman she is today. There were many jobs, said Blasczyk. I did my best to take care of my home and family. As her three children, Phyllis, Richard, and Ginny continued their schooling, life on the farm became too much work for the family. We farmed for years until my children graduated from high school, said Blasczyk.
It came time when we needed more help, so we sold the farm and moved to Green Bay. Leaving behind her life on the farm was difficult, but Blasczyk adjusted accordingly as she found new ways to keep active. I enjoyed life, said Blasczyk. I belonged to a dancing club and a card club. It was a busy life. Her optimistic attitude and view on life is remarkable when withstanding the grievances of getting older in age, yet she takes life one step at a time. Although she is not as active today as she once was, she still finds way to enjoy her daily life. I take the entertainment and rest as much as I can, said Blasczyk. Whatever I can find in the nursing home, thats where I am.

PACE to hold regular technology open house events at PHS

During the week of February 13, members of the Pulaski community, as well as Pulaski Community School District students and staff, were invited to the PACE technology open house where their tech questions could be answered by tech-savvy high school students and PCSD technology staff. Because of the success of the program, PACE has decided to expand the open houses to the first Tuesday of each month through June. On March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Pulaski

Open houses to be held once a month through June

High School Career Center, staff and students will be available to answer any and all tech questions ranging from iPads to text messaging. Citizens should be sure to bring in the device they need assistance with. Individuals looking for help must enter through door #1 at PHS and check in the front office. Technology Open Houses to be held: March 6 April 3 May 1 June 5
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Amplified telephone program offered at Pulaski Senior Center

Program provides assistance to those with hearing loss
submitted by Kitty Kaari On Wednesday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., the Pulaski Senior Center will feature a workshop on a Wisconsin state program that provides amplified telephone vouchers for residents with any sort of hearing loss. This program will take place in order to help area residents who have hearing loss obtain feature-rich phones - free of charge - through the Telephone Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP). TEPP is funded by the USF charge (Universal Service Fund) that appears on the telephone bills of all Wisconsin residents. To qualify, Wisconsin residents must struggle to hear on a regular telephone and cannot have received a TEPP voucher within the last three years. There are no age or income restrictions. Participants will be able to ask questions, view available equipment, and apply for the program. There is no charge for residents who qualify for the program. The Pulaski Senior Center is located at 430 S. St. Augustine Street and the telephone number
is (920) 822-8100. Reservations are encouraged. The telephones that will be featured at the event are rich in features that enable those with a hearing loss to communicate over the phone. These features include hearing aid compatibility, amplified volume, enriched tone controls, extra large numbered keypads, loud ringer volume choices, caller ID capability, and unique speed-dialing features. Those who cannot attend a workshop and have further questions are encouraged to call Paul Klocko at (715) 241-6940 for further information. The equipment eligible for purchase is made available through the Wisconsin Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program and paid for by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund. The Program serves eligible or qualified individuals with certain telecommunications-related special needs. For more information about the workshop, contact the Pulaski Senior Center at (920) 822-8100.

Local program in need of host families

A Maple Grove 4-H member auctions off her white elephant gift at the clubs February meeting.

Maple Grove 4-H meets

submitted by Laura Aprill The February meeting for Maple Grove Countryside 4-H was called to order at Pulaski High School on February 9. Jared Leidel led the American Pledge and Lily Martin led the 4-H pledge. This year the club has gained 13 new members, bringing the club total to 68 members. Members who attended Shawano Countys Super Saturday shared their experiences with the other club members. Everyone had a wonderful time creating crafts and learning new things and recommend other members to attend next year. Other members showed off their watercolor painting from the Visual Arts Workshop they attended.
The clubs current fundraiser is selling Seroogys candy bars and Easter candy. This is the clubs only fundraiser of the year. After the birthday cards and cupcakes were handed out and the meeting was adjourned, the annual White Elephant Auction was held. For this auction, members wrap up their junk for other members to bid on. The club decided that all of the money raised would be matched by the club and go to the CP Telethon. This year the club raised $181.50, which will be matched for a total of $363.00. The clubs officers presented the check at the CP Telethon on March 4 at 11:50 a.m. The clubs next meeting will be held on March 8 at 7:15 p.m. at Pulaski High School.


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by Trevor Mueller Looking for a temporary addition to your family? The STS Foundation is looking for families to host intercultural exchange students. A host family provides meals, bedding, and area where the student can feel comfortable in your home. All of the intercultural exchange students speak English and must pass a test in order to demonstrate that they can communicate clearly with a host family. The students are responsible for the cost of their trip to the U.S., as well as any other expenses, like spending money. Insurance is also provided for the exchange students. Students stay in America for either an entire school year, or just half of one. While staying with a host family, students must maintain a C average, and obey all house rules. Some of the benefits of being a host family include camaraderie with the high school and learning about the different customs and traditions of other cultures. Most families form lasting relationships with the intercultural exchange students and keep in touch with the students after they return to their home country. Jerry Novak is the area representative for the STS Foundation, and has had numerous exchange students from around the world stay with him and his family. The students have been great role models for my kids, Novak said. With foreign exchange students, you get to see parts of other cultures that you might otherwise not see. Novak enjoys just doing normal family activities with the students, such as camping, fishing and attending sporting events. Students are matched with a host family that shares similar interests, which makes things run more smoothly for all of the parties involved. His family often remains in touch with students after they have returned home through the Internet. Being a host family is a great way for families to open themselves up to new cultures and traditions. Contrary to popular belief, it does not cost a lot of money for families to host the exchange students: they simply sign up for the program. I highly recommend it, it is a great experience, said Novak For more information about hosting a foreign exchange student, call Novak at (920) 3606380.




School Updates
Lannoye named Optimists

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. DAngelo

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NHS induction ceremony/ cont.

From front page
Senior members inducted were: Derek Anderson, Jordann Kaufman, Alex Schuld, Kelsey Shadick, Nicholas Tomashek, Nicholas Traub, and Paige Vandenlangenberg. Senior NHS officers passed down the responsibilities to a new set of junior NHS officers. Senior President Weston Banker handed down his position to junior Anna Paradies followed by Nick Salewski, vice president; Jordyn Rasmussen, treasurer as well as Sharon Wei and Kendall Forsberg. I was honored to be a part of inducting so many outstanding students into a prestigious society, said senior Vice President Haley Miller. The ceremony was held in the commons of PHS, and, in addition to the new inductees, other individuals attended the ceremony as well, including the parents of inductees, the previous NHS officer team of Weston Banker, Haley Miller, Laura Juszcyk, Hannah Kestly and Joe LHuillier, and NHS advisers Joan Brylski and Ann Berling as well as guest speaker Nan Bush. Bush is the Director at the Bellin Health Foundation, and spoke to NHS members about the importance of community service and gave examples of personal experiences of community service. According to many inducted members, the speech really excited them about community service and moved them in a way that makes them want to make a difference in the world. I was honored to have the opportunity to introduce such a successful woman with a knack for community service, said senior President Weston Banker. Mrs. Bush gave a great speech for the newly inducted members and I believe she has left quite an impression on everyone especially the new members who are required to perform 20 hours of community service for the club.

Students of the month


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Kindergartners Jaelyn Buadeau and Megan Spredemann were named January Optimist Winners at Lannoye. Both students are known by their teachers for having good manners, remaining positive in class and encouraging their friends to join in the fun when playing games or other activities.

PHS forensics compete well

by Adam Styczynski The Pulaski High School forensics team has been competing very well during the past few months. Forensics is a public speaking competition that can include acting. Depending on the act, team members compete in three rounds and get judged on their performance. After the results come back they have a chance to qualify for the final power round which consists of five to six students per category. In addition to preparing for the initial rounds, team members usually take steps to get ready for the power rounds as well. Students prepare on their own, and team members also have a set number of required practices with their coaches, Corey Livieri and Lesa Wojahn, that they must attend as well. According to Livieri, they have held the program to higher expectations than in previous years and it has paid off for them. It just came together in a perfect mix, said Livieri.
The team recently had their first tournament in Winneconne, where they took first place in the small team division. At a second tournament in Kaukauna, the team placed second in the small-medium team division. On Monday, February 26, PHS hosted the sub-district forensics meet where the following PHS students advanced to the district round: Ali Carmichael, Paige Lightner, Hannah Kestly, Kimberly Adams, Ruth Becker, Dani Robertson, Robyn Gehri, Cari Hansen, Sharon Wei, Alex Mertens, Zach Mertens, Khris Knauer, Avi Maltinski, Akisa Kabacinski, Jaden Hendzel, Trish Johnston, Jenna Ryba, Lizzy LeMere, Abby Swiecichowski, Emily Fosick and Kelsey Jo Sarenich. In March, the team will be participating in two additional tournaments, including competing at New London on March 10. The state competition will take place in April in Madison. Team members hope to be part of the event this year.

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Michael Richter, a senior at Pulaski High School, was named Student of the Month for Academics in January. Receiving this award, this honor, makes me feel great, Richter said. Everybody wants to be recognized for their efforts and this honor reflects my recent surge in academic interests. Throughout his time at PHS, Richter has been involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including serving as the secretary and administrative liaison committee on the PHS Student Council, an officer in the StingCancer organization for three years, a member of National Honor Society and a member of the Red Raider Marching Band. From all of his extensive involvement, Richter has ranked up numerous accomplishments during the last three years: he participated in the Badger Boy State Convention, earned three academic letters, participated in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade and earned a GPA of 4.112 with a class rank of seven. Another accomplishment Richter says he gained while in high school was learning how to communicate and connect with other people. Communication is the glue that holds people together and I would have like to have better advocated that truth through my actions, Richter said. I have developed a strong interest in public speaking. Outside of school, Richter enjoys biking, running and volunteering at the Pulaski Museum for the Pulaski Area Historical Society. After graduation, Richter plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a degree in biological sciences. Upon graduating from college, he hopes to become a psychiatrist like his father.

Alyssa Rentmeester

Pulaski High School Senior Alyssa Rentmeester was named Student of the Month for Attitude for the month of January. Rentmeester is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities at PHS, including volleyball, softball and the National Honor Society. Of these, Rentmeester sites being named a First Team All-Conference Catcher and receiving an AllDistrict Honorable Mention for the position as her major accomplishments during high school. When she is not in school, she enjoys camping, working out and spending time with her family. After graduating from PHS in May, she plans to enter the United States Air Force. Upon looking back at her time as a PHS student, Rentmeester says she would not change anything. I had great friends and my teachers taught me so much, Rentmeester said.

Pulaski graduates receive honors

The following Pulaski students received honors at their respective colleges for the fall 2011 semester: University of Wisconsin- Green Bay: Gary Aprill, Highest Honors; Joseph Dyal, High Honors; Stacey Hornick, Honors; Justin Huben, High Honors; Briana LaPlante, Honors; Steven Meyers, Highest Honors; Amanda Sheedy, Honors and Melissa Welsing, Honors. Continued on page 10

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Holocaust survivor speaks to PCMS students

PHS students earn Junior Achievement scholarships

by Laura Cortright On Saturday, February 18, high school students took part in Junior Achievements 17th Annual Business Challenge at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The simulation put them in the CEOs seat for a chance to win $5000 in scholarships and experience the real world of business. Students teamed up with area business leaders in the competition, and they worked together to run a computersimulated manufacturing company. The students were tested in all areas prevalent in the business world: product price, inventory volumes, research, marketing expenses and investments. As they worked against the clock to test their decisionmaking and communication skills, the students learned the importance of building relationships and attack plans. Throughout the past four years I participated in this event, I learned the basic building blocks of running a financially stable and competitive business, said Joseph LHuillier, a Pulaski High School senior. PHS contestants such as LHuillier ranked in the top five alongside students from Ashwaubenon and Southwest High Schools. Adam Styczynski and Adam Tisch placed second, each earning a $500 scholarship; Joseph LHuillier and Justin Earley placed fourth, each earning a $200 scholarship; and Nick Schumacher and Taylor Maroszek placed fifth, each winning a $100 scholarship. Since the first and second place teams qualify to move onto the next level, Styczynski and Tisch will travel to the state competition on April 27. Its a great opportunity to have, Styczynski said, and I look forward to doing it again in the near future.

As part of their unit on The Diary of Anne Frank, eighth graders at Pulaski Community Middle School listened to a presentation by holocaust survivor Henry Golde of Appleton. Golde spent his early teen years in German concentration camps during WWII, after his home country of Poland was taken over by the Nazis. Golde shared his experiences with PCMS students, which include losing his entire family during the war, and eventually making a 112 mile walking trek through the German countryside before his concentration camp was eventually freed by the allied forces. After the war, Golde moved to England before immigrating to America. His book, Ragdolls tells the story of the six years he spent in German concentration camps.

Students in the Pulaski High School French classes enjoyed Kings Cake as part of their Mardis Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday. The cake, which is popular in the Southern United States and Europe, is a traditional part of the Mardis Gras celebration in places like New Orleans.

Students enjoy Valentines dance

Students in the PHS French III class make traditional Mardis Gras masks to celebrate the holiday.

Students enrolled in French classes at Pulaski High School learned about the history of Mardis Gras on Fat Tuesday as well as many of the French traditions associated with the holiday. The phrase mardis gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It is a day of excess before the Lent season begins on Ash Wednesday. Students learned about the French traditions associated with Mardis Gras and how the celebration eventually came to the southern United States as individuals from France moved to the region.

Students then made masks, the traditional decoration associated with Mardis Gras, and ate kings cake, which is the traditional dessert associated with the holiday in the south as well as throughout Europe. The cake is usually decorated with purple, yellow and green sprinkles or icing and usually has a small prize in the middle, such as a small toy or play figure. The individual that gets the toy in their slice of cake is traditionally awarded with a prize or special privilege that lasts throughout the days events.

Special education students from both Pulaski Community Middle School and Pulaski High School enjoyed a Valentines Day Dance in the PCMS auxilary gym on Friday, February 17.

Gracyalny replaces Godfrey, is named PCSD Director of Learning Services

Jenny Gracyalny has been named Director of Learning Services for the Pulaski Community School District. Gracyalny replaces long-time employee Darlene Godfrey, who is retiring after 18 years of service to the district. As the Director of Learning Services, Gracyalny will be responsible for coordinating the districts curriculum, instructional and assessment efforts. She will also help to lead various programs, including providing assistance to learning support teachers and working to improve the districts implementation of core standards and benchmarks for its students. Im excited about the opportunity and endeavor to continue to lead the Pulaski Community School District as we remain innovative and progressive in our curriculum instruction and assessment, Gracyalny said. Gracyalny began her career as an agriculture instructor in the Green Bay Area Public School District, where she served as Department Chair at Washington Middle School, before moving to the PCSD. In 2000, she became an Associate Principal at Pulaski Community Middle School before moving to her current position as principal of Hillcrest Elementary School in 2005. During her time at PCSD, she has been instrumental in the development of many innovative programs, including the implementation four-year old kindergarten and elementary Spanish instruction at the districts grade schools. In 2010, she was nominated for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Elementary Principal of the Year award and won a Golden Apple Award in 2000. We are very excited about Jennys leadership in empowering teaching and learning in our district, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner said. She has a very strong workethic and an uncanny ability to get things done. Gracyalny will officially take over Godfreys duties in July.

Current Hillcrest Elementary School principal Jenny Gracyalny was recently named Pulaski Community School Districts Director of Learning Services, replacing longtime employee Darlene Godfrey who is retiring after 18 years of service to the PCSD in July.

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Pulaski High Schools Aida a success

by Mallory Mayer Pulaski High School wrapped up its musical Aida during the weekend of February 24 with a bang-- netting over $1,000 in walk-up sales alone. I think it went greatstupendous, said music teacher Erin McClure who played the keyboard in the pit band for the musical. All of the cast ad crews hard work has paid off.
The cast of the musical showed multiple emotions during their final bows, some of them even shedding tears. Im exhausted, said junior Shelby Cornell, who played Cena in the musical. Im sad but also happy because it gave me the opportunity to make new friends. Though the show has officially wrapped, many castmembers were happy, as they can now spend their free time doing other activities as well. Im a little sad that its over, said McClure. But now I can finally catch up on my sleep. As with any theatrical production, the show had its fair share of ups and downs. According to sophomore Angela Townsend, who played an Egyptian, one of the highlights of the show was the emotion on the audience members faces, adding that some audience members were pulling out tissues during the Fall of Nubia scene. Townsend acknowledged that the show also ran into some technical difficulties as well, however. As any musical, theres general difficulties, said Townsend. Sometimes mics go out or lights stop working. At one point during the show on Sunday, February 25, for example, the microphone of sophomore James Uelmen, who played Radames, refused to work in one scene. Still, most students involved in the production agreed the musical was a great experience and production. Overall it was great, said Cornell. Pulaski High School will be performing a spring play during the coming weeks.

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Preschoolers learn about dental health

Honors/ cont.
University of WisconsinMilwaukee: Jennifer Lynn Sterrett, Letters and Science Undergrad. University of WisconsinMadison: Alex Rentmeester. University of WisconsinOshkosh: Jayme Jennings, Honor Roll; Courtney Kabara, Honor Roll; Alex Phillips, Honor Roll; Taylor Saari, Deans List and Laura Skalecki, Honor Roll.

PHS students attend STEM career exploration day

by Jack FitzGerald Pulaski High School students had the opportunity to expand their understanding on the science, math, technology and engineering industries on Friday, February 24. The seminar was held in the PHS auditorium and was open to students of all ages and interests, regardless of their enrollment in engineering or technology courses. The event was organized by PHS technical education instructor Harley Griesbach. Throughout the day, students were given the chance to speak with practicing engineers, talk to representatives from postsecondary schools and expand their understanding on future planning. It was definitely worth my time, I learned a lot and was able to talk to people about my future, engineering student Alec Zambrowicz said. Presenters throughout the day included: Michael Lefebvre from GRAEF, Don Wengerter from WPS Energies, Mark Johnson from Baytek Games, Cory Klopotic
from MCL, Pam Mazur from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Judith Prest from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Joan Ebnet from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. According to Griesbach, the day provided students with some great information. It was extremely beneficial for our students to get a snapshot of what the job duties of engineers entail on a day to day basis, Griesbach said. It was also great for our students to hear about the education and professional development that is necessary to excel in a field. Roughly 45 kids attended at least one session during the day, and many stayed for multiple presenters. Based on the positive student feedback, PHS hopes to host a similar event for students during next school year. Having local employees in the engineering field answer questions about career choices and post-secondary schools to describe their programs simply cant be substituted, Griesbach said.

Preschoolers Lily and Bennett check Lilys teeth after enjoying a snack of Oreos, and before eating an apple and some water to clean her teeth off.

Part-day preschool students at Assumption BVM learned about dental health during the month of February. Students participated in many activities, including a visit from dental hygienist Kim

Krueger, experiments with egg shells depicting tooth discoloration when drinking dark soda and an exercise in cleaning the Oreos from their teeth by eating apples and drinking water after eating their sugary snack.

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Angelica 4H bowls for CP

submitted by Amanda Bodart Members of the Angelica 4H club went bowling for the CP at Wallys Bowling Alley in Seymour on February 19. Back row Danielle Robaidek, Amanda Bodart, Emily Sampo, Craig Sampo, Moses Makowiak, and Tony Ferron. Front Row Haley Holewinski, Hunter Holewinski, Landon Holewinski, and Thomas Ferron.

FCCLA members advance to state competition

by Ashlynn Van Toll On Monday, February 20, members of the Pulaski High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) participated in the regional competition at Green Bay West High School. With events ranging from pastry making to designing a hotel and the management system that goes along with it, FCCLA offers an event to spark the interest of nearly any of its members. The competition also gives students the chance to compete against other high schoolers from around the region. The regional event is also the first step on a students march toward the state competition. The nine students from Pulaski High School FCCLA that chose to participate in the events were Montana Ahlswede, Kacey Block, Kaylee Pallock, Jenna Koehler, Cassey Szymanski, Hannah Stephanie, Reanne Castner, Sarah Stackhouse and Kendall Forsberg. All choose different events and all nine of the FCCLA participants qualified for the state competition, which will be held at the Kalahari hotel in Wisconsin Dells on April 23-25. I am really excited for state
competition. It is going to be a lot of fun because I am passionate about pastry and want to pursue my experiences in the competitive world. All in all, it should be a great experience for all the other students and myself, said Montana Ahlswede, a FCCLA participant. Ahlswede participated in the Pastries/Baked Goods (Occupational) along with Pallock. Block and Koehler decided to try their hand at the Culinary Arts section of the events. Stephanie and Castner participated in Pastries/Baked Goods, while Szymanski chose to do a project for Focus on Children. Stackhouse competed in Life Event Planning, and Forsberg completed the Basic Food Production and Mathematics competition. Compared to the five students that qualified for last years state competition, the increase this year shows the organizations growing numbers and success. As in the past, I am quite confident about the abilities of all nine FCCLA competitors. They have worked diligently to demonstrate their wide array of skills related to Family and Consumer Science, said Elizabeth Moehr, FCCLA advisor and Culinary Arts teacher

Senior Profiles
Name: Victoria Moss Sport/Activity: Track & Field Age: 17 Position: Sprinter (100m & 400m dash) Years Played: 4 Favorite Subject: Math Post High School Plans: Attend UW-Milwaukee for business management Favorite High School Memory: Taking 4th place at state in track in 2011 Favorite Food: Reeses peanut butter cups Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Nicki Minaj Hobbies: Spending time with friends Favorite TV Show: The Voice Goal for the season: Make it to state again Rivals: Preble and Bay Port Name: Elana Urfer Sport/Activity: Gymnastics Age: 18 Position: All around Years Played: 12 Favorite Subject: Math and science Post High School Plans: Go to college and major in bio-chem and Spanish, eventually going into medical field Favorite High School Memory: Mr. PHS with MC Kevin Dunford Favorite Food: Pasta Favorite Music: Both Dubstep or acoustic music Hobbies: Being with friends, gymnastics Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory Goal for the season: Take a spot in the top-three and go to state. Rivals: Anyone not on my team, but mainly the Midwest Twisters from Milwaukee

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Red Raiders baseball team prepares for strong season

Jake and Joel Egelhoff stand together after finishing their race in Madison. The twins competed at the Wisconsin High School Nordic Skiing Championships.


PCMS student Elizabeth Slaby took home third place in the middle school division at the event.

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Pulaski students compete at nordic skiing races

by Matt Zey Jake and Joel Egelhoff juniors at Pulaski High School, competed at the Wisconsin High School State Nordic Skiing Championships in Minoqua on February 11. The twins placed very well at the event, with Joel taking 13th place overall and Jake placing 6th. As a team, the Eglehoffs took second place, along with fellow PHS student Kyler Berg at the championships as well. Pulaski Community Middle School student Elizabeth Slaby competed at the event as well, taking home the third place prize in the middle school division. Both Jake and Joel have been dedicated to nordic skiing since they were in eighth grade, when they began competing at various races throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. The hardest part of skiing
is training in the off-season. I put in hundreds of hours so I can see the payoff during the season. Its hard to make sure Im doing everything I can to be prepared, said Jake. Jakes accomplishments include being a junior nationals competitor, top skier on the Ashwaubenon Ski Team and consistent top places in high school races, including a second place finish in the capitol square sprints in Madison. Joel has also had an impressive season with a few second place finishes. According to Joel, the hardest part of racing is the hills in skate races. Since the season began in November, the boys and their team have had races every weekend. For example, they raced in the American Birkebeiner, the Kortelopet and the Mayors Challenge at Theodore Wirth in Minneapolis.


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by Kalli Seglund The Pulaski High School boys baseball team is looking forward to a season of success this year. New head coach Jerad Marsh, who also serves as the PHS Athletic Director, is looking forward to seeing all the hard work his team has put in during the off-season to prepare themselves for a successful season. According to Marsh, there are a number of key players returning again this season including numerous seniors who have played throughout their high school career: infielder Dylan Bersch; pitcher and outfielder Cody Guevara; utility player Logan Hinderman; outfielder and pitcher Dylan Kabara; outfielder and pitcher Ryan Larson; outfielder Brady McGuire; utility player Trevor Lardinois; infielder and pitcher Craig Thompson and utility player Paul Unger. The team goals are to compete at the highest level we are capable of day in and out. Then the success of the team will follow, said Marsh. Although the Bay Port Pirates are Pulaskis biggest rival, the players will focus on making individual and team improvements amongst themselves throughout the season. I want to see how we handle different situations and take care of our business on and off the field, says Marsh. The team has struggled in the past to create a consistent offense, but the Red Raiders put in a great deal of time in the winter to improve this phase of the game. The team will continue to be aggressive at the plate and in offensive play calling. Due to the weather last spring, which resulted in a busy schedule, the team hopes to focus on consistency and utilizing their pitching depth. The teams first home game will be held at McDermid Field at Memorial Park on Friday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. against Sheboygan South. The teams entire schedule can be found at http://www.pulaskischools. org/high/athletics.cfm.

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Girls softball begins PHS track and field spring practice

by Teri Lewins The Pulaski girls softball team, led by coach and Pulaski High School science teacher Billi Jo Vertz, is looking forward to another great season as they begin practice. This year, the team has a number of key players returning to its line-up, including junior short-stop Laci Kropp; junior second baseman Bethany Bikman; senior pitcher and outfielder Rachel Huben; senior right fielder Aly Huxford; senior catcher Alyssa Rentmeester; and senior leftfielder Kari Wasielewski. We [the coaches] are looking forward to working with the players. We love knowing our players as people and creating an environment where all players feel welcomed, comfortable and relaxed enough to consistently
play to the best of their abilities, Vertz said. According to Vertz, trust will also be an important part of the teams success this spring, adding that it is important for the girls to get to know one another and grow close as a team. Community support is also a key component of success for the team. We would also like to let the community know that we appreciate all of the returning fans throughout the season. You make it worth while for the girls to play a sport they all truly love, Vertz said. Throughout the spring, girls varsity softball games will be played on the Pulaski Community Middle School softball diamonds, while the junior varsity and freshman games will be played at Memorial Park.

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Practice began on March 5

by Matt Zey The Pulaski High School track and field team began their 12 week season on Monday, March 5. Although practices have already started, head coach Randy Fondow is still looking for more athletes to join. One of Fondows goals for the season is to increase the team size and there is still room for expansion. As well as increasing numbers, Fondow hopes to see kids improve individually and make track and field a fun experience for all. A few of the returning varsity athletes are probable state competitors as well as some relay teams. Obstacles to overcome, however, include injury, health issues and nasty spring weather which cancelled and postponed several meets last season. Head coach Fondow is excited to get to know each of his athletes and watch them progress through the season. The team has some new faces in the coaching staff; including two part-time coaches and two volunteer coaches on board to help the PHS track and field team come out on top over the Bay Port Pirates as well as the remainder of the Fox River Classic Conference.

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Corey Steiner, a native of Pulaski, recently launched Steiner Media Consulting in Pulaski, offering local business professional social media marketing services on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, custom applications and more. Prior to opening Steiner Media Consulting, Steiner did many freelance projects as well. Social media is growing rapidly and with that comes mobile marketing, which includes the element of video marketing, Steiner said. These three elements together create a powerful way to get your products and/or services to where your customers are and maximize your marketing return on investment. Steiner has been working in and around the marketing industry for six years, and is presently the only full-time employee at company, although he utilizes free-lancers when necessary. According to Steiner, his interest in social media and marketing began as a hobby before he decided to get training and open his own business. Im a bit of a marketing nerd, so I continue my training and stay on the cutting edge of all the changes and new apps used for social media marketing, Steiner said. Right now, mobile marketing is becoming a big thing and I help my clients understand its importance. Its things like that which motivate me. Although social media is a growing industry, Steiner says there is no real competition in the Pulaski area for his business. While he acknowledges that some companies may run their own social media pages or have a relative run them, he says that his training helps set him apart from any type of competition. There is so much to know about this field that without extensive training youre going to miss a lot of details, Steiner said. Ive put in a lot of time learning how to use social media and create strategies that work. There are some local companies that do design but the difference between me and them is Ill come to your business and discuss what you need, down to the detail, before the clock even starts. For more information about Steiner Media Consulting, visit www.facebook.com/steinermediaconsulting or leave Steiner a message between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at (920)-492-1759.

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Furnitureland awards $500 gift certificate

Peggy Campbell, property manager for Colonial Court Apartments, managed by Premier Real Estate Management, LLC., present a gift certificate from Furnitureland to Colonial Court residents, Brittany Kubiak and Ryan Morrow. Kubiak and Morrow were the lucky winners of the drawing for a $500 gift certificate. Part of the move-in-spe-

cial offered to new residents that moved into Colonial Court Apartments with the chance to win the gift certificate. Both Kubiak and Morrow said they like their new home and plan to use the Furnitureland gift card to purchase a chair. Pictured are Kubiak and Morrow with Suzanne Gibson, salesperson at Furnitureland.

Cellcom launches 4G LTE network

by Laura Cortright As the second quarter of 2012 approaches, Cellcom continues its advance in technology, and is planning to introduce 4G services throughout its coverage area. The 3G (third generation) wireless data services have been available for the past three to four years in various speed levels, powering todays smartphones and tablets. However, as is the norm for technology, a revolution is beginning to take shape. In 2011, the first wave of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) technologies were launched in the United States, and is now spreading to Northeast Wisconsins Cellcom customers. Latency, a term used to describe the delay of data being sent to technical devices, is much lower with 4G in comparison to 3G. Thus, with faster data speeds, video and gaming downloads will be a snap. Cellcom users will have access to a 4G network by mid-2012 in Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau and parts of Oconto
and Marinette, along with 196 cities across the country. Cellcom has always been a technology leader in providing wireless services, said Jim Lienau, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Cellcom. 4G will provide the best experience available for web interactions, downloads, video and other applications that havent launched yet. Of course, with the occurrence of new technology comes a band of new devices. Existing 3G smartphones will not work on the 4G network, Lienau said. If a customer purchases a 4G device, that device will work on both the 4G and the 3G network. Thus, in areas where the 4G network is unavailable, the device will default back to a 3G network, which, according to Lienau, will continue for several years to come. When 4G launches, Cellcom will offer a 30-day trial period to test out a 4G device before a final purchase decision must be made.

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Lisa, and stepdad, Rudy; her big brother, Trevor; her sisters, Alexia and Halley; and her little brother, Rudy. She will also be greatly missed by her father, Royce Bartz, Cudahy, maternal grandparents, Albert and Elizabeth Bach, Waukesha; paternal grandparents, Roy and Diane Bartz, Muskego; mater-

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Blazei; two half-brothers, Raymond (Ann) Wayland and Leo Wayland; one half-sister, Irene (Andrew) Dranzik; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Stanke and William Lucey; and one sister-in-law, Irene Wayland.

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Dorothy Sutrick

Dorothy Sutrick, 86, Pulaski, died peacefully Friday evening, February 24, 2012, at a Green Bay hospital, surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Dan and Katherine (Tylec) Blazei was born November 18, 1925 in Oconto County. On July 15, 1956 she married Henry Sutrick at St. Casimir Church in Krakow. The couple lived in Pulaski all of their married life. She loved and was well-loved by her family. Her family was her life. Dorothy is survived by three children; Kenneth Sutrick, Murray, KY; Thomas (Susan) Sutrick, Green Bay; Kathleen (Kevin) Magee, Clintonville; seven grandchildren; Rick, Rob (Bonnie), Kim (Kurt), Lauralyn (Ryan), Hannah, Daisy, and Marita; three great-grandchildren; Aubrie, Conner, and Whitney; three brothers; Daniel (Deanna) Blazei, Milwaukee; Harold Blazei, Pulaski; Martin (Sharon) Blazei, Greendale; two sisters; Annabelle Stanke, Green Bay; Nancy Lucey, New Berlin; and one half-brother, Richard Wayland, Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002; one brother, Alvin (Eleanor)

Robert (Bob) L. Delzer, 83, Cecil, passed away Tuesday, February 21,2012 in Green Bay. He was born July 28, 1928 in Oconto Falls to the late William & Elsie Delzer. He married the late Virgene (Rhode, nee Siebert) on August 24, 1957. Together they operated a dairy farm in the Seymour area for numerous years. During his years of farming, Bob held offices in Drephal Shipping Assoc., Outagamie County Producers, and Midwest Breeders Association. After moving to the Pulaski area in 1973, Bob worked as a body shop dispatcher for Van Boxtel Ford, Green Bay, retiring in 1994, but worked parttime until 2005. He also was on the Northwest Wisconsin Technical Institute (N.W.T.I.) Parts Specialist Advisory Committee for several years. In 1992, they moved to a home on Pensaukee Lake, where he enjoyed fishing and gardening. Bob made a fabulous fish fry, grew beautiful flowers, tasty strawberries, and enjoyed sharing them with others. He is survived by four children: Mike Rhode (Sue), Oshkosh; Cathy Rhode (Dale Eberlein), Shawano; Laurie Mesenbring (Steve), Geneva, Illinois; and Greg Delzer (Alice), Hortonville; Bob had 6 grandchildren: Lauries children: Jessica Jewell (Shaun Woodard), Midway, Utah; Jackie Ellis (Joe), Chester, VA; Luke Mesenbring, Urbana, IL; Josh Mesenbring (fiance, Ashley), Quincy, IL; & Mike Mesenbring, Madison; and Gregs daughter, Elena, at home. He is also survived by sisters: Helen Black, Middleton; Marilyn Mayer (LaVern),

Oconto Falls; Mae Aprill (Byron), Pulaski; and sister-inlaw, Romelle Delzer, Oconto Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Elsie Delzer; his beloved wife, Virgene; a very dear son, Robert, Jr., brother, Kenneth; and brother, Otis. Bob was a gentle, humble, & caring man, always helping others anyway he could. He enjoyed the company of his many friends and was deeply loved by his family. Burial at Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Please visit www.kuehlfuneralhome.com and write messages of condolence in the guest book if you would like.

nal great-grandfather, Leonard Bach, Arizona; aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many, many friends. She managed to touch every person she ever met. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Emma Bach, and Joseph and Della Pettit. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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Mariyah Bartz

Mariyah Elizabeth Diane Bartz, 11-year-old daughter of Lisa Bach and stepdaughter of Rudy Dellemann of Pulaski, and daughter of Royce Bartz, Cudahy, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at her home. Mariyah was born December 11, 2000 in Waukesha and was currently a member of the 5th grade class at Glenbrook Elementary School in Pulaski. Yahyah was full of energy. She didnt just walk, she floated. Her smile lit up the room like a little star. She was also a regular little drama queen. Her family bet with her that she couldnt be quiet for five seconds and she lost the bet! Mia liked to sing and dance and enjoyed gymnastics and swimming. She loved animals (and was quite the collector of homeless strays), and wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. Her big heart, and her big brown eyes, and her generous spirit are going to be incredibly missed by her mom,

Five Generations

Pictured are five gnerations of the Blasczyk family: great-great grandmother Sophia Blasczyk, grandfather Richard Blasczyk, mother Debbie Wright, granddaughter Alicia Chavis and great-great granddaughter Rayleigh Chevis.

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Teaching todays learners with technology

investigate, think critically about their findings, create solutions and present information to others. Technology plays an important role in all of these skills. As a district, we are extremely excited about our vision for technology in our learning spaces. We are engaging students in class, personalizing learning and empowering students to think, question, and create with the technology and resources we have, said Amy Uelmen, district instructional technology coordinator. Our challenge lies in equitable access and providing this for all students. Some students have devices at home or to bring to school, and others dont. We want to give all Pulaski students every tool to succeed. At all three of PCSDs instruction levels- elementary, middle and high school- the district has taken steps to introduce students to many of the technology tools they will be expected to use on a daily basis after graduation. Most of these changes have been implemented through the creation of five model classrooms, at the first, fifth, seventh and eighth grade and high school levels, although other teachers have worked to improve students access to technology as well. These model classrooms provide students with the curriculum as well as technology resources to engage students, develop skills necessary for the workforce and make learning relevant to their lives and futures. At the elementary level, these students use interactive websites like Xtramath to practice their multiplication skills, improve their reading abilities by listening to interactive books on classroom computers and use iPods or iPads to create videos using Photostory software, which allows them to tell their own stories through images, voice and text. AT PCMS, some students are given the opportunity to work together on Google Docs, a program that gives students and teachers the opportunity to col-

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laborate on projects, share research, edit each others work, discuss topics as a class and create presentations together. Much like they would in the workplace, these students interact both in person and online, as both types of communication provide students with the skills necessary for success. These students also create videos. Recently, in the eighth grade endeavor house, students created a digital citizenship video to teach other students how to stay safe online. PCMS sixth graders are currently working to create weather forecasts, demonstrating their knowledge of weather patterns and going on location of a simulated storm to share the damage they can cause and why storms occur. In seventh grade, students in the attitude house are putting their creative and critical thinking skills in action by developing their own products to conserve energy. For example, one student is developing a model of a window shade that would open with the sun and close with the sunset to utilize the suns heat to warm up a house. Once the project is complete, the student will market their ideas to an audience of professionals, similar to a presentation they would give in the working world. At Pulaski High School, biology students have taken on the role of doctors and nutritionists to solve a simulation case study of a patient. In order to arrive at the diagnosis, the students communicated with the patients family about the illness and worked to improve their quality of life. In E11, the schools 11th grade English class, students are immersed in a paperless classroom where they learn in a more problem-based environment, with lessons center around themes designed to spark student interest. Not only has the district been transforming the learning environment of classrooms,

administrators have also been taking steps to convert the form and function of the districts school libraries. Rather than the traditional quiet, book-lined rooms, libraries at all levels are being transformed into open, vibrant spaces that combine print with technology, places where where multiple classes can work at once access books and technology devices such as laptops, video cameras and more. So far, two libraries have undergone renovations align with this vision. It is very important to me that all of our students are provided with the tools that they need to be successful in a modern work environment, and that they are able to successfully compete with their peers from other school districts around the country, director of technology Chris Dahlke said. Thus far, the technological improvements made throughout the district have helped to increase students working knowledge of some of todays most important tools. Although PCSD staff members have been able to use these tools to increase the number of interactive learning activities, the number of students and classrooms that have regular access to these devices remains small. If the PCSD decides to go forward with a referendum in November 2012, technology improvements could be included in the proposal. As a district, we know that these hands-on, interactive, highly engaging experiences for all students helps them learn better, stay organized and work more efficiently, Uelmen said. It shouldnt be dependent on having technology available. If it helps todays students achieve, we need to provide the technology tools to all students for use in all classes. It is shift in learning and one that looks quite different than parents and grandparents are familiar with; however, it is how students today learn and provides the skills they will need to live and work productively in our global, digital society.

Students in Sara Malchows first grade class work on a project on their iPods together.

A PCMS student in Clay Reislers class works on his project on an iPad.

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