The Falcon Report

March 17, 2017


Happy St. Patty's Day! We hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend! Here is your bi-weekly Falcon Report. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to check out our website and Facebook page. We like to keep them as up-to-date as possible with information that you'll be interested in. We hope that you'll enjoy keeping up with our school's happenings as the year goes along.

From the District Administrator's Office

March 28 will be an eventful day here at Flambeau. The main event will be our annual Celebration of Learning. The Celebration will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Then, at 6:00 Cory Galston from CESA 10 will be here to share information to help us better understand our State Report Card results and what they mean. The public is invited to join the School Board for this informative discussion. In addition to the presentation, time will be set aside to answer questions anyone may have. We hope to see you here on March 28.

-- Mr. Hanson

From the Elementary Principal's Office

Happy reading week everyone! I was very impressed and happy to see such excitement at my first Flambeau Reading Week. We had several "special guests" in our classrooms to share their favorite stories. This would be a great conversation starter with your student, to find out about what new books they've been hearing. Make sure you check out our social media pages for pictures of our dress-up days and leprechaun mischief!

Our first grade also hosted their annual leprechaun trap exhibit this Friday. Each year the first graders will create traps that they are sure will finally catch that sneaky leprechaun that runs around our school causing trouble. This is a fun and exciting activity that we tie in with our reading week.

I hope you are able to enjoy a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day weekend with your families. This would be a great opportunity to enjoy a story about St. Patrick's Day, your favorite leprechaun story, or to learn about Irish history!

-- Mr. Ross

From the Middle/High School Principal's Office

Reading Week was an exciting time for students this past week with dress up days, book swaps, AR point competitions, buddy reading, and much, much more! This is always such a fun week for our students, thank you to our reading teachers and others who volunteer their time and efforts to make it a success!

I would like to send a very special thank you to Sharon Voldberg for taking the time to visit with our middle school students about her Uncle Woody's authored book, Where the Red Fern Grows. To have Sharon so close in our community to retell his story is absolutely amazing! This is a great opportunity for our students and we are very lucky to have this connection.

Congratulations to students who participated in solo and ensemble as well as forensics. Way to go! We have students in both solo and ensemble and forensics that will be moving onto state level competitions. This is a very exciting time for them so please take a moment to congratulate the musicians and forensics competitors you know.

Elementary students have been on the lookout for that little leprechaun that visited our school earlier today. Each year he's causing some mischief, but our students follow the clues and do their best to keep up with him. Good luck on the hunt to catch him!

-- Mrs. Schley

From the Athletic Director's Office

It hasn't looked to much like spring lately but our spring sports are slowly starting to get started. Track and softball are both working hard and as a matter of fact, track will have their first indoor meet at UW-Stout next Saturday. Baseball and golf to start in the next two weeks. Our middle school wrestlers are in mid-season form and will culminate their season at the end of the month.

The real story right now is the activities and their "March Madness." We have 11 individuals advancing to State Solo and Ensemble May 6th at UW-Eau Claire as well as Sound Dimension. Individuals are advancing as solos, duets, and trio. Jazz Fest was a success in Cameron Monday.

But I have to say 17 students headed to state in Forensics is awesome. While all 17 are and should be very proud of their accomplishments, I have to make a shout out to Doug Dahms. While I don't want to give away game plan secrets on Doug's presentation, I will simply say, "Doug, may the force be with you!!'

-- Mr. Alberson

Flambeau Archers Nock Arrows in Medford

Flambeau Archers finished their season this past weekend in Medford. Archers did very well as they stepped to the shooting lines one last time. This first season brought us ten competing archers. Of these ten archers, six qualify as academic archers. This means they have maintain no less than a B average with their classroom grades.

As we end our season, the archers have established personal records, Keergan Olynick - 261, Alyssa Polak -243, Julia Oelkers – 238, Tori Keneally – 227, Sadie Heath – 208, Hayden Heath – 205, Avery Evans – 187, Tess Howley-Redman – 208, Jayden Tiegs – 198, Anna Winchel – 194.

As we look forward to next year’s season, we are hopeful to add 3D targets to the program. With addition of these targets, archers will have the choice to compete in both the bull’s-eye competitions as well as the 3D competitions.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Rusk County SHOT program as well as the Weather Shield Lite Foundation for their generous donations to our program. Donors like these allow for great opportunities for our area youth.

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Project Graduation - Help Needed!

Flambeau’s Project Graduation Committee is asking parents, no matter what grade your child is in, to help with this year’s event. Maybe you are not familiar with what project graduation is or what being a part of this committee or event entails.

The Project Graduation Committee is committed to creating a fun, drug and alcohol-free event honoring and celebrating our graduates. Project graduation will be held the evening of May 27 and all students are required to stay until it ends, which is around 6 a.m. on May 28. This night is full of fun activities and provides an opportunity for the seniors to celebrate their accomplishment and make lasting memories.

Students do not leave empty handed. There will be prizes given away along with a chance to win the grand prizes that are drawn for at the end of the event.

There are many ways you can help. Please contact Greg Zimmer at 715-415-4626 or Denise Zimmer at 715-415-4627 if you can help with Project Graduation in any of the following ways:

  • Help with collecting donations.
  • Assist with set-up immediately following graduation on May 27 for approximately 2 hours.
  • Help with games during project graduation. You can assist for only a portion of the night or for the entire night.
  • Make a monetary or prize donation to help support this and future project graduation events.

The next Project Graduation committee meeting is scheduled for March 22 at 5:00 p.m. This meeting will take place in the commons area of FHS.

The time is now to get involved with this event that simply put, SAVES LIVES and provides our graduates with a positive start to their next chapter in life. Come be a part of Project Graduation.

Helpful Links, Tips, and Videos

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) 2012 Promo video

Calendar of Events

Check out the link below for all of our upcoming events!